Fall Preview

12 Things We Learned From NBCUniversal's Cable TCA Press Tour

July 16th, 2014 9:39am EDT
12 Things We Learned From NBCUniversal's Cable TCA Press Tour
Summer is here, and that means it's also time for the Summer TCA Press Tour, when TV networks to show off their latest slew of shows to a crowd of film critics.

But the days are long and stuffed with television. Hours upon hours, days upon days. A lot of TV. So for convenience's sake, we've shortened things down to only the most important parts of each presentation- this time, from NBCUniversal, and all the many cable channels currently in their employ.

12. "Mr. Robot" is the Real Title of a Real Pilot on USA

USA was quick to announce two new pilots it had just ordered. One, "Complicatio...
READ MORE

'Arrow' Season 2: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

October 8th, 2013 3:10pm EDT
Supernatural
The CW's freshman drama "Arrow" quickly struck a perfect balance between the sensational (shirtless work-out scenes, anyone?) and the super.  When we last visited Starling City, it had been rocked by the Undertaking and Tommy's death. "Arrow" returns to The CW on Oct. 9 at 8/7c, so here are five spoilers you need to know...

Laurel and Oliver are on shaky ground.  Pun completely intended.  Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Oliver (Stephen Amell) finally reunited just before the catastrophe of the Undertaking killed their best friend, Tommy.  In season 2, Laurel has taken a job at the D.A.'s of...
READ MORE

'Supernatural' Season 9: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

October 7th, 2013 3:32pm EDT
Supernatural
“Supernatural,” The CW sci-fi drama about a pair of monster-hunting brothers, has spent its eight year run defying the odds.  It had several brushes with cancellation before nearly doubling its ratings in season 4.  The show also churned out some of its best episodes in its eighth season with an edge-of-your-seat finale that ended with all angels exiled from heaven and Sam collapsing from the trials.  The brothers Winchester return on Oct. 8, so here are five spoilers you need to know…

Welcome Back, Bobby.  This summer, Jim Beaver stunned fans announcing on Twitter that Bobby, Sam and De...
READ MORE

'Scandal' Season 3: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

October 2nd, 2013 4:30pm EDT
American Broadcasting Company
Last season's finale of "Scandal" found our favorite Gladiator the subject of her own crisis, her stalker Jake dumped in the dreaded CIA pit of darkness, and Olivia's (Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington) father was revealed to be the B613's director Rowan.  It's been far too long for since ABC's "Scandal" fans have gotten to don their white hats, but on Oct. 3 televisions craziest, sexiest sudser returns, so here are five spoilers you need to know...

Shock and Awe.  TVLine.com reports that the premiere episode, titled "It's Handled," will reveal who dropped the bomb that Olivia is the First...
READ MORE

Fall TV Preview: NBC's 'Ironside'

October 2nd, 2013 1:15pm EDT
Ironside
To watch or not to watch?  To suffer through a lackluster new show and risk missing a spectacular one?  It's the fall television roulet that can drive lesser TV fanatic insane.  Luckily, I am here to offer preview of the not-for-review pilots I managed snag this summer.  Consider me your DVR Whisperer, guiding you on which shows should get your season pass and which you should just skip.  Here are my thoughts on NBC’s "Ironside" starring Blair Underwood. 

The Premise:  Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) was one of NYPD's most promising detectives before a sting gone wrong left him paralyzed...
READ MORE

'Revenge' Season 3: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 27th, 2013 5:30pm EDT
Revenge
The season two finale of ABC's vengeance-based sudser "Revenge" worked double-time to note only break our hearts, but to turn over the earth that the convoluted, complicated Initiative arc had scorched.  Declan died after being trapped in a building Conrad rigged to explode, resulting in Jack to plot his murder.  Emily (Emily VanCamp) revealed her true identity to Jack.  Finally, everyone's favorite sidekick Nolan (Gabriel Mann) was arrested as a suspect in Padma's death.  The third season of "Revenge" premieres on Sept. 29 at 9/8c on ABC, so here are five spoilers you need to know...

...
READ MORE

'Parenthood' Season 5: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 25th, 2013 3:15pm EDT
Parenthood
“Parenthood,” the tear-jerking drama about a Berkley, California family, is one of the bests shows on television.  It's also the one of the most underrated.  Thanks to a spectacular fourth season that featured Joel and Julia’s adoption of a troubled child; Kristina’s wrenching bout with breast cancer; Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) love triangle; and Amber’s first love, the show is finally getting a fraction of the notoriety it deserves.  To celebrate its move to Thursday nights, here are five spoilers you need to know…

Trouble in Paradise.  Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen)’s m...
READ MORE

Fall TV Preview: NBC's 'The Michael J. Fox Show'

September 25th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
The Michael J. Fox Show
To watch or not to watch?  To suffer through a lackluster new show and risk missing a spectacular one?  It's the fall television roulette that can drive lesser TV fanatic insane.  Luckily, I am here to offer preview of the not-for-review pilots I managed snag this summer.  Consider me your DVR Whisperer, advising you on which shows should get your season pass and which you should just skip.  Here are my first impressions on NBC’s “The Michael J. Fox Show,” premiering Sept. 26 on NBC at 10/9c.

The Premise: Beloved and respected news anchor Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox) retired after his Parki...
READ MORE

Fall TV Preview: NBC's 'The Blacklist'

September 23rd, 2013 12:15pm EDT
The Blacklist
Every fall, dozens of new television shows waft on to the air hoping to survive the season.  I am here to offer preview of the not-for-review pilots I had to pleasure of previewing.  Consider me your DVR Whisperer, guiding you on which shows should get your season pass.  NBC's "The Blacklist" premieres tonight at 10/9c.  Here are my first impressions.  

The Premise: James Spader stars as uber-terrorist mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington.  After decades of working as a “facilitator” for international terrorists, the FBI's most wanted peacefully surrenders with the sole purpose of sharing h...
READ MORE

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Going Into Season 9 Of 'How I Met Your Mother'

September 22nd, 2013 3:00pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother is returning this Monday for its ninth and final season.  I'm pretty sure it's for real this time.  You may remember that season eight was reportedly going to be the final season, but since ratings were at all time highs, CBS went into negotiations with show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas to do another season.  All of the actors' contracts were up at the end of season 8, and it appeared that Jason Segel, who said he wanted to focus on his movie career, was the biggest roadblock.  As soon as Segel signed on, everything else fell into place.  Whether you've missed...
READ MORE