This past weekend, TV networks have been releasing their line-ups for the fall season, which include some exciting new pilots. Most of these will be cancelled after three episodes, so don’t get too attached. Here are the ones that I think you can get a little bit attached to come September.
–24 – it’s a reboot miniseries with 12 episodes… so shouldn’t it be renamed 12? (Fox)
–Sleepy Hollow – the legendary Ichabod Crane is resurrected after 250 years to stop the Headless Horseman with the help of modern day technology (Fox)
–Almost Human – yet another J.J. Abrams production that has to do with killing and aliens and stuff (Fox)
–Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – all of the awesomeness of Marvel, minus the superheroes (ABC)
–The Family Guide – with Jason Bateman, how can this comedy go wrong…that was an Arrested Development joke, which also comes back via Netflix in two weeks! (NBC)
–Late Night with Seth Meyers – with Jimmy Fallon moving on to The Tonight Show, it only seems fitting that Seth takes his chair. But what does this mean for the future of SNL’s “Weekend Update”? (NBC)
–Heroes??? – a revival of the superhero phenomenon has been rumored, but will only stream via Xbox Live. (???)
Here’s what you won’t see in this fall (AKA what was cancelled):
-Barbara Walters – she announced her retirement from broadcast journalism just last night
-Randy Jackson – this “dawg” will not be returning for another season with American Idol, leaving the show without any original judges for its upcoming season 13
–Go On – Matthew Perry, just stop trying please. Friends wasn’t even that good…
-Whitney, 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, and Up All Night – NBC, get your shit together
To end on a positive note, both New Girl and The Mindy Project have been picked up for another season each, and the former has secured the coveted post-Super Bowl spot. You go New Girl, you go.