10 Most Promising TV Series for the Autumn of 2013
U.S. television stations are gathering their best materials, showing us what they have prepared this fall in terms of TV series. This season, we have around 50 new productions. Here are the most interesting ones.
1. Sleepy Hollow
Not the only series which draws inspiration from old themes. The Legend of the Headless Horseman made headlines in the first half of the 19th century and comes back in 2013 with Tom Misoni as Ichabod Crane. The action takes place in the present, Crane and the Headless Horseman are brought in our days but we don’t know how.
2. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The adventures of the show are based on the organization’s members with no special powers, they having the responsibility to resolve cases as varied as terrorist attacks and meetings with extraterrestrials.
3. Trophy Wife
With Malin Åkerman in the role of a young party girl who wants to settle down good after getting married, Trophy Wife boasts one of the best chemistry between the characters. The ABC sitcom centers on Kate, the third wife of the older Pete. She has to deal with the two previous spouses and three stepchildren.
4. The Michael J. Fox Show
Despite the title, the main character is Mike Henry, a former news anchor who, five years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s and retired from his career to be with his family, decides to return to the news station.
5. Masters of Sex
Showtime has accustomed us with less orthodox series and it looks like Masters of Sex will be part of the long line of shows such as Californication, Weeds and The Tudors. The series takes us to the 50s, in exploring the sexual problems of the Americans.
6. Hello Ladies
We’re admired British Stephen Merchant in Extras, The Office (British version) and Life’s Too Short, but not so much in I Give It a Year. Merchant interprets a guy preoccupied with sex, trying to get lucky after moving to Los Angeles. The sitcom has been purchased by HBO one of the TV stations who rarely failed in selecting scenarios.
7. The Originals
Spin -off of a mega- hit The CW, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals makes us wonder how many new fans will win this series based on the adventures of the Mikaelson vampires. Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gilies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) return to New Orleans, a city often shown in flashbacks in the characters of The Vampire Diaries. Underground battles for power and the revelation that the protagonist could be the father of the first hybrid child (male vampire, werewolf mother) seem to be the engines of a new original series.
Chuck Lorre, creator of shows like Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, could again hit it big with Mom sitcom. The show is about Christy, a single mother who is struggling with alcohol addiction and need to deal with and the challenges of moving along with her mother in California.
9. Brooklyn Nine – Nine
Sitcoms with police station have recovered because of Fox and Andy Samberg. After the comedy That ‘s My Boy which was virtually abolished by critics, Samberg is recovering with a series about a small and relaxed police station where the star is Jake (Samberg), a very skilled policeman, but whose behavior is so immature that it gets on the nerves of the newly captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher of Last Resort). Behind the show is Dan Goor, also known for the show Parks and Recreation.
10. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
People didn’t really understand why the series Once Upon a Time was so successful, but maybe spin -off Wonderland will be more convincing. Based on Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Sophie Lowe is in the role of Alice. When she talks, in Victorian London, about the adventures she had after falling into a rabbit hole, the doctors declare her insane and plan to give a treatment for her to forget everything. But the intervention of some fairy tale characters save her at the last minute and the adventure start.