Megan Lane’s New Fall TV Preview Series

New Girl

  • Premiere Date:  Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00pm Eastern
  • Logline: When she and her boyfriend break up, Jessica moves in with three guys and everyone learns a lot about themselves.
  • Who’s Involved? Starring Zooey Deschanel
  • Will I Watch? Sure, I’ll give it a shot.  I like Zooey Deschanel and ensemble sitcoms.  How can I lose?
  • Will It Last?  Sandwiched between Glee and Raising Hope, this is the only comedy in its timeslot.  However, it may have some trouble up against Dancing With The Stars Results show and NCIS:  LA.

 

I Hate My Teenage Daughter

  • Premiere Date:  Wednesday, November 23rd at 9:30pm Eastern
  • Logline: Two mothers begin to notice that their daughters are turning into the “mean girls” that tormented them in high school.
  • Who’s Involved? Starring Jamie Pressly
  • Will I Watch? Can’t I just watch the My Super Sweet Sixteen marathon on MTV this Saturday?
  • Will It Last?  For some reason this show is premiering almost two months after most other new shows, but is getting a nice lead-in from The X Factor.  Who is the audience for this show?  Moms?  Is that really enough to maintain an audience?

 

Allen Gregory

  • Premiere Date:  Sunday, October 30th at 8:30pm
  • Logline: Animated show about a seven year-old being raised by his father and his father’s life partner.
  • Who’s Involved? Created by and starring Jonah Hill
  • Will I Watch? Though Jonah Hill’s writing skills remain untested, he has enough acting comedic chops to get me to sit through an episode.
  • Will It Last?  Nestled right in the center of Fox’s animation block, it should do fine.  If American Dad is still on the air, the standards clearly aren’t too high.