Fall TV Preview: The Most Likelies
Now I know my predictions last year were completely off and one would think I would learn my lesson, but you obviously don’t know me at all. I’m just going to take it further and actually give out some pre-airing awards.
Most Likely To Be A Long Running Show
The Mindy Project (FOX)
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 25th at 9:30pm Eastern
Logline: An OB/GYN Rom-com enthusiast is unlucky in love.
Who’s Involved? Mindy Kaling (“The Office”)
Premiere Date: Monday, September 17th at 10pm Eastern
Logline: In a post-apocalyptic world, survivors struggle to find power. Literally. There’s no electricity.
Who’s Involved? JJ Abrams (“Lost”) and Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) are behind the scenes of this drama starring Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon A Time”).
Most Likely To Be The First Show Cancelled
The New Normal (NBC)
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 11th at 9:30pm Eastern
Logline: Two gay men hire a surrogate to carry their baby.
Who’s Involved? Created by Ryan Murphy (“Glee”) and starring Justin Bartha (the guy they lost in The Hangover)
Made In Jersey (CBS)
Premiere Date: Friday, September 28th at 9pm Eastern
Logline: Legal drama about a street smart Jersey Girl working in a class Manhattan law firm.
Who’s Involved? No one I’ve ever heard of.
Most Likely To Stay On The Air Because of the Mom Vote
Malibu Country (ABC)
Premiere Date: Friday, November 2nd at 8:30pm Eastern
Logline: Pretty much the plot of “Reba”, the 2001 CW show.
Who’s Involved? Reba McEntire, do you know any other Rebas?
Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 10pm Eastern
Logline: An aging country star must deal with a new hot teen sensation.
Who’s Involved? Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights” and “American Horror Story”) and Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”)
Most Likely To Stay On The Air Because of the Teenage Girl Vote
Emily Owens, MD (CW) (yes, I know it’s a drama, but it looks so hilarious)
Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 16th at 9pm Eastern
Logline: An awkward med-school graduate discovers working in a hospital is a lot like high school (you know, except for going to gym class, you’re saving lives).
Who’s Involved? Marnie Gummer (who already has medical experience from “Off The Map”).
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Premiere Date: Thursday, Octover 11th at 9pm Eastern
Logline: A remake of the 1987 procedural of the same name. Still not sure what that means.
Who’s Involved? Some CW stars.
Most Likely To Be Unjustly Cancelled
Go On (NBC)
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 11th at 9pm Eastern
Logline: A sportscaster joins a support group after his wife dies (a comedy, actually).
Who’s Involved? MATTHEW PERRY!!!
Last Resort (ABC)
Premiere Date: Thursday, September 27th at 8pm Eastern
Logline: A submarine crew goes on the run after refusing to fire nuclear missiles and find sanctuary on a military base, declaring themselves a nation.
Who’s Involved? Andre Braugher (“Homocide: Life on the Street”)