Saturday, September 5, 2015


Last month, I wrote an open letter to television executives sharing my brilliant ideas for some new shows we could all watch together as a family. While it doesn't seem like they took any of my ideas for the new fall lineup, here is a list of some new shows that have the potential for greatness.

Blindspot (NBC)
Premieres: Monday, September 21st at 10/9c
In my endless quest to find the next Lost, I will watch this show about a woman (Jaimie Alexander) who wakes up naked and confused in Times Square with her body covered in tattoos. At the end of the day, I know in my heart that nothing will replace the tattooed Matthew Fox waking up confused on an island (even if he wasn’t naked). But this show does serve as a good reminder that Times Square is going downhill again.

Premieres: Monday, September 21st at 8:30/7:30c
Lost isn’t the only show I’m in mourning for. Even more soul-crushing to me is the loss of Parenthood. But seeing Dianne Wiest star in this new comedy reminds me of the movie Parenthood, and Betsy Brandt was in the TV version, and I’m always confusing Colin Hanks with Jason Ritter... so out of desperation and confusion I am going to watch this and just pretend it’s Parenthood.

Premieres: Tuesday, September 22nd at 8/7c
As my kids get older, I’m starting to look for shows we can all watch together as a family. Since I figure we still have a few more years until we can all watch Homeland and Game of Thrones, I figure The Muppets is a good enough place to start.

Premieres: Thursday, September 24th at 8/7c
Season 1 of Heroes was fantastic. When Season 2 arrived, my husband and I fought so much over whether it still deserved a place on our DVR that we almost needed couples counseling. Is our marriage strong enough for Heroes Reborn? If anyone can save our marriage, it's Zachary Levi.

Premieres: Tuesday, September 22nd at 8/7c
Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror series about a sorority forced to open its doors to all students. Even Lea Michele. Then people start to die. Jamie Lee Curtis also stars.  

The Grinder (FOX)
Premieres: Tuesday, September 29th at 8:30/7:30c
Rob Lowe was so freakin’ funny on Parks and Recreation that I have high hopes for this new comedy about an actor playing a lawyer on TV who decides to join his family’s law firm. Plus, I kind of love the idea of pairing him with Fred Savage as his brother. No one liked Wayne Arnold much, anyway.

Premieres: Monday, October 26th at 8:30/7:30c
Based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El, this action-drama follows the adventures of Superman’s cousin (played by Melissa Benoist) who decides to embrace her superpowers after 12 years of keeping them a secret. I’m guessing her life becomes a little more complicated after that.  

The Catch (ABC)
Premiere date TBD
A thriller about a fraud investigator who has the tables turned on her by her very own adorable fiancé. This is brought to your television by Shondaland so we are all obligated to watch whether we want to or not.

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