Lazy summer reruns transition into new high-wit and high-action shows
At last, quality television shows return and we're not just talking about "Jersey Shore." Sure, Fall TV can be overwhelming; with so many new shows to choose from, it becomes difficult to prioritize shows on TiVo. But never fear, SCO's personal pop culture pundits are here to break down the new shows with the most buzz. We have the scoop on new hilarious sit-coms, gripping crime dramas and everything in between. Get your remotes ready. Get your couch potato sweat pants set. Go!
Broadway Empire Seedy mobster drama kings Terence Winter (The Sopranos) and Martin Scorsese join forces to produce apossible masterpiece. The ingenious duo's creation "Broadway Empire" features underground deals, ruthless gangsters and plenty of bootleg alcohol to fuel the fire. Set at the dawn of the Prohibition era in where else but Atlantic City, "Broadway Empire" could give AMC's "Mad Men" a run for its money. With a $50 million price tag and well-established producers, "Broadway Empire" is certainly set for glory. As the olive on top of a great martini, the multi-talented actor Steve Buscemi stars as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, a corrupt politician. Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald and Gretchen Mol co-star.
Law and Order: LA
Ah, "Law and Order." In its 10 year run, this show has become a staple of American entertainment and Dick Wolf shows no sign of slowing down. Though the original multi-award winning legal drama series ended in May, NBC promises a fresher version for this fall. Despite the failure of "Law and Order: Trial by Jury," "Law and Order: LA" promises a younger cast with more energy and comedic edge. Steve Erlich, Corey Stoll, Wanda De Jesus and Alfred Molina star, promising to capture the glitz, glamour and guilt of LA. Cue signature sound effect. Law and Order: LA premiers on NBC Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 10/9 p.m.
It seems like no station can resist J.J. Abrams. FOX got a hold of "Lost" and "Fringe," ABC aired "Alias" and now NBC is ready to embrace Abram's newest creation, "Undercovers." Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) Bloom used to be two of the CIA's top spies before they fell in love, but when one of the CIA's field agents go missing the couple is back in the game. "Undercovers" is said to have its fair share of romance, comedy and action, as well as a cast that brings diversity to the network. Critics' expectations are high and it is up to Abrams to deliver, so please, please, let "Undercovers” be another addiction!
Undercovers premiers on NBC Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
Based on a movie with the same title, "Outsourced" is NBC's newest comedy. Todd Dempsey (Ben Rappaport) is a call center manager who gets sent to India after his whole branch is outsourced. The show seems a bit like "The Office," except it is set in India and instead of a being a paper company, the business sells American novelties. With Steve Carrell's planned departure from "The Office" at the end of this upcoming season, "Outsourced" may be just what fans need to get their workplace comedy fill.
Outsourced premiers on NBC Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m.
It's no surprise Hollywood milked the La Femme Nikita cash cow that began with Luc Benson's French Thriller 20 years ago. Following a long lineage of sexy secret assassins, Maggie Q plays a vengeful martial arts expert who wants to take down the very people who murdered her fiance. Trite "Kill Bill" reincarnation? Check. Over the top plot? Check. CW guilty pleasure? Check.
Nikita premiers on the CW Thursday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m.
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