Most new fall shows have already premiered, with ratings either surprisingly high (“Charlie’s Angels”) or surprisingly low (“The X-Factor”, relatively). But here are two shows which have not yet premiered and could be interesting:
(1) BOSS to premiere October 21 on STARZ
BOSS is a fictional tale of corruption and crime in Chicago. Of course it’s fiction because we all know Chicago is an ethically perfect utopia with mayors and governors who follow every rule and would never embezzle funds. But, that being said, Kelsey Grammer gets a plum dramatic role on a TV station no one watches. Even Netflix (Quickster? D.O.A.?) is getting rid of its streaming deal with STARZ. So, long story short, the show looks good, but I won’t be able to check it out until DVD. So someone with STARZ: Let me know!
(2) AMERICAN HORROR STORY to premiere October 5 on FX.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY looks creepy, stylish, well directed and … potentially awful. Reviews so far have been good, but Ryan Murphy (who also created “Nip/tuck” and “Glee”) has a way of riding a fun line between trashy entertainment and campy, over-the-top mess. The cast is excellent (Dylan McDermott of “The Practice”, Connie Britton of “Friday Night Lights” (Emmy nominee two weeks ago), and Oscar winner Jessica Lange) and the idea of a high quality horror show appeals to me greatly. But, again, I worry that it will be campy and stupid (see “Glee: Season Two”) and not trashy but fun (some seasons of “Nip/tuck”).
And don’t forget about DEXTER … coming back next week! I felt last season was weaker than usual, but still consider DEXTER to be one of the best shows on television and a main reason why Showtime has taken away HBO’s crown as best premium cable channel.
What shows are you looking forward to? Let us know and we can do some background research and make a future posting on it!