- Category: Television
- Written by Tommy Geraci
Television has changed so much in the past few years. We used to look forward to the Fall TV season, we knew there would be a break for the holidays and then we looked forward to the return of our shows after that. We also knew that we could catch up with our favorite shows or re-watch our favorite moments over the Summer when they would all be rerun.
That is no longer the formula. Now we have new shows premiering in the Winter, Spring, and Summer. So many choices and so much to DVR!
This Winter, we have a few new shows from TV Land and the return of some of our favorites!
Here is a list of the NEW shows I'm looking forward to:
- Younger (TV Land, March 2015) TV Land says: "TV Land's Newest original "Younger," stars Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster ("Bunheads") Hilary Duff ("Lizzie McGuire"), Debi Mazar ("Entourage") and Miriam Shor ("GCB"). The single-camera project, which is written, executive produced and directed by Darren Star ("Sex and the City"), is based on the novel "Younger" by Pamela Redmond Satran. Patricia Field, who worked with Star on "Sex and the City," will be a costume consultant on the production." I can't wait to see some of my favorites, Debi Mazar and Hilary Duff under the direction of Darren Star. I think this one may be the Pretty Little Liars for the adult set. It's about a woman (Foster) who returns to the workforce to find she is too old to compete and has to transform into a YOUNGER version of herself with the help of her best friend (Mazar).
- The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land, 2015 - date to be announced) TV Land says: "The single-camera series is inspired by Gaffigan’s real life, exploring one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Ashley Williams (“How I Met Your Mother”) will co-star in “The Jim Gaffigan Show” as Jim’s wife, and cult comedy favorites Adam Goldberg (“Fargo”) and Michael Ian Black (“Ed”) also star as Jim’s best friend and his wife’s meddling confidante, respectively." I loved Gaffigan in 'My Boys' on TBS which also starred TV Land regular Kellee Stewart (The Soul Man). Jim is always hysterical in his standup so I imagine a show based on his life would be a riot.
- The Odd Couple (CBS, February 19th 8:30PM) Matthew Perry (Friends) as Oscar and Thomas Lennon as Felix in this remake of the 1970s sitcom about two divorced men who become roommates to discover they are complete opposites.
- The Slap (mini-series) (NBC, February 5th) Mary-Louise Parker, Zachary Quinto, and Uma Thurman star in this drama about simmering tensions and buried secrets among friends and family. The commercials are intriguing to me, so I can't wait to check it out!
- iZombie (CW, March 17th) Another favorite of mine, David Anders (The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time) stars in this story about a zombie who helps Seattle police solve crimes by experiencing the victims' memories when she eats their brains.
And a few returning shows to look forward to:
- Bates Motel (A&E, March 9th) The teenage years continue for Norman under the watchful eye of Norma. I so enjoy the performances of the entire cast, especially Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga. The writing is extraordinary, a true drama and complete Theater quality work!
- The Night Shift (NBC, February 23rd) The doctors of the Night Shift are back to their old shenanigans for a second season. I'm glad this show was brought back for more, the first season only began to show us the different personalities and situations they get into.
- House of Cards (NetFlix, February 27th) This show is completely top quality and I believe it gave Netflix as well as other online platforms a jolt of popularity. We always had quality shows available online but House of Cards really seemed to peek the interests of entertainment lovers. I love the attention and awards it has garnered as well as the opportunities that have opened up for indie entertainment because of it.
- The Fosters (ABC Family, January 19th) This family drama is one I recommend to parents to watch with their children all the time. The characters, the acting, the stories, and the writing are stellar! It also sheds light on topics that really need our attention in the times we currently live in.
Of course I am also looking forward to the return of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, The Flash, Arrow, Supernatural, Bones, Melissa and Joey, Baby Daddy, Pretty Little Liars, and Once Upon a time to name a few more! I have also been enjoying Galavant on ABC for a little fun on a Sunday night!
What NEW shows have your interests peaked? What returning shows have you waiting on bated breath? Share with me in the comments: