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Comedy

Fall TV shows 2014: ABC’s “black-ish” is kinda funny-ish

ABC’s new comedy black-ish is about a wealthy black family in Los Angeles dealing with cultural and racial identities in America. Dre (Anthony Anderson) is an ad executive who gets a surprise when he’s promoted at the office. Meanwhile, Dre has a crisis when his 13-year-old son Andre Jr. (Marcus Scribner) wants a bar mitzvah. Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne also star. ALSO SEE: New fall 2014 TV shows by genre black-ish ABC Premieres: Sept. 24 Airs: Wednesdays at 9:30pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Laurence Fishburne What’s It All About? […]

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Drama

Holy origin story, Batman!: FOX’s “Gotham” tops 2014 TV dramas

FOX’s stylish crime series Gotham is more than just a Batman origin saga — it’s the story of rookie detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and his struggle against the tide of crime and corruption that threatens to consume Gotham City. It’s also the story of how The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and others emerged as criminal masterminds. Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith also star. ALSO SEE: Fall TV Preview 2014 new shows by genre Gotham FOX Premieres: Sept. 22 Airs: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, […]

No Picture
Comedy

Jane The Virgin: New dramedy from The CW takes a fresh look at family

Jane the Virgin The CW Premieres: Oct. 13 Airs: Mondays at 9pm Who’s In It? Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Brett Dier The CW is straying from its familiar supernatural and superhero shows by bringing the new dramedy Jane the Virgin into the mix. Jane centers on an ambitious, virginal young woman (Gina Rodriguez) who gets accidentally artificially inseminated with what turns out to be her boss’ child while at the doctor for a regular checkup. Based on a Venezuelan telenovela, The CW’s version puts its own spin on the original to make it more adaptable to an American audience. Explains […]

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Drama

Bonded by the band: Red Band Society on FOX is a family friendly charmer

Red Band Society FOX Premieres: Sept. 17 Airs: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, FOX’ unique new dramedy Red Band Society stars Academy Award-winning Octavia Spencer (The Help), Brothers & Sisters’ Dave Annable and a cast of fresh young faces in a funny, touching coming-of-age story that should appeal to all ages. Based on the award-winning Spanish series Polseres Vermelles — and bringing to mind The Breakfast Club — Red Band Society is narrated by comatose 12-year-old Charlie (Griffin Gluck, Private Practice), who observes his fellow patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los […]

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Drama

Forever on ABC: Death becomes Ioan Gruffudd

Forever Premieres: Sneak peek Monday, Sept. 22 at 10pm ET/PT Airs: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT beginning Sept. 23 Who’s In It? Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Judd Hirsch, Lorraine Toussaint • Watch the Forever premiere episode online now! Elementary and Castle fans should love ABC’s engaging drama Forever, which concerns the strange existence of Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd, well cast), a dashing, deeply intuitive medical examiner working for the city of New York. Morgan’s keen understanding of life and death — and what makes people tick in the interim — comes from much more than time on the […]

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Interview

We talk Help Desk on OWN with Gotham Chopra!

In keeping with its self-empowerment roots, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network presents an exciting new advice show hosted by Dr. Deepak Chopra’s son Gotham Chopra. Help Desk features world-renowned inspirational leaders including Deepak Chopra, Gabrielle Bernstein,  OWN star Iyanla Vanzant (Iyanla, Fix My Life), Panache Desai, Wild author Cheryl Strayed and Gary Zukav sharing insight and advice from a simple desk set up in random public places around the country such as New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Gotham explains that the show’s producers sent out notices that they would be in town through local organizations and the experts’ social […]

Competition

Zachary Quinto and Chris Moore talk The Chair on Starz

Billed as “an original filmmaking experiment,” Starz’s engrossing new docuseries The Chair, from Project Greenlight’s Chris Moore, examines what happens when two aspiring young filmmakers are each given the same shoestring budget, the same script and the same Pittsburgh location and asked to make wholly original theatrical releases. Mentored by the amiable Moore, his co-executive producer actor/producer Zachary Quinto and others, excitable YouTube superstar Shane Dawson and sensitive indie filmmaker/actor Anna Martemucci display fascinatingly disparate constitutions and sensibilities on their way to creating works that will, through multiplatform viewer voting after each film debuts, earn one a $250,000 prize. “What […]

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Magazine Archive

Fall TV shows 2014: New reality series premiere dates, times and previews

Fall means a new batch of reality TV; check out descriptions of new reality series. The Chair Starz Premieres: Sept. 6 Airs: Saturdays at 11pm Billed as “an original filmmaking experiment,” two aspiring young filmmakers are each given the same shoestring budget, the same script and the same location and asked to make wholly original theatrical releases. Mentored by Moore, actor/producer Zachary Quinto and others, excitable YouTube superstar Shane Dawson and sensitive indie filmmaker/actor Anna Martemucci display fascinatingly disparate constitutions and sensibilities on their way to creating works that will, through multi-platform viewer voting, earn one a $250,000 prize. MORE: […]

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Drama

Fall TV shows 2014: New drama series premiere dates, times and previews

If you’re a fan of the more serious side of television, Fall 2014 is a great time to be you, delivering a feast of fascinating storylines and compelling characters fleshed out by tried-and-true TV veterans and award-winning crossovers from the world of film. Below we round up premiere dates and times, previews and more for the new drama and dramedy series debuting now through December. Click on highlighted titles for more information. The Affair (pictured above) Showtime Premieres: Oct. 12 Airs: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in this drama that tracks […]

Fall TV Shows 2014: A to Z
Comedy

Fall TV shows 2014: New comedy series premiere dates, times and previews

Fall TV shows 2014: A roundup of the dates, times, previews and more for the new comedy TV series premiering in fall 2014. A to Z NBC Premieres: Oct. 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. “This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship from A to Z,” says the narrator (Katey Sagal). Bad Judge NBC Premieres: Oct. 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) takes a walk on the wild side as a brilliant but […]