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New Shows To Watch – Fall TV Preview

With summer coming to an end, September will usher in a new fall season of primetime television. Here are six picks for new shows to keep an eye on.

“A to Z” (NBC): If you found the finale of “How I Met Your Mother” to be abrupt and wished you’d gotten to see a bit more of the relationship with The Mother before she was – SPOILER ALERT – so unceremoniously killed off on a writers’ whim, “A to Z” may be the show for you. In a sitcom that seems to blend HIMYM’s story of destiny and romance with a relationship narrative reminiscent of “500 Days of Summer,” “A to Z” could be the next big TV romcom. And did I mention that it stars Cristin Milioti, you know, The Mother?

“Gotham” (FOX): As Marvel and DC continue to expand their cinematic universe on TV, Fox’s “Gotham” looks to be a standout comic book adaption against peers like CW’s “Arrow,” its new spin-off “The Flash,” and Marvel’s Agents of Shield on CBS. Gotham tells the origins story, not of the caped crusader, but of future Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon (played by Southland’s Ben McKenzie) as he begins the investigation into the murders of a young Bruce Wayne’s parents. The noir-styled crime drama also promises to follow the rise to power of several DC villains including Catwoman, the Penguin and the Riddler.

“Red Band Society” (FOX): Set in the children’s ward of a Los Angeles hospital, “Red Band Society” is a coming-of-age drama that follows a Breakfast Club-esque group of patients as they face medical issues like cancer or heart defects, while also struggling with the ups and downs of adolescence.

“Forever” (ABC): Ioan Greffudd stars as New York City medical examiner Henry Morgan in what could be a run-of-the-mill doctor show if not for Morgan’s defining secret: he can’t die, or at least he can’t die for long. (he seems to have a Kenny from South Park effect where the fatalities just don’t stick.) The show’s mystery will also revolve around Morgan’s gift as he studies the dead in attempt to discover the reasons for his own immortality.

“NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS): CBS seems to have realized that there are more cities than D.C. and L.A. in America and have added another spin-off to the wildly successful NCIS franchise, this time in New Orleans. The city’s got Mardi Gras and the highest murder rate in America, which should give those Navy boys plenty to keep them busy.

“Scorpion” (CBS): Based on the experiences of real-world genius Walter O’Brien, “Scorpion” is about an ensemble group of geniuses in various fields who team up to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. It should be a bit more exciting than just a group of intellectuals brainstorming in a classroom.

September premiers include: “Houdini” (History), “The League” (FXX), “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO), “Sons of Anarchy” (FX), “New Girl” (FOX), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC), “Law and Order: SVU” (NBC), “Modern Family” (ABC), “Scandal” (ABC), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “Family Guy” (FOX), and “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS).

October premiers include: “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “Homeland” (Showtime), “Bob’s Burgers” (FOX), “Mulaney” (FOX), “The Flash” (CW), “Supernatural” (CW), “Arrow” (CW), “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX), “The Walking Dead” (AMC), “Two and a Half Men” (CBS), “Elementary” (CBS).

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