Slim Pickings This Fall On TV

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created image for the Fall TV PreviewThe fall TV season officially starts next week and I wish I was more excited by the new shows, but I’m not. I can’t wait for the return of some favorite shows but there are few new shows I think I’ll be watching all season.

I’m not a big fan of cartoon shows like the “Flash” or the vampire shows on the CW. I like shows that make me think but I also like to just laugh and let my mind turn off sometimes.

Here are some new shows I plan on checking out this fall:

“The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC)

I love Debra Messing and the promos for her new show “The Mysteries of Laura” look funny but then I find out it is a dramedy (which I don’t care too much for) and the reviews of the show have been terrible.

It will be a different take on the cop show – kind of like Brooklyn Nine Nine but with some serious bits. It might be a sign of trouble when the promos only showed the funny bits. It could be NBC trying to push the show as a comedy when it really isn’t.

The Mysteries of Laura NBC Official Trailer
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“Bad Judge” (NBC)

I’ve known Kate Walsh can do comedy since she was on the Drew Carey Show in the late nineties and she proved she can still do comedy when she played a part in the FX series “Fargo” this past season.

I’m hoping that Bad Judge has more laughs than the similar sounding CBS show Bad Teacher from last season. The promos look promising.

Bad Judge NBC Official Trailer
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“Marry Me” (NBC)

This show is from the same people who made “Happy Endings” on ABC and besides having Casey Wilson who was also on the previous show, I get the same goofy vibe that “Happy Endings” had. Hopefully if it is funny it will last the full season.

Marry Me NBC Official Trailer
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NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Not sure about this show. The introductory episodes on mothership NCIS oozed one Big Easy cliche’ after another and Scott Bakula’s attempt at a Cajun accent was real bad.

It does have some good things like Zoe McLellan and Lucas Black so if the stories are more in the style of NCIS and less like NCIS: Los Angeles then it may work.

I also hope Bakula loses the cheap accent.

NCIS: New Orleans – First Look
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Scorpion (CBS)

Nerds save the world each week. That is how it should be.

Eddie Kaye Thomas and Katharine McPhee star with a host of other misfits and a brooding Robert Patrick as the government man they work for.

Scorpion – First Look
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The McCarthys (CBS)

The McCarthys is a typical big Irish-American family comedy with the twist that one son is gay. Sure it will be one huge cliche’ but like I said sometimes I like to watch a show where I can just have fun and turn my brain off. This show should do nicely.

The McCarthys – Trailer
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black-ish (ABC)

This show is joining the Wednesday night family comedy block after Modern Family. Anthony Anderson is another actor is great at comedy and drama so I really want to see this show. I know it will be funnier then the similar style show by George Lopez that was on FX.

black-ish – Trailer
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Forever (ABC)

One of the few fantasy shows that looked interesting to me was “Forever” with Ioan Gruffudd who plays a medical examiner who is immortal. Reminds me of the old “Forever Knight” show from the early 90s or the more recent “New Amsterdam” and I liked both of those shows.

The show also has Alana De La Garza, so that’s a plus.

Forever – Trailer
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