TV Networks' New Fall, Midseason Shows at a Glance - Plus Their Trailers

By Lowman, Rob | Pasadena Star-News, May 14, 2015 | Go to article overview

TV Networks' New Fall, Midseason Shows at a Glance - Plus Their Trailers


Lowman, Rob, Pasadena Star-News


ABC

The Muppets: This revamped version of Jim Henson's creations looks kind of cute. The Muppets have always slipped in adult humor amid the jokes and pratfalls. My guess with this, it will be even more so. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJkusicBa4

The Catch: Shonda Rhimes' Thursday night block - "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" - stays in place, but the uber-showrunner has a new potboiler for midseason. It stars Mireille Enos as a successful fraud investigator. We knew she could be tough from "The Killing" but she gets to look sexy in this one, which has a bit of a revenge factor when she gets taken for everything by her fiance. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=CfS4Qg2wA6o

Oil: This drama is set around the recent North Dakota oil rush. It stars Don Johnson as a ruthless oil tycoon with an unlikable family pitted against a young couple (Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse) with dreams of a possible strike. Looks "Dallas"-ish. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGIAXPL55BM

Of Kings and Prophets: The biblical series returns to the Old Testament in the retelling of the story of David (Haaz Sleiman) and King Saul (Ray Winstone), which has plenty of room for sex and violence. David had a number of wives, most famously Bathsheba, and, of course, knocked off Goliath. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=rycUElbrXAM

Quantico: One of a diverse group of recruits at the FBI Quantico Base is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/ 11 and must prove her innocence. Stars Priyanka Chopra. Looks a bit hyperbolic but you may get caught up in its action. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7gJ74ARN84

Dr. Ken: In this comedy, doctor turned actor-comedian Ken Jeong plays a physician with no bedside manner. It looks jokey. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8dtjgUU_bI

Wicked City: This midseason replacement is set in 1982 Los Angeles with a serial killer of women working the Sunset Strip. I'm a sucker for L.A. stories, so I'm definitely checking it out. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdH-MycG0jg

The Family: The return of a politician's young son who was presumed dead a decade earlier raises suspicions in this thriller set for midseason, with Joan Allen and Alison Pill. Good cast. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQ9ZXlAjwc

Uncle Buck: Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun-loving, irresponsible guy without a job and a place to stay. His brother and sister-in-law have kids. Looks kind of funny. Epps is funny. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=swihz24aUHI

The Real O'Neals: This midseason replacement comedy is about an Irish-Catholic family that appears to be perfect but hardly is. Looks tricky to pull off. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=5FDEW9qoZ6A

CBS

Supergirl: Seems like it's aimed at its sister network The CW. It stars Melissa Benoist as the heroine with Calista Flockhart as her boss at a media company. Unlike her more famous cousin, it seems like everyone and their brother seem to know her real identity. Weirdly, it will be up against "Gotham" for a while. It doesn't look like it has the weight of Fox's show but is probably worth recording in the DVR. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm46-envrHo

Limitless: Inspired by the movie of the same name. Bradley Cooper will appear briefly in the thriller to pass the mysterious drug that allows him to access 100 percent of his brain to a new candidate (Jake McDorman). Could be cool. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=yAZpdTR1mTY

Code Black: The medical drama is set in the busiest ER in the nation inside a Los Angeles hospital. The trailer is filled with lots of medical jargon, heavy emotion, life and death situations and dramatic music. It should fit into the CBS mold and has the always- terrific Marcia Gay Harden. Trailer: https://www. …

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