Your Guide to FALL 2014 TV – New Shows

 

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There are a lot of new shows coming out this fall. Some that will compete with some old favorites and some are taking over a time slot where there probably wasn’t anything you were watching anyway…  TVLine.com always does an amazing job of making the FALL TV GRID every year. I use it a my DVR programming Bible. Here is the link to that.

Usually I don’t really care what network a show is on… I just care about what it’s going to interfere with on my DVR and what it’s up against so I know the chances of it getting picked up.  I’ve structured this post by Day and Time to show when shows are on. I’m also only focusing on the new shows… you’ll have to wait until September to see my post about all the returning shows.

 

Madam Secretary

Unexpectedly thrust into the position of Secretary of State, ex-CIA operative and college professor Elizabeth McCord must drive international diplomacy and wrangle office politics, all while balancing a complex family life.

Cast:
Téa Leoni | Elizabeth McCord
Tim Daly | Henry McCord
Bebe Neuwirth | Nadine Tolliver
Geoffrey Arend | Matt Mahoney
Patina Miller | Daisy Grant
Erich Bergen | Blake Moran
Katherine Herzer | Alison McCord
Evan Roe | Jason McCord

Airs – Sundays at 8 PM on CBS

 

 

Mulaney

JOHN MULANEY is a 29-year-old comedian working the stand-up circuit and looking for his big break. But life drastically changes when self-centered comedy legend and game show host LOU CANNON (Emmy Award winner Martin Short, “SCTV,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Father of the Bride,” “Primetime Glick”) hires Mulaney as a writer. Lou may be John’s entrée into the world of big-money show business, but he’s also a total nightmare. Still, the job represents everything Mulaney thinks he wants. But does he really? And, at what cost? And what does it say about him if he quits? And what does it say about him if he stays? And has Lou had work done?
A unique mix of ensemble comedy, stand-up performances and an observational point-of-view, MULANEY is a show about the big questions in life: how hard they are to answer and how easy it is to maybe just ignore them and pray they go away.
CAST: John Mulaney as John Mulaney, Martin Short as Lou Cannon, Nasim Pedrad as Jane, Seaton Smith as Motif, Zack Pearlman as Andre, Elliot Gould as Oscar

Airs Sundays at 9 PM on FOX

 

 

CSI:Cyber

Unexpectedly thrust into the position of Secretary of State, ex-CIA operative and college professor Elizabeth McCord must drive international diplomacy and wrangle office politics, all while balancing a complex family life.

Cast: Patricia Arquette, Cheyenne Jackson,

Airs – Sundays at 10 PM on CBS

 

Gotham

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM.

GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Cast:
Ben McKenzie as James GordonSean Pertwee as Alfred PennyworthRobin Lord Taylor as Oswald CobblepotZabryna Guevara as Sarah EssenErin Richards as Barbara KeanDonal Logue as Harvey BullockJada Pinkett Smith as Fish MooneyDavid Mazouz as Bruce WayneCamren Bicondova as Selina KyleCory Michael Smith as Edward NygmaVictoria Cartagena as Renee MontoyaAndrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen

Airs Mondays at 8 PM on FOX

They also have some pretty awesome character posters… check them out here.

 

 

Scorpion

Inspired by a true story, SCORPION is a quirky, humor-filled adrenaline rush that follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies. They operate as a think tank formed by Homeland Security, and their task: to deal with the complex threats of the modern age. Solving the most mind-boggling national issues comes naturally to them, but these socially awkward misfits can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to life outside the laboratory.

Cast:
Elyes Gabel | Walter O’Brien
Katharine McPhee | Paige Dineen
Eddie Kaye Thomas | Toby Curtis
Jadyn Wong | Happy Quinn
Ari Stidham | Sylvester Dodd
Robert Patrick | Agent Cabe Gallo

Airs – Mondays at 9 PM on CBS

 

 

 

State of Affairs

A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president’s daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America’s most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

Cast:
Katherine Heigl as Charleston “Charlie” Tucker
Alfre Woodard as President Constance Payton
Adam Kaufman as Lucas Newsome
Sheila Vand as Maureen James
Cliff Chamberlain as Kurt Tannen
Tommy Savas as Dashiell Greer
Leslie Odom, Jr. as Mitchell Manning, Chief of StaffMark Tallman as Aaron Payton, son of President Constance Payton and Charleston’s fiancee

Airs Mondays at 10 PM on NBC

 

Jane the Virgin

Set in Miami, the series will detail the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her by mistake during a checkup. And to make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

Cast:
Gina Rodriguez as Jane
Justin Baldoni as Rafael
Brett Dier as Michael
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara
Yael Grobglas as Petra
Ivonne Coll as Alba
Jaime Camil as Rogelio

Airs Mondays at 9 PM on The CW

 

 

Selfie

“Instafamous” Eliza Dooley has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world. Loosely based on “My Fair Lady”, “Selfie” explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline—whether she ‘likes’ it or not.

Cast:
Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley
John Cho as Henry Higenbottam
Tim Peper as Ethan Chase
Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Charmonique
Allyn Rachel as Bryn
David Harewood as Sam Saperstein

Airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on ABC

 

 

Utopia

Based on the Dutch hit of the same name, UTOPIA is a bold new series that moves 15 everyday Americans to an isolated, undeveloped location — for an entire year — and challenges them to create their own civilization. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos?

Airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on FOX

 

 

The Flash

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

Cast:
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / FlashCandice Patton as Iris WestRick Cosnett as Eddie ThawneDanielle Panabaker as Caitlin SnowCarlos Valdes as Cisco RamonTom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison WellsJesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West

Airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on CW

 

 

Manhattan Love Story

The series will chronicle the journey of a new couple and the questions they are actually thinking about from the moment they begin a relationship.

Cast:
Analeigh Tipton as Dana
Jake McDorman as Peter
Nicolas Wright as David
Jade Catta-Preta as Amy
Chloe Wepper as Chloe
Kurt Fuller as William

Airs Tuesdays at 8:30 PM on ABC

 

 

NCIS: New Orleans

All the action, drama and humor of NCIS in a colorful new city that harbors a dark side. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, a planted spin-off, features Scott Bakula as the head of a dedicated team of Navy investigators in the Big Easy. With its rich setting of music, drinking and debauchery, New Orleans is a magnet for military personnel on leave. And with fun comes trouble, which is when this team is at its best.

Cast:
Scott Bakula | Dwayne Pride
Lucas Black | Christopher LaSalle
Zoe McLellan | Merri Brody
CCH Pounder | Dr. Loretta Wade

Airs – Tuesdays at 9 PM on CBS

 

Marry Me

This series follows what happens to longtime couple Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) when their deeply committed relationship turns into a long and bumpy ride on the way to altar after the question of “Will You Marry Me?” is popped. After six years together, Jake botches his marriage proposal to Annie, so they hold off trying to get engaged until they can do it right.

Faced with proposals gone awry and a string of other unfortunate coincidences, Annie and Jake find themselves destined to be together whether they can get it together or not.

Cast:
Casey Wilson as Annie
Ken Marino as Jake
Sarah Wright as Dennah
John Gemberling as Gil
Tymberlee Hill as Kay
Tim Meadows as Kevin One

Airs – Tuesdays at 9 PM on NBC

 

 

Forever

Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret.  He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.  This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza).  Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past.  Only his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch) knows Henry’s secret.

Cast:
Ioan Gruffudd as Henry
Alana De La Garza as Det. Jo Martinez
Barbara Eve Harris as Lt.  Marcia Roark
Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson
Joel David Moore as Lucas
Judd Hirsch as Abe.

Airs Tuesdays at 10 PM on ABC

 

 

The Mysteries of Laura

An action-packed, but lighthearted cop show with a twist, based on the popular Spanish series about one woman’s quest to have it all

Cast:
Debra Messing as Laura Diamond
Josh Lucas as Jake Broderick
Laz Alonso as Billy Soto
Janina Gavankar as Meredith Bose
Max Jenkins as Max Carnegie

Airs Wednesdays at 8 PM on NBC

 

 

Red Band Society

From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and starring Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer, RED BAND SOCIETY is a provocative, inspiring and, at times, comedic young ensemble drama told through the eyes of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles.

Cast:
Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson
Dave Annable as Dr. Jack McAndrew
Griffin Gluck as Charlie
Nolan Sotillo as Jordi Palacios
Charlie Rowe as Leo Roth
Brian “Astro” Bradley as Dash Hosney
Zoe Levin as Kara Souders
Ciara Bravo as Emma Chota
Rebecca Rittenhouse as Nurse Brittany Dobler

Airs Wednesdays at 9 PM  on FOX

 

Black-ish

Andre Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad, Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.

Cast:
Anthony Anderson as Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson
Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson
Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr.
Miles Brown as Jack Johnson
Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
Laurence Fishburne as Pops

Airs Wendesdays at 9:30 PM on ABC

 

 

Stalker

Who better to track a stalker than someone who shares similar behavioral traits? That’s the premise behind this smart psychological thriller about detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Threat Management Unit. They take on all forms of stalking cases, from voyeurism to cyber harassment, all while trying to keep their own obsessions at bay.

Cast:
Dylan McDermott | Jack Larsen
Maggie Q | Beth Davis
Victor Rasuk | Ben Caldwell
Mariana Klaveno | Janice Lawrence

Airs Wednesdays at  10 PM on CBS

Gracepoint

Ten-episode mystery event series GRACEPOINT follows the tragic death of a young boy, and the major police investigation and nationwide media frenzy that subsequently overtake a picturesque seaside town, where anyone is a suspect.

Cast:
David Tennant as Detective Emmett CarverAnna Gunn as Detective Ellie MillerMichael Peña as Mark LasseteKevin Zegers as Owen BurkeNick Nolte as Jack ReinholdJacki Weaver as Susan WrightKevin Rankin as Paul CoatesJack Irvine as Tom Miller
Virginia Kull as BethSarah-Jane Potts as GemmaJosh Hamilton as Joe MillerKendrick Sampson as Dean IversonMadalyn Horcher as Chloe LasseterDarcy Laurie as Hugo GarciaKaryn Mott as Angela Schulz

Airs Thursday at 9 PM on FOX

 

 

Bad Judge

The series chronicles the personal life (and the wild lifestyle) of Rebecca Wright, a tough-as-nails judge serving on the Los Angeles County Circuit Court, whose time off the bench is spent partying and displaying a reckless behavior. Her reputation is about to be tamed—and judged—by Robby Shoemaker, a eight-year-old boy whose parents Rebecca put behind bars. He might be the one that can turn Rebecca’s life around.

Cast:
Kate Walsh as Rebecca Wright
Theodore Barnes as Robby Shoemaker
John Ducey as Tom Barlow
Tone Bell as Tedward

Airs Thursday at 9 PM on NBC

 

 

 

The McCarthys

Based on writer Brian Gallivan’s real life, this family comedy is about a loud, sports-crazed Boston clan. At the center is the youngest son, Ronny, who is gay and somewhat sports-challenged. Hoping to gain some independence from his overly involved family, Ronny decides to take a job in Rhode Island. But plans change when his father stuns everyone and asks Ronny, instead of his more qualified siblings, to be his assistant high school basketball coach.

Cast:
Tyler Ritter | Ronny
Jack McGee | Arthur
Laurie Metcalf | Marjorie
Kelen Coleman | Jackie
Jimmy Dunn | Sean
Joey McIntyre | Gerard

Airs Thursdays at 9:30 PM on CBS

 

 

A to Z

The series will follow the lives of Andrew, an employee at an internet dating site who dreams of meeting the girl of his dreams, and Zelda, a no-nonsense lawyer who was raised by a hippie mother and carries a rebellious streak. By an accidental chance of fate, Zelda meets Andrew to resolve a mismatch dating dispute and these two single people suddenly find themselves falling for each other. From there, the series chronicles their relationship timeline “from A to Z,” as narrated by Katey Sagal.

Cast:
Ben Feldman as Andrew
Cristin Milioti as Zelda
Henry Zebrowski as Stu
Lenora Crichlow as Stephie
Christina Kirk as Lydia
Katey Sagal as the narrator

Airs Thursdays at 9:30 PM on NBC

 

 

How to Get Away With Murder

An upcoming American legal drama series that will debut on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. Created by ShondaLand writer Peter Nowalk and from executive producer Shonda Rhimes and distributed by ABC Studios, the series stars Viola Davis as a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who with her students becomes entwined in a murder plot. The series will air in the post–Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal slot on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.

Cast:
Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating
Billy Brown as Nate Leahy
Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins
Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh
Katie Findlay as Rebecca
Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt
Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone
Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo
Charlie Weber as Frank
Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom

Airs Thursdays at 1o PM on ABC

 

Cristela

The series will chronicle the life of a Mexican-American law school graduate who must balance her chance to live the American Dream by working as a unpaid intern at a law firm, with the concerns of her family, including her sister (a call center operator at a cable TV company who wants her to get a real job), her brother-in-law (who sees her as a freeloader and wants her to find another place to live), and her mother (who wants her to settle down).

Cast:
Cristela Alonzo as Cristela
Carlos Ponce as Felix
Terri Hoyos as Natalia
Andrew Leeds as Josh
Sam McMurray as Trent

Airs Fridays at 8:30 PM on ABC

 

 

Constantine

The series will focus on John Constantine, a dark magician who is struggling with his past sins as he tries to protect humanity from a gathering supernatural threat.

Cast:
Matt Ryan as John Constantine
Lucy Griffiths as Liv Aberdine
Harold Perrineau as Manny
Charles Halford as Chas Chandler
Joey Phillips as Nergal
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Airs Fridays at 10 PM on NBC

 

Source: TVline.com, Wikipedia.com, abc.com, nbc.com, cbs.com, fox.com, imdb.com, flixster.com

 

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Cheers
~M