After an extended summer break, with such drivel as Wipeout and The Bachelorette, networks are finally brining back some of their quality TV programming. This season kicks off with a few new dramas and some re-duex of your favorite shows. Check out some of television’s most hotly anticipated new shows.
Newcomer James Wolk (hailing from Farmington Hills, MI!) stars in this quirky drama about a Texas con-man leading two lives with two women. Watch as he tries to juggle relationships with his wife, his oil tycoon boss’ daughter, and his girlfriend living in the next town over. His conning dad who taught him the ways helps him keep it all straight. Sept. 20 on Fox.
From the creator of the much missed Arrested Development, comes this equally off-beat comedy starring Will Arnett and David Cross, about a wealthy jerk and the humanitarian woman (Keri Russell) that he loves. Sept. 21 on Fox.
If the local news isn’t enough for you, tune into this new police drama spearheaded by Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos fame, as a misunderstood homicide cop, and take note of the endless maladies plaguing Detroit. Though look out for redeeming qualities, as the show’s producers have vowed to highlight some of the positive aspects of the city. Sept. 21 on ABC.
Law & Order: Los Angeles
You know the drill — a crime happens and two dedicated detectives try to solve it by hitting the streets to get justice. But instead of featuring good ‘ole NYC, this Law & Order vehicle is taking place in L.A., and with a younger cast to boot. Skeet Ulrich stars. Sept. 22 on NBC.
Top Chef: Just Desert
Same premise as the original Top Chef vehicle, now with more sugary sweetness. A desserts only food competition, culinary masters compete to be the best and earn the title of Top Chef. Previous Top Chef judge Gail Simmons hosts, as noted pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini steps in for head judge. Sept. 15 on Bravo.
This new period drama directed by film great Martin Scorcese, stars Steve Buscemi as a gangster with a soft heart in Prohibition era Atlantic City. Watch as Buscemi alternates between ordering beat- downs and keeping the peace on the boardwalk. Sept. 9 on HBO.
If the new fall lineup hasn’t exactly whet your appetite for television, check out some returning favorites back for seasons, two, three, four and even five.
The faux documentary about a modern-day, blended family is in its second season. Will Manny find someone who understands his eccentricities? Will Claire mellow out? And will Mitchell and Cameron finally kiss? Find out! Sept. 22 on ABC.
Bored to Death
This slow comedy about a slacker and wine-loving writer (Jason Schwartzman) and his oddball boss (Ted Danson) is back for season two. See if this wordsmith masquerading as private investigator can actually solve any crimes this season. Sept. 26 on HBO.
Fans left shocked, and wracked with grief after season four’s cliffhanger will be pleased to know that the series based on a vigilante serial killer with a heart of gold, picks up right where it left off. How will Dexter explain his way out of this one? Find out. Sept. 25 on Showtime.
Glee ( Allison’s favorite!)
This breakout camp comedy about a group of dedicated high school glee club members is returning for round two. Find out which guest stars will appear for some singing and dancing with the kid crew – rumor has it there might be a Britney Spears-themed episode featuring the former teen queen herself. Sept. 21 on Fox.
The Good Wife
After scoring Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for season one, The Good Wife is back with Julianna Margulies as a the spurned wife of a politician caught in a very public cheating scandal. This season calls for a comeback from the good wife, as she returns to her position as city Defense Attorney. Sept. 28 on CBS