This one is going to be a little different, because I am going on vacation, and I won’t be back until late October. So the What To Watch has a much longer list of shows than normal.
Well this has all backfired. Now Mary Berry has announced that she is also leaving The Great British Bake Off. Paul Hollywood however has signed on for three more seasons. They should just bring on a bunch of Americans as hosts and be done with it.
Renewals: FX has renewed both Atlanta and Better Things for a second season. Showtime renewed Dice for a second season. Bravo picked up Odd Mom Out for a third season.
CBS, probably finally realizing that every single one of their fall shows is about middle aged white guy, picked up Superior Donuts, which stars Jermaine Fowler, Judd Hirsch and Katey Sagal.
Comedy Central picked up Problematic with Moshe Kasher, a weekly series where a panel will discuss the week’s events. Would watch.
Casting: Uma Thurman will play a fixer on Bravo’s My So Called Wife. John Hawkes will play an Orlando-based vigilante in Amazon’s pilot of The Legend of Master Legend. Stephen Tobolowsky will play a producer on Showtime’s White Famous. Netflix’s Lost in Space has cast Toby Stephens as Dr. John Robinson. They cast a couple of the kids too. Cherry Jones booked a recurring role on American Crime. The cast on this show is always amazing. Billy Eichner will play a TV newsman on Hairspray Live!
In Development: Walton Goggins will star in Showtime’s Keeping It Real, a dark comedy about an actor (cough, Sean Penn, cough) who “travels to global hot spots and inserts himself into international incidents, only to create more chaos.” Lots of behind the camera talent on this one too. There Goes the Neighborhood, a comedy about the first white family to move to a predominantly black neighborhood in Cleveland, is in the works. Behind the scenes are LeBron James, Ron Funches, and Bill Lawrence. Magnum, the show that will follow the daughter of Magnum P.I., has landed at ABC.
If you think there are too many places to watch TV, and too many different producers of TV, then the news that Carnival Cruise Lines is now making shows will not be welcome.
The Dark Tower producers are still claiming that there’s going to be a TV series as well as the big screen version starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.
What To Watch
OK, so I am going on vacation, but I made you a huge list of all the series and season premieres that I would have covered if I wasn’t driving around taking pictures of things.
Here’s the new shows that I have on my fall must watch list.-
Pitch- FOX 09/22 I miss Friday Night Lights, so this sports drama has my attention.
Easy- Netflix 09/22 Joe Swanberg directs. Insane cast.
Vice News Tonight- HBO 09/26 I am still not getting my news from TV. Will watch anyway.
Luke Cage- Netflix 09/30 Can't wait.
Versailles- Ovation 10/01 Costumes! Wigs! Scandal!
Westworld- HBO 10/02 Please be good, please be good, please be good....
Timeless- NBC 10/03 Treadmill TV.
No Tomorrow- The CW 10/04 Also Treadmill TV.
Frequency- The CW 10/05 Ditto.
Divorce- HBO 10/09 Not excited, but will watch anyway.
Insecure- HBO 10/09 Really excited about this one.
Chance-Hulu 10/19 It’s a thriller set in SF! I'm in.
Mascots- Netflix 10/13 Christopher Guest made a film about mascots. I'm in.
Black Mirror- Netflix 10/21 Can't wait to be horrified. Hoping for less pigs.
Dirk Gently- BBC America 10/22 Corgi!
Rats- Discovery 10/22 Morgan Spurlock filmed this doc like a horror movie.
Here’s the dates for a bunch of returning favorites.-
Blacklist- NBC 09/22
Transparent- Amazon 09/23
Longmire- Netflix 09/23
Poldark- PBS 09/25
Bob’s Burgers- FOX 09/25
The Simpsons- FOX 09/25 Season 28!
Drunk History- Comedy Central 09/27 They are doing Hamilton again this season.
Younger- TV Land 09/28
SNL- NBC 10/01 42nd season. Only 30 more than Supernatural!
Shameless- Showtime 10/02
Ash vs Evil Dead- Starz 10/02
The Flash- The CW 10/04
Arrow- The CW 10/05
Supergirl- The CW 10/10
New Girl/Brooklyn Nine-Nine- FOX 10/11 Honestly, a crossover between these two might actually work.
Legends of Tomorrow- The CW 10/13
Supernatural- The CW 10/13
Jane the Virgin- The CW 10/17 Might have to change the title soon.
The Vampire Diaries- The CW 10/21
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend- The CW 10/21
The Walking Dead- AMC 10/23 So who's it going to be?
Here's a list of the shows I am not sure about, or I am not interested in watching (Sorry, Hamilton) but I was going to mention anyway. A couple of these might get a quick look from me when I get back.-
I watched The Good Place last night, it’s on Hulu, and while I have no idea how this is more than one season of show, I am really into the feel of the thing. The list of things that will get you into either the Good Place, or the Bad Place are hilarious. Anyway, I recommend it.
Macgyver- CBS 09/23 Do we need this show? Sure, why not.
The Exorcist- FOX 09/23 Still haven't seen the movie.
Van Helsing- Syfy 09/23 This Van Helsing is a lady.
Aftermath- Syfy 09/27 Looks weird. Good weird?
American Housewife- ABC 10/11 Previously titled The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport.
Fallingwater- USA 10/13 Not about the house, sadly.
Goliath- Amazon 10/14 Billy Bob Thornton as a washed up lawyer.
Rocky Horror- FOX 10/20 No way this will be as good as the original.
Hamilton- PBS 10/21 90 minutes of behind the scenes goodness, with a trailer you can watch right now.
If you like your comedies to be light, and with British accents that occasionally make you turn on the subtitles, this is the list for you
Odds and Ends
Ever wondered why you really like the look of Sherlock? Symmetry is to blame.
Steve from Stranger Things and Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Recreation, or rather, the actors who play them, finally met. Yep, there's definitely a family resemblance.
Well that’s a wrap for me for this month. I will be back around Halloween with my thoughts on a good chunk of the shows I listed above. Thanks for reading!
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