Fall TV is upon us and it nothing is more exciting than scheduling days of the week with my favorite tv shows to look forward to. The glorious return of some favorites such as Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are sure to make the weeks better and then Sunday night is filled with madness as well. Not football madness, but the 9:00 and 10:00 spot will be heavily competed for when it comes to Dexter, The Walking Dead, and Boardwalk Empire. How do you guys cope with so much television? Don’t you dare say “I don’t watch it”, because that’s inexcusable. Just kidding, but anywho, I’ve compiled the trailers and expectations of some of my favorite shows, so check ’em out below! The spoilers in the drama season are likely to be huge, so tread lightly!
Parks and Recreation
I called season 4 the most heart warming and touching comedy of the primetime season and rightfully so. It was touching, exciting, and the Ben/Leslie romance is one of the most adorable relationships of the season. So seeing Councilwoman Leslie Knope in action and how she balances her new job with her old will be awesome. While I thought the season 3 finale had more excitement with all of the characters, I can’t wait to see Ron Swanson and the rest of the parks department in full swing.
Premieres September 20th
I thought this might’ve been the funniest show last season and I’m so glad it’s coming back. A more updated and faster paced version of Friends, Happy Endings will fill my rom-sitcom and comedic void. With Brad out of a job and Alex and Dave rekindling relationships, will it be the Year of Penny again? That would be AH-MAY-ZING.
Premieres Fall 2012 – Unannounced
I will watch his show out of sheer curiosity. Moved to Friday night, aka the death slot of television, Community may be on its last season. And with new show runners, it could be even disastorous. Regardless, I’m sure they’ll keep the old Troy and Abed jokes as well as Chevy’s blatant racism, but Dan Harmon’s usual gimmicks will likely be gone. It will be an interesting year for Greendale, so it’s important we tune in for what might be the last season….
Premieres October 19th, 2012
Probably the best new show of last year [and maybe the only one that’s still around that’s doing well enough…], I have high expectations for New Girl. In the second half of the season, it finally found its legs and was able to deliver decent comedy without solely relying on the quirkiness of Zooey Deschanel. I’m looking forward to this new season as well as Schmidt. Oh I love me some Schmidt.
Premieres September 25th
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The most absurd comedy this fall will definitely still be It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. On it’s 8th season, the series will likely be hitting some repetitive road bumps here and there, but it’s still guaranteed to pull a few punches. The gang is getting noticeably older, but as long as they keep the same tone and format, I’m sure it’ll still deliver way better than 90% of what’s on TV. I’m curious what this year’s gimmick is as last year was Mac’s fat. I’ve heard he’s slimmed down for this season, which is sure to dedicate an episode all to itself.
Premieres October 2012
Dexter is finally seeing the end of it’s run. With only two seasons left, it means that this season will be the penultimate season before the finale. We are supposed to expect big things to happen, especially considering the cliffhanger we were left at. The previews look haunting as usual with copious amounts of blood. I’m expecting some major characters to die, and the previews seem to be agreeing with me. Major spoilers in the previews.
Premieres September 30
American Horror Story
I’ve told you guys how I fell into American Horror Story and how scary it is. Season two is around the corner and I’m ready to sh*t my pants. The trailers bring a whole new mess of creepiness and insanity. It looks so good and definitely the best new drama. They entirely replaced the first season cast [minus Jessica Lange], so I’m way looking forward to the absolutely original story line they’ll air.
Premieres October – Unannounced
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead finally found it’s legs in the second half of the second season. They got out of that damn farm and find themselves coming up to a prison. I’ve heard this is the most exciting arc in the graphic novels, so I’m definitely looking forward to what’s going to happen. I expect more zombies and killing and less looking for Carl. And I hope Lori dies.
Premieres October 14th
I caught up on Boardwalk Empire last year and I absolutely loved it. I’d take that as my ‘historical’ drama [looking at you Mad Men] any day. We’re not entirely sure what will happen this season, but I’m still upset over Nucky’s most recent actions. I’m more excited to see Chalky White played by
Omar Michael K. Williams. Use more of him.
Premieres September 16
Let Me Know What You’re Watching This Fall!