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Time to set those DVR’s!  I sort through the new stuff so you don’t have to.

As usual, there are tons of new fall TV shows.  And, as usual, the mid series replacements (the ringers that will start in January when inevitably some of these fall TV shows fail) are the shows I’m really interested in.  But more on those later.  Here are the new shows that I’ll be trying out this fall:


Tuesday, September 13 – CW

Buffy (aka Sarah Michelle Gellar) returns to the CW network in Ringer.  She plays twin sisters who are complete opposites of each other.  Looks like it will be a dark action/thriller.  Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert – eyeliner guy) from LOST also stars.  Watch the preview.

Person of Interest
Thursday, September 22 – CBS

From the minds of J.J. Abrams (LOST) and Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, The Prestige), Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel as a crime – preventer with a shady past, and Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from LOST) as the mysterious man who hires him and knows when and where a crime will be committed before it actually does.  Watch the preview.

Once Upon a Time
Sunday, October 23 – ABC

Fairy tale land mixes with reality in Once Upon a Time, from the executive producers of LOST. Watch the preview.

Terra Nova
Monday, September 26 – FOX

Earth is threatened with human extinction in the year 2149.  Scientists send groups back in time to the prehistoric era in an effort to save the human race.  Yes, there will be dinosaurs.  FOX spent a ton of money on the pilot episode, so at the very least the two hour opener will be entertaining.  Watch the preview.


New Girl
Tuesday, September 20 – FOX

Zooey Deschanel is too adorable to pass up.  I’m skeptical that her adorability quotient will be able to keep this show afloat for the long run, but I’m willing to give it a shot.  She plays Jess, a girl who has to find a new apartment because her live in boyfriend cheated.  Her new roommates are three guys who are sucked in because she mentions all her friends are models.  They try to help her get over her break up.  Watch the preview. 

Up All Night
Wednesday, September 14 – NBC

This looks like a sure thing, but of course now I’ve jinxed it.  But with Will Arnett and Christina Applegate, I’d say it has a better chance than most.  Especially if it can deliver a scene as hilarious in its pilot that clinched it for Modern Family.