Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fall 2012 ~ Paranormally Inclined Shows Update

Back in February we shared and discussed the paranormal-inclined Fall TV pilots, and now that the Fall 2012 TV seasons have been announced, it's time to have a look see to which of the shows made it to the next step!

Or at least hopefully/possibly paranormally-inclined

666 Park Avenue
Sadly no embedable trailer that's Canada-friendly, but you can watch the trailer over at the ABC website.
Description: "Welcome to The Drake, Park Avenue's most devilish address, where evil, obsession, and supernatural occurrences are all included in the rent. Unravel the mysteries of this sexy and seductively dark new drama from Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars"
Genre: Supernatural
The People: Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Vanessa Williams
Channel: ABC, Sundays 10PM
Website: ABC

Shannon's Take: Loved when I heard the premise, but the pairing the supernatural with 'delivering desires' could be too sleazy for me. Will have to see more.


Original Description: "Follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist."
Updated Description: "After 15 years of darkness, an unlikely group sets out to save the world."
Genre: Originally we had this as paranormal, but now it looks a survivalist drama
The People: Both Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and Lost creator J.J. Abrams are executive executive producers; cast includes Billy Burke (Charlie from the Twilight films), Tracy Spiridakos (Brynn on Being Human North American) and Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time). See more about the cast, crew & show here
Channel: NBC, Mondays at 10pm/9c
Website: NBC.

Shannon's Updated Take: Although when we first chatted about this there wasn't quite enough info on it (and I mis-interpreted the description that there wouldn't be like any corporal forms of, but but the Kripke/Abrams connection makes it one to check out without a doubt. Plus I adore Billy Burke.


Beauty and the Beast (CW)

Original Description: "Loosely based on the 1980s CBS series starring Linda Hamilton, Beauty And The Beast is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist."
Updated Description: "Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn't an animal that attacked the was human."
Genre: Fantasy
The People: Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) see more about the cast and crew here.
Channel: CW, Thursday at 9PM
Website: The CW

Shannon's take: Holy noodle the teaser trailer above looks a lot like Teen Wolf! Out of the two Beauty and the Beasts in the running for the fall this one I was less interested in as it's procedural-centric and add to the would that it's in the Secret Circle timeslot. Jeepers. I'll likely give it a chance, but I'm don't think it's quite for me. And we'll have to see what Canadian channel it pops up on as we don't get The CW.



Original description: "A modern retelling of the story of DC Comics character Green Arrow." and another description: "Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment, this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow."
Updated Description: "After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island."
Genre: Superhero
The People: Stephen Amell (Heartland, Private Practice), Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy (S3 Ruby on Supernatural), David Ramsey, Willa Holland, with Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne (The Gates, The Dresdin Files, The River), and see more about the cast and crew here.
Channel: CW, Wednesday 8PM
Website: The CW

Shannon's Updated Take: Yep, I'm in. So there. No question.

Not Paranormal/SciFi/Fantasy
But Still Interest-Piquing


Picked up for mid-season, and no trailer yet.
Updated Description: "Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton has learned to laugh off his brother Nate's relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show intends to harm him. However, when his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff takes Nate's paranoia seriously, and in the process uncovers the dark underworld of the TV show "Cult" and its rabid fans. The only person who seems willing to help Jeff with his investigation is Skye, a young research assistant for "Cult," who has also started to grow suspicious of the increasingly dark happenings surrounding the show."
Description: "An inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger in investigating the show's rabid fans. Together, the duo finds the fans might be recreating crime scenes from the show in their real lives -- behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a likely murder."
Genre: Crime
The People: Stars Matt Davis (Alaric from The Vampire Diaries), Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal (Jo from Supernatural) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break); see more about the cast and crew here.
Channel: CW, Midseason
Website: The CW

Shannon's Updated Take: Casting always ends up pulling me in and I can't resist the combo of Alaric from Vampire Diaries, Jo from Supernatural and T-Bag from Prison Break - that's a WILD combo. And all great actors.


Updated description: "In a modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes, the iconic detective is taking on New York. Just out of rehab, he's been assigned to live with his worst nightmare-sober coach, Dr. Joan Watson. Holmes's unsurpassed skills of deduction and Watson's medical expertise come together to create a dream team for solving the NYPD's most impossible cases."
Description: "Modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye with Sherlock now living in NYC." and another description: "A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective now living in New York City."
Genre: Mystery
The People: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Lui, Aidan Quinn
Channel: CBS, Thursday at 10PM/9C
Website: CBS

Shannon's Updated Take: DANG. I wasn't that interested but that trailer GOT me and the fact that Watson is a woman (Lucy Lui).... that got me. And the main guy looks awesome and the chemistry looks good. Even though I'm not a procedural fan, I'll likely give this a shot.

Zero Hour
Sadly no embedable trailer that's Canada-friendly, but you can watch the trailer over at the ABC website (but you have to look for it! No perma-link found, sorry!).
Updated Description: "As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is logic is the compass. But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries."
Description: "Centers on a man who, in a bizarre twist of fate, is pulled into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history after spending 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine." and another description: "A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who's spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history."
Genre: Conspiracy/Paranormal
The People: Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett, and Michael Nyqvist
Channel: ABC, Midseason (we'll see it in 2013)
Website: ABC

Shannon's Updated take: Although it's noted as paranormal it's more of the old school religious connection, but with Prison Break creator Paul T. Scheuring as writer/executive producer and Pierre Morel (District B13) directing, my interest is piqued.

Last Resort
Sadly no embedable trailer that's Canada-friendly, but you can watch the trailer over at the ABC website.
Description: "The Captain and crew of the Colorado are on the run. After questioning orders to fire nuclear missiles into Pakistan, they've become a target, with no choice but to find safe harbor on an exotic island."
Genre: Drama
The People: Scott Speedman, Robert Patrick, Jessy Schram, Andre Braugher
Channel: ABC, Thursdays 8pm
Website: ABC
Shannon's Take: I'm a sucker for isolation dramas (Lost, BSG, Star Trek Voyager) and I like the cast so I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to give this a chance! It's on at the same time as Vampire Diaries though, so I don't think I'm their target market.


Many of the shows we originally mentioned back in February didn't actually make it further, but the only on I've heard of so far that may do so is The Selection (the "an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads."); which is currently in development.

That's what I've culled out as from the announcements from the major US networks line ups from last week. If you want to see all the shows (new and returning) here is an awesome grid, or check out the individual networks:
The CW Fall Line Up, Fox Fall Line Up, NBC Fall Line Up, CBS Fall Line Up and ABC Fall Line Up. We'll have to see where these land on the Canadian viewing schedule and of course will keep people up to date on Canadian line ups as they become available.

1 comment:

Suzie Ridler said...

Holy cow that is a lot of new TV! Which rocks, of course. Thank you for putting this altogether Shannon. I couldn't get the ABC trailers to work, guess they don't like Safari much. I really want to see that Sherlock Holmes one, I'm a total sucker for that kind of thing so I didn't watch the whole trailer. So cool you mention Lucy Liu is Watson! Too bad the 666 show looks so trash, blech. I'll have to see how I feel about Beauty and the Beast but I am totally going to watch Arrow. BTW, the other guy in Revolution is awesome. He is on The Good Wife a lot and I've seen him on other shows. He is very compelling and I of course like the other guy too. Trailer showed a lot so I stopped 1/3 through.

Excellent info and intel Shannon, thank you!