Previewing The New TV Shows 2013
The new TV shows 2013 has to offer are not yet ready for our screens, but in the meantime we can satisfy all our desires with the Fall 2012 offerings. The main US networks of CBS, ABC and NBC have been joined by cable channels such as HBO and Showtime, and other relatively new players such as Netflix. The choice has never been better.
Here is a preview summary of the new TV shows we can expect to see on our screens this Fall and over the winter months. Please check out our pages on the major providers for more detailed information. Let’s look at our pick of the new offerings, in alphabetical order…
666 Park Avenue (ABC)
This supernatural new drama stars Dave Annable from Brothers & Sisters and Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels) as a naive couple from the Mid-West who are hired as resident managers of The Drake, an Upper East Side apartment building owned by Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and his wife, Vanessa Williams of Desperate Housewives fame.
Animal Practice (NBC)
Animal Practice looks all set to do for veterinarians what House did for the medical profession. This brand new comedy nominally staring Justin Kirk (Weeds, Angels in America) looks set to steal a few hearts, not least for the performance of Crystal, the monkey. Kirk plays Dr George Coleman, a veterinarian who prefers the company of his patients any other animals to that of the two-legged variety. Crystal – you’ll remember her as the best thing in the Hangover Part II – plays Dr Rizzo. George’s business-minded ex-girlfriend (played by JoAnne Garcia Swisher from Better With You) has inherited the animal hospital he lovingly works at and changes are on the way…
The Arrow (CW)
Stephen Amell stars as billionaire playboy Oliver Queen in this gritty but opulent new drama. Oliver is rescued by Japanese fishermen after being stranded on a desert island for five years following the shipwreck of the family yacht. The accident took the lives of Oliver’s father and Sarah Lance, the sister of Oliver’s girlfriend, Laurel Lance (played by Katie Cassidy), which whom he was having an illicit affair. Of course, Laurel blames Oliver for the death of his sister and isn’t too happy about being two-timed. On the island Oliver became an expert archer and he uses his new skills to become The Arrow, a super-hero, by night. Before he died, Oliver promised his father that he would rid Starling City of evil and to right the wrongs of his family. There’s a lot more to this clever story, based on a DC Comics series, and it promises plenty of intrigue and spills in the coming weeks.
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
What can you say about this twist on the story of Beauty and the Beast, a loose remaking of the 1987 series? Kristin Kreuk plays Beauty and New Zealander Jay Ryan is the Beast. But don’t expect this beast to dress in Regency costumes and dance with a tear in his eye. Much of this beast’s beastliness is internal, aside from a scar on the face, and the result of a military experiment gone awry. Or maybe we’ve already said too much… Enjoy this procedural thriller, with a splash of romance thrown in.
Ben and Kate (Fox)
Great acting and clever writing, not to mention a funny situation, makes Ben and Kate a definite must-watch for us. The Oscar-winning Nat Faxon (Descendants) plays the lovable and easily-led Ben, who moves in with his stronger younger sister Kate (played by Dakota Johnson), to help raise precocious five year-old Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones). Community’s Jim Rash is the lead writer. Watch out for Echo Kellum and Lucy Punch as Tommy and BJ, who almost steal the show. Recommended.
You’d think that Sherlock (BBC/PBS) would be too hard an act to follow in updating Sherlock Holmes to the present day, but here is CBS’s version, with a huge twist. In Elementary, Watson is a woman, played by Lucy Lui. Jonny Lee Miller plays Sherlock, a recovering addict, a consultant with NYPD.
Emily Owens, MD (CW)
Originally to be called First Cut, Emily Owens, MD was created by Jennie Snyder Urman and stars Meryl Streep’s daughter, Mamie Gummer, last seen in Off The Map. The show follows the trials and tribulations of Emily, a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital. On her first day her dreams turn to ashes when she finds that her high school enemy Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King) and medical school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley) are also working there. Cue the drama…
Last Resort (ABC)
This naval thriller from Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield) stars Andre Braugher as the leader of a renegade submarine crew that goes AWOL after refusing to fire their nuclear missiles. Pursued by US forces who nuke Pakistan anyway, the sub heads for a French NATO base where they impose a 200 mile exclusion zone. Then they set about trying to prove their innocence.
Major Crimes (TNT)
Of all the new TV shows 2013 has to offer, Major Crimes is possibly the least new. That’s because it’s a spin-off of The Closer, which really does close for good in 2012, following the decision of Kyra Sedgwick, who plays Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, to leave. Mary McDonnell stars again as Captain Sharon Raydor, who is asked to take over running the Major Crimes division after the Deputy Chief’s departure. The action is now seen from her viewpoint. Many of The Closer stars appear as their old characters, including Tony Denison, GW Bailey, Raymond Cruz, Michael Paul, and Phillip P Keene. Don’t expect too many changes to a winning formula.
Malibu Country (ABC)
A new situation comedy that fuses Country Music and laughs – as if the two are ever far away from each other! Real life singer Reba McEntire plays Reba Mackenzie (spot the difference?), a former Country Music sensation and mother of two children. When she discovers that her husband has been cheating on her, she moves from Nashville to Malibu in California. Character actress Lily Tomlin plays Reba’s dope-smoking (for medical reasons, natch) mother, Lillie Mae and Sara Rue is Kim, Reba’s upbeat neighbor and best friend.
Country Music intrigue in a fictional version of the almost fictional Tennessee town. Kind of like a Country version of Dallas. Connie Britton stars as Rayna James, a middle-aged singing star whose career is on the downward spiral. Her husband (Eric Close) is running for mayor and that brings its own problems. When Rayna’s record company suggest she make a concert appearance opening for new teen sensation, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) the proverbial really hits the fan.
Not set in 1776, as many people expected, Revolution is a new mythology-based futurist drama from JJ Abrams (Lost) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural). Fifteen years before the action starts, a strange phenomenon knocked out all the electrical items on earth. Billy Burke (Twilight) plays Miles Matheson, a former US Marine sergeant. Tracy Spiridakos is his daughter Charlie (Charlotte). As the government has collapsed, warlords and anarchy reigns. Of course, there’s more to Miles than meets the eye…
A new drama that promises a lot, and delivered plenty. Marking the television debut of Dennis Quaid, who plays real life 1960s rancher, Ralph Lamb, who is persuaded to become Sheriff after the previous occupant of the post disappears. Michael Chiklis from The Shield is back, with another shifty, sinister performance as powerful gangster, Vincent Savino. Expect a full series in 2013 after a great six episodes in Fall 2012.
Here’s an individual look at what has been new in the Fall of 2012 from a cool dude who calls himself CaptainJackHarkness4. Enjoy:
There is speculation as to what will be classed as the best new TV shows 2013. At the time of writing (May 1, 2012), none of the major networks had come out with any forward plans for new shows that would be airing in 2013. We’ve contacted each of the major networks in turn – ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, HBO, Netflix and Showtime – and have received very little positive news. More details will be added in future posts.
One of the most important new series in 2013 with be the remake of the classic British TV drama, House of Cards, made by cable channel Netflix. It will star Kevin Spacey as Representative Frank Underwood (the lead role, called Francis Urquhart in the BBC original), with Robin Wright as his wife. It will be produced by Spacey and David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, The Social Network, etc), who will direct the first (pilot) episode. The new version will be set in the United States, with first filming taking place around Baltimore and Washington. This is pretty likely to be one of the most popular new television shows of 2013 in our opinion.
As Game Of Thrones is proving so popular, it’s not surprising that HBO are planning another high-profile, big budget fantasy series to rank as one of their top new TV shows 2013. Based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel, American Gods, is being made by Playtone, the production company founded by Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks. There is talk of six seasons containing 10-12 episodes each, which is a big blockbuster by anybody’s standards.
The basic plot of American Gods is that former convict Shadow desires nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and steer clear of trouble. Then he hears that she’s been killed in a horrible car accident. He finds out that she died whilst performing oral sex on Shadow’s best friend and would-be employer. Shadow spurns his ‘friend’ and takes up with the mysterious Mr Wednesday. The central premise of American Gods is that gods and mythological creatures exist only when people believe in them. Immigrants to the USA took with them elves, dwarves, leprechauns, and other gods and spirits, which have been joined by more modern offerings, caused by America’s obsessions with celebrity, fame, technology, drugs, and so on. Should be great.
That’s about all the news we have for now, but rest assured that we’ll be on to the all the big US networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, Fox, Showtime and Netflix) as well as programme makers further away (such as in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand), about their schedules for 2013. Come back and discover the buzz about New TV Shows 2013.
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