Sat. Jun 3rd, 2023

With the start of classes in September – the dread one feels from purchasing books, organizing study groups, and the eventual impending onslaught of tests and papers – one knows that, if nothing, there will be one light at the end of the tunnel: fall’s new televisions shows.

Everyone’s favorites will be returning (hello, Gossip Girl, hello, The Walking Dead), but what about the promised new set of shows that are sure to entice and inspire you? There are many new shows that will be airing this fall- some will survive, many won’t – but they all bring something different to the fall television lineup.

Highlights include:

*Ringer: Starts airing Tuesday, September 13, at 9 p.m. on The CW.   

This show is an obvious forerunner for being picked up because, 1. Who didn’t miss Sarah Michelle Gellar from Buffy? And 2. It’s about a woman who is impersonating her missing twin sister and has to use all sorts of tricks to keep the lie going.  It looks pretty intriguing from all the trailers and buzz that’s been surrounding it.

*Whitney: Begins airing Thursday, September 22, at 9:30 p.m. on NBC.

 If you know anything about Chelsea Handler, you probably know a little about Whitney Cummings. She’s a female comedian, and a little bit like Chelsea Handler’s sidekick. This show should be interesting because Whitney is very funny when she’s being annoying, which is pretty much always.

*New Girl: Begins airing Tuesday, September 20, at 9 p.m. on FOX

Zooey Deschanel takes a break from the big screen to play a girl who catches her longtime boyfriend cheating on her and subsequently moves in with three single guys. From the trailers it appears they’re supposed to teach her how to be more womanly and how not to make a man cheat on her.

*The X-Factor: Begins airing Wednesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on Fox

Simon Cowell returns to American TV with another talent competition type reality show. With him he brings back Paula Abdul, and adds L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. They’ll all be judging groups, individuals, young and old, on any type of talent they may have.

*Terra Nova: Begins airing Monday, September 26, at 8 p.m. on FOX

It is about a family that leaves a dystopian future to go back to prehistoric times to find a way to save the dying earth. It’s like a modern day Jurassic Park on television. And there’s Dinosaurs!

*The Secret Circle: Begins airing Thursday September 15, at 9 p.m. on The CW

A girl moves to a new town and discovers she’s a witch. It’s an adaptation from a book, which seems to be a very popular trend these days. She joins a secret coven, and has to deal with being a witch and the usual teenage angst. There are sure to be a lot of dreamy guys in this one.

*H8R: Begins airing Wednesday, September 14, at 8 p.m. on The CW

Mario Lopez reprises his ever-present role of host for this controversial new show.  A popular celebrity confronts someone who despises them, and forces the “hater” to say whatever it is they have to say to their face. Expect to see a lot of reality TV stars, such as Kim Kardashian and Snooki.

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