Now that the major networks have revealed their new TV series for the Fall line-up, what of the new series is worth adding to your must-watch list? While we’re curious about the new offerings from the cable networks, we see many reasons to at least try out the pilot for several series, based on the genre, the subject, or the inclusion of some of our favorite actors. We previewed Marvel’s Agents of Shield last week from ABC, and no other series looks to have as much appeal for genre fans as more Joss Whedon and Marvel characters. But we’ve found 15 of the two dozen new series that have some reason to take notice, many with trailers that have been released with the announcements. But be warned, despite some great actors, many of these previews look pretty bad and we’re only posting the trailers for you to judge for yourself. if you want to save time, go directly to the previews for Almost Human, The Michael J. Fox Show, Dracula, and Sleepy Hollow, which look like the best of the new series the Fall has to offer–at least from the networks.
Moving past Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the reason you might give Back in the Game a try is because of the lead, Psych’s Maggie Lawson, as well as James Caan. It looks like a comedy version of Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve. As much as we like Lawson and Caan, we’ll probably skip this one. Check it out for yourself:
ABC also has a spinoff of its Once Upon a Time series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. We gave Once Upon a Time a try in its first season and it held our interest for several episodes because of series lead Jennifer Morrison, but an Alice in Wonderland spinoff? The trailer makes this look better than Once upon a Time and it looks like more of a sequel than a real tie-in to Once Upon a Time. And it does have John Lithgow playing the White Rabbit. Check it out:
The only reason we’ll mention Welcome to the Family is because of lead Mary McCormack, who we loved on In Plain Sight. Other than that it looks like just another Parenthood series with an overdone culture-clash theme. Here’s the trailer:
Michael J. Fox is returning to TV with The Michael J. Fox Show. On paper the description of this show looked almost cringe-worthy: a series about a celebrity named Mike returning to TV who left to deal with his Parkinson’s. But then you watch the trailer and only Michael J. Fox could make this look hilarious. This series may be a very big win: