The Fall 2011 TV Discussion!

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  1. iBreatheApple, Sep 20, 2011
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    Let's talk TV, Fall 2011 style. Here is a list of most of the TV shows airing this season. Discuss! (I apologize in advance, this was a great post in it's original edit. It was 40,000 characters and MacRumors limit to 20k. Additionally, I had a picture for every summary (35) and the limit is 20. Summaries have also been severely cut down. Credit to iTunes for screen capped images and summaries.)

    A Gifted Man
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    A Gifted Man is a drama about a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the 'hereafter.' Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) is an exceptional doctor who lives a materialistic life of luxury thanks to his work-obsessed career and powerful and wealthy patients; however, Michael's ordered world is rocked when his ex-wife, Anna (Jennifer Ehle), an idealistic free-clinic doctor and the love of his life, mysteriously appears to him... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Allen Gregory
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    Allen Gregory is a new animated series that tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time. When he looks in the mirror, Allen Gregory De Longpre (Jonah Hill) doesn't see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic - characteristics he inherited from his doting father, Richard (French Stewart)... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Body of Proof
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    Think you can get away with murder? Over her dead bodies. Dana Delany stars as Dr. Megan Hunt, a brilliant neurosurgeon who was at the top of her game when her world was turned upside down by a devastating car accident. Unable to operate, Megan begins a new career as a medical examiner. Losing everything has forced her to slow down and pay attention to the little details that most people miss. Megan’s instincts are razor sharp, but her difficult reputation precedes her wherever she goes... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Charlie's Angels
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    Set in Miami, this fun, glamorous, action-packed take on the 1970s smash hit series introduces us to three new angels, all fearless detectives, head-turning beauties and close friends. There's Abby (Rachael Taylor), a Park Avenue princess who became a world-class thief. Then there's Kate (Annie Ilonzeh), a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both her career and her fiancé. Finally there's Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Community
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    New York Magazine’s #1 show of 2010 is ready for its biggest year yet. The lovable misfits are back, and you never know what might happen in the exciting third season, with great guest stars and more unique, unexpected plotlines. From looking ahead to new relationships and careers to dealing with their (occasionally) checkered pasts, everyone is spreading their wings in new, hilarious ways... head to iTunes for full summary!


    CSI: Miami

    The 10th season of CSI: Miami picks up with fugitive Randy North on the run after having shot Horatio and leaving Natalia trapped in the back of a car that's been dumped off a pier... head to iTunes for full summary!


    CSI: NY
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    In the eighth season of CSI: NY we find a changed crime lab four months after Season 7 ended. After closing the book on his last unsolved case, Mac has decided to leave the force and work for a lab that processes DNA recovered from 9/11. He is also spearheading the 9/11 memorial. With the 10-year anniversary approaching, it is not just Mac, but the entire crime lab who reflect on the tragic events... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Free Agents

    Alex (Hank Azaria) is recently divorced, and Helen (Kathryn Hahn) lost her fiancé a year ago. Obviously, these two are definitely not ready to be dating again. So naturally, they end up in bed together one night. Oops. And they’re coworkers. Double oops... head to iTunes for full summary!


    The Goodwife
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    At the close of Season 2, Alicia was struggling with her feelings for Will while trying to stay afloat with Lockhart/Gardner and still coming to grips with the revelation of Peter's past affair with Kalinda. As Season 3 begins, Alicia is back with a new found confidence and a fresh start. Will and Alicia are working on a tough case that puts them both in unknown territory. Peter searches for a law firm to represent the county's civil needs... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Grey's Anatomy

    Shockwaves rock Seattle Grace this season. Will Alex reveal Meredith’s hand in the tampering of a major medical study? Loyalties will be tested, relationships will be strained and everyone’s future will hang in the balance. Brace yourself for Grey’s most powerful season yet.


    Hawaii Five-O
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    Season 2 begins, McGarrett is in jail awaiting trial and Danny comes to visit him with a special guest. Danny finds out that Rachel's intentions may be different than he was hoping for... head to iTunes for full summary!


    House
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    Doctor House (Hugh Laurie) returns in Season 8.


    How to be a Gentleman
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    How To Be A Gentleman, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer. Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) is an etiquette columnist whose devotion to ideals from a more civilized time has lead to a life detached from modern society... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Last Man Standing
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    You can’t get manlier than Mike Baxter (Tim Allen). He loves to have adventures while he’s traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. But Mike is about to find out that it’s not a man’s world anymore. While he might be king of the hill at work at an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he’s the odd man out in a home dominated by his wife and three daughters... head to iTunes for full summary!


    NCIS
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    Season 9 begins, the team is back at work in the field, and some of their cases hit close to home. One of McGee's family members may be involved in a murder, and we find Tony working on a special SecNav case that takes a dangerous turn.


    NCIS: Los Angeles
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    Season 3 begins with a rescue attempt that ultimately reveals information about Callen and his family.


    Nikita

    In season one of this sexy and suspenseful series featuring international action star Maggie Q in the title role, the charming and deadly Nikita waged a war against Division, the agency that created her. Michael – the man who trained her, a man she trusted – was hunting her. But Nikita had an ace up her sleeve: Alex, a girl she trained to infiltrate this secret unit of the government. ... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Parenthood
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    A new baby... whew! Julia and Joel, unable to have another child of their own, have decided to adopt. They can't help but be a bit jealous about Adam and Kristina's news. Sarah is fast approaching 40 and doing it all on her own - working, dating and raising two kids. If only she could move out of her parents' home - life would be grand, wouldn't it?... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Parks and Recreation
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    Does Pawnee have someone with the intelligence, popularity and political savvy to run for higher office? Knope. When Leslie is finally approached with the possibility of mounting a political campaign for public office, it could be a dream come true. But can she balance her political ambition with her forbidden romance with Ben while keeping it a secret from Chris? This has the makings of an explosive political scandal... head to iTunes for full summary!


    The Playboy Club
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    From Academy Award®-winning executive producer Brian Grazer, The Playboy Club is a provocative new NBC drama about a time and place that challenged the existing social mores and transformed American culture forever. It’s the early 1960s, and at the center of Chicago lies the legendary and seductive Playboy Club, a living, breathing fantasy world filled with $1.50 cocktails, music, glitter and of course, beautiful Bunnies...head to iTunes for full summary!


    Prime Suspect
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    If being a homicide detective in New York isn't tough enough, having to contend with a male-dominated police department to get respect makes it that much tougher. And that's exactly what Jane Timoney has to do. She's an outsider who was just transferred to a new precinct where a fraternity of cops isn't willing to give her the benefit of the doubt - especially given the way they think she got the job after an illicit affair with her boss. Jane is by no means perfect, and with her own vices and questionable past she can be forceful, willful, rude, and downright reckless. She's also a brilliant cop with an uncanny ability to see what others miss... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Raising Hope

    Raising Hope is the critically acclaimed comedy from Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia that follows the Chance family as they find themselves raising the newest addition to the household: a baby named Hope. Hope is the product of Jimmy’s (Lucas Neff) one-night stand with a wanted felon, whom his mother, Virginia (Martha Plimpton), helped capture and send to prison. Virginia and her husband, Burt (Garret Dillahunt), who had Jimmy at the tender age of 15, find themselves back in the baby game – but now with their granddaughter, they have a chance to get it right. The Chances live with Jimmy’s great-grandmother, Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman). Once the rock of the family, she now forces everyone to stay on their toes... head to iTunes for full summary!


    The Secret Circle
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    From the author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle chronicles the story of a young girl who discovers not only that she is a witch and part of a secret coven, but that she is the key which will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. At 16, Cassie Blake is independent, resourceful and decidedly not a joiner. But when her mother unexpectedly dies, Cassie goes to live with her grandmother in the Pacific Northwest town where her mother grew up. After her uneasy inclusion in a group of fearless teens, Cassie discovers that she is part of something larger than herself, with a history of witchcraft... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Supernatural

    The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as Supernatural enters its seventh season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent their lives on the road, battling every kind of supernatural threat. Over the years, after dozens of bloody adventures, they finally closed in on their dark destiny: Sam and Dean, with the help of their friends, father-figure Bobby and fallen angel Castiel, managed to avert the Apocalypse and defeat Fate itself — but at a terrible price... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Terra Nova
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    From executive producers Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, René Echevarria and Brannon Braga comes an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making. The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet forbidding land. Jim Shannon (Jason O’Mara), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family through this new world of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. Jim’s wife, Elisabeth (Shelley Conn), is a trauma surgeon and the newest addition to Terra Nova’s medical team. Josh (Landon Liboiron) is their 17-year-old son who is torn to leave life as he knows it behind; upon arriving at the settlement, he finds himself instantly drawn to the beautiful and rule-breaking Skye (Allison Miller). Maddy (Naomi Scott), Josh’s endearingly awkward 15-year-old sister, hopes Terra Nova will give her a new chance to reinvent herself. Although Elisabeth’s medical training secured the family a spot on the pilgrimage, a secret involving their five-year-old daughter, Zoe (Alana Mansour), soon endangers their place in this utopia. Upon the Shannon’s arrival, they are introduced to Commander Nathaniel Taylor (Stephen Lang), the charismatic and heroic first pioneer and leader of the settlement. Taylor warns the travelers that while Terra Nova is a place of new opportunities and fresh beginnings, all is not as idyllic as it initially appears.


    Unforgettable
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    Unforgettable stars Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It's not just that she doesn't forget anything - she can't; except for one thing: the details that would help solve her sister's long-ago murder... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Up All Night

    Life is all about balance. So what happens when you throw a new baby into it? Reagan (Christina Applegate) and her husband, Chris (Will Arnett), are the proud new parents of baby Amy. She may have been unexpected, but life’s curve balls can be a godsend, literally. But with a career and boss (Maya Rudolph) that need attention, Reagan’s the one going back to work while Chris is going to be the stay-at-home dad. Easy, right? Well, not quite. Determined to prove that she can be the perfect wife, mother, and career woman, Reagan spins a little out of control... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Vampire Diaries

    The CW’s number-one series continues for another season of epic romance, suspense and a bloody good thrill ride. Based on the best-selling book series, The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers, obsessed with the same gorgeous girl, who are battling to control the fate of an entire town... head to iTunes for full summary!


    Whitney

    They say marriage is the number one cause of divorce. For Alex and Whitney, it's one of many reasons they're determined not to take the plunge. After going to yet another one of their friends' weddings, Whitney realizes that she and Alex are dangerously close to relationship boredom. She sees it happen all the time: pretty soon you're not dressing up for each other, you're not having enough sex, and you start fighting.... head to iTunes for full summary!


    ALSO AIRING THIS SEASON:

    American Dad
    The Cleveland Show
    Desperate Housewives
    Family Guy
    Glee
    The Office
    Mike & Molly
    Person of Interest
    How I Met Your Mother
    Big Bang Theory
     
  2. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    For me, must-see TV:

    * DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: Say what you will, this show has held up great over these 8 years, and they still make me want for more each week! Awesome cast & writers! Sad to see it go after this season, but I'd say it's fulfilled it's mission.

    * GLEE: Still rockin' in the 3rd season. One of the few shows on TV with real energy in it. Music is great, cast is cute, and they have Sue Sylvester!

    * MODERN FAMILY & THE MIDDLE: 2 great, funny shows; I look forward to riding with them through their 3rd season! MF deserved all the Emmys it just won!

    * AMAZING RACE: Yup - still the tour de force it ever was.

    * TWO & A HALF MEN: Never cared for it, but watched it the other night; Kutcher surprised me into believe that it may be worth watching after all. Didn't care as much for the Sheen angle of the show.

    * NEW GIRL: Has potential...the one roomate, who keeps taking off his shirt while interviewing potential roomies--he's a hottie; good enough for me to keep coming back for more!

    * 2 BROKE GIRLS: OK...been there the other night...done that...not sure if it has staying potential.

    * X-FACTOR / CHARLIES ANGELS / PAN AM / BIG BANG THEORY: Eh...we'll see how these go...probably will be on a take 'em or leave'em basis each week.

    That's about all really on my hit list.
     
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    NCIS was pretty good. Still not Truth or Consequences good, but I enjoyed it.
     
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    As you may have noticed from the stand-alone thread, I'm STOKED for Terra Nova. I hope it delivers because I have very high hopes!
     
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    Fringe

    American Horror Story

    CSI (seriously you list the two ****** ones but not the real one?)
     
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    I really hope they give some of these shows a chance. They don't even give shows the opportunity to build a fan base anymore. Take Flashforward, for exampe. GREAT TV show that they cut mid-season and sloppily threw and ending together. Person's Unknown was great as well.
     
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    OP, you missed a show, and probably my fave from OTA: Mike & Molly.

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    Melissa McCarthy (pictured above, at right) won the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy for her role in this.

    Short synopsis: Two middle-class, plus-size Chicagoans fall in love after meeting at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. At the end of last season, the title characters became engaged. It's a romantic comedy, and at times rather adult in its dialogue, so you may want to put the kids to bed before watching.
     
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    Me and the gf are waiting on Whitney, it airs today! :)
     
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    I watched that last night and changed channels after 15 minutes.

    And i'm a big She and Him fan too.

    Why isn't Person Of Interest listed here ?
     
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    Added, thanks!
     
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    Chuck. Fringe. Son's of Anarchy. Boardwalk Empire. Those are the one's I'm dedicated to so far.


    I am however intrigued by Terra Nova and Revenge.
     
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    Granted, I'm a Sarah Michelle Gellar fan but I think 'Ringer' has potential.
     
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    Does anyone know if and/or when Modern Family season three will be available in iTunes?
     
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    The new episode of The Office was great and Whitney was pretty good actually :)
     
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    Dont know about anyone else, but I thought Charlie's Angels was awful. I think the acting was very average, and just not good overall.
     
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    Of the new shows…

    Person of Interest - Enjoyed it. Definitely has potential. DVR set to record.

    Prime Suspect - Better than average cop show. Certainly not appointment TV but I'll watch if I'm around.

    Whitney- What a steaming pile of ****. Laugh track was pathetic as were most of the jokes. Sad because I like her.

    2 Broke Girls- I laughed out loud several times. I'll watch it as it's on after the formerly great HIMYM, which I still watch even though it seems to have run its course.
     
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    Body of Proof, House, and Parenthood are the only ones I might watch.
     
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    Nice to see Two and a Half men as well as The Office both have good premieres this past week. Positive sign considering the cast upheaval they both experienced. Jury still out on some of the new shows, Person of Interest has some potential though.
     
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    Really excited for Dexter to come back on. Season 6 premiers a week from today. Unfortunately I'll either have to find it streaming or download it (illegally!) in a few weeks because my school doesn't have Showtime.
     
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    I liked Prime Suspect, I am a Maria Bello fan so I hope the show does well.

    Whitney had some decent jokes but I just about saw the whole pilot from the promos all summer.

    2 Broke Girls surprised me, I will give it a go. Fun Fact the show is also produced by Whitney Cummings.
     
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    Looks like The Simpsons let us know what happened to Jack Bauer. Hehe
     

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