The fall season is not even three weeks old, and two shows already know their fate for the season.
NBC’s breakout hit Blindspot had its future signed in ink because they gave the procedural a full season order. While that show got an additional 9 episode order, Minority Report had its order cut by three. Even though they are filming 10 episodes, I wouldn’t expect them all to air on Mondays after the World Series over.
John Stamos wanted to see what the writers of his new hit show Grandfathered were up to and I don’t think he liked what he discovered. They were playing darts. What wrong with that, we all need to release stress every now and again? Well, they were using his face for the dartboard.
I can’t wait for Lifetime to do the Unauthorized Grandfathered Story, so we can we find out what provoked that. They already have their John Stamos from their Full House movie, so they should be ready to go ASAP. Plus, they can get Drake Bell to play Josh Peck. Bullseye, right?
And talking about instant hits, don’t forget to check out Grandfathered on Fox tomorrow and every Tuesday at 8p.
Bones and Sleepy Hollow are back with new seasons tonight on Fox starting at 8p and both shows are back on track.
Bones picks up 6 months after the season finale. Booth (David Boreanaz) and Bones (Emily Deschanel) are enjoying their retired life and their brand new son. Even though they don’t have daily jobs, Booth is doing some freelance work, training FBI agents, and he starts off the episode going to work.
The Jeffersonian gets a call to investigate a murder. A body was found badly burned in a building, and they can’t identify the person but they do discover a gun attached to the remains. When Angela (Michaela Conlin) checks out the gun’s serial number, she discovers it belongs to Booth. Not only that, the body has a lot of similarities to him. Is it him?
Bones returns to The Jeffersonian to help look over remains and determine if it is her husband. While everyone else is trying to get to bottom of it.
Some things will be answered tonight and some will be answered during next week’s conclusion to this 2-part exciting and emotional story.
Then at 9p, Sleepy Hollow picks up 9 months later. Crane (Tom Mison) returns to Sleepy Hollow from his soul searching trip, just in time for another horseman to ride into town. He has been imprisoned by immigration and Mills (Nicole Beharie) bails him out. She has been working for the FBI since he left. When they hear that something is going on in Sleepy Hollow, the Witnesses get back into action.
Who is haunting Sleepy Hollow? We will have to tune in every week to find out.
Not only that, the humor is back. Tonight, Mills and Crane go to Colonial Times and Ichabod is disgusted by all of it. I missed the humor and I am glad it is back.
Fox is making an ’80s girl’s dream come true by giving John Stamos and Rob Lowe back to back shows on Tuesday nights.
Starting at 8p on Grandfathered, Stamos plays Jimmy, a successful, single, meticulous restaurant owner who loves himself a lot. Then one day, he gets a surprise that will change everything. Gerald (Josh Peck), his 25 year old son, whom he didn’t know about, comes in to his restaurant and tells him, not only is he a dad, but he is also a grandfather. Now he has to adjust to it all.
To make things even more complicated, he has to deal with Gerald’s mom, Sara (Paget Brewster), who isn’t really a fan of her ex and won’t make his life easy as he tries to get know his new family.
The true stars of the show are Layla and Emelia Golfieri, who play Edie, Jimmy’s awwwdorable grandchild. Every scene that Stamos has with them will melt your heart. In fact the whole show will do the same. You can’t help but to fall in love Grandfathered.
Then at 8:30p, Rob Lowe plays Dean Sanderson, Jr, an actor whose long running television show just got cancelled and he comes home to see his family. On Dean’s show The Grinder, Dean played a lawyer, which in real life is what his dad, Dean (William Devane) and his brother, Stewart (Fred Savage) do for a living. Only problem is that his brother isn’t the best lawyer in the courtroom. One day, when Dean visits his younger brother in court, he realizes he can do this. He learned a lot playing a lawyer on television and he is ready to put all that knowledge to work. Although Stewart on the other hand wishes his perfect brother will go back to Hollywood. Will they be able to work it out?
More importantly can Rob Lowe convincingly play an actor who played a lawyer trying to be a lawyer. Of course he can and because of that Fox has a strong Tuesday night on their hands with these two shows and Scream Queens.
Whenever an actor is asked about filming a sex scene, they always they are not as romantic as they look. Well, Fox just shared this behind the scenes photo of Will Forte and Kristen Schaal in bed on the set of The Last Man on Earth, and you can understand why they say that.
Look at them surrounded by people in the well-lit confined space, how can you get in the mood with all of that going on? The only thing that is making them hot is all of that lighting.
So now, I bet you are not as envious of actors when they get to film a love scene with someone on your To-Do List?
The night starts off at 7:30p with Bob’s Burger and Bob is a lot less hairy. Since we last saw him he has been losing weight and hair off of his upper lip. When he thinks of shaving it off, Linda admits that it was her mustache that attracted him to her and that is why she fell in love with him. So their kids say it was fate that he had it when they met and that is why they are together today. Then they come up with different wacky stories proving their theory.
Will their made up tales convince their dad to keep his mustache or will he shave it off hearing them?
Then at 8p, it is time for The Simpsons and the most talked about episode of the summer. Homer and Marge are separated and they are dating other people. Will they get back together or are they forever over like Kermit and Miss Piggy? It is a surprise ending you don’t want to miss.
Then at 9:30p, The Last Man on Earth is back and so is Phil’s beard. Carol (Kristen Schaal) and Phil (Will Forte) have been touring the country for the last few months and they have settled in the White House. When Carol tells him it doesn’t feel like home, they decide to look for another place to live. Where will they go next since the whole world is their oyster. Well everywhere but Tuscon that is. Will they make it back there to see the other last humans on Earth or will they just spend it with each other? You just have to tune in to find out.
Spoiler alert, next week’s episode ends with the biggest surprise in the show’s run and this show is all about surprises. So imagine how huge it is. Think you know, tell me what you think it is and if you guess right, I might tell you.
Kristen Schaal was on Conan yesterday to talk about The Last Man on Earth that is back on Fox this Sunday, and she told him about eating crickets on the show. So the TBS host wanted to know if she had to eat real crickets when they filmed the scene. She told him that swallowed about 50-60 of them by the time they were through. Why? As she explained, “I’ll put anything in my mouth for a laugh.”
Then it was time to move on from her to her co-star Will Forte, he asked for the fake crickets to munch on for his scene. They were dates with agave that looked like the real thing and no one told her. Don’t feel too bad for her because by the end of eating all of those buggers, she took a liking to them. So much so, she eats them regularly now and brought some on the TBS talk show for Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter to try. O’Brien wasn’t having any of it, but the sidekick thought he would give it a try. He didn’t mind them, even after she told the weird feeling you get when an antenna gets stuck in your throat. Richter pulled one off of his tongue and he describe it as “like a pube.” Which brings us back how Schaal will put anything in her mouth for a laugh.
BTW I don’t care how yummy they look, there is no way you can get me to eat one. I shudder just thinking about putting the creepy crawly that won’t shut up in my mouth. Would you, could you eat one?
Rosewood is Fox’s latest procedural and it feels like it is trapped in the ’80s.
Rosewood (Morris Chestnut) is a medical examiner in Miami and he is obsessed with death. There is a reason he is so obsessed and you will find out by the end of the episode.
Everyone in Miami PD is used to him and letting him tag along with them. That is until the recently transferred Det. Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) joins the force. She hates death and she hates working with Rosewood. When she realizes she has no choice, she takes him with her but she makes things difficult. Then when they solve the murder, she is OK with working him.
Rosewood is a cross between Miami Vice and Dexter, but it is more Miami Vice than Dexter.
Then at 9p, the moment you’ve been waiting for all summer is here, Empire is back! I ain’t going to tell you too much because I don’t want you to go all Cookie on me.
The season premiere picks up a few months after the finale Lucious (Terrence Howard) is in jail, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) is the head of Empire but Cookie is running things. Dre (Trai Byers) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) are not happy about their little brother being in charge and things are going to get crazy!
That is why we love Empire, it is just as good at being bad as it was last season. What more could we ask for?
Scream Queens debuts on Fox tonight at 8p and it is the only new show of the season that left me wanting more episodes.
Back in 1995, a KKT sorority sister gave birth to a secret baby and died within minutes of the birth. No one did anything to help her and it looks like someone is getting revenge for her death.
Now 20 years later, KKT is run by Chanel (Emma Roberts) and her Chanels (Ariana Grande, Abigail Breslin and Billie Lourd). They are an elitist sorority, but that is all about to change when Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) tells them that they must let anyone who wants to join, in. That makes Chanel go ballistic.
The main pledges are Grace (Skyler Samuels) who is a legacy, Zaydya (Keke Palmer) her roommate and Hester “Neckbrace” (Lea Michele) need I say more?. Pledging is going to be killer as in someone in a devil suit is going around killing off the sisters one by one. Who? Well we all need a little mystery in our life.
The show isn’t only an estrogen rush, there are several men on the show too. Wes (Oliver Hudson) is Grace’s dad, Chad (Glen Powell) Chanel’s boyfriend and head of the top fraternity and his best friend Boone (Nick Jonas).
Jonas is the star of this show and Niecy Nash is a close second. She is the security for hire that is brought in to protect the girls from the devilish killer.
If you love ’80s horror slasher films that are just as much about the kills as the laughs, then you going to love this show. So get the popcorn, a lover to pretend to comfort you and enjoy the best new show of the fall season.
I have to start off my review by admitting I have never seen the movie Minority Report, so I went into the Fox show blind. I don’t know if that helped or hurt me, but I really enjoyed the show that debuts at 9p tonight.
Three kids (Agatha and twin boys Dash and Arthur) were born brain dead because their parents were drug addicts, but science found a way to save them and give them back their lives. Then one day the three of them started having visions and they are able to see murders before they happened. When the scientists realize what they could do, they hooked the Precogs up to machines and for 10 years they were left in a pool of water only to solve crimes before they happened. When science was done with them because there is no crime left, they are shipped off to an island and never to be heard from again.
Or so they thought. It is now 2065, Dash (Stark Sands) left the island and is living in a big city. He can see how people will die, but his brother knows all the details. Without Arthur (Nick Zano), Dash can’t always solve the murders. Arthur is a successful businessman and he doesn’t want anything to do with his past. Agatha (Laura Regan) on the other hand wishes Dash would stop using his gift and remain hidden.
One day, Dash gets to a murder too late and he tries to help the detective find the murderer. Detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good) is suspicious of him until she realizes he is a Precog. Now they are working together to solve crimes. He has the visions and she has the know how and that makes them the perfect team in this thrilling procedural.
The best way to describe Minority Report, is that is a cross between Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human. If you like those shows, then you are going to like this one too.
Then at 10p over at ABC, Castle is back and there will be a lot of changes coming this season.
Castle (Nathan Fillion) gives Beckett (Stana Katic) a gorgeous bracelet for her first day as a Captain. She has to go to One Police Plaze before going to work, but she never shows up. Later on when he is called to a bloody murder, he finds her bracelet in the blood. Now, she is missing and it looks she is working with the person who committed the murders.
While at the crime scene, Castle, Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Javi (Jon Huertas) come across a woman and Hayley (Toks Olagundoye) is a quick-witted, free-spirited, former Scotland Yard police officer. Everyone is suspicious of her but they still work with her. After all it is Beckett, and they will do anything to find her before it is too late.
This year’s season premiere feels a lot like last year’s and I didn’t like the whole Castle missing story last year. In other words, I am not liking the changes they made even though I like Toks Olagundoye.