FALL 2016 TV SHOWS|PREMIERES & RETURNS

Just another thing I love about Fall – NEW TV SHOWS! And old TV shows that I’ve missed oh so much are returning.  What’s better than plopping yourself down on the couch after work with a nice glass of wine, watching something good on TV?  (Don’t answer that.)  But it is nice to see all your friends again – I mean, fictional characters, on the screen.  It’s especially nice on a Snow Day, when you’re stuck in the house.  Netflix & Chill it is.

On a serious note, here are some Fall 2016 TV Show Premieres/Returns!

PREMIERES:

SUNDAY, 9/18: THE CASE OF: JONBENET RAMSEY (CBS)

JonBenet

The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey is a six hour, three part docu-series that airs on 9/18 from 8:30-10:30 PM ET/ 8:00 – 10:00 PM PT.  The second part will air on Monday, 9/19 at 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT, and will conclude on Sunday, 9/25 from 8:30-10:30 PM ET/PT.  This docuseries follows the case of JonBenet Ramsey, who was murdered when she was only 6 years old, in December of 1996. Her father had originally reported her missing, but found her body in the basement of their family home about eight hours later.  JonBenet’s parents and brother, Burke, who was nine years old at the time, were immediate suspects.  The police did not find any evidence against them, and death still remains a mystery.

I remember hearing about this case when I was little – I was eight years old when it happened.  I remember seeing JonBenet’s face splashed on the cover of every tabloid, everyone claiming they knew something about her murder.  As I got older, I wondered about her myself.  I read numerous details about the case over the years, if I happened to come across it.  I remember reading that it was snowing the night of her murder, yet there were no footprints in the snow leading to her house.  Logic clearly points to someone in the house, yet no DNA was found to convict anyone.  This will be sad to watch, because it’s a true story and JonBenet never actually got justice.   I do think it will be a very interesting six hour event, though.  And hopefully one day JonBenet’s murderer will be convicted, and she will get the justice she deserves.

NOTORIOUS, 9/22,  THURSDAYS @ 9:00 PM (ABC)

Notorious

(Description is from IMDB.Com)

Follows the professional and personal relationship between a charismatic attorney and a powerhouse television producer as they attempt to control the media, the justice system, and ultimately – each other.

*I’m hoping that this show will be a mixture of Law & Order SVU & Castle.  I’m hoping that the two main characters, Julia & Jake, can live up to the expectations of Benson & Stabler, and  Beckett & Castle.  We’ll see!

THE EXORCIST, FRIDAY, 9/23 ON FOX (TIME TBA)

Exorcist

(Description is from IMDB.Com)

TV show based on William Blatty’s1971 novel about a priest who performs exorcisms on demonic spirits.

*Everyone has seen the movie, The Exorcist (right?), so this is pretty self-explanatory.  I don’t really have high hopes for this, but scary movies/TV shows are my favorite, especially around Halloween, so I’m willing to give it a try.

CONVICTION, 10/3, MONDAYS @ 10:00 PM (ABC)

Conviction

(Description from IMDB.Com)

A brilliant young attorney (Hayley Atwell), who is also the daughter of a former U.S. president, is blackmailed to head up NYC’s new Conviction Integrity Unit. She and her team investigate cases where people may have been wrongly convicted.

*This looks interesting.  I love shows that have to do with the law.  Especially when they’re trying to help people who were wrongly convicted, because we have so many major flaws in our justice system in real life. Let’s hope that the main character, Hayes, is a bad ass!

FREQUENCY, 10/5, WEDNESDAYS @ 9:00 PM (THE CW)

frequency

(Description from IMDB.Com)

A police detective in 2016 discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father; Frank Sullivan, a detective who died in 1996 and the two must work together to change the history of tragic events to come while also getting the chance to heal their complicated relationship.

*Okay, seriously, everything about this show looks so cool.  I love anything paranormal, and I’m hoping there is some time time travel thrown in there as well (even though it confuses the hell out of me.)  Can’t wait to see this one.

NO TOMORROW, 10/10, MONDAYS @ 9:00 PM (THE CW)

No Tomorrow

(Description from IMDB.Com)

Evie, a risk-averse quality-control assessor who falls for free-spirited thrill seeker Xavier only to find out he lives his life that way because he believes the apocalypse is coming.

*No Tomorrow looks really cute and quirky.  The main characters are adorable.  I love a good love story mixed in with an apocalypse.  (Hopefully it’s a zombie apocalypse.)

THE FOLLOWING HAVE NO DATES (THAT I COULD FIND), THEY’RE TBA:

MIDNIGHT TEXAS (NBC)

Midnight Texas

(Description from IMDB.Com)

Its Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, Texas; a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel.

*I read that Midnight Texas is actually based off of a book by Charlaine Harris, who wrote the Sookie Stackhouse series.  True Blood was one of my favorite TV shows, and I was beyond sad when it ended.  (I still miss True Blood Sundays with Jena!)  This looks promising to me!

STILL STAR CROSSED (ABC)

Still Star Crossed

(Description from IMDB.Com)

A period drama that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet leaves off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Based on the book by Melinda Taub.

*For starters, I read that Shonda Rhimes is one of the producers for this show, so I already love it.  Romeo and Juliet were a classic, I can’t wait to see where Shonda takes this show.

PRISON BREAK: SEQUEL (FOX)

Prison Break

(Description from IMDB.Com)

Seven years later, thanks to information provided by T-Bag, Lincoln and Sara discover that Michael is still alive in a Yemen prison and develop a plan to get him out.

*This is probably the most exciting news I’ve heard in regards to TV shows all year!  I was obsessed with Prison Break in high school.  (Michael Scofield forever ❤ ) I cannot wait to see this and I hope it’s amazing as it was the first time around.

RETURNING SHOWS!

9/11 – 90 Day Fiance, 9:00 PM (TLC)

9/12 – Dancing With the Stars, 8:00 PM (ABC)

9/14 – American Horror Story, 10:00 PM (FX)

9/19 – The Voice, 8:00 PM (NBC)

9/20 – The Bad Girls Club, 8:00 PM (Oxygen)

9/20 – Scream Queens, 9:00 PM (Fox)

9/21 – Modern Family, 9:00 PM (ABC)

9/21 – Law & Order SVU, 9:00 PM (NBC)

9/22 -Grey’s Anatomy, 8:00 PM (ABC)

9/22 – How to Get Away with Murder, 10:00 PM (ABC)

10/2 – Shameless, 9:00 PM (Showtime)

10/4 – The Flash, 8:00 PM (The CW)

10/13 – Supernatural, 9:00 PM (The CW)

10/21 – The Vampire Diaries, 8:00 PM (The CW)

10/23 – The Walking Dead, 9:00 PM (AMC)

11/20 – The Affair, 10:00 PM (Showtime)

What are you looking forward to!? Happy Fall 🙂

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