The 2014 Fall TV Season – What to Watch!

It has been a LONG summer of reruns! I’ve been busy binge re-watching episodes of The West WIng and The Newsroom – are you surprised?

I’ve even starting watching Breaking Bad.  It’s a good show, but I’m not totally into it.  We’ll see.

It’s that time – to prepare your DVR for all that is about to hit the air waves.  I’ve been busy watching previews of shows thanks to Hulu, and I’m ready to tell you what you should be watching this season.

Fall 2014 Television Guide

September 16

  • “New Girl” (Fox, 9 p.m.)
  • “The Mindy Project” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)

September 17

  • “Red Band Society”: A coming-of-age drama/comedy about a group of friends who develop bonds in a Los Angeles hospital. (Fox, 9 p.m.) (Looks good but I will NOT watch.  Hits way too close to home!)
  • “The Mysteries of Laura”: Debra Messing stars as a New York detective pulling double duty as a working mom of twin boys. (NBC, 10 p.m.)

September 20

  • “On the Run: Jay Z and Beyonce”: A televised special of the couple’s “On the Run” tour stops in Paris. (HBO, 9 p.m.)

September 21

    • “Madam Secretary”: Tea Leoni plays a secretary of state whose appointment occurs under suspicious circumstances. (CBS, 8:30 p.m.)
    • “The Good Wife” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.)

September 22

  • “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.)
  • “Scorpion”: A team of IT misfits at the Department of Homeland Security work to ward off high-tech threats. (CBS, 9 p.m.)

September 23

  • “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC, 9 p.m.)

September 24

  • “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.)
  • “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) (BEST SHOW ON TV!!!!)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.)
  • “Black-ish”: Anthony Anderson stars as a dad who wonders if his suburban family has assimilated too much. (ABC, 9:30 p.m.)
  • “Nashville” (ABC, 10 p.m.)

September 25

  • “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.) (I will watch as long as Patrick Dempsey remains!)
  • “Scandal” (ABC, 9 p.m.)
  • “How To Get Away with Murder”: Viola Davis stars in this drama from Shonda Rhimes about a group of law students who enroll in a class led by a beguiling and mysterious criminal defense professor. (ABC, 10 p.m.)
  • “Parenthood” (NBC, 10:00 p.m.)

September 30

  • “Makers” (PBS) – TINA FEY!
  • “Selfie”: Described as a modern-day “My Fair Lady,” a social media guru asks for help re-branding. (ABC, 8 p.m.)
  • “Manhattan Love Story”: A comedy that exposes what men and women really think on dates. (ABC, 8:30 p.m.)
  • “Happyland”: A soapy teen drama/comedy that goes behind-the-scenes of theme parks. (MTV 11 p.m.) (I will watch for obvious theme park connections!)

October 2

  • “Bad Judge”: Kate Walsh portrays a judge who parties just as hard as she works, but re-evaluates her life after one of her judgments leaves a boy orphaned. (NBC, 9 p.m.)
  • “A to Z”: A comedy that follows one couple’s love story, from “A” to “Z.” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)

October 5

  • “Homeland” (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
  • “Mulaney”: “Saturday Night Live’s” John Mulaney stars in this comedy as a 20-something stand-up comedian on the rise. (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)

October 10

  • “Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me“: A one-hour special based on Chelsea Handler’s sold-out comedy tour “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live.” (Netflix)
  • “Cristela”: A comedy about a sixth-year law student whose ambition is at odds with her family’s dreams for her. (ABC, 8:30 p.m.)

October 13

  • “Jane the Virgin”: A comedy that follows a virgin teen’s pregnancy from accidental artificial insemination. (The CW, 9 p.m.)

October 14

  • “Marry Me”: A six-year couple keeps trying — and failing — to create the perfect engagement. (NBC, 9 p.m.)
  • “About a Boy” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)

October 15

  • “Top Chef” (Bravo, 10 p.m.)

October 27

  • “2 Broke Girls” (CBS, 8 p.m.)

October 30

  • “The Big Bang Theory” (Return to Thursday nights, CBS, 8 p.m.)
  • “The McCarthys”: The athletically inept son of a sports-obsessed Boston family is brought into the fold with a job as assistant coach for his father’s high school basketball team. (CBS, 9:30 p.m.)

November 9

  • “The Newsroom”: The final season of my favorite show.  I am putting a lot of faith into Aaron Sorkin to NOT SCREW THIS UP FOR ME! (HBO)

November 17

  • “State of Affairs”: Katherine Heigl stars as a CIA analyst who helps the President navigate major decisions and crises. (NBC, 10 p.m.)


Anything I’m missing? Something you are really excited about? Want to place a bet on the first show to be cancelled this season?