A New Season of Shows: Whatcha Gonna Watch This Fall?
You are probably still feeling the sting of “Breaking Bad” leaving the air, but with new Fall shows airing, maybe it’s time to find something new? This is the fall of comedies, and there are more than enough shows to keep you entertained. It’s time to start looking for your new show (or shows) that will feed your mind the humor grapes they need.
Take another “Saturday Night Live” alum (Andy Samberg) and put him in prime time alongside straight man Andre Braugher, formerly of dramatic series “Homicide: Life on the Street,” and you have this comedy. Samberg’s carefree and fun-loving (read: immature) Det. Jack Peralta is taken to task when Braugher’s Captain Ray Holt steps in to shape him up.
‘The Michael J. Fox Show’
Michael J. Fox is a beloved sitcom actor and has been since his days as young Reagan-loving Republican Alex P. Keaton on “Family Ties”— and then again as Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty on “Spin City.” Fans were saddened when the actor announced he suffers from Parkinson’s disease, but the actor has remained his sense of humor and tenacity over the years. This brings us to “The Michael J. Fox Show,” which was inspired by the actor’s real life and debuts this fall. The sitcom’s main character, played by Fox, is diagnosed with Parkinson’s and leaves his career as a news anchor. The comedy begins when Mike Henry decides to return to work, balancing work, his home life and his living with Parkinson’s.
‘Parks and Recreation’
“Saturday Night Live” alum Amy Poehler plays earnest Leslie Knope, who returns to Pawnee, Ind., this fall to continue leading her Parks and Recreation staff. Full of charm and quirks, Pawnee is a great place to spend some time. The show has heart, and it also has the softie Jerry Gergich, cynical April Ludgate-Dwyer and the Libertarian extremist Ron Swanson. The characters are rounded out with Andy Dwyer, the beautiful and delicate Ann Perkins, the divinely alluring Donna Meagle, the nerdy Ben Wyatt and the ever-excitable Chris Traeger. With a faux documentary format, it comes from the creators of “The Office.” This show is a ringer to help soothe the loss of “30 Rock.” Since it’s on the same night that “30 Rock” aired and is on the same network, it should be a seamless transition as you get to know the characters and world of Pawnee.
Make Your Viewing Plans
Now that you have some ideas on how to nick your funny bone, it’s time to start thinking about your cable TV resources to make sure you don’t miss an episode. There are many options for those who access their programming from mobile devices and those who go the traditional cable route. Your new comedy options are worth the time to see if any program can fill the big flip-flops left by Liz Lemon.
Photo by David Shankbone via Flickr