With the new fall season just about to begin, ABC television has a number of highly anticipated new series about to premiere, along with some intriguing returning shows. With six new shows and 17 returnees, it’s a cliché to say there’s something for everybody, but with Muppets, a thriller set in FBI training school, and a drama depicting the 80’s LA rock scene, that just might be the case.
Behind the Muppets
Perhaps the most intriguing show on any network this year, The Muppets is set to appeal to both kids and adults. Featuring a documentary/reality show style, the show will examine the private lives of Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, and the rest, mixing adult references for the grown-ups, with Muppet craziness for a younger audience. No one has quite figured out how this will work, but everyone is eagerly waiting to see where it leads the night of its premier, Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Not Just For Homeland Fans
Premiering on Sunday, Sept. 27, Quantico isn’t just a depiction of the best-looking class of FBI recruits in history (though it certainly is that, judging by the looks of stars Priyanka Chopra and Jake McLaughlin.). It’s also a suspense thriller and whodunit all in one, as the entering class of recruits is suspected of harboring a traitor who’s responsible for the worst attack on New York City since 9/11.
Guns and Roses Meets C.S.I.
As new wave started to peter out in the early eighties, the American rock scene was being reborn on LA’s Sunset Strip. Add a pair of romantically linked serial killers into the mix, with police, journalists, drug dealers, and club-goers all teamed to try to stop them, and you have Wicked City, a 1982 set procedural set to start its 10 episode first season on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The Expanding Marvel Universe
Following a lackluster start in its first season Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. began firing on all cylinders as it introduced the Inhumans, embraced its comic book roots, and integrated further into the greater Marvel universe. The upcoming third season, which finds the team gathering super powered individuals into their own team, looks to be coming on strong from the start.
A Scottish Princess
Though Once Upon A Time’s best days may be behind it, much like last year’s introduction of Elsa from Frozen, this year’s introduction of Merida, the princess from Pixar’s Brave, has people talking, if only to see how close they can get to the animated mop of red hair on real life actress Amy Manson’s head.
There’s not long to wait now for the new shows coming up on ABC. In the meantime, Pristine Sales is standing by with DVD sets to catch you up on the returnees, and get you ready for the 2015-16 season. Sample as many of shows as possible, since you never know when you might find the next big hit!