We've waded through the fall TV schedule — and made it out alive!
We also found five upcoming shows we'll actually watch (sorry "Charlie's Angels." Not you.). Here's our top five.
Hint: It's about two broke girls — one a sardonic Brooklynite (
, who should star in every single TV show), one a former heiress whose dad is now in jail. They work at a restaurant together! Then move in together! And start a cupcake business together! Trust me, it's better than it seems, especially since, again, Dennings is on board.
Confession: My dad used to make me watch the old
original "Prime Suspect" when I was around 10 years old. Not entirely appropriate, since it had lots of sex and language and such. But still, that show remains a true TV classic. So I'm excited to see NBC's relaunch, with a perfectly cast
. Even if she insists on wearing a plethora of fedoras for some reason.
For those waiting for "Jurassic Park: The Series," here it, kind-of, is. To be fair, there are more than dinos in this long-delayed,
-produced sci-fi drama. It's about a family (led by patriarch
) who must travel back to prehistoric Earth to save the human race. Not interested? A reminder: dinosaurs!
's new series is, uh, a bit different than
It's a "psychosexual horror-mystery." And because it's on FX, they'll amp up the psycho, sexual and horror parts.
play a couple whose new home in L.A. has some unwanted guests. Best of all,
dearly departed (?) Russell Edgington and
As much as AMC's latest original series sounds like a Western (post-Civil War setting, gunslinging, general dirtiness), the producers are calling it an "Eastern." Sort-of lame. But the premise sounds fresh. Set during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, "Wheels" follows a Confederate soldier (a beardy
) hunting for the Union soldiers who killed his wife. Vengeance! Plus, I hear there's lots of brothels, saloons and Common. Yes, the rapper co-stars.