With a few notable exceptions, I famously don’t get interested in TV shows until they’ve won several Emmys or been canceled. I was the last person on Earth to watch the famous friends lounge on the sofa at Central Perk and I never laughed at Kramer’s antics until after the final season of Seinfeld had aired.
Maybe my reluctance to check out new shows is a lack of patience. I hate waiting a week between episodes to find out what happens next, only to be left in suspense again. Then there are those long months between seasons when I burn out on the reruns.
The Office is one show I caught early on and I’ve been hooked ever since. Surprisingly, I took the news of the series ending quite well. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how the stories turn out for all of Dunder Mifflin’s employees. Will we see Michael Scott again? Will Angela find out The Senator is gay and end her marriage? The biggest surprise will probably be who has been behind the cameras of this mock-u-mentary, and yes, that will be revealed.
While I’m sad to see The Office go, it helps to know that Dwight Schrute is getting a spin-off show, The Farm. I’m also hoping the 2012 Fall TV Schedule won’t disappoint. I need a few good shows to DVR and watch when the kids are asleep. Here are a few upcoming series premieres that sound interesting to me:
The Carrie Diaries (The CW)
Set in 1984, 16 year-old Carrie Bradshaw lives in a Connecticut suburb with her father and rebellious younger sister, Dorritt, and grieves the loss of her mother. Carrie jumps at the opportunity to intern at a Manhattan law firm. Starring AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw. Based on Candace Bushnell’s novels.
How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life (ABC)
Sarah Chalke plays conservative Polly, a recently divorced single mother who moves back in with her eccentric parents due to financial reasons. With help from the odd assortment of her best friend, slacker ex-husband, and fun assistant, Polly sets out to get her life together.
The Mob Doctor (Fox)
Jordana Spiro stars as Dr. Grace Devlin, a top resident at Roosevelt Medical Center whose debt to the mafia forces her to treat fugitive hit men and operate in illegal backrooms. This series might be just what the doctor ordered since House, another Fox medical drama, was canceled.
Go On (NBC)
Matthew Perry plays Ryan King, a recently widowed sports talk radio host. Before he can return to work his boss insists he attend grief counseling where he meets an odd group of characters.
Red Widow (ABC)
From Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter of the Twilight movies, Red Widow stars Radha Mitchell as Marta Walraven. Marta’s husband’s crooked business partners and shady brother got involved in the drug trade with rival gangsters, a liason that may have lead to the brutal murder of her husband. She’s determined to fight the FBI and gangsters to reveal the truth about his death. Coming 2013.
What shows are you looking forward to watching this Fall? Were any of your favorite shows canceled?