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2014
Sep
23
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new CBS series was presented initially as a back-door pilot (with Scott Bakula, the star of New Orleans, established as a Southern NCIS cohort in a regular episode of NCIS, opposite flagship series star Mark Harmon). Now the baby bird flies from tne nest and goes out on its own. Will it soar in the ratings? No question, really. If there’s any show this season that’s guaranteed to succeed, NCIS: New Orleans is it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
23
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Two different drama series, on two different networks, begin their new seasons tonight with plots that are remarkably similar: In order to survive, and combat the bad guys, a team of heroes goes underground, adopting new identities to evade detection while planning their next moves against the evil forces amassed against them. On this series, Finch (Michael Emerson) and his team have to separate, and assume alter egos, so that the evil new supercomputer, Samaritan, can’t t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
23
 
 
To say that, in this show’s final season, it’s gone to the dark side is a bit of an understatement. Jax (Charlie Hunnam) has gone from being tortured (agonizing over the death of his wife) to being torturer (brutalizing and killing the man he was told was responsible). And since he acted on bad information, from his own murderous mother (Katey Sagal), things are setting up for one nasty Freudian climax: a veritable case of Oedipus wrecks.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 

The 2014-15 broadcast TV season begins officially tonight – and just in time, TV Worth Watching presents its annual "Fall Preview..."

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: I’m a sucker for the innocent playfulness and good fun of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night and CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and this new syndicated game show, hosted by Craig Ferguson, plays right into that affable, enjoyable sensibility. In Celebrity Name Game, the challenge is to identify celebrities in a series of different word games and rapid-fire question sessions. Sometimes the “regular contestants,” the civilians, are teamed with guest celebriti
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Because of CBS’s Thursday Night Football, TV’s most popular sitcom is being moved back to Mondays to begin Season 8, if only until football season is over. And tonight, CBS presents a double dose of fresh Big Bang episodes – to give the best possible lead-in, and traction, to the new CBS series Scorpion, which is about a group of brilliant geeks who form a team to solve crimes and help those in need. But for now, against Gotham, the geeks of Big Bang Theory may
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Ben McKenzie from Southland and The O.C. stars as Jim Gordon, who’s a newbie on the Gotham police force he eventually will end up running – as the much more familiar Commissioner Gordon. This series is a moody, TV noir prequel to the DC Comics Batman narrative, introducing some new characters while giving us hints of the pre-origin stories of some of the familiar villains. Gotham gets off to a strong start, and though there’s not one new series this fall that h
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: I was pleasantly surprised by this CBS procedural, because if it finds a way to continue to explore and expand upon the oddball personalities of the various members of this genius crime-fighting unit, Scorpion will differentiate itself easily from the other such shows out there – and, for a while at least, be paired perfectly with Big Bang Theory. I also found myself quite taken, this time around, by Katharine McPhee from Smash and American Idol, who, in this series, witho
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Just like the hero of Angel one season, the hero from a different time in Sleepy Hollow ended last season sealed in a coffin and left for dead. Or undead, or whatever. But don’t expect Ichabod Crane, played by Tom Mison, to think inside the box for long – not when he and his modern-day partner in evil-fighting (Nicole Beharie) have more demons to track, headless and otherwise.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: All we know about the start of Season 2 is that it takes place a few months after the events that ended Season 1 – events which seemed to really complicate any chance of a smooth relationship between federal agent Elizabeth (Megan Boone) and her father figure, and perhaps father, Red (James Spader). Oh, and that Mary Louise Parker from Weeds is joining the cast, at least temporarily. That should be fun: Spader and Parker are two of the most electric actors working in TV, a