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Psst! Want to Hear a Fall 2012 TV Season Sneak Peek?
September 13, 2012  | By David Bianculli  | 4 comments
 

Our TVWW 2012 Fall TV package is coming Monday, with tips on the best of what to watch and avoid. Meanwhile, Thursday on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, you can get an advance taste…

Some new shows, of course, were rolled out by NBC during the Olympics. A couple others popped up earlier this week, and next Monday brings another pair before the new season begins in earnest a week later, on Monday, Sept. 24.

But on my Fresh Air report — my first of the fall — I’ll offer an assessment of the overall season, pinpoint the one new show I think stands slightly above the rest, list the new shows with the most promise, and play clips from a few new series, including ABC’s Last Resort (above), which I suggest are worth at least a sample.

One of them, at least, should surprise you.

To hear my Fresh Air new TV season report, listen to public radio Thursday or go to the Fresh Air website.

And remember: return here Monday for our own big fall launch, where our critics will weigh in on all the new shows so you can watch, or avoid, accordingly.
 
 
 
 
 
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4 Comments
 
 
ATF
Hi David - hope all is going well your favorite redhead (p--p)
Sep 13, 2012   |  Reply
 
 
Eileen
Well, at least I feel better as to why Dick Wolf didn't latch onto Andre Braugher for L&O: SVU after he did such great work last year and had such wonderful chemistry with Mariska Hargitay. I'll definitely tune into Last Resort; love Andre and Bruce Davidson. I didn't listen to Fresh Air - yet - but I'm hoping you liked Vegas as that's the other show I'm hoping is a potential winner. We'll see. Looking forward to Monday's reviews.
Sep 13, 2012   |  Reply
 
 
Davey
Heard the show, and the new season sounds like it's time to cut the cable. I thought you were far too kind to Go On. The writing and Perry's acting were unbelievably bad, to my eye, at least. I've seen better high-school plays. If that's the baseline, the new season promises to be excruciating.
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Sarah
As I listened to Fresh Air today I couldn't help but be disappointed at the lack of good new shows you think there are this season. Alas I will tune in to those I decide to take a chance on and see what happens. Until then I will continue to watch those from last season and previous ones.
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