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Go On, The New Normal, and more dramas populate Fall 2012 TV season

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Published: Monday, September 10, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 00:09


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Nashville is one of the many dramas premiering this fall.

This Falls TV lineup is filled with dramas, but only some will be popular enough to come back for a second season.

Go On

Matthew Perry makes his return to NBC in Go On. Perry, a sportscaster, joins group therapy after his wife dies. He turns the group upside down, and the lead therapist can’t control it because she learned her skills in a Weight Watchers group. Go On premieres Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

This show has already had two sneak peek episodes and had enough views to make it for a true season. Go On should be hilarious and grab the audience from the beginning. We should see this for a season two as well.

The New Normal

The New Normal is about a homosexual couple who wants to have a baby and a single mom who is willing to be the surrogate. This show has already been boycotted by One Million Moms because homosexuality has not been accepted nationally yet.

The New Normal will make it. Yes it is pushing the boundaries of prime time television, but in a good way. The audience will be hesitant at first, but they will warm up to it. With the show adding a comedic twist it might just change America’s views on homosexuality.


Revolution is set in a post-apocalyptic future without electricity. It deals with how the people plan to survive and who their leader will be. Revolution premieres Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Revolution is one of those shows that could go either way. It should make it, but it is similar to Tera Nova which didn’t make it (although it should have).  The preview of Revolution is eye catching and will hopefully grab enough audience members to make it.

Ben and Kate

Ben and Kate is a comedy about a brother who moves in with his sister, a single mother, to help take care of her daughter, only for sister to take care of them both. Ben and Kate premieres Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on Fox.

This comedy is another one that could go either way. It will either be hilarious and keep the audience watching each week, or it will be a complete flop. The idea sounds good and the previews are funny, but will those be the only funny parts?


Elementary is a drama that takes a new spin off of Sherlock Holmes. This version of Holmes is a recovering addict in the NYPD.Watson is a sobering character and female. Elementary premieres Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

This drama should make it because Sherlock Holmes never seems to get old. Several different versions of the character have been made throughout the decades and they have all been a success. This should not be any different. Starring Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, it is sure to be a success.


Vegas is another drama based in the 1960’s town of Vegas (duh). It is based on the true story of Las Vegas Sherriff Ralph Lamb. Lamb is played by Dennis Quaid, who is making his first appearance on television. Vegas premieres Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. on CBS

Vegas may only capture a certain age group, but there will be enough of them to keep the show going. Quaid will leave a huge mark on television.

The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project is another medical show, but with a romantic comedy twist. Mindy is an OBGYN whose romantic life doesn’t seem to be going so well. This romantic comedy will premiere on Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. on Fox.

Although this show is not the average medical show, it shouldn’t make it. Who wants to watch a show about a single woman’s messed up life? This show would be much better if it was following several people’s lives.

Made in Jersey

Made in Jersey is about a Jersey girl, poof and all, trying to make it in the big city as a lawyer. Her upbringing seems to help her in cases more than others would have thought. This premieres on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

This drama should make it. Although it is another law show, it takes a different angle on things. Based on the preview it leaves the viewer rooting for her.

666 Park Avenue

666 Park Avenue is about an innocent Midwestern couple, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor,who get hired as resident managers of The Drake. The problem with this building is that the residents have signed a deal with the Devil to have their deepest desires filled. This show premieres Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

This show won’t make it. It seems entirely too much like Lost, and not only because Terry O’Quinn is in it. Lost did run for a while, but it just confused all of its viewers. It looks like it will leave too many questions at the end of each episode. This  was interesting at first with Lost because it kept viewers watching each week, but after the first four seasons they left more and more questions unanswered, even as the series ended.

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