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9.10.2009

Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV Series Line-Up This Fall

FOX

Fringe

FOX - Returns Sept. 17th

Fringe does have a lot of fans and there is great excitement about this series...but I just kept thinking..."ugh Pacey"...every time I tried to watch this show...and "man can that chick stop pursing her lips! She's a friggin' FBI agent or something."

Dollhouse

FOX - Returns Sept. 25th

Joss Whedon himself will be writing and directing the premiere. Hell yeah! Looking forward to this one.

ABC

NEW SERIES

Eastwick

ABC - Debut Sept 23rd

Synopsis: Based on the novel by John Updike and inspired by the popular movie The Witches of Eastwick, this series follows three very different women who find they suddenly possess very unique powers when a mysterious (and very handsome) man arrives in their small New England town.

The Witches of Eastwick was a hit movie (starring Jack Nicholson), so why not make it a tv series??? Descriptions of this series are giving everyone high hopes for its future, but with re-releases of 90210, Melrose Place, etc., I'm just betting that the net. execs are trying to suck up those aging Charmed fans. Let's keep hoping though, if it's done properly it could be a very good series. Yet, FOX & NBC both tried this concept - leading to two pilots that crashed and burned.

NEW SERIES

FlashForward

ABC - Debut Sept 24th

Synopsis: Based on the sci-fi novel by Robert J. Sawyer, this series follows the repercussions of a cataclysmic event that knocks out the entire population of the world for two minutes and 17 seconds at the same time, allowing everyone to see several months into their own futures. The series main focus is on a group of characters determined to figure out how and why this unprecedented event took place and how they might be able to change their unsettling futures.



The World has a black out and then there is a lot of wondering of what it means. Different? Yes. Will it work?Word is they have put a lot of money into this, a lot of time and it is well shot. I'm going to check it out, but I believe it might do a Fringe Fizzle for me...suck me in with the script, but they the shallowness of the characters might push me away.

Legend of the Seeker

ABC - Airs 10/31

Based on the series, The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. This series is hard to follow and I never know when a new one is coming on. I did see the first couple of shows and it was pretty good - as long as the main character kept taking his shirt off! Phew, I wasn't this bad in high school.

NEW SERIES

V

ABC - Debut Nov 3rd

Synopsis: Today, the world woke up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They're lying.



Based on an mini-series that aired in 1983 and then a subsequent weekly series that didn't pan out that well. Critics are putting big question marks by this series, considering that only the mini-series did well, and once the big reveal of the aliens is shown, the scripts flounder.

AMC

NEW MINI-SERIES

The Prisoner - (mini-series)

AMC - Nov

Synopsis: A man, known as "Six," finds himself inexplicably trapped in "The Village" with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly -- how he can escape.

Six-part mini-series, reinterpretation of the 1960's cult classic, "The Prisoner." There are some big names in this mini-series and talk of a show spin-off. Seems to be something that I'll keep my eye on.

CBS

Ghost Whisperer

CBS - Returns Sept 25th

Medium

CBS - Returns Sept 25th

NBC

Heroes

NBC - Returns Sept. 21st

As Heroes goes into its 4th season, people are speculating that this is the last one. After a dismal 6 million viewers by the end of the 3rd season, the 4th season better really impress, or the network might just flush this big budget sci-fi drama.





CW

NEW SERIES

Vampire Diaries

CW, Debuts Sept 10th (Tonight)

Synopsis: Elena Gilbert has always been a star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends. As the fall semester begins, Elena becomes fascinated with mysterious new boy in school, Stefan Salvatore, and she has no way of knowing he is a centuries-old vampire. While Stefan struggles to live peacefully among humans, his brother Damon is the embodiment of violence and brutality. Now these two vampire brothers - one good, one evil - are at war for Elena's soul in the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia.

One of my hopefuls for this season. They are trying to eat up a young demographic so the plot lines might be a bit on the juvenile side, here's hoping that they keep the series on track with the books, but since I've already noticed a few chang ups, just in the preview (younger teen brother, brunette...) I don't have much hope for that.

Read my other article regarding this series.

Supernatural

CW, Returns Sept 10th

Smallville

CW, Returns Sept 25th

Syfy

NEW SERIES

Stargate: Universe

Syfy - Debuts, Oct 2

Synopsis: A band of soldiers, scientists and civilians are forced through a stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, The Destiny, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship's stargate to survive. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

There have been a few of these Stargate movie and series, but this is penning to be the BIG one. The Battlestar Galactica of the Stargate series. I never watched BG - but I saw a preview and it looked good...who knows, I might watch this but my DVR list is getting a little overcrowded.

Sanctuary

Syfy - Returns, Oct 9

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Thanks for all the dates. I was just looking up these dates this morning. I watch most of what you have listed here. Yet have not seen some of the new ones.

I find it really cool the series that are starting based off of books. Very cool!!

Thanks for the dates. You have filled in a few gaps I still had.

Barbara said...

I'm still not liking the new spelling for SyFy because it just looks dumb. Are they going to start doing that for books next? Some things just don't need to change. I think SciFi looks better but maybe I'm just a weirdo.

Yeah Fringe is strange but at least Josh was shirtless a bit which was nice. It does make me want to go to the library and get Dawson's Creek but I do love Walter and of course there's the cow Jean.

I read The Vampire Diaries when it first came out and enjoyed it and when it got rereleased I read it again and got back into it so I was excited about the series. Since I'm familiar with the books I can't help but notice the changes but I seem to be more open about changes because you can't avoid them. They made changes with Legend Of The Seeker and I ended up loving the show. Sure it's weird that Margaret is now Jeremy but it looks good from what I've seen of it and Ian looks like he'll be great as Damon.

Froggy said...

I loved stargate SG 1 and Stargate atlantis...still upset both got cancelled..and Scifi was the reason for SG1's..so i don't watch their channel anymore.

Love Fringe, Medium, and Ghost Whisperer. supernatural and hereos i need to catch up on.

you so missed these i love.... house, bones, lie to me, greys, csi(original), ncis, how i met your mother, 2 1/2 men, castle, oh i know i am missing some! LOL

Blodeuedd said...

Yay I am waiting for many of those :)

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

This is awesome! You go girl! *high five*
I've been meaning to check out Fringe!
I adore Ghost Whisperer.
FlashForward sounds awesome.

Misty said...

I'm looking forward to Fringe. She does need to stop pursing, but Josh was actually able to make me forget Pacey, which I wasn't expecting. Definitely looking forward to Dollhouse. Joss Whedon is rocks my socks. And Supernatural. God, I've missed those boys. Unsure about everything else. I'll believe it when I see it (or not).

Zia said...

Lots of great shows on that list. My DVR will be a busy little thing this season.

ParaJunkee said...

Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback! I'm a Smallville, Heroes, Dollhouse junkee. I was all into Terminator last season but they canceled it.. :(

So that means if I like the ones I'm going to check out - Vamp Diaries, V, Stargate, Flashforward and Eastwick...ack how will I read!?!

Froggy said...

wait for them on dvd..LOL! I have wanted to try smallville but hubby doesn't think it will be any good.. :(

Cara Powers said...

Personally, I've become addicted to Warehouse 13 on SyFy (stupid new name).

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