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Nerdman ([personal profile] nerdman42) wrote2014-09-04 05:01 pm

2014 Fall Television Masterpost

A thing I decided to do when I couldn't sleep during the summer.

Television shows based on Comic Books:

Constantine - DC Comics character Constantine (Matt Ryan) struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past, but he is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. Trailer

Gotham – This drama explores the origin stories of eventual Batman ally James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), a detective with the Gotham City Police Department, and his battle with the villains who made the city famous. Trailer

The Flash - Scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super-speed after a freak accident that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. Trailer

Marvel’s Agent Carter - Captain America’s Hayley Atwell as the titular agent as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad in 1946. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance administrative work with secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America.

Other Television Programs:

Wayward Pines - This thriller event series from director M. Night Shyamalan stars Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke, a Secret Service agent dispatched to bucolic Wayward Pines, Idaho to locate two missing agents. Instead, he discovers a new set of disturbing questions as he journeys deeper into the small town. Trailer

Gracepoint -When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s residents. Trailer

Backstrom - Based on the Swedish book series, this drama features offensive, irascible detective (Rainn Wilson) with self-destructive tendencies. Trailer 

Galavant - Handsome Prince Galavant (Joshua Sasse) is on a quest for revenge against the king (Psych’s Timothy Omundson) who stole his one true love (Mallory Jansen) in this fairy-tale musical. Trailer

Fresh Off the Boat - A ’90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid (Hudson Yang) growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father (Randall Park) obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother (Constance Wu) often bewildered by white culture. Trailer

Forever - Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) is New York City’s star medical examiner who studies the dead for a reason: He is immortal. With the help of Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza), the drama will peel back the layers of Henry’s long, colorful life through their cases. Trailer

Public Morals - Mob City’s Ed Burns stars as Terry Muldoon in this 1960s cop series about the Public Morals Division and the police officers that walk the line between morality and criminality. However, Muldoon is determined to raise his sons with integrity. Trailer

Selfie - A self-obsessed, twentysomething woman (Karen Gillan) is the subject of a viral video made after a humiliating public breakup. When the video makes her an Internet celebrity for all the wrong reasons, she hires a marketing expert named Henry (John Cho) to help restore her image. Trailer 

How to Get Away With Murder - A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor (Viola Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Trailer

Jane the Virgin - After a series of surprising events, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally artificially inseminated. Trailer

Last Man on Earth - Will Forte created and stars in this comedy series about two strangers who, after the apocalypse, must put aside their differences to ensure the survival of the human race. Trailer

Black-ish - An upper-middle-class black man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife (Tracee Ellis Ross), old-school father (Laurence Fishburne) and his assimilated, color-blind kids. Trailer

Scorpion - An eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Trailer

The Whispers - A race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.  Trailer

American Crime -The personal lives of the players involved in a racially charged trial are examined as their worlds are turned upside-down. 12 Years a Slave scribe John Ridley will write and executive-produce with Cougar Town’s Michael McDonald. Trailer

Stalker - A pair of detectives handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD in this thriller. Dylan McDermott will star as Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the Threat Assessment Unit from the Big Apple, and Maggie Q will play Detective Beth Davis, the head of the Unit. Trailer

Bad Judge - Kate Walsh stars as a sexually unapologetic woman, who also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system that plays with the law in many ways. Trailer

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State of Affairs - Katherine Heigl portrays a CIA attaché who counsels the president (Alfre Woodard) on international security. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life. Trailer

Angie Tribeca - Rashida Jones stars as a lone-wolf detective of the Really Heinous Crimes Unit who isn’t happy when her boss (Jere Burns) makes her work with a partner (Hayes Macarthur). Trailer

Secrets and Lies - An adaptation of an Australian series of the same name, this drama stars Ryan Phillippe as a decent North Carolina family man who discovers the dead body of his 4-year-old neighbor — and ultimately becomes the prime suspect in the murder. Trailer

Red Band Society - A group of teenagers meet as patients in the children’s wing of a hospital and become unlikely friends and allies in this comedic young soap. Trailer

Salem Salem is a fictional story of the infamous Salem witch trials, which were not the last, in the 17th century in colonial Massachusetts, when the government was dominated by Puritan leaders. It questions whether the Puritans were right in their actions, whether the people punished were innocent, and centers on the “real witches” who were a part of day-to-day life, but were not who or what they seemed to be.

The Odd Couple - Friends alum Matthew Perry and Reno 911!’s Thomas Lennon will star in the modern take on Neil Simon’s 1965 Broadway play about polar opposite roommates.

The Messengers - When a mysterious object crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have assigned the task of preventing the impending Apocalypse.

iZombie - A med student-turned-zombie (Rose McIver) takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but what happens when she starts inheriting the corpse’s memories? With the help of her medical-examiner boss (Rahul Kohli) and a police detective (Malcolm Goodwin), she solves homicide cases to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.

Astronaut Wives Club - The drama stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Odette Annable as a group of women whose husbands are astronauts in the 1960s.

Aquarius - David Duchovny stars as a Los Angeles police sergeant in the late 1960s who is tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader who turns out to be Charles Manson. This complicated undercover operation leads Duchovny’s character and his young partner to the brink of Manson’s crimes that will eventually lead to the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.

Emerald City - The series will feature a 20-year-old Dorothy Gale who is thrust into an epic battle for Oz between warring kingdoms.

Battle Creek - Based on a 2002 script from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, this drama tells the story of two men — Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) and FBI Agent Milton Chamberlin (Josh Duhamel) — who, despite their different world views, try to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich.

One Big Happy - When a gay woman (Elisha Cuthbert) and her straight best friend (Nick Zano) decide to have a baby together, things get complicated when one of them finds the love of their life. Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Liz Feldman will executive-produce.

Allegiance - This high-octane thriller introduces the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst, a true patriot who loves his country and family. Unbeknownst to him, both his parents (Scott Cohen and Hope Davis) and his sister (Margarita Levieva) are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. 

Western Animation:

Over The Garden Wall - Headlined by an all-star voice-cast that includes Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Collin Dean (The War at Home) and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Over the Garden Wall is Cartoon Network’s first event mini-series, an animated comedy/fantasy story about two brothers, Wirt and Greg, who are trapped in a mysterious world. In this ten-part mini-series, Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land until they find their way home, aided by a wise old Woodsman who gives them directions and a bluebird named Beatrice. Extended look (will be replaced by trailer as soon as one is available

Be Cool Scooby-Doo! - The Scooby gang is back with a modern comedic twist on the beloved classic. With high school over and one last summer to live it up, the gang hits the road in the Mystery Machine, chasing fun and adventure. But monsters and mayhem keep getting in the way.

Sonic Boom™ - Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons for over 20 years and this year a new branch of the Sonic universe debuts, entitled Sonic Boom™. With a new look for Sonic and friends, the franchise’s first-ever CG animated television series, an action-packed comedy adventure, will premiere on Cartoon Network with support from an extensive video game release of the same name. The Sonic Boomtelevision series, coproduced by SEGA® of America, Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the 2014/2015 season.

Wabbit—A Looney Tunes Production - The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back! From Warner Bros. Animation, Bugs stars in an all-new series consisting of comedic shorts that find the iconic carrot-loving rabbit matching wits against (and getting the best of) classic characters like Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote. Along the way, Bugs will encounter brand-new foes…and he’ll have some help from new friends like Bigfoot and Squeaks the squirrel.

We Bare Bears - We Bare Bears is a comedy about three bear siblings, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Each episode follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they’re looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous. Whatever the situation, it’s obvious that being a bear in the civilized, modern world is tough—but at least they have each other. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong (Toy Story of Terror!), We Bare Bears is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Star Wars Rebels -  An upcoming CGI animated series that will premiere on Disney Channel in October.It is set to take place between 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in which the Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form. Edit: Moved to premiere early 2015 Trailer

Penn Zero: Part Time Hero – Penn Zero, a boy from the suburbs, inherits the coolest job ever – part time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day. Edit: Moved to premiere early 2015

Anime

Fate/stay night: Ultimate Blade Works - New anime adaptation of Fate/stay night, following the Unlimited Blade Works route. Trailer

Grisaia no Kajitsu - The story is set in an academy that is a cloistered “orchard” for girls to be educated and cultivated away from external influences. Five girls spend their lives within these walls in repentance and atonement. Yuuji Kazami has just enrolled as the sole male student there.

Amagi Brilliant Park - A narcissistic genius is recruited to be the manager of a failing amusement park, to gather feelings of happiness for a magical kingdom.

Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins) - A princess seeks to find a group of disbanded knights called the Seven Deadly Sins in order to defeat the Holy Knights, who have taken over the country.

Terra Formers – In their attempts to colonize Mars, a team of scientists fight against evolved roaches left there from a previous expedition. Trailer

Parasyte – A parasitic alien attaches itself to the hand of normal high school student Shinichi. Together, they must fight against other parasites that were more successful in taking over their hosts.

Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – As a school prepares for a culture festival, the astronomy club, which contains a numbers of the school’s bigger names, is asked to deal with certain mysterious incidents that have been occurring.

Trinity Seven – Arata Kasuga joins a wizarding school to control the grimoire Hijiri to save his hometown. There, he meets the Trinity Seven, the most powerful mages of the school. Trailer

Shigatsu was Kimi no Uso - A depressed former child prodigy meets a strange girl who turns his life around. Trailer

Sora no Method – As a result of a few girls’ wish, a small town has a mysterious disk hovering over it. Trailer

Magic Kaito – A Detective Conan spin-off, detailing the adventures of the legendary thief Kaito Kid.

(Not to be confused with)

Kaitou Joker - There are no items that can not be stolen by Joker, The Mysterious Thief. With his magic tricks, Joker go around the world, steal the treasure! No half-hearted, ranging from special agents to the most sophisticated equipment were deployed to subdue him. Is there anything can stop the exploits of The Mysterious Thief?!

Inou Battle Wa Nichijoukei No Naka De - The five members of a literature club get superpowers but have their ordinary lives continue despite their best efforts.

World Trigger – A  gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth’s only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin - The story revolves around humans that have the job of “Makai Knights,” people who fight against demonic beings called Horrors. Trailer

Denki-Gai no Honya-san - The “youthful bookstore comedy” revolves around the folks who work in a manga shop deep in a certain “Electric Town” neighborhood.