Preview of New and Returning Shows for Fall 2010

Tom Chieppo

Tired of the same re-run television shows you have seen over and over during the summer?  Just can’t stop flicking through the channels with your remote to find something pleasant to watch?  Well, have no fear, the fall TV lineup is here!

1.)    Sons of Anarchy  is back for its third season and will air September 7 at 10 p.m. on FX.  What’s next?  Zobelle (Adam Arkin) will return in the season premiere.  Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is destroyed at the loss of his son.  Clay (Ron Perlman) and his sons try to get him on his feet.  Gemma (Katy Sagal) is on the run after being accused of murdering Cameron’s son (Callard Harris) because agent Stahl (Ally Walker) framed her for murder.  Hal Holbrook guest stars as Gemma’s dad and Stephen King will make a guest appearance during the season.

2.)    Nikkita will be on the CW network and air on Thursdays, beginning September 9.  The new show stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsey Fonseca, Xander Berkeley.  Nikkita (Maggie Q) used to be a top assassin for the secret agency government called the Division, but has escaped their control and is looking to defeat them.  The Division, led by agent recruiter, trainer, and mentor Michael West, is on the chase to take her out.

3.) Two and a Half Men, even with all of the rehab issues that surround Charlie Sheen, will
premiere on September 20 and will continue to air on Mondays on CBS.  What will be
next for season 8?  Series creator Chuck Lorre hints that it will include a water cooler moment for Jake (Angus T. Jones), while Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) is still feeling emotional about his breakup with Chelsea, (Jennifer Bini Taylor) and makes a series of bad emotionally-charges choices.

4.)    The Middle will premiere its second season on September 22 and it will air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show will feature a mini Everybody Loves Raymond reunion, as Raymond’s mama, Doris Roberts, guest stars as Brick’s new teacher, who has some unflattering opinions about Frankie’s (Patricia Heaton) parenting methods, just like Marie does.

5.)    The Office will return for its seventh season and will premiere on September 23, airing on Thursdays at 9 p.m.on NBC.  The next season will entail Michael Scott (Steve Carell) trying to bring former loves Holly (Amy Ryan) and Jan (Melora Hardin) back into the picture.  Michael will also experience some medical woes from a social disease.  Special guest star Timothy Olyphant will play a rival paper salesman with a connection to Dunder Mifflin.

6.)    The Cape will air on NBC, but there is no scheduled date and time for the show as of yet.  The season premiere will be about Lyons (Vince Faraday), an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead.  He is forced to hide, leaving his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, Life on Mars) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, Flash Forward).  Lyons is fueled by desire to reunite with his family and battle the criminal forces that are trying to take over Palm City.  Faraday becomes “The Cape,” his son’s favorite comic book Superhero, who takes law into his own hands.

7.)    No Ordinary Family will be on ABC on September 28 and will air Tuesday nights at 8 p.m.  The show will star Michael Chikils, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett, Romany Malco, and Autumn Reeser.  The Powell family is involved in a plane crash in the Amazon jungle, where the plane dunks them into a phosphorescent lake.  The family realizes that they now have unique abilities.  The Powells decide to escape, leaving the pilot for dead, but they don’t realize that the pilot has awakened causing danger to come into play.  The Powells know how to fight crime, but will their emotions get in their way to stop all evil?