Depending on what else ends up on Mondays, I'll probably check out "The Blacklist". The script for the pilot was very well-regarded, and it's the kind of role Spader was born to play.
I'm much happier with "Revolution" in an 8PM timeslot. It's always felt like more of a family adventure show than a gritty 10PM drama.
Putting "Parks & Rec" in the 8 PM death slot is either an extreme vote of confidence or a euthenesia. I'm going to check out "The Michael J. Fox" show, because he's so talented that I'll give anything he's doing a shot.
"Crossbones" is another one that I have marginal interest in, so it'll depend on the competition.
"Believe" might be the new show I'm most interested in, and that's down to Alfonso Cuaron being the writer/director. I'll also probably give "Crisis" a try. Since they're on Sundays, I'm guessing they won't start until Sunday Night Football is over.
So About a Boy is an Americanization of the book and movie. I enjoyed both.
Yes. And David Walton, who I thought was pretty great in NBC's shortlived "Bent", is playing the Americanized Will Freeman. Spot-on casting, in my opinion. I'm a little more worried about the casting of Minnie Driver as Fiona and Benjamin Stockholm as Marcus. I hope the girl they get for Ellie is right for the role, because she was my favorite character from the book and one they should have room to develop here. I'm concerned that with it being a half-hour sitcom that a lot of the darker elements of the story will be watered down, particularly Fiona's suicidal tendencies.
I wish they were filming "Sleepy Hollow" in the Tarrytowns instead of North Carolina. The real area has a certain unique quality to it that you don't get anywhere else.
I'd definitely watch "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" with its behind-the-scenes pedigree if Andy Samberg didn't have a face I'd like to punch. The guy just really rubs me the wrong way, and I'm not sure why. So it's a maybe.
I might give "Rake" a try; it's Fox's big-name prestige offering for this season.
I'm a little worried about "Raising Hope" getting exiled to Fridays. I'm kind of hoping one of the new comedies crashes and burns on Tuesdays so there's room back there on the schedule for "Hope."