In this world of ever-changing media it shouldn’t come as a surprise that networks such as Fox are changing up how they present their programming. In the interest of providing new viewing options on a regular basis, this year we will not only be premiering new series in early Fall (say, around September) but we’ll be bringing you even MORE new shows, starting in the late Fall (November maybe? Still waiting on word from the all-powerful network on exact dates). This should hopefully cut back on the number of repeat episodes viewers have to suffer through – I mean enjoy! – each season as well as keep our programming from stagnating by just airing the same-old-same-old all the time.
An exciting new one-hour science fiction drama series, Almost Human, will take over the 8-9pm Monday timeslot from Bones (which will move to Fridays from 8-9pm). Almost Human was created by J.H. Wyman of Fringe fame, as well as executive produced by J.J. Abrams (you’ve heard of him, right? He did a little show called Lost? As well as the new Star Trek reboot films and Fringe?) It stars Karl Urban, who once upon a time appeared on campy-fun 90’s shows like Hercules the Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and now pops up in blockbuster films such as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Trek, and The Bourne Supremacy. He is joined by Michael Ealy, who appeared in FlashForward, The Good Wife, and Californication. The show opens 35 years in the future when humans have robot parts, robots have human feelings, and cops still have to work within the “buddy cop” system.
Once Bones takes up residence on Friday evenings, it will be joined by returning comedy series Raising Hope at 9pm and new half hour comedy series Enlisted at 9:30pm. Enlisted brings back Geoff Stults to Fox, who previously appeared on the Bones spin-off The Finder in 2012. He stars alongside Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars), Parker Young (Suburgatory), and Keith David (award winning actor whose previous army-acting credits include Platoon – which was a bit more serious on its take then Enlisted will be). It was created by Kevin Biegel, who also worked on Scrubs, Cougar Town, and South Park, so he isn’t a stranger to comedy. The show will focus on three brothers who all happen to be in the army and stationed on the same base and in the same unit. Hi-jinks, I’m sure, will ensue on a regular basis.
Only time will tell if these clever new programming schedules will work out, but it does look like there will be lots of new shows to choose from on a regular basis come Fall, and how can that be a bad thing?
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