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Gimme Some Series #3: October 2012


Spotlight:

NEW: Arrow (10 October)

Inspired by the DC Comics character, The Green Arrow, this new series is bought to us by Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe, Eli Stone), Greg Berlanti (Everwood, Eli Stone) and Marc Guggenheim (writer at Marvel & DC, co created Eli Stone.

Shipwrecked on a mysterious island and presumed dead for 5 years, billionaire Oliver Queen, portrayed by Stephen Amell (Vampire Diaries, 90210),  returns home, only to fight crime as the vigilante “Arrow”

The creators and the network, The CW, have hinted at a edgy and gritty feel to the series, so hopefully they can pull it off.

Highlights:

Season 3: Walking Dead (14 October)

Merle’s back, the Governor, Michonne, a prison full of zombies, what is there not to like about the new season? Admittedly season 2 was a bit slow moving, but I still loved it.

As a side not, I am busy reviewing Telltale Game’s Walking Dead PC game for blogcritics.org, so the two will definitely overlap and it will be pretty hard not to compare them. Let’s see how this goes.

Season 2: American Horror Story

I could carry on about the awesome series this is, but I’ll say just one word that should sum it up:

Creepy…

Also watch out for these :

Season 8: Supernatural

I know my fiance will be pretty damn happy that this show is returning, and I’m sure there are a few others out there who will be just as excited. Possiblly the last season?

Must see, in case you missed them:

Season 1: Revolution (Currently running)

Season 3: Haven (Currently running)

Season 6: The Big Bang Theory (Currently running)

Season 2: Homeland (Currently running)

Complete List:

For a complete list of new and returning series, I would suggest following at a blogger called Cybermage’s rather exhaustive (and awesome) list here:

http://www.cybermage.se/tv-index/when-is-my-favorite-tv-show-coming-back/

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Gimme Some Series #2: Revolution

Revolution posterIn my previous “Gimme Some Series” post, my series in the spotlight was Revolution, a new series from NBC. I’m not the only one excited as it turns out, in TV.com’s New Series Anticipation Index, the fans voted Revolution all the way to the top spot against some other awesome shows of which I mentioned one or two last time.

To keep up to date on the show here are some important links to follow:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Revolution

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nbcrevolution #Revolution

Tumblr: http://nbcrevolution.tumblr.com/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nbcrevolution/

(Be sure to have a look at the Pinterest link)

There are some hundreds of interviews and promos out there, but these are the picks of the whole lot that I came across:

Eric Kripke Comic Con Interview:

Cast Preview at :

First Look:

Special Olympic-themed promo:

On the set:

Primetime Preview – NBC (includes other NBC shows):

Also have a look at these videos on the NBC website:

What would you do?

–> Pilot episode Preview


Gimme Some Series #1: September

Spotlight:

RevolutionNEW: Revolution (17 September)

From the minds of Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and JJ Abrams (writer/director/producer of endless hits) comes a new series directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). In a post-apocalyptic world, a family struggles reunite and discover what has happened 15 years after a mysterious event has rendered every bit of technology from lights to cars useless.

This series will either work damn well or fail miserably, but the brains behind it and the actors, including Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) & Billy Burke (Drive Angry, Twilight), give me some hope.

Highlights:

Season 2: Homeland (30 September)

Mentally unstable CIA agent Carrrie Mathison (Claire Danes), haunted by her failure to anticipate 9/11,  worries that a rescued POW (Damian Lewis) may be planning a terrorist attack.

Season 3: Boardwalk Empire (16 September)

Chronicles the legendary story of Atlantic City’s rise to a gambling mecca. Written by Terence Winter (Sopranos) and produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson (Entourage)

Season 2: Revenge (30 September)

Loosely based on The Count of Monte Christo, this is a tale of a rich young woman’s revenge on those who ruined her late father’s life years ago.

NEW: Last Resort (27 September)

The crew of an American submarine defies orders to flatten Pakistan with nuclear weapons and become targets themselves. The crew escapes to a tropical island, declares the island a sovereign nuclear state, and look for ways to prove their innocence.

Season 6: The Big Bang Theory (27 September)

The hit series returns for it’s 6th season.

(No Promo or Trailer available)

Also watch out for these :

Season 2: Person of Interest (27 September)

A former CIA assassin (Jim Caviezel) and a billionaire computer scientist (Michael Emerson) team up to prevent crimes before they happen with the help of an all-seeing surveillance system created to prevent terrorist attacks.

NEW: Elementary (27 September)

A new contemporary twist on the Sherlock Holmes story featuring Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Lui as Watson

Season 5: Fringe (28 September)

The long running hit series is returning for it’s final season.

Mini-series: Coma (3-4 September)

Based on the Robin Cook novel (and 1978 film featuring Michael Douglas). This 2 part mini-series presented by Tony Scott & Ridley Scott, looks creepy as hell…

Must see, in case you missed them:

Continuum (Season 1) (Returning Aprl 2013)

Falling Skies (season 2) (Returning June 2013)

Dallas (Season 1) (Returning January 2013)

Complete List:

For a complete list of new and returning series, I would suggest following at a blogger called Cybermage’s rather exhaustive (and awesome) list here:

http://www.cybermage.se/tv-index/when-is-my-favorite-tv-show-coming-back/