Wow! There is a lot going on in the sixth season premiere of How I Met Your Mother [CBS, Mondays, 8/7C]. Marshall [Jason Segal] and Lily [Alyson Hannigan] have decided to try to have a baby; Robin has devolved into a formless inhaler of Cheetos over losing Don; Ted [Josh Radnor] is fixated on a cute girl at the bar, and Barney [Neil Patrick Harris] is both wowed by the girl at the bar and moved to pronounce Robin’s ability to entice gone forever. And that’s not the half of it.
With the fall 2010 TV season just around the proverbial corner, there are a lot of premieres coming up between the beginning of September and the beginning of November. So, to help you out, a complete list of the premieres for new and returning shows follows the jump. Feel free to print out the list and tape to your TV.
While attending Comic-Con 2010 on behalf of his new CBS series, Hawaii Five-0, Daniel Dae Kim kept a video diary. Take a look:
Stop by the CBS Booth to get your Hawaii Five-0 Swag!
The news that CBS, long the most stable of networks for programming, had axed seven shows – including some that were doing well in their timeslots [Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, Cold Case] – came as a shock to fans of those shows. Now CBS is presenting a new schedule designed to give their five new fall shows the best possible situations, ratings-wise.
The five new series [three dramas, two comedies] premiering in the fall are: the reboot of Hawaii Five-0, The Defenders, Blue Bloods, $#*! My Dad Says and Mike & Molly. The Criminal Minds Spin-off is a mid-season show. Show descriptions and the full CBS fall schedule follow the jump.
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Jesse Stone: No Remorse [9/8C] is the sixth entry in the CBS series of TV-movies based on the characters created by the late Robert B. Parker – and the first to not be based, in any way, on a Parker novel. It also continues to be an old-fashioned TV-movie franchise in the way if takes its time to get to where its going.
Tom Selleck is fortunate enough to have played two once-in-a-lifetime characters in Thomas Magnum and Jesse Stone – the latter over the course of five original TV movies for CBS. Now word comes, from The Hollywood Reporter, that Selleck is about to sign on the dotted line to star in an untitled drama pilot for the network.
The multi-generational untitled pilot would star Selleck as Michael, the handsome, confident chief of police for the NYPD – who lives with his father, Patrick [Len Cariou], a former NYPD police chief – who struggles to balance the political demands of his job with doing right by his fellow cops. Michael’s son, Brian [Donnie Wahlberg] is also a detective
In the popular, critically acclaimed Jesse Stone TV-movies, Selleck plays an alcoholic big city detective who takes on the job of police chief in the small New England town of Paradise.
In a matter of a couple of days, CBS’s Hawaii Five-O reboot has cast two of its biggest roles.
Yesterday it was announced that Lost’s Jin, Daniel Dae Kim had been cast as Detective Chin Ho Kelly and today, former Moonlight star Alex O’Loughlin was confirmed to star as Steve Garrett – following the trail blazed by the late Jack Lord in the sixties and seventies – the head of the Hawaii State Police.
The 5-0 reboot was created by the ubiquitous writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci [Fringe] and Peter Lenkov [CSI: NY] and is O’Loughlin’s third CBS headliner following cult favorite Moonlight and the atrocious Three Rivers.
It’s been barely a week-and-a-half since I wrote about the best pilot of the fall network TV season [No More good days, the pilot for ABC’s Flash Forward]. Now I have to write about the worst of the fall’s network offerings. How bad is it? As I watched the premiere ep of Three Rivers [CBS, Sundays, 9/8C], the thought that ran through my mind was, “This is the show they’ve been developing to showcase Alex O’Loughlin? This is the show that they wanted so badly that they re-wrote and partially recast it to showcase Alex O’Loughlin?”
Three Rivers does get your attention quickly enough – with a hyperspeed montage that suggests CSI, or some other forensics-based cop show, rather than a medical series. And we get O’Loughlin’s Dr. Andy Yablonski almost immediately after we meet this week’s cases. That he’s in the ER instead of surgery [he’s allegedly the best heart transplant surgeon around] isn’t really that big a deal – except for the fact that it would probably never happen. He also delivers a baby via C-section. He’s Superdoc!
The second season premiere of The Mentalist [CBS, Thursdays, 10/9C] gets to a quick start when CIB consultant Patrick Jane [Simon Baker] solves a murder in a department store in a matter of minutes. That the murderer causes a quarter of a million dollars in damages when he tries to flee – and the Sacramento Police file a complaint – but it’s all the same to Jane, who’s been as Agent Lisbon [Robin Tunney] pits it, running hot ever since he and Lisbon’s team narrowly missed capturing Red John [the serial killer who slew Jane’s wife and child to teach him a lesson] in the first season finale.