May 5, 2014

What's New On the Small Screen For Fall

The Hollywood Reporter on likely pilot pickups for the fall: included is a new Shonda Rhimes series, How To Get Away With Murder, about a criminal defense professor, played by Viola Davis (The Help, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Law & Order: SVU) for ABC, Bruno Heller's Gotham, a Batman back story series featuring Ben McKenzie (and maybe Jada Pinkett Smith), and a CSI spinoff for CBS starring Patricia Arquette (Medium), and perhaps an NCIS spinoff set in New Orleans (called unoriginally NCIS: New Orleans). Another CBS selection for fall might be a series from Tea Leoni about a female Secretary of State, Madam Secretary.

The CW network might schedule the supernatural crime thriller iZombie, which focuses on the adventures of a female medical student-zombie who gets a job at the coroner's office (how convenient). NBC is interested in the Debra Messing (Will and Grace) vehicle Mysteries of Laura as a detective with an ex-husband and twin sons. The network is also looking at Constantine, derivative of the comic hit Hellblazer. Yes, comics and the supernatural do seem to be something of a theme.

More here from THR.

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