Ten highly-anticipated new TV series for fall 2015
The Bastard Executioner (FX)
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m.
Creator of the renowned FX television series “Sons of Anarchy”, Kurt Sutter is producing a highly anticipated historical fiction drama series, set to run on the same network.
Set in the early 14th century, warrior Wilkin Brattle is overwhelmed by his life of violence and decides to lay down his sword.
But his old friend soon finds him again, forcing him to pick up the executioner’s sword.
Starring Lee Jones as Wilkin Brattle, Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”), Matthieu Charneau, Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”), Flora Spencer-Longhurst, and Kurt Sutter himself, “The Bastard Executioner” may become another successful FX series.
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (NBC)
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m.
NBC is attempting to bring back the “variety show” after its failed attempt seven years ago with “Rosie Live.”
And who better to star in an hour-long variety show than the award-winning theater and television actor Neil Patrick Harris?
In 2014, Harris received a Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical as Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
He has also hosted the Tony Awards three times and the Primetime Emmy Awards once, performing extravagant dance numbers every time.
Based on the British series “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” “Best Time Ever”will feature musical performance, sketch comedy and other entertaining acts and celebrity appearances.
Premieres Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m.
Greg Berlanti, executive producer of the television series “Arrow” and “The Flash,” brings to the screen a new mystery drama.
Jaimie Alexander stars as a woman who wakes up in Times Square, unable to remember the past and fully covered in strange tattoos.
Sullivan Stapleton also stars as an FBI agent investigating the significance of the tattoos and the truth of the woman’s identity. “Blindspot” seeks to unravel a conspiracy piece by piece.
Scream Queens (FOX)
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
Ryan Murphy distances himself from his last achievement, “Glee,” with the premiere of his new show, “Scream Queens.”
The all-star cast includes Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Keke Palmer and Ariana Grande.
This highly anticipated comedy/horror series centers around a sorority forced by the school dean to accept every girl wanting to pledge. With a serial killer on the loose, no one knows if the killer has joined the sorority or not.
Check out “Scream Queens” – it could get bloody.
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 10 p.m.
“Limitless” is one step ahead of its competition as it already has an established fan base.
The 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper received mostly positive reviews and has a 70 percent rating from the critics website Rotten Tomatoes. It also received an award for Best Thriller at the 2011 Scream Awards and was nominated for Best Science Fiction film at the 2012 Saturn Awards.
If the television adaptation “Limitless” is anything like the film, it is bound to outperform its contenders.
Jake McDorman will be taking the pill to access 100 percent of his brain functionality – hopefully he can make it work as well as Bradley Cooper did.
Heroes Reborn (NBC)
Premieres Thursday, Sept. 24at 8 p.m.
For all those die-hard “Heroes” fans, NBC will be running a spin-off of the 2006 sci-fi drama.
It is meant to be a continuation of the original series, set to run as a 13-episode “event miniseries.”
The concept of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities resumes in this series.
After a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, these “ordinary” people have no choice but to run from law officers and vigilantes seeking revenge.
Some returning actors include Jack Coleman as H.R.G., Greg Grunberg as Matt Parkman, and Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura.
Blood and Oil (ABC)
Premieres Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m.
North Dakota is booming with oil – in fact, it was the site of the biggest oil discovery in American history.
“Blood and Oil” looks to be very similar to the violent drama, There Will Be Blood. IMDB labels it as “a story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness.”
Oil and blood are synonymous, at least in the eyes of an oil tycoon like Hap Briggs (Don Johnson).
Young couple Billy and Cody LaFever (Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse, respectively) is interested in owning part of the newly discovered oil, but it remains to be seen if they are up for the challenge.
Will greed dictate their actions? Oil, not blood, runs through the veins of the greedy.
Premieres Sunday, Sept. 27 at 10 p.m.
The FBI is training new recruits at its academy in Quantico, Virginia. The twist – after graduation, one of the new trainees is suspected of planning one of the biggest terrorist attacks in America since 9/11.
A look into the life of an FBI agent is too alluring to resist.
This terrorism thriller stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, the series’ protagonist; Josh Hopkins as FBI Special agent Liam O’Connor and Aunjanue Ellis as the assistant director of the FBI Academy, Miranda Shaw.
The Grinder (FOX)
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m.
Rob Lowe and Fred Savage pair up for comedic glory on a new FOX series about a Hollywood actor returning to his hometown to help run his family’s law firm.
The thing is, he doesn’t know anything about law except for what he read in his scripts. This might not be the newest “Suits,” but be sure to give it a chance.