New for the 2019-2020 TV Season
As the Great TV Bloodbath fizzles for another year and news on emerging pilots for the upcoming fall season appear, there is a lot to be excited about. Is it hard to let go of shows you might have loved? Of course, it is, but here at So Many Shows, we focus on giving new shows a chance too. So, these are some of my picks to be on the lookout for in the 2019-2020 season. (Broken down by broadcast network…) Let’s start with:
Developed by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, Emergence is a mystery-thriller that follows Jo, a police chief in Long Island who takes in an orphaned girl, Piper after a plane crash. Piper has no memory of the crash and Jo assumes she is an orphan, but this quickly becomes more complicated.
From the trailer, this show looks like one of the most promising of the upcoming season. It left me with fear and curiosity, wondering what exactly happened on that plane to cause the spiral of events that follow. Jo, portrayed by Allison Tolman, looks like she’ll have her hands filled. It is also interesting to note that this show was ordered to pilot by NBC but was picked up by ABC instead. There is a lack of good thrillers on TV right now. Is this what America is looking for?
My Grade: A-
This show has the potential to be great but could also easily fail without good writing.
The Baker and the Beauty
Dean Georgaris fans unite! Fans of The Brave have struck gold this TV season. Dean has not one, but two shows coming to our screens this fall. Baker and the Beauty will be the American adaptation of the hit Israeli show, a romantic comedy following the lives of Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk) and Noa Hollander (Nathalie Kelley) who meet in Miami, Florida. While a trailer has yet to be released, fans of romantic comedies will surely love this show!
My Grade: B+/A-
As we have yet to see a trailer, it would not be fair to make a full decision on it as of yet. My assumption would be this would become an A almost immediately. (I may be a little biased because of Georgaris.)
United We Fall
One of the shows with the least known on it thus far in the upcoming season, United We Fall is brought to us by the minds of Dave Polsky and Julius Sharpe. It follows a young family that allows their judgy grandmother to move in with them. There is no trailer or even a full detailed summary on the show as of yet, but it struck my interest because the title seems so far from the idea. Sitcoms are hard to introduce in today’s culture and fan viewership. I’m interested, but with several already high marketed comedies coming the same year, ABC should look toward introducing more information about this show soon.
My Grade: C+??
Not enough information, though the title and concept seem interesting.