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TV Mid-Season '09: The Complete Review – What is new

Let’s finish the round-up with the brand new shows that are going to pop up in the next few months.

Fresh new shows for fresh new schedules.

Harper’s Island (premieres April 9): Lots of retooling and backstage changes for this “Scream meets 10 Little Indians” show. The showrunner is currently Jeffrey Bell, who has written some pretty great Angel and X-Files episodes, so hopefully Harper’s Island will be worth my time.

Kings (premieres March 19): The David v. Goliath myth set in an alternate place in “present times”. Ian McShane and the preview has definitely gotten me intrigued.

Castle (premieres March 9): Despite me disliking the pitch (a novelist helping the NYPD solve crimes), it stars Nathan Fillion, so I’ll definitely be watching at least the first epis.
Cupid (premieres March 24): Reboot of Rob Thomas’ show, by Rob Thomas, without Jeremy Piven.
The Unusuals (premieres April 8): Even though I strongly dislike procedurals, I might check this one out. I read the pilot last summer and it had some interesting characters.

Lie to Me (premieres Jan. 21): Tim Roth stars as a human lie-detector. The show could be a potential hit, seeing as it is right behind American Idol: Fight to the Death Edition. I’ll definitely check it out just because it’s Tim Roth starring.
Dollhouse (premieres Feb. 13): Despite being a Whedon-prod with an awesome cast, I have my doubts about the show due to too much behind-the-scenes waves.

East Bound and Down (premieres Feb. 15): A funny pilot with Danny McBride who has very quickly made a name of himself with Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express and Drillbit Taylor.

The United States of Tara (premieres Jan. 18): The long-awaited Diablo Cody/Spielberg HBO show about a housewife with dissociative identity disorder. I also read the pilot way back when, sounded interesting. The filmed version is supposedly out on the Sho website for online viewing.

Trust Me (premieres Jan. 26): Mad Men in today’s world, and funnier. At least that’s what it sounds like to me when I read what the show is about. Eric McCormack (Will from Will & Grace) and Tom Cavanagh star in this new dramedy about two BFFs that are creative partners at a high-levelled Chicago ad agency. Sounds good to me. I guess we’ll see how it turns out.

2009 is going to be a great year for new shows, I can sense it.

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