It’s finally fall, and you know what that means: good TV. Though you might have spent the summer happily stuffing your DVR space with delightfully guilty pleasures, such as MTV’s Jersey Shore and USA’s Covert Affairs, the fall is when the networks hit their stride.
Here’s a collection of new shows that might just tickle your fancy.
Sept. 19 on HBO at 9 p.m.
Combine Prohibition, Martin Scorsese and Steve Buscemi, plop them into a lush, period setting and you get a very expensive series. This much-buzzed-about organized-crime drama, however, seems like it’ll give viewers something different, smart, sinister and, thankfully, vampire-free.
Sept. 20 on CBS at 10 p.m.
The remake of this campy 1970s cop show promises a sexier, modern version. Though it’s hard to say whether or not the show will actually be any good or have the old-school charm of the original, the splashy promos do feature a very attractive cast.
$#*! My Dad Says
Sept. 23 on CBS at 8:30 p.m.
The fact that a Twitter feed with a cult-like following inspired a sitcom might deeply disturb some, but those familiar with the goofy title character will have a half an hour of pure, unadulterated William Shatner — which might still disturb some.
Law & Order: Los Angeles
Sept. 29 on NBC at 10 p.m.
Murder, mystery, legal action — all taking place near USC. Expect long, gritty shots of dirty Downtown L.A. street corners, the sounds of gavels and a very bald Corey Stoll.
Nov. 8 on TBS at 11 p.m.
Team Coco or not, the jokester’s new show will give the wronged host a chance to use some four-letter words at a nervous America. The results should be nothing short of satisfying.
Sarah Palin’s Alaska
Nov. 14 on TLC at 9 p.m.
Nothing is more American than turning on the television to watch a vice presidential nominee shoot a bear on a reality show that’s right after 19 Kids & Counting. A must see, no matter what your political preference.