5 September TV Debuts We Can’t Wait To Watch

Earlier this week, we shared the five returning TV shows that we can’t wait for this month, and now it’s time to look at some of the all-new, all-different (Well, partially different, at least) shows waiting for you over the next thirty-one days, including another Sherlock, the end of all tech and the devil himself… maybe.

Revolution
The new series about a world without technology – thanks, of course, to an unknown event that disabled everything that relied on electricity – comes from JJ Abrams and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, so the genre credentials are impressive. There are some familiar faces in the cast, as well, including Lost‘s Elizabeth Mitchell, Once Upon A Time‘s Giancarlo Esposito and, yes, Twilight‘s Billy Burke. But will audiences really want to stick around for a show about civilization falling apart…? (September 17 at 10pm Eastern on NBC)

Ben and Kate
I admit, the reason this new Fox sitcom is here has less to do with its set-up (Ben and Kate are a brother and sister who are complete opposites who end up living together and helping each other back away from their worst impulses) than the people involved; Nat Faxon, the Ben of the title is the writing partner of Jm Rash, AKA Community‘s Dean Felton, and a Groundlings alumnus, and the series also stars Vexed‘s Lucy Punch, which is generally a good sign. My fingers are crossed that they’ve signed up for a sleeper success, and not sold out for the Fox dollar…(September 25 at 8:30pm Eastern on Fox)

Elementary
It’s the Sherlock show that’s not Sherlock! Whether to not you think that updating Sherlock Holmes to modern-day New York and changing the gender of Watson are good ideas, there’s still something weirdly compelling about this show; a lure to check out the first episode, if nothing else, and see whether or not it’ll stand up to the current BBC version or even just other detective shows on US TV. And if nothing else, it’ll be nice to see Lucy Liu back on TV on a regular basis. (September 25 at 10pm Eastern on CBS)

Last Resort
When a nuclear submarine refuses to follow very suspicious orders, it comes under attack from its own country in this new action series from Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield and The Chicago Code. International conspiracy theories from the man who gave the world Vic Mackey? Yes, I will definitely tune in for that one. (September 27 at 8pm Eastern on ABC)

666 Park Avenue
Get your soap opera supernatural camp fix with this new series, based on Gabriella Pierce’s novel about a building that just might be possessed by a demon. Yes, a possessed building. If that’s not something that’ll ensure more than the usual amount of dastardly deeds and bad behavior, then I don’t know what will – and with Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams in place as the bad guys behind the whole thing, there’s almost no way this won’t be a contender for guilty pleasure of the season. (September 30 at 10pm Eastern on ABC)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.schmitt#!/ David R. Schmitt

    I already started watching an anticipated show, Copper. For the rest of the fall line-up the only new show I’m adding is Arrow. Maybe Revolution if feedback is positive and since I’lll be losing Fringe and Community halfway through the season.

  • Akkadiannumen

    Looking forward to all of these. Just one nerd nitpick:
    “RevolutionThe new series about a world without technology”
    Incorrect. Technology existed before electricity and will survive without it.

  • Lastnamecumbie

    I am looking forward to last resort, 666 park avenue, and elementary. I will also check out revolution just because I like jj abrams and I love supernatural.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YJU6CYIVLUW5DMIRVH5PPQP4VE Hypestyle the Hype Man

    hopefully Park Avenue will last several seasons.  but I think I saw some people teeing golf off of a river pier?  Is that legal?

  • http://twitter.com/df2506 Daniel Fugate

    I’m looking forward to Revolution a lot! Hope its really good.

    Last Resort looks good & sounds good. I’ll be checking it out.

    I’ll be checking out Elementary because I like the actor who plays Sherlock, but I’m not expecting much. There’s no way it’ll be as good as Sherlock. Here’s hoping it’ll be at least as good as Person of Interest…

    The other new show I’m really interested in (not listed here) for September is VEGAS. It has a great cast and the setting is cool, so I’m hoping its a winner. We’ll see.

    September has a great mix of returning & new shows. Too bad most of them come back later in the month. *sigh*

  • http://twitter.com/Arthurknight Michael J

    I think I’ll skip on Elementary.Last thing I want to see is my favorite detective retooled in this series slowly falling for the now female version of his side kick Watson.I’ll stick with the PBS BBC version.

  • Ktlc3459

    How could you leave out DOCTOR WHO! 

  • Black_manta

    Ever since Lost ended so poorly I have no interest in shows that have a similiar set up. So I just skip shows like the Event or Revolution or  666 Park Ave.

  • http://twitter.com/WarCraftIV HED

    Once Upon a Time’s Giancarlo Esposito? Really? H’es definitely better known for Breaking Bad.

  • Newmen99

     Yeah,it looks like no-brainer so far for Copper.

  • http://twitter.com/ComputerSci5 Cory Jameson

    What do you mean “we”, kemosabe?

  • http://twitter.com/MidnightShrink Maximus Decimus

    Copper lost me on episode 2. And I sincerely doubt that Sherlock Holmes show will be better than Sherlock. No way. Benedict Cumberbatch IS Sherlock Holmes.

  • Guest

    I share your fear of them getting put together but thought I should mention the show runner came out and said that it is not on the table. However they’ll probably give into that pressure if they make it over a few seasons and start running out of ideas.

  • Dfc2896

    Revolution seems like crap to me. I’m so tired of the tech is evil motif that’s so apparent in media. Also there’s a bunch inaccuracies in the show about nature and technology that drive me insane. I try to look past them, but alas I can’t. Ben and Kate, the new quirkt comedy from Fox. Wasn’t New Girl bad enough with the awful cliches. This one looks even more cliched ridden than New Girl with just even worse writing.Elementary strikes me as America trying to copy Sherlock. Elementray may be good, but not as good as Sherlock. Last Resort seems like an awesome premise to me, but only as a movie or miniseries, I really can’t see it going anywhere for more than one season, but that’s just me. Park Avenue I’ve heard nothing about, so no comment. Also I’ve seen the first episodes of The New Normal and Go On and I loved those shows, and I can not wait for Arrow. Oh and a new show on ABC about a family who’s neighborhood is filled with aliens, sounds corny, but it looks hilarious. But whatever it all boils down to taste, except Ben and Kate.

  • ATK

    9/17 Revolution – NBC
    9/26 The Neighbors – ABC
    9/27 Elementary – CBS – thankx to Plunkett & Mcclaine i know Johnny Lee Miller can do a passable British accent.
    9/29 TMNT – Most recent incarnation
    9/? (How to Train Your) Dragons: Riders of Burke

    Question: whats the obsession with 5? It seems like your limiting yourselves and us. Between others and myself their is talk of about 20 new shows and this is the place where I though I was coming to to get info on the shows I didn’t know about. With these articles i generally glance at the shows listed and then go to the comments to see if anyone mentions a show i’m unfamiliar with. Thankx to everyone in the comments for contributing more and helping all of us expand our horizons.

  • NathanielRichmond

    I’m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan so of course I want to watch
    the new show “Elementary”. I really hope that this is better then the
    detective shows we see on other networks. My Family and I have the Hopper to
    ensure that we have a chance to watch all of the new TV shows coming out this
    fall to see if their worth watching or not. My Dish coworker sold me on the
    Hopper by telling me about its Primetime Anytime feature, and how it can record
    up to six shows at once. The Primetime Anytime feature automatically
    records all of my prime time shows that come on CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC everyday
    in HD.