We've reached the end of the 2013 Fall TV Preview. Instead of writing about the FOX network, I'm going to share a scene from a movie I directed five years ago that's mostly a discussion of the FOX network. Now you can insult me and criticize me instead of me always criticizing other people's work!
BONES returns Monday, September 16 at 8PM
Booth and Bones find a friend in the priesthood. The priest will help counsel the couple. Oh, he's an ex-priest now working as a bartender. A wedding's in the works for Bones and Booth. Apparently, the wedding will happen. I've found absolutely nothing about Bones solving murders. The early going of the season seems focused on romance.
NEW GIRL returns Tuesday, September 17 at 9PM
I've heard a few interviews with New Girl creator, Liz Meriweather. I really dig listening to her talking about writing the show, the challenges and joys writing, what went into going with a certain choice over something else. I like hearing about the creative process. The amount of thought and import that went into the decision for Jess and Nick to kiss matched the intentisty of the fan base. Schmidt's going to choose between women this season. Ms. Meriweather is excited to tell the story because she doesn't know what'll happen. She really doesn't. So, yeah, she's a rad show runner. I wish all the success possible for New Girl.
THE MINDY PROJECT returns Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30PM
James Franco guest stars in the season premiere. Franco won't stick around because his price must be astronomical for TV. He remembers where he started, which is nice. Mindy has a new hair-do.
GLEE returns Thursday, September 26 at 9PM
A trusted friend told me 'a whole lotta nothing' happened last season and that the writers introduced themes they never had serious intentions of following for an extended period of time. This season opens with a two part Beatle episode. The third episode will bid goodbye to Finn while paying tribute to Cory Monteith's life. Rachel's broadway dreams go in an unanticipated direction. I really thought her dreams of broadway would go smoothly.
THE SIMPSONS returns Sunday, September 29 at 8PM
Lisa's joining the cheerleading team in the 25th season. Wow. Bart's going to act rebellious and Marge will blame KISS. Homer will sell stock for a bowling ball. The Treehouse of Horror airs the first Sunday in October.
BOB'S BURGERS returns Sunday, September 29 at 8:30PM
There were reports about an Archer/Bob's Burger crossover last season. The crossover is happening this season.
FAMILY GUY returns Sunday, September 29 at 9PM
A Griffin family member will die this season, and Cleveland will move back to Quahog. Yvette Nicole Brown, Peter Dinklage, Liam Neeson, Lauren Bacall, among many more, lent their voices to various episodes in season 12.
AMERICAN DAD returns Sunday, September 29 at 9:30PM
RAISING HOPE returns Friday, November 8 at 9PM
I don't think Raising Hope airs Friday at 9PM throughout its 4th season. A new FOX sitcom or drama will flop. Molly Shannon signed on for a multi-episode guest stint.