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While the flood of new and returning TV series doesn't really get started until next week, Fox is getting the ball rolling on a few of their new shows this week, with Sleepy Hollow set to debut tonight, and the arrival of new comedies Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine lined up for tomorrow. Catch the trailers for this week's newbie series ahead.
Premieres: - Monday, September 16 at 9/8c on Fox.
Admittedly, I wasn't sold by the promos for this series, and with limited interest in the source material, I screened the pilot feeling somewhat indifferent at first. But Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Len Wiseman and Phillip Iscove's Sleepy Hollow won me over pretty early on. The series brings Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman to the present day, introducing an exciting mystery that must be unraveled, as there could be dire consequences for humanity otherwise. Tom Mison plays the sharp minded Crane, while Nicole Beharie plays Abbie Mills, a police detective who finds herself working alongside him to try to figure out what's going on before the horseman wreaks any more havoc on the small town of Sleepy Hollow. The above clip shows one of their discovers and sheds a bit of light on Crane's history, which is exactly that - history.
Premieres: - Tuesday, September 17 at 8/7c on Fox.
Not to be confused with CBS' upcoming new comedy Mom, we have Dads, a comedy about two childhood friends who run a video game company and have their lives thrown for a loop when their fathers move in with them. Created by Family Guy's Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, Dads stars Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull and Peter Riegert. With talent like that, not to mention Seth MacFarlane's name attached, Dads should be an automatic winner, right? Automatic is a stretch. The pilot doesn't measure up to the potential of the sum of its parts, but that doesn't mean the show itself can't. Pilots are sometimes awkward , especially when it comes to comedies, but there's always the chance the show will settle in with future episodes. Watch it Tuesday night when it isn't up against Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which won't be the case next Tuesday.
Premieres: - Tuesday, September 17 at 8:30/7:30c on Fox.
Brought to us by Dan Goor and Michael Schur of Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an all new workplace comedy, which puts Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg back on the smalls screen, and with a badge this time around. Samberg plays a goof-off detective who has to adjust to the changes around the office that come with the arrival of Andre Braugher's character Ray Holt. The comedy has a number of things going for it, including its Parks and Rec creators, not to mention its cast, which includes Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz. I'm especially excited to see Braugher shift over to comedy after his brief but excellent dramatic run in ABC's unfortunately short-lived submarine drama Last Resort. And I'm just as eager to see how Samberg settles into a starring role in a (U.S.) sitcom.
Among the returning shows this week, we have Dancing with the Stars airing tonight, New Girl and The Mindy Project returning Tuesday night, Survivor on deck to premiere this Wednesday, and the returns of ABC comedies Last Man Standing and The Neighbors lined up for Friday. View the full premiere schedule here for specific dates and times.