Back in late May, I posted about the new shows I’m looking forward to. I thought that with fall nearly here, it was time to revisit the returning shows I’m most excited about. Okay, you got me: I’m having trouble coming up with blog post ideas. Either way, I love to talk about TV, so this should be golden, right? Right. Onward.
Switched at Birth (ABC Family, Mondays, September 3rd)
Arguably my most embarrassing guilty pleasure (which is saying something), I can’t wait for the premiere of Switched at Birth. I don’t know what it is about this show that keeps me coming back. The acting is not great at all, the writing is often clunky, and the story lines are totally predictable. That being said, I’m fascinated by Deaf culture and am desperate to learn how to sign ASL. I love watching the characters navigate their differences, and my crush on Sean Berdy is well-documented. I love this show, guys, and I can’t wait to see how off-the-rails it gets this season.
Parenthood (NBC, Tuesdays, September 11th)
This is probably my favorite show on TV right now. I think the cast as a whole is great, and while I find some of the character’s plights more compelling than others, I love watching the family interact with one another. I love the way everyone talks over each other and how emotionally authentic the show feels. Sure, there are ridiculous elements to the show, but I love it all the same. Plus, how can you go wrong with Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham (and Jason Ritter)? YOU CAN’T, IS HOW.
Parks & Recreation (Thursdays, NBC, September 2oth)
Despite some people claiming that last season was the strongest, I don’t completely agree. However, I still think this is one of the funniest comedies on TV right now with one of the best overall casts, in terms of chemistry. I can’t wait to see what happens this year with Leslie and Ben and the rest of the parks crew.
New Girl (FOX, Tuesdays, September 25th)
This was the show that won me over slowly, and then all at once. It’s no secret that the show really belongs to Max Greenfield’s Schmidt now, but the rest of the cast (including Deschanel, who is still my ultimate girl-crush) is pretty great, too. The show is strongest when the cast is together, drinking beer and talking about nothing. Here’s to much more of that this season. I can’t wait.
What returning shows are you most looking forward to?