A guide to this fall’s can’t-miss programming
Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:08
With summer winding down, many anticipated new shows and returning favorites await viewers as television networks gear up for a rush of fall premieres.
J.J. Abrams’ new creation, "Revolution," is sure to create a stir this fall.
The show chronicles the journey of a young woman out to save the world, only the world she traverses has been without electricity for the past 15 years.
Abrams describes his show with the questions, "What would happen if everything powered by electricity suddenly turned off? What if even your cars turned off? What would happen if all the machines that we rely on every day went away?"
"Revolution" premieres Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
Another show looking to make a splash this fall on NBC is "Chicago Fire."
Not surprisingly, the show follows a team of firefighters at Chicago Firehouse 51 through their struggles and triumphs on the job.
"The premise of the show is to essentially come to Chicago and do ‘ER’ in a firehouse," said executive producer and Emmy award-winning "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf.
"Chicago Fire" premieres Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
Sure to be a hit among the 18-34-year-old demographic, "The Walking Dead" returns to AMC at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 after an incredibly successful spring season.
As the show continues to grow in popularity, so does its seasonal lineup of episodes.
This season will see 16 episodes, with eight in the fall and eight in the spring.
If previous seasons of the show are any indication, there are sure to be some interesting twists to this zombie apocalypse story.
For those of you with HBO, "Boardwalk Empire," which follows the story of corrupt Atlantic City treasurer Enoch Thompson in the early years of prohibition, returns Sept. 16 at 9 p.m.
"Boardwalk Empire" is created by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and writer Terence Winters of "The Sopranos."
On the lighter side of television (though, no less dramatic), season four of "Glee" will premier Sept. 13 on Fox.
E! Online reveals that, "The third episode back will revolve heavily around some serious ballerinas in New York City. We’re not sure if they’ll be rivals or friends of Rachel’s, but it’s possible that the new ballet gals could be sticking around for longer than an episode."
With so many new shows and returning favorites, this fall is sure to be full of drama and excitement in television.
For more information about the most anticipated premieres, visit www.tvguide.com.