New season greets US TV viewers with gangsters, zombies and assassins
Wednesday 22 September 2010
The fall television season launches this week in the US with new episodes of popular shows, such as the award-winning
House, M.D., as well as the debut of new series.
Some of the new shows include:
- Twitter spin-off Bleep My Dad Says starring William Shatner ( Star Trek, Boston Legal)
- Michael Chiklis ( The Shield) in a sci-fi drama about a family of superheroes, No Ordinary Family
- Novelist Stephen King's drama Sons of Anarchy starring Ron Perlman ( Hellboy)
- Nikita combines the La Femme Nikita (a 1990 movie 1997 TV series) and TV show 90210, with Maggie Q as a young spy assassin
- Hawaii Five-0, a redo of the 1960s cop show, with Scott Caan and Lost's Daniel Dae Kim
The television adaptation of the zombie story, The Walking Dead, premiering Halloween night, October 31, is produced and written by Frank Darabont ( Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile).
HBO's Boardwalk Empire, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, follows a corrupt politician during the Prohibition era of 1920 in Atlantic City. Stars Steve Buscemi ( The Sopranos) and Michael Sheen ( Revolutionary Road).
Already, Boardwalk Empire was renewed for a second season based on high ratings for its premiere. It will take a few weeks to determine which shows will be breakout hits for this season.
Meanwhile, among familiar shows, House, M.D. returns for its seventh season, Modern Family and Glee launch their sophomore seasons and J.J. Abrams's Fringe keeps up the mystery for a third year.
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