Turning over a new leaf of shows

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Magazines contribute to the viewer excitement of the new fall TV lineups. Hannah Godvin ’13

 

Magazines contribute to the viewer excitement of the new fall TV lineups.
Hannah Godvin ’13

Although the average Convent of the Sacred Heart student is busy with homework, sports and other extracurricular activities, she can always find time to watch her favorite television shows. This fall, students will explore the variety of television shows that have been advertised for the past few months.
One of the most anticipated shows of the year is Nashville, a country music drama featuring the return of Heroes’ Hayden Panetierre and Friday Night Light’s Connie Britton to primetime television. Britton plays a former country singing sensation who has gone from selling out concerts to opening on stage for Panetierre’s character, an up and coming country star.
After viewing the pilot, Robert Bianco of USA Today said, “Nashville may have us rocking to country for sometime to come.”
Many Sacred Heart students are excited for Nashville as well. The country singing and the well known cast have succeeded in drawing in a Sacred Heart audience.
Freshman Corina Gonzalez said, “I thought the premiere was pretty good. I am excited to see how the rest of the season turns out.”
Another new fall television show that has received positive reviews is The Mindy Project starring Mindy Kaling who many may know as Kelly Kapoor from NBC’s The Office. In this show, Kaling portrays a 31-year-old doctor struggling to find love but faces many comical twists and turns on the way. The show also stars Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarman and Amanda Setton as Kaling’s quirky but lovable co-workers.
“The show they are in is, indeed, a romantic comedy- a sometimes ironic meta-rom-com , but a rom-com all the same,” Robert Lloyd said in an article in the Los Angeles Times. “With cute meets and significant glances and bickering-as-courtship and the clearly intimated possibility that love is an answer, if not necessarily the answer.”
Other entertaining new programs include new dramas like 666 Park Avenue on ABC and CBS’s Elementary.  Ben and Kate on FOX and The New Normal on NBC are new comedy shows centered around family life. The show Ben and Kate focuses on a single mother whose brother has just moved in and is helping to raise her young daughter. The New Normal also focuses on family life and stars Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha as a couple looking for a surrogate mother, played by Georgia King.
“I am really excited for Ben and Kate,” senior Gabby Greig said. “I have really enjoyed FOX’s  comedies in the past so I have very high expectations.”
Many are looking forward to what fall has to offer television. With new characters, new shows, and new surprises, Sacred Heart sudents will be finding the time to put down their textbooks to decide which shows are worth watching.
 
 – Hannah Godvin, News Editor