Fall Television Lineup
With school starting soon and fall on the way, now may be a good time to look ahead to the television schedule to appease the television junky in all of us. As a family, we have agreed to one hour of television an evening, but we can never really agree on what to watch! Our favorites are clear though, but not all shows are age appropriate. That’s why mom sneaks out her laptop after the kids have gone to bed to indulge in some junk television every now and then. Just for a couple of series. Ok, fine, whenever I get the opportunity. Don’t judge! They make television shows so addicting!
So what will be the best ones to watch with the family this fall? Well, that all depends on what you and your family like to watch, of course. There is Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on the FOX network for those who like wholesome sarcasm and trivia. Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, Heroes Reborn, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Daredevil, Lucifer, and Supergirl dominate the television scene with comic book series.
Our household is looking forward to Heroes Reborn, because we were all addicted to Heroes when it was on. The standard cartoons of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and American Dad return for another season for those who like crude cartoon humor. Once Upon a Time and Grimm return as well to weave more tales of the story book characters many of us have grown to love or love to hate. The supernatural circuit is inundated with shows like Hemlock Grove, The Vampire Diaries, Sleepy Hallow, The Walking Dead, and From Dusk Till Dawn, with Supernatural and those wonderful Winchester brothers rating high in our family as well.
Personal favorites, my moments of indulgence when the kids are in bed, include the newest season of American Horror Story: Hotel, Black Sails, and Salem. All three of those series contain high levels of sex and violence, so they are most definitely not recommended for the minors of the house but come highly recommended for the adults. New to the television show lineup that looks promising are Fear the Walking Dead, The Frankenstein Code, Blindspot, and Rush Hour, but of course only time will tell.
Finally, one of my favorites shows when I was a kid returns to prime time television, as The Muppets take stage in a mockumentary style show for the adults who grew up loving Kermit, Animal, and Miss Piggy. So, if you find yourself needing or wanting to watch something on television this fall, there is no lack of choices or variety this year!