Fall TV is right around the corner – well, for me, I guess it started last night with Haven – so it’s time to decide what I’ll be covering here at Read the Screen. Based on last year’s interest levels, I’m going to keep writing about Bones and Elementary every week, and will cover those shows as completely as possible. I’m inclined to stick with Sleepy Hollow as well – thoughts? I could swap that out for something like The 100 or About a Boy, if you guys would rather read about those. Let me know. As you saw earlier today, I will be linking over to my Haven recaps at TheTelevixen, but that will be on my list of shows for news/videos/other general coverage, along with those above and The Vampire Diaries.
I’ve decided not to review any of the comics-based shows (Arrow, The Flash, S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Constantine) on a weekly basis, because I felt like I was in over my head last year with Arrow because I know so little of the source material. If you’re interested in those shows, though, let me know and I’ll try to keep up with general coverage and check in on them occasionally.
Thoughts? Opinions? Other obvious shows based on books that I haven’t listed above because it’s Friday and I’m tired?
NBC announced its fall premiere dates yesterday, and you can read them all at Give Me My Remote. But there are two particularly relevant to our interests here. New DC Comics drama Constantine will premiere on Friday, October 24th at 10/9c. And the second season of comedy About a Boy will begin on Thursday, October 14th at 9:30/8:30c. Anyone looking forward to these?
To catch you up on the news to end the week, we have three more renewals for TV shows based on books. NBC has renewed Hannibal for a third season and About a Boy for a second season. And ABC has renewed Resurrection for a second season. Are you excited about any of these? I didn’t stick with Resurrection, but I’m happy about the two NBC shows!
About a Boy, NBC’s new sitcom based on Nick Hornby’s novel, premiered last week, and I finally had the chance to take a look at it over the weekend. My verdict: this pilot was adorable and if the show continues in the same manner, I’ll be tuning in every week for sure. It’s funny and clever and touching, and the three leads – David Walton, Benjamin Stockham, and Minnie Driver – already have great chemistry. I can’t wait to see more.
In this first look video, stars David Walton, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, director Jon Favreau, and writer/producer Jason Katims talk about their upcoming series About a Boy. It will have a special preview episode after the Olympics on February 22nd.