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TV New Season Preview: The Most Anticipated Fall Premieres

Fall is by far my favorite season. The leaves are starting to change around my house, the weather is getting more pleasant, and one more thing. The return of all my favorite sitcoms! It has been a long summer of reruns, Olympics (no complaints here), and other time fillers that are just teases until the new fall shows. So with all of the anticipation, what shows are going to be worth the wait? Are there any new shows that we should be watching? As we all now, as certain shows go on in their series they start to fade, but the shows here are must watch this fall.

Community

Now I want to start of the list with this gem, and also state that there is an NBC bias here. I believe they offer the best shows, and are high above other channel lineups. With all that aside, Community tops the list. This quirky series has had a rough start, and with all the mix ups within the last year or so (the firing of creator Dan Harmon) this show proves to be a hit episode after episode. For TV and movie nerds like me, the focus on the shows nerd culture, abstract meta episodes, and strong homages to other genres (think Fistful of Paintballs) have us coming back every week. This year they will be adding James Brolin as Jeff Winger’s dad to the show. Every Community fan knows Jeff’s daddy issues, so this season should prove to have some poignant, yet still hilarious moments.

The Office

This makes this list for many reasons, but most of which is to say farewell to this Thursday night staple. The U.S.’s version of The Office has had a long 8 year run, that has been full of highs and lows, taking us through the entire story of this Scranton’s office of misfits. With Steve Carell’s (Michael Scott) departure a couple seasons ago made many think that the show was done for. The following seasons were actually quite good, but I feel they have called a good time to bring the series to a close. There still a promise of great episodes, though some of the hilarious might change to heart felt, as closing series often due. Also, with Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) starting her new Fox series, it will be interesting to see what role she plays, which is also a great hilarious complement to the show. So make sure you watch this series finale, as it promises to be a good one.

The New Normal

From a show ending its run, to another starting theirs. The New Normal appears to be another quirky show dealing with the issues of a surrogate mother helping out a gay couple have children. The series looks to be an affirmative LGBT comedy, much in the vein of Modern Family (to be discussed) yet seems to be even more quirky. After some dispute over the use of the term normal in an LGBT show, it looks to have a good first year in its future. Besides, who doesn’t like a little controversy? The show will feature a mother without a filter for the offensive statements she makes (Lucille Bluth comes to mind), a young female lead who is seemingly the level headed one, and the two men looking for a child. All of these elements combined make the series look promising, and I think should be given a solid try.

Modern Family

While we’re on the subject, let’s look at Modern Family. Last season closed with Cam and Mitchell not being able to have a second child, Gloria expecting a child, and all the other craziness that is attached with this shows popularity. This show promises laughs with every single episode, and looks to still be going strong. What is great about this show, going into its new season, is that it still delivers. A lot of times you see a show start to fade at this point in its run, but week after week, Modern Family shows us a glimpse into the new view of suburbia, and its off beat characters (truly there is no “normal” lead) keeps us all coming back for more. This may be my top recommendation of the upcoming season.

Parks and Recreation

So yes, one more NBC hit to round off the list. Last seasons Parks and Recreation ended with Leslie Knope winning the local election, and her boyfriend Ben Wyatt getting an offer to move to DC for a job on Capitol Hill. The upcoming series will help bring all of those revelations to a close, but furthermore, having Leslie Knope in a higher office with more responsibilities is likely to wreak even more hilarious havoc on the town of Pawnee, Indiana. With all of the laughs that comes out of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation office, this new year proves to be full of great plot twists and Ron Swanson manliness.

So here is the list of shows you must watch this upcoming year. They are all solid comedies, and all sure to keep you entertained. All of these shows have the right formula, and the formula hasn’t yet lost its potency. For shows you can avoid, I strongly recommend avoiding The Middle. This show has been done before, and though it’s been around for a few seasons, there is nothing special or outstanding about that show. But as you’re all getting ready for the Fall season, make sure your DVRs are set for these sitcoms.

This is a guest blog from Jordan Mendys, he’s a TV and Film fanatic, and a blogger for Aspire Direct. He lives in NC with his wife, and is greatly looking forward to the new season of his favorite shows.

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Sofia Vergara’s Accent Prank on Ellen

Modern family is quickly becoming onf othe funniest shows on TV and the second season is defintely not letting up with delivering consistent laugh out loud moments. Altough all of the cast are hilarious, we do have a soft spot for Gloria, the fiery Colombian, played by the ravishing Sofia Vergara.  Recently she got together with US talk Show host Ellen and did a little prank on some innocent dude. Watch the clip after the jump!

Sofia‘s accent is a running joke on the show and they even took it a bit further in the Halloween special that came out last week.

Pretty sweet and if you don’t agree I’m sure you will enjoy just seeing more of Sofia whatever the hell she does!

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TV Special: Fall US TV Preview

The Big Podcast for the small screen! This week we catch up with all of our favorite TV shows. The gang previews some of the new shows on the block  (Boardwalk Empire, Outsourced, Nikita) , we catch up with some of the regulars returning for another season( Mad Men, Dexter, 3o Rock,…) and we finish off discussing some of our favorites, and especially how the Shows that debuted last year are holding up ( Community, Glee, Modern Family). Listen to the full episode after the jump!

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Listen or download the podcast by clicking below!

The music featured in our show is Steve Porter’s Community Remix.

One of our favorite shows!

We Review/Preview the following shows- let us know if you have a favorite that we forgot!

Nikita, Community, Boardwalk Empire, Outsourced, Running Wild,  30 Rock, The Office, Dexter, Bones, Castle, Sherlock, Modern Family, Community, Glee, How I met your mother!

The show is jam packed!

We discuss the awesomeness of Community and why it hasn’t crossed the atlantic yet! ( Update Community is now showing in the UK on Viva-YAY!)

We bash Outsourced for being lazy and re-enforcing cultural stereotypes.

We also discuss possible replacements for Steve Carrell in The Office and some surprising names!

and Martin rants about US shows going on for too long!

Let us know what you thought of the show in the comment section below!

 

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Modern Family – In The Moonlight (Do me)

As a huge Modern Family fan, which is by the way a show that just fell in my lap I had no clue what I was getting in here, however Modern Family got me hooked immediately with its sharp material and fast paced nonstop dark comedy before I know it I was through the first season, so  I thought it would only be right to share this clip with everyone, I have no clue how I came across this one, but in any case it’s the character Dylan when he sang a song for Haley in front of the whole family, and the title of the song was “In the Moonlight (Do me)”. To anyone who still didn’t get a chance to check it out, please do. It’s worth the experience also it’s full of “I know how he/she felt” moment!

And to those of you who want to get curious about this show, here is a little fix…

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