Powered by i.TV
December 21, 2014

2009 New TV Show Season Premieres - Midseason TV

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 24th 2008 6:00AM
With the new year comes a whole new batch of shows to watch -- everything from Whitney's big move to 'The City' to Edie Falco's big return to primetime.

Think your DVR can handle it all?

Check out our guide to what's new in midseason and see what everyone will be talking about in 2009.


2009 New Show Season Premieres

    With the new year comes a whole new batch of shows to watch -- everything from Whitney's big move to 'The City' to Edie Falco's big return to primetime.

    Think your DVR can handle it all?

    Check out our guide to what's new in midseason and see what everyone will be talking about in 2009.

    Christian Weber, Showtime / Patrick Harbron, ABC / Fox / Showtime

    'The Beast'
    Airs Thurs., 9PM on A&E
    Premieres Jan. 15


    Premise: Patrick Swayze is an FBI vet who helps his rookie partner (Travis Fimmel) adjust to their undercover work.

    Our Take: Swayze's made press by working on the show despite being treated for pancreatic cancer, but illness or no, the big-screen star is making a welcome comeback. We hope his small-screen-starring debut showcases his leading-man appeal and his character-actor grit.



    Related Links

    A&E

    'Castle'
    Airs Mon., 10PM on ABC
    Premieres March 9


    Premise: Nathan Fillion is Rick Castle, a famous crime and horror writer, who assists the NYPD in solving crimes on this comedic drama series.

    Our Take: It's like if Steven King helped in murder investigations -- and looked like Nathan Fillion. Now, that's a crime show we can take a bite out of.



    Related Links

    Patrick Harbron, ABC

    'The City'
    Airs Mon., 10PM on MTV
    Premieres Dec. 29


    Premise: Whitney Port leaves the comfort of 'The Hills' and heads to New York City to start a new job.

    Our Take: Lauren Conrad's co-worker is the blandest of bunch, so 'The Hills' can afford to lose her. Still, she'll have a built-in audience that'll follow her every move as she makes new friends, dates new guys and starts her life all over again. If you're not a fan of the original, skip it.



    Related Links

    Getty Images

    'Courtroom K'
    Airs on Fox
    Premieres this spring


    Premise: A judge, a district attorney, a public defender and others handle the law in a Midwestern court house.

    Our Take: With film star Alfred Molina sitting in the judge's chair, we expect 'Courtroom K' to live up to its "darkly comic" promise.



    Related Links

    Getty Images

    'Cupid'
    Airs Tues., 10PM on ABC
    Premieres March 24


    Premise: 'Veronica Mars' creator Rob Thomas revisits his 1998 series that starred Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall about a man who believes he is the Roman god of love, and the not-crazy people who deal with him.

    Our Take: With Bobby Cannavale taking over the Piven role, we're as excited for this debut as we were saddened by the quick cancellation of the first incarnation (yes, we were big fans, all two of us).



    Related Links

    ABC

    'Dollhouse'
    Airs Fridays, 9PM on Fox
    Premieres Feb. 13


    Premise: Echo (Eliza Dushku) is just one of the dolls whose mind has been erased so she can be programmed to be any number of things -- from seductress to assassin. When her memories stop being completely wiped away after missions, she begins to recall bits and pieces of her past.

    Our Take: Creator Joss Whedon ('Buffy,' 'Firefly,' 'Angel') halted production of the big budget show to tweak things, Fox changed the pilot episode and the show has been slotted for Friday nights, usually the kiss of death -- yet, we're still completely intrigued to see if Whedon can regain 'Buffy' glory.



    Related Links

    Miranda Penn Turin, FOX

    'The Goode Family'
    Airs on Fox
    Premieres this spring


    Premise: Are you good? The Goodes think they are. They don't eat meat, they recycle and they do their part to bring peace to the world but their efforts are more often comical than effective in this 'toon.

    Our Take: From the satirical mind of 'King of the Hill' creator Mike Judge, we think the show will be able to touch on a lot of hot-button political, social and economic issues, without losing any laughs. Everything's funnier when animated, after all.



    Related Links

    Goode Family Productions / ABC

    'Harper's Island'
    Airs Thu., 10PM on CBS
    Premieres Apr. 9


    Premise: Guests attend a wedding on an island off the coast of Seattle, then mysteriously die one by one.

    Our Take: Horror is an underrepresented genre on TV, so we'll be ready to ask "whodunit?" when it premieres -- we just hope this island's mysteries are as good as 'Lost''s.



    Related Links

    CBS

    'Kings'
    Airs Thu., 9PM on NBC
    Premieres March 9


    Premise: A farmboy-turned-soldier is thrust into the royal spotlight when an act of bravery makes him a national hero.

    Our Take: We're happy to see Ian McShane back on the small screen, which should add comfort to fellow 'Deadwood' fans still suffering from withdrawal.



    Related Links

    NBC

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

Follow Us

From Our Partners