The new programs that we have started seeing many preview promos for on ABC are:
We will find out on Tuesday, September 21st at 10/9C. This looks like it has potential as the mean streets of inner city Detroit are the background for the homicide unit lead by Lt. Maureen Mason played by Aisha Hinds as mother of two teenager daughters who give her as much grief as her detectives.
Detective Louis Fitch played by Michael Imperioli who we know from the HBO hit Sopranos. He plays a 10-year veteran of the Detroit P.D. and is one of the smartest cops on the force. He now has a new partner in Detective Damon Washington played by Jon Michael Hill and we will see these cops experience growing pains that come with a new partnership and see if their new relationship develops into one of trust and friendship.
I truly hope this one sticks around; I liked Michael Imperioli on the Sopranos, he had a great way of making you like him one week and then despising him when another scenario arose. He has great range. It will also be a pleasant change from the New York and California venues that many police dramas have used over and over again. Detroit is a place that we used to think of as the Motor City and depending on our generation we relate to it for automobiles, music and football. The latter being the team that always seems to play on Thanksgiving Day and usually loses. Now with twenty-four hour news programming; Detroit has become a symbol of unemployment and crime. If the writers incorporate Detroit as it is today; it should give insight into today’s economy and the effect it has on the people of Detroit. Let it be a tribute as the old excellent program Homicide did for the city of Baltimore.
All in all; the big question is; can the writers make us like the characters enough to tune in each Tuesday against the CBS hit The Good Wife and NBC’s hit Parenthood and many great programs on cable channels. Time will tell if the network gives it a chance and does not constantly juggle the day and time. See a sneak preview.
In the year 2000 a film crew visited a high school in Austin, Texas to see what was happening with them in their lives and what their hopes and dreams were for their future. Now it is 2010 and a generation has passed. Have they reached their goals or has their life taken a different direction?
Wouldn’t you like to go back and see what everyone has really done with their lives? I mean, really, not just a show put on at reunion time where they appear wearing double Spanx to suck in the fat they did not manage to lose before the reunion, attending a day at the spa to wipe away the stress they have been carrying with them, and renting luxury cars to attend the event just to give everyone the impression that they are doing better than everyone else!
See the preview and more info about this series. I wish this series nothing but the best. It will be interesting to see how people have changed in ten years and I hope this is truthful and candid. It seems to be a refreshing concept and has a semi reality television theme to it and should appeal to the younger and under forty groups of television watchers.
On the negative side; although there are no new programs up against this show at starting time, but CBS has made a change to their Monday night lineup and put the mega hit The Big Bang Theory on at the same Thursday at 8 p.m. time slot followed by new program $#*! My Dad Says starring William Shatner as a cantankerous father who speaks his mind to his sons and the rest of civilization.
All I can say after these previews is hooray for my DVR (just wish I could record more than two shows at one time)!