By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~
Fall weather is here, generating ample excitement for Americans everywhere to stay inside and watch television. Though many fan favorite shows such as “Parks and Recreation,” “Mad Men” and “Sons of Anarchy” ended last year, there are plenty of new and returning programs to fill the void and keep the golden age of television golden.
A good show coming to an end is never an enjoyable experience, but luckily the talent involved in making shows great moves on to new projects. There is much to be anticipated from the creators of “Sons of Anarchy” and “Parks and Recreation” in particular. Teaming up with FX once again, the “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter is premiering his new show, “The Bastard Executioner.” Though more closely related to “Game of Thrones” than “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Bastard Executioner” has received promising early reviews and will accompany popular FX fair such as “American Horror Story,” “You’re the Worst” and “The League.”
As for returning “Parks and Recreation” talent, Rob Lowe is working on a number of new projects, including Fox’s lawyer comedy “The Grinder” and Comedy Central’s anime-inspired animated series “Moonbeam City.” Aziz Ansari will also be returning to the small screen in Netflix’s “Master of None.”
Revisiting a great series is fun, but it’s also important to continue watching the great programming still on the air. Several shows returning to the air after a critically and financially successful first season include Fox’s tension-filled family divisive drama “Empire,” ABC’s classroom centered murder mystery “How to Get Away With Murder” and FX’s Coen Brothersproduced “Fargo.”
“Fargo” is only one of many film-inspired television shows returning this fall season. It is accompanied by television adaptations “Limitless” and “Ash vs. The Evil Dead.” Alongside the film adaptations are the comic book adaptations. While “The Walking Dead” and new spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead” will be airing on AMC this season, there is also a multitude of new super hero-based series on the way. Joining the returning shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.” and “Daredevil” will be “Supergirl” and “Jessica Jones,” adding some much needed diversity to a growing genre.