#BlerdTV You Should Be Watching This Winter/Spring [VIDEO]
Hey Blerds! The Midseason TV season is on our doorstep, and we’ve assembled a premiere calendar that captures everything new offerings, returning series, and the back half of Fall programs for easy DVR programming.
Television becomes more blerd-friendly with each new crop of shows. The SyFy channel boasts compelling shows 12 Monkeys and Helix. M. Night Shyamalan takes on television with Wayward Pines. And Frank Underwood takes his political maneuvering to new heights on House of Cards. All of these shows hit that intelligent, nerdy, and innovative blerd sweet spot.
My top new shows for this fall are FOX’s Empire, ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat, and ABC’s American Crime. In their own way, each show is helping to show diversity on television.
From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Emmy winner Danny Strong (Game Change, Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Empire is described as a sexy and powerful new drama about Lucious Lyon, the head of a music empire whose three sons and wife all battle for his throne.
Starring: Terrence Howard | Taraji P. Henson |Jussie Smollett | Malik Yoba | Gabourey Sidibe
Fresh Off The Boat
It’s the ’90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents. It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream.
Starring: Randall Park | Constance Wu | Hudson Yang | Forrest Wheeler | Ian Chen
All over the news are reports about a young couple in Modesto, California, who were attacked in their home. The case sends shock waves into the community stirring up tensions across racial lines in this gritty drama.
Starring: Felicity Huffman | Timothy Hutton | W. Earl Brown | Richard Cabral | Caitlin Gerard | Benito Martinez | Penelope Ann Miller | Elvis Nolasco | Johnny Ortiz
But there are many more new shows for us blerds to watch in 2015. Check out the calendar below, and click the image for an enlarged and printable view.
*UPDATE 1/12/15: Book of Negroes, iZombie, and Daredevil added!
The calendar below shows the returning dates and times from our Fall series guide.
For descriptions on the shows listed here, check out our previous posts for each of the networks: ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, and The CW. And as the shows hit air, look out for critiques here at WaterCoolerConvos.
What TV show are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the comments section below!
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