Balancing an already busy TV schedule can get a little overwhelming. There are a lot of new shows out there, but which should you be watching? Here are the top five shows you need to make time for in place of any that might have gone stale.
#6: Saint George: (Thursday nights at 9pm on FX) George Lopez is back on prime time with a comedy co-starring Danny Trejo, David Zayas, and Diana Maria Riva. Lopez stars as a recently divorced teacher who is trying to find his way in the world while living with his wacky uncle, silly cousin, and overbearing mother. Riva is a standout in the role of Concepcion, George’s boss who tries to seduce him every chance she gets.
Why you should watch: “Saint George” is silly and charming. Even with the stereotypes, it’s great to see a family that reminds me of people I grew up around. Don’t take it too serious, it’s a comedy!
#5: Mixology: (Wednesday nights at 930pm on ABC) Head over to Manhattan hot spot “The Mix” where ten singles are on the prowl for some action during the course of one night. Each episode focuses on two of the characters, but we still see what is going on around them.
Why you should watch: Mexican hunk Adan Canto (“The Following“) stars as the mysterious bartender who can’t seem to remember the name of his latest hookup/coworker Kacey (Vanessa Lengies). But it’s of no consequence, he’s already caught the attention of single mom Jessica (Alexis Carra) who is determined not to let her night go to waste.
Dominic and Jessica are surrounded by good looking New Yorkers. So no matter who they all end up with by the end of the night, you can bet it’s going to be smoldering!
#4: Growing Up Fisher: (Tuesday nights at 930pm on NBC) Henry Fisher (Eli Baker) grows closer to his family after his parents announce they are getting separated. His blind father, Mel (J. K. Simmons) becomes more independent when he gets his own apartment and a seeing eye dog. His mother, Joyce (Jenna Elfman), is acting out the life she felt she was robbed of by becoming a parent too young.
Why you should watch: “Growing Up Fisher” is such a sweet family tale you won’t be able to wait a week to see the next episode. At their core, the Fisher’s are a sweet family who really love each other. It’s their bond and the great story created by the writers that will keep you coming back for more.
#3: About a Boy: (Tuesday nights at 9pm on NBC) Do you remember that film “About a Boy” starring Hugh Grant and Toni Collette? NBC’s new comedy is based on the 2002 film and stars David Walton, Minnie Driver, and Benjamin Stockham. Successful songwriter and bachelor Will Freeman (Walton) lives a carefree life as the “ultimate man-child”. His perfect world is turned upside down when single mom Fiona (Driver) and her 11-year-old son Marcus (Stockham) move in next door.
Why you should watch: You’ll fall in love with Marcus half a second after you meet him. He is a good boy who just wants to see his mom smile. He lacks a male role model in his life, and while on the surface Will seems to be the opposite, their friendship is fun and genuine. Bonus points for Driver’s awesome British accent.
#2: Believe: (Sunday nights at 9pm on NBC) There is a lot of competition for your attention on Sunday nights, and “Believe” belongs at the top of your list. Created by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón and Markus Friedman, the sci fi/drama follows Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a young girl who was born with special abilities that she cannot control. As they start evolving, the people who are protecting her must turn to an outsider. This leads them to Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully convicted death-row inmate, whom they break out of prison. Although he is reluctant to take on the role as her protector, the two eventually form a bond that will guide them to helping each other as well as others while staying one step ahead of the evil forces that want the girl.
Why you should watch: You won’t be sure who the good guys or the bad guys are, but you know you want Bo to be safe. Her life was entrusted to a mysterious man who seems to care about no one but himself. All the mysteries will suck you in and you won’t want it to end.
#1: Resurrection: (Sunday nights at 9pm on ABC) Expect the unexpected after watching the series premiere of “Resurrection.” Based on the novel “The Returned” by Jason Mott, the series follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are forever changed when loved ones come back from the dead unaged. In the premiere, you meet Jacob Langston (Landon Gimenez) who wakes up in China 32 years after drowning. An immigration agent, played by Omar Epps, takes him home where he comes face-to-face with his parents who are struck with shock and disbelief. As more and more of the dead continue to flock to Arcadia, the mystery deepens and the cliffhangers more painful.
Why you should watch: Who are these dead people that are coming back to life? Are they zombies? Will they start to eat the brains of the survivors? As of yet, we have no answers but your mind will run wild with theories! The writers will mess with your mind, and you will love it!
The premiere entitled, “The Returned” can be found below: