Stephen Fry, Prison Break, Training Day & more: Watch the hottest new TV trailers, straight from the U.S.
If you’ve been keeping up with our updates, you’ll know that this week has seen the 2016 broadcast upfronts happening in the U.S; a time when executives from networks NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS and The CW officially unveil their primetime schedules for ‘the fall’, and announce which pilots they have ordered to series (along with which shows have been culled to make room for the exciting new additions.
Imaginary Mary (ABC)
Jenna Elfman finds herself in a whole lot of trouble when she falls in love with a divorced father of three kids at the same time that her childhood imaginary friend Mary, voiced by Rachel Dratch, decides to show up. It looks silly and chaotic, but also like it might inject some feel-good fun into our evenings.
Downward Dog (ABC)
Based on the web series of the same name, this comedy follows struggling millennial Nan (Fargo‘s Allison Tolman) from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin, who learns via his owner the complexity of 21st century relationships.
24: Legacy (FOX)
The clock ticks again in this 24 spin-off. Corey Hawkins, whom we fell in love with in The Walking Dead and Straight Outta Compton, stars alongside Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits in yet another series about the race to prevent a deadly terrorist attack on the United States.
Designated Survivor (ABC)
Speaking of Kiefer Sutherland, the former Jack Bauer stars in this conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. Sound familiar at all?
The Exorcist (FOX)
Two very different priests tackle one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession in this all-new reimagining of the 1974 Academy Award winning movie. Starring Ben Daniels, Camille Guaty, Alfonso Herrera, and Geena Davis.
Prison Break (FOX)
The much anticipated reboot of the cult show finds Wentworth Miller’s Michael Scofield still alive and Dominic Purcell’s Lincoln Burrows looking to free him from behind bars. Again.
Lethal Weapon (FOX)
The iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh (Clayne Crawford and Dante Brown) are back and working the streets of a crime-ridden modern-day LA. Can we look forward to some Gibson/Glover cameos? We sure hope so.
Training Day (CBS)
Aaaand we’re still not done with the movie reboots. This crime thriller begins 15 years after the events of the hit feature film, when an idealistic young police officer is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD and is partnered with a seasoned yet morally ambiguous detective. Starring Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell.
The Great Indoors (CBS)
This comedy follows a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine (Joel McHale), who must adapt to the times when he’s assigned by the magazine’s founder (Stephen Fry) to be the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials (Christine Ko, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in the magazine’s digital department.
Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, NCIS‘s Michael Weatherly looks perfectly cast as the brilliant, brash and charming jury consultant who’s the ultimate puppet master combining psychology, intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors and the accused tick.
The Good Place (NBC)
From Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur, this fantastical sitcom starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson focuses on what happens when a young woman dies and goes to the afterlife; but doesn’t necessarily belong in ‘the good place’.