The fall television season will soon be upon viewers and there will be new shows hitting the airwaves as well. Thankfully, despite popular cancellations, there are a few shows still left on television that is worth the time to tune in to. The animated sitcoms or the dramatic cop shows, these five shows still rank with viewers and are worth tuning in when aired.
An updated version of the cop drama, Hawaii Five-O, has delivered each season with compelling story lines and great performances. Alex O'Loughlin stars in the role of Steve McGarrett who is seeking revenge and answers into his father's death and his mother's reported death, her return and knowledge of the cover-up and then her disappearance. Scott Caan is a wonderful side-kick to the lead with the banter between his character of Danny "Danno" Williams and McGarrett. Along with Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park portraying cousins and police officers with a shady history the cast blends well together. Added for additional comic relief are Jorge Garcia, Masi Oka and Taylor Wily. The show was original in the previous season by having a fan created episode which allowed viewers to identify and pick weapons, locations and other main topics of the show for one unique episode.
A heartwarming family cop drama, Blue Bloods, provides viewers with family values and dramatic twist in story lines. Tom Selleck stars as the head of the family and the Chief of Police Frank Reagan, he has to sometimes decide if he will back the city of New York or his family members entangled into serious issues of ethics. His tough talking detective son Danny is portrayed wonderfully by Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block fame. Bridget Moynahan is perfectly cast as the district attorney, Erin Reagan, and sometimes becomes entangled in her knowledge of law but her love of family. Will Estes plays the youngest son of the Reagan clan and the city police office Jamie who decided to walk away from being an attorney to joining the police force after his older brother was killed in the line of duty.
Another wonderful cop drama, Criminal Minds, is based on the detectives that attempt to figure out the minds of the criminal committing the crimes in cities they are sent to for cases. This season Jennifer Love Hewitt will join the cast as a series regular, after her previous role in Ghost Whisperer the actress has proven she is a dramatic actor who can capture an audience. The ever-changing minds of a criminal keep the detectives searching for answers and viewers tuned in.
Entering their second season, Sleepy Hollow, is not what most people will remember from Ichabod Crane. In this series, Ichabod has joined forces with a current day police detective Abbie Mills who has experiences the supernatural in her childhood. The show walks a fine line between cop drama and sci-fi similar to the days of The X-Files and Fringe and makes the show interesting and entertaining. The second season will have viewers tuned in to see if the show can capture the storylines from season one.
The longest running animated sitcom on television as well as the longest running show in television history, The Simpsons, still bring original and funny episodes even after their 25 years on the air. A show that originally started out as a skit on the Tracey Ullman show, the show has taken on a loyal following of viewers. Always taking on a new twist to horror movies, the Treehouse of Horror episodes around Halloween are always fun for young and old.
Since most of good television has moved to cable networks and a lot of the regular networks are being filled with repeats of current shows or reality programming or competition shows, these five shows are worth tuning in to while they are still being aired.
Alex O'Loughlin at Hawaii Five-O screening
Hawaii Five-O will return to CBS, Friday September 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM EST with their fifth season premiere. Starring Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim.
Cast of Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods will return to CBS, Friday September 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM EST with their fifth season premiere. Starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes.
Criminal Minds Cast
Criminal Minds will return to CBS, Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM EST with their tenth season premiere. Starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, AJ Cook and Kirsten Vangsness.
Sleepy Hollow Cast
Sleepy Hollow will return to FOX, Monday September 22, 2014 with their second season premiere. Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones and Katia Winter.
The Simpsons will return to FOX, Sunday September 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST with their twenty-sixth season premiere. Starring the voice talents of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, and Hank Azaria.