The 2013 television season is here, with lots of new shows to choose from, I’m deeply appreciating that most fabulous invention commonly known as the DVR. Without it, I’d be in a pickle deciding what watch and I catch online or on OnDemand. There are so many ways to watch your favorite shows. What’s really nice is that most all the major broadcast networks have made the all or most of their programming accessible via OnDemand and online streaming.
One of the most talked about premieres on Tuesdays is none other than “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC; based on the superhero movie franchise “The Avengers.” The series brings over several characters from the film however don’t expect to see Robert Downy Jr. or Chris Hemsworth. I hear they don’t do TV, neither do Iron Man and Thor. Apparently a wrinkle with licensing and other legal stuff will prohibit cameos from the blockbuster film heroes. Not to worry, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” can hold its own without the cape and man in the iron suit. The agents track down the abnormal, humans with superhuman abilities. Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg reprise their roles from the Marvel films. It’s great to see that the revival of sci-fi on network television is thriving. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC, WSB-TV in Atlanta channels 3/803 on Comcast and 2/1002 on AT&T U-verse.
ABC introduced another series on Tuesday nights, “Lucky 7”. The series that follows a group of 7 employees at a service station who participated in a winning lottery pool. The pilot starts off with a high speed car chase which really does the series an injustice because it clues us in ahead of time of the direction of two of the main characters. “Lucky 7” is a decent enough series; it would probably have held my attention a bit more if it weren't so similar to another failed series with a similar plot. Remember the NBC series “Windfall,” with Luke Perry, Lana Parrilla and Jason Gedrick heading up the cast? “Lucky 7” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC, WSB-TV in Atlanta channels 3/803 on Comcast and 2/1002 on AT&T U-verse.
Four new comedies are making Tuesday nights their new home. On Fox, “Dads” starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” starring Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg air at 8 and 8:30 p.m. On ABC “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife” air at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on ABC.
Returning shows on Tuesdays include Fox’s “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project,” on NBC season two of the sizzling drama “Chicago Fire” and on CBS, TV’s most watched show, “NCIS,” its west coast spin-off “NCIS: Los Angeles” and action drama “Person of Interest”.