2011 Fall TV Preview – Episode Six

The Firm (January 2012 (TBD) @ 10pm – Global/NBC)

The Firm is based on John Grisham’s novel of the same name and will star Josh Lucas as Mitchell McDeere (character played by Tom Cruise from the movie). The show will take place about 10 years from where the film and novel left off and follows the McDeere family as they return from the Federal Witness Protection Program only to find that old and new foes threaten their lives.

Why I’ll watch: Sweet Home Alabama.

Fringe (Sept 23 @ 9pm – FOX)
Starring: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

Set in Boston, the FBI’s Fringe Division was introduced when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, to help in the investigation of unimaginable events and cases of multifaceted biomedical science.

Why I keep watching: Because the finale of last season BLEW MY MIND and I can’t even imagine what they’re going to do next. Fringe has been at risk of being cancelled almost every season, not because it’s a horrible show, but because it’s not a mainstream filler show that draws in the numbers. It’s smart. It’s complicated. It makes you think and makes you ask questions. Think of it as the good seasons of the X-Files on speed, it is that intense. Honestly, it will blow your mind.