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Set the DVR! “Black-ish”, “Chicago PD”, “The Goldbergs”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “The Middle”, “Modern Family”, “The Mysteries of Laura”, “Nashville” & “Survivor” Premiere Tonight!

NBC, ABC & CBS are all in the game tonight with 9 shows airing tonight, including some new series! Take a look!

Black-ish – ABC

Andre ‘Dr’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future. black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Dre, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.

Chicago P.D. – NBC

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf and the team behind “Chicago Fire” comes “Chicago P.D.,” a riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department’s District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city’s street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city’s major offenses – organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond. The vast responsibilities that these jobs entail extend far beyond the walls of the precinct, often taking an emotional toll on personal lives of these men and women.

The Goldbergs – ABC

Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ’80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is a classic “smother” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff, hot-tempered and trying to parent without screaming. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with. Barry (Troy Gentile) is 16, an overly emotional teen with severe middle child syndrome. Adam (Sam Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s crushing on an older woman. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s schooling Adam in the ways of love. When Pops buys a new sports car and offers his Caddy to middle child Barry, it’s enough to drive this already high-strung family to the brink of chaos.

Law & Order: SVU – NBC

Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” now in its 15th season, is the longest-running primetime drama currently on television. This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s “Law & Order” brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.

Dedicated Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, heads up the department with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past – as a product of rape and a witness to her mother’s grief, she can personally relate to each victim she tries to help.

The Middle – ABC

Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton), must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she’s middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.
Frankie and her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership. She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she’ll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better. There’s Axl (Charlie McDermott), her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N’ Roses; Sue (Eden Sher), the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything… but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick(Atticus Shaffer), whose best friend is his backpack.
Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but we think Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in The Middle.

Modern Family – ABC

Critically lauded for revitalizing the television sitcom, “Modern Family” is also quickly cementing itself as a culturally defining series. The recipient of four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Television Series, “Modern Family” returns to the ABC Television Network for its fifth season.

The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his young, vivacious second wife Gloria, who resists his old-fashioned ways — an impulse that will become all the more interesting now that he and Gloria have a new baby of their own. This exciting addition will bring more adventures to the family just as Gloria’s son, Manny, is about to embark on an adventure of his own as he enters high school. Jay’s grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, also have their son, Luke, heading to high school; their middle daughter, Alex, is full steam ahead on the college track, and the eldest, Haley, is back home figuring out her future. With the kids all growing up, this new chapter means Claire can explore returning to the workforce, which will have its fair share of missteps and victories. And this will be a big year for Claire’s brother and Jay’s grown son, Mitchell, who alongside his loving partner, Cameron, and daughter Lily, will have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.

The Mysteries of Laura – NBC

Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband – also a cop – who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers. Between cleaning up after her boys and cleaning up the streets, she’d be the first to admit she has her “hot mess” moments in this hilariously authentic look at what it really means to be a “working mom” today. Somehow she makes it all work with the help of her sexy and understanding partner. For Laura, every day is a high-wire balancing act.

The cast also includes Laz Alonso and Janina Gavankar.

Writer Jeff Rake (“Boston Legal”) and director McG (“Supernatural”) serve as executive producers with Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters”), Aaron Kaplan (“The Neighbors”), Todd Lituchy and Sarah Schechter. “The Mysteries of Laura” is a production of Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and Kapital Entertainment.

Nashville – ABC

“Music City” can mean so many things to different people. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storms driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame, others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.

Survivor – CBS

Eighteen castaways will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns on Wednesdays on CBS Television Network. This edition of SURVIVOR, filmed in Cagayan, a province in the Philippines, will be themed “Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty.” The groupings of these tribes, each comprised of six castaways, reflect the distinguishing qualities that people bring to the game and test whether there is any truth to the pre-conceived notion that that certain characteristics will help you win the game of SURVIVOR. All castaways will compete to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. The show is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst.

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Set the DVR: ABC Fall Premiere Dates!

abc-current-logo1 The Alphabet Net has released its Fall 2014 television schedule, among the new shows are:

Forever (Tuesdays at 10PM) – A 200-year-old man works in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality.

Black-ish (Wednesdays at 9:30PM) – A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

How to Get Away With Murder (Thursdays at 10PM) – A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

Selfie (Tuesdays at 8PM) – After being the subject of an embarrassing viral video, a self-involved 20-something enlists the help of a marketing expert to revamp her image in the real world.

Manhattan Love Story (Tuesdays at 8:30PM) – The unfiltered internal monologues of a young man and a young woman are exposed as they begin a new relationship together.

Cristela (Fridays at 8:30PM) – In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She’s stuck straddling the old culture she’s trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she’s trying to embrace in her professional career. Breakout comedian Cristela Alonzo stars in this hilarious comedy about laughing your way down the path to the new American dream.

ABC FALL PREMIERE DATES

Monday, September 15

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing With the Stars”

Monday, September, 22

10:00-11:00 p.m. “Forever” (Special Sneak Preview)

Tuesday, September 23

9:00-10:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Forever” (Regular Time Period Premiere)

Wednesday, September 24

8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Middle”
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Black-ish”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Nashville”

Thursday, September 25

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Scandal”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away With Murder”

Friday, September 26

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “20/20”

Sunday, September 28

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Resurrection”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Revenge”

Monday, September 29

10:00-11:00 p.m. “Castle”

Tuesday, September 30

8:00-8:30 p.m. “Selfie”
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Manhattan Love Story”

Friday, October 3

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (Regular Time Period Premiere)

Sunday, October 5

7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

Friday, October 10

8:30-9:00 p.m. “Cristela”

Alphabetical

20/20 Friday, September 26 10:00-11:00 p.m.
America’s Funniest Home Videos Sunday, October 5 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Black-ish Wednesday, September 24 9:30-10:00 p.m.
Castle Monday, September 29 10:00-11:00 p.m.
Cristela Friday, October 10 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Dancing With the Stars Monday, September 15 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Forever Tuesday, September 23 10:00-11:00 p.m.
Goldbergs,The Wednesday, September 24 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Grey’s Anatomy Thursday, September 25 8:00-9:00 p.m.
How to Get Away With Murder Thursday, September 25 10:00-11:00 p.m.
Last Man Standing Friday, October 3 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Manhattan Love Story Tuesday, September 30 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesday, September 23 9:00-10:00 p.m.
Middle,The Wednesday, September 24 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Modern Family Wednesday, September 24 9:00-9:30 p.m.
Nashville Wednesday, September 24 10:00-11:00 p.m.
Once Upon a Time Sunday, September 28 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Resurrection Sunday, September 28 9:00-10:00 p.m.
Revenge Sunday, September 28 10:00-11:00 p.m.
Scandal Thursday, September 25 9:00-10:00 p.m.
Selfie Tuesday, September 30 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Shark Tank Friday, October 3 9:00-10:00 p.m.

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Fall TV Winners: Top 10 New Shows

Variety has a rundown of the Fall season’s best new shows so far. Some surprises on the list, however I must say I am enjoying ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and am staying strong with ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’, but so desperately want it to get better. Check it out the full list below!

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#10 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
It wouldn’t qualify as a hit, but the Andy Samberg-Andre Braugher cop comedy has been a steady performer for Fox, and consistently builds on its “Dads” lead-in. Fox has struggled to surround “New Girl” with strong skedmates, but the net thinks that with patience and a little nurturing, “Brooklyn” can blossom. It will air behind “New Girl” on Tuesdays starting in February, including on Super Bowl Sunday after Fox’s postgame coverage.

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#9 Mom (CBS)
Chuck Lorre’s latest comedy hasn’t had great support around it on Monday, as the 9 p.m. timeslot preceeding it has been lower-rated than expected (with three different shows airing there), and drama “Hostages” has struggled behind it at 10.

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#8 The Goldbergs (ABC)
This Tuesday family comedy is delivering decent numbers for ABC despite having to face Fox’s No. 1 live-action comedy (“New Girl”); ratings went up for “Goldbergs” in the only week when “New Girl” was off. The net is airing a couple of “Goldbergs” repeats on Wednesday after “The Middle” over the next month, and it will be interesting to see how it fares with a compatible lead-in. Overall, “The Goldbergs” is averaging 12.8 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49.

The Millers

The Millers

#7 The Millers (CBS)
The Will Arnett comedy is the top-rated new half-hour of the fall, thanks largely to its “The Big Bang Theory” lead-in. Although it loses about 40% of the megahit’s audience, there are enough good signs in its ratings to suggest that “Millers” will stick around longer than other shows to launch behind it (“How to Be a Gentleman,” “Bleep My Dad Says”).

The Crazy Ones

The Crazy Ones

#6 The Crazy Ones (CBS)
After a big premiere behind “The Big Bang Theory,” this Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy dropped off in subsequent weeks. Still, it’s competitive in demos in its Thursday timeslot and has built a solid base of viewers in DVR playback. It’s no lock for a second season, but CBS figures to be patient and see if it audiences warm to this atypical comedy for the net — a rare single-cam entry — in the second half of the season.

Masterchef Junior

Masterchef Junior

#5 Masterchef Junior (Fox)
This spinoff of the Gordon Ramsay competition series “MasterChef” was a quietly solid performer for Fox in its six weeks on Friday. In adults 18-49, it held its own opposite CBS’ established reality competition, “Undercover Boss,” while pulling ahead of “Boss” most weeks with DVR playback included. In Live+7 numbers, it averaged a 2.1 rating in 18-49, about the same as higher-touted fellow rookies “Hostages” on CBS and “The Michael J. Fox Show” on NBC, and 5.6 million viewers overall. The show has begun casting for a possible second season.

The Originals

The Originals

#4 The Originals (CW)
This spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries” didn’t really impress in the early going, but in November it posted its best numbers yet and contributed to CW’s most-watched Tuesday in four years. In part because it’s up opposite two high-profile dramas on the competition (“NCIS” and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”), “Originals” has seen huge amounts of time-shifted viewing, more than doubling its ratings in adults 18-34 and women 18-34 in Live + 7 Day viewing compared to Live + Same Day. Season to date, originals of “The Originals” are averaging a 1.6 in adults 18-49 and 3.3 million total viewers.

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#3 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (ABC)
It has dropped off probably more than expected in the weeks since its much-anticipated premiere, but Marvel’s first series for ABC is still producing solid numbers — especially since it’s up against “NCIS” on Tuesdays. For the season, original episodes of “SHIELD” have averaged a 5.2 rating in Live+7, but in the weeks since its premiere (which did a big 7.0), it has been above a 5 only once. In total viewers, it’s averaging 8.5 million same-night viewers and 12.6 million in L7. In a good sign for the show, it posted its first week-over-week gains with each of its two most recent episodes.

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#2 Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
It’s still a bit lower-rated than “Agents of SHIELD” in L7 ratings for original episodes (4.9), but it earns points for consistency and outperforming expectations. This show seemed like something of a dice-roll, and Fox’s recent run of Monday fall premieres hadn’t been stellar following flameouts like “Lone Star” and “The Mob Doctor.” Most of the shows on this list are expected back next season, but “Sleepy Hollow” is the only one that has been officially ordered (for 15 episodes). Its original episodes are averaging a 4.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers overall.

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#1 The Blacklist (NBC)
The James Spader drama is averaging a big 5.2 rating in adults 18-49, and has been the most consistent of the fall newbies, beginning with its opening- night crushing of CBS’ “Hostages” in a showdown of two of the highest-profile new dramas. How well has it held up? It was averaging a 5.2 rating after its first month as well. Sure, “The Voice” has helped funnel a sizable audience into “Blacklist,” but the show has been bolstered by record DVR playback — suggesting that it’s not a pure timeslot hit. In total viewers, on average it has added a U.S. television-record 6.1 million viewers to its samenight average of 11 million, making it the top-rated rookie series by this measure too and NBC’s most popular new drama at this point of its run in 19 years (since “Earth 2” in 1994).

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Bits & Bytes: Latest TV & Movie News Updates

Pickups and Episode Orders

ABC has given a full-season vote of confidence to its Tuesday comedies “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife.”

The Alphabet ordered the back-nine episodes of “Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife” and also ordered four more episodes of Wednesday comedy “Super Fun Night.”

The Tuesday frosh laffers have performed respectably on a tough night for ABC against “NCIS: LA” competition on CBS and “The Voice” on NBC. The network gambled this year in fielding all new series on Tuesday. That strategy took a hit early on when 10 p.m. drama “Lucky 7″ was axed after two low-rated airings. Continue reading

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Set the DVR: ‘SHIELD’, ‘Goldbergs’, ‘Trophy Wife’, ‘Luck 7’, ’NCIS’, ‘NCIS:LA’ & ‘Person of Interest’ Premiere Tonight!

A whole slew of new and returning shows are back on the air tonight, with ABC, CBS and NBC getting into the action. Set the DVR, some of these look good!!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – NEW

Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

The Goldbergs – NEW

Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) is a classic “smother;” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff, hot-tempered and trying to parent without screaming. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with. Barry (Troy Gentile) is 16, an overly emotional teen with severe middle child syndrome. Adam (Sam Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s crushing on an older woman. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s schooling Adam in the ways of love. When Pops buys a new sports car and offers his Caddy to middle child Barry, it’s enough to drive this already high-strung family to the brink of chaos.

The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) as Beverly, Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Murray, George Segal (Don’t Shoot Me) as Pops, Hayley Orrantia (The X Factor) as Erica, Sean Giambrone as Adam and Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck) as Barry.

The Goldbergs was written and executive produced by Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In, Fanboys) and executive produced by Doug Robinson. The pilot was directed by Seth Gordon (Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses). The Goldbergs is from Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison and is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Trophy Wife – NEW

They say the third time’s the charm and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that’s true when she becomes Pete’s (Bradley Whitford) third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar and a year later, Kate’s got an insta-family complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Bailee Madison) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), is mother to adopted son, Bert (Albert Tsai), and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate who finds support with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales) a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has.

Trophy Wife stars Malin Akerman (Suburgatory) as Kate, Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as Pete, Marcia Gay Harden (Into the Wild, Damages) as Diane, Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) as Jackie, Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation) as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee (Super 8) as Warren, Albert Tsai (How I Met Your Mother) as Bert and Bailee Madison as Hillary.

Trophy Wife is written and executive produced by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and executive produced by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (The Office), produced by Malin Ackerman. The pilot was directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect, Avenue Q), Trophy Wife is from ABC Studios.

Lucky 7 – NEW

What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they’d actually win. They need to be careful what they wish for, because while the money could solve problems for each of them, it will forever change the close-knit bonds these friends have formed, in ABC’s new drama, “Lucky 7,” which will premiere TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Nestled in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Astoria, the Gold Star Gas N’ Shop is home to a surrogate family of co-workers whose lives will be transformed by an unexpected lottery win. Aside from the money, relationships will change as the trust between two brothers will be uprooted, budding romances will develop and secrets will come to the surface.

Matt Korzak (Matt Long) could get his very pregnant girlfriend, Mary Lavecchia (Christine Evangelista), and their other child out of his mother’s house with some desperately needed cash. Matt’s brother, Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush), an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt and pursue the huge crush he has on co-worker Samira Lashari (Summer Bishil). Samira, a second-generation Pakistani immigrant and a talented musician, could finally afford to go to her dream school, Juilliard. Denise Dibinksy (Lorraine Bruce), the tender-hearted Gold Star cashier, is struggling to lose weight and regain her former glory, but the winnings could provide an opportunity for her to rebuild her crumbling marriage. Leanne Maxwell (Anastasia Phillips), a young single mother, will try to keep her past hidden despite the spotlight the lottery win puts on her. Bob Harris (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), the store’s manager and quite possibly the nicest man in the world, wants to buy the Gold Star and make it into the perfect workplace he always imagined. And cheerful and charming Antonio Clemente (Luis Antonio Ramos) will discover ways to capitalize on the group’s win in order to give his wife, Bianca (Alex Castillo), and their three kids a whole new life.

Now that their circumstances have changed, the “Lucky 7” will need to overcome obstacles, reach down deep to examine their values and find out who they really are if they’re to enjoy their newfound wealth.

You’d think they have millions of reasons to celebrate — but will they?

“Lucky 7” stars Summer Bishil (“Towelhead”) as Samira Lashari, Lorraine Bruce (“Eden Lake”) as Denise Dibinksy, Alex Castillo as Bianca Clemente, Christine Evangelista as Mary Lavecchia, Stephen Louis Grush (“Detroit 1-8-7”) as Nicky Korzak, Matt Long (“Private Practice”) as Matt Korzak, Anastasia Phillips (“Stoked”) as Leanne Maxwell, Luis Antonio Ramos (“The Ruins”) as Antonio Clemente and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“The Wire”) as Bob Harris.

“Lucky 7,” based on the British hit “The Syndicate,” was written by David Zabel (“ER,” “Detroit 1-8-7”) and Jason Richman (“Detroit 1-8-7”) and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Zabel and Richman. The pilot was directed by Paul McGuigan. “Lucky 7” is produced by ABC Studios and Amblin Television and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.

Chicago Fire – Season 2

From renowned, Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, the writing team behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes the high-octane drama “Chicago Fire,” – an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

The pressure to perform on such a high level has a way of taking a personal toll, sometimes putting team members from the Truck and the specially trained Rescue Squad at odds with each other. Despite any differences, this is an extended family, and when it’s “go time,” everyone inside Firehouse 51 knows no other way than to lay it all on the line for each other. When a tragedy claims one of their own, there’s plenty of guilt and blame to go around. Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer, “House”), in charge of the Truck, tries to carry on, but butts heads with the brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney, “The Vampire Diaries”) of the Rescue Squad – and each blames the other for their fallen team member. Adding to the turmoil, Casey, unbeknownst to his colleagues, is in the midst of a separation from Hallie (Teri Reeves, “Three Rivers”).

The firehouse also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker, “Oz”), a fireman’s fireman who is confronted by important personal decisions, paramedics Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund, “The Good Wife”) and Leslie Shay (Lauren German, “Hawaii Five-O”), who share a close bond and team together to face some of the most harrowing situations imaginable, Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett, “Law & Order: SVU”), an academy graduate who is the latest generation in a family of firefighters, and Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg, “Sex and the City”), a seasoned veteran who loses his home to foreclosure and now must uproot his family to move in with his in-laws.

In addition to Wolf, Haas and Brandt, executive producers also include Matt Olmstead (“Breakout Kings”), Joe Chappelle (“The Wire”), Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski (“Law & Order” brand). Haas and Brandt wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Homeland”).

“Chicago Fire” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

NCIS – Season 11

NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG (season eight episodes “Ice Queen” and “Meltdown”). The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS. To date it has aired for ten full seasons and has gone into broadcast syndication on USA Network. Donald P. Bellisario is co-creator, along with Don McGill, as well as executive producer. NCIS was originally referred to as Navy NCIS during season one; “Navy” was later dropped from the title as it was redundant. In season seven, NCIS was joined by a spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. In 2011, NCIS was voted America’s favorite television show. On February 1, 2013, CBS renewed NCIS for an 11th season. The series finished its tenth season as the most-watched television series in the U.S. during the 2012–13 TV season.

NCIS: Los Angeles – Season 5

NCIS: Los Angeles (Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Los Angeles) is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009.[3] In the USA, the series airs following NCIS on Tuesdays. NCIS: Los Angeles is the first spin-off of the successful NCIS, which itself was a spinoff of another CBS series, JAG. On October 7, 2009, CBS gave the series a full-season pickup, extending the first season to 22 episodes. The season was extended again on November 4, 2009, when CBS announced its order for an additional two episodes. The second season began airing on September 21, 2010. On May 18, 2011, CBS renewed the series for a third season. On August 18, 2011, CBS announced that the series would crossover by having Daniela Ruah guest star as Kensi Blye on Hawaii Five-0. On January 11, 2012, CBS announced that the series would do a second crossover with Hawaii Five-0 by having Daniel Dae Kim and Scott Caan guest star on an episode in May. On March 14, 2012, CBS renewed NCIS: Los Angeles for a fourth season. Deadline.com reported on November 5, 2012 a possible spin-off of NCIS: Los Angeles, which “will feature new characters who will be introduced in a two-part episode of NCIS: LA later this season”. On February 6, 2013 Miguel Ferrer was promoted to a series regular for the next season. On March 27, 2013, CBS renewed NCIS: Los Angeles for a fifth season.

Person of Interest – Season 3

Person of Interest is an American television crime drama broadcasting on CBS. It is based on a screenplay developed by Jonathan Nolan. The series revolves around a former CIA officer (Jim Caviezel) recruited by a mysterious billionaire (Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City. CBS renewed the show for a third season on March 27, 2013, and will move the series from its current time slot, Thursday at 9:00 pm, to Tuesday at 10:00 pm. Season three will premiere on September 24, 2013.

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ABC Fall 2013 Schedule

abc-current-logo1 ABC has revealed their fall schedule, among the most anticipated are ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ (Tuesday’s at 8pm) and ‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’ (Thursday’s at 8pm). ‘Modern Family’ is set to air on Wednesday, September 25 with a one hour season premiere while ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will air a two-hour opus on Thursday, September 26. See the rest of the listings below.

By Date

Friday, September, 6
10:00-11:00 p.m. 20/20

Monday, September 16
8:00-10:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars

Friday, September 20
8:00-8:30 p.m. Last Man Standing
8:30-9:00 p.m. The Neighbors
9:00-10:00 p.m. Shark Tank

Monday, September 23
10:00-11:00 p.m. Castle

Tuesday, September 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9:00-9:30 p.m. The Goldbergs
9:30-10:00 p.m. Trophy Wife
10:00-11:00 p.m. Lucky 7

Wednesday, September 25
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Middle
8:30-9:00 p.m. Back in the Game
9:00-10:00 p.m. Modern Family (special one-hour premiere event)
10:00-11:00 p.m. Nashville

Thursday, September 26
9:00-11:00 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (special two-hour premiere)

Sunday, September 29
8:00-9:00 p.m. Once Upon a Time
9:00-10:00 p.m. Revenge
10:00-11:00 p.m. Betrayal

Wednesday, October 2
9:30-10:00 p.m. Super Fun Night

Thursday, October 3
10:00-11:00 p.m. Scandal

Sunday, October 6
7:00-8:00 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos

Thursday, October 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

By Name

20/20 Friday, September, 6
America’s Funniest Home Videos Sunday, October 6
Back in the Game Wednesday, September 25
Betrayal Sunday, September 29
Castle Monday, September 23
Dancing With the Stars Monday, September 16
Goldbergs, The Tuesday, September 24
Grey’s Anatomy (special two-hour premiere) Thursday, September 26
Last Man Standing Friday, September 20
Lucky 7 Tuesday, September 24
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesday, September 24
Middle, The Wednesday, September 25
Modern Family (special one-hour premiere event) Wednesday, September 25
Nashville Wednesday, September 25
Neighbors, The Friday, September 20
Once Upon a Time Sunday, September 29
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Thursday, October 10
Revenge Sunday, September 29
Scandal Thursday, October 3
Shark Tank Friday, September 20
Super Fun Night Wednesday, October 2
Trophy Wife Tuesday, September 24

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