New television shows this Spring

The following two new television shows will premiering this spring here . On the FX channel a new program is debuts on March 16th titled ‘Justified‘.  It stars Timothy Olyphant, whose last major television role was Sheriff Seth Bullock on HBO’s ‘Deadwood’, plays U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens, a hero who uses violent means when needed.  It is based on Elmore Leonard’s short story ‘Fire in the Hole’ who is the show’s executive producer.   The ‘femmes fatales’ are played by Natalie Zea, his ex-wife, and Joelle Carter as a love interest. The trailer fills us in on the background of the program.

Television updates

There has been a bit of a lull in television programming the past couple of months, well, for the shows that I watch. CBS’  number one program NCIS had a great season opener and still has an excellent cast and characters, the episodes still have the comraderie and comedy, but I think the stories need a little more action and suspense, perhaps this military mystery series has run its’ course.  Its’ spin-off, NCIS: Los Angeles has gotten better as the season has progressed, is a lot more action based, the characters are developing nicely, and Linda Hunt is a hoot as the head of operations. A pleasant surprise has been Human Target, the interaction between the three main characters is good, lots of action, some suspense, storylines are interesting as well, the show is definitely worth a look. The following programs will be returning from breaks in the coming few weeks. V returns on March 30th here in … There’s more

Tellybets – which new US TV shows will be hit or miss?

Now that all the American TV networks have released their autumn schedules, it’s time to take a look at what new shows will be hitting their screens this coming season. Because there’s a good chance that many of them will end up on Irish and UK terrestrial channels or on cable/satellite over the next year or so, you need to know what to look out for and what’s not worth investing your time, heart and soul into. Over the next month or two, we’ll be concentrating on a different US network each time and examining what’s new in its line-up. We’ll give you a basic run-down of each new show and predict if it will be a hit or miss for that network and if you should bother watching it, should it be picked up on this side of the Atlantic. So let’s get started. To kick us off, we’re … There’s more