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The Best New Shows of 2014

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2014 was another great year for television, and it was an especially great year for new shows, as, more than ever, freshman series were arriving and making us fall in love with them quicker than we ever though we could, claiming more and more spots on critics’ “Best of the Year” lists. I, like many of my colleagues here at TVOvermind, found myself enjoying a lot of the new shows in 2014 even more than some of my returning favorites, and even though I didn’t get to watch all of the new series that debuted this year (more on that in a minute), I watched enough of them that I wanted to dedicate an article to discussing how great of a year it’s been for first-year shows. So, in no particular order, this is my list for the best new shows of 2014. (And for the record, I have not been… »

- Chris King

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Kiefer Sutherland Doesn’t Think He’ll Play 24’s Jack Bauer Again

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Has time finally run out on Jack Bauer? It seems so. After Fox resurrected 24 and its infamous protagonist for the highly anticipated (and pretty much critically beloved) limited series event 24: Live Another Day this past summer, there was a possibility that the show could return for a future miniseries-type event, or even the long-awaited film that the show’s producers have been talking about since the end of 24‘s eighth season. However,  it sounds like series star, Kiefer Sutherland, who won an Emmy for his role as Jack Bauer after the series’ fifth season, is ready to move on. In a recent interview with the UK’s Telegraph, Sutherland was asked if he would consider taking on the role again in any future 24 projects, and his answer was pretty clear. “Me, I don’t see going back to it,” Sutherland said regarding the idea of doing more 24. “We had set… »

- Chris King

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How Chuck Wore Its Heart on Its Sleeve and Stole All of Ours

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It’s really easy to be cynical with the world today, especially with the state it’s in right now. There’s so much greed, violence, and corruption out there that it’s hard not to become enveloped by it all and forget that there are actually good people and good things in this world that we can turn to. Heck, this is even true for TV, where every show nowadays is being pushed to be darker and edgier. However, there was one show that, even when it did dip into darker territory, kept things hopeful and optimistic, making it one of my favorite series of all-time. I’m talking, of course, about NBC’s Chuck, which was a mix-and-match of different shows, from workplace comedy to action-packed spy series to deeply romantic love story, which all blended together to produce an honest, genuine, and heartfelt series that made its characters feel real and authentic, »

- Chris King

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Black Mirror’s White Christmas Is One of Its Best Outings

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Channel 4 debuted their much-anticipated Christmas-themed Black Mirror special this week, and it was very much worth the wait. Black Mirror exists as one of those frustrating British show that trades short, three-episode seasons with yawning gulfs in between them for high quality offerings. It’s probably worth it (like the similarly formatted Sherlock), but the waiting and scarcity of episodes can be exhausting. Series three of Black Mirror is in fact coming, but they wanted to participated in another British tradition in the meantime, the extended Christmas Special, something we’ve seen from The Office to Doctor Who to Downton Abbey over the years. Though Black Mirror has poached familiar faces over the years for its ensemble casts, the Christmas Special is the first to pull someone really, truly recognizable for its main lead, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. It’s also the first time the show has had an American actor/character in… »

- Paul

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The Slow Burn of BoJack Horseman’s First Season

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At first, BoJack Horseman is a fairly simplistic, consistently clever little satire of Hollywood superficiality, a familiar story told through the lens of the absurd world it was set in. BoJack, a former 1990s sitcom actor (on the long-running, thoroughly mediocre Horsin’ Around) and current washout, partied and philandered around his mansion and La, consistently surrounded by reminders of who he once was; from “Chapter One” to the season’s seventh episode “Say Anything”, BoJack is a series of well-trodden stories about a horse-man’s mid-life crisis as he tries to explore the most successful (and darkest) periods of his life with the ghost writer of his memoir, Diane (a woman he’s slowly falling in love with, as well). However, the last five episodes of BoJack‘s first season  take a sharp left, abandoning most of the slapstick humor and silly, slightly vulgar B-plots for a very serious character »

- Randy Dankievitch

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New Orphan Black Season 3 Trailer Declares “This Is War”

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As 2014 ends and we head into 2015, one of the most anticipated events of new year is the premiere of Orphan Black Season 3. After the show’s second season finale provided the major twist that there were also militarized male clones (played Ari Millen) created instead of just the female ones that we have gotten to know over the past two years, Orphan Black fans have been eager to see what will happen next. Now, we have a bit of a taste of what’s to come in this new teaser trailer for Orphan Black Season 3, which doesn’t provide any new footage, really, but does promise one thing: “This is war.” Although we don’t know too much yet about the upcoming season, we do know about the slew of new characters that Orphan Black Season 3 will be introducing us to, like Ferdinand (played by James Frain), “a well-educated, ‘cleaner’ who… »

- Chris King

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The Best of the Best Friends Season 3 Episodes

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It is hard to believe that it already week three in our countdown of our favorite Friends episodes. This week will feature our three favorite episodes from season three. Wow, that is a lot three’s! The third season of Friends featured the break up of Ross and Rachel, Phoebe meeting her younger brother, and Chandler and Joey adopting a baby chick and duck. Though season three was not one of the better seasons of the comedy, there will still a few classic episodes. Here are our top three picks: The One Where No One’s Ready, original airdate September 26, 1996 Many Friends fans would select this second episode of the season as their all-time favorite. Unlike most episodes, this one takes place in the exact amount of time the episode airs and only includes Monica’s apartment for the setting. Ross is attending an important banquet at the museum and he has invited the entire… »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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Suits’ Gina Torres to Recur in Revenge Season 4

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Even though Revenge doesn’t return with new episodes until January, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what the back half of the show’s fourth season will look likely thanks to this newest casting announcement. As first reported by TVLine, Suits’ Gina Torres is set to recur in the second half of Revenge Season 4. She will be playing “an aspiring socialite named Natalie Walsh.” Here’s how TVLine describes the character: In addition to her dreams of conquering high society — Natalie comes from “humble-but-ambitious roots” — she’s also arriving with a few enemies in her sights, though it’s not yet clear which Hamptons resident she’ll want to “drive a stake into.” In addition to Suits, Torres’ other past TV credits include Hannibal, Gossip Girl, Alias, 24, and, of course, her role as Zoe Washburne on the beloved Joss Whedon-created sci-fi series Firefly. Torres joins »

- Chris King

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How South Park Found Success Through Serialized Storytelling in Season 18

17 December 2014 1:53 PM, PST

For much of its first 17 seasons (give or take an “Imaginationland” or “Black Friday” trilogy), South Park has been pretty standalone with its episodes. Typically, the boys get into some sort of crazy situation, the most outrageous resolution ever occurs, and Kenny dies; that’s how things happened for a while—rinse, wash, repeat. However, that concept changed in the most recent season of South Park, the show’s eighteenth, as the animated comedy series embraced serialized storytelling  and continuity and became a better show because of it, producing one of its best seasons of all-time. It’s not unheard of for comedy series to try out more serialized storytelling, especially in recent years. While most sitcoms of the past have been fine with essentially re-booting every episode, more recent comedies, such as Community and Parks and Recreation, have found themselves telling season-long arcs over multiple episodes, where characters’ actions »

- Chris King

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Is J.August Richards’s Deathlok Returning to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

17 December 2014 11:47 AM, PST

While Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is still months away from its already highly anticipated mid-season premiere in March of 2015, it’s not stopping us from reporting all the latest news we can get about the show while we wait. Today we may have something very exciting to look forward to. One of the characters that had a large presence last season and had a huge fan following was the character of Mike Peterson a.k.a. Deathlok, played by the marvelously talented J. August Richards who is most-known for his role Gunn Charles on the Joss Whedon drama Angel, the spin-off show of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The last time we saw him on the show was in the season one finale, where he told Skye (now also known as Daisy) that he had to go into hiding after he was controlled by John Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Hydra. »

- Andy

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Why You Should Be Watching Graceland

17 December 2014 10:42 AM, PST

Graceland, created by Jeff Eastin, and based upon real events, has recently been renewed for a third season by USA Network. However, for some reason, this summer show seemingly fell below most viewers’ radars, which is a shame. If you haven’t given this series a chance already, allow me to re-introduce it to you and present you with some arguments as to why it might be worth your while. Graceland follows the life and work of six undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and Ice, respectively, all of whom live under the same roof, a lavish Southern California beach house called Graceland. This upscale residence was confiscated from a Elvis-Presley-fixated drug lord, who named the property. The series stars Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, Serinda Swan and Brandon Jay McLarenm and these are some of the reason reasons you should be watching this overlooked show. It’s Friends in California and… »

- Virginia Podesta

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Could Justified End Without Raylan or Boyd Dying?

17 December 2014 9:56 AM, PST

We’re about a month away from the beginning of the end for Justified. The FX drama, which stars Timothy Olyphant as Deputy Us Marshall Raylan Givens and Walton Goggins as his old friend and constant adversary Boyd Crowder, kicks off its final season on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10 p.m. on the network, and as many assumed (and have pretty much had confirmed due to the final scene of Season 5 between Boyd and Ava and FX’s promos for Season 6), it will center on the showdown that began all the way back in the series’ pilot: Raylan vs. Boyd. Lots of fans are expecting this to be a bloody battle, one where at least one (if not both) of these two men doesn’t walk away, but this assumption got me thinking: could Justified end without killing off either Raylan or Boyd? I personally think it could. It’s understandable why… »

- Chris King

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The Future Has Arrived in the First Trailer for Parks and Recreation’s Final Season

17 December 2014 8:52 AM, PST

Pretty much every single Parks and Recreation fan was shocked but also excited about the big twist that occurred at the end of the show’s sixth season, when the series time jumped from 2014 to 2017. Well now, in the first trailer for Parks and Recreation‘s seventh and final season, we get a glimpse into what the future holds for our favorite characters, and even though the technology may have improved (just check out April’s tablet!), it doesn’t look like the series that we’ve been enjoying for the past six years has changed too much. In the 30-second trailer below, we discover that in the past three years Tom has become a self-described “mogul,” Andy has his own TV show that looks like it has do with his alter ego, Johnny Karate (sadly not Bert Macklin), and Jerry/Larry is now being called “Terry,” because, as he tells us, »

- Chris King

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Who We Think Will Win The Amazing Race 25

17 December 2014 6:51 AM, PST

This Friday will be the winter finale for the popular CBS reality show The Amazing Race. It is hard to believe that 25 cycles of this show have been produced since 2001. The 25th edition has given the 11 teams a few different experiences than they were accustomed to in the previous seasons. The winners of the first leg were awarded a Save prize, which would protect them from elimination if they were the last team to arrive at the pit stop. Another new twist this season is that four teams will be traveling back to America with a chance of winning $1 million. The four teams still left competing are: The Wrestlers Brooke and Robbie, The Surfers Adam and Bethany, The Sweet Scientists Amy and Maya, and The Dentists Jim and Misti. We at TV Overmind have been placing bets on who we think will take home bragging rights as the…

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- Tim Gerstenberger

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The Flash Adds Nicholas Gonzalez as Cisco Ramon’s Brother

16 December 2014 10:23 PM, PST

Yesterday it was announced that former The Tomorrow People actress Peyton List had joined The Flash as Captain Cold’s sister Lisa Snart (aka Golden Glider) who will be appearing in episode 16 of the show titled “Rogue Time.” Well it looks like she won’t be the only sibling to show up in that episode, as TVLine broke the news that Sleepy Hollow actor Nicholas Gonzalez has been cast as Cisco Ramon’s (Carlos Valdes) brother Dante, who will also first appear in “Rogue Time.” The network gave this following description about Dante: “Cisco’s handsome and charming older brother Dante, who is used to being the family favorite. Dante is a gifted pianist, but he never reached his potential and secretly resents Cisco’s success. When the brothers are thrust into extreme circumstances, Dante must rely on Cisco if they’re going to survive.” Unlike the portrayal they are going with Lisa Snart, »

- Andy

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Will the New Walking Dead Spin-off Be a Hit for AMC?

16 December 2014 1:15 PM, PST

A new bit of news dropped today regarding AMC’s planned spin-off for The Walking Dead, currently codenamed “Cobalt.” After rumors that the show was trading the woods of Georgia for a more urban setting, it turns out that the city in question will be none other than Los Angeles. That’s according to TVLine, but it’s unclear if that will be confirmed, or if the show would actually be filmed in La as opposed to a stand-in city. This joins the limited pool of information we know about the show, including a few cast roles like Cliff Curtis as the lead supported by Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam. In terms of actual plot details, we know next to none other than the simple “not die” that pervades any zombie-themed survival show. But the larger question remains. Will The Walking Dead: Cobalt be a hit for AMC? Lord knows the channel needs… »

- Paul

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Larry David Says That a New Curb Your Enthusiasm Season Is Very Unlikely

16 December 2014 1:09 PM, PST

Larry David has some bad news if you’ve been waiting and hoping for Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9: it’s probably not going to happen. After saying that he felt “bad that I don’t have shows for [the fans]” and that “I haven’t given up the hope” back at the end of September, David now appears moving away from the idea of a new season of Curb. “I guess, right now, the odds would be against it, probably 6 to 1,” said David in a recent interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons. Furthermore, when Simmons brought up the idea of even doing a 90-minute special to “wrap things up” for the characters on Curb Your Enthusiasm, David cited the Seinfeld finale as a reason why he’s hesitant to try to give Curb a more definitive ending. “Well, you know, I got so much grief from the Seinfeld finale, which a lot of people intensely disliked, »

- Chris King

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Vikings Season 3 Premiere Date Announced

16 December 2014 12:42 PM, PST

Vikings fans, get excited. King Ragnar and the rest of the show’s battle-loving characters will be returning to your TV screens for Vikings‘ 10-episode third season on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m. on History. The network announced the news today. Vikings, which was History’s first-ever originally scripted series, was renewed for Season 3 back in March, four episodes into its second season. “Vikings has taken viewers by storm and has established itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television. With its large, passionate and loyal fan base, Vikings has cemented History firmly in the scripted series genre, just as we are the leaders in reality television,” Dirk Hoogstra, executive vice president and general manager of History & H2, said in a statement when he announced the renewal. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such an enormously talented cast and crew led by Michael Hirst whose intricately woven… »

- Chris King

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The Tomorrow People’s Peyton List Joins CW’s The Flash

16 December 2014 11:26 AM, PST

Even though The Flash has recently just entered its winter hiatus, that’s not stopping the show from letting its fans know what is yet to come when the series returns in January 2015 as another star from The Tomorrow People  is joining the new superhero drama. Access Hollywood broke the news that Peyton List (who played Cara Coburn on The Tomorrow People) has been cast as Lisa Snart, the sister of Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) aka Captain Cold. Lisa is also known as Rogue member “Golden Glider” in the comic books and this is how the TV show describes her: “While Leonard is cold and calculating, Lisa is a wild child and anxious to prove to her older brother she’s got what it takes to be in his criminal gang. She is sly, charming, and even a little sadistic. She’s also not afraid to use her sexuality to get what she wants, »

- Andy

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The Walking Dead Spinoff Has Found Its Setting

16 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST

Fans of The Walking Dead will have to wait until February for new episodes of the AMC zombie drama, but in the meantime, they are being treating to a whole lot of new information regarding the show’s companion (or spinoff—let’s just call it a spinoff) series, including the show’s location, which was promised not be Georgia, where the original series currently takes place. According to TVLine, which first reported the news earlier today, The Walking Dead spin-ff series’ setting will be Los Angeles, and per The Hollywood Reporter, the show will indeed be a prequel to the original series. Furthermore, there’s even more interesting details about The Walking Dead spinoff series that were revealed today by The Hollywood Reproter, which also released exclusive provided descriptions for the characters that have already been cast, plus the roles that the spinoff is still looking for actors for. »

- Chris King

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