Explaining fall TV on NPR: Networks plug holes with Last Resort, Nashville and The Mindy Project
The new fall TV season doesn't officially start until the week of Sept. 23, but you could be forgiven for thinking its already on -- because, in many ways, it is.
Competition between NBC's The Voice and Fox's The X Factor jump started on Wednesday, as NBC has spent the week rolling out new comedies such as Matthew Perry's Go On, Glee creator Ryan Murphy's The New Normal and Jimmy Fallon's Guys with Kids.
On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times will drop our annual, mega-sized Fall TV Preview, taking most of the Latitudes features section to give you capsule reviews for all the new fall shows on network TV, offering a handy road map to all the new stuff in a section small enough to tuck next to your living room couch for referral for the next two months.
So it makes sense my pals at NPR would also want to talk about what's coming; anchor Audie Cornish and I spent a fun five minutes Thursday going over three of the coolest new shows: ABC's Last Resort and Nashville and Fox's The Mindy Project.
Unfortunately, they only got about 60 percent of our conversation on the air. (My rave about CBS' Vegas didn't make the cut! Bummer.)
Still, we had lots of fun; check it out below: