All Up In The Upfronts: The Shows We Can’t Wait For This Fall, Part 4
And just like that, upfronts week is over. Yesterday, in addition to CBS’s presentation, Conan O’Brien delivered the TBS and TNT fall lineups, which he will be a part of come Nov. 8. “I really believe in cable television,” he joked. “I do not want to live in a country with less than five ESPN networks.”
Then this morning was The CW’s turn. The network for the young folk brought in Katy Perry to hype up the crowd. At first, it was a little awkies, with no one in the auditorium standing up or dancing as she sang her sequined heart out. But after she shouted, “Is it too early to stand up and have some f**king fun?” it was on.
After the jump, the shows from these presentations that have me giddy.
The Show: “Nikita”
The Deets: The CW Thursdays, 9 p.m. (EST)
At the CW’s presentation, Maggie Q was completely charming. Talking about all the station’s stars backstage, she said, “You can’t even imagine how beautiful it is back there. Made me want to boost my A-cups.” This show is a reboot of “La Femme Nikita,” and sure sounds a lot like “Alias,” but I am in favor of any show with a badass female action hero.
The Show: Conan O’Brien
The Deets: TBS, Nightly
After the Jay Leno debacle of 2010, Conan has found a new home on TBS! What should we expect from his show? Pretty much the same thing as before. “My vision is to pick up where ‘Hee-Haw’ left off,” he says. Awesome.
The Show: “Hawaii Five-O”
The Deets: CBS, Mondays, 10 p.m. (EST)
How do you make us like a cop show that isn’t “Law & Order“? Send it to Hawaii, make it a revival of a classic ’70s show, and have it star Daniel Dae Kim of “Lost.” Oh, and put James Marsters, aka Spike from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” in the pilot. Sold!
The Show: “Hellcats”
The Deets: The CW, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.
I told you way too much information about this show yesterday, but now there’s a video available. Woo-hoo!
The Show: “Glory Daze”
The Deets: More Info To Come
Set in the ’80s, this show is about a group of friends pledging a frat. It stars Tim Meadows of “SNL” and we’re hoping it’ll be like “Animal House.” Or, even better, “Old School.”