Another television season has ended, and there have been many casualties and successes for the Whedonverse. One of the biggest casualties was Joss Whedon’s imaginative, sometimes brilliant though often uneven Dollhouse, which received a surprise second season renewal from FOX. While the second outing improved greatly over the first and the show retained strong numbers in the altered viewing stats, it wasn’t enough to keep the show on the air.
However, despite not having a Whedon series in the Fall, we have new and returning Whedonverse alumni to enjoy. So check out the new series, returning favorites and summer viewing pleasures, and say goodbye to those shows that will live on only in our DVD libraries.
Summer Glau in The Cape
Set to debut midseason on NBC
When a good cop (David Lyons, “ER”) is framed for murder, he is forced into hiding to protect himself and his family. Presumed dead by his corrupt colleagues, he reinvents himself into his son’s favorite comic book hero and seeks to find the evidence to clear his name.
Julie Benz in No Ordinary Family
Tuesday @ 8 PM on ABC
When a family of four crashes their plane into the Amazon River, they survive only to discover they’ve suddenly been enhanced with individual and unique superpowers. No Ordinary Family will have some tough competition against CBS powerhouse NCIS. Be sure and tune in!
Also stars Michael Chiklis (The Shield) and Tate Donovan (Damages, The O.C.)
Daniel Dae Kim (Angel’s Gavin Park) in Hawaii Five-0
Monday @ 10 PM on CBS
This is a remake of the classic TV series about an elite federalized task force fighting crime on the beaches of Hawaii.
Also stars Alex O’Loughlin (Three Rivers, Moonlight), Scott Caan and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica)
Alyson Hannigan in How I Met Your Mother
Returns in its usual time spot of Monday @ 8 PM on CBS
David Boreanaz in Bones
Season 6 stays on Thursday @ 8 PM on Fox
Nathan Fillion on Castle
Season three returns to Monday @ 10 PM on ABC
Adam Baldwin in Chuck
Resumes its third season on Monday @ 8 PM on NBC
Morena Baccarin in V
Second season set to return midseason on ABC
WhedonAge Summer Guide:
Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks in Mad Men – S4 premier July 25, 2010 @ 10 PM on AMC
Christian Kane in Leverage – S3’s 2 hour premier is on June 20, 2010 @ 9PM ET/PT
James Marsters in Caprica – Second half of season one debuts in September 2010
Eliza Dushku in Dollhouse
Gina Torres in Flash Forward
Michelle Trachtenberg in Mercy
Amy Acker in Happy Town
J. August Richards in Raising the Bar
Stay tuned for our Whedon Writers Fall Preview!