WhedonAge 2010-2011 TV Preview

1119uidTV_Network_LogosAnother 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.

New Series:

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)

Renewals:

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

2009-2010 Casualties:

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!

Kristen

Kristen, a freelance writer, has been a part of the Whedonverse Network since 2004 and Managing Editor since 2008.She has contributed news items as well as feature pieces reporting on and exploring the wide, wide world of Whedon and beyond.

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Kristen, a freelance writer, has been a part of the Whedonverse Network since 2004 and Managing Editor since 2008. She has contributed news items as well as feature pieces reporting on and exploring the wide, wide world of Whedon and beyond.

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