There is one notable exception (for now) in Marvel’s Inhumans, which the folks over at the network are clearly saving for another time and another platform in which it is going to get a chance to shine. Luckily, some of the other scripted shows coming up do have some potential.
The Good Doctor, airing Mondays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern (see full fall schedule here)
Logline – “Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, “Bates Motel”), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. The series is from David Shore (“House”), and “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O” star Daniel Dae Kim.”
Trailer – The comparisons to House are obvious upon watching this, but it’s also fair to cut Shaun Murphy from a similar clock to Dr. Latham from Chicago Med. It will be nice to see Highmore play a more positive role following his time on Bates Motel. There’s some promise here.
The Gospel of Kevin, Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m.
Logline – “Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”), a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, “Once Upon a Time”) and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears to him and presents him with a mission – to save the world. A light drama from executive producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Resurrection,” “Reaper”).”
Trailer – This looks fun, but a sad reminder here that Cristela Alonzo, despite being seen in the trailer, is going to be recast before the show premieres.
The Mayor, Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.
Logline – “Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century – running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory. With the help of his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown, “Community”) and friends, including Valentina (“Glee’s” Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.”
Trailer – If it gets attention, this could be the underdog hit of the new season. Really fun, inspiring trailer, and it’s great to see Brown get a prominent role in a show that feels like it will be fairly serialized in comparison to the standard ABC comedy.
Ten Days in the Valley
Logline – ““Ten Days in the Valley” stars Kyra Sedgwick as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted.”
Trailer – This seems like it could be intense, but the big question that is worth wondering is if it fits on a night following Shark Tank and To Tell the Truth, two very different shows.
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