Every year, TV audiences wait with bated breath to see what new shows are going to be popping up on their TV screens. The beauty of modern TV is that TV networks are now so diverse that you can watch a family comedy, cop drama, and show about a cannibalistic serial killer all on one channel! And as more unique shows become popular, more networks are taking the risk with some fun and interesting concepts that are really getting TV viewers excited. Let’s look at some potentially great shows that will be showing up in the 2014-2015 TV season.
The zombie tread may have hit its stride with The Walking Dead, but iZombie promises to be an interesting twist on the genre. The show, based on a comic series by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, tells the story of a zombie who is hiding among humans with her supernatural friends. In the series, zombies have to eat one brain a month in order to look and act like normal people. It will premiere on the CW, which has already proven the popularity of supernatural teen dramas with shows like The Originals, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries. The show will likely appeal to fans of Being Human as well as CW’s current line of otherworldly TV shows.
Steven Soderbergh will be taking the creative control of The Knick, a historical medical drama that is set in the early 20th century. The show will follow the life’s work of Dr. John W. Thackery (played by Clive Owen) and promises to be an interesting historical show with a unique medical twist. Historical medical dramas aren’t necessarily new–the cult hit Call the Midwife is one notable example–but the cast and crew attached to the show give it great promise and could pave the way for more historical ‘niche’ shows in the future.
Extant is one of the hottest upcoming shows and, from the thrilling premise, it is easy to see why. Extant will star Halle Barry as an astronaut who embarks on a 1-year solo space mission and has a mysterious space encounter with leaves her with a lapse of memory. She returns home, only to discover that she is pregnant. The show’s preview trailers have already shown lots of action, tension, thrills—and, of course, government cover-ups.