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New comedy TV series: our selection

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Are you ready for this fall’s new arrival of TV series?

We’ve already picked our favourite newcomers in this post and this one,  and eventhough only one comedy made the list (The Grinder, see below),  there are other good comedies coming to your screens in a few days.

Comedies are by far the most “at risk” genre of being cancelled before the end of the first season, so follow my advice and don’t waste time checking out any other shows than these ones:

Grandfathered (September, 29th on FOX)

I’m sure you’ve heard of that one, because, well, it stars John Stamos, so we all know this is going to be a hit.  Stamos plays  of a recently divorced bachelor and busy restaurant owner who just discovered that he has a son. But that’s not the only surprise: he also has a granddaughter, too!

Life in pieces (September 20th on CBS)

Take some great actors (Dianne Wiest, Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt,  James Brolin…), an original narrative format (four short stories in each episode), a universal theme (a multi-generational comedy) and you may end up with a great show! Some may say this is a pale copy of Modern Family, but anything with Colin Hanks in it (yes, that’s Tom’s son) just can’t be bad.

Crazy ex girlfriend (October, 12th on the CW)

Follow the life of an unhappy young lawyer who decides to quit her job and move across the country from New York to West Covina, Calif., to follow  “the man of her dreams”, a former summer camp love from high school… Brace yourself for this crazy hour-long musical comedy that was picked up by the CW after Showtime passed on it (which reminds me of  “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, which got the same treatment and turned out to be an excellent show). Watch with an open mind and you’ll be conquered.

Angel from hell, (November, 5th on CBS)

I wasn’t sure about this one, but it’s got Jane Lynch playing the part of an unconventional and inappropriate modern guardian angel, so let’s give it a chance.

The Grinder (September, 29th on FOX)

Rob Lowe and Fred Savage star as brothers in this unique comedy. When a TV lawyer’s (aka “The Grinder”) hit series is canceled, he is at a crossroad in life. He decides to move back to his small hometown under the impression that his experience as a television personality has prepped him to take over his family’s law firm. They had me at “Rob Lowe”….

Which one of these shows made your list?


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