5 Things: Fall 2013 TV Shows to Check Out

by Guest Contributor London McGuire (@LondonMcGuire)

Fall is a great time for TV and this year promises to be no different. While quite a few shows are coming back for another season, some entirely new ones are making waves. Below are five big ones that everyone is talking about.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

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Fans of Joss Whedon can rejoice as the notorious nerd makes his return to TV. Set after the events of The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a bit of a side story. Focusing on a team of unique individuals with unique skills, it’s up to S.H.I.E.L.D. to investigate mysteries and combat threats of a super powered nature. All led by the mysterious Agent Phil Coulson – presumed dead during events of The Avengers.

Believe (NBC)

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A girl with special powers and her ex-con protector are on the run from evil forces. If this sounds a little unbelievable, then it’s time for you to Believe in the latest J. J. Abrams thriller. While the show clearly boasts a deeper mystery, it will focus on themes of paternal instincts, survival and redemption, as the bond between the two unlikely companions is forged through danger and hardship.

Gang Related (Fox)

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Gang Related is a crime thriller centered around the exploits of gang member, Ryan Lopez, as he infiltrates and climbs the ranks of the San Francisco Police Department. However, Ryan soon finds himself caught in some difficult decisions when he must weigh his loyalty to his gang to the loyalty he now feels for his partners in the SFPD.

Resurrection (ABC)

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The premise of Resurrection is, in a word, ambitious. The gist of it is small town, big event – the big event being the mysterious resurrection of loved ones long thought dead. Set in Arcadia, Missouri (of all places), the show follows the lives of the Arcadians as they try to cope with these living miracles and unravel the mysterious origins surrounding the resurrections.

Almost Human (Fox)

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In the future, the new face of law enforcement isn’t quite what you’d expect. Karl Urban and Michael Ealy team up in this high-tech twist on the buddy cop genre. John Kennex (Urban) solves all manner of cybercrimes, assisted by his partner Dorian (Ealy), a life-like android who can experience emotions. Almost Human is the second show on this list to have Abrams involved and with J.H. Wyman (of Fringe fame) at the helm – this promises to be anything BUT your average crime drama.

Fall is a time for endings and beginnings and, as the year draws to a close, things are just getting warmed up. It’s never been a better time to watch TV, and these are just a few of the shows to watch out for.

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