New Girl is the brand new US smash hit comedy featuring quirky golden girl Zooey Deschanel in her TV debut. Jess Daly is an adorable and charming girl in her late 20s. After splitting up with her boyfriend, she moves in with three single guys she has never met before. More prone to friendships with women, she’s not used to hanging with the boys – especially at home. As their relationships progress, Jess and the boys come to realise they need each other more than they ever thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional family. New Girl takes a fresh and outrageous look at modern male and female relationships. It premiered in the US with over a massive 10 million viewers making it Fox’s highest-rated fall sitcom debut in 10 years. Cast also includes Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone.
2 Broke Girls
From Emmy® Award winner and writer of Sex and The City Michael Patrick King, comes smash hit US comedy, 2 Broke Girls. Meet Max and Caroline, two girls from opposite ends of the social spectrum. Sassy, streetwise Max Black (Kat Dennings) works two jobs just to get by – one of them is waiting tables during the night shift at the retro-hip Williamsburg Diner. Sophisticated Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs) is an uptown trust fund princess who’s having a run of bad luck that forces her to reluctantly give waitressing a shot. The two girls strike up an unlikely friendship and plan an exciting business venture, all they need to do is come up with $250,000 in start-up expenses. Easy right? A lot of young girls move to New York City to ‘make it’ but Max and Caroline can hardly even make their rent. Join the girls as they take on one expensive city, New York, (ok so Brooklyn, to be exact) proving that life can be fun, even if you are flat broke.
From the Emmy® Award winning Executive Producers of 24, Homeland is a compelling contemporary thriller with a star studded cast including Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and David Harewoo. Loosely based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli television series ‘Prisoners of War’, it centres on an American soldier (Damian Lewis) taken prisoner during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Left for dead, the soldier miraculously returns to the US after years in captivity. Carrie Anderson played by Claire Danes is a driven CIA officer battling her own psychological demons. She becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the soldier’s rescue was a setup, and that this national hero may be connected to an Al-Qaeda terrorist plot to be carried out on American soil.
June is a naive small town country girl whose big city dreams are dashed in her first week in New York. When she has no choice but to move into a shared apartment, her new crazy party-girl flatmate Chloe unapologetically takes her for all she’s worth. Not only does June have to re-adjust to the bright lights and big city lifestyle, but she also has to contend with communal living and Chloe’s best friend, who is the actual ‘real’ James Van Der Beek, and takes great pleasure in making use of his Dawson’s Creek memorabilia to get women into bed. June, however isn’t one to mess with, she cleverly seeks to get her revenge. Cast includes Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek as himself.
Napoleon Dynamite is an animated version of the smash cult film which revolves around an eccentric high school student in a small Western town and his misfit high school friends and bizarre family life. His hobbies include practising his ninja moves, dancing, drawing, and bragging about his ‘girlfriend in Oklahoma.’ Many of the original cast reprise their roles, including Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite, Efren Ramirez as Pedro, Aaron Ruell as Kip Dynamite, and Jon Gries as Uncle Rico. The show is Executive produced by Emmy® Award winning Mike Scully, who is behind The Simpsons.
Allen Gregory is an animated comedy written, voiced and Executive produced by Jonah Hill, star of Superbad and Get Him To The Greek. Allen Gregory De Longpre is one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds you will ever meet. He has travelled the world and has an adult approach to life but he must tackle his greatest challenge yet – attending school with kids his own age. When Allen Gregory looks in the mirror, he doesn’t see a child, he sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, Richard. The pair have an extraordinary father-son relationship which is often annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner Jeremy, for whom Allen Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all.
All good things eventually come to an end, and in the final season of this landmark show, the stakes are at an all-time high. Join the beautiful, glamorous housewives as they wave goodbye to the drama and hysteria of Wisteria Lane and see if they really can live ‘happily ever after.’ We pick up from last season’s gripping finale when Gaby’s (Eva Longoria) abusive past came back to haunt her. Feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone in different ways. Susan (Teri Hatcher) starts to withdraw from her friends and family, and Gaby works to reach out to Carlos. Lynette (Felicity Huffman) struggles to deal with her disintegrating marriage and impending separation; and Bree (Marcia Ross) must be especially careful around her new love. Meanwhile, a sexy, new neighbour moves to town.
TX: Early 2012
The Big C
Have your tissues ready as The Big C returns for its second season along with Globe Globe winner for Best Actress, Laura Linney. When Cathy (Laura Linney) was diagnosed with terminal cancer in season one, she chose not to accept the news as a death sentence, but as a challenge to live her remaining life to the fullest. The new season picks up with Cathy still determined to beat her cancer and trying desperately to get an appointment with Dr Atticus Sherman (Alan Alda), who may be able to get her into a clinical trial, which could be the key to a cure for her disease. Cathy’s husband Paul (Oliver Platt) is trying to be the supportive, loving husband that Cathy needs. Meanwhile, their son Adam (Gabriel Basso) is still adjusting to learning the truth about his mother’s illness, and part of that comes with added attention at school now that her diagnosis is public knowledge. Finally, Cathy’s mentally unstable brother Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) is preparing to be a father, having impregnated Cathy’s old college friend Rebecca (Cynthia Nixon).
TX: Early 2012
The Good Wife
The Good Wife is back and its business as usual at Lockhart & Gardner even after Will (Josh Charles) and Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) night together. Alicia shows up at the office and learns she will be defending a Muslim college student accused of fighting with other Jewish students at a rally on campus. What starts off as a simple case turns into something much bigger when their client Jamal is accused of murdering a Jewish classmate. This season has a special guest appearance from Eddie Izzard, who plays Abbott Thrush, an upper-class English barrister brought in to fight Lockhart & Gardner in a libel case that finds its way into British court. Cast includes Archie Panjabi, Chris Noth, Alan Cumming, Matt Czuchry and Christine Baranski.
TX: Early 2012