With the Fall TV Season fast approaching, Warner Bros. Television has sent over details on 11 of their upcoming productions and we have pics, clips, premiere dates and so much more.
This is PART ONE of the preview and covers five of the shows and PART TWO can be found right here or by clicking the link at the end of this article. The shows previewed include such stars as William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Jared Padalecki, Alexa Davalos, Michael Rapaport, Benjamin Bratt, Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jennifer Esposito. So sit back, relax and enjoy the previews.
(Premiere date 9/21- Wednesdays 10pm on ABC )
For centuries, humans have searched the skies for signs of intelligent life…to no avail. But what if the explanation lies in the fact that aliens were already here…already among us? And what if all of the natural disasters we have been experiencing of late were smokescreens designed to mask something far more ominous?
“Invasion” creator and executive producer Shaun Cassidy presents the suspenseful tale of a blended family that finds itself at the center of a conspiracy designed to mask an alien takeover happening one neighbor at a time.
(Premiere date 9/13- Tuesdays 9pm on The WB)
In the tradition of interweaving character drama and the supernatural in such hits as “Smallville,” a completely new kind of thrill ride takes viewers on a journey into the dark world of the unexplained in “Supernatural.” Bound by tragedy and blood to a dangerous, otherworldly mission, two brothers travel from the Colorado wilderness to the Nebraska farmlands and on to the isolated Wisconsin lakes, encountering creatures that most people believe only exist in folklore, superstition and nightmares. As they follow clues in their father’s journal, the brothers realize that he has passed on to them all the knowledge he accumulated during the past 20 years. They take up the mantle of his crusade and crisscross the lonely and mysterious back roads of the country in their ’67 Chevy Impala, searching for their missing father–and hunting down every evil supernatural force they encounter along the way.
CLOSE TO HOME
(Premiere date 10/4- Tuesdays 10pm on CBS)
Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer turns his focus from crime to punishment in “Close to Home,” a compelling and suspenseful look at suburbia through the eyes of an aggressive prosecutor, Annabeth Chase (Finnigan), with a perfect conviction rate. Suburbia’s quiet and peaceful streets sometimes hide the darkest horrors and the most troubling offenses. It’s up to this working new mother, as determined and skilled as Bruckheimer’s many other heroes, to investigate those offenses and bring the malefactors to justice.
(Premiere date 9/8- Thursdays 9pm on Fox)
“Reunion” marks a groundbreaking concept in series television as it chronicles the lives of six friends over the course of 20 years–all in just one season. Part character drama and part murder mystery, “Reunion” tells stories of love and loss, marriage and death, triumph and scandal, depicting the hopes and dreams of 18-year-olds–and the realities that mark those lives two decades later.
The pilot episode follows all six through the summer of 1986, and we witness the formative events that alter their dreams and desires forever. Episode two finds the group a full year later, in 1987; episode three tells the story of a seminal event in 1988; and so on, culminating in the season finale as the friends celebrate their 20th high school reunion.
“Reunion” also builds towards answering two important questions: Which of the friends is dead? And who is responsible for that death?
THE WAR AT HOME
(Tentative premiere date 9/1- Sundays 8:30pm on FOX)
“The War at Home” is a witty, irreverent half-hour comedy about a husband and wife who constantly battle with their three teenage kids to keep them in line. When Dave and Vicky were growing up, their parents had it easy. Back then, there were no “time-outs,” no one had any “boundaries,” and “parenting” wasn’t even a word. Parents also had no idea what their kids were really up to; ignorance truly was bliss. Now Dave and Vicky have teenagers of their own, and anything their kids might even think about doing, Dave and Vicky have already done…at least twice. But knowledge isn’t power–it’s a giant pain!