I am happily navigating the ocean of new television searching for my next fangirl island. One of them happens to have a baseball field on it. Fox’s much-anticipated new series, Pitch, and is a grand slam.
Starring Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Michael Beach, and with a big assist from Major League Baseball, this emotional and riveting sports drama follows the fictional Ginny Baker, the first woman to play professional baseball.
Here are 5 reasons you should catch this Pitch—one of the best new shows of the season.
I'm going to keep it 100: I hated the majority of Empire's second season. It popped-and-locked into the sophomore slump with messy, ill-explained storylines and was jam-packed with guest stars (Chris Rock as a creepy cannibalistic prison kingpin? Sure!). Luckily, the stacked cast—featuring Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett—was able to elevate the material, so it was at least watchable.
Prior to Wednesday’s premiere, the powers that be made big promises to re-center the lion's share of the focus to the Lyon family. And like a revitalized singer armed with a divorce album, Empire staged one hell of a comeback.
Pumpkin spice is in the air, and that means the arrival of the latest crop of new television shows is right behind this seasonal treat. While this year’s harvest will yield a disappointingly high amount of time travel (NBC’s Timeless, The CW’s Frequency and ABC’s mid-season Time After Time) and remakes (Fox’s Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist and CBS’s MacGuyver), don’t be discouraged. Queen Sugar’s early debut has already raised the bar to stratospheric levels.
There’s still a bushel of delicious new shows that could be your next favorite, contain the next ship-worthy OTP or take pleasure in destroying your feels in new and exciting ways.
Here are the 5 Can’t-Miss New Shows of the season…
If you ask me what my favorite show are, odds are I will give you an ever-rotating Top 27 List, however, The CW's Supernatural has been in the Top 3 for the better part of a decade. Though I've had a few issues with the the later seasons, their winning combination of off-beat humor, horror movie scares and superb acting from stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins and call-your-therapist feels still has me obsessively hooked.
The CW has declared September 13 as Supernatural Day as it marks the anniversary of the show's premiere. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I decided to do the impossible: to build a definitive list of the sci-fi drama's best episodes. The only rule is that I could only select one episode per season. No honorable mentions or ties. It took an embarrassing amount of re-watching, agonizing and over-analyzing. At least I knew I wouldn't include "Bugs" or "Red Sky At Morning," amirite?
Grab a slice of pie and check out Supernatural's 12 Best Episodes...
A lot can happen in a year. A television show can backslide from addictively fun and action-packed to shark-jumpingly unwatchable (I’m not naming names, but a certain superhero show totally missed the bullseye last season. Oh, and it was Arrow). The movie you’ve been dying to see since pre-production began can finally be released and blow your friggin’ mind (Captain America: Civil War)! And I, your faithful Small Screen Girl, can embark on a journey to start on her television and pop culture blog, write a ton of articles, watch even more hours of television and learn priceless lessons along the way.
September 13th marks the first anniversary of this website, and while roughly 12% of me is shocked that it’s still going strong and gaining followers, the remaining 88% is inherently proud of the work that I’ve done and the fun that I’ve had while doing it!
In the coming year, I want my little corner of the internet to get bigger and more inclusive! I want to write more episode recaps and movie reviews. I want to share more of my millions of opinions on pop culture minutia. And I’d love you guys to do the same! Pop over to the right of your screen and like and follow me on the different social media thingies and let me know what you think of the site! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
So birthdays usually mean cake—and trust me there will be cake or at least donuts—but they also mean you get to make wishes. I'm a little greedy, so I grabbed as many birthday wishes as I could and I'm using them for the greater good of entertainment!
If you've come here even once, thank you so much for visiting and I hope you find something here that brings you back!
Here are some of my biggest wishes for the upcoming television season, movies and more!
When I was a little girl, The Cosby Show more than just appointment TV, it was sacred viewing. Our chores and homework had to be done, and my sister and I had to be ready for bed before it aired. Despite the dozens of rape allegations surrounding Bill Cosby, those memories of being piled on the couch in my fluffy pink robe with my family laughing at the squeaky-clean shenanigans of an affluent clan in Brooklyn are some of my most cherished.
I was reacquainted with that unabashed night-before-Christmas joy in the days leading up to the premiere of Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey's Queen Sugar (the two-night premiere brought in record-breaking ratings for the OWN Network). Unlike Bill Cosby’s wholesome sitcom, this multi-generational drama loosely based on the novel by Natalie Baszile methodically focuses on the cracks and imperfections of a dysfunctional, but loyal family as they grapple with tragedy, trials of life, and the maddening realities of being black in America.
Like the Huxtables, the saga of the Bordelons will redefine standards and expand the confining limitations of black television.
Now entering their 12th season, Supernatural is slaying is on a whole new level.
The CW's long-running sci-fi show won Entertainment Weekly's Fall TV Cover Battle, and stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and the cherry 1967 Chevy Impala called Baby grace the cover of one of the biggest issues of the year.
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