The flurry of fall series premiers has largely come to a close, but TV viewers still have plenty of compelling returning shows to sink their teeth into. Here are a few worth a look.
Time: Tuesdays- 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT
Met with a warm critical reception in its first season, Suburgatory returned for season 2 last Friday with plenty of story lines to explore.
Emily Kapnek’s pleasantly over-the-top critique of suburbia centers around single father George Altman and his teenage daughter Tessa-two former city dwellers trying to make sense of a new and disorienting suburban existence defined by nosy neighbors, misleadingly well-manicured lawns and plenty of plastic surgery patients.
This season, Tessa returns to the fictional New York suburb of Chatswin after a summer back in the city with her grandmother.
Time: Friday’s- 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT
Genre: Action, Drama
Craig Silverstein’s espionage thriller, Nikita, returned to The CW for a third season last Friday.
Based on the French film Nikita and the previous series La Femme Nikita, the show follows Nikita (Maggie Q) as she attempts to exact revenge on the shady government agency, Division, that killed her fiancé.
Populated with compelling characters, heart-pounding action sequences and sudden plot twists, Nikita has gathered a strong fan base already but there’s always room for more on the band wagon.
Premiere: Tuesday, October 23rd at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT
Happy Endings, created by David Caspe, follows the misadventures of six best friends living in Chicago as they juggle their friendships, love lives and careers.
Originally criticized for being too derivative of past ensemble comedies, the show hit its stride with critics and viewers alike late in its first season.
The group of young urban professionals returns for a third season tonight. While garnering a loyal following, the show is still a bit under the radar and well worth a look if you’re searching for some laughs.
Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23
Premiere: Tuesday, October 23rd at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT
Provocative title aside, Nahnatchka Khan’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 proved to be a comedic success with viewers and critics alike in its first season.
The show, which returns for season two tomorrow, chronicles June Colburn, a Midwesterner who moves to New York City to pursue her dream job only to find out the company she plans to work for has gone under.
Too embarrassed to return home, June instead moves into an apartment with Chloe, a manipulative, hard partying, amoral con artist known to the people she has wronged as the b— in apartment 23. After trying to scam June, Chloe eventually comes to like her and the two form an improbable and at times tenuous bond.
While centering on the dynamics of Chloe and June’s unlikely friendship, the show also employs a talented supporting cast, including James Van Der Beek playing a fictionalized version of himself.