I love television and checking out new shows every fall is my fave.
“Each fall, the trade papers publish loglines of the upcoming TV pilots… Here are some of the kinds of shows the networks seem to be clamoring for lately…”
THE ABANDONED-SPINSTER CLUB
A confident workaholic named Marcia or Alex comes home to find her husband cheating on her with his secretary. The discovery always occurs in the middle of the afternoon, and the adultery is always happening in her own bed, in view of photographs of her kids. The rest of the series explores her journey to a new life as a sex-positive fortysomething. She gets a really fun assistant who’s an expert on all the new, slutty dating protocols. Also, everyone on this show spends a lot of time drinking wine while sprawled on couches. And they’re always wearing jeans and are barefoot, sitting with one foot tucked under them.
See Kaling’s piece in The New Yorker, Coming This Fall, for the rest:
- Boy-Man Must Face the Adult World
- The Staunch Oval Office Dame
- Dad! Mom!
- Hot Serial Killer Who’s Kind of Literary
- Neurotic Sensitive Guy is Also Super-Unhappy
- Remake of Gritty Israeli Show About Terrorism/Infidelity/Mental Illness
- Talkative Chubster Seeks Husband
Speaking of Mindy Kaling, did you know she has a new book out next month?
Why Not Me? releases September 15 and oops, I’ve pre-ordered it three ways (hardcover, audio, ebook). Listen, y’all, I like to support what I love AND I like options.
The pre-orders were inspired by my multiple beloved copies of Mindy’s first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). (I highly recommend the audiobook!) We’re close enough in age that her pop culture references from growing up and life stages match up with mine so closely that the stories are a delight to laugh along with… sort of like watching Dawson’s Creek when it aired and the kids were my exact same age at the time. Perfection.