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New TV Series Are You Interested In?

As fall turns into winter and Thanksgiving preparations begin in October, it’s time to start thinking about the various TV series options available to us this season. Most people are probably watching a number of shows to begin with so they can get a feel for what the TV line-up will look like come January. But the summer and winter seasons offer a wealth of possibilities for TV series financers and show creators, too. Here are some possibilities that have me itching to find out more about:

What makes The Mentalist such a good pick for new comedy TV series is that creator Tom Wheeler has an interesting pedigree. He is the man behind the hit film The Cable Guy and has worked on a number of successful and less successful TV shows over the years, including Scrubs, The X-Files, and Community. But The Mentalist may be the show to launch him into the big screen, given how smoothly the writing and directing have been done. The Mentalist could easily be one of the most well received new shows of the season, given the fact that it already has an excellent first episode and is looking to follow up on its excellent second.

Finally, I want to talk about the new comedy web series starring Parks and Recreation’s Mike Schaffer. It’s been a while since I’ve seen any of his work, but if you’re into short-form comedy and you like the concept of a TV series based around a real-life case, then The Performer is perfect for you. You’ll likely watch the first few episodes, which are about a young guy who stumbles into a talent agency, only to have his life ruin as he’s forced to play a number of different characters. But don’t worry, if you like watching Schaffer on the big screen, you won’t be disappointed with The Performer, either. It’s a fun and entertaining web series that’s worth your time.

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