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The Blue & Gray Press | May 20, 2018

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Favorite fall TV returns

By AMANDA MOTLEY

newgirl4webThe fall television season is possibly one of the most anticipated events of the year. Producers race to pull out the best ratings and keep shows running. So far this season, audiences said goodbye to “Breaking Bad,” Cory Monteith on “Glee” and several new shows are already canceled. However, that did not stop this season from being one of the best.
Fox’s “New Girl” returned with Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) as a couple, finally. Schmidt is in a tight bind and forced to choose between Cece and Elizabeth, while Wilson returned to the single life.
“New Girl” does a great job of pulling together all of its previous seasons by continuing story lines from the start of the show. Deschanel, a producer of the show, continues to delight audiences as the quirky Jess, and the cast continues to deliver great chemistry and comedy.
Fox also delivered with the new Andy Samberg comedy, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The police comedy features a group of crime-fighting cops that deliver slapstick humor and hysterical one-liners.
Samberg brought the humor from “Saturday Night Live” into a Tuesday night comedy series. Between Deschanel and Samberg, Tuesday nights on Fox leave you laughing until you cry.
“Once Upon a Time” also returned this year on ABC and this season the show is based in Neverland. However, this Neverland is ruled by a Peter Pan that equals the Dark One in evil, and the make-shift fantasy family searches for Peter in the midst of violence and darkness. Hook leads the team and Tinkerbell even makes a debut in this adult-type Neverland.
The spin-off of “Once Upon a Time” premiered on ABC, called “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” which features another storybook favorite, Alice. The show follows Alice’s search for Cyrus, the genie she is in love with, through perils of all sorts in the strange world of Wonderland.
Alice’s strong character and karate-chopping attitude will get her to her true love despite the evil efforts of The Queen of Hearts and Jafar.