The hottest shows of the fall

Fall television shows (from top left to bottom right) Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother

Fall television shows (from top left to bottom right) Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother

It is time to turn the page in the T.V. Guide. The summer has just ended for 2013, and fall is here to stay for a while. This fall is jam-packed with television shows spread across various networks.

The summer had a good showing of television premieres. America’s Got Talent, The News Room, and the extremely popular Breaking Bad were some of the summer’s biggest hits, but fall also has a line-up that is sure to impress.

The fall television season is targeted by cable networks for a good reason. The summer is filled with fun, but it is not the best time for television shows. People are out all day and night, and there is not a lot of time to watch television. Many of the shows are gravitated towards a family audience, but in the summer, there are only a few times that families are all together at night when these shows would be airing.

There are shows continuing their tenure on network television, and there are others that are trying to find a following. The new shows this fall have some steep competition to go against to try and get viewers.

CBS’ How I Met Your Mother has been making fans laugh ever since it began in 2005. The “gang” is returning for their ninth season on the network.

This season is going to pick up with many unanswered questions and plot twists from the previous season. Marshall and Lily (Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan) both have career choices to make that could take the couple in separate directions. Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is putting his womanizing past behind him, and he wants to settle down with Robin (Cobie Smudlers). He proposed to her in the previous season, but her cold feet could get the best of her. Ted (Josh Randor) is planning on moving to Chicago because he loves Robin and does not want to be in her life if she marries Barney. This season should give answers to last season’s ending, and the “gang” could be falling apart.

A new comedy is trying to gain traction on FOX. Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg as a detective working for the NYPD. His character is used to a laid back setting, but there is a new police captain coming to his office. The new captain is all business, but Samberg will not give up his shenanigans.

Old Spice commercial actor, Terry Crews, stars as another detective in the police sector. The new captain brings light to the fact of how important their jobs are to the community. Even with a new captain at the helm, nothing is going to stop Samberg and the rest of the detectives from having the same fun they had in the past.

The Big Bang Theory is in its seventh season on CBS. This Emmy award winning show is one of the funniest shows on television, and this season should be very comical.

Senior Brandon Bell is looking forward to Howard becoming a father and seeing him do hilarious things to mess it up. Howard (Simon Helberg) is not the only one chalking up laughs this season. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is returning with his usual transparent comments that leave even the most phlegmatic humans falling on the floor laughing. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) is going to be one of the main recipients, along with Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Howard and Raj (Kunal Nayyar), of his comments and inquiries.

Senior Kevin Haws is a fan of the show and he said, “I think big things are going to happen and, twists and turns are going to happen with the characters. I was kind of disappointed last year, but so far it has been funnier this year. I hope it has great success.” All in all, this season should be nothing short of terrific.

ABC has struck television gold with Modern Family. This show has won everything from Golden Globes to Emmys. The Dunphy’s and Pritchett’s are back in action, and they are bringing the laughs with them. Modern Family shines a comic light on all of the things that can happen in a family. When it rains it pours in this family, and this is why the show is so funny and relatable.

This season is finally giving Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson) the chance to get married under the new state law. Phil and Claire (Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen) are both running a family of teenagers now that Luke is in high school, and Jay and Gloria (Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara) are now raising a baby together. When these three related families come together, the possibilities are endless.

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit has been airing on NBC since 1999, and it has been going strong for 15 seasons. Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is working alongside Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) to solve sexually based crimes. These detectives depict the daily struggle of cops against criminals in the New York area.

This season will encase twists and turns that viewers will not see coming. There is rumor that an episode will have ties to the Trayvon Martin shooting and the Paula Deen controversy. (she was fired from the Food Network due to racially prejudiced comments.) Law and Order: SVU has hit troubling subjects, like these, for many years, and they have created well made, suspenseful shows with these tough subjects. The future is still bright for this show, and it has no plans to stop pushing the limits.

The fall season is and will always be the featured season for television. Networks produce great shows for the entertainment of millions, and this season of television is going to be no different.