We wouldn’t say that these all are “must-watches,” but you never what you’ll see and love. More importantly, you never know what you’ll see and learn from, and some top writers are involved in these soon-to-appear new shows:
by Michelle Regalado
1. Grace and Frankie, May 8
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will star in the upcoming Netflix 13-episode comedy from Friends creator Marta Kauffman. The series will center on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. To their dismay, the women find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, to their even bigger surprise, they find they can lean on each other.
2. Sing it On, May 13
Inspired by the popular film Pitch Perfect, Pop TV’s new docu-series will follow the nation’s most elite college a cappella groups as they vie to win at the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. The teams, represented by three colleges, are: AcaBelles (Florida State University), All Night Yahtzee (Florida State University), No Comment (University of Illinois), Nor’easters (Northeastern University), and Pitch, Please! (Northeastern University). Singer John Legend serves as executive producer on the show.
3. Wayward Pines, May 14
Fox’s upcoming 10-episode miniseries stars Matt Dillon as Secret Service agent Ethan Burke, who goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the mysterious small town. But when he gets there, he quickly realizes that there’s something dark going on in Wayward Pines and that there’s a chance he may never get out of the town alive. Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Juliette Lewis, Shannyn Sossamon, Reed Diamond, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo co-star in the upcoming mystery drama.