No Activity (CBS)

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No Activity (CBS) – Premieres 12th November

Comedy set during a police stakeout at a dock, this follows two cops during the stakeout, the people at dispatch and the criminals awaiting orders while they are hiding out in a haulage container.

As the title hints as there this no activity going on, so this is all about following the groups wasting time until something happens where they usually end up in weird conversations or annoy each other.

To be fair it’s a nice laid back comedy.

5.4/10

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S.W.A.T. (CBS)

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S.W.A.T. (CBS) – Premieres 2nd November

Police drama that follows a unit within the LA SWAT Team. After coming to the assistance of two policemen caught under fire in a warehouse the team chase down the assailants leading to three of the four perps getting caught in a rather extravagant manner, but with the final shooter the team leader accidentally shoots down a kid in a black neighbourhood.

This leads to the team leader being relived of duty, and to try and make the unit more approachable to the community the only black member of the unit is promoted to take over the vacancy. While this instantly effects his love life where he has to break off his relationship with the Captain of the LAPD, he takes the opportunity to use his knowledge of the area to gain the trust of the locals to help with breaking the cases the they are put on.

Even for a CBS police show this is tough going to get through, ignoring that the SWAT team would hang out in an underpass shooting things after their shift is finished, this is a clunky as hell drama, that becomes laughably bad in places.

3.5/10

9JKL (CBS)

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9JKL (CBS) – Premieres 2nd October – Cancelled

Laughter track hell of a sitcom that follows Josh, a recently divorced actor who has moved back East to New York and is now living in an apartment between his parents and brother.

As Josh attempts to get his life back on track, anything he does is sabotaged by his family who have no ability to respect his personal space causing much forced hilarity.

Its a Chuck Lorre style network comedy where the laughter happens almost every 5 seconds, even though the jokes are no where near funny. It’s not good.

1.4/10

Wisdom Of The Crowd (CBS)

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Wisdom Of The Crowd (CBS) – Premieres 1st October – Cancelled

Coming across as a shoddy knock off of APB, this has a tech billionaire, who after his daughters murder sets up a website that crowd sources information on the evidence they have to find who killed her.

After getting in a detective to work the leads the site also gets used to source information for other cases, where they follow the popular bits of information and solve all manner of nefarious situations.

Even for a network crime show this seems to be scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas, it’s one to miss.

2.8/10

SEAL Team (CBS)

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SEAL Team (CBS) – Premieres 27th September 

A military drama similar to that of SIX, where the members of a SEAL Team are lead by a commander who is still coming to terms of the loss of one of his unit during a mission that went awry.

As the team begin to train up the new recruit, they are sent off on a covert mission to capture an ISIS leader. During the operation they find new intel meaning that the operation has to change on the fly, while the new guy shows off his inexperience by going against orders, putting a black mark against him to the team leader.

As it goes it’s not as good as SIX, though it’s watchable enough even though it doesn’t offer anything that hasn’t been done before.

5.2/10

Young Sheldon (CBS)

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Young Sheldon (CBS) – Premieres 25th September

Spinoff prequel of The Big Bang Theory, that follows Sheldon Coopers early life as a 9 year old genius in East Texas where no one really understands him.

Thankfully for something that Chuck Lorre has created there’s no laugh track throughout the episode, which helps the programme feel more like something like Speechless than it does TBBT. That said it’s still pretty low on any decent jokes.

2.4/10

Me, Myself & I (CBS)

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Me, Myself & I (CBS) – Premieres 25th September – Cancelled

A three for the price of one coming of age comedy, about inventor Alex Riley during three different points of his life.

It follows him as a 14 year old when he relocates from Chicago to Los Angeles after his mum remarries, as a 40 year old where he his dealing with divorcing his wife after walking in on her cheating on him, and as a 65 year old where after having a heart attack, retires from the business he owns.

For what it is, it’s a pretty standard network comedy.

3.8/10