Photo Caption: (From left) Anthony Anderson as Gary and Tempestt Bledsoe as Marny in NBC’s new sitcom “Guys With Kids,” premiering September 26. Photo courtesy NBC.
Plenty of new shows premiering this fall. Across the board, network television will air new shows with prominent African American characters by some of the most well respected actors and actresses in Hollywood. BET will also air a new reality show and a new twist to late night television.
“Don’t Sleep!” Hosted By T.J. Holmes
Airs: Monday, 11 p.m., BET
Premier: Oct. 1
Former CNN journalist T.J. Holmes begins a late night show this fall on BET that will give viewers a social commentary on issues important to African Americans. Looking to do a late night shake up, Holmes’ awareness of social issues will break the mold on mainstream media’s look at issues.
Keysha & Daniel: Family First
Airs: Tuesday, 10 p.m., BET
Premier: Oct. 9
The newest reality show from BET stars R&B artist Keyshia Cole and her NBA husband Daniel Gibson (Cleveland Caviliers) as the couple adjusts to married life, raising their son and juggling two careers.
Guys with Kids
Airs: Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Premier: Sept. 26
Starring Anthony Anderson (Hang Time, Transformers) and former Cosby kid Tempestt Bledsoe. The show revolves around 30-something dads struggling with maturity in the eyes of having children while still acting like them.
666 Park Avenue
Airs: Sunday, 10 p.m., ABC
Premier: Sept. 30
Former Miss America Vanessa Williams continues to shine as a beautiful sex symbol nearing 50, will continue to work in an ABC production (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) along side Terry O’Quinn (Lost) as his socialite wife.
The New Normal
Airs: Tuesday, 9:30 p.m., NBC
Premier: Sept. 11
NeNe Leakes continues her transformation from reality TV star (Real Housewives of Atlanta) with her role as the sassy but likeable assistant in what looks like NBC’s attempt to match alternative-style openness like Modern Family.
Airs: Monday, 10p.m., NBC
Premier: Sept. 17
For the fans of Breaking Bad, the loss of Gustavo Fring was a punch to the stomach, but it has opened up a new role for Emmy-nominated actor Giancarlo Esposito. Revolution takes place in a world without electricity, and Esposito plays the hardnosed Captain Neville.