This year’s new shows from premium cable powerhouses such as HBO, Starz, and Showtime are packing some serious celebrity heat. From Oscar winners to TV veterans, nearly every new show is full of acclaimed actors that are sure to ratchet up the drama. Check out our picks for the best of cable’s fall series premieres.
After spending nearly two decades as Frasier, the uptight radio shrink, Kelsey Grammar returns to TV in a very different kind of role. In Boss, he plays Chicago’s mayor with a heavy fist and potentially career-ending secret. With a phenomenal cast that includes Connie Nielsen as his in-name-only wife, the show is guaranteed to pack an addictive dramatic punch. Boss premieres on Starz on Friday, October 21st at 10/9 c.
When an American soldier returns after being kept as a POW for eight years, he comes back as a celebrated war hero. However, intelligence that a POW has been turned causes some to worry that his homecoming is a little too convenient. Is this a case of luck or a clever plant? Begin to find out on October 2nd. Homeland premieres on Showtime on Sunday, October 2nd at 10/9 c.
After picking up 19 Primetime Emmy Awards this year, HBO is picking up a couple of Oscars as Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte star in the channel’s new original series “Luck.” The show centers around the world of horse racing and all of the legal and not-so-legal betting that surrounds it. With a stellar cast and HBO’s reputation behind it, we think Luck is a sure thing. Luck premieres on HBO in early 2012. Check your HBO.com for more information.