All-new TV shows to debut in the next few months
An array of new TV shows from the United States is hitting local screens as the American fall season kicks off.
No common themes jump out immediately - fairy tales, for example, inspired the fantasy Once Upon A Time and crime drama Grimm last year - but there are a lot of familiar faces taking another shot at coming up with the Next Big Thing. They include Matthew Perry from Friends (1994-2004) and Terry O'Quinn from sci-fi adventure Lost (2004-2010).
Mindy Kaling, 33, from The Office (2005 to present) comes into her own with The Mindy Project. On paper, this sounds blah - a single female doctor looking for romance. But the twist is that the comedy is headlined by an Asian-American - Kaling is of Indian descent - which is a rarity on American TV.
So what if there are shades of Bridget Jones? Kaling makes her flawed character likeable and someone you actually want to get to know better. This could be the love of your life, at least for this TV season.