Castle. Photo credit: ABC
What’s better than a fast-paced and suspenseful crime drama? A fast-paced and suspenseful crime drama starring really attractive actors. Here’s a look at some new and returning dramas featuring police, detectives, doctors, and even a best-selling author, working to fight crime—and look good doing it.
New Show! Elementary
A contemporary take on the legendary Sherlock Holmes set in Manhattan, starring Johnny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. Upon his shameful exit from London and a stint in rehab, Sherlock goes to America where his father forces him to live with a sober companion, Dr. Watson. When Holmes decides to put to use his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes, and resume his work as a police consultant, Watson has no choice but to accompany him on the job. Series premieres Thursday, September 27, at 10 p.m. on CBS.
The comedy-drama traces Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), a best-selling mystery novelist, and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) as they solve unusual murders in New York together. At the end of last season they finally gave in to their romantic feelings for one another. Season 5 picks up in the aftermath of their steamy night together. On top of all that drama, the duo must figure out the forces behind Beckett’s mother’s murder now threatening her own life. Season 5 premieres Monday, September 24, at 10 p.m. on ABC.
The crime drama follows the alliance between Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a highly skilled forensic anthropologist, who examines the human remains of murder victims to solve crimes. Brennan works with her team at Jefferson Institute in Washington, D.C., and alongside her partner, FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). In the season opener, Brennan is on the run both as a fugitive and from the serial killer Pelant. The team must work to clear Brennan of a crime that she did not commit and place the blame where it rightfully belongs—on Pelant. Season 8 premieres Monday, September 17, at 8 p.m. on FOX.
Known for its scenic shots of Hawaii, violent murders and fast-paced action scenes, the modern day police procedural drama follows a small special state task force that investigates the most serious crimes on the islands. Season 3 will start off in the aftermath of the shocking return of Detective McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) presumably dead mother and Chin’s (Daniel Dae Kim) gut-wrenching decision to save his wounded wife rather than his cousin, Kono (Grace Park), who had been tied up and dumped in the ocean. With reports that there will be a shocking death, you’re not going to want to miss the season opener. The new season starts Monday, September 24, at 10 p.m. on CBS.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Be sure to catch the Office of Special Projects, a division of the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, take on the high stakes world of undercover work and hard-to-crack cases in this thrilling drama based in Los Angeles, starring Chris O’Donnell as G. Callen and LL Cool J as Sam Hanna. Assuming false identities and using the latest technological developments, this highly trained team puts their lives on the line to protect national interests. Whatever the new season uncovers, we’re sure it’ll have viewers on the edge of their seats. Season 4 premieres Tuesday, September 25, at 9 p.m. on CBS.
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