Read This, Watch That: The Fall TV Edition

kalOkay, I have to admit that I’m excited about Fall TV this year. Mostly because it marks the return of House’s Kal Penn to the small screen (in the show We Are Men, which was not a book first, so… I’ll stop going on about it.  Him.)

I’ve always thought that while much is made of books being turned into movies, there is less to do when a book becomes a tv show.  (Was mine the only household watching 666 Park Avenue?)

Now that Netflix’s Orange is the New Black put Piper Kerman’s memoir onto the New York Times bestseller list,  and Under the Dome has been renewed for a second season, maybe it’s time to have a closer look at what books are on tv this fall:

Masters of Sex (Showtime)masters

Based on a biography of the same name, The Masters of Sex draws us into the world of sex researcher Dr. William Masters and his relationship with Virginia Johnson.  Early reviews make it sound like a good fit for Mad Men fans who would like a bit more soap opera with their period drama.

jennaThe Witches of East End (Lifetime)

Melissa de la Cruz’s series about a family of witches living in a seaside town on Long Island stars Julia Ormond as the family’s matriarch, Joanna and Jenna Dewan-Tatum as her daughter.

Old favourites are making a strong showing this fall, with Dracula (NBC) and Sleepy Hollow (FOX).  (For those of you who believe Gary Oldman was the last person to do the draculacount justice, take note of this: Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Dracula.  

And finally, comic book fans out there might want to check out Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC)  based on the Marvel Comics.


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  1. If you’d like to know more about Masters and Johnson — or my book “Masters of Sex” which is the basis for the television series — please contact ThomasMaierBooks [dot] com. On this website, there is a lot of material about the making of this new show from my biography. You can also obtain the book “Masters of Sex” at the Showtime website.

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