Geektown Awards: Winner – Most Anticipated Returning & New TV Shows of 2014
For our final 2 categories we head back to the small screen to see what tv shows you’re most looking forward to returning, and what new shows you can’t wait to see!
Most Anticipated Returning TV Show of 2014
In 5th place, it’s our beloved Supernatural, returning for Season 9, which of course has already returned in the US, but thanks to Sky Living, we have to wait until the Summer to see it. In 4th place its 24: Live Another Day, which sees Jack Bauer back on our screens once again. Still no official UK broadcaster for this, but i’d be amazed if it isn’t on Sky 1… 3rd is season 2 of Broadchurch, which is due to start filming in 2014, so I wouldn’t expect to see it on ITV till later in the year. 2nd place belongs to Game of Thrones, Season 4 which will return to Sky Atlantic in April, but this years winner is of course…
Winner: Sherlock, Season 3
No great surprise here, and thankfully, we only have a few hours to wait before we get our wish, as Sherlock returns tonight at 9pm, when we should get to find out how on earth he survived that fall!
Most Anticipated New TV Show of 2014
In 5th place is Alfonso Cuarón’s Believe, about an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power. Believe will air on Watch in the UK early this year. 4th place goes to sultry new legal show Reckless, set in Charleston, South Carolina, where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern City Attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal…
3rd – Helix
A team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control travel to a research facility in the Arctic to investigate a potential outbreak of disease, but find themselves stuck in a life-or-death situation that could decide the fate of the future of mankind. Created by Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore. Due to air on Channel 5 in the 3rd week of Jan (exact date tbc).
2nd – Intelligence
A high-tech intelligence operative (Josh Holloway – Lost) is the first of his kind to have a microchip implanted in his brain, enabling him to access and detect anything and anyone, but at the expense of taking risks or breaking protocol in order to protect national security. Still no UK broadcaster for this yet, but airs early this month in the US.
1st – Almost Human
From Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman (with J.J. Abrams producing), this drama is set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Stars Karl Urban (Star Trek, Judge Dredd) as the cop and Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell, Common Law) as his android partner. Currently underway in the US, with mixed reviews, it’s still without a UK broadcaster. They maybe waiting for a price drop, or just to see if it makes it to a 2nd season before buying…
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.