Sep 282016
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Fall means a lot of things – hoodies, pumpkins, falling leaves.  But it also means fall premieres of both favorite shows and new offerings.

Notorious is a new crime drama in ABC's Thursday night lineupThis post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.

While I normally find myself checking out ABC for their comedies, their new fall premier of Notorious caught my eye.  If you haven’t checked it out yet here are some reasons I think you should.

Notorious on ABC

Julia George (Piper Perabo) is the driven producer of the number one cable TV news program in the country on Notorious on ABC.

Piper Perabo – I have loved Piper since she starred in Coyote Ugly.  She’s a very fun actress that holds her own in any show I’ve seen.  In Notorious, Piper plays Julia George who is the producer of the top rated cable TV news program in the country.  She’s a very strong female that doesn’t let personal adversity get her down (like the exchange between her and her boyfriend about halfway through the pilot episode).

Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata) is a charismatic defense attorney, who manipulates the media and public opinion to win cases at any cost in Notorious on ABC.

The POV – I love “crime shows”.  Most of them are either from the point of view of the crime lab or the police.  Notorious is from the point of view of a news station and a defense attorney that have partnered up to some degree to influence the public’s opinion and control the narrative.

Ryan Mills (played by Ryan Guzman) is the son of the network president, trying to prove his worth to Julia on Notorious

Ryan Mills – Ryan Mills (played by Ryan Guzman) is the son of the network president.  He is foisted on Julia as her new production assistant and she’s not crazy about it.  He really wants to show he’s worthy of the job regardless of parentage and goes to great lengths to make Julia happy; it’s really kind of cute.

Notorious airs on ABC at 9pm EST Thursday nights.  If the pilot is any indicator, Notorious promises to be a show full of twists and turns – definitely fun Thursday night viewing.  Make sure the kiddos are in bed first, though, as I wouldn’t say it’s appropriate for very young viewers.

Have you seen the Notorious pilot? What did you think?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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