For a long time, people with mental illnesses have been misrepresented in the media. Movies often portray people with mental illnesses in a way that fails to emphasize that they are people too and should not be ostracized.
Television is a business that thrives on the number of viewers who tune in to a show in any given week. These viewers are calculated by the Nielsen ratings. That phrase alone can strike fear and rage into the hearts of TV viewers. A low viewership never bodes well for a show, because that determines whether or not a program will renewed.
Whether it is a prime time drama or a cult comedy, almost everyone has a TV show he/she keeps up with. This upcoming fall season, there are plenty of quality returning shows and countless new programs with a lot of potential. But what can viewers expect from all these programs? Here is a preview of this upcoming television season and a quick reminder of some of last season’s most popular shows. Beware, there are spoilers ahead.