The first week of the fall TV season comes to an end Sunday with the premieres of ABC’s new dramas “Blood & Oil” and “Quantico.”
Here’s a look:
BLOOD & OIL
9 p.m. Sept. 27, ABC
Who’s in it: Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl”), Don Johnson, Rebecca Rittenhouse (“Red Band Society”), Amber Valletta (“Revenge”)
What it is: Newlyweds (Crawford, Rittenhouse) head for Rock Springs, N.D., looking to strike it rich amid the nation’s largest crude strike, most of which is controlled by a conniving oil baron (Johnson), in this soapy drama.
Why you should watch: 1) You’re drawn to tales of dreamers, schemers and vagabonds looking to make a quick million bucks in a modern boomtown. 2) You simply can’t get enough of hearing people talk about roughneckin’ and roustaboutin’, wildcattin’ and pushin’ mud. 3) You miss “Dallas.” (The original “Dallas,” not that TNT reboot.)
10 p.m. Sept. 27, ABC
Who’s in it: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra
What it is: When Grand Central Station is leveled in an explosion, the incredibly diverse members of the latest FBI Academy class come under suspicion in this drama.
Why you should watch: 1) You wonder what a Shonda Rhimes show would be like without any involvement from Shonda Rhimes. (“Quantico” features the same basic structure and beats as the “How to Get Away With Murder” pilot, the awkward one-night stand of the “Grey’s Anatomy” pilot and the confusing conspiracies of “Scandal.”) 2) You’re one of the billion or so people already familiar with Chopra’s work. 3) You’re absurdly good at suspending disbelief.
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