Top 5 must-see new series

2 Broke Girls

‘2 Broke Girls’

Premise: Working gal (Kat Dennings) meets fallen socialite (Beth Behrs) in hipsterville, Brooklyn. Two girls from completely different economic and social worlds join forces to open a cupcake shop — one day, if they can save enough money from their current waitressing gig.

Why we’re watching: This totally enjoyable odd couple trades more hilariously crude one-liners than we would have ever expected on CBS. As hardscrabble Max, Dennings in particular is fiercely funny — especially when she’s chewing out the fauxhemian types who are becoming her beloved greasy spoon’s new clientele.  (Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS)

‘New Girl’

Premise: A socially awkward girl (Zooey Deschanel) who just got dumped moves in with three guys for a fresh start.

Why we’re watching: As Jess, Deschanel embodies the everywoman — well, minus those adorable saucer eyes, killer bangs and gorgeous voice, maybe. She admits she’s “not good at hiding her crazy” — she makes up songs on the spot and sings them out loud, often — and sees the good in most everything. We can’t help but root for her and this quirky-smart sitcom. (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox)

‘Person of Interest’

Premise: A mysterious billionaire (Michael Emerson) has built a machine that, using surveillance technology, can predict crimes before they happen. He enlists an ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) to help him enact vigilante justice.

Why we’re watching:
When executive producer J.J. Abrams does mystery and paranoia, we pay attention. Not that we always know what’s going on, mind you, but this commentary on Big Brother’s watchful eye has us intrigued. Plus, we want to find out if Caviezel can take down a man by simply throwing him one of those intense death stares. (Thursdays at 9 p.m. on CBS)

‘Pan Am’

Premise: The 1960s take flight through the eyes of the crew on a new Pan Am jet.

Why we’re watching: Style gets top billing here — from the luxurious flight cabin to the gorgeous retro costumes — but there’s substance to back it up, too, as the series delves into the cultural and political revolutions of the ’60s. Why wouldn’t you want to climb aboard? (Premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. on ABC.)

‘Suburgatory’

Premise: A single dad (Jeremy Sisto) moves his teen daughter (Jane Levy) out of New York City for a shot at a “better life” in the ’burbs.

Why we’re watching:
There’s a sweet “Gilmore Girls” vibe to the single parent-daughter relationship in “Suburgatory” — in this case, dad is the young, hip parent making sacrifices to do what’s best for his kid. We forgot how charming Sisto can be in a comedy; actress Levy, full of snark and heart, is our favorite newcomer of the fall. (Premieres Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.)



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.