Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which returns to start its second season tonight on Fox, is one of the more interesting stories of last TV season. The show premiered during the doldrums of the writers' strike, got a mixed critical reaction, and somehow by the end of the season became a buzzed-about show.
How? I'm not sure, but I think the show's innovative casting probably had something to do with it. I mean, Brian Austin Green as a badass? (Showrunner Josh Friedman told the very funny story behind that one back at Comic-Con, ending with him asking the onetime 90210 star "When did you get to be so hot?") This year's entry into the Annals of Improbable Casting is Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson, who's playing a technology company CEO.
But choosing interesting actors won't go too far if the story's not good, and Terminator: TSCC seems to be picking things up on that front as well: At the show's Comic-Con panel, producers announced that someone on the stage would die before the end of season two. The cast reacted with relative horror; it seemed they didn't even know which one of them was the goner. I guess that's one of those things we just have to watch and see.
After the jump, you can check out the trailer for the new season, which starts tonight at 8 p.m. EDT and PDT. Will you be watching? To talk about it, just
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