Too busy running your business to keep up with the new shows on TV?
The new golden age of television is producing a glut of new fall programming, but only a few shows will resonate specifically with entrepreneurs.
1. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC)
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, Best Time Ever is part game show, part variety show, and uses streaming video to engage audiences in new ways. On a segment called "Singalong Live," Harris surprises three viewers watching at home when they suddenly see themselves on national television and have to take part in impromptu karaoke. In a trivia game similar to Deal or No Deal, Harris awards such prizes as new cars to members of his live audience. Why should you watch? Best Time Ever's innovative take on a decades-old concept can inspire you rethink how you interact with customers and give you ideas for gamification in your business.
--Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET.
2. The Grinder (FOX)
The scripted series stars Rob Lowe as a failed actor who returns home to work for his family business, a small legal practice in Boise, Idaho. Lowe's character, Dean Sanderson, played a lawyer on a recently cancelled drama series, but has no actual legal training. Dean's brother Stewart, played by Fred Savage, is a practicing lawyer who has the unfortunate task of preventing his inexperienced brother from torpedoing the family firm. The show plays like a master class in how to manage family members, particularly those whose outrageous behavior creates significant liabilities for a small business. --Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. ET.
3. Limitless (CBS)
Based on the 2011 movie of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, Limitless is a psychological thriller that seeks to answer the question of what humans could accomplish if advancements in neuroscience created a drug for extreme productivity. Limitless's main character Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) takes a mysterious pill called NZT that allows him to access 100 percent of his brain's capacity. What makes it a must-watch for entrepreneurs? Limitless may inspire you to rethink how productive you can be. --Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET.