New Fall TV Shows

Almost Human
Almost Human
  • Fox
  • Premieres: Monday, Nov. 4 at 8/7c

Not to be confused with Syfy's Being Human, in this futuristic cop drama from Fringe's J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, human LAPD officers (like Karl Urban's John Kennex) are partnered with highly evolved androids (like Michael Ealy's Dorian). Yes, it's like Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E., except with more lifelike robots and without the awkward dude to remote-control them.

Back in the Game
Back in the Game
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 8/7c

Batter up! Psych's Maggie Lawson stars as a divorced single mother and former all-star softball player who moves in with her estranged father, Terry "The Cannon" Gannon Sr. (James Caan), a beer-swilling ex-baseball player. Father and daughter reconnect when they start coaching a Little League team together. The comedy comes from Las Vegas' Mark and Robb Cullen, and also stars Ben Koldyke and Lenora Crichlow.

Betrayal
Betrayal
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Sunday, Sep. 29 at 10/9c

After Revenge comes Betrayal — literally, it follows Emily Thorne & Co. Sara (Hannah Ware), an unhappily married photographer, starts a torrid affair with Jack (Stuart Townsend), a lawyer for a powerful family. The catch: Jack is defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by Sara's husband, Drew (Chris J. Johnson), kick-starting a series of calamitous consequences. Talk about an affair to remember.

The Blacklist
The Blacklist
  • NBC
  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 23 at 10/9c

What do you get when you give The Silence of the Lambs a procedural twist? A bald James Spader. The three-time Emmy winner returns to TV as Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the most-wanted fugitives who strikes a deal with the FBI: He will help them take down super-criminals on a blacklist who have thus far evaded capture. The catch? He will only work with rookie agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). The drama comes from Jon Bokenkamp and also stars Ryan Eggold, Harry Lennix and Diego Klattenhoff.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Fox
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 17 at 8/7c

Parks and Recreation's Dan Goor and Michael Schur bring you TV's newest odd couple: Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher as an immature detective and his tough, by-the-books captain, respectively. Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti and Stephanie Beatriz co-star. No matter how the comedy does, it's already a winner: Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a way better title than The Artist Formerly Known as The 2-2.

Cold Justice
Cold Justice
  • TNT
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 3 at 10/9c

Law & Order + Cold Case = this reality show from Dick Wolf. Former prosecutor Kelly Seigler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary team up to try to uncover new clues in unsolved small-town murders. No word if there'll be a chung-chung.

The Crazy Ones
The Crazy Ones
  • CBS
  • Premieres: Thursday, Sep. 26 at 9/8c

Here's to the crazy ones — which now include Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar apparently. In his first TV series since Mork & Mindy, Williams plays Simon Roberts, a kooky genius who runs the Roberts & Roberts advertising agency with his levelheaded daughter Sydney (Gellar). Created by David E. Kelley, the sitcom also stars James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton, and features a hilarious cameo in the first episode by Kelly Clarkson (Tip: Stick around for the closing-credits blooper reel.)

Dads
Dads
  • Fox
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 17 at 8/7c

From Seth MacFarlane, the comedy stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two video game developers whose lives are disrupted when their fathers (Peter Riegert and Martin Mull) move in with them. And what's a MacFarlane show without some controversy? Dads has already drawn the ire of critics for its crass, sexist and racially insensitive jokes.

Dracula
Dracula
  • NBC
  • Premieres: Friday, Oct. 25 at 10/9c

Why create new vampires when you can just revisit the most famous one of all? A reimagining of Bram Stoker's Dracula, the horror thriller, from Carnivale's Daniel Knauf, stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the classic vamp who comes to London posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to introduce Victorian society to modern science (how steampunk!). Of course, Drac is just there to seek revenge on those who've wronged him. Along the way, he falls in love with Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw), who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. The show was ordered straight-to-series for 10 episodes.

Enlisted
Enlisted
  • Fox
  • Premieres: Friday, Nov. 8 at 9/8c

Ten-hut! Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young star in this comedy as three very different brothers who must learn to work together when they're assigned to the Rear Detachment, a base for soldiers not deployed overseas. The show is based on creator Kevin Biegel's relationship with his siblings.

The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 9/8c

Break out your parachute pants and shoulder pads! The '80s are back! Based on the home movies that creator Adam F. Goldberg's made of his own eccentric family in childhood, the sitcom follows a loud, matching Cosby sweater-wearing family headed by mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and dad Murray (Jeff Garlin). Sean Giambrone plays 11-year-old Adam, who films his family's exploits.

Hello Ladies
Hello Ladies
  • HBO
  • Premieres: Sunday, Sep. 29 at 10/9c

Here's your new cringe comedy, fittingly from The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant and Office writer-producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Merchant plays Stuart, a tall, gawky English web designer who moves to Los Angeles and who has absolutely no game with the ladies. Paging Barney Stinson! Someone needs a wingman.

Hostages
Hostages
  • CBS
  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 23 at 10/9c

Based on an Israeli series that was never produced, the suspense thriller stars Toni Collette as Ellen Sanders, a surgeon who is hired to operate on the President of the United States. A rogue FBI agent (Dermot Mulroney Dylan McDermott) kidnaps the Sanders family and threatens their lives lest Ellen kill the president. The first season will consist of 15 episodes.

Ironside
Ironside
  • NBC
  • Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10/9c

NBC is digging into its past to look for another hit. A remake of its 1960s series, the police procedural stars Blair Underwood as the titular detective-in-a-wheelchair made famous by Raymond Burr. Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe and Kenneth Choi co-star. Needless to say, it'd be blasphemous if they don't use a version of Quincy Jones' classic (and catchy) siren-heavy theme song.

Lucky 7
Lucky 7
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 10/9c

An adaptation of the British series The Syndicate, seven employees (Stephen Louis Grush, Matt Long, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Lorraine Bruce and Luis Antonio Ramos) at a Queens gas station find their lives upended when they win the lottery.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 8/7c

Coulson lives! Clark Gregg reprises his Avengers role in the Joss Whedon drama — despite his death at the hands of Loki in the film — as Agent Phil Coulson, who assembles a team of top-secret agents, including Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge. Cobie Smulders makes a cameo in the pilot as Agent Maria Hill, who knows exactly how Coulson was resurrected. Oh, and Coulson has a sweet new ride named Lola.

Masterchef Junior
Masterchef Junior
  • Fox
  • Premieres: Friday, Sep. 27 at 8/7c

Will Gordon Ramsay watch his tongue around the kiddies? This Masterchef spin-off features aspiring chefs between the ages of 8 and 13 who get the chance to show off their skills for Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. So yes, temper tantrums and outbursts will finally be justified.

Masters of Sex
Masters of Sex
  • Showtime
  • Premieres: Sunday, Sep. 29 at 10/9c

Let's talk about sex. Based on Thomas Maier's biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of Williams Masters and Virginia Johnson, the drama stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as the titular characters (and eventual husband and wife) who pioneered research of human sexual response, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders in the '50s. Johnson died on July 24 at age 88 (Masters died in 2001), but did not meet any of the show's cast or crew.

The Michael J. Fox Show
The Michael J. Fox Show
  • NBC
  • Premieres: Thursday, Sep. 26 at 9/8c

Thirteen years after leaving Spin City, Fox is returning to TV full-time as a character with Parkinson's — because it's based on his life. Fox plays Mike Henry, a news anchor who retired to focus on his health and his family, which includes Betsy Brandt as his wife, but decides to return to work five years later. How much is NBC banking on the beloved three-time Emmy winner? The comedy received a straight-to-series order of 22 episodes.

The Millers
The Millers
  • CBS
  • Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8/7c

In his third show on a third network in four years, Will Arnett plays Nathan Miller, a news reporter who makes the mistake of telling his parents Tom (Beau Bridges) and Carol (Margo Martindale) that he just got divorced. Why? Tom then decides to leave Carol, who moves in Nathan. If you like fart jokes, this is the show for you!

The Million Second Quiz
The Million Second Quiz
  • NBC
  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 9 at 8/7c

This live trivia game show pits competitors against each other for 24/7 for 12 days. The show will be filmed live from an hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan that will also serve as the contestants' home during the competition. Ryan Seacrest will host — because he doesn't enough jobs.

Mom
Mom
  • CBS
  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 23 at 9/8c

Chuck Lorre's fourth CBS sitcom stars Anna Faris as Christy, a recovering alcoholic and single mom who moves to Napa Valley, Calif., for a fresh start, but continues to clash with her mom Bonnie (Allison Janney). Sounds kind of like Lorre's old shows Grace Under Fire and Cybill right? Let's hope there aren't any, um, off-screen issues here.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c

The Once Upon a Time spin-off is, duh, based on Alice in Wonderland. But this Alice (Sophie Lowe) finds herself in an asylum, after her father catches wind of her tales about falling down a rabbit hole to Wonderland, where she met all the usual suspects: The White Rabbit (John Lithgow), The Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha), The Queen of Hearts (Barbara Hershey) and Aladdin's Jafar (Naveen Andrews). There's also a genie named Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), who also happens to be the unrequited love of Alice's life.

The Originals
The Originals
  • CW
  • Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9/8c

Big Easy living is fun when you're undead. The Vampire Diaries spin-off tells the story of the world's original vamps, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and sister Rebekah (Claire Holt), as they return to New Orleans, the city they built, to reunite with Klaus' former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who now rules the city with an army of obedient vampires and witches. Klaus chooses to stay after he learns that Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is pregnant after their one-night stand, and their child could one day be king of the city. Take that, royal baby!

Reign
Reign
  • CW
  • Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9/8c

Who needs to take AP European History when you've got The CW to school you? Adelaide Kane plays Mary, Queen of Scots, who is preparing to marry Prince Francis of France (Toby Regbo) in hopes of creating a strategic alliance for Scotland. Spoiler alert! They married in real life, but the historical drama will take some poetic license, adding complications in the form of his controlling mother Queen Catherine de' Medici (Megan Follows) and the seer Nostradamus (Rossif Sutherland), who contends that the marriage will cost the prince his life. And what's a CW series without a love triangle? Torrance Coombs plays the completely fictional Bash, Francis' bastard half-brother.

Sean Saves the World
Sean Saves the World
  • NBC
  • Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9/8c

It's not Just Jack anymore. Sean Hayes returns to TV as a career-oriented divorced gay dad who is determined to become the world's best father after his 14-year-old daughter Ellie (Sami Isler) moves in with him. Linda Lavin, Thomas Lennon, Echo Kellum, Vik Sahay and Hayes' Smash co-star Megan Hilty also star.

Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow
  • Fox
  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 16 at 9/8c

Tom Mison stars as Ichabod Crane in this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic short story, from Fringe's Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Frozen in time for 250 years, Crane awakes to partner up with Sleepy Hollow's sheriff Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by evil forces, including Death, aka the Headless Horseman, who's also found his way to the present. Don't lose your head over this show!

Super Fun Night
Super Fun Night
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c

Created by Rebel Wilson and Conan O'Brien, the show actually refers to Friday night, not Wednesday. (Missed marketing opportunity, ABC.) That's when Kimmie (Wilson), Helen-Alice (Lauren Ash) and Marika (Liza Lapira) have their long-standing "Friday Fun Night" tradition, in which they stay at home in their pajamas. But that might all be coming to an end now that Kimmie has gotten a promotion at her law firm and is invited to a party by her co-worker Richard (Kevin Bishop). And no, your ears are not deceiving you: Wilson is doing an American accent. Crikey!

The Tomorrow People
The Tomorrow People
  • CW
  • Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9/8c

Wednesday will be Amell Night on The CW. Robbie Amell, cousin of Arrow's Stephen Amell, stars as Stephen (confused yet?), a teen who begins hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep. It turns out that he, along with Peyton List, Luke Mitchell and Aaron Yoo, represent the next stage in human evolution, each possessing unique, special powers. The series is based on the U.K. series of the same name and comes from The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.

Trophy Wife
Trophy Wife
  • ABC
  • Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 9/8c

Malin Akerman is Kate, a reformed party girl who marries Brad (Bradley Whitford) after meeting him at a karaoke bar. He comes with a lot of baggage though: three manipulative kids and two ex-wives (Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins) who, suffice it to say, don't approve of Kate. Shocking!

We Are Men
We Are Men
  • CBS
  • Premieres: Monday, Sep. 30 at 8/7c

Get ready for lots of testosterone. After Carter (Chris Smith) is left at the altar, he moves to a short-term apartment complex, where he's befriended by three fellow bachelors: Stuart (Jerry O'Connell), an OB/GYN in the middle of his second divorce who apparently doesn't own shirts, Frank (Tony Shalhoub), a four-time divorcee and ladies' man, and Gil (Kal Penn), who's desperately trying to win his wife back after he got caught in an affair.

Welcome to the Family
Welcome to the Family
  • NBC
  • Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8/7c

Cultures clash when a white family, including Mike O'Malley and Mary McCormack, and a Latino family, including Ricardo Chavira and Justina Machado, come together when their kids (Ella Rae Peck and Joey Haro) fall in love. It's just like ¡Rob!, but without the upside-down exclamation point.

Witches of East End
Witches of East End
  • Lifetime
  • Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10/9c

Something wiccan this way comes to Lifetime. Loosely based on the novel of the same name, this wicked drama stars Julia Ormond as Joanna Beauchamp, a witch who's doomed to relive the deaths of her daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) eternally. Joanna's sister (Madchen Amick) thinks it's time the girls discover their secret — that they are also witches. How will Freya's fiance Dash (Eric Winter) react? Charmed yet?

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