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Best New Fall Shows 2017

Get your first look at this year's new fall crop

Joyce Eng
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9JKL (CBS)

Premieres: Monday, Oct. 2 at 8:30/7:30c

Created by Mark Feuerstein and his wife Dana Klein, the comedy is based on the Royal Pains star's early days as an actor, when he lived in an apartment (9K) sandwiched in between his parents (9J) and his brother's family (9L). Feuerstein plays Josh Roberts, a newly divorced actor who moves home after his TV show gets canceled. (Yes, we're having The Grinder flashbacks too.) Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin play his overbearing parents, and David Walton and Liza Lapira play his brother and sister-in-law, respectively.

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The Brave (NBC)

Premieres: Monday, Sept. 25 at 10/9c

The Brave is NBC's representative in the race to become America's Hottest New Military Drama. The series, which stars Mike Vogel and Demetrius Grosse, delves deep into the world of the military and undercover surveillance, with Defense Intelligence Agency director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) leading a team -- which include two Muslim characters who make some tough compromises as they try to take down bad guys -- who'll execute missions in some of the world's most dangerous places. Noah Mills, Sofia Pernas, Hadi Tabbal and Natacha Karam also star.

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Dynasty (The CW)

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c

From Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage comes The CW's reboot of the iconic 1980s nighttime soap Dynasty. Nathalie Kelley (UnReal) stars as Cristal, an outsider who marries into the very wealthy Carrington family, which doesn't sit well with Elizabeth Gillies' (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll) Fallon Carrington, who attempts to expose Cristal for the fraud she thinks she is. To update the story for 2017, the producers have relocated the drama from Denver to Atlanta, probably because all the cool kids love Atlanta. However, the series apparently still operates under the assumption that all women must hate each other and couldn't possibly get along. Thanks, CW!

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The Deuce (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 9/8c

Created by The Wire's David Simon, this new HBO drama chronicles the rise of the porn industry and porn culture in New York in the early 1970s and '80s. James Franco and his mustache star as identical twins Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the mob in Times Square, while Maggie Gyllenhaal takes a leading role as a sex worker who transitions into porn. Emily Meade, Gary Carr, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Michael Rispoli, Margarita Levieva, Dominique Fishback and Natalie Paul also star.

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Future Man (Hulu)

Premieres: Tuesday, Nov. 14

Josh Hutcherson is the titular character in Hulu's new series from executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futterman is a janitor/professional gamer who's tasked with saving the world after he receives a warning from the future that an invasion is coming. The cast includes Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson and Ed Begley Jr. and Glenne Headly, who passed away during production. Headly played Josh's mother and her role will not be recast.

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Ghosted (Fox)

Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30/7:30c

No, this isn't about the perils of modern dating. Fox's supernatural sitcom stars Craig Robinson and Adam Scott as an unlikely duo -- one a believer, one a skeptic (where have we heard that before?) -- who are recruited by an organization called The Bureau Underground that investigates paranormal activities around Los Angeles. Amber Stevens West, Ally Walker, Adeel Akhtar also star.

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The Gifted (Fox)

Premieres: Monday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c

Set in the world of the X-Men but with no sign of Professor Xavier and his team of mutants, The Gifted follows Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer), a prosecutor who specializes in putting people with abilities away but soon discovers both of his teenage children are mutants. In the wake of this discovery, Reed takes his family on the run, with help from an underground network of mutants led by Eclipse (Sean Teale) and Thunderbird (Blair Redford). Together they must find a way to put their differences aside before the Feds find the Strucker family and put them away forever.

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The Good Doctor (ABC)

Premieres: Monday, Sept. 25 at 10/9c

Based on the South Korean series of the same name and developed by Daniel Dae Kim and House's David Shore, the medical drama stars Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy, a pediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who joins the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. His new coworkers include Claire Brown (Antonia Thomas), Neal Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez), Jared Kalu (Chuku Modu), Marcus Andrews (Hill Harper), Jessica Preston (Beau Garrett) and his longtime mentor Toby Ziegler Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff). At the moment, Kim has no plans to appear on the show.

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC)

Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c

Formerly titled The Gospel of Kevin, the dramedy stars Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn, a selfish man who finds new purpose when he moves home to help his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) raise her daughter and is recruited by Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), a guardian angel, to help save the world and become a better person himself in the process. Not to be confused with The Leftovers, but word is still out on if this Kevin is also an international assassin.

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Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c

Dick Wolf's latest spin-off dramatizes the sensationalized trial of Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik Menendez (Gus Halper), who were accused, and convicted, of killing their parents in 1989. Edie Falco plays their brash defense attorney Leslie Abramson, who's determined to acquit them by any means necessary. "She was passionate about her job and took it seriously and really wanted to do the best job for her clients," Falco says. "That doesn't always make you the most popular person and that was less important to her than it might have been to other people." Anthony Edwards, Josh Charles, Heather Graham and Elizabeth Reaser also star.

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Marvel's Inhumans (ABC)

Premieres: Friday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c

ABC's latest Marvel series chronicles the lives of the Inhuman royal family after a military coup splinters the family and forces them to escape to the hideous hell that is Hawaii. The series stars Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) as Black Bolt, the king of the Inhumans who does not speak because his voice can cause massive destruction. The only person who understands the sign language Black Bolt has made up is his wife Medusa, played by Serinda Swan (Graceland), who has prehensile hair. Yes, really. Game of Thrones and Misfits alum Iwan Rheon stars as Black Bolt's brother Maximus, who became human when he went through the Terrigenesis process, which caused a lot of family drama, as one would imagine. Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, Ellen Woglom, Sonya Balmores and Mike Moh also appear.

12 of 25 Hulu

Marvel's Runaways (Hulu)

Premieres: Tuesday, Nov. 21

Adapted for TV by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the series brings the popular comic book Runaways to life. Set in the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe, the show follows six teenagers from different backgrounds who unite against their criminal parents. Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardne and Ariela Barer star.

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The Mayor (ABC)

Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9:30/8:30c

ABC's new comedy stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, a young rapper who's looking for his big break and decides to run for mayor of his California hometown in order to promote his music. It's all fun and games until he unexpectedly wins the election. Sound familiar? Lea Michele and Yvette Nicole Brown co-star as Courtney's chief of staff and mother, respectively. Hamilton's Daveed Diggs is an executive producer and is writing all the raps for the show.

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Me, Myself & I (CBS)

Premieres: Monday, Sept. 25 at 9:30/8:30c

Saturday Night Live alum Bobby Moynihan makes the jump to prime time with this comedy that takes place in three timelines to tell the life story of a man named Alex Riley. Moynihan plays Alex as a 40-year-old in present day, when he's dealing with his marriage ending; John Larroquette plays Alex in the year 2042 as a just-retired 65-year-old; and Jack Dylan Grazer plays Alex as a 14-year-old who's just moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s. Jaleel White and Brian Unger co-star.

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Mindhunter (Netflix)

Premieres: Friday, Oct. 13

From executive producers David Fincher and Charlize Theron comes Netflix's gritty drama about two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) in the late 1970s who interview convicted serial killers in order to gain insight into current cases they're working on. The series is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit. It's clear that the streaming service has a lot of faith in the show: It was renewed for a second season months before the first season even premiered.

16 of 25 FOX

The Orville (Fox)

Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8/7c; moves to Thursdays at 9/8c on Sept. 28

Seth MacFarlane created and stars in this sci-fi dramedy set 400 years in the future, on board the USS Orville spacecraft. Though you might be inclined to compare it to GalaxyQuest, MacFarlane says Star Trek's optimistic, hopeful tone of the future is more of an influence. "We're getting a lot of dystopian science-fiction, a lot of which is great and entertaining," he says. "But it can't all be Hunger Games, it can't all be the nightmare scenario. I think there's some space for the aspirational blueprint of what we could do if we got our sh-- together, and that's been something that's been missing for a while. And it's something that meant a lot to me as a kid." Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes and Norm Macdonald co-star.

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She's Gotta Have It (Netflix)

Premieres: Thursday, Nov. 23

Netflix's 10-episode adaptation of Spike Lee's 1986 debut film depicts the life of Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), an artist in Brooklyn, as she juggles life, work and three lovers. With the exception of being shot in color rather than black and white, the series is not unlike the original film, and is stuffed with the Mars Blackmon character (this time played by Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos) Lee made iconic back in the day. While this is not Lee's first time directing TV, it is his first time directing an entire season of a series. Cleo Anthony and Lyriq Bent also star.

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Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS before moving to CBS All Access

The first Star Trek series in 12 years, Discovery, from Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, is set 10 years before the events of the original series. Sonequa Martin-Green stars as First Officer Michael Burnham of the USS Shenzhou. Raised as a Vulcan by Sarek (James Frain), Burnham is nicknamed Number One as a callback to Majel Barrett's character in the original Star Trek pilot. She is the first protagonist of a Star Trek series who is not the starship caption; that title belongs to Michelle Yeoh's Philippa Georgiou. The cast also includes Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Jason Isaacs, Wilson Cruz and Mary Chieffo as Klingon L'Rell. Rapp's and Cruz's characters, Science Office Paul Stamets and Medical Officer Hugh Culber, respectively, will be the first gay couple in a Star Trek series.

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S.W.A.T. (CBS)

Premieres: Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10/9c

Based on the 2003 film, which itself was based on the '70s TV show, the drama from Shawn Ryan and Justin Lin stars Shemar Moore in his first series since leaving Criminal Minds in 2016. Moore plays Sgt. Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson, who is promoted to lead the specialized tactical unit after a black boy is accidentally shot by officers. The show depicts "real life today 2017 -- Trump is president with the fear that's going on in this country, with the issues that are going on this country laced with some tough gals and guys chasing down some bad people," Moore says. Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson and Peter Onorati co-star.

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SEAL Team (CBS)

Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9/8c

The military drama follows a group of Navy SEALs, led by David Boreanaz's Jason Hayes, and chronicles the trials and tribulations they face in their professional and personal lives. The cast also includes Max Theriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks and Jessica Pare.

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Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)

Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10/9c

Kyra Sedgwick makes her return to TV as the harried, overworked Jane -- a TV producer whose life turns upside down when her daughter goes missing one night while Jane is working. But Kick Gurry, who plays Jane's ex Pete, says to expect more detours than expected beats. "It's not a [kidnapping] show," he says. "It's more about what happens to busy people's lives when something crazy happens and a kid goes missing. If I showed you Episode 5 or 6 you'd be really surprised at what you're seeing; the show evolves to a pretty wild place. Once you get deep into the series the question you'll be asking won't be 'Is [Jane's daughter] going to make it home or not?'"

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Valor (The CW)

Premieres: Monday, Oct. 9 at 9/8c

The CW is getting into the military game. Matt Barr and Christina Ochoa star as chopper pilots Captain Leland Gallo and Officer Nora Madani, respectively, who are training for a rescue operation after American servicemen were captured during a botched mission in Somalia. They're also haunted by a major secret that occurred during the first mission that must never come out. We're guessing it will. The cast includes Charlie Barnett, W. Tre Davis, Corbin Reid, Nigel Thatch and Melissa Roxburgh.

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Will & Grace (NBC)

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c

Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally) and Just Jack (Sean Hayes) are all back in this 16-episode revival of the Emmy-winning hit. The show will definitely tackle the Trump of it all -- Karen voted for him -- and hopes to incorporate greater LGBT representation. "[When] we did the show, we really focused on LGB," Messing says. "We stopped there at B. I know I wanna continue through the alphabet." Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt will guest-star as himself. The series has already been renewed for a second season (or a 10th season if you're being technical).

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Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)

Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30/7:30c

Jeremy Piven returns to TV as a techie who creates a crowdsourcing app in order to gain information about his daughter's murder -- and then realizes that the innovation could be used to solve other crimes as well. The team of people working with him includes the detective who was forced to quit the case of his daughter's murder (Richard T. Jones), as well as his ex-wife, a congresswoman (Monica Potter).

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Young Sheldon

Premieres: Monday, Sept. 25 at 8:30/7:30c

The Big Bang Theory's prequel is oozing with heart, geek references and '80s nostalgia as it depicts how Jim Parsons' famed character came to be the man he is today. An early peek at the pilot reveals all sorts of storylines that'll be great fodder, including Sheldon's (Iain Armitage) misfit nature at a high school full of cool kids, jocks and bullies. Meanwhile, fans will also have the chance to see Sheldon's tenuous relationship with his father. Basically, there's a lot to discover within the series, but some liberties will be taken that allow the writers some flexibility. For example, Sheldon hasn't developed a love of comic books yet, but he is fully love with science and the universe. Zoe Perry will play the younger version of her own mother, Laurie Metcalf, in the series. Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan also star. Parsons serves as narrator.