Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10/9c
USA's adaptation of the horror franchise is faithful to the movies, for better or for worse, with as much blood, gore and guts as The Walking Dead and only half of the meandering melodrama. The Purge is 10 episodes of mostly violence, impending violence and the aftermath of violence, with some muddy moral musings mixed in. But it's mostly just insane violence, and if you're into that sort of thing, The Purge is one helluva good time.
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10/9c
If you loved the high-octane drama of Sons of Anarchy, you will love this spin-off series about the Mayans M.C. This new series, set on the border of the U.S. and Mexico, follows EZ Reyes (JD Pardo), a bright young man who nearly achieved the American Dream only to find the world had other plans. At the start of the series he's prospecting the Santo Padre charter of the Mayans, of which his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) is a patched member, after being released from prison. There's plenty of personal pain wrapped up in club drama that is stuffed inside a larger story about the cartel that you'll never get bored. Edward James Olmos also stars, which is more than enough reason to check it out.
Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8/7c
Get Out scene-stealer Lil Rel Howery stars in this perfectly adequate sitcom inspired by Howery's life. After discovering his wife had an affair with his own barber, Rel (Howery) has to rebuild his life in Chicago's south side with the help of his family and friends. With The Carmichael Show's Jerrod Carmichael executive-producing this multi-cam comedy, you can also expect Rel to push boundaries without ever getting too preachy.
Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10/9c
What would happen to Mr. Rogers if his life took a turn for the worst? Something like Showtime's new series Kidding, which finds Jim Carrey reuniting with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michael Gondry. Carrey plays the host of a kids' show who's just trying to keep it together while everything else falls apart. Catherine Keener also stars.
Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10/9c
If you learn anything from this new Lifetime series, it's to lock your phone. Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) stars as Joe, a seemingly well-meaning bookstore manager who develops a crush on a darling MFA writing student, in this adaptation of Caroline Kepnes' novel of the same name. The issue is that Joe needs to ensure his heart doesn't get broken and apparently that means stalking the new object of his affection. The show is told primarily from Joe's point of view, so you get a creepy play-by-play of his obsession and the lengths he'll go to get the girl, but the series takes several unexpected, almost humorous turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat and checking outside your window for lurkers.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 14
The logline for Amazon's newest series is pretty vague, but here is what we know. It was created by Master of None's Alan Yang and stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen as a married couple who live a pretty nice life in Riverside, California until they go on a fateful ski trip and everything changes. The series is said to be about "love, commitment and marriage," so we're guessing that's what it's about!
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 14
Created by House Of Cards' Beau Willimon, The First is one small step for Hulu and one giant leap for television. Following the journey of the first crew selected to go to Mars, the series, which stars Sean Penn, is an intense, pragmatic look at the sacrifices it will take to move mankind through the stars.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 21
Tony Danza stars in The Good Cop as Tony Sr., a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr. (Josh Groban), who's his exact opposite. You see, Junior is an earnest and obsessively honest detective who always follows the rules. The series sees them become unofficial partners as Senior offers Junior blunt, street-wise advice on everything.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 21
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are in this! You need more? Cary Fukunaga directed this! You need more? It's about people in an experimental drug trial who experience alternate realities and might be going crazy! OK, that last bit seems a bit weird, but this show looks GOOD.
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c
Do you really need a blurb for this? It's a Magnum, P.I. reboot, but with Jay Hernandez as Magnum, no comma in the title, and sadly, without a mustache.
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c
NBC's new mystery series starring Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas centers on the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828, who reappear five years after their plane vanishes mid-flight. Although the world believes them to be dead, virtually no time has passed for the baffled passengers, and they must adjust to their new lives while figuring out what exactly happened. Despite the obviously similarities to Lost, don't mistake this show to be another crazy mystery series; this one is all about the family drama.
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10/9c
Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this new drama follows the institution's newest medical director (The Blacklist's Ryan Eggold) as he sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. Brilliant and charming, Eggold's rogue medical director disrupts the status quo and proves he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into an understaffed, underfunded and under-appreciated hospital. But what happens when he's also dying? Guess we'll find out.
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11/10c
Created by and starring Scott Ryan, the six-episode Mr. Inbetween is a half-hour drama series about a criminal for hire who's trying to juggle his professional life with the other roles he must also play: ex-husband, father, boyfriend and best friend. The series, which was filmed in Australia, also stars Damon Herriman, aka Justified's Dewey Crowe. However, we're still not sure why it's airing so late at night.
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c
We know what you're thinking: a Dick Wolf procedural that isn't on NBC? That's cah-razy! But it's also true. The Law & Order and One Chicago franchise creator's new series is on CBS and focuses on the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The series follows first-class agents as they tackle difficult cases involving terrorism and organized crime while keeping New York and the rest of the country safe. The series stars Law & Order alum Jeremy Sisto, as well as Missy Peregrym and Sela Ward.
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9:30/8:30c
ABC continues to be the go-to network for fresh family comedies with Single Parents, a charming new series from New Girl's Liz Meriwether. Starring Taran Killam, Leighton Meester and Brad Garrett as a trio of single parents, the show examines the struggles of balancing raising your kids without losing your own identity. The premiere also involves Garrett singing Moana, so you don't want to miss that.
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c
A Million Little Things is ABC's attempt to capture the This Is Us audience, but instead of focusing on a father's mysterious death, the show depicts a group of close-knit friends who must re-examine their friendship in the wake of the suicide of one of their own (Ron Livingston). As the group recommits to being there for one another, secrets are exposed that could change their lives forever. It's a sad look at how suicide affects those who are left behind, and it will for sure get you in your feelings, even if those feelings are sometimes rage.
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS
The revival brings back the feminist icon to once again address politics and media culture -- this time with new characters, including social media director Pat Patel (Nik Dodani) and Murphy's grown son Avery (Jake McDorman), joining the fray. And though she's been gone for nearly two decades, Murphy Brown hasn't softened one iota; creator Diane English promises to directly confront the White House's attacks on the press in a way that sounds like it's going to be Donald Trump's worst nightmare.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 28 at 8:30/7:30c
Comedy icons Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan star in this Fox series. Set in a retirement community, the sitcom was inspired by co-creator Charlie Day's (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) time spent working in a nursing home. It's sort of like Golden Girls for 2018.
Premieres: Sunday, Sept 30 at 8:30/7:30c
This new CBS series begins when outspoken atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) gets a mysterious Facebook friend request from God. Despite his repeated attempts to block what appears to be an obvious attempt at catfishing, he finds himself involved in some sort of grand design when he saves the life of a doctor only to find there's a much bigger connection between them than he thinks. With the help of a plucky reporter, his best friend, and his sister, Miles set out to get to bottom of this whole thing, and along the way finds himself questioning what it means to believe.
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 1 at 8/7c
Cedric the Entertainer plays a guy minding his own business when an extremely friendly white dude (New Girl's Schmidt) and his family move next door. Hilarity may or may not ensue.
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 1 at 8:30/7:30c
The always charming Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West star in this sitcom inspired by the life of Harry Styles and The Late, Late Show producer Ben Winston. If you aren't familiar with the now-legendary Rolling Stone interview, Styles lived in the producer's attic for nearly two years during One Direction's rise to fame. Now, Winston has created a series inspired by the bizarre living situation, with Wayans Jr. and West playing an average couple who start housing an Australian superstar (Felix Mallard) in their suburban home.
Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9:30/10:30c
NBC's newest comedy follows Emet (Sarayu Rao), a woman who seemingly has it all but is struggling to juggle work, her marriage and her kids at the same time. Amy Poehler is an executive producer, so you better believe this seemingly straightforward premise is anything but as Emet learns to be perfectly imperfect.
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 9/8c
While All American drew a lot of Friday Night Lights comparisons when the first trailer debuted, it's actually a lot more like the teen drama The O.C. The series follows Spencer (Daniel Ezra), a talented football player who is yanked out of his Crenshaw high school to play for the more affluent Beverly Hills team. The show is based on the real-life story of Spencer Paysinger, who is on board as a consultant, and ignores the sticky fish-out-of-water racial tropes in favor of telling a compelling story about the struggles of seizing an opportunity that takes one away from their home. However, this is still a CW soap, so you should still expect to see some fist fights, love triangles and the inevitable plot twist. Welcome to All American, bitch.
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 12
Shirley Jackson's seminal horror novel The Haunting of Hill House is reimagined by Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, Oculus) for this terrifying 10-episode series. With a cast that includes Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, Elizabeth Reaser and Michiel Huisman, Hill House chronicles the troubled lives of the Crain family, who find themselves haunted in more ways than one after briefly moving into Hill House years ago. A bone-chilling examination of grief, isolation and the challenges of the human condition, the series is not for the faint of heart.
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 12
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner returns to television with the new anthology series The Romanoffs. Every episode of the Amazon series features a completely different cast, and what connects everything together is the fact all the characters believe they have descended from Russia's most famous royal family. Expect to see a lot of Mad Men alums pop up as well -- John Slattery and Christina Hendricks star in the series.
Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 9/8c
A reboot of the original WB hit, The CW's Charmed will revisit the tale of three young sisters whose lives are derailed when they find out they're witches. They're powers make them targets for demons, warlocks and worst of all - misogynists. Though this reboot, which counts Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman as an executive producer, has garnered its fair share of criticism from fans and stars of the original series, it's out to prove that a funny, fierce and feminist update to an already beloved show is exactly what 2018 needs.
Premieres: Sunday, Oct 14
In an effort to celebrate her husband Walt's (David Tennant) 44th birthday, the aggressively Type A Kathryn (Jennifer Garner) organizes a camping trip with their friends and family in this new HBO series. The series is the brainchild of Girls creator Lena Dunham, so you can expect the drama to be deep and the emotional toll to be high.
Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8:30/7:30c
Alright isn't a word, but this sitcom about growing up Irish-Catholic in '70s Southern California is definitely a TV show. A worthy entry to ABC's family comedy lineup, the show is like Fresh off the Boat meets Roseanne with a big handful of Wonder Years thrown in. Then everything is topped off with a sprinkle of Catholic guilt.
Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10/9c
Castle star Nathan Fillion is returning to ABC as a 40-year-old rookie LAPD officer in this new series. (Fillion is 47 in real life, but who's counting?) The series -- which also stars Alyssa Diz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Mercedes Mason, Melissa O'Neil, Afton Williamson, and Eric Winter -- is a fast-paced mix of drama, comedy and high-octane action. And apparently it's hard on Fillion's knees.
Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8/7c on ABC
Has a primetime sitcom ever been drenched in so much sadness? This Roseanne spin-off, created to salvage fans' feelings, iconic characters and the working professionals burnt in Roseanne Barr's firing, will likely premiere with Roseanne dead, Dan (John Goodman) moping because she's dead, and presumably more of the same working-class, Midwestern blues stuff as before. There will be an unexpected pregnancy, ABC says, which promises some drama, although nothing producers could ever write could possibly top what happened off-screen.
Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9/8c
When in doubt, always return to Mystic Falls! This spin-off of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals focuses on Klaus Mikaelson's (Joseph Morgan) teenage daughter Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) as she navigates life at the Salvatore Boarding School run by Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis). She and her classmates won't just be dealing with keeping their supernatural identities under wraps from the citizens of their sleepy Virginia town though - they'll also be battling monsters of the week, which is a new format for The CW's hit supernatural franchise.
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 26
Please do not take the chilling in the title of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina lightly. The Riverdale companion series, which stars Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka as the titular witch, is produced by Netflix for Netflix which means that creator and showrunner Robert Aguirre-Sacasa is going full creepy for this new drama. There's Witchcraft, Satan and gorgeous red coats! The show is as delicious as you would hope, but we won't judge if you need to pull out the old night-light after this binge.
Premieres: Friday, Nov. 16
This comedy from super-producer Chuck Lorre features some dudes named Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. Douglas, who hasn't been a series regular on a TV show since The Streets of San Francisco, stars as aging acting teacher Sandy Kominsky. We wonder how his technique stacks up against Barry's acting teacher Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler). Arkin plays Norman, Sandy's agent and friend.