17 Fall TV Shows We’re Pretty Pumped to Watch
Starring Kristen Bell...and SJP
The return of fall TV might be the only reason we’re OK with saying “bye” to summer. Here, 17 brand-new shows we’re so excited to watch.
“Better Late Than Never”
William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw walk into a bar… No, but really: This new reality travel show follows the foursome as they tool around Asia. (Apparently, it was Winkler’s idea.)
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC; premiered 8/23
If you been experiencing Sopranos withdrawal, this show—which is based on the Roberto Saviano book of the same name—follows a powerful Neapolitan crime family and their inner dealings, as told through the members of its close-knit mob.
Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on SundanceTV; premiered 8/24
The popular web series (starring Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld) about an NYC weed dealer and his neurotic customers has officially been adapted for TV. Get excited.
Fridays at 11 p.m. ET on HBO; premieres 9/16
“The Good Place”
When a truck carrying erectile dysfunction pills kills Kristen Bell, she ends up in heaven due to a clerical error. Come on, this one’s gotta be good. (Ted Danson also stars.)
Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC; premieres 9/19
“This Is Us”
Just try not to tear up watching the trailer for this new drama (from the writers and directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love) about a group of thirty-somethings all dealing with the trials and tribulations of adulthood. (Spoiler alert: It’s hard.)
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC; premieres 9/20
Yay, Minnie Driver is back on the small screen in this comedy about a mom of a teenage son with cerebral palsy.
Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC; premieres 9/21
It’s the only role that’s potentially more stressful than the one he played on 24: Kiefer Sutherland is a low-level cabinet member who becomes president after an explosion during the State of the Union address kills everyone else in line.
Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC; premieres 9/21
A young pitcher becomes the first-ever lady to join the Major Leagues. Gender barriers, here we come.
Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox; premieres 9/22
For the love of Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker is officially back on HBO. But this time, instead of chronicling the single life, she’s narrating the struggles of a long, drawn-out divorce. (Molly Shannon also stars.)
Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO; premieres 10/9
If you’re a fan of the popular web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” rejoice: Issa Rae is moving off the Internet and over to HBO as the creator and star of a comedy about the awkward experiences of a modern-day black woman.
Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO; premieres 10/9
“Haters Back Off”
YouTube star Colleen Ballinger takes her hilarious (and completely untalented) Internet alter ego Miranda Sings to Netflix in this show about a woman who believes she was born famous—but the only person who knows that is her.
Available to stream on Netflix, beginning 10/14
Hugh Laurie is back to play another doctor, but this time he’s a San Francisco forensic neuro-psychiatrist who gets caught up in the dangerous and violent underbelly of the law.
Available to stream on Hulu, beginning 10/19
“Man With a Plan”
Fresh off the award-winning Episodes on Showtime, Matt LeBlanc returns to network TV to play a stay-at-home dad.
Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS; premieres 10/24
“The Great Indoors”
All hail Joel McHale. The Community star plays the lead role in this comedy about a reporter tasked with overseeing a young group of Snapchat-loving digital journalists at an outdoor-adventure magazine.
Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS; premieres 10/27
This show—from the producer/writer behind Friday Night Lights—follows a tech billionaire who decides to spend his cash on a state-of-the-art hospital in Silicon Valley…and hires disgraced surgeon (and dreamboat) Dermot Mulroney to run the place.
Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS; premieres 10/27
If you’re going through Downton Abbey withdrawal, get excited for Netflix’s most expensive project to date, which follows Queen Elizabeth II’s time on the throne.
Available to stream on Netflix, beginning 11/4
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”
Just in time for Thanksgiving, this four-part revival is ready to stream. Best Black Friday plans ever.
Available to stream on Netflix, beginning 11/25