It’s about that time again: fall TV premieres!!! I don’t know about you, but I’m in a bit of a TV lull, so I’m eagerly awaiting all of the new shows to start and my favorites to return. (Plus, since I use Norwex to clean now, I have even more time for TV!)
What am I watching now? As I write this, I’m watching Shooter (USA), Ballers (HBO), and I keep re-watching Game of Thrones (HBO). We’re also catching up on Homeland (we’re only on season 4. It’s been awhile since we have had Showtime…) and I just discovered that our new local library has House of Cards (Netflix). We’ll start back on House of Cards once we’re all caught up with Homeland! With Westworld waiting until 2018 to return, and GoT waiting until 2019, I’m hoping I love some of these new shows too!
What will I be watching? Welcome back to my returning favorites:
- Vice Principals, HBO (Sept. 17, 10:30 p.m.)
- The Good Place, NBC (Sept. 20, 10 p.m.)
- The Goldbergs, ABC (Sept. 27, 8 p.m.)
- Law & Order: SVU, NBC (Sept. 27, 9 p.m.)
- Modern Family, ABC (Sept. 27, 9 p.m.)
- American Housewife, ABC (Sept. 27, 9:30 p.m.)
- Designated Survivor, ABC (Sept. 27, 10 p.m.)
- Superstore, NBC (Sept. 28, 8 p.m.)
- Great News, NBC (Sept. 28, 9:30 p.m.)
- How to Get Away With Murder, ABC (Sept. 28, 10 p.m.)
- The Simpsons, FOX (Oct. 1, 8 p.m.)
- Scandal, ABC (Oct. 5, 9 p.m.) Final season!
- Riverdale, The CW (Oct. 11, 8 p.m.)
- Mr. Robot, USA Network (Oct. 11, 10 p.m.)
- Jane the Virgin, The CW (Oct. 13, 9 p.m.)
- Life in Pieces, CBS (Nov. 2, 9:30 p.m.)
And some of my favorites will be returning midseason:
- Shades of Blue
What new shows will I be watching? In addition to Law & Order’s new True Crime series (NBC, 9/26, 10 p.m.) and the Will & Grace revival (NBC, 9/28, 9 p.m.), there are a handful of other shows that have piqued my interest. All explanations are from Wikipedia unless noted below.
9JKL, CBS (Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m.)
Josh Roberts, a divorced actor, lives in apartment 9K, with his family living in adjacent apartments: his parents live in 9J, while his brother, sister-in-law, and their newborn baby live in 9L. This unique situation prompts him to set boundaries while bonding with his family members.
The show is loosely based on Feuerstein’s experiences while shooting the USA Network series Royal Pains; in real life, however, Feuerstein lived with his wife 9JKL executive producer Dana Klein while living next to his own family.
(I love Hank and I miss Royal Pains!)
Alex, Inc., debuting midseason
The series follows Alex Schuman, a radio journalist, husband and father of two, who decides to quit his job and start his own company.
A.P. Bio, debuting midseason
Jack Griffin is a philosophy scholar who missed out on his dream job. After that happened, he gets a job at Whitlock High School where he teaches Advance Placement Biology. With a class filled with honor students, Jack plans to misdirect Principal Durbin in order to use the students’ talents to get back at his job-stealing nemesis.
Deception, debuting midseason
After his career as a magician is ruined by scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black becomes the world’s first “consulting illusionist” as he works with the FBI to solve odd crimes.
The Deuce, HBO (Sept. 10, 9 p.m.)
In New York, the violence of the drug epidemic is worsening. Twin brothers, Vincent and Frankie Martino, become fronts for the Mob while operating out of Times Square, which is also the home of “Candy,” a sex worker who turns to the now legal emerging porn industry.
For the People, debuting midseason
Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, also known as “The Mother Court,” For the People follows brand new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect.
Ghosted, FOX (Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m.)
The series will follow a skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal who are recruited by an organization called The Bureau Underground to investigate a series of “unexplained” activities that are occurring in the Los Angeles area, which are supposedly tied to a mysterious entity that could threaten the existence of the human race.
Homemade Project, debuting midseason
It’s going to be hard to watch, since I’m not on it, but I’ll manage… and start working on my application for next year!
Instinct, debuting midseason
A former CIA agent (Cumming) who has become a professor and author is asked to get back into the game when the NYPD asks for help to stop a serial killer.
Life Sentence, debuting midseason
When Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she’s going to have to learn to live with all the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”
The Mayor, ABC (Oct. 3, 9:30 p.m.) (information from IMDB)
A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mix-tape and wins.
Reverie, debuting midseason (information from IMDB)
A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
What should I be watching? Let me know if there are any shows I’m missing that you think I’d enjoy!
(Look back at some of my TV viewing plans here: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013)