The Fall 2016-2017 television season is quickly approaching, which means new seasons of our favorite shows that we have been highly anticipating are finally almost here. What’s even more exciting than a new season of a current series? -Season premieres of brand new series, of course. Check out the following list of 10 shows not to miss this Fall. You may have some new TV shows to add to your watch list…
American Housewife (ABC)
Airs: Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c
Producer: Sarah Dunn
Premise: Mixon narrates and stars as Katie Otto, a strong-willed, unapologetic mother of three raising her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut that’s full of “perfect” families. During each episode, we follow the daily life of this average wife and mother as she tries to stand out among the more attractive and better looking housewives and their privileged children in her hometown.
Airs: Mondays at 9/8c midseason
Premise: In APB, a new drama series loosely based on the New York Times article, “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?”, Gideon Reeves (Kirk), an eccentric tech-billionaire, purchases a poor police precinct, hoping to close the file of a murder of a loved one. But, can Reeves’ cutting edge approach fix the broken ways of the blue blooded veterans?
Premise: This thrilling spin-off of The Blacklist follows undercover operative Tom Keen (Eggold) as he teams up with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch.While on the hunt for an attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother, which drew him closer to her. Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own mission to find out more about his shadowy past.
Airs: Tuesdays at 9/8c
Premise: NCIS‘s Michael Weatherly returns to CBS as the iconoclastic Dr. Jason Bull. Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the series follows the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm who uses a combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.s, and a top-notch team of experts to create winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients’ favor. McGraw will produce the show with his son Jay, creator and executive producer of the The Doctors.
Chicago Justice (NBC)
Airs: Sundays at 9/8c midseason
Premise: Chicago Justice, a spinoff series of Chicago P.D., follows the State’s Attorney’s prosecutors and investigators as they pursue justice. Per the official logline: “As they take on the city’s high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. It all starts with a gut-wrenching case when one of Chicago’s finest is shot in the line of duty.”
Premise: In this legal drama series, former ne’er-do-well first daughter Hayes Morrison (Atwell) gets blackmailed into working for New York District Attorney Wayne Wallis’ (Cahill) Conviction Integrity Unit in New York City, which was created to re-examine cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction. Hayes works with a team of lawyers, detectives, and forensic experts in an attempt to turn over these wrongful convictions.
Downward Dog (ABC)
Premise: Downward Dog is quirky off-cycle comedy about a struggling millennial, Nan (Allison Tolman), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst, they may be the best thing for each other.
Emerald City (NBC)
*Trailer not yet available
Premise: A dark, edgy reimagining of the Land of Oz book series, the fantasy series stars Arjona as Dorothy Gale and D’Onofrio plays The Wizard. In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a K9 police dog are swept into a world far removed from our own – a mystical land of competing realms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. As Dorothy navigates this dangerous world and uncovers her true destiny, we’ll see there’s no place like Oz.
The Exorcist (Fox)
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c
Premise: The Exorcist (based on 1973 film and William Blatty’s 1971 novel) is a remake with a modern twist. This horror series follows two very different priests trying to help the Rance family’s case of demonic possession. Davis takes on the Ellen Burstyn role from the film as the family matriarch, and Howey and Kasulka play the Rance daughters.
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c
Premise: From the producers of The Blacklist comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events.