The weather is changing, football is on and Halloween is approaching, which can only mean one thing: The Fall TV 2017 season is here! Every year we get excited going over the list of shows to find out when our favorites are returning and see which new shows look promising.
There is A LOT of TV on right now. Lucky for you, we did our research and we have our top picks for new shows and our what we can’t wait to come back.
Fall TV 2017: New Shows
Who? James Franco in a dual role, Maggie Gyllenhaal
What? The Deuce is the story of the legitimization of the porn industry in the 1970’s New York.
When? Premiered September 10th and airs Sundays at 9pm
Why? I will give any HBO show a chance, and right now they are looking for a new flagship series with Game of Thrones winding down. I love historical fiction and gritty drama, so this series looks right up my alley. The Deuce was created by George Pelecanos & David Simon, the same two who created one of my all-time favorite shows, The Wire. And James Franco playing two characters – I’ve gotta see that.
Who? Edie Falco, Anthony Edwards, Julianne Nichols, Gus Halper
What? Dramatization/True Crime story of the notorious Menendez brother murders.
When? Premieres September 26
Why? Arguably the second most famous murder trial of the 90’s, the murder trial of the Menendez brothers has been buzzing for a while. I am ready to relive this salacious trial and I will watch anything with Edie Falco.
Who? Adam Scott & Craig Robinson
What? A skeptic and a believer work together to explain the paranormal in Los Angeles.
When? Premieres October 1st, airs Sundays at 8:30
Why? Two stars from two great comedies come together in a Ghostbusters-like plot? Sign me up. I am looking for a great new sitcom, and this one sounds fun and creative.
Who? Kyra Sedgwick, Erika Christensen, Malcolm Jamal Warner
What? “An overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation; young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane’s world – and her controversial police series – implodes.”
When? Premieres October 1st, Sundays at 9
Why? What a great cast! It was created by Tassie Cameron and many aspects of the show are based on her life as a single mother who runs a cop show. I think this show has great potential to be the new can’t miss thriller and I feel like it may end up appointment TV for me.
What? “A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mixtape and wins the election.
When? Premieres October 3rd
Why? We’ve seen what happens when a non-politician runs for office, but this seems like a more light-hearted take on the idea. It will be cool to see what The Mayor does when he gets into office.
Who? Hermione Corfield, Jamie Blackley, Olivia Williams
What? “The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war.”
When? Premieres October 2nd
Why? WE love us some historical fiction. Nothing has or maybe ever will satisfy me insatiable need for Downton Abbey. But, the story of a bustling and glamorous five-star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war has a good shot.
Who? Jason Ritter, Joanna Garcia-Swisher
What? A down and out guy, Kevin, gets tapped by God to save the World.
When? Premieres October 3rd
Why? I’m a little on the fence about Kevin, but Entertainment Weekly is Into it, so I’m going to give it a try. Jason Ritter is a Really talented actor & I think he can pull off the “superhero without tights” type of character.
Who? Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd
What? “A teacher and a surgeon are rocked by scandalous accusations after they enjoy a seemingly innocent date.”
When? Premieres September 27th
Why? Because we love thrillers, that’s why! There are two sides to every story & we’re down for whatever Joanne Froggatt does. This is a short series (6 part) so it’s not a huge time commitment and it sounds thrilling & intriguing.
Who? Amy Sedaris
What? A show as original as Amy. Sedaris will be playing a variety of characters while showing us crafting, cooking and entertainment projects.
When? Premieres October 24th
Why? I heart Amy Sedaris. She is quirky, fun, smart and creative. I cannot wait for this show!
Who? Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor, Sam Cotton, Katie Robertson
What? A popular Australian show moving to the United States. A man moves back to his small town in Tasmania to run his family business.
When? Premieres September 27th (2 episodes)
Why? This show looks hilarious. Navigating a small town is not the most original idea for a TV show, but that’s because there are endless possibilities. This show is already a hit in Australia & we are excited to see what it’s all about.
Fall TV 2017: Returning Favorites
Who? KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Elli Reinhart, Camila Mendes
What? Riverdale is an American teen drama show that’s based on the characters from Archie Comics.
When? October 11th at 8/7c
Where? The CW
Why? We LOVE this show. Riverdale is not messing around when it comes to pushing the boundaries of what a teenage TV show should be. It’s sexy, smart, creative, thrilling & a ton of fun to watch. Riverdale is totally binge-worthy & it’s one of the most exciting shows on TV right now.
Who? Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Benjamin Bratt, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady
What? Season 2 of the music filled show featuring a female trio is back. It revolves around three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success.
When? September 27 at 9/8c
Why? We LOVE Star. If you like R& B music, soul, tough ass women, drama, tension & heart in your television, you will love Star. There’s drama, heart, family, love, secrets, friendship, confidence & I’m Really Into it. I can’t wait to see what these three do next.
Who? Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley & Mandy Moore
What? Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. This Is Us chronicles the Pearson family across the decades.
When? September 26th at 9/8c
Why? Sterling K. Brown is enough for me to watch any TV show. It’s no wonder he earned an Emmy for his performance on this show. I was Really Into Parenthood & this show filled that void. It’s emotional, sweet, sad, beautiful & so well written. I’m excited to have moreadventurese with The Pearsons.
Who? Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne
What? The Johnson family lives in an affluent suburb of Los Angeles and tries to navigate their world while still maintaining their roots.
When? Premieres October 3rd
Why? This show gets a lot of awards love and with good reason. It just keeps getting better with age. Each Johnson kid has their own unique personality, Dre’s live in parents are hilarious, and he and Rainbow raise a beautiful family. Black-ish brilliantly covers tough issues while maintaining great humor. We see this show being on for several more years.
Who? Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes
What? After ten years & eight seasons, the gang is back to reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original Will & Grace episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis.
When? Premieres September 28th at 9/8c
Why? This show is inventive, dirty & progressive. You can get all caught up with older seasons on Hulu. I’m most looking forward to the quick & witty comebacks between the cast. Also, can’t wait to see Karen’s fashions for 2017.
The Mindy Project
Who? Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Xosha Roquemore
What? Dr. Mindy Lahiri tries to have it all in New York City.
Why? Heading into its final season, Mindy Lahiri is far from the person she was at the start of the show. She has grown up and the cast has changed (many times), but the show has remained fun and funny. We love Mindy’s dedication to feature actors from all walks of life and to show that women really can do it all. Mindy Kaling has said that Lahiri won’t necessarily end up with the rom-com happy ending everyone expects, and we are ready for a not so typical ending for a not so typical character.
Who? Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Gabrielle Ruiz, Pete Gardner
What? Rebecca Bunch moved to West Covina, CA to follow Josh…but she isn’t crazy!
When? Premieres October 13th
Why? Rebecca continues to be crazy and we can’t get enough! I’m ready for more songs, more dances, more comedy and more crazy from this unique show. Last season left us with the promise of revenge, so we have a new brand of crazy to look forward to.
Who? Larry David, Jeff Garlin
What? Larry David and his day to day. Not much more you can say to describe this stalwart.
When? Premieres October 1st, airs Sundays at 10PM
Why? There are so many reasons to be excited about the return of Larry and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Between Seinfeld and Curb, I really can’t remember a time where Larry David wasn’t entertaining me. We are so excited to see what is going to annoy him this time around and hope that it continues to be the comedy classic that it is.
Who? Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Horatio Sanz, Briga Heelan & Nicole Richie
What? Getting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That’s a whole different story, and it’s the headline for Katie, a smart, ambitious news producer at “The Breakdown,” a national cable news show that shoots in Secaucus, NJ.
When? September 28th
Where? NBC at 9:30/8:30c
Why? Fresh off my binge session of Difficult People, I am needing more Andrea Martin in my life. This show is smart, fun & I just love a good sitcom.
Who? Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer
What? The Heck family we know & love is entering the show’s 9th & final season.
When? October 3rd at 8/7c
Why? I’m already bawling. The Middle is a wonderful family-centered sitcom. Sue Heck is one of the most lovable characters on TV – ever. The Hecks are relatable, regular & I’m going to miss them so much. I can’t wait to see what happens with Sue & Sean.
Who? Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Andre Braugher, Chelsea Peretti, Terry Cres, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz
What? Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the antics of the 99th precinct with an ensemble cast.
When? Premieres September 26th
Why? While it isn’t as fresh as it was in the first couple of seasons, this strong cast continues to deliver hilarity. We know the characters and care about their stories. This is still one of the better comedies on TV.
Who? Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
What? In its 13th season, Supernatural follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings
When? October 12th at 8/7c
Where? The CW
Why? Bailey is obsessed with these Texas-born guys. The show is addictive, has a crazy following & watching Sam & Dean explore ghosts, ghouls, werewolves, demons, witches & more- never gets old!
Who? Aya Cash, Chris Geere, Kether Donohue, Desmin Borges
What? The unromantic romantic comedy, You’re The Worst follows the relationship of Gretchen and Jimmy and their sidekicks in LA.
When? Wednesdays at 10
Why? I was blown away when I first saw this show and binged it this summer. While being somewhat deplorable and hilarious, there are deeper themes explored. You will find yourself surprised that you are rooting for these characters.
These are the shows we are Really Into This Fall. Honorable Mentions are Real Housewives of New Jersey, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, The Good Doctor, Superstore & Broad City.
What shows are you Really Into This Fall?