Tuned In: TV Shows We’re Looking Forward To Watching This Fall
With the forthcoming season of fall comes a new television line-up of TV show. As we say goodbye to summer, here’s a look at some of the fall TV shows we’re looking forward to watching.
Most of us remember the movie Uncle Buck, starring John Candy who plays an extremely irresponsible uncle called in to watch his nieces and nephew for a few days during a family emergency. The movie is coming to our television screens this fall with another funny familiar face: Mike Epps. This time Epps moves in with his sister and her family to mooch off of them before ending up the unlikely mentor. Uncle Buck, which also stars Nia Long, will join the Friday night line-up on ABC.
Who hasn’t got caught up in the Empire hype? The show debuted earlier this year with a bang, and grew a stronger viewership with each episode–right up to the finale. When the show left off, Lucious Lyon found out he didn’t have ALS after all, Cookie learned that Lucious killed her cousin Bunkie, Hakeem hooked up with his soon-to-be step mom, and Jamal was named the next in line for the throne. There’s little doubt creator Lee Daniels will dial up the heat and drama for the second season, which premieres Wednesday, September 23 on Fox.
Last season, it looked like Olivia Pope finally got her dream ending, as her dad a.k.a. head man in charge of B613 locked up on embezzlement charges, she was able to ride off in the sunset with the President. But fans of Scandal know there’s always something waiting around the corner. “What’s exciting is exploring the possibility of really seeing what happens next versus doing the thing I think everyone expects us to do, which is bounce everybody back into the place that they were,” executive producer Shonda Rhimes said. The new season starts Thursday, September 24 on ABC.
American Horror Story: Hotel
Creator Ryan Murphy is pulling out all of the stops for the upcoming fifth season of the series. Global pop sensation Lady Gaga is set to make her TV acting debut as the hotel owner. She joins Kathy Bates, who runs the hotel, Angela Bassett and Connie Britton. American Horror Story: Hotel starts back up on October 7 on FX.
How To Get Away With Murder
After waiting for an entire season with bated breath, we found out who killed Lila: it was Frank, not Rebecca. You’ll have to tune into the new season of How To Get Away With Murder to find out who actually killed Rebecca. The mystery will be solved in the first episode but don’t worry; the show will still have plenty of twists and turns. “I think the premise of the show for me is that things get more and more complicated, whether or not that means a murder each season, there’s going to be a mystery,” executive producer Peter Nowalk told TV Guide. The new season starts Thursday, September 24.
Wesley Snipes is coming to the small screen this fall. The action hero will star in NBC’s The Player. Set in the seedy underworld of Las Vegas, rich gamblers bet on whether sniper-turned-security man Alex Kane can stop potentially catastrophic crimes before they happen. Snipes plays Mr. Johnson, the man behind the curtain pulling all of the strings in this high stakes, action-packed game. The Player debuts Thursday, September 24.
Jane The Virgin
Jane the Virgin finally became a mother and gave birth to son Mateo Gloriana Rogelio Solano Villanueva. But she couldn’t bask in the joys of motherhood for too long because Sin Rosetro kidnapped the newborn baby. Viewers will tune into the new season to see baby Mateo return home. Jane is also going to tie the knot, but she still has to choose a groom: her baby daddy Rafael or Michael. And here’s a teaser: Jane isn’t the only one who’s going to take a trip down the aisle this season. Catch the premiere on Monday, October 19 on The CW.
ABC still owns Thursday nights and this upcoming fall schedule is no different. Grey’s Anatomy continues to kick off the night, per usual. Last season ended with Meredith and her three children adjusting to life without Derek a.k.a McDreamy, April told her husband Jackson she wanted to go on another Army rotation, Richard and Catherine got married, and Jo bought a loft apartment for her and Alex. Creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes threw us all for a loop, ending last season on such a dark note with the sudden passing of one of the original characters, but promises season 12 will start on a lighter note.
Superman wasn’t the only one to escape Krypton and start over on Earth. 24-year-old Kara Zor-El was taken in by the Danvers family when she was a pre-teen, and after years of hiding her superpowers, Kara is now learning how to embrace them and her new role as heroine. Melissa Benoist plays the title character with Mehcad Brooks as her love interest. Supergirl is set to debut on October 26 on CBS.
The blockbuster film Minority Report is coming to our television screens this fall. Set ten years after the events in the movie, the show will focus on Dash, a former Precog struggling to lead a normal life, even though he’s still haunted by visions from the future. Detective Lara Vega, played by Meagan Good, helps him use his powers to prevent crimes. Dash is also in the middle of a desperate search to find his missing twin brother. Minority Report debuts Monday, September 21 on Fox.
The Last Man On Earth
Phil quickly went from big man on campus to odd man out, and when his plan to take out his arch nemesis Phil #2, played by Boris Kodjoe, was exposed, he was forced out of the only town he knew. Luckily for him, his first wife Carol showed up to save him, and they decide to run away together to start life in a new town. Will Forte promises to shake things up a bit for the second season and viewers of The Last Man On Earth can expect to see SNL alum Jason Sudekis guest star on the show as Phil’s astronaut brother. The second season premieres Sunday, September 27 on Fox.
Morris Chestnut plays suave Miami pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. who works closely with law enforcement. Nicole Ari Parker will guest star in the new show. It was also recently announced that Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Rasheeda Frost will be making her prime time debut by starring in at least one episode. The show is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, September 23 on Fox.
They’re back! Indulge your inner child by watching Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzy Bear, Gonzo and a few obscure Muppets that you don’t remember star in The Muppets. The show is shot in a mockumentary style similar to The Office and 30 Rock and shows the day-to-day activities that goes on behind the fictional show Up Late With Miss Piggy. The Muppets is more adult-themed but it’s still fun for the whole family. Tune in on Tuesday, September 22 on ABC.
People Are Talking
Saved By The Bell’s Zach Morris returns to network television, starring in NBC’s new comedy People Are Talking. The show is set around two couples, who happen to be neighbors and the best of friends, analyzing the world and everything around them from race and politics to if the new babysitter moonlights as an adult film star on her off days. Mark Paul Gosselaar stars alongside comedian Michael Anthony Bell, Vanessa Lachey and Bresha Webb in People Are Talking, which debuts Friday, October 16.
If you’re waiting for the reboot of Full House to debut next year, you can catch John Stamos this fall in a brand, new comedy. Stamos stars as Jimmy Martino, a recently divorced ladies man who finds out that he has a son that he never knew about. And that son has a child of his own from a one-night stand with a random woman, making Martino a grandfather. Grandfathered premieres Tuesday, September 29 on Fox.