12 Fall TV Shows We Can’t Wait To Watch
After we shake out the sand from our bathing suits, put away our summer clothes for good and say goodbye to the hot weather, the one thing we can look forward to is the upcoming fall lineup and this season looks like it’s going to be good! Here are 12 Fall TV shows we can’t wait to watch.
“How To Get Away With Murder”
One of the most highly anticipated shows that will debut this fall is Shonda Rhimes’ latest project. Viola Davis stars in the legal drama “How To Get Away With Murder” and plays the brilliant professor, Annalise Keating who gets caught up in the lives of four of her students. The show will join Rhimes other hit series, Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” on Thursday evening for three hours of must-watch TV.
Shonda Rhimes’ “How To Get Away With Murder” isn’t the only show on Thursday night that will have viewers glued to their television screens. For three seasons, gladiators have eagerly tuned into “Scandal” each week to watch professional cleaner upper Olivia Pope and her associates put out one fire after the next in Washington, DC. Lately, Pope’s personal mess has taken over her professional life and when “Scandal” last left us, she found out her murderous mother Maya Lewis wasn’t the woman she thought she was. And then Lewis went missing.
We all know of how Batman came to be a superhero who watched over the city of Gotham but a new Fox show will focus on another citizen of the dark city. “Gotham” will follow future police commissioner James Gordon while he’s still working his way up from the ranks from detective. His first high-profile case is solving the murders of Thomas ad Martha Wayne, the parents of Bruce Wayne, AKA Batman. Ben McKenzie of “Southland” stars as Gordon and Jada Pinkett Smith is gang boss Fish Mooney.
We fell in love with the goofy yet affable Andy Samberg during his stint on “Saturday Night Live.” After starring in a couple movies, Samberg found the perfect vehicle with “Brooklyn-Nine-Nine.” The show follows a fictitious police precinct in Brooklyn with a newly appointed captain overseeing a team of detectives. Samberg plays the successful yet childish Det. Jacob Peralta who uses every chance that comes his way to get under Capt. Raymond Holt’s skin. Terry Crews co-stars in this ode to the Barney Miller show.
It’s been almost a decade since we were last entertained by Valerie Cherish on HBO’s “The Comeback.” Lisa Kudrow starred as the washed up star returning to television and was forced to take a smaller role on a show. Meanwhile her embarrassing foray back into the entertainment world was filmed for her own reality show. “The Comeback” originally aired in 2005 but HBO axed it after one season. However its popularity has grown in the years since it’s been off of television and a new season will air in November.
For eight seasons, Tracee Ellis Ross starred as Joan Clayton on “Girlfriends” and after the show wrapped in 2008, Ross had trouble finding a permanent gig on television. For one season she starred in “Reed Between The Lines” but she left the doomed show after one season. This fall Ross will star in “Black-ish.” Co-starring Anthony Anderson, who serves as executive producer along with veteran actor Lawrence Fishburne, “Black-ish” centers around an upper-middle class African-American family and the race issues that children coming up in the day and age face.
Actor James Spader has played a multitude of characters on television, ranging from the enigmatic boss Robert California on “The Office” to colorful attorney Alan Shore in “The Practice” but he makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up as Raymond Reddington on “The Blacklist.” Playing an international criminal who has slipped through the fingers of authorities all over the world for decades, Reddington voluntarily turns himself in to the FBI and offers his help to catch his former colleagues and enemies on the condition that he only works with rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen. The show has been so successful in its first season that NBC has been announced an episode of “The Blacklist” will air in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot in 2015.
There’s no way that 15 individuals from all types of backgrounds and walks of life could come together and successfully creative a harmonious society. Despite the fact that this has been contemplated as far back in time as Ancient Greece — to no luck — that’s still the premise of Fox’s new reality show. Fifteen strangers are dropped off in isolation for a year with cameras following their every move. Viewers will no doubt tune in each week for no other reason than to see the impending disaster when things don’t work out.
“Red Band Society”
It’s rare Fox network brings us a show that will tug at heartstrings but this fall, break out the box of tissues. Veteran actress Octavia Spencer stars in “Red Band Society,” a dark comedy/drama hybrid that follows a group of teenagers living together as patients of a pediatric ward. This show delves into deeper teenage issues than who’s taking who to the prom. Viewers will laugh and cry watching these young adults form bonds with each other while living with death as a reality.
The Starz network really made a splash in scripted television with the 50 Cent executive produced show “Power” and now they are hoping to repeat that achievement with a brand new show called “Survivor’s Remorse.” Brought to us by LeBron James, the show follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom who’s thrust into the spotlight in his mid 20’s and gives viewers an athlete’s point of view after signing a multimillion dollar contract. The six-episode series is slated to start at the end of October.
Time period shows aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but the corruption and dark, grittiness of “Boardwalk Empire” just somehow pulls people in. HBO’s acclaimed show has been following Enoch “Nucky” Thompson as he rose to prominence in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era in the 1920’s and 1930’s for four seasons and the fifth and final season jumps ahead seven years to 1931 as the Prohibition Era comes to a close.
“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood”
Creator Mona Scott-Young has done it again. The wildly popular reality series “Love & Hip Hop” has branched out into a new city and just as this season of the Atlanta installment wraps up, we are getting ready to be introduced to a new set of rappers, baby mamas and wanna-be’s. “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” will begin its run next week on VH1. No doubt viewers will tune in to see all the messiness that Ray J, Teairra Mari, Omarion, Soulja Boy, Yung Berg and their significant others will bring on ratchet television at its finest.