Goodbye summer, hello fall TV season. From comedy, drama to action, the 2017-18 season comes with the premiere of plenty of new shows that will satisfy nearly every TV lover. Take a peek at the ones worth tuning into on all the major TV networks.
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The Good Doctor (Sept. 25)
Fresh off his five-year run as Norman on Bates Motel, Freddie Highmore takes a more altruistic turn starring as Sean Murphy, a young pediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. The show from eclectic producer David Shore and Hawaii Five-0 alumni Daniel Dae Kim is based on the 2013 Korean series of the same name.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (Oct. 3)
This angelic-themed fantasy drama stars Jason Ritter as Kevin, a self-centered man who is recruited by a guardian angel to save the world.
Marvel’s Inhumans (Sept. 29)
Marvel Studios expands its shared universe with this series about a race of superhumans living on the far side of the moon. Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Serinda Swan (Graceland) and Ken Leung (Lost) star.
The Mayor (Oct. 3)
Brandon Micheal Hall stars in this sitcom about a rapper who sought to boost his music career by running for mayor. The only problem is he won the election. The show’s creator, Jeremy Bronson, started out as a political producer on Hardball with Chris Matthews and, more recently, was a writer on The Mindy Project.
Will & Grace (Sept. 28)
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are reunited to make fans laugh out loud. They will return to their original roles in the continuation of the hit 1998-2006 series. Ten episodes have been ordered and a second season of 13 episodes has already been given the green light.
Ten Days in the Valley (Oct. 1)
This Kyra Sedgwick led drama features a controversial TV producer whose daughter disappears one night. Malcolm-Jamal Warner also stars.
The Brave (Sept. 25)
Under the Dome’s Mike Vogel stars alongside Anne Heche in this military procedural that focuses on undercover special ops troops.
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (Sept. 26)
The latest entry in the Law & Order franchise features a dramatization of the real-life 1996 trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez for the murder of their parents. If this initial eight-episode season proves successful, the intent is to showcase a different real-life crime in subsequent seasons.
9JKL (Oct. 2)
Based loosely on the life of series creators Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein, this sitcom chronicles Feuerstein (played by Josh Roberts) and his early life as an actor. He lives in an apartment with his parents in the unit on one side and his brother and sister-in-law living on the other side. Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin add some comedic chops to the proceedings.
Me, Myself & I (Sept. 25)
The show looks at the life of Alex Riley at three points in his life: age 14 (played by Jack Dylan Grazer) in 1991, at age 40 (played by Bobby Moynihan) in the present day and as a 65-year-old (played by John Larroquette) in 2042.
SEAL Team (Sept. 27)
Bones’ David Boreanaz jumps right back into the weekly TV grind in this new military drama that focuses on the elite Navy SEALs as they train for and execute the most dangerous missions that most people don’t even know about.
Star Trek: Discovery (Sept. 24)
Star Trek returns to TV after 12 years, but there’s a catch. Featuring the Klingon War that occurred 10 years before Kirk became a legendary captain, this series will air its first episode on broadcast TV before switching over to CBS’ subscription-based All Access streaming service for the rest of the season.
S.W.A.T. (Oct. 2)
Shemar Moore stars as Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he heads up the Los Angeles Special Weapons And Tactics unit. It’s based on the 2003 film, which is itself based on the 1975 TV series.
Wisdom of the Crowd (Oct. 1)
After starring in the British series Mr. Selfridge, Jeremy Piven returns to American TV as a tech innovator who devises a way to crowd-source solving crimes.
Young Sheldon (Sept. 25)
If you’ve ever wondered what The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper was like as a child, this sitcom is for you. Iain Armitage portrays the brilliant, yet socially-inept, Sheldon at age 9 as he attends high school. The character’s originator, Jim Parsons, narrates.
Ghosted (Oct. 1)
Craig Roberson and Adam Scott star as comedic Mulder and Scully type investigators (one wants to believe, the other is a skeptic). The two are recruited by a super-secret organization that protects the world from all manner of spectral threats.
The Gifted (Oct. 2)
Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Amy Acker (Person of Interest) star as parents who go on the run with their family when they discover that their children have mutant abilities. This show ties in to The X-Men film franchise, though it is unclear how closely.
The Orville (Sept. 10)
Seth MacFarlane’s homage to Star Trek brings back the fun in space exploration. MacFarlane leads the cast, which also features Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes and Penny Johnson Jerald. This promises to feature some of MacFarlane’s trademark humor, but also some dramatic moments as well.
Dynasty (Oct. 11)
The Carrington family is back in this prime time soap opera reboot of the 1980s series. Grant Show portrays Blake Carrington while Nathalie Kelley takes up the role of the reimagined Cristal Flores (based on the original’s Krystle Carrington).
Valor (Oct. 9)
Set on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots, this show will also flashback to a failed mission involving one of the unit’s first female pilots. Present day will involve a plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers. Both storylines will uncover layers of personal and government/military secrets.