It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, obviously not Christmas. It’s Fall TV premiere week. I work in television now, but even before I did, the week when all the shows come back has always been one of my favorites because I grew up in a family that had one tv & we always sat down to watch our favorite shows together.
There are SO many good shows coming out this Fall. I had to clear out my DVR yesterday to make room for them all. You could tell that TV was in a lull by what’s on my DVR. For the record, it was Lifetime movies with titles like “Give Me Back My Baby” and “His Secret Family Life”. So bad. It was also 90 Day Fiance and all of it’s related spin-off shows.
So here’s my foolproof guide to what to watch this season, because as we all know, there’s bound to be some flops every tv season and nobody wants to waste their time on those.
What to watch
Me, Myself, and I. Season 1, CBS. It has Bobby Moynihan from SNL, so it’s bound to be at least a little bit funny. This will also likely be the only way they’re going to get me to watch CBS again since How I Met Your Mother isn’t on air anymore.
The Good Doctor. Season 1, ABC. Probably going to be a little weird, but we know ABC does medical dramas really well (Grey’s Anatomy, hello) and Freddy Highmore is a really good actor, so I’m willing to chance it.
This Is Us. Season 2, NBC. This is honestly one of the best shows on television right now. If you were a fan of Parenthood on NBC, you’ll love this. Watch with Kleenex in hand though. Trust me.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Season 5, FOX. I’m not always the biggest fan of Andy Samberg, but this show is SO funny. Totally different take on typical police shows.
Law & Order: True Crime: The Menedez Murders. Season 1, NBC. If you’re a true crime junkie like I am, this show is going to be an absolute must watch. Did the world need more Law & Order spinoffs? Probably not, but this one is going to be good.
American Housewife. Season 2, ABC. This show is like if you plucked the family from The Middle and put them into a ritzy neighborhood. I don’t like The Middle, but I love American Housewife. I can’t explain why. It’s hilarious and you should check it out.
Superstore. Season 3, NBC. I cannot get enough of this show. It’s so funny & I love America Ferrera so much. If you haven’t seen season 1 and 2, they’re on Hulu and definitely worth watching before starting season 3!
The Good Place. Season 2, NBC. When I first saw the preview for this show last season, I wasn’t immediately sold, but I gave it a chance and I am so glad I did. Kristen Bell is such a great comedic actor. It’s another where you definitely need to see Season 1 first, because Season 2 picks right back up in the story line.
Grey’s Anatomy. Season 14, ABC. How it possible I’ve been watching Grey’s Anatomy for half my life?! But duh this is on my list. Everyone should always watch Grey’s Anatomy.
Will & Grace: 11 years later. NBC. I am so excited that Will & Grace is back on television!
The Mayor. Season 1, ABC. “Hamilton” breakout Daveed Diggs comes to TV with Yvette Nicole Brown as his mom and I am 100% on board.
The Gifted. Season 1, FOX. I was just on a set visit to this show last week for work. The pilot is a little slow, but from what I saw on set, it’s going to pick up. I’m going to give it another chance, plus it’s Marvel, so they probably know what they’re doing.
What shows are you looking forward to? Let me know if there’s something I should be watching in the comments!