One of my favorite weeks of the year is upon us… all the Fall TV shows premiere over the next two weeks and I couldn’t be more excited for my regular shows to return and to check out some new favorites, so I thought I’d share what I’m most excited for with you.
But first, go to the comments and tell me what YOU’RE excited to watch this Fall or what you’ve been binge watching lately. I love recommendations!
Here’s my list of what I’ll be watching:
Sept. 23: 9-1-1 on FOX (Season 2): This was a favorite of mine last year! If you love Ryan Murphy shows, you’ll love this one too. Connie Britton isn’t returning for season 2, but the rest of the cast is. Jennifer Love-Hewitt is joining season 2 as Maddie, the next 9-1-1 operator with nerves of steel.
Sept. 24: The Resident on FOX (Season 2): I just interviewed the cast of this show a few weeks ago for my day job and they were all fantastic! If you love medical dramas, you’ll love this twist on the traditional medical dramas. They really show the corruption in the medical field and how hard good doctors have to fight to do the right thing.
Sept 24: Manifest on NBC (Season 2): Honestly, y’all, I’m a little skeptical because of the GLARING similarities to LOST, but if you know me at all, you know I’m a diehard LOST fan, so I’m going to check it out.
Sept. 25: This Is Us on NBC (Season 3): Batten down the hatches and stock up on Kleenex! The Pearsons are back for S3 and the collective Internet could NOT be more excited. If you have not watched this show yet, stop reading this, go to Hulu and BINGE. It’s the best. Season 3 is going to focus on two very important time periods in the Pearsons’ past: Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) early courtship and Jack’s time in Vietnam, the latter of which haunted the Pearson family patriarch until he died. Star Sterling K. Brown has promised that the mystery woman everyone is buzzing about will be revealed during this season, but he wouldn’t say when. Meanwhile, Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) are going to try for another baby (YAY!), and Kevin (Justin Hartley) will be traveling to Vietnam to discover what happened to his dad while he was in the war. AHHHH! I’m SO ready!
Sept. 26: American Housewife on ABC (Season 3): This show is so freakin’ funny. It’s the perfect midweek comedy about the average woman raising her family in a town full of “perfect” people.
Sept. 26: Single Parents on ABC (Season 1): ABC is the best for family comedies and Single Parents will be no different.Starring Taran Killam, Leighton Meester and Brad Garrett as a trio of single parents, the show examines the struggles of balancing raising your kids without losing your own identity.
Sept. 26: A Million Little Things on ABC (Season 1): Apparently on Wednesday nights, I’ll be camped out on ABC. A Million Little Things is ABC’s attempt to capture the This Is Us audience, but instead of focusing on a father’s mysterious death, the show depicts a group of close-knit friends who must re-examine their friendship in the wake of the suicide of one of their own (Ron Livingston).
Sept. 27: The Good Place on NBC (Season 3): I LOVE this show! After Michael (Ted Danson) prevents our favorite foursome’s deaths, Eleanor ( Kristen Bell) will find herself in Australia, where she meets up with Chidi (William Jackson Harper). She also meets new Season 3 character Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a neuroscientist Chidi consults when he thinks his brain is broken. Elsewhere, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) may or may not be visiting the place that Dr. Strange went to to learn magic stuff from Tilda Swinton, and Jason, sweet Jason (Manny Jacinto), is seemingly enjoying himself with members of what appears to be his dance crew.
Sept. 27: Grey’s Anatomy on ABC (Season 15): An oldie, but a goodie. Few things bring me greater joy than old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.
Sept. 28: Last Man Standing on FOX (Season 7): So if you don’t know, this show was originally on ABC, cancelled, and picked up by FOX. I’ve already seen the first two episodes due to #workperks, but if you were a fan before, you’ll be a fan again. Just watch out for the Mandy recast.
Oct. 4: Superstore and Will & Grace on NBC: Thursday nights are some of the best TV on NBC between these two and The Good Place. If you ever need a pick me up, just turn on NBC on Thursdays.
Oct. 4: I Feel Bad on NBC: I am SO PUMPED for this show! From executive producer Amy Poehler, I Feel Bad is a comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect. You see, it follows a mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter who is still figuring it out like the rest of us. She feels bad (get it?) when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But it’s OK because nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.
Those are the shows I’m most excited for this premiere season, so if you’ll excuse me, I have to go delete the 90+ episodes of Chopped on my DVR to make some room!