This Fall will see plenty of new changes and old favorites among your television lineup. From CBS and the CW to HBO and TBS, there’s always something on. There are many fantastic new shows on the lineup, and we’re here to tell you all about the good and the bad.
Whether you’re looking for funny, dramatic, scary or family-friendly, here’s your list of the best and worst new shows on television this Fall.
“Sleepy Hollow” (FOX): We all know the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but in this modern-day twist, both Ichabod and the Horseman come back to life 250 years later in a gripping fast-paced thriller series. This series premiered on September 16 and airs every Monday at 9 p.m.
“The Michael J. Fox Show” (NBC): Michael J. Fox is hilarious, and his own story of becoming a success despite dealing with a debilitating disease is fascinating. In his title show, Fox combines funny and serious as he plays Mike Henry, a TV anchorman who struggles with Parkinson’s while juggling his family and career at the same time. The show has already received rave reviews and should be a hoot for the whole family to watch and enjoy. “The Michael J. Fox Show” airs every Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC): If you loved the movie The Avengers, then you’ll get addicted to ABC’s newest superhero show. Created by executive producer Joss Whedon (The Avengers; Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the new show focuses on Agent Phil Coulson (played by Clark Gregg, who reprises his same role as in The Avengers) and a fleet of special agents as they investigate the extraordinary and protect the world from potential ruin day after day. The series premiered on September 24 at 8 p.m. and will continue to air every Tuesday night.
“Almost Human” (FOX): From executive producer J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) comes this action-filled police drama that takes place 35 years into the future, complete with human-like robots. There’s a lot of potential for this show, but parents beware: the high-powered drama of the show can be too much for little kids. Be sure to watch a preview before giving them the OK to see it. The show begins on November 4 at 8 p.m. with regular showings every Monday.
“The Goldbergs” (ABC): This show aired on September 24, as well, one hour after the Marvel comics show. There is no correlation between the two shows and each caters to very different audiences. While “The Goldbergs” is probably more family-oriented than most, its longevity on-air is yet to be determined. The series follows the Goldberg family as they grow up together in the 1980s. If you’re looking for a fun family-oriented show, your better bet will be “The Michael J. Fox Show.”
“Reign” (CW): This geared-for-teens show follows “Mary, Queen of Scots,” combining her real-life history with made-for-TV drama. The show centers on Mary, her ladies-in-waiting and her many lovers through the history of the young monarch. It hasn’t received the best reviews, probably because the reviewers aren’t young teen girls. If you’re not interested in teen dramas, this is definitely a show to skip. It starts October 17 and airs every Thursday at 9 p.m.
“Sean Saves the World” (NBC): Sean Hayes (“Will and Grace”) plays a divorced dad who juggles his demanding job with his overbearing mother and a teenage daughter who has just moved in with him. Premiering October 3 and playing Thursdays at 9pm, this show is one that definitely needs some work and feels a bit contrived.
“Super Fun Night” (ABC): Rebel Wilson (of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids fame) is known for her witty humor and superb acting skills. However, her new comedy falls short this Fall with “Super Fun Night,” in which she plays a young attorney who spends every Friday night with her girlfriends. But her promotion and meeting with a handsome suitor changes those long-term plans. Wilson has been criticized for her lackluster American accent and below-par laughs. “Super Fun Night” premieres October 2 and will play every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.