In the entertainment industry, autumn is known by another name: pilot season. These past couple of weeks have seen the premieres of a variety of new shows in a broad range of genres. If you’re looking for a new show to get addicted tol, here are our Top 10 new TV shows of the fall season.
Inspired by a true story, Scorpion follows a genius, Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel), and his team made up of a behaviorist, a mechanical prodigy, a stats expert, and a waitress. This team of misfits use their combined talents and intelligence to help the government stop complicated threats no one else can.
9. Constantine (NBC)
Based on the DC Comic series Hellblazer, Constantine stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine, a supernatural detective, exorcist, and con man who defends the world from darkness and supernatural threats.
8. Red Band Society (FOX)
A teen dramedy set in a children’s hospital wing, the show follows a group of patients with challenges ranging from cancer to heart defects. Narrating the show is Charlie (Griffin Gluck), the youngest member of the cast, who is in a coma. This group of kids is also joined by a group of adults: Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) and Jack McAndrew (Dave Annable). See our review of the pilot episode here.
7. Madam Secretary (CBS)
After the death of the Secretary of State, the president asks Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), to take the position. As Secretary of State, this former college professor and member of the CIA deals with office politics, oversees crises, and possible conspiracy theories, and being a wife and mother.
6. Black-ish (ABC)
This comedy stars Anthony Anderson as a father reminding his family of their cultural identity in the “urban” age. With the help of his father (Laurence Fishburne), Anthony tries to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family. He struggles to balance this identity with living in a primarily white upper-middle-class neighborhood, while at the same time embracing the future.
5. Gracepoint (FOX)
Tragedy strikes small town of Gracepoint in Northern California is struck when a young boy is murdered. This series stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn as two cops investigating the murder. Gracepoint is based on the British series, Broadchurch.
4. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is determined to remain a virgin until she is married. This all changes when she is impregnated due to a doctor accidentally artificially inseminating her. Not only that, but the biological donor happens to be her first crush.
3. Gotham (FOX)
This crime drama follows detective James ‘Jim’ Gordon (Ben McKenzie) before he becomes the Police Commissioner. As Gordon tries to clean up the corrupt city of Gotham other favorite characters appear: young Bruce Wayne, Alfred, the Penguin, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman just to name a few.
2. How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
This serial legal drama, from executive producer Shonda Rhimes and created by Peter Nowalk, features a group of law students and their professor (Viola Davis) who get caught up in a murder plot. As the title implies, they must now figure out how they can get away with it.
1. The Flash (CW)
After being struck by lighting from the explosion of the particle generator, forensic scientist Barry Allen gains superhuman speed. This spin-off of Arrow stars Grant Gustin as Allen, a.k.a The Flash. This show follows the fastest man alive as he goes against other superhuman criminals in Central City, with the help of friends and associates.