11 Fall TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See (Photos)
The Good Place
Michael Schur does not disappoint, and neither does his newest series. “The Good Place” is the kind of sitcom that maybe has more jokes buried than overt. Spend some time with the Pause button engaged when the pilot’s points system to get into Ted Danson‘s Heaven is explained — we particularly appreciated the Cleveland Browns fandom reward. More please.
This Is Us
As shows become darker and more genre-driven, an unabashed emotional family melodrama like “This Is Us” is the perfect antidote. The story of several people who happen to share the same birthday isn’t afraid to tug at the heartstrings, and is perfectly situated to cater to an under-served audience. Just ask the over 50 million people who watched the trailer.
Damon Wayans provides the laughs as Det. Roger Murtaugh, but Clayne Crawford‘s Martin Riggs steals the show in this TV reboot of the classic buddy cop film franchise. And since Danny Glover and Mel Gibson aren’t likely to put the badges back on any time soon, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the insane stunts and solid performances this show has to offer.
The combination of a proven star, a compelling premise and timely relevance made ABC’s “Designated Survivor” one of the most intriguing new shows this season, and the pilot immediately lives up to that initial promise. Kiefer Sutherland and the rest of the top-notch cast manage to turn the idea of the decimation of the entire U.S. government into a refreshing hour of escapism and one of the few must-watch dramas this year.
Fall TV Shows