Your TV To-Do List: 5 Must-See Fall Series Premieres

With so much to watch on TV–especially at the beginning of a new TV season–it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five series premieres you won’t want to miss this week.

The Good Place: Monday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. on NBC
Kirsten Bell enters the afterlife and discovers that Ted Danson is in charge of her post-Earth existence. Sounds like heaven to us.


Designated Survivor: Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. on ABC
After doing a bang-up job protecting the president for multiple seasons on 24, Keifer Sutherland gets elevated to the Oval Office himself when a terrorist attack leaves him next in the line of succession. Let’s hope he models his administration more on David Palmer than Charles Logan.


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Pitch: Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox
Kylie Bunbury delivers a lights-out star turn as Ginny Baker, Major League Baseball’s first female pitcher, in Fox’s addictive sports world drama.

Easy: Thursday, Sept. 22 on Netflix
Netflix gifts Chicago-based indie filmmaker, Joe Swanberg, with a gateway into television, and he repays them with a high-profile ensemble cast that includes Orlando Bloom, Marc Maron, Aya Cash, and Malin Akerman.

Van Helsing: Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. on Syfy
Living in a post-apocalyptic world is difficult enough. A post-apocalyptic world with vampires in it? That truly sucks. Good thing that Abraham Van Helsing’s descendent, Vanessa Helsing, is on hand to stake ‘em for us.

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