The fall television season is exciting each year, with new programs being added into weekly schedules on a variety of channels. This year has been quite busy and newsworthy for television, with multiple reboots making headlines and new shows from well-known producers heading to the small screen. Here are five shows you’ll want to check out when they premiere.
Fans of the “Law & Order” franchise should be pleased to know that Dick Wolf is at it again with a new drama series on CBS starring Missy Peregrym and “Law & Order” alum Jeremy Sisto. “FBI” is a fast-paced show that follows the inner workings of the New York FBI office as the agents work to solve crimes happening in and around the city. Not many additional details have been released, but the trailer for the show portrays Peregrym and Sisto rushing to figure out the cause of multiple timed bombings within the city.
Another big name is coming to CBS, but not necessarily one you would expect. Singer Harry Styles is taking on a new role of executive producer for the show “Happy Together,” starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West. The series is very loosely based on the time when Styles was first stepping into the limelight and temporarily lived on the couch of filmmaker, producer and friend Ben Winston. Felix Mallard portrays pop star Cooper James, who, in a time of crisis, asks to live with his accountant (Wayans Jr.) and his wife (Stevens West).
“Star Wars Resistance”
The Disney Channel is looking to expand on the most popular movie franchise with a new animated show, “Star Wars Resistance.” Set just a few years prior to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” this new series follows the heroic exploits of newcomer Kazuda Xiono, a pilot for the Resistance. Big names like Bobby Moynihan and Donald Faison will play main characters while Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie have been confirmed as series guests to reprise their roles as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, respectively. Of course, viewers can expect to see the lovable droid, BB-8.
Nathan Fillion became well-known for his charismatic presence on popular shows like “Firefly” and “Castle.” ABC is capitalizing on his success by having him star in the new police drama “The Rookie,” where Fillion portrays a middle-aged man who decides to enroll in the Los Angeles Police Academy after experiencing a life-altering incident. Series creator Alexi Hawley worked with Fillion on “Castle,” so there are high hopes from critics for this new show.
Of course, it wouldn’t be prime-time television if there wasn’t another new medical drama introduced into the bunch. “New Amsterdam,” premiering on NBC, follows the life of Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), the new medical director for Bellevue Hospital as he plans to tear down the restrictive bureaucracy of the system in order to get patients the medical care they need. “Grey’s Anatomy” producer and director Peter Horton is at the helm of this drama, along with David Schulner of “Desperate Housewives.”
There are quite a few new television shows to get excited about this fall. Plan your days accordingly and set aside some time — or set your DVR — to check out these upcoming series.