5 TV Shows Premiering This Fall That are Worth Checking Out

Great shows that are returning like The Good Place, This Is Us, and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are already too much of a time commitment that you can’t check out the 30+ new shows that are premiering on network and streaming platforms. These listed below are at least worth considering. 

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The Unicorn (CBS/Premiering Sept. 26th)

I normally don’t watch anything on CBS but what caught my eye about this show is the lead actor, Walton Goggins. He’s hasn’t been the lead in any of the shows (Justified, Vice Principals, The Hateful Eight) or he was vastly underutilized as far as acting goes in The Ant-man and the Wasp. He doesn’t phone it in and is always a good actor. The show is a comedy about a man whose wife passed a year ago and all these women throw themselves at him while he is hesitant about dating. (trailer)

Sunnyside (NBC/Premiering Sept. 26th)

This show made the list because it is produced by Michael Schur, who has been apart of the creative process behind Brooklyn Nine, The Good Place, SNL, Parks And Rec, and The Office. The premise is pretty endearing; about a man who helps a group of people become US citizens. Another actor I like who gets to be a lead, Kal Penn. (trailer)

Cake (FXX/ Premiering Sept. 25th)

I like the concept of Netflix’s Love, Death, and Robots but I found the writing to be subpar. Cake takes a similar concept of having an anthology of each episode being live-action or animated. It’s a bit bizarre I’ll say, but creative nonetheless. It seems better executed than LDR as well. (trailer)

Modern Love (Amazon/Premiering October 18th)

As I have stated in earlier articles, rom-coms have really found its footing on streaming platforms. All of Amazon’s shows are well produced with this being no exception. This anthology series stars Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, John Slattery and rising star, Julia Garner. It is based on the NY Times column. (trailer)

Watchmen (HBO/Premiering October 20th)

Based on the comic series, it will be a remix-sequel to the 2009 movie Watchmen. A remix in the sense that you don’t have to have seen the movie or read the comics to follow the show, but some characters are from those properties are in the show. that takes place years in the stories future. This made the list because Damon Lindelof (Lost and The Leftovers) is the showrunner for the show. It’s not clear who the leads are but according to the casting credit order, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, and Regina King are the leads. (trailer)

Honorable Mentions: Undone (Sept. 13th/Amazon), The Morning Show (Nov. 1st/ Apple TV), Stumptown (Sept. 25th/ABC)

What show are you looking forward to premiering? Leave a comment.

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