Forget back-to-school shopping and all things pumpkin spice, the real reason everyone’s excited for fall is because it brings the return of all of our favorite TV shows – and the chance to develop new obsessions.
In the next few months it looks like TV schedules are going to be more packed than ever as tons of new comedies, dramas and even variety shows vie for DVR space. And even though we’ve only gotten the briefest of teases of what’s heading to small screens, there are already a few shows whose premiere dates we’ve got marked down on our calendars. (Or, in the case of Neil Patrick Harris‘ variety show, set to record on every device we own.)
But which fall TV show are you giving a shot? Let’s take a look at some of the potential contenders
The Muppets (Sept. 22, ABC)
It’s time to raise the curtains, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to catch up with everyone’s favorite felt creations in their new mockumentary-style sitcom. And with Miss Piggy and Kermit‘s recent breakup there’s bound to be plenty of drama.
Angel from Hell (Nov. 5, CBS)
Is Jane Lynch‘s erratic, day-drinking Amy really a guardian angel to Allison (Maggie Lawson), or is she just a crazy person who happens to really good at guessing what’s going to happen next? Either way, we’re always down to see a little more of Lynch on our TV screens – they’ve been in a sad state without Sue Sylvester.
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Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (Sept. 15, NBC)
We only need five words to sum up exactly why we can’t wait until this show premieres: Neil Patrick Harris variety show. Okay, here are a few more: live stunts, pranks and pure charm.
Grandfathered (Sept. 15, Fox)
Can’t wait for Fuller House to get your John Stamos-plays-with-adorable-children fix? No need. Just check out his new sitcom, in which he plays a playboy restaurant owner who discovers that he has a son (Josh Peck) and a granddaughter all at once.
The Grinder (Sept. 29, Fox)
We seriously can’t wait for Rob Lowe to return to the small screen. The fact that he will do so in an Odd Couple-style comedy in which he plays an actor who’s retired from his legal drama in order to help his brother (Fred Savage) regain his confidence in the courtroom is even better.
Scream Queens (Sept. 22, Fox)
If Glee, American Horror Story and Greek had a baby, the result would probably look very similar to Ryan Murphy‘s new horror-comedy about a series of sorority sisters who are terrorized by a serial killer. Needless to say, we’re in.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Oct. 12, The CW)
A musical comedy about taking ridiculous (some might say, crazy) chances for the possibility of love? Sign us up.
Supergirl (Oct. 26, CBS)
Don’t want to wait a year in between superhero adventures? Now you don’t have to, thanks to all of the heroes that are suiting up for the small screen. Supergirl is the latest addition, and the adventures of Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) look just as addictive as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Code Black (Sept. 30, CBS)
This medical drama about the busiest emergency room in the country – a “code black” refers to when there are more patients than resources – that promises to have just as much drama as Grey’s Anatomy although probably a few less on-call room hookups.
Uncle Buck (TBA, ABC)
You can’t choose your family, but if you could, you probably wouldn’t choose Uncle Buck, Mike Epps‘ chaotic, insane, hilarious babysitter. But he’ll be plenty of fun to watch on screen in this new comedy based on the 1989 film.
Blood and Oil (Sept. 27, ABC)
Oh, Chace Crawford, how we’ve missed you. The former Nate Archibald stars in this new drama about a couple who move to North Dakota in order to risk everything in the oil business.