Fall TV Cheat Sheet: Catch-Up Guides for 9 Must-See Shows

We know your summer was busy, so we've got everything you need to make sure that you're ready for your favorite shows to return this fall

01 of 09

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

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When It's Back: Sept. 22
What You Need to Know: While Eddie's (Hudson Yang) attempts to assimilate with the white kids at his school and stay true to his culture make for some hilarious moments, the real focus of the show is the goofy, hard-working Louis (Randall Park) and the sharp-tonged, "good at everything" Jessica (Constance Wu). Come for the '90s references, stay for Wu and Park's one-liners.
Where to Watch: Hulu Plus, Google Play, Amazon and ABC Go

02 of 09

EMPIRE

EMPIRE
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When It's Back: Sept. 23
What You Need to Know: Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) might be the greatest TV character of all time. That's all. Okay ... not really: Jamal (Jussie Smollett) has been named Lucious' (Terrence Howard) successor and is feuding with baby brother Hakeem (Bryshere "Yazz" Gray), Andre (Trai Byers) and Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) are back together, and hiding a major secret and someone snitched on Lucious, putting him in prison. Drama!
Where to Watch: Hulu and Fox

03 of 09

BLACK-ISH

BLACK-ISH
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When It's Back: Sept. 23
What You Need to Know: Fact: If Dre (Anthony Anderson) comes up with a plan, it will most likely go terribly awry, despite his best intentions. But more importantly, it's a wonderfully goofy family sitcom that addresses plenty of real-world issues, and you'll want to watch Anderson and Tracee Ellis-Ross' banter for days.
Where to Watch: Hulu Plus, Google Play and ABC Go

04 of 09

SCANDAL

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When It's Back: Sept. 24
What You Need to Know: Where do we even begin? Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) aren't on good terms after she found out he was willing to start a war to rescue her from kidnappers, Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) are in cahoots, Mellie's former lover Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney) suffered a stroke (or was it?) … and that's just the last few episodes. Pop open a bottle of red wine and get to watching!
Where to Watch: Hulu, Amazon and ABC Go

05 of 09

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

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When It's Back: Sept. 24
What You Need to Know: The Keating 5 are still trying to hide the fact that they killed Sam (Tom Verica), dealing with their doubts about whether Sam killed Lila (Megan West) and now they'll have to find out who killed Rebecca (Katie Findlay). Maybe they should rename it How to Get Away with Murders, plural, for season 2?
Where to Watch: Hulu Plus, Amazon and ABC Go

06 of 09

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
FOX

When It's Back: Sept. 27
What You Need to Know: The precinct is getting a new captain after Holt (Andre Brauhger) was forced into a job in public relations and loyal Gina (Chelsea Peretti) volunteered to go with him. Also, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) finally(!) kissed, which means the Nine-Nine is about to get a whole lot more romantic … and probably awkward.
Where to Watch: Hulu Plus, Google Play and Fox

07 of 09

The Good Wife

The Good Wife
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When It's Back: Oct. 4
What You Need to Know: Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) decided to walk away from the firm for good, Peter (Chris Noth) told Alicia (Julianna Margulies) that he's planning to run for Vice President, Alicia plans to become partners with Finn (Matthew Goode) but Finn changed his mind, and she was eventually offered the chance at a new partnership with Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox). And yes, sadly, Will (Josh Charles) is still gone.
Where to Watch: Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and CBS.com

08 of 09

HOMELAND

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When It's Back: Oct. 4
What You Need to Know: The show has jumped forward tw years, and kicks off in Berlin after Carrie (Claire Danes) has left the CIA to work for a private intelligence firm after her fallout with Saul (Mandy Patinkin). Who's taking care of her baby remains one of the show's great mysteries.
Where to Watch: Amazon, Google Play and Showtime

09 of 09

JANE THE VIRGIN

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When It's Back: Oct. 12
What You Need to Know: Jane (Gina Rodriguez) had her baby (Matelio!), but someone's taken him from the hospital; both Michael (Brett Dier) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) are determined to be with her, but she's not interested at the moment, Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) drunkenly got married in Vegas and, oh yeah, Petra (Yael Grobglas) now has Rafael's other sample (if you know what we mean).
Where to Watch: Hulu Plus and Google Play

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