What do doctors, lawyers, murderers and wrestlers have in common? They want to know when the fall TV season starts.
The major broadcast networks — and increasingly, cable and streaming outlets — traditionally debut their new series in the fall, and this year’s calendar is once packed full with dramas and comedies. There’s even a sprinkling of sports in the mix.
Highlights this year include ABC’s “Mixed-ish” spin-off, which explores the childhood of Rainbow Johnson, played by Tracee Ellis Ross on “Black-ish.” Bradley Whitford, Cobie Smulders and Kal Penn are coming back to primetime with new shows. We’ll also be seeing premieres for series saying goodbye this season, including “Empire” and “Modern Family.”
And before all these premieres, the Emmys will be handing out their annual trophies on Sept. 22.
So check out our calendar below to make sure you don’t miss the return of your favorite series or the start of a new show you’ll fall in love with. (All times EDT/PDT).
“BH90210” (Fox, Wednesdays at 9): Original cast members of “Beverly Hills 9021,” this time playing versions of themselves preparing for a series reboot.
“Wu Assassins” (Netflix): Kai Jin is a young chef in San Francisco who uses his enhanced martial arts skills to fight criminals who wish to destroy the world.
“Succession” (HBO, Sundays at 9)
“The Terror: Infamy” (AMC, Mondays at 9): George Takei (“Star Trek”) stars in this second season of this series, which examines mysterious deaths in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.
“Lodge 49” (AMC, Mondays at 10)
“Why Women Kill” (CBS All Access): Lucy Liu (“Elementary”), Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time”) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Barry”) are three women from different decades who are dealing with infidelity in their marriages in this comedic drama from Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives”).
“The Righteous Gemstones” (HBO, Sundays at 10): Danny McBride, John Goodman and Adam Devine are part of a family of megachurch pastors in this new comedy, McBride’s third HBO series after “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals.”
“The Affair” (Showtime, Sundays at 9): Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) joins this series for its final season.
“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime, Sundays at 10): Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”) plays a waterpark employee who gets caught up in a multi-level marketing scheme.
“Carnival Row” (Amazon): Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in this series about a city with humans and mythological creatures who are immigrants with limited rights.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix)
“Mayans M.C.” (FX, Tuesdays at 10)
“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” (Hulu): The drama explores the creation of New York rap group Wu Tang Clan.
“The Deuce” (HBO, Mondays at 9): The third and final season of David Simon’s exploration of the porn industry in New York, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco.
“Mr. Inbetween” (FX, Thursdays at 10)
“Room 104” (HBO, Thursdays at 11)
“Undone” (Amazon): This animated series from the creators of “BoJack Horseman” follows Alma, a woman recovering from a car accidents who discovers she can manipulate time.
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC, Mondays at 8)
“American Horror Story: 1984” (FX, Wednesdays at 10)
“The Neighborhood” (CBS, Mondays at 8)
“9-1-1” (Fox, Mondays at 8)
“The Voice” (NBC, Mondays at 8)
“Bob Hearts Abishola” (CBS, Mondays at 8:30): A businessman from Detroit (Billy Gardell, “Mike and Molly”) unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse (Folake Olowofoyeku), a Nigerian immigrant, after he suffers a heart attack.
“All Rise” (CBS, Mondays at 9): The new courtroom drama follows the lives of judges, prosecutors and public defenders who are fighting for justice in the Los Angeles court system.
“Prodigal Son” (Fox, Mondays at 9): Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”) plays a criminal psychologist who excels at his job by learning from his father, a notorious serial killer (Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”).
“The Good Doctor” (ABC, Mondays at 10)
“Bull” (CBS, Mondays at 10)
“Bluff City Law” (NBC, Mondays at 10): Jimmy Smits (“How to Get Away With Murder,” “L.A. Law”) plays a father who tries to reconnect with his lawyer daughter (Caitlin McGee, “Grey’s Anatomy”).
“The Conners” (ABC, Tuesdays at 8)
“NCIS” (CBS, Tuesdays at 8)
“The Resident” (Fox, Tuesdays at 8)
“Bless This Mess” (ABC, Tuesday at 8:30)
“Mixed-ish” (ABC, Tuesdays at 9): The “Black-ish” prequel examines the experiences of Rainbow Johnson (Arica Himmel) growing up in the 1980s in a mixed-race family. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“The Passage”) and Tika Sumpter (“The Haves and the Have Nots”) play Bow’s parents.
“FBI” (CBS, Tuesdays at 9)
“Empire” (Fox, Tuesdays at 9): The sixth and final season of the series about a family that runs a music company.
“This Is Us” (NBC, Tuesdays at 9)
“Black-ish” (ABC, Tuesdays at 9:30)
“NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, Tuesdays at 10)
“New Amsterdam” (NBC, Tuesdays at 10)
“Emergence” (ABC): A police chief (Allison Tolman, “Fargo”) discovers a young girl at the scene of an accident with no memory of what happened.
“The Goldbergs” (ABC, Wednesdays at 8)
“Survivor” (CBS, Wednesdays at 8)
“The Masked Singer” (Fox, Wednesdays at 8): The surprise hit of the spring is back but, of course, we won’t know which celebrities will be wearing the masks until their identities are revealed on the show.
“Chicago Med” (NBC, Wednesdays at 8)
“Schooled” (ABC, Wednesdays at 8:30)
“Modern Family” (ABC, Wednesdays at 9): The 11th season will be the last for this comedy about a diverse extended American family.
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