This season’s abundance of premiering dramas will have you ready to ditch the summer heat and curl up on the couch to all this Fall has to offer. Every single major network is debuting a wealth of new programming for the Fall TV Season. Fortunately for you, our team has delved through hours of trailers and sneak peeks, to find out which shows are worth watching and which should get a pass. Here are our top five picks for new Fall dramas.
Premiering on FOX on Monday, September 22nd at 8/7 c
Arguably the best of the many superhero-based shows coming out this year, Gotham follows the early career of fabled James Gordon, who later becomes a key ally to Batman. It also takes a gritty look at the origins of popular criminals including The Penguin, Catwoman, and The Joker. The show is from the creator of CBS favorite The Mentalist and features Southland standout Ben McKenzie.
Premiering on ABC on Tuesday, September 23rd at 10/9 c
You may think that the world does not need another show about medical examiners looking for the truth, but this one is so original, that it will change your mind. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd of the Fantastic Four) isn’t just a medical examiner, he is an immortal with centuries of knowledge under his belt. Joining him in his crusade is Law and Order alum Alana De La Garza (Connie). The mix of flashbacks, mythology, and old-fashioned crime solving creates a compelling and fresh alternative to the normal “Cop Show.”
Premiering on CBS on Wednesday, October 1st at 10/9 c
Fair warning, even watching the extended trailer may have you looking over your shoulder for the next week. Another fresh take on the cop genre, this show centers on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Threat Assessment Unit who specialize in tracking stalkers. The cast includes Maggie Q (Nikita) and Dylan McDermott (Dark Blue), which guarantees plenty of high-powered action and solid acting.
Premiering on NBC on Monday, November 17th at 10/9 c
Katherine Heigl of Grey’s Anatomy fame returns to TV in this political drama that also features Emmy winner Alfre Woodard. In addition to the main plot of protecting the country from threats on a daily basis, this show features a slick who-done-it subplot. Heigl’s character lost her fiance years ago and is searching out his killer, which unfolds into a conspiracy of its own.
Airing on STARZ on Saturdays at 8/7 c (also streaming on STARZ Play)
Based off the best selling novels by Diane Gabaldon, the show follows Claire Randall, a WWII nurse who suddenly finds herself sent back in time to 18th century Scotland. Stuck there, she must learn to survive in a world where women have almost no power. It’s a story of heroism, romance, and survival. The show airs its third episode this weekend, but you could use your High-Speed Internet to watch the first two episode from the STARZ website. If you don’t have STARZ, it’s easy to sign-up by calling our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.