All The New Shows Coming To TV For The 2018-2019 Fall Season
From reboots like "Murphy Brown" to a new show starring Julia Roberts, you may be glued to your TV this fall!
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Summer coming to an end does have a couple of silver linings: The kids go back to school and fall brings a whole new batch of TV shows for you to get addicted to.
We rounded up all the new shows that have premiere dates scheduled for this fall across network TV, cable and the major streaming outlets (Amazon, CBS All Access, Hulu and Netflix). You won’t see shows like “Last Man Standing” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on the list because, while they are switching to new networks, they aren’t technically new shows.
There should be something for everyone on the list below!
‘America to Me’ (Starz)
Premiere: Aug. 26
This new documentary series will show viewers some tough realities about how teens today view the world. The series takes a candid look at 12 real-life students in one of Chicago’s most diverse schools. “America to Me” comes from Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”).
‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ (Amazon)
Premiere: Aug. 31
John Krasinski stars in this series about author Tom Clancy’s beloved hero Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst who reluctantly is pulled from desk duty to a job in the field. The show also stars Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”) and Abbie Cornish (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”). It was co-created by Carlton Cuse, who wrote for “Lost” and developed “Bates Motel” for TV.
‘Mayans M.C.’ (FX)
Premiere: Sept. 4 at 10 p.m./9c
Fans of FX’s motorcycle-gang drama “Sons of Anarchy” will be pumped to watch this new follow-up to that series, which ended in 2014. “Mayans M.C.” will follow a character played by JD Pardo (“Twilight: Breaking Dawn”) who gets out of prison and tries to get in with a biker gang on the U.S./Mexico border. The show was co-created by Kurt Sutter, who created the original series.
‘The Purge’ (USA Network)
Premiere: Sept. 4 at 10 p.m./9c
This 10-episode horror series is set in the same universe as the hit movie franchise of the same name. “The Purge” is set during an annual 12-hour period when all crime in America is legal — including murder. The show is being written and produced by the same people behind the movies.
Premiere: Sept. 9 at 8 p.m./7c
This new Sunday night comedy comes from “Get Out” breakout star Lil Rel Howery, who also stars in the show. “Rel” follows Howery as a Chicago father of two who is forced to be a long-distance dad after his wife has an affair and moves away with the kids. The show co-stars Sinbad as Rel’s dad.
‘The Miniaturist’ (PBS)
Premiere: Sept. 9 at 9 p.m./8c
Based on Jessie Burton’s 2014 bestseller, this miniseries will be released in three parts on PBS this fall. The story follows a teen bride whose husband gives her a miniature replica of their home as a gift — and it begins predicting her future. Anya Taylor-Joy (“Split”) stars in this period drama.
‘Norm Macdonald Has A Show’ (Netflix)
Premiere: Sept. 14
Netflix’s latest attempt at a talk show stars legendary comic Norm Macdonald in the host’s seat. Macdonald and sidekick Adam Get will have conversations with big-name celebrity guests. Confirmed guests for the first season include David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Drew Barrymore and Judge Judy.
Premiere: Sept. 14
This series follows a married couple who decide to suddenly shake up their comfortable, predictable life together. The couple will be played by “Saturday Night Live” veterans Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen. “Forever” was created by writers of “Parks and Recreation” and Netflix’s “Master of None.”
‘The First’ (Hulu)
Premiere: Sept. 14
Hulu’s most ambitious new series of the fall is this one, which follows a crew of astronauts who are trying to become the first humans on Mars. The ensemble cast includes Oscar winner Sean Penn and Natascha McElhorne (“Californication”). The show is run by Beau Willimon, who created Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
Premiere: Sept. 21
This might be Netflix’s most intriguing new series of the fall season. It’s a sci-fi drama that follows two people who agree to an experimental drug trial that promises to solve all their problems with absolutely no side effects — which, of course, doesn’t go as planned. The show stars A-listers Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux.
‘Pete the Cat’ (Amazon)
Premiere: Sept. 21
If you have an Amazon Prime subscription and some little ones at home, you might want to check out this new streaming series. “Pete the Cat” is a musical show based on the best-selling children’s books of the same name. The show has an all-star cast that includes Jessica Biel and Jacob Tremblay, as well as musicians Elvis Costello, Diana Krall and KT Tunstall.
‘Magnum P.I.’ (CBS)
Premiere: Sept. 24 at 9 p.m./8c
The original “Magnum P.I.” ran on CBS from 1980 to 1988 and made a star of Tom Selleck (and his mustache); obviously, the network hopes this reboot will have the same success. This time, Jay Hernandez (“Hostel”) stars as the ex-Navy SEAL who works as a private investigator in Hawaii. And, yes, Thomas Magnum will drive a vintage Ferrari.
Premiere: Sept. 24 at 10 p.m./9c
One of the more ambitious network shows hitting TV this fall, NBC’s “Manifest” will likely intrigue fans of ABC’s legendary “Lost.” The series follows a group of passengers on a turbulent flight who realize that several years have somehow passed in the hours since they took off. It boasts an ensemble cast and is being executive produced by “Back to the Future” director Robert Zemeckis.
Premiere: Sept. 25 at 9 p.m./8c
Dick Wolf, the mega-producer behind the “Law & Order” franchise and NBC’s “Chicago” universe, is producing this new drama for CBS. “FBI” will be set inside the FBI’s New York office and will follow agents who work to fight terrorism, organized crime and other threats. The show’s cast includes Missy Peregrym (“Heroes”), Jeremy Sisto (“Six Feet Under”) and Seal Ward (“The Fugitive”).
‘New Amsterdam’ (NBC)
Premiere: Sept. 25 at 10 p.m./9c
A medical drama with an interesting premise, this series follows a compassionate doctor who wants to provide great medical care at his hospital without any obstructions. The show stars Ryan Eggold, whom fans of “The Blacklist” will remember as Tom Keen. It’s being produced by David Schulner, who also worked on “The Event” and “Desperate Housewives.”
‘Single Parents’ (ABC)
Premiere: Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m./8:30c
With a solid cast that includes Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) and Taran Killam (“Saturday Night Live”), this comedy looks promising. It follows a diverse group of single parents who help each other raise their 7-year-old kids. The show was co-created by a writer and producer of Fox’s “New Girl.”
‘A Million Little Things’ (ABC)
Premiere: Sept. 26 at 10 p.m./9c
This ensemble drama looks something like “The Big Chill” turned into a weekly series. A group of adult friends from Boston come together after one of them dies unexpectedly, which serves as a wake-up call for the others. The show has a big cast, featuring well-known actors like David Giuntoli (“Grimm”), Ron Livingston (“Office Space”) and Romany Malco (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”).
‘Murphy Brown’ (CBS)
Premiere: Sept. 27 at 9:30 p.m./8:30c
Looking at CBS’s primetime lineup may cause you to believe you’ve gone back to the 1980s, thanks to series like “MacGyver,” “Magnum P.I.” and “Murphy Brown” being listed as new shows. But unlike those other two, the “Murphy Brown” reboot will bring original star and creator. Candice Bergen — who won five Emmys for the original series which aired from 1988 to 1998 — back as the titular TV news veteran.
‘The Cool Kids’ (Fox)
Premiere: Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m./7:30c
This wacky-looking comedy follows a group of rowdy residents at a retirement community who refuse to age with dignity. The gifted cast includes comedy veterans Vicki Lawrence (“Mama’s Family”), David Alan Grier (“In Living Color”) and Martin Mull (“Roseanne”). It’s being produced by Charlie Day of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” so you can likely expect some dark laughs.
‘God Friended Me’ (CBS)
Premiere: Sept. 30 at 8:30 p.m./7:30c
This high-concept drama has a wacky premise: An atheist gets an online friend request from God and “unwittingly becomes an agent of change” for other people, according to CBS. The series stars Brandon Michael Hall who, last year, led ABC’s short-lived sitcom “The Mayor.” Other recent shows with religious concepts, like ABC’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” and CBS’s “Living Biblically,” were canceled after one season, so it’ll be interesting to see if this one finds its audience.
‘The Neighborhood’ (CBS)
Premiere: Oct. 1 at 8 p.m./7c
In yet another culture-clash sitcom that will debut this fall, CBS’s “The Neighborhood” follows a Midwestern family that relocates to L.A. Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield (“New Girl”) star as a pair of new neighbors. The show also features Tichina Arnold, who was a favorite on “Martin” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”
‘Happy Together’ (CBS)
Premiere: Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m./7:30c
This sitcom follows a married couple whose comfortable lives are disrupted when one of the husband’s accounting clients, a rowdy pop star, suddenly moves in with them to escape the limelight. Why the rich musician doesn’t just live in a secluded hotel is a question hopefully the pilot episode will answer. The series stars Damon Wayans, Jr. (“New Girl”) and Amber Stevens West (“Greek”) as the happy couple.
‘I Feel Bad’ (NBC)
Premiere: Oct. 4 at 9:30 p.m./8:30c
This comedy follows a woman, played by Sarayu Blue, who struggles with not being the perfect boss, wife or mom — but she’s starting to accept her flaws. The series is being produced by Amy Poehler and Dave Becky (FX’s “Louie”).
‘Into the Dark’ (Hulu)
Premiere: Oct. 5
This interesting new Hulu original series has been described as more like a movie-of-the-month than a typical TV show.
“Into the Dark” will debut a new, feature-length episode every month, produced by groundbreaking horror studio Blumhouse. The first episode, “The Body,” is a Halloween-themed edition about a hitman who has a brazen plan for disposing of his latest target.
‘Dancing With The Stars: Juniors’ (ABC)
Premiere: Oct. 7 at 8 p.m./7c
This spin-off of ABC’s hit ballroom dancing competition will see celebrity kids paired with professional junior ballroom dancers. The hosts are former “Dancing with the Stars” contestants Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher and the judging panel includes recent DWTS champion and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.
‘Star Wars: Resistance’ (Disney Channel)
Premiere: Oct. 7
Any kids, teens (or adults, for that matter) who love Star Wars will want to check out this new Disney Channel series. This animated show is set before the events of 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and follows a young Resistance pilot’s adventures. Actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will lend their voices to their characters from the live-action movies.
‘All American’ (The CW)
Premiere: Oct. 10 at 9 p.m./8c
Inspired by the real-life story of former NFL player Spencer Paysinger, “All American” is a drama that follows a high school football player from a tough part of Los Angeles who gets recruited to play in Beverly Hills. It will likely be full of culture clashes and coming-of-age drama. The show stars Daniel Ezra (“Prey”) and Taye Diggs.
‘The Romanoffs’ (Amazon)
Premiere: Oct. 12
This highly anticipated series is the first TV show from the creator of “Mad Men” since that acclaimed show wrapped in 2015. “The Romanoffs” will be an eight-episode anthology show, with each episode following a separate person who believes they are a descendant of the Russian royal family. The A-list cast includes Diane Lane, Aaron Eckhart, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Reiser.
‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (Netflix)
Premiere: Oct. 12
Based on the 1959 horror novel of the same name, this new Netflix series reimagines the story of that legendary book. It follows five adult siblings who grew up in a famous haunted house and have come back together after a tragedy. The cast includes Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones”) and Oscar winner Timothy Hutton.
Premiere: Oct. 14
This new comedy, based on a British series of the same name, follows a couple’s camping trip with friends that spirals way out of control. The show’s impressive cast includes Jennifer Garner, Juliette Lewis and David Tennant (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones”). Fans of HBO’s “Girls” will want to check it out because Lena Dunham is writing and producing the series.
‘Charmed’ (The CW)
Premiere: Oct. 14 at 9 p.m./8c
“Charmed” was a WB classic in the early 2000s and now the series is coming back for a new generation. This reboot features an all-new trio of sisters who start to discover they have magical powers after the mysterious death of their mother. The show is being executive produced and directed by Brad Silberling, who also produced The CW’s quirky hit “Jane the Virgin.”
‘The Alec Baldwin Show’ (ABC)
Premiere: Oct. 14 at 10 p.m./9c
In an interesting move, ABC decided to give Alec Baldwin a talk show on Sunday nights in primetime. The outspoken actor will have “in-depth conversations with some of today’s most intriguing personalities” in the hour-long show, according to ABC. Guests already announced include Jerry Seinfeld and Kate McKinnon.
‘The Conners’ (ABC)
Premiere: Oct. 16 at 8 p.m./7c
After Roseanne Barr’s racist comments on Twitter got “Roseanne” canceled by ABC, the network agreed to produce a spin-off without the comedian’s involvement. “The Conners” will follow Dan, Becky, Darlene, D.J. and Jackie. The new show is currently slated for 10 episodes this fall.
‘The Kids Are Alright’ (ABC)
Premiere: Oct. 16 at 8:30 p.m./7:30c
This new family sitcom looks like a cross between “The Goldbergs” and “The Real O’Neals.” It was created by former “Last Man Standing” producer Tim Doyle, who will also narrate the show, and is based on his own childhood growing up in a large Irish-Catholic family in the 1970s. The large cast includes Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead”), Mary McCormack (“ER”) and Caleb Foote (“American Crime Story”).
‘The Rookie’ (ABC)
Premiere: Oct. 16 at 10 p.m./9c
Two years after “Castle” went off the air, the always-likable Nathan Fillion is back on TV in this police drama with a unique premise. Fillion stars as John Nolan, who becomes the oldest rookie officer working with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show is being written and produced by “Castle” producer Alexi Hawley.
‘Legacies’ (The CW)
Premiere: Oct. 25 at 9 p.m./8c
This spin-off of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” follows a new generation of supernatural kids at The Salvatore Boarding School that’s been featured in both shows.
It follows Hope Mikaelson, the 17-year-old daughter of Klaus Mikaelson, and other young vampires, werewolves and the like. The show stars Danielle Rose Russell, who played Hope in “The Originals” and also acted in 2017’s “Wonder.”
‘The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ (Netflix)
Premiere: Oct. 26
Just in time for Halloween, this reboot of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” reimagines that campy teen series as a dark tale of horror. In this version, Sabrina is still a young witch but she’ll have to combat forces of evil that threaten her family and the world. “Mad Men” star Kiernan Shipka stars as the titular character.
‘Tell Me a Story’ (CBS All Access)
Premiere: Oct. 31
This interesting drama reimagines classic fairy tales like “The Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood” into a “dark and twisted psychological thriller,” according to CBS. The show stars James Wolk (“Zoo”) and Billy Magnussen (“Bridge of Spies”) and will stream exclusively on CBS All Access. The show was created by Kevin Williamson, who created the “Scream” franchise and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Premiere: Nov. 2
Hollywood icon Julia Roberts will star in this, her first TV series. She’ll play a waitress who used to be a caseworker who helped returning soldiers transition back to civilian life — but left the job under mysterious circumstances. The show also stars Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”).
‘The Kominsky Method’ (Netflix)
Premiere: Nov. 16
This comedic series boasts an outstanding cast and crew. “The Kominsky Method” follows an aging actor who now makes his living in Hollywood as an acting coach. It stars Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin and was co-created by TV mega-producer Chuck Lorre, who created “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men.”
‘The Little Drummer Girl’ (AMC)
Premiere: Nov. 19
This miniseries will be a must-watch for people who loved AMC’s “The Night Manager.” Based on another suspenseful book by John le Carré, this show boasts an A-list cast including Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgård. It will run for six hours over the course of three nights.
Premiere: Sept. 9
One of the more intriguing shows scheduled to premiere this fall is Showtime’s “Kidding.” It stars Jim Carrey as a Mr. Rogers-like children’s TV icon whose sunny demeanor dims when his family life starts falling apart. The outstanding cast also includes Oscar nominees Catherine Keener and Frank Langella, as well as Judy Greer.