With every fall, there are always new television shows airing every networks. These are a list of TV shows that are ready to premiere, and this is the release dates and new trailers for shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, and FX. These dates are only when the first episodes will appear, and put in chronological order in September and October so you can set your calendar or TiVo.
September 6 at 10/9: Atlanta (FX)
Comedian Donald Glover stars and has created this unusual comedy that shows the hip-hop machinations in the town that it is named after.
September 8 at 10/9: Better Things (FX)
This show stars Pamela Adlon, who has been a voice actress, and has appeared on FX's Louie. She and Louis C.K. have co-created this show, which follows the far-too-honest realism of someone's everyday life, and this one is about a divorced parent raising kids.
September 19 at 8:30/7:30: Kevin Can Wait (CBS)
Kevin James is back! This time, he is a retired police officer, and his forced to stay at home with his daughter and her British fiancé.
September 20 at 9/8: Bull (CBS)
This show is Michael Weatherly as Jason Bull, who is a psychologist who doubles as a jury selection consultant. It is pretty much a procedural show about the American law system, and it looks like it is a more-than-subtle critique of it as well.
September 20 at 10/9: This is Us (NBC)
This show is quite the drama about people who have the same birthday, and that could be the only thing that they have in common. From what the trailer shows, these characters might not even meet each other, but they face a lot of real problems and experience real hurt.
September 21 at 8/9: Lethal Weapon (Fox)
Based on the movie of the same name, Clayne Crawford will be Martin Riggs and Damon Wayans Sr. plays Roger Murtaugh. We have already reported on this before, and it looks like it is happening.
September 21 at 8:30/7:30: Speechless (ABC)
This show is about Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, who raises a wheelchair-bound son with cerebral palsy named J.J. (Micah Fowler). It is a definite "slice of life" show focusing on what it is like to raise a child with special needs, and I can't think of any show that it compares to.
September 21 at 10/9: Designated Survivor (ABC)
Keifer Sutherland returns to television as a cabinet member Tom Kirkman who is quickly promoted to the President of the United States after a devastating attack. Looks to be edge-of-the-seat drama with a political slant, and Season 1 and perhaps future seasons will be spent finding out who is responsible.
September 22 at 8:30/7:30: The Good Place (NBC)
Kristen Bell plays a woman who dies and goes to (title drop here). The thing is, she isn't good, but she doesn't want to go to The Bad Place. Apparently, The Good Place is bad at paperwork, so she might not stay long in this afterlife comedy.
September 22 at 9/8: Pitch (Fox)
This is a series about the first black woman taking the mound in a Major League Baseball game. I wonder how long it takes before the premise of this show becomes reality.
September 23 at 8/7: MacGyver (CBS)
It would appear that another franchise is getting rebooted with Lucas Till as the title character. It looks like he's an actual secret agent instead of what Richard Dean Anderson was.
September 23 at 9/8: The Exorcist (FOX)
This is a horror series that is essentially rebooting the movie series of the same name, as Geena Davis and two different priests take on the forces of darkness.
September 25 at 8:30/7:30: Son of Zorn (FOX)
This is a strange comedy series that has Zorn, who is an animated character like He-Man and Conan the Barbarian voiced by SNL alum Jason Sudeikis. Apparently, this larger than life warrior takes a mundane job in order to reconnect to his ex-wife and son. Why is he animated and the rest of the world live-action? Something tells me that there won't be an answer to that question.
October 3 at 10/9: Timeless (NBC)
This is another show that has time travel in its premise. Apparently, it begins with someone stealing a time machine in order to mess up history, and there could be a bigger plot going on.
October 3 at 10/9: Conviction (ABC)
This is about Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) who is a lawyer who has a hard time keeping her own life together. She ends up on the Conviction Integrity Unit by Conner Wallace (Eddie Cahill) and the two of them re-examine cases with wrongful convictions, while clearly not falling in love with each other (and probably failing).
October 5 at 9/8: Frequency (CW)
Based on the Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid film of the same name, this story features Peyton List and Riley Smith who communicate across time (20 years apart) via HAM radio.
October 10 at 9/8: No Tomorrow (CW)
Tori Anderson plays Evie, who meets Xavier (Joshua Sasse), a man who believes that the world is coming to an end. Evie may or may not believe him, but it is enough for her to start making that bucket list.
October 11 at 8:30/7:30: American Housewife (ABC)
This is the comedy of a Katie Otto (Katy Nixon), who lives in a Connecticut town of Westport where all the women are skinny and materialistic, except Katie. At least she is not alone with her husband Jeff (Diedrich Bader) and her two children.
October 22 at 8/7: Notorious (ABC)
This one has Julia the cable news producer (Piper Perabo) paired with Jake the lawyer (Daniel Sanjata) as they attempt to control the media, justice system, and are probably having some relationship as well.
October 24 at 8:30/7:30: Man with a Plan (CBS)
This is Matt LeBlanc's return to television, playing a stay-at-home Dad. I honestly can't think of anything else to describe it.
October 27 at 8:30/7:30: The Great Indoors (CBS)
Joel McHale returns to television as an adventure reporter who is sentenced to work at the outdoor/survivalist magazine that he founded, to discover the information age has taken over.
October 27 at 10/9: Pure Genius (CBS)
One of those tech billionaires builds a state-of-the-art hospital in the middle of Silicon Valley. It looks like part medical drama mixed with a little science fiction tech mixed in.