4 TV Shows You Need To Watch This Fall
With the addition of new streaming services of Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix, TV shows premiere year round! But in the good old days, fall was the official kick off of all the new pilots. There was an ebb and flow of holiday breaks and finales airing before the summer. Those days are fading away quickly, which has some perks of year-round great TV, but there is a cozy nostalgia of starting every school year by watching a few pilots to see which was going to peak my interest for the long run of watching once a week for 9 months. Binge watching has almost robbed us of the anticipation of a next episode and a cliffhanger! The TV producer in me kind of hates binge watching because we put so much thought and effort into those cliff hangers and building anticipation for the next episode only to have it completely bypassed during the 10 second break between episodes. The TV-watcher in me totally gets that sometimes you want dive into a show and not come out until the end and enjoy the satisfaction in completing a major multi-season fete. But to me the satisfaction of spending weeks watching one entire show pails in comparison to watching one show once a week, every week for years!
Here are this seasons network premieres that have peaked my interest the most…
You - on Lifetime
Airs Sunday, Sept 9, 10/9c.
Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl? Check. Set in New York City? Check. Crazy, Psycho Stalker? YES! This show is so intoxicating. It sucks you in and makes you reevaluate every new person you meet. It’s creepy for sure, but totally entertaining. Just don’t watch it right before bed.
A Million Little Things - ABC
Airs Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10/9c.
This will be ABC’s answer to the success of This Is Us, aka you’ll cry every episode. It revolves around a group of guy friends who bond over the death of a friend and how they will live their life going forward. I don’t know about you, but men being vulnerable and emotional is so important to see on TV and I can’t wait to cry along with them.
Manifest - NBC
Airs Monday, Sept 24, 10/9c.
Manifest sounds a lot like LOST, except that they came home and didn’t know any time (let alone 5 years!) had passed. I’m not the biggest sci-fi fan, but I’m intrigued by the premise and the mystery! I’m going to give it a few episodes to see how the story plays out.
Murphy Brown - CBS
Airs Thursday, Sept. 27, 9:30/8:30c
The original Murphy Brown show was before my time, but I’m a sucker for a show about making TV (hello, Unreal and Newsroom!). I think it will be an entertaining and fun time capsule of our news media covering more serious current events during this tumultuous time in history.