Ah, Fall. I can’t help but look forward to going back to school, the return of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, and of course, watching all the fall premieres of my favorite shows on television. Summer’s season of reality television is nice, but I much prefer the regular season, with all my favorite sitcoms and dramas. I’ve got my favorites, as does everyone, but I also like seeing the new series that premiere every season.
Here are a couple of the new shows I’m especially excited to watch this Fall:
Go On (NBC), Tuesdays at 9/8 central
Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing from Friends) plays sports radio talk show host Ryan King, whose wife recently passed away in a car accident. After his emotions manifest in an inappropriate fashion at work, he joins a support group, where he meets an eclectic group of people. The antics of the group are funny and entertaining, but touching as well, and I’m excited to follow the show’s development this season!
The Mindy Project (FOX), Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30 central, premieres September 25
Kelly Kapoor is getting her own show! Well, not really. (But I would totally watch that.) Mindy Kaling moves to center stage as star Mindy Lahiri, an OB/GYN trying to balance work, friends, and some semblance of a dating life. The quotability potential for this show is very high, with hilarious lines like “Your life is not a romantic comedy! Right now it seems more like a sad documentary about a criminally insane spinster!” and “Maybe I won’t get married, you know? Maybe I’ll do one of those Eat, Pray, Love things. Ugh, no, I don’t want to pray, forget it. I’ll just die alone.” I’m really looking forward to seeing what Kaling can do away from The Office!
Nashville (ABC), Wednesdays at 10/9 central, premieres October 10
Connie Britton plays Rayna James, a longtime country music superstar, and Hayden Panettiere is Juliette Barnes, the up and coming young future of the industry. Rayna’s producers propose she go on tour with Juliette, in hopes of boosting her fading popularity. Add some James family drama into the mix (YouTube sister sensations Lennon and Maisy Stella will be playing Rayna’s two daughters), an all-original country soundtrack, and of course some fantastic fashion, and we’ve got ourselves a show that I think will be a nice addition to my Wednesday nights.
Are you as excited for these Fall premieres as I am? What are you watching this Fall?