2017 Fall Preview

Fall Preview

Find out when notable new shows are premiering, which ones to watch, and which to skip. Click through to the show pages for more details and to track your favorites! Wondering which shows the SideReel community thinks will be hits? Take a peek at SideReel's 2017 Fall Trending page to see what's getting the most tracks.

The Orville

The Orville

Premieres: Sep. 10 at 8:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Science Fiction

Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Captain Ed Mercer finally gets his chance to command a ship for the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, mostly peaceful civilization.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Am I endorsing a Seth MarFarlane show? Sometimes I surprise even myself, but I actually think this show looks like my kind of weird.

Rachel

In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Captain Ed Mercer (series creator Seth MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville.

The Deuce

The Deuce

Premieres: Sep. 10 at 9:00 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Drama

This drama series follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s.

Elle's Opinion: Pan!
I'm not at all interested in how the NY porn industry began in the '70s, but I'm a fan of George Pelecanos, so I'll check it out.

Elle

This drama series follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.

American Vandal

American Vandal

Premieres: Sep. 15 at 3:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy

This true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
This will either be brilliant or unwatchable.

Audrey

This true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery

Premieres: Sep. 24 at 8:30 PM
Network: CBS All-Access
Genre: Science Fiction

The iconic sci-fi series returns with new missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
So excited to have a Star Trek series back on the air, or, on CBS All-Access.

Rachel

Fifty years after it first premiered, the iconic sci-fi series returns with new missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.

Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon

Premieres: Sep. 25 at 8:30 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Comedy

For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas, where church and football are king, not math and science.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
Iain Armitage is indeed adorable, but I just can't get on board with a Big Bang Theory-adjacent show that we do not need.

Rachel

For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn't easy growing up in East Texas, where church and football are king, not math and science. While the gifted Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.

The Brave

The Brave

Premieres: Sep. 25 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Drama

While a team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., a Special Ops squad of undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
Has Mike Vogel finally found his leading role in a good show? Hopefully! There's lots of action, but will the writing be good enough?

Elle

While a team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., a Special Ops squad of undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

Premieres: Sep. 25 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama

Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, joins a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Unable to personally connect with those around him, he uses his medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

Alex's Opinion: Pan!
I pray for a post-Bates success for Freddie Highmore... I just don't think this is it.

Alex

Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, joins a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Unable to personally connect with those around him, he uses his medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

The Opposition With Jordan Klepper

The Opposition With Jordan Klepper

Premieres: Sep. 25 at 11:30 PM
Network: Comedy Central
Genre: Late Night

Best known as a correspondent on The Daily Show, Klepper will satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
Jordan Klepper is a comic genius... I think there is a good chance he can carry a show of his own!

Zaz

Best known as a correspondent on The Daily Show, Klepper will satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Premieres: Sep. 26 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Crime

The first edition of this new anthology series delves into the players, the crime, and the media circus surrounding the Menendez brothers.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
True crime is the new hotness, and although dramatizations can verge into corny territory, I have faith in Edie Falco.

Alex

The first edition of this new anthology series delves into the players, the crime, and the media circus surrounding the Menendez brothers.

SEAL Team

SEAL Team

Premieres: Sep. 27 at 9:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Drama

David Boreanaz stars in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan, and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pan!
I hope i'm wrong and that this ends up being a wonderful international action show like Strike Back. Doubt it.

Alex Elias

David Boreanaz stars in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan, and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.

Will & Grace

Will & Grace

Premieres: Sep. 28 at 9:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

A decade after their Emmy-winning eight-season run, comedy's fab foursome is back in a revival that already has been renewed for a second season.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
I doubt this will break into award conversations, given the Peak TV of it all, but comfort comedy could do really well this fall.

T.J.

A decade after their Emmy-winning eight-season run, comedy's fab foursome is back in a revival that already has been renewed for a second season.

Marvel's Inhumans

Marvel's Inhumans

Premieres: Sep. 29 at 9:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Science Fiction

After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they escape to Hawaii, where they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pan!
After playing Ramsay Bolton, I don't think I can look at Iwan Rheon any more. Also, what's with the giant bulldog?

Morgaine

After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they escape to Hawaii, where they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

Ghosted

Ghosted

Premieres: Oct. 1 at 8:30 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Comedy

A cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal are recruited by a secret government agency to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles - all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
Funny X-Files! Maybe this Craig Robinson comedy will actually make it!

Morgaine

A cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal are recruited by a secret government agency to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles - all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.

Wisdom of the Crowd

Wisdom of the Crowd

Premieres: Oct. 1 at 8:30 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Drama

Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process.

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
This looks compelling, if you don't mind a complete invasion of personal privacy. Snark aside, it might be pretty good.

Elle

Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process.

Ten Days in the Valley

Ten Days in the Valley

Premieres: Oct. 1 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Thriller

Jane Sadler is an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
It's so nice to see Kyra Sedgwick back on TV.

Zaz

Jane Sadler is an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Premieres: Oct. 1 at 10:00 PM
Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy

Larry is finally back. It's going to be pretty, pretty, pretty… pretty good.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
It's been six years, and I'm overdue for a good cringe-watch sesh.

Alex

Larry is finally back. It's going to be pretty, pretty, pretty… pretty good.

9JKL

9JKL

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 8:30 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Comedy

Mark Feuerstein stars as Josh, a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law, and their new baby on the other.

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
Just the preview makes me want to run screaming into another county.

Zaz

Mark Feuerstein stars as Josh, a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law, and their new baby on the other.

The Gifted

The Gifted

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Superheroes

Reed and Caitlin are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. But then their teenage kids are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
I feel like I've waited my entire TV-watching career to see Amy Acker in the lead role.

Alex Elias

Reed and Caitlin are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. But then their teenage kids are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants.

Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 9:30 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Comedy

A single-camera comedy examining one man’s life over a 50-year span. The show will focus on three distinct periods in his life – as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042.

Chris's Opinion: Pan!
A CBS comedy taking place in three different time periods? LOL, maybe the laugh track will save it from early cancellation.

Chris

A single-camera comedy examining one man’s life over a 50-year span. The show will focus on three distinct periods in his life – as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042.

The Mayor

The Mayor

Premieres: Oct. 3 at 9:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

Young rapper Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
I'm just here for Daveed Diggs. (Is he even actually in this?)

Alex

Young rapper Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Premieres: Oct. 3 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

A down-and-out guy is visited by a celestial being and given a mission to save the world.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
I like Jason Ritter, I do, but this show's premise just does not interest me.

Rachel

A down-and-out guy is visited by a celestial being and given a mission to save the world.

Real Estate Wars

Real Estate Wars

Premieres: Oct. 5 at 10:00 PM
Network: Bravo
Genre: Reality

With limited inventory, this series follows two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, as they fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy enclave of Orange County.

Mony's Opinion: Pan!
They already have Million Dollar Listing and I lost interest after a few seasons of each. Except Miami. That was a mistake. (A million-dollar one.)

Mony

With limited inventory, this series follows two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, as they fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy enclave of Orange County.

Suburra

Suburra

Premieres: Oct. 6 at 3:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama

In a new series, a seaside town near Rome becomes a gambling paradise -- and a battleground for a powerful family, the mafia and corrupt politicians.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
Damn this looks dark.

Mony

In a new series, a seaside town near Rome becomes a gambling paradise -- and a battleground for a powerful family, the mafia and corrupt politicians.

Valor

Valor

Premieres: Oct. 9 at 9:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Drama

An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pan!
I like Christina Ochoa, but this sounds even more boring than JAG.

Alex Elias

An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry.

Dynasty

Dynasty

Premieres: Oct. 11 at 9:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Drama

Esther and Richard Shapiro's famed 1981-1989 series is back, following two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Audrey's Opinion: Pan!
Does the 1 percent of the 1 percent really need more of a spotlight right now?

Audrey

Esther and Richard Shapiro's famed 1981-1989 series is back, following two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

I Love You, America

I Love You, America

Premieres: Oct. 12 at 12:00 AM
Network: Hulu
Genre: Comedy

This weekly comedy/talk/variety show will feature Silverman's take on the current political/emotional landscape of the U.S.

Chris's Opinion: Pick!
Sarah Silverman can do no wrong, so it has to be fantastic right?

Chris

This weekly comedy/talk/variety show will feature Silverman's take on the current political/emotional landscape of the U.S.

Mindhunter

Mindhunter

Premieres: Oct. 13 at 3:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Crime

How do you get ahead of crazy if you don't know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
An *elite* serial crime unit. And from Netflix. It has promise.

Mony

How do you get ahead of crazy if you don't know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers.

White Famous

White Famous

Premieres: Oct. 15 at 10:00 PM
Network: Showtime
Genre: Comedy

A talented and young African-American comedian tries to navigate the tricky waters of maintaining his credibility as his star power rises and he begins to transition over into the mainstream, afraid of becoming what he calls “white famous.”

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
This looks legit funny. Oh, and it has Jaime Fox playing himself.

Morgaine

A talented and young African-American comedian tries to navigate the tricky waters of maintaining his credibility as his star power rises and he begins to transition over into the mainstream, afraid of becoming what he calls “white famous.”

Loudermilk

Loudermilk

Premieres: Oct. 17 at 8:30 PM
Network: Audience Network
Genre: Comedy

The series centers on a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.

Elle's Opinion: Pick!
Ron Livingston is back with a comedy! I'll watch this guy in anything but it would be great if the show is really funny as well!

Elle

The series centers on a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.

The Last O.G.

The Last O.G.

Premieres: Oct. 24 at 10:00 PM
Network: TBS
Genre: Comedy

Tray (Tracy Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint.

Chris's Opinion: Pick!
Tracy Morgan starring and Jordan Peele as a creator means high hopes for this one!

Chris

Tray (Tracy Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint.

At Home With Amy Sedaris

At Home With Amy Sedaris

Premieres: Oct. 24 at 10:30 PM
Network: truTV
Genre: Hobbies & Lifestyle

In a series she co-created, Amy Sedaris will show off her diverse homemaking skills. Each episode will revolve around a traditional theme, such as: entertaining the grieving, the craft of love making, and cooking without pots and pans.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pick!
Amy is the weirdest, but her brand of weird makes for very watchable TV.

T.J.

In a series she co-created, Amy Sedaris will show off her diverse homemaking skills. Each episode will revolve around a traditional theme, such as: entertaining the grieving, the craft of love making, and cooking without pots and pans.

Drop the Mic

Drop the Mic

Premieres: Oct. 26 at 10:00 PM
Network: TBS
Genre: Music

Based on a segment from The Late Late Show, each week four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports, and pop culture will face off against each other in a rap battle royale.

T.J.'s Opinion: Pan!
You, sir, are no Carpool Karaoke!

T.J.

Based on a segment from The Late Late Show, each week four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports, and pop culture will face off against each other in a rap battle royale.

S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T.

Premieres: Nov. 2 at 10:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Drama

Shemar Moore is a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
OK fine, but only because Shemar Moore is a certified badass.

Zaz

Shemar Moore is a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Premieres: Nov. 3 at 3:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama

The six-hour miniseries is inspired by the true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
Margaret Atwood is so hot right now.

Morgaine

The six-hour miniseries is inspired by the true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks and based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood.

SMILF

SMILF

Premieres: Nov. 5 at 10:00 PM
Network: Showtime
Genre: Comedy

The comedy is set in Boston and takes a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

Mony's Opinion: Pick!
Let's just call this show what it is: birth control.

Mony

The comedy is set in Boston and takes a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

Future Man

Future Man

Premieres: Nov. 14 at 12:00 AM
Network: Hulu
Genre: Comedy

Josh Hutcherson stars as as Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.

Audrey's Opinion: Pick!
Josh Hutcherson as a time-traveling janitor? Yup. I'm here for it.

Audrey

Josh Hutcherson stars as as Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.

Marvel's Runaways

Marvel's Runaways

Premieres: Nov. 21 at 12:00 AM
Network: Hulu
Genre: Action

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel's Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe: their parents.

Alex Elias's Opinion: Pick!
As far as superhero shows go, the concept for this one sounds different, and intruiging. Curious.

Alex Elias

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel's Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe: their parents.

She's Gotta Have It

She's Gotta Have It

Premieres: Nov. 23 at 3:00 AM
Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy

A small-screen take on Spike Lee's 1985 feature about a young, sexually independent Brooklynite who juggles three suitors.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
Hoping that this is as good as Insecure!

Morgaine

A small-screen take on Spike Lee's 1985 feature about a young, sexually independent Brooklynite who juggles three suitors.