It’s that time of year, folks! All of the major networks have ordered their new series for the 2018-2019 season and we’ve got the whole list for you! From reboots, revivals, and spin-offs to adaptions and originals, here are all of the new shows you can expect to see on your TV’s this fall and beyond!
When & What: Mondays at 10 p.m./Hour-long drama
Starring: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur
Tagline: What would you do if you got off a flight and the world was five years ahead?
Official Synopsis: When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. But in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years – and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny.”
When & What: Tuesdays at 10 p.m./ Hour-long drama
Starring: Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher, Tyler Labine
Tagline: Dr. Max Goodwin is going to tear up the bureaucracy to create a hospital that cares.
Official Synopsis: Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital – the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the president of the United States under one roof – and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
I Feel Bad
When & What: Thursdays at 9:30 p.m./Half-hour single-camera comedy
Starring: Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, James Buckley
Tagline: Get ready for the perfectly imperfect family comedy from Executive Producer Amy Poehler.
Official Synopsis: Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. Okay, she’s not perfect. In fact, she’s just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s okay, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From Executive Producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly okay with being imperfect.
Starring: Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn.
Official Synopsis: From the producers of The Good Place comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are rules at Abby’s: no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family.
The Enemy Within
Starring: Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner.
Official Synopsis: In this fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one.
Starring: Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien
Official Synopsis: Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.
Starring: Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan and Paul Blackthorne
Official Synopsis: Cassie Bishop was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems … whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases. From writer/executive producer Moira Kirland (“Castle,” “Madam Secretary”) comes this suspenseful, new character-driven procedural drama.
After being canceled at FOX, NBC saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Starring: Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller.
Official Synopsis: In its fifth season, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” follows the exploits of the hilarious Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), his diverse, lovable colleagues and their more-serious-than-a-hunk-of-actual-granite boss, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), as they police the NYPD’s 99th precinct. The series celebrated two major milestones this season – it filmed its 99th episode and the season finale features the long-awaited wedding of Jake and Amy (Melissa Fumero).
The Kids are Alright
When & What: Tuesday’s at 8:30 p.m./Half-hour comedy
Starring: Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack, Sam Straley, Caleb Martin, Sawyer Barth, Christopher Paul Richards, Jack Gore, Andy Walken, Santino Barnard
Official Synopsis: Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he’s quitting the seminary to go off and “save the world.” Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
When & What: Tuesday’s at 10 p.m./ Hour long drama
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Melissa O’Neil, Eric Winter, Afton Williamson, Richard T. Jones, Alyssa Diaz, Mercedes Mason, Titus Makin
Official Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, The Rookie centers on John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small-town life and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, he must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
When & What: Wednesday’s at 9:30 p.m./ Half-hour comedy
Starring: Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi, Marlow Barkley, Tyler Wladis, Devin Trey Campbell, Grace Hazelett, Sadie Hazelett, Brad Garrett
Official Synopsis: This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. The series begins when the group meets Will, a 30-something guy who’s been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man. When the other single parents see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.
A Million Little Things
When & What: Wednesday’s at 10 p.m./ Hour-long drama
Starring: David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Christina Ochoa, James Roday, Stephanie Szostak, Lizzy Greene
Official Synopsis: They say friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things; and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves.
Starring: Robin Tunney (The Mentalist), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Rayner, Scott Cohen, Breckin Meyer, Merrin Dungey, Mouzam Makkar, Marc Blucas, Alex Saxon
Official Synopsis: After losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis (Robin Tunney, The Mentalist) has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the killer (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lost) strikes again, forcing Maya to return to Los Angeles to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules, or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars? Part legal thriller and part confessional.
Starring: Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez (Devious Maids), Denyse Tontz (The Fosters), Chris Warren, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Shalim Ortiz, Bryan Craig, Anne Winters, Lincoln Younes, Feliz Ramirez, Justina Adorno
Official Synopsis: Set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. The upstairs/downstairs drama revolves around Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir), who owns the hotel, and his second wife Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez) and their adult children, who enjoy the spoils of success. Based on the Spanish format, it explores the wealthy guests and the hotel’s scandals, secrets and escalating debt.S
Starring: Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams, Vir Das
Official Synopsis: A high-octane hourlong action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier,” played by Scott Foley) who, following an emotional breakup, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune,” played by Lauren Cohan). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny, heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
Starring: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, Aliyah O’Brien, Alice Lee
Official Synopsis: Take Two revolves around Ella (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series who is fresh out of rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Although lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts Ella’s role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair.
Starring: Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen, AJ Michalka
Official Synopsis: A spinoff of the hit comedy “The Goldbergs,” is set in 1990-something. It follows the hilarious teachers of William Penn Academy – led by Tim Meadows (Principal Glascott), Bryan Callen (Coach Mellor) and AJ Michalka (Lainey Lewis) – who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.
Last Man Standing
When & What: Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
Starring: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson
Official Synopsis: Canceled last year & being brought back for a seventh season. The series follows Mike Baxter, a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor sporting goods store chain based in Denver, Colorado, whose world is filled with his wife, three daughters, grandson, and the young men married to or dating his daughters.
The Cool Kids
When & What: Fridays at 9:30 p.m.
Starring: Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan
Official Synopsis: Revolves around three guy friends in a retirement community (David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull) who are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel (Vicki Lawrence) who’s ready to challenge their place. Described as high school with 70-somethings.
When & What: Sundays at 9:30 p.m.
Starring: Lil Rel Howery, Sinbad, Jess “Hilarious” Moore, Jordan L. Jones
Official Synopsis: Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who is on a quest for love, respect and a new barber
Starring: Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith, Clare O’Connor
Official Synopsis: A legal drama set at a wrongful conviction firm. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer (Rachelle Lefevre) with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty. The lead’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies — one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. The drama will follow her defending others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
Starring: Mark‐Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Official Synopsis: A character-driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The drama focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte who is chosen to be a test subject; and Brad Wolgast, the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father.
When & What: Sundays at 9 p.m./Hour-long drama
Starring: Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Ser’Darius Blain, Rupert Evans, Charlie Gillespie, Ellen Tamaki
Official Synopsis: Described as a fierce, funny and feminist reboot of the original series, the drama centers on three sisters (Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock) in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.
When & What: Wednesdays at 9 p.m./Hour-long drama
Starring: Taye Diggs, Daniel Ezra, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, Karimah Westbrook
Official Synopsis: When a rising high school football player (Daniel Ezra) from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.
When & What: Thursdays at 9 p.m./Hour-long drama (Vampire Diaries/Originals Spinoff)
Starring: Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse, Aria Shaghasemi
Official Synopsis: The kids of Klaus and Alaric come together at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
In the Dark
Starring: Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Austin Nichols, Kathleen York, Derek Webster
Official Synopsis: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the slaying of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind — the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.
Roswell, New Mexico
Starring: Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John, Karan Oberoi
Official Synopsis: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.
When & What: Mondays 8 p.m./Half-hour comedy
Starring: Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Sheaun McKinney, Tichina Arnold, Dreama Walker, Marcel Spears, Hank Greenspan
Official Synopsis: The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness
When & What: Mondays 8:30 p.m./Half-hour comedy
Starring: Damon Wayans, Jr., Amber Stevens West, Felix Mallard, Stephnie Weir, Chris Parnell
Official Synopsis: follows Jake and Claire, a thirtysomething couple who are tired of their mundane life and start to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an emerging pop star, who is drawn to their super-normal suburban life, moves in. CBS says: “The series is inspired by a time when executive producers Ben Winston and Harry Styles lived together. However, that’s where the reality ends. The show is not based on real-life experiences or characters.”
When & What: Mondays at 10 p.m./ Hour-long drama
Starring: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill
Official Synopsis: An update of the classic television series set in Hawaii, the reboot follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
When & What: Tuesdays at 9 p.m./ Hour-long drama
Starring: Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Connie Nielsen, Ebonée Noel
Official Synopsis: A Dick Wolf series that explores the inner-workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
When & What: Thursdays at 9:30 p.m./ Half-hour comedy
Starring: Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud, Jake McDorman, Nik Dodani
Official Synopsis: A current-day 13-episode revival of the network’s classic comedy. As the series approaches its 30th anniversary, the revival returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.
God Friended Me
When & What: Sundays at 8 p.m./ Hour-long drama
Starring: Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie, Joe Morton
Official Synopsis: Questions of faith, existence and science are explored in what is described as a humorous, uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
Starring: Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo, Raffi Barsoumian
Official Synopsis: The military’s brightest minds take on the country’s toughest challenges — inside the courtroom and out — where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator — and a Marine.
Starring: Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aliyah Royale, Noel Fisher, Michael Patrick Thornton, Vinny Chhibber, Howard Charles, Elizabeth Laidlaw
Official Synopsis: After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, we follow three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
Starring: Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Official Synopsis: A woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé (Tone Bell) and his upstanding family are dashed when her younger train wreck half-sister (Odessa Adlon) comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.
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