It’s September, and that means a few things. Pumpkin spice is back in full force. Cozy sweaters are just around the corner. And fall television is officially back to heat up our flat screens.
This year there are more than 400 scripted shows that will air across the board, with networks, streaming services and specialty stations all unrolling their own series in due time. With so many options it can be hard to decide what to watch and when… well we’ve got a purely visual way to help you narrow down that selection: by considering all of the new hot people joining the casts, of course.
From new series to returning favourites, here are just some of our picks of the actors heating up the small screen this season.
A couch surfer’s guide to the many hot people on fall TV
Andrew J West, 'Once Upon A Time'Where we've seen him: As the cannibal Gareth on The Walking Dead.
Why we need more: We're looking forward to West taking on more of a heroic role as the grown up version of Henry on this fairytale series. Getty
Courtney Ford, 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow'Where we've seen her: As the Trinity Killer's messed up daughter on Dexter.
Why we need more: Ford has a history of playing twisted daughters, so we can't wait to see what she brings as Damien Dark's little gal.Getty
Jennifer Hudson, 'The Voice'Where we've seen her: Um, a little show called American Idol, perhaps?
Why we need more: We're curious to see what kind of sway this heavy hitting voice will bring to Idol's rival series. Getty
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 'Ten Days in the Valley'Where we've seen him: As fan-favourite Mr. Eko on Lost.
Why we need more: He plays a detective on this Kyra Sedgwick series, one that definitely goes toe-to-toe with the former Closer.Getty
Iwan Rheon, 'Marvels Inhumans'Where we've seen him: As one of Game of Thrones' most hated villains, Ramsay Bolton.
Why we need more: He plays a brother with unrequited love in this comic book series, and something tells us he'll bring his own unique brand of creepiness to the role. Getty
Tori Anderson, 'Blindspot'Where we've seen her: As the uptight lead in CW series No Tomorrow.
Why we need more: We've been waiting to learn more about Roman, so adding Anderson as his love interest is a great way to do that.Getty
Katie Sackhoff, 'The Flash'Where we've seen her: Aside from playing Wolfowitz's dream girl in The Big Bang Theory, she was also in cult-favourite series Battlestar Galactica.
Why we need more: This badass babe is playing a super villain, and let's just say we're super excited.Getty
Abigail Spencer, 'Grey's Anatomy'Where we've seen her: The time-travelling series Timeless, not to mention Mad Men.
Why we need more: We've been dying to know more about Brigg's supposedly dead fiancee; this is finally our chance. Getty
Harold Perrineau, 'Criminal Minds'Where we've seen him: As Michael, the dad constantly yelling "Walt" on Lost.
Why we need more: He's only a recurring character, but considering he's playing a former FBI agent with a shady past, we already have plenty of questions...Getty
Joanna Garcia Swisher, 'Kevin (Probably) Saves the WorldWhere we've seen her: Lots of places, but most recently on Once Upon a Time as Ariel/The Little Mermaid.
Why we need more: Here the actress plays Jason Ritter's twin sister who isn't just a genius, she's a kickass mom too.Getty
Amy Acker, 'The Gifted'Where we've seen her: On tons of cult classics, from Person of Interest and Dollhouse to Angel.
Why we need more: Because it's Amy Acker. And also because she teams up with Stephen Moyer here as the mom of two badass superheroes. Getty