If you’re still drying your eyes at the thought of Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory ending, you’re not alone. It feels like lots of good television is ending these days. Thankfully, there are also plenty of new series to look forward to in the coming months.
Sure, it always feels weird to be talking about fall TV in May, yet here we are at the end of another Hollywood pilot season and traditional networks have announced which shows have earned full-season pickups come September.
So which ones are we dying to check out? Here are just a few that caught our eye.
Bluff City Law
Jimmy Smits and Caitlyn McGee star as a father-daughter duo in this incoming legal series that features an elite firm specializing in controversial civil cases. To say these guys seem stressed out while trying to win huge, life-altering cases for their clients is an understatement.
What would happen if Tom Hanks’ character from A League of Their Own was actually a choir coach, and he stumbled onto the cast of Pitch Perfect? We’d like to think it would look something like this comedy, which stars Bradley Whitford and Anna Camp.
This comedy starring Kal Penn comes from the mind of Mike Schur, who brought us such series as The Good Place and Parks and Recreation. Yet the plot has a bit of a Community vibe, as it features a group of international immigrants who hire Penn’s character to help them study for (and pass) their residency test. Oh, and did we mention it’s a comedy?
This dark twist on the serial killer obsession that seems to be taking over pop culture these days stars Michael Sheen and Tom Payne as a serial killer and his criminal psychologist son, respectively. Judging from the trailer alone we’re going to need extra blankets to wrap ourselves in to watch this one.
Not Just Me
We love us some Brittany Snow, and there is a lot of her in this show that revolves around the daughter of a famous fertility doctor. When the doctor reveals he used his own sperm to help conceive nearly 100 other children, her life is naturally turned upside down. Cue lots and lots of heartfelt drama.
This supernatural thriller stars Allison Tolman as a police chief who takes in an abandoned child only to suddenly find herself in the middle of an electrifying conspiracy. Is the child an alien? A science experiment? Travelling from the Upside Down a la Stranger Things? These are just some of the questions we have so far based on the trailer.
Cobie Smulders as a private eye, army vet who has all the skills and some deep-seated issues? Sign us up. This one is based on a graphic novel and promises to feature tons of cool stunts, if the trailer is any indication.
Canada’s own Greg Spottiswood created this legal drama, which features high-stakes cases and the judges, lawyers, and public officers involved in them. From what we’ve seen so far this series is all about tackling the flawed system, and we’re here for it.
Bob Hearts Abishola
So what’s The Big Bang Theory co-creator Chuck Lorre up to now that his geeky pop culture show is done? Many projects, as per usual, but also this series starring former Mike & Molly actor Billy Gardell. It revolves around a man who has a heart attack and falls in love with his Nigerian nurse, and we have to say that the trailer gave our inner romantics quite a few feels.
Carol’s Second Act
Who says you can’t start a second career later on in life? Patricia Heaton proves it is definitely possible, if not hard, with this new comedy. The former Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle star is back, this time as a middle-aged intern at a hospital where she’s surrounded by over-achieving, wannabe doctors.
The team that brought us The Good Wife is tackling a whole other side of evil deeds with the possessed drama starring Katja Herbers. At its root, the show is a psychological horror that delves into the question of science versus religion, especially as it pertains to evil. All we know is that after this trailer we won’t be getting much sleep tonight.
We’re having all the feels after watching this trailer about a father-of-two and widower who finally decides it’s time to get back into the dating game. Of course it doesn’t hurt that Walton Goggins is basically the most perfect unexpected male lead.
There have been quite a few people who have tried to bring this series to life over the past few years, but it looks as though this iteration, starring Kennedy McMann, is the one that’s landed. The trailer is giving us some serious Riverdale vibes, which is appropriate since in the States both series air on the same network.
Can we all please just agree that Ruby Rose is the superhero we need? And judging from the first official trailer for Batwoman it looks as though this much-hyped-about series is going to totally deliver too. Not to rush the summer or anything, but bring on the fall!