We’re just months away from a whole new fall season, which to TV lovers like us is a little like counting down the days until Christmas… Especially now that we know some of the new shows that are going to be gracing our TV screens.
That’s right, the announcements are all in, and there are some pretty cool new concepts for series this year. Not only do we have some classic re-imaginings like the new Magnum P.I. and the Bad Boys spinoff to look forward to, but stars like Nathan Fillion and Jennifer Carpenter are also back in brand new roles.
So grab that popcorn and settle into your sofas, because here are just 20 of the new TV shows we can’t wait to see.
20 hot new shows to look forward to this fall
The RookieNathan Fillion stars as a small-town dude named John Nolan who decides to pursue his dream of becoming an LAPD officer following a life-changing incident. The problem? He’s the oldest rookie on the force, and suddenly he finds himself rolling with a much younger crowd.Bell Media
Magnum P.I.Yup, he’s back: Magnum returns home from Afghanistan and uses his Navy SEAL training to reinvent his life as a private investigator. Jay Hernandez stars as the modern-day version of Tom Selleck’s classic ‘stached character. Bell Media
God Friended MeReligion gets a bit of an update in this tale, which follows an atheist whose entire life outlook changes when he receives a friend request from someone claiming to be God. Brandon Michael Hall (The Mayor) stars. CBS
Whiskey CavalierWe always love a good crime-solving duo, especially when their personalities are night and day. Enter FBI super-agent Will Chase (Scott Foley) and CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge (Lauren Cohan), the latest team forced to work together in this new hour-long dramedy. ABC
The FixMarcia Clark (from the O.J. Simpson trial) serves as a producer on this series that follows an attorney whose high-profile career is derailed when she fails to prosecute an A-list actor for a double-murder. Eight years later when the same celeb is under suspicion for another murder, she puts it all on the line to make things right. Robin Tunney stars. ABC
The Kids Are AlrightPeriod dramas have never been hotter, which is why this one delves into the 1970s with the Irish-Catholic Cleary family. The clan of 10 includes eight boisterous boys who have very little supervision, so obviously hilarity ensues. Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead) and Mary McCormack (Falling Water) star. Bell Media
The VillageFrom an outside glance, the Brooklyn apartment building in this series looks like any other. But look within the walls and the residents there have formed a tight-knit bond of family and neighbours that come together to create one of fall’s most compelling new dramas. NBC
The Red LineThis racially driven drama follows three different Chicago families whose lives come together following the accidental shooting and killing of a black doctor by a white police officer. Noah Wylie (ER) stars. Bell Media
The Alec Baldwin ShowAlec Baldwin is ditching the script in order to converse one-on-one with some big personalities in his new talk show, inviting the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Kate McKinnon and many more to sit down with him in each episode. ABC
L.A’s FinestThis Bad Boys spinoff starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union picks up with Union’s character from the movies leaving her job to join the LAPD, where she’s teamed up with an unlikely new partner (Alba). CTV
The Other TwoDrew Tarver stars as a 29-year-old actor who is desperate to get a better audition than “Man at Party Who Smells Farts,” and Helene Yorke is his 30-year-old sister who is desperate to be anything other than her current self. Molly Shannon and Ken Marino also star. Getty
Staten Island 10310Hot on the heels of the Jersey Shore revival comes this latest experiment, which follows a group of rebellious adults and their families as they struggle to ditch the temptations of the lifestyle they were born into. We feel the need to point out that Staten Island also happens to be where our favourite Guido, Vinny, is from. MTV
One Day She’ll DarkenThis offering revolves around the story of a woman who was given away at birth. Flash forward to today and she’s now trying to solve the secret of her past by following a sinister trail leading to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist. Chris Pine and India Eisley star.Getty
Deadly ClassThe latest comic-come-to-TV follows a homeless teen who is recruited into an elite private school where the students are all the kin of the world’s most feared crime bosses. Naturally, hand-to-hand combat and poisons are only two of the things on the varied curriculum there. CTV
Grand HotelWhat better setting for a soapy, upstairs-downstairs hotel drama featuring rich guests, desperate employees and sexy scandals than Miami Beach? Eva Longoria produces this tale, which stars Demian Bichir (The Bridge) and Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace).ABC
GoneLeven Rambin (The Hunger Games) stars as the survivor of a famous child-abduction case. We pick up on her life years later, as she joins a special task force to help solve missing person and abduction cases. Danny Pino and Chris Noth also star.Getty
The Enemy WithinWe’ve seen Jennifer Carpenter play a kick ass detective before on Dexter, but this time around she’s putting a whole new twist on criminal watchdogs as a former CIA operative who is now the most notorious traitor in American history… one the government needs in order to solve its next case. Bell Media
Busy TonightBusy Philipps puts her own brand of humour on this series, which features interviews, commentary and segments revolving around the actress’ most popular Instagram stories. Given how much we loved her in Cougar Town, we already know we’re going to love it.Getty
America’s Got Talent: The ChampionsSimon Cowell hasn’t been a judge on AGT for that long, but he’s already putting his own spin on the franchise with this all-star version, which features the best contenders from around the world.NBC