8 TV shows you can’t miss this fall
Sep 1, 2016, 5:36 AM | Updated: Sep 9, 2016, 12:00 am
Gone are the days when you had to rush home to see your favorite TV show. With mobile streaming, DVR recording, and on-the-go watching, you can access and change your watching preferences anytime and anywhere. It’s this type of freedom from Prism TV that will allow you to sample great new pilots and beloved shows this fall.
To get you started on a ready-made watchlist, here are eight of the most-anticipated TV shows for fall:
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) – Premieres Aug. 21
If you’re looking for something to keep you awake after a long day at work, choose this satisfying spin-off to “The Walking Dead.” You can’t escape the zombies for good, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try, Sundays at 9 p.m.
Black-ish (ABC) –Premieres Sept. 21
If you have a love for family comedies, this is for you. Black-ish offers a show anyone can enjoy and provides meaningful undertones amid spot-on humor. Whether you’re anticipating its return in Season 3 or just want something that helps you unwind, this show has plenty in store.
Designated Survivor (ABC)–Premieres Sept. 21
If, on the fateful night of Sept. 21, you’re feeling the need for drama and suspense, look into this new promising pilot. “24” star Kiefer Sutherland plays a little-known cabinet member that survives a catastrophic attack and must lead as President. Watch him save the USA as Tom Kirkman in this show.
Shameless (Lifetime) –Premieres Oct. 2
Playing Sundays at 9 p.m., this show has some hype. Unlike the warm fuzzies you get from most family comedies, this one has real-life lessons in store. While Oscar nominee William H. Macy plays alcoholic single father Frank, in Chicago, his daughter, played by Emmy Rossum, and five other children must learn how to make it on their own. See this unapologetic and meaningful story continue in Season 7.
Jane The Virgin (CW) –Premieres Oct. 17
You might be wondering how a show about a virgin has gained such a following, but it’s no surprise when you consider that same virgin ends up having a complete stranger’s baby via artificial insemination. Although some unexpected plot twists have come up in Jane’s life, it’s her goal to get back on track. See if she can do just that in Season 3 on Oct. 17.
The Crown (Netflix) – Nov. 4
Although there’s plenty going on in the U.S. these days, it’s refreshing to look across the pond. Use your speedy internet to catch a budding biographical drama this fall. “The Crown” follows Queen Elizabeth II (played by Claire Foy) from her early adulthood up until the present day, where much is expected and few things are easy. “Doctor Who” fans may also enjoy this show, as it features Matt Smith as Prince Philip, the seemingly discontented husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix) – Premieres Nov. 25
This is a long-anticipated reboot to one of the most meaningful mother-daughter stories ever. Longtime fans are hoping for closure regarding certain romances, and there’s no telling what’s going to happen when all three generations of Gilmore women are involved. Relive the revival and manifestation of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ideal ending to this beloved show.
Transparent (Amazon) – Release date TBA
Jeffrey Tambor plays transgender woman Maura Pfefferman in this leading drama and has won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in the first two seasons. His brilliant work continues in the third season, when Caitlyn Jenner will also appear on the show.