There are plenty of exciting new shows coming to TV this fall. September alone is bringing a whole mix of new shows to the small screen, from movie-inspired series like Minority Report and Limitless to the revival of an old favorite Heroes Reborn to the latest from Ryan Murphy, Scream Queens. Here are 15 television series premieres to watch out for this month.
1. The Bastard Executioner, September 15
FX’s latest show from Kurt Sutter is set in the early 14th century and follows a knight in King Edward I’s army, who is broken by the horrors of war and vows to lay down his weapon. But it’s not long before violence finds him again and he is forced to pick up the bloodiest weapon of all: an executioner’s sword. Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Brian F. o’Byrne, Katey Segal, and Sutter will star among others. Meanwhile, Matthew Rhys, Ed Sheeran, Martin McCann, Akun Raglan and Alec Newman will appear as recurring or guest stars.
2. Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, September 15
Neil Patrick Harris’s one-hour NBC variety show is an adaptation of the British series Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The host has said anything can happen on the genre-busting show, which will feature appearances from A-list stars, stunts, comedy skits, incredible performances, mini game shows, audience giveaways and hidden camera pranks.
Original Takeaway executive producer Siobhan Greene serves as showrunner of the series, which will air for eight weeks. If there’s a second season, the plan is for it to air at the same time next year.
3. Blindspot, September 21
NBC’s upcoming hour-long mystery thriller stars Jaimie Alexander as a mysterious tattooed Jane Doe who is dropped off in the middle of Times Square with no memory of her own identity or what she’s doing there. With the involvement of the FBI, it’s discovered that her tattoos are clues to crimes that need to be solved. Sullivan Stapleton, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptise, and Ashley Johnson also co-star. The show will air Mondays at 10 p.m ET.
4. Life in Pieces, September 21
CBS’s new comedy follows the various events and dynamics of a family as told through the separate stories of different relatives. The sitcom features an ensemble cast including Colin Hanks, Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, and Dan Bakkedahl. The show will air Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET for its first few episodes before eventually moving to Thursdays in November after the network finishes its NFL broadcasts.
5. Minority Report, September 21
Set in 2065 Washington, D.C. (fifteen years after the events of the original 2002 film), FOX’s upcoming sci-fi crime drama series will star Stark Sands as Dash, a Precog who has the ability to predict crimes. Unfortunately, the Pre-Crime Unit was dismantled in 2050, forcing law enforcement to rely on newer methods to fight crime. Now, Dash, along with Detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good), is trying to prevent crime, while also out his missing twin and trying to keep his gift from being revealed. Steven Spielberg executive produces the show, which will air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
6. Limitless, September 22
Based on the 2011 thriller of the same name, the CBS series will star Jake McDorman (Greek, American Sniper) as Brian Finch, who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. In order to solve the cases, he works with Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante.
Bradley Cooper, who starred in the original movie, will serve as executive producer. Cooper will also play a recurring role on the show, playing now-Senator Edward Mora, a mentor to Brian Finch.
7. Scream Queens, September 22
The first season of the upcoming Fox horror-comedy anthology series, created by Ryan Murphy, takes place on a college campus left rocked by a string of murders involving the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority. As the investigation into the killer begins, it soon becomes clear that the murders may have some connection with an incident that happened on the campus 20 years ago. The show will feature a star-studded ensemble cast, including Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Oliver Hudson, Diego Boneta, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande. The series will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
8. Rosewood, September 23
Fox’s upcoming comedy-drama centers on a private pathologist named Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr., who works in Miami, Florida, and finds secrets in people’s bodies using his state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. The show follows him as he is highly in demand with law enforcement. Morris Chestnut stars, while Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis, Clandy Brown, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, and Lorraine Toussaint co-star. The series airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET.
9. Heroes Reborn, September 24
NBC’s upcoming revival of Heroes takes place five years after the end of the original series and a year after a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are forced to go into hiding or on the run from the many looking to get revenge. Heroes vets Jack Coleman and Masi Oka will reprise their roles in the upcoming show, while Francesca Eastwood, Ryan Guzman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Gatlin Green and others will portray some of the new characters.
10. The Player, September 24
The new NBC drama thriller follows the story of a former military operative-turned-security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where a Las Vegas organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop the biggest crimes imaginable. Wesley Snipes stars in the upcoming series, alongside Philip Winchester, Charity Wakefield (The Raven) and Damon Gupton (Whiplash). Cara Buono also co-stars in a supporting role. The show will air on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET.
11. Blood & Oil, September 27
ABC’s upcoming soap opera follows a young couple who move to Williston, North Dakota after the biggest oil discovery in American history. Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse star as the series’ protagonists, couple Billy and Cody LeFever, while India de Beaufort plays loan shark of the town Jules Jackman, and Delroy Lindo plays a sly sheriff, Tip Harrison. The series also stars Don Johnson as powerful alpha male oil tycoon Hap Briggs; Amber Valletta as his catty socialite wife, Carla; Scott Michael Foster as his villainous son Wick; and Miranda Rae Mayo as his illegitimate biracial daughter Lacey, who has an affair with Hap’s personal driver, AJ Menendez (Adan Canto).
12. Quantico, September 27
The forthcoming ABC thriller follows a group of young Federal Bureau of Investigation recruits, who are training at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. It centers on Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), an FBI trainee who has an affair with another recruit. Aunjanue Ellis also stars as Miranda Shaw, the Assistant Director of the FBI Academy, while Josh Hopkins plays her subordinate, FBI Special Agent Liam O’Connor. Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers, Johanna Braddy and Yasmine Al Masri also co-star as FBI recruits.
13. Grandfathered, September 29
Fox’s upcoming comedy details the life of Jimmy Martino, played by John Stamos, a recently divorced bachelor and restaurant owner who just discovered that he has a son. But that’s not the only surprise: he also has a granddaughter, too, thanks to a one-night stand the son had with a woman. Josh Peck, Paget Brewster, Christina Milian, Kelly Jenrette, and Ravi Patel co-star in the series, which will air on Tuesdays nights at 8 p.m. ET.
14. The Grinder, September 29
The new Fox legal comedy stars Rob Lowe as Dean Sanderson, Jr., an actor who returns to his hometown after his television series The Grinder, in which he played a lawyer, ends its run. Unfortunately, his family are actual lawyers who run a law firm, so having believed that his television experience would make him qualified to be a lawyer, he decides to join their firm despite the fact that he only played one on the small screen. Fred Savage plays Dean’s brother Stewart. Mary Elizabeth Ellis, William Devane, and Natalie Morales also co-star. The show will air Tuesdays at 8: 30 p.m. E.T.
15. Code Black, September 30
CBS’s forthcoming medical-themed show takes place in an overcrowded and understaffed emergency room in Los Angeles, California, and is based on a documentary by Ryan McGarry. The follows the staff of the ER as they treat patients under difficult circumstances. Marcia Gay Harden stars as the ER’s residency direction, Dr. Leanne Rorish, while Luiz Guizman stars as Jesse Salander, a senior nurse who manages the residents. Raza Jaffrey, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Bonnie Sommerville, Melanie Chandra, and Harry Ford also co-star in the series. The drama will air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET.
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