Historically, the Fall TV season in America represented all of the major new shows for the entire year. Times have changed and now we get significant new series releases throughout the entire year, but the Fall season remains the biggest time for new TV series. What is TVEnthusiast going to cover this season? What are we excited for? What great shows are coming back? This Fall 2015 American TV preview should give you a good idea about our potential answers to those questions. Our preview covers shows releasing between September and November. For our full schedule of premiere dates, click here. For our Calendar of upcoming TV events, click here.
UPDATE 10/25/2015 – Premiere date and listing added for With Bob and David, official date added to The Returned.
UPDATE 9/10/2015 – Premiere date and listing added for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, as well as new trailers for Arrow, The Flash, and Supernatural.
UPDATE 9/9/2015 – Premiere dates and listings added for The Librarians and Agent X.
September 4th, 2014
Hand of God – Amazon
Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) headlines this series about a corrupt judge who now feels that God is guiding his hand towards vigilante justice. The pilot episode was part of Amazon’s pilot program in August 2014.
Friday, September 11th, 2015
Z-Nation – SyFy
Sick of the serious tone of The Walking Dead? Want something a little more schlocky and fun? SyFy’s Z-Nation returns for its second season this September. Z-Nation is a zombie apocalypse series that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Last season we were treated to zombie infecting cults, zombie tornados, and even radioactive zombies.
Continuum – Syfy
SyFy’s Canadian time travel adventure series Continuum returns for its final season.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
The Bastard Executioner – FX
Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) follows up his 7 season hit biker drama with a period piece about a haunted former Knight who must take up the sword again, as an Executioner.
The Mindy Project – Hulu
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
South Park – Comedy Central
Comedy Central’s perpetually edgy animated comedy returns this September. What will be in their crosshairs this time? Police brutality? Donald Trump? The late night talk show shake-up? We’ll find out soon.
Moonbeam City – Comedy Central
South Park is a tough act to follow. Many have tried, nearly all have failed, miserably. The latest attempt takes cues from FX’s Archer and the hit Youtube short film Kung Fury. With a star studded cast voicing its characters, Moonbeam City is an animated parody of neon colored 1980s cop dramas like Miami Vice.
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Doctor Who – BBC America
Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) returns as the 12th iteration of the famous Time Lord, The Doctor. Capaldi’s more prickly Doctor was a hit with fans last season. This season, The Doctor and Clara (Xenoblade Chronicles’ Jenna Coleman) are joined by a yet to be named mysterious character, as portrayed by Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones).
Monday, September 21st, 2015
Blindspot – NBC
This new series starring Jaimie Alexander (Thor) seems to be part Prison Break and part John Doe. The series follows an amnesiac who wakes up in the middle of New York covered in tattoos which might just be clues to an unfolding conspiracy.
Gotham – Fox
The Batman prequel is back for a second season. This time they are advertising more villains…. just what Gotham needed.
Minority Report – Fox
This direct sequel to the classic Steven Spielberg science fiction film of the same name follows a Precog from the now defunct Pre-Crime Unit as he teams up with a Police Detective to solve crimes.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Fresh off the Boat – ABC
The second season of ABC’s hit comedy about Taiwanese immigrants in Florida is back in September.
The Muppets – ABC
After a long time off of the tube, The Muppets return to ABC, as a more adult oriented comedy about the personal lives of these famous felt puppets.
Limitless – CBS
Bradley Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy) reprises the role of Eddie Morra from the movie of the same name. This time, Eddie is not the focus, as a new character reaps the benefits of NZT-48.
Scream Queens – Fox
American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy brings horror to network TV with this series about a serial killer stalking a sorority.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Blackish – ABC
Another season of ABC’s comedy about a wealthy black family, and the father’s struggle to keep his kids in touch with their cultural roots.
Modern Family – ABC
ABC’s hit comedy series about an extended family with modern circumstances returns.
Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Heroes Reborn – NBC
After 5 years off the air, NBC’s comic book super hero inspired series returns with a new cast, and a few familiar faces.
The Blacklist – NBC
The hit series about a larger than life criminal working with the FBI to catch criminals that have flown under the radar of international law enforcement agencies is back for its 3rd season.
The Player – NBC
A new action series starring Wesley Snipes (Blade) as a mysterious man who reaches out to Philip Winchester (Strike Back) to help stop crimes in an elaborate game that sees wealthy men betting on the results.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy – Disney XD
This animated series, based on the film adaptation of the comic book of the same name, hits Disney’s teen/tween XD channel in September.
Sunday, September 27ths, 2015
Quantico – ABC
Quantico follows a young woman who joins the CIA training program, only to be caught up in a large terrorist conspiracy involving somebody else in the program.
Once Upon a Time – ABC
Season 5 of the fairy tale and Disney property crossover series finally brings in Jedi Knights and the Marvel Cinematic Universe… I’m kidding, of course… Or am I.
The Simpsons – Fox
Yes, The Simpsons is still on TV.
Family Guy – Fox
Seth MacFarlane’s animated comedy about a New England family and the crazy town they live in is back.
Bob’s Burgers – Fox
Bob’s Burgers has taken King of the Hill’s slot as a pre-primetime animated comedy on Fox’s Sunday lineup.
Brooklyn Nine Nine – Fox
Fans of NBC’s Parks and Recreation will find a lot to love in Brooklyn Nine Nine, when it returns for its 3rd season of New York police hijinks.
The Last Man on Earth – Fox
After a rather shocking turn last season, The Last Man on Earth returns for its second season as a comedy about the last survivors of a deadly virus.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – ABC
Season 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in series is promising more Inhumans, and the introduction of the Secret Warriors.
Grandfathered – Fox
John Stamos (Full House) plays a man who discovers that he is both a Father and Grandfather on the same day.
The Grinder – Fox
Rob Lowe follows up Parks and Recreation with this series about a former TV actor who goes from playing an attorney on TV, to being one.
Go to page 2 for premieres in October and November.
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