Attention TV fans, the fall TV season is officially upon us! Even though places like Netflix and HBO have made the idea of fall TV season quaint with their year-round programming, this is still an exciting time to be a TV lover. The big five networks — ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and The CW — still debut most of their new shows in September and October. And while Netflix and company are all about serving up new programs every month, this season is still big for them too. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 new fall shows that we can’t wait to see.
There are plenty of returning favorites to look out for like This Is Us, Doctor Who, and American Horror Story, but the crop of newbies is looking especially good this year. From ABC’s A Million Little Things to Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, these are the 10 shows you can’t miss this fall.
1. You (Lifetime)
Don’t let the channel scare you off, because this Lifetime series is a psychological thriller with major bite. Penn Badgley stars as Joe Goldberg, a sexy bookseller by day and creepy stalker by night. The pilot episode makes excellent use of the voice-over technique to allow viewers inside Joe’s warped mind. Think Dexter, but somehow even creepier and you have this sharp show about the perils of dating in the age of social media.
2. Maniac (Netflix)
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in a Netflix limited series about two participants in a drug trial who get more than they bargained for. The inventive series comes from the mind of Cary Fukunaga, and from the looks of the trailer, it aims to create a strange dreamscape in which two people keep finding each other over and over again.
3. A Million Little Things (ABC)
ABC is going after your tear ducts hard with this one. A Million Little Things follows a group of friends who pull together after one of their own commits suicide. The series is being described as The Big Chill meets This Is Us, which sounds like a good thing.
4. God Friended Me (CBS)
The world needs more light procedurals, and God Friended Me seems to fit the bill. It has a winning star in Brandon Micheal Hall, a suitably kooky premise (God friends an atheist on Facebook), and the DNA of wonderful shows like Early Edition and Joan of Arcadia. This series won’t break any new ground, but it might offer viewers an uplifting escape, and that’s nothing to scoff at.
5. The Romanoffs (Amazon Video)
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner makes his return to television with this series about people who believe they’re descendants of the famed Russian Romanoff family. Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and Amanda Peet are just a few of the many, many stars on board this strange yet intriguing project.
6. Charmed (The CW)
The Charmed reboot has been met with skepticism from fans of the original, but it’s hard not to be excited about a project from the team behind Jane the Virgin.
7. The Rookie (ABC)
With any other star, The Rookie‘s premise of a fortysomething joining the police force would feel silly. But this show has Nathan Fillion, and Fillion’s charm makes even the wackiest premise work.
8. The Woman in White (PBS)
A spooky period drama that delves into sexism and mania just in time for Halloween? Thank you, PBS.
9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
It feels like we’ve been waiting for the dark Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot forever, but this October the highly-anticipated series will finally arrive. Whether or not it will live up to the hype remains to be seen, but given how strong the cast is (Kiernan Skipka as Sabrina is genius casting) it’s hard to imagine this series being anything other than a treat.
10. Homecoming (Amazon Video)
Julia Roberts stars in Homecoming, a psychological drama about a woman who once worked at a facility that supposedly specialized in acclimating soldiers to civilian life. The truth appears to be far more complicated and far more disturbing.