‘Fall’ing in love with Fall TV

Fall brings about a lot of things, from pumpkin spice lattes to sweater weather and of course, fall television shows. This fall brings the return of many fan favorites as well as new shows making their small screen debut.

First up is the latest from Marvel Television with “Inhumans” on September 1 in IMAX theatre locations. Later in the month, on September 29, the show will premiere on ABC as a weekly regular. Fans of Marvel’s “Iron Fist” and “Dexter” may recognize the writing in the show as the work of Scott Buck. The first two episodes of the show will be exclusively in IMAX.

        On September 1, “Narcos” returns to Netflix for its third season. This season will follow the remains of Pablo Escobar’s cartel after the shocking season two finale. The focus will now be on the new villains of the show – The Cali Cartel, lead by the Rodriguez brothers. The new season promises to be brutal and bloodthirsty.

        “Below Deck” will be making its return to Bravo on September 5 for the fifth season of the reality show. This season will showcase a more greenhorn crew, however promises to have plenty of hooking up and dramatic feuding.

Also premiering it’s seventh season on the 5 is “American Horror Story” with its new installation “AHS: Cult”. The new season of the show focuses around the 2016 election, although the show’s creator Ryan Murphy promises that it won’t just be a retelling of the events of the election. Fan favorites Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson will be playing the leading roles with several familiar faces returning to the screen as well as some new ones.

AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” returns Sunday, September 10. Unlike most of the shows on this list, “Fear the Walking Dead” won’t be premiering a new season, but continuing the second half of season three. The second half will focus on the survivors as they attempt to return to the U.S. to escape the zombie-infested Mexico.

On September 21, “Gotham” returns to Fox with its fourth season. This season, Professor Pyg makes his debut. Three new characters will be added as well. Cherry, a fight club owner played by Marina Benedict and Alex Winthrop, the ‘bookish grandson of a museum operator whom Bruce comes in contact with’ played by Benjamin Stockham. Crystal Reed will be joining the show as Sophia Falcone, daughter of Don Falcone. Her character has been brought on to help deal with the Penguin.

        September 27 is a big day for television with the return of several shows as well as premieres of new ones. “Empire” will be returning to Fox for its fourth season. This season will include less guest stars, instead returning focus to the original Lyon family. “Survivor” returns this night as well as “Criminal Minds”.

        October is gearing up to be a big month for television as well. On Sunday, October 1, “Bob’s Burgers” returns as well as “Shark Tank”, “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy”.

“Scandal” returns on Thursday October 5 for its seventh and final season. This season sees Bellamy Young’s character Mellie Grant as the President of the United States. According to showrunner and creator Shonda Rhimes, this season will leave nothing on the table.

        October 8 and 9 are two big days for The CW with the returns of “Supergirl”, “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” as well as their premier of “Valor” on Monday night.

“Riverdale” returns to The CW on Wednesday, October 11 for its second season. This season picks up where we last left off, after Archie’s dad was shot. Ross Butler, who played Reggie, is out due to ongoing commitments with Netflix for “13 Reasons Why”, with Charles Melton (Mr. Wu on “AHS: Hotel”) to take on the role.

        “The Walking Dead” returns on October 22, and “Stranger Things” makes its return on October 27. As with most Netflix shows, the entire season will release at midnight on the site, making it instantly binge-able for anyone ready to dive back into the 80’s and see what the Upside Down has in store. Will is having trouble fitting back into his old life after the events of the previous season, and this will play heavily into the events of the new season. It’s now 1984, and the kids are back with a bigger enemy to face than ever before.

        This fall is shaping up to be an interesting one for TV with a huge list of new and returning shows. Whatever your genre of choice, there’s sure to be something out there for you.

Jeri Hensley


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