It’s that time of year…you know, when new TV programs begin to air and you decide which titles to add to your DVR list. Well, we thought we would help by sharing (what we think anyway) are the new fall tv shows with the most potential. From a crazy angel (and “Crazy-Ex-Girlfriend”), futuristic action, superheroes, to a couple new period dramas, there are plenty of shows to add to your list.
13 New Fall TV Shows
#13: Scream Queens
Premiere Date: September 22nd, 2015 on Fox
Why you should check it out: While this isn’t our usual fare here at Silver Petticoat (just a tad bit violent), the preview is pretty hilarious. Plus, it has Jamie Lee Curtis and she looks like a riot in this.
Official Synopsis: “Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN CATHY MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.
An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part slasher flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next victim.”
#12: Angel from Hell
Premiere Date: November 5th, 2015 on CBS
Why you should check it out: This one is definitely up in the air for me, but it also has the potential to be both adorable and funny. I say give this one a chance and let’s see how it turns out. We need a good guardian angel story from time to time.
Official Synopsis: “Angel From Hell is a single-camera comedy about Amy, a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into the life of an organized and seemingly perfect young woman, Allison, claiming to be her “guardian angel.” Allison is an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not tell anyone about her, Allison can’t discuss this over-the-top oddball with her father and business partner, Marv, who shares an office with Allison, or her younger brother, Brad, a pharmaceutical sales rep who lives in a guest room over her garage. As Allison tries to push Amy away, Amy makes her final pitch: her sole mission is to provide Allison with helpful guidance that nudges her in the right direction in life – and it’s her final chance to prove herself as an angel. With that, Allison agrees to this unlikely relationship because maybe a weird friend is exactly what she needs… and what if Amy really is her “guardian angel”?”
Premiere Date: September 21st, 2015 on NBC
Why you should check it out: This goes beyond a typical procedural with a major mystery of whom this woman is, and that makes it a compelling choice this fall season. Not to mention, Jaime Alexander (Thor and Kyle XY) has major star potential. I’m glad to see her headlining her own show. With producer Greg Berlanti on board (Arrow, Everwood), this could turn out to be an addictive series not to miss.
Official Synopsis: “A beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, which begins to follow the road map on her body into a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.
The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton (“300: Rise of an Empire,” “Strike Back”), Jaimie Alexander (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Broadchurch,” “Without a Trace”), Rob Brown (“Treme”), Audrey Esparza (“Black Box”), Ukweli Roach (“The Royals”) and Ashley Johnson (“Much Ado About Nothing”).
Writer Martin Gero (“Bored to Death,” “L.A. Complex”) serves as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash”), Mark Pellington (“Cold Case”) and Marcos Siega (“The Following”). Pellington directed the pilot episode.”
#10: Arthur & George
Premiere Date: Premiered September 6th, 2015 but you can catch up on PBS, Amazon or Itunes.
Why you should check it out: Because you can never get enough period drama and Masterpiece Mystery…
Official Synopsis: “Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) stars as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in a three-part MASTERPIECE Mystery! adaptation of the novel by Julian Barnes. Outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor, the famed author uses the methods of his own fictional detective to get at the truth. Co-starring are Arsher Ali (The Missing) as George Edalji; and Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey) as Alfred Wood, Sir Arthur’s real-life “Dr. Watson.”
The Sunday Telegraph (London) proclaimed that Arthur & George is, “thoroughly enjoyable … Clunes proves exceptionally winning as the widowed writer and sometime crusader for justice, Arthur Conan Doyle.”
Based on true events, Arthur & George is adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. The series airs in three episodes on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, September 6-20, 2015 at the special time of 8pm ET on PBS (check local listings).”
#9: Home Fires
Premiere Date: October 4th, 2015 on PBS.
Why you should check it out: With a fabulous female cast and a new look at some women during WWII, Home Fires is another interesting period drama to add to your list! You can check out our review:
RELATED | Home Fires Review
Official Synopsis: “At the heart of a rural English village on the verge of the Second World War, a diverse group of women with personal struggles, conflicting views and a shared mission forge a community that will inspire their finest hour. Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless, Cranford) head an ensemble cast in the moving wartime drama, Home Fires.
In August 1939, war with Germany is all but certain. While citizens of the isolated village of Great Paxford each face the prospect of war in their own way, all agree that they must do everything they can to hold their village—and their nation—together. But when the value of the largely social group, The Women’s Institute, is called into question, forward-thinking Frances Barden (Samantha Bond) and snobbish Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) clash over the fate of the Institute and the roles its members can play, far from the front.
Based on Jambusters, Julie Summers’ history of Britain’s Women’s Institute, Home Fires airs in six inspiring episodes on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, October 4 – November 8, 2015, at the special time of 8/7c on PBS.”