13 New Fall TV Shows To Check Out (2015)!

#3: Heroes Reborn


Premiere Date: September 24th, 2015 on NBC.

Why you should check it out: I admit that I stopped watching Heroes when it went down a little rabbit hole and never came back up (when Mohinder turned into a bug I was done), however, this reboot looks like it revitalized the old series in a good way with almost an entirely new cast. Zachary Levi from Chuck also makes this one to watch. A part of me will also tune into this in hopes that more old shows will continue to be resurrected from the past.

Official Synopsis: “From Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.

Noah Bennet, aka HRG (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid, but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).

Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas has an agenda of her own.

For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.

Joining Kring are Executive Producers James Middleton (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Peter Elkoff (“Sons of Anarchy”). “Heroes Reborn” is produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television.”

#2: Indian Summers

Premiere Date: September 27th, 2015 on PBS

Why you should check it out: This nine-episode series looks like a stunner with gorgeous scenery, costumes, romance, and great acting. We need something to fill our Poldark hole and this looks like a good one!

Official Synopsis: “In 1932 the height of privilege was to be British in India, and never more so than during the summer season, when India’s British rulers escaped to the cool slopes of Simla to lounge in subtropical splendor, sip gin and tonics, run the country, and dance the night away. Framed by the beginning and end of the summer season, Indian Summers is an epic of India on the cusp of change.

Told from both Indian and English perspectives, this lush drama centers around the Royal Simla Club, a hotbed of both political intrigue and forbidden romance. As manipulative military widow Cynthia presides over the Club like an empress, local politician Ralph Whelan (Lloyd-Hughes) is busy hiding a checkered past and looking over his sister Alice (West), who appears suddenly from England with her little boy—and conspicuously without her husband. At the same time, local clerk Aafrin Dalal (Patel) struggles to fulfil his lofty ambitions in the Indian Civil Service, all the while fighting his sister Sooni’s (Kala) relentless activism for national independence. Revolution and romance abound as these pairs are faced with crimes of passion, mysterious new arrivals, and more.

Julie Walters (Harry Potter, Oscar® nominee for Billy Elliot and Educating Rita) stars as Cynthia Coffin, the wily hostess of Simla society, joined by an international cast including Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Madame Bovary), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), Jemima West (The Borgias), Patrick Malahide (The Paradise), Roshan Seth (Gandhi), and others.

“This is the stuff of which epics are made … one of the most gorgeous, exciting shows around.” The Guardian (UK) proclaimed. And The Daily Telegraph (UK) lauded the series for its “swooningly romantic backdrop.”

#1: Jessica Jones

Premiere Date: November 20th, 2015 on Netflix

Why you should check it out: While it seems like there’s a never-ending slew of comic book adaptations, Jessica Jones is quite different from the others with a noir like bent. David Tennant as a villain is just the cherry on top. Anyone else counting down the days until this one premieres?

Official Synopsis: “Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.

What new TV Shows are you looking forward to? Did we miss any? Sound off in the comments…

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By on September 15th, 2015

About Autumn Topping

In second grade, Autumn wrote her first story, “The Spinach Monster,” and hasn't stopped writing since. Intrigued by the tales her grandmother told of vampires, witches, and ghosts as a girl, she's always been drawn to the fantastic. Later, Autumn studied English and Creative Writing (continuing her love for classic literature and everything old-fashioned) and graduated with an MA in Children’s Literature and an MS in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. Currently, she co-runs this lovely blog and works as a YA Librarian.

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2 thoughts on “13 New Fall TV Shows To Check Out (2015)!”

  1. Excited about lots of these (great list BTW!). As you say, “Supergirl” has great potential (female superhero in the lead role could be fun) and I’m particularly curious about “Blindspot” as well as ‘Minority,’ and of course, all of the British fare. 🙂 Oh, and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” seems to have a few reflections of “Eli Stone,” perhaps!? (In terms of its sometimes outlandish and quirky nature.)

  2. I’m particularly looking forward to Crazy Ex Girlfriend, The Man in the High Castle and Scream Queens. Hadn’t heard of Home Fires but that looks good too!


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