WHAT2WATCH: 2017 FALL TV PICKS

by Hiko Mitsuzuka @TheFirstEcho

The binge-watching never ends. With the fall TV season upon us, we’re bracing ourselves for more comedic hijinks, dramatic plot twists, and new characters entering our homes on a weekly basis. Here’s what we’re excited for…

THE COMEBACKS

Scandal (ABC)

The final season of the jaw-dropping political soap begins this month, and we will sitting on the edge of our couches waiting to see how everything will be tied up. Will Olivia end up with Fitz or Jake? Will Huck ever find solace? Will Mellie succeed as POTUS? What the hell is Cyrus up to?

Stranger Things (Netflix)

The second season of the hit sci-fi-horror series arrives just in time for Halloween. And after the hugely popular reaction to that “Thriller”-loaded trailer, the next chapter in the lives of our favorite Hawkins residents promises to be filled with non-stop thrills.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Curmudgeon King Larry David returns after what seems like the longest hiatus in TV history (it’s been 6 years). Guest stars in Season 9 include Bryan Cranston, Lauren Graham, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Offerman, Elizabeth Banks, and Carrie Brownstein.

The Good Place (NBC)

How do you follow-up the biggest plot twist of last season? (Hint: This place ain’t so “good.”) With Eleanor (Kristen Bell) trying to make sense of the note she left herself and a significant switcheroo: “The show itself gets to switch to Michael’s point of view,” creator Michael Schur reveals. And Michael will be dealing with a crew of demons who have their own demands.

THE NEWBIES

The Gifted (Fox)

Bryan Singer’s series, which takes place in the X-Men universe, follows two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Big Mouth (Netflix)

In this raunchy animated comedy from Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, “all genders are treated equally,” according to Variety, “in the glorious nightmare of puberty.” And if the trailer, introducing us to a Hormone Monster, is any indication, we may have our favorite new comedy of the season.

Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)

The 10-episode series centers on TV producer Jane Sadler (Kyra Sedgwick), whose young daughter goes missing, mirroring the cop drama she produces. It’s the right kind of mystery-thriller to keep us guessing.

The Crossing (ABC) 

Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. There’s a local sheriff with a past, a federal agent, and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter all connected to a surprising conspiracy.

THE REBOOTS

Will & Grace (NBC)

NBC’s 5-minute-long, self-deprecating musical trailer dropped earlier this year, so we know we’re in for some non-stop laughs with this revival of the sitcom America needs right now. And just as the series finale predicted 11 years ago, the incomparable Karen Walker (Emmy winner Megan Mullally) hasn’t aged a day.

Dynasty (The CW)

America’s glitziest primetime soap from the 80s gets a 2010s makeover with this reimagined saga of the wealthy yet troubled Carrington and Colby families…with Melrose Place alum Grant Show playing DILF-y patriarch Blake Carrington!

Roseanne (ABC)

The classic 90s sitcom about America’s favorite working-class family ignores everything that happened in its series finale 20 years ago and plops them down in present-day America.

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