In this new golden age of television, picking the perfect show to watch each night or binge over the weekend can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help you find the perfect show for your personality.
You need more strong women in your life
Imagine the media frenzy if a young woman made it to a Major League Baseball team. That’s the premise of “Pitch,” a new sports drama on FOX that follows Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) as she enters her rookie season with the San Diego Padres. After watching American women athletes completely dominate the Rio Olympics, both sports fans and fans of trailblazing women will find something to love here.
Thursday, Sept. 22 9 p.m. FOX
Believe it or not, it’s been 12 years since Carrie Bradshaw and her best girl friends were last on HBO. Sarah Jessica Parker returns to television this October with the much-anticipated new show ‘Divorce.’ But don’t expect to see a ‘SATC’ part deux. Parker plays a suburban mom who is ready to go to battle against her husband (Thomas Haden Church).
Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 p.m., HBO
The new Netflix drama about the reign of Elizabeth II is already worrying Buckingham Palace, if the British tabloids are to be believed. The first season of the reportedly $100 million drama takes place in 1947, when the 25-year-old Elizabeth (Claire Foy) ascends to the throne. She soon faces off with Winston Churchill as she takes the reigns of a post-war empire in decline.
Friday, Nov. 4, Netflix
‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’
What are you doing this Thanksgiving? If you’re a woman in your twenties or thirties it’s very likely that you are heading back to Stars Hollow, the bucolic, fictional Connecticut town made famous by the much-missed CW show ‘Gilmore Girls.’ Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino reunites with almost of her entire original cast for this four-part series.
Friday, Nov. 25, Netflix
You live for drama
Still thinking about the ‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson’? With ‘Case Closed’ CBS gives viewers an inside look at the murder of JonBenet Ramsey (a.k.a. the other case Americans obsessed over during the 90s.)
Sunday, September 18, 8:30 pm CBS
Do you remember learning in social studies about how one member of the President’s Cabinet always has to skip the State of the Union in case of a terrorist attack? Kiefer Sutherland plays Housing Secretary Tom Kirkman, the designated survivor who is quickly sworn in as Commander in Chief after an explosion claims the lives of almost everyone in our government.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10 p.m. ABC
This buzzy new legal drama is set to take over ‘Scandal’s old time slot on Thursdays. Daniel Sunjata’s attorney for troubled stars is based on real-life lawyer Mark Geragos, while 'Coyote Ugly' star Piper Perabo plays a TV news producer based on former ‘Larry King Live’ producer Wendy Walker.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. ABC
Angela Rance (Academy Award winner Geena Davis) senses that a demonic presence is threatening her family from inside their home. She quickly enlists two priests with very different approaches to the supernatural for help.
Friday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m. FOX
‘This Is Us’
If you’re a fan of beautiful thirty-somethings dealing with their problems, ‘This Is Us’ is the show for you. Fans of ‘Parenthood’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ may soon have a new favorite.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10 p.m. NBC
Ready to watch Hugh Laurie play a dysfunctional doctor with a prickly personality? No, this isn’t a ‘House’ revival. Instead, Laurie portrays a neuropsychologist who becomes the enemy of a corrupt San Francisco police detective (who also not-so-coincidentally is the husband of one of Laurie’s beautiful and troubled patients.)
Wednesday, Oct. 19, Hulu
‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’
Fans of ‘Dr. Who’ and all things quirky and British will love ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,’ which is based on the novels of the same name by Douglas Adams. Elijah Wood plays Todd, Gently’s agitated assistant who firmly rejects all comparisons to Sherlock Holmes’ Dr. Watson.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 p.m. BBC America
You need a good laugh
We’re firmly in “the more Minnie Driver, the better” camp, so we were thrilled at the news that the ‘Good Will Hunting’ star would be headlining a new sitcom. Here she plays a smart and devoted mom determined to ensure her teenage son with cerebral palsy gets the rights and care he deserves.
Wednesday, Sept 21, 8:30 p.m. ABC
‘The Good Place’
The good place of this show’s title refers, of course, to heaven. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is stunned to discover she’s entered the afterlife after being mistaken for someone else who is much more noble. Ted Danson is on hand as Michael, Eleanor’s mentor and spiritual guide.
Monday, Sept. 19, 10 p.m. NBC
‘Kevin Can Wait’
‘King of Queens’ star Kevin James returns to television with ‘Kevin Can Wait,’ where he plays newly-retired police officer who finds there really is such a thing as too much family time.
Monday, Sept. 19, 8:30 pm, CBS
‘Mike and Molly’ veteran Katy Mixon plays a self-described ‘average mom’ who attempts to dodge the catty mothers of the tony suburb of Westport, CT while trying to make sure her kids don’t turn out too bratty.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8:30 pm, ABC
Issa Rae first burst onto the pop culture scene with her hit web series ‘Awkward Black Girl,’ whose famous fans included Shonda Rhimes. Rae makes the jump to TV this fall with ‘Insecure,’ a new show about female friendship and, well, awkwardness. Former Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore is among the show’s producers.
Sunday, October 9, 10:30 p.m. HBO
‘Haters Back Off’
Like Issa Rae, Colleen Ballinger is using her considerable YouTube fame to launch a new show. “Haters Back Off” is named after a favorite mantra of Ballinger’s signature character Miranda Sings, a quirky, sublimely untalented singer who is determined to find fame.
Friday, Oct 14, Netflix
You really, really love the 80s
All things old eventually become new again, as CBS’ ‘MacGyver’ remake proves this fall. No word on if star Lucas Till will have a Swiss Army knife handy, but imagine what he’ll be able to do with a smartphone and wifi access.
Friday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. CBS
Clayne Crawford plays Martin Riggs, the former Texas cop who moves to Los Angeles to start over in this new series based on the movie franchise made famous by Mel Gibson. Damon Wayans Sr. takes over Danny Glover’s role as Roger Murtaugh, the grizzled LAPD detective Riggs is partnered with.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. FOX