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9 Must-watch series premiering this fall

Here's how to navigate this year's new shows.

Every year, the television landscape becomes more dense — and this year is no different. This fall is jam packed with new series that play with nostalgia, the superhero genre and your funny bone. Here are a few of them to look forward to.

LIVING IN THE PAST
Nostalgia is in this year, big time. This fall promises a slew of reboots, rehashes and blasts from the past.

“Star Trek: Discovery” (CBS)
Premieres September 24, 8:30p.m.

CBS is betting big that you haven’t tired of the Star Trek universe — namely, the cinematic version helmed by high-key zaddy Chris Pine. “Discovery” will be a new take on Star Trek’s tried and true formula, with new ships, new missions and a delightfully diverse group of characters.

“Will & Grace” (NBC)
Premieres September 28, 9 p.m.

In times of crisis, our country often turns to nostalgia — the thought that things were better then. Which is why Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are coming back to NBC. The revival, which has already been picked up for a second season, will ignore the previous season finale, and see our protagonists older and non-the-wiser. How’s that for progress?

“Dynasty” (The CW)
Premieres October 11, 9 p.m.

Dust off your shoulder pads, because “Dynasty” is coming back. Even better? It’s being helmed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the duo behind well-loved teen dramas like “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl.” So while there may technically not be a need to revisit the Carringtons and the Colbys, it promises to be a deliciously good time.<

SUPERHERO OVERLOAD
For the last few years, the CW has had an impressive roster of hour-long superhero dramas. But this fall, ABC and Hulu are giving them a run for their money.

“Marvel’s Inhumans” (ABC)
Premieres September 29, 8 p.m.

You wanted another yet another series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, didn’t you? “Inhumans” — based on comics of the same name — will follow the Inhumans Royal Family as they escape to Hawaii where they’re tasked with saving themselves — and the world. You know, same old.

“Future Man” (Hulu)
Premieres November 14

Helmed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (the team behind “Preacher” and “Pineapple Express”) this Hulu series will see a janitor by day, world-ranked gamer by night — delightfully played by Josh Hutchinson — tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity. There’s time travel! And Eliza Coupe! It’ll be a hilarious whirlwind.

“Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu)
Premieres November 21

Wait, you did say more Marvel, right? Joshua Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are busy, having created this series and “Dynasty.” “Runaways” will follow six teenagers from a variety of backgrounds unite against their supervillain parents, aptly called the Pride. If the series can pull off some “Misfits” like shenanigans, Hulu might just get away with the Marvel overload.

TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE

Is comedy more your thing? This fall has you set with a variety of shows that will give you laugh induced bellyaches: From sitcoms to talk shows and everywhere in between.

“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
Premieres October 24, 10:30 p.m.

Amy Sedaris has long been a fan of crafts. Now, she’s bringing crafts and sketch together with “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” which will see her play a bevy of characters — from a “hobo” to an “international wine lady.” And with guest from Stephen Colbert to Jane Krakowski, it promises to be a good time.

“White Famous” (Showtime)
Premieres October 15, 10 p.m.

A series starring Jay Pharoah, and executive produced by Jamie Foxx? Yes please. Based on Foxx’s experiences, “White Famous” will follow Pharoah’s Floyd Mooney, a young Black comedian whose star is on the rise. Only problem, he has to navigate stardom — and his own identity — while trying to be “white famous.” It could go awry, but this show could also be very, very good.

“I Love You, America” (Hulu)
Premieres October 12

Sarah Silverman is coming to Hulu next month with a variety show that will cover comedy, politics and — you got it — love. “what is really important is that it will be funny and silly and aggressively dumb,” Silverman said this July. “which is my favorite kind of comedy.” Could “I Love You, America” be what the world needs now?

 
 
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