We’ve combed through the potpourri and picked the new broadcast shows we’re looking forward to most this fall (and beyond).
Coming soon to NBC
A darkly funny college professor goes to work as a high school biology teacher after being cheated out of his dream job and imposes his unusual teaching style and uses his students to get revenge on those who wronged him.
Based on the DC comic, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) hasn’t donned his suit in years. But when his children get caught up in vigilantism and street gangs, he becomes Black Lightning once again to protect them.
A nuanced portrayal of our bravest military heroes as they fight physically and emotionally in dangerous missions that aren’t always black and white.
By the Book
Based on A.J. Jacobs’ bestseller The Year of Living Biblically, the show follows a man in the present who decides to live based on the teachings in the Bible.
A local sheriff with a troubled past, a federal agent, and a mother looking for her daughter drive this story about a small town suddenly inundated with refugees running from war. But they aren’t from another country – they’re from the U.S. 250 years in the future.
The Good Doctor
From the creator of House, a high-functioning autistic struggles to relate to people as he saves lives as a surgeon in a pediatric hospital.
A young woman (Lucy Hale) is diagnosed with terminal cancer and decides to “live like she was dying.” But when she learns that her diagnosis was a mistake, she now has to live with the consequences of her actions.
The eight-episode miniseries will focus on the Inhuman royal family as they fight to protect themselves.
Coming November 2 at 10 PM on CBS
Inspired by the 2003 film that was based on the TV show from the ’70s, this drama revolves around a native S.W.A.T. lieutenant (Shemar Moore) torn between love for the streets he grew up on and protecting his fellow officers while leading a special unit in Los Angeles.
Will and Grace
Coming Thursdays at 8 PM on NBC
Eleven years after the last episode, this hit show returns for a limited run with all of your favorite characters.
Coming September 25 at 8:30 PM on CBS
This Big Bang Theory prequel spin-off follows Sheldon (Iain Armitage) at the age of 9 as he goes to high school and lives with his family in East Texas.