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12 Most Exciting TV Shows of the 2017-2018 Season


We’ve combed through the potpourri and picked the new broadcast shows we’re looking forward to most this fall (and beyond).

A.P. Bio

Coming soon to NBC

A.P. BIO -- Pilot -- Pictured: Glenn Howerton as Jack -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
(CREDIT: Ron Batzdorff/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.

Alex, Inc.

Coming midseason to ABC

Based on the podcast StartUp, this comedy follows Alex Schuman (Zach Braff) and his family as he quits his mundane job and starts his own business.

Black Lightning

Coming midseason to The CW

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.

The Brave

Coming Mondays at 10 PM on NBC

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

Coming midseason to CBS

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.

The Crossing

Coming midseason to ABC

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

Coming Mondays at 10 PM on ABC

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.

Life Sentence

Coming midseason to The CW

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.

Marvel’s Inhumans

Coming Fridays at 9 PM on ABC

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.

Young Sheldon

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.

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