Author: Jessica Sion
The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, sweaters are out and the pumpkin spice fever is rampant. Fall is fast approaching, which means all our favorite television series are back–and just in time, too.
[WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS AHEAD]
Shows returning this fall:
New Girl: Get ready for more hilarious romantic exploits with all loftmates single in the upcoming fourth season, including the newly broken-up Jess and Nick. Season four premieres Tuesday, September 16 at 9 p.m. on Fox, with beautiful scientist Kat (guest star Jessica Biel) giving Jess (Zooey Deschanel) a hard time as they compete for the best man in the season premiere’s wedding.
The Good Wife: The sixth season of this well-received drama will focus on Alicia’s big decision whether to run for State’s Attorney. With power shifting and pressure building, this season will feature several new actors, including veteran actor David Hyde Pierce. Season six of The Good Wife premieres Sunday, September 21 at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.
Parenthood: The show’s sixth and final season will answer many questions left at the end of last season, including Joel and Julia’s shaky marriage, Hank and Sarah’s budding relationship, and Amber’s pregnancy. The final season of Parenthood premieres Thursday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.
Modern Family: As always, we can be sure to expect another season’s worth of funny adventures, touching moments, and priceless Gloria-isms coming up this September. The sixth season of Modern Family will feature Mitch and Cam’s honeymoon, Alex’s search for college, a girlfriend for Manny, and guest star Adam DeVine making an appearance in at least six episodes as Haley’s newest love interest. The season premieres Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.
Grey’s Anatomy: What would fall premieres be without the glorious Shonda Rhimes? Tune in to ABC on Thursday nights for Shonda Rhimes’ back-to-back-to-back takeover, with Grey’s Anatomy at 8:00 p.m., Scandal at 9:00, and new series How to Get Away with Murder at 10:00. Season eleven of Grey’s Anatomy premieres Thursday, September 25. Grey’s Anatomy left off as we said a tearful goodbye to Christina Yang (Sandra Oh), discovered the secret love child of Ellis Grey and Richard Webber, and watched as Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) both became interested in the same, newly-vacant seat on the hospital’s board. How will it unfold?
Scandal: Last season ended with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) leaving Washington, D.C. and getting on a plane with Jake (Scott Foley), Pope’s dad guilty of murder, and another character about to die. The fourth season of Scandal will focus more on Abby and her backstory, with guest star Portia de Rossi joining the cast! Scandal premieres Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.
Other shows returning this Fall:Boardwalk Empire (Sunday 9/7 @ 9:00 p.m., HBO), The Mindy Project (Tuesday 9/16 @ 9:30 p.m., Fox), Big Bang Theory (Monday 9/22 @ 8:00 p.m., CBS), Homeland (Sunday 10/5 @ 9:00 p.m., Showtime), American Horror Story (Wednesday 10/8 @ 10:00 p.m., FX)
Keep an eye out for these new series:
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes’ newest series is a legal drama featuring the staggering, Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis (The Help) as the show’s fiercely serious law school professor. The series follows her and her students both in and outside the classroom as they become entangled in a murder investigation. The show premieres Thursday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.
Black-ish: Also new to ABC is the much-anticipated comedy Black-ish. This series follows man-of-the-house AndreJohnson (Anthony Anderson) as he struggles to establish a cultural identity for his wife and four children. This series explores fatherhood, assimilation, and culture in a tasteful, yet hilarious way, premiering Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.
Jane the Virgin: This series follows Jane (Gina Rodriguez), a pregnant virgin accidentally artificially inseminated by her gynecologist. With the father of her child her former crush and new boss, Jane must make a decision about whether or not to keep the baby. Watch this bizarre but endearingly original series, premiering on Monday, October 13 at 9:00 on CW.