Set your DVR: The 11 television shows you’ll want to watch this Fall

Fall is fast approaching, and back to school is around the corner. It is, for me, the best time of year. The days are getting cooler,  the leaves will start to change soon, and the family will go to pick apples. However, since being a child, the Fall television premieres have been the most anticipated part.

2015 Fall Television

It probably has not been since the days of television shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, and The Incredible Hulk (I’m really dating myself here) that have have been so excited about the television Fall Premiere season. 

The new Fall season provides a strong schedule of entertainment.  As you can see, my recommendations will not be for everyone. I’m a big fan of action-adventure, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Throw in a couple shows to watch with the kids, and we have a full plate.

What will YOU be watching? Share your favorite television shows in the comments.

“Supergirl” (CBS) — Monday, October 26th @ 8:30 p.m.

Supergirl is the first on my list, but I don’t have much faith in it, but I do have hope. I added it to my list because I want it to be awesome. DC Comics looks to be weaving the storyline into the same universe as the Superman movie, and the future Justice League movies. I’m really hoping it will not be as corny as the previews make it look.

“The Muppets” (ABC) — Tuesday, Sept 22nd @ 8 p.m.

I was just turning 6 years old when The Muppet Show first aired. It was absolutely a favorite, and I expect the new television show to be a great time for the family.

The show will follow the day-to-day duties of the The Muppets during production of Up Late with Miss Piggy, a fictional late-night talk show starring Miss Piggy on the ABC network following Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“The Flash” (The CW) — Tuesday, Oct 6th @ 8 p.m.

Initially, I was not a big fan of The Flash. The television show quickly turned me around.  It is set in the same universe as the Arrow television series, but not Supergirl or the DC Comic movies, which is a shame.

The Flash is the story, based on the DC Comic, of a Central City assistant police forensic investigator named Barry Allen. After an accident, which leave Allen in coma for nine months, he gains the power of superhuman speed. Allen soon discovers that he is not the only one who was changed, and begins to use his new power to protect others from the violence of “metahuman” criminals.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)  — Tuesday, Sept 29th @ 9 p.m.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I almost gave up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but last season pulled me back. The show is, of course, set in The Avengers movie universe, which is awesome.  It kinda give you the 411 on what is going on in the time between films. I just wished they could pull bigger characters from the movies for guest appearances.

“Arrow” (The CW) — Wednesday, Oct 7th @ 8 p.m.

The-Arrow (The CW)

Last season’s finale ended in such a way that I thought the series was completely ending. Thank goodness there was a look ahead at the end of the show. I can’t wait to see how they plan on doing things.

The series takes a somewhat realistic look at the Green Arrow character, as well as other characters from the DC Comics universe. It heavily focuses on the humanity of Oliver Queen, using flashback scenes, and how he was changed by time spent shipwrecked on an island.

“American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX) — Wednesday, Oct 7th @ 10 p.m.

American Horror Story is simply one of the most innovative shows on television. If you are not watching it, you should be. You can watch the past seasons at your leisure, each is a stand alone story. I never expected a television program, outside the premium channels, to pull off true horror, but they do it.

“Heroes Reborn” (NBC) — Thursday, Sept 24th @ 8 p.m.

The original Heroes television program lasted 4 seasons, but it felt a lot shorter. Heroes Reborn attempts to recapture the essence that made the original series’ first season popular. I think it will be a tough, but I am excited nonetheless.

The new show is only a 13 episode miniseries and, while not specifically about the old characters, does look to want to tie up loose ends from the old show. I believe the original heavily borrowed  from Marvel’s X-Men, but I give it a pass.

Doctor Who (BBC America) — Saturday, Sept 19th @ 9 p.m.

Doctor Who is a British science fiction franchise that has existed, in many forms, sinces 1963: television series, comics, radio serials, and novels.  If you are not a fan, you should be.

Doctor Who follows the adventures a renegade Time Lord, from the planet Gallifrey, who only uses the name “The Doctor”. In his stolen time machine, disguised as a blue  British Police box due to a malfunction, and often with human companions, he travels through space and time fighting evil with a “sonic screwdriver.”

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” (Starz) — Saturday, Oct 31st @ 9 p.m.

“This is my boomstick!”

As with many fans of the Evil Dead franchise, I have been waiting for a real Ash comeback for a while. We have been promised movies, such as Ash vs. Freddy vs. Jason. We have seen Ash in the comics via titles such as Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness.  The new series is exactly what I have been waiting for.

The show is set 30 years after the events of the movie Army of Darkness, and continues the story after the film trilogy. The Deadite plague once again threatens to destroy all of mankind, and our hero is again forced to face his demons.

“Once Upon a Time” (ABC) — Sunday, Sept 27th @ 8 p.m.

Once Upon a Time is another television show I initially resisted. The idea of another retelling of fairy tale stories was not something I wanted to buy into. However, the series has been good. Not every season’s story arc has been the best, but it has been fun for the family to watch.

The show takes place in the fictional seaside town in Maine, whose residents are fairy tale characters who are transported to a “real world,” initially having been robbed of their memories by a powerful curse.

“The Walking Dead” (AMC) — Sunday, Oct 11th @ 9 p.m.

If you’re not watching this, you are seriously missing out on some great television. Even if you don’t enjoy the zombie genre, I can almost guarantee you will love The Walking Dead. This program has single-handedly ushered in a new Golden Age of Television.

Adapted from the comic book of the same name. The Walking Dead follows a group survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse. Together they attempt to survive and adapt to their new world, where humans are often more dangerous than the zombies.

 What happened to Friday night?

I noticed after creating my list, I had no Friday night recommendations. I’m a family guy, I have nowhere to be on Fridays. How could I miss this one night?

Frankly, there was nothing I was willing to put my full recommendation behind. However, I do have a couple Honorable Mentions.

Last Man Standing (ABC) — Friday @ 8 p.m. — The show is good family entertainment. Tim Allen and Nancy Travis have good chemistry, and the show has good values for family watching. However, the show kinda feels like you are watching old reruns of Home Improvement.

Grimm (NBC) — Friday @ 9 p.m. — This was at one time on my Top 10 viewing list. However, the show has jumped the shark a bit in an attempt to stay fresh. The show is still watchable.

Personally, I don’t have time to watch most of my favorite shows during the week, and use Friday nights to catch up on the DVR. What about you?

What will YOU be watching? Share your favorite television shows in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Set your DVR: The 11 television shows you’ll want to watch this Fall

  • August 28, 2015 at 11:55 am
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    Will Sheldon Cooper guest on The Flash?! Nice post!

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