Five TV shows you should watch this fall

Exciting new shows premiere, old favourites return

Stars from shows airing this fall.

The arrival of fall means we finally get to try out all the new shows coming to television and welcome our old favourites back into our lives. 

If you’re looking for some new shows to try, or returning shows to jump into, here are this TV season’s most exciting prospects.

God Friended Me, Sept. 30

No, this isn’t a joke, there really is a new dramedy coming to CBS called God Friended Me

The bizarre yet intriguing series centers on Miles, a vocal atheist played by Search Party’s Brandon Michael Hall, who is blessed with a Facebook friend request from a rather unexpected user: God. 

From this point on, Miles’ life begins to change in unexpected ways as he meets new people through strange twists of fate caused by his newest Facebook friend. 

God Friended Me also co-stars Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones and is sure to be a winning conversation starter. 

Manifest, Sept. 24

Do you miss the first few seasons of Lost—before it got insane? 

Enter Manifest, NBC’s new drama about a plane landing after what passengers believed to be a normal flight, only to be told they’d been missing for over five years.

As the people from the plane try to reintegrate into their lives following a five-year blind spot, they’re left with the mystery of figuring what happened to their flight and why it happened to them.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Oct. 12

Back for its fourth and final season, the musical rom-com dramedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, remains one of the most versatile and entertaining shows on television.

At the end of last season, protagonist Rebecca Bunch decided to take responsibility for her poor decisions—winding up in jail in the process. Based on the show’s past three seasons, we can presume things won’t go as planned for Rebecca. Expect some wacky, cringe-worthy, and hilarious antics.

You, Sept. 9

If you’ve spent the last six years looking for a terrifying, grown-up version of Gossip Girl, You is the show for you. 

Starring the Gossip Girl himself, Penn Badgley, You tells the creepy cautionary tale of what happens when free-spirit Beck (Elizabeth Lail) meets Joe Goldberg (Badgley) at a bookstore and he takes a unique interest in her. 

The first two episodes have already aired on Lifetime, and were packed with suspense and unexpected twists. If that doesn’t intrigue you, You also has a stellar cast, including John Stamos, Shay Mitchell and Kathryn Gallagher. 

Big Mouth, Oct. 5

If you’ve experienced the horror-show that is puberty and want to laugh about it, you should watch Netflix’s animated comedy Big Mouth

The first season, released last year, delivered plenty of laughs, cringes, and memories of middle school you’re now finally old enough to joke about. 

The first season ended with seventh grader Nick, voiced by Nick Kroll, meeting his very own “Hormone Monster,” also voiced by Kroll, which is sure to bring about a myriad of uncomfortable jokes as he joins his friends in puberty. 

Big Mouth is voiced by almost every comedy icon you can think of, including John Mulaney, Jason Mantzoukas, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph and Jordan Peele. 

If none of these shows interest you and you want to lean back on a reliable show from your youth, Grey’s Anatomy will be back for its 15th season on Sept. 27. 


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