It's August, and that means new seasons of our favorite shows are just around the corner. The fall season will also bring us brand-new series, so it can be hard to keep track of everything.

This guide will help you keep everything straight — with an overview of what's coming to your television set, in addition to a few suggestions about genre TV series that just might become the must-watch hits of the season.

Of course, these recommendations cover the highly anticipated shows Fear The Walking Dead and Supergirl, as well as the return of old favorites like The Walking Dead, Z Nation (because who doesn't love competing zombie series?), Doctor Who, Gotham, Arrow and The Flash.

Here's our preview for your fall television viewing pleasure:

August 16

Show Me A Hero (HBO)

August 22

Blunt Talk (Starz)

Survivor's Remorse (Starz)

August 23


Fear The Walking Dead (AMC)

What was the zombie apocalypse before the zombies overran America's cities? This is the question that gets answered in The Walking Dead spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead. Although there still isn't much information out about this new series, what we do know is that it takes place closer to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse — which lends itself to a different kind of storytelling.

August 25

Public Morals (TNT)

September 10

Sunday Night Football (NBC)

September 11

Z Nation (Syfy)

September 15

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC)

September 17

Thursday Night Football (CBS)

September 19

Doctor Who (BBC America)

September 21

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Gotham (Fox)

The Voice (NBC)

Life in Pieces (CBS)

Scorpion (CBS)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Castle (ABC)

Blindspot (NBC)


Minority Report (Fox)

Tapping into the success of the 2002 sci-fi movie, the Minority Report television series focuses more on the precogs: the people who can see the future. Combine that with all the cool technology from the film, and this series could become the next big hit. Of course, it's sci-fi on Fox, so tread with care. Hopefully, this one won't get really good, only to be yanked from the network's lineup.

September 22


Scream Queens (Fox)

Fresh Off The Boat (ABC)

Dancing With the Stars: Results Show (ABC)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Limitless (CBS)


The Muppets (ABC)

Let's face it: the return of The Muppets brings back the best part of many television viewers' childhoods, and the best part is that it's a show you can sit down and watch with your family every week.

"It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights."

September 23

The Middle (ABC)

Survivor (CBS)

Rosewood (Fox)

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)

The Goldbergs (ABC)

Modern Family (ABC)

Empire (Fox)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

Black-ish (ABC)

Nashville (ABC)

September 24

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Scandal (ABC)

The Blacklist (NBC)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

The Player (NBC)

Must Watch: 

Heroes Reborn (NBC)

Although the original Heroes didn't fare so well by its last season on NBC, Heroes Reborn promises to bring back the joy viewers felt watching Season 1. Remember when the most important thing was to save the cheerleader? Even better is that this is just a mini-series: with a short series like this, writers have a good sense of where the story is going. That said, if the mini-series does well, it's likely that NBC could order a full season for next year. This one features a lot of old favorites combined with some new heroes — and it's a good bet that this time, it will work.

September 25

Last Man Standing (ABC)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Blue Bloods (CBS)

September 26

48 Hours (CBS)

September 27

60 Minutes (CBS)

Bob's Burgers (Fox)

Once Upon A Time (ABC)

The Simpsons (Fox)

Brooklyn-Nine-Nine (Fox)

Blood & Oil (ABC)


Family Guy (Fox)

The Last Man on Earth (Fox)

Quantico (ABC)

September 29

Grandfathered (Fox)

The Grinder (Fox)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

Beyond the Tank (ABC)

September 30

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Code Black (CBS)

Chicago P.D. (NBC)

October 1

Bones  (Fox)

Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

October 2

Dr. Ken (ABC)

October 4

Madame Secretary (CBS)

The Good Wife (CBS)

CSI: Cyber (CBS)

The Leftovers (HBO)

The Affair (Showtime)

October 6

The Flash (The CW)

iZombie (The CW)

October 7

Arrow (The CW)

Supernatural (The CW)

October 8

The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

The Originals (The CW)

Haven (Syfy)

October 9

Undateable (NBC)

Reign (The CW)

October 10

The Last Kingdom (BBC America)

October 11

The Walking Dead (AMC)

October 13

Chicago Fire  (NBC)

Manhattan (WGN)

October 16

People Are Talking (NBC)

October 19

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Jane the Virgin (The CW)

October 24

DaVinci's Demons (Starz)

October 26


Supergirl (CBS) 

Although CBS isn't known for its genre shows, the network is taking a huge leap with Supergirl, which tells the story of Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, as she makes a life for herself as a young woman, having to deal with that life getting more complicated, thanks to her superpowers. This show will also be the only superhero-based TV series on the air featuring a female lead, so let's hope that CBS gets it right.

October 27

Wicked City (ABC)

October 30

Grimm (NBC)

October 31


Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)

Bruce Campbell returns as Ash in this new series based on the cult horror movie series The Evil Dead. In other words, if you ever needed an excuse to subscribe to Starz, here it is. The show promises all the classic blood and gore we expect, along with the humor that made the films so fun to watch.

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