The new fall television season is finally upon us!
There are a number of new shows premiering on network television and cable that deserve at least a first watch before we decide to continue on or not. And even though many say streaming dominates our watch time, there are always those shows that prove to be the exception (ahem, Abbott Elementary).
The 2022-2023 TV calendar has already been set, with new shows debuting across genres and channels, for the rest of the year and into next Spring.
In chronological order, here are 15 new shows in the 2022-2023 season that we’re looking forward to watching:
Originally set to premiere in the spring of the 2021-2022 season, Monarchcan basically be described as Fox’s answer to the hole left behind by the end ofEmpire and Nashville. Following a Country Music dynasty,Monarchis part entertainment industry drama, part family business drama.
Like the messy family politics ofHBO’sSuccession,Monarchwill follow a multi-generational approach. The matriarch and patriarch of the family are portrayed by Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins, Hollywood and Country Music royalty in their own right.
There’s sure to be family drama, a lot of secrets, and some messy backstabbing in this new series.
Monarchpremiered on September 11 and moves to its regular timeslot on Tuesday, September 20 at 9/8c.
2. Quantum Leap
Almost 30 years after the original series ended, Quantum Leap follows a new set of characters, tasked with uncovering more of the tech and the science around the disappearance of the original show’s lead character.
The quantum technology essentially allows the subject to body hop, and if previews are to be believed, time travel.
In a year where the multiverse theory has blown up across pop culture, it seems like an opportune moment for a sci-fi show like this to make a splash. It’s not 100% the same idea, but allowing our main characters to explore different bodies/realities gives it that same sort of escapism.
It’s been a while since a sci-fi high-concept show has really taken over the mainstream, so we’ll see if Quantum Leapcan both live up to the original, and win over the new crowd.
Quantum Leappremieres on Monday, September 19 at 10/9c on NBC.
3. The Rookie: Feds
The latest series to introduce a spinoff, via the backdoor pilot, is ABC’sThe Rookie.
The Nathan Fillion-led cop show introduced Niecy Nash’s character Simone Clark, in a pair of episodes during The RookieSeason 4. Nash is, you guessed it, another “unconventional” rookie, this time the oldest trainee at the FBI Academy.
The Rookie: Fedswill follow Nash’s character alongside other happenings at the Federal level. With a supporting cast of Britt Robertson and Kevin Zegers, along with Nash’s impeccable comedic chops, The Rookie: Fedsmight prompt me, a non-universe watcher, to join in on The RookieUniverse this year.
The Rookie: Fedspremieres Tuesday, September 27 at 10/9c on ABC.
4. So Help Me Todd
A new comedy for the 2022 season,So Help Me Toddstars the effortlessly charming Skylar Astin as the eponymous Todd, a private investigator that isn’t quite living up to his potential.
Marica Gay Harden plays Todd’s mother, a lawyer who wants her son to take a little more initiative in his career, and who just so happens to need a PI.
So Help Me Toddlooks to serve up another dose of family drama on-screen, but this time in a more buddy-comedy sort of way — you’d be surprised how funny the dynamic between an estranged mother and son duo can be.
Will Todd be a nepotism baby (his mom does get him a job after he seems to be arrested for a crime) that we root for or end up resenting by the end of So Help Me ToddSeason 1? I guess we’ll just have to tune in to find out.
So Help Me Toddpremieres on Thursday, September 29, at 9/8c on CBS.
5. Interview with the Vampire
It’s a big year for vampires on television! A stylistic opposite to the comedy of Reginald the Vampire, AMC’s Interview with the Vampireis a sexier, gothic horror drama.
The story is not a new one. Like vampires, Interview with the Vampire has already lived a long life.
First a popular book series from Anne Rice, it was adapted in the 90s into a cult-classic film starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Kirsten Dunst. Since then, it was also transformed into a set of comic books multiple times.
The setting of this novel is the early 1900s, so unlike most of the recent vampires in pop culture, this will also be a period piece. There’s something for everyone in this new series, so I’m sure it’ll be a winner for AMC.
Interview with the Vampire premieres on Sunday, October 2 at 10/9c AMC and AMC+.
6. Reginald the Vampire
Starring Jacob Batalon (Ned to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker) as Reginald (let’s be honest, that’s such a vampire name), Reginald the Vampireis the everyman’s vamp. Not all vampires can be hot, fit, and sparkly — enter Reggie.
He just wants the girl he likes to notice him, wants his bully manager to get off his back, and not disrupt the ancient vampire status quo.
The new comedy looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun on the Syfy network, with a new unlikely hero to root for.
Reginald the Vampirepremieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 10/9c on Syfy.
7. Alaska Daily
If there’s one thing that ABC Dramas are going to do, it makes you wistful for a rugged vacation. First with Montana in Big Sky, and now with the last frontier, Alaska, inAlaska Daily.
If Alaska Dailysounds like the name of a newspaper that’s because it’s supposed to. The series will follow Swank, a recently disgraced journalist who leaves the big city life of New York to find redemption at a daily paper in Alaska.
It’s yet to be determined if Alaska Dailywill be a worthy addition to the list of ABC’s hour-long dramas, but it’s almost guaranteed to make us all want to travel to a new state.
Alaska Dailypremieres on Thursday, October 6 at 10/9c on ABC.
8. Fire Country
The highly anticipated new CBS Drama Fire Country stars Max Thieriot (SEAL Team) as Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison release firefighting program in Northern California.
Fire Country follows Bode and other inmates, along with the elite firefighters they are paired with, to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region.
The series is inspired by Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California’s Fire Country. Fire Country also stars Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway, and Jules Latimer.
Fire Country premieres Friday, October 7th at 9/8c on CBS.
9. The Winchesters
There’s a lot of change allegedly coming to The CW, but not before the Supernaturalprequel,The Winchesterspremieres this fall. Told from the perspective of Dean Winchester, this addition to the universe of The CW’s longest-running show will follow Sam and Dean’ parents, John and Mary.
Part love story, part monster/demon-hunting drama, the series is set in the ’70s when John and Mary team up with other hunters to uncover answers about their families.
While Supernaturalfans will already sort of know where this story will take them, The CW is doing what it knows best and expanding its universe with a YA-skewing adventure.
The Winchesterspremieres on Tuesday, October 11 at 8/7c on The CW.
10. Lopez vs. Lopez
This one is for all the ’90s kids out there that grew up on Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite. Our guy, George Lopez, is back!
Mr. Lopez is doing what he does, best — the 30-minute sitcom. This time, his real-life daughter, Mayan Lopez, will be joining him. Hence, the title Lopez vs. Lopez.
The new series is described as “a working-class family comedy about dysfunction, reconnection, and all the pain and joy in between.” When you layer that with a pair of real father/daughter actors, it’s sure to have a poignant emotional punch.
I’m particularly excited to see some Hispanic representation in primetime this year! There have been hits and misses with the representation of the community, especially in a main broadcast slot, and this feels like another step in the right direction.
Lopez vs. Lopez premieres on Friday, November 4 at 8/7c on NBC
11. The Company You Keep
Sometimes broadcast networks hold back new series premieres until the winter to do us all a favor and not overload our senses with too many new offerings at once. One particular midseason debut I’m looking forward to is The Company You Keep.
Starring Milo Ventimiglia, who just finished his run on This is Us, the new ABC drama has him playing a con man looking to hang up his hat until a romantic encounter with an undercover CIA agent throws everything into a tizzy.
The first look photo released for this series has Milo looking like he’s in his 007 era, and there’s nothing like a little deception and espionage to get me hooked on a new show.
The Company You Keepwill premiere this midseason on ABC.
12. Not Dead Yet
Fans ofJane the Virgingather around, Gina Rodriguez is back in broadcast in another mid-season ABC debut, Not Dead Yet.
In a role that sounds quite similar to Jane Villanueva, Rodriguez will play Nell, a broke, single self-described disaster.
While trying to start over, and jump back to the career she left behind a decade ago, she lands the only job that will hire her — writing obituaries. She’ll have help of course, just in a non-traditional sense. The ghosts of her obituary subjects will be there to assist.
Even though the description sounds morbid, the series is listed as a comedy. If there are anything networks should learn from the success of CBS’s Ghosts, I guess it’s that hauntings can be kind of funny.
Not Dead Yetwill premiere this midseason on ABC.
A crime anthology, Accused is set to follow courtrooms without knowing the crime or why the defendant is on trial, and the story follows the point of view of the defendant.
Accused was given a straight-to-series order, which hints at the level of commitment the network has to this new show. It’s also particularly interesting as it seems like each episode will have a unique cast, giving the anthology an episode-by-episode structure rather than a season-by-season one.
Stars attached to the series right now include Rachel Bilson, Margo Martindale, Michael Chiklis, Whitney Cummings, Abigail Breslin, Aisha Dee, Lauren Ridloff, Megan Boone, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.
With that diversity of talent, I’m excited to see how this series turns out.
Accused premieres midseason on Fox.
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