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This fall: 10 hit shows with new episodes

Fall, the time of year when Tucson’s blistering heat begins to wane, the leaves change color elsewhere and new and returning shows grace our television screens once again.

Starting this Monday, there will be many premieres showing up on screen, and the Daily Wildcat is here to describe some of America’s favorites so that you don’t miss a beat.

“Dancing with the Stars”

This reality show in which professional dancers are paired with football stars, singers, actors and other celebrities, will premiere at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 on ABC. Celebrities such as Debbie Gibson, Frankie Muniz and Nick Lachey will be a part of season 25’s cast.

“Gotham”

Bruce Wayne’s hometown before it knew Batman. This crime drama offers its audience more backstory into the Batman storyline for characters such as James Gordon, Oswald Cobblepot and Selina Kyle. The show also features a young Bruce Wayne grieving the loss of his parents. Season four of “Gotham” premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 on FOX.

“Transparent”

This Golden Globe award-winning series centers around a family that must learn to accept their father’s transition from male to a female. Featuring themes like family difficulties and Jewish tradition, this series’ fourth season is set to premiere on Friday, Sept. 22 on Amazon.

“The Big Bang Theory”

The awkward geniuses we all love are back for an 11th season. This sitcom revolves around a group of friends, most of them with careers in the sciences, as they humorously find their way through work, life, love and everything in between. This hit comedy is set to premiere at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 on CBS. Bazinga!

“The Good Doctor”

One of fall’s up-and-coming shows, this drama is about an intelligent surgeon with autism. The show’s creator, David Shore, alongside Daniel Dae Kim of “Hawaii Five-O” and “Lost”, adapted this show from a South Korean series. “The Good Doctor” premieres at 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 on ABC.

“Me, Myself, and I”

Another newcomer to the fall lineup, this single-camera comedy will focus on a man in different periods of his life. We will see glimpses of the man in the present, future and past. See a life portrayed outside the boundaries of time beginning at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 on CBS.

“Young Sheldon”

Chuck Lorre is introducing us to a younger version of the well-known Sheldon Cooper in this “Big Bang Theory” spin-off. We will see Sheldon in his childhood home of the Lone Star State, and we’ll no doubt be laughing our asses off, just as we do with the present-day Sheldon Cooper onscreen. “Young Sheldon” airs Monday, Sept. 25 on CBS.

“The Blacklist”

This crime thriller follows a man named Raymond “Red” Reddington, played by James Spader, a criminal that surrenders himself to the FBI after evading arrest for decades. In exchange for immunity, Reddington offers the FBI a list of high-profile criminals he has compiled over the years detailing their operations. “The Blacklist” is back for a fifth season, set to premiere at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 on NBC.

“The Goldbergs”

This sitcom takes place in the days of “Miami Vice”, leg warmers and Jane Fonda workout videos, or in other words, the 80s. The series focuses on the Goldberg family in Pennsylvania, told from the perspective of Adam, played by Sean Giambrone, who often tapes the family's daily activities with his video camera. The show is loosely based on the show runner’s childhood and often features real video footage at each episode’s conclusion. The Goldbergs and all things neon will be back for a fifth season starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 on ABC.

“Lethal Weapon”

The dynamic duo of Roger Murtaugh and Martin Riggs are back to raise some hell for season two of this smash-hit drama. Based upon the “Lethal Weapon” film series, this show is set in the present day and has so far fulfilled our expectations and more with epic car chases, shootouts, and Riggs’ crazy antics, much to Murtaugh’s chagrin. “Lethal Weapon” premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, on FOX.

“Blue Bloods”

This police procedural revolves around a crime-fighting family, the Reagans, in modern-day New York City. The patriarch is the Police Commissioner, played by veteran actor Tom Selleck, and his three children are police officers and an Assistant District Attorney, respectively. They’ll be taking on crime in the Big Apple once again beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 on CBS.

“Will and Grace”

The beloved comedy that went off the air after eight seasons in 2006 has been revived and returns with 16 episodes in waiting. Will, played by Eric McCormack, is a gay attorney and Grace, played by Debra Messing, is an eccentric interior designer, and despite all odds they are inseparable best friends. The revival features these two alongside co-stars Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally with their characters set in the present day. The show begins at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 on NBC.

Of course, these aren’t all the shows in the fall season’s TV show line-up, but they’re enough to get you started. In between study sessions, find the time to continue watching your favorite shows or discover new ones. Happy watching!


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