Losing summer is a painful thing. No one is going to argue that point. But maybe some — if not all — of that pain can be taken away by the fact that the new television season is here. Some of you may roll your eyes and groan thinking about what dramas and comedies are coming your way, but we prefer to view the cup as half full, and there are a lot of new shows to look forward to, some of which actually seem very promising. Whether it's the broadcast networks, cable channels, or streaming services like Netflix, there's something for everyone.
The Big Bang Theory is TV's top-rated show, and now we're getting a prequel in the form of Young Sheldon. There are dramas like HBO's The Deuce starring James Franco, The Good Doctor in which Freddie Highmore plays an autistic surgeon, and Ten Days in the Valley, which marks Kyra Sedgwick's return to television. There are reboots (Dynasty, Ducktales, S.W.A.T.); no less than three U.S. Military shows (The Brave, SEAL Team, Valor); comedies that promise to bring something fresh to the table (Me, Myself and I, 9JKL, The Mayor); superheroes from Marvel Comics (Inhumans, The Gifted, Runaways, Big Hero 6, The Punisher); sci-fi (The Orville, Star Trek: Discovery, Future Man, Happy, Glitch), and perhaps, most excitedly, the return of old friends in the form of Will and Grace — which has already made such a splash that NBC renewed the show for a second season before it even debuted.
How many of these shows will still be around by the end of the season is anyone's guess, but to provide a look at what's what, we've pulled together the below guide to 43 series that will be premiering between now and November. Happy viewing!