Fall TV Shows

Jeff Lechner

With the summer television season in full swing and several shows either just starting their season or finishing up, it may be a good time to look ahead at what will be on this fall.

So far it looks like it will be a pretty full lineup with many new shows debuting along with the return of existing shows. However, there are also several shows that will not be returning because the series either ended or was canceled. Here are some highlights of new and returning shows for this fall on the major networks, as well as a brief description of some of the new shows.


“Selfie” — New

This stars Karen Gillan and is loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” but it is set in the world of social media. “Selfie” will air Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.

“Castle,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Agents of Shield” are some of the shows set to return to the air in the fall.


“NCIS: New Orleans” — New

“NCIS: New Orleans” is the second spin-off series of “NCIS” and will follow a new team as they solve crimes in New Orleans.

“The Odd Couple” — New

This show will be based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon and a remake of the 1970-1975 and 1982-1983 series. It will star Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as two polar opposite roommates. It will air in September.

Along with other shows, “NCIS,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Elementary” will each be returning for a new season.


“The Flash” — New

“The Flash” will be based on the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash character, a costumed superhero crime fighter from DC Comics. It is a spin-off of “Arrow” and exists in the same universe. It premieres Oct. 7. 

“iZombie” — New

“iZombie” is a loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.

“Arrow,” “Supernatural,” “The 100” and “The Originals” will all be returning to the air as well.


“Gotham” — New

“Gotham” is based on DC Comics’ James Gordon and Bruce Wayne and will depict Gordon’s early years working for the Gotham police department, as well as the origins of several of Batman’s most well-known villains.

“Last Man on Earth” — New

Will Forte is the last human on Earth in the year 2022 who searches the entire country for any signs of other living humans after an unknown event wipes out the entire population of Earth.

Also on the docket for Fox’s lineup is the return of “Bob’s Burgers,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Following,” “New Girl” and “Sleepy Hollow.”


“Constantine” — New

“Constantine” is based off of the DC Comic of the same name and follows John Constantine, played by Matt Ryan, as he tries to protect humanity from supernatural threats. It will premiere Oct. 24 and is scheduled to air on Fridays.

“Emerald City” — New

“Emerald City” is a fantasy series based on the “Land of Oz” book series written by L. Frank Baum.

“The Blacklist,” “Hannibal,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Voice” and “Chicago Fire” are some of the shows set to return to the air in the fall.

These are just a few of the big new shows as well as some of the more popular returning series coming this fall, but there are many more. It seems like an exciting lineup and it’s shaping up to be a really good few months of television, which is good news for viewers.