8 New Shows to Watch This Season
Z Nation (premieres September 12 in the US on Syfy). Here's something to keep you occupied while waiting for The Walking Dead. Both shows are about the zombie apocalypse aftermath, but on Z Nation, there's hope in a guy who survived a zombie bite. Or maybe not—according to the synopsis, the survivor "hides a dark secret that threatens them all." So maybe it was just a mosquito bite? JK.
Red Band Society (premieres September 17 in the US on Fox). On the heels of The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay comes a new player in the sicktopia world. Red Band Society is about a group of misfits confined in an LA hospital. The dark comedy is like a typical show about high school with its archetypal queen bee, jock, outsider, etc.—if high school required a life-threatening illness upon enrollment.
Gotham (premieres September 22 in the US on Fox). Holy (baby) Batman! (Sorry.) Gotham is an origin tale that puts the spotlight on James Gordon before he was the famous commissioner. As a newly minted detective, he meets 12-year-old Bruce Wayne, who has just lost his parents to a brutal murder. The prequel also features Batman's foes when they were BBs like Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Penguin, The Riddler, The Joker, and Two-Face.
Selfie (premieres September 30 in the US on ABC). Loosely based on My Fair Lady, it's about Insta-famous Eliza Dooley, who hires marketing guru Henry Higenbottam to revamp her image after an embarrassing video of her goes viral. Doctor Who's Karen Gillan stars—sans her lovely Scottish accent—with Star Trek's John Cho.
Manhattan Love Story (premieres September 30 in the US on ABC). Analeigh Tipton, the biggest star that America’s Next Top Model has ever produced, now has a TV show of her own. Manhattan Love Story explores the inner thoughts of a guy and a girl who have just started dating.
A to Z (premieres October 2 in the US on NBC, soon on ETC). This new rom-com tells the story of Andrew and Zelda’s relationship from, well, A to Z. It’s like How I Met Your Mother x (500) Days of Summer—you’ve got the hopeless romantic, the quirky pragmatic, the bickering friends, the steady narrator, the fairytale-like gimmick and tone, plus the actual mother from HIMYM who’s playing Zelda!
The Flash (premieres October 7 in the US on The CW, soon on ETC). Unless you’ve been in a coma like Barry Allen, you probably know that the pilot of the Arrow spin-off leaked months in advance. Even so, I’m still super excited for this superhero’s story to officially start!
Constantine (premieres October 24 in the US on NBC). On to a different kind of hero, demon hunter John Constantine has quit fighting the good fight after his soul was literally damned to hell. But he reluctantly goes back to his day job when the daughter of one of his oldest friends becomes a demon target. Based on the comic book series Hellblazer, this new show looks very creepy and interesting.
More shows like iZombie and Agent Carter coming your way in the Jan-Feb midseason!