Not every new show the network rolls out in the fall is going to be a winner, so we've put together a list of must watch new and returning shows to ensure your best viewing options for fall 2017.
There is a little bit of everything here from comedy to drama to fantasy to romance.
Check out the list below and prepare for a wonderful fall of television!
The Deuce - HBO
Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal head an impressive cast recreating the birth of pornography in the US from the time it just a few hookers being filmed for minutes long films for use in machines and sold in brown paper bags in the early '70s to the explosive billion dollar business it settled into in the mid-'80s. It's gritty, raw and rich with tight, brutal and emotional performances. Sundays at 10 on HBO.
Once Upon a Time - ABC
With the first book of Once Upon a Time essentially closed, the first chapter of the second book will open years later in Henry's young adulthood. Early indications were many of the characters we knew and loved would be gone for good, but as time grows closer to the premiere, news is beginning to round out with a few more familiar faces. Nonetheless, it's not very often this kind of age progression occurs on a primetime series, so it should be exciting for those who have always wondered what Henry's life would look like once upon a time...New night and time. Fridays at 8/7c on ABC
SWAT - CBS
Shemar Moore flew from the nest on Criminal Minds, much to fans' dismay, but where he landed is as the lead on SWAT, and it was a very good move. SWAT was my favorite pilot because it has a bit of everything. Instead of just portraying a SWAT team raiding this and that week by week, the pilot sets up what could be a very timely social narrative for the series going forward. If the show balances the two sides of itself well, even without the cast it could ride easily to CBS's hottest commodity. Such that it is, in addition to Moore, it sports social media experts Kenny Johnson and Jay Harrington, so SWAT will be on everyone's radar. Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS
Riverdale - The CW
One of the biggest cliffhangers of last season was whether or not Fred Andrews died as a result of the shooting at Pop's. With the trailers for Riverdale Season 2 showing a blood-soaked Archie who appears out of control, frightened and out for revenge, this is one we cannot miss. The addition of Veronica's father to the cast and Betty's involvement with the overarching mystery has us salivating with anticipation for Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
Ten Days In the Valley - ABC
Kyra Sedgwick stars in this thriller about a woman who writes for a television show a whole lot like the ones we like to watch. She's a single mother struggling to spend time with her daughter while meeting the pressures of steep deadlines on a hit series. When her daughter goes missing, her real life and what she's written suddenly seem too similar to dismiss. Sedgwick isn't a TV Fanatic favorite for nothing, and this one is emotional and gripping right from the start. It saps the energy from your bones. Sundays at 10/9c on ABC
The Good Place - NBC
The Good Place stunned the faithful by switching heaven on its ear on the finale of Season 1. Michael had camouflaged the bad place to look good for the less evil souls that made their way down there and they were far more shaken to learn their fate than Eleanor was to discover she had been trying to be good for nothing at all. Michael is shaking it all up again for Season 2, but once Eleanor's eyes are opened, will she ever be fully deceived again? Michael might be in for a surprise of his own. Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC
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