Clear out your DVRs because it’s almost fall TV season. While we can’t wait for our favorite series to return to the small screen (hello, Scandal and The Good Wife), the lineup of new network shows has us even more excited to tune in come late September.
We’ve sifted through all of the fall premieres and compiled a list of our favorites to help you navigate the season. At the top of our list? Shonda Rhimes’s How to Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis as a no-nonsense criminal defense professor (pictured above), who finds herself entangled in a murder plot with a group of her law students. Other dramas that had us glued to the TV: The DC Comics show Gotham with Ben McKenzie as a young Commissioner Gordon, murder mystery Gracepoint, and White House thriller Madam Secretary, which stars Tea Leoni in the title role.
As for fall’s new comedies, the heavy hitters this year are the rom-coms. We cry-laughed during Marry Me, about a longtime couple (Casey Wilson and Ken Marino) on the road to marriage, and couldn’t wait for more episodes of the Rashida Jones-produced A to Z . We can’t forget Selfie, the modern take on My Fair Lady, starring up-and-comer Karen Gillan as social media-obsessed Eliza Dooley, who, with the help of her coworker (John Cho), hits the refresh button on her life.
Check out all the details on our favorite new TV shows, including can’t-miss premiere dates here:
1. How to Get Away with Murder (Thursday, Sept. 25, 10 p.m., ABC) Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes crafts a scintillating legal thriller following a Philly criminal defense professor (Davis) and her overzealous law students.
2. A to Z (Thursday, Oct. 2, 9:30 p.m., NBC)
Mad Men’s Ben Feldman as the fate-obsessed Andrew, who believes his match is no-nonsense lawyer Zelda (Cristin Milioti). She needs some convincing.
3. Gotham (Monday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., FOX)
Jada Pinkett Smith). Keep your eyes peeled for an adorably brooding preteen Bruce Wayne.
4. Gracepoint (Thursday, Oct. 2, 9 p.m., FOX)
5. Madam Secretary (Sunday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., CBS)
6. Marry Me (Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9 p.m., NBC)
7. Selfie (Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., ABC)
—With reporting by Tessa Trudeau