New Shows Airing This Fall That Are a Must Watch

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With autumn upon us and the temperatures outside falling, we’ll be spending more and more time inside. Thankfully, we’ll have a lot of great TV to keep us company. While there are plenty of great shows returning this fall, just like every other year, there are also many new shows premiering. While all these shows are untested, it’s clear that some will be more worth checking out than others. Clear some space on your DVR (or clear up your queue), because these are going to be the new shows you’ll want to make time for.

Midnight, Texas

Need a little paranormal activity in your life? Looking to fill the hole that True Blood left? Midnight, Texas is your answer. The show, which is based on a series of books by True Blood author Charlaine Harris, premieres on NBC later this year. The series is set in a town called Midnight, which is populated by witches, vampires, werewolves, biker gangs, psychics, and more. And of course, there’s going to be a little romance. Think of it as the ultimate paranormal mashup.

Son of Zorn

This show sounds so ridiculous that, even if it’s a total flop, it’s worth checking out on the basis that there’s nothing else like it on TV. A hybrid of live action and animation, Son of Zorn follows Zorn, a cartoon He-Man-like character who returns to his home California after spending years away battling evil. The show follows him as he tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and son while making his way through fish-out-of-water situations, like holding down a 9-to-5 office job. The show, which premieres on Fox on September 25, is produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the two minds behind the hit film, The Lego Movie.


With Game of Thrones wrapping up in a couple of years, HBO needs a new frontrunner in its lineup to keep people subscribed to its network. Could Westworld be it? The dark sci-fi show is a remake of the 1973 film and follows the mysterious goings-on at a Wild-West-themed theme park, with a twist: the park is populated by robots. If it all sounds a little too far-out for you, keep in mind the star power this show is bringing. It’ll include actors Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, and it’s being helmed by JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. Look out for Westworld on October 2.

Marvel’s Luke Cage

If you liked Daredevil and Jessica Jones, you’re going to want to watch Luke Cage, the newest offering from Marvel and Netflix. The show follows the titular character, who first appeared in Jessica Jones, as he branches out and faces his own battles. If you’ve been following all the Marvel/Netflix shows, you’ll be happy to know that, along with a fourth series following Iron Fist, there will soon be a crossover miniseries, The Defenders, which brings all four heroes together. Like all Netflix shows, the entire season of Luke Cage will drop on September 30 – hope you have that weekend cleared.

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