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If You Liked:Blue Bloods
Never fear, another CBS family procedural is here! Edie Falco’s Abigail “Tommy” Thomas has just become Los Angeles’ first female chief of police. As a native New Yorker, does she have Frank Reagan’s number?
Tommy, Midseason, CBS
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If You Liked:The Following
Watch:Prodigal Son and Evil
The DNA of Kevin Bacon’s dark psychological drama lives on: In Prodigal Son, a criminal profiler (Tom Payne, aka The Walking Dead‘s Jesus) has the inside edge hunting serial killers because his dad (Michael Sheen) is one; in Evil, a forensic psychologist (Katja Herbers) helps a priest in training (Luke Cage‘sMike Colter) distinguish between the psychopathic and the possessed.
Prodigal Son, Fall 2019, Fox
Evil, Fall 2019, CBS
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If You Liked:Parenthood
When it comes to far-reaching family drama, the multigenerational Bravermans have nothingon Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow). The only child just found out she may have a slew of half siblings because her fertility doctor dad (Timothy Hutton) donated sperm to his patients. Parenthood‘s Jason Katims exec produces, so we’d keep the Kleenex handy.
Almost Family, Fall 2019, Fox
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If You Liked:Veronica Mars
The original scrappy young female detective is back as a recent high school grad (Kennedy McMann) embroiled in a twisty murder investigation. We hope her dad (Scott Wolf) is cool too.
Nancy Drew, Fall 2019, The CW
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If You Liked:The Good Place
What the fork does a comedy starring Kal Penn as a disgraced New York councilman teaching a group of aspiring American citizens have to do with our friends in the afterlife?! Well, Michael Schur is a producer on both shows — and like his sublime hit, this entry mixes heartfelt laughs with a deeper search for redemption.
Sunnyside, Fall 2019, NBC
TV viewers tend to know what they like.
So, what better way to decide which new shows to add to your schedule — especially considering how many there are now — than by looking at your past and current favorites.