The 10 Most Promising TV Shows of Fall 2015

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Fall Preview Editor's Choice

What's Fresh and New

Without fail, every fall season introduces new and promising shows. Some will succeed (or meet) ratings and fan expectations while others...will flop, fade and be forgotten.

Thankfully, TV Guide Magazine editors previewed all the shows in advance to help you choose (wisely) what to watch this season. Here are 10 shows that are notable as Editors' Choice picks for being the cream of the TV crop.

So get ready to set some viewing time aside.

For more inside looks at the fresh fall shows, visit our Fall Preview page.

The Bastard Executioner

The Story: A former slaughterman in 14th-century Wales tries to forget the past but finds himself being pulled back into his old life.

The Stars: Lee Jones (newcomer), Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)

Watch If You Also Like: Game of Thrones, Outlander, The Tudors

Network: FX

Premieres: Tues. Sept. 15, 10/9c

Read More: Battling for a Normal Life as a Welsh Warrior


The Story: A naked woman covered in mysterious tattoos is discovered in Times Square with no memories of her past. She teams up with an FBI agent (whose name was tattooed on her) and discovers she’s inked with images connected to future crimes.

The Stars: Jaimie Alexander (Thor movies), Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back)

Watch If You Also Like: The Blacklist, Prison Break, Homeland

Network: NBC

Premieres: Mon. Sept. 21, 10/9c,

Read More: Why Jaimie Alexander Is 'This Season's Biggest Badass'
The Muppets – Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy

The Muppets

The Story: The Muppets return to TV in a show-within-a-show concept. A docu-series follows the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a talk show called, Up Late With Miss Piggy.

The Stars: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear & Co., plus various celebrity guests

Watch If You Also Like: Jim Henson and every single Muppets movie that’s been made

Network: ABC

Premieres: Tues. Sept. 22, 8/7c

Read More: Crazy Comedy, Charm and A-List Celebs

Zachary Levi, Masi Oka
Adam Olszewski

Heroes Reborn

The Story: Events take place five years after the last Heroes, with Evolved Humans (EVOs) being blamed for a deadly attack in Odessa, Texas. In the aftermath, the lives of old and new characters intersect.

The Stars: Returning Heroes actors Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Jack Coleman and Sendhil Ramamurthy, plus Zachary Levi (Chuck)

Watch If You Also Like: Heroes, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Alphas

Network: NBC

Premieres: Thurs. Sept. 24, 8/7c

Read More: 7 Newbies Who May Have Superpowers
Quantico – Brian J. Smith, Johanna Braddy, Yasmine Al-Massri, Priyanka Chopra
ABC/Guy D'Alema


The Story: A rookie FBI agent is arrested for being the mastermind behind a terrorist attack on Grand Central Terminal in New York City. But time jumps between the past and present, revolving around a group of FBI recruits in training, slowly reveal the real suspect.

The Stars: Priyanka Chopra (newcomer), Aunjanue Ellis (NCIS: Los Angeles), Jake McLaughlin (Believe), Johanna Braddy (UnREAL), Graham Rogers (Revolution)

Watch If You Also Like: Graceland, True Detective, LOST

Network: ABC

Premieres: Sun. Sept. 27, 10/9c

Read More: A Who’s Who of FBI Agents and Their Hidden Agendas

Grandfathered cast - John Stamos, Josh Peck, Paget Brewster, Christina Milian


The Story: A lifelong bachelor discovers that he’s not only a father but also a grandfather…as his newfound son has a child as well.

The Stars: John Stamos (Full House), Josh Peck (Drake & Josh), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Christian Milian (East Los High)

Watch If You Also Like: Baby Daddy, Raising Hope, John Stamos himself

Network: FOX

Premieres: Tues. Sept. 29, 8/7c

Read More: John Stamos Is Back on TV With His Trademark Grin

Rob Lowe and Fred Savage in The Grinder

The Grinder

The Story: Two brothers, one who played a lawyer on TV and one who is a lawyer in real life, reunite to handle the family business (also a law firm).

The Stars: Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation), Fred Savage (The Wonder Years), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation)

Watch If You Also Like: Parks and Recreation, Ally McBeal, Brothers and Sisters

Network: FOX

Premieres: Tues. Sept. 29, 8:30/7:30c

Read More: Rob Lowe and Fred Savage Lay Down the Law as Two Brothers

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The Story: A woman who’s still obsessed with her former high school boyfriend decides to quit her job and move across the country to be near him...without his knowledge. Occasionally, she breaks out into song for big musical numbers.

Watch If You Also Like: How I Met Your Mother, Glee, A to Z

The Stars: Rachel Bloom (newcomer), Vincent Rodriguez III (newcomer)

Network: The CW

Premieres: Mon. Oct. 12, 8/7c

Read More: Going the Extra Mile to Stalk Follow the One Who Got Away


The Story: Kara Danvers (aka. Kara Zor-El, or Superman’s cousin) decides to embrace her superhero destiny and discover her true self while saving the world.

The Stars: Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mehcad Brooks (True Blood), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), David Harewood (Homeland)

Watch If You Also Like: The Flash, Arrow, Smallville

Network: CBS

Premieres: Mon. Oct. 26, 8:30/7:30c; Timeslot prm Mon. Nov. 2, 8/7c

Read More: Finally, a Female Superhero Suits Up to Save the World
Rufus Sewell - The Man in the High Castle
Liana Hentcher/Amazon Studios

The Man in the High Castle

The Story: Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel, the series explores an alternate reality where Germany and Japan occupy North America after winning World War II.

The Stars: Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Revenge), Luke Kleintank (Bones), Alexa Davalos (Mob City)

Watch If You Also Like: Manhattan, Sleepy Hollow, Fringe

Network: Amazon Instant Video

Premieres: Fri. Nov. 20

Read More: A World Where the Allies Lost World War II

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