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TV ready to save you from summer lull

By Elijah Sarkesian

It’s the beginning of the craziest time of year, at least if you love movies, music, and/or television.  Of course, many of your favorite shows are returning for new seasons, along with a bunch of new shows.

So where can you possibly start? We’ve narrowed down a slew of new releases to ten, which will hopefully provide you with a place to start.

neil-patrick-harris-the-out-list-hboBest Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

After hosting the Tonys a handful of times, as well as the Oscars, Neil Patrick Harris is coming to television live once a week with a variety series, filled with skits, stunts, musical numbers, prizes, and much, much more.

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. on NBC

 

scream-queens-trailer1Scream Queens

Ryan Murphy’s taking his horror anthology formula and adding in some comedy to the mix. Scream Queens’ first season takes place on a college campus, which is rocked by a series of murders. The large cast includes veterans of other Ryan Murphy shows, including Emma Roberts and Lea Michele, plus horror legend Jamie Lee Curtis.

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on FOX

The Muppets

The Muppets are returning to primetime! This time, though, they’re showing life behind the scenes, as viewers learn about their lives at home and at work, along with a series of sordid events (like Kermit’s new pig girlfriend, and Miss Piggy’s jealousy). In short: it’s the Muppets crossed with The Office.

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on ABC

Heroes Reborn

The latest series to come back from the grave with a miniseries, Heroes Reborn finds some of the show’s alums (including cast members Masi Oka and Jack Coleman) joining a new cast of characters (led by Chuck’s Zachary Levi) who find themselves discovering their own special abilities.

Premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on NBC

tv_thedailyshowThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah

As hard as it is to remember, Jon Stewart was not the first host of The Daily Show. With newcomer Trevor Noah now lined up as Stewart’s replacement, it’s obvious he won’t be the last, either. We’ll see if Noah keeps to the politically-heavy comedy that Stewart started (and former host John Oliver has perfected on HBO’s Last Week Tonight), but we’ll give him some time to settle in.

Premieres Monday, Sept. 28 at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central

tv_americanhorrorstoryhotelAmerican Horror Story: Hotel

Jessica Lange is out, and Lady Gaga is in. The latest installment in everyone’s favorite anthology series goes inside a hotel, and features a vampiric Lady Gaga in a love triangle with Matt Bomer and Finn Wittrock. Lucky Gaga.

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. on FX

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) is a driven career woman who impulsively gives up her entire life in Manhattan in an attempt to find love and happiness in…West Covina, California. Maybe she is crazy.

Premieres Monday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. on The CW

Supergirl

DC Comics’ television slate gets a new addition with Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, one of a few people to escape Krypton before its explosion. After years of hiding her abilities, and with a certain famous cousin’s decision to show off his gifts, Kara decides to embrace her own abilities.

Premieres Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS

Angel from Hell

Jane Lynch plays Amy, who enters Allison’s (Maggie Lawson) life and claims to be her guardian angel. The problem is that Allison can’t tell if Amy’s actually an angel, or just crazy.

Premieres Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9:30 p.m. on CBS

Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Netflix’s first Marvel series, Marvel’s Daredevil, redefined what a superhero television series could do when it dropped earlier this year. For their second series, Netflix is focusing on Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), a former superhero who’s rebuilding her life as a private eye in Hell’s Kitchen.

Premieres This Fall on Netflix

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