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It’s that time of year. The fall TV shows are premiering this month. Each year there’s great anticipation for the new shows of the season. Which ones will last? Which ones will be cut? What will the audiences think of the writing, the directing, the acting? In my world, this month is one of the most magical times of the year.
This inaugural edition of The Addicted List features 5 fall TV shows I can’t wait to watch. The Addicted List is basically a list of what I am loving at the moment. The list below includes new shows I want to see as well as returning series that I can’t get enough of.
Additional reading: Fall TV Preview 2016: The Scoop on 58 Returning Shows
Let’s get to the list…
5 Fall TV Shows to Watch or Add to Your DVR
1. PITCH >>> Network: FOX | Thursdays, premieres September 22
Fox.com describes the series as “the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.” I’m eager to watch this show because…well, sports. Also, the Title IX advocate in me is anxious to see how the series addresses gender in sports from the perspective of the first woman to play in major league baseball. You can watch the official series trailer >>> HERE.
Additional reading: PITCH premiere episode to screen at baseball venues nationwide
“Baseball is like the gigantic Trojan horse that we’re busting down the doors of network television with,” PITCH Executive Producer Paris Barclay says. “Inside the Trojan horse is a story about a woman finding her place in a man’s world.”
2. EMPIRE Season 3 >>> Network: FOX | Wednesdays, premieres September 21
Described as a “powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music. The show revolves around the Lyon family and their media company, Empire Entertainment.” (source Fox.com) I was a die-hard EMPIRE fan in Season 1. I fell off the fan-wagon in Season 2, but I’m ready for Season 3.
What will the Lyon family do this season? Who will we see as guest stars and cameos? That’s part of the fun of the show – real-life stars and artists making appearances as themselves or actual characters.
— Empire (@EmpireFOX) September 16, 2016
Additional reading: About the Show
3. QUEEN SUGAR >>> Network: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network | Wednesdays, premiered September 5
One of the most anticipated fall 2016 tv shows! Queen Sugar is a “contemporary drama set in a fictional Louisiana town and chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings: Nova, a worldly-wise journalist and activist; Charley, the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Ralph Angel, a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption” (source: OWN TV). This series marks the debut of Ava Duvernay as a television series director. We’ve seen her work in the film industry with the academy-award nominated movie, Selma. The series premiered on Tuesday, September 6 and 7 (without commercial interruptions). The series is based on the book, Queen Sugar, by Natalie Baszille.
4. THE AFFAIR Season 3 >>> Network: Showtime | Sundays, premieres November 20
I’ve watched this show since the beginning. I have loved every minute of it. The show, now in its third season, follows Noah Solloway, a New York City teacher and novelist, and examines the effects of an extramarital affair. Season 3 will continue to reveal more facts and opinions around major events in Noah’s life and love relationship(s). Watch the Season 3 trailer >> HERE.The Top fall TV shows you should watch (or add to your DVR) on #TheAddictedList - Click To Tweet
5. THE GET DOWN >>> Network: Netflix | On Demand
The Get Down is described as “a musical drama set in the South Bronx during the 1970s…when New York, on the verge of bankruptcy, gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco.” (Wikipedia) The show premiered on Netflix last month. Creators Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis give ode to early days of hip-hop and enlist some of the early artists to help with the series. Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow and Nas helped educate the young cast on the hip-hop industry.
Others Fall TV Shows to Watch:
- ATLANTA – FX Comedy-drama, Tuesdays
- Better Things – FX Comedy, Thursdays
- American Housewife – ABC comedy, series premiere October 11
- Speechless – ABC comedy
- This is Us – NBC drama. I’m dubbing this the new Parenthood. #CrossedFingers
There you have it. The above fall tv shows are sure to be the talk of the town and social media. I will live tweet as many as possible. Follow me on Twitter (@monaspoeticwax) for my real-time commentary. Which shows will you watch? Which ones will you add to your DVR? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Additional reading: Fall TV Premiere Dates 2016 – When New Shows Air & Old Favorites Return
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