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What’s coming to your TV this fall

So what’s new for fall television? Expectations have already been set based on last year’s autumn premieres. Quantico introduced us to a new class of sexy FBI recruits while “Scream Queens” showed us an “American Horror Story” spoof can, in fact, be entertaining. Television this season will consist of a plethora of cinema reboots, so hold on to your cross and bible and get ready for “The Exorcist” – the TV show. Multiple other movies have been reimaged into new television series this fall such as “Frequency,” “Lethal Weapon” and “MacGyver.” The question is, will these shows be as entertaining as their namesake counterparts or will they be a repeat of the “10 Things I Hate About You” reboot fiasco from 2010? Either way, there is definitely some potential amongst this new group of fall television series.
“Kevin Can Wait” premieres Sept. 19 at 8:30 pm on CBS
Starring: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes
Kevin James, starring as himself, has just retired as a police officer and is excited to spend more time with his wife and three kids. All is fun and games until he realizes being home all the time may prove to be more challenging than spending most of his time on the streets.

“This is Us” premieres Sept. 20 at 10 pm on NBC

Starring: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz

From the creators of “Crazy, Stupid, Love” comes a new series about a group of people who were born on the same day. The show entangles the stories of a married couple expecting triplets, a middle aged man in search of his absent father, a TV playboy tired of his superficial lifestyle and an overweight woman trying to figure out what she values most in life. The show has the potential to be the feel good drama series that television has been missing for the past couple years. 
“Designated Survivor” premieres Sept. 21st at 10 pm on ABC
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Natasha McElhone, Maggie Q
After a catastrophic attack on Washington, D.C. during the State of the Union Address, low-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland from “24”) is the only politician in the presidential line of succession left alive. As the lone survivor, he is promptly sworn in as President of the United States and becomes tasked with responding to the after effects of the attack, unaware that this turmoil is just the beginning.
“The Exorcist” premieres Sept. 23 at 9 pm on Fox
Starring: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis
So Tigers, my recommendation for the perfect date night and chill show would definitely be “The Exorcist.” It gives the perfect excuse to snuggle closer to someone without coming on too strong. Guys, when girls “accidentally” jump at the pop out scene, you have a great opportunity to nonchalantly position your arm around her. After all, what’s more romantic than demons and possessed children anyways?
“Conviction” premieres October 3rd at 10 pm on ABC
Every television season needs a good courtroom drama and “Conviction” has potential to satisfy the bill. Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell plays attorney and former first daughter Hayes Morrison, who has been spending her nights in New York’s finest platinum penitentiary for cocaine possession. Unlike traditional lawyers such as Alicia Florick and Harvey Specter, Hayes Morrison has spent time on both sides of the stands. In exchange for her freedom, she cuts a deal with her arch nemesis Wayne Wallis Eddie Cahill of “CSI” fame) to work with his team at the Conviction Integrity Unit. This will give her the opportunity to investigate cases of people of who could have been wrongfully accused and turn around her family’s negative media image.
“Man with a Plan” premieres Oct. 24 at 8:30 pm on CBS
Starring: Matt LeBlanc
Joey Tribbiani – oh sorry I mean Matt LeBlanc – is back in a primetime comedy spot starring as himself. Being forced into the matriarchal role when his wife suddenly has to go back to work, Matt must take on the responsibilities of carpooling kids to ballet recitals, soccer practices and cooking dinner. Think of Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” in TV form.

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