The Rundown: Fall 2015 Shows We’re Excited To Watch

Above (clockwise): Minority Report, Scream Queens, Wicked City, and The Muppets
Above (clockwise): Minority Report, Scream Queens, Wicked City, and The Muppets

As much as I’m not always a fan of reboots and remakes and retellings of material we’ve already ingested, I’m not going to lie: there are a few shows from familiar source material that I’m kind of looking forward to seeing in the weeks and months ahead.

Part of my relaxation on my normal “Ugh, remakes!” stance is that finding good shows to watch on a regular basis is tough and if you’ve got to build off a movie to make a cool TV show I can enjoy Monday nights on FOX (or via DVR on Tuesday because I’ll probably be watching Monday Night Football), I’m cool with it since it means I’m not binge watching old seasons of Dawson’s Creek on Netflix.

Here’s a look at the fall shows that have piqued my interest, in chronological order of when they’ll debut.

Minority Report – Mondays on FOX (September 21)

A sequel to the Philip K. Dick novel that inspired the 2002 Tom Cruise feature film, the idea of following a pre-cog around trying to stop crimes is interesting to me because (a) I liked the movie a lot and (b) will give anything starring Meagan Good a shot for a couple episodes.

Blindspot – Mondays on NBC (September 21)

The same way I’ll give a show starring Meagan Good a chance, I’ll give a show starring Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif from the Thor flicks and Agents of SHIELD) a full season of opportunity. The fact that this feels like a riff on The Long Kiss Goodnight and that the rest of the cast – Sullivan Stapleton, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste – are all solid helps too.

Scream Queens – Tuesdays on FOX (September 22)

A horror-comedy anthology show with a great cast and a killer team behind it? On a Tuesday? On FOX so it’s bound to have a little more sizzle than if it were on NBC or ABC or wherever? Definitely worth and try and could very well become the runaway hit of the fall.

The Muppets – Tuesdays on ABC (September 22)

This isn’t the old school Muppets Show like when I was a kid; this is a sitcom that will showcase the personal and professional lives of the Muppets. For real. This is going to be awesome. Seeing the day-to-day lives of Kermit, Ms. Piggy, Fozzy & Co. has so much potential. I hope this works out.

Quantico – Sundays on ABC (September 27)

Young FBI recruits where one becomes the suspected mastermind of a massive terrorist attack on New York City? This is another one with great potential, but everything will hinge on how well they draw everything out and whether the showrunners can keep you on the hook for the whole season.

Supergirl – Mondays on CBS (October 26)

I’m a sucker for comic book content and even though I have some reservations about televised Kryptonians, there is no way that I’m skipping Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El getting her own show. Plus Calista Flockhart returns as Cat Grant, former Daily Planet gossip scribe and that could be fun.

Wicked City – Tuesdays on ABC (October 27)

Two cops (Jeremy Sisto and Gabriel Luna) chasing romantically-linked serial killers (Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen) around Los Angeles in 1982? I like Sisto, want to see Chuck Bass as a serial killer and think Christensen is routinely good. The period-ness of the show could be really good or the reason I stop watching, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Ash vs. Evil Dead – Saturdays on SuperChannel (October 31)

Welcome back Ash Williams. If you are a fan of the Evil Dead franchise, you’re stoked for this. If you’re not and you’re new to it all, trust me when I tell you this will be fun. The only challenge is that you’re going to have to shell out to see it as, SuperChannel is a pay cable deal.

Master of None – Netflix launch on November 6

Aziz Ansari in a Curb Your Enthusiams-slash-Louie type show that I can binge watch in one weekend? Oh. Hell. Yes! Ansari was great for years on Parks and Recreation and his stand-up work is on point as well, so I have seriously high hopes for this bad boy and November 6 can’t get here soon enough.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones- Netflix launch on November 20

The second of Netflix’ four Marvel projects has some lofty standards to live up to after Daredevil was absolutely brilliant and while follow-ups are always challenging, I’m cautiously optimistic. While I’ve never been a huge Krysten Ritter fan, I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt because (a) it’s Marvel and (b) Carrie-Anne Moss is involved and I love her.

E. Spencer Kyte

E. Spencer Kyte

E. Spencer Kyte is a freelance journalist based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where he lives with his wife and dog. In addition to his work here, he writes about sports for Complex Canada and covers the UFC for various outlets. His mom also still tells him what to do on a regular basis, even though he’s nearly 40. He tweets from @spencerkyte.

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