Entertainment Fall TV 2016: 'Marvel's Luke Cage,' 'Divorce' and other shows to watch By Scott A. Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org Updated October 11, 2016 2:28 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email As if your DVR wasn’t packed enough. Fall is the biggest season for new shows, with the major networks turning out high profile series with some of the biggest stars around. As usual, except some high concept series, some favorite actors with new opportunities and some old movies getting new life as television series. There’s is something for everyone this fall on television. Here are all the shows you need to know about this season. ‘StartUp’ (Sept. 6) Photo Credit: Crackle Martin Freeman and Adam Brody star in this new streaming drama set in Miami about a new tech startup company in the digital currency field. (Crackle) ‘Atlanta’ (Sept. 6, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: FX / Guy D'Alema Donald Glover, left, created and stars in this new comedy series about a pair of cousins who are rising-star rappers in the title city's fertile hip-hop scene. Brian Tyree Henry co-stars. (FX) ‘Queen Sugar’ (Sept. 6, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: OWN / Andrew Dosunm Based on a novel by Natalie Baszile, this new drama, created and directed by Ava DuVernay ("Selma") follows two sisters, one a journalist in New Orleans and the other from Los Angeles, who return home to their family's sugarcane farm after their dad passes away. (OWN) ‘Better Things’ (Sept. 8, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: FX / Colleen Hayes Pamela Adlon stars in this new comedy she co-created (with Louis C.K.!) about a divorced actress and her kids. (FX) ‘One Mississippi’ (Sept. 9) Photo Credit: Amazon Critically acclaimed stand-up comic Tig Notaro stars in this dark comedy loosely based on her life. (Amazon Prime) ‘Quarry’ (Sept. 9, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: Cinemax / Michele K. Short A Marine heads back to his Memphis home after his tour in Vietnam in 1972, but he's not met with a hero's welcome, instead he's become a pariah. (Cinemax) ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’ (Sept. 14, 10:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: Comedy Central The backup players on the Michael Clarke Duncan High basketball team have dreams of greatness in this animated series. (Comedy Central) ‘The Good Place’ (Sept. 19, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: NBC / Justin Lubin Kristen Bell plays a pretty horrible woman who accidentally goes to the afterlife for good people. Also starring Ted Danson, and executive produced by Michael Schur ("Brooklyn Nine Nine"! "Parks and Recreation"!). (NBC) ‘Kevin Can Wait’ (Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: CBS / Dave Giesbrecht Kevin James returns to network television playing a retired cop living on Long Island dealing with his crazy family. (CBS) ‘Bull’ (Sept. 20, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: CBS / Best Possible Screen Grab Michael Weatherly ended his long run on the popular series "NCIS" to play Dr. Jason Bull in this new CBS series, based on the earlier years of Dr. Phil McGraw. He runs a trial consulting firm. He also has hair. ‘This Is Us’ (Sept. 20, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: NBC / Ron Batzdorf This comic drama, created by Dan Fogelman (writer of "Crazy, Stupid, Love."), follows an ensemble cast linked by their shared birth date. Starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown. (NBC) ‘Lethal Weapon’ (Sept. 21, 8 p.m.) Photo Credit: FOX It wouldn't be a new television season without a film getting turned into a TV show. Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr. take on the roles of the two LAPD detectives. I'm getting too old for this ... (Fox) ‘Designated Survivor’ (Sept. 21, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Bob D'Amico President Keifer Sutherland? The "24" star plays a cabinet member who becomes commander-in-chief after a catastrophic attack in Washington in this intense-looking new drama. Also starring Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q and Kal Penn. (ABC) ‘Speechless’ (Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Kevin Foley Minnie Driver is a mother doing anything she can to make life better for her son JJ, who has cerebral palsy. (ABC) ‘Easy’ (Sept. 22) Photo Credit: Netflix Low-budget indie filmmaker turns out an eight-episode anthology series that will feature such actors as Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman. (Netflix) ‘Pitch’ (Sept. 22, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: FOX / Ray Mickshaw Kylie Bunbury plays athlete Ginny Baker, who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball, as she gets called up to play for the San Diego Padres. Also starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos and Dan Lauria. (Fox) ‘Notorious’ (Sept. 22, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Kevin Foley This drama starring Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata is based on the lives of real-life couple Mark Geragos, a defense attorney, and his wife Wendy Walker, who works in cable news. (ABC) ‘Van Helsing’ (Sept. 23) Photo Credit: Syfy / Dan Power/Helsing S1 Productions Neil LaBute is the show runner on this series about Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton), who wakes up from a coma to a world overrun by vampires. (Syfy) ‘The Exorcist’ (Sept. 23, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: Chuck Hodes The classic horror movie becomes a new television series following two priests and a war against demons. Starring Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels. (Fox) ‘MacGyver’ (Sept. 23, 8 p.m.) Photo Credit: CBS / Guy D\'Alema The 1980s staple returns to television with Lucas Till in the title role. He'll have to save the world using whatever stuff he can find in a desk drawer (probably). (CBS) ‘Son of Zorn’ (Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: FOX This hybrid animated/live action series follows Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), a He-Man-esque warrior who returns to California and his family, including his son (Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife (Cheryl Hines). Zorn is animated while the show is live action. Executive produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller ("The Lego Movie," "The Last Man on Earth"). (Fox) ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ (Sept. 30) Photo Credit: Netflix / Myles Aronowitz In the third Marvel series from Netflix, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who first appeared in "Jessica Jones," is a super strong, bulletproof hero for Harlem. Also starring Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard and Simone Missick. (Netflix) ‘Westworld’ (Oct. 2, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson Based on the 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton, this sci-fi series about a world with artificial beings features an all-star cast of Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright. (HBO) ‘Conviction’ (Oct. 3, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Bob D'Amico "Agent Carter" star Hayley Atwell takes the lead in this legal drama about a Conviction Integrity Unit, which investigates wrongful convictions. Also starring Eddie Cahill and Shawn Ashmore. (ABC) ‘Timeless’ (Oct. 3, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: NBC / Joe Lederer/ "Supernatural" producer Eric Kripke and "The Shield" producer Shawn Ryan team up for this time-travel action series about a group tracking a criminal through time. Starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett and Goran Visnjic. (NBC) ‘No Tomorrow’ (Oct. 4, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: The CW / Eddy Chen Based on a Brazilian series, this comic drama follows a woman who makes her list of things to do before the end of the world, which her guy pal claims is a little more than eight months away. Starring Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse. (CW) ‘Frequency’ (Oct. 5, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: The CW / Bettina Strauss Here's the TV adaptation of the 2000 Dennis Quaid/Jim Caviezel film that you always wanted, right? The idea here is that a detective and her dead dad, whom she talks to over ham radio, solve crimes together. Starring Peyton List and Riley Smith. (CW) ‘Divorce’ (Oct. 9, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: HBO / Craig Blankenhorn "Sex and the City" fans rejoice! Sarah Jessica Parker trots back to HBO for this comedy about a woman suddenly deciding to get a divorce from her husband (Thomas Haden Church). (HBO) ‘Insecure’ (Oct. 9, 10:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Fleenor This comedy follows two African-American friends in Los Angeles. It was created and stars Issa Rae, who rose to fame with her YouTube series "Awkward Black Girl." (HBO) ‘American Housewife’ (Oct. 11, 8:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: ABC / Craig Sjodin Set in hoity-toity Westport, Connecticut, Katy Mixon is a mother and wife trying to raise her kids while dealing with super mommies. Also starring Diedrich Bader ("Office Space"). (ABC) ‘Haters Back Off’ (Oct. 14) Photo Credit: Netflix YouTube star Colleen Ballinger-Evans brings her popular character Miranda Sings to this other streaming service. (Netflix) ‘Goliath’ (Oct. 14) Photo Credit: Amazon Prime / Colleen E. Hayes Iconic television producer David E. Kelley is joined by Billy Bob Thornton for this new legal thriller about a once respected lawyer who lands a case that could help redeem him. Also starring Maria Bello and William Hurt. (Amazon Prime) ‘Graves’ (Oct. 16, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: EPIX / Lewis Jacobs Nick Nolte plays a former president in this comedy looking back at his two-year term and trying to right some of the things he believes he did wrong during that time. (Epix) ‘Berlin Station’ (Oct. 16, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: EPIX TV Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit" movies) takes the lead in this spy thriller about a CIA agent trying to find an anonymous whistleblower. Also starring Rhys Ifans, Michelle Forbes and Richard Jenkins. (Epix) ‘Chance’ (Oct. 19) Photo Credit: Hulu / David Moir Hugh Laurie plays forensic neuropsychiatrist Eldon Chance in this series based on a novel by Kem Nunn. Chance gets caught up in a dangerous world after dealing with a patient and her cop husband. (Hulu) ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ (Oct. 22) Photo Credit: BBC America Douglas Adams, most famous for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," also penned a pair of novels about this unique detective who looks for the interconnectedness of things instead of, let's say, clues. Starring Samuel Barnett in the title role and Elijah Wood as Todd, who is NOT his Watson. (BBC America) ‘Man With a Plan’ (Oct. 24, 8:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: CBS / Darren Michaels With the Showtime series "Episodes" wrapping up, "Friend" Matt LeBlanc heads to CBS for this family comedy about a father who discovers that taking care of his kids isn't so easy. (CBS) ‘The Great Indoors’ (Oct. 27, 8:30 p.m.) Photo Credit: CBS / Cliff Lipson This Joel McHale ABC comedy about a veteran outdoors reporter coming back to his magazine's office, which is now filled with sensitive millennials, has already drawn controversy from the younger generation, who will probably complain about this a lot on Snapchat. Also starring Stephen Fry, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Christine Ko. ‘Pure Genius’ (Oct. 27, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: CBS / Sonja Flemming "Parenthood" executive producer Jason Katims presents this medial drama about a billionaire who sets up a hospital to treat the biggest medical mysteries. Sounds a little like "House," but Katims is really good. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Augustus Prew and Odette Annable. (CBS) ‘Good Girls Revolt’ (Oct. 28) Photo Credit: Amazon Prime / Colleen Hayes This 1969-set period drama follows a trio of female researchers at a magazine looking for equal treatment. Starring Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp and Chris Diamantopoulos. (Amazon Prime) ‘People of Earth’ (Oct. 31) Photo Credit: Jan Thijs This Wyatt Cenac comedy is built around a support group for people who have been abducted by aliens. (TBS) ‘Stan Against Evil’ (Nov. 2, 10 p.m.) Photo Credit: IFC We're big fans of John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") and we're quite excited for his turn as an ex-sheriff who teams up with the woman who replaced him (played by Janet Varney) as they battle demons. For fans of "Ash vs Evil Dead." (IFC) ‘The Crown’ (Nov. 4) Photo Credit: Netflix Peter Morgan, who wrote the movie "The Queen" and the stage play "The Audience," created this new streaming show on Netflix about Queen Elizabeth II starting back in 1947. Claire Foy plays the Queen, and she's joined by Matt Smith, Jared Harris and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill. ‘Good Behavior’ (Nov. 15, 9 p.m.) Photo Credit: TNT / Steven Lippman "Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery plays a con artist who gets caught up with a hit man after she gets out of jail. (TNT) ‘Nightcap’ (Nov. 16, 8 p.m.) Photo Credit: POPTV / Jeffrey Neira Get a behind-the-scenes look at a late-night talk show in this series starring Ali Wentworth as a guest booker for the show. Lots of famous guest stars! (Pop) ‘Undercover’ (Nov. 17) Photo Credit: BBC America This six-part political thriller on BBC America follows a lawyer (Sophie Okonedo) dealing with a husband with a huge secret and a man on death row who is wrongly imprisoned. Also starring Dennis Haysbert. ‘Search Party’ (Nov. 21, 11 p.m.) Photo Credit: TBS / Macall Polay This millennial comic mystery series features a group of 20-somethings searching for their missing pal. Starring Alia Shawkat, John Early and Meredith Hagner. (TBS) 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ (Nov. 25) Photo Credit: Netflix / Saeed Adyani Everyone back to Stars Hollow, Connecticut -- Lorelai and Rory are back! The cult-favorite series returns on Netflix with new episodes and new drama. Bring a box of tissues. (Netflix) By Scott A. Rosenberg email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Best — and worst — movies of summer 2016"Suicide Squad" was a pretty big letdown. 35 fall films you'll want to seeBiopics are big, as are sequels. 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