Fall TV Preview 2017: From ‘Narcos’ to ‘Stranger Things’ to Tracy Morgan’s New Sitcom
All the trailers, premiere dates, and information you need to prepare for the coming seasonAugust 24, 2017
Fall is on the horizon, which means the weather will cool, the leaves might change colors, fantasy football will pick back up, and all of your favorite and most-anticipated new shows will be returning to TV. This season is loaded with reboots, space travelers, drug dealers, porn stars, zombie hordes, and more superhero shows than you can possibly imagine, as well as comebacks from Tracy Morgan and Larry David. Check out the best of the new and returning Fall series (below).
Stars: Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Jackie Earle Haley, Yara Martinez
Premiere date: Friday, Aug. 25 on Amazon
Synopsis: From creator Ben Edlund comes the hero you’ve been waiting for. In a world where heroes and villains have existed for decades, a mild-mannered accountant named Arthur (Newman) has his life turned upside down when he runs into a mysterious blue superhero, The Tick (Serafinowicz), who insists that Arthur become the brains to his brawn in a crime-fighting duo. Will Arthur resist the call of destiny or join the fight?
“Narcos” Season 3
Stars: Pedro Pascal, Pêpê Rapazote, Damián Alcázar, Alberto Ammann, Francisco Denis, Michael Stahl-David, Matt Whelan
Premiere date: Friday, Sept. 1 on Netflix
Synopsis: Pablo Escobar might be dead, but the drug trade is thriving. Season 3 of Netflix’s cocaine-fueled crime drama sees the D.E.A. tracking the Cali Cartel, which has set its sights on New York City.
“American Horror Story: Cult”
Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Alison Pill, Billie Lourd, Colton Haynes, Billy Eichner, Lena Dunham, Emma Roberts, Cher, Chaz Bono
Premiere date: Thursday, Sept. 5 on FX
Synopsis: “American Horror Story” is an anthology horror drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Season 7 picks up after the 2016 Presidential Election and will feature Stern Show veterans Chaz Bono and Lena Dunham as guest stars.
Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Method Man, Emily Meade
Premiere date: Sunday, Sept. 10 on HBO
Synopsis: From David Simon (“The Wire”) comes a new drama about the rise of the Times Square porn industry in the ’70s and ’80s. The series stars two past Stern Show guests in Franco, who plays two mob-connected twin brothers, and Gyllenhaal, who plays a prostitute-turned-porn star named Candy.
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Scott Grimes, Adrianne Palicki, Halston Sage, Chad Coleman
Premiere date: Sunday, Sept. 10 on Fox
Synopsis: MacFarlane’s “Star Trek”-inspired comedy sees the past Stern Show guest playing Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer, a down-on-his-luck divorcee who finally gets the chance to command his own starship. Determined to prove his worth and start a new chapter, Ed discovers the first wrinkle in his plan when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson (Palicki). Jon Favreau, another Stern Show veteran, directed the pilot.
“Dancing With the Stars” Season 25
Stars: The Season 25 cast will be announced Sept. 6
Premiere date: Monday, Sept. 18 on ABC
Synopsis: NFL star Rashad Jennings won the last cycle of ABC’s long-running competitive dance show, which pairs celebrities with professional dancers and has them compete against other couples for judges’ points and audience votes.
“Jerry Before Seinfeld”
Stars: Jerry Seinfeld
Premiere date: Tuesday, Sept. 19 on Netflix
Synopsis: Jerry Seinfeld will return to his roots for his Netflix debut, his first stand-up comedy special since 1998. The hour-long special will combine brand new jokes with vintage material he first wrote and performed in the 1970s.
“Gotham” Season 4
Stars: Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin, Donal Logue, Michael Chiklis, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Chris Chalk, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Camren Bicondova, Alexander Siddig
Premiere date: Thursday, Sept. 21 on Fox
Synopsis: Fox dropped a new sizzle reel at Comic-Con for Season 4 of “Gotham,” the network’s Batman-inspired police drama. If the trailer is any indication, the show is about get even darker as Bruce Wayne (Mazouz) loses his way and Jim Gordon (McKenzie) succumbs to the dark side. Penguin (played by Stern Show guest Robin Lord Taylor) seems to be having a rough go of it, too—but at least he has found a few ways to vent his anger.
“Fuller House” Season 3
Stars: Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Dave Coulier, Bob Saget
Premiere date: Friday, Sept. 22 on Netflix
Synopsis: Netflix’s “Full House” revival returns for Season 3 and once again follows a widowed mother (Cameron-Bure) in San Francisco as she tries to raise her children with the help of her neighbors, her dad (Saget), and her uncles (Coulier and Stern Show regular John Stamos).
“Star Trek: Discovery”
Stars: Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Michelle Yeoh, Maulik Pancholy
Premiere date: Friday, Sept. 22 on CBS All Access
Synopsis: “Discovery,” set 10 years before William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and George Takei first explored the universe onboard the Enterprise, is the storied space franchise’s first new series in over a decade. The Bryan Fuller-helmed series begins as Michael Burnham (Martin-Green of “Walking Dead” fame) gets command of her own ship and immediately clashes with her Klingon rivals.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 5
Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti
Premiere date: Tuesday, Sept. 26 on Fox
Synopsis: Entering it’s fifth season, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” follows the exploits of Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg), his diverse, lovable colleagues and their super serious Captain (Braugher), as they police the NYPD’s 99th precinct.
“This Is Us” Season 2
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz
Premiere date: Tuesday, Sept. 26 on NBC
Synopsis: NBC’s critically acclaimed family drama follows the Pearson family across multiple generations. This season, Sylvester Stallone will join the show as a guest star and he’ll even be playing himself.
Stars: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Paré
Premiere date: Wednesday, Sept. 27 on CBS
Synopsis: This brand new military drama follows the private and professional lives of elite Navy SEALs, including Tier One leader Jason Hayes (Boreanaz) who is a beast on the battlefield but finds things falling apart back at home.
Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Jordan Peele, Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas
Premiere date: Friday, Sept. 29 on Netflix
Synopsis: Loosely based on Kroll and co-creator Andrew Goldberg’s teenage years, the animated Netflix comedy depicts hilariously raunchy Hormone Monsters (voiced by Kroll and Rudolph) disrupting the lives of teenagers by coercing them into doing everything from throwing temper tantrums to sleeping in their own ejaculate.
Stars: Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, Ellen Woglom, Sonya Balmores, Mike Moh
Premiere date: Friday, Sept. 1 on IMAX and Friday, Sept. 29 on ABC
Synopsis: “Inhumans,” ABC’s latest Marvel-inspired drama, follows a dysfunctional royal family from another planet whose in-fighting eventually spills over to Earth. As it’s based on a comic book, the feuding family members also possess super powers. The trailer (above) focuses heavily on Maximus (Rheon), who played Ramsay Bolton on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” Season 9
Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, J.B. Smoove, Susie Essman, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein
Premiere date: Sunday, Oct. 1 on HBO
Synopsis: Despite once telling Howard the odds were against a “Curb” comeback, “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David will once again play his curmudgeonly self on an all new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” After a five year hiatus, he’ll be returning alongside a slew of big-name guest stars including Nick Offerman, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Lauren Graham, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and recent Stern Show resident Jimmy Kimmel.
Stars: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Ally Walker, Amber Stevens West
Premiere date: Sunday, Oct. 1 on Fox
Synopsis: The single-camera, action-comedy pairs together a cynical ex-detective (Robinson) with a loopy “true believer” (Scott) and tasks them with saving the entire planet from aliens and other paranormal threats.
“Marvel’s The Gifted”
Stars: Natalie Alyn Lind, Emma Dumont, Jamie Chung, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Percy Hynes-White, Stephen Moyer, Coby Bell
Premiere date: Monday, Oct. 2 on Fox
Synopsis: From Director Bryan Singer, and in association with Marvel Television, comes an X-Men-adjacent action-adventure family drama following a suburban couple whose lives are shook after they realize their children possess mutant powers.
“Supergirl” Season 3
Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood, Adrian Pasdar
Premiere date: Monday, Oct. 9 on the CW
Synopsis: If the Comic-Con trailer for Season 3 of “Supergirl” is any indication, National City’s favorite crime-fighter is done playing human. Melissa Benoist stars on the DC-inspired drama as Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El. She has spent the past few years getting lattes by day (as Kara Danvers) and saving her city at night (as Supergirl), but in the trailer for the new season she reveals she’s kicking her human alter ego to the curb.
“The Flash” Season 4
Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Keiynan Lonsdale
Premiere date: Tuesday, Oct. 10 on the CW
Synopsis: Barry Allen (Gustin) is back on CW’s DC Comics-inspired adaptation of “The Flash.” In addition to showing off more of Barry’s super-speed, trailers for Season 4 tease an increased role for the hero’s longtime love interest Iris West (Patton).
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” Season 3
Stars: Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Arthur Darvill, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Neal McDonough, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe
Premiere date: Tuesday, Oct. 10 on the CW
Synopsis: DC’s superhero ensemble series “Legends of Tomorrow” released a Season 3 trailer at Comic-Con showing the rag-tag band of time-traveling do-gooders encountering some of their biggest challenges yet, from ferocious dinosaurs to … the Moon?
“Mr. Robot” Season 3
Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallstrom, Bobby Cannavale
Premiere date: Wednesday, Oct. 11 on USA
Synopsis: Rami Malek, who will soon be playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” stars as Elliot, a clinically depressed, drug-addicted New Yorker who works as a cyber security expert by day and a hacker by night.
Stars: Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show, Rafael de La Fuente, James Mackay, Alan Dale, Robert Christopher Riley
Premiere date: Wednesday, Oct. 11 on the CW
Synopsis: Based on the ubiquitous 1980s prime-time soap opera of the same name, “Dynasty” is a decadent, sex-filled drama about a spoiled heiress who comes home to find a new rival in her gold-digging stepmother.
“Arrow” Season 6
Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Manu Bennett
Premiere date: Thursday, Oct. 12 on the CW
Synopsis: “Arrow,” the DC-inspired superhero drama that paved the way for everything from “Gotham” to “Supergirl,” shows no signs of slowing down as it heads for Season 6. In the Comic-Con trailer for the upcoming season (above), we see Star City’s hero Oliver Queen (Amell) isn’t the only one who knows how to use a bow and arrow.
Stars: Jay Pharoah, Jamie Foxx, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, Michael Rapaport, Meagan Good, Jack Davenport
Premiere date: Sunday, Oct. 15 on Showtime
Synopsis: Reportedly inspired by the incredible life and career of recent Stern Show guest Jamie Foxx, “White Famous” follows an up-and-coming African-American comedian (Pharoah) on the cusp of making it big in Hollywood.
“Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” Season 2
Stars: Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg
Premiere date: Monday, Oct. 16 on VH1
Synopsis: The unlikely pairing of hosts returns for an all new season of their variety show and this time the celebrity guests include Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Kate Upton, Michelle Rodriguez, RuPaul, Wilmer Valderrama, Wanda Sykes, Faith Evans, and more.
“The Walking Dead” Season 8
Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Danai Gurira, Lennie James
Premiere date: Sunday, Oct. 22 on AMC
Synopsis: Negan (Dean Morgan) is back and nastier than ever on Season 8 of AMC’s long-running zombie drama “The Walking Dead.” The extended look at the new season also features a plethora of zombies as well as updates on several survivors, including Carol (McBride), Daryl (Reedus), and Rick (Lincoln). Rick’s new storyline might prove most intriguing among fans, as the trailer shows him waking up in a pristinely maintained hospital sporting a long, white beard—perhaps lending credence to a persistent fan theory which wonders whether the entire zombie apocalypse is just a nightmare Rick is having in the hospital.
“The Last O.G.”
Stars: Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Ryan Gaul, Cedric the Entertainer
Premiere date: Tuesday, Oct. 24 on TBS
Synopsis: Comedian, actor, and recent Stern Show guest Tracy Morgan plays a paroled convict who is horrified to return home to a completely gentrified Brooklyn, especially considering his ex-girlfriend (Haddish) has married a wealthy white man in his absence.
“Stranger Things” Season 2
Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser
Premiere date: Friday, Oct. 27 on Netflix
Synopsis: The ’80s are back and creepier than ever on Season 2 of “Stranger Things.” Set to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” the official trailer (above) starts off innocently enough, with the boys fighting digital dragons on a coin-operated arcade game, but in the blink of an eye Will (Schnapp) finds himself glimpsing back into the Upside Down and at a ruined version of his small town.
Stars: Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Kenneth Johnson, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Peter Onorati
Premiere date: Thursday, Nov. 2 on CBS
Synopsis: Inspired by the ’70s TV series and the 2003 film with Stern Show guests Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, “S.W.A.T.” follows a locally born and raised S.W.A.T. sergeant (Moore) after he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Stars: Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, James Marsters
Premiere date: Tuesday, Nov. 21 on Hulu
Synopsis: Six teenagers join forces to battle a common foe — their supervillain parents — in this Josh Schwartz (“The O.C.”)-created series adapted from a Marvel comic of the same name.