Get Ready to Set Your DVR’s For These Cool New Shows This Fall
Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” an ambitious college drop-out and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
Premiere Date: Sept. 6
The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Premiere Date: Sept. 6/7
Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) returns to television in the role of Roger “I’m too old for this sh-t” Murtaugh. His veteran detective is paired with the unstable Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, Rectify) to clean up the crime-ridden streets of L.A. The series is a modern-day take on the Lethal Weapon films, which dominated the ’80s and ’90s.
Premiere Date: Sept. 21
Pitch’s Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, Under The Dome) is about to make history as the first female pitcher in Major League Baseball. Viewers follow her struggle of going from relative unknown to sports icon. The series co-stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Mo McRae (Sons of Anarchy), and Michael Beach (The 100).
Premiere Date: Sept. 22
Secrets and Lies
Technically, Secrets and Lies isn’t a new show. But it is an anthology that’s got a new leading man. The second season centers on Eric Warner (Michael Ealy, The Following), a successful newlywed who becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s murder. Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis, Wayward Pines) is on the case and plans to uncover what really happened. Secrets and Lies co-stars Mekia Cox (Impastor ), Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire), and Terry O’Quinn (Lost).
Premiere Date: Sept. 25
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Premiere Date: Sept. 30
Issa Rae is about to go from internet darling to bonafide TV star. The actress, writer and producer headlines Insecure, an HBO comedy partially based on her popular web series,The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl. Rae co-created the show with Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show), who also serves as an executive producer. Insecure stars Yvonne Orji (Love That Girl!), Jay Ellis (The Game) and Lisa Joyce (Billy & Billie).
Premiere Date: Oct. 9
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) is ready to do the time warp. The actress will slip into Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s fishnets and headline The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For more than 40 years, the musical has been a Halloween staple. Cox will be joined by Reeve Carney (Penny Dreadful), Christina Milian (Grandfathered), Ben Vereen (Pippin), and OG Frank-N-Furter, Tim Curry.
Premiere Date: Oct. 20
People of Earth
Comedian/writer Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show) is on a space case. In People of Earth, he plays Ozzie, a journalist investigating a support group for alien abductees. Yep, that’s the premise. Expect a talking deer, shadowy figures and green men to make an appearance. People of Earth is a sci-fi comedy that fully embraces its weirdness. The series co-stars Ana Gasteyer (Grease: Live), Oscar Nuñez (The Office), and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Ghost the Musical).
Premiere Date: Oct. 31
Jaxon Holley is a college-educated boxer, who’s preparing for the biggest fight of his life – to become the Middleweight Champion of the World. He is faced with many challenges such as taking care of his siblings, running a defunct record label, and escaping the negative distractions of the boxing world. He falls in love with a photographer, only to discover she isn’t truthful about who she really is.
It’s the fight for his family, the fight for her love, the fight for his title, which is ultimately the FIGHT OF HIS LIFE.
Ringside, a TV One Original Movie, premieres Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 4 at 7/6c.
Loosely Exactly Nicole
Nicole Byer (Girl Code) stars in Loosely Exactly Nicole, a comedy inspired by her adventures as an actress in Hollywood. Almost every episode features “a nugget” from her real life. The show also boasts a diverse group of writers. According to Byer, “Half the [writers’] room is black.”
Premiere Date: Sept. 5