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Five new shows to check out this fall

Out with the old, in with the new – new TV shows, that is. With fall right around the corner, TV networks are busy cranking out new programming to entertain their primetime viewers.

With that in mind, here are five promising new shows to watch out for this fall.


October 11th at 9 p.m. on The CW

More money, more problems.

“Dynasty,” a modern reboot of the beloved '80s soap opera of the same title, centers on the exploits of the uber-wealthy Carringtons and their global energy empire. When Blake Carrington (Grant Show), the head of the dynasty, announces his engagement to the stunning Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), all hell breaks loose — and the family drama begins. Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), the beautiful yet sly daughter of the family, sees Cristal as nothing more than a gold-digger and makes it her mission to scare her off. However, it won’t be that easy. 

The show has all the ingredients for a guilty pleasure: beautiful people, incriminating secrets, betrayal and most importantly, drama. 

The Gifted

October 2nd at 9 p.m. on Fox

Are mutant powers a burden or a gift? The answer: Both.

“The Gifted,” a new series taking place in the same universe as “X-Men,” focuses on Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate Strucker (Amy Acker), a suburban couple raising two perfectly normal children – or so they thought. When they discover their children’s mutant abilities, the family is sent running away from the government – one that fears and distrusts mutated humans to the point of holding mutants captive. The Struckers soon find allies in an underground network of mutants and must work together to protect the ones they love.

The Good Doctor

September 25th at 10 p.m. on ABC

Dr. Shaun Murphey (Freddie Highmore) is not your average surgeon – he has autism, but don’t let his limitations fool you. 

In the new medical drama “The Good Doctor,” Shaun abandons his quiet life to become a pediatric surgeon at a prestigious hospital. There, his surgical abilities are met with skepticism from the hospital staff because of his condition. However, he also has savant syndrome, which allows him to see things the other surgeons can’t see. Alone in the world, Shaun must use his extraordinary abilities to prove the skeptics wrong – and save lives.

The Orville

September 10th at 8 p.m. on Fox

What happens in space, stays in space.

Set 400 years in the future, “The Orville” follows the intergalactic adventures of Commanding Officer Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) and his crew – comprised of humans and aliens – as they trek throughout outer space in their spaceship, The U.S.S. Orville. Ever since Ed was a kid, he wanted to serve on an exploratory vessel. He got everything he wanted – and more. He would soon find out that his ex-wife Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) is joining the ship as his First Officer. From the couple’s fights to dangers in outer space, the comedy is sure to offer many laughs. 


October 1st at 8:30 p.m. on Fox

Imagine if the fate of the planet rests with a mall security officer and a bookstore employee. 

Well, that appears to be the case in the new comedy series “Ghosted.” The show revolves around Leroy Wright (Craig Robinson), a skeptic of the paranormal, and Max Jennifer (Adam Scott), a true believer. They are soon kidnapped and tasked with investigating the strange and unnatural occurrences in Los Angeles – with some hilarious hiccups along the way. 

The dynamic between Leroy and Max – a skeptic and a believer – is reminiscent of Scully and Mulder’s dynamic from “The X-Files,” but this series appears to be more light-hearted than serious. 


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