Superheroes! Firefighters! Ghosts! Browse our gallery of the brand-new shows we’re already obsessing over.
As if our DVRs weren’t nervous enough about the onslaught of returning shows, the networks are also throwing a whole crop of new shows our way this fall — and some of them are really good. From the to the dueling divas of ABC’s Nashville to the clothing-optional heroes of NBC’s Chicago Fire, HollywoodLife.com has your guide to the shows you should discover in the coming weeks.
OK, here’s our list:
666 Park Avenue (Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. on ABC)
Why we’re excited: It’s spooky, it’s sexy, and it brings together some of our favorite previous ABC stars — Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters) and Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy). Consider us permanent residents of the Drake!
Arrow (Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW)
Why we’re excited: Our DVRs have been craving a new superhero show ever since Smallville ended in 2011 — and Arrow star Stephen Amell‘s shirtless promo shots give us six very good reasons to program our season pass. #AbJokes
Chicago Fire (Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. on NBC)
Why we’re excited: Nothing needs to be said about NBC’s new fire-fighting drama; it’s more about the visuals. Just imagine Taylor Kinney — yes, Uncle Mason from The Vampire Diaries — battling flames alongside his calendar-worthy colleagues. We’re getting hot just thinking about it!
Elementary (Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. on CBS)
Why we’re excited: We love Elementary‘s fresh take on Sherlock Holmes’ classic tale. Jonny Lee Miller as a hot, fresh-out-of-rehab Holmes? Lucy Liu as a disgraced surgeon — and not to mention female — Dr. Watson? There’s no mystery here: We’re already hooked!
The Mindy Project (Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. on FOX)
Why we’re excited: We’d never take medical advice from Mindy Kaling‘s new doctor character — she’s pretty much a malpractice suit waiting to happen — but we’ll definitely tune in every week to watch her fall (and fail) in love.
Nashville (Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. on ABC)
Why we’re excited: Besides the fact that we’d watch anything starring Connie Britton, Nashville is just really good, soapy fun. Even if you’re not a country music fan, it’s impossible not to enjoy the catty rivalry between Connie and Hayden Panettiere. It’s like Smash. But in the south. And so much better.
Partners (Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS)
Why we’re excited: Partners feels like an updated version of Will & Grace — it comes from the same creators, after all — but we’re even more happy that it stars one of our favorites, Sophia Bush! We loved seeing her lighter side on One Tree Hill, so we’ll definitely be tuning in.
Revolution (Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. on NBC)
Why we’re excited: No power? No problem! We can’t wait to get sucked into J.J. Abrams‘ epic action drama about a world plunged into sudden darkness. Plus, we’re getting a major Katniss vibe from crossbow-wielding Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos). Game on, NBC!
Which new TV shows are YOU most excited for? Did we miss any big ones? Vote below, then drop a comment with the shows you’re most excited to welcome into your living room.