Fall’s new TV shows aim for laughs, thrills

For those tired of watching summer reruns, the fall TV season has finally arrived. Here are five you won’t want to miss.


This new sitcom brings Joel McHale back to television after “Community” ended. McHale stars as Jack Gordon, an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times and manage a digital-only department. Stephen Fry, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Susannah Fielding also star in the series. “Great Indoors” premieres at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 on CBS.


This horror television series is based on the famous film franchise. Anegla Rance (Geena Davis) notices her older daughter, Casey, displaying odd behavior and seeks help from Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) to investigate. Their lives will soon change after experiencing supernatural events. “The Exorcist” airs at 8 p.m. Fridays on Fox.


This fantasy sitcom stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. Eleanor (Bell) is suddenly killed in a freak automobile accident. She enters the afterlife and is mistakenly placed in the “Good Place” by her architect Michael (Danson). Eleanor must prevent Michael from learning about his mistake, while adjusting in her new home. “The Good Place” airs at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on NBC.


A low-level cabinet member unexpected becomes president in this thriller. The series follows Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), who is appointed president after a devastating attack during the State of Union. He will balance keeping America safe and saving his own family. “Designated Survivor” stars Alex Kirkman, Emily Rhodes and Mike Ritter. It airs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays on ABC.


A sabotaged experiment gives fugitive Luke Cage (Mike Colter) superhuman strength and unbreakable skin. He attempts to rebuild his life in Harlem while trying to stop crime going on in the heart of the city. “Luke Cage” premieres Sept. 30 on Netflix to stream.

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