I say this every year but, as someone whose favorite season is Summer, the only good thing about the start of Fall for me is the new TV lineup. The full list of everything I am watching will be posted here once shows start to premiere, but the following is my list of returning shows I am most excited about.
1. You’re the Worst
Season 2 premieres September 9th on FXX, stars Aya Cash, Chris Geere, Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue. I missed the first season when it originally aired on FX, but caught up in *one day* thanks to Hulu because it is just that good. The show has been referred to as an “anti-rom-com,” and this season Jimmy and Gretchen are actually living together, so there is no way that will go well. It should be another hilarious season!
Season 2 premieres September 23rd on Fox, stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Grace Gealy, Kaitlin Doubleday, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Gabourey Sidibe. Not only did the audience continue to grow in size with each episode of the first season, the show also just kept getting better and better. I am very excited too see what happens with the Lyon family in season two. I also just really need Cookie back in my life.
3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 3 premieres September 29th on ABC, stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton, Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Henry Simmons and Luke Mitchell. The first half of the second season started out really strong, but then they introduced us to the Inhumans and it started to get a little muddled. I still really enjoy the main characters and feel like they cleaned things up a bit in the finale, so I am interested to see where season three takes us. I mean, what the heck happened to Simmons?!
4. The Affair
Season 2 premieres October 4th on Showtime, stars Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Dominic West and Joshua Jackson. The story seems simple: two married people start to have an affair over one summer in the Hamptons. However, this particular story was presented in such an interesting and complex way. The first season gave us two perspectives, but in season two the cheated-on spouses are also getting their points of view told, which should add some great intricacies. That also hopefully means more Joshua Jackson, so I am definitely on board.
Season 2 premieres October 6th on The CW, stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kholi, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka. The zombies are going on the defensive in season two as the head of Max Rager has vowed to get rid of all of them. Liv is on bad terms with Major, Peyton, and her family, (and probably Ravi, since she used up all his zombie cure) so newly-human Blaine is the closest thing she has to a friend. It is Veronica Mars meets The Walking Dead and I love every minute.
6. Jane the Virgin
Season 2 premieres October 12th on The CW, stars Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil, Justin Baldoni, Brett Dier, Yael Grobglas and Anthony Mendez. I *may* have said this before, but this was, without a doubt, my favorite new show last year. Every single episode was amazing and if you are not watching then you are missing out. At the start of season two, Jane is still a virgin, but now she has a baby and must deal with all that comes along with being a new mother, plus a few added stresses thanks to Sin Rostro. And, for the record, I am still firmly on Team Rafael.
Season 2 premieres October 12th on FX, stars Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Nick Offerman, Bokeem Woodbine, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Angus Sampson and Kieran Culkin. After a stellar first season, we are headed back to 1979 in season two. Future diner owner Lou Solverson is a police officer just back from Vietnam who, with the help of his partner, must investigate a shooting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It may be a different cast, but with the same great writing and Coen brothers style, it is sure to be another great season.
Season 2 premieres October 14th on Audience DirecTV, stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas and Joanna Going. The first season of this show was fantastic. It is set in the world of MMA fighting but, at its heart, is really a family drama. An abnormal family, but a family none-the-less. If you do not have DirecTV, I highly recommend you get caught up on iTunes or Amazon immediately. The whole cast delivers incredible performances and the fight scenes will have you on the edge of your seat.