From new faces to familiar ones, plenty of hilarious comedies and heartwrenching dramas are coming to ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and The CW this fall. Get to know the shows that will be hitting the small screen this upcoming 2019-20 TV season.
'All Rise' (CBS)
A drama that follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system. The cast is made up of Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho, Marg Helgenberger, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles.
'The Baker and the Beauty' (ABC)
Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk) is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley), an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash? The Baker and the Beauty is based on a hit Israeli show created by Assi Azar.
'Batwoman' (The CW)
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman (Ruby Rose), an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence -- but don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. The latest spinoff of the DC Arrow-verse, the cast also includes Meagan Tandy, Rachel Skarsten, Nicole Kang, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott and Elizabeth Anweis.
A Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion series -- with a twist! The original cast members -- Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling -- reunite to play heightened versions of themselves. Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, the seven actors reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running, but getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast -- whom the whole world watched grow up together -- attempts to continue from where they left off?
'Bob Hearts Abishola' (CBS)
After having a heart attack, Bob (Billy Gardell) a middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit, unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku), a Nigerian immigrant. Bob sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance. The cast also includes Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley and Travis Wolfe Jr.
When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister's Reseda home, forcing the two siblings to reconnect. The Broke cast is made up of Jaime Camil, Pauley Perrette, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz and Antonio Corbo.
'Carol's Second Act' (CBS)
After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers (Patricia Heaton) embarks on a unique second act: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. The cast is rounded out by Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Sabrina Jalees.
Featuring an ensemble of ambitious and complicated human beings who won’t rest until justice is served, Deputy brings a gritty authenticity to the modern cop drama, blending the spirit of a classic Western with a modern-day attitude. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of the largest police forces in the world, but when the elected Sheriff dies, an arcane rule in the county charter forged back in the Wild West suddenly thrusts the most unlikely man (Stephen Dorff) into the job. The cast fires off with Yara Martinez as Dr. Paula Reyes, Brian Van Holt as Cade Ward, Siena Goines as Rachel Delgado, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Breanna Bishop, Shane Paul McGhie as Joseph Blair and Mark Moses as Jerry London.
The character-driven genre thriller centers around a police chief, Jo (Allison Tolman), who takes in Piper (Alexa Swinton), a young girl she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what happened. The investigation draws Jo into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. Emergence also stars Owain Yeoman as Benny, Ashley Aufderheide as Bree, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris, Zabryna Guevara as Abby, with Donald Faison as Alex and Clancy Brown as Ed.
This CBS drama is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion, focusing on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. The cast is made up of Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco and Dalya Knapp.
'FBI: Most Wanted' (CBS)
A spinoff of CBS’ FBI, the series centers on the Fugitive Task Force of the FBI that tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the FBI's Most Wanted list. The cast solving cases includes Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg and Nathaniel Arcand.
'Filthy Rich' (FOX)
Meet the Monreauxes, a mega-rich Southern family famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network. On the cusp of launching a digital retail arm of the company, the family’s patriarch, Eugene (Gerald McRaney), dies in a plane crash (or so we think), leaving Margaret (Kim Cattrall), a now-“Oprah” to the religious and Southern communities, to take charge of the family business. Filthy Rich is a southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion collide with outrageously soapy results. The dramatic cast is rounded out by Melia Kreiling as Ginger Sweet, Aubrey Dollar as Rose Monreaux, Corey Cott as Eric Monreaux, Benjamin Levy Aguilar as Antonio Rivera, Mark L. Young as Jason Conley and Olivia Macklin as Becky Monreaux, with Steve Harris as Franklin Lee.
'For Life' (ABC)
The fictional, serialized legal and family drama was inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. and centers around a prisoner named Aaron (Nicholas Pinnock) who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems. The cast is rounded out by Indira Varma as Safiya, Joy Bryant as Marie, Glenn Fleshler as Frank, Dorian Missick as Jamal and Tyla Harris as Jasmine, with Mary Stuart Masterson as Anya and Boris McGiver as D.A. Maskins.
Young parents Dave (Adam Pally) and Rebecca (Abby Elliott) are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights, but things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents, Stew (Steven Weber) and Linda (Fran Drescher) show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything. These boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries, however, and the question of who’s parenting who quickly becomes blurred in this multi-generational comedy.
'Katy Keene' (The CW)
In a timeless New York City, as enchanting as Riverdale is moody, aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) meets Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), fresh off the bus to chase her musical dreams. Based on the Archie Comics characters and a spinoff of Riverdale, Katy Keene's world is populated with kindred-spirit starving artists, including mysterious socialite Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) and Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp). While their climb to the top is rife with obstacles, this found family will stop at nothing to see their names in lights.
'The Kenan Show' (NBC)
In this family comedy, Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls, Emma (Dani Lockett) and Sophie (Dannah Lockett) while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who "helps" in the most inappropriate ways. The cast is rounded out by Punam Patel and Andy Garcia.
Inspired by the best-selling book, The Bone Collector, former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme (Russell Hornsby) was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs (Arielle Kebbel), an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for proﬁling, finds herself hot on the killer’s trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse. As the unlikely detective duo joins forces to crack the city’s most confounding cases, they must also race to take down the enigmatic “Bone Collector” who brought them together. The cast also includes Brían F. O'Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli.
A second spin-off of Black-ish, the sitcom chronicles the early years of Rainbow Johnson (Arica Himmel) as she recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the 1980s and the dilemmas they faced over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves when her parents move from a hippie commune to the suburbs. Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays the adult Bow in Black-ish, will narrate, and the cast is rounded out by Tika Sumpter, Gary Cole, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris, and Ethan William Childress.
'Nancy Drew' (The CW)
Set in the summer after her high school graduation,18-year-old Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) thought she'd be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation. Along the way, Nancy uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.
Next is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that asks us to look closely not only at our relationship to technology but to one another. The cast consists of John Slattery as Paul LeBlanc, Fernanda Andrade as Shea Salazar, Jason Butler Harner as Ted LeBlanc, Michael Mosley as CM, Eve Harlow as Gina, Aaron Moten as Ben, Gerardo Celasco as Ty Salazar, Elizabeth Cappuccino as Abby, Evan Whitten as Ethan Salazar, Olenka Wos Kimball as Iliza and Dann Fink as neXt.
'Not Just Me' (FOX)
The story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds and exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family, this unconventional dramedy taps directly into the zeitgeist, harnessing the emotional complications that new generations of IVF-bred children all face. Not Just Me stars Brittany Snow as Julia Bechley, Megalyn Echikunwoke as Edie Palmer, Emily Osment as Roxy Doyle, Mustafa Elzein as Dr. Isaac Abadi, Mo McRae as Tim Moore, Victoria Cartagena as Amanda and Timothy Hutton as Leon Bechley.
Parenting is hard for most people. But for Cay (Maggie Lawson), a caustic, take-no-prisoners casino pit boss, and husband Mike (Jason Biggs), a handyman and uncultivated guy’s guy, parenting may as well be advanced calculus. Dealing with the demands and egos of three high-IQ children would be tricky for any parent, but it’s especially hazardous for two working stiffs trying to raise four kids in Atlantic City, especially since they barely got through high school.
'Perfect Harmony' (NBC)
Perfect Harmony is a comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran (Bradley Whitford) unexpectedly stumbles into a choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness -- just when they all need it most. The cast is rounded out by Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport.
'Prodigal Son' (FOX)
A fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, starring Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, Michael Sheen as Dr. Martin Whitly, Bellamy Young as Jessica Whitly, Lou Diamond Phillips as Gil Arroyo, Halston Sage as Ainsley Whitly, Aurora Perrineau as Dani Powell, Frank Harts as JT Tarmel and Keiko Agena as Edrisa Tanaka.
Untitled 'Stumpton'/Cobie Smulders Drama (ABC)
Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series, the drama follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police. The show also stars Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie, with Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove and Michael Ealy as Det. Miles Hoffman.
When Abigail "Tommy" Thomas (Edie Falco), a former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles, she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate social, political and national security issues while enforcing the law.
'The Unicorn' (CBS)
A tight-knit group of friends and family helps a widower (Walton Goggins) move on following the most difficult year of his life, which includes being an ill-equipped but devoted single parent to his two daughters and taking the major step of dating. To his shock, Wade is a hot commodity! The widower's friends and family are played by Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay and Makenzie Moss.
'United We Fall' (ABC)
United We Fall is a multi-cam, realistic family sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Jo (Christina Vidal) and Bill (Will Sasso) as they try to make it day-to-day as a functioning family with two kids. Bill’s very judgmental live-in mother (Emmy-winner Jane Curtin) and Jo’s large Latinx Catholic family will never hesitate to let the couple know they’re seemingly screwing up, but Bill and Jo will always have each other’s backs, united against everyone, including other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers, and, especially, their kids.