Most Anticipated New Shows of the 2017 Fall TV Season

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 month ago

"Inhumans and "The Orville" are just two of the most anticipated new series for the fall according to IMDb user interest and listed here by premiere date. How many of these shows are on your Watchlist?

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The Tick (2017)

"The Tick"

Series Premiere: Friday, Aug. 25, on Amazon Video

The Plot: In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with no superpowers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.

The Buzz: While still a comedy, the new series is darker in tone and more geared to adults than the previous two versions, the animated series and the short-lived live action version starring Patrick Warburton. Tick creator Ben Edlund has had a hand in all three, so this may be less a re-imagining of the big blue superhero than a maturation.

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Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, and Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017)

"Inhumans"

Series Premiere: Friday, Sept. 1, in IMAX theaters; Friday, Sept. 29, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: The Inhumans are a race of superhumans created as a result of alien experimentation with ancient Earth inhabitants. After a military coup splinters the Inhuman community, the survivors retreat to Hawaii where they attempt to rebuild in their new home.

The Buzz: "Inhumans" is produced by Marvel Television, and distributed by ABC and IMAX. The first two episodes were shot with IMAX digital cameras, and will be released in IMAX cinemas.

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Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Seth MacFarlane, Peter Macon, Adrianne Palicki, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, and Halston Sage in The Orville (2017)

"The Orville"

Series Premiere: Sunday, Sept. 10, on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: A mid-level exploration starship and her crew traverse the galaxy and the daily travails of the interstellar workplace.

The Buzz: "The Orville" is more than a blend of "Star Trek," Galaxy Quest, and "The Family Guy." It is, according to co-creator Seth MacFarlane, a return to the optimism of classic science fiction.

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James Franco and Zoe Kazan in The Deuce (2017)

"The Deuce"

Series Premiere: Sunday, Sept. 10, on HBO at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: "The Deuce" is set in New York in the 1970s and explores the issues of the time, including the legalization of pornography, the rise of HIV, the drug epidemic, and the impact on the community on and around 42nd Street in Manhattan.

The Buzz: Created by David Simon, the man behind "The Wire," "The Deuce" is inspired by the true story of a pair of twins who eventually became a Mob front for the Gambino family.

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Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery (2017)

"Star Trek: Discovery"

Series Premiere: Sunday, Sept. 24, on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: "Star Trek: Discovery" takes place ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the USS Enterprise embarked on their five-year mission. Like the Enterprise, the USS Discovery explores new worlds, new life, and new civilizations. At the center of the story is not a captain, but the first officer, Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy.

The Buzz: This will be the first of the Star Trek series to focus on not just one, but two Starfleet ships: the USS Discovery and the USS Shenzhou. Series co-writer Nicholas Meyer has said that he and ex-showrunner Bryan Fuller consider Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country to be a narrative jumping off point for the new series.

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Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon (2017)

"Young Sheldon"

Series Premiere: Monday, Sept. 25, on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: "Young Sheldon" chronicles the childhood and high school career of nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper, the socially awkward genius of "The Big Bang Theory."

The Buzz: "Young Sheldon" is more an origin story than a stand-alone spin-off. Future events as told in "The Big Bang Theory" will inform the plot as it develops, and there may even be story line crossovers.

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Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor (2017)

"The Good Doctor"

Series Premiere: Monday, Sept. 25, on ABC at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: A young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?

The Buzz: "The Good Doctor" is based on the South Korean medical drama "Good Doctor," which first aired in 2013.

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Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White in The Gifted (2017)

"The Gifted"

Series Premiere: Monday, Oct. 2, on FOX at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: A family friendly story of an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

The Buzz: "The Gifted" takes place in a world where the X-Men have vanished, and while their disappearance isn't central to the show, it will be one of the ongoing premises of the story as it evolves.

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Mindhunter (2017)

"Mindhunter"

Series Premiere: Friday, Oct. 13, on Netflix

The Plot: Two FBI agents work together to develop psychological profiles of convicted mass murderers in an effort to prevent future homicides.

The Buzz: The show was inspired by the book "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit," a behind-the-scenes account of John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI and how he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of serial killers and criminals to help solve their crimes. Douglas coined the phrase "serial killer" in the 1950s.