Watchmen

Regina King in HBO's "Watchmen" adaptation, which premieres in late October. 

On Sunday, I wrote about the TV series I was most excited to watch this fall.

Today, I’m back with the best of the rest. Here’s the scoop on even more shows that will be premiering in the coming weeks:

Friday, Sept. 13

“Unbelievable” (Netflix): A teenager (Kaitlyn Dever, “Justified,” “Booksmart”) is accused of falsifying a police report about being sexually assaulted in this limited series, which is based on a 2015 ProPublica report that won a Pulitzer Prize. Toni Collette (“Hereditary,” “Little Miss Sunshine”) and Merritt Wever (“Godless,” “Nurse Jackie”) costar as detectives who team up to investigate a string of similar crimes.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

“American Horror Story: 1984” (10 p.m., FX): This season, set at a summer camp, is an homage to 1980s slasher movies, with Emma Roberts starring.

Friday, Sept. 20

“Criminal” (Netflix): A police procedural that takes place entirely inside interrogation rooms, focusing on “the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question.” The series’ 12 episodes will be broken up into four parts, each set in a different country — the U.K., France, Germany and Spain — with a different set of actors. Guest stars include David Tennant (“Jessica Jones,” “Dr. Who”) and one of my favorites, Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”).

Monday, Sept. 23

“Bob (Hearts) Abishola” (8:30 p.m., CBS): A man falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack in “this comedic examination of immigrant life in America.”

“All Rise” (9 p.m., CBS): A drama following the “chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives” of judges, prosecutors and public defenders in Los Angeles, with a particular focus on a recently appointed judge.

“Prodigal Son” (9 p.m., Fox): The son in question is Malcolm Bright, a criminal psychologist (Tom Payne, “The Walking Dead”) whose father is a notorious serial killer (Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”). Sounds interesting enough, especially with a cast that includes the always fantastic Sheen, along with Bellamy Young (“Scandal”) as Malcolm’s mother and Lou Diamond Phillips as his mentor.

Prodigal Son

Tom Payne and Michael Sheen in "Prodigal Son."

“Bluff City Law” (10 p.m., NBC): A young lawyer (Caitlin McGee) returns to work for her estranged father (Jimmy Smits) in this courtroom drama.

Returning: “9-1-1” (8 p.m., Fox); “The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC); “The Neighborhood” and “Bull” (8 and 10 p.m., CBS); “The Good Doctor” (10 p.m., ABC)

Tuesday, Sept. 24

“Emergence” (10 p.m., ABC): A police chief (Allison Tolman, “Fargo” season one) takes in a young girl she finds near the site of a mysterious accident. The subsequent investigation “draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.”

Returning: “NCIS,” “FBI” and “NCIS: New Orleans” (8-11 p.m., CBS); “The Resident” and “Empire” (8 and 9 p.m., Fox); “The Conners,” “Bless This Mess,” and “black-ish” (8-10 p.m., ABC) ; “This Is Us” and “New Amsterdam” (9 and 10 p.m., NBC)

Wednesday, Sept. 25

A slew of shows return: “The Masked Singer” (8 p.m., Fox); “Survivor” (8 p.m., CBS); “The Goldbergs,” “Schooled,” “Modern Family” and “Single Parents” (8-10 p.m., ABC); “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” (8-11 p.m., NBC); and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (10 p.m., FXX)

Thursday, Sept. 26

“Perfect Harmony” (8:30 p.m., NBC): Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing,” “Get Out”) is a former Princeton music professor who finds himself leading a small-town church choir in this comedy, which also stars Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect,” “True Blood”).

Perfect Harmony

Bradley Whitford in a scene from "Perfect Harmony."

“Carol’s Second Act” (9:30 p.m., CBS): Patricia Heaton (“The Middle,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”) returns to TV, playing a woman who finally pursues her dream of becoming a doctor at age 50, after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching.

“Sunnyside” (9:30 p.m., NBC): After a scandal, a former New York City councilman (Kal Penn, who also co-created and will write and executive produce the series) tries to make amends by helping a group of immigrants pass their citizenship test.

“Evil” (10 p.m., CBS): A psychologist (Katja Herbers, “Westworld”), a priest-in-training (Mike Colter, “Luke Cage” himself) and a skeptical carpenter (Aasif Mandvi) investigate the Catholic church’s “backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings” to “assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.”

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Mike Colter and Katja Herbers in "Evil."

Returning: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “A Million Little Things” and “How to Get Away with Murder” (8-11 p.m., ABC); “Superstore,” “The Good Place” and “Law & Order: SVU” (8-11 p.m., NBC); “Young Sheldon” and “Mom” (8-9:30 p.m., CBS)

Friday, Sept. 27

“The Politician” (Netflix): A young Santa Barbara student (Ben Platt, who won a Tony for “Dear Evan Hanson”) with aspirations of one day becoming U.S. president focuses on a more immediate goal: being named class president at his high school. The show was created by Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story,” “Glee”), and costars Gwyneth Paltrow as the titular politician’s mother and Jessica Lange, a Murphy regular, as the mother of a potential running mate.

The Politician

Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow in Netflix's "The Politican." 

Returning: “Hawaii Five-O,” “Magnum P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” (8-11 p.m., CBS); “American Housewife,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “20/20” (8-11 p.m., ABC); “Transparent Musical Finale” (Amazon)

Sunday, Sept. 29

“Bless the Harts” (8:30 p.m., Fox): This animated comedy — with a voice cast that includes “SNL” vets Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph — focuses on “a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet” but is “already rich — in friends, family and laughter.”

“Godfather of Harlem” (10 p.m., Epix): A “reimagining” of the story of real-life crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who returns to his neighborhood in the early ‘60s after a decade in prison and goes to war with the Genovese crime family. His costars include Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) and Giancarlo Esposito (that’s Gus Fring to you “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” fans).

Returning: “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” (8-10 p.m., Fox); “God Friended Me” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (8:30 to 10 p.m., CBS); “Shark Tank” and “The Rookie” (9-11 p.m., ABC)

Wednesday, Oct. 2

“Almost Family” (9 p.m., Fox): An only child (Brittany Snow, “Pitch Perfect”) discovers her father, a pioneering fertility doctor, has fathered dozens of other children via in vitro fertilization at his own clinic. Among them are two newfound sisters — her former best friend (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and an ex-Olympic athlete (Emily Osment) — with whom she attempts “to form a bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family.”

Returning: “SEAL Team” and “S.W.A.T.” (9 and 10 p.m., CBS)

Friday, Oct. 4

“Raising Dion” (Netflix): A single mom (Alisha Wainwright) struggles to raise her son (newcomer Ja’Siah Young), who has mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Black Panther”) is an executive producer and appears in a supporting role.

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Ja’Siah Young in "Raising Dion"

Returning: “The Blacklist” (8 p.m., NBC); “Peaky Blinders” (Netflix)

Sunday, Oct. 6

“Batwoman” (8 p.m., The CW): Batman has mysteriously disappeared, so it’s up to his cousin Kate Kane (Ruby Rose, “Orange is the New Black”) to save a crime-riddled Gotham in this superhero tale.

Batwoman

Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman and Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox in The CW's new series "Batwoman." 

“Back to Life” (8:30 p.m., Showtime): A woman tries to reenter society — specifically her small, seaside hometown — after 18 years in jail in this six-episode comedy, which aired on the BBC earlier this year.

BACK TO LIFE

Daisy Haggard in "Back to Life." 

Returning: “Supergirl” (8 p.m., The CW); “The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC); “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Madam Secretary” (9-11 p.m., CBS); “Mr. Robot” (10 p.m., USA)

Monday, Oct. 7

The CW’s “All American” and “Black Lightning” return at 8 and 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

“The Flash” returns to The CW at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

“Nancy Drew” (9 p.m., The CW): The heroine gets The CW treatment in this new drama, which was described as “‘Riverdale’ meets ‘Veronica Mars’” by Alan Sepinwall, my favorite TV critic. Kennedy McMann stars as the titular sleuth, who winds up investigating the murder of a local socialite, and nothing made me feel older than reading that former teen heartthrob Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) would be playing her father. Oof!

Returning: “Riverdale” (8 p.m., The CW)

Tuesday, Oct. 15

“Treadstone” (10 p.m., CBS): An action thriller that focuses on the “origin story and present-day actions” of a covert black ops program, first introduced in “The Bourne Identity” and its sequels, that turns its recruits into assassins.

Returning: “Arrow” (8 p.m., The CW); “The Purge” (9 p.m., USA)

Friday, Oct. 18

“Living With Yourself” (Netflix): Paul Rudd stars as an unhappy man who discovers he’s been replaced by a clone of himself after undergoing a spa treatment to become a better person.

Living With Yourself

Paul Rudd and, well, Paul Rudd in Netflix's "Living With Yourself," about a man who discovers he's been cloned after getting a mysterious spa treatment. 

“Looking for Alaska” (Hulu): A teenager falls in love and finds a group of loyal friends in this 1990s-set series, based on a 2005 novel by John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”). It was created by Josh Schwartz, who is known for teen dramas like “Gossip Girl” and “The O.C.”

Sunday, Oct. 20

“Watchmen” (10 p.m., HBO): The drama takes its name from the graphic novel of the same name, but is set decades after the events of the original story. Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson and Louis Gossett Jr. are among the stars, playing characters living in a world “where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws.” The series is being helmed by Damon Lindelof, who also brought us “Lost” and “The Leftovers.”

Monday, Oct. 21

“Catherine the Great” (10 p.m., HBO): Helen Mirren stars as the titular Russian empress, the country’s longest-ruling female leader, in this miniseries.

Catherine the Great

Helen Mirren stars as "Catherine the Great" in the new HBO miniseries, premiering in late October.

Casey Gillis is the features editor at The News & Advance and editor of weekly entertainment publication The Burg. Reach her at (434) 385-5525.

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