5 Network TV Shows Premiering in September

If you’re looking for a new show to watch in September, here are 5 new ones coming up on network TV. Three are half hour sitcoms, one is a political drama and one is a dramedy. All times listed are Eastern, but links to the shows’ websites are included so you can find your local time and see more videos if you want.

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:30 PM – KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS (30 mins), starring Kevin James as “Kevin,” a newly retired police officer and Erinn Hayes as his wife, Donnar. They have 3 children, one college age, one high school and one in grammar school. (website)

10:00 PM – THE GOOD PLACE (30 min) on NBC, starring Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman who arrives in the afterlife and learns that she is in “The Good Place” because they’ve mixed her up with someone else. Ted Danson plays Michael, her mentor. Beginning on 9/22, the show will move to Thursday nights at 8:30 PM. (website)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:00 PM – THIS IS US (60 mins) on NBC – a drama and comedy combo looks at the lives of several couples, with different challenges but one thing in common. Four of them were born on the same day and they are turning 36 years old. (website)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:30 PM SPEECHLESS on ABC (30 mins), a sitcom starring Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie as Maya and Jimmy DiMeo, the parents of three, one of whom has cerebral palsy and is nonverbal. Maya DiMeo is determined that her special needs child gets to lead a normal life. The family’s challenges provide a unique brand of comedy. (website)

10:00 PM DESIGNATED SURVIVOR on ABC (60 mins), a political drama starring Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, the Secretary of HUD, who suddenly becomes the President of the United States after the President and all other cabinet members are killed simultaneously. (website)

If we are going by trailer views, NBC’s “This Is Us” looks like it’s going to be the breakout hit of the Fall Season. According to this Deadline article, the show’s official trailer has set a record on Facebook, having been viewed over 50 millions times.

Deadline also has an extensive list of new and returning shows for Fall 2016, covering cable and streaming services.