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Story by Emily Gibson
10. Z Nation (Syfy)
“Z Nation” premiered on Sept. 12 on Syfy, and is the network’s answer to the zombie fixation created by shows like the “Walking Dead.” Though the show is campy and sometimes comical in a bad way, it’s oddly fulfilling to watch a zombie show created by the same network that made “Sharknado.” “Z Nation” comes on Fridays at 9 p.m. on Syfy.
9. Selfie (ABC)
Starring ex-Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan, “Selfie” is the story of a young girl obsessed with social media and determined to become famous, until she realizes she doesn’t have any friends that aren’t online. She then hires Henry Higgs, played by John Cho, to rebrand her image. Though the show doesn’t have the strongest plot, it’ll be worth watching for how ridiculous it is bound to be. “Selfie” premieres on Sept. 30 and will air on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. on ABC.
8. Red Band Society (Fox)
This story seems like a heartwarming comedy-drama about a group of teenagers living together in the pediatric ward of a hospital. The show’s pilot, which aired on Sept. 17, got mixed reviews, but the strength of the young cast was applauded. Hopefully, “Red Band Society” will live up to its potential. It airs on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. on Fox.
7. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Though it seems like an odd plot for a television show and definitely a story that can’t stretch multiple seasons, the premise seems interesting or, at least, original. Jane who is, as the show name implies, a virgin, is accidentally artificially inseminated by a doctor. Of course, hilarity ensues. “Jane the Virgin” will air on Monday nights at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 13 on the CW.
6. The Flash (The CW)
“The Flash” is based on the DC Comics character of the same name, and exist in the same universe as the popular CW series “Arrow.” Since superheroes are prominent in the media now, an origin story for The Flash, aka Barry Allen, should be an interesting watch. “The Flash” premieres Oct. 7 and will air on the CW on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.
5. Mulaney (Fox)
Stand-up comedian John Mulaney will play a fictionalized version of himself living in New York City and struggling with his friends and his annoying neighbor. It sounds a lot like “Seinfeld” 2.0, and is even titled the starring comedian’s last name, but the show still seems promising and, at the very least, good for a few laughs. It also features talented supporting actors like Martin Short and Nasim Pedrad. “Mulaney” premieres on Fox on Oct. 5 and will air Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m.
4. Black-ish (ABC)
“Black-ish” is the story of a middle-class African-American father trying to raise his kids to have a cultural identity in the middle of a predominantly white neighborhood. The show will examine at race and culture from a comedic standpoint, and looks like a refreshing deviation from typical comedy plots. “Black-ish” premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and will air at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights on ABC.
3. Gotham (Fox)
“Gotham” is delving into the popular Batman universe from a new angle. The show is set during Detective James Gordon’s first days on the police force, when he is investigating the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, parents of the future Batman. The show is going to feature young Bruce Wayne and the origin stories of many Batman villains like the Joker, Cat Woman, the Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Penguin and Poison Ivy. It premieres on Monday, Sept. 22, and will air Monday nights at 7 p.m. on Fox.
2. How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
“How to Get Away With Murder” is a legal drama series about a law professor in Philadelphia, played by the ever-talented Viola Davis, who gets tied up in a murder plot along with her students. The show seems like a sexy, compelling drama about bending the rules and trying not to get caught. “How to Get Away With Murder” premieres on Thursday, Sept. 25 and will air Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on ABC.
1. Transparent (Amazon)
Coming to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, Sept. 26, “Transparent” is a dramedy about a transgender parent. “Transparent” is more than a clever pun – it has the promise to become a groundbreaking television show and a signal of change into more open, accepting and de-stigmatized television. The entire first season of the show will be available on Amazon, but for now the pilot is streaming for free.