With the Emmy’s concluding last week, it’s now that time of year to look forward to fall’s newest shows. There are over a dozen series premiering across various networks, and our team at MUIPR decided to crown the top choices to keep watch for.


From what we can tell, there’s bound to be tons of scandal and politico drama for avid television junkies, plus a new dose of millennial drama. Whether you’re into romance, courtroom drama, or Debra Messing, you’re in for a treat this fall. Below is a roundup list of good TV to keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Our anticipations include:


“How To Get Away With Murder”

All summer we’ve been cringing with delight whenever commercials cut to Viola Davis proclaiming the words, “how to get away with murder.” Come September 25, fans of the Oscar-nominated actress won’t have to rely on commercials any longer. The ABC series follows a famed law school professor (Davis) and the students vying for a spot at her prestigious law firm. Her students will go to any and all lengths to please her, even if the courts claim it to be illegal. How to Get Away With Murder is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes.



No, let’s not take a selfie. For those viewers sick and tired of the selfie craze, you might just be in luck. Karen Gillan (of “Doctor Who” fame) starts with John Cho in this “Pygmalion”-inspired series for social media addicts. We’re all awaiting for this series to premiere September 30 on ABC. I mean, what more terrible things can the world attribute to millennials, anyway?


“The Affair”

If Showtime continues showcasing half as much of the craziness that goes into such hits as “Ray Donovan” and “Homeland,” then “The Affair” is sure to be one hell of a ride. Premiering October 12, stars Dominic West and Ruth Wilson share what it feels like for both actors in a cheating play, along with the side effects that manifest when the cheatees find out. Anyone in or affected by a toxic relationship is bound to feel all the emotions with this one.


“The Mysteries of Laura”

Debra Messing is a champ. The television veteran returns to NBC as Laura Diamond, an NYPD homicide detective who spends her days cleaning up the streets while dealing with a messy home life. Who would divorce Josh Lucas!? If you’ve missed her, get ready for your reunion with this series premiering September 17 on NBC.


“Madam Secretary”

Camps from “Homeland” and “House of Cards” are sure to form a united front with this series starring Tea Leoni as a former CIA agent. Leoni’s former boss, now the President of the United States (Keith Carradine), asks her to take on the role of Secretary of State and hell breaks loose. It’s been too long of a while since Leoni graced audiences with her spunk and acting chops (“Family Man,” hello), and everyone loves a political drama as of late. “Madam Secretary” premieres Sunday, September 21, on CBS.


*BONUS round – “State Of Affairs”

She’s baaack. But wait, I thought everyone banned Katherine Heigl from television? Not so. Whether you’re ready or not, the “Grey’s” alum is hungry for her piece of the politico pie. She’s got “Madam Secretary,” “Homeland,” and “House of Cards” to compete with, but somehow we think NBC just might not mind all that much.


Which shows are you eagerly awaiting this fall? Any favorites on our list? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me @Kelseymbro