Hello everyone! I don’t know about you, but this year is going way too fast for me. Holidays will be here before we know it, crazy right? With summer coming to an end and fall being right around the corner, I’m excited to transition to a cooler season, kids going back to school, discover new fashion and beauty trends, as well as new and returning TV shows.
I would like to share with you some of my favorite shows I’ve been a fan of for some time now. Most which, I’ve been watching from the beginning and couple new ones I’m excited to see. So, let’s take a look at my list!
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC) | Premiers: Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c
WHERE WE LEFT OFF: Meredith returned to Seattle with her three kids and started adjusting to life after Derek’s death. April told Jackson she wanted to go on another Army rotation, Richard and Catherine got married, and Jo bought a loft apartment for her and Alex. It’s also up in the air who will be named the hospital’s new chief of surgery.
After the ultimate “dark and twisty” season, which culminated with Derek’s death and its aftermath, Grey’s is returning to a lighter tone in Season 12, according to executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Meredith, Maggie and Amelia – all single – are living together in Ellis’ house and trying to make a fresh start. Callie and Arizona will also start to dip their toes back into the dating pool. Jason George, who plays Ben, has been promoted to a series regular, and Martin Henderson is joining the cast as a series regular who will likely be a love interest for…someone.
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC) | Premiers: Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c
WHERE WE LEFT OFF: Frank, not Sam or Rebecca, killed Lila, though Annalise has convinced Wes it was his gal pal. While the students believe Rebecca has run away, she’s actually dead in Annalise’s basement, and ostensibly only Frank and Annalise know about it and both claimed they didn’t kill her. Oliver also tested positive for HIV and Laurel had Michaela’s ring the whole time.
WHAT’S NEXT: You won’t have to wait a whole season (or even half) to find out who offed Rebecca: Her killer will be revealed in the premiere. After that, the show will dive into a new mystery – thought it won’t necessarily be a murder – and explore everyone’s backstories and how people met. “I think the premise of the show for me is that things get more and more complicated, whether or not that means a murder each season, there’s going to be a mystery,” executive producer Peter Nowalk says. There’ll also be some new faces, including recurring guest stars Famke Janssen, who’ll play a brilliant defense attorney, and Kendrick Sampson (The Vampire Diaries), who’ll make his first appearance in the premiere. Is he the person Rebecca texted?
ONCE UPON THE TIME (ABC) | Premiers: Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c
WHERE WE LEFT OFF: Gold finally got freed from the dagger’s hold, but he was left in a coma. Before the darkness could claim Regina, Emma sacrificed herself and was whisked away, leaving only the dagger behind with her name etched on it.
: Emma’s friends and family, led by Regina, will try to find a way to save her before she becomes the full-on Dark Swan. But this means tracking down the sorcerer Merlin, which brings them to Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Brave archery lass Merida (Amy Manson) will join the show as well. “This is a mash-up show,” co-creator Edward Kitsis says. “This is the show where the Wicked Witch is sisters with the Evil Queen, and they also know Cruella De Vil. So what a bummer if we had King Arthur and he never got to meet Merida.” King Arthur will also bro it out with Charming, and Robin will try to figure out a way to deal with accidentally impregnating his girlfriend Regina’s wicked half-sister.
SCANDAL (ABC) | Premiers: Thursday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c
WHERE WE LEFT OFF: After Rowan had a busload of jurors killed, David dropped the B613 case, but Olivia got her pops arrested on embezzlement charges. Quinn figured out that Huck was the one who killed the jurors and pointed a gun to his head. Lizzie Bear “accidentally” told Fitz that Rowan blackmailed both newly elected Virginia Senator Mellie into giving him the jurors’ names and Cyrus into blackmailing David to drop the case, so he kicked Mellie out and replaced Cyrus with Liz as his chief of staff. Then POTUS reunited with Liv, while Jake left because “my mission is complete.”
WHAT’S NEXT: Judging by this, Quinn didn’t pull the trigger…yet. Regardless, the show won’t be short on talent. Portia de Rossi and Cornelius Smith Jr., who plays Marcus Walker, are now regulars. Might Marcus be the new Gladiator? Season 5 will pick up shortly after the events of the finale, and Olitz might just last a wee bit longer this time. “What’s exciting is exploring the possibility of really seeing what happens next versus doing the thing I think everyone expects us to do, which is bounce everybody back into the place that they were,” Shonda Rhimes says.
LIMITLESS (CBS) | Premiers: Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 10/9c
You thought the movie was OK, now see the television show based on the OK movie! This thriller stars Greek’s Jake McDorman as a man who takes a drug that gives him access to 100 percent of his brain, meaning he’s gifted physically and intellectually. Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Hill Harper co-star. Bradley Cooper, the star of the original 2011 film and executive producer of the series, will recur and reprise his character.
QUANTICO (ABC) | Premiers: Sunday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c
Let’s just call this one How to Get Away with Terrorism, because this twisty ensemble thriller has a lot in common with ABC’s big hit from last fall. A new incredibly attractive (obvs) class of FBI recruits at Quantico all joined the FBI for different reasons, which will be shown to the audience via flashbacks. But the real interesting part? One of the recruits – we don’t know who – is responsible for the biggest domestic terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. Let the twists begin! Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy and Graham Rogers star.
What show/shows are you excited to return on TV this fall? Is there any new TV shows you want to see? Share in the comments section below!