Find out which freshman series are worth watching in the coming months
Fall TV season is about to kick off, and with dozens of new shows on top of returning favorites it can be a lot to keep track of. Here are TheWrap's picks for freshman comedies and dramas worth a watch.
"The Gifted" (Fox) Monday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.
From "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix, Fox's "The Gifted expands the Marvel TV universe with an "X-Men"-adjacent series starring Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as parents who go on the run after discovering their children are mutants. The pilot episode was directed by "X-Men's" Bryan Singer.
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"Will & Grace" (NBC) Thursday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.
After an election-themed short reunited the cast and creators of "Will & Grace," NBC opted to revive the classic sitcom with a more timely political edge, bringing back the original series by ignoring the events of the divisive finale. Plus, NBC has such confidence fans will come back to the show, it's already picked up another season.
Also Read: ‘Will & Grace’ Revival Renewed for Season 2
"Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS) Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS and CBS All Access
CBS' newest entry in the "Star Trek" franchise was plagued by delays and behind-the-scenes turmoil, but is finally set to launch in the fall with "Walking Dead" star Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh taking the lead as the first women of color to topline a "Star Trek" series.
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"Dynasty" (The CW) Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m.
A reboot of the 1980s soap opera, The CW's "Dynasty" will shift its focus, showcasing the famed rivalry between the Carringtons and the Colbys through two women: Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley).
Also Read: How ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Deals With ‘Homophobic’ Elements of Original Series
Runaways (Hulu) Tuesday, Nov. 21
One of several Marvel TV shows set to launch this fall, Hulu's "Runaways" adapts the classic comics story of a group of kids who discover that their parents are all supervillians. The series adaptation hails from "The OC" and "Gossip Girl" bosses Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
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"The Last O.G." (TBS) Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m
.Tracy Morgan returns to a leading role on television after "30 Rock" and a near-fatal car accident in the TBS comedy "The Last O.G." alongside "Girls Trip" breakout Tiffany Haddish and Cedric the Entertainer. Morgan plays a plan shocked by how much the world has changed after he's released from a 15 year prison sentence.
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