From a comic choir to a crime-fighting superhero, we round up the top 10 new shows to watch this fall
1. Batwoman — Sundays, 8 p.m., The CW
ShowcaseThree years after the mysterious disappearance of Batman, Gotham is a city in despair. Enter Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), whose father (Dougray Scott) sent her away after his wife and Kate’s sister were killed in the crossfire of a Gotham gang war. After being dishonourably discharged from military school and undergoing years of brutal survival training, the openly gay Kate returns to her hometown as Batwoman, a new costumed vigilante in a city desperate for a saviour.
2. L.A.’s Finest — Fridays, 8 p.m., CTV
CTVGabrielle Union’s character, DEA Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett from the Will Smith- and Martin Lawrence-starring Bad Boys II, is transplanted from Miami to Los Angeles, where she joins the LAPD and is partnered with Det. Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba) as they solve a different case each week.
3. Four Weddings and a Funeral — Thursdays, 10 p.m, City
CityBased on the iconic 1994 comedy, Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) stars as a young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign who reunites with college friends when she returns to London for a wedding—where a bombshell at the altar catapults all their lives into turmoil, kicking off a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak that, naturally, contains four weddings and a funeral.
4. Evil — Thursdays, 10 p.m., Global & CBS
GlobalIn the latest from The Good Wife/The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King, the line between science and religion blurs for a skeptical psychologist (Kate Herbers), a priest-in-training (Mike Colter) and a blue-collar carpenter (Aasif Mandvi) as they tackle the Catholic Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, everything from miracles to demonic possession to hauntings, in order to determine if there’s a logical explanation to these phenomena or if there’s actually something supernatural at work.
5. Sunnyside — Thursdays, 9:30 p.m., NBC
NBCGarrett Modi (Kal Penn) held the distinction of being NYC’s youngest-ever city councilman—until his arrest for public intoxication was captured on video and went viral, spectacularly cratering his political career. Crashing with his sister and trying to figure out what to do with his life, Garrett finds his purpose when he’s hired by a group of hopeful immigrants to help them achieve their dream of becoming American citizens.
6. Bless the Harts — Sundays, 8:30 p.m., City & Fox
Fox’s latest animated comedy follows the Harts, a perpetually broke North Carolina family struggling to make ends meet while never giving up hope they’ll achieve the American Dream.
7. All Rise — Mondays, 9 p.m., CTV & CBS
CBSThis legal drama follows a group of judges, prosecutors and public defenders in a Los Angeles courthouse as they navigate a flawed legal system in order to dole out justice. Among them: newly appointed judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), who jumps in headfirst, pushing the boundaries and challenging expectations of what a judge can be.
8. Mixed-ish — Tuesday, 9 p.m., City & ABC
ABCThere’s already a Black-ish spinoff (Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi) and now we have another—this time a prequel focusing on the childhood exploits of Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross, who provides narration), played as a youngster by Himmel, chronicling her experiences growing up in a mixed-race family in the 1980s after Bow’s parents (Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tika Sumpter) make the move from a hippie commune to the suburbs. Bow’s grandfather (Gary Cole) is also on hand, to remind everyone that he’s the one footing the bills.
9. Stumptown — Wednesday, 10 p.m., CTV & ABC
Based on a graphic novel, How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders plays Dex Parios, a strong, assertive military veteran with a complicated love life and a gambling addiction (along with the debt to prove it). Working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon, her military intelligence skills make her great at her job, while her ramshackle personal life and blunt manner don’t exactly win her any friends in either the law-enforcement or criminal circles in which she moves.
10. Perfect Harmony — Thursdays, 8:30 p.m., City & NBC
CityThe West Wing vet Bradley Whitford stars as Arthur Cochran, a former Princeton music professor who accidentally stumbles into a small-town church’s choir practice, and reluctantly agrees to coach this ragtag group of singers (including Pitch Perfect star Anna Camp) as they compete in choral competitions.