Most Anticipated New Shows of the 2017 Fall TV Season

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 weeks ago

"The Gifted" and "The Good Doctor" are among the most anticipated new series this fall according to IMDb user interest. How many are on your Watchlist?

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Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery (2017)

"Star Trek: Discovery"

Series Premiere: Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS

The Plot: "Star Trek: Discovery" takes place ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the USS Enterprise embarked on their five-year mission. Like the Enterprise, the USS Discovery explores new worlds, new life, and new civilizations. At the center of the story is not a captain, but the first officer, Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy.

The Buzz: This is the first of the "Star Trek" series to focus on not just one, but two Starfleet ships: the USS Discovery and the USS Shenzhou. Series co-writer Nicholas Meyer said that he and ex-showrunner Bryan Fuller consider Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country to be a narrative jumping off point for the series.

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Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, and Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017)

"Inhumans"

Series Television Premiere: Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

The Plot: The Inhumans are a race of superhumans created as a result of alien experimentation with ancient Earth inhabitants. After a military coup splinters the Inhuman community, the survivors retreat to Hawaii where they attempt to rebuild in their new home.

The Buzz: "Inhumans" is produced by Marvel Television, and distributed by ABC and IMAX. The first two episodes were shot with IMAX digital cameras, and was released in IMAX cinemas on Sept. 1, 2017.

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Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Seth MacFarlane, Peter Macon, Adrianne Palicki, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, and Halston Sage in The Orville (2017)

"The Orville"

Airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX

The Plot: A mid-level exploration starship and her crew traverse the galaxy and the daily travails of the interstellar workplace.

The Buzz: "The Orville" is more than a blend of "Star Trek," Galaxy Quest, and "The Family Guy." Co-creator Seth MacFarlane considers it a return to the optimism of classic science fiction.

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Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White in The Gifted (2017)

"The Gifted"

Series Premiere: Monday, Oct. 2, on FOX at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The Plot: A family friendly story of an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

The Buzz: "The Gifted" takes place in a world where the X-Men have vanished, and while their disappearance isn't central to the show, it will be one of the ongoing premises of the story as it evolves.

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James Franco and Zoe Kazan in The Deuce (2017)

"The Deuce"

Airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO

The Plot: "The Deuce" is set in New York in the 1970s and explores the issues of the time, including the legalization of pornography, the rise of HIV, the drug epidemic, and the impact on the community on and around 42nd Street in Manhattan.

The Buzz: Created by David Simon, the man behind "The Wire," "The Deuce" is inspired by the true story of a pair of twins who eventually became a Mob front for the Gambino family.

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Mindhunter (2017)

"Mindhunter"

Series Premiere: Friday, Oct. 13, on Netflix

The Plot: Two FBI agents work together to develop psychological profiles of convicted mass murderers in an effort to prevent future homicides.

The Buzz: The show was inspired by the book "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit," a behind-the-scenes account of John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI and how he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of serial killers and criminals to help solve their crimes. Douglas coined the phrase "serial killer" in the 1950s.

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Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon (2017)

"Young Sheldon"

Series Premiere: Monday, Sept. 25, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS

The Plot: "Young Sheldon" chronicles the childhood and high school career of nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper, the socially awkward genius of "The Big Bang Theory."

The Buzz: "Young Sheldon" is more an origin story than a stand-alone spin-off. Future events as told in "The Big Bang Theory" will inform the plot as it develops, and there may even be story line crossovers.

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Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor (2017)

"The Good Doctor"

Series Premiere: Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

The Plot: A young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?

The Buzz: "The Good Doctor" is based on the South Korean medical drama "Good Doctor," which first aired in 2013.