9 TV Shows To Watch This Fall

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Cooler temperatures before it’s unbearably cold, school without as much stress as finals, and, of course, fall television. There are a whole bunch of returning shows that I’m looking forward to this fall in a variety of categories, and there are several new shows that I’m interested in checking out, too. (PS – I’m having an ad sale through tonight! Head over to my Twitter to get the code for 50% off all ads.)

9 TV Shows To Watch

Shows I Can’t Wait To Return

1. Madame Secretary: Smart, clever, and wicked entertaining, this show reminds me a lot of The West Wing, which is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. Tea Leoni is brilliant as Secretary McCord. (Returns October 4)

2. The Royals: I’ve always loved royalty – and have probably read way too many books about it – and this show is completely up my alley. It’s dramatic to the extreme, and I love it. (Returns in November)

3. Empire: I didn’t get into Empire until it ended, and was blown away by how good it is. It’s not your usual drama, although it definitely has the family and romantic drama down pat. What really makes it stand out to me – other than the fascinating characters and excellent performances – is the insight it gives to the music industry. (Returns September 23)

4. Scandal: Do I really need to say more? If you’re wondering, yes, it is worth the hype. Go watch it on Netflix and thank me later. Or hate me for making you addicted. Whichever. (Returns September 24)

5. How To Get Away with Murder: Overarching storyline about a murder being committed, as well as the weekly storyline of several first-year law students interning for a high-profile defense attorney. Dean Thomas from the Harry Potter movies is the lead student (yes, I know that’s not his actual name) and Viola Davis is the high-profile attorney. My jaw hit the floor with how the first season ended and I can’t wait to see what happens next! (Returns September 24)

6. Sleepy Hallow: I have to admit that I didn’t watch the second season at all, but my former roommate and I were obsessed with the first season. Mystery, fantasy, and history combine for an incredibly entertaining show, and I hope to get back into it this year! (Returns October 1)


New Shows I’m Looking Forward To

1. Code Black: This looks like an interesting medical drama, and hopefully it won’t break my heart like Grey’s Anatomy did. (Premiers September 30)

2. Quantico: There’s a crime element, there’s a mystery element, and it looks like there might be some romantic drama, too. Basically, it seems right up my alley. Hopefully it turns out as good as it looks! (Premiers September 27)

3. Scream Queens: I’m not a scary movie person at all, so I’ve never been able to watch American Horror Story, although I like reading information about the plot because it’s never boring. Since Scream Queens is supposed to be like American Horror Story with less horror and more comedy – it’s also by the creator of AHS – I hope that I’ll be able to watch it without being terrified. (Premiers September 22)

What shows are you looking forward to this fall?

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  • Mar

    I really need to catch up on How to Get Away With Murder. I started watching it, and then got busy and just never caught up. I’ve heard really good things! I think I’m more of a ‘binge watch it on netflix’ after kind of girl than ‘watch it week to week’.

    • Oh my god, you HAVE to get caught up. It’s AMAZING. And I’m sure you’ll get so much more from it binge watching!

  • I’m looking forward to Scream Queens a lot as well!

    • Awesome! Glad I’m not the only one. Hopefully it isn’t all horror so that I can watch it without being a scaredy cat.

  • I’m so excited for Scandal to be back as well as Nashville!

    • Oh Nashville is also a good one! I watched the first season when it came out (especially since I lived in Nashville at the time). I also accidentally got in one season haha because they were filming in the area of one of my favorite coffee shops.

  • Nicole Harris

    I’ve been meaning to watch Scandal for so long. It’s at the top of my list! Also, Scream Queens looks hilarious

    • You really need to watch it! And Scream Queens looks amazing, so hopefully it’s equal parts horror and comedy so I can watch it.

  • SO meaning to watch Scandal! I totally need to check that out now 🙂 LOVE the list!

    Rebecca Lindenbach

    • AH! You absolutely have to! All of it other than this last season is on Netflix, so get obsessed now and hate me later for it.

  • I really want to see Quantico! Really hope it’s good! Hope you have a wonderful first semester of grad school! 🙂

  • adriana nudo

    Scandal & HTGAWM are my favorites for the Fall! Especially Scandal – I’m sooo excited for September 24th!! : ) Great list!
    xo Adriana
    Daily Dose of Design

    • Yes! September 24 is officially less than 1 month away – I can’t wait!

  • Ashley Angle

    I love Scandal and the Royals! Although, I do have the very last Scandal ep of last season to watch. I started Madam Secretary, but didn’t keep up with it. I wonder if I can stream it somewhere. I get excited for fall TV too!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

    • Madam Secretary is so good! But what’s also great about it is that while it has an overarching storyline, each episode has their own plot, so you would probably be able to start watching again and be able to follow along!

  • christinaloraine

    Empire,Scandal, and How to get away with murder are my ultimate fall fav shows!!! I also love The Following, but I don’t know when or if a new season is going to start!


    • I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Following, but haven’t seen it. From what I’ve heard, it seems right up my alley!

  • I do the same thing and read the plots of AHS! Watching it is too scary, but I love reading about it!

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