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09/20/2014 09:14 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here's What To Watch This Fall Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

It's fall which means two things: it's sweater season and television is back in full swing.

Not only are your favorite shows returning in the coming weeks (get all the premiere dates here), but there are plenty of others to look forward to as well. With multiple rom-coms, comic-book adaptations and detective dramas, it may be difficult to figure out just which new series to spend your time on. Our critic Maureen Ryan weighed in on the new network dramas, and HuffPost TV presents another guide based on your current viewing preferences:

Fox:

"Gotham"
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The Pitch: The origin story of Gotham detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and various Batman villains including Penguin, Poison Ivy, Joker, Riddler and Mr. Freeze, among others.
Watch It If You Like: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D"
Premiere: Sept. 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET

"Red Band Society"
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The Pitch: Sick kids living in the children's ward of a fancy Los Angeles hospital and Octavia Spencer as the I-have-eyes-everywhere nurse.
Watch It If You Like: "Glee"
Premiere: Sept. 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"Mulaney"
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The Pitch: Stand-up comedian John Mulaney playing a version of himself in a multi-camera comedy where he hangs out with his friends and does stand-up. Oh, and there's a laugh track.
Watch It If You Like: "Big Bang Theory"
Premiere: Oct. 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"Gracepoint"
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The Pitch: The American version of the U.K. small-town murder drama "Broadchurch," starring David Tennant, who reprises his role as a detective here, alongside Anna Gunn.
Watch It If You Like: "Broadchurch" (but then again, maybe not, if this doesn't live up to your expectations)
Premiere: Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET

ABC:

"How to Get Away with Murder"
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The Pitch: Viola Davis' law school professor teaches a criminal law class only for her top students to get caught up in a real-life murder plot.
Watch It If You Like: "Scandal" (and all things Shonda Rhimes)
Premiere: Sept. 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET

"Cristela"
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The Pitch: Comedienne Cristela Alonzo stars as a Mexican-American woman trying to get her law degree while living with her family.
Watch It If You Like: "The George Lopez Show"
Premiere: Oct. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET

"Selfie"
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The Pitch: Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who") plays a superficial woman obsessed with Instagram and Facebook who asks a marketing guru to rebrand her image. It's pretty much "Pygmalion" with social media.
Watch It If You Like: "New Girl"
Premiere: Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET

"Black-ish"
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The Pitch: Anthony Anderson plays a wealthy father and husband who realizes how disconnected his family is from their cultural roots.
Watch It If You Like: "Modern Family"
Premiere: Sept. 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"Forever"
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The Pitch: A New York medical examiner who can't die uses his job to figure out his immortality.
Watch It If You Like: "Castle"
Premiere: Sept. 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET

"Manhattan Love Story"
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The Pitch: A girl, a guy, New York City and love. There's also a lot of voiceover revealing what the two are thinking as they begin to date.
Watch It If You Like: "Sex and the City"
Premiere: Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET

NBC:

"Constantine"
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The Pitch: You know the Keanu Reeves movie by the same name about the demon hunter? Yeah, it's that with lots of demonic possessions, exorcisms and Harold Perrineau from "Lost."
Watch It If You Like: "Supernatural"
Premiere: Oct. 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET

"Bad Judge"
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The Pitch: Kate Walsh is a respected criminal court judge, but her personal life is a hot mess full of hangovers and one-night stands.
Watch It If You Like: "Bad Teacher"
Premiere: Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"A to Z"
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The Pitch: Andrew (Ben Fedlman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) meet accidentally and -- BAM! -- they fall in love. This is their story, from A to Z (get it?).
Watch It If You Like: "How I Met Your Mother"
Premiere: Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"State of Affairs"
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The Pitch: Katherine Heigl plays a CIA analyst with personal issues who must brief the President (Alfre Woodward) on daily security issues.
Watch It If You Like: "The Good Wife"
Premiere: Nov. 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET

"Marry Me"
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The Pitch: Loosely based on "Happy Endings" creator David Caspe and wife Casey Wilson's marriage, and their bumpy road towards matrimony.
Watch It If You Like: "Happy Endings"
Premiere: Oct. 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"Mysteries of Laura"
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The Pitch: She's a single mom with twins! She's a cop! How does she do it?! (That's all.)
Watch It If You Like: Debra Messing (No, not even "Will & Grace" fans -- you'll be disappointed.)
Premiere: Sept. 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET

CBS:

"Madam Secretary"
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The Pitch: Tea Leoni plays a former CIA analyst-turned-professor who becomes the new female secretary of state after the former one dies.
Watch It If You Like: "The Good Wife"
Premiere: Sept. 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET

"The McCarthys"
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The Pitch: The McCarthys are a family of sports fanatics and no one is happy when the father asks his anti-sports gay son to be his assistant.
Watch It If You Like: "The Goldbergs"
Premiere: Oct. 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"Scorpion"
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The Pitch: A drama about a group of eccentric geniuses who solve complex problems. And there's also Katherine McPhee.
Watch It If You Like: "Numbers"
Premiere: Sept. 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"Stalker"
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The Pitch: A group of detectives who investigate stalkers in Los Angeles, starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q.
Watch It If You Like: "The Following"
Premiere: Oct. 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET

NCIS: New Orleans
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The Pitch: It's pretty self-explanatory: "NCIS" in New Orleans. This version stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, C.C.H. Pounder and Zoe McLellan.
Watch It If You Like: "NCIS" (obviously)
Premiere: Sept. 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET

The CW:

"Jane the Virgin"
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The Pitch: Meet Jane. She's a virgin. Then a really stressed out doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her. Now she's pregnant! But there's more -- the father is Jane's former crush! Oh, fate.
Watch It If You Like: "Ugly Betty"
Premiere: Oct. 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET

"The Flash"
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The Pitch: This spin-off of "Arrow" follows DC Comic's crime-fighting titular superhero and stars Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin and the original Flash, John Wesley Shipp.
Watch It If You Like: "Arrow"
Premiere: Oct. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Amazon Prime:

"Transparent"
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The Pitch: Jeffrey Tabor plays Maura, who has recently transitioned from Mort and is finding the courage to come out to her family. Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker play his grown children, each on their own path of self-discovery.
Watch It If You Like: "Orange Is the New Black"
Premiere: Season 1 premieres in full on Sept. 26

Showtime:

"The Affair"
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The Pitch: A look at the psychological effects of infidelity from both the male and the female perspective as Noah (Dominic West) and Allison (Ruth Wilson) start a secret romance.
Watch It If You Like: "Masters of Sex"
Premiere: Oct. 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET

MTV:

"Happyland"
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The Pitch: This teen soap looks at the story behind a famous theme park and a girl who starts crushing on a guy, only to discover a very shocking secret.
Watch It If You Like: "Faking It"
Premiere: Sept. 30 at 11:00 p.m. ET

SyFy:

"Z Nation"
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The Pitch: Set three years after a zombie invasion, one man holds the possible cure for the virus, but he has a dark secret.
Watch It If You Like: "The Walking Dead"
Premiere: Sept. 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET

DirecTV:

"Kingdom"
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The Pitch: A drama about MMA fighters in Venice Beach, California, starring Nick Jonas and Matt Lauria.
Watch It If You Like: "Friday Night Lights"
Premiere: Oct. 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET

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