Our Most Anticipated 2017-2018 New Shows

It’s a less less than a week after the end of Upfronts and summer is nearly upon us. Summer programming now involves more original content, but we’re really looking ahead to the new fall-winter season. New shows won’t be debuting for severan months, but there’s some anticipation brewing for the new TV offerings coming down the pipeline.

After viewing all of the trailers released during Upfronts, we’ve put together a list of the shows we’re most interested in seeing on our screens in the fall and winter.

black lightning

BLACK LIGHTNING (TV Addict staff who are interested: Brianna, Araceli, Luciana). The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former superhero who gave up his costume for the sake of his family. Years later, Jefferson realizes that his city needs his alter ego — Black Lightning. “From the first look, it felt like we’re seeing a superhero story from a different phase in the main vigilante’s life when he’s dealing with putting the suit back on and seeing that vigilantism runs in the family. It’s not an origin story in the usual superhero TV sense. I’m excited for this one,” Brianna said. “It fits into The CW’s superhero mold they’ve created for themselves, but at the same time it’s very different than anything they’ve done before with an older lead, crime fighting family and all African-American main cast,” Araceli explained.

BLACK LIGHTNING will air midseason on The CW.

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will and grace

WILL & GRACE (TV Addict staff who are interested: Luciana, Rebecca, Shana and Clarissa). TV’s funniest quad is back! WILL & GRACE isn’t a new show, but it will finally be back on our screens after too many years off the air and we’re all excited about it. “I used to watch reruns of this show every day after school. My inner teenage self is overjoyed to see these characters again,” Luciana said happily.

WILL & GRACE will air Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. this fall on NBC.

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dynasty

DYNASTY (TV Addict staff who are interested: Melissa and Clarissa).  This series will probably be our guilty pleasure, but will it take its place on the list of fun primetime soaps? We certainly hope so!  In the show we’re (re-)introduced to the Carrington family when the children of Blake Carrington return home to discover that their father is marrying a beautiful — and far younger — woman.  Cue the backstabbing, because there’s a lot of money and a company’s future at stake. “The CW is taking us back to the Carrington DYNASTY, and it looks like the lifestyles of the rich-and-self-absorbed have gotten more diverse,” Melissa said. “Mostly I will watch to see Alexis enter her first scene and see if she can wear a picture hat as well as Joan Collins. Not many people can pull that off. Since Collins has been reported to have based Alexis on Donald Trump, whose PR machine dubbed him the king-of-deals back in the ’80s, it will be interesting to see if this year’s model does the same.”

DYNASTY will air Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. this fall on The CW.

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crossing

THE CROSSING (TV Addict staff who are interested: Luciana and Rebecca). ABC has been trying to recreate the mystery of LOST since that show went off the air, but can THE CROSSING do that? Some of us are hoping to find out. The show revolves around 47 people who wash up on a beach and claim they’re from a future where a war has broken out and they’re looking for asylum. The show “has elements of mystery, syfy, romance, intrigue, and of course, drama. I’m already dying to know the how and why behind the unexplained arrival of 47 travelers, washed up on the beach of this small town,” Rebecca said. “This feels very reminiscent of THE 4400, which was show I absolutely loved when I was younger,” Luciana explained. “Mystery, conspiracy theories, people traveling back in time to escape a horrible future… I am so in.”

THE CROSSING will air midseason on ABC.

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gifted

THE GIFTED (TV Addict staff who are interested: Araceli, Shana and Clarissa). “Put ‘Marvel’ and ‘mutant’ in the same sentence, and you already own me. (Bonus: Amy Acker.)”, Shana gushed. ” And as Araceli point out, “unlike LEGION on FX, The GIFTED may be more like what audiences expect from an X-Men series.” The show revolves around the Strucker family, whose lives drastically change when parents Reed and Caitlin learn that their children have mutant powers, forcing the family on the run in order to protect teens Lauren and Andy.

THE GIFTED will air Mondays at 9:00 p.m. this fall on Fox.

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