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Top 10 Anticipated New Fall 2018 Shows

Written by Nick Spake Get ready to update your watchlist. Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anticipated New Fall 2018 Shows. For this list, we’re taking a look at new series set to debut in fall 2018 that have potential to become our newest TV obsessions.

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Get ready to update your watchlist. Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anticipated New Fall 2018 Shows.

For this list, we’re taking a look at new series set to debut in fall 2018 that have potential to become our newest TV obsessions.

#10: “All American” (2018-)

The CW has become overpopulated with superheroes as of late, but “All American” takes the network back its teen drama roots. This series derives inspiration from real-life football linebacker, Spencer Paysinger. Portrayed as a rising football star full of potential, Spencer is torn between accepting an offer at Beverly Hills High, or staying at his school in South L.A. As Spencer attempts to deal with these changes, he finds himself caught in the middle of two clashing worlds, with social tensions on the rise. Calling “One Tree Hill,” “The O.C.,” and “Friday Night Lights” to mind, “All American” could score big points in the ratings with strong themes of family, community, and football.

#9: “Schooled” (2018-)

“The Goldbergs” is easily one of the most underrated sitcoms currently on TV, brilliantly satirizing and paying homage to 80s culture. Jumping from one nostalgic era to another, “Schooled” will serve as a spin-off set in the 1990s. Although ABC originally passed on the spinoff, it was given a second chance after the pilot was reworked as a special episode of “The Goldbergs” entitled “1990-Something.” Due to her commitment to “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Nia Long won’t reprise her role as Lucy Winston. However, the show will see the return of Tim Meadows as Principal Glascott, Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, and AJ Michalka as Barry’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Lainey. 90s kids, assemble!

#8: “God Friended Me” (2018-)

With a premise reminiscent of “Joan of Arcadia,” this series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as a media personality who relishes in his atheism. He begins to see the world in a different light, however, upon receiving a friend request from God on Facebook. Although he initially writes this off as a joke, several events lead him to believe that perhaps a higher power is at work in the clouds above. It’s often questioned what role religion serves in today’s world as many lose their faith and debate the very existence of God. No matter where you stand on the subject, “God Friended Me” has the makings of an uplifting drama with an intriguing overarching mystery.

#7: “A Million Little Things” (2018-)

Featuring a slew of recognizable character actors like David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, and Allison Miller, just to name a few, this drama centers on a group of friends who have their worlds turned upside down when Ron Livingston’s Jon commits suicide. Realizing just how precious and unpredictable life can be, the gang attempts to navigate through this death while also striving to meet their own resolutions. The show has already drawn comparison to “This Is Us” with its large ensemble cast and tear-jerking setup. Where that show put an emphasis on family, however, “A Million Little Things” will explore the importance of friendship and trying to find a silver lining in tragedy.

#6: “Single Parents” (2018-)

“New Girl” creator Elizabeth Meriwether reteams with writer/producer J. J. Philbin for this comedy, which explores how single parents balance raising their children with having independent lives. Taran Killam of “SNL” plays Will, a super enthusiastic single father who finds he may need to dial it back a notch and tend to his own needs. He gets help from a group of several other singles, which includes Leighton Meester of “Gossip Girl,” Kimrie Lewis of “Scandal,” and Brad Garrett of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” In an age where parenting has gone through some significant changes, “Single Parents” could join the ranks of “Modern Family” as one of ABC’s most timely sitcoms.

#5: “Roswell, New Mexico” (2018-)

Cancelled after its third season, fans have been imploring the CW to resurrect “Roswell” for some time now. It took over fifteen years, but the franchise will finally live on in this highly anticipated reimagining. Once again taking a page from the “Roswell High” books, the show stars Jeanine Mason as Liz, the daughter of undocumented immigrants. Liz reconnects with Nathan Parsons’s Max, an old acquaintance who’s also having immigration problems. Turns out that Max is actually an alien who’s been posing as a human at the local police department. Since immigration is one of the most talked about subjects in the news right now, “Roswell, New Mexico” promises to relevant as well as entertaining.

#4: “I Feel Bad” (2018-)

Even in today’s forward-thinking world, it’s still heavily argued whether mothers should stay at home or juggle parenting with having a career. In this sitcom, Sarayu Blue plays a mother who continues to work after giving birth, much to the disapproval of her traditional mother. As she struggles with getting older, working with a younger demographic, and laying down the law with her kids, our protagonist finds that her life may never be perfect, but perhaps that’s alight. Created by Assem Batra and executive-produced by Amy Poehler, “I Feel Bad” will likely resonate with any woman who’s ever strived to have it all, showing them that they’re not alone.

#3: “Star Wars Resistance” (2018-)

Disney and Lucasfilm hit it out of the park with “Star Wars Rebels,” which helped bridge the gap between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.” The series finale even left room open for more animated adventures following “Return of the Jedi.” “Star Wars Resistance” takes place slightly before “The Force Awakens,” as Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono sets out to learn more about the First Order. In addition to new characters, the series will feature guest appearances from BB-8, Poe Dameron, and Captain Phasma. Dave Filoni is returning to helm this series, which was reportedly influenced by anime. Perhaps we can expect something akin to “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” which Filoni also worked on.

#2: “Murphy Brown” (2018-)

If you’ve never seen this iconic sitcom, that might be because it’s been made widely unavailable in recent years due in part to costly music rights and underwhelming DVD sales. Back in the day, however, “Murphy Brown” was one of television’s most topical comedies, taking on issues that are still very much in the news today. This revival will not only see the return of Candice Bergen as Murphy, but Faith Ford, Grant Shaud, and Joe Regalbuto as well. The old FYI gang is ready to tackle everything from politics to the state of journalism. It may even be interesting if the show addressed the controversy surrounding another recently revived sitcom, “Roseanne.”

#1: “Manifest” (2018-)

A bit like “Lost” without the island, “Manifest” centers on a group of airplane passengers and crewmembers who inexplicably land five years in the future. During their absence, they were presumed dead while the world kept turning. While adjusting to some major changes, those aboard flight 828 embark to solve the mystery of their disappearance. With a gripping setup like that, “Manifest” will probably either become the most buzz-worthy drama on television or another high-concept show that fails to live up to the hype. We have faith in executive-producer Robert Zemeckis, however, who seems to specialize in projects about time travel and plane flights gone wrong.


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