The new fall TV lineup offers a full menu of appetizing new shows — at least on paper.
Whether or not these series will strike a chord with viewers remains to be seen, of course, but these freshman series, all premiering next month, seem promising.
“Mayans MC” (Sept. 4 on FX, 10 p.m.)
Pulpy biker drama “Sons of Anarchy” was wildly popular during its seven-year run, and four years after Jax Teller’s (Charlie Hunnam) final ride, rival club the Mayans are getting their own spinoff. Whether you’re an SOA fan or a newcomer, “Mayans MC” promises a deep dive into the biker subculture, criminal intrigue and, yes, will include cameos from select “SOA” characters (who survived that show’s bloodshed).
“Kidding” (Sept. 9 on Showtime, 10 p.m.)
Jim Carrey marks his TV return by reuniting with his “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michael Gondry, playing a “Mister Rogers”-type TV star whose personal life implodes.
“You” (Sept. 9 on Lifetime, 10 p.m.)
Penn Badgley returns to the small screen six years after “Gossip Girl” as a seemingly charming New York City bookstore owner who goes to sinister lengths to win over the object of his affection.
“The First” (Sept. 14 on Hulu)
Also known as “The Sean Penn on Mars” show, “The First,” helmed by “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon and starring Penn, follows a team of astronauts who become the first humans on Mars.
“Maniac” (Sept. 21 on Netflix)
Directed by Carey Fukunaga (“True Detective” Season 1), this psychological drama follows patients undergoing a mysterious pharmaceutical trial and boasts an all-star cast of Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux — so it’s sure to be buzzy.
“Manifest” (Sept. 24 on NBC, 10 p.m.)
Josh Dallas (“Once Upon a Time”) stars in this new sci-fi drama, the latest in the tradition of “Lost”: After a seemingly routine flight lands, passengers discover that five years have passed in the rest of the world, and they’ve been presumed dead.
“New Amsterdam” (Sept. 25 on NBC, 10 p.m.)
Will this be the fall’s version of last year’s hit “The Good Doctor”? In this series, set in New York, Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) becomes the medical director of one of the country’s oldest public hospitals. The catch? He’s got cancer himself.
“A Million Little Things” (Sept. 26 on ABC, 10 p.m.)
This new ensemble drama, a cross between “This Is Us” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” follows a group of friends with overlapping lives after one member dies suddenly.
“Murphy Brown,” (Sept. 27 on CBS at 9:30 pm)
Whether or not we needed a “Murphy Brown” reboot, it’s coming. Twenty years after the original series ended, this revival will see Candice Bergen reprising her role as Murphy, now anchoring a cable morning show with her old team. Her son (Jake McDorman) will work at a rival show. Most of the original cast returns.
“The Cool Kids” (Sept. 28 on Fox at 8:30 p.m.)
This new sitcom created by Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) follows a group of friends at a retirement home as their routine is disrupted by a new arrival.