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It’s that magical time of year again.

No, not Christmas – but it is almost autumn, which means your favorite shows are returning to the small screen. This week, fans of the hit FOX show Empire were treated to a marathon on FX, just before the second season kicks off on Sept. 23. The season two trailer above reveals the Lyon family has built alliances to take down their head honcho, Luscious. The character, played by Terrence Howard, is going through his own troubles while locked up in jail. With all the drama ahead, fans will be glued to their couches (and Twitter timelines).

Other favorites like Scandal, black-ish, and How To Get Away With Murder are geared up for fall releases, but new shows like Rosewood (starring Morris Chestnut), and Scream Queens (Keke Palmer) will also be vying for your attention.

Check out the list of shows you should be watching out for this fall.

New Shows 

Minority Report, Fox (September 21)

Based off Steven Spielberg’s hit film starring Tom Cruise, the show catapults into 2065 with a Pre-Cog named Dash (Stark Sands) living in the normal world, but still seeing flashes of future murders. Dash teams up with homicide detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good) to help stop them before they happen.

Rosewood, Fox (September 23)

Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut) is a popular Miami pathologist, assisting the Miami PD in solving crimes. His optimistic attitude and charming demeanor is a blanket for his own personal health problems that have left him with just a decade to live.

The Carmichael Show, NBC (Wednesdays 9:30 p.m. EST)

Based off real life experiences from comedian Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors, Comedy Bang Bang!), the show is set in North Carolina and follows Carmichael juggling a new life with his girlfriend and close relationship with his parents (Loretta Devine and David Allen Grier). The Carmichael Show has already wrapped its first short season, but you can stream the entirety here.

Mr. Robinson, NBC (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST)

The story behind Mr. Robinson is close to comedian Craig Robinson‘s heart. The show follows his former career as a teacher and struggling musician. Robinson lands a job at his old high school – coincidentally where his ex-flame Victoria (Meagan Good) teaches. The comedian adds his funk background to the show by singing tunes like “Chocolate Muffins,” but also raises eyebrows by teaching his students to sing an a cappella version of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.”

Scream Queens, Fox (September 22)

Wallace University has been plagued with a 20-year-old curse called “The Red Devil.” When the dean (Jamie Lee Curtis) plans to shut down Kappa sorority after a string of new murders occur at the house, sisters Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), Zayday Williams (Keke Palmer), and the rest of their group are forced to make some changes to keep the sorority — and themselves — alive.

The Player, NBC (September 24)

The Player stars Wesley Snipes as Johnson, the brains behind an operation that places bets on crimes in Las Vegas. With the help of Alex (Philip Winchester), Johnson is determined to make sure his team takes it all in this fast-paced drama.

Returning Dramas 

Scandal, ABC (September 24)

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is back with her gang (and possible public relationship with Fitz?) and plenty of drama that will knock your white hat off.

How To Get Away With Murder, ABC (September 24)

Audiences found out Annalise (Viola Davis) was behind the murder of her husband’s mistress, but did she also kill Rebecca? Bonnie (Liza Weil), Frank (Charlie Weber), and the Keating Five (Wes, Connor, Michaela, Laurel, Asher) are all under suspicion this season in this twisted drama.

Law & Order: SVU, NBC (September 23)

Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) finally has happiness in the form of an adorable baby boy, but now that murder suspects know her weakness, the detective will have to fight for more than just her life in the show’s historic 17th season.


Black-ish, ABC (September 23)

The Johnson family is back and tackling bigger issues in a very clever manner. In the season two opener, the family will face the subject of the N-word after Jack (Miles Brown) says it during his performance of Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” at a school talent show. Andre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) are at odds over the word, and Jack is facing expulsion for “hate speech.”

Saturday Night Live, NBC (October 3)

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The historic show returns with bigger and better hosts like comedian Amy Schumer, Miley Cyrus, and Tracy Morgan. This will be Morgan’s first live performance since the car accident he was involved in that killed friend and comedian James McNair, and injured six others.

 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central (September 28)

Trevor Noah is set to take The Daily Show in a new direction, while delivering the world’s top stories on cable’s fakest news show.

Reality Shows 

Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood, VH1 (Mondays 9 p.m.)

Ray J/Princess Love

In case you haven’t heard, Hollywood’s batch of the VH1 franchise Love & Hip-Hop has returned. Teairra Mari has joined forces with Ray J’s beau Princess, while the entrance of a same-sex couple has introduced the conversation surrounding Black gay men in the hip-hop industry.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bravo (TBA) 

Phaedra and Kandi

The most popular franchise of the series is set to return this fall, but with many cast change-ups. Kim Fields has joined the ladies, and NeNe Leakes has made her exit. Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, and Claudia Jordan will all return this season. Producers are currently debating whether Amiyah Scott, a transgender socialite, will also join the women.

SOURCE: Yahoo | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter 


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