10 New Series to Give A Chance This Fall

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#1. Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. – September 4th

Will Air On: A&E

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: Directed by Mark Ford, Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. is the first biography to be authorized by his estate and will be the most personal and revealing documentary about the late Christopher Wallace that anyone has ever seen. It will provide interviews with those closest to him including his widow Faith Evans, his mother Voletta Wallace, his close friend Lil Cease and members of Junior Mafia as well as cultural icons Sean “Diddy” Combs, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Nas. Twenty years after his death, this intimate documentary will also focus on Faith Evans as she embarks on an emotional journey to reconcile her own turbulent memories. In addition, the special will explore the people and places that shaped his life including his youth hustling on the streets of Brooklyn, NY, his rise to fame with his confidante and collaborator Sean “Diddy” Combs, his relationships with Faith Evans and Lil’ Kim, his feud with Tupac Shakur, and his shocking murder on the streets of Los Angeles. –A&E.

#2. The Deuce – September 10th

Will Air On: HBO

Genre: Period drama

Starring:  James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Gary Carr, Dominique Fishback, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva and Emily Meade.

Synopsis: The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce. –HBO.

#3. American Vandal – September 15th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Tyler Alvarez, Eduardo Franco, Gabriela Fresquez, Griffin Gluck, W. Thomas Henry, Camille Hyde, Carla Jeffrey, Jessica Juarez and Carlos Luna.

Synopsis: A high school is rocked by an act of vandalism, but the top suspect pleads innocence and finds an ally in a filmmaker. A satirical true crime mystery. – Netflix.

#4. The Good Doctor- September 25th

Will Air On: ABC

Genre: Drama

Starring: reddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez , Chuku Modu, Irene Keng, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper and Richard Schiff.

Synopsis: Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. – ABC.

#5. Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders – September 26th

Will Air On: NBC

Genre: True Crime, Anthology

Starring:  Edie Falco, Anthony Edwards, Gus Halper, Miles Gaston Villanueva and Julianne Nicholson.

Synopsis: When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. The first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. – NBC.

#6. Big Mouth – September 29th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Animated sitcom

Starring: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney. Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein.

Synopsis: A surreal animated comedy series from real life best friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg explores teenage adventures in puberty. – Netflix.

#7. The Gifted – October 2nd

Will Air On: Fox

Genre: Action Adventure, Sci-fi, Superhero, Comic Book

Starring: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White.

Synopsis: Family adventure series THE GIFTED, from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. – Fox.

#8. The Mayor – October 3rd

Will Air On: ABC

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Synopsis: Young rapper Courtney Rose runs for mayor of his hometown to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory. – ABC.

Will Air On: The CW

Genre: Soap Opera

Starring: Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, James Mackay, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley and Rafael de La Fuente.

Synopsis: Follows two of America’s wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. – IMDB.

#10. Mindhunter – October 13th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv and Hannah Gross.

Synopsis: An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists. – Netflix.

Honourable Mentions

Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light –  September 1st
Young Sheldon – September 25th
Marvel’s Inhumans – September 29th
Marvel’s Runaways – October 21st (No trailer available).
Ghosted – Octber 1st

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