As the weather chills and the seasons change, so do our TV-watching priorities. We transition from sunshine and sand on the beach to curling up on the couch with a cup of tea. It’s officially television season, which means that our favorite shows are returning, and some fantastic newcomers are about to premiere. High-powered action, political intrigue, and belly laughs galore—it’s all part of the weekly lineup. But with so many options, it can be tough to decide what shows are worthy of your time. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most anticipated programs of Fall 2016 and what you can do to make sure you catch every jaw-dropping moment.
7. Atlanta – FX
Donald Glover has already proven his acting chops in the beloved comedy Community, but now he is about to flex his muscles in a personal drama on FX. Glover left the cult favorite in its fifth season to pursue other projects, and with this particular venture, he focuses on his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and the residents who live there. With an all-black writing team, the show spotlights real stories about real people filmed for the purpose of opening our eyes to a world not previously featured like ever before.
Atlanta airs Tuesdays at 10:00 pm on FX
6. Speechless – ABC
With amazing actors like Micah Fowler and Minnie Driver, this family sitcom—about a mother moving to a fancy school district to accommodate her son with special needs—has just as much heart as it does laughs. Friends producer Scott Silveri is passionate about this project as his own brother has cerebral palsy.
Speechless airs Wednesday, September 21st at 8:30 pm on ABC
5. The Good Place – NBC
Eleanor Shellstrop (played by Kristen Bell) is killed by a tractor-trailer and sent to heaven. The catch? She quickly realizes the people in charge have mistaken her for someone else; someone a little more angelic. Now Eleanor struggles to keep everyone discovering the truth and sending her to the Bad Place.
The Good Place airs on Mondays at 10 pm on NBC
4. One Mississippi – Amazon
Tig Notaro is a famous comedian with an unmistakable brand of sass and wit. In this new series—found exclusively on Amazon—Tig plays a woman who must return to her childhood home in Mississippi after her mother passes away. Although it is primarily a story about the darkness of death and loss, Notaro puts a lighthearted spin on the subject and addresses family dynamics in a refreshing way.
One Mississippi premiered on Amazon Prime on September 9th and is available online or through streaming
3. Designated Survivor – ABC
Ever since Kiefer Sutherland played Jack Bauer on Fox, audiences can’t get enough of his take on political crime and suspense. Now he is back at it with a new thriller on ABC, which starts off with an explosion that slaughters the President of the United States and the entire Cabinet. Sutherland plays Tom, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who must now take on the role of the President—and that’s only the beginning of a long list of complications to come.
Designated Survivor airs Wednesday, September 21st at 10:00 pm on ABC
2. Luke Cage – Netflix
While the consensus on Netflix’s popular Marvel-based series Daredevil and Jessica Jones has been nothing short of ecstatic praise, Luke Cage could blow them both out of the proverbial water. Cage was a supporting character in Jessica Jones and was created back in the 1970’s. Actor Mike Colter plays Luke, a morally-driven man who finds himself drawn into a chaotic underworld of violence and death. By the time the action scenes commence, viewers will be awed by Cage’s power and style.
Luke Cage premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 30th and is available online or through streaming
1. WestWorld – HBO
Based on the novel by Michael Crichton (and the 1973 film), Westworld tells the story of a digital, high-tech amusement park in which visitors live the experience of various worlds—like the old west—and can hardly perceive that they’re operating within an artificial consciousness. Evan Rachel Wood plays Dolores, who realizes the life she thought she was living is an elaborate lie. With heavy-hitting actors like Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and Thandie Newton, this series is sure to keep viewers guessing throughout each episode.
Westworld premieres on Sunday, October 2nd at 9 pm on HBO and HBO Go®
The most important thing to consider is how you can access these shows, whether it’s through the use of an ultrafast FiOS® from Frontier network and a streaming device, or with access to a reliable cable connection on which you can depend.
With the exclusive FronterTV App, you can access the greatest shows for fall by simply logging into your Frontier Communications customer account. After you’ve logged on and downloaded the FrontierTV App to your PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone, you can then access the channels provided through your Frontier television package in order to stream your favorite TV shows on-the-go.