Here’s a quick look at what’s coming this fall starring Black performers of all ages.
Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m.
Stars: Brandon Michael Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown
Premise: When an outspoken, idealistic rapper runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected, he surprises everyone, including himself .
Premieres: Sept. 29, Friday, 9/8c
The two-hour premiere kicks off an eight-episode run. Marvel’s “Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Stars: Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon
Ten Days in the Valley
Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10:00 PM
Premise: The 10-episode series centers on TV producer Jane Sadler, whose young daughter goes missing, mirroring the cop drama she produces for television.
Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Felix Solis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ella Thomas
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 31
“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” is a unique one-hour drama, filled with hope, heart and a good dose of irreverent humor.
Stars: Kimberly Hébert Gregory (HBO’s Vice Principals) as Yvette.
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 27 9/8c
Failure is not an option for the Navy Seals—the world’s most elite, Special Ops forces. Stars: David Boreanaz, Neil Brown Jr.
Wisdom of the Crowd
Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 8:30/7:30c
A tech icon takes crowdsourcing to the next level. He creates a platform for people around the world to submit and evaluate evidence for criminal investigation.
Richard T. Jones
Me, Myself and I
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 25 9:30/8:30c
A comedy that spans three periods of Alex Riley’s life: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old today, and a 65-year-old in 2042.
Thurs 10/9c (Later This Fall)
Lt. Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson is assigned to lead a highly-skilled unit in the L.A. community where he grew up. Torn between loyalty to the streets and allegiance to his brothers in blue, he strategically straddles these two worlds.
Mondays, 10-11 p.m.
A fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes.
The cast includes Anne Heche, Michael Love Toliver
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
10 – 11 p.m.
When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus.
A former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor is brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly-advanced virtual-reality program.
The cast includes Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Kathryn Morris.
When a dedicated teacher and family man sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town.
The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett and Shirley Rumierk.
When three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint. It doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think. The cast includes Retta, Reno Wilson, Lidya Jewett, Brandon James Roy, Latoya Codner, Ray Ray Chase, Jessica Mikayla Adams and Kevin D’Arcy.
Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Stars: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Edi Patterson, Ally Walker, Adeel Akhtar
A cynical skeptic (Robinson) and a genius “true believer” (Scott) in the paranormal are recruited by The Bureau Underground to look into the rampant
“unexplained” activity in Los Angeles.
Sunday, Sept. 10
8 p.m.—The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)
Sunday, Sept. 17
8 p.m.—The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Halston Sage
Set 300 years in the future, the live-action dramedy follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet.
Stars: Angela Bassett
Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Angela Bassett
The drama revolves around the lives of 911 operators as they respond to emergency calls.
Monday, Oct. 9, 9-10 p.m.
The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.
Kenneth Israel as Command Sgt. Major Dixon
Stars: Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams
Producers: Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.