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New Shows Dominate Fall TV Schedule

           Even the busiest of college students still find time for their favorite shows. The upcoming fall season this year features an abundance of new programs, at least one of which is sure to be your new favorite.  Not only that, but continuing shows are also making some pretty serious changes.  No matter how busy you are, just know that this season there’s definitely something worth watching.

New Shows to Look Out For:

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. on Fox.

From the creators of Parks and Rec, this new comedy is set to be the most popular show of the upcoming season. Andy Samberg plays a goofy NYPD detective, and Andre Brower (Law and Order) plays his uptight gay police captain.

The Crazy Ones

Premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. on CBS

Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar reunite on TV for the first time since their 1982 show Mork & Mindy. The pair plays a father-daughter team that heads their own advertising agency. The first episode will feature a cameo by Kelly Clarkson.

The Michael J Fox Show

Premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC

Michael J. Fox returns to full-time TV 13 years after Spin City to star in a show based on his own life. Fox plays a local news anchor with Parkinson’s disease. The comedy has already received a straight-to-series order of 22 episodes.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC

Clark Gregg returns as Agent Phil Coulson (despite being killed off in The Avengers) to assemble a team of super-secret agents. Fellow Avengers and How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders will appear in the pilot to explain Coulson’s resurrection.

Masters of Sex

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Premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. on Showtime

Based on Thomas Maier’s biography, the show is about a married couple (one of which is played by Lizzy Caplan of Mean Girls) who jump-started the initial research of human sexual response, diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders in the 1950s. Viewers are said to expect something along the along the lines of Mad Men with more sex.

Junior Masterchef

Premieres Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. on Fox

This spin-off of Gordon Ramsay’s Masterchef will feature twenty-four aspiring cooks from the ages of 8-13.  Viewers can expect less rivalry and bitterness between competitors, and hopefully less temper-tantrums from Ramsay.

Dads

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. on Fox

Creator Seth McFarlane features his fellow Family Guy costar in this new comedy about a pair of video game developers whose fathers move in with them. The show has already taken a lot of critical heat for its taboo, sexist and racially indifferent jokes.

Selene SanFelice can be reached at selene.sanfelice@spartans.ut.edu

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