Must Watch New Dramas of Fall 2018


It is that time of year, when we are all spreading cheer. Fall drama time is here!

Ramya Raja, News Editor

Television networks are beginning to premiere seasons of both new and old shows after a roughly four-month long hiatus. While there are far more than ten new shows coming to the small screen this October, and literally thousands of shows returning, here is a breakdown of the top 10 newly anticipated shows of this fall.

  1. “Charmed”

The old and beloved CBS show “Charmed” is once again gracing the small screen with it is presence in this 2018 reboot. Three newfound sisters discover they are witches with different and seemingly impossible magical powers. Macy, Mel, and Maggie are told that since the death of their mother, they must now protect the world from the hidden demons. Starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie and Ellen Tamaki, “Charmed” returned to the CW network on Oct. 14.

  1. “Legacies”

The newest CW spinoff, “Legacies”, comes from the magical world in hit shows, “The Originals and “The Vampire Diaries”. The show follows the story of recently orphaned Hope Mikaelson as she navigates the world around her as a newfound witch and werewolf. This miracle child of a vampire and werewolf must join the magical world and keep it and herself from tipping into darkness. The show is set to premiere Oct. 25, on the CW network.

  1. “New Amsterdam”

Dr. Max Goodwin is the recently appointed medical director of America’s oldest hospital who hopes to tear down the world of medical bureaucracy. While Goodwin makes promises, the other doctors and staff doubt he will be able to follow through. Goodwin has to decide if he can topple the system and return the hospital’s focus to caring solely about the patients’ well-being, rather than wealth or fame. The show premiered on Sept. 25 on NBC.

  1. “The Purge”

Based on the hit movie series, this ten episode event highlights a single night in a futuristic America where all crime is legal, including murder. The show delves deep into the psyche of different characters and why they choose, or were forced, to participate in the purge. Starring Gabriel Chavarria, Hannah Emily Anderson, Colin Woodell, Amanda Warren, Jessica Garza and Lili Simmons, USA network premiered the series on Sept. 4.

  1. “You”

A new male bookstore owner,Joe Goldberg, becomes fascinated with an aspiring female author, Beck. After saving her life, he begins dating her. However, when a crush turns into an obsession, Goldberg begins using every tool available to stay close to her. He begins to remove every obstacle that gets in the way of his love for Beck. This new series starring Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry and Shay Mitchel, aired on Sept. 9 on Lifetime.

  1. “Single Parents”

A group of parents who have lost their way raising their children on their own, must find a way to see past their differences, come together, and find themselves again. New to town, single dad Will Killam pours his heart and soul into his little girl; however, once he realizes how much he has lost himself, a group of single parents try and help him find his way back to himself. Starring Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett, Kimrie Lewis and Jake Choi, ABC’s newest drama aired Sept. 26.

  1. “The Rookie”

Proving that it is never too late to follow your dreams, LAPD’s newest cop John Nolan is going after his dream of becoming an LAPD cop. After a life altering accident, Nolan joins the police force as the oldest rookie and attempts to navigate his new world of danger and crime. Starring Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz and Titus Makin Jr., “The Rookie” first premiered Oct. 16 on ABC.

  1. “All American”

A high school football player rising through the ranks find himself being recruited to join a team in Beverly Hills. After the convincing of both his mother and his best friend, Spencer James moves away from home to make him eligible to play for Beverly Hills. James struggles to fit in and find his place in the high posh world of the elite. Starring Daniel Ezra, Jalyn Hall and Taye Diggs, “All American” premiered Oct. 10 on the CW network.

  1. “A Million Little Things”

After a recent death of a close friend, a group of friends put their lives into perspective as they struggle with careers and their relationships are strained. This group of friends must deal with the aftermath of their friend’s suicide and learn how to live life . Starring  David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Christina Ochoa, Grace Park, James Roday, Stéphanie Szostak, Tristan Byon and Lizzy Greene, “A Million LIttle Things”, premiered on Sept. 26 on ABC.


When a group of passengers board a plane, they experience slight turbulence and safely land, only to find that they have all been missing and presumed dead for nearly six years. The passengers must deal with the loss of loved ones and others moving on without them, all while trying to figure out why they did not age while on the plane. Starring Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Parveen Kaur and Luna Blaise, “Manifest” Premiered Sept. 24 on NBC.

This fall is bursting at the seams with new shows for everyone to be excited about, but these are not the only upcoming shows worth watching. Successful shows such as, “The Flash,” “The Resident,” “House of Cards” and more are also returning this fall!

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