Probably the best part about a new television season isn’t just checking out all the latest shows, it’s also seeing what’s working, what’s not and finding out that the show you maybe didn’t think you’d like is actually the best thing on TV. We patiently wait for new seasons every year after the Upfronts happen in the spring, and there’s truly nothing as exciting as checking out all the new TV in September.

The Hits

The Good Place, NBC Thursdays: How can we not love a new sitcom featuring Kristen Bell and a silly concept that in anyone else’s hands might not work? The show was created by Mike Shur, who also created Parks and Recreation and The Office, so if you liked either of those shows, you know why this is doing so well.

This Is Us, NBC Tuesdays: This was a surprise for everyone! This drama tells the story of four people who share the same birthday (all turning 36) and all have a surprising connection. The trailer has been viewed 64 million times on Facebook, and the first few episodes have done well. This might be the show of the year.

Atlanta, FX, Tuesdays: Well it looks like our DVRs will be working overtime on Tuesdays. This FX show appears to be a runaway hit, and star/producer Donald Glover’s goal to make a different kind of show is certainly paying off.

The Misses

Lethal Weapon, Wednesdays, CBS: Why anyone thought it would be a great idea to reboot a classic buddy cop movie franchise as an hour-long TV comedy is beyond us. The whole idea of two totally different people forced to work together is so played out at this point, that the whole idea itself is boring.

American Housewife, ABC, Tuesdays: You’d think that this comedy would be right up your alley, but the jokes are flat, the story is pretty standard and, overall, the show is pretty meh. It’s too bad, because the cast is so promising.

The Surprises

Timeless, NBC, Mondays: Color us shocked! This sci-fi show follows a heroic group who travel through time fighting bad guys. It’s great because of all the historical places it goes, it’s fast paced and it has a super cool female leader. You should definitely give this one a shot if you’re not sure about science fiction but ready to try something new.

Insecure, HBO, Sundays: Everything about this show is perfect. Created by The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl‘s Issa Rae, the show centers around Rae, her floundering career and not-so-great relationship. The show is funny, fresh and definitely worth having HBO for.

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