IMDb Picks: September TV Premieres

by IMDb-Editors | created - 24 Aug 2016 | updated - 31 Aug 2016 | Public

The 2016-17 broadcast TV season officially launches on September 19. The whole month is chock full of premieres of new and returning series. Which shows will you add to your Watchlist? —Sara Bibel

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1. Harley and the Davidsons (2016– )

60 min | Biography

Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michiel Huisman, Bug Hall, Robert Aramayo, Annie Read

Votes: 2,551

"Harley and the Davidsons" premieres Monday, Sept. 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.

2. Atlanta (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred are trying to make their way up in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 35,051

"Atlanta" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

3. Better Things (2016– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent.

Stars: Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward

Votes: 8,130

"Better Things" premieres Thursday, Sept. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

4. Masters of Sex (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears

Votes: 31,850

"Masters of Sex" premieres Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

5. Dancing with the Stars (I) (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

Stars: Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman

Votes: 8,878

"Dancing With the Stars" premieres Monday, Sept.12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

6. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 291,507

"South Park" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

7. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 242,017

"American Horror Story" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

8. Blindspot (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jane Doe is found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos on her body.

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza

Votes: 57,783

"Blindspot" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. From Sept. 21 onward it will air Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

9. Project Runway (2004– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Heidi Klum hosts a reality series where aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel.

Stars: Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors

Votes: 9,370

"Project Runway" premieres Thursday, Sept. 15, on Lifetime.

10. Gotham (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 184,505

"Gotham" premieres Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

11. The Voice (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

Stars: Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Carson Daly, Christina Aguilera

Votes: 10,775

"The Voice" premieres Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

12. Kevin Can Wait (2016–2018)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A retired police officer is on a fresh career path as he rises to the challenge of being a newly single dad. His kids are grateful to him for making sure they're okay, but decide it's time for him to get out of the house, so they turn to Vanessa (Leah Remini), his former police partner, for help.

Stars: Kevin James, Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright, Gary Valentine

Votes: 7,425

"Kevin Can Wait" premieres Monday, Sept. 19, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

13. Lucifer (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

Votes: 125,259

"Lucifer" premieres Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

14. The Good Place (2016– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.

Stars: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden

Votes: 44,831

"The Good Place" premieres Monday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. on NBC. From Sept. 22 onward, it will air Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

15. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Votes: 122,897

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

16. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray

Votes: 103,435

"NCIS" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

17. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 166,559

"New Girl" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

18. Scream Queens (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A semi-anthology series that centers on returning characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.

Stars: Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer

Votes: 30,305

"Scream Queens" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

19. Bull (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner

Votes: 10,598

"Bull" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

20. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 68,481

"This Is Us" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. From Oct. 11 onward, it will air Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

21. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 177,445

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

22. NCIS: New Orleans (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama

A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, CCH Pounder

Votes: 11,901

"NCIS: New Orleans" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

23. Lethal Weapon (2016– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A slightly unhinged cop is partnered with a veteran detective trying to maintain a low stress level in his life.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Clayne Crawford

Votes: 30,289

"Lethal Weapon" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

24. Survivor (2000– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Stars: Jeff Probst, Lillian Morris, Jon Dalton, Rob Mariano

Votes: 19,726

"Survivor" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

25. The Goldbergs (2013– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

This ABC show takes place in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the 1980s and follows the lives of a family named The Goldbergs.

Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia

Votes: 24,872

"The Goldbergs" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

26. Speechless (2016– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at creating new ones.

Stars: Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy, John Ross Bowie

Votes: 5,339

"Speechless" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

27. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 34,236

"Empire" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

28. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 301,051

"Modern Family" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

29. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 65,218

"Law & Order: SVU" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

30. Black-ish (2014– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown

Votes: 15,775

"black-ish" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

31. Designated Survivor (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn

Votes: 53,612

"Designated Survivor" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

32. Chicago P.D. (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati

Votes: 20,945

"Chicago P.D." premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

33. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 202,412

"Grey's Anatomy" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

34. Superstore (2015– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn

Votes: 14,072

"Superstore" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

35. Rosewood (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Miami pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. finds secrets in people's bodies using his state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

Stars: Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle

Votes: 6,204

"Rosewood" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

36. Pitch (2016–2017)

60 min | Drama, Sport

A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues.

Stars: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, Mo McRae

Votes: 5,003

"Pitch" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

37. Notorious (2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A charismatic defense attorney and a powerhouse television producer work together to control the media following a high-profile incident.

Stars: Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, Kate Jennings Grant, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 3,893

"Notorious" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

38. Chicago Med (2015– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases ... See full summary »

Stars: Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Colin Donnell

Votes: 9,234

"Chicago Med" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

39. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 98,140

"How to Get Away with Murder" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

40. The Blacklist (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 147,909

"The Blacklist" premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

41. Transparent (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass

Votes: 19,416

"Transparent" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, on Amazon.

42. MacGyver (2016– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Young Angus "Mac" MacGyver works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.

Stars: Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, George Eads

Votes: 13,406

"MacGyver" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

43. Last Man Standing (2011– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A married father of three tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.

Stars: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Hector Elizondo, Kaitlyn Dever

Votes: 24,672

"Last Man Standing" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

44. Hell's Kitchen (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen".

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried, Jason Thompson

Votes: 16,565

"Hell's Kitchen" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

45. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (2014– )

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a video worth? Cell phones, dash cams, security cameras, news crews, camcorders -- nowadays someone is always watching and host Nick Cannon ... See full summary »

Stars: Nick Cannon, Archie Gips, Avery Monsen, Hillary Rae

Votes: 48

"Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

46. Dr. Ken (2015–2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

A frustrated doctor juggles his career, marriage, and family.

Stars: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 3,533

"Dr. Ken" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

47. The Exorcist (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Follows three priests dealing with cases of a demonic presence targeting a family and a foster home.

Stars: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Kurt Egyiawan, Hannah Kasulka

Votes: 21,314

"The Exorcist" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

48. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 59,536

"Hawaii Five-0" premieres Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

49. Shark Tank (2015– )

Reality-TV

People ask for investment and assistance with their unique ideas and products from 4 very wealthy and successful entrepreneurs.

Stars: Luciano Bonetti,