Hey there, TV fans. Still mourning the fact that your favorite shows won’t be coming back for another season? We’ll here’s your silver lining: With 51 new scripted series picked up for next season, there’s plenty of new reasons to gather around the tube (read: computer).
Of the new television shows coming out from NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and the CW, the usual mix of doctors, lawyers, and cops will appear on screen, but so will a slew of literary adaptations, foreign formats, period dramas, and remakes of both movies (About a Boy, Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Teacher) and old television shows (Ironside, The Tomorrow People), The Daily Beast reports. With 29 dramas and 22 comedies, there’s bound to be a little something for everyone.
But with so much to watch and so little time, here are some highlights to keep in mind. The Rebel Wilson’s sitcom Super Fun Night is headed to ABC boasting big names, including executive producers Conan O'Brien and David Kissinger as well as director John Riggi (30 Rock).
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams will star as a father-daughter pair in the single-camera workplace comedy The Crazy Ones on CBS, and J.J. Abrams will be busy with two shows—the supernatural drama Believe and a futuristic police drama Almost Human.
Forget vampires and zombies, Dracula is now in vogue—and when combined with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the setting of a period drama (Victorian London this time) the NBC show is bound to be a hit.
But this is only a taste of what the fall of 2013 has to offer. As we all know, it’s up to us to keep our favorites alive—lest they too get the ax.