Fall TV: The guide for all new fall shows premiering in 2018

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9/30 God Friended Me – 8:30 PM

Greg Berlanti is a super producer and typically the first seasons of his shows end up being pretty good. There were a lot of naysayers for The CW’s Riverdale but despite the unique premise the series ended up being good. God Friended Me seems like it might suffer from a problem The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has: an off-putting name. Brandon Michael Hall was a breakthrough performer last year on The Mayor but it looks like he might be stuck in another one-and-done series. Sadly, people might not friend this Fall TV show.

10/01 The Neighborhood – 8:00 PM 

The Neighborhood is definitely trying to tell a unique story but it’s unclear if it will be able to pull it off. Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls) star as a new family moving next door to Cedric the Entertainer’s character in a predominantly African American neighborhood. The show is trying to show a funny take on the prejudices both families must overcome during the gentrification process. These three leads are all strong enough performers that the show might be good but the trailer is bad. CBS was also sure to hire a diverse writer’s room in order to accurately tackle every viewpoint. However, it’s honestly hard to tell if this Fall TV show will win over audiences or not.

10/01 Happy Together 8:30 PM 

As far as Fall TV sitcoms on CBS, Happy Together has the biggest chances of being a hit. Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West are two incredible talents who easily have their choice of any show. The fact that they both signed on here rather than sticking with FOX gives Happy Together a solid boost of confidence. Meanwhile, Felix Mallard has the opportunity to be a breakout star for 2018, since his only big credit is the Australian soap opera Neighbours. The series has launched quite a few big-name actors like Margot Robbie, Eliza Taylor, Russell Crowe, and Liam Hemsworth.