Nearly all of Fall TV's new series have debuted, and some have captured our interest more than others. Our editors live and breathe pop culture, and we're pretty huge TV nerds. Read on to find out which new series we're obsessed with, and I'm not talking about the shows we've got piled on our DVR. I'm talking about the shows we can't miss, the ones we watch night-of, the ones we try to talk our friends into watching so we don't have to turn to fan blogs.
The Crazy Ones
It took me a couple of episodes, but I'm all in on The Crazy Ones. Robin Williams is sharp as ever with his uniquely frenetic style of comedy, but he's not the only highlight of the show. The ever-adorable James Wolk has finally found a place to be charming every week, and Hamish Linklater is an ideal foil for those of us who prefer to crush on the quirky, offbeat sort of cute, funny guy. My only wish is that they find another dimension for Sarah Michelle Gellar's workaholic daughter-of-the-boss character. She has had some funny moments, but hopefully with the full-season pickup, we'll get to see the more relatable side of her we've loved for all these years.
— Molly Goodson, VP of content
I'm not always into suspenseful, crime-related TV series, but The Blacklist
has quickly become one of the shows I look forward to each week. James Spader plays a perfectly arrogant, intriguing criminal named Raymond Reddington, and although he has a deal with the FBI to help them take down a "black list" of criminals, there's an element of mystery that makes you question his motives. Adding to the show's tension is Reddington's odd obsession with one of the new agents, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), and I'm already invested in learning more about their connection. Although some plot points can feel predictable, there's enough scheming and surprise to keep me hooked, and I'm anxious to find out more about Elizabeth's suspicious husband, who doesn't seem to be who she thought he was.
— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant editor
has surprised me with how funny it is. While Malin Akerman is charming as the new wife of Bradley Whitford's character, this show is all about its quirky ensemble. Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins are distinctly hilarious, and the kids are so funny too, particularly Bert (the young Albert Tsai). If you love Modern Family
, then you should give this show a shot.
— Shannon Vestal, editor
Get more of our favorite new shows after the jump.