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The 2017-18 New TV Class

These new shows are (maybe) coming soon to a TV near you

The 2017-18 New TV Class

Last week, we took a look at which TV shows have been cancelled, and which have been renewed. Today, we’re checking out trailers and/or synopses for some of the new shows we’ll most likely see on our small screens during the 2017-18 TV season.

After watching the trailers, head to the comments to chat!


Alex, Inc.

Alex, who’s in his mid-30s with a wife and two kids, makes the crazy decision to quit his good job and dive into the brave new world of starting a business. (Based on the podcast, StartUp.)

The Crossing (Midseason)

Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future.

Deception (Midseason)

Superstar magician Cameron Black is bringing his skill for illusion to the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

For the People (Midseason)

Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," this legal drama follows brand new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high profile and high stakes cases in the country—all as their personal lives intersect.

The Good Doctor

A young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?

The Gospel of Kevin

Kevin, a down-on-his-luck man, is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.

Marvel’s Inhumans

An isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves.

The Mayor

A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mix-tape and wins.

Roseanne (Midseason)

The groundbreaking family comedy returns, with the original cast.

Splitting Up Together (Midseason)

The story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.

Ten Days in the Valley

About an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane's world—and her controversial police series—implodes.



An out-of-work actor attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family, while he lives in the apartment between his parents and his brother, sister-in-law, and their baby.

Me, Myself, and I

A comedy examines one man's life over a 50-year span. It explores three distinct periods in his life - as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.

Seal Team

Follow the lives of elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them.

Star Trek: Discovery (Premiering on TV, but then moving to the CBS All Access app)

No official synopsis yet, but it’s a new Star Trek show that’s set about 10 years prior to the events of the original series.


Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Wisdom of the Crowd

A tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.

Young Sheldon

The early life of child genius Sheldon, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.

The CW


Follows two of America's wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.


The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.

Black Lightning

A retired superhero becomes a vigilante for justice.

Life Sentence

When Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she's going to have to learn to live with all the choices she's made when she decided to "live like she was dying."



A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.

The Gifted

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

The Orville

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.

LA > Vegas

An ensemble workplace comedy, set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, about a group of underdogs who’re trying to find their place in the world and who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.

The Resident

An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.


A.P. Bio (Midseason)

A former philosophy professor who takes a job teaching AP biology and uses his students to get back at the people in his life who have wronged him.

The Brave

The complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

Champions (Midseason)

Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

Good Girls (Midseason)

Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

The Handmade Project (Midseason)

No synopsis for this yet, but it stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, and I think we can assume from the title that they’ll be making things.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

Reverie (Midseason)

A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Rise (Midseason)

A working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

Will & Grace

An encore 11 years in the making. It’ll take Will, Jack and Karen to convince Grace it’s a good idea.

I’m definitely looking forward to Star Trek: Discovery—regardless of its plot—and I think The Crossing and The Gifted sound fascinating. (The Gifted is also somehow connected to the X-Men?) Ghosted, of course, looks to be an excellent buddy cop show. Most of the other shows seem like the same ol’, same ol’, but that’s not surprising.

Oh, and The Orville looks like a bad version of Galaxy Quest and/or Hyperdrive, both of which I love.

Anything pique your interest? Let’s discuss below.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.