In the age of Peak TV, what does it mean to be a fall series anymore? Are they the best of the best? Not necessarily. But traditions die hard and fall still feels important. Here's a look at some of the new shows you'll be tuning into this fall, including network reboots and spin-offs like "Star Trek: Discovery" and "Young Sheldon," cable originals such as "The Deuce" and "White Famous" and auteur-driven streaming series like Steven Soderbergh's "Godless" and Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It." Another theme of the season? Military shows like "The Brave," "Valor" and more.
As they say of Southern California, television seems to have become a place without seasons. Autumn used to bring in the TV harvest; now, new fruit drops on-screen the year ’round. What does it mean to be a fall series anymore? Are they the best of the best? Not necessarily! (Indeed, networks seem to hold some better ones back for when their first line of new offerings is shot down.)
But traditions die hard. Fall, in its profusion, still feels important. Here's a list of some of what's coming, whether to ripen into maturity or to rot on the ground. (As always times and dates subject to change.)