Alert
Close

Emergency Aid Needed After Nepal Quake – Donate Today

Highlights

Close

2015 LIFE@50+ MIAMI

Renew for 3 and attend Life at 50+ for free

Horoscope

Taurus - AARP Horoscope

Look at what your future holds if your birthday is between April 19 & May 20

AARP REALPAD

The tablet with free 24/7 customer support. Learn More

CONTESTS & SWEEPS

Healthy Selfies! Shows us your healthy habits!

Bob Dylan Talks!
Caucasian couple looking at a laptop computer together

Most Popular

Viewed

Fall TV for Grownups

14 Fall TV Shows You Should Watch

From sitcoms to dramas, these must-see new shows are on our radar

fall tv for grownups, most promising shows to watch

Dennis Quaid, Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams and Lucy Liu star in this season's hottest new shows: "Vegas," "666 Park Avenue" and "Elementary." — Photos by Lorey Sebastian/CBS via Getty Images, Patrick Harbron/ABC via Getty Images, Nino Munoz/CBS via Getty Images

For true TV fans, there's something exciting about the arrival of new network shows, an autumn ritual that will begin later this month. Some of those programs may start off with a bang — and keep popping all season long and beyond. Others might fizzle out and disappear before you even knew they existed. While it's hard to predict a show's fate, we've come up with a list of the most promising of this season's pilots to recommend as the best television for grownups.

See also: Fall TV for Grownups: 5 must-see shows.

666 Park Avenue
ABC, Sundays at 10 p.m., premieres Sept. 30


This haunted house story is set in a grand old Manhattan apartment building, where the tenants put down more than a simple deposit when they sign a lease. Lost fans will appreciate seeing Terry O'Quinn as the devilish landlord, and Vanessa Williams plays his equally scheming wife.

Last Resort
ABC, Thursdays at 8 p.m., premieres Sept. 27

The nuclear submarine USS Colorado goes rogue after its captain, played by the talented Andre Braugher, disobeys a confusing fire order, forcing the crew to take refuge — from their homeland and foreign enemies alike — on an exotic island. The twisty, tricky pilot is the new season's most gripping, and it promises a wild ride as captain and crew, including Robert Patrick and Bruce Davidson, try to clear their names. (Read an interview with Andre Braugher)

Malibu Country
ABC, Fridays at 8:30 p.m. premieres Nov. 2

Reba McEntire returns to TV playing a newly single mom named Reba whose philandering country star husband is jettisoned in the pilot. She relocates her family — her two teenage kids and her mom (Lily Tomlin) — from Nashville to Malibu, where "even the ugly people" are beautiful. It's a retro sitcom, right down to the loud laugh track and a wacky neighbor trope, but there's something refreshing about how skillfully it's executed and the way it centers around a 50-something woman trying to restart a career. Tomlin is wonderful.

Next: A new twist on Sherlock Holmes. »

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Live Nation

Members save 25% or more when buying tickets in groups of four from Ticketmaster.

amazon membership benefits aarp Woman sitting on sofa using digital tablet

Members save 50% on a monthly selection of Kindle e-books from Amazon.

Member Benefit AARP Regal 2

Members pay $8 for Regal ePremiere tickets purchased online. Conditions apply.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Advertisement