1. “Follow The Rules!”
Ja Rule’s back! The multiplatinum rapper is bringing his family to reality TV and people are already calling it the new “Run’s House.” Executive produced by Queen Latifah, the show follows Ja, his wife Aisha, daughter Brittney and sons Jeffrey Jr. and Jordan. According to Ja, “Family tradition will never be the same, b*tch!” Throw in some of his classics and we’re totally here for it.
Premiere: Fall 2014
Don’t let the title fool you, “Black-ish” might be a good time. It was created by Anthony Anderson, who also stars as the central character in the family-friendly show. Tracee Ellis Ross plays Anderson’s wife and Laurence Fishburne landed the role of “Pops.” The ABC comedy is about a black family living in white suburbia while desperately trying to retain their “blackness.”
Premiere: September 24 at 9:30 on ABC
If you’re a comic book fanatic, you already know where we’re going with this one. FOX’s action-packed new series “Gotham” will follow Jim Gordan as he navigates his way through Gotham City. The series will showcase the origins of classic villains and vigilantes such as Poison Ivy, Penguin, Catwoman and the gangster role of Fish Monkey played by Jada Pinkett Smith.
Premiere: September 22 on FOX
4. “How To Get Away With Murder”
If you’re a fan of Shonda Rhimes, “How To Get Away With Murder” is the show for you. The drama stars actress Viola Davis who plays a law professor teaching her students how to win in court. Davis is charming in the preview visuals as delivers the line “I will not be teaching you how to study the law or theorize it, but how to practice it in a courtroom like a real lawyer.”
Premiere: September 25 at 10pm on ABC
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard reunite in the upcoming FOX hip-hop drama, “Empire.” The story chronicles Howard, a successful music executive who’s attempting to groom his sons to take over the business. Henson plays Howard’s ex-lover who conveniently popped back into his life during the time his music company is going through a multitude of changes. But, Howard’s character is hiding a secret!
“Selfie” is a modern millennial take the classic tale “My Fair Lady.” The show can either go really right or absolutely wrong. However, coming from someone who helped create shows such as “Suburgatory” and “As Told By Ginger,” we’re willing to give it a chance. Besides, Karen Gillan and John Cho are enchanting and deserve a good outlet.
Premiere: September 20 at 8pm on ABC
7. “Survivor’s Remorse”
We’re not sure if LeBron James knows much about producing, but his show ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ looks promising. Loaded with a star-studded cast and lots of cursing and comedy, the series follows amateur baller Cam Calloway as he lands his first multimillion-dollar contract with a professional basketball team. On his rise to stardom, he’ll have to deal with the freeloaders and groupies.
Premiere: October 4 on STARZ
8. “Red Band Society”
Set in the children’s ward of a Los Angeles hospital (and narrated by a kid who’s in a coma), “Red Band Society” is a coming-of-age drama that follows a Breakfast Club-esque group of patients as they such face life-changing (and life-threatening) medical challenges like cancer and heart defects.
Premiere: September 17 at 9pm on FOX