Must-see fall TV shows

Kate O’Hagan, Tempo Editor

Photo courtesy of Instagram user NBC Will and Grace.
The gang is back together for the revival of “Will and Grace”.

Scandal (ABC)

Heading into their final season, “Scandal” fans, known as “gladiators,” are ready to see what is in store for Olivia Pope. Season six ended with Olivia getting the powerful position of being the chief of staff to the first woman president, Mellie. There is bound to be a lot of twists and turns throughout the last season. Will Olivia and Fitz finally end up in Vermont? Will she be standing in the sun wearing a white hat? The final season, starting on Oct. 5, has a lot to live up to.

Young Sheldon (CBS)

If you’re a fan of “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon” is definitely for you. The new show marked the biggest comedy premiere on any network in total viewers since CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” in 2011 and the biggest comedy premiere on any network in adults 18-49 since CBS’ The Crazy Ones, starring the late Robin Williams in 2013. The show follows the famous “Big Bang Theory” character Sheldon growing up with his intelligence that was well beyond his years. Be prepared to laugh and fall in love with “Young Sheldon.”

Transparent (Amazon Prime)

Going into their fourth season, “Transparent” never ceases to amaze fans. The educational, yet heartwarming show portrays transgender individuals just as any other humans, along with featuring the struggles they go through on a day to day basis. “Transparent” is no stranger to going beyond the usual when it comes to television. Season four portrays one of their transgender characters in a full frontal nude scene. With breaking down societal norms and educational dialogue, it’s hard not to want to binge “Transparent.”

This Is Us (NBC)

Yes, NBC’s weepy hit series is back for a second season, and you should stock your house with tissues accordingly. Fans were left on the edge of their seat at the end of season one—how did Jack die? Is Kate going to make it big with her singing career? If season two is anything like season one, our tear ducts will know it.

Will and Grace (NBC)

The beloved classic sitcom is back for two more seasons! The revival signed on for a two-year contract, with the possibility of more if the characters feel they can keep the quality going. Is there ever really enough of Will and Grace? No? That’s probably why NBC brought it back to give the people what they wanted—more one liners from Jack, drunken confessions from Karen and fights from Will and Grace.

Kate O’Hagan is a senior public relations/advertising major. This is her first year as tempo editor for The Flyer after being a frequent contributor last year. She has very simple dreams of writing with Shonda Rhimes, eating ice cream with Joe Biden and scaring people with Ellen DeGeneres.