Fall TV Preview: 21 Reasons We'll Be Tuning In

The weather outside isn't frightening just yet. But come fall, with Scandal and Luther coming back for new seasons, Arsenio Hall returning to late-night and Queen Latifah getting her own talk show, we can't help but get excited about spending more time glued to our tellies. Here are 21 reasons we'll be watching the small screen.

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There's no doubt Idris Elba will be ruling the big screen this fall with the Nelson Mandela biopic, Long Walk to Freedom. He's also returning for the third season of the police drama, Luther, premiering September 3 on BBC America.

2 of 21 ABC

Gladiators get ready! Kerry Washington is bringing the drama back to Thursday nights this fall in her hit political drama Scandal. Tune in to the new season, premiering October 3 on ABC.

3 of 21 Fox

The tagline for this mystery-drama is "Some legends never die." We bet a new legend will arise as leading lady Nicole Beharie takes charge in Fox's Sleepy Hollow, premiering September 16.

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6 of 21 AMC

Though the second season of AMC's Hell on Wheels premiered August 10, we're looking forward to getting a better understanding of Elam Ferguson's (Common) character as the season progresses.

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We're excited to see Kelly Rowland jump on board as a new judge on X Factor, premiering September 11 on Fox. 

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Who's the most beloved bad-ass zombie slayer on the wildly popular post-apocalyptic drama? It's Gurira's Michonne, who returns for season 4 on October 13.

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Angela Bassett will join the cast of the witch-themed FX series American Horror Story: Coven alongside another new addition to the cast, Gabourey Sidibe. Check out all the witchery the pair have to offer starting October 9.

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Blair Underwood plays a fiery paraplegic cop in the new police drama Ironside, premiering October 2 on NBC. As detective Robert T. Ironside, Underwood will go to any length to crack a case.

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Michael Ealy's dreamy eyes get an andriod makeover on Fox's Almost Human, premiering November 4. Ealy plays a cyborg cop who can understand human emotion.

12 of 21 HBO

Jeffrey Wright joins Michael K. Williams and the all-star cast of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Wright plays Valentin Narciss, a Harlem crime boss who tries to move in on Albert "Chalky" White (Williams) territory. Season four premieres September 8.

13 of 21 Bravo

Move over Shahs of Sunset. There's a new stylish clique in town. The New Atlanta (premiering September 17) follows several young Atlanta professionals as they navigate business and romance.

14 of 21 BET

With new castmates Chris Rock and Bobby Brown, season 2 of Real Husbands of Hollywood will surely be the pulse of BET's fall lineup. Chances are we'll be "turnt up" come October 15.

15 of 21 Bravo

I Dream of NeNe follows NeNe Leakes and her ex-hubby-turned-new-husband Gregg Leakes as they take another shot at matrimony, the second time around.The show premieres Septmber 17 on Bravo.

16 of 21 Oxygen

The controversial Oxygen docu-series about six pastors has already peaked our interest. Let's just say, come October 9, we'll be tuning in to see what all the drama is about.

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A Black character on Girls? Finally? Lena Dunham recently teased this photo of Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams on set. Let's hope we'll see Williams on the beloved HBO show this season.

19 of 21 Pivot TV

This gripping docu-soap follows former gang members Jayda and Creep as they try to reform their lives as parents to two children in Newark. Premiering September 14 on the new cable channel, Pivot TV.

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Oh to hear Angela (Tasha Smith) yell out "Marcus!" on For Better or Worse. The show's got a new home (the OWN network) and, hopefully, Angela's got a new attitude about Marcus (Michael Jai White) when it returns on September 18.

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Ain't nothing like the real thing. While we enjoyed Usher's turn as a judge on The Voice, we're glad the show's original judge Cee-Lo will return for the season 5 on September 23.