Fall TV Preview: What We'll Be Watching

There are few reasons to be excited about the end of summer. Luckily there's lots of promising television to keep us indoors. From a Steel Magnolias remake starring Jill Scott to Vanessa Williams' sexy supernatural drama, here's why we'll be glued to our TV's.

Yolanda Sangweni Sep, 03, 2012

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The classic 80s dramedy about a tight-knit group of sister-friends in Louisiana is updated with an all-star African-American cast that includes Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad. Premiere Date: Sunday, October 7 at 9pm on Lifetime.

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Daytime TV is about to have a whole lot of laughs now that Harvey is hosting his own talk show. The beloved comedian will be doling out advice on dating and building healthy family relationships. Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 4 on NBC

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Corruption is a given in politics. Unless you're Mona Fredericks (Sanaa Lathan), the Chief of Staff of corrupt Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (played by Kelsey Grammar), who's passion for her community keeps her focused. The award-winning show premiered on August 17.

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Thirty-something Gary (Anderson) loses his job and suddenly becomes a stay-at-home dad to his four kids. His wife Marney (Bledsoe) is the breadwinner for their family of six. Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 13 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC

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Money is rarely an issue at the ritzy address of 666 Park Avenue where building owners Olivia Doran (Vanessa L. Williams) and her husband Gavin have a few devilish secrets they'd prefer were never exposed. Premiere Date: Sunday, September 30 at 10 p.m. on ABC

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Leakes continues her foray into scripted television with a recurring role in NBC's The New Normal, a show about a gay couple expecting a child from a surrogate. Enter The Real Housewives of Atlanta star as Rocky, the sassy assistant to one half of the gay couple. Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC

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Season one of Scandal had all the ingredients of an instant hit: sex and politics. Kerry Washington returns this fall as tough-as-nails political consultant Olivia Pope in the drama produced by Grey's Anatomy's creator Shonda Rhimes. Premiere Date: Thursday, September 27 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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Taraji P. Henson will be spending more time in New York now that her show Person of Interest has been picked up for a second season. Taraji plays Detective Carter in the JJ Abrams’ spy thriller. Premiere Date: Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. on CBS

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You probably loved catching T.J. Holmes' delivering the news on CNN. Now the charismatic journo makes politics and pop culture that much sexier on BET's new nightly talk show, Don't Sleep. Premiere Date: Monday, October 1 at 11 p.m.

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Keyshia Cole and her husband Daniel "Boobie" Gibson put family first in their new BET reality show. "I wanted to make sure to keep this positive," Cole recently told ESSENCE.com. Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 9th on BET.

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Dubbed as a younger Grey's Anatomy, CW's newest hospital drama Emily Owens M.D. stars actresses Aja Naomi King and Kelly McCreary as popular surgical interns, Cassandra Koppelson and Tyra Dupre. Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on CW

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The Zimbabwean-American actress stars as Michonne, a sword-wielding warrior on AMC's cult zombie hit, The Walking Dead. Premiere Date: Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m.

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Kirchner plays Dr. Olivia Watkins in this new Fox drama about a female doctor who finds herself working for the mob. Premiere Date: Monday, September 17 at 9 p.m. on Fox