Written by Regina Sanders. Media by Kayla Morton.
Television holds a special place in America’s heart, and different programs bring various groups of people together. Fandom culture (defined by Wikipedia as a group of people who share a common interest) feeds into the following of many television programs. Some examples include AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones“. Fans have given themselves names, created fan art, and even written fanfiction.
People don’t just watch television isn’t just watched anymore; they participate in it. The above shows are just examples of the amount of attention around television right now. Sitcoms like “Friends” have inspired countless parodies and propelled the theme song into iconic-ness. Cartoons like “Rick and Morty” draw the attention of both young and older audiences.
Even streaming services are holding their own against cable. Netflix programs, such as “Stranger Things”, and Hulu programs, such as “The Mindy Project”, are fan favorites.
Television is loved and enjoyed, and a crucial time in the television calendar is the fall schedule. Typically running from September to December, this is the time when channels air their latest programs. This is also the time when existing fan favorites return to air. Right now, the fall schedule is about to premiere. Organized by time and date, here are a list of a few popular programs airing soon (Promo videos contain spoilers from past seasons. Proceed at your own risk).
The Flash: Tuesday, Oct 10, at 8:00 p.m.
Riverdale: Wednesday, Oct 11, at 8:00 p.m. (A subversive take on Archie Andrews and his friends exploring small town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.)
Arrow: Thursday, Oct 12, at 9:00 p.m.
Jane the Virgin: Friday, Oct 13, at 9:00 p.m.
The Voice: Monday, Sep 25, at 8:00 p.m.
This Is Us: Tuesday, Sep 26, at 9:00 p.m. (Follows a unique ensemble as their paths cross and their life stories intertwine, from sharing the same birthday, to so much more than anyone would expect.)
New Girl: Tuesday, Sep 20, at 8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Tuesday, Sep 26, at 9:30 p.m. (Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.)
Empire: Wednesday, Sep 27, at 8:00 p.m.
Bob’s Burgers: Sunday, Oct 1, at 7:30 p.m. (Bob Belcher, along with his wife and three children, try to hold the family together while running Bob’s dream restaurant.)
Criminal Minds: Wednesday, Sep 27, at 10:00 p.m.
The Big Bang Theory: Monday, Sep 25, at 8:00 p.m. (A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside the laboratory.)
Modern Family: Wednesday, Sep 27, at 9:00 p.m.
Grey’s Anatomy: Thursday, Sep 28, at 8:00 p.m.
How to Get Away with Murder: Thursday, Sep 28, at 10:00 p.m. (A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.)
Scandal: Thursday, Oct 5, at 9:00 p.m.
black-ish: Tuesday, Oct 3, at 9:00 p.m. (A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Tuesday, Sep 20, at 10:00 p.m.
Quantico: Sunday, Sep 25, at 10:00 p.m. (A look at the lives of young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base in Virginia when one of them is suspected of being a sleeper terrorist.)
The Mindy Project: Sep 12, 2017 (A young OB/GYN doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.)
Stranger Things: October 27, 2017 (When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.)
*All show summaries are from IMDb.