Network TV shows to tune into this fall


Kiefer Sutherland portrays Tom Kirkman in a scene from “Designated Survivor.” This show premiered Wednesday Sept. 21 on ABC. 

By Danielle Keys

Every fall, a slew of new TV shows premiere. With several networks putting out new shows each season, students often have many different shows to choose from.

Here are four shows worthy to be in the fall network line up.

“This Is Us” on NBC

This show follows the lives of new parents, a man who just found his father, a woman struggling with weight who may find new love and her twin brother who is in the middle of a life and career crisis.

It left me wanting to know more about each person and how they are all connected. After watching the pilot episode, I am definitely going to keep watching this show.

“Designated Survivor” on ABC

“Designated Survivor” is about Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member, who suddenly becomes the president of the United States after a catastrophic explosion occurs at the Capitol during a State of the Union address.

This show has a lot of action in the first 15 minutes and keeps viewers interested. From there, it gets slow, but I can see where it could get interesting. Keep an eye out for this new show starring actor Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman.

“Lethal Weapon” on FOX

“Lethal Weapon” was a movie franchise from the late ‘80s that starred actors Mel Gibson and Danny Glover and is about a pair of police officers solving crime with a bit of humor.

FOX is trying to reimagine this movie into a TV series that I feel fell short of its expectations. The chemistry between actors Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford is what carries on the “Lethal Weapon” legacy similar to the movie franchise. Although funny at times, “Lethal Weapon” fails to put everything in one complete package.

“Bull” on CBS

The pilot episode starts with a group of people playing volleyball on the beach. As they are playing, a girl encounters a body washed up on the beach; talk about an awkward opening to a show.

From the one-liners, to the awkward interactions with cast members, I did not care for this show from the start. I think the only thing going for this show is that former “NCIS” star Michael Weatherly is in it and that the show is based on the early work of TV personality Dr. Phil.