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The Best New TV Shows of Fall 2015 (And Where to Catch Up Right Now)

by | October 21, 2015 | Comments

Over 30 new shows debuted since the start of the fall TV season last month, but not all of them are Fresh — in fact, the majority of them did not fare so well with critics. And then there was Dr. Ken

Now that we’re a month into the madness, we’ve compiled a list of the best-reviewed new TV shows of the fall, including where you can see every episode right now to get on track!


Red Oaks: Season 1 (2014) 79%

What It’s About: It’s the 1980s in New Jersey and a middle-class college kid (Craig Roberts) works as an assistant tennis pro at a fancy country club owned by a rich jerk (Paul Reiser).

What Critics Think: Red Oaks offers an affectionate nod to 1980s sex comedies that — largely thanks to a talented ensemble cast — finds fresh humor in its familiar premise.

Airs: The entire first season is currently available on Amazon Prime.

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: 10 episodes.

Where to Catch Up: Amazon Prime.

 


Quantico: Season 1 (2015) 81%

What It’s About: Priyanka Chopra is Alex Parrish, a recruit rigorously trained at the Quantico FBI base, who finds herself the top suspect in the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.

What Critics Think: Obvious copycatting aside, Quantico provides ludicrously entertaining thrills from a well-balanced cast.

Airs: Sundays on ABC at 10 p.m.

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: Four

Where to Catch Up: ABC.com (with cable subscription), AmazonHulu, iTunes, PlayStationVudu, and Xfinity (with cable subscription).

 


Indian Summers: Season 1 (2015) 83%

What It’s About: This miniseries from Masterpiece captures the twilight era of the British Empire and the friction between the English ruling class and their Indian subjects.

What Critics Think: Indian Summers gathers intrigue slowly but effectively, building into an addictive political thriller with exotic overtones.

Airs: Sundays on PBS at 9 p.m.

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: Four episodes.

Where to Catch Up: Amazon and Vudu.

 


The Grinder: Season 1 (2015) 93%

What It’s About: Rob Lowe plays a famous (fake) TV lawyer, who — after his show gets cancelled — moves home to work for the (real) family law practice with his brother, played by Fred Savage.

What Critics Think: The Grinder‘s humor is buoyed by Lowe and Savage’s chemistry as a hilarious new odd couple.

Airs: Tuesdays on Fox at 8:30 p.m.

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: Four

Where to Catch Up: AmazonFox.com, Google PlayHuluiTunes, PlayStation VideoVudu, Xbox Video, and Xfinity (with cable subscription)

 


Casual: Season 1 (2015) 92%

What It’s About: Casual is a new Jason Reitman comedy about a bachelor (Tommy Dewey) whose sister (Michaela Watkins) moves in with him after divorcing her husband — and brings her teenage daughter (Tara Lynne Barr) along with her.

What Critics Think: Reitman’s Casual is a funny — albeit very specific — look at modern dating, sharpened by edgy dialogue and self-assured performances.

Airs: Wednesdays at 12:01 a.m. on Hulu

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: Three episodes.

Where to Catch Up: Hulu

 


The Last Kingdom: Season 1 (2015) 87%

What It’s About: Based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom is set in the 9th century where Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of northern Europe face attacks by Viking forces.

What Critics Think: The Last Kingdom fuses beautiful cinematography and magnificent action sequences to create highly gratifying historical drama.

Airs: Saturdays on BBC America at 10 p.m.

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: Two episodes.

Where to Catch Up: Amazon, Google Play, iTunesPlayStation VideoVudu, and Xbox Video.

 


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1 (2015) 97%

What It’s About: Rachel Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a musical comedy about a young woman who moves across the country to be near her high school boyfriend from camp.

What Critics Think: Lively musical numbers and a refreshing, energetic lead make Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a charming, eccentric commentary on human relationships.

Airs: Mondays on The CW at 8 p.m.

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: Two

Where to Catch Up: Amazon, CWTV.comGoogle Play, Hulu, Vudu, and Xbox Video.

 


Supergirl: Season 1 (2015) 92%

What It’s About: Melissa Benoist is Kara Danvers, who, after 12 years of keeping her superpowers a secret, decides to finally embrace her true identity: Supergirl.

What Critics Think: Benoist shines as Superman’s plucky little cousin in Supergirl, a family-friendly comic-book adaptation that ditches cynicism for heart.

Airs: Mondays on CBS at 8:30 p.m.

Number of Episodes You’ve Missed: None

Where to Catch Up: Premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:30 p.m. and then moves to its regular time (8 p.m. to 9 p.m.) on Monday, November 2 on CBS.

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