Best new television series

When leaves turn red and start to fall, an influx of new television series begins to appear on every network and cable program, and we’ve picked out some of the most promising. From hospital-bound teens to vapid social media addicts, these shows will be sure to capture your attention.

graphic: Elizabeth Teng

graphic: Elizabeth Teng

Gotham on FOX

Following the trend of superhero movies, FOX released this Batman-based series in September. Gotham tells the story of James Gordon’s rise from detective to Police Commissioner as he takes on the murder of the Waynes and follows the origins of the greatest villains from Catwoman to The Joker. Catch Gotham on Mondays at 8 p.m.

How to Get Away With Murder on ABC

Criminal law professor Annalise Keating runs a highly selective collegiate program at her law firm, choosing a group of students each year for the coveted positions. Seven drastically different students are chosen this year, and they are launched head first into a murder plot that will challenge everything they have ever known. Catch How to get Away With Murder on Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Red Band Society on FOX

Director Steven Spielberg’s newest project, Red Band Society, introduces a unique coming-of-age story with several teenage hospital patients. The group of teenagers comes together to share experiences—both tragic and uplifting—and overcome the difficulties that come with their red hospital bands. Catch Red Band Society on Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

Selfie on ABC

Eliza Dooley, “Instafamous” with over 250,000 devoted followers, learns the hard way about the pitfalls of social media when an embarrassing moment on a plane goes public. Eliza enlists marketing guru, Henry, to fix her image and teach her how to put personal relationships above Internet connection. Catch Selfie on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

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