Many people may think drama when they think fall TV — there’s nothing like curling up in front of the TV on a cold October night for a scandalous, OMG binge-watch session. However, viewers could never function in daily life without mixing a few laughs into their schedule, and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, “Life in Pieces” and “The Muppets” are hoping to be worth adding to your rotation.
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” premieres Oct. 19 on CW
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, CW, Premieres Oct. 19: I don’t know what I love more when I watch the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” trailer: Rachel Bloom or Rebecca Bunch. I know, I know, one in the same, but you couldn’t have Rachel Bloom without Rebecca Bunch, and vice versa. The new series is loveable and quirky, and Rebecca Bunch is who nearly every 29ish woman would be if she could act like herself. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” also stars Santino Fontana and Donna Lynne Champlin. Be sure to check out official clips from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on the show’s website.
“Life in Pieces” premieres Sept. 21 on CBS
Life in Pieces, CBS, Premieres Sept. 21: Every time the “Life in Pieces” commercial appears on our TV, we’re glued to the screen. This hilarious new show chronicles events from the perspective of each member of the family — a he-said, she-said take on the family comedy. And the cast couldn’t be any better, with Dianne Wiest and James Brolin starring as the parents of the series; we’re still laughing from the first time we saw Brolin’s character end up trapped in the coffin! “Life in Pieces” also stars Colin Hanks and Zoe Lister-Jones. Be sure to check out official clips from “Life in Pieces” on the show’s website.
“The Muppets” premieres Sept. 22 on ABC
The Muppets, ABC, Premieres Sept. 22: I can’t remember the last time a network put so much push behind one show in particular, so expectations for “The Muppets” are extremely high. The commercial is hilarious, and the show might be the first reality TV series that doesn’t make us roll our eyes. But what we’re really excited about are the guest stars; so far, Liam Hemsworth, Reese Witherspoon, Topher Grace, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Fillion and the band Imagine Dragons are scheduled to appear. Be sure to check out official clips from “The Muppets” on the show’s website.
“Master of None” premieres Nov. 6 on Netflix
Master of None, Netflix, Premieres Nov. 6: There are a million and one reasons why we miss “Parks and Recreation,” but one of the biggest reasons has to be Aziz Ansari. Ansari’s Netflix project will be loosely based on his life, with Ansari playing a 30-year-old New Yorker realizing it’s finally time to grow up. Each episode will take on a different issue, including the elderly and finding the perfect pasta dish, and we hope for a splash of comedy mixed in with the more serious topics. If you love the comedian’s stand-up, this show is a must watch. “Master of None” also stars H. Jon Benjamin and Eric Wareheim.
“Scream Queens” premieres Sept. 22 on Fox
Scream Queens, Fox, Premieres Sept. 22: You may be thinking, “Hey, didn’t she list Scream Queens as a new must-see drama?” The answer: Of course! Coming from the mind of Ryan Murphy, this show will no doubt be the perfect mix of comedy and drama. The series centers on an elite sorority and its queen bee, played by Emma Roberts, and will most likely take the term hazing to a whole new level. “Scream Queens” also stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin. Be sure to check out official clips from “Scream Queens” on the show’s website.