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Fall TV: Best New Shows and Season Premiers Worth Losing Sleep Over

The beginning of fall is just around the corner, and it's hard not to get excited for everything the season entails. From football and a crisp breeze to pumpkins and bright, beautiful foliage, there's so much to love about the time of year. With the new season also comes a wave of new television shows and premieres, and this fall is packed with entertainment. While we usually wouldn't condone skipping sleep for the sake of entertainment, we'll make an exception for some of the season's most anticipated TV shows. Here's a quick list of the season premieres and new shows that we have our eyes on.

8 New Fall Premier TV Shows Worth Losing Sleep Over

The Voice, Season 11

Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC

Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus join veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the Season 11 premiere of The Voice. Watch America's best vocal talent battle for the top spot!

This Is Us

Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC

From the creators of Parenthood, this tear-jerker follows a few people born on the same day, proving that no matter how different we seem, all of our experiences are still somehow interconnected.

Modern Family, Season 8

Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC

The Modern Family cast is back to bring laughs every Wednesday night this fall. Lots of excitement is anticipated for this season, including Mitch, Cam and Lilly's return home from their summer stay in Kansas City. Claire and Jay will be working on sharing the power in the office and we'll find out if Haley will get over Andy.

Designated Survivor

Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC

In this new show, Kiefer Sutherland plays Tom Kirkman, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development who unexpectedly becomes president after an attack on Washington, DC. He struggles to hold his country and family together as he deals with one of the most challenging times in US. history.


Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox

Ginny Baker becomes the first woman ever to play Major League Baseball; however, her journey is marred with emotional challenges and critics who aren't too keen on her entering the male-dominated world of America's pastime.


Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC

Hayes Morrison, a lawyer and former first daughter gets blackmailed into heading up the Conviction Integrity Unit. Together with her team of experts, Hayes works to re-examine cases where there's a suspicion of wrongful conviction in hopes of setting things right.


Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC

In this science fiction drama, an unlikely team is brought together to travel back in time to stop a man who is bent on destroying the past.


Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET on CW

This drama takes a time-bending angle based on the 2000 film of the same name. The show follows Raimy, a detective who begins communicating with her late father, 20 years in the past, through a HAM radio in her garage. When Raimy helps prevent her father's death in his timeline, they must work together to fix the repercussions that alter her own.

If you get the chance to catch these premieres, you won't be sorry...although you may be sleepy! But there's a nap for that. Happy Fall!

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