News

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) 80%

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) 79%

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.

Tag Cloud

Superheroe historical drama cancelled cars GIFs cinemax kong blockbuster Mindy Kaling Red Carpet sports australia marvel comics remakes elevated horror sitcom TCA Winter 2020 Comics on TV Cosplay RT History Summer BBC One Arrowverse Binge Guide Family marvel cinematic universe Mystery saw cops Food Network Pirates NBC anthology Cartoon Network Marvel die hard adaptation Drama Toys what to watch emmy awards toy story comic books Broadway psycho Kids & Family SundanceTV Biopics cartoon Vudu NBA french venice Spring TV criterion children's TV Travel Channel Musical OWN doctor who Music reviews Comedy Central 73rd Emmy Awards foreign Nominations TV renewals Disney streaming service travel Awards Tour docudrama Universal Pictures Marvel Studios Avengers christmas movies Musicals Fantasy aapi dc dceu series Universal international Christmas harry potter reboot halloween Bravo cancelled TV series dragons ABC Family Emmys Photos TLC Shondaland ghosts Mary poppins vs. debate Apple TV Plus 71st Emmy Awards Ovation CW Seed indiana jones 2019 YouTube Red rotten movies we love Grammys posters jamie lee curtis Creative Arts Emmys Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ID comic book movie animated TCM El Rey technology golden globe awards unscripted blaxploitation 21st Century Fox diversity Lucasfilm Discovery Channel zombie all-time TV movies movies archives crime thriller crime drama Hulu Mary Poppins Returns joker fresh X-Men Ghostbusters Sundance Now SDCC The Academy scary movies Best and Worst talk show game show biopic japan art house facebook godzilla cats heist movie See It Skip It FX on Hulu Pride Month documentaries book ESPN Shudder Turner Classic Movies Hallmark Christmas movies action-comedy 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards free movies period drama Baby Yoda thriller The Arrangement live event Chernobyl GoT singing competition hollywood Animation Winter TV Star Wars TV One PlayStation popular comics Rock trophy IFC Films HBO Max quibi documentary CMT Black History Month jurassic park scary high school spider-man Valentine's Day spy thriller vampires Starz hidden camera Brie Larson TNT Television Critics Association Image Comics IMDb TV 45 Comedy Lifetime Action Rocky TCA 2017 BBC Reality USA Nat Geo SXSW TIFF Mudbound sequels classics independent 20th Century Fox 007 Sundance social media scene in color genre satire green book casting Box Office Amazon tv talk Superheroes mission: impossible Horror MTV TV Heroines The Witch LGBTQ child's play dramedy Columbia Pictures stoner Countdown monster movies spider-verse south america WGN DC Comics batman Showtime adenture Spike target Premiere Dates The Walt Disney Company Pacific Islander Tumblr know your critic canceled TV shows disaster ViacomCBS royal family police drama YA Tomatazos Film Festival DC Universe toronto pirates of the caribbean Comic-Con@Home 2021 TV Land Sci-Fi Crackle USA Network TruTV medical drama Classic Film video lord of the rings Oscars FX laika transformers HBO Go Tarantino Fall TV Epix IFC telelvision asian-american Cannes comic book movies BET CBS award winner DC streaming service italian prank richard e. Grant slasher kaiju hispanic dogs rt archives suspense Winners Stephen King Television Academy Hear Us Out BAFTA space President Endgame supernatural game of thrones teaser The CW political drama Pop Fox Searchlight Quiz spain discovery universal monsters serial killer Comic Book sequel HBO worst Year in Review Holiday cancelled TV shows black comedy A&E football 2015 Pixar japanese 1990s festival dreamworks Infographic blockbusters Disney Channel Peacock 2020 rom-coms Alien Dark Horse Comics Paramount Plus binge fast and furious young adult GLAAD Chilling Adventures of Sabrina mockumentary 2018 Adult Swim Thanksgiving finale anime VICE ratings Black Mirror wonder woman dark Country cults Polls and Games Star Trek Certified Fresh romance concert justice league Women's History Month Tokyo Olympics rt labs robots Acorn TV Anna Paquin obituary spinoff revenge DirecTV Logo Emmy Nominations Legendary FOX Syfy 99% PaleyFest Super Bowl crime spanish Opinion Esquire zombies worst movies movie rotten Trailer Paramount Network Tubi psychological thriller Exclusive Video Hallmark festivals Reality Competition theme song Video Games Disney+ Disney Plus Character Guide First Look San Diego Comic-Con parents Netflix Christmas movies APB black screen actors guild Nickelodeon E3 Podcast Ellie Kemper versus Wes Anderson PBS cancelled television Fox News legend Crunchyroll Teen werewolf james bond Trivia nature Academy Awards latino strong female leads OneApp stop motion 72 Emmy Awards Marathons Interview Funimation king arthur Captain marvel Disney science fiction Paramount nfl new zealand Fargo The Walking Dead basketball television gangster Masterpiece women Western Extras scorecard 93rd Oscars 4/20 Netflix The Purge slashers RT21 superhero VH1 kids trailers dexter Warner Bros. boxoffice CNN Turner leaderboard Holidays name the review Amazon Prime adventure biography halloween tv Amazon Studios comic ABC Signature stand-up comedy best TBS king kong live action directors Sneak Peek Sundance TV First Reviews FXX Neflix Schedule docuseries New York Comic Con critic resources a nightmare on elm street critics films Walt Disney Pictures comiccon aliens Amazon Prime Video screenings Song of Ice and Fire razzies DGA war rt labs critics edition indie video on demand mcc 2017 YouTube NYCC based on movie hist Pop TV romantic comedy Sony Pictures franchise Apple TV+ deadpool MCU BBC America new star wars movies Watching Series Britbox 24 frames comedies true crime Calendar new york TCA Awards ABC breaking bad 90s twilight Writers Guild of America golden globes E! AMC Plus book adaptation Elton John 2021 LGBT Trophy Talk Freeform zero dark thirty Film composers spanish language Martial Arts AMC mutant mob Rom-Com TCA Rocketman Set visit National Geographic 2016 superman sag awards Lionsgate feel good renewed TV shows chucky VOD Disney Plus WarnerMedia nbcuniversal miniseries Election sopranos boxing news canceled streaming movies History ITV Marvel Television politics BET Awards streaming hispanic heritage month CBS All Access YouTube Premium Spectrum Originals olympics Awards witnail cooking American Society of Cinematographers Apple Mary Tyler Moore natural history A24 Lifetime Christmas movies MSNBC Instagram Live Pet Sematary crossover