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Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo in a portrait for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

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For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past. Over 1,000 of them got back to us with their picks for fall.

Next up in the survey is the top new fall shows that readers can’t wait to watch. While some of these titles are no surprise (see: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), others, like Starz’s The Serpent Queen, are flying a little under the radar, and we are watching along with you to see how they do — and if they get that second season renewal.

Our survey takers were allowed more than one vote, and since many of these shows are new, there’s a good chance familiar names perhaps eked out a higher score than unknown titles, but short descriptions were provided for each. One show, Family Law, has even had its entire first season air in Canada and is hitting U.S. television for the first time this fall courtesy of The CW.

After Lord of the Rings, She-Hulk came in at No. 2 with Rotten Tomatoes users overall, followed by Star Wars tale Andor, Game of Thrones prequel House of Dragon (already amassing legions of fans on HBO), and ’80s movie-turned-Disney+ series Willow. Among men, the top 5 mirrored the total result, while women shook things up a bit, adding Netflix’s Addams Family series Wednesday at No. 4 and moving Andor to 5. Just outside of the top 5, Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin, which stars Michelle Yeoh and has no official release date yet (it is expected in December), appeared at No. 7 for men and No. 6 for women.

Read on to find out more about which shows the survey predicts will be hits this fall TV season.

Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.

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Bad Sisters: Season 1 (2022)

Adjusted Score: 104769%
Critics Consensus: Dark secrets are a family affair in Bad Sisters, a riotously funny murder mystery that makes fine use of its gifted ensemble while exemplifying creator and star Sharon Horgan's penchant for salty warmth.

Adjusted Score: 101640%
Critics Consensus: The Serpent Queen dramatizes one of history's most infamous monarchs with a deft, sardonic touch, with Samantha Morton's commanding star turn likely to swallow viewers' attention whole.

Adjusted Score: 93445%
Critics Consensus: Unspooling like a slow-motion nightmare, A Friend of the Family benefits immeasurably from Eliza Hittman's deft direction and Jake Lacy's unflinching portrayal of insidious evil.

Adjusted Score: 38721%
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Adjusted Score: 82596%
Critics Consensus: Tulsa King's stale comedy sometimes feels like ordering spaghetti with marinara and instead getting egg noodles and ketchup, but Sylvester Stallone still commands the screen with his swaggering charm.

Adjusted Score: 68451%
Critics Consensus: Reginald doesn't particularly stand out in the already crowded vampire genre, but Jacob Batalon invests his hapless protagonist with enough charm to make this spunky series worth a bite.

Adjusted Score: 77271%
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Adjusted Score: 100565%
Critics Consensus: Booting up Night City with frenetic action and awe-inspiring visual flair, Edgerunners is an exceptionally stylish anime adaptation of the world Cyberpunk established.
Directed By: Hiroyuki Imaishi

Adjusted Score: 46271%
Critics Consensus: This unlikely spinoff has a surprising amount of heart, but Bumper in the Berlin can only sustain its thin premise for so long before the whole conceit goes off-key.

Adjusted Score: 58864%
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Adjusted Score: 39716%
Critics Consensus: Wasting Jon Bernthal's considerable charms on a tedious murder mystery, this American Gigolo is more dud than stud.

Adjusted Score: 78225%
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Adjusted Score: 74858%
Critics Consensus: Alaska Daily awkwardly straddles the sensibilities of network TV and edgier streaming fare, but the core message about the importance of local journalism is fit to print.

Adjusted Score: 70031%
Critics Consensus: Let the Right One In doesn't hold a candle to the cinematic original, but viewers who invite this vampiric chronicle into their homes and television screens will be rewarded with compelling performances.

Reboot: Season 1 (2022)

Adjusted Score: 88009%
Critics Consensus: Reboot hardly reinvents the Hollywood satire with its meta jokes that could have used more bite, but its more conventional qualities -- namely a delightful cast -- make for a mirthful enough watch.

Adjusted Score: 93965%
Critics Consensus: While The Patient might test viewers' patience by overextending its killer conceit, the arguably career-best work by Domhnall Gleeson and Steve Carell make this therapy session worth eavesdropping on.

Adjusted Score: 90672%
Critics Consensus: Mike Flanagan's hot streak of heartfelt horror stories continues strong in The Midnight Club, a tale of terminal teenagers told with jolts and joie de vivre.

Adjusted Score: 58249%
Critics Consensus: This more serialized reboot of Quantum Leap has enough heart to merit a look from viewers with the luxury of time, but it often forgets to have fun with the episodic structure that made the original a classic.

Adjusted Score: 102965%
Critics Consensus: With a playful tone and an expansive sweep that allows Anne Rice's gothic opus to mull like a chalice of blood, Interview with the Vampire puts a stake through concerns that this story couldn't be successfully resurrected.

Wednesday (2022)

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Starring: Jenny Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci
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Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain, Sophia Brown

Willow: Season 1 (2022)

Adjusted Score: 89649%
Critics Consensus: Expanding on the saga while leaving plenty of room for callbacks to the original, this series-length sequel should satisfy fans who've been patiently waiting for more Willow.

Adjusted Score: 93271%
Critics Consensus: Covering an era of tenuous peace with ferocious -- albeit abbreviated -- focus, House of the Dragon is an impressive prequel that exemplifies the court intrigue that distinguished its predecessor.

Andor: Season 1 (2022)

Adjusted Score: 96858%
Critics Consensus: A gritty adventure told from the ground perspective of the Empire's reign, Andor is an exceptionally mature and political entry into the Star Wars mythos -- and one of the best yet.

Adjusted Score: 75296%
Critics Consensus: Whether she's fighting bad guys, defending a client, or managing her messy social life, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law passes the bar for bingeworthy viewing.

Adjusted Score: 130011%
Critics Consensus: It may not yet be the One Show to Rule Them All, but The Rings of Power enchants with its opulent presentation and deeply-felt rendering of Middle Earth.

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