Fall is coming. For some that means heading back to school, for others it means buying pumpkin spice lattes in mass quantities, but for me it means sitting down and figuring out what new TV shows I’m going to check out this year.
It’s not an exact science, but here are some shows that might be worth putting on your watch list.
Premier: 10 p.m./9c Sept. 21 NBC
What’s it about: A mysterious woman is found in Times Square and is covered in tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. She might also be a huge asset to fighting bad guys.
Why watch: Sort of like “Memento” meets “Bourne Identity,” it looks to be a twisting-turning series full of intrigue. I enjoy watching Jaimie Alexander (who plays the mysterious woman) fight villains in the “Thor” movies and can’t wait to see her do more.
Premier: 8 p.m./7c Oct. 12 CW
What’s it about: A woman abandons her New York City life to follow a boy to West Covina, Calif., except he doesn’t know she has.
Why watch: Crazy characters, and it’s a musical full of zany lyrics and spectacular dance numbers. The CW has also proven its comedic worth with “Jane the Virgin” walking away with a Golden Globe last year.
Premier: 8 p.m./7c Sept. 29 FOX
What’s it about: A bachelor finds out that he has a son and his son also has a child.
Why Watch: John Stamos. If you can’t wait for the “Full House” reunion you can watch Stamos as a father here and it’ll be good to have him back on TV. It will be fun to watch this character as he navigates his new life of not just parenthood but also grandfatherhood.
Premier: 8:30 p.m./7:30c Sept. 29 FOX
What’s it about: A former actor who was famous for playing a TV lawyer, decides to become a real-life lawyer — much to the dismay of his real lawyer brother.
Why watch: I still miss seeing Rob Lowe, literally, every week since he left “Parks and Recreation” and then the show ended. And Fred Savage has grown up a lot since he played the grandson in “The Princess Bride.” Both actors I wouldn’t mind seeing every week.
Premier: 8 p.m./7c Sept. 24 NBC
What’s it about: Plot is still a little vague but apparently something big happens and all the “heroes” with powers aren’t considered to be so heroic.
Why watch: “Heroes” was a good show until it wasn’t. This promises to bring back some character favorites (like Hiro), but mostly new faces. Also Zachary Levi from “Chuck” is back on NBC, playing a villain, which I personally cannot wait to see. And it’s a miniseries so if it’s not great, you don’t have to waste a whole season.
Premier: 10 p.m./9c Sept. 22 CBS
What’s it about: Based on the not-so-successful movie “Limitless,” it’s the story of a pill that can make you the smartest person in the world. That is, a drug-addicted super intelligent human.
Why watch: I’m not convinced this show won’t be a mess, but I want it to work. I liked the idea of the story but it didn’t work in film, so I’m willing to give TV a shot. Besides, Bradley Cooper is scheduled to at least make an appearance and I don’t want to miss that beautiful face.
Premier: 9 p.m./8c Sept. 21 FOX
What’s it about: Another show that’s based on a movie, “Minority Report.” It follows the story of a man who can see the future and what he does to try to prevent it from happening.
Why watch: The movie (at the least the original) was a pretty big hit. It’s a fun idea to try to explore, and I’m sure it will come with all kinds of danger.
Premier: 8 p.m./7c Sept. 22 ABC
What’s it about: This Muppet show isn’t so much about the show as it is about the Muppets. A documentary style similar to shows like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” the show focuses on the Muppets’ personal lives.
Why watch: It’s the Muppets and having them back on TV means that your week is going to have more rainbows and singing creatures.
Premier: 8 p.m./7c Sept. 22 FOX
What’s it about: A sorority pledge has gone wrong, and now the body count is piling up.
Why watch: Ryan Murphy is one of the creators who headed “Glee” and the ever-popular “American Horror Story,” so fans of those will definitely want to check out “Scream Queens” … well, maybe not the Gleeks so much. And Jamie Lee Curtis, a scream queen in her own right, will have a role also.
Premier: 8:30 p.m./7:30c Oct. 26 CBS
What’s it about: By now everyone knows the origin story of Superman, but this is the story of his cousin, who is also pretty super.
Why watch: With the world of movies and TV being dominated by male superheroes it will be nice to see a female taking care of saving the Earth. Andrew Kreisberg is the creator, who is also involved in “Arrow” and “The Flash,” which means he knows how to navigate the genre. I haven’t seen much with Melissa Benoist (who plays the title role), but I love her already.