Upfronts are done! The most stressing time of the year for TV watchers, where we find out whether our favorite shows have been renewed or cancelled is finally gone. There are some broken hearts, petitions to save shows and resignation for those who lost their favorites, and happiness for those whose favorite shows got renewed. I was lucky enough to have every show I currently watch renewed, which honestly freaks me out a little, because it never happens.
It also crowds my TV schedule quite a lot more than it already is, both during fall and midseason, but we’ll deal with that when the time comes.
So what are the shows I’m watching next season, and what new shows I’m giving a chance to? Find out below.
From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey Network): Date TBA. I unashamedly love this show. Season 2 might start as late as August, which means it could easily bleed into my fall TV schedule. Guys, Seth and Kate as Bonnie and Clyde. I have expectations for this season that need to be met.
Dancing with the Stars (ABC): It is no secret that I am a fan of the show and I will probably continue to watch it until I am as old as its actual target audience is supposed to be. Or until Val Chmerkovskiy leaves, probably.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW): This show looks like something that I will unironically enjoy. While the premise seems rather sexist (girl obsessed with boy she’s been in love with since college moves city when she finds out he’s moving and single 10 years after their breakup) you can tell it’s mostly satire. The lead is already likable and super talented, and my hope is that it will eventually turn into a show about a girl learning to love herself and then finding love with the cute boy-next-door charming bartender we see in the trailer.
Now that I think about it, it probably is about all those things.
And it has musical numbers!
Jane the Virgin (The CW): One of my favorite shows of the year and one of my current favorite comedies, Jane the Virgin has a permanent spot in my schedule regardless of the day or time it airs.
Supergirl (November, CBS): the comments regarding the trailer looking like a SNL parody (which it did, a little), the show’s lead being a woman and the racial change of Jimmy Olsen made me so angry that I would watch this show even if it was terrible, out of spite. But honestly I don’t believe it will be terrible, so win-win.
The Muppets (ABC): Contrary to everyone else I wasn’t exactly wowed by The Muppets’ trailer. I guess there is a part of me that thinks children’s things are sacred and should never be taken into the “adult” world, but there were some funny bits in the trailer that made me laugh, so I’m giving it a shot.
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC): Fresh Off the Boat is just a really funny show. However, Eddie as the narrator contributes little to nothing to the story. We should ditch the narrator storytelling for season 2 and continue to have these characters be the lovable goofs they are.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC): I was debating whether I should watch AOS or not after they implied there would be some sort of redemption storyline for Ward and while (SPOILER ALERT) he is still alive, at least he is now so past the point of redemption that I hope his ultimate fate is death. The season 2 finale was basically a kick-ass 2-hour movie, it raised the stakes, ended up in a super cliffhanger and had me wanting more. We’ll see each other again, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Flash (The CW): With highs and lows, The Flash’s first season has been one of the strongest ones when it comes to superhero shows. Season 2 will be in my schedule.
iZombie (The CW): I have spoken about iZombie before and my feelings about it remain the same. This charming show has won me over and I am so happy The CW decided not to push it to midseason.
(Doubtful) Arrow (The CW): I have two episodes of Arrow to go before I watch the finale, but I have been rather disappointed with a sub par third season, and while The Flash and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been delivering quality episodes in their first and second seasons, respectively, Arrow has been making me chuckle and roll my eyes more than it’s made me feel anything else. The finale will decide whether I’m coming back for more or if it’s time to let it go.
Sleepy Hollow (FOX): Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow ended up promisingly, with an acknowledgement to the fans who thought the show had lost its spirit. Now we have new showrunners and Orlando Jones leaves the show, but the synopsis for the season suggests the relationship between Ichabod and Abbie (with the help of Jenny) will be the driving force of the show again, so I am willing to give it a chance to make me as happy as it used to in season one.
Doctor Who (BBC/BBC America): Comes back between August and September. I will be watching, because it’s Doctor Who.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX): Season 2 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has cemented the show as one of the best ensemble comedies currently on air and much like Jane The Virgin, it has a permanent spot in my schedule.
Bob’s Burgers: Depending on whether I finish my binge-watch during the summer.
Scream Queens (FOX): I don’t trust Ryan Murphy with anything, but will probably watch if the buzz around it is good.
Dr. Ken (ABC): I love Ken Jeong and Albert Tsai, but that trailer? No. We’ll see.
The 100 (The CW): How could I not watch “The 100” when it comes back when it is a wonderful, life-consuming piece of sci-fi? I might have issues with the way writers handle fans on twitter, which is why I unfollowed them all, but the show continues to be fantastic and I will be watching.
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW): if I decide to quit “Arrow” there is a chance I will not overload with superhero shows, but I have to watch this because Arthur Darvill is one of the leads.
Superstore (NBC): America Ferrera and Ben Feldman are in this. That is it. That’s the reason I’m watching.
Lucifer (FOX): I love Tom Ellis. A lot. I find him funny and talented and he plays the charming bastard pretty well, which honestly made him the most interesting part of the Lucifer trailer that was shown at the Upfronts. I honestly felt very meh about the story, but it has potential and again, I love Tom Ellis, so why not?
X-Files (FOX): I mean. It’s X-Files. I don’t know anyone who WON’T be watching.
Galavant (ABC): I absolutely, wholeheartedly, loved Galavant and I did not expect it to be renewed, but now that it is, it’ll be definitely be in my schedule.
Agent Carter (ABC): loved its almost-flawless season 1, pretty sure I will love season 2. And I will love it even more if the writers listen to the #DiversifyAgentCarter movement.
So what are you watching next season? Share your list in the comments below!