The new Fall TV season is almost upon us, and there are some very exciting new shows and seasons to look out for. There are also some great actors leading those shows. Get ready to see some new and familiar faces as 2018 winds down. Fan favorites like Nathan Fillion and Josh Dallas will star on new shows, but it’ll be up to the audience to decide if they get to stick around. Here are five actors we’re looking forward to seeing in the months ahead:
Nathan Fillion, ‘The Rookie’
Fillion has been busy with his Netflix shows A Series of Unfortunate Events and Santa Clarita Diet, but he somehow had enough time to star in a new cop drama on ABC. The Rookie follows Fillion as John Nolan, a 40-year-old who becomes the oldest police recruit at the LAPD. He’s a guy looking for a second chance who leaves his small hometown behind to pursue a dream. Why anyone would dream of being a cop in L.A. is beyond us, but we trust in Fillion. Look for The Rookie to be an intense show with plenty of comedic moments. You don’t hire this guy to play things straight.
Premiere date: October 16, 2018 (ABC)
Josh Dallas, ‘Manifest’
After eight years portraying Prince Charming on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Dallas is taking his talents to NBC and a new mystery series — Manifest. A Shakespearean-trained actor, Dallas will get a chance to show a more frantic side on his new show. He plays Ben Stone, a father and one of 191 passengers on a flight that is presumed missing for five years, only to turn up safe and sound. The show has obvious parallels to Lost, but we’ll see if it captures the public’s attention the same way. Dallas may capture yours alone.
Premiere date: September 24, 2018 (NBC)
Natalie Alyn Lind, ‘The Gifted’
Marvel’s The Gifted returns on Fox this fall and Natalie Alyn Lind may be ready to break out. She plays Lauren Strucker on the series, a talented young mutant who can generate force fields. Lind showed flashes of her potential as an actress in the show’s first season, but we’ll be expecting more this year. The 20-year-old has been seasoned on shows like Gotham and The Goldbergs so the more experience she gets, the bigger her star will become.
Premiere date: September 25, 2018 (Fox)
Jeremy Sisto, ‘FBI’
Sisto landed a lead role on the newest Dick Wolf-produced series, FBI, which was originally intended to be a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spin-off. While the title of the show leaves something to be desired, we’re excited to see Sisto in a major TV role once again. Always an underrated actor, Sisto was brilliant on HBO’s Six Feet Under in the early 2000s. He won’t be playing a character as complicated as the one on that show, but his FBI role does sound intriguing. His name is Special Agent Jubal Valentine for starters.
Premiere date: September 25, 2018 (CBS)
Jim Carrey, ‘Kidding’
Film geeks like me are pumped for this new HBO series for one reason: Kidding marks the reunion of Jim Carrey and his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director, Michel Gondry. The two created movie magic together so we’re expecting big things from Kidding. Knowing Gondry and his propensity for creativity and surprising laughs, we think this one will be a hit with critics, at least. Hopefully, it finds an audience as well. Carrey is a polarizing actor most people tend to love or hate. For me, it’s both. I hate when he does cheesy crap like Yes Man, but I love when he sticks his neck out for roles like this. Kidding stars Carrey as a Mr. Rogers-esque children’s TV icon who sees his world unravel when his family life becomes a problem.
Premiere date: September 9, 2018
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