Fall is in full swing, and that means we finally get to see some good TV. It’s been a long, boring summer, and there’s been a lot of anticipation over new shows set to premiere this month. The good news is that the sitcom seems to be making a comeback. We could all use a few more laughs in our lives, so let’s hope at least a couple of them succeed in reaching our funny bones. Here’s my top ten picks of must–see new TV shows, whether sitcom, dramas or cop shows and why they’re
10. “Charlie’s Angels.” The remake of the original series and movie, that will have three hot women solving crimes in Miami, is set to premiere Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Why it’s worth watching: “Charlie’s Angels” has been around so long, it’s worth a look to see what kind of new twists the series gets. Besides, it’s filmed in Miami, so just spotting some familiar places on TV is exciting.
9. “Terra Nova.” The sci-fi adventure produced by Steven Spielberg is set to premiere Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. on FOX. Why it’s worth watching: Steven Spielberg is enough to make any show worth watching. Add an adventure to a new world, some scary dinosaurs and you’ve got the potential for a very exciting hit.
8. “Prime Suspect.” The detective drama set in NYC with Maria Bello as a tough female detective is set to premiere Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. on NBC. Why it’s worth watching: She is one cool chick. She gets the crap beat out her and still puts on a dress and goes to dinner looking pretty good, bruises and all.
7. “Pan Am.” The 1960s drama about the Pan American World Airways is set to premiere Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. on ABC. Why it’s worth watching: It takes us back in time to when we could fly without feeling like we are taking our lives in our hands. And the outfits are cool. It’s very authentic, kind of like watching history but fun.
6. “Two Broke Girls.” The sitcom centered around two girls working in a diner is set to premiere Sept. 19 at 9:30 p.m. on CBS. Why it’s worth watching: We’re all broke so it’s nice to have someone to relate to on TV. So many TV characters seem to have endless money when they barely work, think Carrie Bradshaw and her adorable Manhattan apartment and endless Monolo supply and all she did was write a weekly column. And Kat Dennings is so cool.
5. “Up all Night.” The first–time mommy, daddy sitcom is set to premiere Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. on NBC. Why it’s worth watching: Christina Applegate makes every sitcom worth watching. She is funny and charming and relatable. I’m not too excited about the endless baby jokes but if Christina’s a part of it, I think I’ll love it.
4. “Revenge.” The Hampton’s centered drama is set to premiere Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. on ABC. Why it’s worth watching: It takes place in the Hamptons and who doesn’t love Hampton scenery decorated with beautiful people. We may have lost “Brothers and Sisters” but at least we can still see Emily Van Camp get revenge on the people who caused her father’s death.
3. “Whitney.” Comedian Whitney Cummings writes, produces and stars in the new comedy set to premiere Sept. 22 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. Why it’s worth watching: Whitney is just plain funny. There’s no forced sitcom jokes, no lame punch-lines, just a genuinely funny character played by a very talented comedian.
2. “Last Man Standing.” Tim Allen’s new sitcom about a man surrounded by women is set to premiere Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Why it’s worth watching: Tim Allen is back on TV. To see that, I would watch anything. He was awesome as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor and he should be just as awesome in this new series, although he will probably break less stuff and I doubt Mr. Wilson will be there to give him advice. If you don’t know who Mr. Wilson is you really need to rent “Home Improvement” DVDs.
1. “New Girl.” Zooey Deschanel’s new comedy about a dorky girl who moves in with a bunch of guys is set to premiere Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. on FOX. Why it’s worth watching: Zooey Deschanel. When is she ever not worth watching? She’s the perfect star: adorable, funny, girl-you-want-to-be-friends-with. She’ll make the show an instant success. It helps that it follows “Glee” and has a talented supporting cast with actors like Damon Wayons. But Descahanel is all you need to make the perfect sitcom and, hopefully, bring new life into the genre.
Whatever shows you choose to watch, hopefully, you’ll enjoy them and find yourself laughing out loud at some point or clinging to the edge of your seat anxious to see what will happen next.