Neil Jordan

'Star Trek,' 'Young Sheldon,' 'Will and Grace' and all the new television shows to check out this fall

'Star Trek,' 'Young Sheldon,' 'Will and Grace' and all the new television shows to check out this fall

As they say of Southern California, television seems to have become a place without seasons. Autumn used to bring in the TV harvest; now, new fruit drops on-screen the year ’round. What does it mean to be a fall series anymore? Are they the best of the best? Not necessarily! (Indeed, networks seem to hold some better ones back for when their first line of new offerings is shot down.)

But traditions die hard. Fall, in its profusion, still feels important. Here's some of what's coming, whether to ripen into maturity or to rot on the ground. (As always times and dates subject to change.)


Sept. 10

The...