Fall Premieres Combine Comedy and Real Life

The upcoming fall television season is packed with fresh new shows ranging from edgy comedies to thrilling medical mysteries, giving audiences of all interests something new to enjoy. Here is a look at what to expect from this season's shows.

"Go On" 

"Friends" alumnus Matthew Perry returns to TV starring as Ryan King in NBC's new show "Go On." The comedy focuses on Ryan's participation in a grief-counseling group, which he must attend to deal with the death of his wife before going back to his job as a sports radio host. At the meeting he encounters a number of misfit characters and butts heads with the group leader, Lauren, over his bad attitude towards group therapy. Viewers who enjoy comedy with a dark twist will be interested in this show, which premiered on Aug. 8. Episodes will resume Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. on NBC. "Nashville" 

ABC's new show "Nashville" puts a country spin on the typical musical drama, telling the story of Rayna James (Connie Britton), a has-been country star, who is offered a joint tour with the fresh and appealing new star Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). Conflict sparks when Juliette tries to replace Rayna who is not ready to give up her career. Viewers of "Smash" and "Glee" may enjoy this musical drama, premiering on Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. on ABC. 


The new A&E mini series "Coma" tells the story of medical student Susan Wheeler who works for a hospital where all the patients are mysteriously slipping into comas then being transferred to a different hospital, Jefferson Institute. Noticing the strange happenings, Susan takes a look into Jefferson Institute only to find horrifying experiments being performed on the coma patients inside. This drama aired Sept. 3 and 4 but can be viewed at www.aetv.com/coma.

"The New Normal" 

"The New Normal" chronicles the lives of two gay partners, Ryan (Andrew Rannells) David (Justin Bartha) and their decision to have a baby. Georgia King plays Goldie, the surrogate carrying their child, whose 8-year-old daughter and offensive grandmother add to the unique mix of characters. The comedy premiered Sept. 11 on NBC and airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.

"Guys With Kids" 

NBC premieres another comedy, "Guys With Kids," the story of Gary, Chris and Nick, three guys trying to conquer fatherhood while still holding onto their manhood. The show puts a humorous spin on the difficulties of maintaining a social life while raising a baby. "Guys With Kids" premiered on Sept. 12 and the next episode airs on Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.