A new season of TV means a crop of new shows to add to the already cramped viewing schedule. While networks aren’t offering up the same amount of queer entertainment as cable or streaming devices, there are a few fun options to look forward to. But we’ll never turn down the chance to watch Neil Patrick Harris work his magic.
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
The title promises a lot. Yet there’s no better candidate than NPH, the entertainment world’s Master of Ceremonies, to reinvent the old-school variety show. Broadcast live, it features prize giveaways, pranks on celebrities, and “Little NPH,” a child version of the former child star. (Premieres Sept. 15 at 10 P.M. ET on NBC)
When it comes to original content, Hulu is stepping up its game with a new Jason Reitman dramedy about a divorced mother, played by Michaela Watkins, who moves in with her brother. Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings) mixes things up as an unapologetic (and possibly queer) love interest. (Premieres Oct. 7 on Hulu)
Homeland meets dorm-room drama in this FBI training academy thriller starring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. Also among the sexed-up recruits is Sam (Tate Ellington), a gay Jewish Brooklynite hipster who could give us a background check any day. (Premieres Sept. 27 at 10 P.M. ET on ABC)
Ryan Murphy is taking his brand of camp horror to Fox with this new anthology series about college Greeks terrorized by a masked murderer. The robust cast includes the original scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, alongside Emma Roberts (who is taking a break from AHS), Lea Michele, and Nick Jonas. (Premieres Sept. 22 at 9 P.M. ET on Fox)
After becoming an Internet sensation, Todrick Hall is setting his sights on TV with the new MTV docu-series, which will go behind the scenes of Hall’s creative process and show fans just how those viral videos come together. (Premieres Aug. 31 at 10 P.M. on MTV)
Gay TV guru Greg Berlanti’s latest superhero project re-imagines the DC Comics heroine (Glee’s Melissa Benoist) for our times. As an embattled assistant, she can successfully fetch lattes for her high-powered lady boss (Calista Flockhart, channeling Anna Wintour), but she might also be capable of saving the world. (Premieres Oct. 26 at 8:30 P.M. ET on CBS)