Fall TV shows 2014: New comedy series premiere dates, times and previews

Fall TV Shows 2014: A to Z Ryan Berenz

Fall TV shows 2014: A roundup of the dates, times, previews and more for the new comedy TV series premiering in fall 2014.

Fall TV Shows 2014: A to Z

A to Z
NBC
Premieres: Oct. 2
Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT
Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. “This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship from A to Z,” says the narrator (Katey Sagal).

Bad Judge
NBC
Premieres: Oct. 2
Airs: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT
Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) takes a walk on the wild side as a brilliant but unorthodox judge in the courtroom by day and a hard-partying rock-band drummer at night.

black-ish
ABC
Premieres: Sept. 24
Airs: Wednesdays at 9:30pm ET/PT
This new comedy is about a wealthy black family in Los Angeles dealing with cultural and racial identities in America. Dre (Anthony Anderson) is an ad executive who gets a surprise when he’s promoted at the office. Meanwhile, Dre has a crisis when his 13-year-old son Andre Jr. (Marcus Scribner) wants a bar mitzvah. Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne also star.

Cristela
ABC
Premieres: Oct. 10
Airs: Fridays at 8:30pm ET/PT
Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) has been going to law school for six years, but her family and financial constraints have often forced her to put her dreams on hold. When she gets an internship at a law firm, will she be able to keep up with the demands at home? Carlos Ponce, Terri Hoyos, Andrew Leeds and Sam McMurray also star.

Friends of the People
truTV
Premieres: Oct. 28
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT
truTV’s first ever sketch comedy series features an appealing mix of rising standup stars taking on scripted segments, man-on-the-street interviews and more.

Jokers Wild
truTV
Premieres: Sept. 25
Airs: Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT
The cast of truTV’s hugely successful prank show Impractical Jokers open up their personal lives to comic scrutiny, including disastrous dates, embarrassing habits, humiliating childhood memories and more.

Manhattan Love Story
ABC
Premieres: Sept. 30
Airs: Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET/PT
In this new romantic comedy series, Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) are a young dating couple navigating the complicated terrain of a modern relationship in New York City. As they go through the highs and lows of their budding romance, the audience gets to hear what they are really thinking.

Marry Me
NBC
Premieres: Oct. 14
Airs: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT
Jake (Ken Marino) and Annie (Casey Wilson) have been dating for six years and they finally get engaged. This series follows them through their relationship and how they navigate their unusual families. Sarah Wright, John Gemberling and Tim Meadows also star.

The McCarthys
CBS
Premieres: Oct. 30
Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT
The McCarthys are a tight-knit Boston family obsessed with sports. Middle child Ronny (Tyler Ritter) is not athletic, but his father (Jack McGee) hires him as an assistant coach on the high-school basketball team. Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre also star.

Mulaney
FOX
Premieres: Oct. 5
Airs: Sundays at 9:30pm ET/PT
John (John Mulaney) is an upstart comedian who works for wealthy, impulsive game-show host Lou Cannon (Martin Short). Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman and Elliott Gould also star.

Selfie
ABC
Premieres: Sept. 30
Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT
This new comedy is a 21-century take on My Fair Lady, as superficial social-media superstar Eliza (Karen Gillan) enlists the help of marketing genius Henry (John Cho) to transform her from a shallow online egocentric to a person capable of making real human connections.

Survivor’s Remorse
Starz
Premieres: Oct. 4
Airs: Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT
This six-episode comedy follows young Boston basketball standout Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), whose multimillion-dollar pro contract is his family’s ticket out of poverty and into a fresh set of problems. Executive producers are LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Tom Werner and Mike O’Malley.

 

Photo: A to Z: © 2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Credit: Trae Patton/NBC