We’re in our happy place when The Good Place is on. It’s always sunny when we’re hanging with the gang. You get where we’re going with this. Here are five of the most anticipated comedy series returning for the 2018 fall season:
The Good Place
Returns: Sept. 27 at 8pm ET/PT
Where We Left Off: Thanks to Michael’s (Emmy nominee Ted Danson) finagling, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) were given a second chance at life on Earth.
What To Expect: It’s raining shrimp! The Good Place will continue to surprise and amaze in Season 3. Mike O’Malley guest-stars as the Guard in the hourlong season premiere episode.
The Big Bang Theory
Returns: Sept. 24 at 8pm ET/PT
Where We Left Off: Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) were married by Mark Hamill.
What To Expect: Well, it’s official. TBBT will sign off in May. In the 12th and final season, we’ll see some of Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon, plus we’ll see them work on their joint theory of “super asymmetry.” The series debuts on Monday, Sept. 24, then moves to its regular day and time on Thursday, Sept. 27.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Returns: Sept. 5 at 10pm ET/PT
Where We Left Off: Dennis (Glenn Howerton) moved to North Dakota to be a dad, while Charlie (Charlie Day) got the Waitress to move in with him.
What To Expect: The gang might be without Dennis in Season 13, but expect Charlie, Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) to go all out celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory.
Returns: Oct. 12 at 9pm ET/PT
Where We Left Off: Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of her stalker ex Trent (Paul Welsh).
What To Expect: A little “Cell Block Tango,” perhaps? A fourth and final 18-episode season of the musical dramedy has Rebecca taking responsibility for her actions and putting what she’s learned into practice. Guest star Patton Oswalt reprises his role as security guard Castleman.
Returns: Dec. 30
Where We Left Off: With a lot of uncertainty about where The Orville, both the TV series and the spacecraft, was heading.
What To Expect: Creator and star Seth MacFarlane says The Orville will be “more comfortable in its footing” after an uneven first season that shifted in tone between comedy and drama. MacFarlane says Season 2 will be more focused on its storytelling, and “every episode feels like a movie.” Jessica Szohr joins as a series regular with fellow Gossip Girl vet Leighton Meester guest-starring. Star Trek TV alumni John Billingsley, Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ and Robert Picardo also have guest spots.