The Masked Singer
After an extremely successful first season, Fox’s hit will return (Sept. 25, 8 p.m.) with Nick Cannon as its host and judges Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. “They’re making it so much more challenging this year,” says Thicke. “We’re just making fools of ourselves with our guesses.”
Season 4 of the CW’s hit (Oct. 9, 8 p.m.) will focus more on the core four during their senior year of high school. Plus, creator
promises “the classic love triangle” will be a story line for Archie (KJ Apa).
Tika Sumpter and
Mark-Paul Gosselaar lead ABC’s prequel spinoff of
Black-ish (Sept. 24, 9 p.m.), which follows Rainbow’s experience in a mixed-race family and moving from a commune to the suburbs.
In this NBC musical comedy, former Ivy league professor Arthur Cochran
(Bradley Whitford) accidentally becomes the leader of a small-town choir he can’t stand, which includes
Anna Camp’s Ginny.
(Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m.)
Ryan Murphy’s latest series follows Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a young man determined to be president. But first, he has to survive high school. Murphy’s muses Gwyneth
Paltrow and Jessica Lange also star. (Netflix, Sept. 27)
The ninth season of
FX’s American Horror Story
(Sept. 18, 10 p.m.), the first without Evan Peters, leans heavily on ’80s slasher flicks — it even takes place at a campsite!
The Conners (ABC)
John Goodman and company return for the third season of the Roseanne spinoff (Sept. 24, 8 p.m.), and this time, DJ (Michael
Fishman) and Dan will have a “beautiful, but complex” bond. “They don’t always match but they create positive forces in each other’s lives,” Fishman says.
Season 30 of the CBS hit has an all-new theme: “Island of the Idols.” Jeff
Probst returns as host (Sept. 25, 8 p.m.), and Us hears that more than one alum will return. After 19 years, Probst admits even he’s impressed by the show’s longevity: “I’m still so into it, which does surprise me sometimes!”