What It's About: An upwardly mobile attorney tries to balance her new romance with her long-standing girls' night in.
Why It's Worth Watching: The pilot episode doesn't quite feel like it knows what it is right now. But, there's enough odd and hilarious nuggets there to make us feel that this could be the next "Mindy Project." Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c
Who's Involved: Dylan McDermott, Toni Collette, Tate Donovan. Jerry Bruckheimer is among the producers.
What It's About: This suspenseful drama revolves around a surgeon who's thrown into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent.
Why It's Worth Watching: McDermott established his creepy cred in spades with his two-season run on FX's "American Horror Story," and he brings intensity to his role as a renegade g-man. Premieres: Monday, Sept 23 at 10/9c
We Are Men (CBS)
Who's Involved: Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell, Tony Shalhoub. showrunner Rob Greenberg
What It's About: Four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love.
Why It's Worth Watching: A seasoned cast suggests that this just might be the series to bring the genre of bro-down comedy out of the realm of the aggressively puerile. Premieres: Monday, Sept. 30 8:30/7:30c
Almost Human (Fox)
Who's Involved: Karl Urban. Creator J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams executive produce.
What It's About: A high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop is forced to pair with a part-human robot as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.