Stuck wondering what to watch live (and what to DVR and catch up on later) this fall? EW has broken it down for you, using the super scientific method of what staffers are most excited about. Follow our guide each night for your ultimate viewing pleasure … and spend the weekends catching up on everything you taped!
Watch Live: Supergirl (CBS, Oct. 26)
Why? It’s been 40 years since a female has headlined a superhero show on a major network — plus, Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl is decidedly down-to-earth in both attitude and looks, a refreshing change of pace from the busty super-chicks of the comic books. (Note: The show will move to 8 p.m. ET one week after its debut night.)
DVR: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, Oct. 19)
Why? Come for hilarious rising comedian Rachel Bloom (get familiarized with her YouTube channel, Racheldoessttuff), stay for the absurdist musical numbers.9 p.m. ET
Jane the Virgin (The CW, Oct. 12)
Why? Because it’s a soapy comedy based off an Venezuelan telenovela and features amazing award-winning actress Gina Rodriguez. Plus, the show isn’t afraid to tackle real issues, like immigration laws.
Minority Report (Fox, Sept. 21)
Why? Because Steven Spielberg finally approved a made-for-TV version of his 2002 blockbuster hit, and the futuristic crime-fighting technology will put CSI: Miami’s to shame. (The show takes place in 2055.)10 p.m. ET
Watch Live: Fargo (FX, Oct. 12)
Why? Because this total reboot, set in the ’70s, stars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons caught in the crosshairs of mobster turf wars. Creator Noah Hawley is treating each episode like it’s a movie. (Plus, co-star Ted Danson will have a thick white mustache and be do Minnesotan accent.)
DVR: Blindspot (NBC, Sept. 21)
Why? Because given the luxuries of pause and playback, at-home viewers can become amateur sleuths by solving the clues and riddles hidden among the tattoos on Jane Doe’s body. (They even got a New York Times puzzle expert to help create them.)
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This article has been updated.