10. Ben and Kate (Fox, Tuesdays at 8:30 starting September 25)
Let’s add a second non-traditional family to the list: Kate (Dakota Johnson) is a single mother trying to make ends meet as a bar manager, while her brother Ben (Nat Faxon) is a dreamer who never quite grew up. Realizing that Kate needs help taking care of both her life and her daughter Maddie (Maggie Jones), Ben moves in, hoping that Kate will be able to rediscover what she missed out on by having to grow up so fast. Kate, meanwhile, hopes to return the favor by bringing her brother back to reality. Awwww.
11. Last Resort (ABC, Thursdays at 8pm EST starting September 27)
Described by TV Guide as cross between Crimson Tide and The Rock, Last Resort focuses on the renegade crew of a ballistic missile submarine that defies an order to launch nuclear missiles towards Pakistan—a decision that cost the previous commanding officer his job when he refused to follow similar orders. As a result of their defiance, the vessel is fired upon and the crew is left for dead. Knowing that they are now enemies of their own country, the set up camp on the fictional island of Sainte Marina and declare themselves a sovereign nation—while still searching for a way to prove their innocence and find out who set them up so they can return home. Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, and Robert Patrick star.
12. Animal Practice (NBC, Wednesdays at 8pm EST starting September 26)
Is there a House-shaped hole in your life? Never fear—Animal Practice is here! Though instead of people, Dr. George Coleman’s (Justin Kirk) patients tend to be of the four-legged, feathered, furry, and otherwise non-human variety. Cue the hilarity.
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Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.