Fall TV preview: Like this? Watch thatBy Lisa Respers France, CNNUpdated 5:45 PM ET, Fri September 5, 201418 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – If you only have enough room in your heart (and brain) for a few new TV shows this season, these 18 shows are at the top of our viewing list, starting with, "Jane the Virgin." The CW series, which is adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela, stars Gina Rodriguez as a religious Latina who becomes accidentally inseminated. (October 13)Hide Caption 1 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Z Nation" (Syfy) -- It's a race against time in this new zombie apocalypse series about a band of survivors determined to survive a zombie plague. (September 12)Hide Caption 2 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Red Band Society" (Fox) -- Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer helms the cast of this dramedy about a group of young people living in the children's ward of a hospital. (September 17)Hide Caption 3 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Gotham" (Fox): The origin story of Bruce Wayne and his eventual foes could potentially be too childish for an adult audience -- after all, this series captures Gotham City's characters as adolescents; even Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is young-ish here -- but Fox has bet big and it's at least worth a look. (September 22)Hide Caption 4 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Scorpion" (CBS) -- Based on the tales of real life IT genius Walter O'Brien, the drama stars Elyes Gabel and Katharine McPhee. (September 22)Hide Caption 5 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Black-ish." Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne star in this ABC comedy about an African-American family man battling against too much assimilation in the suburbs. (September 24)Hide Caption 6 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "How to Get Away With Murder" (ABC) -- Viola Davis stars as a law professor who works with her students to crack some of her toughest cases. From Shonda Rhimes of "Scandal" fame. (September 25)Hide Caption 7 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Selfie" (ABC) -- This season's nominee for show-most-likely-to-be-hate-watched is a comedy that stars Karen Gillan and John Cho in what is being described as a modern-day version of "My Fair Lady." (September 30)Hide Caption 8 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Stalker" (CBS) -- The teaser for this thriller is enough to freak fans out. Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q star as detectives with a LAPD squad that tracks stalkers and other obsessed individuals. Expect lots of dark secrets -- and not just from the bad guys. (October 1)Hide Caption 9 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Gracepoint" (Fox) -- Based on the British series "Broadchurch," Anna Gunn and David Tennant star as a pair of detectives out to solve the murder of a child. (October 2)Hide Caption 10 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "A to Z" (NBC) -- Love is in the air for Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti, a couple who meet and may -- or may not -- end up together forever. Viewers will watch as their romance unfolds, from beginning to (possible?) end. (October 2) Hide Caption 11 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Bad Judge" (NBC) -- "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" star Kate Walsh returns to television in this comedy as Judge Rebecca Wright, who parties as hard as she lays down the law. But then she encounters a troubled boy who's left on his own after she incarcerates both of his parents. (October 2)Hide Caption 12 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz) -- Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher) is a young basketball player who lands a multi-million-dollar contract and must adjust to all that fame and fortune brings. The comedy is sure to be "inside basketball" as it's produced by star baller LeBron James. (October 4)Hide Caption 13 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "The Flash" (CW) -- This superhero series stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, the fastest man on the planet, who is determined to clear his father of crime. (October 7)Hide Caption 14 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Marry Me" (NBC) -- Casey Wilson and Ken Marino star as a couple looking for the perfect way to take the matrimonial plunge after a six-year relationship. (October 14)Hide Caption 15 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "The Affair" (Showtime) -- The psychological effects of adultery are examined in this drama, which is creating tons of buzz, thanks in part to a strong cast which includes Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. (October 19)Hide Caption 16 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "Constantine" (NBC) -- The anticipation is burning bright for this adaptation of the "Hellblazer" comic. Matt Ryan stars as the demon hunter John Constantine, an occult master who initially gives up his fight against evil until a series of events pulls him right back in. (Isn't that always the case?) (October 24)Hide Caption 17 of 1818 new TV shows to watch 18 photos18 new TV shows to watch – "State of Affairs" (NBC) -- Katherine Heigl stars as a presidential adviser with a troubled past. Alfre Woodard plays the President. (November 17) Hide Caption 18 of 18Story highlightsThe new fall TV season kicks off this weekendA few of the shows remind us of othersOne reality show contestant has reportedly already been bootedWith the cooler temperatures comes another eagerly awaited period: Fall TV season.The new shows start premiering in September and continue debuting through the next few months. (OK, so some of them should be part of "winter TV season.") Don't know what to watch? We take some of the guesswork out of it for you by offering comparisons between some of the new shows to ones with which you may be familiar. So grab your popcorn and let's get started:If you're a "Survivor" fanatic, there is:"Utopia" (Fox) - Based on a hit Dutch reality show, "Utopia" sets a group of contestants up in the wilderness where they must build their own perfect society. Will there be fights, drama, love and intrigue? That's the hope for this show, which was envisioned as a cross between social experiment and entertainment. So far there has already been a bit of action as reportedly one cast member has already been booted for breaking the rules and using a cell phone. The series begins with a two-hour debut on September 7. If your heart belongs to "The Walking Dead," take a bite out of:"Z Nation" (Syfy) - What's better than a zombie show? Why, two, of course. The new Syfy series is about a group of survivors trying to make it after a zombie apocalypse. Sound familiar? It should. The twist with "Z Nation," however, is that the group is trying to protect the one person who may hold the genetic key to ending the zombie plague. Harold Perrineau, best known from the series "Lost," heads up the cast. The show starts on September 12. If "Big Bang Theory" is your thing, get ready for:"Scorpion" (CBS) - True, "Scorpion" is a drama, and not a comedy like "Big Bang Theory," but both share storylines about a group of nerds. Based on the tales of real-life genius Walter O'Brien, "Scorpion" is about a bunch of nerds who use their mental power for complex problem solving. Like "BBT" there's also an attractive waitress character (played by Katharine McPhee, last seen in "Smash") thrown into the mix. "Scorpion" premieres on September 22. If you praise "The Good Wife," keep an eye out for:"How to Get Away With Murder" (ABC) - As CBS has shown us with "The Good Wife," legal shows don't all have to be procedurals. Viola Davis heads the cast of this new Shonda Rhimes series about a law professor and practicing attorney who enlists some of her students to crack tough cases. Creator Rhimes is known for crafting rapid-fire dialogue and tons of twists and turns in her story lines -- she's the force behind "Scandal" -- so look for this drama to follow suit. The series debuts on September 25. If you like "The Killing," you may want to tune into:"Gracepoint" (Fox) - Both shows are remakes of European series ("Gracepoint" is based on the British series "Broadchurch" and "The Killing" is a remake of the Danish show "Forbrydelsen") and center around a murder mystery involving a local child. Early buzz is that Anna Gunn and David Tennant turn in strong performances as the detectives on the case. The show starts on October 2. If you are into "Arrow," you must check out:"The Flash" (CW) - It's not just because this new show is a spinoff of "Arrow" that it may attract similar fans. "Arrow" watchers love a good mystery, and while "The Flash" is supposed to be more laid-back than its parent show, it still promises plenty of intrigue and action as Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) uses his power as the fastest man on the planet to uncover the truth about the death of his mother. "The Flash" premieres on October 7.If you are missing "Happy Endings," this might help:"Marry Me" (NBC) - This one is a bit of a cheat because both sitcoms were created by David Caspe and star his now wife, Casey Wilson. But both are also hilarious. "Marry Me" follows the adventures of Jake and Annie, who after six years of togetherness may, or may not, be taking that next big step. The writing is as sharp and clever as one would expect from a Caspe production, so fingers crossed that it won't meet the same fate as "Happy Endings" -- a beloved show that could never find its ratings footing. The show starts on October 14. If you are a fan of "Scandal" you may like:"State of Affairs" (NBC) - Katherine Heigl returns to television as a top aide to the President. We won't spoil it for you, but there are some surprises in everything -- from why Heigl's character, Charleston Tucker, is acting out, to her relationship with the commander in chief. Thrills and chills is all we will say. The series premieres on November 17.More from showbizSAG Awards: See who's nominated5 surprises about CNN's Roger Ebert film, 'Life Itself'