Fall TV season is nearly upon us. Streaming services like Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix have made sure that the arrival of crisp weather and brown leaves isn’t the be-all and end-all of television’s annual calendar. But there’s nothing quite like Fall TV to find yourself a new series to binge-watch or catch up with a returning show you maybe had let go sometime last year. As we mused last year, it’s clear that television is way ahead of its big-screen counterparts when it comes to employing Latinx talent. And this crop of shows hitting our small screens in the next few weeks suggest we’re moving in the right direction. It’s why we wanted to highlight a number of TV series that should be on your radar.
We opted to focus on shows where US Latinos or Latin Americans were front and center, either as leads or as main cast members in those shows that center on ensembles. We scoured all of our favorite networks to find shows and decided to include only those whose premiere dates have already been announced. That means you won’t find Narcos: Mexico, Club de Cuervos (neither of which have dates yet), Grand Hotel or even returning favorites like Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Jane the Virgin (all of which will premiere midseason) on this list. But there’s still plenty to enjoy! So whether you’re looking for Latino reboots of old faves, procedural dramas with eclectic casts, or all-ages animated fare, read on and set your DVR accordingly.