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Seven New TV Shows Coming to Illinois this Fall

Looking to cut down on Netflix and chill this semester and add more UIUC cable and chill to your routine? The Black Sheep is here to help you find what to watch with previews of the shows of the Illini fall TV lineup.


Crazy Ex-Coach (The CW, Mondays at 7 p.m.): Ya boy Timmy Beckman is back! After being dumped by the University of Illinois just a week before the big dance with Kent State, Tim is starting to get jealous. This fall Tim Beckman becomes the Crazy Ex-Coach as he tries to get back at the university that broke up with him. He’s pulling out all the stops, including subtweeting his feelings about UIUC, posting pictures on Facebook to make it look like he’s having more fun now that he isn’t part of the university, and especially using Tinder to try to find a new bae. Will Tim Beckman make it through the season seeing his old babe with Bill Cubit? Tune in and find out!


Alma the Virgin (The CW, Mondays at 8 p.m.): Alma’s turning 86 this year and still has never been laid. Between Thirsty Thursday trips to Cly’s and Joe’s, there are some guys she’s been checking out on campus lately, especially Red Grange. In the show’s teaser, Alma was quoted saying “He spends, like, you know, too much time by Memorial Stadium getting high and being stoned, but like, um, I spend all my time being stoned by Green Street, so it’s whatevs.” Find out if Alma finds that lucky guy this season or keeps the label Alma the Virgin.


Fresh Off The Boat (ABC, Tuesdays at 7): Four heartwarmingly humble foreign exchange students learn to navigate the harsh realities of life among midwestern kids. The Thai, the Chinese, the Japanese and the Laotian spend weeknights studying hard and weekends partying harder, while privileged suburban white kids hurl broad-stroke “Asian” slurs at them, and whisper behind their back about how they eat dog, as opposed to actually trying to learn about the varied cultures and history of modern-day Asia.


The Mysteries of Phyllis (NBC, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.): Now that she’s out of Chambana, you’re probably wondering what’s going on in her life! Watch this hidden-camera show as NBC stalks Phyllis Wise as she drives across the country in her 2002 Honda Accord searching maybe for weed, Tim Beckman, or even Donald Trump. What exactly is she searching for? Find out in The Mysteries of Phyllis.


Mom (CBS, Thursdays at 8 p.m.): Freshman Andrew Robertson is just trying to make it through another year of living in the Six Pack but his life is about to be turned upside down this year when his mom moves in with him. Is Andrew ready to try to get it in with those hot Omega Epsilon sorority girls when his mom is calling him “pumpkin pie” and “sweet cake” from the top bunk? Get ready to find out in the new season of Mom.


The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursdays at 7 p.m.): Scott Reyes is your average freshman. He has the 10-45 dining plan, lives in Taft-Van Doren, and is in LAS. Scott likes to maintain a healthy 9-10 hours of sleep every night and only gets his condoms from McKinley. Except it’s not so easy for Scott to get sleep; every night he hears this banging – like a big banging – come from the next dorm over. Tune in and find out if good-old prude Scott can come up with a theory of what’s going on beyond the wall.


Saturday Night Football (ABC at 8 p.m.): Since no one knows what channel the Big Ten Network is that the Illini football games are sometimes on, catch the Ohio State Buckeyes take on their rival the Michigan Wolverines. These two teams always put on a great game and one of them usually wins a bowl game and a National championship once in a while. You won’t want to miss this!

We believe these shows will make a run at this year’s Emmy’s, so make sure you tune in and watch these Illini comedies and dramas. 

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