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Spoilers to know before watching this fall's returning shows

  • The Gifted

    Air date: Sept. 25

    Where to watch: Fox

    A loose spinoff of the “X-Men” film series, “The Gifted” tells the story of  a family with mutant children on the run from an oppressive government after the heroic X-Men have disappeared. The first season has the family and a group of refugees hanging by a string, but the group escapes while fighting off the opposition. The end of the season sees Andy Strucker (Percy Hynes White) tempted by an offer to join the violent pro-mutant Hellfire Club.

  • American Housewife

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: ABC

    Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) is, as the title of “American Housewife” implies, an American housewife. Moving to an affluent suburban town in Connecticut with her family, Katie navigates the social circles composed of wealthy and pretentious inhabitants. The second season ended with Katie proving herself to her peers, being able to run a spring gala event.

  • Empire

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: Fox

    Created by Lee Daniels (“Precious”), this highly successful drama focuses on a family-run hip-hop label and the internal political struggles to control the enterprise. After a series of machinations, power couple Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) lose the Empire company, but remarry. A shootout at the end of the season ends the fourth season on a cliffhanger, leaving the fates of several characters unknown.

  • Modern Family

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: ABC

    Emmy darling “Modern Family” depicts three related families, and their quirky misadventures and interactions. Depicting a societally traditional family, a step-family, and a same-sex family, this popular sitcom shows how much the idea of a family has evolved. The show is returning for a 10th season, its last, and promises to kill off an important character before the end of the show.

  • Star

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: Fox

    Set in the same universe as “Empire,” “Star” follows three young women attempting to break into the music business. Co-starring significant names like Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, “Star” will be back for a third season. The second season ended violently, with Bratt’s character Jahil killed in a drive-by shooting and Latifah’s character engaged in a gun duel with her sister; the end result is not shown.

  • The Goldbergs

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: ABC

    Inspired by the childhood of creator Adam Goldberg, “The Goldbergs” takes place during the 1980s in small-town Pennsylvania. The fifth season of the show ends at a school prom, with middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) impulsively proposing to long-time love interest Lainey (AJ Michalka), to the shock of all. The show is returning for a sixth season.

  • Chicago Fire

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: NBC

    The original series of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise depicts the everyday lives of firefighters from the Chicago Fire Department. Renewed for a seventh season, the show will feature new characters while parting ways with some old ones.

  • Chicago Med

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: NBC

    Premiering last out of Dick Wolf’s three “Chicago” television shows, “Chicago Med” is set in an emergency department at a medical center. The show is returning from its summer break for a fourth season.

  • Chicago P.D.

    Air date: Sept. 26

    Where to watch: NBC

    Dick Wolf treads familiar territory with a new police show in his “Chicago” franchise. Depicting beat cops in Chicago, the cast of characters fight against criminals involved in drug trafficking and other forms of organized crime.

  • Grey's Anatomy

    Air date: Sept. 27

    Where to watch: ABC

    One of the earliest television projects by now-famous producer Shonda Rhimes, “Grey’s Anatomy” is a diverse medical drama and one of the longest-running primetime shows currently on the air. Reaching its 15th season, the show is close to passing by “ER” as the longest-running medical drama.

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