Fall traditionally means the beginning of school, football season , and the new fall series . I can remember getting all excited when that Fall Preview TV Guide used to come in the mail. Well there is a lot more networks and a lot of more series than ever before. Soon we will finding out all the important questions of the summer about Washington politicians and a whether a certain NY detective says yes to a wedding proposal. In the meantime, let’s take our annual look at new series with some familiar faces in new places.
Sean Hayes was part of the Must See TV lineup of the nineties as the hilarious Jack McFarland on “Will and Grace” Now he returns to NBC with a teen daughter and obnoxious mother in “Sean Saves the World”
Other tv favorites return in this hilarious new NBC series
Linda Lavin returns to tv as Sean’s mother Lorna. She is best known for playing working mother and waitress on “Alice”
Thomas Lennon of the late Reno 911 plays Sean’s boss Max.
Two tv icons return in one of this fall’s most talked about shows “The Crazy Ones” Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Geller return as a father daughter advertising team. Watch out Don and Co
Williams last appeared in a major role in the hilarious hit “Mork and Mindy” with co star Pam Dawber
Here is Sarah kicking ass and killing vampires in Joss Whedon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Whedon has a new show as well “Marvel Agents of S. H. I. E.L. D.” for the Comic-con set
Ming Na Wen first was noticed on the late great “ER” now she is one of the team as Melinda May. Fans of “Firefly” and “Serenity” will be excited to find out that “Shepherd” Ron Glass will be making an appearance on the show.
Chicago’s own Jeff Garlin made us chuckle as Jeff on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Now he takes us back to a cooler time in ABC’s “The Goldbergs” George Segal late of “Just Shoot Me” is the wise grandpa .
Anna Farris was best known as the birth mother to Jack and Erica in the final episodes of FRIENDS .
Now she is a real mom with hilarious problems in “MOM”
In her most known role , CJ on “The West Wing” Allison Janney contributes to her life playing her wild mother.
Here is Blair Underwood with the very dignified cast of “LA LAW” where he fought for the underdog
Now NBC resurrects the classic series “Ironsides” with Underwood in the lead.
Everyone remembers the young Michael J Fox on “Family Ties” as super conservative Alex P Keaton
Now he returns as a dad and newscaster on “The Michael J Fox Show”
Will Arnett played the hempecked husband in “Up All Night”
Beau Bridges last appeared as Franklin’s father on TNT’s “Franklin and Bash”
They both appear in the new CBS show “The Millers”
James Spader defended justice in “Boston Legal.”
He returns as the most wanted man in “The Blacklist ” on NBC.
You know you will be in for a hilarious time with FOX’s new offering “DADS” One of the producers is Seth McFarlane.
Seth Green first appeared on “Buffy” Now he is more known as the voice of Chris Griffin on “Family Guy” and the creator of “Robot Chicken” on Adult Swim. He is one of the stars.
Giovanni Ribisi is also in the show. His most famous role was on “Friends” as Phoebe’s brother , Frank Jr.
Martin Mull played the boss that was annoyed by Roseanne , Leon
Rounding out the cast is Brenda Song , seen here as socialite, London Tipton on Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”
She plays Veronica on the new Fox series.
James Caan and Griffin Gluck are “Back in the Game” on ABC. Caan also has another fun fact. His son , Scott , is currently on television as Danno on the hot show “Hawaii Five O”
And Griffin Gluck is the son of Coop on “Private Practice” Another little tidbit, Addison may make a visit to Seattle this season on “Grey’s”
Tony Shalhoub won critical acclaim as the detective with OCD in “Monk”
and Jerry O Connell was on “Crossing Jordan”
Look out girls cause here come the guys in CBS’ “We Are Men”
Late of “The West Wing ” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” Bradley Whitford has problems with his exes and present wife in ABC’s new comedy “Trophy Wife”
Here is Malin Ackerman on the HBO series “The Comeback”
Here they are as Pete and Kate in “Trophy Wife”
Minnie Driver played the scorned lover of Stanley Walker who then became her daughter in law on “Will and Grace” , Lorraine Finster
Here she is as naturalist mother Fiona, in NBC’s “About A Boy”