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13 TV Shows That Will Make You Feel Better About Fall

Fall sucks. TV doesn't.

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1. The Muppets

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The Muppets are back! The Muppets are back! The Muppets is a show within a show, detailing the work and personal lives of your favorite Muppets characters as they work on Miss Piggy's late-night talk show, Up Late With Miss Piggy. It promises to be a more adult version of The Muppets while still being safe for kids of all ages. More importantly, though: THE MUPPETS ARE BACK!!!!!!

2. Heroes Reborn

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NBC is rebooting their iconic superhero series with a new crop of "evolved humans" who, inspired by the heroes of the original series, decide to pursue their destinies. Superheroes are soooo hot right now, and with a solid Heroes legacy to build on, the show is sure to satisfy old and new fans alike.

3. The Mindy Project

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Bad news: FOX canceled The Mindy Project after three seasons. Good news: Hulu picked the show up for a fourth season! Hulu hasn't released details about the Season 4 premiere date yet, which means it's a perfect time to catch up, because Mindy is here to stay!

4. The Last Man on Earth

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In the first season, Will Forte proved that he could single-handedly carry this intriguing, nontraditional sitcom before his amazing supporting cast even arrived on screen. Season 2 is still cloaked in mystery, but there's no reason to believe that it will be anything but awesome!

5. Empire

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With its all-star cast and tantalizing glimpse into the hip-hop recording industry, Empire took the airwaves by storm in its first season. Look forward to some huge guest stars and more soapy drama than you can shake a mic stand at when the show returns!

6. Once Upon a Time

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After four incredible seasons, Once Upon a Time just keeps getting better! The show, set in the small town of Storybrooke, follows the adventures of a collection of your favorite classic cartoon characters brought to life and modernized in a manner that's both accessible and highly entertaining. The latest storylines include some of the most diabolical villains of all time, so get on board!

7. Modern Family

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Modern Family is heading into its eighth season with 34 prestigious television awards under its belt. Yes, you read that correctly: 34 AWARDS. If you're already a fan, get ready for another smart, witty, fantastic season. If you're not on the bandwagon, set aside some time for a marathon ASAP.

8. Law & Order: SVU

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Law & Order: SVU is the comfort food of television shows. You can watch it all day long and still not get enough, because it's so satisfying. If there were a TV network dedicated solely to playing reruns of SVU, nobody would complain. NOBODY.

9. Grimm

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If you haven't been watching the last four seasons of Grimm, then you should get on board! It's about a Portland detective with superpowers who battles nefarious characters from classic fairy tales and folklore, kind of like a crime procedural version of Once Upon a Time. It's fun, gruesome at times, and filled with lovable characters who enlighten and surprise at every turn. Get your Grimm on!

10. New Girl

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New Girl has been a staple of FOX's comedy lineup for four seasons now and somehow it's gotten better with every single season! The characters are some of the most hilariously developed personas on TV today, and the witty dialogue and storylines will keep you craving more. Get caught up before the show returns this fall!

11. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Marvel swooped onto the small screen two seasons ago with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, a show about the people who deal with the superheroes you know and love. It's chock-full of witty dialogue and references to characters you're familiar with, and sometimes they even feature superheroes! If you're a comic enthusiast, add this show to your list and catch up before it returns in the fall!

12. Saturday Night Live

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Over its 40-year history, Saturday Night Live has operated in ebbs and flows. A few dud seasons will be followed by three of the best seasons the show has ever had. It's the nature of a live televised sketch comedy workshop. One thing we can say for sure, though, is that SNL has been the lynchpin of the American comedy scene since its creation, so if you're a fan of laughter and joy, you'd better be watching SNL.

13. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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If you're looking for hilarious characters and storylines that teeter between riveting and ridiculous, look no further than Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Season 3, which kicks off in late September with the introduction of a new precinct chief, is sure to be full of nonstop laughs and a few new surprises.

Catch up -- and keep up -- with all your favorite fall TV shows on Hulu!

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