Fall TV: 8 Things We Can't Wait to See

Ariana Grande Scream Queens 2015
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Ariana Grande as Chanel #2 in "Scream Queens."

Get your DVR ready.

Fall TV kicks off with a vengeance this week, and over the next few days, plenty of new and returning favorites will be competing for eyeballs.

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We rounded up the shows that are bringing some serious music to the table. Check out all of our favorites below:

1. Empire
The sudsy drama smash returns for a second season on Sept. 23, with more of Cookie's famous quips, musician cameos (hi, Mariah Carey and Kelly Rowland!), and catchy as hell original songs. 

2. Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is the consummate showman, so his new variety show (premiering Sept. 15) is sure to have at least a musical moment or two, right?

3. Scream Queens
Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas and Lea Michele all appear in this buzzy horror comedy (premiering Sept. 22) from Glee/American Horror Story master Ryan Murphy. The trailers have teased a lot of blood, so the real question now is: How do these pop stars meet their doom?

4. American Horror Story: Hotel
Five words: Lady Gaga as The Countess. Mother Monster is getting back in touch with her dark roots in the newest season of FX's house of horrors, premiering Sept. 22. "Her character’s name is Elizabeth," Murphy explained (yup, this one's from Ryan Murphy too). "She owns the hotel, and she is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people and she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode and plays out over the course of the season."

5. Jane the Virgin
The super-likable CW dramedy returns for its second season Oct. 12, and in upcoming episodes, both Britney Spears and Kesha will make guest appearances.

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6. Thursday Night Anthems
Shondaland is still the place to be Thursday nights, and we're looking forward to another year of emotionally devastating final-minute montages on Scandal and Grey's Anatomy set to tunes both new and old. TGIT returns Sept. 24.

7. The Bastard Executioner
Get ready to see a whole new side of Ed Sheeran, Sheerios. The singer has signed on to recur in Kurt Sutter's (Sons of Anarchy) new FX drama about the life of a medieval warrior, premiering Sept. 15. Sheeran will play "Sir Cormac, an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder," per The Hollywood Reporter

8. The Muppets
?Kermit, Miss Piggy and all the rest are back in prime time and will be joined by some music stars. Most notably, Josh Groban will be stopping by to romance Miss Piggy herself. The show premieres Sept. 22.


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