Fall TV Preview 2017: Marvel Antiheroes, Serial Killers and 'Stranger Things'

From 'The Punisher' to the return of 'Curb,' mutant superheroes to a brand new 'Star Trek' series – here's what you'll be watching this season

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'SMILF' (Nov. 5)

Get ready to meet Frankie Shaw  – the writer, producer, director and star of this dramedy (based on her own 2015 short, which won an award at Sundance) about a young South Boston lady who likes nothing more than shooting hoops and sucking face with cute dudes. The fact that she's raising a toddler on her own, however, throws a bit of a kink into her professional and personal plans. Even if the story was not semi-autobiographical, the series has a intimate, lived-in feel that suggests this show has not gone through the meat grinder of a joke-writing committee – and a raw, unfiltered sense of humor that suggests Shaw could be a major new voice in TV comedy. Plus Rosie O'Donnell plays her mom and Nashville's Connie Britton plays her boss. DF

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