Set the DVR. Fall television shows have already begun to kick off with many premiering this week, and we’ve got your guide to those with Southern ties. What to keep an eye out for this season? Real housewife of Atlanta NeNe Leakes in her first sitcom, Miami’s favorite serial killer in more hot water than ever and Connie Britton as a country star in Nashville.
The New Normal on NBC
Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” fans will recognize NeNe Leakes, playing an assistant on this new show about a gay couple using a surrogate to have a baby.
Treme on HBO
Sunday, September 23, at 10/9c
David Simon’s drama set in New Orleans continues in its third season with characters continuing to rebuild their lives and fight corruption and violence after Hurricane Katrina.
Dexter on Showtime
Sunday, September 30, at 9/8c
Miami’s lovable serial killer cop Dexter enters its seventh season. In case you forgot how last season ended, Showtime’s promo reads “He saw. She saw.” It’s also been announced that season eight will be Dexter’s final, so be prepared for creators to start wrapping a few things up.
Nashville on ABC
Wednesday, October 10, at 10/9c
For those of us who got to know Connie Britton in last season’s “American Horror Story,” she’ll be playing a fading country singer in Nashville this fall. TV Guide promises some politics and sexual escapades thrown in for a bit of Southern-grown drama.
The Walking Dead on AMC
Sunday, October 14, at 9/8c
AMC’s zombie hit filmed in and around Atlanta returns with survivors trying to take a prison back from zombies but having to battle The Governor for their safe haven. Rumor has it that helicopter from the first season will be back to play an important role.