how-to-get-away-with-murder-posterGladiators are gathering, happy to have some “Scandal” back in their lives. But Kerry Washington isn’t the only screen sister worth watching this fall. Here’s a list to start your star search. You’ll find something old, something new and a few shows that might make you go beyond a look-see and set your DVR.

Bet your professors were nothing like Annalise Keating, the professor who teaches Criminal Law 100 or “How to Get Away With Murder,” starring Academy Award nominee Viola Davis. One of her students is Aja Naomi King. The new series from Shonda Rhimes follows “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” at 10 p.m. ET on Thursdays (ABC).

CCH Pounder finds deadly clues as coroner Dr. Loretta Wade on “NCIS: New Orleans.” The Big Easy spinoff of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service airs at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesdays (CBS).

What the Hell Is “Black-ish?” That’s been the question on lots of minds ever since promos started airing for the new ABC comedy starring Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, a married mother of four who works as an anesthesiologist. Find the answer at 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesdays.

Jada Pinkett Smith calls her turn as Fish Mooney the “role of a lifetime.” (Fox photo from "Gotham")

Jada Pinkett Smith calls her turn as Fish Mooney the “role of a lifetime.” (Fox photo from “Gotham”)

Fish Mooney is the “role of a lifetime,” Jada Pinkett Smith says of her villainous turn as a mob boss on the Batman thriller “Gotham” at 8 p.m. ET Mondays on Fox.

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer injects a dose of no nonsense as Nurse Jackson on the hospital drama “Red Band Society” at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesdays (Fox).

“Where on earth is Olivia Pope?” That’s the question posed about Kerry Washington’s character for the season opener of “Scandal,” which starts an hour earlier at 9 p.m. ET on Thursdays (ABC)

Sasheer Zamata breaks up the drama with some comedy in her return for the 40th season of “Saturday Night Live” at 11:30 p.m. ET Saturdays on NBC.

Nicole Beharie is back as Abbey Mills on the second season of “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 p.m. ET on Mondays (Fox).

About Fierce Fridays — Tips for Weekend Well-Being
We each cherish those precious days off at the end of the week, but increasingly those of us who are charter members of the sisterhood of the stressed and overworked are losing our Saturday and Sunday leisure time.

To make sure that you do something every weekend that’s just for you, we’ll be sharing a little advice to make those 48 hours a great time to recharge your batteries, bring a little good news into your life, or discover a quick and easy way to improve your health.