13 Disney And Nickelodeon Stars With New Shows On The Horizon

Too many shows, not enough time

Get your DVRs ready, because a horde of new and exciting TV shows are heading your way this 2017–2018 season.

With upfronts happening this month, networks are proudly sharing teasers for their upcoming series, and many feature actors from your childhood. Though various pilots weren't picked up for series — including Debby Ryan's Insatiable and Miranda Cosgrove's Spaced Out (boo!) — several celebs will soon return to TV in completely different roles than the Disney and Nickelodeon ones they're best known for. While most new shows don't have an official premiere date yet, many of them are slated to begin airing this fall. Here are a few we're most excited to see.

Sterling Knight from StarStruck and Sonny with a Chance

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Sterling Knight

The Show: In the Rough

Premieres: June 6, 2017 on go90 and Rated Red

Synopsis: A professional golfer manages a gaggle of misfit employees at a country club. The series also stars Ryan Merriman of Smart House and The Luck of the Irish fame.

Essence Atkins from Smart Guy

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Essence Atkins

The Show: Marlon

Premieres: August 16, 2017 on NBC

Synopsis: Exes agree to coparent their two kids with disastrous results.

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh from That's So Raven

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T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

The Show: There's ... Johnny!

Premieres: August 24, 2017 on Seeso

Synopsis: Set in the early 1970s, the series takes us behind the scenes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, as seen through the eyes of the staff.

Elizabeth Gillies from Victorious

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Elizabeth Gillies

The Show: Dynasty

Premieres: Fall 2017 on The CW

Synopsis: A reboot of the 1980s daytime soap opera, the show follows the exploits of two wealthy, feuding families.

Justin Chon from Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior and Just Jordan

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Justin Chon

The Show: Deception

Premieres: Fall 2017 on ABC

Synopsis: Ruined by a scandal, a famous magician lends his expertise to the FBI, helping catch criminals while working on his comeback.

Yvette Nicole Brown from Drake & Josh

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Yvette Nicole Brown

The Show: The Mayor

Premieres: Fall 2017 on ABC

Synopsis: Hoping to boost his image, a struggling rapper runs for mayor and actually ends up winning.

Erika Christensen from Can of Worms

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Erika Christensen

The Show: Ten Days in the Valley

Premieres: Fall 2017 on ABC

Synopsis: While working as a producer on a police TV show, a single mother fights to find her missing daughter.

Nathan Kress from iCarly

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Nathan Kress

The Show: LA to Vegas

Premieres: Fall 2017 on Fox

Synopsis: Every weekend, an eclectic airline crew and their passengers fly from L.A. to Sin City, hoping to make it big. Kress is called a "baby man" in the show's trailer.

Brian Stepanek from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

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Brian Stepanek

The Show: Young Sheldon

Premieres: Fall 2017 on CBS

Synopsis: A prequel to The Big Bang Theory, the series follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he struggles to fit in with both his high school classmates and his dysfunctional family. It's unclear how big of a role Stepanek has, but according to the trailer, he is playing a teacher who isn't thrilled about Sheldon being in his class.

Avan Jogia from Victorious

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Avan Jogia

The Show: Ghost Wars

Premieres: 2017 on Syfy

Synopsis: When an Alaskan town is plagued by paranormal phenomena, it's up to the town's outcast to use his repressed psychic powers to save the community.

Olivia Holt from Girl Vs. Monster and Kickin' It

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Olivia Holt

The Show: Marvel's Cloak & Dagger

Premieres: Early 2018 on Freeform

Synopsis: Two teens are mysteriously connected by their newly acquired superpowers.

Carlos PenaVega from Big Time Rush

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Carlos PenaVega

The Show: Life Sentence

Premieres: 2018 on The CW

Synopsis: After learning she beat cancer, a girl must try to live her life without acting like she's dying.

Gregg Sulkin from Wizards of Waverly Place and Avalon High

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Gregg Sulkin

The Show: Marvel's Runaways

Premieres: TBD on Hulu

Synopsis: A group of teens run away to cope with the fact that their parents are secretly supervillains.

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