By EW Staff
Updated July 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

With great power comes great responsibility — and a great magazine cover.

For the first time, Entertainment Weekly is asking YOU to choose who will appear on the cover of our annual Fall TV Preview issue that goes to subscribers.

64 shows. One mega-sized cover.

Welcome to the EW Fall TV Cover Battle.

Avid readers know that our fall preview is a certifiable biggie, and it’s no small decision who gets to crash the cover and represent the best and brightest of the season’s new and returning shows. With so much good TV to choose from, we thought it was high time to invite fans to help us pick a cover star — and how better to make a crucial, all-important decision than with a bracket tournament game?

The competition is now live, and readers will have the chance to make their voices heard from now until its conclusion on Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. ET. The winner will grace the subscribers’ cover of our Fall TV Preview double issue, sent out on Sept. 8.

Come back each round at 12 p.m. ET (Round 1: July 6; Round 2: July 11; Round 3: July 15; Round 4: July 19; Semi-Finals: July 25) to cast a vote for the Entertainment Weekly cover star — and enlist fellow fans to participate as well with the hashtag #EWCoverBattle on social media. (And hey, voting your favorite show into the top 16 doesn’t hurt its chances for a cover in the future, either.)


Behold, the list of contenders:

  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
  • American Horror Story (FX)
  • Arrow (The CW)
  • Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
  • Blackish (ABC)
  • Blindspot (NBC)
  • Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
  • NEW: Bull (CBS)
  • Chicago Fire/PD/Med (NBC)
  • Crazy Ex Girlfriend (The CW)
  • Criminal Minds (CBS)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)
  • NEW: Designated Survivor (ABC)
  • Elementary (CBS)
  • Empire (Fox)
  • Family Guy (Fox)
  • Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
  • Gilmore Girls (Netflix)
  • Gotham (Fox)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • Grimm (NBC)
  • How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
  • NEW: Lethal Weapon (Fox)
  • Madam Secretary (CBS)
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
  • Masters of Sex (Showtime)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Mom (CBS)
  • NCIS (CBS)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
  • New Girl (Fox)
  • NEW: No Tomorrow (The CW)
  • Once Upon a Time (ABC)
  • Quantico (ABC)
  • Rosewood (Fox)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Scorpion (CBS)
  • Scream Queens (Fox)
  • South Park (Comedy Central)
  • Supergirl (The CW)
  • Supernatural (The CW)
  • Superstore (NBC)
  • Survivor (CBS)
  • Teen Wolf (MTV)
  • The Affair (Showtime)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • The Blacklist (NBC)
  • The Flash (The CW)
  • The Goldbergs (ABC)
  • The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
  • The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
  • The Middle (ABC)
  • The Mindy Project (Hulu)
  • The Simpsons (Fox)
  • The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • NEW: This Is Us (NBC)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
  • NEW: Westworld (HBO)
  • Younger (TV Land)

Go to and submit your vote in the #EWCoverBattle. May the odds be ever in your DVR.