These women are taking over your TV this fall

Today’s much-touted Golden Age of Television has turned our favorite pastime into a complicated game of chance. With so many brilliant new and returning series, how do you choose which to follow? We asked six stars gracing the small screen this fall to give us the scoop on their shows, and explain why we should make an appointment to watch.

Natalie Alyn Lind, 18

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At only 18 years old, Lind has racked up more roles than actors twice her age, including on ABC’s ’80s period sitcom, “The Goldbergs,” and Fox’s “Gotham.” Next up: Fox’s X-Men spinoff, “The Gifted.”

When did you know you wanted to be an actor?
Before I could walk. My father [producer John Lind] cast me in a film at the age of 1, and it took off from there.

Describe your character on “The Gifted.”
On the outside, she has this girl-next-door facade, all very perfect — daughter, sister, student — but in fact, she’s a mutant.

Why should we watch?
The show represents a lot of what’s happening in America today, but with a twist: mutants!

What’s something no one knows about you?
I have been in parkour training for three months — everything you see on the show we’re actually doing. And I’m in heels the entire time. My calf muscles have definitely toned up!

Secret to being fulfilled?
A supportive family. Being able to have parents who let me fulfill my dreams is incredible. I’m the oldest of three and my younger sisters are also actors. It’s been so cool to go through this industry with them by my side.

Jude Demorest, 25

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A native of Detroit, Demorest got her start in church — a fertile training ground for song and dance. No wonder director Lee Daniels plucked the musician to lead his new girl-group saga, “Star,” in which Demorest headlines as a street-wise girl looking for her big break.

When did you know you wanted to be an actor?
At age 5, I played a girl who couldn’t speak in a church play. I told my mother, “In my next play, I’m gonna talk!” And I did!

Describe your character on “Star.”
Star grew up in the foster system, but it didn’t dull her dreams; it gave her the strength to pursue them at all costs. She is the female embodiment of “hurt people hurt people.”

Why should we watch?
It’s a glimpse into pockets of our society you haven’t seen on primetime TV before. And it’s got musical numbers!

What’s something no one knows about you?
In my first year at college to study political science, I…

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