The best time of the year to rewatch old favorites and find new ones is right around the corner with the arrival of fall. The new school year brings new shows to watch, as well as cult classics.
New Fall Shows:
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” premieres Sept. 16 on NBC. The iconic YouTuber known as “iiSuperwomanii” has become a household name with her sarcastic humor and quick-witted responses. The program will follow the flow of late-night television with celebrity interviews, skits, performances, games and more.
Another “-ish” show from Anthony Anderson premieres Sept. 24 on ABC. “Mixed-ish” follows Rainbow Johnson, a girl in a mixed-race family. When her family decides to move from their hippie commune to the suburbs, Bow and her siblings navigate high school, in which they’re considered neither African-American nor white.
The saying “sister from another mister” takes a new spin in FOX’s new show, “Almost Family.” Julia Bechley, an only child, discovers she may have dozens of siblings when it comes to light that her father, a fertility doctor, used his own genetic material to conceive children.
Fans of the DC Universe can expect to see new show “Batwoman” premiere Oct. 6 on The CW. In this spin, Batman has been missing for three years, and Kate Kane, his cousin, arrives in Gotham to continue Batman’s legacy in his absence.
Fans that grew up with “Nancy Drew” can expect to see a new twist on the classic teen detective. The show follows an almost-college- ready Nancy as she plans to take a break from sleuthing to apply for college. In the first episode, a socialite is murdered, and Nancy and the gang – with a slight twist – is back on the case Oct. 9 on The CW.
Streaming services are expecting new shows to premiere, too.
Netflix’s “The Politician” is set to release Sept. 27, which follows a high school boy as he works his way toward President of the United States.
Hulu’s premiere of John Green’s bestselling novel “Looking for Alaska,” which centers around teens trying to make sense of a tragic event, comes out Oct. 18.
Amazon Prime’s new show, “Modern Love,” also Oct. 18, is based on The New York Times’ weekly column made into a romantic comedy.
Not only are some shows premiering their first episode, some are returning and ending this fall.
Returning TV shows:
“American Horror Story” has eight seasons under its belt, and the ninth will premiere Sept. 18 on FX. The new season is taking cues from classic slasher films like “Friday the 13th” and “Halloween,” and it is said to be the goriest of them all.
“This Is Us,” a show centering around two parents and their three children in different timelines, has season four premiering Sept. 24 on NBC. With different seasonings of comedy, drama and a dash of occasional tragedy, the show was a hit in 2016 when it first premiered, and it continues to attract fans.
Fans of Shonda Rhimes’ shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder” will have plenty to watch this September. Both series return Sept. 26 on ABC, and “How to Get Away with Murder” is entering its final season.
“Grey’s Anatomy” is in season 17, and fans who were glad to see season 16 back-to-basics, ending on a cliffhanger much like the first few seasons, are hoping the same can be said for season 17.
The CW is also expecting some old favorites to return. Archie Andrews and the gang are back in “Riverdale” season four. This time around, the season is more focused on high school life, not cults and serial killers. The premiere episode on Oct. 9 will also pay special tribute to star Luke Perry.
In 2006, the public was introduced to Sam and Dean Winchester, Dean’s iconic ’67 Chevy Impala and a few seasons later, the angel Castiel. Thirteen years later, we say goodbye to the demon-hunters of “Supernatural” and their adventures. The first episode of the final season premieres Oct. 10 on The CW.
On Netflix, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” releases its third season Dec. 6. The series follows wealthy Midge Maisel as she discovers a hidden talent and how it changes her idyllic lifestyle for one of nightclubs and cafes.
With fall coming soon, and winter at its heels, it’s the perfect time of year to watch old favorites, discover new favorites and say goodbye to some of the characters that have changed lives for the better.