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Shows to Get Excited About This Fall

As we head into fall, here are all the new TV shows to get excited about!
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There’s been a slight chill in the air in the mornings, and you know what that means: fall is finally creeping in!

Sure, it’s still getting pretty warm in many places during the day, but that brief hint of autumn is enough to get me excited. It’s a time for pumpkin spice and apple cider, tailgating at football games, Halloween costumes and falling leaves… and my favorite part, new TV shows!

Between traditional TV networks and streaming services, there are plenty of new shows to get excited about. I can hardly wait to see Interview With the Vampire, the first series adapted from an Anne Rice novel. And it may seem like an odd choice for Netflix, the streaming giant will drop Blockbuster, a comedy series about the video rental chain it helped destroy.

We will also see a slew of returning shows, like Abbott Elementary, Yellowstone, and The Crown – all fan-favorites that I’m not surprised to see back for another season.

So, let’s take a look at all the shows to get hyped about this season!

The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 5)

September 14th on Hulu

The award-winning dystopian series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel is back for its fifth season. The series has been renewed for a sixth and final season, so enjoy it while you can! June faces the consequences of getting rid of Commander Waterford, and continues her fight to find her daughter as Gilead’s influence expands into Canada.

Reboot

September 20th on Hulu

With all these beloved sitcoms getting rebooted in recent years, it’s only fitting that we’re getting a show that’s poking fun at the reboot trend. Reboot is a funny look at rebooting a show. The cast of a 2000s family sitcom are brought back together in an effort to rekindle the magic their show once had. It was created by Steven Levitan (Modern Family), and starrs the likes of Rachel Bloom, Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, and Judy Greer.

Abbott Elementary (Season 2)

https://youtu.be/H9vWZQuAYfg

September 21st on ABC

Abbott Elementary was one of the best new shows last year, even racking up a few Emmy award wins. It’s back this fall for a second season, as the school starts a new year. Janine, Gregory, Ava, Melissa, Jacob, and Barbara are back to navigating their lives as teachers again. After the season one finale, we know that Janine is staying at the school, and Greg will be back full-time at Abbott this time around.

Andor

September 21st on Disney+

Following the adventures of Rogue One’s Cassian Andor, Lucasfilm’s newest series will hit Disney+ on September 21st. Diego Luna returns in his role as the titular character. We already know from the movie that Cassian Andor had been fighting the Empire since he was a child, so the new TV series will start five years before the events of Rogue One to give a glimpse into Andor’s journey from thief to determined revolutionary.

Related: New Andor Trailer Shows Darker Side of Star Wars

Home  Economics (Season 3)

September 21st on ABC

So Help Me Todd

https://youtu.be/LgSujXVX9KI

September 29th on CBS

Laid-back Todd was once an excellent private detective, until his flexible interpretation of the law got his license revoked. He inadvertently teams up with his mother, successful and meticulous lawyer Margaret Wright, and winds up getting hired by her as the firm’s in-house investigator. Academy Award-winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) lead the show as the mismatched mother-son duo.

Ghosts (Season 2)

September 29th on CBS

Ramy (Season 3)

September 30th on Hulu

Entergalactic

September 30th on Netflix

On September 30th, Netflix will see Kid Cudi’s Entergalactic. The adult animated music TV special is based on Cudi’s album of the same name, and the album serves as the soundtrack for the streaming series. Set in New York City, the series follows an up-and-coming artist who is fresh off a breakup. A chance meeting with a photographer leaves him wondering if he has time for love as he is trying to find success in the art world.

Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire

https://youtu.be/fdX2FhxsHIY

October 2nd on AMC

Anne Rice’s beloved vampires have gotten a bit of a modern-day makeover. Forget Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Our new Louis de Pointe du Lac is Game of Thrones’ Jacob Anderson. Sam Reid takes over the role of Lestat de Lioncourt, and Bailey Bass (Avatar: The Way of Water) will portray Claudia. This time around, the interview takes place during the pandemic, in a penthouse in Dubai.

Reginald the Vampire

October 5th on SYFY

Okay, so vampires don’t always have to be so serious. In this SYFY series, the world is full of beautiful, fit, and vain vampires – except Reginald, who doesn’t exactly fit in. He’s being portrayed by Jacob Batalon, whom we already know as Peter Parker’s bestie Ned Leeds in the current Spider-Man franchise. The show is shaping up to be pretty funny, and the vampire genre could use a few laughs.

Alaska Daily

October 6th on ABC

Actress Hilary Swank stars in this new drama series as Eileen, a New York City journalist who moves to Alaska for a fresh start. Eileen takes a job with a daily newspaper in Anchorage in an effort to redeem both her professional and personal life. She finds herself lured in by an ongoing investigation into a mysterious series of deaths of Indiginous women.

The Midnight Club

October 7th on Netflix

Avenue 5 (Season 2)

October 10th on HBO and HBO Max

The Winchesters

https://youtu.be/cCL_vwl4XUw

October 11th on The CW

Shantaram

October 14th on Apple TV+

Shantaram will see Charlie Hunnam return to the small screen in his first TV role since Sons of Anarchy. He’s apparently back on a motorcycle for this one, too. Based on a best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts, a fugitive escapes prison and is looking to get lost in 1980s Bombay by reinventing himself as a doctor in the slums. The show’s first three episodes will drop on October 14th, with the rest coming weekly after that.

High School

October 14th on Amazon Freevee (or on the Freevee Channel on Prime Video)

From Scratch

October 21st on Netflix

The Peripheral

October 21st on Amazon Prime Video

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

October 25th on Netflix

Just in time for Halloween, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities will present eight blood-curdling horror tales. It’s slated to be visually stunning and spine-tingling. The series is based on Guillermo del Toro’s short story of the same name, and he takes on the Alfred Hitchcock role.

Blockbuster

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November 3rd on Netflix

The concept of Netflix bringing us a show centered on Blockbuster seems a little odd, doesn’t it? After helping to put the video rental chain out of business, the streaming giant will capitalize on nostalgia and bring us Blockbuster on November 3rd. The series is set in the real-life last remaining Blockbuster Video retail store in the world, in Bend, Oregon. Randall Park stars as the manager of the store, and the series will explore what it takes for a small business to succeed.

Manifest (Season 4)

November 4th on Netflix

Zootopia+

Zootopia
Disney Animation Studios

November 9th on Disney+

During the recent D23 Expo Studio Showcase, audiences were given more details on the new limited TV series Zootopia+ coming to Disney+ in November. There still isn’t a trailer, but we do know that the series takes us back to the bustling metropolis that’s home to many different anthropomorphic animals. Each episode is set to follow various residents of the Zootopia world. Six episode titles were revealed and include the likes of “The Real Rodents of Rodentia” and “So You Think You Can Prance.”

The English

November 11th on Prime Video

Yellowstone (Season 5)

Yellowstone
Paramount Network

November 13th on Paramount Network

Tulsa King

November 13th on Paramount +

Welcome to Chippendales

Kumail Nanjiani
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November 22nd on Hulu

This upcoming drama series tells the wild story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian entrepreneur who became the unlikely (and eventually ill-fated) founder of Chippendales, the world’s first and most well-known male exotic dance empire. Expect a lot of sabotage, greed, and murder. Although actor Kumail Nanjiani has had plenty of successful comedy roles, he shows off his more serious side as Banerjee in this true-crime series.

Willow

November 30th on Disney+

Ron Howard’s 1988 feature film Willow is getting a sequel in the form of a TV series. Lucasfilm and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment are producing the show, and Warwick Davis returns as the title character. Magical creatures have been thriving since the evil queen was vanquished, but now an unlikely group of heroes must face inner demons and come together to save their world, as they set off on a dangerous quest. Warwick Davis’ daughter, Annabelle Davis, will play Willow’s daughter Mims for the series.

The Crown (Season 5)

The Crown
Netflix

Sometime in November on Netflix

Dead to Me (Season 3)

Dead to Me
Netflix

Sometime in  November on Netflix

Wednesday

Sometime Soon Hopefully??? on Netflix

I’ve been patiently – okay, impatiently – waiting for Netflix’s new Addams Family spinoff, Wednesday. The coming-of-age supernatural mystery comedy stars Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams herself. She is in high school at Nevermore Academy, where she is honing her psychic powers and navigating new relationships. But, she’s also stopping a monstrous killing spree and solving a supernatural mystery that affected her family. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Isaac Ordonez, and Gwendoline Christie have supporting roles in the show.