10 Returning Series to Watch This Fall

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1. American Horror Story: Cult – September 5th

Airs on: FX

Genre: Anthology, Horror

Starring:  Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham, Emma Roberts, Chaz Bono, Billie Lourd, Alison Pill, Colton Haynes, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Lena Dunham.

Synopsis: IMDBAn anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke and a cult. – .

2. Outlander – September 10th

Airs on: Starz

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Drama

Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Skelton, Romann Berrux, César Domboy, Laura Donnelly and Steven Cree.

Synopsis: Season 3 of “Outlander” picks up with Jamie and Claire, separated by continents and centuries, as they attempt life apart, each haunted by their lost love. Can they find their way back to each other? – Starz.

3. South Park – September 13th (Delayed from August 23rd)

Airs on: Comedy Central

Genre: Animated Sitcom

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall, Adrien Beard, Jennifer Howell and Jessie Jo Thomas.

Synopsis: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. – IMDB.

4. This Is Us – September 26th

Airs on: NBC

Genre: Comedy-Drama

Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, and Ron Cephas Jones.

Synopsis: “This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. – NBC.

5. TGIT (Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal) – September 28th and October 5th

Airs on: ABC

Genre: Drama

Starring: Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, James Pickes Jr., Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, Joe Morton and Cornelius Smith Jr.

Synopsis: A programming block on ABC featuring the Shonda Rhimes produced series Grey’s AnatomyHow to Get Away with Murder and Scandal.

6. Curb Your Enthusiasm – October 1st

Airs on: HBO

Genre: Black Comedy

Starring: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines and Susie Essman.

Synopsis: This season, as “single Larry” continues to navigate the LA dating scene, a faulty alibi ends up landing him in New York City for an extended stay – where he proves that faux-pas and character assassinations can occur just as easily in the Big Apple as in Hollywood. – HBO.

7. Jane the Virgin – October 13th

Airs on: The CW

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Telenovela

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni, Ivonne Coll and Jaime Camil.

Synopsis: A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated. –IMDB.

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8. The Walking Dead – Octber 22nd

Airs on: AMC

Genre: Horror

Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Michael Cudlitz, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt and Christian Serratos.

Synopsis: This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive. Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end. – AMC.

9. Stranger Things – October 27th

Airs on: Netflix

Genre: Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period Drama

Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.

Synopsis: It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. – Netflix YouTube Channel.

10. The Crown – December 8th

Airs on: Netflix

Genre: Drama, Biopic

Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Northam, Victoria Hamilton, Alex Jennings, Lia Williams, Ben Miles, Greg Wise, Jared Harris, Stephen Dillane and John Lithgow.

Synopsis: As Queen Elizabeth’s marriage and empire crumbles around her, she must do what is required to ensure the British monarchy survives. – Netflix YouTube Channel.

Honourable Mentions

  1. Gotham – September 21st
  2. Lucifer – October 2nd
  3. Once Upon a Time – October 6th
  4. The Flash – October 10th
  5. Mr. Robot – October 11th

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