When Will Your Favorite TV Series Return and Which New Shows Should You Keep an Eye Out For?


It’s been a rough 2016 so far and, from all indications, we’re going to need plenty of escapism to get through the rest of the year. Thanks to a late introduction to Rebecca Bunch (H/T Sean), I had a good run of before-bed cheer and slept like a baby; now all I really need to know is WHEN WILL RACHEL BLOOM BE BACK IN MY LIFE? Oh, and when will I meet her British counterpart Phoebe Waller-Bridge; how long until all those pretty Marvel people return; what’s the wait time for Lorelai and Rory? How in the hell will we make it through the upcoming debates and election cycle without a fantasy vacation? No worries, my friends: as you can see, help is on the way.

SEPTEMBER (it’s just a shout away):

2nd: Narcos, Netflix
2nd: Chef’s Table, Netflix
6th: Atlanta, FX — Donald Glover’s “rappers in Twin Peaks” series debut

9th: Quarry, Cinemax — Based on the Max Allan Collins novels about a Vietnam veteran turned professional killer
14th: American Horror Story: Can We Really Do This Again?, FX
16th: Fleabag, Amazon
16th: High Maintenance, HBO — “The Guy” delivers weed to NYCers
18th: The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, CBS
20th: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox
20th: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC
22nd: Easy, Netflix
23rd: Transparent, Amazon
30th: Luke Cage, Netflix

OCTOBER (avoid pumpkin overload; substitute carrots in all those recipes)

1st: Versailles, Ovation/BBC2 — Vikings‘ George Blagden as Louis XIV in “the most expensive” French drama ever produced there

2nd: Westworld, HBO
2nd: Ash vs. Evil Dead, Starz
4th: The Flash, CW
5th: Arrow, CW
9th: Divorce, HBO
9th: Insecure, HBO — Issa Rae’s new comedy based on her Awkward Black Girl web series
10th: Supergirl, CW
13th: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, CW
14th: Goliath, Amazon — Billy Bob Thornton as a broken, former big-shot lawyer who takes on a big case; William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Sarah Wynter, Maria Bello
16th: Berlin Station, Epix — Richard Armitage, Richard Jenkins, Rhys Ifans, Michelle Forbes (what more do you need?) in a German spy thriller; ALL IN
19th: Chance, Hulu — Hugh Laurie returns as a doctor, this time as a forensic neurosurgeon.
21st: Hamilton’s America, PBS
21st: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, CW
21st: Black Mirror, Netflix
22nd: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, BBCA — Maybe it is possible to like Elijah Wood?
23rd: The Walking Dead, AMC
26th: Rectify, Sundance
28th: Good Girls Revolt, Amazon — Anna Camp and Mr. Robot‘s Grace Gummer work at a news magazine in the 1960s.

NOVEMBER (critical political mass)

4th: The Crown, Netflix — QE at 25 (Claire Foy), tended to by Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow … just watch

15th: Good Behavior, TNT — Michelle Dockery as bad girl, thief, con artist … not Lady Mary
17th: Undercover, BBCA — Sophie Okonedo as a British lawyer preparing to be the first black Director of Public Prosecutions; her husband’s secrets come to light
20th: The Affair, Showtime
25th: Gilmore Girls, Netflix

DECEMBER (bury your head in the snow…y white fleece blanket)

11th: The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, PBS
16th: The Man in the High Castle, Amazon

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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