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For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past. Over 1,000 of them got back to us with their picks for fall.

We asked Rotten Tomatoes users which returning shows they are most looking forward to this strike-hobbled fall TV season. Readers were allowed more than one vote — since really, who can pick just one?

American Horror Story took the top spot in last year’s survey — and ended up with a 71% Tomatometer score for the season and a 40% Audience Score. This year, Ryan Murphy’s long-running FX anthology horror series contends with Disney+ and Marvel Studios’ Loki, which thoroughly dominated the category with just shy of 50 percent of the vote. By comparison, the next title on the list, Prime Video’s Reacher, had 23 percent of the vote and American Horror Story: Delicate had around 18 percent of the vote.

We’re expecting titles like The Crown season 6 to arrive this season, but the Netflix historical drama couldn’t bother to RSVP for this particular party, and in this time of strikes and new Covid variants, we weren’t going to impose our expectations on it. (Netflix UK & Ireland has since confirmed it for this year.) Vote for The Crown in our poll of most anticipated just announced and expected titles if you want to show it, Rick and Morty, or other latecomers some love.

Read on to find out all of Rotten Tomatoes users’ most anticipated returning series.

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Loki (2021)

Synopsis: Loki, the God of Mischief, steps out of his brother's shadow to embark on an adventure that takes place after... [More]

Reacher (2022)

Synopsis: Jack Reacher lives as a drifter, traveling from town to town across the United States.... [More]

Fargo (2014)

Synopsis: In this anthology series inspired by the 1996 film, each season follows a mostly new cast of characters who get... [More]

Synopsis: "American Horror Story" was created by the co-creators of "Glee," but the shows have little in common besides that. The... [More]

Bob's Burgers (2011)

Synopsis: Bob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob's Burgers with his loving wife and their three children. Bob believes... [More]

The Wheel of Time (2021)

Synopsis: Moiraine, a member of a magical organization, takes five young people on a journey, believing that one of them might... [More]

The Simpsons (1989)

Synopsis: This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. The... [More]

Invincible (2021)

Synopsis: Mark Grayson, 17, is just like every other guy his age -- except that his father is the most powerful... [More]

Family Guy (1999)

Synopsis: This animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Endearingly ignorant Peter and his stay-at-home wife, Lois, reside in... [More]

The Morning Show (2019)

Synopsis: An unapologetically candid drama that looks at the modern workplace through the lens of the people who help wake America... [More]

Synopsis: "American Horror Stories" is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's award-winning anthology series "American Horror Story." The weekly... [More]

The Amazing Race (2001)

Synopsis: Teams of two travel the globe to try to win $1 million.... [More]

Survivor (2000)

Synopsis: Castaways inhabit a remote destination and attempt to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a prize of $1 million.... [More]

Quantum Leap (2022)

Synopsis: Dr. Ben Song, lead physicist of a top-secret government time-travel program known as Quantum Leap, makes an unauthorized leap into... [More]

The Gilded Age (2022)

Synopsis: The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, great conflict between the old ways and brand new... [More]

The Santa Clauses (2022)

Synopsis: The Calvin family is back at the North Pole, as Scott Calvin continues his role as Santa Claus after his... [More]

Upload (2020)

Synopsis: A man is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death.... [More]
Directed By: Greg Daniels, Howard Klein

Sex Education (2019)

Synopsis: Socially awkward high school student Otis may not have much experience in the lovemaking department, but he gets good guidance... [More]

The Voice (2011)

Synopsis: America's best undiscovered talent goes head-to-head on teams led by four of today's biggest musical icons, who playfully compete against... [More]

Welcome to Wrexham (2022)

Synopsis: In "Welcome to Wrexham," Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds learn to run the third oldest professional football club in the... [More]

The Masked Singer (2019)

Synopsis: A top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against each other and appear in elaborate costumes with full facemasks... [More]

Virgin River (2019)

Synopsis: Seeking a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from Los Angeles to a remote Northern California town and is surprised... [More]

Synopsis: Stede Bonnet, a pampered aristocrat, abandons his life of privilege to become a pirate in the early 18th century.... [More]

Lupin (2021)

Synopsis: A retelling of the classic French story about Arsène Lupin, the world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise.... [More]

For All Mankind (2019)

Synopsis: The high-stakes lives of NASA astronauts and their families in a world where the global space race never ended.... [More]

Chucky (2021)

Synopsis: Before Annabelle of the "Conjuring" movie series, there was another terrifying doll. After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at... [More]

Slow Horses (2022)

Synopsis: Following a dysfunctional team of MI5 agents -- and their obnoxious boss, the notorious Jackson Lamb -- as they navigate... [More]

SEAL Team (2017)

Synopsis: Failure isn't an option for the new Navy SEALs, and that kind of pressure can take a toll on the... [More]

Disenchantment (2018)

Synopsis: After tackling modern times with "The Simpsons" and the future with "Futurama," producer Matt Groening steps into the past with... [More]

Inside the NFL (1977)

Synopsis: The Emmy-winning "Inside the NFL" series has been going strong for well over 40 years and has called several networks... [More]

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