New year, new TV — that’s what we always say! And with these 11 fresh returning series this month, there’s plenty of it to go around. Whether you feel like scratching that nostalgia itch with Cobra Kai, singing along with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, or watching your latest binge through your fingers with Servant, January 2021 has all that and more.


What it is: Considering Doctor Who is about nothing less than fantastical adventures through the space-time continuum, it’s difficult to sum up in a sentence or two. Suffice it to say that it follows an alien Time Lord known as the Doctor (who’s been inhabited by a number of actors over the years, and now, for the first time, a woman) and their companions — in the two newest seasons known as “friends.”

Why you should watch it: Doctor Who is making a case for being one of those timeless sci-fi properties that’s earned a devout following akin to Star Wars or Star Trek. The decades-spanning series always finds ways to one-up itself, and with Jodie Whittaker making her grand debut on season 11 as the first female Doctor, there’s never been a better time to jump aboard. Season 12 wrapped after 10 episodes in March 2020, but it’s got one more installment up its sleeve by way of a New Years special (which airs Jan. 1 on BBC America), in which one of the Doctor’s most fearsome enemies is slated to return. Before you watch that, though, we recommend you begin your binge with the 2006 relaunch.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNOWGoogle PlayMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 110 hours (for the first 12 seasons of the relaunch)


What it is: A routine MRI goes awry for the titular Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy) when an earthquake shakes her mind beyond repair. She exits the clinic with the ability to hear people’s innermost thoughts, all communicated through music.

Why you should watch it: Actors don’t come packaged much more charming than Levy, and her skills are put to fabulous use on creator Austin Winsberg’s Emmy-winning series. Flanked by musically gifted co-stars like Pitch Perfect vet Skylar Astin and Glee-turned-Broadway wunderkind Alex Newell — not to mention industry vets Mary Steenburgen, Lauren Graham, and Peter Gallagher — this showstopping series hits all the right notes. Season 2 premieres Jan. 5 on NBC.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNOWGoogle PlayHuluMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 9 hours (for the first season)


What it is: Cobra Kai charts the reopening of The Karate Kid’s infamous Cobra Kai dojo by none other than Johnny Lawrence himself. It makes for a modern-day twist on the classic 1980s film franchise, and now with its new home on Netflix (after an original launch on YouTube Premium), it’s become a runaway hit with fans new and old.

Why you should watch it: Nostalgia has been the name of the game through what has otherwise been an insurmountably difficult year. Luckily, Cobra Kai, from creator Robert Mark Kamen, has it in spades. Featuring committed performances from Karate Kid original players Ralph Macchio as Daniel and William Zabka as Johnny, this reboot feels as comfortable and entertaining as ever, and it’s further brought to life by an ensemble of young actors finding their own footing in the discipline of karate. Season 3 premieres Jan. 1 on Netflix.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, NetflixVudu

Commitment: Approx. 10 hours (for the first two seasons)


What it is: A teen Emily Dickinson was a rebel with gifts and intelligence well beyond her years; Dickinson is the story of how she set out to be the world’s best living poet in ways both unexpected and engrossing.

Why you should watch it: Creator Alena Smith’s hit flagship series with Apple TV+ left us wanting more the minute it started. Why? Well, Dickinson is herself a subject of intrigue, and played by an Oscar nominee like Hailee Steinfeld (who’s also attached as an executive producer), she’s certainly a compelling character. But set to a contemporary soundtrack, sprinkled with millennial-tinged dialogue, and boasting a fast-paced, fantastical, feminist aesthetic that leaves period dramas of yesteryear in its dust, Dickinson is simply unlike anything we’ve seen before — and that’s a good thing. Season 2 premieres Jan. 8 on Apple TV+.

Where to watch it: Apple TV+

Commitment: Approx. 5 hours (for the first season)


What it is: The gods are out to play — and out for blood — in this cult favorite series on Starz. Based on the fantasy novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, American Gods begins by following recently released convict Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), who’s employed by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) as a bodyguard. Diving into a world of dark magic, it is soon revealed that Mr. Wednesday is on a mission to unite the Old Gods against the rise of the New. Now entering its third season, you’ll just have to catch up to learn of their riveting successes and failures in that journey along the way.

Why you should watch it: Few series are quite as engrossingly strange and ambitious as American Gods, and that’s what has us hooked. It’s a timely commentary on the world we live in today, but set against the backdrop of a lurid fantasy epic. And to that we say: more please! Season 3 premieres Jan. 10 on Starz.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, MicrosoftStarz, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 16 hours (for the first two seasons)


What it is: A relationship drama turned coming-of-age comedy turned noir-esque murder mystery thriller turned courtroom procedural, Search Party is everything but definable — and that’s exactly what makes it so good. It’s the story of Dory (Alia Shawkat), Drew (John Reynolds), Elliot (John Early), and Portia (Meredith Hagner), who, on account of their own self-interest and general aimlessness, entangle themselves in the potentially sinister disappearance of their college classmate.

Why you should watch it: Brooklyn-dwelling millennials have been beguiling subjects for many a film and TV creator since Lena Dunham’s Girls, but never before have they been so exactingly (and excruciatingly) brought to life than in Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter’s incisive satire-crime mystery cocktail. And how lucky are we to have two new seasons in a matter of months? Season 4 premieres Jan. 14 on HBO Max.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, HBO MaxMicrosoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 12 hours (for the first three seasons)


What it is: Sean (Toby Kebbell) and Dorothy’s (Lauren Ambrose) life is turned upside down when a mindless tragedy leads to the death of their newborn. To help aid his despondent wife through her grief, Sean hires a nanny named Leanne (Nell Tiger-Free), against the better judgement of his brother-in-law (Rupert Grint). And it soon enough becomes clear that Leanne has a twisted agenda of her own.

Why you should watch it: Nothing is as it seems in this heady half-hour horror from creator Tony Basgallop and director-producer M. Night Shyamalan. And while Syamalan’s ambitions as a filmmaker at times get the best of him, everything here clicks to make for a taut, stunning freshman series that will leave you on the edge of your seat. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Season 2, which premieres Jan. 15 on Apple TV+.

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Commitment: Approx. 5 hours (for the first season)


What it is: Like Batman before her, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) is an ultra-wealthy heiress who decides to take justice into her own hands on Season 1 of Caroline Dries’ DC Comics series. Rose exited after those first 20 episodes, though, and Season 2 will hand the reins to Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder and our titular heroine.

Why you should watch it: With a Season 2 premiere episode titled “Whatever Happened to Kate Kane?” Batwoman knows the main question fans will have going in, and it’s ready to answer it. But as DC’s first-ever black Batwoman, Leslie is making history while kicking some butt in only the way the franchise’s famed caped crusaders can. Season 2 premieres Jan. 17 on the CW.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google PlayHBO MaxMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 15 hours (for the first season)


What it is: With Riverdale, the beloved Archie comics of yore get the CW treatment as a live-action murder mystery-thriller with intense high schoolers played by KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, and Cole Sprouse. In other words, this is not your mom and dad’s heroic redhead.

Why you should watch it: We’ll say it: Riverdale ranks among the best teen dramas to come out of primetime since Gossip Girl, and the viewership and brand ubiquity it has garnered over the years is well deserved. As the classic Archie we know with a heaping serving of sex appeal and a dash of True Detective, what’s not to love? Season 5 premieres Jan. 20 on the CW.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Netflix, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 56 hours (for the first four seasons)


What it is: Euphoria charts the lives of a group of diverse, troubled high schoolers and their rainbow of experiences living in the 21st century — experiences befitting the series title, yes, but others all the more tragic.

Why you should watch it: This dark, gritty, hallucinatory hit from creator Sam Levinson not only marks a career-best, attention-grabbing turn from its Emmy-winning star Zendaya, but it introduces us to a whole new class of Young Hollywood along the way, among them model and actor Hunter Schafer. Mining real-world ailments of drug addiction, sexual abuse, online harassment, and more, it’s not always an easy watch, but it’s a worthwhile one. The long-awaited Season 2 teased its premiere last month with a Christmas special centered on Zendaya’s Rue; part of the special, which centers on Schafer’s Jules, airs Jan. 24 on HBO.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNOWGoogle PlayHBO MaxMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 9 hours (for the first season and holiday special)


What it is: Set seven years after the world has frozen over and become uninhabitable, Snowpiercer charts life on a luxury train as it continues an endless journey around the globe and the social unrest between its upper and lower classes boils to the point of uprising.

Why you should watch it: Much like the train on which it’s centered, Snowpiercer never lets up. Propulsive and pulse-pounding while leaning into its various sociopolitical commentaries, it succeeds in expanding the word so brilliantly captured in Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 feature film of the same name (which itself was based on a trilogy of French graphic novels from the 1980s) while introducing us to new characters and more. Season 2 premieres Jan. 25 on TNT.

Where to watch: AmazonGoogle PlayMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 7.5 hours (for the first season)


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In this first full month of summer, you’ll want to catch up with some beloved series of years past to enjoy some of the one-off specials and TV movies hitting in July. Plus, some other small-screen favorites return for their sophomore seasons. Catch up on everything we think you should be watching this month with July 2020’s guide on what’s worth your precious binge.    


Hanna 80% (Amazon Prime Video)

What it is: This long-form television adaptation of Joe Wright’s 2011 feature tells the scintillating story of a young assassin raised in the woods — one who, when tracked down by a CIA agent on the prowl, will do just about anything it takes to learn the truth about who she is.

Why you should watch it: Four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan left massive shoes to fill for the titular assassin when she originated the role nine years ago, but luckily, 20-year-old up-and-comer Esme Creed-Miles proves equally adept and formidable as the demanding heroine. While season 1 certainly proved a Fresh and satisfying viewing, some complained that it was too much exposition, not enough action. Positive early reviews may hint that Hanna packs more of a punch in season 2, which premieres July 3 on Amazon Prime.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google PlayMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first season)


Psych 89% (TNT)

What it is: As if you haven’t wondered what Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and Gus Guster (Dulé Hill) have been up to? While Psych: The Movie reunited the oddball detective duo in San Francisco (a.k.a. “psychphrancisco”) in 2017, Psych is the gift that keeps on giving. A new sequel, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, brings them back to Santa Barbara to help their old police chief, only to be caught up in a case of the supernatural.

Why you should watch it: No, Shawn is not a real psychic, but he’ll have you rooting for him anyway. The original USA Network series, which premiered back in 2006 and wrapped in 2014, followed Shawn as he utilized his impressive observational skills and memory as a Santa Barbara–based crime consultant to trick people into thinking he’s the real deal. But the series succeeds because it does just the opposite and never tries to be something it’s not. Putting affable goofiness to the forefront is what earned Psych it’s devoted “Psych-O” fan base and is what ensures the laughs are going to be hearty with the July 15 film sequel treatment. Catch up now so you can spot all the Easter eggs and call-back guest stars! Psych 2: Lassie Come Home premieres July 15 on Peacock.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 92 hours (for all eight seasons and Psych: The Movie)


30 Rock 78% (NBC)

What it is: Blatantly inspired by her time at Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey’s 30 Rock (on which she also stars) is a loving ode to the beast that is live television. She plays Liz Lemon, the head writer of sketch comedy show TGS with Tracy Jordan who’s tasked with simultaneously reining in her new boss, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin).

Why you should watch it: Remember when prestige TV was for years through the mid-aughts just the folks behind Mad Men and 30 Rock winning their respective Emmys on an annual basis? If you haven’t watched Fey’s breakout (and best) brainchild, now’s the time to find out just what makes it one-of-the-best-ever comedies of the small screen. The series’ anticipated upfront special airs July 16 on NBC.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, HuluMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 50 hours (for all seven seasons)


The Alienist 77% (TNT)

What it is: Based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr and helmed by showrunner Stuart Carolan, The Alienist is set in the final years of the 19th century and dives deep into a series of violent, gruesome murders and the mysterious serial killer behind them. Criminal psychologist (a.k.a. “alienist”) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore, and police department secretary Sara Howard are called in to conduct a secret investigation to bring the killer justice.

Why you should watch it: This series is pitch-perfect period perfection with lurid horror (psychological and otherwise) to spare. Add to the mix a central cast that’s more than up to task, including Luke Evans, Daniel Brühl, and Dakota Fanning in a welcome (and decidedly adult) turn on the small screen, we’re hooked enough to see what this drama has in store for its second round. Season 2, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, premieres July 18 on TNT.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, MicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 10 hours (for the first season)


Room 104 88% (HBO)

What it is: From the minds of indie film royalty Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, Room 104 is unlike just about anything else on television. The series sets each of its 30-minute installments (36 total across three seasons) in its titular hotel room through which a varied assortment of characters pass, spending a night or two within its walls and experiencing things that are far from typical.

Why you should watch it: Part of the joy of watching Room 104 is bracing yourself for the unexpected. Luckily, the series’ anthology-like narrative means you never quite know what you’re going to get. Genre, tone, time, cast — basically everything but place — changes with each episode. While the diversity allows the viewer to watch it out of sequential order, we still recommend you watch starting with episode 1 if only to appreciate the bigger picture the Duplass brothers are creating. Season 4, its final outing, premieres July 24 on HBO.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HBO Now, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 18 hours (for the first three seasons)


The Muppets 64% (Disney+)

What it is: The Muppets are back! Given Disney’s streaming treatment with Muppets Now, this “unscripted” series will feature all our favorite characters acting through three different, unscripted and improvised segments of a game show, a cooking show, and a talk show. Watch the trailer above, and it is clear the rest is being held under lock and key.

Why you should watch it: At the risk of sounding hyperbolic: Hollywood wouldn’t be what it is today without the Kermit the Frog and his Muppet crew. Since their inception from the mind of puppeteer Jim Henson in the 1950s, they’ve gone on to entertain the masses with 10 feature films, a smattering of on-again, off-again television series beginning with The Muppet Show in 1976, and over 20 television specials. Plus, they’re frequently credited with influencing the young minds and sensibilities of some of today’s biggest Hollywood stars. Muppets Now, premieres on Disney+ on July 31. To get a feel for it all prior to, ABC’s Emmy-nominated 2015 series from creators Bob Kushell and Bill Prady, The Muppets, is a solid place to start.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 5.5 hours (for the first and only season)


The Umbrella Academy 83% (Netflix)

What it is: An adaptation of Gerard Way’s Dark Horse Comics series of the same name, The Umbrella Academy follows a “dysfunctional family of superheroes” who, as children, were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves. Now estranged adults, the family reunites to solve the mystery of Hargreeves’ death.

Why you should watch it: Led by Oscar-nominee Ellen Page and Merlin alumnus Tom Hopper, the ensemble of imperfect superheroes is what makes this series sweet like candy — the looming apocalypse and genuine heart are just the cherries on top. Season 2 premieres July 31 on Netflix.

Where to watch: Netflix

Commitment: Approx. 10 hours (for the first season)

 

Anthological true-crime series, reboots of a genre-defining classic, a reality hit starring a bevy of makeover masters, and a DC Comics property getting its due on the small screen are just a few of the seven acclaimed series returning this month. Catch up on all that and more with June 2020’s guide on what’s worth bingeing.    


Dirty John 80% (USA Network)

What it is: This true-crime anthology series from creator Alexandra Cunningham follows an intense, stranger-than-fiction tale of love gone wrong each season. While the first outing on Bravo from fall 2018 was a screen adaptation of the viral podcast charting the story of Debra Newell and her con artist husband John Meehan, Season 2, titled Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, moves to USA Network to tell the story of Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet), who in 1991 was convicted of murdering her ex-husband Dan (Christian Slater) and his new wife Linda.

Why you should watch it: Just like the podcast of its original source material, Dirty John’s first season is the kind of soapy crime drama best enjoyed with your feet up and a glass of wine. Elevating it from tabloid fodder, though, are the performances from Connie Britton as Debra, who was nominated for a Golden Globe, Eric Bana as John, and supporting turns from Juno Temple and Ozark Emmy winner Julia Garner. Season 2 premieres June 2 on USA Network.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google PlayMicrosoft, NetflixVudu

Commitment: Approx. 6.5 hours (for the first season)


Queer Eye 93% (Netflix)

What it is: The early aughts’ boundary-pushing hit reality series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy gets a makeover of its own with this charming, seven-time Emmy-winning reboot on Netflix.

Why you should watch it: If any other series captured the world’s collective heart over the last two years like Queer Eye has, we haven’t heard of it. Yes, its main hook lies in the fashionable, fabulous, and heartwarming makeovers the Queer Eye guys give rural American men and women (plus, their half-season trip to Japan), but you’ll stick around for the playful banter and true, deep friendship between the main cast of industry experts. It all packs a surprisingly emotional punch, so stock up on tissues! Season 5 premieres June 5 on Netflix.

Where to watch: Netflix

Commitment: Approx. 28 hours (for the first four seasons, plus Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!)


The Chi (Showtime)

What it is: You’ve never seen Chicago like this. Created by Master of None Emmy winner and Queen and Slim screenwriter Lena Waithe, this Showtime series portrays the city’s South Side neighborhood as a tapestry of want and need, violence and love, and altogether human when our central heroes (played by Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, and Alex R. Hibbert) are brought together in unexpected ways after one life- and community-altering event.

Why you should watch it: The Chi is an unflinching and authentic coming-of-age drama boasting some of the best actors and writers — well-known and otherwise — working today. In a time when racial violence still devastates minority communities and permeates our headlines, it offers a timely look at some of the social issues being debated today while still being nuanced, character-driven entertainment. The series went on a hiatus after Mitchell was fired for misconduct allegations, but Season 3 will finally premiere June 21 on Showtime.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, MicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 20 hours (for the first two seasons)


Doom Patrol 97% (HBO Max)

What it is: From creator Jeremy Carver and starring Matt Bomer, April Bowlby, Timothy Dalton, Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, and Joivan Wade, this acclaimed DC Comics series follows superpowered outcasts Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane after modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief) brings them together to save the world from one fantastical threat after another. Season 1 aired last year, streaming on DC Universe, but makes the jump to HBO Max as the platform’s inaugural comic book property.

Why you should watch it: In the very best way, Carver and his writing room are dedicated to their source materials’ larger-than-life weirdness, violence, and heart — and they have a cast that’s down to play along each step of the way. Season 2 premieres June 25 on HBO Max.

Where to watch: Amazon, DC UniverseFandangoNow, Google Play, MicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 12.5 hours (for the first season)


Search Party 96% (HBO Max)

What it is: Part relationship drama, part coming-of-age comedy, part noir-tinged mystery thriller, Search Party is undefinable — but that’s what makes it so good. It’s the story of Dory (Alia Shawkat), Drew (John Reynolds), Elliot (John Early), and Portia (Meredith Hagner), who, on account of their own self-interest and general aimlessness, entangle themselves in the potentially sinister disappearance of their college classmate.

Why you should watch it: Brooklyn-dwelling millennials have been beguiling subjects for many a film and TV auteur since Lena Dunham’s Girls, but never before have they been so exactingly (and excruciatingly) brought to life than in Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter’s incisive satire-crime mystery cocktail. Season 3 premieres June 25 on HBO Max.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 8 hours (for the first two seasons)


The Twilight Zone 67% (CBS All Access)

What it is: Did somebody say a reboot of creator Rod Sterling’s eerie and prescient anthological classic from 1959, now hosted and produced by modern master of horror Jordan Peele (an Oscar winner for Get Out and record-breaker for Us)? All we can say is: Sign us up.

Why you should watch it: When it comes to horror series that episodically tackle various social and political matters through a sci-fi and technology-driven lens, Netflix’s Black Mirror has been the buzzy new kid on the block for five seasons strong. But there’s still nothing like the taste of a true original, and with Peele at the helm, this Twilight Zone is in more than capable hands. Season 2 of this beloved reboot premieres June 25 on CBS All Access.

Where to watch: CBS All AccessFandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 7.5 hours (for the first season)


Adventure Time 100% (HBO Max)

What it is: And you thought we were done with the land of Ooo. After delivering an unforgettable season finale in 2018, creator Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time is back for this four-part special on HBO Max, beginning with “BMO.”

Why you should watch it: This belovedly off-kilter animated series bursts at the seams with unabashed and untamed surrealist creativity. But at its core, it’s just the story of a 12-old-boy named Finn who goes on adventures with his magical dog named Jake. Binge all 10 seasons of the series in the lead-up to the new specials, the first of which follows our heroic duo’s prescient robot and friend, BMO. Adventure Time: Distant Lands premieres June 25 on HBO Max.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 51.5 hours (for all 10 seasons)


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The 50 Best TV Seasons of the 2010s, According to the Tomatometer

We’re celebrating the best TV of the decade with a look at the top-scoring seasons of 2010–2019, according to the Tomatometer. The second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag takes the top spot, but don’t feel bad for season 1; it appears at No. 1 our list. Fellow Amazon Prime series Catastrophe, from creators Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, tops the list for number of total seasons on the list with three of its four seasons Certified Fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer placing at Nos. 14, 15, and 25. Netflix title Master of None is the only show with two seasons in the top 10.

All of the seasons are Certified Fresh at 100%, by the way. We’re showing 50 here, but there are a total of 94 TV seasons from the decade that have 100% Certified Fresh scores. We ranked them according to the number of reviews each had at the season level. Fleabag season 2, for instance, has 95 season-level reviews with Insecure season 1 hot on its heels with 94 reviews. Meanwhile, season 2 of anthology series Fargo, which starred Patrick Wilson and Kirsten Dunst, has a total of 230 reviews total across the season and 10 episodes, but only 58 at the season level, and so the title appears lower on the list. But getting episode-level reviews is an accomplishment in itself; most shows don’t get enough reviews on each episode to get episodic scores.

Broad City and Jane the Virgin — girl power! — have the most seasons in the top 200 seasons of the decade with four each. Fan favorite Breaking Bad is represented twice, while Cobra Kai, which surprised audiences with its 100% Tomatometer score last year is at No. 11. The highest-ranked superhero series is Marvel’s Agents of Shield season 3. Meanwhile, some incredible TV seasons – many of Game of Thrones’, the current season of Watchmen – missed the list, because of just a few dissenting reviews.

Read on to find out which titles placed in the best TV of the decade.

Which is your favorite 100%  Certified Fresh season of TV? Let us know in the comments. 

Fleabag: Season 2 (2019)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Fleabag jumps back into the fray with a bracing second season that upholds its predecessor's frenzied wit and delicate heart, replete with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's indefatigable charisma.

Insecure: Season 1 (2016)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Insecure uses star Issa Rae's breakout web series Awkward Black Girl as the basis for an insightful, raunchy, and hilarious journey through the life of a twentysomething black woman that cuts through stereotypes with sharp wit and an effusive spirit.

#3
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Exceptionally executed with charm, humor, and heart, Master of None is a refreshingly offbeat take on a familiar premise.

#4
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Family-driven drama and psychological themes propel The Americans' tautly drawn tension, dispensing thrills of a different ilk this season.

#5
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Master of None's second season picks up where its predecessor left off, delivering an ambitious batch of episodes that builds on the show's premise while adding surprising twists.

Fargo: Season 2 (2015)
100%

#6
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Season two of Fargo retains all the elements that made the series an award-winning hit, successfully delivering another stellar saga powered by fascinating characters, cheeky cynicism, and just a touch of the absurd.

#7
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: By voluntarily blowing up its premise, The Good Place sets up a second season that proves even funnier than its first.
Directed By: David Miner

#8
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Jane the Virgin's dubious premise has become part of its unlikely charm -- along with delightfully diverse writing and a knockout performance by Gina Rodriguez.

Counterpart: Season 1 (2017)
100%

#9
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Tense and gripping, Counterpart is an absorbing thrill-fest led by J.K. Simmons' multi-faceted dual lead performance.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Still evolving in its third season, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. further hits its stride with a blend of thrills, humor, and heart.

Cobra Kai: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#11
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Cobra Kai continues the Karate Kid franchise with a blend of pleasantly corny nostalgia and teen angst, elevated by a cast of well-written characters.

Undone: Season 1 (2019)
98%

#12
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A kaleidoscopic existential crisis, Undone bends the rules of space, time, and rotoscoping to weave a beautifully surreal tapestry that is at once fantastical and utterly relatable.

Homeland: Season 1 (2011)
100%

#13
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Homeland is an addictive, politically resonant spy thriller and compelling character study that benefits from superb performances.

Catastrophe: Season 3 (2017)
100%

#14
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe deepens the drama in its latest season -- but remarkably loses none of its comedy along the way.

Catastrophe: Season 1 (2015)
100%

#15
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe proves that there's still a place for simple romantic comedy on television, as long as the actors have chemistry and the jokes are laugh-out-loud funny.

Fleabag: Season 1 (2016)
100%

#16
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Clever and viciously funny, Fleabag is a touching, wildly inventive comedy about a complicated young woman navigating the aftermath of trauma.
Directed By: Harry Bradbeer

Barry: Season 2 (2019)
100%

#17
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Barry follows up a pitch-perfect debut with a second season that balances darkness with comedy while steering clear of antihero overindulgence.

#18
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A pleasant change from typically gory zombie shows, The Returned is a must-see oddity that's both smart and sure to disturb.

Vida: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#19
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Vida explores familiar familial ground from a fresh perspective to create an earnest and heartfelt take on identity and what it means to belong.

Justified: Season 6 (2015)
100%

#20
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Justified returns to form for its endgame, rebounding with crisp storytelling and colorful characters who never take themselves too seriously.

#21
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Search Party is an engaging, weird, dark, funny mystery elevated by exceptional performances throughout.

Transparent: Season 3 (2016)
100%

#22
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Uniquely its own, and compelling and poignant as ever, Transparent continues to transcend the parameters of comedic and dramatic television with sustained excellence in its empathic portrayal of the Pfefferman family.

#23
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Breaking Bad's well-toned storytelling flares up this season with dramatic story changes and calculated direction.

#24
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Breaking Bad's fourth season continues to evolve and subvert expectations, and it's never been more riveting to watch.

Catastrophe: Season 2 (2015)
100%

#25
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Catastrophe delivers a strong second season that deepens the drama while remaining spit-take funny.

#26
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Killing is a slow burning mystery with an eerie, mutli-dimensional story propelled by thoughtful writing, believable characters, and realistic horror, even if its season finale was unsatisfying.

#27
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Pamela Adlon fully asserts her authorial voice over Better Things in a triumphant third season that examines the exhaustion of motherhood with exhilarating artistry.

#28
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A wild philosophical ride to the very end, The Good Place brings it home with a forking good final season.

Big Mouth: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#29
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Poignantly repulsive, Big Mouth continues to confront the awkwardness of adolescence with foul-mouthed glee and an added layer of maturity.

#30
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: American Crime offers a unique anthology series filled with surprising revelations and compelling inter-connected narratives that opt for original, emotional human commentary instead of tired arguments over current events.

#31
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Dear White People's endearing excellence returns, but with an added layer of emotional maturity that enhances the show's powerful, relevant meditations on race relations in America.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Not letting up in season two, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is still odd in the best of ways, wonderfully building on its unique comedy stylings and brilliantly funny cast.

Veep: Season 4 (2015)
100%

#33
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Veep shows no signs of slowing down in its fourth season, thanks to sharp, funny, rapid-fire dialogue between POTUS and her hilariously incompetent staff.

#34
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Babylon Berlin's humor and humanity pair nicely with its hypnotic visuals, resulting in a show that dazzles within its oversaturated genre.

#35
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Skillfully puncturing the idea of celebrity and our culture's bizarre obsession with it, BoJack Horseman's third season continues its streak as one of the funniest and most heartbreaking shows on television.

#36
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Igualmente hilarante y horripilante, Los Espookys is an espooky good time.

#37
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: One Day at a Time continues its ascent into classic sitcom territory without losing sight of its modern identity.

#38
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Bold Type presents an aspirational yet refreshingly realistic portrait of young women's careers, friendships and love lives in a big city.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With its excellent cast and resplendent period trappings, Downton Abbey continues to weave a bewitching, ingratiating spell.

#40
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: As timely and tender as ever, One Day at a Time's third season manages to up to comedy ante without losing the intimate family moments that help it hit so close to home.

#41
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Rick and Morty's fourth season is both an exciting progression and a delightful return to form that proves more than worth the two-year wait.

#42
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: You're the Worst continues to chart serious territory with intelligence, heart, and noxious wit in its third season, even as the anti-rom-com's damaged narcissist protagonists slowly start to get over themselves.

Dark: Season 2 (2019)
100%

#43
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Dark's sumptuous second season descends deeper into the show's meticulously-crafted mythos and cements the series as one of streaming's strongest and strangest science fiction stories.
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Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return picks up right where its predecessor left off, retaining all the cult classic's crucial ingredients and adding a handful of fresh twists.

#45
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Planet Earth II offers a spectacular, moving, unprecedented account of the natural world.
Directed By: Mike Gunton

Big Mouth: Season 3 (2019)
97%

#46
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Like the characters at its center, Big Mouth's third season continues to grow, taking on complicated new issues with the same gross-but-utterly-empathetic eye that made it so lovable in the first place.

Broad City: Season 5 (2019)
100%

#47
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Glazer and Jacobson give the people exactly what they want in Broad City's final season - relatable content, questionable intimacy, and ingenious escapades through the glorious squalor of IRL NYC.

#48
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: America to Me confronts hard questions through candid moments in a Chicago high school, crafting an exploration of race and class relations in America that is as insightful as it is inspiring.
Starring:

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Following a period of uncertainty and a shift to NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine reemerges with its cast and tone wholly intact.

Bunheads: Season 1 (2012)
100%

#50
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sharp, and effortlessly charming, Bunheads is a captivating blend of drama and comedy that succeeds on the strength of a terrific ensemble cast.


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The fall TV overhaul may be behind us, but, don’t worry, there are still plenty of must-see shows returning this month. From sitcoms to sex dramas, Westerns to medieval war sagas, there is something for everyone this November. Find out which series you should catch up on.


Mom (CBS)

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What it is: A family sitcom about recovering alcoholics, teen pregnancies, and other assorted curves life can throw may not sound like it’s mingling with laughing matters, but Mom works! Anna Faris leads as Christy, a mother of two who gets sober and moves to the Napa Valley to start her life anew. Allison Janney also steals the show as her mother, Bonnie, a fellow recovering addict who finally has the chance to be present for her daughter (and grandkids). In that sense, Mom is a comedy about making up for lost time.

Why you should watch it: This multi-cam sitcom from industry titan Chuck Lorre is five years strong thanks to the fact that it’s rough around the edges in a real-world way. It’s not too sweet, and it has standout (and, in the case of Janney, Emmy-winning!) performances across the board. They may not be a typical family, but for 30 minutes each week, they will be come a part of yours. Season 5 premiered November 2.

Where to watch it: AmazonFandangoNOWGoogle Play, HuluMicrosoftPlayStation VideoVudu

Commitment: Approx. 31 hours


The Girlfriend Experience 76% (Starz)

What it is: Based on Steven Soderbourgh’s 2009 vignette-filled feature film of the same name, The Girlfriend Experience is an anthology drama series about the unexpected and complicated lives of sex workers. Season 1 follows a law student named Christine Reade (Riley Keogh) who moonlights in the profession. Season 2, which will follow two different story lines, premieres November 5.

Why you should watch it: While sex alone is likely a titillating enough calling card to pique many viewers’ interest, The Girlfriend Experience is about much more than its elevator pitch implies. Ultimately, it’s a meditation on feminist power, on the relationship between sex and manipulation, and the moral ambiguities of its protagonists’ careers (and those who employ them). Rich with finely realized performances and void of an imposing male gaze (Amy Seimetz is onboard as co-creator, co-director, and co-star), the series’ first season packed an emotional wallop while making you think. Season 2 will boast hourlong episodes (versus last year’s half-hours) and two parallel, concurrently running stories.

Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOWGoogle PlayMicrosoftPlayStation VideoVudu

Commitment: Approx. 6.5 hours


Shameless 82% (Showtime)

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What it is: While this comedy series has been around for so long that it’s hard to define it without giving away seven seasons of spoilers, but at its core, it’s an hour-long dysfunctional family comedy-drama about six children (led by Emmy Rossum as Fiona) who were forced to grow up too fast while under the watch of their single, alcoholic father, Frank (William H. Macy).

Why you should watch it: It’s tricky to strike the balance between broad comedy and aching drama, but it’s a skill that Shameless has perfected since its 2011 debut. Credit where it’s due: Rossum is an absolutely fearless knockout who bests herself season to season. It’s an excellent ensemble, and you can’t help but love the Gallagher family (even when they don’t make it easy), but watching the actress and Oscar nominee Macy go toe-to-toe as the central headstrong daughter and father just gets better with age. Season 8 premieres November 5.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOWGoogle Play, HuluMicrosoft, NetflixPlayStation Video, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 77 hours


Lady Dynamite 97% (Netflix)

LADY DYNAMITE Ana Gasteyer, Maria Bamford (Saeed Adyani/Netflix)

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What it is: As an experienced comedian’s comedian, Maria Bamford finally gets the star treatment she deserves with Mitchell Hurwitz and Pam Brady’s half-hour semi-biographical comedy about a standup comedian who, after a breakdown and subsequent institutionalization, begins readjusting to an ever-changing world and ever-changing mental state.

Why you should watch it: Forgive the pun, but Lady Dynamite is explosive. It’s brave. It’s mental illness like you’ve never seen before — and in Bamford, it features a leading lady like you’ve never seen, either. With an eye for the surreal, the absurd, and the slapstick found in one standup comic’s everyday life, Lady is wacky, brilliant fun. Plus, it features a who’s who comedy roster of supporting players and cameos that will surely be even more impressive in Season 2, which bows November 10.

Where to watch: Netflix

Commitment: Approx. 6 hours


Longmire 88% (Netflix)

What it is: Set in Wyoming’s fictional Absaroka County, this crime drama fits right in with the Westerns of the world, from Unforgiven to Hell or High Water. (Better yet, we’ve gotten to enjoy it for five seasons instead of just two hours!) The pilot picks up one year after the death of our titular hero’s wife, and through his grief, he digs deep into his work and sets his sights on getting reelected to the gold star.

Why you should watch it: Based on the bestselling Walt Longmire Mystery series, this A&E-turned-Netflix original is built on nostalgia for the all-American hero, and star Robert Taylor as Longmire is up to snuff going into its sixth and final season. Like the very best of classic Clint Eastwood and other gunslinging heroes of yesteryear, Taylor’s Longmire is stoically gruff, reserved, and a helluva shot. Need proof? Look no further than his early-series comparison between the small Absaroka’s issues of crime, poverty, and racism and those found in New York City: “Corruption, violence, greed, and murder — but Absaroka County has something that New York City will never have: They have me.” Good luck to those who stand in his way. Season 6 premieres November 17.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOWGoogle PlayMicrosoft, NetflixPlayStation Video, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 45 hours


Search Party 96% (TBS)

Alia Shawkat in Search Party (TBS)

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What it is: Part relationship drama, part coming-of-age comedy, part noir-tinged mystery thriller, Search Party is undefinable —but that’s what makes it so good. It’s the story of Dory (Alia Shaukat), Drew (John Reynolds), Elliot (John Early), and Portia (Meredith Hagner), who, on account of their own self-interest and general aimlessness, entangle themselves in the potentially sinister disappearance of their college classmate.

Why you should watch it: Brooklyn-dwelling millennials have been beguiling subjects for many a film and TV auteur since Lena Dunham’s Girls, but never before have they been so exactingly (and excruciatingly) brought to life than in Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter’s incisive TBS satire-crime mystery cocktail. Season 2 premieres November 19.

Where to watch: AmazonGoogle PlayMicrosoftPlayStation Video, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 4 hours


Vikings 93% (History)

What it is: In the mood for a meaty, generations-spanning period drama that has violence, politics, sex, and true-to-history recreations to spare? Look no further than Vikings, Michael Hirst’s brilliant follow-up to The Tudors. The heart of the series is legendary rags-to-riches viking Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), his rise to power, and how he passes that power to his children and their children thereafter.

Why you should watch it: Vikings is complex, calculated storytelling at its best. Gorgeous, lush sets and production design, committed and gritty performances all around — it is a wonder that the program doesn’t garner acclaim on par with Game of Thrones (though it certainly draws comparisons). But somehow, there’s a viewers’ pleasure to being in on a well-kept secret. Join the club before season 5 returns November 29.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNow, Google PlayHuluMicrosoft, Playstation VideoVudu

Commitment: Approx. 36 hours

This weekend at the movies, we have a Polynesian princess who can indeed smell what a certain demigod is cooking (Moana, with voice work from Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson), a pair of impossibly good-looking spies (Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard), the return of a bad Santa (Bad Santa 2, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates), and the return of Warren Beatty (Rules Don’t Apply, starring Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich). What do the critics have to say?


Moana (2016) 95%

For families heading to the cineplex with young ones in tow this weekend, the choice is simple: Disney’s Moana, starring Auli’i Cravalho as a Polynesian chieftain’s daughter tasked with  a quest that sends her in search of the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in an effort to save her tribe. Just about any old family-friendly release has good odds of making money this time of year, but happily, critics say Moana is really something special — a release that not only boasts the visual splendor Disney audiences expect, but subverts the studio’s standard princess-in-peril storyline in some genuinely refreshing ways. Reviews point to an animated adventure you can feel good about taking the kids to see — and one you might want to take in even if you’re child-free.


Allied (2016) 61%

A sweeping World War II spy epic starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and directed by Robert Zemeckis? On paper, Allied looks like exactly the kind of lavishly assembled absorbing drama starring beautiful people that critics and audiences swoon for during awards season — yet as we all know far too well by now, a movie that looks great in theory doesn’t always add up on the screen. There’s certainly no arguing its pedigree, or the fact that the sheer talent assembled can’t help but add up to a certain amount of entertainment value, and ultimately, Allied‘s old-fashioned Hollywood grandeur helps compensate for its inability to recreate the level of epic wartime drama achieved by the classic films it affectionately emulates.


Bad Santa 2 (2016) 23%

Almost exactly 13 years to the day after Bad Santa gave fans of yuletide-themed black comedy something to ho-ho-ho about, Billy Bob Thornton is back with the sequel. This weekend’s appropriately titled Bad Santa 2 reunites Thornton with original cast members Tony Cox and Brett Kelly, and boasts direction from Mean Girls vet Mark Waters; unfortunately, none of the above is enough to keep critics from lumping coal all over the end result. Reviews describe a second installment with little of the charm of the first — and a comedy that tries too hard to shock while neglecting to tell an involving story. Plenty of people loved the first one, and holiday movies that avoid going overboard with sentimentality are hard to come by, so you might be tempted to see Bad Santa 2, but it sounds like you’ll be better off just watching the original again.


Rules Don't Apply (2016) 55%

It’s been a long time since we had a new Warren Beatty movie — and even longer since we had one he directed. Rules Don’t Apply ends that long drought by fulfilling his decades-long ambition to make a Howard Hughes biopic of sorts that zeroes in on a story in which the reclusive billionaire (Beatty, who also wrote the screenplay in addition to directing) looms over the would-be relationship between one of the actresses in his stable (Lily Collins) and her driver (Alden Ehrenreich). This is obviously a movie with a fairly stellar pedigree, and it would be wonderful if we could say Beatty’s passion project is being greeted with critical adulation; alas, reviews describe a romantic dramedy that, while definitely not without its moments, is ultimately more of a pleasant curiosity than a must-see release. See it because it’s a Beatty production (and to get a look at Ehrenreich in action before he goes supernova in the “young Han Solo” movie), but it might be a good idea to adjust your expectations.


What’s New on TV

Search Party: Season 1 (2016) 100%

Search Party is an engaging, weird, dark, funny mystery elevated by exceptional performances throughout.


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016) 87%

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life provides a faithful and successful revival of the quirky, sweet, and beloved series fans fell in love with over a decade ago.


Also Opening This Week In Limited Release

  • Baden Baden (2016) , about a young woman’s summer spent taking stock of her life, is at 94 percent.
  • Always Shine (2016) , about two old friends on a getaway that throws long-dormant fissures in their relationship into stark relief, is at 89 percent.
  • Seasons (2015) , a documentary look at European flora and fauna, is at 89 percent.
  • Lion (2016) , about a man’s Google Earth-assisted quest to find the family he lost as a boy, is at 78 percent.
  • Evolution (2015) , about a boy who discovers troubling secrets in his matriarchal society, is at 78 percent.
  • Miss Sloane (2016) , starring Jessica Chastain as a high-powered D.C. lobbyist in the professional fight of her life, is at 72 percent.
  • Kill Command (2016) , about a squad of futuristic Marines on a fateful mission, is at 67 percent.
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Clockwise from top left: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Wolf Creek, The Simpsons, Harley and the Davidsons, NCIS, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

It’s time for the Rotten Tomatoes one-stop fall TV premieres guide. This season promises to be an exciting one, with hotly anticipated premieres (Westworld, MacGyver), one-off special events (Hairspray Live!), and returning favorites (Gilmore Girls, The Blacklist). Whatever your tastes, this fall season is bound to have something for you. See below for the full list, which will be updated as more information develops. Happy New TV Time, everybody!


September | October | November | Winter | TBA


 September


Friday, Sept. 2
Narcos: Season 2 (2016) 93%, Netflix

Monday, Sept. 5
Harley and the Davidsons: Miniseries () , 9 p.m., Discovery
Mary and Jane: Season 1 () 38%, 10 p.m., MTV
Loosely, Exactly Nicole: Season 1 (2016) 60%, 10:30 p.m. MTV

Tuesday, Sept. 6
StartUp: Season 1 (2016) 36%, Crackle
9/11 Inside the Pentagon (2016) , 8 p.m., PBS
Dance Moms: Season 6 (2016) , 9 p.m., Lifetime (returning)
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., El Rey
Atlanta: Season 1 (2016) 97%, 10 p.m., FX
Queen Sugar: Season 1 (2016) 94%, 10 p.m., OWN

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Full Circle: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., DirecTV

Thursday, Sept. 8
Better Things: Season 1 (2016) 95% series premiere, 10 p.m., FX

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Quarry

Friday, Sept. 9
One Mississippi: Season 1 (2015) 93%, Amazon
Quarry: Season 1 (2016) 78%, 10 p.m., Cinemax

Saturday, Sept. 10
Girl in the Box (2016) , 8 p.m., Lifetime

Sunday, Sept. 11
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth: Season 1 (2016) 75%, 8 p.m., Showtime
Son of Zorn: Season 1 (2016) 58%, 8 p.m., FOX
Indian Summers: Season 2 () , 10 p.m., PBS
Masters of Sex: Season 4 (2016) 80%, 10 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Sept. 12
Dancing With the Stars: Season 23 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC

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Documentary Now!

Wednesday, Sept. 14
American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016) 74%, 10 p.m., FX
Blindspot: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., NBC
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016) 93%, 10 p.m., IFC
South Park: Season 20 (2016) 73%, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Legends of Chamberlain Heights: Season 1 (2016) 40%, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Friday, Sept. 16
Fleabag: Season 1 (2016) 100%, Amazon
The White Helmets (2016) 100%, Netflix
Z Nation: Season 3 (2016) ,8 p.m., SyFy
High Maintenance: Season 1 (2016) 95%, 10 p.m., HBO

Saturday, Sept. 17
Sister Cities (2016) , 8 p.m., Lifetime

Sunday, Sept. 18
The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey: Miniseries () 33%, 8:30 p.m., CBS

Monday, Sept. 19
The Big Bang Theory: Season 10 (2016) 83%, 8 p.m., CBS
Gotham: Season 3 (2016) 74%, 8 p.m., FOX
The Voice: Season 11 (2016) , 8 p.m., NBC
Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (2016) 28%, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Lucifer: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., FOX
The Good Place: Season 1 (2016) 92%, 10 p.m., NBC
StarTalk: Season 3 (2016) , 11 p.m., NatGeo

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This Is Us

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 4 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., Fox
NCIS: Season 14 (2021) , 8 p.m., CBS
New Girl: Season 6 (2016) , 8:30 p.m., FOX
Bull: Season 1 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Two Who Dared: The Sharp's War (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., PBS
Scream Queens: Season 2 (2016) 86%, 9 p.m., FOX
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 (2016) 96%. 10 p.m., ABC
NCIS: New Orleans: Season 3 (2016) , 10 p.m., CBS
This Is Us: Season 1 (2016) 92%, 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Sept. 21
The Goldbergs: Season 4 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC
Lethal Weapon: Season 1 (2016) 67%, 8 p.m., FOX
Survivor: Season 33 (2016) , 8 p.m., CBS
Speechless: Season 1 (2016) 98%, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Empire: Season 3 (2016) 87%, 9 p.m., FOX
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 18 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., NBC
Modern Family: Season 8 (2016) , 9 p.m., ABC
black-ish: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9:30 p.m., ABC
Chicago P.D.: Season 4 (2016) , 10 p.m., NBC
Designated Survivor: Season 1 (2016) 87%, 10 p.m., ABC
Falling Water: Season 1 (2016) 26%, midnight, USA (preview)

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Grey’s Anatomy

Thursday, Sept. 22
Easy: Season 1 (2016) 85%, Amazon
Grey's Anatomy: Season 13 (2016) 89%, 8 p.m., ABC
Rosewood: Season 2 (2016) , 8 p.m., FOX
Superstore: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., NBC (returning)
Chicago Med: Season 2 (2016) , 9 p.m., NBC
Notorious: Season 1 (2016) 22%, 9 p.m., ABC
Pitch: Season 1 (2016) 93%, 9 p.m., FOX
The Blacklist: Season 4 (2016) 90%, 10 p.m., NBC
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 3 (2017) 90%, 10 p.m., ABC

Friday, Sept 23
Longmire: Season 5 (2016) , Netflix
Transparent: Season 3 (2016) 100%, Amazon
Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon: Season 3 (2016) , 8 p.m., NBC
Hell's Kitchen: Season 16 (2016) , 8 p.m., FOX
Last Man Standing: Season 6 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC
MacGyver: Season 1 (2016) 25%, 8 p.m., CBS
Dr. Ken: Season 2 (2016) , 8:30 p.m., ABC
The Exorcist: Season 1 (2016) 79%, 9 p.m., FOX
Hawaii Five-0: Season 7 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Shark Tank: Season 8 (2016) , 9 p.m., ABC
Blue Bloods: Season 7 (2016) , 10 p.m., CBS
Van Helsing: Season 1 (2016) 82%, 10 p.m.,  SyFy

Saturday, Sept 24
Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 8:30 p.m., Disney XD

Family Guy

Sunday, Sept. 25
Bob's Burgers: Season 7 (2016) , 7:30 p.m., FOX
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 8 (2016) , 8 p.m., CBS
Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (2016) 89%, 8 p.m., ABC
Poldark: Season 2 (2016) , 8 p.m., PBS
The Simpsons: Season 28 (2016) , 8 p.m., FOX
Family Guy: Season 15 (2016) , 9 p.m., FOX
Secrets and Lies: Season 2 (2016) , 9 p.m., ABC
The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 (2016) 78%, 9:30 p.m., FOX
Quantico: Season 2 (2016) 60%, 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Aftermath: Season 1 (2016) , 10 p.m., SyFy
Drunk History: Season 4 (2016) 100%, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Criminal Minds: Season 12 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Code Black: Season 2 (2016) , 10 p.m., CBS
Younger: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., TV Land
Impastor: Season 2 (2016) , 10:30 p.m., TV Land

Friday, Sept. 30
Amanda Knox (2016) 82%, Netflix
Crisis in Six Scenes: Miniseries (2016) 18%, Amazon
Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 1 (2016) 90%, Netflix

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 October


Saturday, Oct. 1
Versailles: Season 1 (2015) 71%, 10 p.m., Ovation (US premiere)
Saturday Night Live: Season 42 (2016) 57%, 11:30 p.m., NBC

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Westworld

Sunday, Oct. 2
America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 27 (2016) , 7 p.m., ABC
Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., Starz
Blunt Talk: Season 2 (2016) , 8:35 p.m., Starz
Madam Secretary: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Shameless: Season 7 (2016) 88%, 9 p.m., Showtime
Westworld: Season 1 (2016) 87%, 9 p.m., HBO
Elementary: Season 5 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., CBS

Monday, Oct.3
Class Divide (2015) 100%, 9 p.m., HBO
Scorpion: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Conviction: Season 1 (2016) 20%, 10 p.m., ABC
Timeless: Season 1 (2016) 83%, 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Oct.4
The Mindy Project: Season 5 (2016) 80%, Hulu
The Flash: Season 3 (2016) 85%, 8 p.m., CW
No Tomorrow: Season 1 (2016) 88%,  9 p.m., CW

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Arrow: Season 5 (2016) 88%, 8 p.m., CW
Frequency: Season 1 (2016) 77%, 9 p.m., CW

Thursday, Oct. 6
Those Who Can't: Season 2 (2016) , 10:30 p.m., TruTV

Friday, Oct. 7
13TH (2016) 97%, Netflix
The Ranch: Season 1 (2016) 60% (returning), Netflix

Sunday, Oct. 9
Divorce: Season 1 (2016) 63%, 10 p.m., HBO
Insecure: Season 1 (2016) 100%,  10:30 p.m., HBO

Monday, Oct.10
Freakish: Season 1 (2016) , Hulu
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Supergirl: Season 2 (2016) 92%, 8 p.m., CW
2 Broke Girls: Season 6 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS

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American Housewife

Tuesday, Oct. 11
The Middle: Season 8 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC
American Housewife: Season 1 (2016) 58%, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Channel Zero: Candle Cove: Candle Cove (2016) 86%, 9 p.m., SyFy
Fresh Off the Boat: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., ABC
The Real O'Neals: Season 2 (2016) , 9:30 p.m., ABC
Chicago Fire: Season 5 (2016) , 10 p.m., NBC

Thursday, Oct. 13
Mascots (2016) 48%, Netflix
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016) 88%, 8 p.m., CW
Supernatural: Season 12 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., CW
Falling Water: Season 1 (2016) 26%, 10 p.m., USA (regular timeslot)

Friday, Oct. 14
Goliath: Season 1 (2016) 78%, Amazon
Haters Back Off: Season 1 (2016) 50%, Netflix
Wolf Creek: Miniseries (2016) 77%, 10 p.m., POP

Saturday, Oct. 15
Glitch: Season 1 (2015) 80%, Netflix (U.S. premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 16
Eyewitness: Season 1 (1995) , Amazon
Graves: Season 1 (2016) 55%, Epix
The Durrells: Season 1 (2016) 94%, 8 p.m., PBS
Killing Reagan (2016) 63%, 8 p.m., Nat Geo
Berlin Station: Season 1 (2016) 60%, 10:45 p.m., Epix

Monday, Oct. 17
Jane The Virgin: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., CW
The Odd Couple: Season 3 (2016) , 9:30 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Chance: Season 1 (2016) 75%, Hulu

Thursday, Oct. 20
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) 27%, 8 p.m., FOX

Black Mirror

Black Mirror

Friday, Oct. 21
Black Mirror: Season 3 (2016) 86%, Netflix
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories () 100%, Netflix
The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., CW
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., CW

Saturday, Oct. 22
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (2016) 71%, 9 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Oct. 23
The Walking Dead: Season 7 (2016) 66%, 9 p.m., AMC
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: Season 3 (2016) , 11:30 p.m., Cartoon (Adult Swim)
Dream Corp LLC: Season 1 (2016) 100%, 11:45 p.m., Cartoon (Adult Swim)

Monday, Oct. 24
Man With a Plan: Season 1 (2016) 21%, 8:30 p.m., CBS
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Wednesday, Oct. 26
Rectify: Season 4 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Oct. 27
The Great Indoors: Season 1 (2016) 45%, 8:30 p.m., CBS
The Living and the Dead: Miniseries (2016) 83%, 9 p.m., BBC America
Mom: Season 4 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Life in Pieces: Season 2 (2016) , 9:30, CBS
Pure Genius: Season 1 (2016) 26%, 10 p.m., CBS

Friday, Oct. 28
Good Girls Revolt: Season 1 (2015) 71%, Amazon
Into the Inferno (2016) 92%, Netflix
Skylanders Academy: Season 1 (2016) , Netflix
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe (2017) , Netflix
Tracey Ullman's Show: Season 1 (2016) 91%, 11 p.m., HBO

Saturday, Oct. 29
The Fall: Season 3 (2016) 64%, Netflix

Monday, Oct. 31
Chewing Gum: Season 1 (2015) 100%, Netflix
People of Earth: Season 1 (2016) 89%, 9 p.m., TBS

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Salem

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Salem: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m.,WGN
Stan Against Evil: Season 1 (2016) 67%, 10 p.m., IFC

Friday, Nov. 4
The Crown: Season 1 (2016) 88%, Netflix

Thursday, Nov. 10
Please Like Me: Season 4 () 100%, Pivot

Friday, Nov. 11
Red Oaks: Season 2 (2016) 100%, Amazon

Saturday, Nov. 12
The Killing Season: Season 1 (2016) 71%, 9 p.m., A&E

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Good Behavior: Season 1 (2016) 78%, 9 p.m., TNT
Teen Wolf: Season 6 (2016) 83%, 9 p.m., MTV
Shooter: Season 1 (2016) 47%, 10 p.m., USA
Sweet/Vicious: Season 1 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., MTV

Wednesday, Nov. 16
The Art of More: Season 2 (2016) , Crackle
Ice: Season 1 (2016) , DirecTV
Nightcap: Season 1 (2016) , 8 p.m., POP

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Undercover

Thursday, Nov. 17
Scrotal Recall: Season 1 (2014) 95%, Netflix
Undercover: Miniseries (2015) 75%, BBC America

Friday, Nov. 18
Beat Bugs: Season 2 (2016) , Netflix
The Grand Tour: Season 1 (2016) 91%, Amazon

Saturday, Nov. 19
Beat Bugs: Season 2 (2016) , BBC America

Sunday, Nov. 20
The Librarians: Season 3 (2010) , 8 p.m., TNT
The Affair: Season 3 (2016) 71%, 10 p.m., Showtime

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016) 87%, Netflix

Saturday, Nov. 29
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, 10 p.m., A&E

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Vikings: Season 4 (2016) 92%, 9 p.m., History (returning)
Incorporated: Season 1 (2016) 73%, 10 p.m., SyFy

 

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 Winter


Sunday, Dec. 4
Mariah's World: Season 1 (2016) 44%, 9 p.m., E!

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Shut Eye: Season 1 (2016) 37%, Hulu
Hairspray Live! (2016) 76%, 8 p.m., NBC

Thursday, Dec. 8
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Gangland Undercover: Season 2 (2016) , 10 p.m., A&E

Friday, Dec. 9
Captive: Season 1 () 75%, Netflix
Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3 (2016) 100%, Amazon

Sunday, Dec. 11
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., PBS

Friday, Dec. 16
The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 (2016) 64%, Amazon

Sunday, Dec. 25
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016) 89%, BBC America

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TBA


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Doubt: Season 1 (2017) 55%, CBS
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Riverdale: Season 1 (2017) 88%, CW
The Royals: Season 3 (2016) , E!
Search Party: Season 1 (2016) 100%, TBS
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Training Day: Season 1 (2017) 24%, CBS
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