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She’s back! Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is returning to Amazon for its second season on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Season 2 will see Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) dealing with the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon, making her climb up the comedy ladder even more challenging — especially since she’s still keeping her new career as a standup comedian a secret from her family.

Recently added (updated 12/3): History Remembers George H.W. Bush (Dec. 5), Mysterious Islands (Dec. 26), Great Performances: The Bernstein Centennial Celebration (Dec. 28)


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December


Sunday, Dec. 2
Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve (2018) 40% 9 p.m., Freeform
Berlin Station: Season 3 (2018)  9 p.m., Epix
Inside Syria’s Deadly Dynasty, 9 p.m., Nat Geo
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special, 10 p.m., ABC
() % 10 p.m., Syfy

Monday, Dec. 3
Finding Joy, Acorn TV
Vanderpump Rules: Season 7, 9 p.m., Bravo
Unanchored, 10 p.m., Bravo

Wednesday, Dec. 5
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 (2018) 92% Amazon
Deal or No Deal, CNBC
History Remembers George H.W. Bush, 10 p.m., History Channel

Thursday, Dec. 6
Top Chef: Season 16, 9 p.m., Bravo

Friday, Dec. 7
RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular, 8 p.m., VH1
Love After Lockup: Season 2, 9 p.m., WE tv
Icebox, HBO

Sunday, Dec. 9
Counterpart: Season 2 (2018) 100% 9 p.m., Starz
Deadly Legacy, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Monday, Dec. 10
9th Annual CMA Country Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC
Pentatonix: A Not-So-Silent Night, 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Dec. 11
Jeff Beck: Still on the Run, 7:30 p.m., Showtime

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, Marvel HQ YouTube Channel
Champaign Ill, YouTube Premium
Agnostic Front: Godfathers of Hardcore, 7 p.m., Showtime
Paris to Pittsburgh, 9 p.m., National Geographic
Susan Powell: An ID Murder Mystery, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Thursday, Dec. 13
Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of Christmas, 9 p.m., TLC
The Carbonaro Effect: Season 4 (2018) 10 p.m., tru TV (midseason premiere)
GG Allin: All In the Family, 10 p.m., Showtime

Friday, Dec. 14
Roma (2018) 96% Netflix
Fuller House: Season 4 (2018) Netflix
Tidelands: Season 1 (2018) 77% Netflix
Travelers: Season 3 (2018) Netflix
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 (2018) 86% Netflix
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 (2018) 91% A Midwinter’s Tale, Netflix
Cuckoo, Netflix
The Innocent Man, Netflix
The Protector, Netflix
Sunderland Til I Die, Netflix
LOL: Last One Laughing, Amazon
RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars: Season 4 (2018) 86% 8 p.m., VH1
High & Mighty, 8 p.m., HBO Latino
k.d. lang: Landmarks Live in Concert – A Great Performances Special, 9 p.m., PBS
Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch: Loud Krazy Love, 10 p.m., Showtime

Saturday, Dec. 15
Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean, HBO
Dannemora Prison Break, 7 p.m., Oxygen

Sunday, Dec. 16
Springsteen on Broadway, Netflix
The Simpsons 30th Anniversary Marathon, 9 a.m., FXX
2018 Miss Universe, 7 p.m., Fox

Monday, Dec. 17
Blood, Acorn TV
America’s Got Talent: A Holiday of Champions, 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Dec. 19
Overthinking with Kat & June: Season 1 () YouTube Premium
Schitt's Creek 93%: Holiday Episode, 10 p.m., Pop
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents “Christmas on I.C.E.” 10:30 p.m., TBS

Thursday, Dec. 20
Timeless 91%: Series Finale, 8 p.m., NBC

Friday, Dec. 21
Marvel's Runaways: Season 2 (2018) 87% Hulu
Vanity Fair: Miniseries (2018) 89% Amazon
Bird Box (2018) 64% Netflix
Perfume: Season 1, Netflix
38Below: Tales of Arcadia, Netflix
Derry Girls, Netflix
Tales By Light, Netflix
Bad Seeds, Netflix
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski, Netflix
Last Hope, Netflix
Sirius the Jaeger, Netflix
Back With the Ex, Netflix
Wolf, Netflix
7 Days Out, Netflix
The Casketeers, Netflix
American Dream/American Knightmare, 8:30 p.m., Showtime

Saturday, Dec. 22
Demon’s Path, Netflix

Sunday, Dec. 23
Watership Down: Miniseries (2018) 74% Netflix
The Simpsons 85%: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, 8 p.m., Fox
Marilyn Monroe For Sale, 9 p.m., Smithsonian Channel

Monday, Dec. 24
Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam, Acorn TV
Hi Score Girl, Netflix

Wednesday, Dec. 26
41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 8 p.m., CBS
Mysterious Islands: Georgia’s Island of the Geechee People, 11 p.m., Travel Channel
Mysterious Islands: Islands of Eternal Life, 11:30 p.m., Travel Channel

Friday, Dec. 28
Into the Dark: New Year, New You, Hulu
Instant Hotel, Netflix
Murder Mountain, Netflix
Selection Day, Netflix
A Twelve-Year Night, Netflix
When the Angels Sleep, Netflix
Yummy Mummies, Netflix
Great Performances: The Bernstein Centennial Celebration, 9 p.m., PBS

Sunday, Dec. 30
The Orville: Season 2 (2019) 100% 8 p.m., Fox
The Lake Erie Murders: Who Killed Amy Mihaljevic?, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Monday, Dec. 31
Taylor Swift reuputation Stadium Tour, Netflix
Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square, 8 p.m., Fox
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, 8 p.m., ABC
NBC’s New Year’s Eve, 10 p.m., NBC

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Julia Roberts in Homecoming (Amazon Prime)

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Julia Roberts’ turn in the mind-bending Amazon series Homecoming marked the A-list actress’ debut as a series lead. She’s not the only big-screen actor drawn to the TV and streaming boom in serialized entertainment: Benicio Del Toro makes his debut in the Ben Stiller–directed Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora, and Avengers: Infinity War star Elizabeth Olsen is getting raves as a grieving widow in Facebook Watch’s Sorry for Your Loss.

Upcoming projects include Helen Mirren’s Catherine the Great miniseries, Jennifer Connelly in FX’s Snowpiercer, Henry Cavill in Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher, Russell Crowe in Showtime’s Roger Ailes miniseries, and Chris Pine’s TNT drama collaboration with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, I Am the Night. Even three-time Oscar winner (out of 21 nominations) Meryl Streep joins Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the upcoming second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies. And that’s just the shortlist.

Below, find Rotten Tomatoes’ accounting of the best small-screen debuts for A-list movie stars from the past few years, ranked by season 1 Tomatometer scores (that is, the season on which they  made their TV or streaming debut). A note: Many actors got their start on TV, and while we included stars with a few guest parts on their resume, anyone with a significant number of TV credits (or a series regular or recurring role on a show, no matter how short-lived) got cut.


Julia Roberts, Homecoming: Season 1 (2018) 98%

Famous For: Pretty Woman (1990) 64%Notting Hill (1999) 83%, Erin Brockovich (2000) 85%

How She Fared on TV: While the Oscar winner has filmed a few one-off TV guest spots (a 1999 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the two-part former series finale of Murphy Brown) and starred in Ryan Murphy’s HBO movie The Normal Heart, Roberts’ starring role in Sam Esmail’s podcast-turned-streaming drama Homecoming, Certified Fresh with a 99% Tomatometer score, is her first true venture as a lead in a series. Critics agree that Homecoming is “an impressive small-screen debut for the actress, balancing a haunting mystery with a frenetic sensibility that grips and doesn’t let go.”


Winona Ryder, Stranger Things: Season 1 (2016) 97%

Famous For: Beetlejuice (1988) 85%, Heathers (1989) 93%, Black Swan (2010) 85%

How She Fared on TV: The ’80s superstar first dipped her toe into TV with the Oscar Isaac–starring HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, but made a splash as the grieving mother of a missing son in Netflix’s nostalgia-heavy phenomenon Stranger Things. Both seasons of the horror series are Certified Fresh at 96% and 94%, respectively, but the first garnered fan and critical attention with a performance that the Village Voice’s Alan Scherstuhl described as “continually inventive in her grief” and Vulture’s Jen Cheney described as “grounded and convincing in Joyce’s moments of anger and quiet resolve.”


Elizabeth Olsen, Sorry For Your Loss: Season 1 (2018) 94%

Famous For: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) 90%, Kill Your Darlings (2013) 76%, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 85%

How She Fared on TV: The actress’ feature film debut, Martha Marcy May Marlene, was Certified Fresh with a 90% Tomatometer score, and she’s now a critical success in her TV debut as well. The Facebook Watch series — yes, Facebook — was Certified Fresh at 95%, with Sophie Gilbert of The Atlantic saying that Olsen “anchors the story with her extraordinary portrayal of Leigh, a writer and barre instructor in Los Angeles whose husband has unexpectedly died.” Olsen is an executive producer of the series, which premiered in September 2018, and was actively involved in its development.


Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies: Season 1 (2017) 93%

Famous For: Election (1999) 92%, Walk the Line (2005) 82%, Wild (2014) 88%

How She Fared on TV: With her production company, Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon shepherded her TV debut Big Little Lies through the development process to the small screen. The first season featured the actress’ performance as a Type-A mom in “a precise turn with sharp, informed decisions made time and time again, in a role perfectly built for Witherspoon’s talent,” wrote Indiewire’s Ben Travers. She’ll next star in the series’ second season, as well as in Apple’s first TV series, a morning-show drama alongside Jennifer Aniston.


Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman: Season 1 () 91%

Famous For: Secretary (2002) 77%The Dark Knight (2008) 94%, Crazy Heart (2009) 90%

How She Fared on TV: Gyllenhaal’s first TV outing, 2014 miniseries The Honorable Woman, was Certified Fresh with the Critics Consensus that she gave an “enthralling performance.” In HBO’s The Deuce, both seasons of which are Certified Fresh at 93% and 99% respectively, critics say she carries the series in “a tour de force performance.”


Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (2018) 89%

Famous For: All About My Mother (1999) 98%, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 81%

How She Fared on TV: Cruz got real-life friend Donatella Versace’s blessing to portray her in the second season of FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Playing the slain fashion designer’s grieving sister, Cruz’s small role was overshadowed by a career-defining performance for star Darren Criss, who went on to win an Emmy for his role. Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield called Cruz “simply fearsome” and “no caricature” as the designer. Her version of Versace is “ruthless in her resolve to keep the House of Versace alive as an aesthetic.”


Laura Dern, Enlightened 87%

Famous For: Blue Velvet (1986) 94%, Jurassic Park (1993) 92%, Wild (2014) 88%

How She Fared on TV: One of the first major stars to jump to TV in the peak TV era, Dern starred in the before-its-time HBO series Enlightened as a woman who returns to her life after a public breakdown and time at a mental-health retreat. Both seasons of the canceled-too-soon series were Certified Fresh. “I was blown away by how Dern is able to keep Amy on this knife’s edge between maniacal optimism and seething anger, and there’s no telling which direction she might go at any moment. It’s exhilarating to watch,” wrote Meredith Blake of The AV Club.


Matthew McConaughey, True Detective: Season 1 (2014) 87%

Famous For: Dazed and Confused (1993) 92%Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 92%, Interstellar (2014) 72%

How He Fared on TV: The first season of the anthology series starred McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana detectives investigating a murder over a 17-year span. NPR’s Eric Deggans said the series, which debuted the same year the actor won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, “has the feel of an indie film spread over eight episodes starring two of the best character actors in the business.” Season 2 of the series — which again mined the film community, starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams — did not live up to the first.


Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders: Season 1 (2013) 87%

Famous For: 28 Days Later (2002) 87%, The Dark Knight (2008) 94%, Sunshine (2007) 77%

How He Fared on TV: Murphy, whose only other TV credit is the 2001 miniseries The Way We Live Now, takes the lead as a crime boss hoping to move up in the world, in this 1919-set period drama that streams on Netflix in the United States. Chris Barton of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “This BBC effort set in post-WWI Birmingham, Britain, has more direct pleasures than the departed Boardwalk Empire thanks in part to a fresh, hellish setting and the reliable chill of Cillian Murphy, whose icy stare pairs well with the show’s grim Nick Cave soundtrack.”


Zooey Deschanel, New Girl: Season 1 (2011) 87%

Famous For: Almost Famous (2000) 89%, Elf (2003) 85%, (500) Days of Summer (2009) 85%

How She Fared on TV: Though she appeared in a few episodes of Weeds in 2006 and an episode of her sister’s series Bones in 2009, Deschanel didn’t fully commit to a lead role on TV until 2011’s New Girl. This is the performance that brought the world the adjective “adorkable,” and the first season was Certified Fresh at 86%. Critics Consensus is that “Deschanel ‘s offbeat style gets a worthy showcase in New Girl, and while It can get awfully cutesy at times, the show benefits from witty writing and a strong supporting cast.”


Benicio Del Toro, Season 1: Miniseries (2018) 90%

Famous For: Traffic (2000) 92%, Sicario (2015) 92%, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) 91%

How He Fared on TV: Aside from just a couple of one-off roles in the late ’80s and early ’90s on shows like Miami Vice and Tales from the Crypt, Del Toro has made his career in the movies. The Oscar winner (for 2000’s Traffic) stars in the Ben Stiller–directed Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora, about a real-life 2015 prison break. Carlos Valladares of the San Francisco Chronicle said the series, which debuts November 18, “proves yet again that the miniseries is the site of the most engaging long-form storytelling in television today.”


Paul Giamatti, John Adams: Miniseries (2008) 81%

Famous For: Sideways (2004) 97%, Cinderella Man (2005) 80%, Private Life (2018) 93%

How He Fared on TV: After starring in HBO’s John Adams miniseries (and a guest role on Downton Abbey and the memorable 12 Angry Men spoof on Inside Amy Schumer), Giamatti returned with his first true series in Showtime’s Billions, the first and third seasons of which are both Certified Fresh. Regarding Giamatti’s portrayal of the founding father, Tom Shales of the Washington Post wrote, “Nearly throughout, Giamatti’s performance is captivating, often poignantly so.”


Jude Law, The Young Pope: Miniseries (2016) 80%

Famous For: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) 83%, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) 75%Sherlock Holmes (2009) 69%

How He Fared on TV: Though Law’s TV debut encouraged plenty of bad jokes — you’ll never believe just how young this pope is! — the actor’s performance as the American-born, cigarette-smoking, Cherry Coke Zero-drinking pontificate (previously known as Lenny Belardo) earned plenty of praise. RogerEbert.com’s Brian Tallerico lauded Law’s “magnetic lead performance” and Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen wrote, “I’m transfixed by the sumptuous visual storytelling of creator and director Paolo Sorrentino and mesmerized by Law.”


Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Murder House: Murder House (2011) 72%

Famous For: Tootsie (1982) 90%Cape Fear (1991) 74%, Big Fish (2003) 76%

How She Fared on TV: Ryan Murphy recruited the two-time Oscar winner (and six-time nominee) for his horror anthology American Horror Story, for which she won a Golden Globe and two Emmys. While the actress, who debuted on the small screen alongside Drew Barrymore in HBO TV movie Grey Gardens, left the series after four seasons, she returned in the latest, Apocalypse, and worked with Murphy again as Joan Crawford in the creator’s anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan. Lange’s first four seasons of AHS and Feud were all Certified Fresh, with Salon’s Melanie McFarland saying of Feud, “Lange and Sarandon hold the center with stunning likenesses of the legends they’re portraying, but the actresses also bring their inspirations down to Earth, tempering their decadent rages and vengeful spats with a gutting sense of loneliness that tempers its lightness in solemnity.”


Nicole Kidman, Top of the Lake: China Girl (2017) 72%

Famous For: Moulin Rouge (2001) 76%, The Hours (2002) 79%, Boy Erased (2018) 80%

How She Fared on TV: Kidman won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her portrayal of ritzy California mom Celeste in HBO’s Big Little Lies, but her TV series debut came alongside Elisabeth Moss in the second season of Sundance Channel’s Top of the Lake. The Sydney-set series featured Kidman as the recently separated mother of a troubled teen girl. Slate’s Willa Paskin called Kidman “resplendent,” though the season itself got mixed reviews. Kidman also appeared alongside Clive Owen in the 2012 HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn.


Anna Faris, Mom: Season 1 (2013) 70%

Famous For: Scary Movie (2000) 52%, Lost in Translation (2003) 95%, The House Bunny (2008) 43%

How She Fared on TV: Aside from short stints on Friends and Entourage, Mom was Faris’ first leading role on TV. While costar Allison Janney has gotten most of the praise (and the award-season hardware), Andy Greenwald’s Grantland review noted that the “perfectly cast” Faris “kills from the opening scene,” and that the series was “the first multi-cam comedy to crack me up in a decade.”


Sean Penn, The First: Season 1 (2018) 66%

Famous For: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) 78%, Dead Man Walking (1995) 95%, Milk (2008) 93%

How He Fared on TV: The two-time Oscar winner (and five-time nominee) has filmed (or voice recorded) cameos on comedies including Family Guy, Two and a Half Men, Friends, and The Larry Sanders Show (and, fun fact, was on two episodes of Little House on the Prairie as a kid). But his true TV commitment came in 2018 as an astronaut in the Hulu series about the first manned mission to Mars. While the series itself got mixed reviews, its Critics Consensus was that Penn “gives an intensely poignant performance as the driven but conflicted Tom Hagerty” in the slow-moving first season. He’ll next hit the small screen as the star of an HBO miniseries about seventh U.S. President Andrew Jackson.


Vince Vaughn, True Detective: Season 2 (2015) 62%

Famous For: Swingers (1996) 87%Wedding Crashers (2005) 76%, Four Christmases (2008) 25%

How He Fared on TV: Though Vaughn appeared in cameos in Sex and the City and Mr. Show (and appeared in a few bit TV parts in the earliest days of his career), his true TV debut came in the second season of HBO’s True Detective. The season didn’t garner the same acclaim as the first, with critics split on the season as a whole but praising its performances. Chuck Barney of the San Jose Mercury News wrote,“All of the lead actors dig deeply into their roles, with Farrell playing the wary, weary burnout to perfection, and Vaughn shifting into full-throttle intensity.”


Jane Fonda, The Newsroom

Famous For: Barbarella (1968) 74%, 9 to 5 (1980) 83%On Golden Pond (1981) 93%

How She Fared on TV: Aaron Sorkin brought Fonda to the small screen with his TV news drama The Newsroom, in which she played the strong-willed owner of cable news network ACN. But the real critical acclaim for her TV work comes with Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, where, alongside Lily Tomlin, she plays the jilted wife of a husband who leaves her for the man with whom he’s been having an affair for decades. The first season got mixed reactions as a whole, but critics credited its “stellar cast” with bringing the series an “undeniable appeal.”


Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Famous For: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 92%, Dumb & Dumber (1994) 68%, The Martian (2015) 91%

How He Fared on TV: Now a small-screen veteran, with Hulu’s 9/11 drama Looming Tower and Netflix’s Western miniseries Godless under his belt (both Certified Fresh, by the way), Daniels first made the jump to the small screen with Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom. Critics were mixed on the series, saying it had “good intentions and benefits from moments of stellar dialogue and a talented cast.”


Woody Allen, Crisis in Six Scenes: Miniseries (2016) 18%

Famous For: Annie Hall (1977) 96%Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) 91%, Blue Jasmine (2013) 91%

How He Fared on TV: Critics were not kind to the controversial writer and director’s TV debut, the 2016 Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes. Among the scathing reviews were Dana Schwartz of the Observer’s critique that, “Woody Allen setting a new show in the sixties feels a little desperate, like he’s trying to physically yank back his glory days.” Wrote Sonia Saraiya of Variety, “it is hard to see the 80-year-old auteur as charming in the harsh light of the present.”

House of Cards season 6 Netflix

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Wondering when your favorite show is wrapping its season? Check out the calendar below to find out TV’s fall finale dates.

Upcoming finales: House of Cards series, You: Season 1, Kidding: Season 1, Mayans M.C.: Season 1, The Purge: Season 1


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November


Thursday, Nov. 1
One Dollar: Season 1 (2018) 80% 3 a.m., CBS All Access

Friday, Nov. 2
House of Cards: Season 6 (2018) 66% Netflix
Big Cat Tales: Season 1, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Snake City: Season 5, 8 p.m., Nat Geo WILD
Pod Save America: Season 1 (2018) 11 p.m., HBO

Saturday, Nov. 3
Tracey Ullman's Show: Season 3 (2018)  midnight, HBO

Sunday, Nov. 4
The Deuce: Season 2 (2018) 99% 9 p.m., HBO
Watergate: Miniseries () 100% 9 p.m., History

Monday, Nov. 5
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: Season 5, 8 p.m., VH1
Drain the Oceans: Season 1, 9 p.m., National Geographic on FOX

Tuesday, Nov. 6
The Haves and the Have Nots: Season 5, 9 p.m., OWN
Mayans M.C.: Season 1 (2018) 72% 10 p.m., FX
The Purge: Season 1 (2018) 42% 10 p.m., USA

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Lucha Underground: Season 4 (2018) 8 p.m., El Rey
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 13 (2018) 94% 10 p.m., FXX
Are You the One?: Season 7 (2018) 10 p.m., MTV
Cheap Eats: Season 5, 10 p.m., Cooking Channel

Thursday, Nov. 8
Bureau of Magical Things: Season 1, 7 p.m., Teen Nick
Shahs of Sunset: Season 7, 9 p.m., Bravo
How Far is Tattoo Far?: Season 1, 9:30 p.m, MTV
The Return of Shelby the Swamp Man: Season 1, 10 p.m, History

Friday, Nov. 9
Marriage Boot Camp: Season 13, 9 p.m., WE
The Contender: Season 1 (2005) , 10 p.m., Epix
Little Big Awesome: Season 1, Amazon

Saturday, Nov. 10
Knight Squad: Season 1, 8:30 p.m., Nick
Fatal Vows: Season 6, 10 p.m., ID

Sunday, Nov. 11
The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth: Season 3 (2018)  8 p.m., Showtime
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 12 (2018) 100% 9 p.m., CNN
The Last Ship: Season 5 (2018) 9 p.m., TNT
Paranormal Survivor: Season 4, 9 p.m., Travel
Kidding: Season 1 (2018) 77% 10 p.m., Showtime
You: Season 1 (2018) 93% 10 p.m., Lifetime

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Basketball: A Love Story: Season 1, 8 p.m., ESPN
Driver vs. Driver: Season 2, 9 p.m., Golf
Native America: Miniseries (2018) 10 p.m., PBS
Garage Brothers: Season 1 (2018) 10 p.m., Discovery

Wednesday, Nov. 14
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018) 79% 10 p.m., FX
Dopesick Nation: Season 1, 10 p.m., Viceland

Thursday, Nov. 15
() % Hulu
Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 (2018) 100% 8 p.m., ABC
Station 19: Season 2 (2018) 9 p.m., ABC
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 5 (2018) 83% 10 p.m., ABC

Friday, Nov. 16
Fish My City with Mike Ianconelli: Season 1, 10 p.m., Nat Geo WILD
Haunted Live: Season 1, 10 p.m., Travel
Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 16 (2018) 10 p.m., HBO

Saturday, Nov. 17
Deutschland 86: Deutschland 86 (2018) 100% Sundance
Shut Up and Dribble: Season 1 () 89% 9 p.m., Showtime

Sunday, Nov. 18
The Durrells: Season 3 (2018) 100% 8 p.m., PBS
Hetty Feather: Season 4, 8:30 p.m., BYUtv
Season 4: Season 4 (2018) 81% 9 p.m., PBS
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle: Miniseries () 9 p.m., Sundance
Relative Race: Season 4, 9 p.m., BYUtv
Salvage Dawgs: Season 9, 9 p.m., DIY
Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge: Season 1, 9 p.m., Food Network
The Woman in White: Miniseries (2018) 80% 10 p.m., PBS
This Is Life With Lisa Ling: Season 5 (2018) 10 p.m., CNN
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 5 (2018) 100% 11 p.m., HBO

Monday, Nov. 19
AMC Visionaries: Season 1, 12 a.m., AMC
Dancing With the Stars: Season 27 (2018) 8 p.m., ABC
The Real Housewives of Orange County: Season 13 (2018) 9 p.m., Bravo
Deadly Rich: Season 1, 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Keep It Spotless: Season 1, 8 p.m., Nick
The Impeachment of Bill Clinton: Season 1, 9 p.m., A&E
Flipping Out: Season 11, 10 p.m., Bravo
Tosh.0: Season 13, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
The Jim Jefferies Show: Season 2 (2018) 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Wednesday, Nov. 21
The Wild Andes: Miniseries (2018) 8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel
The Little Drummer Girl: Miniseries (2018) 95% 9 p.m., AMC
Man’s Greatest Food: Season 2, 9 p.m., Cooking Channel
Greenleaf: Season 3 (2018) 10 p.m., OWN
Stan Against Evil: Season 3 (2018)  10 p.m., IFC
Forged in Fire: Season 2, 10 p.m., History
The Real Housewives of Dallas: Season 3 (2018) 10 p.m., Bravo
Sinking Cities: Season 1 (2018) 10 p.m., PBS

Friday, Nov. 23
The Romanoffs: Season 1 (2018) 48% Amazon
Deadly Women: Season 12, 9 p.m., ID

Sunday, Nov. 25
Axios: Season 1 (2018) 6:30 p.m., HBO
The Walking Dead: Season 9 (2018) 89% 9 p.m., AMC
Talking Dead: Season 9 (2018) 10 p.m., AMC

Monday, Nov. 26
The Resident: Season 2 (2018) 8 p.m., FOX
9-1-1: Season 2 (2018) 100% 9 p.m., FOX

Tuesday, Nov. 27
This Is Us: Season 3 (2018) 94% 9 p.m., NBC
New Amsterdam: Season 1 (2018) 34% 10 p.m., NBC
The 212: Season 1 (2018) 11:30 p.m., Fuse

Thursday, Nov. 29
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 20 (2018) 100% 10 p.m., NBC

Friday, Nov. 30
The Paynes: Season 1 (2018) 9 p.m., OWN


December


Sunday, Dec. 2
Camping: Season 1 (2018) 27% 10 p.m., HBO

Monday, Dec. 3
The Good Doctor: Season 2 (2018) 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Dec. 4
The Gifted: Season 2 (2018) 83% 8 p.m., FOX
Lethal Weapon: Season 3 (2018) 100% 9 p.m., FOX

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Chicago Med: Season 4 (2018) 8 p.m., NBC
Chicago Fire: Season 7 (2019) 9 p.m., NBC
Lee Daniel's Star: Season 3 (2018) 9 p.m., FOX
Clique: Season 1 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Pop

Thursday, Dec. 6
The Good Place: Season 3 (2018) 98% 8:30 p.m., NBC
Impractical Jokers: Season 7 (2018) 9:30 p.m., NBC

Saturday, Dec. 8
Versailles: Season 3 (2018) 44% 10 p.m., Ovation

Sunday, Dec. 9
Dancing With the Stars: Juniors: Season 1 (2018) 8 p.m., ABC
Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI: Miniseries (2018) 100% 8 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 10
My Brilliant Friend: Season 1 (2018) 93% 9 p.m., HBO

Tuesday, Dec. 11
Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island: Season 1, 9 p.m., Lifetime

Wednesday, Dec. 12
The Goldbergs: Season 6 (2018) 8 p.m., ABC
American Housewife: Season 3 (2018) 8:30 p.m., ABC
Forged in Fire: Season 5, 10 p.m., History

Thursday, Dec. 13
Baroness von Sketch Show: Season 3 (2018) 9:30 p.m., IFC
() % 10 p.m., Syfy

Friday, Dec. 14
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 (2018) 86% Netflix
Speechless: Season 3 (2018) 8:30 p.m., ABC
Child Support: Season 2 (2018) 9 p.m., ABC

Saturday, Dec. 15
Room 104: Season 2 (2018) 90% midnight, HBO

Sunday, Dec. 16
Holiday Gingerbread Showdown: Season 1, 9 p.m., Food Network

Monday, Dec. 17
Fake the Great Masterpiece: Season 1, 1 p.m., Ovation
The Great Christmas Light Fight: Season 7 (2019) 8 p.m., ABC
Christmas Cookie Challenge: Season 2, 10 p.m., Food Network
Who Do You Think You Are?: Season 9, 10 p.m., TLC

Tuesday, Dec. 18
The Voice: Season 15 (2018) 9 p.m., NBC
Loudermilk: Season 2 (2018) 10 p.m., Audience
Holiday in Brooklyn: Season 1, 10 p.m., BET
Married at First Sight: Season 1, 10 p.m., Lifetime

Thursday, Dec. 20
() % 8 p.m., NBC

Friday, Dec. 21
Titans: Season 1 (2018) 78% DC Universe
Tales From the Tour Bus: Season 2 (2018) Cinemax

Sunday, Dec. 23
America in Color: Season 2 (2018) 8 p.m., Smithsonian
Sally4Ever: Season 1 (2018) 97% 10:30 p.m., HBO

Thursday, Dec. 27
The Wine Show: Season 2 (2018) 10 p.m., Ovation


2019


Tuesday, Jan.1
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3 (2019) 100% 3 a.m., Netflix

Thursday, Jan. 3
Tell Me a Story: Season 1 (2018) 60% CBS All Access

Sunday, Jan. 6
Queen America: Season 1 () 62% 9 p.m., Facebook
Season 1: Miniseries (2018) 90% 10 p.m., Showtime

Sunday, Jan. 13
Ray Donovan: Season 6 (2018) 60% 9 p.m., Showtime
Rel: Season 1 (2018) 44% 9:30 p.m., FOX
Dirty John: The John Meehan Story (2018) 71% 10 p.m., Bravo

Thursday, Jan. 24
The Good Place: Season 3 (2018) 98% 9:30 p.m., NBC

Friday, Jan. 25
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (2018) 94% 3 a.m., Netflix

Friday, Feb. 8
Hell's Kitchen: Season 18 (2018) 8 p.m., FOX

Monday, Feb. 18
America’s Got Talent: The Champions, 8 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Feb. 27
The Titan Games: Season 1 () 8 p.m., NBC


October | November | December | 2019
ARCHIVE: March | April | May | June  | July | August | September

Doctor Who, Stranger Things 2, Walking Dead, Will and Grace, Star Trek: Discovery (BBC America/AMC/NBC/CBS)

It’s that time of year: leaves are falling, football is in season, and your favorite TV shows are headed back to the air after loooong summer hiatuses. Here’s a list of premiere dates for your returning favorites — and new obsessions! Time to get your DVR priorities in order.


September | October | November | December | 2018 Premiere Dates


September


Friday, Sept. 1
Narcos: Season 3 (2017) 97% Netflix

Tuesday, Sept. 5
American Horror Story: Cult (2017) 73% 10 p.m., FX

Wednesday, Sept. 6
You're the Worst: Season 4 (2017) 100%  10 p.m., FXX

Friday, Sept. 8
BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (2017) 97% 10 p.m., Netflix
One Mississippi: Season 2 (2017) 100% Amazon

Saturday, Sept. 9
Con Man: Season 1 (2015) 10 p.m., Syfy

Sunday, Sept. 10
Outlander: Season 3 (2017) 90% 8 p.m., Starz
The Orville: Season 1 (2017) 30% 8 p.m., Fox (moves to Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 21)
The Deuce: Season 1 (2017) 93% 9 p.m., HBO
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 (2017) 84% 9 p.m., AMC
Top of the Lake: China Girl (2017) 72% 9 p.m., SundanceTV

Monday, Sept. 11
George Lopez: The Wall, Live From Washington, D.C. (2017), HBO

Tuesday, Sept. 12
The Mindy Project: Season 6 (2017) 91% Hulu
Chrisley Knows Best: Season 5 (2017) 10 p.m., USA
According to Chrisley (2017), 10:30 p.m., USA

Wednesday, Sept. 13
South Park: Season 21 (2017) 54% 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Broad City: Season 4 (2017) 100% 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Thursday, Sept. 14
Better Things: Season 2 (2017) 96% 10 p.m., FX
Riviera (2017), Sundance Now

Friday, Sept. 15
American Vandal: Season 1 (2017) 98% Netflix
() 9 p.m., NatGeo

Sunday, Sept. 17
Adventure Time: Season 9 (2017) 7 p.m., Cartoon Network
69th Primetime Emmy Awards, 8 p.m., ABC
The Vietnam War: Miniseries (2017) 96% 8 p.m., PBS
El Chapo: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Univision
Vice Principals: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10:30 p.m., HBO

Monday, Sept. 18
Dancing With the Stars: Season 25 (2017) 8 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) 95% Netflix
Ellen’s Show Me More Show (2017), YouTube

Wednesday, Sept. 20
The Good Place: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., NBC (moves to Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 28)
The No-End House: The No-End House (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Syfy

Thursday, Sept. 21
Doc Martin, Acorn TV
Gotham: Season 4 (2017) 77% 8 p.m., Fox
American Beauty Star: Season 1 (2017) , 10:30 p.m., Lifetime

Friday, Sept. 22
Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) 73% Netflix
Fuller House: Season 3 (2017)  Netflix
Neo Yokio: Season 1 (2017) 52% Netflix
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
The Deep, Netflix
Transparent: Season 4 (2017) 91% Amazon
Tales From the Tour Bus: Season 1 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Cinemax

Sunday, Sept. 24
()  8 p.m., Fox
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 (2017) 82% 8:30 p.m., CBS

Monday, Sept. 25
The Big Bang Theory: Season 11 (2017) 75% 8 p.m., CBS
The Voice: Season 13 (2017) 8 p.m., NBC
Young Sheldon: Season 1 (2017) 76% 8:30 p.m., CBS (preview)
Kevin Can Wait: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
Me, Myself & I: Season 1 (2017) 63% 9:30 p.m., CBS
The Good Doctor: Season 1 (2017) 63% 10 p.m., ABC
Scorpion: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., CBS
The Brave: Season 1 (2017) 42% 10 p.m., NBC
The Opposition With Jordan Klepper (2017), 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Def Comedy Jam 25 (2017)  Netflix
NCIS: Season 15 (2017) 8 p.m., CBS
Lethal Weapon: Season 2 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., Fox
Bull: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
This Is Us: Season 2 (2017) 92% 9 p.m., NBC
The Mick: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., Fox
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 5 (2017) 100% 9:30 p.m., Fox
NCIS: New Orleans: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., CBS
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murderers: The Menendez Murders () 64% 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Sept. 27
The Goldbergs: Season 5 (2017) 8 p.m., ABC
Survivor 8 p.m., CBS
Empire: Season 4 (2017) 83% 8 p.m., Fox
The Blacklist: Season 5 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., NBC
Speechless: Season 2 (2017) 8:30 p.m., ABC
Modern Family: Season 9 (2017) 9 p.m., ABC
SEAL Team: Season 1 (2017) 71% 9 p.m., CBS
Lee Daniel's Star: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., Fox
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 19 (2017) 80% 9 p.m., NBC
American Housewife: Season 2 (2017) 9:30 p.m., ABC
Designated Survivor: Season 2 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., ABC
Criminal Minds: Season 13 (2017) 10 p.m., CBS
Chicago P.D.: Season 5 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC
Liar: Season 1 (2017) 54% 10 p.m., SundanceTV

Thursday, Sept. 28
StartUp: Season 2 (2017)  Crackle
Missions (2017), Shudder
Grey's Anatomy: Season 14 (2017) 93% 8 p.m., ABC
Superstore: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., NBC
() % 9 p.m., NBC
Great News: Season 2 (2017) 92% 9:30 p.m., NBC
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 4 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., ABC
Chicago Fire: Season 6 (2017) 10 p.m., NBC
Nathan for You: Season 4 (2017) 100% Comedy Central
The President Show: Season 1 (2017) 67%, midnight, Comedy Central

Friday, Sept. 29
Big Mouth: Season 1 (2017) 100% Netflix
Real Rob: Season 2 (2017)  Netflix
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1 (2017)  Netflix
Real Rob: Season 2 (2017)  Netflix
Gerald's Game (2017) 91% Netflix
Long Shot (2017) Netflix
Our Souls at Night (2017) 89% Netflix
Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip (2017), Netflix
Tin Star (2017), Amazon
Stories With Kev (2017), Laugh Out Loud Network
Inhumans: Season 1 (2017) 11% 8 p.m., ABC
MacGyver: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., CBS
Hell's Kitchen: Season 17 (2017) 8 p.m., Fox
Hawaii Five-0: Season 8 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
Z Nation: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., Syfy
The Exorcist: Season 2 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., Fox
Blue Bloods: Season 8 (2017) 10 p.m., CBS

Saturday, Sept. 30
Versailles: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Ovation
Saturday Night Live: Season 43 (2017) 9% 11:30 p.m., NBC

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October


Sunday, Oct. 1
The Toy Box: Season 2 (2017) 7 p.m., ABC
Bob's Burgers: Season 8 (2017) 7:30 p.m., Fox
Shark Tank: Season 9 (2017) 8 p.m., ABC
The Simpsons: Season 29 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., Fox
Wisdom of the Crowd: Season 1 (2017) 24% 8:30 p.m., CBS
Ghosted: Season 1 (2017) 59% 8:30 p.m., Fox
Family Guy: Season 15 (2016) 9 p.m., Fox
Poldark: Season 3 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., PBS
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (2007), 9 p.m., E!
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 9 (2017) 9:30 p.m., CBS
The Last Man on Earth: Season 4 (2017) 92% 9:30 p.m., Fox
Ten Days in the Valley: Season 1 (2017) 55% 10 p.m., ABC
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 (2017) 74% 10 p.m., HBO
StarTalk: Season 4 (2017) 11 p.m., Nat Geo

Monday, Oct. 2
Total Request Live (2017), MTV
Lucifer: Season 3 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., Fox
9JKL: Season 1 (2017) 19% 8:30 p.m., CBS
The Gifted: Season 1 (2017) 76% 9 p.m., Fox
The Halcyon: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., Ovation

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth (2017), Netflix
The Middle: Season 9 (2018) 100% 8 p.m., ABC
Fresh Off the Boat: Season 4 (2017) 86% 8:30 p.m., ABC
black-ish: Season 4 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., ABC
The Mayor: Season 1 (2017) 81% 9:30 p.m., ABC
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Season 1 (2017) 63% 10 p.m., ABC
Queen Sugar: Season 2 (2017) 100% (returns) 10 p.m., OWN

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Nature: Season 36 (2017) 8 p.m., PBS
NOVA: Season 44 (2017) 9 p.m., PBS
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 9 p.m., Bravo
Rehab Addict, 9 p.m., DIY

Thursday, Oct. 5
Rillington Place: Miniseries () 83% Sundance Now
() % Crackle
Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller (2017), 8 p.m., FUSION TV
Scandal: Season 7 (2017) 91% 9 p.m., ABC
Van Helsing: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., Syfy
Ghost Wars: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., Syfy
Shade: Queens of NYC: Season 1 (2017) 10:30 p.m., Fusion

Friday, Oct. 6
Suburra: Blood on Rome: Season 1 (2017) 100% Netflix
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 (2017)  Netflix
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) 97% Netflix
Once Upon a Time: Season 7 (2017) 43% 8 p.m., ABC
Superstition: Season 1 (2017) 80% 10 p.m., Syfy

Saturday, Oct. 7
Spielberg (2017) 92% 7 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Oct. 8
America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 28 (2017) 8 p.m., ABC
Madam Secretary: Season 4 (2017) 10 p.m., CBS
() midnight, Adult Swim

Monday, Oct. 9
Supergirl: Season 3 (2017) 78% 8 p.m., The CW
Valor: Season 1 (2017) 21% 9 p.m., The CW
A Haunting, 10 p.m., Destination America

Tuesday, Oct. 10
BET Hip Hop Awards (2017), 8 p.m., BET
The Flash: Season 4 (2018) 80% 8 p.m., The CW
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3 (2017) 88% 9 p.m., The CW
Terror In the Woods, 10 p.m., Destination America

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Chance: Season 2 (2017)  Hulu
Lifeline (2017), YouTube Red
Queers: Miniseries (2017) 10 a.m., BBC America
Riverdale: Season 2 (2017) 88% 8 p.m., The CW
Dynasty: Season 1 (2017) 49% 9 p.m., The CW
Mr. Robot: Season 3 (2017) 92% 10 p.m., USA
The Shannara Chronicles: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Spike

Thursday, Oct. 12
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman: Season 1 (2017) 93% Hulu
Supernatural: Season 13 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., The CW
Arrow: Season 6 (2017) 64% 9 p.m., The CW
Home Alone, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Friday, Oct. 13
The Babysitter (2017) 72% Netflix
Kingdom of Us (2017) 100% Netflix
Mindhunter: Season 1 (2017) 96% Netflix
Super Monsters: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 (2017) 80% Netflix
Lore: Season 1 (2017) 69% Amazon
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (2017) 96% 8 p.m., The CW
Jane The Virgin: Season 4 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., The CW

Saturday, Oct. 14
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., BBC America
The Sandman (2017)   9 p.m., Syfy
Tokyo Project (2017)  10 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Oct. 15
Berlin Station: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., Epix
The Durrells: Season 2 (2017) 100% 8 p.m., PBS
Good Behavior: Season 2 (2017) 9 p.m., TNT

Monday, Oct. 16
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., VH1
Horror at the Cecil Hotel, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Star Wars Rebels: Season 4 (2017) 100% 12:30 a.m., Disney XD

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017), Netflix
Hit The Road: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., DirecTV/AT&T
Dead Silent, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Loudermilk: Season 1 (2017) 92% 10:30 p.m., DirecTV/AT&T

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Car vs America (2017), 8 p.m., FUSION TV
Freakish: Season 2 (2017)  Hulu

Friday, Oct. 20
1922 (2017) 91% Netflix
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (2017), Netflix
Haters Back Off: Season 2 (2017)  Netflix
One of Us (2017) 93% Hulu
Red Oaks: Season 3 (2017) 100% Amazon
Wheelman (2017) 88% Netflix
Tracey Ullman's Show: Season 2 (2017) 100% HBO

Saturday, Oct. 21
Too Funny To Fail (2017) 100% Hulu
()  8 p.m., Lifetime
George Michael: Freedom (2017), 9 p.m., Showtime

Sunday, Oct. 22
Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson (2017), Fox
The Walking Dead: Season 8 (2017) 65% 9 p.m., AMC
Graves: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., Epix
White Famous: Season 1 (2017) 53% 10 p.m., Showtime
The Jellies: Season 1 (2017) 12:15 a.m., Adult Swim
Comic Book Men: Season 7 (2017) midnight, AMC

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Wanted: Season 1 (2005) Netflix
Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild (2017), 10 p.m., TBS
At Home With Amy Sedaris: Season 1 (2017) 100% 10:30 p.m., truTV

Thursday, Oct. 26
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) 89% Netflix
Andi Mack: Season 2 (2017) 8 p.m., Disney
Drop the Mic: Season 1 (2017) 10 p.m., TBS

Friday, Oct. 27
Stranger Things: Season 2 (2017) 94% Netflix
Fearless: Season 1 (2017) 73% Amazon
Blindspot: Season 3 (2017) 8 p.m., NBC
Michael Jackson’s Halloween (2017), 8 p.m., CBS

Saturday, Oct. 28
Flint (2017) 57% 8 p.m., Lifetime
Black Sabbath: The End of the End (2017) 9 p.m., Showtime
The Murder Castle, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Sunday, Oct. 29
Helltown, 10 p.m., Destination America
() 10 p.m., Starz

Monday, Oct. 30
Judah Friedlander: America Is the Greatest Country in the United States (2017), Netflix
Superior Donuts: Season 2 (2017) 9:30 p.m., CBS

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Major Crimes: Season 6 (2017) 9 p.m., TNT
Terror in the Woods: Halloween Fright Night, 9 p.m., Destination America

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November


Wednesday, Nov. 1
Stan Against Evil: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., IFC

Thursday, Nov. 2
Back: Season 1 (2017) 100%, Sundance Now
Young Sheldon: Season 1 (2017) 76% 8:30 p.m., CBS
Mom: Season 5 (2017) 9 p.m., CBS
Life in Pieces: Season 3 (2017) 9:30 p.m., CBS
S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (2017) 48% 10 p.m., CBS

Friday, Nov. 3
Alias Grace: Miniseries (2017) 99% Netflix
Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City (2017), 11 p.m., Comedy Central

Sunday, Nov. 5
The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2 (2017) 74% 9 p.m., Starz
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo
Shameless: Season 8 (2017) 100% 9 p.m., Showtime
SMILF: Season 1 (2017) 82% 10 p.m., Showtime
Ride With Norman Reedus: Season 2 (2017) 11 p.m., AMC

Monday, Nov. 6
Rebecca Martinsson, Acorn TV
The Healer, 10 p.m., TLC

Tuesday, Nov. 7
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Amazon
Fate/Apocrypha, Netflix
The Long Road Home: Miniseries (2017) 77% 9 p.m., Nat Geo
Teachers: Season 2 (2017) 10 p.m., TV Land (returning)
Damnation: Season 1 (2017) 64% 10 p.m., USA

Wednesday, Nov. 8
The 51st Annual Country Music Awards, ABC
Hot Date: Season 1 (2017) 8 p.m., Pop
()  8 p.m., Epix
Ozzy and Jack's World Detour: Season 1 (2016) 10 p.m., A&E
The A Word: Season 2 (2017) 93% 10 p.m., Sundance TV

Thursday, Nov. 9
The Cromarties: Season 1 (2017) 10:30 p.m., USA

Friday, Nov. 10
Lady Dynamite: Season 2 (2017) 100% Netflix
Landmarks Live in Concert, 10 p.m., PBS

Sunday, Nov. 12
No Activity: Season 1 (2017) 70% CBS All Access
Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics: Season 1 (2017) 11 p.m., AMC

Monday, Nov. 13
Ill Behaviour, 10:30 p.m., Showtime

Tuesday, Nov. 14
Future Man: Season 1 (2017) 82% Hulu

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Do You Want to See a Dead Body?, YouTube Red
MythBusters, 9 p.m., Science

Thursday, Nov. 16
Back: Season 1 (2017) 100% Sundance Now
GameFace, Hulu

Friday, Nov. 17
Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (2017) 67% Netflix
Mudbound (2017) 97% Netflix
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters (2017), Netflix
Saving Capitalism, Netflix
Tim & Faith Soul2Soul, 9 p.m., Showtime

Saturday, Nov. 18
Night of Too Many Stars, HBO 30669
Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders: Season 1 () 9 p.m., Sundance TV

Sunday, Nov. 19
The American Music Awards, 8 p.m., ABC
The Root 100 (2017), 9 p.m., FUSION TV
Search Party: Season 2 (2017) 96% 10 p.m., TBS
The Problem With Apu (2017), 10 p.m., TruTV

Monday, Nov. 20
Love, Lies & Records, Acorn TV
David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2017), 8 p.m., PBS
() % 8 p.m., Disney XD
Elizabeth Smart: Questions Answered, 10 p.m., A&E

Tuesday, Nov. 21
Marvel's Runaways: Season 1 (2017) 85% Hulu
Chicago Med: Season 3 (2017)  10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Nov. 22
Godless: Miniseries (2017) 83% Netflix
Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!, Netflix

Thursday, Nov. 23
She's Gotta Have It: Season 1 (2017) 84% Netflix
A Place to Call Home, Acorn TV

Friday, Nov. 24
Frontier (2016), Netflix

Sunday, Nov. 26
Titanic: 20 Years Later With James Cameron (2017), 9 p.m., Nat Geo

Tuesday, Nov. 28
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2017), 10 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, Nov. 29
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (2017) 94% Amazon
Bruno Mars: 24k Magic Live at the Apollo, 10 p.m., CBS
Vikings: Season 5 (2017) 91% 9 p.m., History

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December


Friday, Dec. 1
() % Hulu
Dark: Season 1 (2017) 89% Netflix
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 (2018) 100% 8 p.m., ABC

Saturday, Dec. 2
Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady (2017), 9 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Dec. 3
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, 8 p.m., CBS

Monday, Dec. 4
The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 4, Acorn TV
The Indian Doctor, Acorn TV
95th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting from President’s Park (2017), 7 p.m., Hallmark
The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017) 94% 8 p.m., HBO

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight (2017), Netflix

Wednesday, Dec. 6
Shut Eye: Season 2 (2017) Hulu
Knightfall: Season 1 (2017) 57% 10 p.m., History
Happy!: Season 1 (2017) 81% 10 p.m., Syfy

Thursday, Dec. 7
Psych: The Movie (2017), 8 p.m., USA

Friday, Dec. 8
The Crown: Season 2 (2017) 89% Netflix
The Grand Tour: Season 2 (2017) 57% Amazon

Sunday, Dec. 10
Counterpart: Season 1 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Starz (sneak peek)

Monday, Dec. 11
East of Everything, Acorn TV

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Judd Apatow: The Return (2017), Netflix

Friday, Dec. 15
Wormwood: Miniseries (2017) 90% Netflix
Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Season 1 (2016) 70% Amazon

Sunday, Dec. 17
A Christmas Story (2017), 7 p.m., Fox

Monday, Dec. 18
Gunpowder: Miniseries () 72% 10 p.m., HBO
The Accident Season 1, Acorn TV

Tuesday, Dec. 19
15: A Quinceañera Story: Ashley (2017)  HBO
The Naked Truth: Wasteland, 8 p.m., Fusion

Wednesday, Dec. 20
Loosely Exactly Nicole, Facebook
The Librarians: Season 4 ()  8 p.m., TNT

Thursday, Dec. 21
Peaky Blinders: Season 4 (2017) 89% Netflix

Friday, Dec. 22
Bright (2017) 27% Netflix
Fuller House: Season 3 (2017)  Netflix
The Last Post: Season 1 (2017) 64% Netflix

Monday, Dec. 25
Murdoch Mysteries Season 11, Acorn TV
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (2017) 88% BBC America
Cable Girls: Season 2 (2017) Netflix
Call the Midwife, 9 p.m., PBS

Tuesday, Dec. 26
The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 9 p.m., CBS

Thursday, Dec. 28
Apple Music’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (2017), 8 p.m., Fox

Friday, Dec. 29
Black Mirror: Season 4 (2017) 86% Netflix

Sunday, Dec. 31
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017), Netflix
Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square, 8 p.m., Fox

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Go To: 2018 PREMIERE DATES CALENDAR

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)

(Photo by CBS)

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

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