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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
Nightflyers: Season 1 (2018) 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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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
() % 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
Nightflyers: Season 1 (2018) 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
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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


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We’ve come to the end of another TV season, and the big news is the surprising specials and new series that dominate the top 5 of our Spring-Summer TV Scorecard. Click on to learn more about those cheeky upstarts as we rank new and returning series and films on TV or streaming that premiered from mid-March through August by Tomatometer.

Seasons and films must have at least 10 reviews to be included. Certified Fresh scores indicate that the title has gotten a Fresh rating by more than 20 reviewers for series and more than 40 reviewers for TV or streaming films; in each case, at least five reviews must be from “Top Reviewers” to be Certified Fresh.

The final ranking reflects an adjusted score calculated based on the number of reviews a series has; for example, if one title has 10 reviews and a 100% score, while another has 45 reviews and a 99% score, the second title ranks higher because of the larger pool of critics’ opinions used to form the score.

Final Update: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert ; America to Me, season 1; Aggretsuko, season 1; John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City; Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife; Hannah Gadsby: Nanette; Making It, season 1; and Random Acts of Flyness, season 1; Insatiable, season 1; The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time; The Package; Deep State, season 1; Archer: Danger Island; Alone Together, season 1; Disenchantment, season 1; Ozark, season 2; Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, season 1; Snowfall, season 2; One Strange Rock, miniseries; Ghoul, season 1; Orange Is the New Black, season 6; The Innocents, season 1; Ordeal By Innocence, miniseries; Bobby Kennedy for President, season 1; Crime + Punishment; To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before; Insecure, season 3

(See the top performers in the final ranking of our Winter TV Scorecard, including Atlanta, Counterpart, The End of the F***ing WorldThe Good Place, and High Maintenance.)

Rotten Tomatoes’ spring TV and streaming scorecard final tally:

#132
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Broad stereotypes, clumsy social commentary, and a failed attempt at "wokeness" make Insatiable hard to swallow.

#131

Brain on Fire (2016)
13%

#131
Adjusted Score: 12027%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures. As... [More]
Directed By: Gerard Barrett

#130
Adjusted Score: 19062%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Fin has to go back in time to rejoin his shark battling friends to stop the first Sharknado and save... [More]
Directed By: Anthony C. Ferrante

#129

Game Over, Man! (2018)
18%

#129
Adjusted Score: 17091%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Three zeros try to become heroes when gunmen take hostages at a star-studded party inside a fancy Los Angeles hotel.... [More]
Directed By: Kyle Newacheck

#128

The Week Of (2018)
27%

#128
Adjusted Score: 26668%
Critics Consensus: The Week Of suggests promise in further collaborations between Sandler and Robert Smigel, but its shopworn premise and listless execution aren't enough to recommend it.
Synopsis: Two fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate the wedding of their children. They are forced to spend the... [More]
Directed By: Robert Smigel

#127
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: By deviating from its source material, 13 Reasons Why can better explore its tenderly crafted characters; unfortunately, in the process, it loses track of what made the show so gripping in the first place.

#126
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With only a mildly interesting premise, Mind Games leaves viewers with few reasons to continue playing.

#125
Adjusted Score: 30476%
Critics Consensus: The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter wastes a promising premise and talented cast on a frustratingly uneven comedy that lacks enough laughs to forgive its narrative flaws.
Synopsis: The great hunter Buck Ferguson and his trusted cameraman Don set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with... [More]
Directed By: Jody Hill

#124

Extinction (2018)
32%

#124
Adjusted Score: 32604%
Critics Consensus: Extinction has a few intriguing ideas, but they -- and some game performances from its talented stars -- are lost in the movie's muddled plot and frustrating pacing.
Synopsis: A man's home life starts to suffer when he has recurring nightmares about a destructive and unknown force. He must... [More]
Directed By: Ben Young

#123

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
32%

#123
Adjusted Score: 35261%
Critics Consensus: Fahrenheit 451 fails to burn as brightly as its classic source material, opting for slickly mundane smoke-blowing over hard-hitting topical edge.
Synopsis: In a future society where books are banned and burned, a fireman begins to read in secret and discovers an... [More]
Directed By: Ramin Bahrani

#122
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sweetbitter fails to live up to its well-received literary source material -- or stand out from the many big-city coming-of-age television series that came before it.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Splitting Up Together tries to make light of divorce, but its commitment to genre tropes keeps it from being very fun or funny, despite the always charming Jenna Fischer's best efforts.

#120

Anon (2018)
37%

#120
Adjusted Score: 38143%
Critics Consensus: Lacking enough depth to fulfill its evident ambitions or enough excitement to work as a sci-fi action thriller, Anon lives down to its title in the most glumly predictable ways.
Synopsis: In the near future, private memories are recorded and crime has almost ceased to exist. But in trying to solve... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Niccol

#119
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: By failing to establish the credibility of its lead, Alex, Inc loses sight an appealing premise and strands a likable Zach Braff in a sea of wasted potential.

#118
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Stereotypes and ambiguity shadow the well-meaning intentions of American Woman, though the nostalgic period setting is cute.
Directed By: John Wells

#117

Like Father (2018)
46%

#117
Adjusted Score: 47630%
Critics Consensus: Like Father unites an alarmingly talented cast for a predictable rom-com that does nothing to counter the negative stereotypes surrounding the genre.
Synopsis: Left at the altar, a young executive takes her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected --... [More]
Directed By: Lauren Miller Rogen

#116

The Package (2018)
42%

#116
Adjusted Score: 42218%
Critics Consensus: The Package learns the hard way that a penis joke does not a movie make.
Synopsis: When four teenage friends go on a camping trip during spring break, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against... [More]
Directed By: Jake Szymanski

Rellik: Season 1 (2017)
50%

#115
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Rellik gets in its own way thanks to its mostly frustrating narrative hook and unrelenting bleakness.
Directed By: Sam Miller, Hans Herbots

#114
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Yellowstone proves too melodramatic to be taken seriously, diminishing the effects of the talented cast and beautiful backdrops.

Genius: Picasso (2018)
57%

#113
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An impressive performance from Antonio Banderas rescues Genius: Picasso from condensed melodrama.

#112
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Fleetingly funny and all too relevant, Who is America? proves Sacha Baron Cohen still has something to say -- though its nihilistic approach may not be the right way to say it.

Krypton: Season 1 (2018)
60%

#111
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Krypton's eccentricity declines into silliness with a dull narrative that fails to fulfill a promising premise.

#110
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: UnREAL's narrative fizzles out in its surprise final season, but the clever antics, confidence, and high energy remain intact.
Starring:

#109
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Deep State is dense with terrific actors and slick action, but it's disappointingly shallow in dramatic depth as it fails to get to the bottom of its characters or offer much insight into the geopolitical arena.

#108
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though long-time fans may be frustrated by this slim diversion from Archer's main narrative, Danger Island gleefully colors outside the lines of 1930s serial tropes while incorporating many of the series' treasured jokes into a self-contained story.
Directed By: Matt Thompson

#107
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though somewhat derivative and overstuffed, The Crossing offers up just enough decent twists to draw intrigue.

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#106

#105

Come Sunday (2018)
68%

#105
Adjusted Score: 68182%
Critics Consensus: Come Sunday benefits greatly from Chiwetel Ejiofor's central performance, which is often enough to lift an otherwise uneven drama.
Synopsis: Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Marston

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%

#104

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Arrested Development finds itself back in familiar form, recapturing much of the cast's chemistry and comedic brilliance -- though it still doesn't quite live up to its own past.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Troy: Fall of a City never tries to reinvent the bronze wheel but succeeds in engaging audiences with both royal and divine intrigue, making for a highly enjoyable romp in the lost kingdom.

#101
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Fans will bask in the familiar glow from Station 19, though anyone who doesn't already indulge in the soapy delights of Shondaland may not feel the spark.

#100
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Lost in Space's production values are ambitious enough to attract sci-fi adventure fans, while the story's large heart adds an emotional anchor to all the deep space derring-do.

Ozark: Season 2 (2018)
76%

#99
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Engaging and entertaining -- if not particularly challenging -- Ozark's descent into darker waters is kept afloat by another superb turn from Laura Linney.

#98

Kodachrome (2017)
71%

#98
Adjusted Score: 72272%
Critics Consensus: Kodachrome gains richer hues due to Ed Harris' colorful performance, which is enough to enliven a solid if predictable father-son road trip drama.
Synopsis: Matt, a struggling executive, finds his world turned upside down when his estranged father's nurse shows up unexpectedly in his... [More]
Directed By: Mark Raso

#97

Ibiza (2018)
67%

#97
Adjusted Score: 66540%
Critics Consensus: Ibiza settles into an amiable comedic groove enlivened by its talented stars, even if the end result is fittingly somewhat narratively hazy.
Synopsis: Harper, a single 30-something New Yorker, lets loose on a business trip to Barcelona, leading to a flirty encounter with... [More]
Directed By: Alex Richanbach

#96
#96
Adjusted Score: 72604%
Critics Consensus: Compelling and disturbing in occasionally unintended ways, The Rachel Divide uses one woman's infamy to examine modern American race relations.
Synopsis: Rachel Dolezal, the former leader of the NAACP's Spokane branch, becomes a national news story when she is exposed for... [More]
Starring: Rachel Dolezal
Directed By: Laura Brownson

#95
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A beautiful slow burn, Strange Angel shoots for the stars, but gets a little lost in its own orbit.

Roseanne: Season 10 (2018)
69%

#94
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Roseanne's return finds the show's classic format, original cast, and timely humor intact, even if the latest batch of episodes suffers from sporadically uneven execution.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though not as thematically rich as some of its geopolitical predecessors, Jack Ryan is a satisfying addition to the genre buoyed by exceptional action sequences and a likable cast.

#92

Roxanne Roxanne (2017)
70%

#92
Adjusted Score: 70924%
Critics Consensus: Roxanne Roxanne belatedly honors its subject with a gripping character-driven biopic that serves as a primer for a trailblazing career while telling an often tragic story.
Synopsis: The most feared battle emcee in the early 1980s in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge... [More]
Directed By: Michael Larnell

Safe: Season 1 (2018)
71%

#91
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Safe boasts a superb cast -- albeit with some questionable accents -- who carry its soapy, mystery-laden drama just well enough to offer an entertaining diversion.

Synopsis: Comic Michelle Wolf got her start in the industry on late-night television, writing and contributing to "Late Night With Seth... [More]
Starring: Michelle Wolf
Directed By: Alex Bach

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Evil Genius makes up for a lack of conviction and nuance with an intriguing sense of discovery and plenty of entertaining insanity.
Starring:

Supergirl: Season 3 (2017)
78%

#88
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Heavier themes lead to higher stakes, but Supergirl gives its eponymous heroine and her fellow supers plenty of room for growth, creating a well-balanced, engaging third season.

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#87

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: One Strange Rock contains enough visually sumptuous imagery to remind viewers of Earth's cosmic uniqueness, although this Will Smith-narrated series falls a stone's throw short of being a definitive account on the blue planet.
Starring: Will Smith

The Rain: Season 1 (2018)
82%

#85
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Rain starts out slow, but develops into a thrilling addition to the dystopia television genre.

#84
#84
Adjusted Score: 79539%
Critics Consensus: The Child in Time skillfully resists melodrama, trusting the finer details of its story -- and the actors bringing them to life -- to land with a slow-building, devastating impact.
Synopsis: Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable when his only child disappears in a... [More]
Directed By: Julian Farino

#83
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Requiem is as much a mysterious thriller with Lynchian elements as it is a compelling character study.
Starring:

#82
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Motherland pulls no punches, creating an honest and hilarious portrayal of parenthood buoyed by brilliant performances from its seasoned cast -- though for some viewers it may hit a little too close to home.

#81
Adjusted Score: 83682%
Critics Consensus: Far more traditional and straightforward than its unwieldy title, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society offers delightful comfort food for fans of period drama.
Synopsis: In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII.... [More]
Directed By: Mike Newell

Trust: Season 1 (2018)
78%

#80
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Donald Sutherland delivers a powerful turn as the titular Getty in Trust, yet another telling of the affluent family's saga.

Ghoul: Season 1 (2018)
88%

#79
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Short, spooky, and surprisingly poignant, Ghoul's concentrated brand of horror is familiar, but effective.

Condor: Season 1 (2019)
87%

#78
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Condor never aspires to be a realistic depiction of spy games -- instead, it excels at evoking a uniquely 21st century brand of paranoia with its slick concept and propulsive pacing.

The Split: Season 1 (2018)
75%

#77
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Split is an incisive exploration of gender politics, mined from terrific performances and tersely dramatic plotting.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Brutality and humor continue to mesh effectively in a season of Orange Is the New Black that stands as a marked improvement from its predecessor, even if some arcs are more inspired than others.
Directed By: Jenji Kohan

Dietland: Season 1 (2018)
81%

#75
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The well-acted Dietland delivers timely and engaging social commentary with enough humor and scathing wit to make up for an occasionally scattered narrative approach.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: In its second season, Marvel's Luke Cage delivers a satisfyingly complex narrative and a solid ensemble cast led by Alfre Woodard's standout performance as the archvillainess Black Mariah.

#73

First Match (2018)
85%

#73
Adjusted Score: 85283%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the all-boys wrestling team... [More]
Directed By: Olivia Newman

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#72

#71
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite uneven writing, The Last O.G. succeeds on the strength of Tracy Morgan's inspired performance and Tiffany Haddish's comic instincts.

#70
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A sincere -- if a little simple -- supernatural love story, The Innocents' moody meandering leaves a satisfying first impression.

C.B. Strike (2017)
82%

#69
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novels by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling), Tom Burke ("The Musketeers") stars as private detective Cormoran... [More]

#68

Cargo (2017)
88%

#68
Adjusted Score: 91876%
Critics Consensus: Cargo takes a refreshingly character-driven approach to the zombie genre that's further distinguished by its Australian setting and Martin Freeman's terrific lead performance.
Synopsis: Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately searches for a new home... [More]
Directed By: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

#67

Alex Strangelove (2018)
81%

#67
Adjusted Score: 80667%
Critics Consensus: Alex Strangelove offers a refreshingly insightful -- and fittingly adult -- take on teen sexuality enlivened by smart humor and a fearlessly progressive approach.
Synopsis: A high school senior plans on losing his virginity to his girlfriend. Things get complicated when he meets a handsome... [More]
Directed By: Craig Johnson

#66
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Peppering its pathos with acid wit, Succession is a divine comedy of absolute power and dysfunction -- brought to vivid life by a ferocious ensemble.

Westworld: Season 2 (2018)
85%

#65
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Westworld builds on its experimental first season, diving deeper into the human side of AI without losing any of its stylish, bloody glory.

#64
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Citizen Rose serves as a vehicle for #MeToo archivism through the bold reclaiming and rebuilding of one of the movement's complex characters -- Rose McGowan.
Starring: Rose McGowan

Lodge 49: Season 1 (2018)
86%

#63
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Lodge 49 takes a surreal journey into the television dreamscape that can prove quite rewarding for viewers who stick with it.

#62

6 Balloons (2018)
86%

#62
Adjusted Score: 86860%
Critics Consensus: Delicately sketched but thematically rich, 6 Balloons rises on Abbi Jacobson's gripping performance -- and marks writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: Over the course of one night, a woman drives across Los Angeles with her brother, who is addicted to heroin,... [More]
Directed By: Marja-Lewis Ryan

#61
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Five seasons in, Silicon Valley finds a new way to up the ante with tighter, less predictable plots, while still maintaining its clever brand of comedic commentary.

#60

Set It Up (2018)
92%

#60
Adjusted Score: 93850%
Critics Consensus: Set It Up follows the long-established outlines of the rom-com template -- and in the process, proves there's still substantial pleasure to be wrought from familiar formulas.
Synopsis: Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them... [More]
Directed By: Claire Scanlon

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Hayley Atwell shines in Howards End, a beautiful, if borderline superficial, adaptation of a much-revered book.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Patrick Melrose is a scathing indictment of British high society's inherited dysfunction, cruelty, and the wealth that enables them. The Crown this ain't.

#57
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Gorgeous, grim, and unexpected, Sacred Games is saved from its procedural premise by its dense plotting and superb cast.

Queer Eye: Season 2 (2018)
87%

#56
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Earnest and endearing, Queer Eye's tear-inducing reality wiles continue to challenge social norms -- and, in its best moments, the Fab Five themselves.

Legion: Season 2 (2018)
91%

#55
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Legion returns with a smart, strange second season that settles into a straighter narrative without sacrificing its unique sensibilities.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: As a quirky courtroom satire Trial & Error continues to delight, but its best motion may be allowing the singular Kristin Chenoweth to shine in all of her whimsically manic glory as the titular Lady, Killer.

#53
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Affair's captivating character study returns with fewer kinks than its previous outing, resulting in a more emotionally grounded season that regains much of the show's initial allure.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A classic British period piece that takes its time, Ordeal by Innocence will satisfy Agatha Christie fans and novices alike.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Cloak & Dagger blends soapy drama with superhero grit to create an exciting, surprisingly thoughtful addition to the genre -- even if it falls prey to a certain amount of narrative bloat.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot but dishearteningly relevant, The Handmaid's Tale centers its sophomore season tightly around its compelling cast of characters, making room for broader social commentary through more intimate lenses.

#49
Adjusted Score: 70067%
Critics Consensus: John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls serves as as a thoughtful living portrait that evades mawkish territory.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Unknown Actor
Directed By: Unknown Director

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Masterfully assembled by Judd Apatow, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling is an affectionate tour through the life and philosophy of the comic icon.
Directed By: Judd Apatow, Sheila Nevins

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events is as gothic, twisted and absurd as the first, to the delight of moody tweens of all ages.
Starring:

Preacher: Season 3 (2018)
92%

#46
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Preacher returns to its delightful debauchery, but with a steadier hand and better balance, elevating the drama without taking the edge off.

#45
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Staircase -- in its newly expanded form -- offers a gripping, detailed depiction of the complex justice system, even if the overall narrative lacks objectivity.
Starring:

#44
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A thriller wrapped in a prestige drama package, The Terror makes for gripping, atmospheric supernatural horror.

#43
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A nearly unbearable slow burn, Sharp Objects maintains its grip with an unshakably grim atmosphere and an outstanding cast led by a superb Amy Adams.

#42

Sunday's Illness (2018)
89%

#42
Adjusted Score: 89219%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Anabel abandoned her daughter Chiara when the girl was barely 8 years old. Thirty-five years later, Chiara returns with a... [More]
Directed By: Ramón Salazar

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A hard fought coda to a beloved series, Sense8's epilogue exemplifies its strange, sensual, somewhat silly delights.
Starring:

Siren: Season 1 (2018)
95%

#40
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Siren turns traditional lore on its tail with a unique, well-paced show that presents dangerous, violent mythical creatures in a surprisingly empathetic and exciting light.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Bobby Kennedy for President crafts a poignant, nuanced view of a political process and a human being.
Starring:

#38
#38
Adjusted Score: 92668%
Critics Consensus: Crime + Punishment shines a brilliant light on systemic corruption, building a case for change that's as upsetting as it is ultimately inspiring.
Synopsis: Amidst a landmark class-action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, filmmakers use footage recorded over the course of four years to... [More]
Starring: Edwin Raymond
Directed By: Stephen Maing

#37
Adjusted Score: 95539%
Critics Consensus: Elvis Presley: The Searcher delves into an American icon's early career with patience and skill, delivering a lengthy close-up look that should satisfy fans of all persuasions.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Unknown Actor
Directed By: Thom Zimny

#36
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Charming, realistic, and focused on underrepresented communities, On My Block is the respite from stylized teen dramas you didn't know you needed.

#35
Adjusted Score: 96335%
Critics Consensus: Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind offers a poignant -- albeit tantalizingly incomplete -- peek behind the curtain of a brilliant performer's tragically curtailed life and career.
Synopsis: This intimate portrait examines one of the world's most inventive comedians. Told largely through Robin's own voice and using a... [More]
Directed By: Marina Zenovich

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw impress in A Very English Scandal, an equally absorbing and appalling look at British politics and society.

#33
Adjusted Score: 98493%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: A teenage girl's love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her life.... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

Pose: Season 1 (2018)
96%

#32
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Charged with energy, poise, and confidence, Pose pirouettes between artistic opulence and deliciously soapy drama to create a fresh new addition to Ryan Murphy's lexicon.

#31
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Seductive and surprising, Killing Eves' twist on the spy vs. spy conceit rewards viewers with an audaciously entertaining show that finally makes good use of Sandra Oh's talents.

Insecure: Season 3 (2018)
92%

#30
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Insecure returns for a third season as authentic and exuberant as the star who made it, but with an added layer of growth that keeps it moving forward.

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#29

#28

The Tale (2018)
99%

#28
Adjusted Score: 102131%
Critics Consensus: The Tale handles its extraordinarily challenging subject matter with sensitivity, grace, and the power of some standout performances led by a remarkable Laura Dern.
Synopsis: Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Fox

Barry: Season 1 (2018)
98%

#27
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: PTSD and comedy make strangely endearing bedfellows in Barry, which proves more poignant than its sketch show premise.
Directed By: Hiro Murai, Maggie Carey

#26
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Americans' powerful final season pumps up the volume on an already intense show, concluding the complex series arc with epic familial conflict... and a high body count.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Well-crafted and compelling as ever, Better Call Saul's fourth season deftly balances the show it was and the one it will inevitably become.

GLOW: Season 2 (2018)
98%

#24
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Fearlessly led by its excellent ensemble, GLOW's second season adds a new layer of drama without sacrificing its self-effacing, delightfully silly humor.
Directed By: Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann

#23
#23
Adjusted Score: 70580%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly frank and soberingly insightful, King in the Wild goes beyond the myth and finds the human being who inspired the world.
Synopsis: A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. during the last years of his life, from his part in the Voting... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Peter W. Kunhardt

Snowfall: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#22
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

#21
Adjusted Score: 100284%
Critics Consensus: John Mulaney incisively describes his own befuddlement with the modern world in this uproariously funny deconstruction of manners, relationships, and religion.
Synopsis: John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and "SNL," eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this... [More]
Starring: John Mulaney
Directed By: Alex Timbers

Humans: Season 3 (2018)
100%

#20
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Humans gains new sociopolitical dimensions in its third season, mining deeper insight from its sci-fi premise without diluting the potency of its well-drawn characters.

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 100348%
Critics Consensus: Ali Wong emerges a mother still perturbed in Hard Knock Wife, a hilariously honest hour of comedy that highlights the joys and oh boys of motherhood with fearless energy and just the right amount of squirmy detail.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Ali Wong
Directed By: Unknown Director

New Girl: Season 7 (2018)
100%

#18
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: After seven years of friendship, New Girl signs off with a thoughtful, funny final season that bids a proper adieu to its colorful cast of characters.

The 100: Season 5 (2018)
100%

#17
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Five years in, The 100 manages to top itself once again with an audacious, addicting season.

#16

The Bleeding Edge (2018)
100%

#16
Adjusted Score: 100219%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Kirby Dick examines the the $400 billion medical device industry and the profit-driven mindset that rushes implanted devices into... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Kirby Dick

Aggretsuko: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#15
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Uniquely bleak for a Sanrio property, Aggretsuko balances biting corporate satire with adorable characters and absurdist comedy to create a surprising, insightful addition to the world of animation.

#14

Mercury 13 (2018)
100%

#14
Adjusted Score: 100539%
Critics Consensus: Mercury 13 offers yet another sobering example of how institutionalized sexism has thwarted countless dreams -- and held nations back from their full potential.
Synopsis: Women train and test for space flight in 1961, but their dreams are dashed when only men are selected to... [More]

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 100667%
Critics Consensus: Bill Nye: The Science Guy is as edifying as it is entertaining, much like the scientist turned TV celebrity and political advocate himself.
Synopsis: Television personality Bill Nye attempts to restore science to its rightful place in a world that is hostile to evidence... [More]

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ends with a final season that's as topical as it is cheerily irreverent.

The Expanse: Season 3 (2018)
100%

#11
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Building on earlier potential and extending character arcs throughout a solidly crafted third season, The Expanse continues to impress -- and shows no signs of abating.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Random Acts of Flyness' poignant political poetry plays in harmony with its frenetic absurdist humor to create a singular musical television experience.
Starring: Terence Nance

#9
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:

Making It: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Making It puts a whimsical, refreshing new spin on reality TV -- one made even more fun by well-matched hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.

#7
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.

#6
Adjusted Score: 100793%
Critics Consensus: Shaking up traditional religious and musical iconography, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert is a sight to be heard, superbly infiltrating the classic source material with originality, rock legend star power, and soulful depth.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: David Leveaux

#5
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: In its second season, The Sinner establishes itself as an engrossing why-dunnit thriller series with staying power.

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.

Vida: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#3
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.

Cobra Kai: Season 1 (2018)
100%

#2
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.

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 102144%
Critics Consensus: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette brilliantly moves modern comedy into nakedly honest new territory, pivoting from dry humor to raw, powerful storytelling.
Synopsis: Australian comic Hannah Gadsby reshapes standard stand-up by pairing punchlines with personal revelations on gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil.... [More]
Starring: Hannah Gadsby
Directed By: Madeleine Parry, Jon Olb

American Crime Story, Counterpart, Mosaic, Black Lightning, The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery, Altered Carbon posters

We ranked new and returning series and films on TV and streaming from January 1 through mid-March by Tomatometer (seasons and films must have had at least 10 reviews to be included).

The final ranking reflects an adjusted score calculated based on the number of reviews a series has; for instance, if one title has 10 reviews and a 100% score, while another has 45 reviews and a 99% score, the second title ranks higher because of the larger pool of critics’ opinions used to form the score.

See the final results of the winter TV season:

9JKL: Season 1 (2017)
19%

#94
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Irritatingly uninspired, 9jkl leaves its talented cast out in the cold.

#93

Mute (2017)
21%

#93
Adjusted Score: 25346%
Critics Consensus: Visually polished but narratively derivative and overall muddled, Mute is a would-be sci-fi epic whose title serves as an unfortunate guide to how it might be best enjoyed.
Synopsis: In a Berlin of the future, a mute bartender's search for his missing lady-love takes him deeper and deeper into... [More]
Directed By: Duncan Jones

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Living Biblically commits the cardinal TV sin of wasting the outline of an refreshingly unusual premise on broad, hammy acting and stock sitcom laughs.

#91

The Outsider (2018)
17%

#91
Adjusted Score: 16540%
Critics Consensus: Starring a disengaged Jared Leto and stuffed with gangster cliches, The Outsider never distinguishes itself enough to gain admittance into the inner circle of good yakuza pictures.
Synopsis: After World War II, an American POW stays in Japan and works his way through the rituals and hardships of... [More]
Directed By: Martin Zandvliet

Valor: Season 1 (2017)
21%

#90
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Valor's attempt to highlight an often overlooked segment of the armed services is undercut by a badly judged blend of military action and melodrama.

#89
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Bland and uneven, Disjointed does more smoke-blowing than joke-telling -- though it's further proof that Betsy Sodaro is a comedian to watch.

#88
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With only a mildly interesting premise, Mind Games leaves viewers with few reasons to continue playing.

#87
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Here and Now clearly has a point it wants to make, but a nebulous plot and unfocused character development stand in the way of its potential.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Wisdom of the Crowd wastes a talented cast on a formulaic procedural crime drama that wavers between modest returns and unintentional laughs.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sugar-coated satire, Our Cartoon President wavers between scathing social criticism and softball slings in a way that's as unsatisfying as it is uncomfortable.
Directed By: Tim Luecke

#84
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Life Sentence avoids asking tough questions about serious issues, settling instead for a cloying sweetness.

The Brave: Season 1 (2017)
42%

#83
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Formulaic to a fault, The Brave fails to bring anything new to the genre -- though high production values and a capable cast may be diverting enough for some.

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#82

Absentia: Season 1 (2017)
50%

#81
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Absentia sticks too closely to the procedural handbook, leaving its capable lead and mildly intriguing mystery treading water.
Directed By: Oded Ruskin

S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (2017)
48%

#80
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite a commanding, charming performance from Shemar Moore, S.W.A.T. remains a simple procedural overrun with clichés.

Hard Sun: Season 1 (2018)
48%

#79
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Hard Sun's heady mix of narrative and visual flourishes buckle under a surfeit of clichés that ultimately weigh it down and leave the show a muddled mess.

#78
Adjusted Score: 87254%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: David Bowie
Directed By: Francis Whately

Dynasty: Season 1 (2017)
49%

#77
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Dynasty's revival retains enough of its predecessor's over-the-top allure to offer a glamorous guilty pleasure in its first season, even if it never quite recaptures the magic of the original.

#76
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly lewd humor and funny, relatable characters are crammed into LA to Vegas alongside pacing problems and a dearth of punchlines, leaving this sitcom's high-flying potential stuck in an amiable holding pattern.

Instinct: Season 1 (2018)
54%

#75
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Instinct is ultimately an underwhelming police procedural, despite having Alan Cumming in its arsenal.

#74
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Final Space doesn't always hit its mark, but for those looking for a bite-sized intergalactic comedy it may prove an amusing diversion.

#73

The Polka King (2017)
66%

#73
Adjusted Score: 66244%
Critics Consensus: Despite moments of hilarity and a talented ensemble, discordant direction and a sloppy script keep The Polka King from truly singing.
Synopsis: The rise and fall of Pennsylvania polka sensation Jan Lewan, who ultimately fleeced millions from investors through his polka-related activities.... [More]

#72
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With sporadic amusement and a handful of decent performances, The Resident​ drifts between medical melodrama and hospital horror with often unintentionally funny results.

Rise: Season 1 (2018)
59%

#71
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Rise's admirable aim to inspire audiences with a grounded depiction of high school theater is undercut by stock characters and an off-putting presumption that it is more moving than it ever manages to be.

#70
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Good Doctor's heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there's still plenty of room to improve.

Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor (ABC/Eike Schroter)

ABC’s The Good Doctor proved itself one of the biggest hits of the fall – a top 5 scripted series for all of 2017 by Nielsen ratings.

And series star Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), who plays Dr. Shaun Murphy, found himself nominated for a Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, an award that ultimately went to Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us. Highmore was, however, in very good company, which, in addition to Brown, also included Jason Bateman (Ozark), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).

When you’re from Rotten Tomatoes and you visit the set of The Good Doctor, there’s an elephant in the room when you meet the series’ stars: the show’s Tomatometer score, which, after the series’ September 25 debut, hovered in the 30%-40% range.

The season has since recovered to a 58% Tomatometer and will likely move higher as the season goes on and new reviews perhaps lose a certain level of cynicism around this story of an autistic doctor trying to succeed in a world that is often hostile to his needs and to his unique, often brilliant, sometimes completely wrong perspective.


In a recent episode, Dr. Murphy learns the trifecta of flirting from another surgical resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, Dr. Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas): a touch, a giggle, and a hair sweep. Such are his social limitations currently.

“The interesting thing about playing Shaun,” Highmore told Rotten Tomatoes, “is that he’s experiencing the same breadth and width of emotions that your typical person would be, but they’re expressed in different ways and perhaps it lends itself to him being more internal at times, not so immediately accessible. But of course we still want to connect with him, and we still want to understand what’s going on in his mind.”

With The Good Doctor’s midseason return on Monday, “Islands, Part 1,” the series will continue to portray Shaun’s exploration of his limitations and his stuttering attempts to create a life he fully controls – whatever the good intentions of Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), who is president of the hospital.

Dr. Glassman pressed Shaun too far in the fall finale, “Sacrifice,” trying to get the young doctor to see a therapist.

Highmore said of Shaun’s relationship with Glassman: “That’s something that will continue to be unpicked and unstitched, if you like, as the season goes on. I think what’s interesting there is, of course, not only what’s been happening in the present but the back story. And we’ll continue to find out more about their history together and how he and what role he played in Shaun’s journey to getting to the hospital in the first place.

“I think Glassman is a nice bridge between Shaun’s life at work and life at home. Glassman feels responsibility to protect Shaun and to try and help Shaun in all areas of his life. But Shaun of course also wants a certain amount of independence and I think they’re will be a friction between the two of them because of that,” said the British actor, who adopts an American accent for the role.


Also in Shaun’s workplace orbit are fellow resident Jared Kalu (Chuku Modu), cardiothoracic surgeon Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez), and hospital board member and Chief of Surgery Marcus Andrews (Hill Harper), each of whom at different times have had their doubts about their autistic colleague.

“He’s definitely not prejudiced against Shaun – the fact that he happens to have autism,” Modu explained. “He’s just highly ambitious, so it could be anyone in the team, male, female, and he would try and ostracize them a bit because he wants to be the man. Melendez quotes, ‘You’re all quarterbacks. By the end of the season, there’s only gonna be one starter.’ And, in Jared’s head, that’s him. Also the fact that Shaun has quite a good relationship with Claire; I think he feels a little bit threatened by that.”


But Shaun may not be equipped to navigate aggressive professional ambition, particularly when it’s coming from more than one direction; in addition to Kalu, doctors Melendez and Andrews each have their own agendas, and each began the series harboring extreme doubts about Shaun’s ability to function in the high-pressure hospital environment.

“He still has his goals,” Harper said of his character. “He believes he should be in control of this hospital and he believes he will, but at the same time, he has a certain standard of practice of the way he likes to operate and work and he believes in hierarchy. I guess I see him much like the general who understands that he’s the general, and wants to have people have an experience of going through the ranks.”

Harper said the story is set up for the audience to experience growth in those relationships from episode to episode as more of each is revealed.

“I have a line in [an earlier] episode where Murphy actually questions me and says, ‘How come he got to do that and I didn’t?’ And I explain to him a couple of things: I say “No. 1: It’s a teaching hospital. No. 2: He’s been here longer. And No. 3: I told him to do it, and I didn’t tell you to do it, so shut up.’ Now that’s not the line, but that’s basically what it is, right? And that has nothing to do with his condition; that has everything to do with him being a brand new resident. I love that.”


Gonzalez spent a lifetime watching his father and brother, both surgeons, work in the medical field, so when he has a question, he just makes a call to get guidance on portraying Dr. Melendez.

“You go through different trials and tribulations in a friendship and a work relationship and this is no different. In a hospital there’s a lot of high-energy, seat-of-your-pants, in-the-moment things that need to be done,” Gonzalez said. “So, if I can speak as Dr. Melendez, then when I’m in the operating room, I want eliminate everything that’s the unknown. I wanna take out anything that’s unpredictable. And right now Shaun isn’t predictable.

“At the same time I hold him to the same standards as I do the rest of the residents,” he continued. “When care for the patient is No. 1 and then after that is respect levels for my residents. But that love and that respect means I’m going to teach them and teach them well. It’s not about holding their hand and trying to define their emotions.”


One of the most powerful figures in the St. Bonaventure Hospital setting is Allegra Aoki (Tamlyn Tomita), chairman of the foundation and vice president of the hospital, who is a decision-maker.

“She is a person who is held accountable,” Tomita said, without being “for lack of a better word, a ‘B.’”

Tomita, who has friends with kids who are autistic, offered high praise for Highmore’s performance: “He works so hard at portraying Shaun Murphy as correctly, as righteously, as sensitively as possible, because knowing that, first, he is not on the autism spectrum, [and] he doesn’t represent everybody who has autism, he is in a tricky balancing position, so he has to really make sure that his heart really reads.

“Having to portray a person with autism, they don’t communicate in the ways that neurotypicals do. He’s just finding a new language, a new mode of communication, and he’s really quite wonderful to watch. And work with,” she said.


Highmore promises much more of Shaun’s complexity will be explored in the second half of the season, including personal relationships like the one with his extrovert neighbor, Lea (Paige Spara).

“It’ll be interesting to see where that relationship goes,” he said. “And I think there is a battle between Shaun having a confidence in his abilities and feeling more and more that he does have a voice in the hospital and does have a role to play. And I think that’s exciting for him, but at the same time, as we’ve already seen, he’s not some superhero who gets everything right.

“I think Shaun to the rest or majority of the people in the hospital still has to prove himself, and that’s not going to be something that comes quickly or easily,” he continued. “I think Shaun’s an optimist. I think that’s what people are attracted to in him. I don’t think there’s a lot of negativity that he — he doesn’t have ill feeling towards anyone in the hospital. I think he’s happy to be there, excited to be there, happy to contribute in whatever way he can or is allowed to. I think that’s what makes him attractive, or potentially has been attractive to audiences about him is that he’s always seeing the good in people.”

Speaking of good, The Good Doctor‘s audience score? A healthy 88%.

The Good Doctor airs Mondays at 10/9C on ABC.

Walking Dead, The Flash, This is Us, Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Doctor (AMC; The CW; NBC; CBS All Access; ABC)

(Photo by AMC; The CW; NBC; CBS All Access; ABC)

2018 Midseason TV Survey: Winter’s Most Anticipated New and Returning Series

We surveyed TV fans and asked which midseason returning and premiering series they were most looking forward to in the first quarter of 2018. The top series, according to 623 Rotten Tomatoes users (out of 1,359 total survey respondents), include The Walking Dead (returning from its midseason break), The X-Files (returning for its 11th season), The Alienist (a new TNT miniseries), and, in the reality category, American Idol (getting reboot treatment).

Click through to find out which other series made the top 10 in each category.

MIDSEASON RETURNS | NEW SEASON PREMIERES | NEW SERIES & TV MOVIES | REALITY


Series Returning Midseason

These series, chosen by Rotten Tomatoes users, debuted their current seasons in the fall and are returning early in the new year to continue their runs.

Top 10 out of 40 titles: 

#11%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Walking Dead's eighth season energizes its characters with some much-needed angst and action, though it's still occasionally choppy and lacking forward-moving plot progression.

#10%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: This is Us continues to tug at heartstrings with an emotional exploration of family that ensures viewers will want to keep the tissues close -- and their loved ones closer.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. swings for the fences with large-scale storytelling and wild twists that elevate season 5 from the saturated MCU and into its own space.

#5%
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

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Although it takes an episode to achieve liftoff, Star Trek: Discovery delivers a solid franchise installment for the next generation -- boldly led by the charismatic Sonequa Martin-Green.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Brooklyn Nine-Nine's final year with Fox pops with such joyous affection that it could have been a satisfying closer for the series, but the ensemble's unflappable chemistry continues to gel so well that viewers will be glad that these cops will live to fight crime again.

The Flash: Season 4 (2018)
80%

#4%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: After an unsteady turn in season three, The Flash returns to its roots with a fourth season packed with humor, spectacle, and a whole lot of heart.

#3%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Good Doctor's heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there's still plenty of room to improve.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

#3%
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

Top 10 based on 1,359 overall survey responses: 

1. The Walking Dead – 10%
2. This Is Us – 9%
3. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – 5%
4. The Good Doctor – 4%
5. Star Trek: Discovery – 4%
6. NCIS – 4%
7. The Big Bang Theory – 4%
8. The Good Place – 4%
9. How to Get Away With Murder – 3%
10. Supernatural – 3%

MIDSEASON RETURNS | NEW SEASON PREMIERES | NEW SERIES & TV MOVIES | REALITY

Stranger Things, Star Trek: Discovery, The Walking Dead (Netflix; CBS All Access; AMC)

Fall TV 2017 is done, and The Good Place has triumphed — at least, by straight Tomatometer score. We’ve updated our fall TV by Tomatometer scorecard each week all season, registering every new season and TV movie (starting September 1) that got at least 10 critic reviews.

The Good Place took the top spot with a 100% Tomatometer score on 28 reviews. It’s worth noting, however, that Alias Grace, the Margaret Atwood adaptation from Netflix, has a 99% score on 69 reviews — significantly more reviews than the 13-review average of the 20 series boasting a 100% final score for the season.

So while The Good Place is perched atop the list by straight Tomatometer score, it comes in fourth after Alias Grace, Mudbound, and Stranger Things by adjusted Tomatometer score, which takes into account the number of reviews that make up the final score. Season 1 of Mindhunter rounds out the top 5, proving Netflix’s dominance over fall TV by adjusted Tomatometer.

Just added (12/27): The Last PostBright, Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Christmas, Gunpowder, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Great News, Exorcist, The Halcyon, Nathan for You, and No Activity

Inhumans: Season 1 (2017)
11%

#107
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Marvel's Inhumans sets a new low standard for the MCU with an unimaginative narrative, dull design work, weak characters, and disengaging soapy melodrama.

9JKL: Season 1 (2017)
19%

#106
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Irritatingly uninspired, 9jkl leaves its talented cast out in the cold.

#105
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An odd jumble of campiness and sincerity, homage and satire, The Orville never quite achieves liftoff.

Valor: Season 1 (2017)
21%

#104
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Valor's attempt to highlight an often overlooked segment of the armed services is undercut by a badly judged blend of military action and melodrama.

#103

Bright (2017)
27%

#103
Adjusted Score: 34858%
Critics Consensus: Bright tries to blend fantasy, hard-hitting cop drama, and social commentary -- and ends up falling painfully short of the mark on all three fronts.
Synopsis: In an alternate present day, humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Two police... [More]
Directed By: David Ayer

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Wisdom of the Crowd wastes a talented cast on a formulaic procedural crime drama that wavers between modest returns and unintentional laughs.

Neo Yokio: Season 1 (2017)
52%

#101
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Lacking an interesting plot or stimulating social commentary, Neo Yokio is a missed opportunity bound to bore or befuddle casual viewers and frustrate hardcore anime fans.

The Brave: Season 1 (2017)
42%

#100
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Formulaic to a fault, The Brave fails to bring anything new to the genre -- though high production values and a capable cast may be diverting enough for some.

S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (2017)
48%

#99
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite a commanding, charming performance from Shemar Moore, S.W.A.T. remains a simple procedural overrun with clichés.

Dynasty: Season 1 (2017)
49%

#98
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Dynasty's revival retains enough of its predecessor's over-the-top allure to offer a glamorous guilty pleasure in its first season, even if it never quite recaptures the magic of the original.

#97
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: South Park delivers an uncharacteristically stilted season that feels timid in its satire and unsure of who or what it's lampooning.

Damnation: Season 1 (2017)
64%

#96
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Damnation's complex character driven mystery is intriguing, though it occasionally feels like homework.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Ten Days in the Valley's instantly tense delivery of familiar material leads to an intriguing character study and engrossing mystery despite naggingly untapped potential.

#94
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Jay Pharoah proves he's leading man material even if White Famous' satirical indictments of Hollywood -- though at times irreverent -- often feel outdated.

#93
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Good Doctor's heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there's still plenty of room to improve.

#92
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though perhaps a little uninspired, The Halcyon exercises well-worn period tropes with style, and its solid cast makes for watchable company.

#91
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Knightfall will appeal to fans of medieval stories who prefer historical drama and palace intrigue to soapy, melodramatic twists.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A rocky start can't keep The Punisher from pushing the boundaries of Marvel's TV universe with a fresh take on the comics-derived action thriller.
Directed By: Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Breezily entertaining, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World relies on its likable lead to carry its still-sketchy premise, hinting at deeper potential that's yet to develop.

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
() % 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
() % 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
() % 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
() % 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
() % 9 p.m., Showtime
() % 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
() % 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
() % 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
() % 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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THE GOOD DOCTOR - FREDDIE HIGHMORE, NICHOLAS GONZALEZ (ABC/Jack Rowand)

Having to visit the emergency room is no laughing matter — it frequently means a life-or-death situation. But sometimes it’s just fate reminding you to be less clumsy.

Because the cast of The Good Doctor spends their work days recreating life in the emergency room, we asked them if they had any stories that fell into the goofy category.


What is the dumbest reason you’ve ever gone to the hospital?

THE GOOD DOCTOR - CHUKU MODU (ABC/Liane Hentscher)

Chuku Modu: Where I’m from, everyone’s pretty hard. You know, we’re English. We’re hard as nails. You don’t go unless you’re dying. Dumbest reason? I was boxing with my stepdad. Sparring, which is like you’re fighting, but you’re taking it easy on each other. He headbutted me by accident, and he cut my eyebrow open. There’s the scar right there. I had to get stitched up, so that’s probably the most — you know, fighting your stepdad…I think it’s just years of angst against us, and he took it out on me.


THE GOOD DOCTOR - TAMLYN TOMITA (ABC/Liane Hentscher)

Tamlyn Tomita: You know what, I’ve never had to go to the hospital except to get my tonsils out. I’m really super lucky. That was when I was seven, was to get my tonsils out. So I’ve never had to go to the hospital. I’ve always had to go to the hospital with other folks, and I’m always the designated driver.

Debbie Day for Rotten Tomatoes: OK, so — what’s the dumbest reason you’ve had to go to the hospital?

Tomita: Probably alcohol poisoning. I think we all go through that when one of our friends [overindulges] … Yeah, they just basically make you throw up. You know, fluids, fluids, fluids.


THE GOOD DOCTOR - NICHOLAS GONZALES (ABC/Jack Rowand)

Nicholas Gonzalez: I think it was when I was a lot younger. I was a kid and one of my friends had stuck a bean up his nose. I think my dad [who is a surgeon] was the one who was there when they did it. But we got to go to the hospital there on base. We were in Fort Huachuca in Arizona at the time.


HILL HARPER in THE GOOD DOCTOR - (ABC/Liane Hentscher)

Hill Harper: The dumbest reason I guess is when I broke my hand. I was playing a pick-up football game. It’s not a very good story, I mean I just broke my hand.

RT: Did it end your football career?

Harper: No, I still play. I still played.


THE GOOD DOCTOR - FREDDIE HIGHMORE (ABC/Eike Schroter)

Freddie Highmore: There was a little plastic — it’s sort of hard to describe — like a plastic weight with a hole in it, and that became stuck around my finger. It was sort of like — it’s going to be very hard to describe in print without some sort of image — but it was sort of a rectangle, and there were these plastic 10-gram weights, sort of, and you’d like hang them on — they’d sort of go on balance scales at school. And then I just stuck my finger through one of them, and it became stuck and wouldn’t come off. So I think we may have gone to hospital as a way of chopping it off of me. Or maybe we did it at home — I can’t remember.

RT: That’s the best dumb hospital story — you win.


Bonus question: Was there ever a time you should have gone to the hospital, but you didn’t?

THE GOOD DOCTOR - FREDDIE HIGHMORE, NICHOLAS GONZALEZ (ABC/Jack Rowand)

Modu: There was a time I dislocated my little finger, moved it directly to one side. I caught a ball and it just went “chrrrrk.” And I guess I didn’t go because instantly I ran my other hand over it and straightened it out, and I was like, “Oh, it’s back to normal again,” as you do when you’re 15 years old — you just go about your day. So, probably should have went then, but I didn’t go.


Tomita: No. I’m really blessed. I’m really, really healthy … No, so yeah, No, no. So my father was a man of good health. My mother is a picture of good health. We are just blessed with good, healthy genes, so I’m kind of scared of the hospital, because it doesn’t mean good things, usually.


Gonzalez: I had a herniated disc for the longest time and didn’t really realize-slash-wanna really deal with it until I had to. You know it was pretty stupid to not go for a long time. I also had a gaping head wound. My brains were seeping out. I didn’t go to the hospital.

[He’s joking — we think.]


Harper: I’ve only been to the hospital twice. No, three times. I went to the hospital when I broke my hand, when I had thyroid cancer. I had surgery on my thyroid. And then, I was there when my son was born. So it’s only three times. Even though my parents were doctors, I don’t like hospitals. I don’t like the way they smell. They’re scary to me. That’s what makes the show so fun. There are ghosts in here.

RT: Ghosts?

Harper: Ghosts.

RT: What kind of ghosts?

Harper: Well you know people die in hospitals.

RT: There are no ghosts here.

Harper: San Jose State Bonaventure has a bunch of ghosts. Season 2 will be all about ghost stories.

RT: The supernatural side of The Good Doctor —

Harper: Kidding.

The Good Doctor airs Mondays at 10/9C on ABC. 


This weekend at the movies, we have Tom Cruise racking up some seriously ill-gotten gains (American Made, co-starring Domhnall Gleeson), Ellen Page leading a group of med students (temporarily) to their deaths (Flatliners, co-starring Diego Luna), a landmark tennis match (Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell), a group of people at an unexpected spiritual crossroads (A Question of Faith, starring Richard T. Jones and C. Thomas Howell), and Jake Gyllenhaal triumphing over adversity (Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany). What are the critics saying?


American Made (2017) 86%


Tom Cruise has scored hits in a variety of genres, but audiences have always loved him best when he’s playing to the type that made him famous: a rakishly charming good guy, with just enough of a cocky rogue’s personality to allow for some fun one-liners and an interesting character development arc. American Made, which reunites Cruise with his Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, doesn’t quite hew to that formula — but according to critics, it comes close enough to scratch that nostalgic itch while smartly subverting a number of expectations. Cruise stars as Barry Seal, the real-life airline pilot who flipped from drug smuggler to DEA informant, and Liman (working from a script by Gary Spinelli) takes full advantage of a setup that puts the Top Gun hero back in the cockpit and calls for all manner of toothy grinning along the way. Whether you’re after a thought-provoking real-life story or just in the mood for that vintage Cruise control, it looks like American Made is a pretty safe bet.

Flatliners (2017) 4%


The philosopher George Santayana told us that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it — words of wisdom clearly lost on Dr. Courtney Holmes (Ellen Page), who triggers the events of this weekend’s new Flatliners by trying to perfect the death-defying experiments performed by med student Nelson Wright (Kiefer Sutherland) in the movie’s 1990 predecessor. Determined to discover what lies on the other side of life, Holmes and her cohorts follow in Wright’s footsteps… and just like before, it isn’t long until stuff starts to go supernaturally awry. Unfortunately, just as we can’t say for sure whether there’s an afterlife or tell you what might be waiting there, we’re unable to inform you whether the critics have signed off on the 2017 Flatliners, because it wasn’t screened for critics. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for those of you who head out to any Thursday night showings; meanwhile, as we’re waiting for a consensus to develop, let’s all gather ’round for a game of Guess the Tomatometer.

Battle of the Sexes (2017) 84%


It can be easy to feel discouraged about how far we have to go in terms of truly achieving equal rights for all American citizens. But we’ve also come a pretty long way — just over the last few decades — as this weekend’s Battle of the Sexes ably attests. Inspired by the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), this dramedy from Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris looks back with bemusement on the rampant sexism that produced the deep financial inequality leading to King and Riggs facing off, but it isn’t all laughs; although King won the match, a number of the issues she faced then are still with us now, and critics say Battle draws some strong, subtle parallels between its period setting and the present day. Topping it all off are strong performances from a solid cast, led by a fearlessly buffoonish Carell and what some scribes are calling career-best work from Stone.

A Question of Faith (2017) 40%


Whatever else you can say about A Question of Faith, there’s no doubt that it stars this week’s most eclectic ensemble. Facts of Life vet Kim Fields and ’80s heartthrob C. Thomas Howell head up the cast of this drama, in which the lives of three families collide after a series of mishaps that leave dreams in doubt and convictions tested. Actually, that is all we can say about A Question of Faith, because it wasn’t screened for critics. You know what that means: it’s time once more to play Guess the Tomatometer!

Stronger (2017) 90%


What’s the difference between being held up as a hero and simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time? For Jeff Bauman, a 2013 Boston Marathon spectator who was among those maimed in the terrorist attack that marred the event and gripped the city in fear, there might not be much difference at all — which is what makes Stronger, an adaptation of Bauman’s memoir starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the author, such a compelling biographical drama. Critics say that in refusing to shy away from the real-life Bauman’s flaws — or turn a blind eye to his tumultuous relationship with Erin Hurley (Tatiana Maslany), the on-again, off-again girlfriend he was at the marathon to support — the movie does its audience a service by trusting them to identify with its protagonists as recognizably human beings, not to mention giving its stars an opportunity to shine. Working from a screenplay by John Pollono, director David Gordon Green delivers his most affecting drama in years; even if you haven’t run a step since high school P.E., Stronger lives up to its name.

What’s New on TV

Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 (2017) 82%

Although it takes an episode to achieve liftoff, Star Trek: Discovery delivers a solid franchise installment for the next generation — boldly led by the charismatic Sonequa Martin-Green.


The Good Doctor: Season 1 (2017) 63%

The Good Doctor‘s heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there’s still plenty of room to improve.


Also Opening This Week In Limited Release

  • Window Horses (2016) , the animated adventure of a young girl whose international travels uncover uncomfortable questions about her family history, is at 100 percent.
  • I Am Another You (2017) , Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang’s documentary account of her friendship with a young Florida drifter, is at 100 percent.
  • White Sun (2016) , about the emotional reckoning between family members after a patriarch’s passing, is at 100 percent.
  • Signature Move (2017) , a coming-of-age Muslim romance with an added dash of luchador wrestling, is at 100 percent.
  • Lucky (2017) , starring Harry Dean Stanton as a man seeking enlightenment near the end of his life, is at 92 percent.
  • The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017) , a documentary about the acclaimed work and private life of the bestselling author, is at 89 percent.
  • Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017) , a documentary looking back on the life and career of the renowned record executive, is at 88 percent.
  • Heartstone (2016) , a coming-of-age drama focusing on two teenage boys in rural Iceland, is at 86 percent.
  • Realive (2016) , a science fiction story about the first man to have his body successfully cryogenically frozen, is at 85 percent.
  • Super Dark Times (2017) , a ’90s-set teen drama about two young men whose friendship is impacted by tragedy, is at 83 percent.
  • Blood Stripe (2016) , about a veteran’s battle to readjust to civilian life after returning home to her family from war, is at 83 percent.
  • Our Souls at Night (2017) , starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford as small-town neighbors who strike up an unexpected relationship, is at 82 percent.
  • Abundant Acreage Available (2017) , starring Amy Ryan and Terry Kinney as siblings faced with a struggle for their family farm after their father dies, is at 80 percent.
  • Thirst Street (2017) , in which a woman’s European adventure after the death of her significant other takes a decidedly dark turn, is at 69 percent.
  • Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) , starring Liam Neeson as the special agent who helped expose Watergate, is at 32 percent.
  • Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) , starring Justin Long as a man thrown for a loop after he learns his ex-girlfriend is getting married — and he’s invited to the wedding — is at 30 percent.
  • Top Cat Begins (2015) , offering the origin story of the animated cat, is at 17 percent.

No one likes seeing the doctor. It usually means you’re sick or worse. The last thing you want to worry about at a hospital is the doctors fighting amongst themselves, but the creators of ABC’s The Good Doctor hope you’ll enjoy watching that behind the scenes drama from the comfort of your living room, in good health.

The Good Doctor is based on a Korean medical drama that Daniel Dae Kim saw and decided to produce for English-speaking audiences. The creator of House, David Shore, adapted The Good Doctor which stars Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. Shaun’s mentor Dr. Ira Glassman (Richard Schiff) wants Shaun at his hospital, but board members like Dr. Marcus Andrews (Hill Harper) and Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) don’t feel Shaun’s skills are worth the liability he poses to the hospital.

Highmore and Hill spoke with Rotten Tomatoes before the premiere of The Good Doctor. They prescribed nine things to prepare viewers for The Good Doctor treatment this fall.


1. LOOK CLOSELY AT SHAUN FOR HIS TRUE REACTIONS

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

One of the manifestations of Shaun’s autism is that it may appear he is not reacting to an emergency, or even to a scolding, but he is. Neurotypical people, people without autism, may expect more external reactions.

“I think it would be misunderstanding Shaun as an individual to think that he’s not reacting in those moments,” Highmore said. “I think the range of emotions that he’s experiencing is just as great as a neurotypical person would be in a given scenario.”

It does throw those intense surgeons off. They’re used to underlings backing down to intimidation. It never occurs to Shaun he’s supposed to back down to intimidation.

“Your normal things that you would use to try to manipulate people aren’t necessarily working so you have to take a different approach,” Harper said. “What do you do?”


2. KEEP THE EGOS IN CHECK

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

The doctors who question Shaun’s ability have problems of their own. Dr. Andrews has a big ego that could be just as harmful to patients’ as Shaun missing social cues.

“David has written it that every character sees the world in their own way because of whatever they’re bringing,” Harper said. “My character brings a lot of ego to the table so sees the world through his own ego, and therefore makes decisions based on that. But he’s also a doctor who took a Hippocratic oath that wants to save people and makes decisions based on that.”

Being a group of surgeons only makes the egos bigger.

“From my research, ego is most common in surgeons actually because surgeons are considered the top,” Harper said. “Then you go down a pecking order: radiologist, OB-GYN, family practice. The top, top people, the best doctors are considered surgeons so they have a lot of ego. There’s even pecking order within surgeons. There are people who do bone, then you have plastic surgeons, then you have neurosurgeons who do brain surgery.”


3. DON’T SCOLD SHAUN EVERY WEEK

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

Shaun certainly has his detractors, Dr. Andrews leading the pack. However, The Good Doctor is not just a series of Shaun’s weekly scoldings.

“I think the show will change and evolve over time as shows do,” Highmore said. “I think what will be interesting to see in the first season not necessarily to what extent Shaun adapts to his new surroundings and become different in order to fit into the world of the hospital, but at the same time, to what extent the other people who maybe the detractors or those who supported him from the beginning, are able to gain an understanding of Shaun’s world, the way that he experiences it. Instead of Shaun needed to adapt, hopefully others will as well.”

Actors like Harper want more to do than just scold Shaun every week too.

“You also want to make sure that he is learning and growing, just as anybody and all of our characters grow,” Harper said. “Just because I begin the series as the bad doctor on The Good Doctor, when I see him perform well or do something, does that impact me in a way that hopefully evolves my opinion of him in whatever way that is?”


4. TAKE TWO BAD DOCTORS WITH EVERY GOOD DOCTOR

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

As Harper implied, if Shaun is the good doctor, that makes Dr. Andrews one of the bad doctors. And really, how good can Shaun be unless there are bad doctors making it difficult to be good?

“I think the two doctors that are the naysayers, myself and Nick Gonzalez’s characters, we have different reasons why we don’t want him there, but they evolve,” Harper said.

That means some victories for Shaun, but they won’t be easy.

“He will do something that impresses but at the same time do something that hurts,” Harper said. “There’s no easy victory for Shaun but at the same time, since he’s backed up by the president, there’s no way to get rid of him either.”


5. DON’T EXPECT SHAUN TO BE PERFECT

(Photo by ABC)

It would make things a lot easier for Shaun and Dr. Glassman if Shaun just kept proving the haters wrong. That wouldn’t be very realistic though, and certainly wouldn’t be very good drama.

“He’s going to make mistakes,” Highmore said. “He isn’t a machine. Of course, he’s a human being so he will get things wrong.”

Every doctor makes mistakes though. That doesn’t disqualify Shaun from a surgical rotation.

“I think that’s where he feels most at home and I think he does deserve to be there,” Highmore said. “Shaun has given his life to this and this has been his obsession and the thing he enjoys the most. This excites him the most and he loves the most in the world. He’s more than earned his right to be a surgeon.”


6. LOOK FOR ROMANCE ON THE GOOD DOCTOR

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

The Good Doctor primarily deals with the hurdles autism creates for functioning in the workplace. However, there are rich stories in seeing a man like Shaun learn to love too. Highmore said he and Shore have talked about a love interest for Shaun.

“Yes, I think that’s certainly something that will be explored in the first season,” Highmore said.


7. DON’T JUDGE ALL AUTISTIC PEOPLE BY SHAUN

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

It could also become unfair to expect The Good Doctor to speak for all autistic people. Autism manifests in myriad different ways, and Shaun can only represent one form.

“We’ve had a continuous dialogue, not just me and David, but with specialists and experts in autism in the field, who have shared and watched documentaries, shared pieces of literature that we found interesting,” Highmore said. “[We] try to create Shaun as an individual character that’s compelling, interesting and unique and celebrating his difference.”

Some of those helpful books included Temple Grandin’s The Autistic Brain.

“I really like the way that she focuses on fostering unique contributions and focusing on strengths as opposed to talking about weaknesses,” Highmore said. “The highly visual world that she inhabits I think is also a world that Shaun is part of and experiences.”


8. REMEMBER PLAYING DOCTOR

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

Actors are likely to find themselves playing doctors frequently. Doctors, cops, and lawyers are especially popular on episodic TV shows. Harper has played doctor before, and though that show was short-lived, he hasn’t forgotten.

“I played a surgeon on this show City of Angels,” Harper said. “Amazing cast. People don’t remember the show but it was Viola Davis at the beginning of her career, Gabrielle Union, Blair Underwood, Vivica Fox, myself, Bokeem Woodbine. Maya Rudolph was on the first season and Octavia Spencer, Steven Bochco show. I played a surgeon, Dr. Wesley Williams.”

It is a first for Highmore.

“Of course I recognize on some level that I’m playing a doctor, but at the same time, the way we approach doesn’t always make it clear in my head that it is a medical drama,” Highmore said. “Because it’s focused on this one individual character and how he perceives the world, the way in which he interacts with people and changes people, and other people change him, that’s what’s interesting to me.”


9. WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK YOUR MOM FOR HELP

HILL HARPER in THE GOOD DOCTOR - (ABC/Liane Hentscher)

(Photo by ABC/Liane Hentscher)

Viewers may have shows like House and ER to help keep them up to speed with hospitals. The actors do even more research. Some, like Harper,  have medical professionals in the family.

“My mom is an anesthesiologist,” Harper said. “She’s one of the first African-American female anesthesiologists in the country, so I call her and she helps me. She loved City of Angels because it reminded her of being a resident.”

The Good Doctor gave Harper another chance to speak with real medical professionals, not only his mother, and combine everything he’s learned from them.

“I think there’s a lot of people in real life that you can reach out to that feel flattered that you’re going to take the time to learn from them and that’s been my experience,” Harper said. “When I call people that are surgeons or reach out or someone recommends me talking to somebody, they’re happy to share their wisdom. They’re the real heroes and I want to portray them as accurately as possible.”


The Good Doctor premieres Monday, September 25 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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The amount of TV out there these days can be truly terrifying. And, no, you’re not going to get to all of it. But Rotten Tomatoes is here to help you cut through the clutter with our 15 most-anticipated series, genres, and other programming options of fall — from the roughly 1 billion comic book–based shows (give or take) to the return of broadcast titans new (This Is Us) and old (Will & Grace), and everything in between, including football! Read on to find out what programming deserves your attention when you have an embarrassing wealth of choices.


1. Return to the Upside Down

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“Nothing’s going to go back to the way it was,” warns David Harbour’s Chief Hopper in the trailer for season 2 of Netflix’s retro thriller series Stranger Things, which returns for more supernatural adventures in the Upside Down just in time for Halloween.

2. CBS Doubles Down on Nerds

The Big Bang Theory: Season 11 (2017) 75%


The gang is back for an eleventh season, and there is one major cliffhanger to resolve in the premiere: will Amy (Mayim Bialik) accept Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) proposal? The episode picks up immediately where the finale left off, so you’ll get the answer ASAP when the series returns on Sept. 25.

Young Sheldon: Season 1 (2017) 76%


If 22 minutes a week isn’t enough Sheldon Cooper for you, get a second dose on Thursday nights beginning in November. CBS’ single-camera BBT prequel series Young Sheldon follows, well, young Sheldon as he grows up a misfit in East Texas. It’s a very different feel from its multi-cam parent series, but Jim Parsons’ narration should help bridge the format gap.  Premieres at 8:30 on Sept. 25, immediately after BBT.

3. The Walking Dead Lives On

The Walking Dead: Season 8 (2017) 65%


There’s no stopping The Walking Dead as it enters its eighth season — even with slightly lower ratings, it’s still the biggest show on television (hence its own place on this list, despite falling under the umbrella of TV with roots in comic books). And if you weren’t a fan of the scattered nature of season 7, the cast and producers have promised the characters will come together again (presumably to fight the evil Negan — and those pesky walkers).

4. Football!

Ah, fall — time for changing leaves, pumpkin spice–flavored everything, and football. Take your pick: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, professional, collegiate — there’s a game for everyone. The NFL’s regular season begins Thursday, Sept. 7 with the Kansas City Chiefs versus the New England Patriots, and will conclude on New Year’s Eve. The post-season will start on Jan. 6, 2018, and Super Bowl LII will air from Minneapolis on Feb. 4.

Keep up with the schedule on NFL.com.


5. Grab Some Tissue — the Pearsons Are Back

This Is Us: Season 2 (2017) 92%


Time to head to your preferred warehouse club to buy some tissues in bulk, because This Is Us is returning to make you cry on a weekly basis. While the present-day storylines will pick up several months after the events of the season 1 finale with the Big Three turning 37, the past storyline with Mandy Moore’s Rebecca and Milo Ventimiglia’s Jack will resume almost immediately where it left off.

6. Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 (2017) 82%


The highly anticipated, much-delayed latest Star Trek iteration is finally hitting screens — but not necessarily your TV. While the debut of Star Trek: Discovery, which takes place 10 years before the original series, will air on CBS proper, the subsequent episodes will live on the network’s streaming service, CBS All Access.

7. A Blast from the Past

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They’re baaaaack! Roommates Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) find themselves single and living together once again, a decade after the show’s original series finale (the final scene of which will be ignored — so much for that flash-forward). Expect many hijinks, especially from sidekicks Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally).

8. Join the Cult

American Horror Story: Cult (2017) 73%


The seventh season of FX’s horror anthology begins on Election Night 2016 and features Evan Peters as a charismatic cult leader and Sarah Paulson as a woman being terrorized by clowns. (It’ll all make sense soon…)

9. True Crime Stays Strong

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murderers: The Menendez Murders () 64%


The latest Law & Order spinoff is no thinly veiled retelling of a ripped-from-the-headlines story — it’s actually following a real case, a la FX’s American Crime Story. The first installment revisits the 1994 Menendez murder trial, in which brothers Lyle and Erik were convicted of killing their parents.

11. Comic Book TV Thrives

There are four new Marvel series headed to the small screen this fall (Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, Marvel’s Inhumans on ABC, Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu — we get it, Marvel — and The Gifted on Fox) along with new seasons of your favorite DC dramas (The CW’s Riverdale, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, plus Fox’s Gotham). Get the full rundown on the page-to-screen series here.


12. Season 3.0

Mr. Robot: Season 3 (2017) 92%


The theme for season 3 of USA’s hacker drama Mr. Robot is democracy — at least that’s what the first, mysterious trailer for the new season implies. The show will pick up after the events of season 2’s cliffhanger finale, and will explore the disintegration between Elliot (Rami Malek) and Mr. Robot.

13. Netflix’s Elite Crime-Solver

Mindhunter: Season 1 (2017) 96%


David Fincher and Charlize Theron are the executive producers behind this period Netflix drama, which follows two FBI agents in 1979 (played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) as they attempt to solve current cases with insights gleaned from interviews with imprisoned serial killers. The show, which also stars Fringe‘s Anna Torv, is inspired by the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.

14. Lords, Ladies & Vikings

If costume dramas tickle your fancy, take your pick from any era. In addition to the three returning series below, there’s also Versailles and The Halcyon on Ovation this fall, while The Crown (Netflix) returns in December and Victoria (PBS) in January 2018 for their second seasons. Serial killer event series The Alienist is also expected soon from TNT.

Outlander: Season 3 (2017) 90%


After an ultra-long Droughtlander, the third season of the Starz time-travel drama, based on the third book in Diana Gabaldon’s series, is finally coming back. But star-crossed lovers Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) are still living apart in different times. How long will it take for them to find their way back to each other?

Vikings: Season 5 (2017) 91%


The fifth season of History’s scripted drama will return with Ragnar’s sons embroiled in a civil war. Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen) killing his brother Sigurd (David Lindström) will do that to a family, you know? Jonathan Rhys Meyers, introduced as the naughty Bishop Heahmund in last season’s finale becomes a force to reckon with in season 5.

Poldark: Season 3 (2017) 100%


This crowd-pleasing PBS bodice-ripper has already aired in the U.K. and has generated some positive critical response already — in keeping with previous seasons.

15. ABC’s Latest Genius M.D.

The Good Doctor: Season 1 (2017) 63%


Freddie Highmore stars in House creator David Shore’s newest medical drama, The Good Doctor. Based on a South Korean series of the same name (and co-developed by Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim), the show follows a young pediatric surgeon who has autism and savant syndrome and lands a job in a prestigious pediatric department at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

Disagree with our recommendations? Which series are you most looking forward to? Share your picks in the comments!

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