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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KYRA SEDGWICK in TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC/Paul Sarkis)

(Photo by ABC/Paul Sarkis)

Kyra Sedgwick returns to television on ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning former star of The Closer plays Jane Sadler, a documentarian trying her hand as the showrunner on a scripted TV drama, whose daughter disappears one night when Jane is writing in her little cottage out behind her Los Angeles home.

Sedgwick told Rotten Tomatoes that the No. 1 thing that drew her to Ten Days in the Valley is the fact that it is being produced almost solely by women.

“Honestly, I have to say that one of the main reasons I took the show is because of [creator] Tassie Cameron and all the women at Skydance, the studio that produces the show. They’re all women, and I’m really a firm believer that I can’t just sit around and go, ‘Women don’t get enough work.’ I have to put my money and my reputation where my mouth is and actually sign on to do a show with a female showrunner and a studio where the TV side is all women, so that was a big part of it for me.”



But behind the scenes isn’t the only way Sedgwick and the show support women. The show itself is an exploration of what it means to be a successful woman and mother in today’s world. Sedgwick said that she was drawn to Jane as both a woman and a mother, because too often career women who also have children are unfairly pressured to be all things to all people.

“I love someone who is as contradictory on the surface as Jane is, she’s a real truth-teller who’s just a big liar,” Sedgwick said. “I love that we’re sort of controversial right away, right off the bat … I thought it was a chance to explore motherhood and the archetypal guilt that comes with motherhood, that inherent ‘I’m never good enough’ and society telling you you’re not good enough.

“I think society is so ready to shame women in general,” she said, “but throw in being a mother, being a successful person who is also trying to be a mother, throw in the fact that she uses drugs to get through the day, throw in the fact that she’s sexually exploring and not ashamed of her sexuality, and you’ve got a real brew of possible slut-shaming and all sorts of judgment that can happen, and I love being in everyone’s face about that. We need to talk about these expectations and talk about how punishing and impossible they are, and how unrealistic they are and see someone struggling with them. I love that we tackle that.”


TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC/Eric McCandless)

Sedgwick’s character is definitely not short on complications in her life — and the drug use becomes particularly problematic. When her daughter goes missing, Jane is drinking wine, using drugs and working outside of her home in a separate building, listening to her daughter via baby monitor, so Jane is not the most reliable narrator, which is kind of the point.

“That’s one of the main things we’re playing with in the show, is the idea of truth and whose truth and narrative, and who’s in control of your narrative?” Sedgwick said. “You think you are, but really you’re not. There is a certain amount of us controlling our own narratives in the world because I don’t want you to see how scared I am all the time. I love the idea that we’re exploring that with many of these characters, but especially with Jane. So I definitely would say I think you’re right, I don’t know if she is a totally reliable narrator.”


KYRA SEDGWICK in TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC/Paul Sarkis)

(Photo by ABC/Paul Sarkis)

Obviously there is a big mystery at the core of Ten Days in the Valley, but viewers shouldn’t worry that it will drag on for season after season. The show’s creators have already revealed that season 1 will wrap up the mystery surrounding Jane’s daughter and provide a good jumping-off point for if the show is renewed. Sedgwick also told us that the show won’t shift focus to anyone else — she’s all in for a (hopefully) long run.

“I am all in for a few years, if the show gets renewed, yes,” she said, adding that when she agreed to do the show she had to assume it would run multiple seasons. “You can never assume it’s going to only go one year, you have to assume it’s going to keep going — even though many [shows] don’t, you have to assume.”

And one thing Sedgwick is definitely interested should the show get renewed is trying her hand at directing an episode. This past summer, she directed her first project, a TV movie called Story of a Girl starring both her husband, Kevin Bacon, and her daughter, Sosie Bacon. Sedgwick said she then pounded the pavement in Hollywood looking for a directing gig.

“I just did what they call the ‘water-bottle tour’ and went to every network and sat with them and said, ‘I really want to direct.’ So yeah, I’ve been out there begging [laughs], and I would love to direct Ten Days in the Valley if we go to a second season,” Sedgwick said.


KYRA SEDGWICK, ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE, KICK GURRY in TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC/Paul Sarkis)

(Photo by ABC/Paul Sarkis)

But when it comes to this season, what can viewers look forward to?

“The plot thickens,” Sedgwick teased. “I think it gets more and more complex, it gets more and more surprising. Nothing is cut and dried, nothing is, ‘Oh, it’s definitely this person.’ It gets very complicated and has a bigger stage to it … You’re not supposed to think that there’s someone we can totally trust all the time. I want viewers always to be like, ‘I don’t know… I thought this and now I’m not sure.’”

The series also stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Detective Bird, Erika Christensen as Ali, Kick Gurry as Pete, Felix Solis as Gomez, Josh Randall as Tom, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Matt, Francois Battiste as Gus, and Abigail Pniowsky as Lake.

Ten Days in the Valley premieres Sunday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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