Two beloved series bid adieu this month on NBC and AMC, while we welcome in much-anticipated sophomore seasons from the likes of Comedy Central, HBO Max, Showtime, and more. With plenty of binge-worthy series to go around, let’s break down what you should be catching up on this August.


What it is: From creators Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, and Kathy Greenberg, the original Emmy-nominated series (decorated elsewhere by GLAAD for its landmark lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters) and its years-in-the-making sequel series, The L Word: Generation Q, charts the intersecting friendships and love lives of a group of queer women living in Los Angeles.

Why you should watch it: As heralded today as it is maligned, there’s no denying that The L Word made leaps for LGBTQ representation onscreen upon its 2004 premiere, even if it didn’t always hit its mark. While its first season was Certified Fresh for all its bombastic soapiness and memorable characters, critics didn’t follow it into its subsequent seasons, resulting in years without Tomatometer scores — and its sixth and final season was ravaged with a measly 8%. But the show still has its fans and its merits. Plus, its reboot welcomely (and freshly) revisits the components that first made us fall in love with these ladies (including original stars Katherine Moennig and Jennifer Beals) while expanding and bettering itself where there is room to grow. The L Word: Generation Q season 2 premieres August 8 on Showtime.

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

Commitment: Approx. 77.5 hours (for all six seasons of The L Word and The L Word: Generation Q season 1)


What it is: Based on the character from the DC Comics by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder, DC’s Stargirl follows teenager Courtney Whitmore, who, upon discovering the Cosmic Staff and learning that her stepfather was once sidekick to Starman, takes up the cause of the Justice Society of America and recruits a whole new crew of superheroes to join her cause.

Why you should watch it: Already renewed for a third season before its second even airs, star Brec Bassinger has woven some superpowered magic with her hit DC Universe–turned–CW series. With action and family-friendly fun for all ages, it strikes an inspiring narrative of the powers of good that can rise up in the face of evil. Season 2 premieres August 10 on the CW.

Where to watch: AmazonGoogle Play, HBO MaxMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 9.5 hours (for the first season)


What it is: This hit comedy series from creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur is a workplace sitcom featuring some very distinct personalities — the aloof and gregarious Detective Jake Peralta (Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg), his fictional precinct’s dry commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), and the rest of the motley crew of the Nine-Nine.

Why you should watch it: We’ve seen fan-initiated primetime resuscitations before, but rarely do they happen as swiftly as Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s after its unceremonious cancellation at Fox. The online outcry had barely begun before Universal Television began shopping the sitcom around, and it was scooped up by NBC just a day later — with good reason. The series is beloved by fans, which is why it comes as particularly sad news that its eighth season, premiering August 12, will also be its last.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HuluMicrosoft, PeacockVudu

Commitment: Approx. 52 hours (for the first seven seasons)


What it is: This series is centered on its titular group of young superheroes — led by none other than Nightwing (formerly Robin of Batman-sidekick fame) — as they save the world from forces that want to end it. A long-in-the-making effort, Titans is a welcome addition to DC Comics’ TV footprint.

Why you should watch it: Greg Berlanti is the mastermind behind DC Comics’ takeover of the small screen, so you know you’re in good hands for this streaming hit with him and co-creators Akiva Goldsman and Geoff Johns (also of Stargirl fame) at the helm. The Titans action is slick and laid on thick, and buoyed by a stellar young-Hollywood cast. We can’t wait to see what superhero adventures are in store next. Season 3 premieres August 12 on HBO Max.

Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google Play, HBO MaxVudu

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


What it is: From director and showrunner John Carney (best known for musical romances Once, Begin Again, and Sing Street) and based on the New York Times’s much-loved column of the same name, Modern Love is a anthological series charting the love lives of various disparate New Yorkers played by the likes of Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Catherine Keener, and more.

Why you should watch it: The acting talent alone is enough reason to tune in, but this series packs on the charm in ways both expected and surprising, sending its material over the edge from just basic rom-com fare to something a little more special. Season 2 premieres August 13 on Amazon Prime Video.

Where to watch: Amazon

Commitment: Approx. 4 hours (for the first season)


What it is: Creator Awkwafina stars here as Nora Lin, a Flushing, Queens, native comically trying to get her young adulthood life together with the help of some family and friends.

Why you should watch it: Fresh off the breakout acclaim of Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell, Awkwafina’s self-titled Comedy Central series became the latest semi-autobiographical half-hour to take a hold of us. With supporting and scene-stealing turns from BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn, and Bowen Yang as her father, grandmother, and cousin respectively, it’s a series that showcases the universality of coming-of-age. Season 2 premieres August 18 on Comedy Central.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOW, Google PlayHBO Max, Microsoft, Vudu

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


What it is: Don’t know what The Walking Dead is? You may want to check your pulse…

Why you should watch it: Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard’s post-apocalyptic premise of zombies walking the Earth and ending mankind as we know it, the acclaimed series developed by creator Frank Darabont indulges in gore and “what if” fascinations. These are characters brought to life with bone-deep precision from a stable of some of TV’s greatest talents. You just never know when your favorite will bite the dust, but that’s admittedly part of the fun, too. Its eleventh and final season premieres August 22 on AMC.

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

Commitment: Approx. 114 hours (for the first 10 seasons)


What it is: Following the highs and lows of a self-proclaimed fat, queer dyke who suffers from OCD and depression while living in Chicago, co-creator and star Abby McEnany turns the lens inward and makes one heck of a debut.

Why you should watch it: Not many entertainers can say they had their “mainstream” breakout after 50, but McEnany can count herself among the lucky few. A mainstay of Chicago’s comedy scene via Second City and a one-time student of Stephen Colbert, the multi-hyphenate finds ways to turn the cringingly personal into universal reflections on contemporary humanity. Season 2 premieres August 22 on Showtime.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOWGoogle Play, HuluMicrosoft, ShowtimeVudu

Commitment: Approx. 4 hours (for the first season)


What it is: From director Kwang Il Han and based on the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is a prequel spinoff film of Netflix’s hit Henry Cavill starrer from creator Lauren Schmidt that charts the monster-slaying adventures of Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir, in stunning anime.

Why you should watch it: If you haven’t already read the source material, we recommend the best way to catch up for this feature is to binge the first season of The Witcher. Ambitiously violent and larger-than-life, it certainly ranks as one of Netflix’s best fantasy series and will give you all the knowledge you need to appreciate this animated vision of what came before. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf premieres August 23 on Netflix. (Season 2 of the live-action series premieres on December 17.)

Where to watch: Netflix

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


What it is: Now going into its 10th season, the spooky anthology series is a favorite of critics and audiences alike. Previous seasons featured haunted houses, witches, vampires, crazed killers, and every manner of unhinged human.

Why you should watch it: You don’t have to watch every season of American Horror Story to catch up for season 10, but don’t you want to!? The acclaimed anthology series is known for being as campy as it is horrific. The upcoming season, American Horror Story: Double Feature, is divided in two parts for two times the fun; one half is set by the sea, the other by the sand. Returning stars to the franchise include Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters after taking a break from 1984, Frances Conroy, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, Finn Wittrock, Denis O’Hare, Matt Bomer, and more. Season 10 premieres August 25 on FX.

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

Commitment: Approx. 85 hours (for the first nine seasons)


What it is: Even the sleekest of action-packed espionage thrillers have an air of cartoonish hyperbole to them, but FXX’s Archer does away with that suspension of disbelief by making the whole thing a cartoon to begin with. The half-hour comedy from creator Adam Reed can land a joke as deftly as its titular man-child spy can land a punch, so expect to be thrilled while laughing yourself silly.

Why you should watch it: Over 11 hit seasons, Archer has never shied away from genre experimentation. Season 8’s Dreamland and 9’s Danger Island were particularly high-concept highlights, with season 10 following suit with 1999, which saw Archer not as the ass-kicking spy of ISIS we know from earlier incarnations, but a futuristic explorer of space on the M/V Seamus alongside our longstanding favorite characters and the voice actors behind them. Season 11 marked the spies much-anticipated return to reality after he wakes up from his coma and does away with those bottle-themed seasons. Season 12, which features the late, great Jessica Walter’s final bow as the voice of Malory, premieres August 25 on FXX.

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

Commitment: Approx. 45 hours (for the first 11 seasons)


What it is: Cary (Drew Tarver), and his sister, Brooke (Heléne Yorke) had dreams of fame of fortune, but now fast-approaching 30 with not much to show for it, they’re forced to contend with overnight, Justin Bieber–style viral fame of their teen brother Chase (Case Walker).

Why you should watch it: With a never-better Molly Shannon as the central three’s supportive (but a bit delusional) mother, this laugh-out-loud series from Saturday Night Live vets Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider parodies pop culture as much as it celebrates it — and it’s just about perfect. Season 2 premieres August 26 on HBO Max.

Where to watch: HBO Max

Commitment: Approx. 3.5 hours (for the first season)

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Does February have you feeling lonely with its upcoming card-company holiday? Trust us when we say that Better Call Saul’s Saul Goodman, Kidding’s Mr. Pickles, Homeland’s Carrie Mathison, or Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Jake Piralta go down as easy as a box of chocolates. Or if you’re more into beards and other kinds of treats, High Maintenance’s delivery guy might be more your speed. Regardless, this month has 10 returning series worth your time and your bingeing. 


Manhunt 96% (Spectrum Originals)

What it is: When it first premiered on Discovery in 2017, creators Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente, and Tony Gittelson’s Manhunt promised a factual, fuss-free deep-dive on the FBI’s investigation and ongoing search for the terrorist Ted Kaczynski (a.k.a. the Unabomber). What we got was absolutely engrossing cat-and-mouse action with little-known, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction twists along the way.

Why you should watch it: Having switched from Discovery to Spectrum Originals’ streaming platform, the new installment of Manhunt again follows the FBI, this time as they search for the bomber behind the 1996 Atlanta Olympics attack and deal with the notorious controversy surrounding security guard Richard Jewell that followed. (Clint Eastwood’s 2019 feature film Richard Jewell dealt with the same topic.) Season 2 premieres on February 3 on Spectrum.

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

Commitment: Approx. 6 hours (for the first season)


Brooklyn Nine-Nine 94% (NBC)

What it is: This hit comedy series from creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur is a workplace sitcom featuring some very distinct personalities — the aloof and gregarious Detective Jake Peralta (Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg), his fictional precinct’s dry commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), and the rest of the motley crew of the Nine-Nine.

Why you should watch it: We’ve seen fan-initiated primetime resuscitations before, but rarely do they happen as swiftly as Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s after its unceremonious cancellation at Fox. The online outcry had barely begun before Universal Television began shopping the sitcom around, and it was scooped up by NBC just a day later — with good reason. Now that we’re a season into that “reboot,” it’s clear the series should’ve never left in the first place. Season 7 premieres on February 6 on NBC.

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

Commitment: Approx. 47 hours (for the first six seasons)


The Sinner 88% (USA Network)

What it is: This anthological crime thriller from creator and showrunner Derek Simonds (and executive producer Jessica Biel, who starred on season 1 and earned her first Emmy nomination for the performance) takes the traditional whodunit thriller and turns it on its head into a whydunit. We know the titular culprit from the get, but there are unknown layers as to why they committed the central crime. The series has been a huge hit for USA Network and follows different crimes each season. Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) is the thread that holds them all together.

Why you should watch it: The Sinner is a spin on a classic trope, and it’s executed with top-notch acting, production, and nail-biting scripts. What’s not to love? Season 3 follows Matt Bomer and Chris Messina as college buddies with a dark, secretive past. A fatal tragedy upon their reunion brings Ambrose on the case. Catch up before its February 6 premiere.

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

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


High Maintenance 98% (HBO)

What it is: From co-creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance began as a hit web series starring Sinclair as a traveling weed deliveryman living in New York City. HBO picked it up to series in 2016 and largely retained the comedy’s original format while simply making its episodes longer.

Why you should watch it: While there are plenty of primetime programs that paint a great snippet of present-day NYC, few get the full picture the way High Maintenance does. That’s because each episode features various characters who — whether they’re hosting a swingers party, rebelling against their ultra-religious parents, or sitting home alone collecting cans of La Croix — are from such disparate walks of life that they end up inadvertently highlighting the similarities between so many dwellers of the concrete jungle. (And we promise those similarities go beyond enjoying the green.) Season 4 premieres on February 7 on HBO.

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

Commitment: Approx. 12.5 hours (for the first three seasons)


Homeland 85% (Showtime)

What it is: Homeland has gone a lot of places — some better than others — over the course of its twisty seven seasons, but it all started with the Emmy-winning combination of Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes). The former has just returned from Iraq after being missing in action; the latter suspects that his allegiances have been turned to the enemy. Let the cat-and-mouse games begin.

Why you should watch it: Homeland — led by a career-best Danes as an agent with bipolar disorder — is a masterclass in taut, edge-of-your-seat spy drama. Even when the series goes off the deep end, Danes has you simultaneously rooting for her and holding your breath. Season 8 premieres on February 9 on Showtime.

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

Commitment: Approx. 60 hours (for the first seven seasons)


Kidding 88% (Showtime)

What it is: Kidding follows a Mr. Rogers–esque children’s show host named Mr. Pickles through a divorce and into a downward, existential spiral. But at its heart, it’s just about a kindhearted guy trying to find himself while piecing his life back together.

Why you should watch it: Something about filmmaker Michel Gondry and star Jim Carrey’s creative relationship sparks magic; Kidding doesn’t just mark a grand reunion of the two artists after 15 years, but it features Carrey’s best dramatically-tinged performance since their shared Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Add in the auteur’s trademark visual flare, and Kidding will win just about anyone over. Season 2 premieres February 9 on Showtime.

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

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


Narcos 89% and Narcos: Mexico 90% (Netflix)

What it is: Critically-acclaimed Spanish- and English-language Netflix original started with Narcos, taking a closer look at formidable and feared Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura) and his criminal contemporaries. In 2018, Netflix launched companion series Narcos: Mexico – originally intended as season 4 of the original show – which dove into the roots of the modern drug war and the true-story rise of the cocaine trade led by the Guadalajara cartel in the 1980s. 

Why you should watch it: The Narcos franchise is riveting and entertaining television, boasting fine performances and equally engaging scripts — not to mention a little-seen precision in documenting the history of the drug trade that still plagues the world today. In the Mexico seasons, Michael Peña stars as DEA agent Kiki Camarena alongside Diego Luna as cartel leader Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. Narcos: Mexico season 2 premieres February 13 on Netflix.

Where to watch: Netflix

Commitment: Approx. 35 hours (25.8 for three seasons of Narcos and 8.5 hours for season 1 of Narcos: Mexico)


Outlander 89% (Starz)

What it is: Based on the hit fantasy novel series from author Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is the story of World War II nurse Claire (Caitriona Balfe), who is inexplicably transported back in time to 18th-century Scotland and quickly swept up in the drama and romance of Highland warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) — despite being a married woman in her own time to Frank (Tobias Menzies).

Why you should watch it: There’s little to dislike about this lavish Starz series. Expertly-crafted performances and, ahem, titillating character arcs have consumed audiences in the kind of “who will she choose” debate unseen since Twi-hards of yore. This series, from Battlestar Galactica reboot mastermind Ronald D. Moore, has the scripts, direction, and overall production value worth fawning over, too. Season 5 premieres on February 16 on Starz.

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

Commitment: Approx. 55 hours (for the first four seasons)


Better Call Saul 98% (AMC)

What it is: Ever wonder how, exactly, Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman got to be so darn slimy? AMC’s acclaimed spin-off, Better Call Saul, is here to help. The companion series satisfyingly builds on the original Vince Gilligan drama, while also coherently etching an identity of its own for viewers of all proclivities.

Why you should watch it: The series takes a character we think we know — the Saul Goodman whom Breaking Bad’s Walter White eventually meets in that Albuquerque, New Mexico, strip mall — and breaks him down to his nuts and bolts, starting at Jimmy McGill. Played wonderfully by Bob Odenkirk in what could become his career-defining (certainly career-changing) role, Saul/Jimmy and his uneasy partnership with Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut make for must-watch hours for any lover of prestige TV, Breaking Bad die-hard or not. Season 5 premieres on February 23 on AMC.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNOWGoogle PlayMicrosoftNetflixVudu

Commitment: Approx. 32 hours (for the first four seasons)


Altered Carbon 75% (Netflix)

What it is: Altered Carbon is a sci-fi epic for our time: it’s often brutal and sometimes confusing. Set in a distant dystopian future in which an individual’s consciousness can be downloaded and stored digitally to be later uploaded into a new body, otherwise known as a “sleeve,” life and death have little meaning in this world. But this advancement in technology allows only an elite and wealthy few to actually live their lives for hundreds of years, while those less fortunate only degrade, descending further and further into destitution.

Why you should watch it: This Netflix adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s acclaimed 2002 novel from creator Laeta Kalogridis received mixed reviews upon its 2018 premiere, but was a hit with genre fans new and old alike. While Joel Kinnaman was absolutely killer as the latest incarnation of the mysterious time-jumping hero Takeshi Kovacs, these new episodes give Takeshi Kovacs a new sleeve: Anthony Mackie. Season 2 premieres on February 27 on Netflix.

Where to watch: Netflix

Commitment: Approx. 8.5 hours (for the first season)


Babylon Berlin (Netflix)


What it is: A sexy look at a turbulent time, Babylon Berlin is a crime drama that unfolds during the Weimar Republic, a time of great transition and facing the rise of National Socialism. Party girl Greta (Liv Lisa Fries) pairs up with police detective Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) when he uncovers and investigates an underground porn ring.

Why you should watch it: Netflix brought the first two seasons of the lavish German series to U.S. audiences in 2017. Together, the seasons are Certified Fresh at 100% for painting a head-spinning tableau of corruption, drug dealing, and weapons trafficking that tests the young inspector’s sense of loyalty and dedication to the truth. Season 3 launches on February 28 on Netflix.

Where to watch: Netflix

Commitment: Approx. 12 hours


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When it comes to TV, January 2019 is bringing an embarrassment of riches. With so many quality TV series returning to the small screen this month, we decided to recommend the best of the best in our January binge guide — below, find nine series returning in early 2019 that have one or more Certified Fresh seasons. Happy bingeing in the new year!


You're the Worst 95% (FXX)

What it is: This dark comedy from creator Stephen Falk is the love story of Jimmy (a pitch-perfect Chris Geere) and Gretchen (the magnetic Aya Cash), two world-weary, self-destructive cynics who want anything but to fall in love — until they do.

Why you should watch it: The type of distinctly unheroic antics our lovebird heroes get into in You’re the Worst is enough to make Walter White blush. No joke — this FXX comedy is about as real as it gets. Its fifth and final season premieres January 9.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOWGoogle Play, HuluMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 19 hours (for the first four seasons)


Brooklyn Nine-Nine 94% (NBC)

What it is: This hit comedy series from creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur is a workplace sitcom featuring some very distinct personalities — the aloof and gregarious Det. Jake Peralta (Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg), his fictional precinct’s dry commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), and the rest of the motley crew of the Nine-Nine.

Why you should watch it: We’ve seen fan-initiated primetime resuscitations before, but rarely do they happen as swiftly and unanimously as Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s after its unceremonious cancellation at Fox. The online outcry had barely begun before Universal Television began shopping the sitcom around, and it was scooped up by NBC just a day later — with good reason. The series is much more than the Andy Samberg show; it’s a tried-and-true ensemble piece with beloved supporting characters and as much humor as heart. Season 6 premieres January 10.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOWGoogle Play, HuluMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 41 hours (for the first five seasons)


Future Man 91% (Hulu)

What it is: A hapless janitor named Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson) has one joy in life: video games. And surprisingly, it’s that passion that eventually gets him recruited into saving the world from certain doom. After beating Biotic Wars, a game so difficult that most gamers have given up on it, he learns it was all a test from the future, and is greeted by two mysterious visitors who hang the safety of mankind in his capable gamer hands.

Why you should watch it: Considering the creative pedigree behind this series (it’s created by Howard Overman, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir and executive produced and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), it should come as little surprise that Future Man is quite funny. But it’s also a high-octane, rollicking adventure and fitting homage to sci-fi genre classics (in case you’re into that sort of thing, too). Season 2 premieres January 11.

Where to watch: Amazon, FandangoNOWGoogle Play, HuluMicrosoftVudu

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


True Detective 78% (HBO)

What it is: Like the very best mystery series, much of True Detective’s third installment is being kept under wraps, but what we do know sounds pretty compelling: Over the course of three decades in the Arkansas Ozarks,  a pair of detectives work to uncover the truth behind a grisly crime involving two missing children.

Why you should watch it: This gritty anthological crime series from creator Nic Pizzolatto was a hit out the gate with season 1, which featured a pair of surprising and career-best performances from Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey. Season 2 was largely seen as a creative misstep, but with Moonlight Oscar winner Mahershala Ali leading season 3 (and a team that professes to have learned from its mistakes), we highly recommend tuning in for its January 13 return.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNOWGoogle Play, HBO NowMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 17 hours (for the first two seasons)


Star Trek: Discovery 86% (CBS All Access)

What it is: Star Trek: Discovery is set 10 years prior to the original series and in the same universe as Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, and sees the titular ship venturing out to discover new worlds and quell violent alien forces. As always, it’s the cast of characters on board that is the series’ beating heart.

Why you should watch it: Creators Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman (not to mention star Sonequa Martin-Green, among others) had big shoes and a devout fandom’s expectations to fill when it premiered in September 2017. Our verdict: a job well done. Season 2 premieres January 17 and features Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), the U.S.S. Enterprise, and (another) young Spock (Ethan Peck). Catch up before it starts airing. 

Where to watch: Amazon, CBS All AccesssFandangoNOWGoogle PlayVudu

Commitment: Approx. 12 hours (for the first season)


High Maintenance 98% (HBO)

What it is: From husband-and-wife co-creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance began as a hit web series starring Sinclair as a traveling weed deliveryman living in New York City. HBO picked it up to series in 2016 and largely retained the comedy’s original format, just made its episodes longer.

Why you should watch it: While there are plenty of primetime programs that paint a great snippet of present-day NYC, few get the full picture the way High Maintenance does. That’s because each episode features various characters who — whether they’re hosting a swingers party, rebelling against their ultra-religious parents, or sitting home alone collecting cans of La Croix — are from such disparate walks of life that they end up inadvertently highlighting the similarities between all dwellers of the concrete jungle. (And we promise those similarities go beyond enjoying the green.) Season 3 begins January 20.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNOWGoogle Play, HBO Now, MicrosoftVudu

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


SMILF 91% (Showtime)

What it is: SMILF is a lot of things, perhaps most of all unexpected. But for the elevator pitch: a single mother named Bridgette Bird lives in South Boston and struggles to find a balance between the toddler son that relies on her and the expectations of work to make ends meet.

Why you should watch it: As SMILF’s creator, director, writer, star, and real-life single mom, Frankie Shaw is a force of nature. Pulling semi-autobiographically from her own experience as a working mother, the series is smart, unflinching, and funny. Better yet, the twice Golden Globe–nominated series’ runtime and episode count make it very easily bingeable. Season 2 premieres January  20.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNow, Google PlayMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 4 hours (for the first season)


The Magicians 91% (Syfy)

What it is: Based on the acclaimed fantasy series by Lev Grossman and from producers Michael London, Janice Williams, John McNamara, and Sera Gamble, The Magicians follows Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) after he enrolls in Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy in New York. What follows for the young magician is a collision between our world and a threatening fantasy world with nothing less at stake than reality as we know it.

Why you should watch it: The Magicians has all the straight-up drama that comes with magic, secret academies, and battles between good and evil — and it’s a whole lot of crazy fun, too. Season 4 premieres January 23.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNowGoogle PlayMicrosoft, NetflixVudu

Commitment: Approx. 30 hours (for the first three seasons)


Broad City 99% (Comedy Central)

What it is: Creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer capture all the tomfoolery of your 20s in their  full glory while writing a sometimes-messy love letter to the Big Apple.

Why you should watch it: Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and Broad City was a pretty great thing. Irreverent but relatable, honest but larger than life, this hit comedy series about two twentysomething Brooklynites just trying to keep it together tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with gutsy and goofy hot takes on matters of the moment. Its fifth and final season premieres January 24.

Where to watch: AmazonFandangoNowGoogle Play, HuluMicrosoftVudu

Commitment: Approx. 14 hours (for the first four seasons)

Catastrophe, black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, This Is Us (Amazon, ABC, Fox, NBC)

TV Series That Give Us #RelationshipGoals

No relationship is perfect. But for viewers tuning in for just 30 minutes to an hour, they can seem like they are.

Some comedies, like Amazon’s Catastrophe, Fox’s New Girl, and Hulu’s recently ended The Mindy Project, prove that the perils of dating, marriage, and parenting are far from the bill of Norman Rockwell–hued goods many of us were sold as children. The humor in those series, however, is something that critics clearly appreciate: Catastrophe is Certified Fresh at 100% for each of its three seasons; New Girl’s review count has dipped as its seasons have gone on, but dedicated critics have kept its score high; and Mindy has an 87% Fresh Tomatometer score.

Meanwhile, shows like NBC’s This Is Us, ABC’s black-ish, and former NBC series Friday Night Lights remind us that some couples do get relationships with marks almost as high as their Tomatometer scores if they’re willing to put in the work. Even teen dramas, like former Fox series The O.C. and Glee, are known for their devotion to the intricacies of relationships. And then there’s Homer and Marge Simpson, who have been going strong for decades and seem to have not aged a day.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve gathered a list of TV shows that offered the best portrayals of coupledom in all its funny, messy, emotional, complicated glory.

The series are arranged first by Tomatometer score, then alphabetically where the show does not currently have a series score.

Which is your favorite TV couple and why? Tell us in the comments!

Catastrophe (2015)
98%

#1
Synopsis: During a business trip in London, an American named Rob meets Sharon, an Irish teacher with whom he shares incredible... [More]

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#2

Friday Night Lights (2006)
97%

#3
Synopsis: "Friday Night Lights" centers on the rural town of Dillon, Texas, where winning the state football championship is prized above... [More]

The Fosters (2013)
97%

#4
Synopsis: Stef, a dedicated police officer, is in a relationship with Lena. The two have built a close-knit family with Stef's... [More]

black-ish (2014)
92%

#5
Synopsis: Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has it all: a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and... [More]

Outlander (2014)
89%

#6
Synopsis: After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland... [More]
Directed By: Ronald D. Moore

You're the Worst (2014)
95%

#7
Synopsis: "You're the Worst" is a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven't... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Falk

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
94%

#8
Synopsis: The detectives of Brooklyn's 99th Precinct -- hotshot Jake Peralta, overachiever Amy Santiago, tough-as-nails Rosa Diaz, sweetheart Charles Boyle, devoted... [More]

New Girl (2011)
95%

#9
Synopsis: After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three single guys. Intelligent and... [More]

This Is Us (2016)
93%

#10
Synopsis: The Pearson family's generational story unfolds in this emotional drama. In moments of love, joy, triumph and heartbreak, revelations emerge... [More]

Parenthood (2010)
88%

#11
Synopsis: The four grown Braverman siblings -- Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia -- share the joys, heartaches and headaches of parenthood... [More]

#12
Synopsis: Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her... [More]

The Mindy Project (2012)
86%

#13
Synopsis: Mindy Lahiri is a successful, skilled doctor, but when she leaves the office, all bets are off. She aspires to... [More]

Modern Family (2009)
85%

#14
Synopsis: Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents... [More]

Synopsis: This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family's classic Georgian country... [More]
Directed By: Julian Fellowes

Grey's Anatomy (2005)
84%

#16
Synopsis: The medical drama series focuses on a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, including several who began their... [More]

Glee (2009)
70%

#17
Synopsis: Optimistic teacher Will Schuester heads up McKinley High School's glee club -- New Directions -- a place where ambitious and... [More]

Bewitched (1964)

#18
Synopsis: Samantha falls in love with New York ad exec Darrin Stephens and marries him in the first episode of the... [More]

Cheers (1982)
87%

#19
Synopsis: Laid-back Sam Malone, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, owns and runs Cheers, a cozy bar in... [More]

#20
Synopsis: Behind the facade of a postcard-perfect subdivision live four women whose lives are anything but idyllic. Klutzy Susan is divorced... [More]

Synopsis: Considered to be one of television's classics, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" centers on the personal and professional lives Rob... [More]

#22
Synopsis: Policeman Carl Winslow has enough to deal with on the job. But when he gets home, he still has to... [More]

Synopsis: Will Smith more or less plays himself in this good-natured NBC sitcom. As the show's popular theme song explains, fictional... [More]

Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
94%

#24
Synopsis: Based on chef Eddie Huang's best-selling memoir of the same name, "Fresh Off the Boat" takes a humorous look at... [More]

Friends (1994)
82%

#25
Synopsis: Three young men and three young women -- of the BFF kind -- live in the same apartment complex and... [More]

Gilmore Girls (2000)
85%

#26
Synopsis: Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama... [More]

Gossip Girl (2007)
84%

#27
Synopsis: High school is over for the privileged former students at an exclusive prep school on Manhattan's Upper East Side, but... [More]

#28
Synopsis: Ted has fallen in love. It all started when his best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he plans to... [More]

I Love Lucy (1951)

#29
Synopsis: Lucy Ricardo is the wacky wife of Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo. Living in New York, Ricky tries to succeed in... [More]

Moonlighting (1985)
89%

#30
Synopsis: After being cleaned out by her no-good manager, model Maddie Hayes is about to sell one of her few remaining... [More]

The O.C. (2003)
67%

#31
Synopsis: This modern soap opera mines the intertwined lives of the Cohen, Cooper and Nichol families for drama, with a contemporary... [More]

The Office (2005)
81%

#32
Synopsis: This U.S. adaptation -- set at a paper company based in Scranton, Pa. -- has a similar documentary style to... [More]

Roseanne (1988)
76%

#33
Synopsis: Explore life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the working-class Conner household,... [More]

Sex and the City (1998)
70%

#34
Synopsis: A sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, and her three friends -- Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda -- explore Manhattan's dating scene, chronicling... [More]

The Simpsons (1989)
85%

#35
Synopsis: This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. The... [More]

thirtysomething (1987)
83%

#36
Synopsis: Sensitive, introspective adults or self-absorbed, whiny yuppies? That debate still rages around this drama series about a group of close-knit... [More]

#37
Synopsis: "The Wonder Years" tracks life in the turbulent late 1960s and early '70s through the eyes of the increasingly less... [More]

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Kate McKinnon, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HBO claimed the top series awards at the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday with Game of Thrones winning Outstanding Drama Series and Veep taking Outstanding Comedy Series. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The lead acting awards were spread across various series:

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was another big winner in the night, receiving five awards in the Limited Series categories, including the top award; Writing; Lead Actor, Courtney B. Vance; Lead Actress, Sarah Paulson; and Supporting Actor, Sterling K. Brown.

Regina King won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or Movie for her role in ABC’s American Crime.

Game of Thrones‘ three wins on Sunday brought the show’s 2016 total to 12 between the night’s prime time awards and the creative awards handed out the previous weekend. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed with nine.

Read on for the full list of winners announced Sunday night, as well as winners from last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.


Outstanding Comedy Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series


Will Forte

The Last Man on Earth


Aziz Ansari

Master of None


Thomas Middleditch

Silicon Valley


Jeffrey Tambor

Transparent


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series


Laurie Metcalf

Getting On


Lily Tomlin

Grace And Frankie


Amy Schumer

Inside Amy Schumer


Ellie Kemper

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series


Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Ty Burrell

Modern Family


Tituss Burgess

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt



Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series


Niecy Nash

Getting On


Kate McKinnon

Saturday Night Live


Judith Light

Transparent


Gaby Hoffmann

Transparent


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series


Bob Newhart

The Big Bang Theory


Tracy Morgan

Saturday Night Live


Larry David

Saturday Night Live


Bradley Whitford

Transparent


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series


Laurie Metcalf

The Big Bang Theory


Christine Baranski

The Big Bang Theory


Tina Fey

(& Amy Poehler as Co-Hosts) Saturday Night Live


Amy Poehler

(& Tina Fey as Co-Hosts) Saturday Night Live


Melissa McCarthy

Saturday Night Live


Amy Schumer

Saturday Night Live


Melora Hardin

Transparent


Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

“Episode 1”

Catastrophe
98%

“Parents”

Master of None
93%

“Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley
94%

“The Uptick”

Silicon Valley
94%

“Morning After”

Veep
93%

“Mother”

Veep
93%

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

“Parents”, Aziz Ansari

Master of None
93%

“Daily Active Users”, Alec Berg

Silicon Valley
94%

“Founder Friendly”, Mike Judge

Silicon Valley
94%

“Man on The Land”, Jill Soloway

Transparent
91%

“Kissing Your Sister”, Dave Mandel

Veep
93%

“Morning After”, Chris Addison

Veep
93%

“Mother”, Dale Stern

Veep
93%

Outstanding Drama Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series


Matthew Rhys

The Americans


Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul


Kyle Chandler

Bloodline


Kevin Spacey

House of Cards


Rami Malek

Mr. Robot


Liev Schreiber

Ray Donovan


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series


Keri Russell

The Americans


Robin Wright

House of Cards


Viola Davis

How To Get Away With Murder


Tatiana Maslany

Orphan Black


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series


Jonathan Banks

Better Call Saul


Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones


Kit Harington

Game of Thrones


Michael Kelly

House of Cards


Jon Voight

Ray Donovan


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series


Maura Tierney

The Affair



Downton Abbey


Lena Headey

Game of Thrones


Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones


Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series


Max von Sydow

Game of Thrones


Michael J. Fox

The Good Wife


Reg E. Cathey

House of Cards


Mahershala Ali

House of Cards


Paul Sparks

House of Cards


Hank Azaria

Ray Donovan


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series


Margo Martindale

The Americans


Carrie Preston

The Good Wife


Laurie Metcalf

Horace And Pete



House of Cards


Molly Parker

House of Cards


Allison Janney

Masters of Sex


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

“Persona Non Grata”

The Americans
96%

“Battle of The Bastards”

Game of Thrones
89%

“End”

The Good Wife
93%

“eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Pilot)”

Mr. Robot
94%

“Return”

UnREAL
81%

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

“Episode 9”, Michael Engler

Downton Abbey on Masterpiece
86%

“Battle of The Bastards”, Miguel Sapochnik

Game of Thrones
89%

“The Door”, Jack Bender

Game of Thrones
89%

“The Tradition of Hospitality”, Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland
85%

“This Is All We Are”, Steven Soderbergh


“Exsuscito”, David Hollander

Ray Donovan
72%

Outstanding Limited Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie


Bryan Cranston

All The Way


Tom Hiddleston

The Night Manager



The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Cuba Gooding Jr.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie


Felicity Huffman

American Crime


Kerry Washington

Confirmation


Lili Taylor

American Crime


Audra McDonald

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill


Sarah Paulson

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie


Hugh Laurie

The Night Manager


Sterling K. Brown

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


David Schwimmer

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


John Travolta

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie



All The Way


Regina King

American Crime


Sarah Paulson

American Horror Story: Hotel


Kathy Bates

American Horror Story: Hotel



The Night Manager


Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

“Loplop”

Fargo
93%

“Palindrome”

Fargo
93%

“From The Ashes of Tragedy”

American Crime Story
85%

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”

American Crime Story
85%

“The Race Card”

American Crime Story
85%

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

All The Way, Jay Roach

All the Way
87%

“Before The Law”, Noah Hawley

Fargo
93%

“The Night Manager”, Susanne Bier

The Night Manager
91%

“From The Ashes of Tragedy”, Ryan Murphy

American Crime Story
85%

“Manna From Heaven”, Anthony Hemingway

American Crime Story
85%

“The Race Card”, John Singleton

American Crime Story
85%

Outstanding Television Movie


Outstanding Animated Program


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)


Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series


Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special


Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series


Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

  • The Big Bang Theory, “The Convergence Convergence”
  • Mom, “Sticky Hands And A Walk on The Wild Side”
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, “Go Hollywood”
  • The Soul Man, “White Trash”

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series


Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program


Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program


Outstanding Directing For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming


Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program


Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance


Outstanding Short Form Animated Program


Outstanding Choreography


Outstanding Interactive Program


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special


Outstanding Main Title Design


Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)


Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)


Outstanding Music Direction

  • Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center)
  • Jazz At The White House
  • Sinatra: Voice For A Century (Live From Lincoln Center)
  • Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance At The White House
  • A Very Murray Christmas

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, “I’m Going on a Date with Josh’s Friend!” / Song Title: “Settle For Me”
  • Empire, “A Rose By Any Other Name” / Song Title: “Good People”
  • Galavant, “A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear” / Song Title: “A New Season”
  • Garfunkel and Oates: Trying To Be Special, Song Title: Frozen Lullaby”
  • The Hunting Ground, Song Title: “‘Til It Happens To You”

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music


Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series


Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

  • Patrika Darbo, Acting Dead
  • Erinn Hayes, Children’s Hospital
  • Janet Varney, Everyone’s Crazy But Us
  • Michelle, Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
  • Tracie Thoms as Gwen, Send Me: an original web series

Outstanding Narrator

  • Adrien Brody, Breakthrough, “Decoding the Brain”
  • Keith David, Jackie Robinson
  • Anthony Mendez, Jane The Virgin, “Chapter Thirty-Four”
  • David Attenborough, Life Story, “First Steps”
  • Laurence Fishburne, Roots

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program


Outstanding Variety Talk Series


Outstanding Variety Sketch Series


Outstanding Variety Special

  • Adele Live In New York City
  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  • The Kennedy Center Honors
  • The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special
  • Lemonade

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series


Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

  • Adele Live In New York City, Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo, Chris Rock
  • 58th Grammy Awards- Directed by, Louis J. Horvitz
  • Grease: Live, Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski
  • The Kennedy Center Honors, Glenn Weiss
  • Lemonade, Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Outstanding Special Class Program

  • The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • Grease: Live
  • The Oscars
  • Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
  • 69th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

  • Children’s Hospital
  • Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
  • Hack Into Broad City
  • Her Story
  • UnREAL The Auditions

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

  • Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Gay of Thrones
  • Honest Trailers
  • Making A Scene With James Franco
  • Park Bench With Steve Buscemi

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series


Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Dog With A Blog
  • Girl Meets World
  • It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!
  • Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Hello, I Must Be Going! 25 Years Of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee
  • School of Rock

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series


Outstanding Informational Series Or Special


Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking


Outstanding Structured Reality Program


Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)


Outstanding Special Visual Effects


Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie or Special


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  • John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
  • Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
  • Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
  • Triumph’s Election Special 2016

Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program


For a full list of winners, visit Emmys.com.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday, July 14, by Gilmore GirlsLauren Graham and black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson. The clear and anticipated lead is, of course, Game of Thrones with a total of 23 nominations. The next highest receiver, at 22 nominations, is The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, followed by Fargo with 18. Some critic and fan faves also made the list this year, including The Americans, Mr. Robot, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, and Better Call Saul. Did your favorite shows and stars get nods? Check the major highlights below and for the full list of nominees, visit emmys.com.


Outstanding Comedy Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series


Will Forte

The Last Man on Earth


Aziz Ansari

Master of None


Thomas Middleditch

Silicon Valley


Jeffrey Tambor

Transparent


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series


Laurie Metcalf

Getting On


Lily Tomlin

Grace And Frankie


Amy Schumer

Inside Amy Schumer


Ellie Kemper

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series


Louie Anderson

Christine Baskets, Baskets


Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Ty Burrell

Modern Family


Tituss Burgess

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt



Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series


Niecy Nash

Getting On


Kate McKinnon

Saturday Night Live


Judith Light

Transparent


Gaby Hoffmann

Transparent


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series


Bob Newhart

The Big Bang Theory


Tracy Morgan

Saturday Night Live


Larry David

Saturday Night Live


Bradley Whitford

Transparent


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series


Laurie Metcalf

The Big Bang Theory


Christine Baranski

The Big Bang Theory


Tina Fey

(& Amy Poehler as Co-Hosts) Saturday Night Live


Melissa McCarthy

Saturday Night Live


Amy Schumer

Saturday Night Live


Melora Hardin

Transparent


Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

“Episode 1”

Catastrophe
98%

“Parents”

Master of None
93%

“Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley
94%

“The Uptick”

Silicon Valley
94%

“Morning After”

Veep
93%

“Mother”

Veep
93%

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

“Parents”, Aziz Ansari

Master of None
93%

“Daily Active Users”, Alec Berg

Silicon Valley
94%

“Founder Friendly”, Mike Judge

Silicon Valley
94%

“Man on The Land”, Jill Soloway

Transparent
91%

“Kissing Your Sister”, Dave Mandel

Veep
93%

“Morning After”, Chris Addison

Veep
93%

“Mother”, Dale Stern

Veep
93%

Outstanding Drama Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series


Matthew Rhys

The Americans


Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul


Kyle Chandler

Bloodline


Kevin Spacey

House of Cards


Rami Malek

Mr. Robot


Liev Schreiber

Ray Donovan


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series


Keri Russell

The Americans


Robin Wright

House of Cards


Viola Davis

How To Get Away With Murder


Tatiana Maslany

Orphan Black


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series


Jonathan Banks

Better Call Saul


Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones


Kit Harington

Game of Thrones


Michael Kelly

House of Cards


Jon Voight

Ray Donovan


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series


Maura Tierney

The Affair



Downton Abbey


Lena Headey

Game of Thrones


Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones


Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series


Max von Sydow

Game of Thrones


Michael J. Fox

The Good Wife


Reg E. Cathey

House of Cards


Mahershala Ali

House of Cards


Paul Sparks

House of Cards


Hank Azaria

Ray Donovan


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series


Margo Martindale

The Americans


Carrie Preston

The Good Wife


Laurie Metcalf

Horace And Pete



House of Cards


Molly Parker

House of Cards


Allison Janney

Masters of Sex


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

“Persona Non Grata”

The Americans
96%

“Battle of The Bastards”

Game of Thrones
89%

“End”

The Good Wife
93%

“eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Pilot)”

Mr. Robot
94%

“Return”

UnREAL
81%

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

“Episode 9”, Michael Engler

Downton Abbey on Masterpiece
86%

“Battle of The Bastards”, Miguel Sapochnik

Game of Thrones
89%

“The Door”, Jack Bender

Game of Thrones
89%

“The Tradition of Hospitality”, Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland
85%

“This Is All We Are”, Steven Soderbergh

The Knick
92%

“Exsuscito”, David Hollander

Ray Donovan
72%

Outstanding Limited Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie


Bryan Cranston

All The Way


Tom Hiddleston

The Night Manager



The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Cuba Gooding Jr.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie


Felicity Huffman

American Crime


Kerry Washington

Confirmation


Lili Taylor

American Crime


Audra McDonald

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill


Sarah Paulson

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie


Hugh Laurie

The Night Manager


Sterling K. Brown

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


David Schwimmer

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


John Travolta

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie



All The Way


Regina King

American Crime


Sarah Paulson

American Horror Story: Hotel


Kathy Bates

American Horror Story: Hotel



The Night Manager


Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

“Loplop”

Fargo
93%

“Palindrome”

Fargo
93%

“From The Ashes of Tragedy”

American Crime Story
85%

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”

American Crime Story
85%

“The Race Card”

American Crime Story
85%

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

All The Way, Jay Roach

All the Way
87%

“Before The Law”, Noah Hawley

Fargo
93%

“The Night Manager”, Susanne Bier

The Night Manager
91%

“From The Ashes of Tragedy”, Ryan Murphy

American Crime Story
85%

“Manna From Heaven”, Anthony Hemingway

American Crime Story
85%

“The Race Card”, John Singleton

American Crime Story
85%

Outstanding Television Movie


Outstanding Animated Program


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)


Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series


Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special


Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series


Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

  • The Big Bang Theory, “The Convergence Convergence”
  • Mom, “Sticky Hands And A Walk on The Wild Side”
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, “Go Hollywood”
  • The Soul Man, “White Trash”

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series


Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program


Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, “Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, “Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, “Nonfiction Or Reality Program


Outstanding Directing For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming


Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program


Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance


Outstanding Short Form Animated Program


Outstanding Choreography


Outstanding Interactive Program


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special


Outstanding Main Title Design


Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)


Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)


Outstanding Music Direction

  • Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center)
  • Jazz At The White House
  • Sinatra: Voice For A Century (Live From Lincoln Center)
  • Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance At The White House
  • A Very Murray Christmas

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, “I’m Going on a Date with Josh’s Friend!” / Song Title: “Settle For Me”
  • Empire, “A Rose By Any Other Name” / Song Title: “Good People”
  • Galavant, “A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear” / Song Title: “A New Season”
  • Garfunkel and Oates: Trying To Be Special, Song Title: Frozen Lullaby”
  • The Hunting Ground, Song Title: “‘Til It Happens To You”

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music


Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series


Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

  • Patrika Darbo, Acting Dead
  • Erinn Hayes, Children’s Hospital
  • Janet Varney, Everyone’s Crazy But Us
  • Michelle, Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
  • Tracie Thoms as Gwen, Send Me: an original web series

Outstanding Narrator

  • Adrien Brody, Breakthrough, “Decoding the Brain”
  • Keith David, Jackie Robinson
  • Anthony Mendez, Jane The Virgin, “Chapter Thirty-Four”
  • David Attenborough, Life Story, “First Steps”
  • Laurence Fishburne, Roots

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program


Outstanding Variety Talk Series


Outstanding Variety Sketch Series


Outstanding Variety Special

  • Adele Live In New York City
  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  • The Kennedy Center Honors
  • The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special
  • Lemonade

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series


Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

  • Adele Live In New York City, Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo, Chris Rock
  • 58th Grammy Awards- Directed by, Louis J. Horvitz
  • Grease: Live, Thomas Kail
  • The Kennedy Center Honors, Glenn Weiss
  • Lemonade, Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Outstanding Special Class Program

  • The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • Grease: Live
  • The Oscars
  • Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
  • 69th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

  • Children’s Hospital
  • Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
  • Hack Into Broad City
  • Her Story
  • UnREAL The Auditions

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

  • Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Gay of Thrones
  • Honest Trailers
  • Making A Scene With James Franco
  • Park Bench With Steve Buscemi

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series


Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Dog With A Blog
  • Girl Meets World
  • It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!
  • Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Hello, I Must Be Going! 25 Years Of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee
  • School of Rock

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series


Outstanding Informational Series Or Special

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking


Outstanding Structured Reality Program


Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, “Movie Or Special


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)


Outstanding Special Visual Effects


Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie or Special


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  • John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
  • Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
  • Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
  • Triumph’s Election Special 2016

Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program

This week on home video, we’ve got Seth Rogen and Zac Efron facing off in a comedy, Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson facing off in a post-apocalyptic road film, and Brenton Thwaites and Laurence Fishburne facing off in a sci-fi thriller. Then we’ve got the requisite smaller releases, a ton of recent TV seasons (and one complete collection of a popular sitcom), and three big horror franchise sets. Read on for details:



Neighbors

73%

With hit projects both as director (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) and writer (the two recent Muppets movies) under his belt, it might be surprising to learn that Nicholas Stoller’s most successful film to date was Neighbors, a raunchy comedy that opened one week after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and one week before Godzilla. Pitting Seth Rogen against Zac Efron, Neighbors follows a young couple with a newborn baby who find themselves at odds with their new neighbors when a fraternity moves in next door. Most critics found the comedy surprisingly sturdy, if a bit vulgar, and praised its game cast, which included supporting turns from Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Special features on the disc include the requisite gag reel and deleted scenes, alongside a handful of making-of featurettes.



The Rover

66%

Australian director David Michod’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom was a powerhouse debut, so it wasn’t unreasonable to set expectations high for his follow-up, The Rover, which opened in limited release back in June. While the latter wasn’t quite the critical darling its predecessor was, it still managed to impress critics to the tune of 66 percent on the Tomatometer. Utilizing the Australian landscape as a post-apocalyptic backdrop, The Rover stars Guy Pearce as Eric, a lone drifter who gets carjacked by a gang of combative thieves. In search of leads, Eric runs into Rey (Robert Pattinson), the brother of one of the thieves, and the pair set out across the desolate landscape to locate Eric’s car, encountering trouble along the way. Moody and violent, The Rover struck most critics as a stylish exercise in ambiguity, with a relatively thin story held aloft almost entirely by its stars’ compelling performances. Only one bonus feature comes with the disc, and it’s a 45-minute making-of doc.



The Signal

61%

Films that rely on sustained tension in service of a big final payoff are difficult to craft; sometimes, they’re more confusing than they need to be, and sometimes the anticipated twist is underwhelming. Unfortunately, there were enough critics who found both to be true for The Signal that the film mustered only a mediocre 55 percent on the Tomatometer. The story revolves around a trio of MIT students (Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp) driving across the Southwest whose road trip takes a detour when they begin to receive taunting messages from an MIT hacker. Before they are able to confront their nemesis, however, they black out and find themselves trapped in a mysterious research facility, unable to explain what happened. Critics found The Signal ambitious and initially intriguing, but felt it could have used a lot more narrative finesse to deliver its climactic reveals. The film comes with a feature commentary with the director and writers, some deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, and a behind-the-scenes doc.

Also available this week:

  • Lukas Moodysson’s Certified Fresh Swedish import We Are the Best! (97 percent), about a trio of punk-rockin’ teenage girls growing up in 1980s Stockholm.
  • Claude Lanzmann’s documentary The Last of the Unjust (97 percent), which utilizes archived interviews from 1975 to tell the story of Benjamin Murmelstein, who helped thousands of Jews escape capture by the Nazis.
  • Pawel Pawlikowski’s Certified Fresh Ida (95 percent), about a nun who discovers a dark family secret just before she plans to take her vows.
  • The Calling (50 percent), starring Susan Sarandon and Topher Grace in a thriller about a detective in a small Canadian town tracking down a serial killer with a bizarre trademark.
  • Very Good Girls (17 percent), starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen in a coming-of-age film about a pair of graduating high schoolers who fall for the same boy.
  • Season three of the Emmy-winning drama Scandal (100 percent), starring Kerry Washington as a high-powered fixer.
  • Season two of Nashville (100 percent), starring Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton as dueling Country music divas.
  • Season two of Defiance (100 percent), SyFy’s action-drama set on Earth in the distant future.
  • The Certified Fresh first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (83 percent), starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher in a “workplace” comedy set in a police station.
  • The fifth season of Emmy darling Modern Family (83 percent) is out on DVD.
  • Season one of sci-fi series The 100 (72 percent) is available on DVD and Blu-ray.
  • The third season of Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show Key & Peele is available on DVD.
  • We’ve got two new releases from the Criterion Collection this week: Roman Polanski’s 1971 adaptation of MacBeth (84 percent), and Jack Clayton’s 1961 supernatural thriller The Innocents, starring Deborah Kerr in an adaptation of Henry James’s Turn of the Screw.
  • And lastly on this week’s list, we’ve got three horror franchise sets on Blu-ray going on sale. First up is Halloween: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray, which includes all ten films in the series, a collectible booklet, and tons of special features.
  • Next, there’s Saw: The Complete Collection. There isn’t a whole lot of information available on the special features, but the set is only three discs, so there may not be any. That said, it’s selling for $25, which is a great price for seven movies.
  • And last but not least, we have The Exorcist: Complete Anthology. Again, not much info on the bonus features, and sure, the sequels weren’t all that great, but if you’re a collector, this is another good deal at just under $30.
This week, HBO reported that Game of Thrones surpassed The Sopranos‘ highest ratings. Also, Showtime renewed Penny Dreadful for a second season, Homeland and Drunk History unveiled casting news, and generations of TV viewers said goodbye to Ann B. Davis.

Game of Thrones Passes The Sopranos as HBO’s Biggest Show Ever

HBO reported that Game of Thrones has dethroned The Sopranos as their most-watched show — or any other show in HBO history. According to Neilsen, weekly episodes of Thrones’ season four reach an average gross audience of 18.4 million viewers, beating out the 2002 season of The Sopranos, which was HBO’s previous high with an average gross audience of 14.4 million viewers per episode. Also, this year’s Thrones season premiere (which crashed HBO Go) drew as many viewers as The Sopranos series finale in 2007. HBO renewed Thrones for seasons five and six almost immediately after the season four premiere in April.

Showtime Renews Penny Dreadful for Season Two

Four episodes into the first season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, the network announced that it is renewing the series for a second season. According to Deadline.com, James Bond writer John Logan, who wrote all eight episodes of season one, is already deep into penning the ten episodes ordered for season two, shooting in Ireland later this year and airing in 2015. Penny Dreadful, which was available online and on-demand ahead of the show’s debut, was the most-watched sneak peek in Showtime history with 900,000 viewers.

‘Life of Pi’ Star Suraj Sharma Joins Cast of Homeland

Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi, Million Dollar Arm) is the newest actor to be announced in season four of Showtime’s Homeland. Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly reported that Corey Stoll from House of Cards will have a guest-star role and Laila Robins from Bored to Death will play a regular role in the upcoming season. According to EW, Sharma will play Aayan Ibrahim, “a Pakistani medical student who crosses paths with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes). The role is described as heavily recurring.”

Brady Bunch Actress Ann B. Davis Dies

Actress Ann B. Davis, who played the beloved live-in housekeeper Alice Nelson on all five seasons of The Brady Bunch passed away June 1 at the age of 88. Known best for her kooky one-liners and level-headed advice to the Brady kids, Alice was Davis’s most famous TV character, although her role as Charmaine ‘Schultzy’ Schultzon on The Bob Cummings Show earned her two Emmy Awards. After Davis’s death, Brady Bunch co-star Florence Henderson tweeted: “I’m so shocked & saddened to learn my dear friend & colleague Ann B Davis died today.I spoke with her a few months ago & she was doing great.”

Dozens of Celebrities Will Have Cameos in Season Two of Drunk History

This week, EW.com reported casting news for season two of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Among the dozens of celebrity names to appear on the roster are Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Charlie Day, Stephen Merchant, John Lithgow, and Laura Dern. “Casting season two, I had one thing in mind — to keep clear eyes and a full heart so I wouldn’t lose,” Drunk History host/co-creator Derek Waters told EW in reference to casting Friday Night Lights alums Adrianne Palicki, Zach Gilford, and Jesse Plemons. Terry Crews and Joe Lo Truglio from Brooklyn Nine-Nine will also have cameos. Season two premieres July 1.

We haven’t seen much of Jodie Foster since "Panic Room," but here she comes a nifty-looking thriller that asks the question: How can a child vanish during a cross-country airline flight? Check out the first trailer over at Yahoo! Movies, but be warned …

… that it’s sort of a "show most of the movie in two minutes" trailer. "Flightplan" marks the big-budget debut of indie director Robert Schwentke and delivers Sean Bean ("National Treasure"), Peter Sarsgaard ("Shattered Glass"), and Erika Christensen ("The Upside of Anger") in supporting roles. The Touchstone production hits theaters on September 23rd.

See the trailer here.

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