AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984, Riverdale, The Mandalorian, The Walking Dead season 10 Michonne, Peaky Blinders (Kurt Iswarienko FX; Robert Falconer/The CW; Disney+; Jackson Lee Davis/AMC; Robert Viglasky/© Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019)

(Photo by Kurt Iswarienko FX; Robert Falconer/The CW; Disney+; Jackson Lee Davis/AMC; Robert Viglasky/© Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019)

If you’re making your list of what to watch this fall, you might have noticed you can choose from approximately 1,000 new series — OK, maybe not quite that many, but definitely even more shows than ever. That’s because in addition to all the network originals, there are even more streaming services coming (Disney+ and AppleTV+ hit this fall, not to mention HBO Max and Peacock in the spring).

It’s all a little overwhelming. How do you even choose? There are only so many hours in a day, so if you pick a show for each hour to watch live, you can catch up On Demand, on your DVR, or on the streaming service of your choice. To help you make those big decisions, we’ve organized the fall TV schedule day by day and in order of premiere date. We’ve included ongoing series and streaming launch dates in the calendar, but we haven’t included one-off specials or TV movies — check out our handy “Premiere Dates Calendar” to find out when those debut.

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


SUNDAY


7 p.m.
America's Funniest Home Videos : Season 30, ABC (9/29)

7:30p.m.
60 Minutes: Season 52 (2019) CBS (9/29)

8 p.m.
The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth: Season 4 (2019) Showtime (9/22)
The Simpsons: Season 31 (2019) 80% Fox (9/29)
Batwoman: Season 1 (2019) 80% The CW (10/6)
Ray Donovan: Season 7 (2019) Showtime (11/17)

8:30 p.m
Bless the Harts: Season 1 (2019) 82% Fox (9/29)
God Friended Me: Season 2 (2019) CBS (9/29)
Back to Life: Season 1 (2019) 100% Showtime (10/6)

9 p.m.
The Deuce: Season 3 (2019) 88% HBO
Shark Tank: Season 11 (2019) ABC (9/29)
Bob's Burgers: Season 10 (2019) Fox (9/29)
Supergirl: Season 5 (2019) 92% The CW (10/6)
The Walking Dead: Season 10 (2019) 77% AMC (10/6)
Watchmen: Season 1 (2019) 96% HBO (10/20)
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9:30 p.m.
Family Guy: Season 18 (2019) Fox (9/29)
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS (9/29)
Leavenworth, Starz (10/20)

10 p.m.
Godfather of Harlem: Season 1 (2019) 92% Epix (9/29)
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Madam Secretary : Season 6, CBS (10/6)
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Mr. Robot: Season 4 (2019) 97% USA (10/6)
Inside the Actors Studio: Season 23 (2019) Ovation (10/13)
Silicon Valley: Season 6 (2019) 94% HBO (10/27)
Slow Burn: Season 1, Epix (11/24)
The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1 (2019) 81% Showtime (12/8)

11 p.m.
Work in Progress: Season 1, Showtime (12/8)

11:30 p.m.
Rick and Morty: Season 4 (2019) 94% Adult Swim (11/10)

Sunday Streaming Premieres
The Crown: Season 3 (2019) 90% Netflix (11/17)

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


MONDAY


8 p.m.
Dancing With the Stars: Season 28 (2019) ABC (9/16)
9-1-1: Season 3 (2019) 75% Fox (9/23)
The Voice : Season 17, NBC (9/23)
The Neighborhood: Season 2 (2019) CBS (9/23)
All American: Season 2 (2019) 100% The CW (10/7)

8:30 p.m.
Bob Hearts Abishola: Season 1 (2019) 54% CBS (9/23)

9 p.m.
A Very Brady Renovation: Season 1 (2019) 67% HGTV (9/9)
Prodigal Son: Season 1 (2019) 58% Fox (9/23)
All Rise: Season 1 (2019) 56% CBS (9/23)
The Good Doctor: Season 3 (2019) ABC (9/23)
Below Deck : Season 7, Bravo (10/7)
Scream 61%: Resurrection, VH1 (10/14)
Black Lightning: Season 3 (2019) 89% The CW (10/21)

10 p.m.
Bluff City Law: Season 1 (2019) 36% NBC (9/23)
Bull: Season 4 (2019) CBS (9/23)
My Horror Story: Season 1, Travel Channel (10/21)

10:30 p.m.
One of a Kind: Season 2 (2019) HGTV (9/9)

1:35 a.m.
A Little Late With Lilly Singh: Season 1 (2019) 82% NBC (9/16)

Monday Streaming Premieres
Taken Down: Season 1 (2018) 83% Acorn TV (9/16)
Letterkenny: Season 7 (2019) Hulu (10/14)

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


TUESDAY


8 p.m.
NCIS: Season 17 (2019) CBS (9/24)
The Voice : Season 17, NBC (9/24)
The Resident: Season 3 (2019) Fox (9/24)
The Conners: Season 2 (2019) 86% ABC (9/24)
The Flash: Season 6 (2019) 85% The CW (10/8)
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Season 6 (2019) PBS (10/8)

8:30 p.m.
Bless This Mess: Season 2 (2019) ABC (9/24)

9 p.m.
mixed-ish: Season 1 (2019) 76% ABC (9/24)
FBI: Season 2 (2019) CBS (9/24)
This Is Us: Season 4 (2019) 91% NBC (9/24) (pictured in featured image, credit: NBC)
Empire: Season 6 (2019) Fox (9/24)
Arrow: Season 8 (2019) 95% The CW (10/15)
The Purge: Season 2 (2019) USA (10/15)

9:30 p.m.
black-ish: Season 6 (2019) ABC (9/24)

10 p.m.
Mayans M.C.: Season 2 (2019) 100% FX
Greenleaf: Season 4 (2019) OWN
Mr. Mercedes: Season 3 (2019) AT&T Audience Network (9/10)
Emergence: Season 1 (2019) 94% ABC (9/24)
New Amsterdam: Season 2 (2019) NBC (9/24)
NCIS: New Orleans: Season 6 (2019) CBS (9/24)
Most Terrifying Places: Season 1, Travel (10/1)
Ink Master: Grudge Match, Paramount (10/1)
Treadstone: Season 1 (2019) 47% USA (10/15)
The Misery Index: Season 1 (2019) TBS (10/22)

Tuesday Streaming Premieres
Sorry For Your Loss: Season 2 (2019) Facebook Watch (10/1)
The Mandalorian: Season 1 (2019) 93% Disney+ (11/12)
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Season 1 (2019) 75% Disney+ (11/12)
The World According to Jeff Goldblum: Season 1 (2019) 82% Disney+ (11/12)

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


WEDNESDAY


8 p.m.
%: Season 13, USA
The Masked Singer: Season 2 (2019) Fox (9/25)
Survivor: Season 39, CBS (9/25)
Chicago Med: Season 5 (2019) NBC (9/25)
The Goldbergs: Season 7 (2019) ABC (9/25)
All Elite Wrestling: Season 1 () TNT (10/2)
Riverdale: Season 4 (2019) 84% The CW (10/9)

8:30 p.m.
Schooled: Season 2 (2019) ABC (9/25)

9 p.m.
The Real Housewives of Dallas: Season 4 (2019) Bravo
Modern Family: Season 11 (2019) 79% ABC (9/25)
Chicago Fire: Season 8 (2019) NBC (9/25)
Almost Family: Season 1 (2019) 32% Fox (10/2)
SEAL Team: Season 3 (2019) CBS (10/2)
Nancy Drew: Season 1 (2019) 53% The CW (10/9)
Vikings: Season 6 (2019) 100% History (12/4)

9:30 p.m.
The Cool Kids: Season 2 (2019) ABC (9/25)

10 p.m.
American Horror Story: 1984 (2019) 87% FX (9/18)
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Chicago P.D.: Season 7 (2019) NBC (9/25)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 14 (2019) 83% FXX (9/25)
South Park: Season 23 (2019) 50% Comedy Central (9/25)
S.W.A.T.: Season 3 (2019) CBS (10/2)

10:30 p.m.
Cake: Season 1 (2019)  FXX (9/25)
Crank Yankers: Season 5 (2019) Comedy Central (9/25)

Midnight
Baroness von Sketch Show: Season 5 (2020) IFC (10/30)

Wednesday Streaming Premieres
Limetown: Season 1 (2019) 71% Facebook Watch (10/16)
Castle Rock: Season 2 (2019) 89% Hulu (10/23)
The Cry: Season 1 (2018) SundanceTV (10/23)
Mad About You: Season 1 (2019) 42% Spectrum (Part 1: 11/20; Part 2: 12/18)

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


THURSDAY


7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Thursday Night Football, Fox

8 p.m.
Young Sheldon: Season 3 (2019) CBS (9/26)
Superstore: Season 5 (2019) 100% NBC (9/26)
Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 (2019) 100% ABC (9/26)
Supernatural: Season 15 (2019) 100% The CW (10/10)

8:30 p.m.
Perfect Harmony: Season 1 (2019) 62% NBC (9/26)
The Unicorn: Season 1 (2019) 85% CBS (9/26)

9 p.m.
Mom: Season 7 (2019) CBS (9/26)
The Good Place: Season 4 (2019) 100% NBC (9/26)
A Million Little Things: Season 2 (2019) ABC (9/26)
Legacies: Season 2 (2019) The CW (10/10)

9:30 p.m.
Sunnyside: Season 1 (2019) 36% NBC (9/26)
Carol's Second Act: Season 1 (2019) 50% CBS (9/26)

10 p.m.
Mr Inbetween: Season 2 (2019) 100% FX
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 21 (2019) 80% NBC (9/26)
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 6 (2019) 80% ABC (9/26)
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Temptation Island: Season 2, USA (10/10)

Midnight ET/9 p.m. PT
This Close: Season 2 (2019) Sundance TV

Thursday Streaming Premieres
Explained: Season 2 (2019) Netflix (9/26)
Creepshow: Season 1 (2019) 97% Shudder (9/26)

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


FRIDAY


8 p.m.
Hawaii Five-0: Season 10 (2019) CBS (9/27)
American Housewife: Season 4 (2019) ABC (9/27)
The Blacklist: Season 7 (2019) NBC (10/4)
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Charmed: Season 2 (2019) The CW (10/11)

8:30 p.m.
Fresh Off the Boat: Season 6 (2019) ABC (9/27)

9 p.m.
Murder in the Bayou: Season 1 (2019) Showtime
Magnum P.I.: Season 2 (2019) CBS (9/27)
Dateline NBC: Season 27 (2018) NBC (9/27)
20/20: Season 42 (2019) ABC (9/27)
Dynasty: Season 3 (2019) The CW (10/11)
Ghost Nation: Season 1, Travel (10/11)

10 p.m.
Couples Therapy: Season 1 (2019) 91% Showtime
Blue Bloods: Season 10 (2019) CBS (9/27)

11 p.m.
Good Talk With Anthony Jeselnik: Season 1 (2019) Comedy Central
Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents, Comedy Central (10/18)

Friday Streaming Premieres

Titans: Season 2 (2019) 81% DC Universe
Unbelievable: Season 1 (2019) 98% Netflix
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Undone: Season 1 (2019) 98% Amazon (9/13)
Disenchantment: Part 2 (2018) 73% Netflix (9/20)
Criminal: UK: Season 1 (2019) 85% Netflix (9/20)
Criminal: Spain: Season 1 (2019) Netflix (9/20)
Criminal: France: Season 1 (2019) Netflix (9/20)
Criminal: Germany: Season 1 (2019) Netflix (9/20)
Fastest Car: Season 2 (2019) Netflix (9/20)
Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates: Limited Series (2019) 43% Netflix (9/20)

The Politician: Season 1 (2019) 58% Netflix (9/27)
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Peaky Blinders: Season 5 (2019) 85% Netflix (10/4)
Raising Dion: Season 1 (2019) 83% Netflix (10/4)
Goliath: Season 3 (2019) 80% Amazon (10/4)
Light as a Feather: Season 2 (2019) Hulu (10/4)
Living With Yourself: Season 1 (2019) 80% Netflix (10/18)
Looking for Alaska: Season 1 (2019) 92% Hulu (10/18)
Modern Love: Season 1 (2019) 75% Amazon (10/18)

The Kominsky Method: Season 2 (2019) 100% Netflix (10/25)
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2 (2019) 67% Amazon (11/1)
The Man in the High Castle: Season 4 (2019) 92% Amazon (11/15)
Dollface: Season 1 (2019) 59% Hulu (11/15)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 (2019) 79% Amazon (12/6)
Reprisal: Season 1 (2019) 53% Hulu (12/6)
The Expanse: Season 4 (2019) 100% Amazon (12/13)
Marvel's Runaways: Season 3 (2019) 83% Hulu (12/13)
Lost in Space: Season 2 (2019) 85% Netflix (12/24)

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


SATURDAY


10 p.m.
48 Hours: Season 32 (2018) CBS (9/28)
Star Wars Resistance 92%: Season 2, Disney Channel (10/5)
Destination Fear, Travel (10/26)

11:30 p.m.
Saturday Night Live: Season 45 (2019) 72% NBC (9/28)

If you’ve been putting off subscribing to YouTube Premium to watch Cobra Kai, you won’t have any more excuses. Plus, SNL loses a beloved cast member, but an old friend makes his long-awaited return.


COBRA KAI AND OTHER YOUTUBE ORIGINALS WILL BE FREE IF YOU WATCH ADS


YouTube announced today that it would officially offer its original series as free, ad-supported videos on demand. You can still subscribe to YouTube Premium to watch them commercial free, but if you just want to see Cobra Kai and don’t mind watching a few ads, you can watch it for free as of today.

Cobra Kai season 2 then becomes available for free on YouTube on September 11. When season 3 rolls around, you may still want to subscribe so you can binge the whole season at once. Complete seasons will be available to Premium subscribers first, and free episodes will drop weekly. YouTube Premium also promises to offer exclusive bonus content for its subscribers.

YouTube also announced more new and returning originals. The documentary The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash will premiere Tuesday, October 8. Three new European originals are coming: The School Of…, Virtually History and The Edge of Science. Second seasons of Liza On Demand and Impulse premiere on September 25 and October 16, respectively. The first seasons are streaming for free so you can catch up in time for the new episodes.


LESLIE JONES LEAVES SNL, BUT EDDIE MURPHY RETURNS

Eddie Murphy at arrivals for The 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA November 6, 2016. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection

(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)

As Saturday Night Live gears up for its 45th season, cast member Leslie Jones has opted not to return after her fifth season on the show. EW reported that Jones had decided to focus on movies, comedy specials, and game show hosting opportunities. Jones will appear in Queenpins, I Am Maurice, and Coming 2 America.

SNL announced the fall lineup of hosts and musical guests, including Eddie Murphy on December 21. He appeared in the 40th anniversary special, but this will mark Murphy’s first time appearing in a full episode of SNL since he was in the cast. Woody Harrelson hosts the season premiere with Billie Eilish on September 28, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift on October 5, and David Harbour and Camila Cabello on October 12. Kristen Stewart hosts November 2 and musical guests for Murphy and Stewart’s shows are still TBA.


THE OA REALLY IS OVER

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(Photo by JoJo Whilden/Netflix)

Fans were disappointed when Netflix canceled The OA after its second season. Now, they will have to accept the season finale as the series finale as Variety reports that talks about a wrap-up movie have ended. Creators Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling envisioned five seasons, so they felt they could not wrap up the remaining three in two hours, according to Variety.


A VERY MERRY MR. ROBOT FINAL SEASON

USA released a first look at the final season of Mr. Robot, which will be set around the holidays. The festive decor provides an ominous contrast to the cryptic hacking and violence in store for the big finale. Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) cautions Elliot (Rami Malek) over what he’s about to embark upon over hints of scenes to come. The teaser ends with Elliot’s response.

Also, the first teaser for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie shows Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) withstanding an interrogation, refusing to give up Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Paul is sadly not featured in the trailer but will star in the movie, premiering October 11 on Netflix.

You can also check out the following new trailers:

– The trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 finally shows scenes from the season.

– A trailer for season 2 of Titans on DC Universe, featuring Bruce Wayne (Iain Glen) and Cameron Kent (Joshua Orpin) with his dog Krypto.

– A trailer for the Netflix limited series The Spy with Sacha Baron Cohen in a dramatic turn.

– A new featurette for the third and final season of HBO’s The Deuce with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, set in 1985.

– A teaser for HBO’s The New Pope, with Jude Law in a follow-up to The Young Pope.

– Plus, this week saw teasers for Batwoman, the landmark 21st season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 2 of NBC’s drama Manifest, season 8 of Chicago Fire on NBC, and Dickinson.

– And trailers dropped for the new Fox drama Prodigal Son, Steven Soderbergh’s docu-series Leavenworth on Starz, and season 3 of Top Boy, produced by Drake and Briarpatch and starring Rosario Dawson.


KURT SUTTER WON’T SHOWRUN A THIRD SEASON OF MAYANS M.C.

Mayans M.C. (FX)

(Photo by FX)

Kurt Sutter is co-showrunner of his Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C., but he told an audience at the season 2 premiere that he will leave if the show gets renewed.

“It’s time for the white man to leave the building,” Sutter said, according to Variety.

Though Sutter co-created the series, he feels it is time to leave the story of a Latino biker gang to co-creator/co-show runner Elgin James and the Hispanic staff.


DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Renee Zellweger arrives for the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images)

Renee Zellweger signed a first-look deal with MGM TV for two years. She recently made the leap to streaming in Netflix’s What/If. Clickbait, a thriller series about social media, is in development for Netflix.

Julie Plec will turn Amy Chozick’s book Chasing Hilary into a Netflix series. The series will be called The Girl on the Bus, the title of one of the book’s chapters. The show will follow four female journalists on the campaign trail, but will not be set during the 2016 Hilary Clinton campaign as the book was.

Bates Motel and The Good Doctor star Freddie Highmore is developing the dark comedy Homesick for TBS with James Mitchell. Homesick is about the dysfunctional relationship between a 20-something man and his mother.

Mitch Albom is adapting his own book The Five People You Meet in Heaven for Fox. Albom also adapted his book for the 2004 ABC miniseries. CBS is developing a United Nations workplace comedy UNprofessionals from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Academy Award winning Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal will write Rise and Fall: The Story of 9/11 for ABC. ABC plans to air the miniseries in 2021 for the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Will Forte and Kaitlin Olson will star in Flipped for the yet to be released Quibi platform. Amy Heckerling is also directing the 10 episode Quibi musical series Royalties. Even murder houses can get extreme makeovers in Quibi’s reality series Murder House Flip, according to a Quibi press release.

Hulu is almost ready to give Lamorne Morris’s comedy Woke a series order. Universal Television won the bidding war for Bruce Holsinger’s novel The Gifted School and are looking for a writer. Sherry Marsh is producing. Nickelodeon greenlit the holiday competition series Top Elf and a full season of hidden camera show The Substitute.

I Mom So Hard web series creators Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are developing a pilot based on their web series for ABC. Modern Family star Sara Hyland and Emily Gordon are developing an untitled comedy for ABCDrunk History creators Derek Waters signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central along with the show’s seventh season renewal. Sheryl Underwood will host Freeform’s gift-wrapping competition series Wrap Battle.


CASTING UPDATES

How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis (ABC)

(Photo by ABC)

Viola Davis has been cast as Michele Obama on Showtime’s First Ladies. The drama series will also tell stories about Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford.

Mike Flanagan confirmed on Twitter that Haunting of Hill House star Henry Thomas would have a new role in the follow-up The Haunting of Bly Manor.

John Pankow and Richard Kind will return for Spectrum Original’s Mad About You revival.

Lena Waithe‘s Showtime pilot How to Make Love to a Black Woman has cast Kendrick Sampson and Carra Patterson.

Power’s Lela Loren joins the cast of Altered Carbon for season 2, according to a Netflix press release. Loren will play Danica Harlan, the governor of planet Harlan’s World.

Garcelle Beauvais joins season 2 of CBS All Access’s Tell Me a Storyaccording to Deadline. Beauvais will play evil stepmother Veronica Garland in a season inspired by princess fairy tales.

Plus, Lauren Graham has joined the NBC musical Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, stepping in for the pilot’s Carmen Cusack. Jason Derulo will host the first-ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu DhabiBeau Garrett joins the cast of Netflix’s Katherine Hannah adaptation Firefly LaneNaomie Harris will co-star with Jude Law in the HBO/Sky series The Third Day. Philippa Lowthrope has also been hired to direct episodes four through six. Joe Minoso will recur on season 3 of Epix’s Get Shorty.

This week in TV news, we take a look at the Emmy nominations that were announced this morning!


GAME OF THRONES RULES THE DRAMA NOMINEES

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Emmy nominations are out! And Game of Thrones is leading the pack with 23 nominations. The 6th season of the acclaimed fantasy drama is joined by a slew of other worthy competitors in the Outstanding Drama category. In fact, this year we finally see the acclaimed series The Americans break through with series and first-ever Emmy actor and actress noms, along with a first-time series and actor nod for breakout hit Mr. Robot. Many favorites also return with a splash and round out the Outstanding Drama category, including series noms for Downton Abbey‘s final season, Better Call Saul, House of Cards, and Homeland.


VEEP PRESIDES OVER THE COMEDY NOMS

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Veep nabs the office of Comedy Nominee-in-Chief with a commanding 17 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for the show’s star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Silicon Valley and Transparent are also on the ticket, with 11 and 10 nominations respectively. Surprises in the Comedy category included the announcement of a bonus seventh nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category, and the perceived snubs of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and its lead, Rachel Bloom, in their respective categories.


THERE AREN’T MANY SURPRISES IN THE LIMITED SERIES AND TV MOVIE CATEGORIES, EXCEPT FOR THE NUMBER OF NODS FOR FARGO AND THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON

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The People v. O.J. Simpson (22 nominations) and Fargo (18 nominations) not only received the most nominations for limited series, but came in second and third, respectively, behind Game of Thrones overall. Also nominated in the category are Roots, American Crime, and The Night Manager. On the TV movie side, the nominees are A Very Murray Christmas, All the Way, Confirmation, Luther, and Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. In the performance categories, other TV films and limited series to get nominations are American Horror Story (Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson) and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Audra McDonald).


DAILY SHOW SHUT OUT OF VARIETY/TALK SHOW EMMY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2000

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The Variety/Talk Series Emmy category is looking a little different these days. For the first time in a long time, The Daily Show has not been nominated. Actually, it’s the first time since 2000 that Comedy Central has not had at least one show in the running for this category. Daily Show alum John Oliver made the cut with a nomination for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He joins fellow late show nominees The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Real Time with Bill Maher and first time nominees The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Critical darling Full Frontal with Samantha Bee didn’t receive a nomination.


Check out the full list of Emmy nominees here.

With 409 original scripted television shows in 2015, it’s not easy to pick a favorite, but here at Rotten Tomatoes, we’ve done just that! See our staff picks for the programming highlights of 2015 — from under-the-radar gems to downright cultural phenomenons. The best part? All of these shows are available for you to watch right now from the beginning — and, of course, they’re all Fresh!


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What it is: This spinoff of Breaking Bad gives us an early look at Jimmy McGill, the man who will later become Saul Goodman. In season one, we see Jimmy try to leave his grifter, “Slippin’ Jimmy” past behind and be an honest (if not entirely successful) representative of the law. And if Jimmy is trying to turn over a new leaf, those around him — even his own brother — may not be ready to let go of Jimmy’s past.

Why you should watch it: Saul Goodman was a reliable source of comic relief in Breaking Bad, but who would have suspected that Jimmy’s first-season character arc would be so emotionally moving? The series deftly moves from a comedy about a mostly competent small-time lawyer to a moving drama about two men whose pasts still overshadow their futures. Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks make the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into Saul and Mike, and the writing from Vince Gilligan is simply terrific. And “Five-O,” the sixth episode of this first season, may well be the finest hour of television in all of 2015.

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon, Google PlayiTunes, MicrosoftPlayStation Video, and Vudu.

Commitment: Nine hours.

Picked By: Matt Atchity, Editor-in-Chief


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What it is: Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights organized crime in New York City as a lawyer during the day, and as a super-powered, martial arts-fighting vigilante at night. Daredevil is Netflix’s first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Why you should watch it: Daredevil is one of the best-executed comic book adaptations on television to date — if not the best. With incredible fight scenes and a fascinating performance by Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin), this origin story centers on both the hero and villain’s journeys, giving them much more depth than your average superhero story. The series raised the bar very high for serialized MCU shows, having unexpectedly earned a second season after the immensely positive reaction from fans and critics alike.

Where to watch: Netflix.

Commitment: Eight hours.

Picked By: Julio de Oliveira, Project Manager


American Crime: Season 1 (2015) 94%

What it is: The murder of a war veteran in Modesto, California and the brutal attack on his wife sparks an emotionally-charged chain of events enveloping the victims’ and suspect’s families during the subsequent legal battle.

Why you should watch it: American Crime exhibits no fear or hesitation in tackling topics ripped directly from today’s headlines in nearly any American city. You won’t find any simple answers here, though. The sensitivity showed to characters on every side of the equation paints a vivid picture of just how complicated these stories always are — and how important it is that we discuss them with rationality and compassion. Be sure to watch it with a friend so you can ruminate on everything it’s saying.

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, Microsoft, and Vudu.

Commitment: 10 hours.

Picked By: Grae Drake, Senior Editor


The Leftovers: Season 2 (2015) 94%

What it is: HBO’s somber drama, created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, is set in the emotional aftermath of a global event known as “The Departure” in which 140 million people (two percent of the world’s population) inexplicably vanished.

Why you should watch it: Love it or hate it, The Leftovers is a show that taps into human feeling. The remarkable ensemble cast delivers one stirring performance after the other — particularly in the critically acclaimed second season. HBO has announced that there will be a third, and final, season of The Leftovers in 2016 so enjoy this unique piece of storytelling before it departs.

Where to watch: HBO Go and Xfinity (with cable subscription).

Commitment: 20 hours.

Picked By: Zayre Ferrer, Review Aggregator


Rick and Morty: Season 2 (2015) 91%

What it is: An alcoholic mad scientist moves in with his daughter’s semi-dysfunctional family and begins involving his apprehensive grandson in wild cosmic and interdimensional adventures.

Why you should watch it: If you like your jokes quick, clever, and pregnant with pop culture references, you’ll feel right at home with Rick and Morty, an Adult Swim series co-created by Justin Roiland and Community showrunner Dan Harmon. But while most animated comedies are content to showcase a collection of single-serving vignettes, Rick and Morty dares to offer some pathos alongside its absurdist humor. Sure, you’ll laugh at a hilarious gag referencing David Cronenberg, but you’ll also balk at the horrifying meaning behind it, and that’s what makes this such a deliciously funny, sometimes surprisingly multi-layered treat. Season two upped the ante, and in addition to some standout episodes (including my favorite, “The Ricks Must Be Crazy”), the season finale delivered with an unexpected cliffhanger.

Where to watch: Adult Swim (with cable subscription), Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Microsoft, and Vudu.

Commitment: Eight hours.

Picked By: Ryan Fujitani, Editor


You're the Worst: Season 2 (2015) 97%

What it is: After meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding, narcissistic writer Jimmy (Chris Geere) and cynical PR exec Gretchen (Aya Cash) attempt to forge a lasting relationship.

Why you should watch it: While the first season was the pitch black romantic comedy we always wanted, featuring the kind of twenty-something Los Angelenos the rest of the country loves to hate, the second season goes even deeper. Jimmy and Gretchen’s relationship is put to the test and the supporting cast also has a stellar season. Although You’re the Worst deals with heavy stuff, it does so with a light and raunchy touch, perfectly balancing raw emotions with belly laughs.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, and Vudu.

Commitment: 11 hours.

Picked By: Marya E. Gates, Social Media Specialist


Game of Thrones: Season 5 (2015) 93%

What it is: Inspired by the series of novels written by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is the fantasy epic that out epics all others. Set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, the series follows the dynastic struggles among the realms of noble families for control of the Iron Throne.

Why you should watch it: If you are someone who still hasn’t jumped on the GOT bandwagon, do not be daunted by the task — or by the hype. It lives up to it all and this year did nothing but enhance the show’s stockpile of jaw-dropping and superbly written, performed, and directed moments. Even after five seasons, you will still catch yourself astounded that this is television at all.

Where to watch: HBO Go.

Commitment: 50 hours.

Picked By: Andria Hopkins, Review Aggregator


Poldark: Season 1 (2015) 91%

What it is: Ross Poldark is a British soldier who returns home from the Revolutionary War to find his family business bankrupt and his love betrothed to another, forcing him to rebuild his life.

Why you should watch it: It’s a romance novel brought to life. Aidan Turner is fantastic as Poldark, with flowing locks and shirtless scenes that are almost as gorgeous as the show’s sweeping shots of the English countryside. If you’re looking for something to keep you going until Outlander returns in the spring, this should serve you nicely.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu.

Commitment: Eight hours.

Picked By: Beki Lane, Associate TV Editor


Banshee: Season 3 (2015) 100%

What it is: A psycho-sexy action drama, Banshee throws a dangerous ex-con into, wait for it… sheriffdom. When he attempts to reconnect with his true love and former cohort-in-crime, he ends up replacing the new sheriff who got killed before anybody could meet him, making for some crazy-ass goings-on in the Banshee PD.

Why you should watch it: It’s hard to find a show so crazy, so nasty, so sexy. The amazing cast makes it difficult to choose who to root for: the bad-ass, violent ex-con disguised as the sheriff? His ex-partner/lover-in-crime hiding her past, who now lives with her politician husband and two kids? The “businessman” mob-boss type who excommunicated himself from his Amish family to run the town? What about his promiscuous niece who was banished from the family? Explosive!

Where to watch: AmazonGoogle PlayiTunesMax Go (with cable subscription), Vudu, and Xfinity (with cable subscription).

Commitment: 30 hours.

Picked By: Kerr Lordygan, Associate TV Editor


Documentary Now!: Season 1 (2015) 90%

What it is: From IFC and Lorne Michaels’ production outfit Broadway Video (Man Seeking Woman, Portlandia) comes Fred Armisen and Bill Hader‘s series of half-hour documentary parodies.

Why you should watch it: There’s a moment partway through Documentary Now!‘s season premiere spoofing the Maysles brothers’ Grey Gardens when you realize that you’re not only watching a spot-on send-up to the original, but also a story brilliantly taking on a life of its own. Perfect for cinephiles and comedy nuts alike, Documentary Now! is best when you’re familiar with the source material, but anyone who appreciates silly, weirdly specific humor should check this one out.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, IFC.com (with cable subscription), iTunes, and Microsoft.

Commitment: Three hours.

Picked By: Sarah Ricard, TV Editor


Mr. Robot: Season 1 (2015) 98%

What it is: Elliot (Rami Malek), a young computer programmer with mental health issues, is recruited by a group of revolutionary hackers to help them bring upon the destruction of some of the world’s largest corporations. But as the stakes are raised, our hero discovers that nothing is as it first seemed.

Why you should watch it: Plenty of shows — even very good ones — can be enjoyed on a surface level. Mr. Robot, on the other hand, demands your undivided attention. Everything — everything — about this show feels precise and premeditated; it draws you into a paranoid mindset, one that embodies the old conspiracist’s adage that there are no coincidences. Hallucinatory, insanely topical, and blessed with one of the best soundtracks (and undoubtably the best title screens) of any show on television, Mr. Robot will reward obsessives with plenty of unsettling layers to uncover.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, MicrosoftUSANetwork.com (with cable subscription), and Vudu.

Commitment: Eight hours.

Picked By: Tim Ryan, Senior Editor

This week in TV news, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, The Last Man on Earth, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are among the new shows of 2015 to get WGA TV nominations. Also, FXX orders up more You’re the Worst, Adult Swim brings back Samurai Jack, and Fox eyes Rambo!


BETTER CALL SAUL AND MR. ROBOT AMONG WGA TV NOMINATIONS

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced nominees for television, new media, radio, and promotional writing Thursday. Leading the pack of the TV nominations is AMC’s new Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul (Certified Fresh at 100 percent), which was nominated in the categories of Drama Series, New Series, and Episodic Drama (for the episode “Uno”). Other new shows to get some WGA love were Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Certified Fresh at 94 percent), Bloodline (Certified Fresh at 80 percent), and Narcos (Certified Fresh at 78 percent), along with USA’s breakout hit Mr. Robot (Certified Fresh at 98 percent), and Fox’s zany The Last Man on Earth (Certified Fresh at 85 percent). The 68th annual WGA Awards will be held on Feb. 13; see the complete list of nominees here.


FXX RENEWS YOU’RE THE WORST FOR SEASON THREE

After a strong second season (Certified Fresh at 96 percent), FXX has renewed anti-rom-com rom-com You’re The Worst for a third season. Developed by Stephen Falk (Orange Is The New Black), the L.A.-set comedy stars Aya Cash and Chris Geere as Gretchen and Jimmy, a pair of dysfunctional lovers who are trying to make a real relationship work despite (or because of) their anti-social tendencies. The second season has been praised for its honest portrayal Gretchen’s clinical depression. Nick Grad, co-President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement regarding the show’s renewal, “Stephen is one of the best new talents in comedy — as funny, thoughtful and original as You’re the Worst and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.” The second season finale of You’re The Worst airs next Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on FXX.


RAMBO: NEW BLOOD TV SHOW IS IN THE WORKS

Since 2013, rumors of a Rambo reboot have swirled around entertainment news, and this week Variety reported that the long-gestating project may finally have some legs with Fox. Titled Rambo: New Blood, the one-hour drama script ordered by Fox is said to “explore the complex relationship between Rambo and his son, J.R., an ex-Navy SEAL.” Though nothing has been confirmed yet on the casting front, Deadline suggested that Sylvester Stallone could reprise his role from the movies. Rambo: New Blood follows the trend of rebooting movies into TV shows, which included Limitless, Minority Report, and Ash vs. Evil Dead this year.


SAMURAI JACK IS COMING BACK TO ADULT SWIM 

Cult cartoon favorite Samurai Jack ran on Cartoon Network from three years before being axed in 2004. After a nearly 12-year absence, Adult Swim has announced that creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky will continues the epic story of Samurai Jack, to much celebration on the internet. Samurai Jack follows a young prince who is sent to the future after battle with the demon who killed his father. The new season will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami block sometime in 2016.

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced the winners for the 25th edition of the Gotham Independent Film Awards this evening in a ceremony held in New York City and streamed live at ifp.org. The event was presented by Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Read through for the full list of winners and nominees.


Best Feature


Best Documentary


Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Desiree Akhavan

Appropriate Behavior
95%

Jonas Carpigano

Mediterranea
90%

John Magary

The Mend
78%

Josh Mond

James White
92%

Best Screenplay

Phyllis Nagy

Carol
94%

Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner

Love & Mercy
89%

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer

Spotlight
97%

Noah Baumbach

While We're Young
84%

Best Actor



Results


Paul Dano

Love & Mercy


Peter Sarsgaard

Experimenter


Best Actress


Blythe Danner

I’ll See You in My Dreams


Bel Powley

The Diary of a Teenage Girl


Kristen Wiig

Welcome to Me


Breakthrough Actor


Arielle Holmes

Heaven Knows What


Lola Kirke

Mistress America



Tangerine


Mya Taylor

Tangerine


Breakthrough Series – Long Form


Breakthrough Series – Short Form

  • Bee and PuppyCat – Natasha Allegri, creator
  • The Impossibilities – Anna Kerrigan, creator; Ashley Springer, Kati Rediger, producers
  • Qraftish – Christal and Black Girl Dangerous Media, Creators
  • Shugs and Fats – Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz, Creators
  • You’re So Talented – Sam Bailey, Creator; Samantha Lee, Mateo Gonzales, Producers

Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream”Grant

  • Claire Carré – director, Embers
  • Deb Shoval – director, AWOL
  • Chanelle Aponte Pearson – director, 195 Lewis

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