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2020 Winter TV Scorecard

Updated as of March 22, 2020

We’ve tracked the best (and worst) cold-weather TV and streaming offerings since mid-December, gathering a list of all the premieres this season – series, miniseries, and TV movies across cable, broadcast, and streaming – and ranked them by Tomatometer. And now it’s time to say goodbye. We’ve closed down the list as of March 19, the last day of winter.

The final list of 110 titles includes every eligible new TV season or streaming movie that premiered since December 13, with highlights like The Witcher on Netflix, AMC’s Better Call SaulThe Expanse on Amazon Prime Video, Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access, the final season of Schitt’s Creek on Pop, Freeform’s Party of Five, HBO’s The New Pope9-1-1: Lone Star on Fox, Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens on Comedy Central, Katy Keene on The CW, Briarpatch on USA Network, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet on Apple TV+, the final season of Homeland on Showtime, High Fidelity on Hulu, Outlander on Starz, Togo on Disney+, and more!

To be included, each TV show on the list must have received at least 10 critic reviews, while TV movies had to have at least 20 reviews. So if you’re wondering why your favorite show or TV movie isn’t on here, it likely just doesn’t yet have enough reviews to qualify under our criteria. And remember: a Certified Fresh badge generally means that a show or film has earned the respect of  the majority of reviewers weighing in (at least 20 for a TV season and 40 for films), including some of the industry’s top critics.

Just added: Visible: Out on Television (miniseries), Queen Sono: season 1, Brockmire: season 4, Motherland: Fort Salem: season 1, Feel Good: season 1

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Critics Consensus:

#109
#109
Adjusted Score: 8077%
Critics Consensus: It'll be the last thing most viewers want, too.
Synopsis: When she helps her father broker an arms deal, a reporter becomes involved in the story she's trying to break.... [More]
Directed By: Dee Rees

#108
Adjusted Score: 16853%
Critics Consensus: Drama for drama's sake does not a great movie make, but boy is it fun to watch A Fall From Grace unravel.
Synopsis: When a woman is indicted for murdering her husband, her lawyer thinks there may be a conspiracy at play.... [More]
Directed By: Tyler Perry

Indebted: Season 1 (2020)
25%

#107
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite its top talent, Indebted isn't a bill worth paying.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With as many narrative threads as words in its title, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector buries a compelling Russell Hornsby in a pile of plot.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it benefits from Paltrow's charms, The Goop Lab's pseudoscience holds little water and its stiff format is often more boring than enlightening.

#104
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sticks and Stones may not break any bones, but its mundane melodrama may hurt your viewing experience.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Parasite's sweep and some strong performances -- including the singular Janelle Monáe's opening number -- couldn't save a listless ceremony from its own host-less chaos.
Synopsis: The 92nd Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.... [More]
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Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An apathetic performance from Ricky Gervais can't quite sink the 77th Golden Globes, but scattered moments of hope, from unexpected winners to heart-felt speeches, can't quite save it either.
Starring:

#101

6 Underground (2019)
37%

#101
Adjusted Score: 41239%
Critics Consensus: 6 Underground is loud, frenetic, and finally preposterous -- which is either bad news or a hearty recommendation, depending how one feels about the movies of Michael Bay.
Synopsis: Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only... [More]
Directed By: Michael Bay

#100
#100
Adjusted Score: 41232%
Critics Consensus: While the buddy cops at the center of Spenser Confidential are plenty affable, the comedy never arrives as this half-hearted vehicle goes purely through the motions.
Synopsis: To unravel a twisted murder conspiracy, a former police detective returns to Boston's criminal underworld.... [More]
Directed By: Peter Berg

Deputy: Season 1 (2020)
40%

#99
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While those looking for a stylish new procedural with a few unexpected nuances will find much to like, Deputy sticks too closely to its genre guns to break any new ground.

#98
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser's chemistry remains charmingly in tact, Mad About You's relevance does not.
Directed By: Kelly Parker

#97
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Undoubtedly original, but unfortunately bland, Utopia Falls's attempts at social commentary too closely resemble an after school special to make an impact.

Messiah: Season 1 (2020)
46%

#96
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A promising premise and superb ensemble can't save Messiah from its own bland storytelling.

#95
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While Amazing Stories' aspirations are admirable, it feels more like a dated retread than a heartfelt reboot.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it doesn't always come together, AJ and the Queen is a sweet, sometimes off-the wall adventure that's fun to watch even when it's fumbling.

#93
#93
Adjusted Score: 52606%
Critics Consensus: This radical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic parable struggles to justify its oppressive tone and edgy flourishes, although Guy Pearce is suitably haunting as the haunted Ebenezer Scrooge.
Synopsis: Scottish business tycoon Mr. Scrooge faces some big changes when a trio of atypical spirits pay him a visit at... [More]
Directed By: David Izatt

#92
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it rarely rises above 'watchable,' fans of period crime series may enjoy passing time with Vienna Blood's charismatic cast anyway.
Directed By: Umut Dag, Robert Dornhelm

#91
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Interrogation's "interactive" qualities are interesting, but ultimately get in the way of what could be a satisfying dramatic experience.

#90
Synopsis: Three young witches with basic training in combat magic prepare to defend the country against looming terrorist threats by using... [More]

Dave: Season 1 (2020)
77%

#89
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: DAVE can be just as off-putting as Lil Dicky's rap persona with its abundance of genitalia jokes and self-aggrandizement, but beneath the raunchy veneer is a surprisingly self-aware show with a sweet core.

COBRA: Season 1 (1993)
67%

#88
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite being predictable and a bit uneven, Cobra's great cast and intriguing premise deliver an electrifying and bingeable first season.
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Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite a strong start, Sanditon's soapy drama quickly dissolves into nothing more than just another beautiful, melodramatic period piece.

#86
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though at times more melodramatic than meaningful, Spinning Out's campy, guilty-pleasure exterior hides a surprisingly thoughtful exploration of living with a mental illness.

Hunters: Season 1 (2020)
65%

#85
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Propelled by a strong cast and even stronger sense of justice, Hunters' stylish first season doesn't always hit the mark, but when it does, it strikes pulpy paydirt.

Tommy: Season 1 (2020)
68%

#84
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Tommy at times undermines unexpected twists with predictable solutions, it's still a decent new procedural thanks to the endlessly watchable Edie Falco.

Avenue 5: Season 1 (2020)
67%

#83
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If Avenue 5's maiden voyage isn't as smooth as its creative clout implies, it's still a hilarious step in a completely new -- while still enjoyably caustic -- direction for creator Armando Iannucci.

#82

Troop Zero (2019)
68%

#82
Adjusted Score: 70821%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a charming cast and infectious energy, Troop Zero is more than the sum of its instantly familiar parts.
Synopsis: Misfit Birdie Scouts enter a national competition.... [More]
Directed By: Bert & Bertie

#81
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Locke & Key at times struggles to strike a consistent tone, it captures enough of the essence of its source material to provide a fiendishly fun and sufficiently spooky time.

#80
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though the world of The Witcher at times feels only half-formed, Henry Cavill brings brawny charisma to a series teeming with subversive fantasy elements and dark humor.
Directed By: Alik Sakharov

#79
#79
Adjusted Score: 65891%
Critics Consensus: Though it at times buckles under the emotional weight of its source material, All The Bright Place succeeds on the strength of Elle Fanning and Justice Smith's charming and tender performances.
Synopsis: After meeting each other, two people struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past. They discover that even... [More]
Directed By: Brett Haley

#78

Stargirl (2020)
68%

#78
Adjusted Score: 68962%
Critics Consensus: Stargirl's feel-good story hits familiar coming-of-age beats, but self-assured performances and an earnest mission worn proudly make it a tune worth listening to.
Synopsis: An unassuming high school student finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl whose unconventional ways change how they... [More]
Directed By: Julia Hart

#77

Lost Girls (2020)
75%

#77
Adjusted Score: 77378%
Critics Consensus: Raw yet rewarding, Lost Girls overcomes uneven storytelling with powerful performances and a willingness to resist easy catharsis.
Synopsis: Determined to find her missing daughter, a desperate woman launches a personal investigation that leads police to the unsolved cases... [More]
Directed By: Liz Garbus

Dracula: Season 1 (2020)
71%

#76
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A delicious blend of horror and humor that more-or-less balances modern sensibilities and the character's beloved legacy, Dracula is a frighteningly fun -- if not always faithful -- time.

#75

Horse Girl (2020)
71%

#75
Adjusted Score: 73301%
Critics Consensus: Horse Girl proves unwilling or unable to explore the deeper themes it addresses, but this unusual drama is anchored by Alison Brie's committed performance.
Synopsis: A woman's surreal dreams affect her perception of reality.... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Baena

#74

The Aeronauts (2019)
71%

#74
Adjusted Score: 82412%
Critics Consensus: Thrilling visuals and the substantial chemistry of its well-matched leads make The Aeronauts an adventure well worth taking.
Synopsis: In 1862 headstrong scientist James Glaisher and wealthy young widow Amelia Wren mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than... [More]
Directed By: Tom Harper

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If not as outlandishly fun as its predecessor, 9-1-1: Lone Star still packs an entertaining punch and is a great showcase for the handsomely self-aware Rob Lowe.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Bloated, but intriguing, The Most Dangerous Animal of All's commitment to the truth makes it a solid first step into the true crime field for FX.

#71
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Addictive, but problematic, Love Is Blind is undeniably binge-able, but its version of romance often comes off more toxic than aspirational.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it hits the occasional sour note, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist manages to carry a pretty enjoyable tune, thanks in large part to the always charming Jane Levy.

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Critics Consensus: Though it can't help but feel a little incomplete given the circumstances, The Killer Inside crafts a compelling overview of a series of tragic events.
Starring:

#68
Adjusted Score: 80348%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You may feel like little more than an amiable postscript to its predecessor, but fans of the original should still find this a swoonworthy sequel.
Synopsis: As her relationship with Peter continues to grow, Lara Jean reunites with another recipient of one of her old love... [More]
Directed By: Michael Fimognari

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though Little Fires Everywhere at times plays it too safe, sparks fly when it lets well-matched leads Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon dig into the difficult questions it does dare to ask.

#66
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Briarpatch's ambiance is at times more intriguing than the simmering mystery at its center, but a captivating Rosario Dawson and surreal setting ensure it's never less than watchable.
Directed By: Sam Esmail

#65
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Doctor Who's twelfth outing adds welcome nuances to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor and some scary new layers of horror to some of the series' most terrifying villains.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though The Pale Horse bristles with brutal thrills, it's convoluted mystery at times sedates the suspenseful proceedings.
Starring: Rufus Sewell
Directed By: Sarah Phelps

Hillary: Season 1 (2020)
80%

#63
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Hillary faces the impossible task of consolidating a full life into four hours -- still, it serves as an insightful, often powerful exploration of Hillary Clinton's life and legacy.

#62
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Strangely earnest, The Circle at times struggles to find the drama, but those looking for a weirdly compelling social experiment may find themselves more invested than expected.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Nora From Queens showcases Awkwafina's charming brashness and surrounds her with an equally delightful cast -- especially scene stealer Lori Tan Chinn -- but it could stand to walk a less familiar comedic beat.

Devs: Season 1 (2020)
82%

#60
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A hauntingly beautiful meditation on humanity, Devs' slow unfurling may test some viewers patience, but fans of Alex Garland's singular talents will find much to chew on.

Shrill: Season 2 (2020)
82%

#59
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If a bit too slight, Shrill continues Annie's journey of self discovery with compassion while also shining a welcome spotlight on some of the show's strong side characters.

Westworld: Season 3 (2020)
73%

#58
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Westworld successfully reboots itself by broadening its scope while tightening its storytelling clarity -- although some may feel that the soul has been stripped from this machine in the process.

#57
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though The Outsider's slow burn isn't always satisfying, it remains watchable thanks to its excellent performances -- especially series standout Cynthia Erivo.

#56
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Gorgeous effects and a simple, solid, story help Lost in Space's second season find itself on stronger ground.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Tense and thrilling, White House Farm teeters on too long, but maintains its hold with gripping performances and glossy production values.
Starring:

#54
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If not quite as addicting as its source material, The Stranger has a strong cast and enough tension to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Dare Me: Season 1 (2019)
85%

#53
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Visceral, if at times vapid, Dare Me's slow-burning thriller pairs nicely with its moody atmospherics to create a deft exploration of the interiority of teen life.
Directed By: Gina Fattore, Peter Berg

Breeders: Season 1 (2020)
83%

#52
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A provocative addition to the growing slate of shows about parents behaving badly, Breeders' take on the realities of child-rearing are as hilarious as they are cringe-inducing.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A weird and whimsical journey into the unknown, Dispatches from Elsewhere's experimental approach doesn't always coalesce, but committed performances and a genuine sense of wonder make it a trip worth taking.

#50
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Familiar, but in a fresh way, Next in Fashion may not rewrite the rules of fashion competition shows, but exciting new talent and Tan France and Alexa Chungs winning chemistry make it worth tuning in.

Homeland: Season 8 (2020)
85%

#49
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Homeland returns to form with a tautly thrilling final season that fittingly finishes the job Carrie Mathison started all those years ago.

#48
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While not quite there yet, a clearer sense of purpose and more defined characters push Altered Carbon's sophomore season one step closer to the brilliance of its source material.

#47
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though it skips the occasional beat, High Fidelity's fresh take on a familiar track is as witty as it is emotionally charged, giving a curmudgeonly charming Zoë Kravitz plenty of room to shine.

#46
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An addictive thriller whose greatest weakness is that it is at times too withholding, ZeroZeroZero will stick with you long after the credits roll.

For Life: Season 1 (2020)
86%

#45
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Guided by Nicholas Pinnock's powerful performance, For Life eschews procedural pitfalls with a sturdy, empathetic script and an impressive ensemble to bring it to life.

#44
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A disturbing new mystery reminiscent of Broadchurch, Deadwater Fell is gripping, even if the plot doesn't always hold water.
Directed By: David Tennant

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: As awkward and charming as adolescence, but with twice the supernatural twists, I Am Not Okay With This' first season at times veers into shallow territory, but Sophia Lillis' strong performance keeps it afloat.

#42
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: As addictive -- and relevant -- as ever, Narcos: México's sophomore season is definitely more violent, but it never spoils the rich drama fans have come to love.

#41
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Like something out of a movie, McMillions effectively -- if not always artfully -- captures the chaos of this once-in-a-lifetime, very real con and the colorful cast of characters at its center.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A cautionary tale that hits close to home, The Plot Against America's handsomely realized revisionist history is disturbingly relevant, making it difficult, but essential viewing.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by the incomparable Patrick Stewart, Picard departs from standard Starfleet protocol with a slower, serialized story, but like all great Star Trek it tackles timely themes with grace and makes for an exciting push further into the final frontier.

#38
Adjusted Score: 85373%
Critics Consensus: A fun, fast paced film for all, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made celebrates the power of imagination with a delightful sense of humor and just the right amount of bears.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Winslow Fegley
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While it relies too heavily on the workplace comedy formula, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet is nonetheless hilarious and stands out for exploring the gaming industry with intelligence, thoughtfulness, and sincerity.

You: Season 2 (2019)
87%

#36
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Penn Badgley's perversely endearing serial stalker keeps looking for love in all the wrong places during a second season that maintains the subversive tension while adding some welcome variations on the series' formula.

#35

The Two Popes (2019)
89%

#35
Adjusted Score: 102709%
Critics Consensus: Led by outstanding performances from its well-matched leads, The Two Popes draws absorbing drama from a pivotal moment in modern organized religion.
Synopsis: Behind the Vatican walls, Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path... [More]
Directed By: Fernando Meirelles

#34
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Katy Keene definitely has style to spare, but its greatest strength is its warm, joyous tone that sparkles in a sea of gritty YA TV.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A deliciously hellish thrill ride from start to finish, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina just keeps getting better.

#32
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though its predecessor's shadow looms large, devout fans will still find much to like in The New Pope's exploration of power dynamics and sumptuous strangeness.

#31
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Queen Sono's twisty, taut thrills are matched with epic action sequences and soapy delights, making Netflix's first South African series a smashing good time.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: By focusing on its strong ensemble and the character moments fans have come to love, Runaways ends its three season run on an exciting -- and surprisingly introspective -- high note.

Gentefied: Season 1 (2020)
92%

#29
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: If at times a bit blunt, Gentefied's gente-centric approach to the realities of gentrification is as strikingly personal as it is hilariously relatable.

#28

Togo (2019)
92%

#28
Adjusted Score: 93561%
Critics Consensus: An endearing and exciting underdog story that benefits greatly from its stars (canine and human alike), Togo is a timeless tale, well-told.
Synopsis: "Togo" is the true story set in the winter of 1925 of champion dogsled trainer Leonhard Seppala and his lead... [More]
Directed By: Ericson Core

#27
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Cop-doctors finally get their due in Medical Police, a show that works almost as well as a good old fashioned action-adventure as it does a delightfully absurd satire about doctor-cops.

#26
Adjusted Score: 96908%
Critics Consensus: Miss Americana provides an engaging if somewhat deliberately opaque backstage look at a pop star turned cultural phenomenon.
Synopsis: Pop singer Taylor Swift reveals intimate details of her life while showcasing backstage and onstage concert footage.... [More]
Starring: Taylor Swift
Directed By: Lana Wilson

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Carried by series leads Matt Berry and Susan Wokoma, Year of the Rabbit is a superbly silly and delightfully subversive period piece.
Directed By: Ben Taylor

Twenties: Season 1 (2020)
88%

#24
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sharply written and hilarious relatable, Twenties is another impressive series from creator Lena Waithe that also announces Jonica T. Gibbs as a talent to watch.

#23
Adjusted Score: 93875%
Critics Consensus: Entertaining for longtime fans as well as casually interested viewers, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool burnishes the legacy of a brilliant artist.
Synopsis: An exploration of the musician's archival photos and home movies.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Stanley Nelson

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sweetly poignant and warmly witty, Everything's Gonna Be Okay is as big-hearted and nuanced as the well-written characters at its center.
Starring:

#21
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Joyous, heartfelt, and very human, Little America's thoughtful collection of immigrant tales is as inspirational as it is relatable.
Starring:

#20

Honey Boy (2019)
95%

#20
Adjusted Score: 108562%
Critics Consensus: Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.
Synopsis: When 12-year-old Otis begins to find success as a television star, his abusive, alcoholic father returns and takes over as... [More]
Directed By: Alma Har'el

Outlander: Season 5 (2020)
86%

#19
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Outlander's romantic ardor doesn't burn as bright in this fifth season, but the Frasers remain an enthralling pair as they try to forge a home together.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Still ticked off, but with more timely themes, Curb Your Enthusiasm's tenth season feels fresher than ever.

Cheer: Season 1 (2020)
97%

#17
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With an inspirational troupe of teens and willingness to engage in the tougher trials facing the sport today, Cheer perfectly captures the highs and lows of what it takes to be a cheerleader.
Starring: Monica Aldama

#16
Adjusted Score: 96707%
Critics Consensus: With spectacular musical numbers, a smartly silly sensibility, and just the right amount of existential dread, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is a joyous reminder that kindness and comedy can in fact go hand in hand.
Synopsis: Emmy Award Winning Comedian John Mulaney aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs... [More]
Directed By: Rhys Thomas

#15
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With a strong cast and empathetic storytelling, Party of Five's timely reinvention adds a new layer of urgency while still honoring the original series.

#14
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Bittersweet and brilliant to the very end, BoJack Horseman's final season manages to keep surprising viewers with its empathy and depth, solidifying its place as one of TV's greatest offerings.

#13
Adjusted Score: 100862%
Critics Consensus: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon retains the charm of its small-screen source material while engagingly expanding the title character's world.
Synopsis: When a UFO crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, it's up to Shaun the sheep and his animal friends to help... [More]

#12
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sex Education's sophomore season definitely has more going on, but by treating each new subject with care and humor, it leaves plenty of space for its characters to grow.
Directed By: Jamie Campbell

#11

The Kingmaker (2019)
97%

#11
Adjusted Score: 99596%
Critics Consensus: The Kingmaker aims a disquieting spotlight at the private life of a divisive public figure -- as well as the ways in which unchecked power seduces and corrupts.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield examines the controversial history of Filipino politician Imelda Marcos and her family.... [More]
Starring: Imelda Marcos
Directed By: Lauren Greenfield

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Grounded by Bob Odenkirk's endlessly nuanced, lived-in performance, Better Call Saul's fifth season is a darkly funny, vividly realized master class in tragedy.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A majestic journey around the world with more on its mind than just jaw-dropping landscapes, Seven Worlds, One Planet is prime David Attenborough goodness.
Directed By: Jonny Keeling

Brockmire: Season 4 (2020)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A satisfying conclusion to a great American comedy, Brockmire's final season is a bittersweet home run.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Well-crafted and often powerful, Visible: Out on Television is as vital and vibrant as the community at its center.
Starring:

#6
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Sharp and singular, Better Things just keeps getting better.

#5
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Castlevania's stunningly animated third season continues to build on the game's lore by diving deeper into its characters with humor, heart, and a lot of bloody action.

Giri/Haji: Season 1 (2019)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Smart, suspenseful, and superbly shot, Giri/Haji is a near-perfect crime thriller with a surprisingly sharp sense of humor.

#3
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Witty, warm, and with just the right blend of wisdom and wisecracks, Schitt's Creek's final season is the perfect farewell to the Roses and the town that changed their lives.

Feel Good: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: An intimate portrait of addiction and love, Feel Good is at once sweetly charming, uncomfortably complicated, and completely worth falling for.

The Expanse: Season 4 (2019)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Smart and thrilling as ever, The Expanse's fourth season doesn't miss a beat, successfully navigating network changes without losing any of its rich character work or narrative complexities.

* Due to a technical issue, the score for season 5 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow won’t show up in this view. It stands at 99% with 13 season-level reviews, as well as episode-level reviews with scores that also count toward its season score.


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PATTY JENKINS SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH NETFLIX

WONDER WOMAN, director Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot on set, 2017. ph: Clay Enos/©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection

(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection (Patty Jenkins with 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot on set))

Writer, director, and producer Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster, I Am the Night) has agreed to enter a multi-year overall deal to produce new series exclusively at Netflix.

“I’m so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire as much as Ted, Cindy, Channing, Peter and the team at Netflix,” Jenkins said in a statement. “I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon.”

Jenkins is currently working on Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to her $820-million grossing 2017 superhero film.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life,” Netflix Vice President of Original Series Channing Dungey said in a statement.

The deal is valued at $10 million over three years, Variety reported.


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RYAN MURPHY ADDS A CHORUS LINE AND HALSTON TO HIS NETFLIX SLATE

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Ryan Murphy attends the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)

In addition to the already announced One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson, and The Politician premiering September 27, Ryan Murphy told Time Magazine about seven more streaming shows he is producing for Netflix.

Murphy is adapting two Broadway musicals: A Chorus Line as a 10-episode series and The Prom as a feature starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Ewan McGregor is set to star as fashion designer Halston in a Murphy miniseries, while Patti Lupone and Holland Taylor are slated for the sex industry drama Hollywood.

“Jessica Lange and I are working on a piece about Marlene Dietrich in Vegas in the early ’60s,” he told Time. “But I’m so booked. When am I going to do it? I don’t know.”

He’s also developing documentaries, including a 10-part Andy Warhol series and the film A Secret Love about an octogenarian couple coming out as lesbians.


NEW YORK COMIC-CON LINEUP INCLUDES WATCHMEN
SCREENING, SNOWPIERCER EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

WarnerMedia announced it would present a Snowpiercer panel at New York Comic Con, promising an exclusive sneak peek at the series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs and based on the 2014 film of the same name. Impractical Jokers, Tacoma FD, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and All Elite Wrestling are also coming to NYCC.

CBS will bring Star Treks Picard and Discovery, as well as Evil and Tell Me a Story, and The CW’s Nancy Drew and Charmed, according to Deadline.

Netflix announced it will preview season 3 of Big Mouth with Nick Kroll and season 2 of Lost in Space with the cast, plus the world premiere of their new series Daybreak.

Hulu, meanwhile, will present world premiere screenings and panels on Marvel’s Runaways season 3, J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s Castle Rock season 2, and Reprisal’s first season.

Castle Rock is produced by Warner Bros. Television, which announced that it will also present Watchmen and Batwoman screenings with Q&As; Riverdale, Manifest, and Roswell, New Mexico video presentations with Q&As; a Harley Quinn screening; and the premiere of new footage from Black Lightning, Katy Keene, Legacies, Prodigal Son and Titans.


THE SEVENTH FRIENDS CAST MEMBER IS GOING ON TOUR

Friends couch in the Grand Canyon (Warner Bros. Productions.)

(Photo by Warner Bros. Productions)

The sofa from Central Perk on Friends is going on a world tour to celebrate the landmark sitcom’s 25th anniversary. Wherever you are, the sofa will be there for you to take selfies with up to two of your closest friends, maybe four if you skooch together.

Complete tour dates here but some of the major destinations include the Grand Canyon; Empire State Building; London’s Tower Bridge, London Eye and Abby Road; Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the one Tom Cruise climbed in Mission: Impossible); Comic-Con Africa; and the Tribeca TV, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals.

The sofa appears in multiple places simultaneously, so is it possible some of those are not the actual screen- used sofa? Or can the Friends sofa fold space and time? It is magical, you know.


KEVIN JAMES WILL BE THE KING OF NASCAR

Kevin Can Wait stars Kevin James and Erinn Hayes (CBS)

(Photo by CBS)

You can’t keep Kevin James off TV for too long. Kevin Can Wait ended in its third season last spring, so it only took James about a year to line up a new show. This time it’s for Netflix, for which he starred in True Memoirs of an International Assassin.

The Crew stars James as the crew chief in a NASCAR garage. It will still feel familiar to King of Queens fans because it will be a multi-camera situation comedy, James will face off against millennials who think technology can fix everything. NASCAR has two executive producers on the series too.


THE MASKED SINGER DEBUTS TWO MASKS

The Masked Singer released a promo revealing Thingamajig and Butterfly ahead of their sneak peek September 15 and season 2 premiere September 25. Thingamajic belts out Kacey Musgraves from inside that big green fur, and Butterfly rocks out to Jessie J/Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj without letting those wings get in the way.


FREEFORM IS MAKING A THANKSGIVING MOVIE

Marvel's Cloak and Dagger stars Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)

(Photo by Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)

Freeform announced its first Thanksgiving movie. Turkey Drop will star Olivia Holt of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. She’ll play Lucy Jacobs, a college freshman returning home worried her high school boyfriend is going to turkey drop her, dumped over the holidays.

Freeform’s press release promises Lucy’s efforts to keep her boyfriend will push her out of her comfort zone and teach her to put herself first. Adventures in Babysitting remake writer Tiffany Paulsen writes. Schitt’s Creek director Jerry Ciccoritti directs. You can see Turkey Drop during Freeform’s November “Kickoff to Christmas,”


TRAILER UPDATE: THIS IS US, THE DEUCE, THE PURGE, AND MORE

The trailer for season 4 of This Is Us shows a glimpse at the expanding word of the Pearson family. Jennifer Morrison appears both in and out of military fatigues, and montages show glimpses of a host of new characters. Favorite guest stars Ron Cephas Jones and Phylicia Rashad also make appearances in the trailer.

FXX released the trailer for season 14 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang plays laser tag, goes to the zoo, solves a black and white Sin City mystery, and experiments with flatlining and revival. Charlie (Charlie Day) pees on Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Frank (Danny DeVito) is very protective of his melon.

You can also check out the following new trailers:

– A Walking Dead season 10 teaser with no new footage.

– A full trailer for The Deuce’s third and final season.

– A first look at season 2 of USA’s The Purge.

– The trailer for Fox’s newest animated comedy Bless the Hearts.

– A trailer for Cake,  FXX’s short-form live-action and animation showcase Cake.

– The trailer for Criminal on Netflix featuring Hayley Atwell and David Tennant.

– The trailer for Netflix’s mystery series The I-Land inspired by the trailer for the Fyre documentary.

– First looks at CBS’s new romantic sitcoms Bob Hearts Abishola and The Unicorn.

– A trailer for season 3 of Young Sheldon.

– The trailer for Into the Dark’s September horror movie Pure.

– New teasers for The CW’s Nancy Drew and Batwoman, AT&T Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes, FX’s American Horror Story: 1984 and Mr. In Between season 2, and Paramount Network’s Yellowstone season 3.


CASTING UPDATE: HOMECOMING’S NEW KING

Homecoming season 1 stars Julia Roberts (Amazon Prime Video)

(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)

Julia Roberts is not returning to the second season of Amazon’s Homecoming, which will tell a new story not based on the podcast. Chris Cooper will star in season 2, according to Deadline, which also reports that Glynn Turman has joined the cast of Fargo season 4 in a recurring role.

Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn will help Ovation relaunch Inside the Actors Studio on Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m., the network announced.

Rebel Wilson will host the Australian pet competition show Pooch Perfect for Australia’s Network Seven, according to Deadline, while John Stamos, Tony Revolori and Georgia King will recur on Quibi’s Darren Criss/Kether Donohue songwriter comedy Royalties.

Netflix cast Priyanka Chopra in The White Tiger, and Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes will star in Netflix’s historical true story The Dig, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramount Network announced its cast for its Army medic dramedy 68 Whisky. Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Jeremy Tardy and Nicholas Coombe star. The show will premiere in early 2020.

Christoph Waltz joins Liam Hemsworth in an untitled thriller for Quibi. Danielle Mone Truitt has joined the Fox cop drama Deputy as a new character, replacing one played by Siena Goines. Stephen Dorff still stars with Truitt. Martha Plimpton joins the cast of HBO Max’s original Generation. The Resident adds Kearran Giovanni, Geoffrey Cantor, Michael Paul Chan and Erinn Westbrook for recurring roles in season 3, according to Deadline.

Garcelle Beauvais joins The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 10, Bravo TV announced. She is the first African-American housewife on the show. Sutton Stracke also joins RHOBH. Ken Jeong, Nicki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla will perform at the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin.


DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: HULU GRABS HANDMAID’S TALE SEQUEL

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

(Photo by Hulu)

Hulu announced it was developing a series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments. Atwood’s book releases September 10, and Handmaid’s series creator Bruce Miller is in talks for the sequel series.

USA Network announced it has ordered limited series Evel, to star Milo Ventimiglia and based on the life of the 1970s daredevil Evel Knievel. Production is expected to begin in 2020.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star, write, and executive produce drama series Mr. Corman, about an L.A. elementary school teacher, for Apple TV+, Variety reports.

The Obamas’ choice of names for their production company is in dispute, according to THR. They wanted to call it Higher Ground Productions, but there is already a Higher Ground Enterprises.

Monk creator Andy Breckman and director Randy Zisk are adapting the German detective show Einstein for CBS, according to Deadline. Tyler Perry has formed a new production company with Tim Palen, Peachtree & Vine Productions, according to THR.

NBC is developing a drama about a billionaire who freezes 250 people cryogenically, THR reports. The drama begins when they each wake up at different times. The Peacock is also developing Brain Trust, Deadline reports, about grad students developing the technology to project one’s mind into someone else’s body.

Marco Polo creator John Fusco and action director Renny Harlin are developing a TV series about the Hong Kong Triads, according to Deadline. Fox is developing an animated western comedy aimed at adults called Saloon, Variety reports.

Apple will not move forward with Richard Gere’s streaming series Bastards, and Janice Min is leaving Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi streaming service, according to THR.


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