Fall TV shows you won’t want to miss out on

A new season of television is starting. Here’s what you absolutely need to make time for.

Published September 4, 2019 10:15AM (EDT)

Ted Danson and Kristen Bell in "The Good Place" (Colleen Hayes/NBC)
Ted Danson and Kristen Bell in "The Good Place" (Colleen Hayes/NBC)

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Fall is the season of many new things, and that doesn’t exclude television. Between the many new titles to choose from and the old favorites that are coming back (some for their last season ever), it can be overwhelming to decide what you’re going to keep up with and what you’re going to catch up on later. But there are some shows you absolutely don’t want to skip - here are a few: 

The Good Place

The fourth and final season of NBC’s The Good Place begins on September 27. If you’re curious about the futures of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Jason, and Janet, you won’t want to miss it, especially if you don’t want the ending to be spoiled for you on social media. 

Where To Watch: DIRECTV, Sling 



On October 3, Batwoman comes to The CW. Ruby Rose takes on the role of Kate Kane, a Jewish, lesbian superhero fighting off the villain Hush. Fans of superhero comics, shows, and movies will enjoy the action, brooding, and the detailed back stories. 

Where To Watch: DIRECTV, Sling, Dish, Frontier, Verizon Fios 


American Horror Story: 1984

The ninth season of Ryan Murphy's horror anthology series returns to TV on September 18th. Expect this season to be noticeably different without the return of long-running stars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, both of whom had starring roles in the last eight seasons. This one is set in 1984 at Camp Redwood, where both campers and employees are being terrorized by… well, something. You’ll find out when you tune in. 

Where To Watch: DIRECTV, Sling, Dish, Frontier, Verizon Fios 


The Walking Dead

Say goodbye to your favorite cast of zombies and zombie killers, because The Walking Dead is officially coming to an end. This fall marks the beginning of the last season, which starts on October 6. While you wait for it to begin, you can get your fix with some Walking Dead merch

Where To Watch: DIRECTV, Sling, Dish, FrontierVerizon Fios 



ABC’s mixed-ish is the latest black-ish spin-off that is likely going to be just as popular as the original. This new show is based on Rainbow Johnson’s life in the 1980s when her mixed-race parents move to the suburbs after living in a hippie commune. You can get ready for some major laughs. 

Where To Watch: DIRECTV, Sling, Dish, Frontier, Verizon Fios 



Your fall television guilty pleasure will arrive in the form of Riverdale’s fourth season. It’s returning to The CW on October 9, and will wrap up a lot of season three cliffhangers (if you need to catch up, the season three DVD is available to purchase now). Expect to see more of Archie’s mom. Actress Shannen Doherty is also going to be joining the cast. 

Where To Watch: DIRECTV, Sling, Dish, Frontier, Verizon Fios 


Bob’s Burgers

On Sunday, September 29, Bob’s Burgers will return for its 10th season. The cartoon, which focuses on the Belcher family and their life in the restaurant they own, is always good for more than a few laughs. And if you need to get your fix in the meantime, there’s a very fun Bob’s Burgers Monopoly game you can play with friends. 

Where To Watch: DIRECTV, Sling, Dish, Frontier, Verizon Fios 



Steven Soderbergh is heading up the newest true crime documentary series on Starz, Leavenworth. The show is set to premiere on October 20, and is based on the story of Clint Lorance, a former soldier serving a 19-year sentence for murder at The United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth. Lorance is currently seeking to overturn his conviction. Crime lovers won’t want to miss out. 

Where To Watch: Starz


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