The Fall TV Shows Everyone Will Be Watching

The buzziest fall TV series that will be creating heat as the temperatures get cooler 

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Impeachment: American Crime Story

Impeachment: American Crime Story
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So many stars align for Ryan Murphy's recreation of one of the 20th century's biggest political earthquakes. Beanie Feldstein plays Monica Lewinsky as a dreamy and later paranoid young woman in love with President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen). Premieres Sept. 7 on FX.

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Based on a true story and executive produced by 50 Cent, BMF (short for Black Mafia Family) follows brothers Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory (played by the real man's son, Demetrus "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr.) and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory (Da'Vinchi) as they give birth to an influential crime family in late 1980s Detroit. Eminem, Snoop Dogg and more will make cameos. Premieres Sept. 26 on Starz.

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La Brea

La Brea
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After a sinkhole swallows a massive portion of L.A., one family finds itself separated by distance — and possibly even more than that. Natalie Zea stars as a mom trying to get back from the mysterious world she and her son find themselves in. Premieres Sept. 28 on NBC

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The classic 1981 arcade game meets Floor Is Lava for an outrageous obstacle course game show hosted by Damon Wayans Jr. and Kyle Brandt (from The Real World: Chicago). America's finest Frogger will jump away with $100,000. Premieres Sept. 9 on Peacock.

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Mayor of Kingstown

Jeremy Renner

Spoiler alert! Jeremy Renner's Mike McLusky isn't actually the mayor — but he definitely runs his Michigan town where incarceration is a business. Created by Hugh Dillon and Tyler Sheridan (the guy behind Yellowstone), the series also stars Kyle Chandler, Dianne Wiest and Taylor Handley. Premieres Nov. 14 on Paramount+.

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Jeremy Renner's big November continues when he steps back into his Avengers role, archer Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye for the latest Marvel series (and given the success of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, expectations for this one are high). He'll be joined by Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga and Brian d'Arcy James. And, if you've watched any of the other recent series, probably Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in some way, shape or form. Premieres Nov. 24 on Disney+.

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Apple TV+

This epic sci-fi series is based on the book series of the same name by Isaac Asimov stars Jared Harris as the brilliant Dr. Hari Seldon, who predicts the impending fall of an Empire and gathers loyal followers to the edge of the galaxy in an attempt to find a way to save the future of civilization. Premieres Sept. 24 on Apple TV+.

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This character-driven sci-fi series looks at an alien invasion from numerous perspectives across the globe. Starring Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna. Premieres Oct. 22 on Apple TV+.

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Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.

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Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) stars as a 16-year-old Harvard Medical School grad trying to balance her budding career as a doctor with the typical challenges of being a teen. Premieres Sept. 8 on Disney+.

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Elizabeth at 95: The Invincible Queen

Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the opening of the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament on October 02, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Invincible is about how Elizabeth II, in her decades on the throne, has established herself and the British monarchy as one of the world's most recognizable brands, right up there with Amazon and Facebook. One expert estimates that the Firm, as a business, would be valued at $100 billion. Streaming now on True Royalty TV.

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Ordinary Joe

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James Wolk plays three versions of the same character, each shaped by different decisions made 10 years earlier on his college graduation day. In one, Joe Kimbreau becomes a nurse; in another, a New York City cop; and in yet another, a rock star. "Three roles is definitely a load," Wolk admits. "I'm also singing on this show and recording original songs in a sound studio." Premieres Sept. 20 on NBC.

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The Kids Tonight Show

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Executive-produced by Jimmy Fallon, it's a version of The Tonight Show hosted by four quick-witted kids. Premieres in Oct. 14 on Peacock.

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Maya and the Three

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A rebellious teenage warrior princess (voiced by Zoë Saldana) is determined to save humanity from the gods of the underworld. Premieres this fall on Netflix.

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Cowboy Bebop

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John Cho stars as bounty hunter Spike Spiegel, who fights the solar system's most dangerous criminals with the help of buddies (from right) Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) and Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir). "I read our script and fell promptly in love," Cho says of the quippy, quirky live-action version of the '90s anime series. "I thought it was one of the most unique pieces of entertainment I'd ever seen." Premieres Nov. 19 on Netflix.

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The Wonder Years

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The nostalgic series focuses on a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, in the late 1960s. Don Cheadle narrates as an adult looking back on his 12-year-old self (EJ Williams, right). Premieres Sept. 22 on ABC.

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Singer and actres Brandy stars as '90s rap artist Naomi, who reunites with her girl group — played by (from left) Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez — to recapture their former fame after 20 years. Premieres Oct. 19 on ABC.

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CSI: Vegas

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Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), together again! The original CSI duo must work with a new team of forensic investigators to preserve justice in Las Vegas amid a crisis. Premieres Oct. 6 on CBS.

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A vintage Chucky doll bought at a yard sale wreaks havoc on a small suburban town. Former film stars Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent and Christine Elise turn up as well. Premieres Oct. 12 on USA and SyFy.

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Scenes from a Marriage

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The series follows "a love story over time and the complexities of vulnerability," says Jessica Chastain Chastain, adding that the connection she and costar Oscar Isaac share helped them work through heavy emotional scenes. "It's like surfing together. We don't have to plan what we're going to do." Premieres Sept. 12 on HBO.

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NCIS: Hawai'i

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Vanessa Lachey stars as Jane Tennant, the first female special agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor—and the first female lead of the hit CBS franchise. "I am unbelievably grateful and humble for this position," she tells PEOPLE. Premieres Sept. 20 on CBS.

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Alma's Way

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The animated series from Fred Rogers Productions follows 6-yearold Alma Rivera, a confident Puerto Rican girl with a big heart, as she navigates life in the Bronx with her family. Premieres Oct. 4 on PBS.

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Dexter: New Blood

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Ten years after going missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) is living quietly in a sleepy New York town until an incident triggers his need to kill. Premieres Nov. 7 on Showtime.

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Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol

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This twist-filled adaptation of the bestselling mystery novel stars Ashley Zukerman as a young Robert Langdon, the daring symbologist played by Tom Hanks on the big screen. Premieres Sept. 16 on Peacock.

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Based on Beth Macy's 2018 book, the series explores how one company triggered a massive drug epidemic. "This is a David and Goliath story," said Michael Keaton, who plays a doctor with "a high degree of decency." Premieres Oct. 13 on Hulu.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple

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Comedian Cristela Alonzo takes the mic from former host Kirk Fogg to lead five competing teams through this amped-up adult version of the Nickelodeon action game show, with tougher challenges and bigger prizes. Premieres Oct. 10 on The CW.

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The Shrink Next Door

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In a dark comedy inspired by true events, a psychiatrist (Paul Rudd) insidiously inserts himself into the life of his patient (Will Ferrell). Premieres Nov. 12 on Apple TV+.

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American Rust

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When a murder case rocks a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town, police chief Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) is torn between his sense of duty and the woman he loves (Maura Tierney). Premieres Sept. 12 on Showtime.

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Making Modern with Brooke and Brice

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Like Fixer Upper? Then you'll love watching the Gilliams reverse the typical home-reno show gender roles: Brooke builds; Brice designs. Premieres Sept. 10 on Magnolia Network.

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The Wheel of Time

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Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) embarks on a dangerous journey in this fantasy series based on the bestselling novels by Robert Jordan. Premieres in Nov. 19 on Amazon Prime Video.

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The Big Leap

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Starring Scott Foley and Teri Polo, this scripted drama follows a cast of underdogs working on a reality dance show where they put together a reimagining of Swan Lake. Premieres Sept. 20 on Fox.

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Our Kind of People

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Fans of Empire might like this series about strong-willed single mom Angela Vaughn (Chicago Med's Yaya DaCosta) who has a secret chip she's ready to cash in as she attempts to join the Black elite on Martha's Vineyard. Premieres Sept. 21 on Fox.

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