Great TV shows debut all year long, but there’s something about September that has people at home eagerly looking forward to new series they will fall in love with as the weather cools.
For couch potatoes and homebodies, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
But this season won’t go according to plan, television-wise. Ongoing strikes by Hollywood actors and entertainment writers have crippled the industry and many network shows don’t have firm return dates yet.
But that doesn’t mean we will be completely devoid of fresh content.
We will see the return of shows like Loki and Fargo, as well as intriguing new offerings, including a reboot of Frasier and a Golden Bachelor.
So even though it might be a beat before your favourite network show comes back, there will still be plenty to see. Below, you’ll read about shows we think people will be talking about over the next few months.
After his girlfriend (Clark Backo) vanishes, a bereft man (LaKeith Stanfield) finds himself on a death-defying odyssey through a New York City he didn’t know existed. Based on Victor LaValle’s best-selling book.
When: Four episodes available now on Apple TV+; new episodes weekly
The Morning Show – Season 3
“Loyalties are pushed to the brink” when a tech titan (Jon Hamm) takes an interest in the fictional UBA network and its two most notable on-air personalities (played by Jen Aniston and Reese Witherspoon).
When: Two episodes available now on Apple TV+; new episodes weekly
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
The Walking Dead’s second major spinoff follows Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) after he mysteriously washes ashore in France and finds himself having to help a kid in danger.
When: Airs Sundays on AMC
After she discovers her husband (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) is having an affair, a jilted woman (Jenna Coleman) plots revenge during the couple’s trip through the most remote parts of America — where accidents happen all the time.
When: Available now on Prime Video
Inspired by the real-life events that took place on Nov. 26, 1983, when six armed men broke into a security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth 26 million pounds.
When: Sept. 17 on Paramount+
Family Feud Canada – Season 5
The new season kicks off with host Gerry Dee welcoming teams of teachers competing for funds to support their schools’ programs.
When: Sept. 18 on CBC
The Super Models
Spotlights the remarkable careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.
When: Sept. 20 on Apple TV+
The Continental: From the World of John Wick
Explores the violent origin behind the hotel-for-assassins that is central to the John Wick universe with a 1970s-set story that centres on a young Winston Scott (Colin Woodell) and Cormac, an evil crime boss played by Mel Gibson.
When: Sept. 22 on Prime Video
The Voice – Season 24
After Blake Shelton’s departure, Gwen Stefani rejoins the singing competition alongside Niall Horan, John Legend and Reba McEntire.
When: Sept. 25 on NBC, CTV2
Follows a behavioural science expert Alec Mercer (former Law & Order star Jesse L. Martin) as he takes on high stakes cases ranging from a plane crash to a kidnapping.
When: Sept. 25 on NBC
After nearly a decade off the air, Gordon Ramsay is ready to once again help revive struggling restaurants.
When: Sept. 25 on Fox, CTV
The modernized reimagining of the English legend of Robin Hood finds a young woman fighting for her home and her family against a local property developer and the corrupt elite.
When: Sept. 27 on Global
Eighteen contestants hit the beaches of Fiji in a bid to become the Sole Survivor and take home the million-dollar prize.
When: Sept. 27 on CBS, Global
The Amazing Race – Season 35
The Race shakes things up with 90 minute episodes, 13 teams and the decision to get rid of any non-elimination legs.
When: Sept. 27 on CBS, CTV
The Masked Singer – Season 10
After kicking off its landmark 10th season with a special premiere episode featuring Demi Lovato last weekend, the reality hit returns with 16 celebrity singers and new costumes including “Donut,” “Anteater,” “Hawk,” “Hibiscus,” “Diver,” “Gazelle,” “Royal Hen” and a life-size “S’More.”
When: Sept. 27 on Fox, CTV
The Golden Bachelor
Gerry Turner, a charming 71-year-old from Indiana, looks for a a second chance at love in the sunset years of his life.
When: Sept. 28 on ABC, Citytv
The spinoff of The Boys follows the lives of hormonal, competitive students who discover that something sinister is going on at their prestigious superhero-only college.
When: Sept. 29 on Prime Video
Shark Tank – Season 15
Self-made multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products.
When: Sept. 29 on ABC, CTV
A former missing person (Shanola Hampton) abducts her kidnapper (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and forces him to help her solve kidnapping cases.
When: Oct. 3 on NBC
Quantum Leap – Season 2
The spinoff of the classic early-1990s series will take the temporally-displaced Dr. Ben Seong (Raymond Lee) to historical happenings in 1961, 1978, and 1992.
When: Oct. 4 on NBC
Transplant – Season 4
The Canadian Screen Award-winning drama finds the doctors at York Memorial encountering bold emotional medical cases while facing personal upheaval and unexpected new beginnings.
When: Oct. 4 on CTV
Magnum P.I. – Season 5: Part Two
After four seasons of “will-they-won’t-they” romantic tension, Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) finally got together. Now fans will see how it all ends as the reboot of the 1980s drama that starred Tom Selleck comes to a close.
When: Oct. 4 on NBC
Lupin – Part 3
“Gentleman thief” Assane Diop (Omar Sy) plans his most intense — and probably most insane — heist yet.
When: Oct. 5 on Netflix
Loki – Season 2
The infamous God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) and his new pal Mobius (Owen Wilson) finds themselves navigating the dangerous Multiverse as they hunt for variants of Kang the Conqueror. (Ant-Man’s Jonathan Majors).
When: Oct. 6 on Disney+
Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) returns to his old stomping grounds in Boston with an old dream or two to finally fulfil.
When: Oct. 12 on Paramount+
The Fall of the House of Usher
Based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, two ruthless siblings build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one.
When: Oct. 12 on Netflix
Lessons in Chemistry
Set in the 1950s, Brie Larson plays a wannabe scientist who accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who are suddenly listening – a lot more than recipes.
When: Oct. 13 on Apple TV+
The new series inspired by R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling books follows a group of five high schoolers as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle.
When: Oct. 13 on Disney+
Tells the story of how Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, better known as “Milli Vanilli,” became the world’s most popular pop duo in 1990 before it was revealed that the duo did not sing on their six-times-platinum debut album, Girl You Know It’s True.
When: Oct. 24 on Paramount+
Lawmen: Bass Reeves
The latest series from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan races the rise of Bass Reeves (David Oyelowo) from enslavement to law enforcement as the first Black U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi.
When: Nov. 5 on Paramount+
Based on Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel of the same name, the eight-episode drama follows a group of young American women who head to England to secure husbands and titles.
When: Nov. 8 on Apple TV+
Featuring never-before-seen footage, the extended series version of the feature film charts the rise and fall of the world’s first smartphone.
When: Nov. 9 on CBC
The fifth series in the popular global NCIS franchise follows a team of U.S. NCIS Agents as they team up with Aussie cops to police the most contested patch of ocean on the planet.
When: Nov. 13 on CBS, Global
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
Two siblings uncover the truth behind a secret organization and the world of monsters. Stars Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell.
When: Nov. 17 on Apple TV+
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Kieran Culkin, and the rest of the cast from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World reprise their roles in an animated series based on the popular Toronto-set graphic novels written by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
When: Nov. 17 on Netflix
Fargo – Season 5
The Calgary-shot Emmy award-winning anthology series, which is inspired by the Joel and Ethan Coen film of the same name, follows a Midwestern housewife (Juno Temple) whose troubled past begins to unravel after she lands in hot water with the local sheriff (Jon Hamm) intent on exposing her.
When: Nov. 21 on FX
Squid Game: The Challenge
Through a series of games based on the popular Netflix show, 456 players are forced to ask themselves just how far they’ll go to win $4.56 million, the largest cash prize in reality television history.
When: Nov. 22 on Netflix
Offers a backstage look at the National Ballet of Canada’s 2022 production of Swan Lake, directed and staged by the legendary Karen Kain.
When: Nov. 22 on CBC
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Based on the best-selling books by award-winning author Rick Riordan, the series will centre on a 12-year-old modern demigod (Walker Scobell) who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers.
When: Dec. 20 on Disney+
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