The 10 best returning fall TV shows
Fall TV is exciting because of all the new shows it brings — some might be everyone’s next obsession while others might wither on the vine. It also, however, promises new seasons of old favorites. Some of the shows on this list are entering their final seasons, leaving fans of The Good Place and Supernatural chomping at the bit to find out how it all ends, while others are (hopefully) the next chapter in some of television’s most beloved stories.
Below, 10 returning TV shows we can’t wait to see.
1. American Horror Story: 1984, FX (Sept. 18)
Ryan Murphy’s sexy people horror anthology shows no signs of slowing down with AHS: 1984 arriving as a period piece that pays homage to the golden age of slasher flicks. Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts, Cody Fern and more return to play this season’s victims (or villains), but keep an eye out for Pose‘s excellent Angelica Ross making her AHS debut.
2. The Good Place, NBC (Sept. 24)
NBC’s hilarious, touching, and philosophical comedy about four human douchebags figuring out the (very real, very complicated) afterlife premieres its fourth and final season in late September. Considering Season 3 ended on one of the show’s characteristic cliffhangers, fans won’t want to miss a single episode as The Good Place very likely sticks its inevitable landing.
3. Superstore, NBC (Sept. 26)
Superstore has always excelled at bringing together comedy and heart without sacrificing some of the modern world’s more upsetting realities. With Mateo’s potential deportation looming over the beginning of Season 5 and the unwelcome introduction of automation into the Cloud 9 workforce, this season is set to continue its tradition of making its audience laugh, then think, and laugh some more.
4. Big Mouth, Netflix (Oct. 4)
Big Mouth Season 3 picks up after February’s “My Furry Valentine” special, which shook up the social order at the animated world’s grossest and most relatable middle school. The show remains one of the funniest streaming series ever made, and also makes its audience beyond grateful that the relentless indignities of puberty are long behind them. Probably.
5. Supernatural, CW (Oct. 10)
Did anyone think they’d see the day when Supernatural actually aired its final series premiere? For the last fifteen seasons, the Winchester brothers have been television mainstays and have amassed a fandom unlike any other on television. Supernatural Season 15 is a landmark event in television (seriously, it’s the longest running genre series ever), and when its gone the hallowed cyber-halls of Tumblr will never be the same.
6. Riverdale, CW (Oct. 10)
Hell yeah, Riverdale‘s back too. What’s going on with those crazy kids this time, eh? Is Archie going to fight a third bear and hallucinate another spiritual confrontation of the self? Will Veronica send any more of her immediate relatives to prison? Is Betty going to, like, IDK murder someone (again) or something? Who knows? No one knows. Tune in to find out. Je