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IT LIST
The folks at Apple TV+ aren’t the only ones shaking up the industry. Here are 10 STORYTELLERS REVOLUTIONIZING TV.
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The Good Place
Returning Comedy Season 4 SEPT—26 9 PM • NBC WELCOME! EVERYTHING IS FINAL. Just a time-knife’s throw from Ponzu Scheme, the stars of The Good Place have gathered outside a familiar frozen-yogurt shop to film one of their last-ever group scenes. I
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And The Mandalorian
New Drama NOV—12 DISNEY+ THE MANDALORIAN STEALTHILY enters the safe house. Two stormtroopers stand guard. The soldiers have become freelance mercenaries since the Empire has collapsed, their once-pristine armor now grimy with dirt. The bounty hunt
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Grey’s Anatomy
Returning Drama • Season 16 SEPT—26 • 8 pm • ABC WILL MEREDITH (ELLEN POMPEO) finally get her happily-ever-after? Though her beloved DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) remains in the pokey after taking the fall for her insurance fraud, executive producer
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This Is Us
Returning Drama Season 4 • SEPT—24 9 pm • NBC IT’S BEEN SIX MONTHS of hypothesizing and hand-wringing since This Is Us ended its third season with a future family reunion that left Rebecca (Mandy Moore) seemingly on her deathbed; Kate (Chrissy Met
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LIMETOWN’S Jessica Biel
New Drama OCT—16 FACEBOOK WATCH The actress, 37, stars on this eerie adaptation of the podcast as a radio journalist investigating the disappearance of more than 300 people in a secretive neuroscience research community. When you first listened t
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She’s Only Human
She’s been compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag. And with a brilliant new collection that rigorously interrogates the human condition, LESLIE JAMISON affirms why she’s the essayist of the moment.
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PERFECT HARMONY’S Bradley Whitford
New Comedy SEPT—26 8:30 pm • NBC On Perfect Harmony, Bradley Whitford plays a retired music professor who finds new purpose directing a struggling Kentucky church choir. He recently chatted with EW about the genesis of the surprisingly dark comedy
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Mixed-ish
New Comedy SEPT—24 9 PM • ABC BEING THE NEW KID IN CLASS can be hard, especially if you just moved to town because your family’s peaceful commune (or “radicalized cult,” if you ask the government) was recently broken up by the feds. And things can
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Empire
Returning Drama • Season 6 • SEPT—24 9 pm • FOX “LOT OF DRAMA coming your way, just like Empire is known to do,” says Taraji P. Henson. Ain’t that the truth. After four and a half seasons of betrayals, deaths, and a ghost wife, the drama moved off
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GODFATHER OF HARLEM’S Forest Whitaker
New Drama SEPT—29 10 pm • EPIX Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, 58, immerses himself in the early 1960s to portray infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who returns home to a new Harlem after a decade in prison. This isn’t the first time Bumpy Johnson
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Stream Queens
DAWN OF A NEW ERA: INSIDE FALL’S MOST ANTICIPATED SERIES—JENNIFER ANISTON AND REESE WITHERSPOON’S THE MORNING SHOW—AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE TV+.
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Jon Hamm & Natalie Portman
THE DUO GET THEIR PLANETARY ALIGNMENT ON IN NOAH HAWLEY’S LUCY IN THE SKY (OCT. 4), A TALE ABOUT AN UNHINGED ASTRONAUT WHO BECOMES OBSESSED WITH HER CO-WORKER.
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Supernatural
Returning Drama Season 15 OCT—10 8 pm • THE CW GOD IS ANGRY. Wrathful, you might say. In Supernatural’s season 14 finale, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) learned that Chuck (the preferred name for the big man upstairs, played by Ro
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A Grand Return
IN HER FIRST-EVER SHORT-STORY COLLECTION, GRAND UNION, ZADIE SMITH DELIVERS SOME OF THE BEST FICTION OF HER CAREER.
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Apple’s Orchard
1. Dickinson Emily Dickinson: celebrated American poet and sexually fluid iconoclast with a vocabulary borrowed from Clueless? That’s how Dickinson imagines the death-obsessed writer. And for star Hailee Steinfeld, it’s in perfect step with Emily’s
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The Must-watch New Shows
First, a disclaimer: With approximately 183 TV series premiering every hour in America, it would be all but impossible for any one critic to view all of the new fall shows. That said, I was able to screen 31 of the programs making their debut in the
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Evil
New Drama • SEPT—26 • 10 pm • CBS In the beginning there was the Word—or rather, many words. “Evil really does come from a conversation [executive producer Robert King] and I have been having for 30 years, trying to figure out what the root of evil
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HOW DID THEY DO THAT? Getting Younger All the Time
For once, the best face-lifts in the biz aren’t done in a doctor’s office: In GEMINI MAN (Oct. 11) and the upcoming The Irishman, A-listers like Will Smith and Robert De Niro play their younger selves through digital manipulation.
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PRODIGAL SON’S Michael Sheen
New Drama SEPT—23 9 pm • FOX Michael Sheen, 50, stars as a notorious and prolific serial killer whose son uses his homicidal heritage to help the NYPD solve murder cases. We talked to Sheen about taking on such a deadly serious role. What made yo
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THE Must List
No 1 MOVIES JUDY LONG BEFORE SHE STEPPED INTO the ruby slippers of the Hollywood icon, Renée Zellweger had a special connection to Judy Garland. “My parents were sort of selective about who was celebrated in our house, and she was always there,” th
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It’s a Brad, Brad, Brad, Brad World
With award-baiting turns in Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, BRAD PITT, 55, has never been hotter—and his behind-the-scenes work is just as influential. The actor-producer talks to EW about deep space, stardom, and the next frontier. (Hi
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A Million Little Things
Returning Drama • Season 2 SEPT—26 • 9 pm • ABC WHILE THE SEASON 1 FINALE OF A MILLION LITTLE Things gave some closure to the story of Jon’s (Ron Livingston) suicide, it also left the rest of the gang in what creator DJ Nash says are “pretty tough
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His Dark Materials
New Drama NOVEMBER HBO JANE TRANTER, THE CHAMPION OF HBO and BBC’s His Dark Materials, admits how “perpetually anxious” she is about what everyone thinks. As the lead executive producer who spent years getting this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s b
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The Highs and Lows of Charli XCX
THE 27-YEAR-OLD POP FUTURIST HAS BEEN HINTING AT A NEW ALBUM FOR YEARS—A PROMISE SHE FINALLY DELIVERS ON THIS MONTH WITH THE VULNERABLE CHARLI. SHE EXPLAINS WHY THE PROJECT IS A DEPARTURE FROM THE PERSONA FANS HAVE FALLEN FOR.
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9-1-1
Returning Drama Season 3 SEPT—23 8 PM • FOX EVEN A DAY AT THE BEACH IS cause for drama on this Fox hit. For its third-season premiere, 9-1-1 is wiping out the Santa Monica Pier with a massive tsunami—and firefighter Buck (Oliver Stark) is among t
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Paul Reiser & Helen Hunt
THEY MAY HAVE CALLED THE SERIES FINALE “THE FINAL Frontier” in a nod to the show’s theme song, but it turns out that, 20 years later, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt are still mad about each other. So Spectrum Originals is serving up a limited-series revi
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The Kominsky Method
Returning Comedy • Season 2 OCT—25 • NETFLIX WHEN MICHAEL DOUGLAS FIRST READ THAT season 2 of his streaming comedy called for a scene between his character, Sandy, and one of his ex-wives, the star had only one person in mind for the role: Kathleen
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Carol’s Second Act
New Comedy • SEPT—26 • 9:30 pm • CBS PATRICIA HEATON may have two hit comedies (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle) and two Emmys under her belt, but that didn’t make it any less scary to headline Carol’s Second Act—a multicam sitcom about a 50-yea
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A New Golden Age
EVERY TV ADDICT HAS A LOVE STORY. Here’s part of mine. TV, when I was wee, was not a “distribution platform,” but an actual box, which adults banished to its proscribed space, where it could be watched after dinner. The box brought you the family hou
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