American Horror Story: 1984
American Horror Story, created and produced by Ryan Murphy, is back on the small screen for its ninth installment and this time, it’s inspired by old-school summer camp slasher films. 1984 follows a group of friends who are terrorized by an escaped serial killer Mr. Jingles while at camp. Unfortunately, fan-favorites Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson are not expected to return as lead roles in the season. However, there’s been speculation that this season will see a return of the aliens from season two!
When: Wednesday, September 18 at 10pm
First we had Black-ish and Grown-ish, now Mixed-ish. The show is a prequel to Black-ish and follows the childhood of main character Rainbow Johnson as her parents Paul and Alicia move from a hippie commune to the suburbs.
When: Tuesday, September 24 at 9pm
The well-loved, award-winning, and LGBTQ-inclusive comedy is ending its successful ten-year run this fall with its eleventh and final season. Season ten was a whirlwind, with a shocking death and unexpected pregnancy, and season eleven will be no different. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke confirmed that the final season will have “more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss.”
When: Wednesday, September 25 at 9pm
The Good Place
The hit comedy about life, death, and the afterlife comes back for its fourth and final season. All of the main characters are set to return, including Michael (Ted Danson), Janet (D’Arcy Carden), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Jason (Manny Jacinto), and Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Fans may even see an LGBTQ romance bloom on this final season, as Harper recently confirmed that Eleanor is “super bisexual” – could a romantic storyline between her and Tahani be in the works?
When: Thursday, September 26 at 9pm
Ryan Murphy’s latest project, starring gay Dear Evan Hansen actor Ben Platt and American Horro Story actress Jessica Lange, tells the story of Payton Hobart (played by Platt), a wealthy student who wants to be President of the United States. But first, he has to navigate the politics of his high school. This season revolves around his involvement in the student body president election and following seasons will reportedly center on various other political races Hobart’s involved in.
When: Friday, September 27
The puberty-focused animated comedy returns this fall for a third season, this time with equal parts shock and aww. The show follows a handful of pre-teens as they handle the grossly hilarious world of puberty, insecurities, and sexuality. While not much has been revealed about season three, you can expect to see the Hormone Monster (or Monstress) continue to terrorize the student of Bridgeton Middle School.
When: Friday, October 4
Ruby Rose stars in this history-making TV show as Batwoman, also known as Kate Kane. Kane, the cousin of Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne, is an openly lesbian character, making her the first openly LGBTQ live-action TV superhero. The show follows Kane on her journey to becoming Batwoman and making a name for herself outside of her cousin’s shadow.
Where: The CW
When: Sunday, October 6 at 8pm
The Walking Dead
The Georgia-filmed zombie phenomenon is back for its tenth season. The new season of The Walking Dead will see Danai Gurira return as Michonne for the last time as the ensemble continues to face the post-apocalyptic world. Fan-favorites Carol and Daryl will be the focus of the season with Rick and Maggie gone, and fans may even see romance spark between the two.
When: Sunday, October 6 at 9pm
The Archie Comics crew is back with the fourth season of the popular murder-mystery teen drama. This time around, the gang is in their senior year of high school, which means more drama and college applications. Expect the usual Riverdale tropes: a shocking death (or two?), intense romances, and of course, a wonderfully cheesy musical episode.
Where: The CW
When: Wednesday, October 8
The dysfunctional Gallagher family is back for Shameless’ tenth season. The show, which has been praised for its inclusion of gay and queer characters and storylines, returns without its leading lady; Emmy Rossum will not be reprising her role of Fiona. But in Fiona’s absence, Ian Gallagher (played by Cameron Monaghan) will return after serving time for arson during season nine.
When: Sunday, November 3 at 9pm
Get ready for more 20th century drama, romance, politics, and of course, Queen Elizabeth II (played by The Favorite’s Olivia Colman). Season three of The Crown is set to focus on the turbulent marriage of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armsrrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, spanning from 1964, four years after the two married, to 1976, two years before their divorce.
When: Sunday, November 17
The L Word: Generation Q
The highly anticipated sequel of The L Word is coming to Showtime this December! Jennifer Beals, Kate Moening, and Leisha Hailey return to the series to reprise their original roles and are joined by a new group of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQ characters. The series will follow their lives as they experience heartbreak, love, sex, setbacks, and success while living in Los Angeles.
When: Sunday, December 8 at 10pm