As the temperature is dropping, the number of new shows is skyrocketing. Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and many more are pushing tons of great contest this Fall, so grab a blanket and a tea to cozy up and binge-watch some thrilling episodes of the best new television around.
Showtime | Sundays at 10:00 pm
Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry reunite to create Kidding, a new dramedy about a kid’s show host trying to stay positive while grieving. The last time Carrey and Gondry collaborated, they created Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and now that they’ll be working with Weeds producer Dave Holstein, this show has the potential to become your next favourite Sunday night activity.
Into The Dark
Hulu | Premieres October 5, 2018 | The first Tuesday of every month
Looking for something spooky as Halloween is fast approaching? Hulu’s new anthology Into the Dark is a series of feature length episodes that are more like a horror movie of the month than a recurring TV show. Running throughout the year, the show will release a new episode on the first Friday of every month. The show is created by Blumhouse, which is the production company behind Get Out, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, so you know it’s going to be delightfully horrifying.
Amazon | Out Now
Amazon recently released it’s new comedy, Forever, which stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen as a married couple. The show highlights the humour of the daily nuances of a domestic relationship, but it also gets very deep very fast. The Alan Yang (Master of None) and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock) comedy is a perfectly binge-able show with dry humour and creative sources of conflict.
Netflix | Out Now
Maniac is Netflix’s seriously trippy new miniseries starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. The series is unique and explores two strangers who go through the latter stages of a peculiar pharmaceutical trial, but a lot of critics say it can be a bit obtuse and shallow. The show invites the audience to enjoy its weirdness as a means to an end, and it revolves around a human trial for a three-pill treatment that “cures” people of mental anguish.
I Feel Bad
NBC | Premieres October 4, 2018 | Thursdays at 9:30 pm
NBC’s new Amy Poehler-Produced Comedy I Feel Bad explores motherhood and the many pressures that women face. The show highlights the pressure of “having it all,” and attempting to balance a career, a romantic partner, being a mother, and trying to feel good about yourself. The new sitcom is based on the book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander.
Amazon | Premieres November 2, 2018
Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, is a half-hour drama that comes from Mr. Robot creator, Sam Esmail. The show is based on Gimlet Media’s fictional podcast, making it a psychological thriller that revolves around a caseworker (Roberts) who works at a secret government facility. Like Mr. Robot, the trailer looks twisted and exciting with unnerving repetition and creatively creepy lines.
HBO | Premieres October 14, 2018 | Sundays
Jennifer Garner will be starring in a new series from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner of Girls. The comedy revolves around a married couple, Kathryn (Garner) and Walt, who have planned a camping trip that turned into a weekend of tested marriages. Garner plays Kathryn who is an obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Los Angeles mom.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
FX | Out Now | Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
All of your favourite characters are returning for season 8 of American Horror Story, which is apocalypse themed. The trailer sets the stage perfectly for the season, opening with: “No need for the news anymore, the chaos has won.”
ABC | Out Now | Wednesdays
With a stacked cast led by the likes of Taran Killam and Leighton Meester, ABC’s Single Parents follows a group of single parents as they look for help from each other to each raise their 7 year old children while maintaining their personal lives. When the parents in the group meet Will, who’s so deep into parenthood that he’s lost himself, they band together to help save him from a sea of princesses and PTA meetings.
This Is Us
NBC | Season 3 | Tuesdays at 9:00 pm
Season 2 of This Is Us ended on a ton of questions, and fans are hoping season 3 will answer all (or at least most) of them. We do know a little bit about what to expect this season: Beth is going to have her own episode, we’ll learn more about Jack’s past, and Kevin and Zoe’s relationship will be explored more.