The Best New TV Shows to Add to Your Lineup This Fall

published Sep 16, 2021
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Welcome to Watch Week, the time of year where Apartment Therapy celebrates one of our favorite ways to pass the time at home: curling up on the couch with a great show.

September has officially arrived, and the highly-anticipated new fall shows are almost here. The television landscape is slightly more populated than last year, thanks to better COVID-related filming schedules. Both traditional networks and original streaming services have ordered a wealth of new TV shows — in addition to the return of favorites like “Succession” and “The Morning Show” — that will get you pumped for the fall TV fest ahead.

From a beloved comedy reboot to a bold novel adaptation, here are six brand new shows to add to your fall TV lineup.

Based on the comic book series of the same name, “Y: The Last Man” takes place in a world where every mammal with a Y chromosome — including humans — suddenly dies. The exception is one cisgender man (Ben Schnetzer) and his pet monkey. The series also stars Diane Lane, Amber Tamblyn, and Olivia Thirlby.

“Y: The Last Man” is available to stream as of Sept. 13 on Hulu.

Like the original 1988 “The Wonder Years,” the show follows a 12-year-old boy and his family in 1960s America. Instead of focusing on the Arnolds like in the original series, the new show follows the Williams (Dulé Hill, Laura Kariuki, Saycon Sengbloh, Elisha “EJ” Williams), a Black middle-class family living in Alabama. The show is narrated by “Avengers” star Don Cheadle.

“The Wonder Years” is available to stream as of Sept. 22 on Hulu.

From Mike Flanagan, the creator of “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” comes Netflix’s next great horror series. “Midnight Mass” follows the strange happenings in the isolated community of Crockett Island after a mysterious priest (Hamish Linklater) arrives. The show also stars Zach Gilford and a variety of “The Haunting of…” alums, including Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, and Samantha Sloyan. 

“Midnight Mass” is available to stream as of Sept. 24 on Netflix.

Although it’s based on an epic series of novels, the “Foundation” TV adaptation promises to be something different from its source material. The show follows a psychohistorian (Jared Harris) who predicts the collapse of an inter-planetary empire. His goal is to create a foundation to help future generations of humanity rebuild society. The series also stars Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, and Leah Harvey.

“Foundation” is available to stream as of Sept. 24 on Apple TV+.

Queens (Oct. 19)

“Queens” is the latest entry into the girl group revival genre, although it takes on a more dramatic tone than this year’s “Girls5Eva” comedy. “Queens” follows four women (Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez) who were in a popular ’90s hip hop group. Now in their 40s in the present day, the group attempts to rekindle some of their magic and make their way back into the spotlight.

“Queens” is available to stream as of Oct. 19 on Hulu.

The new “Cowboy Bebop” is a live-action take on the beloved Japanese anime series of the same name. The space western tells the story of futuristic bounty hunters (John Cho and Mustafa Shakir) tasked with chasing targets from planet to planet. Along the way, they run into a variety of old friends and enemies, including ex-girlfriends and partners.

“Cowboy Bebop” is available to stream as of Nov. 19 on Netflix.