5 Comedies Coming Back this Fall, and Where to Catch Up

published Sep 14, 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.

Who doesn’t love a good binge-watching session? With a boatload of comedies returning to airwaves and streaming sites this fall, here are some good ones that have prior seasons just waiting for you to watch while luxuriating on the couch with some popcorn. Get ready to laugh:

Grace & Frankie

It may only be four new episodes, but fans will take what they can get. Everyone’s favorite senior citizen duo of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are back and causing trouble again. At the beginning of August, Netflix announced they were dropping the first four episodes of season 7. Since it’s been well over a year and a half since viewers were blessed with season 6, these four episodes are a nice little treat. If you’re not familiar with the show, which tells the story of two frenemies who form a bond after their husbands reveal they’re gay and in love with each other, you can stream the first six seasons beforehand.

All seven seasons are now streaming on Netflix.

Love Life

Season 2 of the Anna Kendrick-led series, about finding love in all the wrong places, is expected to hit HBO Max this fall. While Kendrick is supposed to make a few appearances, the storyline will focus on “The Good Place” star William Jackson Harper as he searches for love in New York City. Sure, you could say the Anna Kendrick-led series isn’t entirely a comedy, but then you remember how hilariously mortifying it was to see her make a fool of herself at a boyfriend’s father’s funeral. Catch up on season 1 before it hits.

Returning to HBO Max on Oct. 14, watch existing seasons on HBO Max.

Sex Education

Being a teen is tough. If you’re willing to re-live some of the uncomfortable memories of your younger years, Netflix’s “Sex Education” will deliver the laughs (and several cringe-y moments.) Fans of HBO’s “Girls” will be pleased to hear that Jemima Kirke, who played Jessa, has joined the cast for season 5 to play a teacher, which is guaranteed to spice things up. The third season premieres on Sept. 17, so catch up on seasons one and two before then.

Returning to Netflix on Sept. 17, watch existing seasons on Netflix.

The Goldbergs 

If you don’t pay for streaming sites, you still deserve to enjoy some lolz. “The Goldbergs,” which stars “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Jeff Garlin and “Bridesmaids” queen Wendi McLendon-Covey, follows a family during the 1980s. The 9th season of the ABC sitcom returns on Sept. 22, but you can catch up on season 1 through 8 before then on a variety of streaming sites.  

Returning to ABC on Sept. 22, watch existing seasons on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens

Don’t sleep on this Comedy Central series, which is inspired by Awkwafina’s own upbringing in the New York borough. With a bevy of other stars like B.D. Wong and Bowen Yang, season 2 premiered on Aug. 17 and is already rising in popularity.

New episodes on Comedy Central now, watch the previous season on Hulu and HBO Max.