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Fall 2020 TV Premieres - Every New And Returning Fall TV Show

It may be hard to believe, but summer is getting ready to wrap up. On one hand, that means the end of long days and breezy nights. But on the other hand, it's also the signal that the fall TV season is right around the corner.

Now, it goes without saying that because of the ongoing disruptions to the film and TV industry, things are going to be a little different this year. But while many shows might end up getting delayed, there are still plenty with premieres on the books in the coming months. Even if your favorite series is stuck in limbo, think of it as an opportunity to try something new.

We're listing every fall 2020 TV premiere and breaking them down by month. At the end, we'll also list everything that would normally be premiering over the next few months, but that hasn't set a date yet.

August brings plenty of reality TV and streaming originals

Even though it's technically still summer, August is teeing up the rest of the fall TV season with a bevy of new and returning shows. After being delayed for a few months past its typical premiere date, perennial summer favorite Big Brother is launching its 22nd competition, Big Brother: All-Stars. If you're in a reality TV mood in general, you can also check out season 5 of The Real Housewives of Potomac on Bravo and season 3 of Netflix's addictive high-end real estate series, Selling Sunset.

Anyone looking for a new series to pick up will have a couple of great options. Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated comedy set in the world of the venerable sci-fi franchise, premiered on August 6 on CBS All Access. Meanwhile, HBO is bringing us cosmic horror with a mid-century American twist with Lovecraft Country, and Quibi is debuting its take on The Fugitive.

Speaking of Quibi, August is also bringing new seasons of Punk'd and Reno 911! to the streaming platform. If you're in the mood for entertainment on a larger scale, the end of the month are two huge events: the annual MTV Video Music Awards and Planet Earth: A Celebration, which features some of the best segments from previous installments of the nature doc with new narration and music.

Saturday, August 1

The Go-Go's, Showtime

Sunday, August 2

Connected, Netflix

The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5, Bravo

Taskmaster, The CW

Fridge Wars, The CW

Monday, August 3

Immigration Nation, Netflix

The Fugitive, Quibi

Tuesday, August 4

Mystery Lab, Netflix

Backyard Envy: Season 2, Bravo

Wednesday, August 5

World's Most Wanted, Netflix

Catfish: The TV Show: Season 8, MTV

Big Brother All-Stars: Season 22, CBS

True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories, MTV

Coroner, The CW

Marrying Millions: Steaks With Snakes: Season 2, Lifetime

Thursday, August 6

Star Trek: Lower Decks, CBS All Access

The Rain: Season 3, Netflix

The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath Of The Gods: Season 4, Netflix

Hitmen – Peacock

Christina on the Coast: Season 3, HGTV

Friday, August 7

Selling Sunset: Season 3, Netflix

High Seas: Season 3, Netflix

Nailed It! México: Season 2, Netflix

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, Netflix

Sing On! Germany, Netflix

Tiny Creatures, Netflix

UFO Europe: The Untold Stories, Disney+

Pan Y Circo, Amazon Prime

Being Rueben: A Very Modern Family, The CW

Saturday, August 8

License To Kill: Season 2, Oxygen

PGA Championship 2020, CBS

Love On Harbor Island, Hallmark

Jodi Arias: Cellmate Secrets, Lifetime

Sunday, August 9

PGA Championship 2020 Day 2, CBS

Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, Lifetime

Endeavour: Season 7, PBS

We Hunt Together, Showtime

Monday, August 10

Yolo: Crystal Fantasy, Adult Swim

About Face, Apple TV+

Mapleworth Murders, Quibi

Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event, Netflix

The Other One, Acorn TV

Tuesday, August 11

America's Book of Secrets: Special Edition, History

Hard Knocks: Season 15, HBO

Doubling Down With Derricos: Multiples Multiplied!, TLC

Wednesday, August 12

(Un)Well, Netflix

America's Got Talent, NBC

Tough As Nails, CBS

Ruff Ryders Chronicles, BET

Thursday, August 13

Infinity Train: Season 3, HBO Max

Selena + Chef, HBO Max

Five Bedrooms, Peacock

Friday, August 14

Ted Lasso, Apple TV+

World's Toughest Race; Eco-Challenge Fiji, Amazon Prime

3%: Season 4, Netflix

El Robo Del Siglo, Netflix

Glow Up: Season 2, Netflix

Teenage Bounty Hunters, Netflix

The Great Heist, Netflix

Alaska Animal Rescue, Disney+

Jungle Animal Rescue, Disney+

Sam's Zookeeper Challenge, Disney+

Nature Boom Time, Disney+

Scuba Sam's World, Disney+

Spaced Out, Disney+

Wild Cats of India, Disney+

Weird but True: Season 3, Disney+

Saturday, August 15

Rita: Season 5, Netflix

Stranger: Season 2, Netflix

Sunday, August 16

Psycho Sister-in-Law, Lifetime

The Circus: Season 5, Showtime

Lovecraft Country, HBO

Darcey & Stacey: Things Are About to Change, TLC

Monday, August 17

Punk'd: Season 2, Quibi

Glitch Techs: Season 2, Netflix

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Season 2, Food Network

Tuesday, August 18

The Suspect, Sundance Now

Dead Pixels, The CW

Wednesday, August 19

DeMarcus Family Rules, Netflix

High Score, Netflix

Dodgeball Thunderdome, Discovery

Growing Belushi, Discovery

Thursday, August 20

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens, Netflix

Biohackers, Netflix

Great Pretender, Netflix

Singletown, HBO Max

The Fungies, HBO Max

Friday, August 21

Lucifer: Season 5 (Part 1), Netflix

Hoops, Netflix

Rust Valley Restorers: Season 3, Netflix

Alien TV, Netflix

Find Me In Paris: Season 3, Hulu

RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue, VH1

Saturday, August 22

Love in the Time of Corona: The Course of Love, Freeform

Sunday, August 23

Alaskan Bush People: Season 12, Discovery

Ruthless Realtor, Lifetime

The Vow, HBO

Monday, August 24

Nice One!, Quibi

Reno 911: Season 8, Quibi

Love Island: Season 2, CBS

Tuesday, August 25

Trinkets: Season 2, Netflix

Emily's Wonder Lab, Netflix

The Haves and Have Nots: Season 7, OWN

Wednesday, August 26

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, Netflix

Her Mother's Killer, Netflix

Million Dollar Beach House, Netflix

Thursday, August 27

Aggretusko: Season 3, Netflix

Ravi Patel's Pursuit of Happiness, HBO Max

Friday, August 28

Unknown Origins, Netflix

Cobra Kai Seasons 1-2, Netflix

I Am A Killer: Released, Netflix

Prime Rewind: Inside the Boys, Amazon Prime

Phileas & Ferb: Candace Against the Universe, Disney+

Saturday, August 29

Sorority Secrets, Lifetime

Sunday, August 30

Secrets in the Woods, Lifetime

2020 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV

Love Fraud, Showtime

Monday, August 31

Planet Earth: A Celebration, AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance

September sees the return of animated favorites, Hulu originals, and The Boys

Some network sitcoms we've been looking forward to all year are unfortunately being hit with delays, but that's not the case for Fox's iconic Sunday night animation lineup. September will see the premieres of The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob's Burgers right on schedule. On a similar note, animated spy comedy Archer's 11thseason is also dropping on September 16.

For some live-action entertainment, turn to Hulu and HBO. The former is bringing us the second season of the innovative teen comedy Pen15 and a new comedy series called Woke, which stars New Girl's Lamorne Morris as a cartoonist whose life changes after he becomes the victim of police brutality. The latter has two projects from acclaimed directors on the horizon. First, we're getting Jay Roach's Coastal Elites, a TV movie shot remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Later in the month is the premiere of a limited series by Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino called We Are Who We Are, about two American teenagers coming of age on an army base in Italy.

And to top it all off, season 2 of Amazon Prime's darkly humorous take on the superhero genre, The Boys, is dropping on the streaming platform September 4.

Tuesday, September 1

Teem Mom 2: Season 10, MTV

Supernanny: Season 8, Lifetime

Wednesday, September 2

Ghosted: Love Gone Missing: Season 2, MTV

Thursday, September 3

A.P. Bio: Season 3, Peacock

Raised by Wolves, HBO Max

The Sounds, Acorn TV

Friday, September 4

The Boys: Season 2, Amazon Prime

Away, Netflix

Sunday, September 6

Undercover: Season 2, Netflix

Delicious Miss Brown: Season 3, Food Network

Top Gear: Season 28, BBC America

Power Book II: Ghost, Starz

Uncensored: Season 3, TV One,

Monday, September 7

Singled Out: Season 2, Quibi

Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, Travel Channel

Wednesday, September 9

Woke, Hulu

Brother Vs. Brother: Season 7, HGTV

Thursday, September 10

Julie and the Phantoms, Netflix

Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!, WE

Saturday, September 12

Coastal Elites, HBO

Sunday, September 13

L.A.'s Finest: Season 2, Spectrum

Power Book II: Ghost, Starz

Our Cartoon President: Season 3, Showtime

Monday, September 14

The Third Day, HBO

Enslaved, Epix

We Are Who We Are, HBO

Wednesday, September 16

The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS

Archer: Season 11, FXX

Thursday, September 17

Departure, Peacock

Dragon's Dogma, Netflix

Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa: Season 1, HGTV

Friday, September 18

Pen15: Season 2, Hulu

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Netflix

Ratched, Netflix

Long Way Up, Apple TV+

Sunday, September 20

The 72nd Emmy Awards, ABC

Last Tango in Halifax: Season 4, PBS

Monday, September 21

Filthy Rich, FOX

Friday, September 25

A Wilderness of Error, FX

Sunday, September 27

The Simpsons: Season 33, FOX

Bless the Harts: Season 2, FOX

Bob's Burgers: Season 11, FOX

The Comey Rule, Showtime

Family Guy: Season 19, FOX

Fargo: Season 4, FX

Wednesday, September 30

Coroner: Season 2, The CW, 9 p.m. (Crime Drama)

Horror is the reason for the TV season in October

It wouldn't feel like October if things didn't get a little spooky. Thankfully, this year has a bounty of horrifying offerings coming to TV and streaming platforms. Hulu is bringing us two bone-chilling new shows. Monsterland is an anthology series that focuses on tales of encounters with unsettling creatures and terrifying beasts. Helstrom is from the world of Marvel and centers on a brother and sister, the children of a serial killer, who now fight to rid their community of evil.

AMC is also delivering the goods, as they always do. Season 6 of Fear the Walking Dead is shambling into our living rooms on October 11. Fans of the zombie apocalypse franchise also have yet another Walking Dead spin-off to look forward to in October. The Walking Dead: World Beyond, which takes place a decade after the apocalypse we're witnessing in the other two installments, is a limited ten-episode series that begins on October 4.

Thursday, October 1

Gangs of London, AMC+

The Salisbury Poisonings, AMC+

Friday, October 2

Monsterland, Hulu

Sunday, October 4

The Good Lord Bird, Showtime

Britannia: Season 2, Epix

The Comedy Store, Showtime

The Walking Dead: World Beyond, AMC

Monday, October 5

Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan, PBS

Soulmates, AMC

Tuesday, October 6

Next, Fox

Wednesday, October 7

Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones, BBC America

Saturday, October 10

AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror: Season 2, AMC

Sunday, October 11

Fear The Walking Dead: Season 6, AMC

Wednesday, October 14

2020 CMT Music Awards, CMT

Thursday, October 15

Baroness Von Sketch Show: Season 5, IFC

Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3, CBS All Access

Friday, October 16

Helstrom, Hulu

Sunday, October 25

The Undoing, HBO

Thursday, October 29

Deutschland 89: Season 3, Sundance

Keep a look out for delicious documentaries and cartoon revivals in November

Rounding out the fall lineup is a grab bag of TV goodies. Hulu is teaming up with Eater and Maya Rudolph to bring the best food from around the world right into your home on Eater's Guide to the World. The streamer also has a tense Syrian war drama on the way titled No Man's Land, about a man who travels to ISIS-controlled territory in search of his sister. On a slightly lighter note is their upcoming reboot of the beloved '90s cartoon Animaniacs, which drops on Hulu on November 20.

Showtime has two high-profile celebrity documentaries on the way. November sees the premiere of The Reagans, an in-depth look at former President Ronald Reagan, First Lady Nancy Reagan, and their controversial tenure in the White House. This docuseries will air in four parts beginning on November 15. The following week, comedy fans will be treated to a documentary about the life and career of SNL and The Blues Brothers star John Belushi, aptly titled Belushi.

Wednesday, November 4

The A Word: Season 3, Sundance

Saturday, November 7

2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, HBO

Wednesday, November 11

Eater's Guide to the World, Hulu

Friday, November 13

Alex Rider, IMDb TV

Sunday, November 15

The Reagans, Showtime

The E! People's Choice Awards, E!

Wednesday, November 18

No Man's Land, Hulu

Friday, November 20

Animaniacs, Hulu

Sunday, November 22

2020 American Music Awards, ABC

Belushi, Showtime

Plenty of favorites have been left in limbo

Now that we've got all the premieres we know about out of the way, it's time to get to the sadder news. There are a lot of series we'd normally expect to see on the fall lineup that, at the time of writing, are hanging in limbo. Some are reality TV competitions we've come to rely on every season, such as Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, and The Voice. Others are long-running procedurals that have defined the TV landscape of the past decade (or two) like NCIS, Blue Bloods, CSI, and Law & Order: SVU.

Some of these shows are still being promised for the fall TV season, while others are existing in the ether with no release in sight. Either way, for most of them, it's probably too soon to tell exactly when we're going to get them. That being said, some TV productions have begun filming again, which is a good sign for the industry in general. Still, for fans of Young Sheldon, Pose, The Goldbergs, and many others, it's hard to not feel uncertain heading into the fall 2020 TV season.

Dancing with the Stars, ABC

The Good Doctor, ABC

The Goldbergs, ABC

The Conners, ABC

Grey's Anatomy, ABC

Shark Tank, ABC

Young Sheldon, CBS

All Rise, CBS

Bull, CBS


Survivor, CBS

Blue Bloods, CBS


This Is Us, NBC

Law & Order: SVU, NBC

The Blacklist, NBC

Superstore, NBC

New Amsterdam, NBC

The Voice, NBC

Cosmos: Possible Worlds, FOX

The Masked Singer, FOX

L.A.'s Finest, FOX

American Horror Story, FX

Pose, FX

Mayans M.C., FX