Here's When the Best Fall 2020 Shows Will Be Premiering

Elena Nicolaou
·11 mins read
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From Oprah Magazine

  • The coronavirus pandemic has led to widespread delays in TV and film production, leading many to wonder: Will there still be new TV shows this fall?

  • In June, networks released their prospective line-ups.

  • Below, here are fall 2020 TV shows' premiere dates—so far.

The fall 2020 TV season will be unlike any other. Film and TV production shut down in March, due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning that some shows, like Grey's Anatomy, ended their seasons earlier than expected because episodes weren't complete. Others, like The Good Fight and Billions, chose to linger in the middle of their seasons until further episodes can be filmed.

And if that's spring TV, then how will the pandemic thwart the conventional notion of fall TV? Will there even be new shows to watch, or will we be left staring at those rainbow bars?

In short, the answer is yes: From the third season of Selling Sunset to HBO's buzzy Lovecraft Country, a Tyler Banks helmed Dancing With the Stars, and Big Brother, there will be new TV shows out in August through the end of the year, though not all premiere dates are certain. Here's what we know of fall 2020's network and cable TV schedule, including a few highlights below of program's we're especially excited for.

Selling Sunset, August 7 (Netflix)

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The third season of Netflix's juicy reality show about luxury real estate agents in Los Angeles, will return only months after the second one dropped. Already, we know season three has major drama in store: Chrishell Stause copes with her divorce from This Is Us actor Justin Hartley at the same time that Heather Rae Young's relationship with HGTV's Tarek El Moussa heats up.

Lovecraft Country, August 16 (HBO)

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HBO's most anticipated new series is backed by major star power: Jordan Peele (Get Out) and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek). Starring Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Courtney B. Vance and Michael Kenneth Williams, the series is about a road trip through the Jim Crow South, where characters contend with the horrors of racism and literal monsters. Later this fall, snuggle up with the book that inspired the eerie TV show.

Ratched, September 18 (Netflix)

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Have you ever seen the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, or read the Ken Kesey novel? Well, this new Netflix show from Ryan Murphy will completely rewrite your understanding of the lead antagonist, Nurse Ratched. A younger version of the rule-following, icy-veined nurse is played by Sarah Paulson.

Filthy Rich, September 21 (Netflix)

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Kim Cattrall, best known for playing Samantha on Sex and the City, returns to TV, this time playing the wife of an extremely wealthy televangelist. At the start of the dramedy, her husband dies, exposing a lot of secrets in the aftermath—including three illegitimate children.

The Haunting of Bly Manor, October 9 (Netflix)

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The second season of The Haunting of Hill House has nothing to do with Hill House. The horror anthology series instead moves on to another gorgeous—and totally haunted—house, this time in the English countryside. Set in the '80s, The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Expect the return of season 1 regulars, like Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.

The Bachelorette, October 13 (ABC)

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Claire Crawley is a trailblazing Bachelorette. For one, at 39, she's the oldest lead in the franchise's 17-year history. Her season of The Bachelorette is also the first to be filmed entirely in quarantine due to a global pandemic, so there's that bit of history, too. All in all, the 16th season of The Bachelorette is shaping up to be an unmissable TV experience.

L.A.'s Finest, TBD (FOX)

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Photo credit: Michael Moriatis

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba star as a crime-fighting duo in this show. Need we say more? Didn't think so. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, L.A's Finest is a spinoff of his Bad Boys blockbuster franchise, with Union reprising her role of Sydney "Syd" Burnett. The 13-episode show originally premiered in 2019 on the Spectrum cable system, and will air on FOX in 2020.

The Crown, November 15 (Netflix)

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The fourth season of The Crown will be devoted to parsing Princess Diana's introduction into the royal family, going into the early days of her relationship with Prince Charles. Gillian Anderson will play PM Margaret Thatcher.

Selena, TBD (Netflix)

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The early life of Selena Quintanilla, the Mexican-American music icon gone too soon, is rendered in this Netflix series. The Queen of Tejano music will be played by Christian Serratos of The Walking Dead.

Fall 2020 TV Premiere Dates

Saturday, August 1
Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation: Season 1 (2013) 8 p.m. (BBC America)
Ann Rule’s Sleeping With Danger
, 8 p.m. (Lifetime)
Super Monsters: The New Class
, (Netflix)

Sunday, August 2
Connected: Season 1, (Netflix)
Taskmaster: Series 1
(The CW)
The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5
(Bravo)
Ann Rule’s A Murder to Remember
(Lifetime)
Shark vs. Surfer
(Nat Geo)
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later
(History)
Fridge Wars: Season 1
(The CW)
Elizabeth Smart: Finding Justic
e (Lifetime)
The Osbournes Want to Believe
(Travel Channel)

Monday, August 3
Immigration Nation (Netflix)

Tuesday, August 4
Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning (Netflix)
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp
(Netflix)
Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave
(Netflix)
Mundo Mistério (Mystery Lab)
(Netflix)
The Swamp
(HBO)
What’s It Worth?
(A&E)
Extreme Unboxing
(A&E)
Backyard Envy
(Bravo)

Wednesday, August 5
Anelka : L’Incompris
(Anelka: Misunderstood) (Netflix)
World’s Most Wanted
(Netflix)
Coroner: Season 1
(The CW)
Catfish: The TV Show: Season 9
(MTV)
Marrying Millions: Season 2
(Lifetime)

Thursday, August 6
An American Pickle
(HBO Max)
Upright: Mini-Series
(Sundance Now)
The Rain: Season 3 (
Netflix)
Hitmen: Season 1
(Peacock)
La Llorona
(Shudder)
On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries
(HBO Max)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods
(Netflix)
Christina on the Coast: Season 3
(HGTV)
Star Trek: Lower Decks
(CBS All Access)

Friday, August 7
Work It
(Netflix)
Wizards: Season 1
(Netflix)
Howard
(Disney)
Tales of Arcadia: Chapter 3
(Netflix)
Alta Mar (High Seas): Season 3 (
Netflix)
Berlin, Berlin
(Netflix)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In Space
(Netflix)
¡Nailed It! México: Season 2 (
Netflix)
The New Legends of Monkey: Season 2
(Netflix)
Selling Sunset: Season 3
(Netflix)
Sing On! German
y (Netflix)
Tiny Creatures
(Netflix)
Word Party Songs
(Netflix)
Being Reuben
(The CW)

Saturday, August 8
License to Kill: Season
(Oxygen)
Jodi Arias: Cellmate Secrets
(Lifetime)
Dallas and Robo
(Syfy)

Sunday, August 9
YOLO: Crystal Fantasy Season 1
(Adult Swim)
We Hunt Together: Series 1 (
Showtime)
Endeavour: Series 7
(PBS)
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
(Lifetime)

Monday, August 10
About Face: Season 1
(Quibi)
Mapleworth Murders: Season 1
(Quibi)
GAME ON: A Comedy Crossover Event
(Netflix)
10 Things You Don’t Know: Season 1
(E!)

Tuesday, August 11
Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids
(Netflix)
Hard Knocks: Los Angeles
(HBO)

Wednesday, August 12
(Un)Well
(Netflix)
Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn
(HBO)

Thursday, August 13
Five Bedrooms: Season 1
(Peacock)
An Easy Girl (Un fille facile)
(Netflix)

Friday, August 14
Ted Lasso: Season 1
(Apple TV+)
Boys State
(Apple TV+)
The One and Only Ivan
(Disney+)
Project Power
(Netflix)
3%: Season 3
(Netflix)
Fearless
(Netflix)
Glow Up: Season 2
(Netflix)
El robo del siglo
(Netflix)
Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun
(Netflix)
Teenage Bounty Hunters
(Netflix)
Weird But True!: Season 3
(Disney+)
World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (
Amazon Prime Video)
The Great Heist
(Netflix)

Saturday, August 15
Rita: Season 5
(Netflix)
Stranger: Season 2
(Netflix)

Sunday, August 16
The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth: Season 5
(Showtime)
Lovecraft Country: Season 1
(HBO)
Darcey & Stacey: Season 1
(TLC)

Monday, August 17
Punk'd: Season 2
(Quibi)
Crazy Awesome Teachers
(Netflix)
Glitch Techs: Season 2
(Netflix)

Tuesday, August 18
Dead Pixels: Season 1
(The CW)

Wednesday, August 19
Crímenes de familia (The Crimes That Bind)
(Netflix)
DeMarcus Family Rules
(Netflix)
High Score
(Netflix)

Thursday, Aug. 20
Random Acts of Violence
(Shudder)
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens
(Netflix)
Biohackers
(Netflix)
Great Pretender
(Netflix)

Friday, August 21
Chemical Hearts
(Amazon Prime Video)
Lucifer: Season 5
(Netflix)
Alien TV
(Netflix)
Fuego negro
(Netflix)
Hoops
(Netflix)
Rust Valley Restorers
(Netflix)
The Sleepover
(Netflix)

Monday, August 24
Reno 911!: Part 2
(Quibi)

Tuesday, August 25
Emily’s Wonder Lab
(Netflix)
Trinkets: Season 2
(Netflix)

Wednesday, August 26
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
(Netflix)
La venganza de Analía
(Netflix)
Million Dollar Beach House
(Netflix)
Rising Phoenix
(Netflix)

Thursday, August 27
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play (
BET+)
Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness: Season 1 (
HBO Max)
Aggretsuko: Season 3
(Netflix)

Friday, August 28
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
(Disney+)
Orígenes secretos (Unknown Origins)
(Netflix)
The Binge
(Hulu)
All Together Now
(Netflix)

Sunday, August 30
Love Fraud: Season 1
(Showtime)
Top Gear Nepal Special
(BBC America)
2020 MTV VMAs
(MTV)

Friday, September 4
The Boys Season 2 (Amazon)

Sunday, September 6
Undercover Season 2 (Netflix)

Tuesday, September 8
Pen15 Season 2 (Hulu)

Thursday, September 10
Football Night In America Season 15 (Special Night) (NBC)
Sunday Night Football Season 34 (Special Night)
(NBC)

Sunday, September 13
Football Night In America Season 34 (NBC)

Monday, September 14
Monday Night Football Season 51 (ESPN)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Wednesday, September 16
The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS)

Thursday, September 17
Thursday Night Football Season 14 (NFL)

Friday, September 18
Ratched (Netflix)

Sunday, September 20
The 72nd Emmy Awards (ABC)

Monday, September 21
Monday Night Football Season 51 (ESPN)

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)

Tuesday, September 29
The First Presidential Debate (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX)

Wednesday, September 30
Coroner: Fire Season 2 (The CW)

Sunday, October 4
The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)
Britannia Season 2
(Epix)
The Comedy Store
(Showtime)

Friday, October 9
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)

Tuesday, October 13
The Bachelorette (ABC)

Wednesday, October 14
2020 CMT Music Awards (CMT)

Thursday, October 15
The Second Presidential Debate (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX)

Monday, October 19
Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix)

Thursday, October 22
The Third Presidential Debate (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX)

Saturday, November 7
2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO)

Sunday, November 15
The Reagans (Showtime)
The E! People's Choice Awards
(E!)
The Crown (Netflix)

Sunday, November 22
Belushi (Showtime)

Dates to Be Announced
Gangs of London: Season 1
(AMC)
Genius: Aretha (Nat Geo)
The Undoing: Season 1
(HBO)
neXt: Season 1
(Fox)
L.A.'s Finest: Season 1
(Fox)
Cosmos: Possible Worlds: Season 1
(Fox)
MasterChef Junior: Season 8
(Fox)
Filthy Rich: Season 1 (
Fox)
The Masked Singer: Season 4
(Fox)
The Neighborhood: Season 3
(CBS)
Bob (Hearts) Abishola: Season 2
(CBS)
All Rise: Season 2 (CBS)
Bull: Season 5
(CBS)
NCIS: Season 18
(CBS)
FBI: Season 3
(CBS)
FBI: Most Wanted: Season 2
, (CBS)
The Amazing Race: Season 32
(CBS)
SEAL Team: Season 4
(CBS)
60 Minutes
(CBS)
Young Sheldon: Season 4
(CBS)
B Positive: Season 1
(CBS)
Mom: Season 8
(CBS)
The Unicorn: Season 2
(CBS)
Evil: Season 2
(CBS)
MacGyver: Season 5
(CBS)
Magnum P.I.: Season 3
(CBS)
Blue Bloods: Season 11
(CBS)
The Equalizer: Season 1
(CBS)
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 12
(CBS)
NCIS: New Orleans: Season 7
(CBS)
S.W.A.T.: Season 4
, CBS
Soulmates
(AMC)
The Right Stuff
(Disney+)
Clouds
(Disney+)
Bridezillas
(WE tv)
Devils
(The CW)
The Outpost: Season 3
(The CW)
Pandora: Season 2
(The CW)
Two Sentence Horror Stories: Season 2
(The CW)
Swamp Thing: Season 1 (The CW)
Supernatural: Season 15
(The CW)
The Bachelorette: Season 16
(ABC)
Dancing with the Stars: Season 29
(ABC)
The Good Doctor: Season 4
(ABC)
Big Sky: Season 1
(ABC)
The Conners: Season 3
(ABC)
The Goldbergs: Season 8
(ABC)
American Housewife: Season 5
(ABC)
Stumptown: Season
2 (ABC)
Call Your Mother: Season 1
(ABC)
Station 19: Season 4
(ABC)
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 17
(ABC)
A Million Little Things: Season 3
(ABC)
The Rookie: Season 3
(ABC)
Supermarket Sweep: Season 1
(ABC)
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
(ABC)
America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 31
(ABC)
Black-ish: Season 7
(ABC)
The Salisbury Poisonings
(AMC)
This Is Us: Season 5
(NBC)
The Voice: Season 19
(NBC)
Manifest: Season 3
(NBC)
New Amsterdam: Season 3
, (NBC)
Chicago Fire: Season 9
, (NBC)
Chicago Med: Season 6
, (NBC)
Chicago P.D.: Season 8,
(NBC)
Superstore: Season 6
(NBC)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 8
(NBC)
Law & Order: SVU Season 22
(NBC)
Law & Order Organized Crime: Season 1
(NBC)
The Blacklist: Season 8 (
NBC)
No Man’s Land
(Hulu)
By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem
(Epix)
Emily In Paris: Season 1 (Netflix)
David Byrne’s American Utopia (
HBO)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4
(Netflix)
Over the Moon
(Netflix )

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