This Is Us Season 4

The Pearson family drama is one of many shows returning this fall.

Fall means more than the leaves changing colors and pumpkin-flavored everything: it marks the return of our favorite shows. Starting in September, our favorites will return to our screens for us to get further invested in the storylines. Here’s an idea of what your primetime schedule will look like this fall.

Returning shows

How To Get Away With Murder

What to expect: The Viola Davis-led drama is going into its sixth and final season this fall. By the looks of the trailer for this upcoming season, all of the lies and secrets are coming to a dramatic head for Annalise Keating and her students as they risk being exposed or even worse, serving time.

Return date: Thursday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m. on ABC.

Where to catch up: All seasons are available on Netflix and ABC’s website or the ABC app. The five most recent episodes are available to watch on Hulu.

American Horror Story

What to expect: It’s that time of the year again. And by that time of the year, we mean its time to get invested in the latest world American Horror Story invites us into. Although this year’s installment is subtitled 1984, the plot is far from Orwellian. Expect the story to take inspiration from classic 1980s slasher films, a la Friday the 13th - all complete with a hooded killer and a shady summer camp.

Return date: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 9 p.m. on FX

Where to catch up: All seasons are available to stream on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

Riverdale

What to expect: Sometimes it's hard to keep track of what in the world is happening on Riverdale, but that doesn’t stop the show from being so captivating. Fans of the teen drama were left with a cliffhanger at the end of season three as the fate of a beloved character was up in the air. The season opener will formally address the unexpected death of Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews.

Return date: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. on The CW.

Where to catch up: All seasons are available on Netflix and The CW website or app.

This Is Us

What to expect: The Pearson family’s intricate storyline returns to our screens as the award-winning drama was picked up for not only its upcoming fourth season, but was also renewed up to what will be its sixth and final season. From the looks of the trailer for the new season, you can expect many twists and turns featuring new characters.

Return date: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. on NBC.

Where to catch up: All seasons are available to stream on Hulu, NBC’s website or the NBC app.

New Shows

As we celebrate the return of some programs and mourn the loss of others, in come new shows that hope to fill the remote-control shaped holes in our hearts. Here is an idea of what brand new shows to put on your watchlist this fall.

Modern Love

What to expect: If you’re looking for a romantic comedy to warm you up on the inside, then this show is for you. Modern Love is an anthology that features a star-studded cast and is based off of eight true stories from the New York Times column of the same name.

Where to watch: Oct. 18 on Amazon Prime Video.

Mixed-ish

What to expect: Mixed-ish comes in as the second spinoff to ABC’s Black-ish. This version of the Black-ish universe serves as a prequel. It tells the story of Rainbow's childhood growing up as a biracial child in the 1980s.

Where to watch: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. on ABC.

The Politician

What to expect: Starring Dear Evan Hansen’s Tony award-winning lead, Ben Platt, The Politician centers around a wealthy high school student who dreams of one day becoming the President of the United States. But before he can make that happen he must face the most cutthroat election of all - running for student body president. The show is a musical comedy created by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuck - the same trio of men who are responsible for the cultural phenomenon, Glee.

Where to watch: Sept. 27 on Netflix.

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