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Fall TV Preview 2023: What’s Coming to Small Screens This Season

From the networks to streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video, there’s a whole new crop of comedies, dramas and documentaries in the pipeline. Here’s what to look forward to in the coming months

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(Left to right) Brie Larson in "Lessons in Chemistry," Kelsey Grammer in "Frasier" and Jon Hamm in "Fargo."
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Despite the historic Hollywood strike that’s still delaying production of many shows — and which has bumped the Emmy Awards from September to January — the fall TV season is finally coming into view. Here are some of the gems to be on the lookout for. And check this page for updates — there’s a lot more likely on the way.

The Wheel of Time, Season 2 (Prime Video, Sept. 1)

The new season is based (mostly) on the second book in Robert Jordan’s 14-book fantasy epic, when the youth of Two Rivers find themselves scattered while facing threats both ancient and new.

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Broken Trail, (AMC+, Sept. 1)

This 2006 miniseries has a fresh run, this time streaming on AMC+: Two cowboys herding horses from Oregon to Wyoming (Robert Duvall, 92, and Thomas Haden Church, 63) in 1889 rescue five Chinese women from prostitution — and the bad guys are on their tail.

Dreaming Whilst Black, (Paramount+ Sept. 8, Showtime Sept. 10, 10 p.m., ET)

In a prizewinning BBC satirical comedy, a much-thwarted auteur (Adjani Salmon) tries to start a TV show. The problem, according to the BBC synopsis? “He’s broke, Black and born into a Jamaican family who wishes he was an accountant.”

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, (AMC, Sept. 10, streaming on AMC+ Thursdays starting Sept. 7)

Taciturn crossbow sharpshooter Daryl (Norman Reedus, 54) explores the ruined Eiffel Tower in a Walking Dead sequel set in France. Motorcycle fans should also watch Ride with Norman Reedus, Season 6 (AMC, Sept. 10), with guests including Keanu Reeves, 58, and Josh Holloway, 54.

The Other Black Girl, (Hulu, Sept. 13)

A Black editorial assistant Nella (Sinclair Daniel) at Manhattan’s Wagner Books is thrilled when a second Black woman is hired (Ashleigh Murray). But Nella is in trouble in this paranoid tale inspired by Jordan Peele's Get Out.

Yellowstone, Season 1 (CBS, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m. ET)

At last! The smash hit modern Western starring Kevin Costner, 58, makes its broadcast debut! It’s even better when you see it for free.

Neighbours: A New Chapter, (Amazon Freevee, Sept. 18)

Prime’s ad-supported Freevee is reviving the Australian soap that launched actors Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, 59, and Guy Pearce, 55, who guest stars.

The Super Models, (Apple TV+, Sept. 20)

Naomi Campbell, 53, Linda Evangelista, 58, Cindy Crawford, 57, and Christy Turlington, 54, tell all about how they conquered their world.

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American Horror Story: Delicate, Part 1 (FX, Sept. 20, streaming on Hulu Sept. 21)

Kim Kardashian is pregnant with something terrifying — spiders, perhaps? — in the latest season of American Horror Story, which also stars Emma Roberts and Cara Delevingne. Plus, The Kardashians, Season 4, streams on Hulu and Disney+ Sept. 28.

The Continental: From the World of John Wick, (Peacock, Sept. 22)

Mel Gibson, 67, plays an underworld kingpin in a prequel to Keanu Reeves’ hit-man action movies set 40 years earlier in seamy 1970s Manhattan.

The Voice, Season 24 (NBC, Sept. 25)

Reba McEntire, 68, Niall Horan, Gwen Stefani, 53, and John Legend coach the most competitive aspiring singers you have ever heard.

Survivor, Season 45 (CBS, Sept. 27)

If you liked watching ruthless castaways fight for $1 million for an hour each week, you’ll love this season, where episodes are 90 minutes.​​

The Golden Bachelor, (ABC, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. ET)

He’s hot, he’s sexy, he’s 72 — watch winsome widower Gerry Turner find the woman of his dreams on a reality show for grown-ups.

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The Fall of the House of Usher, (Netflix, Oct. 12)

Mike Flanagan, who brilliantly adapted Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, presents Edgar Allan Poe’s even scarier haunted house story, starring Bruce Greenwood, 67, Mary McDonnell, 71, Star Wars Mark Hamill, 71, and Carla Gugino, 52, who said, “It's batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul.”

Frasier, (Paramount+, Oct. 12)

Decades after the end of the record-setting, 37-Emmy-winning comedy about the psychiatrist with a yen for sesquipedalian insults, Kelsey Grammer, 68, returns as Frasier Crane, back in Boston after his Seattle sojourn. Bebe Neuwirth, 64, again plays his ex-wife Lilith.

Lessons in Chemistry, (Apple TV+, Oct. 13)

At age 64 in 2022, after 98 rejections from literary agents, Bonnie Garmus sold her first novel, about a sexism-battling chemist who improbably becomes a 1960s TV-cooking-show sensation. It sold 2.5 million copies, and Stephen King called it “the Catch-22 of early feminism.” Brie Larson produced and stars in the TV-series adaptation — making Garmus kind of an improbable TV star herself.

The American Buffalo, (PBS, Oct. 16-17)

Thanks to people like Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody, America’s buffalo population went from perhaps 60 million to as few as 325 in the 1800s. Ken Burns, 70, calls it “the biggest slaughter of animals in the history of the world.” So he spent more than 30 years developing this four-hour documentary covering 10,000 years of buffalo history, from near-extinction to surprising recovery.

The Gilded Age, Season 2 (HBO, Max, Oct. 29, 9 p.m. ET)

In 1883, a nouveau riche gal (Carrie Coon) tries to break into high society. Will an old-money socialite (Christine Baranski, 71) and her sister (Cynthia Nixon, 57) approve?

The Buccaneers, (Apple TV+, Nov. 8)

Need a retro binge after Bridgerton? Try this new series about American girls hunting rich husbands in 1870s London, inspired by Edith Wharton’s final, uncompleted novel of the same name.

Fargo, Season 5 (FX, Nov. 21)

The unusual past of an ostensibly ordinary Midwest housewife (Juno Temple) gets her in big trouble in the hit crime anthology series. Jennifer Jason Leigh, 61, plays her tough maw-in-law and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, 52, plays North Dakota Sheriff Roy Tillman.

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