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September TV Calendar

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The following list provides the dates of the major network dramas that are returning or debuting for the fall season, the summer cable network dramas that are coming to an end, the streaming series that will debut, the made-for-TV movies, specials and more that will air during September:

September 1 – The Netflix streaming series Narcos will air its complete third season today

September 3 – The two-hour series finale of Twin Peaks: The Return will air on Showtime at 8 PM

September 3 – The season finale of Power will air on Starz at 9 PM

September 4 – The TNT period piece drama Will is expected to air its season finale at 11 PM

September 5 – The summer finale of The Fosters and the season finale of The Bold Type will both air on Freeform at 8 PM and 9 PM respectively

September 5 – The seventh season premiere of American Horror Story will debut on FX at 10 PM

September 5 – The season finale of Shooter will air on the USA Network at 10 PM

September 6 – The season finale of the Syfy thriller Blood Drive will air at 10 PM

September 9 – The popular web series Con Man will debut all 13 episodes of its first season back-to-back on Syfy starting at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The critically acclaimed web series follows the journey of Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk), a washed-up, former sci-fi celebrity who revisits his glory days on the convention circuit. The star-studded first season features Nathan Fillion, Seth Green, Felicia Day, Sean Astin, James Gunn and Tricia Helfer [among others.]

September 10 – The series premiere of The Orville will air on FOX at 8 PM

Show Synopsis: The series is set 400 years in the future, following the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. The cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki (Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Friday Night Lights), Scott Grimes (ER and Justified), Penny Johnson Jerald (Castle and 24), Halston Sage (Neighbors), Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live and The Middle) and Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead and The Expanse).

September 10 – The third season of Outlander will premiere on Starz at 8 PM

September 10 – The season finale of Endeavor will air at 9 PM on PBS

September 10 – The two-hour fall season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead will air on AMC at 9 PM

September 10 – The second season premiere of Top of the Lake: China Girl will air on SundanceTV at 9 PM

3-Night Event Synopsis: Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) has recently returned to Sydney and is trying to rebuild her life; but when the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realizes ‘China Girl’ didn’t die alone. The cast includes Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Alice Engler (Beautiful Creatures) and box office star Nicole Kidman.

NOTE: This is a 3-night event will air on September 10, September 11 and September 12.

September 11 – Hooten & the Lady is expected to air its season finale on The CW at 9 PM

September 11 – The season finale of Preacher will air on AMC at 9 PM

September 14 – The 10-part thriller Riviera will debut on the streaming series Sundance Now today

Show Synopsis: Set in the south of France, Georgina (Julia Stiles) is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder. Helped by Constantine’s first wife, Georgina will undergo an education in lying, double-dealing, outright theft and shocking criminality. She has to learn fast to maintain the Clios mansion and save the family from its enemies and from itself. Hiding her bloodstained fingers inside Chanel gloves, she soon reveals herself to be an A-plus student in the brutal art of survival.

September 16 – The TV One original movie Downsized with debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe) were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenaged parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves. However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and the trust that first brought them together.

September 16 – The Lifetime movie Ten will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Based on the teen horror novel by Gretchen McNeil, this telefilm tells the story of a weekend retreat gone wrong. When an exclusive invitation arrives for a house party on an island for ten teenagers with no parents, Meg (China Anne McClain from Descendants 2) ignores her doubts and decides to go with her best friend Minnie. But when a storm leaves them stuck on the remote island, Meg finds herself navigating frenemies, former crushes, and fools while coming face-to-face with her past and her future. But when each of the teens starts to die off, one by one, Meg must solve the connection between herself and the other guests, none of which may be as innocent as they seem.

September 16 – The original Lifetime movie Drink, Slay, Love will debut at 10 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Pearl is a typical sixteen-year-old vampire: fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. But after a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, everything changes. Pearl’s powerful family soon finds a way to take advantage of her new ability: they send Pearl to high school, to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King. The only problem is that Pearl is starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets her family down. This (farcical) film stars Cierra Ramirez (The Fosters) and Gregg Sulkin (Faking It).

September 17 – The Lifetime movie Sea Change will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A supernatural film based on the YA novel by author Aimee Friedman, follows Miranda Merchant (newcomer Emily Rudd) a teen girl on a journey to reunite with her estranged mother Amelia (Maria Dizzia from Orange is the New Black), who lives on a seemingly idyllic island off the coast of New England after the death of her father. As Miranda settles into island life, she finds herself torn between TJ (Keenan Tracey from Supernatural), heir to one of the oldest Selkie families, and mysterious bad boy Leo (Skyler Maxon from Faking It) who is part of the working class “townies.” When Miranda learns about the Seawalkers, who, according to local legend, are half human and half sea creature, she begins to believe that they could be real. As she uncovers more about her family’s past, Miranda makes a startling discovery about her own connections to the Seawalkers.

September 17 – The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on CBS at 8 PM

September 17 – A new episode of The Orville will air on FOX at 8 PM

September 17 – There will be two episodes of Teen Wolf on MTV at 8 and 9 PM

September 19 – The fourth season finale of Being Mary Jane will air at 10 PM on BET

September 19 – The season finale of Midnight, Texas will air on NBC at 10 PM

September 19 – The new ABC drama Somewhere Between will air its season finale at 10:01 PM

September 20 – The season premiere of Channel Zero: No-End House will air on Syfy at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The second season of this anthology series will focus on Brian Russell’s story of Margot (Amy Forsyth from The Path), a young woman who, along with her friends, visits the No-End House – a bizarre house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. The cast includes Fiona Shaw (the Harry Potter franchise), Luisa D’Oliveira (The 100) and Natalie Brown (Dark Matter).

September 20 – The season finale of the CBS summer drama Salvation will air at the special time of 10 PM

September 21 – The fourth season premiere of Gotham will air on FOX at 8 PM followed by the debut of the time slot premiere of The Orville at 9 PM

September 21 – The season finale of the CBS summer drama Zoo will air at 10 PM

September 23 – The Hallmark Channel movie Falling for Vermont will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When a best-selling author decides to escape the media frenzy, her plan goes awry when she’s caught in a thunderstorm and crashes her car. Found wandering with no memory and no ID, the town doctor (and a single dad) offers up his guest house until her memory returns. But as she blends seamlessly into their family life, she must decide if the life she’s been living is the life she wants. The film stars Julie Gonzalo (Dallas) and Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope).

September 24 – The new series Star Trek: Discovery will debut on CBS at 8:30 PM [before moving over to CBS All Access next week]

Show Synopsis: The series will focus on one Starfleet officer, who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, she must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), Doug Jones (Falling Skies), Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter franchise), James Frain (Orphan Black and True Blood) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) [among others].

September 24 – The extended series finale of Teen Wolf, which is also the show’s 100 episode, will air on MTV at 8 PM

September 24 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When The Postables discover an antique vase with a letter inside, they trace the package to three little girls who attempted to sell the vase 18 years ago in order to save their family farm. While the vase was an heirloom from many generations ago, the origin is suspicious. With the farm again facing financial hardship, The Postables must choose between doing what’s legal and what’s moral. The film finds Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson all reprising their roles.

September 25 – The fourth season premiere of Scorpion will air on CBS at 10 PM

September 25 – The new NBC military drama The Brave will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world’s most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. The cast includes Tate Ellington (Quantico), Demetrius Grosse (Justified and Westworld) and Sofia Pernas (Jane the Virgin).

September 25 – The new ABC drama The Good Doctor will debut at 10:01 PM

Show Synopsis: Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore from Bates Motel), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, he uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. The cast includes Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Nicholas Gonzalez (Pretty Little Liars and The Flash), Beau Garrett (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and Hill Harper (CSI: NY).

September 26 – The season premieres of the CBS dramas NCIS, Bull and NCIS: New Orleans will all air at 8 PM, 9 PM and 10 PM respectively

September 26 – The second season premiere of Lethal Weapon will air on FOX at 8 PM

September 26 – This Is Us will air its second season premiere on NBC at 9 PM

September 26 – The new NBC drama Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: This new 8-episode true-crime installment is a dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. The cast includes Anthony Edwards (ER), Constance Marie (Switched at Birth), Edie Falco (The Sopranos), Elizabeth Reaser (the Twilight franchise), Sam Jaeger (Parenthood), Carlos Gomez (The Glades), Lolita Davidovich (Shades of Blue) and Heather Graham (the box office movies Boogie Nights and From Hell) [among others].

September 27 – The Blacklist will air its season premiere on NBC at 8 PM

September 27 – The FOX drama Empire and Star will both air their season premieres at 8 PM and 9 PM respectively

September 27 – The season premieres of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago P.D. will air on NBC at 9 PM and 10 PM respectively

September 27 – The new CBS drama Seal Team will debut at 9 PM followed by the season premiere of Criminal Minds at 10 PM

Show Synopsis (Seal Team): David Boreanaz (Bones and Angel) stars in this military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds. The cast includes Jessica Pare (Mad Men), A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY and Supernatural), Max Thieriot (Bates Motel), Neil Brown, Jr. (Insecure) and Toni Trucks (Grimm and Franklin & Bash).

September 27 – The ABC drama Designated Survivor will be back for the start of its second season at 10 PM

September 27 – The season finale of the OWN drama Greenleaf will air at 10 PM

September 27 – The new 6-part SundanceTV drama Liars will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) star as Laura Nielson, a bright and dedicated teacher, and Andrew Earlham, a renowned surgeon whose son is a student at Laura’s school. After a seemingly innocent date, a series of volatile accusations capsize their lives. Secrets and lies slowly unravel in a tense and gripping series where everyone is lying in some way until the truth ultimately reveals itself.

September 28 – The two-hour season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy will air on ABC at 8 PM followed by the season premiere of How to Get Away With Murder at 10 PM

September 28 – The season premiere of the NBC drama Chicago Fire will air at 10 PM

September 29 – The CBS dramas MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods will all air their season premieres at 8 PM, 9 PM and 10 PM respectively

September 29 – The two-hour series premiere of Marvel’s Inhumans will air at the special time of 8 PM on ABC

Show Synopsis: The series explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever. The cast includes Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), Serinda Swan (Graceland), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Ken Leung (Lost) [among others].

September 29 – The second season premiere of The Exorcist will air on FOX at 9 PM

September 29 – The fourth season of the Syfy series Z Nation will premiere at 9 PM

September 30 – The new Hallmark Channel movie Harvest Love will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A widowed surgeon visits her family’s pear orchard in hopes of taking a break from her overbooked life and reconnecting with her distant son. She starts to fall for the farm manager, Will, who is growing a new hybrid pear and teaches her the importance of her heritage. The film stars Jen Lilley (from the Hallmark Channel movie Eat, Play, Love) and Ryan Paevey (from Hallmark Channel movie Unleashing Mr. Darcy).

September 30 – The Ovation period piece drama Versailles will air its season premiere at 10 PM

Mark your calendars!

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.

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