13 best new shows and returning faves coming in September 2021

Jennifer Aniston and Tom Irwin in “The Morning Show,” now streaming on Apple TV+.
Jennifer Aniston and Tom Irwin in “The Morning Show,” now streaming on Apple TV+. /

We’re at the end of another month, which means a new one is almost upon us. Many great new television shows are coming out this September, so we’re highlighting some of the best new shows to keep tabs on and where you can watch them.

From a new season of American Crime Story and The Morning Show to the debut of Y: The Last Man and Scenes from a Marriage, keep reading to find out some of the best new shows and returning favorites arriving in September 2021.

7 of the best new shows releasing in September 2021

Impeachment: American Crime Story

While it is not technically a new series, I feel like it counts since American Crime Story is a crime anthology. In the new season, Impeachment: American Crime Story tackles the infamous Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. Multiple returning players from previous Ryan Murphy projects, including Sarah Paulson, Billy Eichner, Annaleigh Ashford, and Judith Light.

Newcomers to the show’s universe include Beanie Feldstein, who plays Monica, and Clive Owen as Bill Clinton. Edie Falco, Margo Martindale, Cobie Smulders, Taran Killam, Colin Hanks, Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth Reaser, and Anthony Green also star. Impeachment premieres on September 7 on FX.

Scenes from a Marriage

The American remake of Ingmar Berman’s Swedish miniseries, Scenes from a Marriage, is an upcoming HBO series starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as a married couple. The show will explore monogamy, divorce, conflict, and other marital subjects from the lens of a contemporary American couple. The series premieres on September 12 on HBO.

The Premise

From the mind of B.J. Novack comes a daring and ambitious new half-hour anthology. Each episode will tell a story about a character who is very much of the current times.

Premiering on September 16, exclusively through FX on Hulu, The Premise stars an impressive group of actors, including Lucas Hedges, Kaitlyn Dever, Jon Bernthal, Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim, Lola Kirke, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Soko, Ed Asner, George Wallace, Jermaine Fowler, Ayo Edebiri, Boyd Holbrook, Eric Lange,  and Ben Platt.

Y: The Last Man

Based on the popular comic book series of the same name, Y: The Last Man revolves around a post-apocalyptic world where all mammals with a Y chromosome are killed, leaving just one man behind who must find a way to rebuild society. The series premieres on September 13 through FX on Hulu.

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years is an upcoming remake of the 1988 series of the same name. The new series is a coming-of-age comedy series that stars Elisha “EJ” Williams as Dean Williams and follows his life as he grows up in Alabama in the late 1960s. Don Cheadle will lend his voice as the series narrator as Dean’s adult counterpart. The series will premiere on September 22 on ABC.

Midnight Mass

When a charismatic preacher (Hamish Linklater) arrives on the isolated Crockett Island, strange miracles start occurring throughout the place. But do those miracles come with a price? Apart from Linklater, this new supernatural horror series from Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep, Oculus, The Haunting) also stars Zach Gilford and Kate Siegel. Midnight Mass will start streaming its entire first season on September 24 on Netflix.


Foundation is a highly-anticipated upcoming science-fiction drama on Apple TV+. The series is based on the book series of the same name by Isaac Asimov and chronicles the thousand-year saga of The Foundation. The Foundation is a band of exiles who intend to save the Galactic Empire by destroying it. The series premieres on September 24.

6 returning favorites coming in September

  • What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 (FX/Sept. 2)
  • Lucifer Season 6 (Netflix/Sept. 10)
  • The Morning Show Season 2 (Apple TV+/Sept. 17)
  • Sex Education Season 3 (Netflix/Sept. 17)
  • Dear White People Season 4 (Netflix/Sept. 22)
  • Doom Patrol Season 3 (HBO Max/Sept. 23)

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Which of the shows from our list of best new shows and returning favorites are you most excited for? Are there any that we didn’t list you’re looking forward to watching? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.