If there’s a downside to the current Peak TV era, it’s that there’s just so much of it to sort through. With so many quality shows premiering, it’s easy to lose track of what’s really worth watching. To help you simplify your viewing schedule, we’ve assembled an ever-evolving list of the must-know-about premieres that are popping up on broadcast, cable, and streaming in the near future.
Last Update: August 21st
The Tick — Amazon, August 25th
After a successful pilot released last year, the third TV outing for The Tick promises to be slightly more dramatic and less satirical, focusing on the relationship between the title character (Peter Serafinowicz) and his sidekick, Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman).
Disjointed — Netflix, August 25th
Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) is aboard to produce this sitcom starring Kathy Bates as the owner of a Los Angeles cannabis dispensary.
American Horror Story: Cult — FX, September 5th
Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology continues for a seventh season with a nod toward American politics. Lena Dunham and Billy Lourde join the cast, along with the regular ensemble players.
You’re The Worst Season 4 — FXX, September 6th
A look at modern love and commitment through the eyes of two characters who aren’t really capable of either, the comedy’s fourth season will pick up where the third season finale left off, when Jimmy (Chris Geere) proposed to Gretchen (Aya Cash), then promptly deserted her.
Bojack Horseman Season 4 — Netflix, September 8th
The acclaimed Netflix animated tragicomedy, which is centered on the washed-up celebrity Bojack Horseman (Will Arnett), returns for a fourth season.
Orville — FOX, September 10th
Seth McFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) pays comedic homage to Star Trek as creator and star of Orville, about a mid-level exploration vessel set 300 years in the future.
The Deuce — HBO, September 10th
From the mind of David Simon, who helmed both The Wire and Treme, The Deuce takes a hard-hitting look at life in the porn industry in the late ’70s and early ’80s. It stars James Franco as real-life twins Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino, major players in the Times Square scene who end up working as a front for the mob.
Fear The Walking Dead Season 3, Part 2 — AMC, September 10th
Better Things Season 2 — FX, September 14th
In the vein of FX’s beloved Louie, (and executive produced by Louis CK himself), Better Things returns for a second season as it continues to follow the life of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon, who will direct all 10 episodes), a struggling actress who tries to balance out her professional life while raising her three daughters.