Yesterday, we rounded up five under-the-radar fall TV shows we thought you should look out for in the coming months. Today, in an effort to get you excited about things we’re excited about, we asked our editors a simple question: which fall TV show are you looking forward to most?
These were their answers.
American Horror Story: Cult (premieres September 5th on FX)
A few questions and comments I’ve caught myself asking and thinking while watching past seasons of American Horror Story:
—Is Jessica Lange single?
— A coven is basically just a fancy witch sorority.
—What does being sodomized by a faceless demon have to do with exemplary hotel service?
—I hope no babies are watching this show right now.
—Wait, is that Adam Levine?
—I don’t think I like food anymore.
—What on earth is this cult of murderous clowns led by a purple-haired Evan Peters about to do, and what does it have to do with Trump being elected president?
Okay, that last question may or may not have arisen after catching a peek of the trailer for the new season. But needless to say, I’m intrigued. And can’t wait. And really miss Jessica Lange.
The Last O.G. (premieres October 24th on TBS)
If the mere thought of seeing Tracy Morgan on television again doesn't already have you grinning from ear to ear, this brief synopsis of the extremely-ripe-for-Tracy-Morgan-comedy premise should do the trick: an ex-con Brooklynite (played by Morgan) returns home after a 15-year bid to find a gentrified Brooklyn he doesn't recognize and his girlfriend (played by Tiffany Haddish) married to a rich (white) guy. Not to mention Jordan Peele is a co-creator. Mix all that up with a healthy dose of Tracy going modern-day-Archie-Bunker on these hipsters and there's no way it's not going to be HILARIOUS.
Stranger Things 2 (premieres October 27th on Netflix)
American Vandal (premieres September 15th on Netflix)
I've been excited for this one ever since I saw the trailer a few weeks ago. It's hard to imagine this irreverent spoof of true crime docs—which, I'm surprised it took this long—will be anything but hilarious, especially because its central concern is drawing dicks and stuff.
Dynasty (premieres October 11th on The CW)
I'm a not-so-closeted champion of teenage soaps, from Dawson's Creek to Gossip Girl to The O.C to Riverdale (which is returning to The CW this fall for a second season). I can't get enough of them. I'd call it a guilty pleasure, but I don't feel that guilty about it. And why should I? Sometimes formulaic depictions of teen relationship drama and the unabashedly ridiculousness of it all is exactly what I need. It's fun, plain and simple, and I like a show that gets me to shout at my TV (or laptop screen), even when I'm all by myself. Dynasty is a reboot of an old 80s soap opera, revolving around the family of an oil magnate in Dallas. The folks behind Gossip Girl and The O.C. are involved, as two of the original show's creators. The trailer, in classic soap opera fashion, is over four minutes long, and promises sex, more sex and overt sexual innuendos referencing said sex. I can't wait.
The Deuce (premieres September 10th on HBO)
I'm definitely giving The Deuce a try, with my expectations tightly in check. But I remember when Times Square was terrifying and I can still smell Show World. I think there’s more than enough material there for a non-network show to get grimy with. The stewardship of David Simon and George Pelecanos is the key asset helping shake off some of the residual thetans that an HBO-sleazy 70’s New York show carries after Vinyl’s washout. But I’ve got to say, Method Man pimping in a perm is a very close second.
Bojack Horseman, Season 4 (premieres September 8th on Netflix)
I've read that creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and the writers of Bojack have decided to incorporate the contemporary American shitshow political climate heavily in this season. This at a time where a lot of comics and comedic writers have thrown their hands up in frustration with the whole thing. Bojack is already a show that operates at a high degree of difficulty, so I'll be curious to see if they pull it off or if it leads to the show's first-ever uneven (I have a hard time believing anything these guys do would be outright bad) season.