A Complete 2020 Guide to Fall TV Shows (From ‘PEN15’ to ‘The Boys’)

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Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve completely annihilated our streaming queues on just about every platform. Well, (good news!) several major networks have released their fall 2020 slates, which means we can finally say “ta-ta” to reruns of The Office and “hello” to season two of PEN15.

Here are six must-watch premieres, followed by a complete list of new and returning fall TV shows.

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1. 'the Boys'

Premiere date: September 4

Network: Amazon Prime

Meet the Boys, an ultra-powerful group of superheroes. Together, they team up to expose the truth about their world. Season two will pick up right where the first installment left off, so keep your capes at a close range.

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2. 'undercover'

Premiere date: September 6

Network: Netflix

Inspired by real events, the series follows a group of undercover agents who infiltrate a massive drug operation. Think of it as the Belgian-Dutch version of The Americans.

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3. 'pen15'

Premiere date: September 18

Network: Hulu

If you loved season one, be sure to tune in to the all-new episodes, which offer a real-life depiction of middle school. PEN15 will remind you of the days when a simple gel pen rumor seemed like the end of the world.

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4. 'bless The Harts'

Premiere date: September 27

Network: FOX

Looking for a feel-good distraction? Introducing Bless the Harts, an animated series about a Southern family who are desperate to achieve the American dream.

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5. 'emily In Paris'

Premiere date: TBD

Network: Netflix

When Emily (a Midwestern native) moves to Paris, she’s forced to adjust to her new independent lifestyle. *Cue the foreign love interest*

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6. 'the Bachelorette'

Premiere date: TBD

Network: ABC

The Bachelorette was supposed to premiere earlier this year, but everything—we repeat, everything—has changed. Not only did Clare Crawley quit the show, but she’s already been replaced by Tayshia Adams. From forbidden romances to unexpected departures, fans better buckle up for a wild ride.

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Fall 2020 Tv Show Premiere Dates

September 4 (Friday)
The Boys—Season 2 (Amazon)

September 6 (Sunday)
Undercover—Season 2 (Netflix)

September 8 (Tuesday)
Pen15—Season 2 (Hulu)

September 10 (Thursday)
Football Night in America—Season 15, 7 p.m.— (NBC)
Sunday Night Football—Season 34, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

September 13 (Sunday)
Football Night in America—Season 34, 7 p.m. (NBC)

September 14 (Monday)
Monday Night Football—Season 51, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

September 16 (Wednesday)
The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, 8 p.m. (CBS)

September 17 (Thursday)
Thursday Night Football—Season 14, 8:20 p.m. (NFL)

September 20 (Sunday)
The 72nd Emmy Awards, 8 p.m. (ABC)

September 27 (Sunday)
The Simpsons—Season 33, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Bless the Harts—Season 2, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)
Bob’s Burgers—Season 11, 9 p.m. (FOX)
Family Guy—Season 19, 9:30 p.m. (FOX)

September 29 (Tuesday)
The First Presidential Debate, 9 p.m. (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX)

September 30 (Wednesday)
Coroner: Fire—Season 2, 9 p.m. (The CW)

October 4 (Sunday)
The Good Lord Bird, 9 p.m. (Showtime)

October 14 (Wednesday)
2020 CMT Music Awards, 8 p.m. (CMT)

October 15 (Thursday)
The Second Presidential Debate, 9 p.m. (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX)

October 22 (Thursday)
The Third Presidential Debate, 9 p.m. (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX)

November 7 (Saturday)
2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 8 p.m. (HBO)

November 15 (Sunday)
The E! People’s Choice Awards, 9 p.m. (E!)

November 22 (Sunday)
Belushi, 9 p.m. (Showtime)

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Fall Shows Returning (dates Tbd)

60 Minutes (CBS)
A Million Little Things—Season 3 (ABC)
American Housewife—Season 5 (ABC)
America’s Funniest Home Videos—Season 31 (ABC)
All Rise—Season 2 (CBS)
B Positive—Season 1 (CBS)
Big Sky—Season 1 (ABC)
Black-ish—Season 7 (ABC)
Blue Bloods—Season 11 (CBS)
Bob (Hearts) Abishola—Season 2 (CBS)
Bridezillas (WE tv)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine—Season 8 (NBC)
Bull—Season 5 (CBS)
By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem (Epix)
Call Your Mother—Season 1 (ABC)
Chicago Fire—Season 9, (NBC)
Chicago Med—Season 6, (NBC)
Chicago P.D.—Season 8, (NBC)
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina—Part 4 (Netflix)
Clouds (Disney+)
Cosmos: Possible Worlds—Season 1 (Fox)
Dancing with the Stars—Season 29 (ABC)
David Byrne’s American Utopia (HBO)
Devils (The CW)
Emily In Paris—Season 1 (Netflix)
Evil—Season 2 (CBS)
FBI—Season 3 (CBS)
FBI: Most Wanted—Season 2 (CBS)
Filthy Rich—Season 1 (Fox)
Gangs of London—Season 1 (AMC)
Genius: Aretha (Nat Geo)
Grey’s Anatomy—Season 17 (ABC)
L.A.’s Finest—Season 1 (Fox)
Law & Order: SVU—Season 22 (NBC)
Law & Order Organized Crime—Season 1 (NBC)
MacGyver—Season 5 (CBS)
Magnum P.I.—Season 3 (CBS)
Manifest—Season 3 (NBC)
MasterChef Junior—Season 8 (Fox)
Mom—Season 8 (CBS)
NCIS—Season 18 (CBS)
NCIS: Los Angeles—Season 12 (CBS)
NCIS: New Orleans—Season 7 (CBS)
New Amsterdam—Season 3 (NBC)
neXt—Season 1 (Fox)
No Man’s Land (Hulu)
Over the Moon (Netflix)
Pandora—Season 2 (The CW)
S.W.A.T.—Season 4, CBS
SEAL Team—Season 4 (CBS)
Soulmates (AMC)
Station 19—Season 4 (ABC)
Stumptown—Season 2 (ABC)
Supermarket Sweep—Season 1 (ABC)
Supernatural—Season 15 (The CW)
Superstore—Season 6 (NBC)
Swamp Thing—Season 1 (The CW)
The Amazing Race—Season 32 (CBS)
The Bachelorette—Season 16 (ABC)
The Blacklist—Season 8 (NBC)
The Conners—Season 3 (ABC)
The Equalizer—Season 1 (CBS)
The Goldbergs—Season 8 (ABC)
The Good Doctor—Season 4 (ABC)
The Masked Singer—Season 4 (Fox)
The Neighborhood—Season 3 (CBS)
The Outpost—Season 3 (The CW)
The Right Stuff (Disney+)
The Rookie—Season 3 (ABC)
The Voice—Season 19 (NBC)
The Salisbury Poisonings (AMC)
The Undoing—Season 1 (HBO)
The Unicorn—Season 2 (CBS)
This Is Us—Season 5 (NBC)
Two Sentence Horror Stories—Season 2 (The CW)
Who Wants To be a Millionaire? (ABC)
Young Sheldon—Season 4 (CBS)

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