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    27 Returning TV Shows That Are Worth Keeping Up On This Fall

    Modern Family, The Good Place, Supernatural, HTGAWM, and Arrow will all start their final seasons.

    1. The Good Place


    The Good Place is entering its final season this fall and while I feel like we've just gotten to know the Soul Squad, I'm excited to see how the show wraps. This show throws a lot of surprises at fans and it'll be worth watching its final run live.

    When it returns: Sept. 26 on NBC

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–3 on Netflix

    2. The Crown


    With Olivia Colman taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy, it's safe to assume that this season of The Crown will be unlike any other season. Season 3 will dive into Elizabeth's reign between 1964 and 1976. While no official storylines have been revealed, during that period there was the Apollo 11 moon landing, the unmasking of Sir Anthony Blunt as a Soviet spy, the decolonization of Africa and the Caribbean, and much more.

    When it returns: Nov. 17 on Netflix

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–2 on Netflix

    3. Superstore


    A criminally underrated NBC comedy, Superstore has truly hit its stride in the last few seasons. Being able to perfectly balance comedy with heart is where this show thrives. Season 5 is definitely a must-watch.

    When it returns: Sept. 26 on NBC

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–4 on Hulu

    4. This Is Us


    While the Pearsons will still be at the center of This Is Us, nearly 10 new cast members are joining in Season 4. This show hinges on continuity and Season 4 will explore the future more than ever before.

    When it returns: Sept. 24 on NBC

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–3 on Hulu

    5. How to Get Away With Murder


    The hit Viola Davis–led series will end this year after six jaw-dropping seasons. Since this is a Shondaland series, you can bet that HTGAWM will not be slowing down this year. Following a Season 5 cliffhanger, the series will hit the ground running and you don't want to miss how it all ends.

    When it returns: Sept. 26 on ABC

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–5 on Netflix

    6. American Horror Story: 1984


    The latest AHS season looks like a horror movie fan's dream and I'm so excited for it. The new season will star Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, Matthew Morrison, and Leslie Grossman. Also, it's the first season without Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, which will be interesting for longtime AHS fans.

    When it returns: Sept. 18 on FX

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–7 on Netflix

    7. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia


    The hilarious FX series is entering a historic season this fall. When It's Always Sunny's 14th season premieres, it will tie with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action TV comedy in history. Having aired more seasons than Friends and M*A*S*H, this season will continue to cement the show among the greats.

    When it returns: Sept. 25 on FXX

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–13 on Hulu*

    *If you catch up on THIRTEEN seasons of It's Always Sunny in two weeks, I'll buy you a round at Paddy's Pub.

    8. Arrow

    The CW

    It's the superhero series that started the entire DCTV universe and it's getting ready to come to an end. If you ever watched Arrow during its eight-season run, now is the time to jump back in. The final season will feature the return of some fan-favorite characters and will lead to Oliver's presumed death in the massive crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths."

    When it returns: Oct. 15 on the CW

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–7 on Netflix

    9. Plus, every other Arrowverse show

    The CW

    So, this is a TON of shows, but if you want to fully enjoy "Crisis on Infinite Earths," watching The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning is essential. Think of this crossover event as the DCTV equivalent of Avengers: Endgame. The crossover will span multiple nights and will be a must-watch event. Plus, this is the first time Black Lightning will be part of the crossover.

    When they return: Supergirl on Oct. 6, Black Lightning on Oct. 7, The Flash on Oct. 8, and Legends of Tomorrow will premiere mid-season.

    How to catch up: Every season is streaming on Netflix*

    *If you catch up on 22 seasons of every single Arrowverse show in a month, you have not failed this city.

    10. Riverdale

    The CW

    After a season involving the Gargoyle King, the Farm, and levitating babies, Riverdale appears to be getting back to basics. Similar to Season 1, the new season will deal with more high school drama and less...cults. Basically, if Season 1 Riverdale was your jam, Season 4 is worth checking out. Also, the premiere will be a touching tribute to Luke Perry.

    When it returns: Oct. 9 on the CW

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–3 on Netflix

    11. Elite


    Elite is the best teen TV show right now and Season 2 only proves this point even more. The Spanish Netflix series is a perfect combination of Gossip Girl and How to Get Away With Murder, so if you love both those shows, what are you waiting for?

    When it returns: Sept. 6 on Netflix

    How to catch up: Season 1 on Netflix

    12. A Million Little Things


    One of the biggest new TV shows last year, A Million Little Things will only continue to build upon the questions left unanswered in Season 1. While the show is still in its early stages, now is the time to binge it.

    When it returns: Sept. 26 on ABC

    How to catch up: Season 1 on Hulu

    13. Supernatural

    The CW

    It's the end of an era for the CW and it will certain go out with a bang. After 15 jaw-dropping, fun, and heartfelt seasons, Sam and Dean are parking the Impala once and for all. Whether you watched earlier seasons and fell behind or if you've seen all 327 episodes and counting, you can't miss Supernatural's final ride.

    When it returns: Oct. 10 on the CW

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–14 on Netflix*

    *If you catch up on FOURTEEN seasons of Supernatural in a month, you deserve to drive Dean's Impala.

    14. The End of the F***ing World


    A niche Netflix series, The End of the F***ing World will finally return with Season 2 this fall. Season 1 ended on a massive cliffhanger, so it'll be interesting to see where the show goes in the upcoming season. If you're looking for a quick TV show to binge-watch, look no further.

    When it returns: November on Netflix

    How to catch up: Season 1 on Netflix

    15. Shameless


    One word: Gallavich. Shameless Season 10 will reintroduce Mickey and Ian's story after the duo reunited. While Ian was in last season, this marks the first time we'll regularly be seeing Mickey since Season 7. Also, this marks the first season without Emmy Rossum.

    When it returns: Nov. 3 on Showtime

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–9 on Netflix

    16. Modern Family


    The beloved ABC comedy will come to an end after 11 hilarious and groundbreaking seasons. Since the series is still a traditional sitcom, you don't have to have seen every single episode to understand what is going on now. If you were ever a fan of Modern Family, the final season will be a must-see.

    When it returns: Sept. 25 on ABC

    How to catch up: Only Season 10 on Hulu

    17. Black-ish


    The hit ABC series continues to be a quintessential TV comedy. Going into its sixth season, Black-ish will continue to explore the Johnsons' family dynamics in an honest and hilarious way. Plus, the two spinoff series, Grown-ish and Mixed-ish, are worth watching too.

    When it returns: Sept. 24 on ABC

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–5 on Hulu

    18. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Amazon Prime

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel keeps getting bigger and bigger, and Season 3 is no exception. If you're a fan of the fast-paced and witty dialogue of Gilmore Girls, this series is definitely worth checking out and keeping up on.

    When it returns: Dec. 6 on Amazon Prime

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–2 on Amazon Prime

    19. Grey's Anatomy


    Grey's Anatomy has finally rebounded after both Derek and Cristina's exits and I can honestly say that last season got back to basics and was the best in several years. With Ellen Pompeo confidently taking charge alongside showrunner Krista Vernoff, Grey's is still the perfect network TV show to keep up on.

    When it returns: Sept. 26 on ABC

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–15 on Netflix*

    *If you catch up on FIFTEEN seasons of Grey's in two weeks, you deserve to be chief of surgery at Grey Sloan.

    20. Empire


    The groundbreaking hit Fox series will take its final bow this fall after six seasons. Empire delivered some crucial TV moments throughout the years and TBH, it will be tough to see Taraji P. Henson hang up Cookie's jacket for good. If you watched this show in Season 1, the final season promises to be a perfect bookend to the first one.

    When it returns: Sept. 24 on Fox

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–5 on Hulu

    21. Letterkenny


    Letterkenny is a hilarious Canadian comedy that follows a group of people who live in a small rural town. Think of it as the R-rated version of Schitt's Creek. The show currently has a small but passionate fanbase and deserves to be beloved by many more.

    When it returns: Oct. 14 on Hulu

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–6 on Hulu

    22. Sorry for Your Loss

    Facebook Watch

    A very underrated series, Sorry for Your Loss beautifully deals with the complicated grieving process. With Elizabeth Olsen at the center, the series perfectly combines moments of pure heartbreak and humor. It's a quick show to binge-watch and it's 100% worth figuring out what the heck Facebook Watch is.

    When it returns: Oct. 1 on Facebook Watch

    How to catch up: Season 1 on Facebook Watch

    23. Legacies

    The CW

    The Vampire Diaries spinoff not only pays perfect homage to its predecessors, but it has carved out its own Buffy-esque, monster-of-the-week format that works perfectly on the CW. If you were a fan of TVD in its prime, Legacies is worth watching.

    When it returns: Oct. 10 on the CW

    How to catch up: Season 1 on Netflix

    24. New Amsterdam


    Another hit TV series from last season, New Amsterdam is a great modern medical drama. With this fall marking its second season, it's the perfect time to start the series.

    When it returns: Sept. 24 on NBC

    How to catch up: Season 1 on Hulu

    25. Marvel's Runaways

    Marvel / Hulu

    Marvel's Runaways is doubling down on superhero teenagers this season. The Freeform series Cloak & Dagger will officially be crossing over and I'm so excited. If you're a fan of superhero TV shows, Runaways is the perfect binge-watch. Also, if you're not watching Cloak & Dagger, it's another TV series that deserves more people's attention.

    When it returns: Dec. 13 on Hulu

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–2 on Hulu

    26. All American

    The CW

    Coming off a memorable first season, the CW football drama will continue to deal with Spencer going back and forth between his two worlds. If you were a Friday Night Lights fan, this is another show that deals with more than what happens on the football field.

    When it returns: Oct. 7 on the CW

    How to catch up: Season 1 on Netflix

    27. The Walking Dead


    While The Walking Dead isn't officially ending after this upcoming season, it's saying goodbye to another beloved cast member. Season 10 will be the last one for Danai Gurira's Michonne. While the series has definitely seen its better days, if you love Michonne it's worth watching her final moments this fall.

    When it returns: Oct. 6 on AMC

    How to catch up: Seasons 1–9 on Netflix

    Which returning TV shows are you excited for this fall? Tell us in the comments below!

    A previous version of this post had a different date for Black Lightning's return.