The quality of the fall TV season’s early offerings swings wildly from awful to binge-worthy, but there’s no doubt about the quantity: The September 2018 TV premieres calendar is crowded.

One of the biggest question marks is the latest season of FX’s “American Horror Story.“ The new “Apocalypse“ brings together characters from the first season, called “Murder House,“ and the third, title “Coven.“

Set in a dystopian future, the season will follow survivors who move into an outpost that seems to be run by Ms. Wilhemina Venable (Sarah Paulson) and Ms. Miriam Mead (Kathy Bates). Joan Collins joins many returning cast members for the season, which goes underground Sept. 12.

Watch the AHS trailer below, and check out the rest of the calendar for premiere dates of your old and new favorites.

 

American Horror Story: Apocalypse trailer

September 2018 TV premieres

Saturday, Sept. 1

Streaming

  • “Miss Sherlock,” HBO Go & Now (U.S. premiere; HBO Asia adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories set in Japan with women playing the major characters)
  • “Monkey Twins,” Netflix (season 1; fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring)
  • “La Catedral del Mar,” Netflix (season 1; in 14th-century Barcelona, serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs disdain of noble class, suspicion of Inquisition)
  • “Sisters,” Netflix (season 1; dad’s deathbed confession leads Julia to discover she has more than 100 brothers and two sisters)

Sunday, Sept. 2

7 p.m.

  • “Married to Medicine,” Bravo (season 6)
Monday, Sept. 3

Streaming

  • “A Place to Call Home,” Acorn TV (6th & final season)
  • “A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities,” Netflix (season 1; 2 brainy beauty queens and one fateful decision)

9 p.m.

  • “POV: Voices of the Sea,” PBS (doc; 30-something mother of four longing for a better life in Cuba)
  • “Twisted Sisters,” ID (series premiere; shocking crimes committed by sisters)
  • “Baked,” Food (series premiere; best in breads, pastries and bakery bites)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 4

9 p.m.

  • “Mayans M.C.,” FX (series premiere; set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes returns from prison to become a prospect in Mayans M.C. charter on Cali/Mexi border)
  • “The Purge,” USA, Syfy (series premiere; based on movie franchise about 12-hour period when all crime is legal, including murder)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5

9 p.m.

  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” FXX (season 13) 

 

Thursday, Sept. 6

Streaming

  • “54 Hours,” Sundance Now (mini premiere; 4-part drama based on 1988 Gladbeck bank robbery and hostage crisis)
  • “Pistorius,” Prime Video (4-part doc; explores case of South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp)

8 p.m.

  • “Bite Club,” Food (series premiere; Tyler Florence brings together five of a city’s most talented chefs to battle in unfamiliar restaurant)

 

Friday, Sept. 7

Streaming

  • “Six Dreams,” Prime Video (season 1;  behind-the-scenes look at Spain’s top football league, LaLiga)
  • “Iron Fist,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Atypical,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Cable Girls,” Netflix (season 3)
  • “First and Last,” Netflix (doc series; inside Georgia’s Gwinnett County Jail)
  • “City of Joy,” Netflix (doc; women who’ve been sexually brutalized in Congo begin to heal at City of Joy center)
  • “The Most Assassinated Woman in the World,” Netflix (movie; actress famous for her gory death scenes at the Grand Guignol Theater contends with stalker and ghosts from her past in 1930s Paris)
  • “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” Netflix (movie; smart high school girl Sierra teams up with popular girl hoping to win over her crush)
  • “Next Gen,” Netflix (animated film; friendship with top-secret robot turns lonely girl’s life into thrilling adventure)
  • “Pete the Cat,” Prime Video (season 1A; kids’ show)
  • “Wishenpoof,” Prime Video (season 2B)
  • “Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters,” Netflix (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “Stand Up to Cancer,” ABC (special)

8 p.m.

  • “Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars,” WEtv (season 11)

9 p.m.

  • “Wyeth,” PBS (“American Masters” premiere; artist Andrew Wyeth explored)

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

8 p.m.

  • “Wedding of Dreams,” Hallmark (movie; former pop sensation has chance to return to big time, endangering quiet new life with her fiancé)
  • “John Ritter: Behind Closed Doors,” Reelz (special; Natalie Morales explores actor’s life)

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

7 p.m.

  • “Rel,” Fox (preview)
  • “The Bad Seed,” Lifetime (movie; remake of iconic 1956 psychological horror film sees father question whether daughter might have orchestrated horrific incident at her school)

8 p.m.

  • “The Miniaturist,” PBS (“Masterpiece” premiere; woman discovers secrets about her new hubby and home through miniature figures mysteriously sent to her)
  • “The Last Ship,” TNT (fifth & final season)
  • “The Deuce,” HBO (season 2)
  • “Shameless,” Showtime (season 9)
  • “2019 Miss America Competition,” ABC (special)
  • “Paranormal Survivor,” Travel (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Kidding,” Showtime (series premiere; icon of children’s TV faces personal crisis, slowly losing his sanity)
  • “You,” Lifetime (series premiere; obsessive yet brilliant 20-something uses technology to make woman of his dreams fall for him)
  • “Scariest Night of My Life,” Travel (series premiere; “true” stories of victims of paranormal mayhem)
  • “Ashlee+Evan,” E! (series premiere; life of Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross)
Sneak peek 1st episode of Kidding

 

Monday, Sept. 10

Streaming

  • “Jack Irish,” Acorn TV (season 2)
  • “RelationShipped,” Facebook Watch (season 2)

7:30 p.m.

  • “CBS Fall Preview,” CBS (special; first look at fall TV shows)

9 p.m.

  • “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age,” HBO (doc; online dating industry’s impact on gender issues and finding lasting love)
  • “Aloha Builds,” DIY (series premiere; affordable house revamps)

10 p.m.

  • “Amanpour and Company,” PBS (series premiere; Christiane Amanpour leads in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Streaming

  • “Daniel Sloss: Lives Shows,” Netflix (stand-up special)
  • “The Resistance Banker,” Netflix (movie; risking family and future, banker in occupied Amsterdam slows Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the Resistance)

7 p.m.

  • “The Great American Read,” PBS (season 2)

9 p.m.

  • “Flipping Out,” Bravo (season 11)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Streaming

  • “Hold the Sunset,” BritBox (U.S. premiere;  widow’s plans with an old flame interrupted when her adult son moves back home)
  • “Life,” Netflix (season 1; patient-centered ER doctor and hospital’s newly-appointed CEO clash at Korea’s top university medical center)
  • “On My Skin,” Netflix (movie; drug arrest leads Stefano Cucchi into Italy’s broken legal system in story based on true events)

9 p.m.

  • “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” FX (season 8)

 

Thursday, Sept. 13

Streaming

  • “Snatch,” Sony Crackle (season 2)
  • “Acursian,” Webtoon app (season 1; man must settle centuries-long family squabble among gods in order to get his family back)

7 p.m.

  • “The Oslo Diaries,” HBO (doc; behind-the-scenes look at 1992-95 Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations leading to Oslo Accords)

8 p.m.

  • “Flip or Flop Atlanta,” HGTV (season 2)

 

Friday, Sept. 14

Streaming

  • “The First,” Hulu (season 1; crew of astronauts attempt to become first humans on Mars)
  • “Forever,” Prime Video (season 1; suburban couple decide to shake up lives by taking a ski trip)
  • “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” Netflix (season 1; talk show)
  • “American Vandal,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “BoJack Horseman,” Netflix (season 5)
  • “Ingobernable,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes,” Netflix (season 2A)
  • “Last Hope,” Netflix (season 1; after causing near extinction of mankind, scientist must fight ecological disaster he created)
  • “The Land of Steady Habits,” Netflix (film; after leaving his wife and his job, Anders begins quest to reassemble fractured life)
  • “The Angel,” Netflix (movie; top Egyptian government official walks dangerously thin line as Israeli spy; based on true story)
  • “Bleach,” Netflix (movie; high schooler gains unwanted reaper abilities)
  • “Boca Juniors Confidential,” Netflix (docuseries; Argentine soccer power Boca Juniors)
  • “Car Masters: Rust to Riches,” Netflix (reality show; colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls eclectic collection of cars)
  • “Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs,” Netflix (kids show; music videos featuring monster friends)
  • “The Dragon Prince” Netflix (kids show; 2 human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elven assassin sent to kill them)

7 p.m.

  • “World’s Most Evil Killers,” Reelz (new episodes)

9 p.m.

  • “Haunted Live,” Travel (series premiere; viewers join live paranormal investigations alongside Tennessee Wraith Chasers)
  • “Mexico Untamed,” Nat Geo Wild (miniseries premiere; Mexico’s diverse wildlife)

 

Saturday. Sept. 15

6 p.m.

  • “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers,” Oxygen (doc series; look at Dec. 2014 burning murder of Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers) 

8 p.m.

  • “Yellowstone,” BBC America (doc; Yellowstone National Park)”Love in Design,” Hallmark (movie; rehab show host has to work with her ex, who is architect on her latest project)

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

10 p.m.

  • “2018 Fall Harvest Preview Special,” Hallmark (special; look at upcoming programming)

 

Monday, Sept. 17

7 p.m.

  • “70th Primetime Emmy Awards,” NBC (special; “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che host)
  • “Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes,” Fox (special; culled from more than 100 hours of footage)
  • “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Nickelodeon (series premiere; turtle sibs discover new powers and encounter mystical world beneath New York City)

9 p.m.

  • “POV: 93Queen,” PBS (doc; group of tenacious Hasidic women smash patriarchy in their enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn)

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Streaming

  • “D.L. Hughley: Contrarian,” Netflix (stand-up special)

8 p.m.

  • “Life Below Zero,” Nat Geo (season 11)

9 p.m.

  • “The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us,” NBC (special; clips, interviews with the stars and creators, and a behind-the-scenes look)
  • “Sweet Home Sextuplets,” TLC (series premiere; Courtney and Eric Waldrop and their three older boys welcome sextuplet babies)

9:30 p.m.

  • “The Hunt for The Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold,” Viceland (series premiere; comedy/investigation hybrid searches for potentially damaging recordings of Trump)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Streaming

  • “Bancroft,” BritBox (U.S. premiere; ambitious police recruit’s cold case investigation threatens detective sergeant’s stellar career)

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

Streaming

  • “Dead Lucky,” Sundance Now (miniseries; Detective Grace Gibbs hunts armed robber who killed her junior officer & best friend of her new trainee Charlie Fung, who blames Grace)

 

Friday, Sept. 21

Streaming

  • “The Good Cop,” Netflix (season 1; disgraced NYPD officer who never followed rules offers his obsessively honest NYPD detective son advice)
  • “Maniac,” Netflix (limited series; 2 strangers find themselves caught in pharmaceutical trial gone awry)
  • “Nappily Ever After,” Netflix (film; woman learns what happens when being perfect isn’t enough)
  • “Quincy,” Netflix (doc; life and career of legendary music producer Quincy Jones)
  • “Battlefish,” Netflix (doc series; fishing crews pursue lucrative albacore tuna in competitive waters off Oregon coast)
  • “Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan,” Netflix (anime series; dragon chooses recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie to be his pilot)
  • “Hilda,” Netflix (kids show; Hilda travels from wilderness full of elves and giants to city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures)

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

Streaming

  • “You Kiddin’ Me?!” Facebook Watch (series premiere; celeb prank show)

8 p.m.

  • “Truly, Madly, Sweetly,” Hallmark (movie; pastry chef and business man forced to work together to restore old bakery given to them in will)

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

7 p.m.

  • “9-1-1,” Fox (season 2 premiere, part 1)

8 p.m.

  • “Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest,” Disney XD (series premiere; Black Panther and Avengers defend New York City from monster invasion)

Monday, Sept. 24

Streaming

  • “Ackley Bridge,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere, season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” HBO (doc; look at the actress’ life)
  • “The Voice,” NBC (season 15)
  • “The Resident,” Fox (season 2)
  • “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS (season 12)
  • “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC (season 27)

7:30 p.m.

  • “Young Sheldon,” CBS (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “9-1-1,” Fox (season 2 premiere, part 2)
  • “Magnum P.I.” CBS (series premiere; update of classic series in which former Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum becomes private eye in Hawaii)
  • “Shifting Gears,” Discovery (season premiere)
  • “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: Ray J & Princess’ Labor of Love,” VH1 (special; they welcome new baby)
  • “Halloween Baking Championship,” Food (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Manifest,” NBC (series premiere; plane that reappears 5 years after it vanished and its passengers haven’t aged)
  • “POV: Survivors,” PBS (doc; Sierra Leonean filmmaker Arthur Pratt presents intimate portrait of his country during Ebola outbreak)
  • “The Good Doctor,” ABC (season 2)
  • “Bull,” CBS (season 3)
  • “Bravo’s Play by Play,” Bravo (talk show premiere; host Jerry O’Connell and guest dish on what’s happened on Bravo shows)

Tuesday, Sept. 25

5 a.m.

  • “13 Days of Doctor Who,” BBC America (marathon of all episodes of modern era “Doctor Who,” with former Doctors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, ending with Oct. 7 premiere of new season)

7 p.m.

  • “The Voice,” NBC (season 15; Tuesday episodes)
  • “The Gifted,” Fox (season 2)
  • “NCIS,” CBS (season 16)

8 p.m.

  • “FBI,” CBS (series premiere; inner workings of New York office of Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • “This Is Us,” NBC (season 3)
  • “Lethal Weapon,” Fox (season 2)

9 p.m.

  • “New Amsterdam,” NBC (series premiere; new medical director shakes up hospital)
  • “Mr. Inbetween,” FX (series premiere; Ray Shoesmith is father, ex-husband, boyfriend, best friend—and criminal for hire)
  • “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS (season 5)

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Streaming

  • “Norsemen,” Netflix (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • “Chicago Med,” NBC (season 4)
  • “Empire,” Fox (season 5)
  • “Survivor,” CBS (season 37; 90 minutes)
  • “The Goldbergs,” ABC (season 6)

7:30 p.m.

  • “American Housewife,” ABC (season 3)

8 p.m.

  • “Chicago Fire,” NBC (season 7)
  • “Star,” Fox (season 3)
  • “Modern Family,” ABC (season 10)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Single Parents,” ABC (series premiere; adult friends lean on each other to raise their children)
  • “Big Brother,” CBS (90-minute season finale)

9 p.m.

  • “A Million Little Things,” ABC (series premiere; friends coping with an unexpected loss)
  • “Chicago P.D.” NBC (season 6)
  • “South Park,” Comedy Central (season 22)

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

Streaming

  • “Exeter,” Sundance Now (visual podcast; detective is forced to reconcile errors of a past case when a woman she convicted of murder is exonerated after 10 years in prison; uses dynamic captioning, meaning words and phrases in dialogue are animated onscreen)

6:30 p.m.

  • “Thursday Night Football,” Fox (um, football)

7 p.m.

  • “The Good Place,” NBC (season 3; 1 hour)
  • “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC (season 15, 2 hours)
  • “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS (day, time premiere)

7:30 p.m.

  • “Young Sheldon,” CBS (day, time premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Law & Order: SVU,” NBC (season 20; 2 hours)
  • “Mom,” CBS (season 6)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Murphy Brown,” CBS (season premiere; revival of 90s series)

9 p.m.

  • “S.W.A.T.” CBS (season 2)
  • “How to Get Away with Murder,” ABC (season 5)

11:30 p.m.

  • “Tracey Ullman’s Show,” HBO (season 3)

Friday, Sept. 28

Streaming

  • “King Lear,” Prime Video (season 1; updated Shakespeare tragedy sees king give bequests to two of his three daughters resulting in terrible consequences)
  • “Hold the Dark,” Netflix (film; naturalist summoned to a remote Alaskan village finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery)
  • “Chef’s Table,” Netflix (season 5)
  • “El Marginal,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Forest of Piano,” Netflix (season 1; chance meeting transforms lives, music of 2 very different musicians)
  • “The 3rd Eye,” Netflix (film; 2 sisters move back to their childhood home, where one sees dark presence)
  • “Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane,” Netflix (doc; priest from Sandy Hook, Conn., bonds with Scottish priest who experienced similar school tragedy)
  • “Two Catalonias,” Netflix (doc; complexities of Catalonia’s politics and the fight for its independence from Spain)
  • “Lost Song,” Netflix (anime series; war looms over kingdom of Neunatia, where 2 young women are both burdened and blessed by power of song)
  • “Made in Mexico,” Netflix (reality show; opulent lifestyles and infamous dynasties of Mexico City’s socialites)
  • “Reboot: The Guardian Code,” Netflix (season 2)
  • “Skylanders Academy,” Netflix (season 3)

6:50 p.m.

  • “Under The Sea: A Descendants Story,” Disney (special; Mal and Uma face-off in an underwater showdown)

7 p.m.

  • “MacGyver,” CBS (season 3)
  • “Last Man Standing,” Fox (network premiere)

7:30 p.m.

  • “The Cool Kids,” Fox (series premiere; group of friends living in retirement community are willing to break every rule in order to have fun)

8 p.m.

  • “Family Guy,” Fox (season 16)
  • “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS (season 9)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Rel,” Fox (time period premiere; recently divorced husband and father makes fresh start on Chicago’s West Side)

9 p.m.

  • “Dateline NBC,” NBC (season premiere)
  • “Blue Bloods,” CBS (season 9)

Saturday, Sept. 29

8 p.m.

  • “All My Heart 3,” Hallmark (movie; Jenny and Brian’s wedding plans are interrupted when trouble looms for their inn)
  • “48 Hours,” CBS (season 31; 2-hour premiere)

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

6 p.m.

  • “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC (season 29)

6:30 p.m.

  • “60 Minutes,” CBS (season 51)

7 p.m.

  • “Air Disasters,” Smithsonian (season 11)

7:30 p.m.

  • “God Friended Me,” CBS (series premiere; outspoken atheist receives friend request on social media from God)

8 p.m.

  • “Poldark,” PBS (“Masterpiece” premiere, season 4)

8:30 p.m.

  • “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS (season 10)