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The Most Anticipated TV Shows of September 2023

The Changeling's debut, Sex Education's final class, and the arrival of Gen V are all must-see TV this month.
  • Sex Education, The Changeling, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Still Up (Photos: Netflix/Apple TV+/Bravo; Primetimer graphic)
    Sex Education, The Changeling, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Still Up (Photos: Netflix/Apple TV+/Bravo; Primetimer graphic)

    This year, we won't have to wait until Halloween for frightening tales on TV. The month of September is packed with hair-raising premieres, including the highly anticipated arrival of The Changeling, a modern-day fable about the joys and terrors of parenthood, and the new season of American Horror Story (now with more Kim Kardashian). Elsewhere, Hulu's The Other Black Girl adaptation blends suspense and satire and, most terrifying of all, we have to say goodbye to the teens of Moordale (now Cavendish). 

    The Primetimer staff has once again braved the flood of fall programming, singling out the most exciting shows to watch this September. Make sure to scroll all the way to the end to find even more notable premieres.

    The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 4, Bravo

    Premieres September 5

    Does it smell like hospital in here? Nearly two years after publicly distancing herself from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Mary Cosby returns to the Bravo reality show for Season 4. With Jen Shah serving a 66-month prison sentence for wire fraud, Mary must pick fights with a different co-star, but if anything comes naturally to the church (and alleged cult) leader, it's turning a petty dispute into a season-long conflict.

    Though Mary is the cast member to watch this season, she's technically only a "friend of" the group, so she'll be competing with new Housewives Angie Katsanevas, who was promoted after last year, and Monica Garcia for screen time. Because she previously worked as Jen's assistant — and claims to have witnessed her illegal activities — Monica is familiar with the group's messy dynamic, and she immediately finds her way into the tension between returning stars Lisa Barlow, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, and Whitney Rose. Season 4 may not feature any arrests in the Beauty Lab parking lot (that we know of, at least) or plea deals, but between these six ladies, there's more than enough drama to go around as RHOSLC begins a new chapter. — Claire Spellberg Lustig

    The Changeling, Apple TV+

    Premieres September 8

    Victor LaValle’s haunting 2017 horror-fantasy novel The Changeling becomes a transportive drama in the hands of series creator Kelly Marcel, who previously traversed Terra Nova, and director Melina Matsoukas. LaKeith Stanfield and Clark Backo lead a great cast that includes Underground alum Amirah Vann and Malcolm Barrett (who brightens up the proceedings everywhere he goes). There are enough head-turning visuals to appease anyone who comes to the show for the spectacle, but the heart of the story lies in the emotional journey that new parents Apollo (Stanfield) and Emma (Backo) embark on — they face considerably more daunting challenges than 2 A.M. feedings and diaper changes in this harrowing tale. — Danette Chavez

    The Other Black Girl, Hulu

    Premieres September 13

    Hulu’s streaming identity may be in flux, but its recently launched content brand Onyx Collective has been crushing it this year with documentaries like The 1619 Project and comedies like the Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo two-hander UnPrisoned. Now the brand turns to paranoid thrillers with this promising adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ 2021 novel The Other Black Girl. Sinclair Daniel stars as Nella Rogers, an ambitious editorial assistant at a powerhouse book publisher who endures microaggressions and suffers fools with the hopes that it will all be worth it once she becomes an editor. Nella’s dreams are complicated, to say the least, by the arrival of Hazel (Ashleigh Murray), the eponymous “other Black girl.” To bring the tense action and biting humor of her novel to the small screen, Harris worked with Rashida Jones and Grown-ish alums Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey. — Danette Chavez

    American Horror Story: Delicate

    Premieres September 20

    Emma Roberts, Cara Delevingne, and Kim Kardashian (in her much-ballyhooed debut on a Ryan Murphy series) star in the latest installment of the long-running horror anthology. This season is based on the novel Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine, which the title alludes to, and will focus on the horrors of pregnancy and motherhood. The novel Has earned comparisons to Rosemary's Baby, and the promotional materials for the new season have been very spider-intensive, so for a reference-heavy producer like Murphy, those could be some big clues to the season's aesthetic. The entire season is being written by Halley Feiffer (Impeachment: American Crime Story), the first time an entire season of AHS has been written by one person. For a series that has often been dinged for inconsistency, that could help. Part One of the new season will begin airing on September, with Part Two presumably due after the strikes. — Joe Reid

    The Super Models, Apple TV+

    Premieres September 20

    What was it really like to live through the heyday of the supermodel? Some may think they have an idea because of how often the most famous people of the time were photographed and in the public eye. But nothing in the industry is ever quite what it seems, and now this docuseries is allowing four of the original supermodels from the 1980s and 1990s to tell their stories for themselves. Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington share the ups and downs of their time on the catwalks together, highlighting how their friendship and support of each other helped define their careers and pave the way for the next generation of supermodels. Roger Ross Williams (Love to Love You, Donna SummerThe Apollo) and Larissa Bills (On Pointe) direct the four-part series. — Brianna Wellen

    Sex Education Season 4, Netflix

    Premieres September 21

    After three seasons of teenage discovery, Sex Education is going out with a bang. The final installment of Netflix's acclaimed comedy shifts the action to a new school, Cavendish Sixth Form College, where Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) face a culture shock of epic proportions. The sex-negative, hyper-competitive environment of Moordale Secondary is a far cry from Cavendish's student-led approach, but as Otis gets his clinic up and running, he realizes there's a downside to the school's progressivism: He's no longer the only sex therapist on campus. That, plus the arrival of his baby sister and Maeve's (Emma Mackey) departure for Wallace University in the United States, prompts something of an identity crisis for Otis, who stares down an uncertain future as graduation approaches.

    Given its change in setting, Season 4 will introduce a variety of new characters who challenge these young adults in unexpected ways. Chief among them is Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) as Thomas Molloy, Maeve's writing professor and a popular author. Viewers will also meet Jean's (Gillian Anderson) sister Joanna (Lisa McGrillis) and Cavendish's popular clique, who, despite being known as "the Coven," have ascended to the top of the food chain because of their kindness. With the social order flipped on its head, Otis, Eric, and their friends have an unprecedented opportunity to find themselves as they begin adulthood, making for a proper send-off for these randy characters. — Claire Spellberg Lustig

    Still Up

    Premieres September 22

    Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts play a pair of insomniacs who strike up a friendship over late-night phone calls. They're not in a romantic relationship with each other, they just spend all night on the phone together and connect in a way they don't with any of their other romantic partners. Seems like the perfect setup for a romantic comedy… or a frustrating wait for these two clearly in love people to get together. The Apple TV+ series is set in London and comes from the same production house as the acclaimed I May Destroy You. The tone of Still Up looks decidedly lighter, and if Thomas and Roberts can make good on the chemistry they display in the trailer, this could be a cute, light romance. — Joe Reid

    Gen V, Prime Video

    Premieres September 29

    Superpowered people deserve a good education, too. The X-Men have Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, the Hargreeves family has The Umbrella Academy, and now we know that the Supes in the world of The Boys have Godolkin University. And like the other two schools, Godolkin has plenty of dark secrets bubbling beneath the surface. This spin-off promises to keep the hilariously unhinged spirit from The Boys going strong, this time with a younger set of Supes testing the limits of their powers. Jax Sinclair stars as Marie Moreua, a blood bender with her sights set on being the first Black woman The Seven, an ambitious goal that puts a target on her back from her first day at Godolkin. But who is more dangerous, her overly competitive classmates or those running the school? When Vought International gets involved, it’s impossible to know if anyone’s intentions are good. — Brianna Wellen

    Other Notable September Premieres

    The Wheel of Time (Prime Video): Season 2 premiere, September 1
    Disenchantment (Netflix): Fifth and final season premiere, September 1
    Love Is Blind: After the Altar (Netflix): Season 5 premiere, September 1
    Never Let Him Go (Hulu): Docuseries premiere, September 6
    Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America (Netflix): Docuseries premiere, September 6
    Predators (Netflix): Nature series premiere, September 6
    Top Boy (Netflix): Final season premiere, September 6
    Virgin River (Netflix): Season 5 premiere, September 7
    The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon (AMC/AMC+): Series premiere, September 10
    The Swarm (The CW): Series premiere, September 12
    Michelle Wolf: It's Great to Be Here (Netflix): Comedy special premiere, September 12
    Welcome to Wrexham (FX): Season 2 premiere, September 12
    The Morning Show (Apple TV+): Season 3 premiere, September 13
    Wilderness (Prime Video): Series premiere, September 15
    The Gold (Paramount+): Series premiere, September 17
    Young Love (Max): Series premiere, September 21
    The Continental: From the World of John Wick (Peacock): Series premiere, September 22
    Krapopolis (Fox): Series premiere, September 24
    The Irrational (NBC): Series premiere, September 25
    Survivor (CBS): Season 45 premiere, September 27
    Castlevania: Nocturne (Netflix): Series premiere, September 28
    Starstruck (Max): Season 3 premiere, September 28
    The Kardashians (Hulu): Season 4 premiere, September 28
    The New York Times Presents: How to Fix a Pageant (FX): Premieres September 29

    TOPICS: American Horror Story: Delicate, Apple TV+, Bravo, FX, Hulu, Max, Netflix, The Changeling, Krapopolis, The Other Black Girl, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Sex Education, Starstruck, Still Up, The Super Models, Virgin River, Dan Harmon, Kim Kardashian, LaKeith Stanfield, Ryan Murphy