September is a huge month for books but we also have Fall TV competing for our attention! Here are the new and returning shows I have my eye on:
Atlanta – Sept. 6, FX.
Atlanta is about two cousins trying to make it in the Atlanta rap scene. This half-hour series stars (and was created by) Donald Glover. Glover says he wanted to make “Twin Peaks with rappers.” Sounds good to me!
Better Things – Sept. 8, FX
Better Things stars Pamela Adlon as an actress and divorced mom raising three daughters on her own.
This is Us – Sept. 20, NBC.
In the dramedy This is Us, three characters share the same birthday and some interesting similarities.
The Good Place – Sept. 19, NBC.
This new sitcom from Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Rec) stars Kristen Bell as a new resident at The Good Place, an afterlife for good people, where Bell doesn’t feel she’s earned a spot.
Designated Survivor – Sept. 21, ABC.
Designated Survivor is a political thriller about a low-level Cabinet member who becomes POTUS after a devastating attack kills everyone else in line for the job. Stars Kiefer Sutherland, Maggie Q and Kal Penn.
Sept. 14 American Horror Story
Sept. 19 The Voice
Sept. 20 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Sept. 21 Empire, Modern Family, black-ish
Sept. 22 Grey’s Anatomy, Superstore, How to Get Away with Murder
Sept. 25 Quantico
Sept. 28 Younger
And here are a few bookish movies I have my eye on:
The Light Between Oceans – In theaters Sept. 2. With a 61% Rotten Tomatoes score this book adaptation seems like a safe bet. I still haven’t read this one, though maybe the movie will encourage me to pick it up!
Bridget Jones’s ‘ Baby – In theaters Sept. 16. For nostalgia’s sake (and Patrick Dempsey) I’m game to see this one. I never read Mad about the Boy but it seems like this movie doesn’t follow that plot anyway.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – In theaters Sept. 30. Tim Burton seems like a perfect fit for this book adaptation and I plan to see it opening weekend.
What will you be watching this month?