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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)

Returns: Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: This show that famously never really changes looked as if it was going to make a huge change: Dennis (Glenn Howerton) left Philadelphia and the Gang to go raise a son he just learned he had.

What's Next: Psych! Dennis isn't going anywhere! But even Sunny reacts to changing cultural conversations around it, and Dennis' twisted misogyny will be addressed in a #MeToo-themed episode.

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Atypical (Netflix)

Returns: Friday, Sept. 7

Where We Left Off: Autistic teenager Sam (Kier Gilchrist) spent the entire season trying to find love, and while he struck out with his therapist Julia, he did manage to make a genuine romantic connection with Paige. Well, genuine enough to get him a hand job in the fake igloo at the winter dance. Sam really considers that a win, so we do too. Meanwhile, his younger sister Casey (Bridgette Landy-Paine) got accepted to a fancy private school on a track scholarship, and after some pushing from her boyfriend Evan decided to go, but not before imploding her parents marriage. The final scene of the season found Doug (Michael Rapaport) discovering Casey's message on the kitchen calendar revealing Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh) had an affair with the bartender.

What's Next: There's a bit of a Gardner family crisis at the beginning of Season 2 as Doug and Elsa try to decide how to move forward. Sam trades trying to find love for finding independence after his guidance counselor (Casey Wilson) pushes for him to apply to college, and Casey finds that private school isn't all it was cracked up to be. Both she and Sam have to find ways to cope in environments without their comforting people, which makes for an interesting and surprising second season as they continue to come into their own.

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The Deuce (HBO)

Returns: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: It was 1972, and sex worker Eileen Merrell (Maggie Gyllenhaal), bar owner Vincent Martino (James Franco) and half-crooked beat cop Chris Alston (Lawrence Gillard Jr.) were starting their ascent from the gutter to a slightly less bleak gutter.

What's Next: The story jumps forward in time to 1977, aka the age of disco, punk rock and mainstream pornography. Eileen is an ever-more-ambitious porn star, director, editor and entrepreneur, while Alston made detective and Vincent has mo' money and mo' problems with his degenerate gambler brother Frankie (Franco again).

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Shameless (Showtime)

Returns: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Fiona (Emmy Rossum) had some bumps in her first year as a landlord, but she managed to come out a bit wiser for it. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) struggled to maintain his sobriety when both his role models fell off the wagon, but his determination to not end up like them kept him on the straight and narrow -- which is a lot better than where Ian (Cameron Monaghan) ended up. After taking up the cause to get Trevor (Elliott Fletcher)'s trans teens a new home, he became a martyr for the cause and was anointed as Gay Jesus. Unfortunately, his protests landed him in jail at the end of the season.

What's Next: Season 9 will be Emmy Rossum's last, but before she departs Fiona will return to guardian mode, at least at the beginning of the season, to try and find the bail money needed to get Ian out of jail. However, Gay Jesus seems to have found a higher calling on the inside and isn't ready to leave. Meanwhile, Lip finds himself an unexpected guardian after he takes in his ex-hook-up-partner's niece, who was abandoned at the motorcycle shop where he works. Elsewhere, Debbie (Emma Kinney) is sticking it to the man after finding out she's earning less as a welder than her male counterparts, and Frank (William H. Macy) is making waves by sleeping with every woman in the Hopkins Academy PTA. Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox are also appearing in guest roles this season.

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American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX)

Returns: Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10/9c on FX

Where We Left Off: Murder House left off with the Harmons dead but happy together, living out their afterlives in the haunted house while Constance (Jessica Lange) adopted Vivien and Tate's (Evan Peters) son Michael, aka the Antichrist. Coven ended with Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) being named the new Supreme and Kyle (Peters) strangling Madison (Emma Roberts) to death. As one of her first new acts as Supreme, Cordelia went public about the existence of witches and opened Mrs. Robichaux's with a new class of students. Sadly, Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) also met her maker when Ramona Royale (Angela Bassett) killed her while visiting the Cortez in Hotel.

What's Next: It's the end of the world. Literally. Almost all of your Murder House and Coven favorites - including Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Stevie Nicks, Taissa Farmiga and the unrivaled Jessica Lange - are returning for the highly anticipated crossover season, which will also find Cody Fern taking on the role of the now-grown Michael Langdon.

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BoJack Horseman (Netflix)

Returns: Friday, Sept. 14

Where We Left Off: BoJack Horseman, TV's premiere anthropomorphic alcoholic horse who also happens to be a former sitcom star from the '90s, discovered that Hollyhock was actually his half-sister, so expect him to turn out to be a terrible big brother in Season 5. Elsewhere, Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter hit a snag in their relationship, and it's not just because she's a human and he's a dog.

What's Next: BoJack becomes the star of a new show called Philbert, and guess what? His life is just as f---ed up as it was before. The season is already drawing rave reviews, with one episode being labeled a particular standout.

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9-1-1 (Fox)

Returns: Sunday, Sept. 23 after NFL

Where We Left Off: Amid calamities galore, Sgt. Athena Grant (Angela Bassett) and Captain Nash (Peter Krause) found solace in each other's arms as Connie Britton's Abby Clark rode off into the sunset.

What's Next: While Britton is obviously irreplaceable, Jennifer Love Hewitt is certainly going to try! The actress joins the Ryan Murphy-created series as Maddie, the next 9-1-1 operator with nerves of steel. And she'll need it: a terrible earthquake frames the opening episode.

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The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Returns: Monday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) got married! Mark Hamill officiated! It was about as sweet and heartfelt as Big Bang gets!

What's Next: Big Bang will probably stay more sweet and heartfelt than usual as it take a victory lap in its final season. Expect a lot of returning guest stars, like Keith Carradine as Penny's dad. Maybe he's coming back to finally reveal Penny's maiden name?! One can only hope.

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The Good Doctor (ABC)

Returns: Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: Shaun (Freddie Highmore) discovered Glassman (Richard Schiff) had a potentially terminal brain tumor, which threw him into a frenzy to find a cure. This led him to almost make a fatal mistake during surgery, but then Shaun was then able to find a way for Glassman to have a biopsy done, thus giving the man a chance to live. Unfortunately, Shaun's job is now in jeopardy because the two decided to come clean to Dr. Andrews (Hill Harper), who could use Shaun's mistake and Glassman's diagnosis to take over as president of the hospital.

What's Next: The Season 2 premiere picks up almost immediately after the Season 1 finale, so we'll see very quickly how Andrew reacts to Shaun's confession and whether he'll hold Glassman to the deal he made in which he agreed to step down if Shaun ever made a mistake. The rest of the team, meanwhile, is rallying for Shaun to prove he deserves to stay at the hospital, but it remains to be seen if it will be enough to save his career. Elsewhere, House alum Lisa Edelstein joins the cast as Glassman's doctor, and their complicated history will make his treatment an interesting ride.

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The Resident (Fox)

Returns: Monday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Lane (Melina Kanakaredes) was finally arrested for insurance fraud after overdosing multiple patients with chemotherapy, allowing Nic (Emily Van Camp) to be freed from prison and continue her maybe-relationship with Conrad (Matt Czuchry). Although Chastain Park dodged another potentially hospital-ending publicity disaster, there's a new boss in town after the recent board shake-ups. Conrad's dad stepped in at the last minute to take over as chairman, and both Randolph (Bruce Greenwood) and Conrad are pretty shook about it.

What's Next: We'll get to dig deeper into Conrad's rift with his father and whether these two can work in the same hospital without burning the place down. Jenna Dewan also joins the cast in Season 2, and we already know she's shooting some serious flirty eyes at Devon (Manish Dayal) -- could that lead to more? The thing we need most, though, is for Conrad and Nic to stop flirting and making out in private rooms and just make a firm decision about whether or not they are back together.

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Young Sheldon (CBS)

Returns: Monday, Sept. 24 at 8:30/7:30c

Where We Left Off: Sheldon (Iain Armitage) drew up his first-ever relationship agreement -- a recurring gag on The Big Bang Theory -- between himself, his Meemaw (Annie Potts) and her boyfriend Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn).

What's Next: Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis will cause Sheldon some consternation when they try to get him to befriend another child genius, played by Gifted and I,Tonya star Mckenna Grace, whom Dr. Sturgis is also mentoring.

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The Gifted (Fox)

Returns: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Mutantkind was divided when Season 1 of The Gifted ended, with Lorna (Emma Dumont) leading the more mutinous rebels and Thunderbird (Blair Redford) staying to lead the Underground. Unfortunately, Andy Strucker (Percy Hynes White) decided to side with Lorna, leaving his family behind for a undoubtedly violent future.

What's Next: We'll experience quite a time jump in The Gifted Season 2 premiere if Lorna's super pregnant belly in the trailer is anything to go by. Unfortunately, the time and distance hasn't tempered her belief that mutants need to rise up against the humans hunting them. Meanwhile, we'll also get to see Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer) start to investigate his past and his own suppressed mutant abilities, which could have destructive consequences.

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Lethal Weapon (Fox)

Returns: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: After a final confrontation with his father, it seemed like Riggs (Clayne Crawford) was going to live happily ever after back in Texas with Molly (Kristen Gutoskie) and her son. Alas, Season 2 ended bloodier than expected. While bidding adieu to his late wife at her grave, Riggs was shot point blank by none other than Garrett (Peter Coventry Smith) in the season's final moments. Things are not looking good for him, because Crawford got the boot for his behavior behind-the-scenes and won't be back for Season 3.

What's Next: The big question everyone is asking is whether or not Lethal Weapon will actually end up killing its fan-favorite lead character in order to service the dramatic casting change that went down between seasons. However, at least we can look forward to some fresh blood with the addition of Seann William Scott as Murtaugh's new partner, Wesley Cole.

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Returns: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Things aren't looking good for Vance, who was kidnapped by Nigel Hakim, the man who tortured Sloan in Afghanistan many years ago. The team must race against the clock to save their bloodied and bruised friend from the man known as "The Monster" before it's too late.

What's Next: NCIS will look a little different with Kasie Hines (Diona Reasonover) taking over for Abby (Pauley Perrette) as the team's forensic scientist. Plus, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will step up as acting director as the gang searches for their missing friend.

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This Is Us (NBC)

Returns: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) were married in a beautiful wedding, but the Season 2 finale flashed-forward and left us with more questions than answers. We learned that Toby falls into a deep depression, Kevin (Justin Hartley) starts dating Beth's (Susan Kelechi Watson) cousin and far-future Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Tess discuss going to see a mysterious "her." The icing on the cake, however, was Deja (Lyric Ross) taking a baseball bat to Randall and Beth's car outside of Kate and Toby's reception, bringing up a lot of questions about whether she belongs in the Pearson family.

What's Next: Season 3 of This Is Us will focus on two very important time periods in the Pearsons' past: Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) early courtship and Jack's time in Vietnam, the latter of which haunted the Pearson family patriarch until he died. Star Sterling K. Brown has promised that the mystery woman everyone is buzzing about will be revealed during this season, but he wouldn't say when. Meanwhile, Kate and Toby are going to try for another baby, and Kevin will be traveling to Vietnam to discover what happened to his dad while he was in the war.

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Chicago Fire (NBC)

Returns:Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) lost out to Grissom (Gary Cole) for commissioner, meaning he's staying in Firehouse 51 for now. However, it looks Dawson (Monica Raymund) is headed to Puerto Rico to work for FEMA, leaving her marriage to Casey (Jesse Spencer) up in the air and a space open at the firehouse.

What's Next: With Dawsey effectively over, Chicago Fire fans will need a new ship to fill their hearts. Fortunately, now that Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) are officially an item, fans can expect some romance next season - although we can't promise it will always be smooth sailing for the pair. There's also a good chance we'll see Severide's half-sister Katie (Brittany Curran) return, but the same can't be said for Casey's family. Showrunner Derek Haas has said we likely won't see Casey's family in the upcoming episodes, unfortunately. The show will welcome two new characters for Season 7, though. Annie Ilonzeh heads to the series as paramedic Emily Foster, whose arrogance doesn't mesh well with the rest of the crew. Meanwhile, Boden will be forced to deal with Grissom's lackey Jerry Gorsch (Steven Boyer), whose desire for a cushy department job will have him clashing with the chief.

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Chicago Med (NBC)

Returns: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: There was major drama in the finale with Will (Nick Gehlfuss) finally popping the question to Natalie (Torrey DeVitto), Rhodes (Colin Donnell) receiving the offer of a lifetime to join the prestigious Mayo Clinic and Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) accusing Sarah's (Rachel DiPillo) father Bob of being a murderer moments before Bob collapsed from a suspected heart attack.

What's Next: Will's proposal to Nat left a lot to be desired, given it happened in the middle of a fight, so it's not guaranteed that she'll say yes (not that we'd reveal her answer to you here!). Bob's heart attack will also put a strain on Dr. Charles' relationship with his protégé Sarah, who blames him for what happened to her father. Plus, Chicago Med will see some fresh blood with two new medical students being added to the team, including Younger's Molly Bernard as arrogant know-it-all Elsa Curry and One Tree Hill's Colby Lewis as Terry McNeal, a former footballer who gave up an NFL contract for med school.

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Chicago P.D. (NBC)

Returns: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: Intelligence was dealt a huge blow after Olinsky (Elias Koteas) was murdered while in jail on false charges. And while Voight (Jason Beghe) may have avenged his friend's death, the fallout sent him over the edge and he was last seen a drunken mess on a rooftop.

What's Next: With Voight out on suspension in the wake of Olinsky's death, Antonio (Jon Seda) will be forced to step up and lead the team -- but not everyone will like the way he runs things. Antonio will end up butting heads with Ruzek (Patrick Flueger), who undermines his authority, leading to some major drama in the department. Meanwhile, Ruzek will also be dealing with the return of his father Disco Bob, who becomes entrenched in one of his son's investigations. In the most exciting development for Season 6, Anne Heche will appear in a recurring role as Superintendent Katherine Brennan, meaning she's the one who will try to hold Intelligence accountable for their actions. The question is, will she be Voight's friend or enemy?

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Empire (Fox)

Returns: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Boo Boo Kitty (Grace Gealey) died at Andre's (Trai Byers) hand, while Tory (Rumer Willis) met her maker too. And though the Lyons lost Empire, Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) got married.

What's Next: When the dramatic series returns for its fifth season, Andre will be in jail, presumably for what he did, and Eddie (Forest Whitaker) has gained control of Empire. But that won't stop Cookie and Lucious, who are looking to rebuild with their son Jamal's (Jussie Smollett) help.

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Star (Fox)

Returns: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Carlotta (Queen Latifah) and her sister Cassie (Brandy) faced off in a showdown that may or may not have left one of them hit.

What's Next: We know that Brandy is returning, so that means Cassie isn't dead. Just how dead isn't she? Well, this season has been called "War of the Brown Sisters." So take from that what you will.

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The Good Place (NBC)

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: After escaping the neighborhood and venturing into the Bad Place proper, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto) were given a chance to prove they were capable of change. The season ended with the four back on Earth in a timeline where they didn't die -- and with no memory of their time in the Bad Place.

What's Next: The first two minutes of the Season 3 premiere -- which will be an hour long! -- debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, so we know that the season begins with Michael (Ted Danson) meeting The Doorman (Mike O'Malley), who controls eternal beings' access to Earth. Michael is heading to Earth, he says, to prevent our favorite foursome's deaths, because it's the only way to find out if bad people can become good people after they die. During his time on Earth Michael is overwhelmed, like all of us, by a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Although creator Michael Schur has been keeping mum on what else to expect from the new season, new photos from the premiere, revealed by Entertainment Weekly, show us where we find Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason after they've been saved by Michael. Eleanor is in Australia, where she meets up with Chidi, whom she thinks she's only known for a few weeks. There she meets new Season 3 character Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a neuroscientist Chidi consults when he thinks his brain is broken. Elsewhere, Tahani -- in a zip-up hoodie and cargo pants!!! -- is seen walking through a set of doors that may or may not lead to that place Dr. Strange went to to learn magic stuff from Tilda Swinton. And Jason, sweet Jason, is clearly enjoying himself with members of what appears to be his dance crew. You do you, Jason. You do you.

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Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Returns: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Season 14 ended on a sweet note with April (Sarah Drew) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) finally receiving their respective happy endings and Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) tying the knot in an impromptu ceremony officiated by Meredith (Ellen Pompeo).

What's Next: Scott Speedman's sexy transplant surgeon will unfortunately not be returning as Meredith's new love interest for the Season of Love. However, a new trailer hints that things might be heating up between everyone's favorite leading lady and DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti). There's also some major baby mama drama ahead for Owen (Kevin McKidd), who is unaware that acting interim chief Teddy (Kim Raver) is carrying his child. That particular bombshell is going to make waves when it goes off, because according to McKidd, Owen is in a happy relationship with Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) at the start of Season 15. "[He] and Amelia are kind of starting to do this very adult thing and selfless thing -- being a foster parent and taking care of Betty. I think it's drawing them closer together and making them realize maybe there is some legs to this relationship," McKidd revealed over the summer.

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How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: After getting baby Christopher back from Laurel's (Karla Souza's) evil father and winning a Supreme Court Case on criminal justice reform, the gang should have been heading into their hiatus full of happy vibes. Unfortunately, Denver's (Benito Martinez) secret files on Annalise's (Viola Davis) little murder club, plus the appearance of the mysterious Gabriel Maddox (Rome Flynn) spelled out a pretty troublesome ending to Season 4.

What's Next: We'll be jumping right into the Gabriel Maddox mystery in Season 5, with Frank (Charlie Weber) taking point on digging into the kid's reasons for coming to town. Meanwhile, Bonnie (Liza Weil) will be handling the situation with Denver's files and the bombshell waiting for her about her supposedly stillborn baby inside. We also hear a certain wedding is on the books this year, and frankly THANK GOD. Coliver deserves it!

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Last Man Standing (Fox)

Returns: Friday, Sept. 28 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: As usual, Mike (Tim Allen) is stuck in a bit of a pickle. After he and Mandy (Molly Ephraim) got into a disagreement over how to handle employee conflict resolution at The Outdoor Man -- Mike's experience butt heads with Mandy's textbook education -- they found out there's more to learn for them both when it comes to running a successful business. After all, there's no real right solution, and in a bold move for a sitcom, Last Man Standing ignored a neat ending for compromise.

What's Next: Canceled after six seasons on ABC, Last Man Standing miraculously found a second life on the Fox for its seventh season. But after a year off the air, fans can expect major shakeups on the show, including the recasting of Mike's daughter Mandy and grandson Boyd. Mike's other daughter Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) will also be largely absent from the season while Eve is at the Air Force Academy. When Season 7 picks up, the Baxters will also be mourning the loss of Mike's dad Bud (Robert Forster), and it will be up to Ryan to take over his late father's weed dispensary out west, Bud's Bud. But while the show is losing a couple of familiar faces, it will gain a new one when a Chinese exchange student comes to live with the Baxters.

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Criminal Minds (CBS)

Returns: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: After thwarting Linda Barnes' (Kim Rhodes) attempt to destroy the team entirely, Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Garcia (Kristen Vangsness) were taken hostage by a cult made up of serial killers who wanted to recruit Reid into its ranks in the jaw-dropping Season 13 cliffhanger finale.

What's Next: The rest of the team has to figure out how to rescue Reid and Garcia without their super brain or tech wizard in the Season 14 premiere, which is also the show's landmark 300th episode. Since Reid was on required sabbatical before being taken hostage, this high-stress system is going to have a lasting effect, but the team will be back to solving gruesome murders like normal soon enough.

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Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

Returns: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: ADA Peter Stone was left wondering why he ever left Chicago after his sister was killed during a case that got way too personal.

What's Next: Stone will continue to be tested by deeply emotional cases but he'll find support in Benson. But brace yourselves, Benson will again be put through the ringer next season.

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Station 19 (ABC)

Returns: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: A gigantic skyscraper fire put everyone at Station 19 in jeopardy, but no one was in more danger by the end of the episode than Jack (Grey Damon) and Travis (Jay Haden). Meanwhile, Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval) collapsed after ignoring his cancer treatments and was rushed to the hospital by Ryan (Alberto Frezza) and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) after finding him unconscious.

What's Next: The premiere will obviously have to answer who survived the fire and who is out of commission, but there's going to be new drama as well. Code Black alum Boris Kodjoe is joining the cast in Season 2 as a new addition to the firehouse, and he's going to ruffle a lot of feathers, though we don't know if he's there to replace someone or take over. There will also be drama outside the station when Dermot Mulroney shows up as Ryan's dad. He is back after "a long time away" and doesn't have the best relationship with the law. Good times!

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Will & Grace (NBC)

Returns: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: They've been friends for a long time, but Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) learned they could end up as step-siblings after their parents hooked up, hit it off and then got engaged.

What's Next: The longstanding unluckiness in love of all the show's characters will be in flux when the show returns for its second season since being revived. Grace will meet a new beau played by David Schwimmer, while Jack (Sean Hayes) gets engaged. Will also hits it off with a news anchor played by Matt Bomer while Karen (Megan Mullally) quits Jack (Alec Baldwin) to focus on her marriage. However, Baldwin's assured presence in the season means Karen won't be able to stay away as easily as she thought.

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Speechless (ABC)

Premieres: Friday, Oct. 5 at 8:30/7:30c

Where We Left Off: The DiMeos got evicted from their house, leaving them and all their possessions out on the lawn. Tough break!

What's Next: Don't worry, the DiMeos are resourceful, and they take it as an opportunity to travel to England to visit Maya's (Minnie Driver) estranged father, played by John freaking Cleese, in the first two episodes. Expect big moments, including an extended musical interlude.

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The Walking Dead (AMC)

Returns: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Carl (Chandler Riggs) died. The war with the Saviors ended when Rick (Andrew Lincoln) defeated but didn't kill Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), which didn't sit too well with Maggie (Lauren Cohan).

What's Next: The action will jump forward a year and a half when the show returns with a supersized premiere. There's an uneasy peace between the communities in place, but Maggie is still unhappy with Rick, and while it's possible their conflict might somehow leave one or both of them dead -- Cohan and Lincoln, both original cast members, are leaving the show this season -- Cohan has also said that Maggie's story is left open. Still, the conflict isn't limited to just Rick and Maggie; it seems that Daryl (Norman Reedus) will side with Maggie, while Michonne (Danai Gurira) will stand behind Rick. Beyond that, it looks like Daryl is getting a dog; Carol (Melissa McBride) and Ezekiel (Khary Payton) are an item; and Sons of Anarchy fan-fave Ryan Hurst is joining the show as Beta, the second-in-command to Samantha Morton's skin-suit wearing villain Alpha, who leads a new group called The Whisperers. Oh, and Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Rick's partner-turned-nemesis Shane for one episode.

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Superstore (NBC)

Returns: Thursday, Oct 8 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: An unfortunate technological hiccup ruined Amy (America Ferrara) and Jonah's (Ben Feldman) Big Moment. That's right, the pair finally admitted their feelings for each other -- right after Amy found out she was pregnant with her ex-husband's baby. Following an argument over their truly horrible timing, Amy and Jonah actually hooked up, only to have their tryst streamed live to the entire store.

What's Next: Thanks to America Ferrara's real life pregnancy being written into the show, we can expect a lot of baby talk in the upcoming season, but that doesn't mean Amy is going to backslide into her old life that made her miserable. Adam and Amy are divorced for a reason, and they are definitely staying that way. And as for Amy and Jonah? Well, they'll definitely be dealing with the fallout of all of their coworkers (around the world) knowing they had sex. If we know this sitcom as well as we think we do, we expect things to get worse for this odd couple way before it gets better.

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Black Lightning (The CW)

Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: The super-powered smackdown that took place in the Black Lightning finale was one for the history books, so here's hoping shady government organizations think twice before attacking the Pierces again. The imprisoned Freeland citizens were set free in the end, but Tobias Whale (Marvin Krondon Jones III) was still free the last we saw, so no one should consider themselves too safe.

What's Next: The feud between Black Lighting (Cress Williams) and Tobias Whale is still very much on, but this time our hero has got Thunder (Nafessa Williams) by his side full-time to help fight the forces of evil in Freeland. Unfortunately, Khalil (Jordan Calloway) is still fighting for the wrong side, which should make things with Jennifer (China McClain) and her burgeoning powers interesting...

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The Flash (The CW)

Returns: Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) got the shock of their lives when their daughter from the future, Nora Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy), showed up in the Season 4 finale to help them save the day and then begged them for their help correcting a "big mistake." Taking on The Thinker is going to seem like a quick fix compared to whatever time-traveling shenanigans Barry's speedster daughter has brought back to the past with her.

What's Next: It's not everyday your twentysomething daughter who hasn't been born yet speeds into your life, so Barry and Iris will have their hands full figuring out how to be parents to a kid who's already grown up (and has a super suit of her own!) On the villain front, Season 5 will introduce Cicada, a blue-collar man of Central City whose family was torn apart by meta-humans. Now, he's on a mission to destroy the "epidemic," one meta-human at a time.

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Riverdale (The CW)

Returns: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Archie (KJ Apa) got arrested! Hiram (Mark Consuelos) cemented his status as The Worst by framing Archie for a murder that one his henchmen committed. Meanwhile, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) took over as the leader of the Southside Serpents (LOL), added Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to the crew and made Betty (Lili Reinhart) his serpent queen (we're still not exactly sure what that means). Oh, and it turns out that Betty's dad was the Black Hood, because the penchant for murder is a genetic thing in Riverdale.

What's Next: Archie will spend the show's third season fighting for his freedom against a tough new district attorney who is out to make an example of him. That's going to put a lot of stress on his relationship with Veronica (Camila Mendes), who still lives with Hiram, the man responsible for all her misery. Hopefully running a speakeasy will help ease her troubles. Betty, meanwhile, is trying to save her mother Alice (Madchen Amick) from joining a cult, but The Farm looks like the source of a lot of darkness for our core four. The most exciting thing to look forward to is Alice and FP (Skeet Ulrich) officially becoming a thing -- at least until Jughead's mom rolls back into town -- with Jughead's sister Jellybean -- around Episode 8.

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Supernatural (The CW)

Returns: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Team Free Will may have defeated Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino), but it came at a heavy price; Jack (Alexander Calvert) lost his powers and Dean (Jensen Ackles) let Michael possess him in an effort to save Sam (Jared Padalecki). Now Michael is walking around in Dean's meatsuit, hell-bent on taking over the world.

What's Next: Things are obviously not going well for Team Free Will when Supernatural returns for Season 14. Sam will find himself in a rough place emotionally, what with mourning the loss of his older brother while also taking on the task of leading the Apocalypse World hunters. He will naturally deal with this the way anyone would: by growing a beard. "I took that idea and I gave it to him," Jensen Ackles told TV Guide at San Diego Comic-Con. "I was like, now that you're trying to find your brother and you're in this depressed mode, you should pitch to see if you can keep your beard. And so he did and he's welcome."

Elsewhere, Jack will lean on Cas (Misha Collins) as he learns how to cope with no longer being one of the most powerful creatures in the universe, and the always awesome Wayward Sisters will be reincorporated into the series now that the spin-off isn't happening. Although we don't know much about what brings them back, writer and executive producer Brad Buckner says Jody Mills is "back very early on because she becomes a part of the initial action."

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Blindspot (NBC)

Returns: Friday, Oct. 12 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: Blindspot pulled off a bold twist in the final moments of Season 3. Before Roman (Luke Mitchell) died, he gave Jane (Jaimie Alexander) a drive that contained some of the answers to unlocking the rest of the tattoos. It also held the key to curing Jane, who was suffering from ZIP poisoning and woke up in a hospital as Remi, who hates the FBI.

What's Next: Jane's memory loss will frame the entire season and potentially change the show altogether. Season 4 will pick up after a short time jump, but the team will begin piecing together the trail to the rest of the drives pretty quickly. Meanwhile, Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and Blake (Tori Anderson) form an alliance and could be a force to reckon with in Season 4. A new character named Dolan, described as being a fixer, is also joining the show for the first half of the season.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Returns: Friday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder after pushing Trent (Paul Welsh) over a balcony to save Nathaniel's (Scott Michael Foster) life. Meanwhile, Heather (Vella Lovell) gave birth to Darryl's (Peter Gardner) baby.

What's Next: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's final season will welcome back a familiar face (sort of). Fan-favorite character Greg will return to West Covina, but the former bartender will no longer be played by Santino Fontana. Instead, Skylar Astin will take over the role of the "reimagined" Greg. While the recasting will emphasize just how much Greg has changed since he left in the beginning of Season 2, the chemistry he has with Rebecca will still be going strong, so Nathaniel-Rebecca shippers better watch out.

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Supergirl (The CW)

Returns: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: The team lost two major members when Season 3 wrapped, as Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) traveled to the future to fight the evil forces that threatened the world there. While we'll still be seeing Winn from time to time, Kara and the DEO will have to rely on Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) - a totally friendly distant relative of the evil Braniac - in the present day for all their tech-based needs.

What's Next: This year, the anti-alien sentiment will ramp up with the inclusion of a new villain called Agent Liberty (Sam Witwer), who will be the head of a new group called the Children of Liberty, a human-first hate group. We'll also get to meet a new superhero this season named Nia Nal, aka Dreamer (Nicole Maines). In addition to being a superhero in training with the ability to see the future, Nia will be the first transgender superhero on TV!

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Arrow (The CW)

Returns: Monday, Oct. 15 at 8/7c

Where We Left Off: After partnering with the FBI to take down Diaz (Kirk Acevedo), Oliver (Stephen Amell) ended up going to prison for being the Green Arrow. UGH. What's worse, Diaz escaped at the last second and Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) managed to successfully take over Laurel's identity on Earth-1. Talk about your bad luck!

What's Next: With the Green Arrow tightly locked away in jail, you'd think Star City would be in major trouble, but frankly, we're more worried about Oliver. His fellow inmates have it in for him, and jail isn't a safe place for the former mayor and vigilante extraordinaire to be. There also appears to be a new archer in town though, and we've got a few theories about who it could be. After all, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) is returning full time to the show this year!

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black-ish (ABC)

Returns: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: Andre (Anthony Anderson) and Bo (Tracee Ellis Ross) salvaged their marriage from the brink of divorce. Phew!

What's Next: Creator and executive producer Kenya Barris may have left ABC for Netflix, but the bones of black-ish will remain the same as the family takes on new challenges in the new season. Andre (Anthony Anderson) and Bo (Tracee Ellis Ross) are back in a good space; twins Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) are heading to middle school; and Junior (Marcus Scribner) changes his mind about going to Howard and instead will take a gap year at home.

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW)

Returns: Monday, Oct. 22 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: The Legends defeated Magnus (with a giant Beebo!) but in the process opened the door for other mystical creatures to enter our world. Now it's up to them -- with the help of Constantine, who has joined the crew full-time -- to wrangle all these misplaced beings and save the world.

What's Next: The series will tap into dark magic with some Legends even breaking bad. Plus, Maisie Richardson-Sellers will play a new character named Charlie who slipped through the portal.

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Midnight, Texas (NBC)

Returns: Friday, Oct. 26 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: How does one recap this bonkers series? The Midnighters kept the town from turning into a hellhole, Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and Bobo (Dylan Bruce) went at it, and Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) and Lem (Peter Mensah) got married.

What's Next: A new company wants to renovate the hotel for tourism, but the real problem this season is that the big threat will come from within the Midnighters instead of being an outside force.

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House of Cards (Netflix)

Returns: Friday, Nov. 2

Where We Left Off: Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) had been stripped of power, while LeAann (Neve Campbell) may or may not be dead after Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) delighted in seeing her getting run off the road. Meanwhile, Tom Hammerschmidt (Boris McGiver) may have been close to uncovering the details of Zoe Barnes' death.

What's Next: Well, we finally know how the show wrote out Kevin Spacey in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations! A recent trailer for the show's final season revealed that Frank is dead, though we don't know what happened yet. What we do know is that it's Commander-in-Chief Claire's (Robin Wright) show to run.

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Outlander (Starz)

Returns: Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: It took Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) six episodes to reunite in Season 3 -- you know, after 20 years, a ton of research and another trip through the stones, of course. The happiness of their reunion was short-lived though; they were quickly swept up in an adventure to Jamaica because Jamie's nephew Ian was kidnapped by pirates, obviously. Once the rescue was complete, the star-crossed lovers crash-landed in America after being caught in a hurricane on their way home.

What's Next: Rather than risk the open sea again the Frasers decide to settle down in the colonies and start a new life. Of course, they're settling down at the start of the American Revolution and naturally get pulled into the thick of things. This time they'll have help from Jamie's Aunt Jacosta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and the smarmy pirate Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speelers). Also, you can hear Frank's (Tobias Menzies) voice at the end of the Season 4 trailer, but we don't have any idea what that means.

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Vikings (History)

Returns: Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 9/8c

Where We Left Off: In the war for Kattegatt, Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) came out victorious, leaving a shaken Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) forced to flee her home. Meanwhile, Rollo (Clive Standen) was on his long-awaited journey back to Kattegatt after striking a deal with the new king. When murder invaded his idyllic settlement, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) offered himself up as a sacrifice to the gods.

What's Next: Ivar's reign will start a new Dark Age in Scandinavia, prompting Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) to betray Ivar and unite with Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) in a new quest to take their brother down - and they won't be alone. Lagertha and Ragnar's sons will team up with King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) in a new war to claim control of Kattegatt. As for where Rollo's allegiances will lie, Rollo will always be Team Rollo, so good luck trying to predict who he'll side with in this new battle.

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Marvel's Runaways (Hulu)

Returns: Friday, Dec. 21

Where We Left Off: The kids actually, finally, totally ran away! They took off after a tense confrontation with their parents and the nefarious Jonah (Julian McMahon). There were also quite a few hookups within the group in the final episodes, with Gert (Ariela Barer) and Chase (Gregg Sulkin) finally getting busy, and Karoline (Virginia Gardner) and Nico (Lyrica Okano) sharing a kiss. Unfortunately, that probably spells bad news bears for Nico's on-again, off-again romance with Alex (Rhenzy Feliz).

What's Next: We'll finally be introduced to the Hostel from the comics in Season 2, which is a huge, abandoned mansion built in the Hollywood Hills that the kids will make their hideout. As for time jumps, don't expect one to take place between the the Season 1 finale and the Season 2 premiere; it sounds like we'll be diving right back into the action, with very little time separating the two seasons.