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Fall TV Preview: Looking ahead to anticipated new seasons, shows

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Fall is finally here! While the season might boast of back-to-school, pumpkin-flavored everything and Thanksgiving, for college students, fall is most commonly synonymous with two things: cuffing and Netflix. 

While we might not be able to help you get cuffed, we’ve got you covered on the Netflix and TV side. Here's a list of some of our most anticipated TV returns, as well as new shows set to premiere this fall. 

"The Crown," Season 3 (Netflix, Nov. 17)

Some of the best shows and movies in the world are often inspired or adapted from theatre. Take for instance films like “Fences,” “Moonlight” and the iconic “West Side Story.” 

"The Crown” is no exception to this phenomenon. The Netflix original, which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II, is based on the award-winning play “The Audience,” by Peter Morgan. With a few Golden Globes and Emmys in the bag, new viewers should give "The Crown” a chance, being that we still have enough time to binge-watch the first two seasons. 

"American Horror Story: 1984," Season 9 (FX, Sept. 18)

Many of us have been fans of the fictional horror series since the first season. The anthology series is set to return to TV this month, which is making it a little easier to get through the pumpkin spice frenzy. The new season won’t be starring Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson, but still, we anticipate the new season and its effort to pay homage to classic 1980s horror thrillers like "Friday the 13th," "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Halloween."

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Season 3 (Amazon Prime, Dec. 6)

Set in one of the most romanticized time periods in America, the '50s, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” follows suburban wife and mother, Maisel, as she discovers that she has a secret talent: stand-up comedy. The quirky "dramedy" was written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator and producer of the early 2000s cult classic, “Gilmore Girls.” 

"Arrow," Season 8 (The CW, Oct. 15)

“Arrow” is returning this October for its eighth and final season, and fans are feeling bittersweet. While the show is coming to a close, it promises that Season 8 will be “the biggest, the best (they've) ever done,” according to Cinema Blend LLC. The final season is expected to be devastating and have less than half the episodes an "Arrow" season typically has. Still, fans wait with bated breath to see what the writers of the show have come up with to conclude the Arrow-verse. 

"The Good Place," Season 4 (NBC, Sept. 26)

This comedy follows Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, as she dies and finds herself in heaven, hence the title of the show. The only problem is that there was a sort of mix-up, and she wasn't supposed to go there. The series follows her as she tries to navigate her new life and hide from characters who threaten her future in “the good place.” The highly praised show is returning in approximately two weeks, so we all still have time to binge-watch the first three seasons in order to watch the fourth one in real time. 

"Wu-Tang: An American Saga," (Hulu, Sept. 4)

You might’ve never heard of this one and that’s because it’s a new one. Set in New York circa the early '90s, “the show tracks the Wu-Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, Black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories,” according to IMDb. You can find "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" on Hulu this fall. 

Overall, we hope fall — and all the shows it gives us — will ease the stress of school, new classes and midterms. Catch up on all the shows you’ve been waiting to and give some new ones a try. 

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