Netflix continues to get heavy with original premieres, but WarnerMedia’s Fall schedule has gotten quite a bit busier with original series popping up on Hulu, Adult Swim, HBO MAX, and more. Add in the fact that Paramount+ has a new original series, and Disney+ is flirting as well, and we’ve got ourselves a hell of a third quarter.
Series Premiere: September 2
Set to stream on September 2nd will be Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City. The final chapter of the “Distant Lands” four-part saga will feature Peppermint Butler who starts as an inexperienced student at Wizard School to attempt to relearn magic. When events on the school’s campus lead to suspicion of Pep, due to his past, the question remains whether he can master the magic soon enough to show that he is innocent.
Series Premiere: September 2
Network: Adult Swim
Season 11 Premieres: September 6
Set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future, the animated comedy half-hour Teenage Euthanasia centers around the Fantasy Family and their inland Florida funeral home, Tender Endings. The cast of characters include recently undead Trophy Fantasy (voiced by Maria Bamford); her teenage daughter, Euthanasia “Annie” Fantasy Jo Firestone); Annie’s Oedipus-complex-stricken Uncle Pete (Tim Robinson); and Annie’s “old country” immigrant grandmother Baba (Bebe Neuwirth).
As a teenage mom, Trophy ran away from home, leaving Annie behind to be raised by her Baba and uncle Pete. Fifteen years later, Trophy finally returns to Tender Endings… like a corpse, for burial. But when lightning strikes Baba’s homemade embalming fluid and one of Annie’s tears magically brings Trophy back from the dead, Trophy finds herself a resurrected woman with a second chance to become an unplanned parent (and a variety of near-useful death powers).
Network: Adult Swim
Season 11 Premieres: September 7
Rapid-fire channel flips propel viewers through Robot Chicken‘s twisted takes on pop culture. The quarter-hour Adult Swim entry brings action figures to life in three-dimensional worlds through the old-school magic of stop-motion animation.
Series Premiere: September 10th
Blue and small, and standing only three apples tall, The Smurfs are set to make their Nickelodeon debut in an all-new series premiering Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The CG-animated series marks the return of the globally renowned characters to television for the first time in nearly 40 years and follows Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and the other inhabitants of Smurf Village on all-new adventures, packed with humor, heart and high-stakes action. In the premiere episode, “Smurf-Fu,” when Smurfette rescues Brainy from a giant snake, the other Smurfs ask her to teach them “Smurf-Fu.” Next in, “Diaper Daddy,” when everyone is tired of changing Baby’s diapers, Handy decides to invent a robot that will do the job.
Linear Premiere: September 13
Created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken, Crossing Swords), the new half-hour, stop-motion, animated baby doll series, Ultra City Smiths, will premiere on AMC+ in July. The series will star Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Black Mirror) as Detective David Mills, Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name, The United States vs Billie Holiday) as Detective Gail Johnson, John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8, Ralph Breaks the Internet) as Donovan Smith, Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Cheers)as Lady Andrea The Giant, Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth, Infinite) as Tim the TMZ reporter, Damon Herriman (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Underground Railroad) as Street Hustler Boy, Melissa Villasenor (Saturday Night Live, Toy Story 4) as Sister Mary Margaret, Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s Show, Robocop) as Carpenter K. Smith, Tim Heidecker (Moonbase 8, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) as Mayor Kevin de Maximum, Chris Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace, LTD) as Nico Onasis, Hana Mae Lee (Patriot, The Babysitter: Killer Queen) as Christina, among others to be announced at a later date.
From AMC Studios and created by Conrad, the Ultra City Smiths (formerly Mega City Smiths) story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate (Smith). Two intrepid detectives (Simpson and Randolph) follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.
Conrad will serve as showrunner. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner and Chris Waters will serve as executive producers along with Jennifer Scher, Jeff Dieter and Thomas J. Glynn.
Series Premiere: September 16
The Harper House, an all-new Paramount+ Original animated comedy, follows an overconfident female head of a household as she struggles to regain a higher status for herself and for her family of misfits after losing her job and moving from the rich side to the poor side of an Arkansas small town. To save money, they’ve moved into their inherited Victorian fixer-upper, the historic Harper House.
Series Premiere: September 17
Netflix has ordered 16 episodes of a brand-new adult animated comedy called Chicago Party Aunt. The Titmouse-produced series is slated to drop the first eight episodes on September 17th and is inspired by the Chris Witaske Twitter handle of the same name. Chicago Party Aunt refers to Diane Dunbrowski who follows the mantra, “If life gives you lemons, turn that shit into Mike’s Hard Lemonade.”
Series Premiere: September 22
Season 32 Premieres: September 26th @ 8 pm ET/PT
The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into popular culture in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. HOMER (Dan Castellaneta), MARGE (Julie Kavner), BART (Nancy Cartwright), LISA (Yeardley Smith) and MAGGIE are instantly identifiable television icons. Rounding out this cast of characters are many beloved Springfield residents, including tavern proprietor MOE SZYSLAK (Hank Azaria) and nuclear power plant owner MR. BURNS (Harry Shearer). The Emmy Award-, Annie Award- and Peabody Award-winning animated comedy will begin its 32nd season this year.
Season Two Premieres: September 26th @ 830 pm ET/PT
Season 12 Premieres: September 26th @ 9 pm ET/PT
Season 19 Premieres: September 26th @ 930 pm ET/PT