Empire, Monday at Noon/11am c, FX
Binge on Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and the Lyon crew with the first season of Fox’s smash about an ex-con claiming her share of a massive hip-hop empire.
: An Ode to Cookie Lyon
Ladies of London, Monday at 6 am/5c, Bravo
Sixteen hours of British backstabbing from this across-the-pond take on Real Housewives, leading into Monday night's Season 2 premiere at 10/9c.
Z Nation, Monday at 1/noon c, Syfy
Season 2 of this postapocalyptic zombie drama begins September 15, but first, meet the mismatched band of humans transporting the only person to survive a zombie bite from New York to California.
: Sneak Peek at Season 2 of Z Nation
Friends, Monday at noon/11 am c, TBS
Watch 12 episodes about pregnancy and birth (Labor Day, get it?), including the ones where Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) delivers her brother’s triplets and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) has Ross’s baby.
Public Morals, Saturday at noon through Monday, TNT On Demand, TNTdrama.com and mobile apps
The '60s era cops-and-mobsters drama from TNT debuted August 25 but the full first season is available over Labor Day weekend via TNT's online and mobile platforms as well as through participating TV providers' platforms.
: Glitz Meets Grit on Public Morals
The Librarians, Monday at noon/11 c, TNT
For something light-hearted, catch all 10 episodes of the first season, which sees the new Guardian (Rebecca Romijn) and three Librarians-in-training solve mysteries and save the world every week (while also having fun). Noah Wyle's original Librarian pops in every so often while John Larroquette provides dry humor as the Library annex's caretaker. Plus, look for a cameo by Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead) as Santa Claus.
Hand of God, Streaming on Amazon Prime
In addition to scheduled television marathons, now's the perfect time to dig into some new streaming offerings. In Amazon’s new streaming drama Hand of God
, which debuted Friday, Sons of Anarchy
's Ron Perlman plays Harris, a powerful man who doesn’t let ethics get in his way. After a family trauma, he has visions he believes are coming from God; having recently joined a suspicious church, he decides to take justice into his own hands.
: Ron Perlman Creates More Anarchy on Hand of God
If you spent the last three months frolicking on the beach or otherwise away from the Internet, you might have missed the surprisingly strong collection of new and returning series from streaming sites. Here, our guide to the summer debuts you should double-back on
, including Netflix's comedic romp Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
, Amazon's critical fave Catastrophe
and Hulu's deliciously biting Difficult People
Clockwise from top left: Netflix (2); Gilles Mingasson/ABC; Netflix
We told you at the beginning of the summer to mainline these 16 series
. What, you didn't get to it yet? Better hurry up before Bloodline
, Fresh Off the Boat
, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
and the rest return for their next seasons.
If the all-new offerings don't grab you, a marathon of these classics might: check out our guide to 11 shows we'll always love
, including Friday Night Lights
and Parks and Recreation
, that you can stream online right now.