‘Supernatural’s Farewell, ‘Ratched’ & More Fall Shows We Can’t Wait to See

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Whether you’re waiting for your favorite show to return or can’t wait to check out something new, you’re in luck for the 2020-2021 season.

Those in search of an established series will be happy to know that new seasons of Netflix’s The Crown and FX’s Fargo are on the way, as well as and the final episodes of Supernatural on The CW. And viewers who want to meet characters for the first time should head to streaming for Ratched on Netflix and The Right Stuff on Disney+.

Below, TV Guide Magazine staffers reveal why these series will have them reaching for their remotes in the coming months.


Josh O'Connor The Crown
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The Crown

You are cordially invited to witness the doomed union of Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin). We got a peek at the royal drama’s dazzling fourth season, which features the couple’s shaky marriage…and a new PM! From visiting the grand U.K. sets, we’ve seen how actors disappeared into their roles, and that now includes Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. Returns Nov. 15, NetflixJim Halterman

Supernatural Season 15 Returns Fall 2020
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I’m already clutching the “hopeful tissues” Jensen Ackles says fans will need as they say goodbye to demon-hunting brothers Dean and Sam Winchester (Ackles and Jared Padalecki) after 15 seasons. These final seven episodes (which were supposed to air in the spring but got delayed by the pandemic) find the heroes facing off against a sinister God (Rob Benedict). Oh, Lord! Returns Oct. 18, 8/7c, The CWEmily Aslanian

The Right Stuff Disney+ Fall 2020 Premiere

The Right Stuff

If you’d been with TV Guide Magazine on the stunning, strikingly realistic set of this drama based on Tom Wolfe’s bestseller, you too would be counting down to the launch of this 1950s- and ’60s-set drama about the daredevil military pilots recruited to become America’s first astronauts. “It’s about what makes them tick,” reveals Patrick J. Adams, who plays John Glenn, “and the stuff they didn’t want you to hear about.” Premieres Oct. 9, Disney+Kate Hahn

Fargo Year 4 Fall 2020 Premiere
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Noah Hawley’s darkly comic crime anthology Fargo has me hooked because it’s always full of surprises — even the casting choices. For his fourth installment, Hawley tapped comedian Chris Rock to play the head of a 1950s crime family who swaps sons with his rival as part of a twisted truce.  Returns Sept. 27, 10/9c, FXJohn Russell

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Grey's Anatomy

“The plan is to start in a few weeks.” That August tweet from star Ellen Pompeo got this fan of the medical drama excited: I’ll finally find out if doc Meredith (Pompeo, above) will date new colleague Cormac (Richard Flood) and see how bipolar DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) is faring post-breakdown. I trust Pompeo when she promises Season 17 will be “so worth the wait.” Returns TBD, ABCAmy Miller

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Just what the doctor ordered! I’ve loved to hate nasty nurse Mildred Ratched ever since I saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest years ago, and I’ve binged all of Ryan Murphy’s deliciously twisted series several times over. So to get an origin story about the lobotomy-loving villain (played here by the chameleonic Sarah Paulson) from the man who dreamed up American Horror Story is a true delight. By the way, my idea of a delight is partially hiding my eyes while bracing for the next scare. Premieres Sept. 18, Netflix —Eric Andersson