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Here's where to watch the top winners from Sunday Sept 19th's Emmy Awards.

The Crown on Netflix
Winner of 11 Emmys for its fourth season, the show finally criticizes Elizabeth for her ignorance, characterizing her as a ruler whose stubborn devotion to tradition makes her and her family out-of-touch fools caught off guard by change.
“Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.“
Another 11 Emmy winner for Netflix....Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.
“Possibly the most important mini-series of 2020, the Queen's Gambit won two Golden Globe awards, and proved that television could take something seemingly dull and make it great entertainment.“
Ted Lasso on Apple TV+
Winner of 7 Emmys for its first season, this is the story of an upbeat American college football coach given the unlikely job of managing an English Premier League soccer club by an owner intentionally trying to lose—trying to guide his club through their first season of relegation.
“Follows U.S. American football coach Ted Lasso who heads to the U.K. to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football.“
Mare of Easttown on Crave + HBO
Winner of 4 Emmys, including Kate Winslet for Best Actress, this mini-series tells the story of a detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigating a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
“Kate Winslet gives a complex performance in this 7-episode mystery mini-series. She'll be a favourite for Best Actress at this year's Emmys.“
Hacks on Crave + HBO
Winner of 3 Emmys for its first season, Hacks stars Jean Smart as a fading Las Vegas stand-up comic who—while on the verge of losing her career—becomes an unlikely mentor to a young comedy writer played by Hannah Einbinder.
“A dark mentorship that forms between two women from different generations - a Las Vegas diva and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.“
WandaVision on Disney+
Winner of 3 Emmys for its first (and only?) season. Two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives, begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
“This mini-series of nine episodes went from "what the heck is this" to "must-see (streaming) TV" over its two-month run on Disney Plus. A fascinating mix of humor and action in a superhero story.“
Halston on Netflix
Winner of one Emmy for best actor Ewan Mcgregor, it focuses on Halston's successes in growing his fashion empire in 1970s and '80s New York, his battle against a hostile takeover attempt, and his personal struggles.
“It tracks Halston as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that's synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era.“

 
You've heard about it - but who actually carries it?

Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.
Nine Perfect Strangers on Amazon Prime Video
Nine stressed city dwellers visit a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. The resort's director is a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.
The White Lotus on Crave + HBO
Set in a tropical resort, it follows the exploits of various guests and employees over the span of a week.

 




These are the past several weeks of highlights from movies, TV shows and reality TV
8.4
The Morning Show
Friday, September 17
Apple's highest-profile launch series returns for a pandemic-delayed second season that picks up following the events of the season 1 finale (and continues into pandemic times). Gugu Mbatha-Raw will not return, but the remaining cast (led by Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Mark Duplass, and Emmy winner Billy Crudup) is back.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Drama
SEASONS 2 Drama
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8.3
Sex Education
Friday, September 17
The well-reviewed Netflix comedy finally returns for its pandemic-delayed third season. Jemima Kirke is one of several new regulars this season, playing the new head teacher of Moordale Secondary School. Also joining the cast is Jason Isaacs as the more successful older brother of Alistair Petrie's Headmaster Groff.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy, Drama
SEASONS 3 Drama
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6.0
The Harper House
Thursday, September 16
Would you believe ... another adult animated comedy series? This one follows a female-led family that has recently fallen on hard times and has moved into a historic home in small-town Arkansas—but it's a bit of a fixer-upper. Voices come from Rhea Seehorn, Tatiana Maslany, Jason Lee and Gabourey Sidibe.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Animation, Comedy
SEASONS 1 Animation
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7.7
Dr. Death
Sunday, September 12
This eight-episode limited series is a fictionalized adaptation of the first season of the true-crime podcast of the same name, focusing on the investigation into a Texas neurosurgeon who was accused of gross malpractice after over 30 of his patients were left seriously injured or dead. Debuts July 15 on Peacock in the U.S., but not until September on Showcase here in Canada on TV and STACKTV.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
SEASONS 1 Drama
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7.9
Scenes from a Marriage
Sunday, September 12
Ingmar Bergman's influential 1973 Swedish miniseries (which was also edited down into a feature film that went on to win a Golden Globe) has been adapted for the present day into a five-episode HBO limited series starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac,
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
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6.5
American Rust
Sunday, September 12
A police chief in a southwest Pennsylvania town is forced to decide what he's willing to do to protect the son of the woman he loves after he's accused of murder. Stars Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Crime, Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
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5.3
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.
Wednesday, September 8
Doogie Howser, M.D., launched the career of a young Neil Patrick Harris in the early 1990s. It's back for a new generation in reboot form. This time, Doogie is set in Hawai'i and the young prodigy who begins a medical career as a teenager is an Asian-American girl, played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Drama, Family
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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6.1
On the Verge
Tuesday, September 7
Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise) co-creates and stars in a dramedy about four female friends (a chef, a single mom, an heiress, and a job seeker) in Los Angeles as they navigate life in their late 40s. Also stars Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Jones, Alexia Landeau, and Giovanni Ribisi. All 12 half-hour episodes stream today.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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7.4
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space
Monday, September 6
This five-part docuseries will follow the crew of the Inspiration4, a unique all-civilian mission into space. Episodes will not air all at once but rather roll out as the series covers the mission prep in near-real time, with the spacecraft's launch currently scheduled for September 15. (This date may change depending on launch conditions.)
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Documentary
SEASONS 1 Reality
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4.2
Cinderella
Friday, September 3
This modern, non-Disney take on the classic fairy tale is a live-action musical starring pop star Camila Cabello in her acting debut. She plays the title role (obviously), a young woman who seeks to launch a fashion business while escaping the clutches of her abusive stepmother (Idina Menzel).
Audience: PG
Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
MOVIE Music
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6.4
Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever
Friday, September 3
In Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish performs her new album of the same name in its entirety at the famed Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by the L.A. Philharmonic and a few special guests. The concert special will also incorporate animated elements.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Concert Film, Music
MOVIE Music
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8.2
Reservation Dogs
Wednesday, September 1
It took almost a month, but Disney's Star is finally starting to carry Reservation Dogs, at least episode one as of September 1. This show has received rave reviews from both critics and the general public.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Comedy, Crime
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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Here's what we're keeping an eye on in the days and weeks ahead
N/A
Star Wars: Visions
Wednesday, September 22
It's Star Wars like you've never seen it before. Disney invited seven different Japanese anime studios to create a total of nine short films set within the Star Wars universe—centering mostly on new characters, though often in familiar locations—and the results (at least in the trailer) look intriguing.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure
SEASONS 1 Animation
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N/A
Foundation
Friday, September 24
Isaac Asimov's Foundation books have never before been adapted to film or television in large part due to their immense scope, which spans centuries. Three episodes—including the opener directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) in his TV debut—will be available on day one, followed by seven additional weekly installments.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
SEASONS 1 Drama
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N/A
Midnight Mass
Friday, September 24
Midnight Mass is set in a small island community where the arrival of a mysterious young priest coincides with a series of miraculous events—but, since this is a horror series, those miracles will come at a price. Kate Siegel, Annabeth Gish, Henry Thomas, and Michael Trucco also star.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery
SEASONS 1 Drama
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N/A
The Problem with Jon Stewart
Thursday, September 30
Already renewed for a second season, The Problem appears to be formatted a bit like shows from Stewart's former colleagues John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac in that each episode will be devoted to a single big issue rather than the news of the week.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Talk-Show
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit
These are the past several weeks of highlights from movies, TV shows and reality TV
8.4
The Morning Show
Friday, September 17
Apple's highest-profile launch series returns for a pandemic-delayed second season that picks up following the events of the season 1 finale (and continues into pandemic times). Gugu Mbatha-Raw will not return, but the remaining cast (led by Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Mark Duplass, and Emmy winner Billy Crudup) is back.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Drama
SEASONS 2 Drama
edit
8.3
Sex Education
Friday, September 17
The well-reviewed Netflix comedy finally returns for its pandemic-delayed third season. Jemima Kirke is one of several new regulars this season, playing the new head teacher of Moordale Secondary School. Also joining the cast is Jason Isaacs as the more successful older brother of Alistair Petrie's Headmaster Groff.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy, Drama
SEASONS 3 Drama
edit
6.0
The Harper House
Thursday, September 16
Would you believe ... another adult animated comedy series? This one follows a female-led family that has recently fallen on hard times and has moved into a historic home in small-town Arkansas—but it's a bit of a fixer-upper. Voices come from Rhea Seehorn, Tatiana Maslany, Jason Lee and Gabourey Sidibe.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Animation, Comedy
SEASONS 1 Animation
edit
7.7
Dr. Death
Sunday, September 12
This eight-episode limited series is a fictionalized adaptation of the first season of the true-crime podcast of the same name, focusing on the investigation into a Texas neurosurgeon who was accused of gross malpractice after over 30 of his patients were left seriously injured or dead. Debuts July 15 on Peacock in the U.S., but not until September on Showcase here in Canada on TV and STACKTV.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
7.9
Scenes from a Marriage
Sunday, September 12
Ingmar Bergman's influential 1973 Swedish miniseries (which was also edited down into a feature film that went on to win a Golden Globe) has been adapted for the present day into a five-episode HBO limited series starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac,
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
6.5
American Rust
Sunday, September 12
A police chief in a southwest Pennsylvania town is forced to decide what he's willing to do to protect the son of the woman he loves after he's accused of murder. Stars Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Crime, Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
5.3
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.
Wednesday, September 8
Doogie Howser, M.D., launched the career of a young Neil Patrick Harris in the early 1990s. It's back for a new generation in reboot form. This time, Doogie is set in Hawai'i and the young prodigy who begins a medical career as a teenager is an Asian-American girl, played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Drama, Family
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit
6.1
On the Verge
Tuesday, September 7
Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise) co-creates and stars in a dramedy about four female friends (a chef, a single mom, an heiress, and a job seeker) in Los Angeles as they navigate life in their late 40s. Also stars Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Jones, Alexia Landeau, and Giovanni Ribisi. All 12 half-hour episodes stream today.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit
7.4
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space
Monday, September 6
This five-part docuseries will follow the crew of the Inspiration4, a unique all-civilian mission into space. Episodes will not air all at once but rather roll out as the series covers the mission prep in near-real time, with the spacecraft's launch currently scheduled for September 15. (This date may change depending on launch conditions.)
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Documentary
SEASONS 1 Reality
edit
4.2
Cinderella
Friday, September 3
This modern, non-Disney take on the classic fairy tale is a live-action musical starring pop star Camila Cabello in her acting debut. She plays the title role (obviously), a young woman who seeks to launch a fashion business while escaping the clutches of her abusive stepmother (Idina Menzel).
Audience: PG
Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
MOVIE Music
edit
6.4
Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever
Friday, September 3
In Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish performs her new album of the same name in its entirety at the famed Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by the L.A. Philharmonic and a few special guests. The concert special will also incorporate animated elements.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Concert Film, Music
MOVIE Music
edit
8.2
Reservation Dogs
Wednesday, September 1
It took almost a month, but Disney's Star is finally starting to carry Reservation Dogs, at least episode one as of September 1. This show has received rave reviews from both critics and the general public.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Comedy, Crime
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit



Here's what we're keeping an eye on in the days and weeks ahead
N/A
Star Wars: Visions
Wednesday, September 22
It's Star Wars like you've never seen it before. Disney invited seven different Japanese anime studios to create a total of nine short films set within the Star Wars universe—centering mostly on new characters, though often in familiar locations—and the results (at least in the trailer) look intriguing.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure
SEASONS 1 Animation
edit
N/A
Foundation
Friday, September 24
Isaac Asimov's Foundation books have never before been adapted to film or television in large part due to their immense scope, which spans centuries. Three episodes—including the opener directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) in his TV debut—will be available on day one, followed by seven additional weekly installments.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
N/A
Midnight Mass
Friday, September 24
Midnight Mass is set in a small island community where the arrival of a mysterious young priest coincides with a series of miraculous events—but, since this is a horror series, those miracles will come at a price. Kate Siegel, Annabeth Gish, Henry Thomas, and Michael Trucco also star.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
N/A
The Problem with Jon Stewart
Thursday, September 30
Already renewed for a second season, The Problem appears to be formatted a bit like shows from Stewart's former colleagues John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac in that each episode will be devoted to a single big issue rather than the news of the week.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Talk-Show
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit