Outlander: The Battle Joined Books Included Season 3, Ep 1
Jamie's past provides his only hope of survival following the Battle of Culloden; a pregnant Claire attempts to adjust to life in 1940s Boston. [more inside]
Halt and Catch Fire: So It Goes + Signal to Noise Season 4, Ep 1
Gordon and Joe fight for their place in the internet. Donna rules hers. Cameron designs a new adventure game in the age of Mortal Kombat. [two episode premiere]
DuckTales: Woo-oo! Season 1, Ep 1
This is the DuckTales reboot, hotly anticipated since that viral video featuring its all-star cast singing the main theme. The first episodes is a gripping, whirlwind, hour-long introduction into the major players within the DuckTales mythos and the intricate network of politics, loyalty, lies, and love underpinning the sprawling city of Duckburg. [more inside]
Preacher: On the Road Season 2, Ep 1
Jessie, Tulip, and Cassidy hit the road in search of God and are stalked by a killer cowboy from hell.
Better Call Saul: Mabel Season 3, Ep 1
The repercussions of Chuck's scheme test Jimmy and Kim's fledgling law practices - and their romance - as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. [more inside]
Dan Savage has helped redefine what it means to be a family in the 21st Century. And given his ancestors, it's no surprise why. Dan's family history traces back to the 1920s Chicago mob scene, a South Asian autocracy, and to a New York City apartment filled with men trying to save a community. We'll tell these stories and introduce Dan to a surprise relative [more inside]
Westworld: The Original Season 1, Ep 1
As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld - a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android "hosts" - top programmer Bernard Lowe alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher's daughter named Dolores encounters a gunslinger named Teddy in the street - but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black and, later, by a supporting host's unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world. [more inside]
Space: 1999: Breakaway Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
September 13th, 1999. John Koenig, just appointed as Commander of Moonbase Alpha, is having a bad day. If it wasn't bad enough dealing with a mysterious illness spreading through his flight crew and an annoying boss who's flown from Earth to micro-manage him, the nuclear waste dump is starting to misbehave... [more inside]
Strangers with Candy: Old Habits, New Beginnings Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Jerri tries desperately to get her classmates to come to her hot-fruit party, discovering in the process just how far she's willing to go for a little popularity.
Killjoys: Dutch and the Real Girl Season 2, Ep 1
After failing to rescue D'avin, Dutch and Johnny head to Eulogy in the hopes of stealing a mysterious, high-tech shield. [more inside]
Feed the Beast: Pilot Light Season 1, Ep 1
Faced with a serious debt to the mob, Dion tries to convince his best friend Tommy to rekindle their dream of opening a restaurant in the Bronx. [more inside]
The Venture Bros.: Hostile Makeover Season 6, Ep 1
The Ventures relocate to New York City after Rusty inherits Jonas Jr.'s entire fortune and commercial enterprise. It's appropriate that the episode is spurred by newfound wealth, because the entire thing is solid gold. [more inside]
Pretty Little Liars: Of Late I Think Of Rosewood Season 6, Ep 12
In the winter premiere, the ladies return to Rosewood after five years when they are summoned by a court to attend a hearing about A. [more inside]
The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen Books Included Season 1, Ep 1
Thousands of years after the fall of Humankind as we know it the Four Lands is in grave danger. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of an unlikely trio: an Elvin Princess, a Human Rover & a Half-Elf.
The Expanse: Dulcinea (Pilot) Season 1, Ep 1
The pilot for a new series on SyFy based on James SA Corey's series of books that begin with Leviathan Wakes. In the US, the show begins airing on 14 December but SyFy has put the pilot on youtube.
River: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
Detective Inspector John River is haunted by visions of his recently murdered colleague, Detective Sergeant Jackie "Stevie" Stevenson. Starring Stellan Skarsgård and Nicola Walker. [more inside]
Adventure Time: Bonnie and Neddy Season 7, Ep 1
When the King of Ooo scares off Bubblegum's brother Neddy from the roots of the tree at the center of the Candy Kingdom, Finn and Jake seek out PB's help to keep the candy juice flowing.
Ash vs Evil Dead: El Jefe Season 1, Ep 1
Ash is back, baby. Groovy. [more inside]
The Walking Dead: First Time Again Season 6, Ep 1
Rick and the group are still having trouble assimilating into Alexandria. Will a new threat bring them closer together or drive them further apart?
Supernatural: Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire Season 11, Ep 1
Sam and Dean face the consequences of unleashing the Darkness. Castiel prays for help to deal with the spell Rowena cast on him and remembers his battle with Crowley.
The Carmichael Show: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
When Maxine moves in with her boyfriend, Jerrod, she wants to tell his parents right away and Jerrod prefers never telling them.
Dark Matter: Pilot (parts 1 and 2) Season 1, Ep 1
Six strangers wake up on a derelict ship with no memories. Who they really are will change them forever - and perhaps the universe, too.
Killjoys: Bangarang Season 1, Ep 1
Killjoys Dutch and John are in serious need of R&R after capturing a dangerous smuggler in the badlands of Westerley. But when a death warrant is posted for D'avin, John secretly takes the job to save his estranged brother. With a competing Killjoy also on the job, the team is in a race against time to clear D'avin's name and their own.
Sense8: Limbic Resonance Season 1, Ep 1
Angel – advised by Jonas and hunted by Mr. Whispers – activates a group of eight senseates, appearing to them though they are scattered around the world. After the intense experience of seeing and feeling her they slowly start to sense each other. [more inside]
Hannibal: Antipasto Season 3, Ep 1
After the devastating bloodbath at Lecter's home Hannibal establishes a new life for himself in Italy along with the company of his own psychiatrist Bedelia. [more inside]
The Mane 6 arrive in a village to solve a friendship problem and find out that everyone in the village has given up their Cutie Marks.
Hinterland: Devil's Bridge Season 1, Ep 1
On his first day on a new job DCI Tom Mathias investigates a blood-soaked bathroom and the disappearance of 64 year old Helen Jenkins. The inquiry focuses on an old Children's home above the ravine spanned by the Devil's Bridge. [more inside]
Hannibal: Kaiseki Rewatch Season 2, Ep 1
While Will continues to assert his innocence, Hannibal and Jack try to come to terms with the fact that he's in jail; Kade Purnell visits Will. [more inside]
Survivor: It's Survivor Warfare Season 30, Ep 1
Season 30 begins with eighteen new players who are divided into three tribes according to their occupations (White Collar, Blue Collar, No Collar) as they attempt to become the lone survivor and claim the million dollar prize. [more inside]
Better Call Saul: Mijo Season 1, Ep 2
As his troubles escalate to a boiling point, Jimmy finds himself in dire straits. An act of carelessness puts Chuck at risk.
Agent Carter: Now is Not the End Season 1, Ep 1
A spinoff from "Captain America" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and a prequel to the events of "Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter", Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) fights the good fight against the forces of evil as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s predecessor the Strategic Scientific Reserve (the S.S.R) while maintaining her cover as a telephone operator for Ma Bell in 1946 New York. First up: Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is accused of selling arms to the enemies of the United States and he turns to Peggy for help in clearing his name. [more inside]
Just checking for interest. The 3rd season of this Netflix original drops on the 21st. [more inside]
Grimm: Thanks for the Memories Season 4, Ep 1
The Portland PD comes to Nick and Juliette's house to investigate Renard's shooting and Trubel's beheading of an FBI agent. Meanwhile, there's a new Wesen in town - a Gedächtnis Esser ("Memory Eater"), a man with octopus tentacles on his head who can steal memories, leaving the victim incapacitated. Nick has to investigate without the help of his Grimm powers.
The Affair: 1 Season 1, Ep 1
Welcome to "The End of the World." Noah Solloway has escaped the city with his family to his in-laws' estate in eastern Long Island. He's joined by his loving wife, Helen, and their four precocious children. At the same time, local Montauk waitress Alison Lockhart struggles with her husband, Cole, to move past a recent tragedy. In a chance encounter, Noah and Alison meet and connect. But in this bucolic beach town, it's impossible to avoid someone you yearn to see again. Series premiere.
American Horror Story: Monsters Among Us First Watch Season 4, Ep 1
One of the last freak shows in the U.S. struggles for survival in Jupiter, Florida. Unexplained deaths in the community cause alarm. [more inside]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Undercover Season 2, Ep 1
Six months after going undercover with the mob (and confessing his feelings for colleague Amy Santiago) Det. Jake Peralta attempts to take care of the sting operation's final loose end. Capt. Holt torments Santiago, Diaz, and Jeffords with a series of seemingly pointless role-playing drills. Gina and Boyle wrestle with the implications of last season's ill-advised(?) hookup. [more inside]
Nashville: That's Me Without You Season 3, Ep 1
The season premiere answers the question: "Which proposal will Rayna accept?" [more inside]
Forever: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A medical examiner who's seen it all gets caught up in a train crash investigation. [more inside]
Scorpion: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A team of geniuses help out the government. [more inside]
Gotham: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Rookie detective James Gordon investigates the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Doctor Who: Time Heist First Watch Season 8, Ep 5
The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse - steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and a cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security, and come face-to-face with the fearsome Teller - a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt. Description from BBC
American Dad!: Roger Passes the Bar Season 10, Ep 1
When Roger suffers a heart attack following the ongoing stress of running his attic dive bar, Roger's Place, he sells the bar to a restaurateur who transforms it into the family-friendly Roger's Spot. Meanwhile, Steve and his friends are entranced by a new woman in the neighborhood (voiced by Jane Krakowski) who introduces herself as a sexual predator interested in teenage boys. [more inside]
Hannibal: Apéritif Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
FBI instructor Will Graham now lives out his days in the classroom, despite his legendary skills as a forensic profiler. But Jack Crawford, head of the BAU, has other ideas and wants to tempt Will back into the field. When stubbornness ensues, Jack seeks help from the renowned psychiatrist, Doctor Hannibal Lecter.
A Thracian is captured by erstwhile ally Romans and sent to die in the arena. [more inside]
The first episode of the TV adaptation of Outlander is online now, with the official premiere next weekend. Would anyone else like this to be a part of the regular Fanfare rotation? And if so, like GoT, does this warrant a "Book readers" and "Show only" split? [more inside]
Sherlock: The Empty Hearse Season 3, Ep 1
Watson has moved on in the years since Sherlock's presumed death. But when London is threatened by terrorists, Sherlock decides it's time to return.
Call the Midwife: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
The opening of the show introduces it's major characters, sets the historical scene in post-war England, and establishes a tone of woman-centered, bike-powered, socialist-minded tear jerking melodrama and adventure. What's not to love?!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CRAWLING EYE Season 1, Ep 1
1958, B&W, Horror, Sci-Fi. A thick fog engulfs the side of a mountain, containing big puffy eyes with tentacles that control people's minds. The first cable episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 features many of the elements that would make the show a success: lots of jokes, whimsical performances, and a movie bad enough to peel paint. But as with most of the first season, it's really not the guys at their best. For devoted fans only. [more inside]
Mad Men: Time Zones Season 7, Ep 1
Mad Men returns for the start of its final season (which is actually just half a season, with the second half starting next spring). Don and the gang do their thing in multiple locations: LA, NYC, and Detroit. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: Two Swords Season 4, Ep 1
The return of Game of Thrones for the fourth season arrives with a bang as we catch up with all the different story lines from where we were left off last season. Before watching this new season, you can check out Politics of Power, HBO's recap of the entire third season, available for free on YouTube. [more inside]