This season, there’s a lot to look forward to on TV and movie screens. From the return of your favorite reality shows, to spinoffs, reboots, and newcomers, there are many reasons this fall to grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.
Here is Hotspots’ list of shows and films not to be missed.
The Voice: Season 24– Sept. 25
On Sept. 25 you can see which candidates this season’s judges, Reba McEntire, John Legend, Niall Horan and Gwen Stefani, spin their chairs around for and choose to coach into singing superstars. This will be the first season without ultra-competitive country beefcake Blake Shelton.
Kitchen Nightmares Season 5– Sept. 25, Hell’s Kitchen Season 22–Sept. 28
Do you find it hot when Chef Gordon Ramsay scolds his chefs? If so, you are in luck, as the curmudgeonly British celebrity chef’s show Kitchen Nightmares new season will premiere on Sept. 25 and Hell’s Kitchen will be back on Sept. 28.
The Masked Singer Season 10– Sept. 27
Season 10 of The Masked Singer will premiere on Sept. 27, so get ready to see which D-list stars will appear in elaborate furry costumes to shock and amaze host Nick Cannon and judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke.
Gen V– Sept. 29
This spin off of popular Prime Video series The Boys, based on Volume 4 of The Boys comic book, “We Gotta Go Now,” will premiere on Sept. 29. It stars young Hollywood hotties Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann and Patrick Schwarzenegger. The series follows students at a superhero school. The Boys stars Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit and P.J. Byrne will make guest appearances.
Dicks: The Musical– Sept. 29
Coming from the producer of Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Borat, the chances of this musical not bringing a barrel of laughs is pretty slim. Larry Charles’ musical comedy presents two egocentric businessmen who learn they are twin brothers and devise a plot to bring their divorced parents back together. It also features Megan Thee Stallion, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Bowen Yang.
Saw X– Sept. 29
X as in ten? You read correctly. It’s been almost 20 years since the first installment of this horror/torture-porn franchise left audiences scarred for life. This time we find infamous serial killer John Kramer (Tobin Bell) traveling to Mexico and directing his fury against a fraudulent medical organization that offered him experimental cancer treatments.
Lupin Part 3– Oct. 5
Sexy Omar Sy returns to portray master thief Arsene Lupin in the third part of this action-packed French mystery series on Oct. 5. The new season picks up where Season 2 left off – Lupin, who has separated himself from his son and ex for their own safety, is pursued by police as he flees through the streets and alleyways of Paris.
Loki Season 2– Oct. 6
Gorgeous Marvel superhero Loki, who came out as bisexual in Season 1, will be back on our screens Oct. 6. Played by Tom Hiddleston, the series also stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr and Neil Ellice. Everything Everywhere All at Once actor Ke Huy Quan joins the cast this season.
Killers of the Flower Moon– Oct 6
Scorcese’s latest epic is an adaptation of David Grann’s crime/western novel of the same title. Film buffs will not be surprised to see DiCaprio (his sixth collaboration) and De Niro (10th) in the credits. The story, based on actual events, follows BOI investigations into murders committed against members of the Osage tribe in 1920s Oklahoma.
The Fall of the House of Usher– Oct. 12
Prolific horror director Mike Flanagan (Absentia, Oculus, Dr. Sleep) has adapted this Edgar Allen Poe classic for Netflix. The limited series features actors Mark Hamill, Willa Fitzgerald and Carl Lumbly. Be prepared for lots of scares, a supernatural element and hefty doses of dark humor in this over-the-top portrayal of a shady pharmaceutical CEO’s past rearing its ugly head.
Elite Season 7– Oct. 20
This sizzling hot, queer-friendly drama will return for a seventh season on October 20. Expect a host of new characters to really up the ante and deliver the sexiness, scandals and passion that made the series a hit. And if that’s not enough – singer Annita will be joining the cast. Don’t miss it.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 8B– Oct. 22
The second and last part of the final season of this long-running series will air October 22 on AMC. Highly-celebrated gay character Victor Strand will return to bring the tense series to its conclusion. Season 8 also stars Kim Dickens, Ruben Blades and Austin Amelio.
Priscilla– Oct. 23
Sofia Coppola returns to the box office with her first feature film since 2021’s On the Rocks. Priscilla gives a fresh perspective on who the King of Rock (Jacob Elordi) was behind closed doors. Seen through Priscilla’s (Cailee Spaeny) eyes all the good and not so good moments are explored in this personal look at love, fame and life with Elvis.
American Horror Stories Season 3- Oct. 26
In this spinoff series from the American Horror Story universe, each episode features a standalone horror tale. The four-episode series will be out just in time for Halloween. The cast is yet to be revealed but it has been rumored that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna will appear in one of the stories this season.
Invincible Season 2– Nov. 3
The first half of Season 2 of this animated superhero series will air on Nov. 3, with the remainder premiering in early 2024. For those needing an immediate fix, a special standalone episode, focusing on the Atom Eve character, is now available to stream on Prime Video.
A Murder at the End of the World– Nov. 14
This new series introduces young hacker-cum-amateur-detective Darby Hart, played by non-binary actor Emma Corrin (The Crown). Hart accompanies eight other guests on a getaway at a breathtaking location hosted by an attractive billionaire played by Clive Owen. In an inventive take on the “locked-room” style mystery, one of the guests turns up dead and it’s now up to Darby to get to the bottom of this whodunnit.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes– Nov. 17
The eagerly awaited prequel to The Hunger Games stars Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Hunter Schafer (Euphoria), Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis. It follows the story of a young Coriolanus Snow. The role of the older Snow was played by Donald Sutherland.
Fargo Season 5– Nov. 21
After a three year break, one of the best American crime-dark-comedies has returned for a fifth season. The blockbuster cast alone – John Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Juno Temple – should be enough on its own to sell this season to eager viewers. Switching gears from the prior season and reaching into recent history (2019) this season follows housewife Dot Lyon (Temple) as she confronts demons from her past while in the midst of troubles with local law enforcement.
Wish– Nov. 22
Get ready, Disney gays, there’s a new animated musical to look forward to – Wish. The new film features the voices of stars Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine and Alan Tudyk. The Academy award-winning DeBose stars as 17-year-old Asha. The film tells the story behind the famous saying “wishing on a star.”
Wonka– Dec. 15
Curly-haired fashion twink Timothée Chalamet stars as the title character in this prequel to the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Willy Wonka origin story also stars Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians– Dec. 22
Based on the popular Rick Riordan book series, the story follows 12-year-old demigod Percy (Walker Scobell), who is accused of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt. Percy, along with his two besties, goes on an epic adventure. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Megan Mullally, Toby Stephens, Jason Mantzoukas, Jay Duplass will make appearances in the series.