The TVLine-Up: What's Returning, New and Leaving the Week of Sept. 5

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This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings and monthly guide to What’s on Streaming.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable and streaming, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the VCR… however it is you roll.

This week, you’ll find a whopping 28 premieres (including the long-awaited second half of Billions‘ fifth season, as well as a Days of Our Lives spinoff, a Doogie Howser reboot and the very last episodes of Lucifer), 13 finales (including Good Trouble, Rick and Morty and The Republic of Sarah) and a smattering of films and specials (including Lifetime’s latest Harry and Meghan dramatization and myriad 9/11 retrospectives).


8 pm DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 finale (The CW)
9 pm Billions Season 5B premiere (Showtime)
9 pm Guilt Stateside premiere (PBS)
11 pm Rick and Morty Season 5 finale (Adult Swim; two episodes)

3 am Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem series premiere/five-day event (Peacock)
8 pm Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace TV-movie premiere (Lifetime)
9 pm Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones Season 1 finale (Food Network)
9 pm The Republic of Sarah series finale (The CW)
10 pm American Dad Season 16 finale (TBS)
12 am Robot Chicken Season 11 premiere (Adult Swim)

8 pm Queen Sugar Season 6 premiere (OWN)
10 pm American Crime Story Season 3 (aka Impeachment) premiere (FX)
10 pm College Bowl Season 1 finale (NBC)
10 pm Hard Knocks Season 16 finale (HBO)

3 am The Circle Season 3 premiere (Netflix)
3 am Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. series premiere (Disney+)
3 am Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 2 premiere (Hulu; first three episodes)
9 pm Women of 9/11: A Special Edition of 20/20 With Robin Roberts special (ABC; two hours)
9:30 pm Good Trouble Season 3 finale (Freeform; 90 minutes)

3 am All the Queen’s Men series premiere (BET+; all 10 episodes)
3 am American Ninja Warrior Junior Season 3 premiere (Peacock; first two episodes)
3 am Behind the Music midseason finale (Paramount+)
3 am Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammed Ali documentary premiere (Netflix)
3 am Frogger series premiere (Peacock; first three episodes)
3 am Kin series premiere (AMC+)
3 am Top Chef Family Style series premiere (Peacock; first two episodes)
3 am Well Done With Sebastian Maniscalco Season 1 finale (Discovery+)
8 pm Heartland Season 14 finale (UPtv)
8:20 pm Sunday Night Football Season 35 premiere (NBC; special night)
9 pm CBS Fall Preview special (CBS)
10 pm It Couldn’t Happen Here series premiere (SundanceTV)

3 am Come From Away film premiere (Apple TV+)
3 am Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem limited series finale (Peacock)
3 am Kate film premiere (Netflix)
3 am Lucifer final season premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 am Malignant film premiere (HBO Max)
3 am Metal Shop Masters series premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 am Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series series premiere (Netflix; all episodes)
3 am Pretty Hard Cases series premiere (IMDb TV; all episodes)
3 am Shock Doc: The Curse of Lizzie Borden documentary premiere (Discovery+)
3 am The Voyeurs film premiere (Amazon Prime)
7:30 pm The Smurfs series premiere (Nickelodeon)
8 pm The Race Against Time: The CIA and 9/11 special (CBS)
11 pm Ilana Glazer Presents Comedy on Earth: NYC 2020-2021 special (Comedy Central)

10 pm NYC EPICENTERS 9/11->2021 1/2 docuseries finale (HBO)

Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.