With most of the world quarantining or limiting their time outdoors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there's plenty of time to sit in front of the tube — so we've got you covered. OK! has prepared a handy list of shows and series you could tune in to this fall season. (But don't blame us if you're Netflix and chill'ing all day long!)
From Ryan Murphy's latest psychological thriller Ratched (a perfect binge for Halloween weekend) to the popular half-hour comedy Emily in Paris (grab a baguette and buckle up!), scroll through our list of 18 must-see shows.
Ever wonder how the infamous "Big Nurse" from 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' became such a heartless tyrant? Ryan Murphy's twisted Netflix drama examines the upbringing of Ken Kesey's infamous caretaker, and Sarah Paulson skillfully steps into her candy striper uniform to create a compelling monster. Now streaming.
NBC's medical drama features Hamza Haq as Dr. Bashir "Bash" Hamed, a Syrian doctor who flees his war-torn home for a better life in Canada. He lands a job at a hospital, but his battle-tested skills are unlike any of his colleagues', making it hard to secure a residency. Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.
Originally ordered for 2019, Fox's soapy drama follows a Southern family with a Christian TV empire. After the founder (Gerald McRaney) dies in a plane crash, his wife (Kim Cattrall) is left to pick up the pieces — and deal with her husband's secrets. Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
'New Girl' actor Lamorne Morris leads this Hulu comedy inspired by the life of political artist Keith Knight. The timely, partially animated series follows cartoonist Keef, who — after an unexpected incident with the police — develops a new outlook on culture and identity. Now streaming.
JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS
'High School Musical' director Kenny Ortega has struck gold again with this Netflix series, which follows Julie (Madison Reyes), a musician who struggles to get back to her art after the death of her mother. Then she meets three rockin' teenage ghosts only she can see, and everything changes. Now streaming.
THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND
This AMC limited series, starring 'Younger' actor Nico Tortorella and 'The Americans' actress Annet Mahendru, is centered around the kids born into the zombie apocalypse. With the end of the world imminent, the brave group must fight to ensure they're not the last generation. Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.
THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR
In the next chapter of Netflix's Haunting anthology, American nanny Dani (Victoria Pedretti) is hired to look after two orphaned children in England following the death of their au pair. But once she arrives at their home, Bly Manor, she realizes she's not alone. Now streaming.
THE RIGHT STUFF
Based on Tom Wolfe's 1979 book (which became an Oscar-winning flick in 1983), this Disney+ series tells the tale of America's first astronauts, the "Mercury Seven," and how they fared after their missions. Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O'Donoghue and James Lafferty star. Fridays.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
"I got a chill," Kaley Cuoco said about the first time she read about this. HBO Max miniseries based on Chris Bohjalian's novel. The story follows party-animal Cassie (Kaley), who wakes up next to a dead man and has to figure out what happened. "It's a good mix of drama and dark comedy," she shared. "Plus, a complicated female characters a dream role!"As for how she relates to her character? "We both love our cocktails!" TBA.
This financial thriller tells the story of investment banker Massimo (Alessandro Borghi) and his mentor and boss, Dominic (Patrick Dempsey). Throw in some backstabbing and a murder investigation, and you've got another CW hit. Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
Grab the tissues! In Netflix's new space drama, astronaut Emma (Hilary Swank) — who's also a wife and mother — leads a group mission to Mars. But before and during the epic journey, she must come to terms with leaving behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter at a pivotal time in both their lives. Now streaming.
THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW
Peacock's weekly late-night show is led by 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' writer and performer Amber Ruffin. In addition to discussing what's going on in the world, Amber does what she does best — mixing gravitas with nonsense. Fridays at 9 p.m. ET.
THE MURDERS AT WHITE HOUSE FARM
HBO Max's dramatized true-crime series chronicles the events leading up to and following Jeremy Bamber's murder of three generations of his family at their farmhouse in Essex, England, in 1985. Stephen Graham, Freddie Fox and Cressida Bonas — as in, Prince Harry's ex — star. Thursdays.
POWER BOOK II: GHOST
Following the events in Starz's series 'Power,' this spinoff focuses on Ghost's son, Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.), who's dealing with his dad's death and learning how to survive while his mom's in prison. Like father, like son: Tariq turns to street life and must figure out right from wrong. Now streaming.
This one hits close to home: HBO's satire film, which was shot virtually, follows the lives of five individuals in New York and L.A. as they navigate life amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy and Issa Rae star. Now streaming.
Katherine Ryan, the creator, executive producer and writer of this Netflix comedy, also stars as a single mother who loves her preteen daughter, Olive, so much, she wants to get pregnant again by Olive's father — who, by the way, is her ex. Now streaming.
EMILY IN PARIS
'Sex and the City' boss Darren Star draws us in with a Netflix drama about Emily (Lily Collins), who lands her dream marketing job in Paris. In the 10 episodes (all filmed in France), Emily juggles bolstering her career with finding friends — and romance, duh — in the City of Lights. Now streaming.
John Slattery stars as a tech pioneer in this Fox sci-fi thriller from 24 producer Manny Coto, in which humankind is at risk after the emergence of a dangerous artificial intelligence dubbed Next. Be warned: This one may make you want to unplug your Alexa. Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.