September Picks: The Movies and TV Shows You Can't Miss

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Craig Blankenhorn and Shameik Moore in Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019)

"Wu-Tang: An American Saga " | Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 4, on Hulu

If Showtime's deep-dive docuseries "Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men" just left you with a Wu-Tang shaped hole in your heart and wanting more of The GZA, RZA, Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Ol' Dirty Bastard then the new Hulu series will probably be for you. Created by Wu-Tang founder RZA, the 12-episode drama series tracks the formation and rise of the Wu-Tang Clan and stars Joey Bada$$ ("Mr Robot") and Shameik Moore (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). The first three episodes drop on Sept. 4 with the remaining eight coming out on a weekly cadence. — Vanessa

Bill Skarsgård in It Chapter Two (2019)

It Chapter Two | In Theaters Friday, Sept. 6

In 2017 my idea of a good time was going to see It alone in an empty theater. So you better believe this is on the top of my list for September. As a longtime fan of the novel, I'm hoping this 169-minute conclusion manages to weave two timelines together and execute a satisfying conclusion that is true to the spirit of Stephen King's vision. In other words (possible spoiler alert), maybe go easy on the space turtle. — James

Sacha Baron Cohen in The Spy (2019)

"The Spy" | Premieres Friday, Sept. 6, on Netflix

If every successful comedian has at least one noteworthy dramatic role in them, then this mini-series from "Homeland" writer Gideon Raff will be Sacha Baron Cohen's Eternal Sunshine moment. "The Spy" finds the infamous provocateur take a turn as a Mossad agent who goes undercover in Damascus in the early 1960s. Our first question: How does SBC maintain such quiet control over his projects?? This was nowhere on our radar. The show could be a breakout opportunity for Noah Emmerich ("The Americans"), who plays Cohen's handler. — Arno

Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, and Phyllis Logan in Downton Abbey (2019)

Downton Abbey | In Theaters Friday, Sept. 20

No, this photo isn't another Starbucks cup/"Game of Thrones" situation, or an indication that the "Downton Abbey" cast accessed the Tesseract and moved forward into the modern era for their upcoming movie. The heartwarming, behind-the-scenes selfie with some of the most beloved "DM" players is one of few exposures we've allowed ourselves to enjoy since we've otherwise abstained from all speculation and teases about the feature film's events, opting instead to be reintroduced to the breathlessly anticipated final chapter from our of our most cherished soaps. — Arno

David Tennant in Criminal (2019)

"Criminal" | Premieres Sept. 20 on Netflix

If you've watched the trailer for this Netflix crime drama, you know just about as much (or as little) as I do. It's about criminals (naturally). It consists of 12 stories in four countries. The setting is primarily limited to interrogations rooms. David Tennant ("Doctor Who," "Good Omens") is one of the stars. I mean, you really just had to say David Tennant and I'm in, but Netflix has been killing it with crime dramas in recent years, so you shouldn't need much convincing to want to check this out. — James

Brad Pitt in Ad Astra (2019)

Ad Astra | In Theaters Friday, Sept. 20

I love a good sci-fi story, from Aliens to "Star Trek" and everything in between. If it’s in space, I’m in the theater. As such, I can’t wait to see Ad Astra when it releases this month. A mystery in space starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and the incomparable Ruth Negga? Houston, we have a ticket sale. — Marcus

Jeff Probst

"Survivor" | Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 25, on CBS

About a month ago I discovered that every season of “Survivor” is available for binging on CBS All Access. Reader, I’ve been watching a lot of “Survivor.” While the backlog of 38 seasons seems practically endless, I’m ready to start a new season where the winner is still up in the air. The tribe has spoken. — Marcus

Allison Tolman and Alexa Swinton in Emergence (2019)

"Emergence" | Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24, on ABC

I'm always down for a good genre-based mystery and this one looks like it might fill the growing sci-fi gap in my life. The story follows a young child found near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened, a determined police chief (Allison Tolman) who vows to protect the child in question, and an "ever growing" conspiracy. I'm 95% certain that the mystery involves an alien cover-up. Answers will be found on Sept. 24. — Vanessa

Kristen Bell and William Jackson Harper in The Good Place (2016)

"The Good Place" | Premieres Thursday, Sept. 26, on NBC

The Good Place” has been my favorite network show since it premiered three years ago, and I can’t wait to see how it all ends when its fourth season debuts on Sept. 26. I’m looking forward to one last round of moral philosophy punctuated by a heavenly stream of laugh-out-loud moments. But, most of all, I need to know what happens to Eleanor and Chidi. It’s Jeremy Bearimy, baby! — Marcus