It’s September, which means summer is winding down and it’s time to get out of vacation mode, back to school and get excited for new fall series, the return of old favorites, and of course, football season.

This month is chock full of TV premieres -- with last year’s breakout hits like Empire, Scorpion and Black-ish coming back for a second season, as well as the return of classic fall shows like Modern Family, Scandal, The Voice, Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy. Need a refresher on where things left off? We have some terrific previous season catch-ups of series that are returning in fall including The Walking Dead, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. All accessible from the On Demand menu.

There are a multitude of brand new series premiering this month that we’re really excited about too, like NBC’s Blindspot (9/21), FOX’s Scream Queens (9/22) and CBS’s Limitless (9/22). Be sure to check these out and let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more new shows to come next month!

September also marks the season finales of some key series that defined summer viewing – including The Last Ship (9/6), Playing House (9/8), Tyrant (9/8), I Am Cait (9/13), America Ninja Warrior (9/14), Bring It (9/25), and Ray Donovan (9/27). Didn’t get a chance this summer to stay current? We’ll have the full season of each of these series stacked and available for catch up for 30 days after their finales.

TV Events You Don’t Want to Miss

  • Football is back! Don’t miss Sunday Night Football’s special premiere night on September 10th on NBC, and tune in for the premiere of both Monday (9/14) and Thursday (9/17) Night Football to kick the season off. And as the games start rolling, Xfinity offers numerous ways to see your favorite teams play with live streams of numerous networks from ESPN to Pac 10, as well as the option to see real-time game stats right on your TV with our NFL Extras app on X1.

  • On September 13th, don’t miss the chance to watch 50 contestants vie for the 2016 crown at The Miss America Pageant.

  • Miss the first Republican presidential debate that garnered a record 24 million viewers on FOX News? Tune into what will likely be another buzzy back-and-forth between candidates on September 16th on CNN. And if you aren’t by a TV that evening, you can catch a live stream of the debate on our platform here.

  • The Emmy Awards are taking place on September 20th. Sit back and find out which of your favorite shows are honed as the best in U.S. prime time television programming.

Water Cooler-Worthy Episodes

September 2

  • Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles Premiere (Bravo)

September 6

  • The Last Ship finale (TNT)

September 7

  • Love & Hip Hop Hollywood Premiere (VH1)

September 8

  • Late Show with Stephen Colbert Premiere (CBS)

  • Playing House finale (USA)

September 9

  • The League Premiere (FXX)

September 11

  • 20/20 (ABC)

  • Continuum (Syfy)

  • Z Nation (Syfy)

September 13

  • I Am Cait Finale (E!)

September 14

  • Dancing With The Stars Premiere (ABC)

  • American Ninja Warrior finale (NBC)

September 15

  • Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris Premiere (NBC)

  • Zoo Finale (CBS)

September 16

  • America’s Got Talent Finale (NBC)

  • South Park Premiere (Comedy)

September 18

  • We Have Issues premiere (E!)

September 19

  • Doctor Who Premiere (BBC America)

September 21

  • Blindspot series premiere (NBC)

  • Life in Pieces series premiere (CBS)

  • Minority Report series premiere (FOX)

  • The Voice premiere (NBC)

  • Big Bang Theory premiere (CBS)

  • Scorpion premiere (CBS)

  • NCIS Los Angeles premiere (CBS)

  • Castle premiere (ABC)

  • Gotham premiere (FOX)

September 22

  • Scream Queens series premiere (FOX)

  • Limitless series premiere (CBS)

  • The Muppets series premiere (ABC)

  • Bazillion Dollar Club series premiere (Syfy)

  • NCIS New Orleans premiere (CBS)

  • Fresh Off the Boat premiere (ABC)

September 23

  • Empire premiere (FOX)

  • Survivor premiere (CBS)

  • Modern Family premiere (ABC)

  • Black-ish premiere (ABC)

  • Law & Order SVU premiere (NBC)

  • Big Brother finale (CBS)

September 24

  • Heroes Reborn series premiere (NBC)

  • Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe series premiere (Lifetime)

  • The Player series premiere (NBC)

  • Scandal premiere (ABC)

  • Grey’s Anatomy premiere (ABC)

  • How to Get Away with Murder premiere (ABC)

September 25

  • Step it Up series premiere (Lifetime)

  • Blue Bloods premiere (CBS)

  • Last Man Standing premiere (ABC)

  • Shark Tank premiere (ABC)

  • Bring It finale (Lifetime)

September 26

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series premiere (Disney XD)

  • Saturday Night Live premiere (NBC)

  • 48 Hours premiere (CBS)

September 27

  • Quantico series premiere (ABC)

  • Blood & Oil series premiere (ABC)

  • 60 Minutes premiere (CBS)

  • Last Man on Earth premiere (FOX)

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiere (FOX)

  • Ray Donovan finale (Showtime)

September 28

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah series premiere (Comedy)

September 29

  • Grandfathered series premiere (FOX)

  • The Grinder series premiere (FOX)

  • Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD premiere (ABC)

  • Beyond the Tank premiere (ABC)

September 30

  • Code Black series premiere (CBS)

  • Criminal Minds premiere (CBS)

  • Chicago PD premiere (NBC)

Bringing Box-Office Hits Home

Don’t forget about Xfinity On Demand’s amazing collection of free movie titles. Here are just a few of the many hits to check out this month:

  • Invincible: 9/4 – 9/10

  • Contagion: 9/6 – 9/12

  • Shutter Island: 9/6 – 9/12

  • Your Highness: 9/7 – 10/3

  • Catch Me If You Can: 9/7 – 9/13

  • Mamma Mia!: 9/8 – 9/14

  • It’s Complicated: 9/9 – 9/15

  • Definitely Maybe: 9/11 – 9/17

  • Source Code: 9/16 – 9/22

  • Crazy, Stupid Love: 9/17 – 9/13

  • Taking of Pelham 123: 9/19 – 9/25

  • The Replacements: 9/21 – 9/27

  • Public Enemies: 9/23 – 9/29

  • Year One: 9/27 – 10/3

  • Head of State: 9/28 – 10/4