2018 Fall TV Preview – Cable

Camping (HBO)

A group of old friends arrives at the underwhelming Brown Bear Lake campsite to celebrate a landmark birthday, sparking heightened emotions, latent tensions (sexual and otherwise) and memories they’d rather forget. The obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn gathers together her meek sister, her holier-than-thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong to mark husband David’s 44th birthday – and what was supposed to be a delightful, back-to-nature camping trip quickly becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Juliette Lewis, Arturo Del Puerto , Ione Skye, Janicza Bravo, Brett Gelman, Bridget Everett

Premieres Sunday, October 14th

My Brilliant Friend (HBO)

My Brilliant Friend tells the story of Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella “Lila” Cerullo, seems to have disappeared without a trace. A writer, immersed in a house full of books, Greco turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their tempestuous friendship, starting from the point when Elena met Lila their first year of primary school in 1950.

Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend and — in a way — her best friend, and worst enemy.

Starring: Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Margherita Mazzucco, Gaia Girace

Premieres November

Kidding (Showtime)

In Kidding, Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Catherine Keener, Judy Greer, Cole Allen

Premiered Sunday, September 9th

You (Lifetime)

a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager Joe Goldberg crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the Internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.

Starring: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, Shay Mitchell, Lou Taylor Pucci

Premiered Sunday, September 9th

Mayans M.C. (FX)

Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death at the end of SOA’s seven-season run in 2014, Mayans MC will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. EZ is the gifted son of a proud Latino family, whose American dream was snuffed out by cartel violence. Now, his need for vengeance drives him toward a life he never intended and can never escape.

Starring: J.D. Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Michael Irby, Carla Barratta, Richard Cabral, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo, Danny Pino, and Edward James Olmos

Premiered Tuesday, September 4th

Mr Inbetween (FX)

Based on the 2005 film, The Magician, Mr Inbetween centers on Ray Shoesmith, a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.

Starring: Scott Ryan, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Jackson Tozer, Nicholas Cassim, Chika Yasumura, Matt Nable.

Premieres Tuesday, September 25th

The Purge (USA)

“Revolved around a 12-hour period when all crime – including littering, vandalism, murder, arson and theft – are legal, set in an altered United States ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.”

Starring: Gabriel Chavarria, Hannah Anderson, Jessica Garza, Lili Simmons, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell and Lee Tergesen.

Premiered Tuesday, September 4th

The Little Drummer Girl (AMC)

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name and directed by visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie, a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties.

Starring: Florence Pugh,  Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon, Clare Holman, Kate Sumpter, Charles Dance, Simona Brown, Max Irons

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Premieres Monday, November 19th

Star Wars: Resistance (Disney)

An exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.

Starring: Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Jim Rash, Rachel Butera

Premieres Sunday, October 7

Busy Tonight (E!)

Busy Tonight will feature everyone’s favorite unfiltered Hollywood best friend giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments.

Presented by: Busy Phillips

Premieres Sunday, October 28th