September is an eventful month for Hulu, which will roll out new seasons of some of its most acclaimed series, but also lose next-day streaming for NBCUniversal shows.
Here’s the short and sweet explanation: Disney
-controlled Hulu and minority partner Comcast
(which owns NBCUniversal, including NBC, Bravo, USA, Syfy and streaming service Peacock) ended their next-day streaming deal, effective in September, as part of a gradual unwinding that will eventually see most (if not all) NBCU programming migrating to Peacock.
What does this mean for viewers? Fewer options on Hulu, mostly. While older seasons of many NBCU series will remain on Hulu, at least for a while, next-day streaming of NBCU shows like “Saturday Night Live” will stop, and will stream exclusively on Peacock. But some shows are leaving right away — such as all seasons of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Top Chef” and the “Real Housewives” franchises (all leaving Sept. 18).
On the bright side, Hulu is adding some hits in September.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Sept. 14) returns for its fifth season. The grim, dystopian drama has never been quite as timely, coming after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The new season finds June (Elisabeth Moss) still fighting Gilead after escaping to Canada, while grieving widow Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) finds a new fan in a certain Mrs. Wheeler (Genevieve Angelson), a villain who poses a major new threat.
After a two-year layoff, the thoughtful comedy “Ramy” (Sept. 30) returns for its third season. Ramy Youssef stars as an Egyptian-American slacker navigating life in New Jersey, who, this season, will abandon his rather disastrous spiritual journey and focus instead on working at his uncle’s diamond business. Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” (Sept. 16) is also back for its fourth and final season, just a few months after the finale of an uneven Season 3. The new season finds Earn (Glover), Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LeKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) back in Atlanta after their European travels, and promises to be a “nostalgic” goodbye. New episodes will stream a day after they first air on FX.
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Hulu also has a smattering of other originals, such as the pizza competition “Best in Dough” (Sept. 19); “Reboot” (Sept. 20), a meta sitcom about a rebooted sitcom and its reunited dysfunctional cast, starring Keegan-Michael Key, Rachel Bloom and Judy Greer; “Tell Me Lies” (Sept. 7), a twisty toxic-relationship drama starring Grace Van Patten and Jackson White; and a new season of “The Kardashians” (Sept. 22); as well as a slew of newly premiering ABC and Fox shows, such as “Abbott Elementary,” “The Goldbergs” and “The Masked Singer” (all Sept 22); “Bob’s Burgers” and “The Simpsons” (both Sept. 26); and “Bachelor in Paradise” (Sept. 28). Hulu is also getting a ton of middling unscripted shows from A&E, History Channel and Lifetime.
Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going, as of Aug. 22 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in September 2022
Sept. 1The Mighty Ones: Complete Season 3A Certain Scientific Railgun: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)A Certain Scientific Railgun: Complete Season 2 (DUBBED)Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition: Complete Season 1Aftermath with William Shatner: Complete Season 1Aftermath with William Shatner: Complete Season 2Alone: An Inside Look: Complete Season 1America’s Book of Secrets: Complete Seasons 1 & 3American Pickers: Complete Seasons 2 – 4American Ripper: Complete Season 1Ancient Aliens: Complete Season 15Ancient Aliens: Complete Season 16Ancient Impossible: Complete Season 1Ax Men: Complete Seasons 1, 8 & 9Behind Bars: Rookie Year: Complete Season 1Beyond the Headlines: Catching the Craigslist Killer: Complete Season 1Beyond the Headlines: Secrets of a Marine’s Wife: Complete Season 1Beyond the Headlines: The Carlina White Story: Complete Season 1Beyond the Headlines: The College Admissions Scandal with Gretchen Carlson: Complete Season 1Beyond the Headlines: The Jennifer Dulos Story: Complete Season 1Beyond The Headlines: The Kamiyah Mobley Story with Robin Roberts: Complete Season 1Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story: Complete Season 1Beyond The Headlines: The Watts Family Tragedy: Complete Season 1Biography: KISStory: Complete Season 1Blood-C: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)Bloods: Season 2BBorn This Way: Complete Season 1Breaking Their Silence: Inside the Gymnastics Scandal: Complete Season 1The Cars That Built the World: Complete Season 1The Cars That Made America: Complete Season 1Catering Wars: Complete Season 1City Confidential: Complete Season 1Counting Cars: Complete Season 2Court Cam: Complete Season 1Court Cam: Complete Season 2Court Cam: Complete Season 3Crime 360: Complete Season 1Cultureshock: Complete Season 1Dance Moms: Complete Season 5Dance Moms Miami: Complete Season 1Dance Moms: Abby’s Studio Rescue: Complete Season 1The Day I Picked My Parents: Complete Season 1Days That Shaped America: Complete Season 1Desafio Sobre Fuego: Complete Season 1Desafio Sobre Fuego: Complete Season 2Divided States: Complete Season 1Dog the Bounty Hunter: Complete Season 1The Engineering That Built the World: Complete Season 1Escaping Polygamy: Complete Season 1Extreme Moms: Complete Season 1Extreme Paranormal: Complete Season 1Extreme Unboxing: Complete Season 1The First 48 Presents: Critical Minutes: Complete Season 1Fit to Fat to Fit: Complete Season 1Fix This Yard: Complete Season 1Flip This House: Complete Season 2Flip This House: Complete Season 3Flip Wars: Complete Season 1Flipping Vegas: Complete Season 1Food Porn: Complete Season 1Forged in Fire: Complete Seasons 1 – 3Forged in Fire: Knife or Death S1Forged in Fire: Knife or Death S2Found: Complete Season 1Gangland: Aryan Brotherhood: Complete Season 1Gangsters: America’s Most Evil: Complete Season 1Gene Simmons: Family Jewels: Complete Season 1Gene Simmons: Family Jewels: Complete Season 2Gigantes de Mexico: Complete Season 1Glam Masters: Complete Season 1Going Si-ral: Complete Season 1Gungrave: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)Haunted History: Complete Season 1The Haunting of: Complete Season 1Hispanic Heroes: Complete Season 1Hoarders: Complete Season 4How Playboy Changed the World: Complete Season 1The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer: Complete Season 1Hunting Hitler: Complete Seasons 1 – 3Hunter x Hunter: Episodes 53-148 (DUBBED)Hunter x Hunter: Episodes 80-148 (SUBBED)I Dated a Psycho: Complete Season 1I Killed My BFF: Complete Season 1I Love You…But I Lied: Complete Season 1I Survived . . . Beyond and Back: Complete Season 1I Survived: Complete Season 1I Survived: Complete Season 2Ice Road Truckers: Complete Season 1Ice Road Truckers: Complete Season 2Jamie & Doug’s NYC Date Night: Complete Season 1Jamie and Doug Plus One: Complete Season 1Jep & Jessica: Growing the Dynasty: Complete Season 1JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald: Complete Season 1Kingpin: Complete Season 1Kocktails with Khloé: Complete Season 1Late Nite Chef Fight: Complete Season 1The Machines That Built the World: Complete Season 1Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid: Complete Season 1Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown: Complete Season 1Man vs. Master: Chef Battle: Complete Season 1Married at First Sight: Complete Seasons 1 – 4 & 7 – 9Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After?: Complete Season 7Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island: Complete Season 7Married at First Sight: Second Chances: Complete Season 1Married at First Sight: The First Year: Complete Season 1Married at First Sight: The First Year: Complete Season 2Married Life Diaries: Complete Season 1The Men Who Built America: Complete Season 1The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen: Complete Season 1Midnight Feast: Complete Season 1Mobsters: Complete Season 1MonsterQuest: Complete Season 1Mountain Men: Complete Seasons 1 – 5Mushi-shi: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)Obsessed: Complete Season 1Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour: Complete Season 1Panic 9-1-1: Complete Seasons 1 & 2Paranormal Cops: Complete Season 1Pawn Stars: Complete Seasons 2, 11, 13 & 14The Rap Game: Complete Season 1Sell This House: Complete Season 1Space Dandy: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)Steins;Gate: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)Storage Wars: Complete Season 12Swamp People: Complete Season 10Taking the Stand S1The Titans That Built The World: Complete Season 1Tiny House Hunting: Complete Season 1Tiny House Nation: Complete Season 1The Toys That Built the World: Complete Season 1TRANsitioning: Complete Season 1Unidos por la Historia: Complete Season 1Unidos por la Historia: Complete Season 2The UnXplained with William Shatner: Complete Season 3Wahlburgers: Complete Season 1Wahlburgers: Complete Season 2World Food Championships: Complete Season 1Zombie House Flipping: Complete Season 110 Things I Hate About You (1999)A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)A La Mala (2015)About Last Night (1986)The American (2010)American Pie (1999)American Pie 2 (2001)American Wedding (2003)American Reunion (2012)American Rapstar (2020)Anaconda (1997)Anais in Love (2021)Bad Girls (1994)Batman Begins (2005)Big (1988)Breaking Up (1997)Chronicle (2012)Cliffhanger (1993)Cowboys & Aliens (2011)The Darjeeling Limited (2007)The Dark Knight (2008)Diggers (2006)Dolphin Tale (2011)Drive Angry 3D (2011)The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)Fight Club (1999)The Fisher King (1991)Get Smart (2008)The Good Shepherd (2006)The Gospel (2005)He Got Game (1998)High-rise (2015)The Hitcher (1986)Hook (1991)Hope Floats (1998)Hostel (2006)Hostel: Part II (2007)I Do…Until I Don’t (2017)Jessabelle (2014)Kazaam (1996)Law Abiding Citizen (2009)Little Fockers (2010)Lost In Space (1998)The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)The Mask of Zorro (1998)Maverick (1994)Meet the Fockers (2004)Meet the Parents (2000)Multiplicity (1996)Nell (1994)Nine Months (1995)Notes on a Scandal (2006)Open Water (2004)The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)Philadelphia (1993)The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)Robot and Frank (2012)Roll Bounce (2005)Short Circuit (1986)Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)The Social Network (2010)Straw Dogs (2011)Stripes (1981)Tell It to the Bees (2018)This Is 40 (2012)The Three Musketeers (2011)Tigerland (2000)True Lies (1994)Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)Unplugging (2021)Van Helsing (2004)We Bought a Zoo (2010)Won’t Back Down (2012)Year One (2009)Young Guns (1988)Young Guns II (1990)
Sept. 2Cuttputlli (2022)A Cat in Paris (2010)Ernest & Celestine (2012)Lupin III: The First (2019)Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)White Snake (2019)
Sept. 3Active Measures (2018)
Sept. 4Stratton (2017)
Sept. 5You’re Not You (2014)
Sept. 6Petite Maman (2021)
Sept. 7Grid: Complete Season 1 (SUBBED)Tell Me Lies: Three-Episode Series Premiere
The Cove (2009)Racing Extinction (2015)
Sept. 8Wedding Season: Complete Season 1The Zone: Survival Mission: Complete Season 1 (SUBBED)Among the Shadows (2019)Half Magic (2018)
Sept. 9Wild Horses (2015)
Sept. 10Capital One: College Bowl: Season 2 PremiereThe Last Victim (2022)
Sept. 11In Dubious Battle (2016)Dirty Weekend (2015)
Sept. 12Monarch: Series PremiereThe Grand Seduction (2013)
Sept. 13Around the Globe in 80 Days (2021)
Sept. 14The Handmaid’s Tale: Two-Episode Season 5 PremiereThe Come Up: Series PremiereHigher Power (2018)The Last Duel (2021)
Sept. 152 Days in New York (2012)Alan Partridge (2013)Cosmos (2019)The Dustwalker (2020)Freakonomics (2010)I Give It a Year (2013)Lost Girls (2022)Love, Simon (2018)The Mandela Effect (2019)Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)Red Dog (2019)The Rest of Us (2019)This Mountain Life (2018)
Sept. 16Atlanta: Fourth and Final Season Premiere
I Think We’re Alone Now (2018)
Sept. 19Best in Dough: Three-Episode Series Premiere
Sept. 20Reboot: Three-Episode Series Premiere9-1-1: Season 6 PremiereThe Cleaning Lady: Season 2 PremiereBoom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017)
Sept. 21The Resident: Season 6 Premiere
Sept. 22The Kardashians: Season 2 PremiereAbbott Elementary: Season 2 PremiereBig Sky: Season 3 PremiereThe Conners: Season 5 PremiereThe Goldbergs: Season 10 PremiereHome Economics: Season 3 PremiereLego Masters: Season 3 PremiereThe Masked Singer: Season 8 PremiereSpy x Family: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)
Sept. 23Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter
Sept. 24Shark Tank: Season 14 PremiereDinner in America (2020)
Sept. 26Chefs vs. Wild: Two-Episode Series PremiereBob’s Burgers: Season 13 PremiereCelebrity Jeopardy!: Series PremiereCelebrity Wheel of Fortune: Season 3 PremiereFamily Guy: Season 21 PremiereThe Great North: Season 3 PremiereThe Rookie: Season 5 PremiereThe Simpsons: Season 34 PremiereA Chiara (2021)
Sept. 27Reasonable Doubt: Two-Episode Series Premiere
Sept. 28The D’Amelio Show: Two-Episode Season 2 PremiereBachelor in Paradise: Season 8 PremiereThe Rookie: Feds: Series Premiere
Sept. 30Ramy: Complete Season 3 PremiereCall Me Kat: Season 3 PremiereHell’s Kitchen: Season 21 PremiereWelcome to Flatch: Season 2 Premiere
What’s leaving in September
Sept. 5Awoken (2019)Storks (2016)
Sept. 7La La Land (2016)
Sept. 9Prisoners (2013)
Sept. 12Colette (2018)Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Sept. 14A Long Way Down (2014)A.C.O.R.N.S. (Operation Crackdown) (2015)Blade of the Immortal (2017)Cocaine Cowboys (2006)Ozzy (2016)The Seat Filler (2004)Serena (2014)
Sept. 18Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Seasons 1-8Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Seasons 1-20Life of Kyle: Season 1The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Seasons 1-13The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Seasons 1-15The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Seasons 1-11The Real Housewives of New York: Seasons 1-12The Real Housewives of Orange County: Seasons 12-15The Real Housewives of Potomac: Seasons 1-5The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City: Season 1Top Chef: Seasons 1-18Vanderpump Rules: Seasons 1-8
Sept. 19The Haunted (2020)Southbound (2015)
Sept. 29Across The Line (2015)
Sept. 30127 Hours (2010)21 (2008)American Pie (1999)American Pie 2 (2001)American Wedding (2003)American Reunion (2012)Any Given Sunday (1999)Batman Begins (2005)Big Trouble in Little China (1986)Black Knight (2001)Bogus (1996)Bride Wars (2009)Bugsy (1991)Cadillac Records (2008)The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)Closed Circuit (2013)Conspiracy Theory (1997)Contraband (2012)The Dark Knight (2008)Death Race (2008)Dick (1999)The Dilemma (2011)Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)First Knight (1995)Fly Away Home (1996)Fred Claus (2007)Ghost Rider (2007)Gone (2012)Groundhog Day (1993)Hysteria (2012)Instructions Not Included (2013)Joy Ride (2001)Jumanji (1995)Just Go With It (2011)Kindergarten Cop (1990)Kindred Spirits (2019)Knock Knock (2015)Knowing (2009)Little Richard (2000)Looper (2012)The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)Milk (2008)Napoleon Dynamite (2004)National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie (2011)New Year’s Eve (2011)Next Level (2019)Nim’s Island (2008)The Nutty Professor (1996)Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)Post Grad (2009)The Professional (1994)Prometheus (2012)Rachel Getting Married (2008)Reign Over Me (2007)Rise (2022)Sex Ed (2014)Sexy Beast (1999)The Sitter (2010)Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)Sorry to Bother You (2018)Step Up (2006)Step Up 2 The Streets (2008)Step Up 3 (2010)Superhero Movie (2008)Swimming for Gold (2020)Taxi (1998)This Is 40 (2012)The Tourist (2010)Tower Heist (2011)The Two Faces of January (2014)Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)Urban Legend (1998)Urban Legends: The Final Cut (2000)Van Helsing (2004)What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993)Wolves at the Door (2016)Working Girl (1988)