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Fall TV 2014: Cable

Returning series and new debuts on cable for fall 2014


Sons of Anarchy (FX)
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX)

The League (FXX; Wednesday, Sept. 3) Season Premiere: The funniest sorta-sports-related show ever returns, with Katie as the reigning (and insufferable) fantasy football league champion and, thanks to The Simpsons, FXX finally on America's radar. Preview

Boardwalk Empire (HBO; Sunday, Sept. 7) Season Premiere: In the fifth and final season premiere, Nucky's in Cuba wooing Bacardi Rum as Prohibition ends and the Great Depression of the 1930s sets in. So, if you though the show was a downer before ... Preview

Sons of Anarchy (FX; Tuesday, Sept. 9) Season Premiere: In the seventh and final season premiere, Jax sets a new mission for SAMCRO: Avenge the murder of Tara, as soon as he figures out who did it. Yes, the premiere is 90 minutes, and yes, half of it is musical montages. City Weekly and True TV will once again be presenting Sons of Anarchy for free on the movie screen at Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 S. 200 West, SLC, 21+) every Tuesday night at 8 p.m.—be there for da club. Preview

Z Nation (Syfy; Friday, Sept. 12) Series Debut: In Syfy's answer to The Walking Dead, a group of survivors must transport a man with the potential cure across a zombie-ridden U.S. of A. Finally, we'll learn if West Coast zombies are more laid-back than East Coast zombies. Preview

Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories (Adult Swim; Thursday, Sept. 18) Season Premiere: Last year's Halloween special is now an anthology series, with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim inflicting more weirdness on a higher budget than ever. Like $200. Preview

Squidbillies (Adult Swim; Sunday, Sept. 21) Season Premiere: The redneck sea creatures return for Season 8(!), this year taking on "marriage inequality, taint cancer, speciesism and the impending Russian snake apocalypse." Thanks a lot, Obama! Preview

South Park, Key & Peele (Comedy Central; Wednesday, Sept. 24) Season Premieres: No one knows what Trey Parker and Matt Stone have in mind for Season 18 of South Park, probably not even them. Same goes for Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Godspeed, Comedy Central censors. Preview Preview

Homeland (Showtime; Sunday, Oct. 5) Season Premiere: It's now The Carrie Mathison Show, as our precarious heroine is deployed to the frontline in the Middle East (great plan, CIA). No, she won't be bringing the Brody baby—she's not that nuts. Preview

American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX; Wednesday, Oct. 8) Season Premiere: In 1952 Florida, a traveling troupe of carnival folk (including AHS regulars Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, as well as newcomers Michael Chiklis and Wes Bentley) encounter dark, evil forces. Insert Florida joke here. Preview

The Walking Dead (AMC; Sunday, Oct. 12) Season Premiere: Will Rick and the gang get out of the boxcar alive? Or will they become Terminus burgers? Are Carol and Tyreese on the way? Where's Beth? Will the Z Nation entourage pass through Georgia? Why the hell is Comic Book Men still on? So many questions. Preview

The Affair (Showtime; Sunday, Oct. 12) Series Debut: Joshua Jackson, Maura Tierney, Dominic West and Ruth Wilson star in the story of how an extramarital affair affects two families. It's a departure for Showtime in the fact that only one affair is happening. Preview

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (HBO; Friday, Oct. 17) Series Debut: Director Dave Grohl documents the history of musical landmark cities over eight episodes. Oh, and the Foo Fighters record one song for their new album Sonic Highways in each town. Preview

Web Therapy (Showtime; Wednesday, Oct. 22) Season Premiere: Lisa Kudrow is back for a fourth season as online therapist Fiona Wallice, with a new patient list that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Hamm, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Perry, Allison Janney, Lauren Graham, Craig Ferguson, Calista Flockhart, Dax Shepard and Nina Garcia. Then, in November, Kudrow returns to HBO in the comeback of The Comeback—she'll be starring in two comedies on two premium-cable networks simultaneously. What are you up to, David Schwimmer? Preview Preview