With the weather cooling off and the scent of pumpkin spice filling the air, Fall TV is officially upon us. It’s the busiest time of the year for networks and streaming services as an avalanche of new shows and returning favorites races toward us.
It’s also the perfect time for TV fans to catch up with their favorite shows on Hulu before new seasons arrive.
Whether you require a binge in order to refresh, or you still need to watch episodes you missed, Hulu has what you need. From the cartoon craziness of the Belchers, Griffins, and Simpsons to the outrageous antics of The Gang on Always Sunny and the Soul Squad from The Good Place, Hulu’s got the comedies you crave. And those looking for a deep dive into drama need look no further than juggernauts This is Us and Grey’s Anatomy.
Catch up with these hit shows, along with Hulu Originals you can’t see anywhere else:
THE VOICE (Returns Sept 23 on NBC)
Gwen Stefani, who hasn’t coached since Season 12, returns to NBC’s The Voice this year, joining hubby Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson in Season 17 of this powerhouse primetime singing competition series.
For those wanting to take a vacation back through past episodes of The Voice, and re-live the awesome award-winning moments and past judges like Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and Pharrell Williams, all past episodes can be found on Hulu.
THIS IS US (Returns Sept 24 on NBC)
Kicking things off with a good cathartic cry is This is Us, which is set to return for its fourth season. The decades-spanning tale centers on a Pittsburgh family called the Pearsons, and their individual struggles growing up and moving on after a tragedy. This is Us just wrapped up its latest run with a flash-forward shocker you won’t want to miss.
Dan Fogelman’s terrifically touching drama quickly became a must-see saga for legions of fans while Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and the rest of the stellar cast stunned viewers with superb performances.
BLACK-ISH (Returns Sept 24 on ABC)
Award-winning comedy Black-ish — which now has two spinoffs, in the form of Freeform’s Grown-ish and ABC’s upcoming Mixed-ish — has had fans cracking up in good conscience for over a hundred episodes. And with Season 6 fast approaching, there seems to be no slowing down.
Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross headline the series as Dre and Bow Johnson, well-meaning parents of suburbanite teens Zoey, Andre Jr., and twins Jack and Diane. It’s a sublime sitcom that will make you giggle and guffaw while also tackling thought-provoking sociopolitical issues.
EMPIRE (Returns Sept 24 on FOX)
It’s the end of the road for Terrence Howard’s hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon and his multi-million dollar record label as the sun sets on Empire. With the sixth and final season coming up quick, there’s no better time to relive all the twists and turns from years past.
Who will wind up being the chosen heir to the family business? With Lucious now on the run and Taraji P. Henson’s outspoken ex-con Cookie steering the ship in his absence, what fate awaits the Lyon family? There’s still time to catch up on the stormy Shakespearean scandals of Empire.
THE MASKED SINGER (Returns Sept 25 on FOX)
Imagine hearing a power ballad belted out by…a furry, blue, one-eyed monster? Or a love song powerfully brought to life by…a giant nightmare poodle?
FOX’s rambunctious runaway hit from earlier this year, The Masked Singer, is ready to return – with even crazier costumes and bigger reveals. Before it lands back in our lives however, you can catch up on all the chaos from Season 1 by heading over to Hulu.
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (Returns Sept 25 on FXX)
Despite all the absurd bar games The Gang play, who would have thought that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia would actually break records. Now tied with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series, Always Sunny is still going strong as it barrels towards its 14th season.
If you’re looking for a place to catch up on the previous 13 seasons, though, Hulu’s your hook up. Before the shock and awe of the new episodes ramps up, taking a stroll down maniacal memory lane by re-watching Dennis, Dee, Mac, Charlie, and Frank’s past atrocities. The giddy goings-on inside Paddy’s Pub will make you howl with laughter.
THE GOOD PLACE (Returns Sept 26 on NBC)
Buckle up because Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Jason, Michael, and Janet — aka The Soul Squad — are out to prove that the afterlife is rigged and that it’s all but impossible to get into heaven in the upcoming fourth, and final, season of The Good Place.
After taking us on an inter-dimensional comic adventure through time and space, and the stuffy bureaucratic offices of The Bad Place, Michael Schur’s wickedly clever philosophical comedy is about to close up shop for good. But you can catch the end, as well as all three previous seasons, on Hulu.
GREY’S ANATOMY (Returns Sept 26 on ABC)
With over 300 episodes, and almost 15 years on the air, Shonda Rhimes’ supersonic soap Grey’s Anatomy is about to kick off its 16th season as Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey returns for more heart, humor, triumph, and tragedy within the walls of Seattle Grace (now called Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital).
Hulu offers up all episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, and once you start binging on brain tumors, aviation accidents, and dozens of other can’t-miss moments of drama and danger, you’ll be hooked. There’s never been a better time to check out one of the most iconic, and longest-running modern-era shows.
FAMILY GUY (Returns Sept 29 on FOX)
Starting out as a shrewd skewering of traditional sitcom storytelling, Family Guy has morphed, over the course of two decades, into a magnificent craze of comedy, catchphrases, and cultural touchstones.
FOX’s first family of ferocious comedy is about to enter its 18th season, which will include a crossover with Beavis and Butt-Head, guest starring Mike Judge. So, while you prep for the Griffins’ grim goofiness, take a look back through the previous 17 seasons on Hulu for some of the most sharp and sinister satire around.
BOB’S BURGERS (Returns Sept 29 on FOX)
Bob’s Burgers did the near-impossible when it joined FOX’s Sunday Night Animation Domination lineup, which was loaded up with powerhouses like Family Guy and The Simpsons, and quickly made a name for itself as an instant animated classic.
With a landmark tenth season on the way — featuring episode titles like “Motor, She Boat” and “Pig Trouble in Little Tina,” along with a Nightmare on Elm Street homage for its Halloween episode — Bob’s Burgers is definitely a show you’ll want to rewatch and revisit, basking in its whimsical wordplay and pitch-perfect puns.