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What’s New on Hulu: September 2015

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At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Hulu adds new movies and TV shows to its catalogue. Here is a quick list of several that you might be interested in. Some of these may also have previously been on Hulu, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we’ve left out in the comments below.

Though it has started to produce its own programming recently, Hulu features more network TV than pretty much any other streaming service, which means that September brings a massive haul of content to its site. If you were worried about Too Much TV over the summer, then avert your eyes from the back half of Hulu’s September schedule. Getting through fall TV’s going to take a lot of work, and if you’re serious about keeping up with everything including the Kardashians, then now’s the time to start training your TV-marathon muscles. Lucky for you, Hulu’s September offerings make for the perfect training schedule.

Cardio: Elementary

Any good workout regime spends time building your stamina — where better to start than with CBS’s gender-bent take on Sherlock Holmes? Totaling 72 episodes, or about 54 hours, Elementary’s three-season (so far) run has enough going for it to keep you pleasantly occupied for the first couple of weeks of the month. As you build your stamina, don’t forget to keep your heart rate up with tough questions, such as: “How is Lucy Liu so great?” and, “Is this better than the U.K. Sherlock?”

Available September 1.

Sprints: The Mindy Project and The Awesomes

The Mindy Project is one of Hulu’s greatest assets going into the fall schedule, and, so as not to make us all lose a day racing to get to the end of the season, the site has decided to only parcel out one episode a week. This presents another challenge, however, as it’s important to have all your Mindy quotes, GIFs, and cameos down as soon as each episode airs. In our TV-exercise regimen, this is speed-training, and it’ll come in handy when Empire and Shondaland return a few weeks later. Get your Twitter fingers on the mark. And, if you want to try your hand at a lower-profile but still wonderfully quotable comedy, do some practice sprints around the track with Seth Meyers’s The Awesomes.

The Mindy Project premieres on September 15; The Awesomes on September 8.

Peak TV-race day: September 24

Okay, now we’re at the big event. Let’s hope you watched some of this live, because otherwise you’ve got a long race ahead of you. Either way, here’s our recommended next-day viewing order, with a few annotations on the conditions of the course: Empire (sprint/why didn’t you watch this live?), Nashville (settle into a nice country tempo), Black-ish and The Goldbergs (water/humor break), Rosewood (conditions unknown), Law and Order: SVU (turn off your mind and let muscle memory guide you here), The Mysteries of Laura (rough terrain — why is this still part of the course?), Modern Family and The Middle (grin and bear it through the first leg, then relax and enjoy the end of the race).

Peak TV-recovery day: September 28

Even as pilots start getting canceled and you trim your watch list, it’s important not to let the lactic acid build up in your pop-culture muscles. A week after the strain of the first batch of pilots, take a cool-down day and speed through an easy downhill course. Check in with Chace on Blood & Oil, waltz through Once Upon a Time, do quick wind sprints on Quantico, then ease into Fox’s comedy offerings: Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, and The Last Man on Earth.

Disclaimer: TV marathons are not a true substitute for exercise.



September 1

Elementary (Seasons 1–3) (CBS)
The League (Season 6) (FX)

September 4

Ping Pong: The Animation (Season 1) (Dubbed)
Soul Eater Not! (Season 1) (Dubbed)
Hamatora the Animation (Season 1) (Subtitled)

September 8

The Awesomes (Season 3 Premiere) (Hulu)

September 9

Zero Punctuation (Season 9 Premiere) (Defy)

September 11

BlazBlue: Alter Memory (Dubbed) (Season 1)
The World Is Still Beautiful (Subtitled) (Season 1)

September 15

The Mindy Project (Season 4 Premiere) (Hulu)
Dancing With the Stars (Season 21 Premiere) (ABC)

September 16

Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (Series Premiere) (NBC)

September 17

South Park (Season 19 Premiere) (Comedy Central)

September 18

Noragami (Season 1) (Dubbed)

September 22

Castle (Season 8 Premiere) (ABC)
Gotham (Season 2 Premiere) (Fox)
Minority Report (Series Premiere) (Fox)
The Voice (Season 9 Premiere) (NBC)
Blindspot (Series Premiere) (NBC)

September 23

Fresh Off the Boat (Season 2 Premiere) (ABC)
The Muppets (Series Premiere) (ABC)
Scream Queens (Series Premiere) (Fox)

September 24

Black-ish (Season 2 Premiere) (ABC)
Modern Family (Season 7 Premiere) (ABC)
Nashville (Season 4 Premiere) (ABC)
The Goldbergs (Season 3 Premiere) (ABC)
The Middle (Season 7 Premiere) (ABC)
Empire (Season 2 Premiere) (Fox)
Rosewood (Series Premiere) (Fox)
Law and Order: SVU (Season 17 Premiere) (NBC)
The Mysteries of Laura (Season 2 Premiere) (NBC)

September 25

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 12 Premiere) (ABC)
How to Get Away With Murder (Season 2 Premiere) (ABC)
Scandal (Season 5 Premiere) (ABC)
Heroes Reborn (Series Premiere) (NBC)
The Player (Series Premiere) (NBC)

September 26

Last Man Standing (Season 5 Premiere) (ABC)
Shark Tank (Season 7 Premiere) (ABC)

September 28

Blood & Oil (Series Premiere) (ABC)
Once Upon a Time (Season 5 Premiere) (ABC)
Quantico (Series Premiere) (ABC)
Bob’s Burgers (Season 6 Premiere) (Fox)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 3 Premiere) (Fox)
Family Guy (Season 14 Premiere) (Fox)
The Last Man on Earth (Season 2 Premiere) (Fox)


September 1

Lovesick (2014) (*Showtime)
The Hunters (2013) (*Showtime)
Tooken (2015) (*Showtime)

September 2

Willow Creek (2013) (*Showtime)

September 3:

Alien Rising (2015)
All the Wrong Reasons (2014)
American Ghost Hunter (2015)
American Made Movie (2013)
Amigo Undead (2015)
Antidote (2014)
Backwater (2013)
Black Widow (2008)
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (2014)
Brush With Danger (2014)
Buddy Hutchins (2015)
Camembert Rose (2009)
Coral Reef Adventure (2003)
Cut! (2014)
Demons (1985)
Digging to China (1997)
Doppelganger (2003)
Freebird: The Movie (1996)
Home Is Where the Heart Is (2014)
Hunted (2013)
Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)
Kane’s Kitchen (2015)
Lord Montagu (2015)
Love Triangle (2013)
Muffin Top (2014)
Mysteries of Angels and Demons (2015)
Neil Simon’s London Suite (1996)
Nfinity Champions League Volume 2 (2015)
Please Please Me! (Fais Moi Plaisir) (2009)
Rhymes With Banana (2012)
Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) (2014)
Such Good People (2014)
Sunflower (2006)
That Guy Dick Miller (2014)
The 10 Year Plan (2014)
The Badger Game (2014)
The Last Keepers (2013)
The Whistle Blower (2014)
Treehouse (2014)
Vincent (1981)
Wes Craven Presents Don’t Look Down (1998)
Zero Tolerance (2014)

September 5

St. Vincent (2014) (*Showtime)

September 8

Echoes of War (2015) (*Showtime)

September 11

CrackerJack (2013)

September 14

La Banda (Series Premiere)

A Season With Notre Dame Football (Series Premiere) (*Showtime)

September 15

Freedom (2014) (*Showtime)

September 18

Camp X-Ray (2014) (*Showtime)

Last Hours in Suburbia (2012)

*Only available with a subscription to the Showtime premium add-on.