'It's my job to recommend TV shows. These are the 12 to watch in September.'

Spring has sprung, and along with the flowers and the lambs comes... rom-coms.

So. Many. Rom-coms.

From returning series to brand new 'will-they-won't-they's, there's a lot of light-hearted love to enjoy on the couch this month.

Plus, if you're in the mood for something less heartwarming, September also brings a couple of thrillers, a dark fairytale fantasy and an absolutely outrageous new series about four Aussie soldiers gone rogue.

Here are the 11 shows to pop on your to-watch list this month.


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Starstruck is painfully underrated and I'm going to need you to turn on your TV, open up ABC iview and get cracking on the first two very funny and utterly heartwarming seasons right this instant so you're ready for season 3's September arrival.

It stars Rose Matafeo as Jessie, a Kiwi living in London who is also a bit of a hot mess. On a night out, she meets Tom (Nikesh Patel)... but it's not until the next morning, after they've slept together, that she realises he's a massive film star.

From there, it becomes a truly hilarious 'will-they-won't-they' rom-com, with classic supporting characters and an extremely digestible 25-minute runtime. You'll want to keep the episodes rolling all afternoon.

A third season drops this month, taking place two years after the events of the second season, when Jessie is confronted by the consequences of her choices as those around her move on with their lives.

Get your eyes and ears around it ASAP.

All six episodes of Starstruck season three drop September 6 on ABC iview.

The Lovers.

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The Lovers is the type of silly little rom-com that I can never get enough of.

Janet (Roisin Gallagher) is a foul-mouthed, hilarious, Belfast supermarket worker who really doesn't give a s**t about, well, anything. Seamus is a well-known political broadcaster with what looks to be a perfect London life and a celebrity girlfriend. 

So when they cross paths, they understandably get off on the wrong foot. But for some reason, they are also strongly drawn to each other. And their ridiculous, funny, no-strings affair might just lead to something more.

All six episodes of The Lovers premiere September 7 on Binge.


The Changeling.

Image: Apple TV+.

Oscar-nominee Lakeith Stanfield (Knives Out) stars in this eight-part series, which Apple describes it as "a fairy tale series for grown-ups, a horror story, a parenthood fable, and a perilous odyssey through a secret New York City".

He plays Apollo, a man who is desperate to keep his family together after he cuts an enchanted string from his wife's wrist, hurtling them and their baby in a dark otherworld of New York.


The Changeling is based on the acclaimed best-selling book of the same name by Victor LaValle.

The first three episodes premiere September 8 on Apple TV+, with new episodes weekly on Fridays.

The Newsreader.

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I don't know about you, but it feels like a million years since The Newsreader's first season dropped in 2021. 


The local drama, which was the ABC's most-watched show of that year, stars Anna Torv, Robert Taylor and Sam Reid as anchors working in an Australian newsroom in the '80s.

The six-episode first season explores the politics, alliances and culture of the time, all in some fabulous '80s fashion and with the team covering major stories from the period like the Challenger explosion, the Lindy Chamberlain case and the Russell St Bombings. 

In season two, we meet Helen and Dale a year later. To the world, they present as the Golden Couple of News. But of course, the truth is a little more complex.

The Newsreader season two premieres September 10 at 8:30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.

The Other Black Girl.

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The Other Black Girl is the adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris' debut novel of the same name, and it's all the things: a comedy, a drama, a mystery and a thriller.

It stars Sinclair Daniel as Nella Rogers, an editorial assistant and the only Black employee at book publisher Wagner Books.

Nella is excited when another Black woman named Hazel (Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray) is hired, but while Hazel seems supportive in the beginning, Nella soon finds herself sidelined. She starts to receive anonymous notes ordering her to leave her job, leading her to investigate the mysterious pasts of both Hazel and Wagner.

All 10 episodes of The Other Black Girl drop September 13 on Disney+.

Morning Wars.

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Morning Wars season three is not even out yet, but Apple has already renewed it for the fourth. So *that's* a good sign.

ICYMI, the show stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and examines the characters and culture behind a network broadcast morning news program.

In season three, the stakes are high as the future of the network is thrown into question and loyalties are pushed to the brink when a tech titan takes an interest in UBA. 

Season three also adds to the already stacked cast, with new additions including Jon Hamm and Nicole Beharie, plus returning star Julianna Margulies and recurring stars Tig Notaro, Stephen Fry and Natalie Morales. 

The first two episodes of Morning Wars season three premiere September 13 on Apple TV+, with new episodes weekly on Wednesdays.



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British couple Liv (Jenna Coleman) and Will (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) seem to have it all: a rock-solid marriage and a glamorous new life in New York thousands of miles from their provincial hometown. Plus, they're still young and feel like they've got their whole lives are ahead of them.

But then Liv learns of Will's affair, and she swiftly moves from heartbreak to fury. Will proposes an American road trip – one Liv has dreamed of since she was little. For him, it's a way to make amends. For her, it provides the perfect backdrop for a little revenge.


Wilderness premieres September 15 on Prime Video.

The Super Models.

Image: Apple TV+.

It's the 1980s and everyone knows the names Naomi, Cindy, Linda and Christy

Today, this new four-part series spotlights the careers of four of the 'Supers' – Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington – from how they superseded the brands they wore to their activism, philanthropy and business.


The docuseries has unparalleled access to the models, taking viewers behind the camera and beyond the catwalk to show how they dominated the modelling world and shifted the power dynamics of an entire industry.

The four-part series The Super Models premieres September 20 on Apple TV+.

Sex Education.

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Otis, Eric, Maeve and the rest of the Moordale gang are back FOR THE FINAL TIME and not to be overdramatic, but I don't know if I've ever anticipated anything more.

In the fourth and final season of Sex Education – which I would argue is my favourite of ALL Netflix's original series – the cast face a new frontier: starting at a new school following the closure of Moordale.

Otis is nervous about setting up his new clinic and is pining for Maeve, who is living her best life at school in the US. 

Eric is just praying they won't be losers again.

Cavendish College is a actually culture shock for all the Moordale students – there is daily yoga in the communal garden, a strong sustainability vibe and a group of kids who are popular for being… kind?!

Ohhhhh it's going to be everything.

Sex Education's fourth and final season premieres September 21 on Netflix.

Still Up.

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I believe Apple TV+'s comedic catalogue is highly underrated, and this month they're adding to it with Still Up.

It's billed as an 'almost rom-com', and mostly takes place in the middle of the night on account of the fact that its two main characters are insomniacs.

Lisa (Antonia Thomas) is an aspiring illustrator whose questions over her daughter's future start keeping her up at night, and Danny (Craig Roberts) is a gifted yet socially anxious journalist.

While the world sleeps, they spend their nights up talking on the phone about all of the things. In fact, they have no secrets... except their feelings for each other. Of course.

The first three episodes of Still Up debut September 22 on Apple TV+, with new episodes weekly on Fridays.



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C*A*U*G*H*T is a new Stan Original Series with one of the most outlandish premises (and ensemble casts) you'll ever hear: it follows four Australian soldiers (Kick Gurry, Ben O'Toole, Alexander England and Lincoln Younes) who are sent on a secret mission to a small war-torn county called, uh, Behati-Prinsloo (if you know, you know).

There, they are mistaken for Americans, captured by freedom fighters, and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status on social media, they realise that being caught might just be the best thing that could've happened to them.


The show features a boatload of Aussie stars, including Erik Thomson, Travis Fimmel, Rebecca Breeds and Bella Heathcote, as well as some huge international names such as Sean Penn (as a fictionalised version of himself), Lost's Matthew Fox and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon.

It's going to be absurdly fun.

All six episodes of C*A*U*G*H*T premiere September 28 on Stan.

Gen V.

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Prime Video is officially starting a The Boys cinematic universe and we've never needed anything more.

Gen V is a spin-off of the streamer's hit superhero series, set concurrently with the fourth season of The Boys. It follows young superheroes, or "supes", as they're tested in battle royale challenges at the Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, run by Vought International.

When a group of students discover that something big (and sinister) is going on at school, they're put to the test: Will they be the heroes or the villains of their stories?

Just like its parent show, Gen V will be darkly comedic, bitingly satirical and take precisely everything to its most extreme. And yes, there will be cameos and familiar faces.

Gen V premieres September 29 on Prime Video.

Chelsea McLaughlin is Mamamia's Senior Entertainment Writer and co-host of The Spill. For more pop culture takes, recommendations and sarcasm, you can follow her on Instagram

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