The best TV shows to watch on NOW TV this September

The best series to watch this month, including Succession, Temple, Chernobyl and Euphoria

Season premiere. Still addled from the events at his sister's wedding, Kendall tries to make amends with his dad for his takeover attempt betrayal. Logan receives some unvarnished advice from his banker about the next best move for Waystar Royco. As Tom maneuvers for a new position in the company, Shiv tries to determine whether Logan is playing mind games regarding his successor

There’s a lot of great telly coming to NOW TV this September.


Not only do we have two massive new shows arriving this month in Kevin Bacon-led crime drama City on a Hill and Romesh Ranganthan’s The Reluctant Landlord, but there’s also four new episodes of Succession on the way, and full seasons of Brassic and Euphoria.

Here’s the best box-sets to watch on NOW TV this month.

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Bafta-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless) and Our Girl’s Michelle Keegan returns with this Sky original comedy drama about a group of small-time criminals (including This Is England/ Misfits star Joe Gilgun, who also serves as co-writer) in a fictional northern town. As they get older and their crimes get messier – the attempted robbery of a Shetland pony in episode one doesn’t exactly go to plan – some of them start to make plans for life elsewhere.

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A League of Their Own
S14 streaming weekly

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David Walliams, Claire Balding and former panellist Jack Whitehall are among the brilliant line-up of guest hosts on hand to step in across the course of this new series of the sports panel show. But don’t worry, James Corden is back for two episodes, too.

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The Affair
S1-4 streaming now, S5 streaming weekly

(L-R): Dominic West as Noah and Sanaa Lathan as Janelle in THE AFFAIR, "Episode 2". Photo Credit: Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME.
Photo Credit: Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME.

This moving drama about the trials and tribulations of monogamy, follows a struggling novelist (Dominic West) who strikes up an extramarital relationship with a waitress (Ruth Wilson). It took a dark turn at the end of its penultimate fourth season – which means there’s a lot to be resolved in its final run, which is currently airing weekly.

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MANIFEST -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- When Flight 828 lands in New York, Michaela and Ben Stone and the other passengers learn that years have passed, but they haven't aged a day; they reunite with loved ones, piece together their old lives and deal with mysterious voices in their heads.
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If you liked The Leftovers and Lost, you might fancy this supernatural drama series. It centres around a group of passengers and crew on a flight from Jamaica to New York who discover that they’ve been missing and presumed dead for five years when they land. From there, mysteries begin to unravel…

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S1 streaming now, S2 streaming weekly

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This biting satire centres around Logan Roy (Brian Cox), an ageing media mogul and billionaire with a sharp tongue, who is beginning to wonder which of his hapless children is most suitable to take over the company when he retires. In season two – which is airing weekly – they are fighting a takeover bid, while making their own attempts to swallow up a rival news organisation fronted by Holly Hunter’s Rhea Jarrell.

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Streaming 13 September

Mark Strong in Temple
Sky UK Limited

Mark Strong stars in this Sky original as a surgeon who sets up an underground clinic in London after his wife comes down with a life-threatening illness. He gets caught up with the wrong crowd, and things go south, fast.

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City on a Hill
Streaming 25 September

In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm – and then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.” In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.
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Kevin Bacon leads this sleek crime drama set in 1990s Boston. He stars as Jackie Rohr, a corrupt FBI agent who comes up against a squeaky-clean Assistant District Attorney (Aldis Hodge) intent on cleaning up the city.

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The Reluctant Landlord
S1 available now, S2 streaming weekly

The Reluctant Landlord

This gentle comedy stars comedian Romesh Ranganathan as a man who has inherited a pub from his late father, and is forced to become a landlord. The excellent Sian Gibson (off of Car Share) plays his wife, Natasha.

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Jared Harris as Valery Legasov in Chernobyl (Liam Daniel, HBO)
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A masterful re-telling of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in the 1980s, starring Jared Harris, Jessie Buckley and Emily Watson. Just a few months after it premiered, this Emmy-nominated Sky original holds the no.4 spot on IMDB on the list of the highest-rated shows ever. That puts it above The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and The Wire…

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Zendaya has cemented herself as a true star after her brilliant turn in this highly stylised teen drama. She plays Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old recovering drug addict as she navigates high school, sex and growing up in the age of social media.


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