The Horror TV Outlook for Fall 2016: 11 Returning Champs, 8 New Contenders, and 3 Swan Songs

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We have exactly one month of summer left, which means the fall TV season will be kicking off soon… hell, I suppose it already has given the end of the Olympics and the return of “Fear the Walking Dead” last night.

So, as the days begin to get shorter and the nights longer, what will YOU be watching on your small screens — or, if you’re lucky, your 65″ 4K LED Smart HDTVs with killer 7.1 surround sound systems? What do you deem worthy of your time, loyalty, and tech? And how do you decide which of the new crop to give a shot?

We’ve compiled a list of 22 current horror TV shows that are returning, debuting, or getting ready for their final seasons over the coming days and weeks leading up to Halloween and the early holiday season. Most you know well, but a few you might not have heard much about.  It’s tough for the newcomers to get attention, what with all the different platforms to choose from, so we’ve included some streaming and upstart options as well as the typical broadcast and cable networks.

Mark your calendars for:

THE RETURNING CHAMPS

August 28 – “The Strain” Season 3 – FX

September 6 – “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” Season 3 – El Rey Network

September 14 – “American Horror Story” Season 6 – FX

September 16 – “Z Nation” Season 3 – Syfy

September 19 – “Lucifer” Season 2 – Fox

September 20 – “Scream Queens” Season 2 – Fox

October 2 – “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Season 2 – Starz

October 13 – “Supernatural” Season 12 – The CW

October 21 – “Black Mirror” Season 3 – Netflix

October 23 – ” The Walking Dead” Season 7 – AMC

November 2 – “Salem” Season 3 – WGN America

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THE NEW CONTENDERS

September 23 – “The Exorcist” – Fox

September 23 – “Van Helsing” – Syfy

September 27 – “Aftermath” – Syfy

October 2 – “Westworld” – HBO

October 11 – “Channel Zero: Candle Cove” – Syfy

October 13 – “Falling Water” – USA Network

October 14 – “Wolf Creek” – Pop

October 20 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Fox

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THE SWAN SONGS

October 21 – “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8 (final season) – The CW

November 15 – “Teen Wolf” Season 6 (final season) – MTV

January 6 – “Grimm” Season 6 (final season) – NBC

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To learn more about each of the above entries, including premiere episode synopses and trailers/clips, just click the tags at the bottom of the article. And let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments section below.

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