Apple TV+’s ‘Foundation’ Top Anticipated New Show in September

Apple TV+’s science-fiction series “Foundation” was the top anticipated new show on the TV Time chart for September, while Netflix’s “Sex Education” was the most anticipated returning show.

“Foundation,” which debuts Sept. 24, is an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi novels. The story follows a group of exiles who learn that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. Dr. Hari Seldon (Jared Harris) predicts the fall of the Empire and he and his followers establish the Foundation to attempt to provide civilization a future. The series also stars Lee Pace, Terrance Mann, Cassian Bilton, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn and Alfred Enoch.

The second-most-anticipated new show was Hulu’s “Y: The Last Man,” debuting Sept. 13. The DC Comic-based series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome.

Taking the third spot on the new show chart was Disney+’s “Star Wars: Visions,” which debuts Sept. 22. It’s a collection of animated short films based on the “Star Wars” universe presented by top anime creators.

Netflix took the top three spots on the returning shows chart. Season three of top returning show “Sex Education,” a teen comedy, starts streaming Sept. 17. Season five of Spanish crime heist show “Money Heist,” No. 2 on the returning show chart, comes out Sept. 3. And season two of the Belgian sci-fi thriller “Into the Night,” which landed at No. 3 on the returning show chart, debuts Sept. 8.

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TV Time, owned by Whip Media, is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Most Anticipated New Shows for September:

  1. “Foundation” (Apple TV+) — Sept. 24
  2. “Y: The Last Man” (Hulu) — Sept. 13
  3. “Star Wars: Visions” (Disney+) — Sept. 22
  4. “Midnight Mass” (Netflix) — Sept. 24
  5. “Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol” (Peacock) — Sept. 16


Most Anticipated Returning Shows for September:

  1. “Sex Education” (Netflix) — Sept. 17
  2. “Money Heist” (Netflix) — Sept. 3
  3. “Into the Night” (Netflix) — Sept. 8
  4. “American Crime Story” (FX) — Sept. 7
  5. “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) — Sept. 17

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