What to expect from cable and online returning shows

Cable and online streaming services have so many returning shows for the fall 2015 season that they were too much for one list. To help prep you for the September premieres of your favorite non-network TV shows, Zap2it compiled an easy guide for what to expect. All times Eastern.

‘The League’ – Wed., Sept. 9, 10 p.m., FXX

Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch is the latest NFL-er to cameo as himself on this popular FXX comedy when he attends Taco Corp’s annual board meeting. Meanwhile, Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) meets the Seahawks’ GM John Schneider, Pete (Mark Duplass) bumps into ex-wife Meegan (Leslie Bibb) and Jenny (Katie Aselton) is a VIP during the draft in Chicago.

‘You’re the Worst’ – Wed., Sept. 9, 10:30 p.m., FXX

When this amazing little show picks back up, Lindsay (Kether Donohue) is trying to get together with ex Paul (Allan McLeod) while Edgar (Desmin Borges) is trying to get together with Lindsay. And Jimmy and Gretchen are, of course, trying to avoid becoming boring by consuming massive amounts of drugs and alcohol.

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‘Longmire’ – Tues., Sept. 9, Netflix

Season 4 picks up moments after the Season 3 finale, with Walt (Robert Taylor) on a rampage going after who he thinks was behind his wife’s murder. But Branch (Bailey Chase) knows the real mastermind and viewers will finally learn what happened when the gun went off as he confronted his father, Barlow (Gerald McRaney).

‘Z Nation’ – Fri., Sept. 11, 10 p.m., Syfy

In “The Murph,” everyone tries to escape the impending nuclear blast; Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) battles thawed zombies and issues an air bounty for Murphy (Keith Allan).

‘Continuum’ – Fri., Sept. 11, 11 p.m., Syfy

Alec (Erik Knudsen) and Emily (Magda Apanowicz) reunite after he drops the charges against her for trying to kill the other Alec. In return for the favor, Carlos (Victor Webster) asks that Alec gain Piron technology for the police department.

‘Project Greenlight’ – Sunday, Sept. 13, 10 p.m., HBO

Narrowed down from thousands of submissions, 13 finalists arrive in Los Angeles to meet with judges Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, executive Jennifer Todd, producer Marc Joubert, producer Effie Brown, HBO’s Len Amato and the Farrelly brothers. A winner is chosen to film his or her movie made during Season 4.

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‘Doll & Em’ – Sunday, Sept. 13, 10 p.m., HBO

Season 2 of this adorable (and at times, wildly uncomfortable) BFF comedy sees Doll (Dolly Wells) and Em (Emily Mortimer) reunite and sequester themselves in a remote lighthouse to collaborate on a semi-autobiographical script.

‘The Mindy Project’ – Tues., Sept. 15, Hulu

When viewers last saw Mindy (Mindy Kaling), she was fairly early on in her pregnancy. Now at Hulu, Season 4 of the former FOX show picks up with Mindy giving birth in episode 2. And while the season will deal with Mindy and Danny (Chris Messina) adjusting to parenthood, “you won’t see the baby a lot,” star and writer Ike Barinholtz tells Zap2it.

‘South Park’ – Wed., Sept. 16, 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Details are scarce so far, but trust creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to have plenty of tricks up their sleeves for the 19th season of the iconic cartoon.

‘Doctor Who’ – Sat., Sept. 19, 9 p.m., BBC America

It’s the return of Missy. Executive producer Steven Moffat teases, “Everybody hide — Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect …”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."