EBONY’s Fall/Winter TV Guide: The Shows And Specials to Watch

The Fall/Winter TV season is finally here! Get ready to dive into a fresh lineup of captivating dramas, hilarious comedies, thought-provoking documentaries and can’t-miss specials. With Black talent in front and behind the camera, there’s something for everyone to watch.

Whether you’ve been jonesing for the TV adaption of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ mesmerizing novel, The Other Black Girl on Hulu, patiently waiting for All Rise‘s final season or planning to tune in for the Rebuilding of Black Wall Street docuseries on OWN, EBONY’s got you covered. Set those reminders so you won’t miss a minute of these must-see shows and specials.

Sitting With Cake in Bars, September 8 (Prime Video)

Yara Shahidi is Jane, a shy cake baker whose best friend Corinne convinces her to bring a cake weekly to different watering holes throughout L.A. But when Corinne receives a life-altering diagnosis, the two discover the strength of their friendship, frosting and all.

The Changeling, September 8 (Apple TV+)

The Book of Clarence star Lakeith Stanfield is Apollo, a man living a fairy-tale love story with his girl Emma—until she suddenly vanishes. Now he’s on an adrenaline-filled search through a New York City he’s never known to find her.

The Other Black Girl, September 13 (Hulu)

Zakiya Dalila Harris’ New York Times best-seller comes to life in this thriller comedy series. Nella thinks she’s found a Black female ally at her lily-white publishing company until new gal Hazel throws her under a proverbial bus. Now Nella’s got to unravel the mystery behind this frenemy and her real intentions.

Donyale Luna: Supermodel, September 13 (HBO)

Often considered the first Black supermodel, this riveting documentary chronicles the remarkable life and career of Donyale Luna, the first Black model to grace the cover of both Harper’s Bazaar (1965) and Vogue (1966).

All Rise, September 16, (OWN)

Star and executive producer Simone Messick is back as Judge Lola Carmichael and serving her brand of justice behind the gavel in the final season of the courtroom drama.

The Supermodels, September 20 (Apple TV+)

Naomi Campbell, along with pals Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, are profiled in this intimate look at the legendary quad and their rise to supermodel fame.

The Irrational, September 20 (NBC)

Jesse L. Martin stars as Alec Baker, a world-renowned behavioral science professor whose expertise helps solve high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement and corporations.

Young Love, September 21 (Max)

Our favorite father/daughter hair styling duo is back! Follow the joyful family that we first met in the Academy Award®-winning short “Hair Love as mom Angela, dad Stephen and precociously adorable little Zuri navigate every day life now that Angela is in remission.

Rebuilding Black Wall Street, September 29 (OWN)

Morris Chestnut hosts this engaging six-part docuseries that rises from the atrocities of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre and chronicles the resilient community’s rebuilding efforts.

Found, October 3 (NBC)

Shanola Hampton stars as Gabi Mosely, a woman so dedicated to finding missing persons she’ll use unconventional methods to bring those lost back home safely.

Buying Back My Daughter, October 7 (Lifetime)
Buying Back My Daughter. Image: Lifetime.
Buying Back My Daughter. Image: Lifetime.

Meagan Good executive produces and stars as Dana, whose teenage daughter goes missing after attending a party. Once Dana discovers her daughter is being sold on an online escort service, the determined mom goes on a mission to save her child.

Neon, October 9 (Netflix)

Three friends with big dreams travel from small-town Florida to the bright lights of Miami, hoping to make it big in the world of reggaeton in this comedy about navigating the music business.

Black Cake, November 1 (Hulu)

From Caribbean-American writer Charmaine Wilkerson comes the story of a young bride who mysteriously disappeared off the shores of Jamaica in the 1960s. Fast forward 50 years when Eleanor Bennett posthumously reveals her family’s true past on thumb drives. It’s an intergenerational mystery that plays out over five countries.

Drive with Swizz Beatz, November 16 (Hulu)
Drive with Swizz Beatz. Image: Hulu.
Drive with Swizz Beatz. Image: Hulu.

The legendary producer indulges in his love of cars in the ultimate road trip with his son Nasir Dean. The duo visit car-loving destinations to examine distinctive car culture and bond over a shared love.

Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, November 17 (Prime Video)
Image: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images.

Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz direct this documentary from Amazon Studios, an intimate portrait of media mogul Tyler Perry that reveals how he heals his childhood trauma by transforming his pain into promise.

Candy Cane Lane, December 1 (Prime Video)
Eddie Murphy, NBC
Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live. Image: NBC.

Eddie Murphy gets into the holiday spirit with his first TV holiday film. Directed by Reginald Hudlin, Murphy is on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. And yes, elves are involved!

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Updated: September 6, 2023 — 6:02 pm