Fall TV is about to turn up, here’s what to stream this October:
50 Central on BET
It’s not a 50 Cent premiere without numbers drama.
Murder Inc. founder and Tales’ executive producer Irv Gotti is cracking on 50’s lukewarm numbers, claiming the sketch comedy show debuted with the worst ratings of the year – this is after 50 promised to knock BET’s Being Mary Jane and Tales off the radar.
Queen Sugar – OWN
If you’re into intimate family dramas then this show is definitely for you.
Watch as three siblings (played by Girls Trip‘s Kofi Siriboe, True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley and breakout talent Dawn-Lyen Gardner) navigate family trauma and love, all while trying to run a Black-owned sugar business in a racist south.
Big Mouth – Netflix
Yes, it sounds perverted; But this Netflix original cartoon about the ups-and-downs of puberty is smarter than the sex ed than most of us received in school or at home.
Featuring Get Out creator Jordan Peele and Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph, we’re warning you that it’s NSFW now.
Binge at your own risk.
Time: The Kalief Browder Story – Netflix
JAY-Z‘s collaboration with Jenner Furst, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser is must-see viewing for anyone living within America’s borders.
Browder’s stance for justice will be in history books one day.
Ball In The Family – Facebook
LaVar Ball has NBA fans lining up before games to shake his hand after his sons’ success on the court.
With Lonzo suiting up to play for the Lakers, Gelo starting his freshman season at UCLA and high schooler Melo preparing to drop his own show, the Ball family will definitely be must-see TV through the basketball season and beyond.
Catch their show on Facebook here.
Startup – Crackle
To put it simple: Cryptocurrencies like BitCoin are the future. Experts say they will eventually do for money what the Internet did for information.
This brilliant and diverse original series from streaming underdog Crackle helps explain the complex new technology with plenty of sex, drugs and violence in between.
The Miami thriller follows a tech startup created by a Cuban millennial (Otmarra Marrero) with supernatural hacker skills. She hooks up with a Haitian drug lord (Ed Gathegi) and a banker played by Adam Brody and shit gets crazy from there.
Season two is out now, and the focus evolves from cryptocurrencies to a deep dive into the dark web.
How To Get Away With Murder – Netflix
You might want to skip the multitasking when tuning into this show — you won’t want to miss a second.
With the murder of a major character last season, Annalise Keating (played by Viola Davis) and her law students must once again dig up jaw-dropping secrets and play the legal system so that they won’t be next in the body count.
Def Comedy Jam 25 – Netflix
The 25th anniversary celebration of Russell Simmons‘ ground-breaking and star-making comedy showcase is classic in every way.
Don’t expect any long sets, just tons of familiar smiles and highlights from both of the shows’ runs on HBO.
Martin Lawrence, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Tiffany Haddish and many more were there to show honor.
Stranger Things – Netflix
Season 2 of this trippy sci-fi show is coming soon to a Netflix screen near you.
If pre-teens with superpowers fighting government corruption doesn’t get you hype, we can’t help you.
Curb Your Enthusiasm – HBO
The awkward gawd is back after a long hiatus and he’s only gotten better with time.
This improvised look into the everyday struggle of Seinfeld creator Larry David‘s life doesn’t need to be watched in chronological order, but do yourself a favor and catch-up on the entire collection of introverted genius from the beginning in between streams of the new season.
Feel Rich – Netflix
Quincy Jones‘ son QD3 directed the classic documentary series about Beef from the 2000’s but he’s focused on eating clean now.
Inspired by his father’s health problems, Q cleans house in this eye-opening documentary about the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health.
Q rounds up an all star team of Hip Hop stars (Common, Russell Simmons, Styles P, The Game, Jermaine Dupri, Slim Thug) to co-sign the message that health is wealth and bring awareness to the existence of food deserts across America.
Fat Joe discusses he and Big Pun’s health issues, and Paul Wall‘s wife shows how she helped him get healthy.
Imperial Dreams – Netflix
Star Wars star John Boyega has a new drama on Netflix that’s based on a much crazier reality than George Lucas’.
Based in the San Diego projects, Boyega shows his incredible range in this touching story that also features Power star Rotimi.
Coming To America and Trading Places – Netflix
Two of Eddie Murphy‘s most classic films are currently streaming on Netflix.
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood – Netflix
This Wayans Brothers masterpiece may not be available for long.
Plenty of laughs and important message for today’s millennials.
Gaga: Five Foot Two – Netflix
The recent documentaries on Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé and Whitney Houston all set a high bar for Gaga’s latest look into her life.
From family reminiscing to her highs and lows in the music industry, this is How To Be A Millennial Diva 101.
Strong Island – Netflix
In Strong Island, director Yance Ford looks for answers surrounding the 1992 murder of his 24-year-old brother William Ford Jr. and uncovers ugly truths about America’s racial DNA.
Greenleaf – OWN
Oprah continues to kill the games while playing for the team she owns.
Lynn Whitfield, Keith David and Rick Fox all co-star in this brilliant drama that touches on deep topics.
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life, Netflix (Available 10/7)
Breezy’s side of the story features interviews with Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx and Usher.
West Coast Customs – Netflix (Available 10/15)
Season 6 of the car customizer series might have you looking up old episodes of Pimp My Ride if you’re not careful.
The Cult Of Chucky – Netflix
This dropped today, just in time for Halloween.
Reviews are mixed so far, @ us with your thoughts on this reboot of the classic killer doll.