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September list by Nanette Alderman
The Astronaut Wives Club
The Astronaut Wives Club
JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Yvonne Strahovski, Zoe Boyle, Dominique McElligott, Odette Annable, and Erin Cummings, 2015, ratED tv-pg

Based on Lily Koppel's book, this limited series tells the story of the women who were essential players behind big events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together.

BlindAlec Baldwin, Demi Moore, and Dylan McDermott, 2017, Rated r

Five years after best-selling novelist Bill Oakland loses both his wife and his sight in a terrible car crash, socialite Suzanne Dutchman is forced to read to Bill in an intimate room as a plea bargain for being associated with her husband's insider trading. As their sessions evolve, a passionate affair ensues, forcing them both to question whether it's ever too late to find true love.

Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire. Season FiveJesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Kara Killmer, and David Eigenberg, 2016, not Rated

United in the face of peril, the brave firefighters, rescue squad members, and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 are pulled apart by issues beyond their control in the red-hot fifth season. Firehouse Lt. matt Casey and Gabriela Dawson work to build a safe home for their growing family, even as their life-saving jobs demand their full attention. Rescue Squad Lt. Kelly Severride risks it all, and faces the consequences, while the crew confronts monumental changes.

Chicago Med
Chicago Med. Season TwoColin Donnell, Nick Gehlfuss, Oliver Platt, Torrey Devitto, Brian Tee, and Yaya Dacosta, 2016, not Rated

When lives are on the line, dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff of Chicago's busiest trauma center are the ones to trust. In the engrossing second season, big changes put the ER on an emotional collision course. A slew of both professional and personal issues, from legal setbacks to romantic entanglements, illnesses, and the elusive work-life balance, threaten to affect those trying to maintain cutting-edge medicine with care and compassion.

Chicago P.D.
Chicago P.D. Season FourJason Beghe, Jon Seda, and Sophia Bush, 2016, not Rated

Led by Sgt. Hank Voight, the diverse team takes on a demanding roster of cases, including possible terrorist activity, the murder of a sex offender, and a ruthless cop killer. Loyalties are tested and boundaries, both personal and professional, are pushed.

Code Black
Code Black. Season 2Marcia Gay Harden, Melanie Chandra, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Luis Guzman, Lisa Pevc, and Rob Lowe, 2016, Rated tv-14

In an ER constantly overwhelmed with critical cases, the trauma team battles the odds every day, and the new doctors-in-training must learn how to cope amid the chaos.

Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds. Season 12Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, A. J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Jeanne Triplehorn, Kirsten Vangsness, Gary Sinise, and Anna Gunn, 2016, not Rated

Unforeseen threats lead to sudden changes on the team, beginning with the addition of Luke Alvez, whose fugitive tracking skills are put to the test on day one. Emily Prentiss returns from London to take over as the new Unit Chief, joined by Stephen Walker, a seasoned profiler in his own right. This new team must learn to work together to stop the killers, psychopaths, masterminds, hackers, abductors and other dangerous perpetrators that await them.

Designated Survivor
Designated Survivor. The Complete First SeasonKiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q, 2016, Rated tv-14

A low-level cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the presidential line of succession.

Empire. The Complete Third SeasonTerrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Taraji P. Henson, 2016, not Rated

Empire returns for a third season, with its hottest music and most tantalizing storylines yet. While Lucious launches Empire's music streaming division, his half-brother Tariq launches a murder investigation of Lucious. And as Cookie's romance with Angelo Dubois heats up, so does Angelo's campaign for mayor. The Lyon brothers face troubles from the heats up, so does Angelo's campaign for mayor.

A Family Man
A Family ManGerard Butler, Gretchen Mol, Alison Brie, Alfred Molina, and Willem Dafoe, 2016, Rated r

Dane Jensen is a hard-driven, Chicago-based headhunter, working at a cut-throat job placement firm. When Dane's boss announces his retirement, he pits Dane against Lynn Vogel, Dane's equally driven, but polar opposite rival at the firm, in a battle for control of the company. As Dane gears up for the professional battle of his life, he learns his ten-year-old son, Ryan, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Gotham. The Complete Third SeasonBen McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, and Cory Michael Smith, 2016, not Rated

The stakes are higher than ever as super-villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham. Season Three of Gotham peels back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of the Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, Jim Gordon must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it his mission to find Hugo Strange and Fish Mooney.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy. The Complete 13th SeasonEllen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jerrika Hinton, Camilla Luddington, Kevin McKidd, Sara Ramirez, Caterina Scorsone, and Jesse Williams, 2016, Rated tv-14

After being on her own for some time, Meredith is beginning to explore the idea of a romance with Riggs. Unfortunately, Maggie desires him as well, which threatens to drive a bitter wedge between the sisters. At the same time, despite their differences, Jackson and April must come together when they are assigned a difficult case. Meanwhile, Alex faces the consequences of his vicious attack on DeLuca, Owen and Amelia's marriage implodes and a hospital-wide mutiny erupts when Bailey demotes Webber.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRenee Elise Goldsberry, Sylvia Grace Crim, Reed Birney, Karen Wheeling Reynolds, John C. Vennema, Chasiti Ferrell, Oprah Winfrey, and Rose Byrne, 2017, Rated tv-ma

The true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

Janet King
Janet King. Series 3: Playing AdvantageMarta Dusseldorp, Damian Walshe-Howling, and Hamish Michael, 2017,
not Rated

Janet confronts a hornet's nest of illegal gambling, organized crime, and money laundering while tracking the tragic death of a young sports star. What begins as a spot betting investigation soon unmasks the elite professional sportsmen and women, and their connection to the shadowy underbelly of performance-enhancing drugs, match fixing, kickbacks, and ultimately murder.

Lucifer. The Complete Second SeasonTom Ellis, Lauren German, Db Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Scarlett Estevez, and Rachael Harris, 2016, not Rated

LAPD Detective Chloe Decker and Lucifer Morningstar are back solving murders on LA's white-hot streets, with their relationship growing deeper, closer, and more awkward for them both. To add fuel to the fire, Lucifer's mum, Charlotte, escapes Hell, bringing along a ton of emotional baggage: She wants back what was stolen from her. Now Lucifer and his angel brother, Amenadiel, with whom Lucifer has serious sibling issues, must work together to find mommy dearest.

Madam Secretary
Madam Secretary. Season 3Tea Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, and Kathrine Herzer, 2016, not Rated

When it comes to prisoner negotiations, international aid, and thwarting the next world war, look no further than U.S. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord. Since joining the White House staff, she's seen her fair share of global threats, but her greatest challenges lie ahead. While she and her husband Henry must outsmart their own personal stalker, new enemies emerge both overseas and in the states. Working alongside President Conrad Dalton, Elizabeth proves not even he can save the world alone.

Narcos. Season TwoWagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Bruno Bichir, Cristina Umana, Paulina Gaitan, Joanna Christie, Paulina Garcia, and Raul Mendez, 2016,
not Rated

After drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from prison, the Colombian police, rival cartels, and DEA agents try to take him down in the explosive second season of the hit series.

Never Let Go
Never Let GoAngela Dixon, Nigel Whitmey, and Lisa Eichhorn, 2016, Rated r

A single mother desperately searches for her missing child in a beautiful, but unfamiliar land, following an apparent abduction. Trusting no one, and stopping at nothing, as she weaves her way through the murky backstreets and barren landscapes, now implicated in the murder of a seemingly innocent man, her connections back in the US begin to reveal that there is much more at stake than first meets the eye.

Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert
Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, and Damian Lewis, 2017, rated pg-13

Based on the true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer, and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million
KEric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, and Geoff Gustafson, 2016, 
not rated

Oliver and Shane explore their budding romance at a supper club. There they meet a woman, reeling from a sudden breakup with her boyfriend, who asks someone to retrieve the valuable letter she just mailed him.

Strange Weather
Strange Weather
Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, and Ransom Ashley, 2016, rated r

Darcy Baylor is an academic administrator at a Mississippi college. But another round of budget cuts puts her job in limbo. Her son Walker committed suicide seven years ago, and the only constants in Darcy's life since then have been her gardening and her best friend, Byrd. Shortly after her worrying workplace news, Darcy learns that Walker's old college pal Mark is now the owner of a successful restaurant chain, whose concept was stolen from her son.

This Is Us
This Is Us. The Complete First Season
Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley, 2016, not rated

Centered on characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson. As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways. Filled with memorable performances from its acclaimed cast, it is a smart, poignant dramedy.

George Katt, Waylon Payne, and Peter Greene, 2016, not rated

After a troubled man tries to commit suicide, his old friend comes to his rescue, but, soon enough, that friend gets dragged under and into a dark world of temptations.

When Calls the Heart
When Calls the Heart: Healing Heart
Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, and Jack Wagner, 2017, not rated

Elizabeth is still dealing with Jack's departure to the Northern Territories when problems closer to home arrive, this time in the form of two new students. Chad and Earl are Ray Wyatt's nephews and are rude and condescending to Elizabeth. Eventually, they even vandalize the school. Meanwhile, Abigail is trying to keep her café up and running despite Wyatt stealing customers by opening up a commissary at the railroad and forcing his men to eat there.

The White Princess
The White Princess
Jodie Comer, Jacob Collins-Levy, Chris Barnicoat, Rebecca Benson, Mark Anthony Games, Ian Massey, and Stuart McNeil, 2017, not rated

This eight-episode series sees England ostensibly united by the marriage of Elizabeth of York and Henry VII, but their individual and partisan rift runs deep, and the war that furies between them portends to tear the kingdom apart again.