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Romance and Period Drama Watchlist For September 2019

A feature letting you know what to watch in (mostly) the romance, Romanticism, and period drama genres. From TV to Streaming to Movie Releases and even Video On Demand. This month is the watchlist for September 2019.

The Downton Abbey movie is almost here! Only a couple more weeks until we’re all reunited with the beloved characters. Besides Downton, other highlights this month include the final seasons of Poldark and The Durrells in Corfu, as well as the return of the popular romantic drama/family series This is Us.


Below you’ll find watchlist highlights for premieres, new movie releases, and new VOD for September 2019. You won’t find all the repeats, movies on every paid cable channel (HBO, Showtime, STARZ, etc.) or streaming, and other extraneous content.

This watchlist is for what’s new or a special standout in the genres of romance, Romanticism, and Period Drama! So, it’s not inclusive of everything. Schedules and release dates are subject to change. Times are EST.

(NOTE: We typically aim to share less explicit content minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest. If a program is Rated R or TV-MA, we will let you know.)



New Releases in Theaters

Judy movie starring Renee Zellweger - promotional image; Romance and Period Drama Watchlist for September 2019
Judy. Photo: BBC Films/LD Entertainment

9/13: Can you Keep a Secret? (Rom-Com) (Not Rated) (Limited Release)

9/20 Ad Astra (Adventure, Drama, Mystery)

9/20 Downton Abbey (Romantic Period Drama)

9/20: The Wedding Year (Rom-Com) (Rated R)

9/27 Judy (Biopic, Period Drama) (Limited Release

New on VOD

Yesterday poster
Yesterday. Romantic Comedy and Musical.

9/3: Mary Magdalene (Historical Period Drama) (Rated R)

9/10: Aladdin (Romantic Fantasy; Musical)

9/13: Can you Keep a Secret? (Rom-Com) (Not Rated)

9/17: X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Sci-fi Adventure)

9/24: Yesterday (Romantic Comedy)

New TV and Streaming Highlights

(For a complete list of TV premieres, go HERE.)

9/3: Greenleaf, Season 4 Premiere (OWN)

9/10: Mr. Mom, Series Premiere (Vudu)

9/23: Bob Hearts Abishola, Series Premiere (Romantic Comedy) (CBS, 8:30 P.M.)

9/23: The Good Doctor, Season 3 Premiere (ABC, 10 P.M.)

9/24: The Resident, Season Premiere (FOX, 8 P.M.)

9/24: This Is Us, Season 4 Premiere (NBC, 9 P.M.)

9/24: New Amsterdam, Season 2 Premiere (NBC, 10 P.M.)

9/25: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. (NBC)

9/26 Grey’s Anatomy, Season Premiere (ABC, 8 P.M.)

9/26: Superstore, Season Premiere (NBC, 8 P.M.)

9/26: A Million Little Things, Season Premiere (ABC, 9 P.M.)

9/26: The Good Place, Season Premiere (NBC, 9 P.M.)

9/26: Evil, Series Premiere (CBS, 10 P.M.)

9/26: Law and Order: SVU, Season Premiere (NBC, 10 P.M.)

9/27: Blue Bloods (CBS, 8 P.M.)

9/27: Fresh off the Boat, season premiere (ABC, 8:30 P.M.)

9/27: Hawaii Five-0, season premiere (CBS, 9 P.M.)

9/29: The Durrells in Corfu, Season 4 Premiere (PBS, 8 P.M.)

9/29: God Friended Me, Season Premiere (CBS, 8:30 P.M.)

9/29: Poldark, Season 5 Premiere (PBS, 9 P.M.)

For what’s new to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, check out our lists for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video below.

Further Information

  • To find out the times for the many romances and period dramas on TCM, check out the full schedule HERE.
  • For current shows airing on Viki (Asian Dramas), go HERE.

What’s on your Romance and Period Drama Watchlist for September? Let me know in the comments! 

(Featured Image at Top: This Is Us (NBC), Downton Abbey (Focus Features), and Poldark (Courtesy of Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE)

Romance and Period Drama Watchlist For September 2019: PIN


By on September 3rd, 2019

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a blogger/writer full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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