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Romance and Period Drama Watchlist For September 2018

A new monthly feature to let you know what to watch in the romance, Romanticism, and period drama genres. From TV to Streaming to Movie Releases and even Video On Demand.

For the past couple of months, we’ve put up a weekly watchlist for romance and period drama. However, the watchlists didn’t change much from week to week! So, we felt it would be better to put up a monthly watchlist instead with a focus on premieres, important episodes, new movie releases, etc. Rather than on every episode every week! We hope this will be helpful to all you Romance and Period Drama fans out there as you choose what to see in theaters, watch live, DVR, or even rent on demand!

RELATED | Previewing the Best 2018 Fall Box Office Releases (Period Dramas & Romance)

For this month, since we’ve already done the first couple weeks of September, this Watchlist will focus on the last two weeks.

For earlier weeks in September, see Romance and Period Drama Watchlist For the Week of September 9 AND Romance and Period Drama Watchlist For the Week of September 2.

Enjoy the September 2018 watchlist below!


Below you’ll find watchlist highlights for premieres, standout episodes of current shows (IE: season finales), new movie releases, and new VOD for the month of September 2018. What you won’t find are 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.


September 16-September 30

(Times are EST)

New Releases in Theaters

9/21 Colette (Limited Release) (Rated R for some sexuality) – Period Drama starring Keira Knightley

9/21 The House with a Clock on its Walls

9/21 Life Itself (Rated R for language and violent images)

9/21 Tea with the Dames (Limited Release)

9/28 Little Women (Contemporary Adaptation)

New on VOD

9/18 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

9/21 Little Italy (Rated R for some sexual references); romantic comedy from the director of Miss Congeniality; stars Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen

9/25 The Seagull; romantic period drama with an artistic feel; has all all-star cast

9/25 Solo: A Star Wars Story

9/27 Tea with the Dames

New TV Highlights

The Durrells in Corfu, Season 3. Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE

(Note: Many of these TV Shows include romantic subplots!)

9/17 Salvation, Season finale (CBS 9 p.m.)

9/17 Elementary, Season finale (CBS  10 p.m.)

9/18 Sorry for your Loss (Series Premiere on Facebook Watch); Content Unclear

9/19 Suits, Summer finale

9/21 Nappily Ever After (Netflix); TV-MA- Content Unclear

9/22 Truly, Mady, Sweetly (Hallmark 9 p.m.)

9/23 Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew, TV Movie Premiere (PBS 7:30 p.m.)

9/23 Mr. Sunshine Finale (Netflix)

9/24 The Good Doctor, Season 2 Premiere (ABC 10 p.m.)

9/24 Magnum P.I., Series Premiere (CBS 9 p.m.)

9/24 Manifest, Series Premiere (NBC 10 p.m.)

9/24 The Resident, Season 2 Premiere (NBC 8 p.m.)

9/25 The Gifted, Season 2 Premiere (FOX 8 p.m.)

9/25 This is Us, Season 3 Premiere (NBC 8 p.m.)

9/26 Chicago Fire (NBC 9 p.m.)

9/26 Chicago Med (NBC 8 p.m.)

9/26 Chicago P.D. (NBC 10 p.m.)

9/26 Empire (FOX 8 p.m.)

9/26 A Million Little Things, Series Premiere (ABC 10 p.m.)

9/26 Single Parents, Series Premiere (ABC 9:30 p.m.)

9/27 The Good Place, season 3 premiere (NBC 8 p.m.)

9/27 Grey’s Anatomy, Season Premiere (ABC 8 p.m.)

9/27 Law and Order: SVU, Season Premiere (NBC 9 p.m.)

9/27 Murphy Brown, Season Premiere (CBS 9:30 p.m.)

9/28 Blue Bloods, season premiere (CBS 10 p.m.)

9/28 Hawaii Five-O, season premiere (CBS 9.pm.)

9/28 King Lear (Amazon Prime)

9/28 Last Man Standing (FOX, 8 p.m.)

9/29 All of my Heart: The Wedding (Hallmark, 9 p.m.)

9/30 The Durrells in Corfu, season premiere (PBS, 8 p.m.)

9/30 God Friended Me, Series Premiere (CBS, 8:30 p.m.)

9/30 Poldark, Season Premiere (PBS, 9 p.m.)

New to Streaming

For what else is new to streaming, check out our lists for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and International (Acorn TV, BritBox, Dramafever, Viki) below:

The Top 20 Best Romances New to Netflix September 2018

Top 10 of the Best Romances New to Amazon Prime September 2018

Top 10 of the Best Romances New to Hulu September 2018

The Best International Romances to Watch in September: Acorn TV, Britbox, Dramafever, & Viki

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 Dramafever (Asian Dramas), go HERE.
  • For current shows airing on Viki (Asian Dramas), go HERE.

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

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By on September 15th, 2018

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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