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The fall 2016 TV season is almost upon us, which means great things are coming to Hulu in the month of September.

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If you are a cord-cutter, mark your calendars accordingly because here is Zap2it’s guide to the best new shows and movies on Hulu and also what to make sure you watch before it’s gone.

The 5 best new shows

‘The Good Place,’ Sept. 20

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson star in this heavenly NBC comedy that’s like “Defending Your Life,” only more upbeat and subbing in a cute, funny blonde girl for Albert Brooks.

‘This Is Us,’ Sept. 21

Get the tissues handy for this new NBC drama from Dan Fogelman, the writer behind “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and producer of “Galavant.” It stars Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and many more, including Gerald “Major Dad” McRaney in a recurring role.

'Designated Survivor,' Sept. 22

Kiefer Sutherland is back on TV as the cabinet member chosen to sit out the State of the Union -- and wouldn't you know it, he is now thrust into the presidency after an attack on the Capitol in this ABC drama.

'Speechless,' Sept. 22

Minnie Driver headlines a sensational cast in this new ABC comedy about a family whose oldest son has cerebral palsy. It's funny, touching and at times outrageous.

'Pitch,' Sept. 23

Remember the name Kylie Bunbury because she's about to be the next big breakout TV star. The "Twisted" actress stars as Ginny Baker, the first woman to play in major league baseball. The pilot was excellent -- we have high hopes for this FOX sports drama.

Honorable mention

"Loosely Exactly Nicole" on MTV. The pilot was very funny; star Nicole Byer, a comedian who has worked on "Girl Code" and at the UCB, is as winsome as her character is foul-mouthed.

The 5 best returning shows

'South Park,' Sept. 14

Sure, this Comedy Central cartoon is going into its 20th season, but we can't wait to see what Trey Parker and Matt Stone do with the 2016 presidential election as fodder.

'Gotham,' Sept. 20

The grittiest DC Comics show on TV, this FOX drama returns with a third season that promises the ominous Court of Owls and a miraculous resurrection for Jerome (Cameron Monaghan).

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Sept. 21

This FOX comedy has not lost a step in its first three seasons, so we're excited to see where it goes in Season 4 -- including a "New Girl" crossover in October that should provide some great comedic moments.

'Superstore,' Sept. 23

If you haven't watched this NBC gem, please watch Season 1 and then get ready for the Cloud 9 gang to return. If you loved "Parks & Recreation" and "The Office," then "Superstore" is the next great workplace comedy for you. Bonus: There's an Olympics-themed episode of "Superstore" airing Friday, Aug. 19 on NBC that you can test out first.

'Quantico,' Sept. 26

After a slam-bang first season, all eyes are on ABC's FBI agents to see if they can deliver in Season 2 -- especially since lead agent Alex (Priyanka Chopra) is headed for the CIA.

Update: Hulu no longer has the rights to "Quantico," so unfortunately it is not being carried on the streaming service for Season 2.

Leaving Hulu

The entirety of The CW. Due to its new licensing agreement with Netflix, this is your last chance to catch all of The CW's shows on Hulu.