You wouldn’t expect cable and streaming services, two relatively new enterprises, to adhere to something as archaic as the fall TV season, a practice begun more than 60 years ago to help sell new cars.
And, for the most part, they don’t. You’re still every bit as likely — more so, even — to find one of their buzzworthy dramas and comedies debuting in January or July. But just because they may not target the fall season, that doesn’t mean they’re going to sit those months out.
Here’s a look at some of the original cable and streaming shows — including new seasons of “The Walking Dead” and “Homeland” and new series “Ash vs. Evil Dead” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” — that you can expect to see this fall.
And, as always, dates and times are subject to change.
Cable’s biggest sensation, “The Walking Dead” (9 p.m. Oct. 11, AMC), returns for its sixth season, while the new martial arts drama “Into the Badlands” (10 p.m. Nov. 15, AMC) follows a stoic assassin (Daniel Wu) living in a feudal society centuries from now.
“The Bastard Executioner” (10 p.m. Tuesdays, FX), the medieval drama from “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter, debuted this week. Lady Gaga checks into “American Horror Story: Hotel” (10 p.m. Oct. 7, FX), the first season of the anthology franchise that won’t star Jessica Lange.
And “Fargo” (10 p.m. Oct. 12, FX) hopes to avoid the sophomore slump that made HBO’s “True Detective” a laughingstock.
Hold onto your chainsaws: Stock boy turned monster hunter Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) is back in “Ash vs. Evil Dead” (9 p.m. Oct. 31, Starz). He’ll be joined on the premium channel by “Flesh and Bone” (8 p.m. Nov. 8), a new drama about a self-destructive ballerina from Moira Walley-Beckett, the Emmy-winning writer of “Breaking Bad’s” outstanding “Ozymandias” episode. Starz also has the final season of “Da Vinci’s Demons,” all episodes of which will be available on Oct. 24.
After leaving the CIA, Carrie (Claire Danes) is drawn into a classified data breach in “Homeland” (9 p.m. Oct. 4, Showtime), which will be followed by the second season of “The Affair” (10 p.m. Oct. 4, Showtime).
When times get tough, Vice President Natalie Maccabee (Sharon Stone) deploys a deadly secret agent (Jeff Hephner) in “Agent X” (9 p.m. Nov. 8, TNT). TNT also has new seasons of “The Librarians” (8 p.m. Nov. 1), “Major Crimes” (9 p.m. Nov. 2) and “Legends” (10 p.m. Nov. 2).
Trevor Noah steps into the shoes — and sits in the well-worn butt groove — of Jon Stewart as the new host of “The Daily Show” (11 p.m. Sept. 28, Comedy Central).
Come to BBC America for new episodes of “Doctor Who” (9 p.m. Saturday), and stay to witness the birth of England through the eyes of a young warrior (Alexander Dreymon) in “The Last Kingdom” (10 p.m. Oct. 10).
The action moves to Jarden, Texas, a small town unaffected by The Departure, in the second season of “The Leftovers” (9 p.m. Oct. 4, HBO).
“CSI’s” William Petersen joins the cast of “Manhattan” (9 p.m. Oct. 13, WGN America), the second-year drama about the race to create the atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M.
The new hockey comedy “Benders” (10 p.m. Oct. 1, IFC) leads into the debut of “Gigi Does It” (10:30 p.m. Oct. 1, IFC), a comedy that finds its star, David Krumholtz (“Numbers”), channeling his inner-granny as a 77-year-old recent widow.
And second seasons await for Steven Soderbergh’s turn-of-the-20th century medical drama
“The Knick” (10 p.m. Oct. 16, Cinemax), the infidelity drama “Satisfaction” (10 p.m. Oct. 16, USA) and the mixed martial arts drama “Kingdom” (9 p.m. Oct. 14, DirecTV).
On the streaming front, new episodes of “The Mindy Project” (Wednesdays) moved to Hulu this week. Hulu also will debut the new comedy “Casual” (Oct. 7), about a bachelor (Tommy Dewey) living with his newly divorced sister (Michaela Watkins).
“Transparent” (Dec. 4, Amazon), which is up for best comedy, lead actor in a comedy, writing and directing Emmys on Sunday, returns for its second season. Before that, though, the site you once just visited to buy books will debut “Red Oaks” (Oct. 9), a country club comedy set in the 1980s, and “The Man in the High Castle” (Nov. 20), a drama based on the Philip K. Dick novel about an America under German and Japanese occupation following a very different outcome of World War II.
Crackle, still best known as the home of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” gets into the drama game with “The Art of More” (Nov. 19), a look at high-end Manhattan auction houses starring Dennis Quaid and Cary Elwes. Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston, Chris Pine, Seth Green and Keegan-Michael Key lend their voices to Crackle’s twisted, stop-motion animated superhero comedy “SuperMansion” (Oct. 8).
And Hell’s Kitchen will get a little more crowded with the arrival of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (Nov. 20) on Netflix, which also has Aziz Ansari’s new comedy, “Master of None” (Nov. 6), and the final season of “Hemlock Grove” (Oct. 23).