8 New Shows to Watch on Netflix This Weekend

Check out these new reality shows, comedies, and dramas to keep you company while you kick back.

Fall is drawing in, and those earlier sunsets mean more time to spend at home diving into the new additions to Netflix. You're probably used to opening up the app whenever you're in the mood to start a new show, but deciding on one can take up valuable bingeing time. Instead of scrolling aimlessly, check out our list of some of the best new shows that have arrived on Netflix recently. Whether you're in the mood for reality competitions, a thrilling heist, or an introspective drama, there's something in here for you!

1
The Circle

The Circle
Netflix

Netflix's social-media-themed reality competition show has just returned for a third season. The Circle drops each of its cast members into their own solo apartment, from which they communicate with the rest of the group via the show's social media channels. They can represent themselves however they like, meaning they can be totally honest, bend the truth a bit, or boldly catfish their competition, all in the hopes of not being voted out.

And because every season of The Circle features new contestants, you can hop right in and join the conversation, even if you haven't seen Seasons 1 and 2. Plus, rather than being released all at once, new episodes stream weekly so you don't have to worry about getting spoiled!

2
On the Verge

Alexia Landeau, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Jones, and Julie Delpy in On the Verge
Netflix

Actor and writer Julie Delpy (of the Before trilogy) created and co-stars in this new Netflix drama about four women in their 40s who feel like they've traveled off course and ended up in lives that don't suit them. Decider says On the Verge "sort of feels like Girls if all the characters were twenty years older and in full midlife crisis mode," which should give you an idea of whether or not this series is for you.

3
Metal Shop Masters

Metal Shop Masters
Netflix

The title pretty much says it all: this new Netflix reality competition show pits torch-wielding artists against each other to create some incredible and intricate metal showpieces, with comedian Jo Koy as the host.

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4
Lucifer

Lauren German and Tom Ellis in Lucifer
John Fleenor/Netflix

The sixth and final season of Lucifer, which Netflix rescued after it was canceled by Fox, is now available to stream on the platform. The titular character is the Lucifer—as in, the guy downstairs—who reinvents himself as a Los Angeles nightclub owner who moonlights as a consultant for the LAPD. In addition to the series finale, Season 6 will include a highly anticipated animated episode.

5
Money Heist

Jaime Lorente, Belen Cuesta, and Ursula Corbrero in Money Heist
Tamara Arranz/Netflix

Money Heist, titled La Casa de Papel in its native Spain, has become a cult hit on Netflix. The show starts out with a team of strangers known only by their code names who are brought together to rob the Royal Mint of Spain. Though it was originally meant to be a limited series about that one job, Money Heist became so popular that the story has expanded—and the first part of Season 5, its true final season, is now available on Netflix.

6
How to Be a Cowboy

How to Be a Cowboy
Netflix

Champion bull rider Dale Brisby has brought the art of modern cowboy-ing to YouTube with his popular channel Rodeo Time. In this new Netflix reality show, set on his Radiator Ranch, Brisby trains a group of interns in roping, riding, and building an audience on Snapchat.

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7
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror
Netflix

This five-part documentary may seem like another attempt to contextualize the Sept. 11 attacks in history on its 20th anniversary, but it stands out from the pack. Turning Point not only looks at the impact of the tragedy, but also digs into the past, particularly that of Afghanistan, as well as the United States' interests in the Middle East.

8
Q-Force

Q-Force
Netflix

Sean HayesDavid HarbourWanda Sykes, and Laurie Metcalf are among the voice cast of Q-Force, a new Netflix animated adult comedy series about a group of LGBTQ spies. Tired of being underestimated, they embark on a mission to prove their worth, but they get saddled with a token straight agent (Harbour) in order to do it.

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