What’s Premiering This Week (Sept. 16-Sept. 22)

FX’s anthology series American Horror Story sets the pace for new and returning series debuting this week.

American Horror Story: 1984 -- the ninth iteration of the horror series franchise -- debuts Sept. 18 with a storyline that serves as an ode to the 1980s slasher film genre.

Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting this week on cable networks and streaming services:

Sept. 16 -- Taken Down (drama) -- Acorn TV

Sept. 17 -- The Jim Jefferies Show (returning series)  -- Comedy Central 

Sept. 20 -- Between Two Ferns: The Movie (movie) -- Netflix

Sept. 20 -- The Family Man (drama) -- Prime Video

Sept. 20 -- Disenchantment (returning animated series) -- Netflix

Sept. 22 -- The Circus (returning series) -- Showtime

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.