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Saturday, Oct. 14
Murdaugh Murders: The Movie (Part 1)
This two-part, four-hour movie marks a major milestone for Lifetime as it’s the net’s 500th original movie. Bill Pullman steps into the titular role as Alex Murdaugh, who was found guilty in the double homicide of his wife Maggie and son Paul. For over 100 years, the wealthy and powerful Murdaugh family were a local dynasty in the South Carolina Lowcountry, where they oversaw the prosecution of all criminal cases in the state’s 14th circuit district. But behind all the power, black ties and fancy dresses, Alex had many secrets. When Maggie and Paul were found murdered, eyes began to turn to Alex. Part 2 airs on Sunday.
ABC, NBC & FOX, beginning at 3:30pm Live
Top college football matchups on Saturday include Oregon at Washington (ABC), Miami at North Carolina (ABC), USC at Notre Dame (NBC) and UCLA at Oregon State (FOX).
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Jen (Rachel Boston) is new to town and still trying to move on from the loss of her husband when she, Marissa (Carmel Amit) and Kelly (Shannon Chan-Kent) are thrown together to plan the annual Field Day at their kids’ school. With the encouragement of the school’s new PE teacher, Jen and the other moms navigate a myriad of obstacles, including an unsupportive head of the PTO.
Svengoolie Classic Horror & Sci-Fi Movie
MeTV, beginning at 8pm
Sven hosts a double feature of creepy classics. Up first is Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), in which the dimwitted title duo tangles with classic Universal monsters Dracula (Bela Lugosi), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) and Frankenstein’s monster (Glenn Strange). After that is the original 1953 sci-fi/horror classic Invaders From Mars, in which a young boy (Jimmy Hunt) learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of the people around him.
Pets & Pickers
Animal Planet, 9pm
The series returns for Season 2, once again following the vet and thrift store team of the Regional Animal Protection Society, who work tirelessly to offer low-income families access to life-saving healthcare for their pets.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Horror movies have not often gotten Academy Award nominations, but the ones that have been nominated over the years have received nods in major categories and won a few of those times. The earliest instance came in this 1931 film, probably the best remembered of the many screen adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which earned star Fredric March a Best Actor Oscar (shared with The Champ’s Wallace Beery) for his terrific dual performance as Dr. Henry Jekyll and (with the help of some effectively monstrous makeup effects) his sinister alter ego, Edward Hyde. Costar Miriam Hopkins is also great in this film, which netted additional Oscar nominations for its screenplay adaptation and cinematography.
Sunday, Oct. 15
The hit Paramount Network drama Yellowstone continues on CBS with two episodes tonight. In “A Monster Is Among Us,” Rip (Cole Hauser) stumbles upon a dangerous and dire situation. A sheriff’s investigation turns the heat up on Rip in “The Unravelling: Pt. 1.”
The Chosen: “Unlawful”
The CW, 8pm
Matthew (Paras Patel) and Simon (Shahar Isaac) search for Mary (Elizabeth Tabish), and the group struggles with lack of food and bad news.
Naked and Afraid
Discovery Channel, 8pm
After kicking off with back-to-back fan challenges, where ordinary people with little outdoor experience attempt to go from viewer to survivalist, this season features challenges that vary from 14 to 21 days. A circus performer, inexperienced city folk and even a previous contestant seeking redemption after poisoning the waters in her last challenge must face the dangers of the wild in hopes of surviving.
MLB Playoffs: AL Championship Series: Game 1
FOX or FS1, 8pm Live
The best-of-seven-game American League Championship Series airs tonight on FOX or FS1. Game 7, if necessary, is scheduled for Oct. 23.
Murdaugh Murders: The Movie (Part 2)
The second part of the Murdaugh family story concludes tonight, with Bill Pullman playing the wealthy South Carolina lawyer-turned-convict Alex Murdaugh.
Kiss of Death
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Victor Mature is the star of this 1947 film noir classic, but Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Richard Widmark, making his film debut, steals the show as Tommy Udo, one of the most frightening psychos in screen history (the scene featuring Udo’s interaction with a wheelchair-bound woman has lived on in chilling infamy). Mature’s character, petty crook Nick Bianco, has the misfortune of running afoul of the dangerously unpredictable Udo when Bianco turns stool pigeon on the killer and his other cohorts after a botched robbery.
The period drama about an elite yet dysfunctional British family who open a hotel for upper-class travelers on the Italian Riviera during the 1920s returns for Season 2, which begins in the summer of 1927. Bella’s (Natascha McElhone) plans to build a spa in the basement are running over budget while she deals with an unexpected and unwelcome return from someone closer to home. Meanwhile, the hotel is facing an anonymous inspection from an influential travel guide.
The Whole Story With Anderson Cooper: “Terror in the Desert”
This episode is an in-depth look at the devastating attack on The Nova Festival near the Gaza-Israel border from CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper. The outdoor music festival was supposed to be an all-night dance party, celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The rockets began early in the morining as Gaza militants fired at the hundreds of attendees. The Nova Festival was one of multiple locations hit last Saturday morning by the most sustained and coordinated assault inside Israel ever carried out by Hamas militants. At least 260 bodies would later be found at the festival site, and some attendees were taken hostage, seen in social media videos being seized by their armed captors. Featuring interviews with survivors and eyewitnesses of the attack and family members of kidnapped victims, Cooper breaks down everything we know so far about the deadly assault and how this surprise attack escalated into war.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
The latest spinoff from the Walking Dead universe reminds us that terror is a universal language. Filmed on location in France, Daryl Dixon sent its shaggy title hero (the ever-brooding Norman Reedus) on a treacherous journey through a zombie-infested landscape where he once again became a reluctant hero. Like Dorothy in Oz, he only wanted to find a way back home from this strange new world, but he instead had to deliver new acquaintances to a promised land. Daryl Dixon and the earlier spinoff Dead City have both been renewed for second seasons.
When Calls the Heart
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
With Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) at his side, Lucas (Chris McNally) has the support of the entire town on Election Day, hoping he will be the one to save Hope Valley. Meanwhile, Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) and Lee (Kavan Smith) discuss who should be their baby’s godfather.
The Toys That Built America
Season 3 of this docuseries continues to chronicle the untold stories and rivalries that gave rise to the modern toy industry, focusing on a new selection of bold visionaries and creators behind history’s biggest-selling games, puzzles, dolls and action figures as they built billion-dollar empires against the backdrop of a changing world in the 20th century.
Billy the Kid
The epic romantic adventure inspired by the life of America’s most infamous outlaw continues in Season 2, as Billy (Tom Blyth) and his allies square off against Jesse Evans (Daniel Webber) and the corrupt powers of the Santa Fe Ring.
World on Fire
The British drama set during World War II is back for its second season. In the opening episode, the war reaches the sands of the Egyptian desert while bombs fall on Manchester, and Harry (Jonah Hauer-King) introduces an explosive force into Robina’s (Lesley Manville) household.
As the British crime drama returns for Season 2, when a phone with a recording of a brutal drowning on it is handed into police headquarters, the pressure is on for Annika (Nicola Walker) and the team to track down the murderer.
Rick and Morty
Adult Swim, 11pm
The hit adult animated comedy about a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe returns for Season 7.
Monday, Oct. 16
Welcome to the world of Chevin Chase, a family-run veterinary practice in Yorkshire, where sparks fly and backstabbing is all part of the business. When George Williams (Keith Barron) announces his retirement, his pregnant daughter, Anna (Gaynor Faye), is left to pick up the pieces of the struggling practice with her estranged sister, Sarah (Nicola Stephenson). Surrounded by a multitude of animal illnesses, the staff must also contend with problems of their own as tensions mount, personalities clash and dark secrets are exposed.
Keke Wyatt’s World
Each of the six hourlong episodes in this series follows R&B artist Keke Wyatt as she navigates her demanding singing career along with being a wife, daughter, diva, friend and mother to 11 children. Having been in the music game for over a decade, Keke is ready to take her career in a new direction with her first new album in over six years while exploring challenges in love and as a mother. With a new baby added to her brood, Keke finds this new path far more difficult than ever before.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” 4K Restoration
In celebration of Walt Disney Studios’ 100th anniversary today (it was founded Oct. 16, 1923), Disney+ is now streaming an all-new 4K restoration of 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the studio’s first full-length animated feature film (the first full-length, traditionally animated feature from any studio, for that matter). The same team who recently restored Disney’s 1950 classic Cinderella (also streaming on Disney+) worked on restoring this beloved favorite that received a special honorary Oscar for its technical and creative achievement (at the Oscar ceremony, Shirley Temple famously presented Walt Disney with one large statuette accompanied by seven smaller ones).
Director William Castle Icon-a-Thon
MOVIES!, beginning at 12:40pm
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Some of the low-budget, often gimmicky, but always entertaining and spooky films directed by William Castle are on tap today. Up first is the horror comedy The Old Dark House (1963), led by Tom Poston, followed by more straight-out horror films: House on Haunted Hill (1959) and The Tingler (1959), both starring Vincent Price, Homicidal (1961) and Macabre (1958).
The CW, 8pm
Originally created for (then canceled by) the Max streaming service, this Bachelor-esque reality series following three female and 24 male contestants, half of whom want relationships and half of whom don’t, debuts a new season tonight.
The Voice: “The Blind Auditions, Part 7”
Coaches Niall Horan, John Legend, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani all vie to discover and mentor the next singing phenomenon as the Blind Auditions conclude.
The American Buffalo
Ken Burns directed this two-part (concluding tomorrow night), four-hour documentary that traces the near extinction in the 19th century, and the ultimate return in the 20th, of the United States’ titular national mammal. To tell the story, the film embarks on a journey through more than 10,000 years of North American history, chronicling the buffalo’s evolution, its significance to the Great Plains and, most importantly, its relationship to the continent’s Indigenous people.
MLB Playoffs: NL Championship Series: Game 1
TBS, 8pm Live
The National League’s two remaining playoff contenders meet tonight in Game 1 of the best-of-seven NL Championship Series. TBS has coverage of the series, which would end on Oct. 24 if a seventh game is needed.
The Irrational: “Zero Sum”
When Alec (Jesse L. Martin) and the team take on a kidnapping case at the request of a desperate father, their investigation is hampered by a complicated family dynamic that slowly reveals everyone’s hidden motivations.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
The Devil on Trial
This documentary explores the first and only time that “demonic possession” has officially been used as a defense in a U.S. murder trial. Including firsthand accounts of alleged possession and a shocking murder, the extraordinary story forces reflection on our fear of the unknown.
ESPN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
ESPN’s NHL doubleheader has the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Buffalo Sabres and the Colorado Avalanche at the Seattle Kraken.
The Voice: “The Blind Auditions, Part 7 Cutdown”
The contestants from last night’s Blind Auditions are narrowed down.
The American Buffalo
The concluding installment of Ken Burns’ documentary shows how, by the late 1880s, the buffalo that once numbered in the tens of millions are teetering on the brink of extinction. But a diverse and unlikely collection of Americans — including Native American families on reservations in South Dakota and Montana, a legendary Texas cattleman, and a Long Island railroad magnate — start a movement that rescues the national mammal from disappearing forever.
Creepy Cinema: “Bette & Joan” and “Strange Occurrences”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Settle in (and lock your doors) for a full night of hair-raising films. First up is A Woman’s Face (1941), a George Cukor-directed film noir about a female blackmailer (Joan Crawford) with a facial scar who meets a plastic surgeon offering her the possibility of looking like a normal woman. This is followed by the 1964 crime drama Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, which centers around an aging reclusive Southern belle (Bette Davis) who is plagued by a long-ago murder and descends into madness. Up next is the classic Oscar-nominated horror film Poltergeist (1982), written by Steven Spielberg, in which a family’s home is haunted by terrorizing ghosts who kidnap their youngest daughter, followed by the TCM premiere of the sci-fi thriller The Blob (1988), which follows a deadly creature from outer space that lands in a small town and consumes everyone in its path. To conclude the lineup are two films based on the 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham: Village of the Damned (1960), about a group of eerie platinum blond children with supernatural powers to make others do what they want them to do, and Children of the Damned (1964), a thematic sequel to Village of the Damned, which features another group of eerie children with similar powers.
Navajo Police: Class 57
Set against the sweeping backdrop of the Navajo Nation, this three-part documentary series follows a group of Navajo Police Training Academy recruits over the course of one year. For this cadre, known as Class 57, the pressure is fierce, and the stakes are high as the survival of their sovereign nation depends in part on the success of this academy. The Navajo Nation is the largest Indian reservation in the United States, with a landmass the size of West Virginia and a population of over 190,000 people. Yet, the Navajo Police Department (NPD) has just 180 police officers. With pressure on the department to increase numbers, the NPD has become the only tribal law enforcement agency in the country with its own Police Academy. All of the recruits are Navajo and drawn from the community, but with an attrition rate of over 50%, the training officers have their work cut out for them. Navajo Police: Class 57 follows the officers and recruits through the rigorous training, the physical challenges, and the self-doubt, delving into their backstories to reveal an overview of life on the reservation and the motivations that drew them to the force. The series debuts tonight with the first two episodes. Episode 3 airs tomorrow night.
Tyler Perry’s The Oval
In “Turning Tables,” the Season 5 premiere of this hourlong political drama/soap opera, Victoria (Kron Moore) devises an alternative strategy after Hunter (Ed Quinn) finds himself in a dangerous predicament, while Bobby (Travis Cure) ends up taking the brunt of Priscilla’s (Taja V. Simpson) hatred toward Sam (Walter Fauntleroy).
The Swarm: “Episode 6”
The CW, 9pm
Charlie (Leonie Benesch) and Sigur (Alexander Karim) return to Kiel, while Dr. Roche (Cécile de France) predicts a global threat to drinking water supplies.
In “Tad’s Next Chapter,” Tad and Anna’s dream home nears completion, but their moody and quirky design style poses a challenge for Mina Starsiak Hawk, Karen E Laine and their team. And despite the pressure of the renovation, Tad considers taking yet another big, life-changing step with Anna.
The Voice: “The Battles Premiere”
The battle rounds begin as Niall Horan, John Legend, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani prepare their artists to go head-to-head in hopes of advancing to the three-way Knockouts. Each coach has two steals.
CBS airs the first two episodes of the new Paramount+ comedy Frasier, featuring Kelsey Grammer reprising his role as Dr. Frasier Crane, a psychiatrist and radio personality who soothingly helped on-air callers with their personal dilemmas.
Street Outlaws vs. the World: After Hours
Discovery Channel, 10pm
This series gives viewers a chance to experience the moments the drivers from Street Outlaws vs. the World experience between the racing. From traveling city-to-city to exploring new sights, and from unpacking containers to working on their cars, this show provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like for the Outlaws to travel in Australia.
Found: “Missing While Widowed”
The team launches an investigation for widower Reggie Moore at the request of his building’s doorman; Gabi (Shanola Hampton) comes to a realization about her time with Lacey (Gabrielle Walsh); and Margaret (Kelli Williams) hopes to repair her relationship with someone important from her past.
FBI True: “Golden State Killer”
This true-crime series from Paramount+ continues with “Golden State Killer.” In a case that spans four decades, authorities resort to an unprecedented use of familial DNA data to finally track down the man responsible for 13 murders and more than two dozen sexual assaults.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
NHL Hockey: Pittsburgh at Detroit
TNT, 7:30pm Live
Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins slide into Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena to face off against Dylan Larkin and the Red Wings.
Sullivan’s Crossing: “Detours”
The CW, 8pm
The annual land blessing is thrown into disarray when one of the campers goes missing.
Quantum Leap: “Closure Encounters”
Now a government agent, Ben (Raymond Lee) investigates unexplained extraterrestrial activity; after a mysterious incident in New Mexico, two young girls’ lives are on the line. Ben also meets Hannah Carson (new cast member Eliza Taylor), who may be more than she appears.
The acclaimed natural history series returns for its 42nd season with “The Platypus Guardian,” which tells the story of Pete Walsh, a Tasmanian man who befriends a platypus he names Zoom. With the help of experts, Pete learns more about the platypuses’ secret world in a mission to protect them from the dangers of urban development.
Star of the Month: Charlton Heston
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong Wednesday salute to Charlton Heston during this centennial month of his birth continues tonight with five films. The first three titles feature Heston portraying notable historical figures. The lineup begins with the historical drama The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), starring Heston as artist Michelangelo, followed by the 1988 TV movie A Man for All Seasons, directed by Heston and starring the actor as Sir Thomas More alongside Vanessa Redgrave as Alice More, and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), an account of the life of Jesus (Max von Sydow) costarring Heston as John the Baptist. Closing out the lineup in the early morning are The Mountain Men (1980), a Western adventure also starring Brian Keith, and Number One (1969), a sports drama with Heston portraying an aging pro quarterback.
NFL Football: Jacksonville at New Orleans
Prime Video, 8:15pm Live
Week 7’s Thursday Night Football matchup has Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Big Easy to battle Derek Carr and the New Orleans Saints.
Tyler Perry’s Sistas
New episodes of this comedy/drama’s sixth season return starting tonight with “Daydreams,” which finds Gary (Chido Nwokocha) giving Hayden (Chris Warren) a stern warning to be careful with Tamara’s (Joi Simone) mysterious motives, and Sabrina (Novi Brown) learning that Bayo’s (Ellis E. Fowler) help with her and Maurice’s (Brian Jordan Jr.) legal situation has strings attached.
The Spencer Sisters: “The Coder’s Calamity”
The CW, 9pm
Darby (Stacey Farber) and Victoria (Lea Thompson) investigate stolen intellectual property for a trio of Silicon Valley-style tech developers.
Crime Scene Confidential: “Evidence to Trust”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
In 1988, 20-year-old Pizza Hut manager Nancy DePriest was dropped off at work by her husband. After arriving early to start the day’s prep work alone, she was found a few hours later, shot in the head. Investigators close in on a pair of suspects in what seems like an open-and-shut case … until the late 1990s, when someone else confessed to the crime. CSI expert Alina Burroughs visits the crime scene, takes a closer look at the evidence through a 21st century lens and follows every twist of this controversial case to find out what really happened to Nancy DePriest.
Magnum P.I.: “Appetite for Danger”
Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) enlist Katsumoto (Tim Kang) to go undercover when a chef at a high-end restaurant goes missing. Meanwhile, Kumu (Amy Hill) works with Cade (Martin Martinez) at the Cultural Center, confronting one of America’s darker chapters — the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
NOVA: Ancient Earth: “Life Rising”
For billions of years, life teemed in Earth’s oceans while the land was desolate and inhospitable. See how life eventually made the leap to land, transforming a barren, rocky landscape into the lush, green world we call home.
Ms. Pat Settles It
Comedian/author/actress Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams brings her sharp wit to the bench in this series, presiding as judge over real cases where genuine relationships hang in the balance. Ms. Pat has assembled a jury comprised of her closest friends, family members and guest stars to help decide the cases. The series kicks off with back-to-back half-hour episodes.
American Horror Story: Delicate
The first part of the American Horror Story: Delicate season concludes with “Preech.” Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne star.
Secrets of the Dead: “Jurassic Fortunes”
Discover the world of dinosaur fossil collecting and hear perspectives on this controversial hobby from private collectors, paleontologists and others as “Big John” — the largest Triceratops fossil ever found — is assembled in Italy and auctioned in France.
Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room
Discovery Channel, 11pm
Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, the paranormal investigative team from Ghost Adventures, look back on some of their favorite episodes from past seasons and comment on the scariest, funniest and most exciting moments.
Thursday, Oct. 19
God’s Grace: The Sheila Johnson Story
This biopic is based on the life of Sheila Marie Johnson (portrayed by Demetria McKinney), who had to retire from the Air Force at age 43 after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. With the emotional support of her father, daughter and best friend, Sheila later went on to found an advocacy group to support and empower Black women and men diagnosed with the disease.
This police procedural offers a twist: When a body — the same body — is found on Longharvest Lane in London’s East End in 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053, one detective from each period must investigate. As connections are drawn across the decades, the detectives soon discover their investigations are linked, and an enigmatic political leader — Elias Mannix (Stephen Graham) — becomes increasingly central. To solve the mystery, the four detectives must somehow collaborate and uncover a conspiracy spanning over 150 years.
This eight-episode comedy follows three friends (played by Tyler Dean Flores, Emma Ferreira and Jordan Mendoza) from small-town Florida to the bustling beaches and bright lights of Miami as they hustle their way toward making it big in the world of reggaeton music.
Wolf Like Me
In the second season of this half-hour romantic dramedy, Mary (Isla Fisher) and Gary (Josh Gad) leap into the next phase of their relationship and face their biggest challenge yet: pregnancy. As much as they try to have a “normal” pregnancy, it seems impossible with so many questions looming over them. Will their child be a baby or a wolf pup? Just how long can they keep things secret from the rest of their family? And will what happened in the Outback come back to haunt them? When Mary’s former professor, Anton (Edgar Ramirez), suddenly reappears in her life, new secrets from her past are revealed, leaving Mary and Gary to question whether they are even meant to be together.
Guest Programmer: Martin Scorsese
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Legendary director Martin Scorsese has chosen six of his favorite movies for this evening’s lineup, beginning with two short Westerns from the silent era: The Last of the Line (1914) and The Lady of the Dugout (1918). Following these is Blood on the Moon (1948), director Robert Wise’s Western film noir led by Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston and familiar Western character actor Walter Brennan. The evening concludes with three films featuring Montgomery Clift. In Best Director Oscar nominee William Wyler’s Best Picture-nominated The Heiress (1949), Best Actress Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland plays a wealthy young woman who falls for a man with questionable intentions (played by Clift). Next, Clift and John Wayne star in director Howard Hawks’ Oscar-nominated Western Red River (1948), which follows a rancher leading 10,000 cattle to Missouri whose tyrannical nature causes a mutiny among the men hired to help. Finally, Clift plays a young field administrator from the Tennessee Valley Authority who travels to rural Tennessee to oversee the construction of a dam and falls for a local widow (Lee Remick) in director Elia Kazan’s Wild River (1960).
As Bash (Hamza Haq) and Mags (Laurence Leboeuf) take a big step forward in their relationship, Mags treats a young pregnant patient with a life-threatening condition, Bash confronts an extremely rare condition of his own and June (Ayisha Issa) settles into trauma OR with the demanding Dr. Novak (Gord Rand).
The Dead Files
Travel Channel, 10pm
In “The Eternal Haunting,” the Season 15 finale, Kentucky’s Octagon Hall is known for its paranormal activity, but that activity has turned violent following the death of the museum’s founder. Staff and guests are scared out of their minds, and the director, Barry, fears he’ll have to shut it down.
Friday, Oct. 20
The new season of the crime drama that follows retired homicide detective Harry Bosch in his new life as a private investigator picks up where the Season 1 cliffhanger left off, following the abduction of Maddie (Madison Lintz) by a masked assailant. Season 2 will feature the return of some other characters from the original Bosch series, including Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector), Detective Robert “Crate” Moore (Gregory Scott Cummins) and Detective “Barrel” Johnson (Troy Evans). Among the newcomers to the Bosch universe this season is Anthony Michael Hall as Special Agent Will Barron. Two episodes are available Fridays beginning today.
Werewolf by Night in Color
This stand-alone special from Marvel Studios based on the Werewolf by Night comic books and inspired by horror movies of the 1930s and ’40s premiered last year in black and white and is now being presented in what Disney+ calls “vibrant color.”
This limited series from Turkey, which has echoes of Frankenstein, is an epic story set during the final era of the Ottoman Empire. Ziya (Taner Ölmez), an adventurous, rebellious and smart young medical student, has the insatiable desire to become a physician and cure infectious diseases. His path crosses with Ihsan (Erkan Kolçak Köstendeil), a fellow medical doctor, who walks the fine line between genius and insanity. These two wounded souls will eventually pay the price for the forbidden experiment they conduct, which could let all hell break loose.
The teen drama from Spain set at an elite private school returns for Season 7. The new season will tackle the subject of mental health through the journey of Omar (Omar Ayuso), who is living a new life at university and far away from Las Encinas, but still traumatized by Samuel’s murder. Thanks to an internship, he decides to return to the school where everything happened to confront his demons face-to-face. Omar’s story shows that the rest of the students are also silently battling their own hells. The series has been renewed for Season 8.
Bill Burr leads this comedy that he also cowrote and made his film directorial debut with. It follows three best friends (played by Burr, Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine) who become fathers later in life and find themselves battling preschool principals, millennial CEOs and anything created after 1987.
Twelve contestants think they are going to have the summer of their lives, staying in the lap of luxury in a clifftop, oceanside villa. What they don’t know is that they’ll have to start with nothing, living in the woods without any lavish amenities. Through friendships and alliances, they’ll team up to fight their way into the villa for a chance at the $100,000 grand prize.
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
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This animated action comedy from Dreamworks is set in a fantasy underwater world, where sweet and awkward 16-year-old kraken Ruby (voice of Lana Condor) discovers that she is part of a legendary royal line of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed. The voice cast also includes Toni Collette, Jane Fonda, Colman Domingo, Annie Murphy and Jaboukie Young-White.
The eight-episode third season of this sci-fi/comedy series from Greg Daniels (The Office) picks back up with Nora (Andy Allo) and a freshly downloaded Nathan (Robbie Amell) as they navigate their relationship while racing to stop the mysterious conspiracy that threatens to destroy millions of lives. Can they shut down Freeyond and finally have a real life together, or is it just a matter of time before Nathan’s head explodes? Meanwhile, in Lakeview, a backup copy of Nathan has been activated, and Ingrid (Allegra Edwards) is not about to let this second chance at love slip away; back in the real world, Aleesha (Zainab Johnson) rises through the ranks of Horizen by managing AI education and falls into a new romantic relationship; and Luke (Kevin Bigley), all alone in Lakeview, is forced to come up with the funds to pay for his stay in paradise, driving him to work in The Grey Zone. Two episodes are available Fridays beginning today.
Checkin’ It Twice
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
A journeyman hockey player (Kevin McGarry) falls for a real estate agent (Kim Matula) in a career crisis when he’s traded to her hometown and moves into her hockey-loving family’s backyard.
TCM Spotlight: Gothic Movies: “Supernatural Stories”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Things that go bump in the night are the focus of this evening’s ghostly gothic movie lineup. It starts with the supernatural romantic fantasy The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. After that is The House of the Seven Gables (1940), an adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel starring George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay and Vincent Price. Then come two of the finest and scariest haunted house movies ever made: The Uninvited (1944), with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey, and The Haunting (1963), an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, starring Julie Harris and Claire Bloom. Finishing out the lineup are The Woman in White (1948), based on Wilkie Collins’ 1860 novel, and Sylvia and the Phantom (1946), a French comedy.
Next at the Kennedy Center: “Embracing Duality: Modern Indigenous Cultures”
In partnership with electronic music pioneers The Halluci Nation, R&B artist Martha Redbone and performance artist Ty Defoe, the Kennedy Center explores the impact and evolution of Indigenous performing arts cultures. Through conversations, personal anecdotes and performances across the Kennedy Center campus, these artists delve into the subtle and complex representation of the contemporary Indigenous experience.
The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs: “Joe Bob’s Helloween”
Shudder & AMC+, 9pm Live
Joe Bob and cohost Darcy the Mail Girl celebrate the spooky season in style with a demonic double feature and one very scary special guest.
Saturday, Oct. 21
ABC, CBS & FOX, beginning at 12pm Live
Two service academies collide in a rivalry game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, as the Air Force Falcons face the Navy Midshipmen on CBS. The Falcons have three straight wins in the series. Other top matchups include Washington State at Oregon (ABC) and Texas at Houston (FOX).
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In this 1951 historical war drama, John Wayne stars as Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby, the commander of a squad of undisciplined Marines sent to a battle on Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, which was the first major land offensive by Allied forces against Japan at the end of World War II. Robert Ryan, who famously did not get along with John Wayne, costars as Capt. Carl “Griff” Griffin, the second-in-command.
Where Are You, Christmas?
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
When Addy (Lyndsy Fonseca) wishes for a year without Christmas, she wakes up in a world of black and white and must work together with the town mechanic (Michael Rady) to restore Christmas.
Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story
Every day for divorced prison corrections officer Vicky White (The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey) is like the movie Groundhog Day — each day is the same. But when new prisoner Casey White (Rossif Sutherland) is brought to her facility, the two develop a secret infatuation. Vicky gives Casey special attention, believing he’s the only man to see her the way she wants to be seen. But when Casey’s lengthy prison sentence approaches, Vicky risks everything and breaks him out of jail and the two go on the run.
Svengoolie Halloween BOOnanza
MeTV, beginning at 8pm
It’s a night of fright beginning with a double feature on Svengoolie Classic Horror & Sci-Fi Movie. Up first is The Night Stalker (1972), the TV movie that introduced Darren McGavin as reporter Carl Kolchak, who investigates a series of murders in Las Vegas apparently committed by a vampire. After that is Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956), the Raymond Burr-led, Americanized English-language repurposing of the 1954 Japanese classic Gojira. McGavin’s newsman is back investigating more supernatural mysteries with a five-hour late-night/early morning marathon of episodes from the 1974-75 series Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Four more Pro Football Hall of Famers get the NFL Icons treatment in Season 3 of this documentary series. Tonight’s premiere features Jim Brown, the Cleveland Browns running back, movie star and civil rights champion who passed away in May. Upcoming episodes profile Charles Woodson, Bill Cowher and Mike Singletary.
Saturday Night Live: “Bad Bunny”
NBC, 11:30pm Live; also livestreams on Peacock
Rapper/singer Bad Bunny does double duty tonight, making his SNL hosting debut and his second appearance as musical guest.