2021-10-16 17:47:33 UTC
‘The Expanse’: Kathleen Robertson Joins Amazon Series For Sixth & Final
Season (Oct. 15)
‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’ Pauses Production After Horrifying On-Set
Accident (Oct. 15)
‘TNF’ Buccaneers-Eagles Match Leads Ratings & Viewers; ‘Law & Order: SVU’
Bests ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (Oct. 15)
‘Lucifer’ Dominates But ‘Squid Game’ Fails To Crack Nielsen U.S. Streaming
Chart In First Week (Oct. 14)
‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Renewed For Season 4; Michael Peña Joins Cast Of
Amazon Series (Oct. 14)
‘The Masked Singer’ Tops Wednesday Demo & ‘Chicago’ Trio Sweeps Viewership
‘Blindspotting’ Renewed For Season 2 At Starz (Oct. 14)
Baptiste Season 2: Everything You Need to Know (Oct. 13)
‘You’ Renewed For Season 4 By Netflix (Oct. 13)
‘The Voice’ & ‘FBI’ Take Tuesday Top Spots; ‘La Brea’ Maintains Lead Among
New Shows (Oct. 13)
‘Saved By The Bell’: Peacock Sets Season 2 Return (Oct. 13)
‘The Voice’ Takes Monday Ratings While ‘NCIS’ Wins Viewership With
Bittersweet Exit; Newbies ‘Ordinary Joe’ & ‘The Big Leap’ Rise (Oct. 12)
Jensen Ackles Joins Alec Baldwin In Western ‘Rust’ (Oct. 12)
‘Tales Of The Walking Dead’ Anthology Spinoff Series Gets Greenlight By AMC
Mark Harmon Exits ‘NCIS’ After More Than 18 Seasons (Oct. 11)
‘Sunday Night Football’ Bills-Chiefs Game Takes Charge In Ratings; ‘The
Equalizer’ & ‘NCIS: LA’ Return (Oct. 11)
‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ & ‘FBI: International’ Get Full-Season Orders At CBS (Oct.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Drops Action Packed Season 4 Trailer: “Let’s Fly”
‘Getaway’ Drama Pilot Not Going Forward At NBC, Freeing Up ‘Manifest’s Matt
Long & ‘All Rise’s Marg Helgenberger (Oct. 8)
All TV stories on Deadline: https://deadline.com/v/tv/
Saturday, Oct. 16
Misfit: The Series [new] (3:01 am, Netflix)
The Misfits are headed for a crazy year as they begin working on a super
cool musical. Dutch teen series.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story (movie) (8
pm, Lifetime Channel)
Kristine and her husband Dr. Richard Carlson had an amazing life with their
two daughters. But when Richard tragically passes away, Kristine is knocked
off balance. Comfortable with living in Richard’s shadow, she is now forced
to navigate the unchartered territory of becoming a single mom while
dealing with pressure to become the new face and voice of the “Don’t Sweat
the Small Stuff” brand. Looking deep inside herself, Kristine comes to
understand the true essence of emotional authenticity and not sweating the
small stuff, which leads to the resilience and confidence needed to carry
on the legacy of the beloved brand. Heather Locklear, Jason MacDonald and
Emily Rose star. U.S./Canadian production.
Meerkat Manor (season 1 finale) (8 pm, BBC)
Advice to Love By (movie) (9 pm, Hallmark Channel)
When a love advice author and a dating columnist cross paths, attraction
blooms into more. Using strategies from their own playbooks, is it possible
they've both met their match – each other. Stars Erinn Westbrook and Brooks
Slumber Party Massacre [new] (9 pm, Syfy)
A new contemporary twist-filled reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult
classic just in time for Halloween. A slumber party turns into a bloodbath,
as a psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill disrupts the fun. Stars
Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas and Mila Rayne. A South African
1982 original: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084695/
1979's Driller Killer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079082/ [RM: I saw
this at a theater.]
RM: Is this Syfy's first original movie this year?
Fighting For Her Family (movie) (10 pm, Lifetime Channel)
Inspired by a true story. Devina has always wanted to be a mother and after
years of trying and many miscarriages, she and her husband, Rick, have all
but given up–until Devina discovers she’s pregnant again with a healthy
baby girl. Adding to her stress is Devina’s mother, Ani, who is against her
being with Rick, let alone having his child. When Devina collapses midway
through her pregnancy, she is taken to the hospital and discovers she has a
life-threatening blood disorder. Now, with every day possibly being her
last, Devina is determined to see the pregnancy to term and deliver her
miracle baby. Will Devina’s baby girl survive and have a mommy waiting for
her when she arrives? Aisha Kumari, Adam Huss, Siri Hiremath, and Alice
Amter star. U.S. production.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13338980/ [as "All for Her"; also known as
"Fighting for Her Life"]
Sunday, Oct. 17
Calling for Love (movie) (7 pm, UP tv)
Podcaster Samantha Desouza [Karissa Lee Staples] is assigned to host a show
that reunites lost loves. Even though Love is the last thing on her mind,
Samantha falls for charming Jake [Tajh Bellow] who calls in with a problem.
Will Samantha follow her heart this time? 2020 Canadian film.
The Fight That Never Ends (movie) (8 pm, Lifetime Channel)
Leon Watkins (Allen Payne) runs a community helpline in South Central LA,
where anyone in need of help is welcome. One of his most frequent visitors
is local gang leader, John Wesley Hunter (Robert Ri’chard), otherwise known
as “Joker” to the streets. After a day of hustling and almost losing his
life in a shoot-out, Joker goes to the one place where he knows he can get
help. All in a typical day’s work for Leon until an unlikely woman, Joanne
(Christa B. Allen), shows up insisting on aiding him in his fight for his
community. This unlikely team defies social constructs by working together
to actively fight oppression and gain nation-wide recognition for a hidden
reality of many. Along their way they experience the deep-seeded hatred
that has plagued America, great love, and tragedy as they leave behind a
legacy. The Fight That Never Ends is inspired by Joanne Beck’s story, who
also serves as a producer alongside Dahlia Waingort.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10848174/ [as "California Love"--"Tensions
run high when a Jewish woman and a gang leader fall in love while fighting
racial injustice against the backdrop of the Los Angeles 1992 Riots."]
Chesapeake Shores (season 5 finale) (8 pm, Hallmark Channel)
Fear the Walking Dead (season 7 premiere) (9 pm, AMC)
Hightown (season 2 premiere) (9 pm, Starz)
Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund) teams up with with Leslie (Tonya Glanz) to
stop drug dealer Frankie Cuevas (Amaury Nolasco) and his cousin Jorge (Luis
Guzmán) in the second season of the crime drama created by Rebecca Cutter.
Signed, Sealed & Delivered: The Vows We Have Made (movie) (9
pm, Hallmark M&M)
As Shane and Oliver prepare to wed, the team helps an unwell boy reunite
with a lost friend. A new employee may deliver the answer for Rita and
Norman to start a family. Stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe,
and Geoff Gustafson.
Succession (season 3 premiere) (9 pm, HBO)
The pandemic-delayed (and shortened, by one episode) third season of the
buzzy HBO hit finally arrives after last airing a new episode almost
exactly two years ago—a gap that left the series unable to defend its best
drama series Emmy crown this year. Newcomers this season include Sanaa
Lathan, Linda Emond, and South Korean musician Jihae, while Hope Davis will
appear in multiple episodes as the daughter of a rival media mogul, Adrien
Brody will challenge the Roys as an activist investor, and Alexander
Skarsgård will portray the CEO of a tech company. Nine episodes.
https://www.metacritic.com/tv/succession/season-3 [scrore 91]
Baptiste (season 2 premiere) (10 pm, PBS)
Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) is pulled out of retirement to locate the
family of British Ambassador Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw). BBC series that is
a spinoff of the BBC's "The Missing."
Desus & Mero (season 3 returns from hiatus) (11 pm, Showtime)
Talk show that airs on Thursday and Sunday nights.
Monday, Oct. 18
Manhunt (season 2 premiere) (3:01 am, Acorn TV)
The highest-rated new drama of 2019 on all UK television is back, with
BAFTA and SAG Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) reprising his
critically acclaimed role as former London Metropolitan Police detective
DCI Colin Sutton. Based on the real life Sutton's diaries, season 2 (titled
Manhunt: The Night Stalker) is the true story of the police pursuit of a
notorious burglar and serial rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left
thousands of elderly people in South East London living in fear. Four
Women Is Losers (movie) (3:01 am, HBO Max)
Writer-director Lissette Feliciano’s feature debut (with a title taken from
a Janis Joplin song) stars Lorenza Izzo as Celina, a Catholic school girl
trying to make her way in 1960s San Francisco. The film received mostly
positive reviews at its SXSW premiere earlier this year.
Broadcast and cable:
Howie Mandel & Friends: Don't Sneeze on Me (comedy special) (8
to 9:30 pm, CW)
Wakefield [new] (9-10 pm, Showtime)
An Australian psychological drama that shines a comedic light on what
happens when the sanest individual working in a psych ward begins to lose
his grip. Eight episodes.
The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game (special)
(10-11 pm, ABC)
Back to Life (season 2 finale) (10-10:30 pm, Showtime)
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Theo Von: Regular People (comedy special) (3:01 am, Netflix)
In for a Murder (W jak morderstwo) (movie) (3:01 am, Netflix)
A Polish murder mystery featuring a stay-at-home mom who is a compulsive
crime fiction reader and who begins her own investigation.
The Price of Freedom (documentary) (3:01 am, HBO Max)
The Price of Freedom is an unflinching look at the gun violence epidemic in
America and the role the National Rifle Association, with its outsized
political and cultural influence, has played over time.
Broadcast and cable:
The Bachelorette (season 18 premiere) (8-10 pm, ABC)
Games People Play (season 2 premiere) (10 pm, BET)
A sexy, stylized one-hour drama about the L.A. high life.
Queens [new] (10 pm, ABC)
Queens focuses on the now-40-something members of a once high-flying,
all-female 1990s hip-hop group as they attempt to mount a comeback in the
present day. Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez, Pepi Sonuga,
and Taylor Selé star.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
Found (documentary) (3:01 am, Netflix)
After DNA tests reveal them to be cousins, three girls adopted by different
American families travel to China in the hope of meeting their birth
Night Teeth (movie) (3:01 am, Netflix)
A young chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of
party-hopping across LA. But when his passengers reveal their true nature
and a dangerous underworld lurking in the shadows he must fight to stay
Stuck Together (movie) (3:01 am, Netflix)
When Paris goes into lockdown during the pandemic, the quirky residents of
an apartment building must adjust to a new life and one another. French
Broadcast and cable:
Nature (season 40 premiere) (8 pm, PBS)
Four Hours at the Capitol (documentary) (9 to 10:30 pm, HBO)
"A chronicle of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, when thousands of
citizens from across the country gathered in Washington D.C., many with the
intent of disrupting the certification of Joe Biden's presidency."
Secrets of the Dead (season 19 premiere) (10 pm, PBS)
Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that
unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and
throwing fresh light on unexplained events.
Superstar: Robin Williams (special) (10-11 pm, ABC)
ABC News' "Superstar" series will profile Robin Williams, one of the
world's most beloved and inventive comedians. The new episode recounts his
life through Williams' own voice, describing "the spark of madness" which
defined his life.
American Horror Story (season 10 finale; renewed through season 13)
(10 pm, FX)
Thursday, Oct. 21
The Next Thing You Eat [new; complete season 1] (12:01 am, Hulu)
Celebrity chef David Chang explores the future of food in a six-episode
series from Morgan Neville and the team behind Ugly Delicious.
Flip a Coin: One OK Rock Documentary (documentary) (3:01 am,
Unable to tour in 2020, the members of ONE OK ROCK work for months to put
on an online concert that matches the energy of their in-person shows.
Insiders [new; complete season 1] (3:01 am, Netflix)
Twelve people think they're in a final round of casting for a reality show.
In fact, they're already being secretly filmed, with 100,000 euros at
stake. Spanish series.
Life's a Glitch With Julien Bam [new; complete season 1]
(3:01 am, Netflix)
Famous influencer Julien Bam and his sidekick Joon Kim scramble to return
to life as they know it after accidentally traveling to a parallel
dimension. German comedy.
Sex, Love & goop [new; complete season 1] (3:01 am, Netflix)
Move over love language. What's your erotic blueprint? Sex, Love & goop
follows courageous, real couples as they work with sex experts to explore
their bodies and learn methods to enhance their relationships. Through
deeper intimacy and an open mind, each couple experiences pleasure, sex and
intimacy differently. From the minds behind goop, the series explores how
sex and intimacy shows up differently -- and there's more to pleasure than
you think. Six episodes; Gwyneth Paltrow hosts.
Dune (movie) (6 pm, HBO Max)
Can director Denis Villeneuve succeed where David Lynch could not? The
director of Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival returns with his big-budget,
highly-anticipated, and long-delayed (by covid) adaptation of Frank
Herbert's sci-fi epic, which Lynch previously tried to wrestle into a
feature film in 1984. Timothée Chalamet takes over the role of Paul
Atreides originated by Kyle MacLachlan, while Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar
Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa and
Stellan Skarsgård also star. The long-delayed film will stream on HBO Max
for one month beginning tonight (when it also opens in theaters), and a
spinoff TV series called Dune: The Sisterhood will arrive on the same
streaming service in the near future. 155 minutes. Apparently available on
the ad-free tier only.
https://www.metacritic.com/movie/dune-2020 [score 75]
1984 film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087182/
Reign of Superwomen (documentary) (3:01 am, HBO Max)
Tuff Money (Bani Negri) [new to US] (3:01 am, HBO Max)
Two municipal workers, depressed in a bar, spontaneously joke about being
able to rob a bank van, in order to sound big. Trouble starts when their
plan is taken at face value by a mobster, who threatens them to actually do
the heist. Six episodes; Romanian series.
The Girl in the Woods [new; complete season 1] (3:01 am,
In the supernatural drama The Girl In The Woods, monsters are real, kept at
bay behind a mysterious door in a cult-like colony. Teenage runaway
Carrie’s job is to guard that door, but when strange occurrences begin to
shake the sleepy mining town to its core, she must enlist the help of new
friends Nolan and Tasha. The group becomes an unlikely trio of monster
slayers, determined to save their loved ones. As they fight back, Nolan and
Tasha can’t help but wonder...can they really trust Carrie? Small towns
sure can be Hell. Starring Stefanie Scott (Carrie), Misha Osherovich
(Nolan), Sofia Bryant (Tasha), Will Yun Lee (Arthur Dean), Kylie Liya Page
(Sara), Reed Diamond (Hosea) and Leonard Roberts (Khalil). Directed by
Krysten Ritter (“Jessica Jones”) and Jacob Chase (“Come Play”). Eight
Snoop and Martha's Very Tasty Halloween (special) (3:01 am,
Introducing, Selma Blair (documentary) (3:01 am, discovery+)
Director Rachel Fleit documents actor Selma Blair’s struggle with multiple
sclerosis in an acclaimed documentary that impressed critics (and collected
a special jury prize) at SXSW earlier this year.
https://www.metacritic.com/movie/introducing-selma-blair [score 80]
Couple Trouble [Hånd i hånd] (complete season 2) (3:01 am,
Couple Trouble is a love story – about Anders and Lise. They’re married, in
their 30s, love each other and have a wonderful daughter. But when they’ve
been together for seven years, everyday life starts affecting them both in
earnest, and they end up on the verge of divorce. Through flashbacks told
from the office of the couples’ counselor, we experience the highs and lows
of Anders and Lise’s relationship, exploring what’s driven them apart and
what may bring them together once again. Eight episodes; Danish series.
Broadcast and cable:
The Blacklist (season 9 premiere) (8 pm, NBC)
The series moves to a new night, replacing the planned Law & Order: For the
Defense in this time slot.
Coroner (season 3 finale) (8 pm, CW)
Canadian series renewed there for season 4.
Law & Order: SVU (500th episode) (9 pm, NBC)
Some old favorites return.
Friday, Oct. 22
Invasion [new] (12:01 am, Apple TV+)
Set across multiple continents, "Invasion" follows an alien invasion
through different perspectives around the world. The series stars Shamier
Anderson ("Bruised," "Awake"), Golshifteh Farahani ("Extraction,"
"Paterson," "Body of Lies"), Sam Neill ("Jurassic World: Dominion," "Peaky
Blinders"), Firas Nassar ("Fauda") and Shioli Kutsuna ("Deadpool 2," "The
Outsider"). 10 episodes; three episodes stream today, while the rest are
Adventure Beast [new; complete season 1] (3:01 am, Netflix)
A brave zoologist, his spunky niece and anxious assistant explore the world
while saving wild beasts in this adult animated educational-comedy series.
Inside Job [new; complete season 1] (3:01 am, Netflix)
Created by some of the team behind Gravity Falls, this adult animated
series centers on a secretive but dysfunctional government group that is
behind the world's major conspiracies. The voices come from Lizzy Caplan,
Andy Daly, Christian Slater, Tisha Campbell, Bobby Lee, Clark Duke, Brett
Gelman, and John DiMaggio. 10 episodes.
Little Big Mouth (movie) (3:01 am, Netflix)
Kicked out of his band and home, a playful guitarist takes refuge with a
bookkeeper, her son and dad. Is it possible make sweet music together?
South African film.
Locke & Key (complete season 2) (3:01 am, Netflix)
Locke and Key follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father,
move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that
give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Already renewed for season
Maya and the Three (animated miniseries) (3:01 am, Netflix)
An epic nine-part animated fantasy from animator/director Jorge R.
Gutierrez (The Book of Life), Maya is inspired by Mexican mythology and
features the voices of Zoe Saldaña (as the titular warrior princess),
Gabriel Iglesias, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfred
Molina, Allen Maldonado, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rosie Perez, Queen
Latifah, Wyclef Jean, and Rita Moreno.
More Than Blue: The Series [new; complete season 1] (3:01 am,
The 10-episode Taiwanese romantic series tells the story of star-crossed
lovers, Chang Che-Kai (Fandy Fan) and Sung Yuan-Yuan (Gingle Wang) in their
student days and is a follow-on from the story of the 2018
box-office-breaking Taiwanese film of the same name. The 2018 film was an
adaptation of a 2009 Korean romantic movie.
IMDb: In this series based on the movie, a man with a terminal illness
seeks to help his beloved find a long-term partner.
The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (documentary
miniseries) (3:01 am, Netflix)
Roaring Twenties [new; complete season 1] (3:01 am, Netflix)
In this coming-of-age reality series set in Austin, Texas, 20-somethings
navigate love and friendship and start a new adventure: life.
Broadcast and cable:
For Love Or Murder (movie) (8 pm, LMN)
Wedding planner Angie is surprised when her estranged brother, Michael,
comes to their parents’ funeral with his fiance, Olivia. Hoping to repair
their relationship, Angie agrees to help Michael and Olivia plan their
wedding. Soon, Angie is wrapped up in the drama of Olivia and her
bridesmaids, one of whom accuses Olivia of murdering her husband. But when
the bridesmaid is found dead, Angie becomes suspicious of Olivia,
especially when she learns Olivia previously dated a millionaire who died
from a nasty “fall.” With this news and Olivia’s constant questions about
Angie’s parents’ will, Angie is convinced Olivia is only after Michael’s
money. Unable to convince Michael of his fiance’s true nature, Angie
decides she must get proof on her own, or risk her family becoming another
pawn in Olivia’s deadly game. Kristen Vaganos, Benedict Mazurek, and
Maddison Bullock star.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14376256/ [as "Murder & Matrimony"]
You, Me & The Christmas Trees (movie) (8 pm, Hallmark Channel)
Olivia is Connecticut’s resident expert on evergreens who, just days before
the holiday, agrees to help Jack, a fourth generation Christmas tree farmer
in Avon. A mysterious illness has befallen their firs, causing them to die
out and threatening his family’s 100-year business. As Olivia tries to get
to the root of the problem and extends her stay in town, she and Jack spend
more time together and feelings begin to develop. Starring Danica McKellar,
Benjamin Ayres and Jason Hervey.
“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.”
“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.”