Next Week in TV 10/20: Prepare to Watch the Watchmen!

By Scott, DRWHO42, & Alyssa

This week has many things to watch, with one being HBO’s Watchmen. This companion series to the 1986 graphic novel is set in 2019 that sees a revolution stared by some vigilantes while a select few try to stop it from happening. It will focus on one-character named Angela Abar (played by Regina King). Overall, who will watch the Watchmen in 2019? The series debuts tonight (October 20, 2019) at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

On Monday, HBO will have the series premiere of Catherine the Great at 10 p.m. ET. It is about “Russian empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren), develops a unique and devoted relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) … they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day Russia.”

Tuesday will be the day to watch Game 1 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. This sporting event will be airing on Fox, it begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Hulu’s Castle Rock series returns on Wednesday, which will see the start of season two debuting in the morning.

Love zombies? Well how about checking out Hulu’s Zomboat! series, which is about a zombie apocalypse being unleashed in Birmingham. Sisters Kat and Jo, along with a few friends, must try to survive the dire situation by using a canal boat. It will debut this Friday morning.

As for everything else airing soon, do check out next week’s listing, which is located below.

That is it for now. What will you be watching this week? Do let us know when visiting the FoCC forum, and we hope you all have a great week ahead!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Watchman and Castle Rock.
On-going: Arrow, Treadstone, Emergence, Evil, 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, FBI, Fresh off the Boat, Mixed-ish, Black-ish, Stumptown, Emmys, SNL; Criminal:UK, Titans, Preacher, The Rain, Hanna, The Terror: Infamy
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Supernatural, Lost in Space & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New:  Watchmen.
On-going: Treadstone, AHS: 1984, TWD, DC/CW shows, Mr. Robot, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy and Good Omens.

Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA), Hulu, and Amazon Prime:
OTA: Prodigal Son, Bluff City Law, Emergence, Evil, and Stumptown,
Stream: Zomboat!

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
6:00 pm
HBO Axios: Episode 9 [2nd Season Fall Premiere]
9:00 pm
HBO Watchmen: It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice [Series Premiere]

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. Click here for more information.

Monday, October 21, 2019
3:01 am
ACORN TV Mount Pleasant, Series 2 [Special US Premiere]
ACORN TV No Tears [Special]
YOUTUBE Could You Survive The Movies: Part 1 [Series Premiere]

Could You Survive The Movies is a series dedicated to exploring the magic and science of cinema. In each episode, Vsauce3’s Jake Roper takes you on an immersive journey into the world of a different movie; blending unscripted scientific exploration with narrative storytelling. Click here for more information.

HULU Fairy Tale [Complete Season 9]
9:00 pm
STARZ The River and the Wall [Special; About the Southern US Border]
10:00 pm
HBO Catherine The Great: Episode One [Series Premiere]

Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren) develops a unique and devoted relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day Russia. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:30 pm
FOX MLB: World Series Game #1: Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros
10:00 pm
TBS The Misery Index: That Milk Must Have Turned By Now [Series Premiere; Game Show]

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Featuring David Chang [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Chef David Chang takes his insatiable curiosity about food, culture and identity on the road, in the convivial company of fun-loving celebrity guests. Stars David Chang, Seth Rogen, and Chrissy Teigen. Click here for more information.

HULU Castle Rock [2nd Season Premiere]
HULU Wu-Tang: An American Saga [1st Season Finale]
7:30 pm
FOX MLB: World Series Game #2: Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros
9:00 pm
BET The Oval: The Pilot [Series Premiere]

Newly-elected U.S. President Hunter Franklin and his family move into the White House. Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Daybreak [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere – Comedy]

Living his best life in post-apocalyptic LA, a slacker strives to find the girl of his dreams while outwitting mindless ghouls and cliquish gangs. Click here for more information.

9:30 pm
NBC Will & Grace: Eat, Pray, Love, Phone, Sex [11th Season Premiere]

Friday, October 25, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Bojack Horseman: Part 1 [6th Season Premiere; Comedy/Animated]
NETFLIX Brotherhood [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

An honest lawyer reaches a moral crossroads after the cops force her to inform on her incarcerated brother, the leader of a rising criminal faction. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Drug Squad: Costa Del Sol [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Four intrepid and impulsive police officers form a special narcotics unit to combat the birth of drug trafficking on Spain’s Costa del Sol in the 1970s. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Greenhouse Academy [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
AMAZON If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: Halloween Special [Special Presentation]
AMAZON Just Add Magic: New Protectors [Special – Family Show]
NETFLIX Dolemite is my Name [Movie]

In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen. Stars Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, and Keegan-Michael Key. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Rattlesnake [Movie]

After a mysterious woman saves her daughter from a deadly snakebite, a single mother must repay the debt by killing a stranger before sundown. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Prank Encounters [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

Monstrous frights meet hilarious reveals on this hidden-camera prank show as real people become the stars of their own full-blown horror movie. Stars Gaten Matarazzo. Click here for more information.

HULU Zomboat! [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]

A Zombie apocalypse is unleashed in Birmingham and sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar must flee for their lives…by canal boat. Click here for more information. 

7:00 pm
NICK Are you Afraid of the Dark?: Part Three: Destroy all Tophats [8th Season Finale]
7:30 pm
FOX MLB: World Series Game #3: Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals

Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:30 pm
FOX MLB: World Series Game #4: Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals

Mario Wario

Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.