Next Week in TV 10/3: Zombies, the Marvel Multiverse, New Pokémon Movie, and More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42

At long last, it is October aka spooky season! 

As such, Freeform is having its annual “31 Days of Halloween” all month-long right now. So, expect a lot of spooky classic movies to watch, and we recommend clicking here to see the full schedule. 

“Netflix and Chills” is also currently happening with Elvira (Cassandra Peterson), the Mistress of the Dark, using Netflix’s social channels every October Sunday to recommend new horror titles for all of us to watch on Netflix.

Over on AMC+, current subscribers on this streaming platform will be able to watch the 11th season fall finale of The Walking Dead a week early right now. On Sunday, October 3rd, at 10:06 p.m. ET, The Walking Dead: World Beyond is back with a second season on AMC.

On Wednesday, October 6th, the Disney+ animated series What If…? sees its season 1 finale airing in the morning (3 a.m. ET). Yes, a second season is coming, but when it will premiere is anyone’s guess. 

CBS’ new sitcom series Ghosts premieres on Thursday, October 07th, at 9:01 p.m. ET. In it, it stars Rose McIver as Samantha as her character and Jay (played by Utkarsh Ambudkar) “Throw caution to the wind when they convert their recently inherited country estate into a bed-and-breakfast … Not only is the place falling apart, but it’s also inhabited by spirits of previous residents — whom only Samantha can see and hear.”

On Disney+ is Muppets Haunted Mansion airing this Friday morning (October 8th). This Halloween special sees ‘The Great Gonzo’  taking on “The greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.”

Shifting away from Halloween-themed content, we have CBS’ Young Sheldon returning for a 5th season on Thursday, October 7th, at 8 p.m. ET. The Apple TV+ hit series Ted Lasso concludes its 2nd season this week (Friday, October 8th, at 12 a.m. ET), while Netflix has the new Pokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle debuting Friday morning (October 8th at 3 a.m. ET).

Then we have the 5th season finale of Riverdale airing on Wednesday (October 6th) at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Luckily, the 6th season premiere wait won’t be a long one for fans as the new season will debut on November 16th, at 9 p.m. ET, which is a Tuesday instead of a Wednesday. Lastly, CSI: Vegas debuts on Wednesday as well but at 10 p.m. ET on CBS that sees a “new threat” enshrouding Sin City yet some familiar faces are ready to tackle the situation.

Of course, the listing below has many more things to watch so don’t forget to check it out.

In some recent news, Netflix’s Army of Thieves movie has a premiere date of October 29th; and the company’s The Umbrella Academy series will return sometime next year for a 3rd season for some Hotel Oblivion fun. Meanwhile, Squid Game has become quite the hit over on Netflix as it debuted number 1 in the US and UK.

NBC is bringing back Law & Order for a 21st season after the series was canceled back in 2010. 

Lastly, J. Michael Straczynski is teaming up with The CW to reboot Babylon 5. Now if you did not know, he created the original series back in the 1990s.

That’s all for this week. As always, please let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: TWD: World Beyond, Ghosts, Young Sheldon

On-going: La Brea, Squid Game, Sex Education, Y: The Last Man, The Lost Symbol, The Walking Dead, Titans, What If …?, Stargirl, Biohackers, Evil, Black Summer.

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Doctor Who, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Pokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, Muppets Haunted Mansion, Ghosts.

On-going: What If…?, TWD, DC’s Stargirl, What We Do in the Shadows, Supergirl, Star Trek: Lower Decks, La Brea.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

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

Sunday, October 03, 2021
3:01 am
AMC+ The Walking Dead: For Blood [11th Season Fall Finale]
8:00 pm
STARZ BMF: Rumors [Time Slot Premiere]
PBS Call The Midwife [10th Season Premiere]
THE CW iheartradio Music Festival Night 2 2021
9:00 pm
TNT Animal Kingdom: Launch [5th Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Billions: No Direction Home [5th Season Finale]
PBS Grantchester [6th Season Premiere]
10:06 pm
AMC The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Konsekans [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday, October 04, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX On My Block [Series Finale]
12:00 pm
Youtube Outsiders? [Series Premiere]

From director and photographer Simon Frederick, comes the next installment in his portrait documentaries, untold stories of young Black visionaries shaping our future. In raw, real, and deeply personal conversations, you’ll hear 41 creators, musicians, artists, authors, athletes and more discuss topics like equality, structural gaslighting, and social media. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
HBO Laetitia [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday, October 05, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Escape The Undertaker [Special]

Can The New Day survive the surprises at The Undertaker’s spooky mansion? It’s up to you to decide their fate in this interactive WWE-themed special. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
HBO Level Playing Field: The Assist [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, October 06, 2021
3:00 am
DISNEY+ Among The Stars [Series Premiere]

a six-part docuseries with fly-on-the-wall access into the vast world of NASA. The series starts with astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy on a quest to get back in his space suit for one last mission – to fly to The International Space Station and help find the origins of the universe, but this quickly becomes a tale of the wider team at NASA, their roles on this mission and collective quest to succeed. With cameras stationed on both Earth and the International Space Station, using intimate footage, personal video diaries and livestream footage, viewers are embedded with Cassidy and the team of engineers, flight controllers and specialists who take on missions risking life, limb and reputation for the greater good of humankind. Join them as their missions unfold. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Bad Sport: Volume 1 [Series Premiere]

True crime and sports intersect in a docuseries that examines global controversies and scandals with firsthand accounts from those involved. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Five Juanas [Series Premiere]

Five women with the same birthmark set out to unravel the truth about their pasts and discover a tragic web of lies spun by a powerful politician. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX There’s Someone Inside Your House [Horror Movie]

Makani and her friends at Osborne High School try to identify and stop a masked killer who’s targeting students and exposing their biggest secrets. Click Here for More Information.

SHUDDER V/H/S/94 [Horror Movie]

After the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy. V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too). Click Here for More Information.

DISNEY+ Turner & Hooch: Bite Club [1st Season Finale]
DISNEY+ What If…? [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
THE CW Riverdale: Chapter Ninety-Five: Riverdale: Rip (?) [5th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
THE CW In The Dark: Expectation Is The Root of All Heartache [3rd Season Finale]
CBS Tough As Nails: Ready For Battle [3rd Season Premiere]
VICE The Big Squeeze: Gamestop, Reddit, and an Economic Disaster
10:00 pm
FXX Archer: Mission: Difficult [12th Season Finale]
CBS CSI: Vegas: Legacy [Series Premiere]

A new threat has enshrouded the neon streets of Sin City, and it’s going to take some familiar faces to stare it down. William Petersen and Jorja Fox return to the roles they made famous — and to the crime drama that made CBS history — in CSI: Vegas. Together can they prevent the perpetrator from bringing down the whole CSI crime lab? Old friends meet new enemies — and the latest forensic techniques — in CSI: Vegas. Click Here for More Information.

Thursday, October 07, 2021
12:00 am
FX Premise: Butt Plug [1st Season Finale]
3:00 am
NETFLIX Billion Dollar Code [Series Premiere]

No one knows this story. In Berlin in the 90s, two friends, Carsten and Juri, create Terra Vision, something that seemed impossible at the time: the precursor to Google Earth. 25 years later, the German computer nerds are facing the global corporation in court. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Ingenuity of The Househusband: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
Sundance Now One Lane Bridge [2nd Season Premiere]
PEACOCK One of Us is Lying [Series Premiere]

Based on Karen M. McManus’s New York Times best-selling novel, ONE OF US IS LYING is the story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ Rugrats: Part 2 [1st Season Fall Premiere]
NETFLIX The Way of the Househusband [2nd Season Premiere / Anime]
8:00 pm
CBS Young Sheldon: One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires [5th Season Premiere]
8:31 pm
CBS United States of Al: Promises / Wadaha [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW Outpost: Nothing Lasts Forever [Series Finale]
9:01 pm
CBS Ghosts: Pilot / Hello! [One-Hour Series Premiere]

Samantha and Jay throw caution to the wind when they convert their recently inherited country estate into a bed-and-breakfast. Call it mislaid plans. Not only is the place falling apart, but it’s also inhabited by spirits of previous residents — whom only Samantha can see and hear. Ghosts spins the funny, heartfelt story about a newfound dream that reveals connection and self-discovery aren’t just for the living. Click Here for More Information.

10:00 pm
CBS Bull: Gone [6th Season Premiere]

Friday, October 08, 2021
12:00 am
Apple TV+ Acapulco [Series Premiere]

Acapulco tells the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo (Enrique Arrizon), whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco. He soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined and in order to succeed, he must learn to navigate a demanding clientele, a mercurial mentor, and a complicated home life, without losing his way to shortcuts or temptations. The series, which is told in both Spanish and English, takes place in 1984, with Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character, Máximo Gallardo. Click Here for More Information.

AMAZON Justin Bieber: Our World [Documentary]
Apple TV+ Get Rolling With Otis [Animated Series Premiere]

Introduce your kids to Otis, a tiny tractor that teaches the joy of helping others. Click Here for More Information.

AMAZON Jessy & Nessy: New Episodes [2nd Season Premiere]
Imdb TV Leverage: Redemption: Part 2 [1st Season Finale]
AMAZON Pan Y Circo [Special]
Apple TV+ Ted Lasso [2nd Season Finale]
AMAZON Welcome to the Blumhouse: Madres [2nd Season Finale]
3:00 am
DISNEY+ Muppets Haunted Mansion [Special]

The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion. Inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience. This marks the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special and features three new original songs, “Rest In Peace,” “Life Hereafter” and “Tie The Knot Tango”, a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, and spooky fun for families to enjoy together. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Family Business [french Language]: Season 3 [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Pokémon The Movie: Secrets of The Jungle [Anime Movie]

Deep in the jungle, far from any human settlement, you’ll find the Forest of Okoya—a Pokémon paradise forbidden to outsiders. In this jungle lives Koko, a human boy who has been raised as a Pokémon by the Mythical Pokémon Zarude. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Pokémon. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Grudge/Kin [Movie]

The truth will only come out when justice seeks revenge. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX My Brother, My Sister [Movie]

When their father’s will forces them to live together, siblings Nik and Tesla — and Tesla’s kids — try to overcome their differences to become a family. Click Here for More Information.

PARAMOUNT+ Madame X [Special]
NETFLIX Pretty Smart [Series Premiere]

Book-smart Chelsea discovers she has a lot to learn about happiness when she’s forced to move in with her bubbly sister and three roommates. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX A Tale Dark & Grimm [Animated Series Premiere]

Follow Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story into a winding and wickedly witty tale full of strange — and scary — surprises. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
PEACOCK Amber Ruffin Show [2nd Season Premiere]
SHUDDER Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs: Joe Bob’s Halloween Hoedown [3rd Season Finale]
THE CW Nancy Drew: The Warning of the Frozen Heart [3rd Season Premiere]

Saturday, October 09, 2021
3:01 am
NETFLIX Blue Period [Anime Series Premiere]

Bored with life, popular high schooler Yatora Yaguchi jumps into the beautiful yet unrelenting world of art after finding inspiration in a painting. Click Here for More Information.

8:30 am
DISNEY Big City Greens: Squashed! [3rd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
THE CW World’s Funniest Animals [2nd Season Premiere]

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.

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