By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
We are in the midst of great fall television season that’s filled with greater offerings. As such, the current season will allow us all to escape from reality for a few hours.
The action kicks off with the second season premiere of CBS’ The Equalizer on Sunday evening, starring Queen Latifah. Later Sunday evening, The Walking Dead wraps up the first batch of episodes of its final season on AMC. The company announced recently that the series will return for the second part of its three-part series finale on February 20, 2022.
Also, returning are CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles and Seal Team on Sunday.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman return Wednesday for their 7th and 3rd seasons, respectively, on The CW. Also, Legacies returns on Thursday on The CW.
If your plans for the weekend are open, you can add Amazon Prime’s I Know What You Did Last Summer to your viewing list. The series is based on the movies of the same name and, based on the trailer, looks very promising.
There are also several season finales sprinkled throughout the week. First, both Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount+) and Awkwafina is Nora From Queens (Comedy Central) wrap up their second seasons this week. Of course, we are looking forward to their return for more lighthearted humor.
Then fan favorites Evil (Paramount+) and See (Apple TV+) will also wrap their second seasons this week along with Roswell, New Mexico closing out its third season.
Of course, the listing below will have the times and dates of everything mentioned above, and those that were not.
In television news this week, it has been nothing short of exciting. For instance, the BBC announced the 13th season premiere for Doctor Who is October 31st. Meanwhile, the premiere dates of the final seasons of Lost in Space and The Expanse were announced: Lost in Space debuts on December 1st on Metflix and The Expanse debuts on December 10th on Amazon Prime.
Lastly, coming off another successful limited horror series run with Midnight Mass, Netflix has given Mike Flanagan the greenlight for The Fall of the House of Usher. The series, which will be comprised of eight episodes, will be based on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story about an isolated country manor full of secrets, death, and madness. Flanagan and his writing team do have a proven track record of character-focused storytelling, and frightful elements, which should keep you on the edge of your seat. As such, we look forward to seeing the series when its is released.
DRWHO42’s picks: The Equalizer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman
New: TWD: World Beyond, Ghosts, Young Sheldon
On-going: La Brea, Squid Game, World Beyond, Ghosts, Young Sheldon, 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: Legends of The Hidden Temple.
On-going: Ghosts, DC’s Stargirl, Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, 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 10, 2021
PARAMOUNT+ Evil: C is for Cannibal [2nd Season Finale]
AMC+ Fear The Walking Dead [7th Season Premiere]
CBS The Equalizer: Aftermath [2nd Season Premiere]
THE CW Legends of The Hidden Temple: Hero Twins [Series Premiere]
Based on the original game show, this supersized adult version, hosted by Cristela Alonzo, is taken out of the studio and into a “jungle,” and scaled up with tougher challenges and much bigger prizes on the line. Click Here for More Information.
SHOWTIME Buried: The Flashback [Series Premiere]
BURIED follows the gripping story of Eileen Franklin who, while playing with her young daughter, suddenly had a memory of witnessing the rape and murder of her childhood best friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason, which led to a re-opening of a case that had gone unsolved for nearly 20 years. And in a shocking twist, when Eileen came forward with her memory, she told the police that she remembered the murderer was her own father, George Franklin. Click Here for More Information.
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Subject 17 [13th Season Premiere]
HBO Scenes From A Marriage: In The Middle of The Night, In A Dark House, Somewhere In The World [1st Season Finale]
AMC The Walking Dead: For Blood [11th Season Fall Finale]
HBO Nuclear Family: [1st Season Finale]
CBS Seal Team: Trust, But Verify: Part 1 [5th Season Premiere]
SHOWTIME Work In Progress: I Release You [2nd Season Finale]
Monday, October 11, 2021
NETFLIX The Baby-Sitters Club [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The King’s Affection [Series Premiere]
When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret. Click Here for More Information.
SHOWTIME The l Word: Generation Q: Last Call [2nd Season Finale]
THE CW Roswell, New Mexico: Never Let You Go [3rd Season Finale on Special Time]
HBO We’re Here: Spartanburg, South Carolina [2nd Season Premiere]
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
NETFLIX Mighty Express [5th Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX The Movies That Made Us: [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Bright: Samurai Soul [Anime Movie]
In the early years of Japan’s Meiji Restoration, a human ronin must unite with an orc assassin to save an elf orphan from their common adversary. Click Here for More Information.
SYFY/USA Chucky: Death By Misadventure [Series Premiere]
On Mancini’s Chucky TV series officially has a supporting cast to join that killer doll we all know and love. The biggest news? Brad Dourif, longtime voice of the stab-happy doll, has been joined by Jennifer Tilly. The actress is no stranger to the series, having portrayed Chucky’s paramour, Tiffany Valentine, since Bride of Chucky in 1998. Chucky takes place in a small – and seemingly idyllic – American town that is thrown into utter chaos when a Chucky doll shows up at a local yard sale. Once people start turning up murdered (three guesses on who’s knocking folks off), the town’s dirty secrets and hypocrisies come to light, à la The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street. The show also takes a dive into the titular character’s untold origin story. Click Here for More Information.
ABC A Night In The Academy Museum [One-Hour Special]
SYFY/USA Day of The Dead: Special Preview [One-Hour Special]
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
HULU Dopesick [Series Premiere]
From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy. Click Here for More Information.
DISNEY+ Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Delivery Duck / Dark In The Park / Choppin’ Dale [1st Season Finale / Animated]
DISNEY+ Just Beyond [Series Premiere]
Inspired by the writings of R.L. Stine, “Just Beyond” is an eight-episode anthology series that tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know. Each episode introduces viewers to a new cast of characters who must go on a surprising journey of self-discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes. Stine, prolific author of young-adult horror fiction, including the “Goosebumps” and “Fear Street” series, has been scaring readers worldwide for over 35 years. The show’s creators referenced his popular page-turners while developing their new series of hair-raising stories. Episodes acknowledge teenage struggles, such as bullying, peer pressure and anxiety, through supernatural storylines that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX Operation Hyacinth [Movie]
Not satisfied with the result of a murder investigation in Warsaw’s gay community, an officer in 1980s communist Poland resolves to uncover the truth. Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX Fever Dream [Movie]
The charged relationship between two young moms, one a visitor and the other a local, reveals a looming environmental catastrophe and a spiritual crash. Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX Reflection of You [Series Premiere]
A thriving painter’s enviable life begins to fray at the edges when a bright young woman she once befriended resurfaces as a shell of her former self. Click Here for More Information.
THE CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Bullet Blondes [7th Season Premiere]
THE CW Batwoman: Mad as a Hatter [3rd Season Premiere]
COMEDY Awkwafina is Nora From Queens: Home [2nd Season Finale]
USA The Sinner: Part I [4th Season Premiere]
Thursday, October 14, 2021
NETFLIX Another Life [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX Aquaman: King of Atlantis: Chapter One: Dead Sea [Series Premiere]
The series begins with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis, and he’s got a lot of catching up to do. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up: Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time, and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident. Click Here for More Information.
PARAMOUNT+ Guilty Party [Series Premiere]
GUILTY PARTY follows Beth Burgess (Kate Beckinsale), a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother, Toni Plimpton (Jules Latimer), who has been sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband, crimes she claims she did not commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun-smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past. Click Here for More Information.
HBO MAX Love Spells [Series Premiere]
They say witches are wise women, and Ana is veeery wise. What kind of love spell do you need? Requests are welcome. Love Spells is a Max Original series premiering in August. Click Here for More Information.
HBO MAX The Missing [Special]
HBO MAX Welcome to Utmark [Movie]
In a small remote Norwegian town live: a corrupt sheriff, an alcoholic shepherd, a nature-loving bootlegger, a God-hating pastor and a grieving pimp. Click Here for More Information.
HBO MAX Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman [Stand-Up Special]
PEACOCK The Kids Tonight Show [Series Premiere]
The Kids Tonight Show is an all-new late-night series that will offer a unique kid’s lens. Click Here for More Information.
HBO MAX Little Ellen: Part 2 [1st Season Fall Premiere]
NETFLIX A World Without [Movie]
Three teenage girls in search of happiness decide to join a reclusive community led by a charismatic leader. Click Here for More Information.
SHUDDER The Medium [Movie]
A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thai, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme. From director Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter) and producer Na Hong-jin (director of The Wailing). Click Here for More Information.
PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Lower Decks [2nd Season Finale]
HBO MAX What Happened, Brittany Murphy? [Series Premiere]
A beloved Hollywood starlet known for a number of iconic roles – gone at 32 years old. Unanswered questions, controversial figures, and surrounded by speculation: what really happened to Brittany Murphy? This two-part documentary explores her life beyond headlines, celebrating her legacy and investigating her tragic and untimely death. Click Here for More Information.
THE CW Legacies: You Have to Pick One This Time [4th Season Premiere]
CBS B Positive: Love, Taxes and a Kidney [2nd Season Premiere]
Friday, October 15, 2021
AMAZON I Know What You Did Last Summer [Series Premiere]
In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. Click Here for More Information.
AMAZON If You Give A Mouse A Cookie [3rd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Puppy Place [Series Premiere]
Based on Scholastic’s best-selling book series written by Ellen Miles, “Puppy Place” chronicles the adventures of dog-loving siblings, Charles and Lizzie Peterson, and the puppy pals they foster in search of forever homes. Click Here for More Information.
APPLE TV+ See [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Karma’s World [Animated Series Premiere]
Lyrically gifted middle schooler Karma juggles rap dreams and rhyme schemes while using her talent, ambition and heart to solve any problem. Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX Little Things [Series Finale]
NETFLIX My Name [Series Premiere]
Following her father’s murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force under his direction. Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX The Forgotten Battle [Movie]
During WWII’s crucial Battle of the Scheldt, the lives of a glider pilot, a Nazi soldier and a reluctant Resistance recruit tragically intersect. Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX The Four of Us [Movie]
After their partner swap experiment takes a turn, four friends arrive at a remote beach hut to face the fallout and purge themselves of deeper truths. Click Here for More Information.
PEACOCK Halloween Kills [Horror Movie; Also in Theaters]
When Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween [Animated Special]
The Sharkpack gets ready for Halloween with the spooky legend of the “Fearsome Fog” — and Sharkdog must save trick-or-treating from a slimy sea monster! Click Here for More Information.
NETFLIX You [3rd Season Premiere]
SHOWTIME Passion Play: Russell Westbrook [Special]
SYFY Day of the Dead: The Thing in the Hole [Series Premiere]
Six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. Click Here for More Information.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
NETFLIX Misfit: The Series [Series Premiere]
The Misfits are in for a wild year as they prepare a school musical. But when the strict new headmaster bans the show, it’s up to Julia to save the day. Click Here for More Information.
NICK Henry Danger: The Danger Documentary [Special]
BBCA Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty: [1st Season Finale]
SYFY Slumber Party Massacre [Movie]
A reimagining of Roger Corman’s 1982 slasher film. Click Here for More Information.