Next Week in TV 10/17: Fear the Walking Dead Returns, Invasion & Dune Debut, & American Horror Story Says Later!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

October month is moving along rather quickly, which means November will be here before we know it. 

But until then, the week ahead begins with the return of Fear the Walking Dead (Sunday, October 17th) at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. The upcoming season is the show’s seventh.

On Wednesday, October 20th, Disney+ has a couple of series to watch, like a new Disney Insider and Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Widow. On NBC at 9 p.m. ET, the series Chicago Fire celebrates 200 episodes on Wednesday night. Then on FX, the tenth season finale of American Horror Story: Double Feature airs at 10 p.m. ET.

On Thursday, October 21st, the third season finale of HBO MAX’s Titans series drops in the early morning. But do not fret, because this won’t be the last time we all will see the Titans. The series was recently renewed for a fourth season by HBO Max.

Meanwhile, NBC’s The Blacklist series returns for a 9th season this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Also, on NBC, is Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airing its 500th episode at 9 p.m.

On Friday, October 22nd, the Apple TV+ science fiction series premiere of Invasion hits at midnight Eastern Time. The new show is about “An alien invasion through different perspectives around the world.” The first three episodes will drop this Friday. After that, new episodes drop every Friday. Then on Netflix is the 2nd season premiere of Locke & Key.

Also, on Friday, is the science fiction movie Dune which will debut on HBO Max and in theaters everywhere. The film is about “Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people … a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.” Editor’s note: Dune now releasing a day sooner (October 21st at 6 p.m. ET) on HBO Max instead of Friday.

In some recent entertainment news, fans of DC had a special treat on October 16th with the online event called DC FanDome. For instance, fans of the Flash television show got a first look at Grant Gustin’s new Flash suit that has golden boots, as well as a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Flash movie that stars Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster in another DC universe. 

Also, from FanDome, fans of Doom Patrol got word that the series is getting a 4th season, and the new series Peacemaker will be premiering on January 13th of 2022. Both shows will be on HBO Max. 

Of course, a second trailer for The Batman movie got released, and wow, we can hardly wait for this film to come out! Lastly, we got our first look of Gwendoline Christie in the upcoming The Sandman Netflix series.

As for everything else from the recent DC FanDome online event, stay tuned for a summary article from the blog that will be coming out very soon. 

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: The Equalizer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman

New: Locke & Key.

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: Invasion, Dune.

On-going: Ghosts, What We Do in the Shadows, Supergirl, 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 17, 2021
10:00 am
NETFLIX Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
Starz Hightown: Great White [2nd Season Premiere]
AMC Fear The Walking Dead: The Beacon [7th Season Premiere]
HBO Succession: Secession [3rd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
PBS Baptiste: Episode One [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday, October 18, 2021
12:00 am
ADULT SWIM Teenage Euthanasia: Dada M.I.A. [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
HBO MAX Women Is Losers [Movie]

In 1960s San Francisco, a once-promising catholic school girl, Celina Guerrera, sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future for herself that sets new precedents for the time. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Howie Mandel & Friends: Don’t Sneeze On Me [90-Minute Special]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Wakefield [Series Premiere]

Gifted psychiatric nurse Nik Katira is the most stable person at Wakefield mental health unit in the picturesque Blue Mountains of Australia. But as his own sanity suddenly starts to slip, he finds himself questioning the line between reality and madness. Click Here for More Information.

10:00 pm
SHOWTIME Back To Life: Episode 6 [2nd Season Finale]

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:01 am
HULU Only Murders In The Building: Open and Shut [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
SHUDDER Boulet Brothers’ Dragula [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Gabby’s Dollhouse [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX In for a Murder [Movie]

A stay-at-home mom and avid reader of crime stories discovers the deepest secrets of a small town’s residents while investigating a woman’s murder. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Theo Von: Regular People [Stand-Up Special]
12:00 pm
NICK Bubble Guppies: Werewolves of Bubbledon! [6th Season Premiere]
10:01 pm
ABC Queens: 1999 [Series Premiere]

Four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame. Click Here for More Information.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
3:00 am
DISNEY+ Disney Insider: Drawn to Life, Muppets and the Haunted Mansion, Our Very Own Studio Tour [Special]
NETFLIX love Is Blind: Brazil [1st Season Finale]
DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Widow [Special]
NETFLIX Night Teeth [Movie]

A young driver picks up two mysterious women for a night of party hopping. But when his passengers reveal their true nature, he must fight to stay alive. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Stuck Together [Movie]

When Paris goes into lockdown during the pandemic, the quirky residents of an apartment building must adjust to a new life — and one another. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
PBS Nature: My Garden of a Thousand Bees [40th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
NBC Chicago Fire: Two Hundred [200th Episode]
10:00 pm
FX American Horror Story: Double Feature: The Future Perfect [10th Season Finale]
HBO Latino Entre Hombres (Amongst Men) [1st Season Finale]
PBS Secrets of the Dead: Magellan’s Crossing [19th Season Premiere]

Thursday, October 21, 2021
3:00 am
PEACOCK Curious George [14th Season Premiere]
PEACOCK The Girl in the Woods [Series Premiere]

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. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Go! Go! Cory Carson [6th Season Premiere / Animated]
HBO MAX Reign of Superwomen [Documentary]
HBO MAX Tuff Money (Bani Negri) [Special]
NETFLIX Komi Can’t Communicate [Series Premiere]

At a high school full of unique characters, Tadano helps his shy and unsociable classmate Komi reach her goal of making friends with 100 people. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Life’s A Glitch With Julien Bam [Series Premiere]

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. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Titans [3rd Season Finale]
8:00 pm
NBC The Blacklist: The Skinner [9th Season Premiere]
THE CW Coroner: Christmas Day [3rd Season Finale]
9:00 pm
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Five Hundredth Episode [500th Episode]

Friday, October 22, 2021
12:00 am
APPLE TV+ Invasion [Series Premiere]

From Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg and David Weil, “Invasion” is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. Set across multiple continents, “Invasion” stars Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Truth Be Told [2nd Season Finale]
3:00 am
NETFLIX Adventure Beast [Series Premiere]

A brave zoologist, his spunky niece and anxious assistant explore the world while saving wild beasts in this adult animated educational-comedy series. Click Here for More Information.

HBO MAX Dune [Movie / Editor’s Note: Dune Releasing One Day Sooner (Now October 21st at 6 pm ET) on HBO Max]

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Inside Job [Animated Series Premiere]

Lizard people? Real. The moon landing? Fake. Managing the world’s conspiracies is a full-time job for an awkward genius and her dysfunctional co-workers. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Locke & Key [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Maya and the Three [Series Premiere]

A spirited princess with the heart of a warrior embarks on a mission to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the wrath of vengeful gods. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Little Big Mouth [Movie]

Kicked out of his band and home, a playful guitarist takes refuge with a bookkeeper, her son and dad. Is it possible to make sweet music together? Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Raincoat Killer: Chasing A Predator In Korea [Series Premiere]

In the early 2000s, Yoo Young-chul hammered his victims to death and cast fear across Seoul. This docuseries recounts the hunt for a prolific killer. Click Here for More Information.

ROKU The Toll [Horror Movie]

Suspense and supernatural horror for after the kids go to bed; The Toll, starring Jordan Hayes and Max Topplin. Click Here for More Information.

9:00 pm
PBS La Frontera With Pati Jinich: From Dos Laredos to Mars [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, October 23, 2021
8:00 pm
NICK Danger Force: An Imposter Among Us [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
HBO Ricky Velez: Here’s Everything [Special]
TNT Rhodes To The Top [1st Season Finale on Special Night]

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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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