Next Week in TV 10/31: The Doctor has Returned, and More!

By Scott C. & DRWHO42 

Happy Halloween, everyone! And also, say goodbye to this “spooky” holiday with November beginning this week.

But first, BBCA has a treat, no tricks for all on Halloween, with the 13th season premiere of Doctor Who, airing at 8 p.m. ET, on October 31st. After this season and multiple 2022 specials, actress Jodie Whittaker will be done playing the Doctor. The same can be said for showrunner Chris Chibnall who is also leaving Doctor Who next year. Russell Davies will be taking over afterward as the series’ showrunner. 

Starting on November 1st, Paramount+ will now be the home for Seal Team

The second season finale of The CW’s DC’s Stargirl series airs at 8 p.m. ET, on November 2nd. Thankfully, the show is getting a third season. 

HULU’s Animaniacs animated series is back for a second season this November 5th. 

On Saturday, November 6th, Netflix’s animated series Arcane finally debuts. It is set in the “Utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.”

Of course, with November hitting this week, this week’s TV schedule has a few Christmas treats airing. But do expect this to pick up as we get closer to the holidays. So, the listing this week (below) and beyond will be your guide to help you satisfy your holiday hunger.

Quickly in TV news, fans of The Witcher got a new trailer for season two of the show. The upcoming season debuts on December 17th on Netflix. The streaming company also released a new trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation – Part 2 and Cowboy Bebop.  

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: Doctor Who … DOCTOR WHO!!

On-going: La Brea, Army of Thieves, 4400, Squid Game, Locke and Key, The Equalizer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, TWD: World Beyond, Ghosts, Young Sheldon, Sex Education, Y: The Last Man, The Lost Symbol, The Walking Dead, Titans, 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: Doctor Who (13th Season Premiere).

On-going: Ghosts, 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 31, 2021
8:00 pm
BBCA Doctor Who: The Halloween Apocalypse [13th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Buried: Memory Wars [1st Season Finale]
EPIX Chapelwaite: The Keeper [1st Season Finale]

Monday, November 01, 2021
12:00 am
FX Y: The Last Man: Victoria [1st Season Finale]
3:00 am
HBO MAX The 90 Day Plan [Special Presentation]

A high school student obsessed with heist movies, must convince her best friend to help her rob a bank and save her Abuela (grandma) from getting evicted. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX The Claus Family [Movie]

When his grandfather suddenly falls ill, holiday-hating Jules learns of his family’s magical legacy and realizes he’s the only hope to save Christmas. Click Here for More Information.

Paramount+ Seal Team [New Time Slot]
Spectrum Temple [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, November 02, 2021
3:01 am
HBO Max Singly Mother By Choice [Movie]

Singly Mother By Choice tells the story of a single, workaholic woman who sets out to have a baby on her own terms; but is truly forced to go through pregnancy alone when the world throws the unimaginable year 2020 in her path. Click Here for More Information.

HBO Max Son of Monarchs [Movie]

After the death of his grandmother, a Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown nestled in the majestic monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his new hybrid identity, launching him on a personal and spiritual metamorphosis. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Ridley Jones [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
8:00 pm
The CW DC’s Stargirl: Summer School: Chapter Thirteen [2nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
12:01 am
APPLE TV+ Dr. Brain [Series Premiere]

The series follows a brilliant brain scientist Sewon (LEE Sun-kyun) who suffers a horrific personal tragedy when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident. Desperate to uncover what happened, he goes to extraordinary lengths to solve the tragic mystery by conducting “brain syncs” with the dead to access their memories for clues. Click Here for More Information.

3:00 am
NETFLIX The Harder They Fall [Movie]

Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison. Click Here for More Information.

Thursday, November 04, 2021
3:01 am
HBO MAX Frayed [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO MAX gen: LOCK[2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
Paramount+ Harper House [1st Season Finale]
HBO MAX Head of the Class [Series Premiere]

A group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge – a teacher who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life. Click Here for More Information.

HBO Paraíso [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
ABC The Queen Family Singalong [One-Hour Special]

Friday, November 05, 2021
12:00 am
AMAZON The Electrical Life of Louis Wain [Movie]

The true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, psychedelic pictures transformed the public’s perception of cats forever. Set in the early 1900s, we follow Wain as he seeks to unlock the “electrical” mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy). Click Here for More Information.

HULU Animaniacs [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Finch [Movie]

In “Finch,” a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it’s as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world. Click Here for More Information.

APPLE TV+ Dickinson [3rd Season Premiere]
AMAZON Pete the Cat [2nd Season Finale]
3:00 am
NETFLIX Big Mouth [5th Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Glória [Series Premiere]

Spies, lies and secrets flourish in Glória do Ribatejo, 1968, as a privileged Radio Free Europe engineer plays all the angles of Cold War Portugal. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Narcos: Mexico [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Yara [Movie]

A determined prosecutor becomes consumed with the case of a missing 13-year-old and goes to extreme lengths to get to the truth. Based on a real case. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Zero to Hero [Movie]

This film chronicles record-breaking Paralympian So Wa-wai’s relationship with his mother as they overcome hurdles in their lives. Based on a true story. Click Here for More Information.

NETFLIX Unlikely Murderer [Series Premiere]

This series dramatizes how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme may have gotten away with murder. Click Here for More Information.

10:00 pm
AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Mad Scientists [3rd Season Finale]

Saturday, November 06, 2021
3:00 am
NETFLIX Arcane [Animated Series Premiere]

From the creators of League of Legends comes a new animated series, Arcane. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart. Click Here for More Information.

8:00 pm
Hallmark Next Stop Christmas: Countdown to Christmas [Movie]

Angie is determined to spend Christmas alone but her usual commuter ride turns into a Christmas train that drops her off in her home town in 2011. Click Here for More Information.

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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