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Next Week in TV 10/1: Season One Finale for Ahsoka, The Return of Loki, and October Frights Galore!

By DRWHO42 and Scott C.

The entertainment industry is starting to come back to life with the writers’ strike concluding after several months of picketing and negotiating. The SAG-AFTRA strike continues, but there is a glimmer of hope with the sides returning to the negotiating table in the coming days. The work stoppage may have altered the traditional TV schedule and led to numerous cancellations; however, the break could lead to another spark of ingenuity, which can lead to another superhero-verse or other television franchises. As we wait for the final pieces of the puzzle to fall into place, the nightly shows will start to return beginning, with John Oliver followed by others on the main networks. 

Looking ahead to this week, the animation series, which was not affected by the strikes, returns for the fall television lineup, including Family Guy, The Simpsons, Krapopolis, and Bob’s Burgers. Other series returning this week include the popular caper series LupinQuantum Leap, and Magnum P.I. If you are looking for a new procedural, Found, which stars Sahnola Hampton (Shameless), premieres this week on NBC and focuses on a crisis team that tirelessly looks for missing people. 

As we are in October, the blissful days of summer are behind us, and the mood has changed to Pumpkin Spice Lattes and fright-filled nights watching horror and paranormal series and more! To help mark the occasion, Chucky returns for its third season on SYFY, and a new animated series about teens fighting demons in New Orleans, titled Fright Krewe, premieres on Peacock. History is also joining the fun with an Unexplained special on Mystical Structures; and a Proof is Out There special on Bigfoot. MAX with Ghost Adventures heading to Devil Island. 

A few finales drop, including the highly popular Ahsoka, The Wheel of TimeThe Continental, and Only Murders in the Building. However, the God of Mischief himself, Loki, returns with season 2 of Loki on Disney+ debuting on Thursday!

In other news this week, the popular 80s detective dramedy series, Moonlighting, which served as a springboard to Bruce Willis’s movie career, is finally coming to Hulu after many years of negotiations. The series, starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis, will be seen as a breath of fresh air for its lighthearted approach to crime solving with an office culture filled with zaniness. The series will undoubtedly delight fans of the series as well as entertain new fans as they see Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd race around Los Angeles, solving crimes while having fun. Lastly, the final season of the Umbrella Academy will release sometime next year.

That’s all for this week! As always, do note that times / dates are subject to change anytime by any streaming services and/or cable companies. Lastly, don’t forget to follow the blog on Facebook and X. We will see you all next time!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: The Unexplained and The Proof Is Out There Specials.
On-going: The Wheel of Time, Gen V, TWD: Daryl Dixon, Ahsoka, Invasion, Who is Erin Carter, The Winter King, Foundation, Lioness, Jack Ryan, Rabbit Hole.

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Loki.
On-going: NFL, Ahsoka, One Piece, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, The Continental: From The World of John Wick, Gen V.
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 01, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Crazy Fun Park [Series Premiere]

When his best friend Mapplethorpe dies suddenly in an abandoned park, Chester discovers that his friend now “lives” with other children in the park, leading them to reestablish their friendship as they go through a difficult adolescence. Click here for more information.

9:31 am
NETFLIX Behind Your Touch [1st Season Finale / Animated]
7:00 pm
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos: [34th Season Premiere]
DISNEY Mickey and Friends Trick Or Treats [Special / Animated]
8:00 pm
FOX The Simpsons: Homer’s Crossing [35th Season Premiere / Animated]
8:30 pm
SYFY Chucky: Season 3 Sneak Preview [Special]
FOX Krapopolis: Wife Swamp [Time Slot Premiere / Animated]
9:00 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Fight At The Not Okay Chore-Ral [14th Season Premiere / Animated]
9:30 pm
FOX Family Guy: Fertilized Megg [22nd Season Premiere / Animated]
10:00 pm
MAX Jack Osbourne’s Night Of Terror: Glen Tavern Inn [2nd Season Premiere]
10:09 pm
AMC+/AMC Ride With Norman Reedus [6th Season Finale]

Monday, October 02, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Fright Krewe [Series Premiere / Animated]

It all started during detention in a graveyard, when Soleil Le Claire, a girl who LIVES for horror, accidentally broke a spell on the Tree of Life and unleashed an ancient evil into this world. The spirit of Marie Laveau, voodoo queen of New Orleans, put her and four other kids in charge of saving the city from Belial, an ancient demon who feeds on fear. Luckily they’re not alone–each kid gets a special gift from voodoo spirits called Loa. Super strength is given to Missy, Maybe gets the ability to disappear into the realm of the dead, Pat can understand any language or creature, Stanley gets knowledge about anything he touches, and Soleil can summon fire. Click here for more information.

HULU Appendage [Movie]

A young fashion designer’s life spirals as her darkest inner thoughts manifest into something gruesome- that won’t stop growing. Click here for more information.

HULU The Mill [Movie]

A businessman (Lil Rel Howery) wakes up beside an ancient grist mill situated in the center of an open-air prison cell with no idea how he got there. Forced to work as a beast of burden to stay alive, he must find a way to escape before the birth of his child. Click here for more information.

8:00 am
CARTOON Jessica’s Big Little World [Series Premiere / Animated]

Jessica navigates her way through a world where everything seems much bigger than she is. She is inspired by the grown-ups around her and is persistent to conquer monumental tasks. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
HISTORY Ancient Aliens Special Presentation: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena [2nd Season Premiere]
9:15 pm
SYFY Surrealestate: Season 2 Behind The Scenes [Special]
11:00 pm
USA Chucky: State Of The Season [Special]

Tuesday, October 03, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON Special: Make Me Scream [Special Presentation]
HULU Only Murders In The Building: Opening Night [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 am
SYFY Chucky: Season 3 Behind The Scenes [Special]
9:00 pm
PBS Becoming Frida Kahlo: A Star Is Born [1st Season Finale]
9:01 pm
DISNEY+ Star Wars: Ahsoka [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC Found: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Each year, over 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S., but not all cases receive the proper attention. Gabi Mosely and her crisis management team make sure there is always someone looking out for the forgotten missing people. Click here for more information.

10:08 pm
USA Chucky: Season 3 First Glance [Special]

Wednesday, October 04, 2023
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Haunted Mansion [Movie Streaming Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Louis Tomlinson: All Of Those Voices [Documentary]
1:00 pm
YOUTUBE Star Trek: Very Short Treks: Walk, Don’t Run [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
NBC Quantum Leap: This Took Too Long! [2nd Season Premiere]
THE CW Sullivan’s Crossing: Coming Home [Series Premiere]

Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan, reconnects with her small-town past after a scandal causes her to leave her professional and personal life behind in the city. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
SYFY/USA Chucky: Murder at 1600 [3rd Season Premiere]
MAX Ghost Adventures: Devil Island [Special]
NBC Magnum P.I.: Hit And Run [5th Season Fall Premiere]
THE CW The Spencer Sisters: The Scholar’s Snafu [Series Premiere]

Police officer Darby Spencer and her mystery novelist mother Victoria Spencer have opposite personalities but still embark on the unlikeliest of ventures: becoming partners in a private detective agency. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
PBS Evolution Earth: Grasslands [1st Season Finale]
VICE Icons Unearthed: James Bond. A Spy Is Born [5th Season Premiere]
10:01 pm
SYFY Surrealestate: Trust The Process [2nd Season Premiere]

Thursday, October 05, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Everything Now [Series Premiere]

After months in recovery for an eating disorder, 16-year-old Mia devises a bucket list of quintessential teen experiences to make up for lost time. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Lupin: Part 3 [3rd Season Premiere]
MAX Oscar’s Handmade Halloween [Special]
MAX Our Flag Means Death [2nd Season Premiere]
7:00 pm
NICK Monster High: The Movie 2 [Movie]

As they enter sophomore year at Monster High, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura and Frankie Stein face new students, new powers, and an even bigger threat that could not only tear their friendship apart, but could change the world forever. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
MAX Battlebots: Champions: Sin City: Let The Slugfests Begin [9th Season Premiere]
DISCOVERY Battlebots: Champions: Sin City: Let The Slugfests Begin [9th Season Premiere]
9:01 pm
DISNEY+ Loki [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, October 06, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON Totally Killer [Movie]

When the infamous “Sweet Sixteen Killer” returns 35 years after his first murder spree to claim another victim, 17-year-old Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) accidentally travels back in time to 1987, determined to stop the killer before he can start. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames Universe: Limited Series [Series Premiere]
HULU Austin City Limits Music Festival Livestream
AMAZON Mumbai Diaries [2nd Season Premiere]
HULU Undead Unluck [Series Premiere]

Andy, a Negator with the ability “Undead,” has been long in search for someone with the ability to give him a ‘real death.’ Fuko Izumo brings misfortune to those around her due to her ability “Unluck.” The two decide to join the Union, an organization which aims to control and protect the world from unidentified phenomena. The two uncover the mystery of the world as they search for the “greatest death ever.” Click here for more information.

AMAZON Wheel Of Time [2nd Season Finale]
3:01 am
PEACOCK Continental: From The World Of John Wick [1st Season Finale]
PARAMOUNT+ Frasier: Inside The Series [Special]
NETFLIX A Deadly Invitation [Movie]

A true crime enthusiast is ensnared in her high-society sister’s murder. With a villa full of posh suspects, it’s up to her to find the culprit. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Ballerina [Movie]

Grieving the loss of a best friend she couldn’t protect, ex-bodyguard Ok-ju sets out to fulfill her dear friend’s last wish: sweet, sweet revenge. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Reptile [Movie]

A hardened detective uncovers a complex web of deception as he digs for the truth behind the brutal murder of a young real estate agent. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Fair Play [Movie]

An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a couple’s romance to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement. Click here for more information.

PARAMOUNT+ Pet Sematary: Bloodlines [Movie]

In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path. Click here for more information.

PEACOCK Strays [Movie Streaming Premiere]
10:03 pm
HISTORY Proof Is Out There: The Bigfoot Files [4th Season Premiere]

Saturday, October 07, 2023
3:01 am
MAX Jessica’s Big Little World [Series Premiere / Animated]

Jessica navigates her way through a world where everything seems much bigger than she is. She is inspired by the grown-ups around her and is persistent to conquer monumental tasks. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Strong Girl Nam-Soon [Series Premiere]

Gifted with superhuman strength, a young woman returns to Korea to find her birth family — only to be entangled in a drug case that could test her power. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
THE CW Great Chocolate Showdown: A Tale Of Three Bakers [4th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
SHUDDER The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs: Live At The West Wind Drive-In In Vegas [Special Presentation]

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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.