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Next Week in TV 10/15: October Frights Kick Into Full Gear

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The week ahead in television represents the midpoint before Halloween, and there are a variety of new entries to check out, which range from freight-filled delights to the paranormal to crime procedurals! 

 For instance, a coming-of-age vampire series tailored for younger audiences and families, titled I Woke Up A Vampire. The series centers on a teenager who gains vampire-like powers as she enters her teenage years. She has to figure out how to control her newfound powers while dealing with typical everyday school-aged matters, plus stop the forces that aim to disrupt day-to-day life in her hometown. 

Hulu is joining the ghost-hunting genre with a double twist. Living for the Dead features LGBTQ+ paranormal investigators who are not only seeking out answers to an unknown mystery. But also looking for a way to heal those impacted by the phenomenon. This unique twist should give viewers a sense of closure when a case is closed, thus give it a watch! 

Over on Amazon, Bosch, Pantheon, and Upload return for new seasons this week to the delight of fans. Netflix continues to bring new and exciting content with the fascinating Fall of the House of Usher from Mike Flanagan (Haunting of Hill House) premiering last week, and this week is (certainly) more in the bank with the series premieres of the timey-wimey murder mystery series, Bodies, and newly envisioned take on Frankenstein titled Creature

In television news, negotiations to end the SAG-AFTRA strike have stalled for the time being, but we remain hopeful that both sides can come to a mutually beneficial agreement so productions can resume again. In other news, with the highly-rated first season of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon concluding. AMC decided it was fitting to announce at New York Comic Con (NYCC) that Melissa McBride be joining Season Two of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. This is exciting news for fans of the OG TWD series who have patiently waited for the duo to rejoin on the screen. A few more announcements were coming from NYCC, including the teaser trailer for the upcoming expansion into the Orphan Black saga, Orphan Black: Echos. The series, starring Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) along with Amanda Fix and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Line of Duty), delves into genetic manipulation, and the mind-bending impact on its subjects. The trailer gives us a strong impression that the series will take a completely separate path compared to the original series that didn’t. 

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: Bodies.
On-going: Fall of the House of Usher, Doom Patrol, 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: Bodies.
On-going: NFL, Loki, 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 15, 2023
3:01 am
PARAMOUNT+ The Gold [1st Season Finale]
AMAZON Pantheon [2nd Season Premiere]
PBS Hotel Portofino: Returns [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
MGM+ Billy The Kid [2nd Season Premiere]
HISTORY The Toys That Built America: Transforming Toy Invasion [3rd Season Premiere]
AMC / AMC+ The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon [1st Season Finale]
PBS World On Fire: Episode One [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
PBS Annika: Episode One [2nd Season Premiere]
11:00 pm
ADULT SWIM Rick & Morty [7th Season Premiere]

Monday, October 16, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Oggy Oggy [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
3:01 am
AMC+ Fear The Walking Dead: Best of Collections [Special]
NETFLIX I Woke Up A Vampire [Series Premiere]

On her 13th birthday, Carmie discovers that she’s actually half human, half vampire — and that mythical powers make middle school way more complicated. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
PBS The American Buffalo [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
VICE Dark Side of Comedy: Robin Williams [2nd Season Premiere]

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Living For The Dead [Series Premiere]

Five queer ghost hunters crisscross the country, helping the living by healing the dead; as they explore some of the world’s most infamous haunted locations, they shed light on those not seen and illuminate untold stories. Click here for more information.

8:00 pm
PBS Nature: The Platypus Guardian [42nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
FX American Horror Story: Preech [12th Season Fall Finale]

Thursday, October 19, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX Bodies [Series Premiere]

Four detectives. Four timelines. One body. To save Britain’s future, they’ll need to solve the murder that altered the course of history first. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix [Series Premiere / Animated]

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix is an original anime featuring alter egos of Ubisoft characters in a highly referenced homage to the early 90s. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Neon [Series Premiere]

An aspiring reggaeton star and his best friends move to Miami on a mission, weathering roadblocks and reality checks together in their quest for success. Click here for more information.

PEACOCK Wolf Like Me [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
THE CW Son of A Critch: Growing Apart [2nd Season Premiere]
8:30 pm
THE CW Run The Burbs: In Phocus [2nd Season Premiere]
9:30 pm
THE CW Everyone Else Burns: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]

Follows a hyper-religious community. They will ask: how does an idiosyncratic family navigating modern life nowadays protect themselves from eternal hell fire? Click here for more information.

Friday, October 20, 2023
12:01 am
FREEVEE Bosch: Legacy [2nd Season Premiere]
APPLE TV+ Shape Island: Creepy Cave Crawl [Special]
AMAZON Upload [3rd Season Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Big Mouth [7th Season Premiere / Animated]
NETFLIX Creature [Series Premiere]

When tragedy befalls a reckless scientist in Ottoman-era Istanbul, his student uses untested methods to finish his work — with devastating consequences. Click here for more information.

HULU DISNEY+ Werewolf By Night In Color
NETFLIX Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris [Documentary]
NETFLIX Disco Inferno [Movie Presentation]

A young couple conjures a dark presence that hungers for their unborn baby as they prepare to burn up the dance floor at LA’s hottest disco. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Old Dads [Movie]

A cranky middle-aged dad and his two best friends find themselves out of step in a changing world of millennial CEOs and powerful preschool principals. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
AMC+ / SHUDDER The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs: Joe Bob’s Helloween [Special]

Saturday, October 21, 2023
3:00 pm
NBC NASCAR: Homestead-Miami

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.