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Next Week in TV 10/29: The Final Act for Billions and The Return of Invincible

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The end of October is near, and while this may signify the final act of fright-filled content, there is plenty to enjoy on the streamers and on-demand for anything you may have missed, including the recent addition of The Nun II on Max. 

The Gilded Age returns for its second season and the last installment of The Great Halloween Fright Night airs Sunday evening. The departure and series final train continues with the departure of Billions Sunday and the next episode of the final season of Fear the Walking Dead

There are a few interesting options in the form of television movies this week to choose from, including Hurricane Season and Locked In on Netflix, and Quiz Lady on Hulu that stars Awkwafina, Sandra Oh, and Will Ferrel.

Blue Eye Samauri and the internationally-set crime thriller, Ferry, both debut this Friday on Netflix to kick off the weekend. Invincible returns to the lineup for its second season as Gen V wraps its inaugural season. Yet we are looking forward to the second season of Gen V, which was commissioned recently by Amazon Prime Video. 

In entertainment news, the past week has been a rollercoaster of emotions with the news of the passing of two notable actors Richard Moll of Night Court fame and Mathew Perry of Friends. The SAG-AFTRA strike is still at an impasse, however, we remain hopeful for a mutually beneficial agreement soon that can lead to the resumption of several television and movie productions. Paramount announced the follow-up to the latest chapter in the Mission Impossible franchise will have its release delayed until 2025 with a re-envisioned title, which may open the door to future films in the franchise. This move is a departure from the original expectation that it would be Tom Cruise’s final mission as Ethan Hunt. We also saw Paramount+ announcing the cancellations of Rabbit Hole and Fatal Attraction

Lastly, Whovians around the globe were delighted with the BBC and Disney+ announced the airing dates for the upcoming 60th Anniversary specials for our beloved Time Lord, The Doctor. Beginning on Saturday, November 25th, The Star Beast debuts and then the following two Saturdays – Wild Blue Yonder on December 2nd  and The Giggle on December 11th. Catherine Tate returns as Donna Noble along with Jemma Redgrave as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart. Recent news for the specials is also exciting with the revelation of Neil Patrick Harris being cast as the Celestial Toymaker, which ties back to the First Doctor; the return of Bonnie Langford’s Mel, and possibly Alex Kingston’s River Song (although unconfirmed but was hinted by Kingston). 

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, happy Halloween!

DRWHO42’s picks:

New: Fear The Walking Dead.
On-going: Bodies, Fall of the House of Usher, Doom Patrol, Gen V, Ahsoka, Invasion, The Winter King, Lioness, Jack Ryan, Rabbit Hole.

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

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: Invincible.
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 29, 2023
8:00 pm
SHOWTIME Billions: Admirals Fund [Series Finale]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME Fellow Travelers: You’re Wonderful [Series Premiere]

Follows the lives and volatile romance of two different men, through purges, wars, protests, and plagues, overcoming obstacles in the world. Click here for more information.

HBO The Gilded Age [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
ABC The Great Halloween Fright Fight [2nd Season Finale]

Monday, October 30, 2023
3:01 am
SHUDDER Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor [Special]
7:00 pm
FOX MLB World Series Game 3 – Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks
11:00 pm
USA Barmageddon: Season 2 First Look [Special]

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
3:01 am
AMC+ The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula [5th Season Premiere]
SHUDDER The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula [5th Season Premiere]
7:00 pm
FOX MLB World Series Game 4 – Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks
9:00 pm
THE CW The Swarm [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, November 01, 2023
12:01 am
HULU Black Cake [Series Premiere]

Bride Covey disappears in the shore, under unknown circumstances or reasons. A flash drive will change the life of Eleanor Bennett, years later. Click here for more information.

APPLE TV+ Messi Meets America: Road Trip [1st Season Finale]
3:01 am
DISNEY+ Behind The Attraction [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ The Three Detectives [Special]
NETFLIX Locked In [Movie]

A kindly nurse tries to unlock the secrets of a coma patient’s injuries — and discovers the bitter rivalry, infidelity, betrayal and murder behind them. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Hurricane Season [Movie]

When a group of teens finds a corpse floating in a canal, the brutal reality behind the perverse crime unravels a town’s hidden secrets. Click here for more information.

12:00 pm
DISNEY Firebuds: Hello, Halo!/What’s Up, Woodpecker? [2nd Season Premiere/ Animated]

Thursday, November 02, 2023
3:01 am
NETFLIX All The Light We Cannot See [Series Premiere]

In the final days of WWII, the paths of a blind French girl and a German soldier collide. Based on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Onimusha [Series Premiere / Anime]

With a demonic, soul-consuming weapon in hand, can a legendary swordsman and a samurai brotherhood defeat a bloodthirsty zombie uprising? Click here for more information.

PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Lower Decks [4th Season Finale / Animated]
8:00 pm
CBS Buddy Games: Lodge’s Last Hurrah [1st Season Finale]

Friday, November 03, 2023
12:01 am
AMAZON Gen V [1st Season Finale]
HULU Quiz Lady [Movie]

A hilarious and heartfelt comedy starring Awkwafina and Sandra Oh as estranged sisters forced to cover their mother’s gambling debts, set out to get the cash the only way they know how – by turning Anne (Awkwafina) into a bona-fide gameshow champion. Click here for more information.

AMAZON Invincible [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
AMAZON Romancero: Season 1 [Series Premiere]
3:01 am
NETFLIX Blue Eye Samurai [Series Premiere / Anime]

Driven by a dream of revenge against those who made her an outcast in Edo-period Japan, a young warrior cuts a bloody path toward her destiny. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Ferry: The Series [Series Premiere]

Desperate for funds, Ferry Bouman stumbles upon a golden opportunity when a high-profile bust leaves a vacant position among Brabant’s top dealers. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Marvel Studios Legends: Carol Danvers / Kamala Khan / Monica Rambeau [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX The Tailor [3rd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
DISNEY+ The 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Saturday, November 04, 2023
9:00 am
Cartoon Tiny Toons Looniversity: The Show Must Hop On [1st Season Finale / Animated]
8:00 pm
BBCA Planet Earth III [Series Premiere]

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.