This Week on TV – 9/27/20-10/3/20

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Welcome to a new week of TV! There are a few premieres this week in addition to a lot more, so be sure you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday features 4 series premieres, 5 season premieres, & 3 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Today is the series premiere of NewsCafe on FYI at 11AM/10AMc. Journalist Elizabeth Vargas hosts NewsCafe, a new weekly show covering stories of personal, political, and cultural interest to civic-minded Americans.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Relative Race: After the Finish Line on BYUtv at 6:30/5:30c. The show takes a look back at past contestant teams and how their lives have been affected by their time on the show. Each episode will briefly recap the contestants’ original experience on Relative Race and then tell the rich stories that have unfolded since meeting their previously unknown family members. Relative Race — the first family-history based competitive reality show — follows four teams as they meet relatives linked by DNA for the first time in a race throughout the United States.
Tonight is the 105-minute series premiere of The Comey Rule on Showtime at 9/8c. Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this two-part event series that tells the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course. It also stars Amy Seimetz, Brian D’Arcy James, Damon Gupton, Holly Hunter, Jennifer Ehle, Joe Lo Truglio, Jonathan Banks, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Michael Hyatt, Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin, Peter Coyote, Richard Thomas, Scott McNairy, Seann Gallagher, Shawn Doyle, Spencer Garrett, Steve Zissis, Steven Pasquale, T.R. Knight, & William Sadler.
Tonight is the series premiere of Bravo’s Chat Room on Bravo at 10:30/9:30c. Executive produced by Andy Cohen and hosted by Hannah Berner of Summer House, Gizelle Bryant of The Real Housewives of Potomac, Kate Chastain of Below Deck, and Porsha Williams of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the show will cover some of the biggest headlines in pop culture and O-M-G Bravo moments, while also addressing personal experiences and current events.

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Today is the 1-hour Alaska 911 special on A&E at 12PM/11AMc. Chronicles the astonishing stories of perilous journeys, harrowing adventures and life-or-death emergencies that are the cold realities of life on America’s last frontier.
Tonight is the TV movie Love Unplugged, on UPtv at 7/6c. Insufficient funds force newlyweds Matthew and to make some difficult financial decisions. After a blackout in the city forces the couple to go without their electronic devices they realize their marriage may need more then financial mending. It stars Alyssa Diaz, David Ogden Stiers, Markie Post, Mischa Barton, & Sean Faris.
Tonight is the 2-hour 20/20 special, “$ellebrity: The Go-To Girls,” on ABC at 8/7c. The special will give viewers an intimate look at what it takes to make a superstar, and how three of the top celebrities of the 2000s — Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Kim Kardashian West — changed Hollywood’s fame game, became some of the most successful businesswomen in the world and paved the way for a whole new era of celebrity. The primetime special goes behind the scenes of the original celebrity influencer culture, featuring archival interviews with Hilton, Spears, and Kardashian West, who open up about the price they paid for fame, and interviews with the star-makers who transformed them into celebrities. The two-hour program also explores how these superstars used the rise of tabloids, reality TV and celebrity news outlets to their advantage and laid the groundwork for today’s corporate celebrity empires and social media influencers.
Tonight is also the TV movie JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift on HMM at 9/8c. In this sequel to JL Family Ranch, when Henry proposes, it looks like Rebecca will finally get her fairy tale ending — until her daughter invites a visitor from her past that changes the Petersons and Landsburgs forever.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Brunch with Tiffany (#107-60) – VH1 @ 11AM/10AMc (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*How It Really Happened with Hill Harper (#510) – HLN @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Van Der Valk – PBS @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Bravo’s Chat Room (#101) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*NewsCafe (#101) – FYI @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*Relative Race: After the Finish Line (#101) – BYUtv @ 6:30/5:30c
  • *Series Premiere*The Comey Rule (#101/102) – Showtime @ 9/8c (105-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Bless the Harts (#BHR-201) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-1001) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Family Guy (#FG-1719) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c (350th Episode!)
  • *Season Premiere*Fargo (#401/402) – FX @ 9/8c & 10:23/9:23c (2 New 83-Minute Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Simpsons (#SI-3119) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Special*90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? (#516-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour “Tell All” Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*20/20 – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour “$ellebrity: The Go-To Girls” Special)
  • *Special*Alaska 911 – A&E @ 12PM/11AMc (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 2020 – The CW @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift – HMM @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Love Unplugged – UPtv @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Paranormal Caught on Camera – Travel Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour “Top 100: 100-81” Special)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:20/7:20c (Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints)
  • *New*Air Disasters (#1504) – Smithsonian Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Alaskan Bush People – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Brother (#2223) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Carnival Eats (#905) – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Darcey & Stacey (#107) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Desus & Mero (#250) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dwight in Shining Armor (#402) – BYUtv @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Expedition to the Edge (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Halloween Wars – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield (#103) – Court TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Last Tango in Halifax (#402) – PBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (#203/724) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Lone Star Law (#812) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Love Island (#231) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lovecraft Country (#07/107) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Malory Towers (#104) – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *New*Naked & Afraid: Foreign Exchange (#112) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Our Cartoon President (#312) – Showtime @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Outrageous Pumpkins (#102) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Power Book II: Ghost (#104) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *New*Renovation, Inc. – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Snapped (#2804) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Sugar and Toys (#202) – Fuse @ 11/10c
  • *New*That White People Shit (#202) – Fuse @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*The Circus (#515) – Showtime @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Curious Life and Death of… (#104) – Smithsonian Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Potomac (#509) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Vow (#06/106) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tigtone (#205/206) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Top Gear (#2804) – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Uncensored (#304) – TV One @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17152) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (#714) – NGC @ 9/8c


Monday features 4 series premieres, 2 season premieres, & 2 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete limited series premiere of Whose Votes Counts, Explained on Netflix. The right to vote is at the foundation of America’s democracy. But not every vote is created equal. How does the system work, and can it be fixed?
Today is the series premiere of Together We Rise: The Uncompromised Story of GRM Daily on YouTube at 12PM/11AMc. This is a four-part documentary telling the story of a generation through the game-changing YouTube channel, GRM Daily and its founder Posty, the young, Black, British entrepreneur who helped contribute towards giving a new generation of talent opportunities via a global platform which in turn became a benchmark for their success. Posty’s story is not only a story of excellence within Black British business and culture but synonymous with Grime and Rap: seemingly from nowhere with the help of his peers, him and his team steps up and, in the face of adversity he upholds his own conviction against the odds, succeeds and continues to do so decades later.
Tonight is also the series premiere of The Big Bake on Food Network at 10/9c. Professional baking teams have five hours to design, bake and decorate grand-scale cake creations based on Halloween, holiday and spring themes. The bakers need to go big and bold, blowing up their designs to gigantic proportions and thinking outside the bakery box. In the end, the most ambitious, eye-popping and delicious cake will earn a $10,000 prize.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Emergency Call on ABC at 10/9c. Hosted by Luke Wilson, Emergency Call follows the dramatic moments leading up to the arrival of help rather than the events after the firefighters, police or emergency medical services teams arrive, and focuses on the extreme, suspenseful and sometimes humorous stories that flood 911 call centers.

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Tonight is a 2-hour Street Outlaws “Feeling the Heat” special on Discovery Channel at 8/7c. The 405 carries their heads high after finding success with their grudge strategy and decide to stay the course in Norwalk, Ohio; in Florida, both Team Texas and NOLA have OKC in their sights.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*B90 Strikes Back! (#115/116) – TLC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour “Tell All” Special)
  • *Season Finale*The Comey Rule (#103/104) – Showtime @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Emergency Call (#101) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*The Big Bake (#104) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Together We Rise: The Uncompromised Story of GRM Daily (#101) – YouTube @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Whose Votes Counts, Explained – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*50 States of Fright – Quibi @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Premiere*Dr. 90210 (#701) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *Special*iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2 2020 – The CW @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 8:15/7:15c (Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens)
  • *Special*Street Outlaws – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*American Ninja Warrior (#1204) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Axios (#28/315) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Bad Chad Customs (#207) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Below Deck Mediterranean (#518) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (#815) – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bravo’s Chat Room (#102) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#2903) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Doomsday Caught on Camera (#103) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics – YouTube @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*Enslaved (#103) – Epix @ 10/9c
  • *New*Filthy Rich (#FIL-102) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Halloween Baking Championship – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Like, Share, Dimelo (#102) – Fuse @ 11/10c
  • *New*Love Island (#232) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Love It or List It (#1608) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Sell This House! (#1008) – FYI @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Sounds (#106) – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Third Day (#03/103) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17153) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*We Are Who We Are (#03/103) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*WWE Raw – USA Network @ 8/7c


Tuesday features 2 series premieres & 1 season premiere. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the series premiere of True Colors on Peacock. The show tells the stories of Hispanic trailblazers and thought leaders in various fields, including Alex Rodríguez, John Leguizamo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mario Lopez, Ellen Ochoa, Laurie Hernandez, Lele Pons, and Ángela Aguilar. Presented in English and developed in partnership with Telemundo, the series allows all audiences the opportunity to experience the reality and celebrate the richness and beauty of Hispanic culture.
Tonight is the series premiere of Weakest Link on NBC at 8/7c. Jane Lynch hosts the return of the British import and international game show phenomenon Weakest Link. In each episode, eight contestants enter the studio as total strangers but must work together to bank the maximum amount of prize money available in each round. The contestants take turns to answer general knowledge questions to build chains of correct answers. Consecutive correct answers greatly increase the value of the chain, while incorrect answers break the chain and force the contestants to start over on the lowest rung with the smallest amount money. At the end of each round, contestants vote to eliminate the fellow contestant they consider to be the “Weakest Link” in the chain. The contestant who receives the highest number of votes leaves the game as Jane declares the iconic phrase, “You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.”

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*True Colors (#101) – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Weakest Link (#101) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Little People Big World – TLC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “Countdown to the New Season” Special & 1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*20/20 – ABC @ 8/7c (1-Hour “Trump vs Biden: The Main Event” Special)
  • *Sports*Inside the NFL – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Special*The First Presidential Debate – ABC, CBS, NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The First Presidential Debate – FOX @ 9/8c (90-Minute Special)
  • *New*All-Round Champion (#202) – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Book of Secrets (#107) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Geared Up (#110) – MotorTrend @ 9/8c
  • *New*Homestead Rescue (#707) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour “
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Kal Penn Approves This Message (#102) – Freeform @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Life Below Zero (#1405) – NGC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Life Below Zero: Next Generation (#105) – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Love Island (#233) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Sweet Home Sextuplets (#306) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#1203) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17154) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Windy City Rehab – HGTV @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)


Wednesday features 1 series finale & 1 season finale, so check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is a 1-hour South Park “The Pandemic” special on Comedy Central at 8/7c. The kids head back to school as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the residents of South Park.
Tonight is also a 1-hour Voices Magnified: Locked Up in America special on A&E at 10/9c. Carlos Watson moderates a conversation between incarcerated people calling in from prison phones across the nation and two Washington prison reform advocates about the challenges and potential solutions to the current prison system in America.
Tonight is also a 1-hour Jay Leno’s Garage “America’s Toughest: Unsung Heroes” special on CNBC at 10/9c. Jay jumps headfirst into some of the most dangerous and underappreciated automotive jobs; Martha Stewart shows off Edsel “Son-of-Henry” Ford’s Maine estate, and they take a ride in her pristine Edsel wagon.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*The 100 (#716) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Hacking Your Mind (#104) – PBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Love Island (#234) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*2020 NBA Finals – Game 1 – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Jay Leno’s Garage – CNBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour “America’s Toughest: Unsung Heroes” Special)
  • *Special*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 8/7c (30-Minute “Game Night” Special)
  • *Sports*NBA Countdown – ABC @ 8:31/7:31c
  • *Special*South Park – Comedy Central @ 8/7c (1-Hour “Pandemic” Special)
  • *Special*Voices Magnified: Locked Up in America – A&E @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*AEW: Dynamite – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Archer (#1104) – FXX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#2224) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Brother vs Brother (#704) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports (#107) – Vice @ 10/9c
  • *New*Counting Cars (#907) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dodgeball Thunderdome (#107) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Donkmaster (#107/108) – Vice @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Expedition Unknown – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Extreme Ice Machines (#103) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Food Paradise (#1403) – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*I Can See Your Voice (#VOI-104) – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*In the Cut (#706) – Bounce TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 12:05AM/11:05PMc
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Married at First Sight (#1112-120) – Lifetime @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Marrying Millions (#209) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Cowboy Way – INSP @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Masked Singer (#MS-402) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Soup (#1316) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living (#109/110) – BET @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#709/710) – BET @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17155) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*WWE NXT – USA Network @ 8/7c


Thursday features 6 series premieres, 2 season premieres, & 2 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Code 404 on Peacock. DI John Major (Daniel Mays, White Lines) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham, Boardwalk Empire) are the best of the best at an elite police unit in London. After Major’s cover is blown and he is met with his untimely death, he is brought back to life with some glitchy AI technology. Now, he’s better than ever — or so he thinks. It also stars Anna Mawell Martin.
Overnight was also the series premiere (the first three episodes) of Gangs of London on AMC+. Gangs of London’s critically acclaimed first season was a huge success in the UK as it took audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital. Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated. The series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Pure, Black Mirror), Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù (Humans), Colm Meaney (Star Trek, Hell on Wheels, Layer Cake), Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials, Black Earth Rising, Kiri), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits), Paapa Essiedu (Press, Kiri), and Pippa Bennett-Warner (MatherFatherSon, Harlots, Sick Note). For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organization each year. But now he’s dead — and nobody knows who ordered the hit. With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Cole), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Msamati), to take his father’s place. If the situation wasn’t already dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime. Perhaps the one man who might be able to help him and be his ally is Elliot Finch (Dìrísù), who up until now, has been one of life’s losers, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner workings of the largest criminal organization in London. It doesn’t end with the Wallaces though, there are shadowy higher powers at play.
Overnight was also the complete first (limited series) season premiere of The Salisbury Poisonings on AMC+. The show tells the remarkable story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency. In March 2018, the eyes of the world turned to the British city of Salisbury when it became the epicenter of what has been described as one of the biggest political events of the 21st century – but until now, the heroic acts behind the headlines have not been told. Within three days of the assassination attempt on double agent and spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, key agencies discovered that a lethal nerve agent called Novichok was used, just half a teaspoon of which could kill 20,000 people. Within four days, hundreds of traces were found across the city, and, just when things were finally thought to be under control, a perfume bottle containing the nerve agent was discovered, throwing the investigation into renewed chaos.
Overnight was also the complete first season premiere of A World of Calm on HBO Max. The ten-episode series is a totally new type of television experience that combines mesmeric imagery with narration by A-list stars. Narrators include Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, Keanu Reeves, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, and Kate Winslet. The soothing imagery and tranquil narration will provide audiences of all ages a respite from the stress and chaos of everyday life right now. A timely antidote for our modern lives, each half-hour episode takes audiences on an immersive visual journey into another world. Building on the record-breaking success of Calm’s Sleep Stories(TM) – bedtime stories for grown ups with over 250m listens – each relaxing tale is designed to transform how you feel. Transporting the viewer into tranquility through scientifically-engineered narratives, enchanting music and astounding footage, to naturally calm your body and soothe the mind. Each story is brought to life by a different iconic voice and will take viewers on a journey everywhere from a noodle maker’s kitchen in Seattle, to the forests of Latvia, and beyond our solar system to the outer stretches of the universe.
Tonight is also the US series premiere of Death in Paradise on Ovation on 7/6c, with 3 episodes following, for a total of four episodes each Thursday. The much-loved British detective, fish-out-of-water drama series stars an international cast including Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Don Warrington, and Élizabeth Bourgine. The first six seasons of Death in Paradise will air on Ovation TV in four-hour blocks. At the start of the series, UK detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is assigned to investigate the murder of a British police officer on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. After he successfully finds the murderer, he is ordered by his supervisors to replace the victim and stay on as the head detective inspector of the island, solving new cases as they appear and being the object of many fish-out-of-water jokes. Kris Marshall joins the series as detective Humphrey Goodman in seasons 3-6; Ardal O’Hanlon joins as Jack Mooney in season 6.
Tonight is the series premiere of CripTales on BBC America at 10/9c. This is a collection of six short films curated by Mat Fraser (His Dark Materials, American Horror Story) — each one written, directed and performed by a person living with disabilities. The six 15-minute monologues will also be available to stream at the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month across the digital platforms of the AMC Networks Entertainment group: BBC AMERICA, AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, and AMC+. Each film is a fictional monologue capturing a life-changing moment for a person with disabilities, based on factual research and lived experience and spanning the last 50 years of British history.

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Tonight is a 30-minute Let’s Be Real special on FOX at 9/8c. Election-themed puppet special covering politics, pop culture and the 2020 election through topical sketches featuring puppets, celebrity cameos and remote pieces.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Raised by Wolves (#110) – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Finale*Secrets in the Ice (#106) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*A World of Calm – HBO Max @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Code 404 – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*CripTales – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Death in Paradise – Ovation @ 7/6c-10/9c (4 New Episodes Including US Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Gangs of London (#101-103) – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (3 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*The Salisbury Poisonings – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Carmen Sandiego – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Third Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The This Out House Hour – PBS @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny (#217) – MTV @ 8/7c (1-Hour “Reunion” Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*Let’s Be Real – FOX @ 9/8c (30-Minute Special)
  • *Special*The Real Housewives of New York City – Bravo @ 9/8c (1-Hour “Secrets Revealed” Special)
  • *Sports*Thursday Night Football – NFLN @ 8:20/7:20c (Denver Broncos at New York Jets)
  • *New*Alaskan Bush People – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Big Brother (#2225-120) – CBS @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Bridezillas (#1302) – WE @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bruh (#116) – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Buried in the Backyard (#305) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Celebrity Family Feud (#602) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Desus & Mero (#251) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop (#106) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#1903) – E! @ 8/7c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Married at First Sight: Australia (#135-120) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Match Game (#507) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*My Feet are Killing Me: First Steps (#104) – TLC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*One Lane Bridge (#103) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Press Your Luck (#209) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Star Trek: Lower Decks (#109) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life! (#104) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Bradshaw Bunch (#104) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*The Wall (#317) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Together We Rise: The Uncompromised Story of GRM Daily (#102) – YouTube @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17156) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*We Got This (#105) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*What on Earth? (#806) – Science Channel @ 9/8c


Friday features 4 series premieres, 2 season premieres, & 3 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Emily in Paris on Netflix. When ambitious Chicago marketing exec Emily unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris, she embraces a new life as she juggles work, friends and romance. It stars Lily Collins as Emily, as well as Arnaud Viard, Ashley Park, Bruno Gouery, Camille Razat, Kate Walsh, Lucas Bravo, Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Samuel Arnold, & William Abadie.
Overnight was also the complete series premiere of Monsterland on Hulu. Encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts in Monsterland, an anthology series based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s “North American Lake Monsters.” It stars Adepero Oduye, Adria Arjona, Bill Camp, Charlie Tahan, Hamish Linklater, Jonathan Tucker, Kaitlyn Dever, Kelly Marie Tran, Marquis Rodriguez, Michael Hsu Rosen, Mike Colter, Nicole Beharie, Roberta Colindrez, Taylor Schilling, & Trieu Tran.
Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Song Exploder on Netflix. Based on the hit podcast, the show spotlights some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. Featured artists include Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M. and Ty Dolla $ign.
Overnight was the complete first first half of the first season premiere of Tiny World on Apple TV+. Narrated by Paul Rudd, the show takes a unique perspective on the natural world, exploring the ingenuity and resilience of the smallest animals on the planet. Brand new camera technology allows us, for the very first time, to see the world through the eyes of the tiniest creatures and witness the extraordinary things they do to survive.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*A Wilderness of Error (#104/105) – FX @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Love After Lockup (#312) – WE @ 9/8c (101-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Ted Lasso – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Emily in Paris – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Monsterland – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Song Exploder – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Tiny World – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Half of the First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Undercover Boss (#UB1001) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Warrior (#201) – Cinemax @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*2020 NBA Finals – Game 2 – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 8/7c (30-Minute “Game Night” Special)
  • *Sports*NBA Countdown – ABC @ 8:31/7:31c
  • *Special*The Graham Norton Show – BBC America @ 11/10c (40-Minute “Best Of” Special)
  • *New*100 Days Wild (#107) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Art in the Twenty-First Century (#1003) – PBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bering Sea Gold (#1421) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Extreme Paranormal Witness (#203) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Long Way Up (#105) – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom (#102) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Masters of Illusion (#715) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*One Day at Disney (#144) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Paranormal Nightshift (#107) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys (#108) – Amazon @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Room 104 (#47/411) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Selling the Big Easy – HGTV @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Tehran (#104) – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Amber Ruffin Show (#102) – Peacock @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Boys (#207) – Amazon @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Great British Baking Show – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Greatest #AtHome Videos – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Wilmore (#103) – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*World’s Funniest Animals (#104) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – USA Network @ 8/7c


Saturday is the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Chris Rock and musical guest Megan Thee Stallion.

Tonight is the TV movie Country at Heart on Hallmark at 9/8c. Jessy Schram (Falling Skies), Niall Matter (Eureka), and Lucas Bryant (Haven) star. Struggling Nashville singer/songwriter Shayna Cook (Schram) is on the verge of giving up on her career and returns to her small-town home of Silverado just as their local music festival is about to kick off, when a chance encounter with prolific songwriter Grady Connor (Matter) changes everything. He’s trying to write a song for country music star Duke Sterling (Bryant) and Shayna seems like the perfect writing partner. Shayna and Grady grow close and romance blooms as they work on their love song but when she meets Duke, he begins to see her star potential and asks her to be his opening act at the upcoming festival. Although this seems like the opportunity of a lifetime for Shayna, the contentious history between Duke and Grady threatens to undermine everything she and Grady created. As her big break at the music festival approaches, Shayna feels forced to choose between love and possible stardom. Featured in the movie are musical performances by each of the three lead actors, including the original songs “Big Deal,” “A Life in a Love,” and “Right in Front of You,” all written specifically for the movie.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Saturday Night Live (#4601) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *Special*Country at Heart – Hallmark @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Green River Killer: I Met My Sister’s Killer – Reelz @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Ted Bundy: The Survivors – Reelz @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special Pt 1)
  • *New*Black Love (#404) – OWN @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (#616) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Help! I Wrecked My House (#103) – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hidden Potential – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*I Quit (#108) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*License to Kill (#209) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Magical Girl Friendship Squad (#102) – Syfy @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*The Incredible Dr. Pol (#1713) – Nat Geo WILD @ 9/8c
  • *New*Wild Life (#102) – Syfy @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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