This Week on TV – 10/12/20-10/17/20

Welcome to a new week of TV! Sorry it’s late, but there’s some great stuff on this week, so be sure you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday

Sunday features 3 season premieres & 6 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the TV movie Happily Never After on UPtv at 7/6c. A novelist believes her torturous writing days with her ex-boyfriend are long over, until her publisher demands a sequel to a book they wrote and old feelings start to surface. It stars Bianca Santos, Danielle Savre, John Gabriel, & Rick Cosnett.
 
Tonight is a 2-hour Everest’s Greatest Mystery special on Discovery Channel at 9/8c. Mountaineer Jake Norton and his team search the upper reaches of Everest for undiscovered clues that prove who may have been the first climber to get to the top; the mystery has perplexed historians for a century.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Halloween Wars – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Last Tango in Halifax (#404) – PBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Outrageous Pumpkins (#104) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Curious Life and Death of… (#106) – Smithsonian Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Tigtone (#209/210) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Top Gear (#2806) – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Fear the Walking Dead (#601) – AMC @ 9/8c (75-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*North Woods Law (#1501) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Spanish Princess (#201) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*2020 NBA Finals – Game 6 – ABC @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *Special*Everest’s Greatest Mystery – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Happily Never After – UPtv @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*NBA Countdown – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Paranormal Caught on Camera – Travel Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour “Top 100: 60-41” Special)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:20/7:20c (Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance: The Other Way (#215-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*A Year in Music (#302) – AXS TV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Air Disasters (#1506) – Smithsonian Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Alaskan Bush People (#1208) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bar Rescue (#720) – Paramount @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bless the Harts (#BHR-112) – FOX @ 8:31/7:31c
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-1002) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bravo’s Chat Room (#105) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Britannia (#202) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *New*Carnival Eats – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cobra (#102) – PBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Darcey & Stacey (#109) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Desus & Mero (#254) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dwight in Shining Armor (#404) – BYUtv @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-1802) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Fargo (#404) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*First Ladies (#102) – CNN @ 10/9c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Flesh and Blood – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (#107) – Cartoon Network @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield (#105) – Court TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Lovecraft Country (#09/109) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Malory Towers (#106) – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *New*NewsCafe (#103) – FYI @ 11AM/10AMc
  • *New*Our Cartoon President (#314) – Showtime @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Pandora (#202) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Renovation, Inc. – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (#508) – AXS TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rock Legends (#311) – AXS TV @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Snapped (#2806) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Sugar and Toys (#204) – Fuse @ 11/10c
  • *New*That White People Shit (#204) – Fuse @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*The Chosen (#105) – BYUtv @ 6/5c
  • *New*The Circus (#517) – Showtime @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Comedy Store (#102) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Good Lord Bird (#102) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Potomac (#511) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-3121) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Top Ten Revealed (#317) – AXS TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Vow (#08/108) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Walking Dead: World Beyond (#102) – AMC @ 10:15/9:15c (70-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Uncensored (#306) – TV One @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17162) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (#716) – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*World’s Most Evil Killers – Reelz @ 2/1c & 3/2c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*World’s Most Unexplained (#105) – Travel Channel @ 11/10c

Monday

Monday features 1 series premieres, 3 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 series premiere of Last Looks on Quibi. The show pulls back the curtain on a world of beautiful villains; proving there’s a dark side to glamour. Each chapter explores a different mystery, told by the people who lived them and by fashion world insiders who rarely breathe their secrets.
 

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Tonight is a 3-hour Street Outlaws “Show Up or Shut Up” special on Discovery Channel at 8/7c. Street racers in Oklahoma work to be considered the best of the best in their sport.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Bravo’s Chat Room (#106) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Sounds (#108) – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Last Looks – Quibi @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Season Premiere*Mystery Road (#201/202) – Acorn TV @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Family Chantel (#201) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Travel Man (#0501AA/0502AA) – Ovation @ 6AM/5AMc & 6:30AM/5:30AMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 5/4c & 8:15/7:15c (Denver Broncos at New England Patriots / Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints)
  • *Special*Street Outlaws – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (3-Hour “Show Up or Shut Up” Special)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance: HEA Strikes Back! (#102) – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Ninja Warrior (#1205) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Axios (#29/316) – HBO @ 11:05/10:05c
  • *New*Below Deck Mediterranean (#520) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Big Brother (#2229) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (#817) – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Botched – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#2905) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Doomsday Caught on Camera (#105) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dr. 90210 (#703) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Emergency Call (#103) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Enslaved (#105) – Epix @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fringe Nation (#102) – Vice @ 10/9c
  • *New*Halloween Baking Championship – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 12:05AM/11:05PMc
  • *New*Like, Share, Dimelo (#104) – Fuse @ 11/10c
  • *New*Love It or List It – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#1802-60) – History Channel @ 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Penn & Teller: Fool Us (#711) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Relative Race: After the Finish Line – BYUtv @ 2:30AM/1:30AMc
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Sell This House! (#1013) – FYI @ 10/9c
  • *New*Soulmates (#102) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Studio C (#1202) – BYUtv @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan (#102) – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Big Bake (#103) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Third Day (#05/105) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17163) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*We Are Who We Are (#05/105) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Whose Line Is It Anyway? (#808) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*WWE Raw – USA Network @ 8/7c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 3 series premieres, 2 season premieres, & 1 season finale. 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 The Cabin with Bert Kreischer on Netflix. Fast-living comic Bert Kreischer heads to a cabin for some self-care and invites his funny friends to join his quest to cleanse his mind, body and soul.
 
Tonight is the series premiere of Survivalists on BYUtv at 9/8c. Each episode of this new family competition series features two everyday families who put away technology and embark on a three-day survival immersion course in the wild to reconnect and repair their relationships. They win advantages through challenges, but to be successful, family members must trust each other and be vulnerable. The show is hosted by extreme adventurer Colin O’Brady, who won his first triathlon 18 months after a tragic accident and was the first person to complete an unaided solo trek across Antarctica.
 
Tonight is also the series premiere of Struggle Gourmet on Fuse at 11:30/10:30c. Before they were successful, celebrities had to rely on “struggle meals” just like everyone else. Do or die, just trying to get by. Now, on Struggle Gourmet, your favorite stars and host Dariany Santana cook up those basic dishes with the most extraordinary ingredients they can find! And then decide which version is better. Deluxe or original? (What’s better, a cheap packet of instant noodles or a pricey bowl of fancy ramen? A classic PB&J or a sandwich worth half your rent?) On Struggle Gourmet, they don’t just make fancy burgers and lavish donuts, they explore the strange and exotic ingredients that elevate these dishes, and explore the local businesses, artisans and growers who curate them.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Travel Man (#0503AA/0504AA) – Ovation @ 6AM/5AMc & 6:30AM/5:30AMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Struggle Gourmet (#101) – Fuse @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Survivalists (#101) – BYUtv @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Cabin with Bert Kreischer – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Made From Scratch (#201) – Fuse @ 11/10c
  • *Season Premiere*The Bachelorette (#1601) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Celebrity Family Feud (#609) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Sports*Inside the NFL – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*NFL Football – CBS @ 7/6c (Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans)
  • *New*All-Round Champion (#204) – BYUtv @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Book of Secrets (#109) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Building Off the Grid – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Don’t Be Tardy… (#803) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ellen’s Game of Games (#402) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Finding Your Roots (#611) – PBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch (#102) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*I Was a Teenage Felon (#103) – Vice @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Kal Penn Approves This Message (#104) – Freeform @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Life Below Zero (#1407) – NGC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Life Below Zero: Next Generation (#107) – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Little People, Big World (#2103) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*NEXT (#NEX-102) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Sweet Home Sextuplets (#308) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The FBI Declassified – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Haves and The Have Nots (#718) – OWN @ 8/7c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#1205) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Transplant (#106) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*True Colors (#103) – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17164) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Weakest Link (#104) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Windy City Rehab – HGTV @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)

Wednesday

Wednesday features 1 series premiere, 5 season premieres, & 4 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of The Con on ABC at 10:02/9:02c. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, the series explores the troubling tales of people taken in by claims and promises that proved too good to be true, from identity fraud and misleading romance to the high-profile college admission scandal and Fyre Festival. It will reveal how the victims were fooled and the cost of their false trust – emotional and financial. The Con will feature interviews with the key people caught up in the cons, including victims and eyewitnesses, and, in some cases, law enforcement and the perpetrators themselves. The series will lift the curtain on the people behind some of the most outrageous cons ever.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Brother vs Brother (#706) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports (#108) – Vice @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Dodgeball Thunderdome (#109) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Cowboy Way – INSP @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Con (#101) – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *Season Premiere*Baroness Von Sketch Show (#501) – IFC @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *Season Premiere*Sistas (#201/202) – BET @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Amazing Race (#3201) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Real Housewives of Orange County (#1501) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Travel Man (#0601AA/0602AA) – Ovation @ 6AM/5AMc & 6:30AM/5:30AMc (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*2020 Billboard Music Awards – NBC @ 8/7c (3-Hour Special)
  • *New*AEW: Dynamite – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Archer (#1106) – FXX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#2230) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Catfish: The TV Show (#820) – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Coroner (#202) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Counting Cars (#909) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Devils (#102) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Extreme Ice Machines (#105) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Family Time (#803) – Bounce TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Food Paradise (#1409) – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*I Can See Your Voice (#VOI-109) – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 12:05AM/11:05PMc
  • *New*Locked Up Abroad – NGC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Married at First Sight (#1114-120) – Lifetime @ 8/7c & 10/9c (2-Hour New Episode & 1-Hour “Top Wedding Moments” Special)
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Paranormal: Captured (#106) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Masked Singer (#MS-404) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Soup (#1318) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living (#112) – BET @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#712) – BET @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17165) – Bravo @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*WWE NXT – USA Network @ 8/7c

Thursday

Thursday features 2 series premieres, 3 season premieres, & 1 season finale. 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 DES on Sundance NOW. This is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history: Dennis Nilsen. Known as the “kindly killer,” Nilsen (David Tennant, Good Omens, Broadchurch, Doctor Who) was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of London’s Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. His victims were often homeless or living off grid, having slipped through the cracks of 1980s British society and were therefore welcoming of this stranger’s apparent generosity. When he was finally caught on 9 February 1983, Nilsen had murdered a total of fifteen men over a period of five years, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer of the time. After his arrest, Nilsen was astonishing in his honesty: admitting outright to all fifteen murders in the police car outside his flat. But infuriatingly for the investigating detectives, he couldn’t remember any of his victims’ names. With no apparent motive, inconclusive forensic evidence and most of Nilsen’s victims living off-grid, the police started the biggest manhunt investigation in UK history. This time not for the murderer, but for the murdered. The story is told through the prism of three isolated men — a detective, a biographer, and Nilsen himself. While Detective Peter Jay (Daniel Mays, Line of Duty) and the police investigation’s attempt to get justice for as many victims as possible provides the narrative and emotional spine, the relationship between Nilsen and his biographer Brian Masters (Jason Watkins, The Crown) allows us to delve into the mind of one of the most emotionally elusive serial killers the world has ever seen. Can we ever really understand the mind of a psychopathic killer? And, if we try, what price do we pay?
 
Overnight was also the complete first season premiere of Social Distance on Netflix. Filmed in isolation, this narrative anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart. It stars Asante Blackk, Danielle Brooks, Guillermo Diaz, Lovie Simone, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Mike Colter, & Oscar Nunez.
 

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Overnight was the The West Wing: A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote on HBO Max. This timely special marks the first time in 17 years that the original cast of the hit drama series will come together with creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer/director Thomas Schlamme for a special theatrical stage presentation of the “Hartsfield’s Landing” episode from the show’s third season. The West Wing stars Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, and Martin Sheen will reprise their roles from the episode. Additionally, a West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote will feature special guest appearances including When We All Vote co-chair Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
 
Tonight is also the 90-minute Enemies of the People: Trump & the Press special on Vice at 7:30/6:30c. Behind the scenes of the 2016 election; journalists reflect on their coverage of Donald Trump; the decline of public trust in news.
 
Tonight is also a 2-hour 20/20 “The Vice President and the People” special on ABC at 8/7c. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answers voters’ questions.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life! (#106) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*DES (#101) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Social Distance – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Death in Paradise (#0201BA/0202BA/0203BA/0204BA) – Ovation @ 7/6c, 8/7c, 9/8c, & 10/9c (4 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Flip or Flop – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Star Trek: Discovery (#301) – CBSAA @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*20/20 – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour “The Vice President and the People” Special)
  • *Special*Decision 2020: Trump Town Hall – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Enemies of the People: Trump & the Press – Vice @ 7:30/6:30c (90-Minute Special)
  • *Special*The West Wing: A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote – HBO @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Sports*Thursday Night Football – FOX @ 8:20/7:20c (Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills)
  • *New*Big Brother (#2231) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bridezillas (#1304) – WE @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bruh (#118) – BET+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Buried in the Backyard (#307) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*Connecting… (#102) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Desus & Mero (#255) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop (#108) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gangs of London (#105) – AMC+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Injustice with Nancy Grace (#202) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 12:05AM/11:05PMc
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#1905) – E! @ 8/7c
  • *New*My Feet are Killing Me: First Steps (#106) – TLC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*One Lane Bridge (#105) – Sundance Now @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Phantom Signals (#102) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Supernatural (#1515) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Bradshaw Bunch (#106) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Outpost – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The This Old House Hour – PBS @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Travel Man (#0603AA/0604AA) – Ovation @ 6AM/5AMc & 6:30AM/5:30AMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#17166) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*What on Earth? (#808) – Science Channel @ 9/8c

Friday

Friday features 4 series premieres, 1 season premiere, & 1 season finale. 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 Dream Home Makeover on Netflix. Dreams come true for real families looking for the perfect home tailored to their own unique style, thanks to Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee.
 
Overnight was also the complete first season premiere of Grand Army on Netflix. Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future. It stars Amalia Yoo, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson, Odessa A’zion, & Odley Jean.
 
Overnight was also the complete first season premiere of Helstrom on Hulu. As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Daimon (Tom Austen, The Royals) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills. It also stars Chris Yen, Ariana Guerra, Daniel Cudmore, David Meunier (Damien, Breckman Rodeo), Elizabeth Marvel (Blink), June Carryl (One Fine Christmas), & Robert Wisdom (Flaked, Happy Town, Hoke, The Hot Zone).
 
Overnight was the complete first season premiere of Meet the Chimps on Disney+. The show takes viewers into the secret life of one of the largest and most unique wildlife sanctuaries in the world — Chimp Haven — a 200-acre refuge tucked deep in the forested heart of Louisiana, which is home to more than 300 chimpanzees. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, this six-part series, from National Geographic, tracks the ups and downs of this extraordinary group of chimps that are given a second chance at life by a staff whose dedication, compassion and commitment knows no bounds. Through a seamless blend of natural history and observational-documentary filmmaking, Meet the Chimps puts the chimps — the heart and soul of the series — at front and center. A real-life drama with a full emotional range, the series gives unparalleled access to everything happening at Chimp Haven, including food squabbles, alliances, romances, “bromances,” tears, tantrums, high jinxes and heartbreaks.
 

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Overnight was the release of the new documentary film special, Time, on Amazon. In this intimate yet epic love story filmed over two decades, indomitable matriarch Fox Rich strives to raise her six sons and keep her family together as she fights for her husband’s release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola.
 
Overnight was also the release of What the Constitution Means to Me, also on Amazon. Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human show, Heidi resurrects hers teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.
 
Overnight was also the release of the feature film Clouds on Disney+. Inspired by an incredible true story, “Clouds” is a poignant and beautiful look at the heartbreaking duality of life and a testament to what can happen when you start to live as if each day might be your last. Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus) is a fun-loving high school student with raw musical talent living with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. At the start of his senior year, he is ready to take on the world, however when he receives the news that the disease has spread, he and his best friend and songwriting partner, Sammy (Sabrina Carpenter), decide to spend Zach’s limited time following their dreams. With the help of Zach’s mentor and teacher, Mr. Weaver (Lil Rel Howery), Zach and Sammy are given the chance of a lifetime and are offered a record deal. Along with the support of the love of his life, Amy (Madison Iseman) and his parents, Rob and Laura (Tom Everett Scott and Neve Campbell); Zach embarks on an unforgettable journey about friendship, love and the power of music.
 
Overnight was the premiere of The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix. What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history. It stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, John Doman, & Ben Shenkman.
 
Tonight is a 30-minute Miley Cyrus Backyard Sessions special on MTV at 7/6c. Miley Cyrus presents a special unplugged edition of her series “Backyard Sessions”; shot entirely from her home, she performs some of her most iconic hits, as well as a few of her favorite cover songs.
 
Tonight are two specials on Gold Rush on Discovery Channel. At 8/7c, on a 68-minute “Confessions of a Record-Breaking Season” special, a crisis in the Klondike sends Parker, Rick and Tony in new directions. Parker breaks a major record mining his own ground. Tony abandons his dredges and moves his entire operation to the Hill. Rick gambles to find massive nuggets in Keno. Then at 9:08/8:08c is “Threats,” Parker’s parents offer help, and his wash plant catches fire. Rick and his crew race the weather to finish their first season strong. And Tony heads into the wilderness to find lost equipment, and attempts to get his ancient dredge up and running.
 
Tonight is also the HBO special The Perfect Weapon at 8/7c. An exploration of the rise of cyber conflict as the primary way that nations now compete with and sabotage one another; interviews with top military, intelligence and political officials; includes on-the-ground reporting from the front lines.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Travel Man (#0605BA) – Ovation @ 6AM/5AMc
  • *Series Premiere*Dream Home Makeover – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Grand Army – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Helstrom – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Meet the Chimps – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Shark Tank (#1201) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Clouds – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Gold Rush – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 9:08/8:08c (1 New 1-Hour “Confessions of a Record-Breaking Season” & 1 New 2-Hour “Threats” Special)
  • *Special*Miley Cyrus Backyard Sessions – MTV @ 7/6c (30-Minute Special)
  • *Special*The Perfect Weapon – HBO @ 8/7c
  • *Special*The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*Time – Amazon @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *Special*What the Constitution Means to Me – Amazon @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Long Way Up (#107) – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Love After Lockup (#314) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom (#104) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Masters of Illusion (#717) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*One Day at Disney (#146) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#545/1830) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Selling the Big Easy – HGTV @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Tehran (#106) – Apple TV+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Amber Ruffin Show (#104) – Peacock @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#2802) – BBC America @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Great British Baking Show – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*The Greatest #AtHome Videos – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Right Stuff (#103) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Undercover Boss (#UB1003) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Warrior (#203) – Cinemax @ 10/9c
  • *New*Weird but True (#310) – Disney+ @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Wilmore (#105) – Peacock @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*World’s Funniest Animals (#106) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – USA Network @ 8/7c

Saturday

Saturday

Tonight is also a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Issa Rae and musical guest Justin Bieber.

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Tonight is David Byrne’s American Utopia on HBO at 8/7c. The special event, directed by Spike Lee, presents a one-of-a-kind, dynamic film that gives audiences access to Byrne’s electrifying critically acclaimed Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences. The filmed version was recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City. Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.
 
Tonight is also the 2-part, 4-hour The Story of the Royals special on Reelz starting at 8/7c. The mystique and history of the monarchy as it draws international interest this spring with a new royal baby and the introduction of Meghan Markle, the first American to marry into the British royal family since Wallis Simpson in 1937.
 
Tonight is the TV movie Sweet Autumn on Hallmark at 9/8c. Maggie (Nikki DeLoach, Awkward, The Jury), a successful entrepreneur, returns home for a will reading and discovers she’s inherited half of her aunt’s famed maple candy business. What she doesn’t understand is why Aunt Dee’s (Henriette Ivanans) maple supplier, Dex (Andrew Walker, Against the Wall, Maybe It’s Me), inherited the other half. Her return also coincides with the town’s Sweet Autumn Fest, and through a series of letters Aunt Dee left, Maggie and Dex search for the reason behind her aunt’s final wishes. As she and Dex grow closer, Maggie must decide if the life she built is the one she wants.
 
Tonight is 1-hour Holy Calamavote special on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim at 12AM/11PMc. A special performance by Run the Jewels.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Help! I Wrecked My House (#104) – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Hidden Potential – HGTV @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Special*David Byrne’s American Utopia – HBO @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Holy Calamavote – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *Special*Sweet Autumn – Hallmark @ 9/8c
  • *Special*The Story of the Royals – Reelz @ 8/7c
  • *New*AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (#202) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (#704) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Nation (#208) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*License to Kill (#211) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Magical Girl Friendship Squad (#104) – Syfy @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Mega Zoo (#103) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#4603) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Secrets of the Zoo – Nat Geo WILD @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Secret Life of the Zoo (#509) – Animal Planet @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wild Life (#104) – Syfy @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc

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

— Jenny

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3 Responses to This Week on TV – 10/12/20-10/17/20

  1. Sandra says:

    Isn’t it 10/11? I don’t mean to be one of those people who correct everything, that just confused me for a second. Thanx 4 your work👍🏽

  2. spamboxalot says:

    Glad you’re feeling better!

  3. Troy Hutson says:

    I enjoy knowing what’s new. And seeing if it’s worth watching thanks

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