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What shows to watch this October

What shows to watch this October
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Halloween brings lots of scares, but those not interested in horror aren't exactly up Schitt's Creek. This month’s offerings include new shows which look promising and the return of some of our favourites— and yes, one massive Walking Dead binge that will keep you busy all the way through Halloween.

What follows is a list of the most anticipated fall shows along with their release dates.


Connecting … (NBC, 10/1)

Ensemble comedy series about a group of friends trying to stay connected during a global pandemic.

Emily in Paris (Netflix, 10/2)

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.

Monsterland (Hulu, 10/2)

Encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 (CBS All Access, 10/3)

Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

The Comedy Store (Showtime, 10/4)

This documentary series brings to life the legends, heartbreak and history created at The Comedy Store, which over the past 47 years has launched the careers of a breathtaking array of stars.

The Good Lord Bird (Showtime, 10/4)

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this limited series based on the novel. "Onion" is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC, 10/4)

The series will focus on the first generation to grow up during the zombie apocalypse.

Soulmates (AMC, 10/5)

This takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet - a way to find your soulmate through six provocative stories about the cost of finding true love.

neXt (Fox, 10/6)

A former tech CEO joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent to stop the emergence of a rogue Artificial Intelligence.

Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones (BBC America, 10/7)

BBC America will be broadcasting the new animated version of Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones next week. This will be the first time the long-lost story will be seen in a new animated version since all but two of the original live-action episodes were lost. "The Faceless Ones" was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967, starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor.

Schitt's Creek Season 6

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.

The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix, 10/9)

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.

The Bachelorette Season 16 (ABC, 10/13)

A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find her true love.

David Byrne’s American Utopia (HBO, 10/17)

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

Supermarket Sweep (ABC, 10/18)

A reboot of the 90s game show.

Superstore Season Six (NBC, 10/22)

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix, 10/23)

Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting. Based on the book by Walter Tevis.

The Undoing (HBO, 10/25)

Life for a successful therapist in New York begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book.



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