Wondering what to watch next week? Here’s the scoop on what you’ll want to watch as you head into the weekend of October 14 on network and cable, streaming, and on-demand. Whatever your platform is (HBO, Showtime, Acorn, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu), we’ve got you covered with what to see. Plus, check out what’s new on Blu-ray and DVD, and the hot new movies coming out next week. Let’s look!
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
charlie hunnam stars in this 12-episode series as a fugitive seeking to lose himself in the vibrant chaos of 1980s Bombay, only to find his plans complicated by love. Based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts (AppleTV+).
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New series about the tribulations of high school in the 1990s, based on the autobiographical memoirs of the twin sister pop duo. tegan and sarastars coby smulders, Olivia Royre Y Nate Corddry (Amazon Freevee).
SATURDAY, October 15
let’s get physical
Based on true events, this new TV movie stars Jenna Dewan (of The noob) as a fitness instructor who taught soccer moms to dance by day, but also ran a sophisticated prostitution ring, with a client list that included many prominent men in her community (8 pm, Lifetime).
autumn in the city
A newcomer to New York City (Aimee Tegarten) discovers many things he loves about the city as he meets his jaded neighbor (Evan Rodrick) in this network original movie (8 p.m., Hallmark).
SUNDAY, October 16
magpie murders in masterpiece
Lesley Manville (of The crown Y ghost thread) stars in this true crime series as a mysterious author’s publisher who dies under mysterious circumstances, leaving his latest novel unfinished, and perhaps littered with clues as to what might have happened (9 pm, PBS).
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Halloween Festival
The cult classic TV series (which makes fun of bad movies) hosts its first Halloween special when Jonah and the bots unleash (and download) the ultra-cheesy 1961 horror flick. The 3D Mask. Bring your own 3D glasses to join in the multidimensional fun (8pm, Gizmoplex)
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MONDAY, October 17
Kids Baking Championship: Trick or Eat
Hosts Duff Goldman Y Maneet Chauhan challenge teams of young bakers to create fantastic Halloween-themed edibles for a chance to win $10,000 (8 pm, Food Network and Discovery+).
Doc airing for two nights about the shocking NXVM sex cult, its founders… and its victims (9 pm, HBO).
TUESDAY, October 18
Documentary about the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk, dustin lance blackexploring his childhood roots, his gay identity and his close relationship with his mother, who became an emotional rock and the inspiration for his activism (9pm, HBO).
The rebooted series begins anew with a three-night dive into unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and strange happenings, with commentary from investigators, family members, and journalists (Netflix).
WEDNESDAY, October 19
The acclaimed mockumentary series (offering elaborate and on-point satires of real-life documentaries) returns from the creators. Fred Armisen, bill hader, seth meyers Y Thomas Rhys (IFC and AMC+).
secrets of the dead
What really happened in the apocalyptic eruption of the Vesuvius volcano that buried the city of Pompeii some 2,000 years ago? Find out what life was like in this ancient city just before it was destroyed (10 pm, PBS).
THURSDAY, October 20
The Hunt for the Essex Truck KillersThe true crime documentary explores one of the UK’s most shocking stories that brought to light the dark world of human trafficking by organized crime (Theme).
one of us is lying
How far will the Bayview Four go to protect their deadly secret? Find out as the second season unfolds, starring Mariana Tejada, Annalisa Cochrane Y Cooper van Grootel (Peacock).
NEW ON DVD
Gen Z’ers have a scary night in bodies bodies bodies (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), a horror-tinged black comedy about the chills of living in an age of social media when party fun and gaming take a terrifying turn. With pete davidson, amanda stenberg Y maria bakalova.