ALSO SEE: NFL 2019 TV Schedule
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Saturday, Oct. 12
The College Admissions Scandal
The College Admissions Scandal follows Caroline (Penelope Ann Miller) and Bethany (Mia Kirshner), two wealthy and successful mothers who are obsessed with getting their teens into elite colleges. When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer (Michael Shanks) offers a side door into the institutions of their dreams, they partake with visions of coveted acceptance letters in their heads. But when Singer cooperates with the FBI and pleads guilty, the mothers must face the consequences of their crimes.
— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) October 12, 2019
FOX & NBC, beginning at 12pm Live
The Texas Longhorns take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown today at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on FOX. Later tonight on NBC, the USC Trojans visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a rivalry battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh trophy.
Freeform, beginning at 6pm
You might lose your voice after watching three scream-inducing movies in this horror franchise from director Wes Craven: Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000).
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Discovery Family Channel, 8pm
After nine years and 221 magical episodes, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comes to an end with a 90-minute finale where a villainous alliance unleashes their unified might on Equestria, and it’s up to the Mane Six to save the kingdom. Then, years later, Princess Twilight is visited by a student with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together.
MLB Playoffs: League Championship Series
FOX & TBS, beginning at 4pm Live
Game 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals is on TBS. The American League’s two remaining playoff contenders — the N.Y. Yankees and Houston Astros — meet tonight in Game 1 of the best-of-seven AL Championship Series. FS1 and FOX split coverage of the series.
Love, Fall & Order
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
When Claire (Erin Cahill) goes home to save her dad’s annual Fall Fest on her family’s pumpkin farm, sparks fly with an old rival — the opposing lawyer (Trevor Donovan) she now faces in court. Gregory Harrison also stars.
The Banana Splits Movie
Leave it to Syfy to reimagine the beloved late ’60s/early ’70s Hanna-Barbera live-action/animated kids’ series The Banana Splits as a horror film. Although, when recalling how creepy the show’s costumed hosts — Fleegle, Drooper, Snorky and Bingo — looked, perhaps it makes perfect sense.
Beyond the Headlines: The College Admissions Scandal With Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson explores the remarkable story of privilege and greed behind the recent college admissions scandal. After Carlson examines the headlines, a family shares their personal encounter with Rick Singer; a former Ivy League dean of admissions sheds light on the high-stakes admissions process; and Carlson speaks with a mother who has filed a $500 billion class action lawsuit against those accused in the scandal.
Saturday Night Live: “David Harbour/Camila Cabello”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Stranger Things star David Harbour makes his SNL hosting debut, and he is joined by Camila Cabello, making her own debut as musical guest.
Sunday, Oct. 13
NFL Network & NBC, beginning at 9:30am Live
A full Sunday of NFL action begins in the morning as the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on NFL Network. Sunday Night Football on NBC has the Pittsburgh Steelers in Carson, Calif., to face the L.A. Chargers.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 1000Bulbs.com 500
NBC, 2pm Live
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs continue today at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway with the second of three races in the Round of 12.
FOX, 3/4:30pm (check local listings)
Ed Burns executive produces and narrates this new FOX Sports Films documentary that provides unique insight into reclusive baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver and his relationship with the N.Y. Mets and New York City. As Burns notes at the beginning of the film, “You can’t understand the Mets without knowing his tale as well.” Featuring interviews with Seaver, his former teammates and opponents, and sportswriters and broadcasters, the film chronicles Seaver’s career with the Mets that ended with a devastating trade to the Cincinnati Reds. Seaver, as sportscaster Sal Marchiano explains, was the team’s “first home-grown star” and fans immediately connected with “Tom Terrific” – a bond that continued to grow as he turned the Mets from a laughing stock into world champions. And despite playing for other teams during his career, the film shows us why Seaver’s impact on the Mets organization and its fans will be felt for years to come.
The Simpsons: “The Fat Blue Line”
Guest Star Alert!
Jason Momoa guest-voices as himself while Bob Odenkirk voices a mob lawyer in an episode where a pickpocket targets festivalgoers. After the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to clear his name, catch the real criminal and show he’s still up for police work.
Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall: “The Sheriff’s Son”
Investigation Discovery, 8pm
When an Arkansas outdoorsman disappears, authorities wade through a series of accusations and rumors in their hunt for the missing man. As they zero in on a suspect and the body count rises, detectives rush to capture the killer before it’s too late.
Scandalous: “The Subway Vigilante”
FOX News Channel, 8pm
This one-hour Scandalous episode will revisit the tragic day of Dec. 22, 1984, when Bernhard Hugo Goetz shot four black teenagers in a subway car in New York City. The 37-year-old, who used an unregistered handgun, claimed that the youths had harassed him for money, leading the city to dub him the “Subway Vigilante.” The shooting sparked a nationwide debate on race, crime and self-defense, culminating in an ending no one would have predicted.
Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott return for the second installment of their mystery franchise as puzzle-solving newspaper crossword editor Tess Harper and police lieutenant Logan O’Connor. After a marriage proposal turns from joy to murder, Tess and Logan are called upon to solve the crime. “We have to solve the puzzle,” teases Elliott. “So get your thinking caps on!”
Dr. T, Lone Star Vet
Nat Geo WILD, 9pm
In this new series, Dr. Lauren Thielen (“Dr. T”) is heading home to Texas, where her love for animals began, to lead her own exotic animal clinic at one of the state’s largest animal hospitals. Follow Dr. T as she takes the reins on some of the most challenging and compelling cases of her career, caring for everything from emus to hedgehogs, and whatever else comes through the door. With the support of the hospital’s 24/7 emergency vet team, Dr. T will deliver dramatic and heartwarming stories of animals in need, all with her Texas-sized dose of charm we’ve all come to love. In the premiere episode, “The Terrible Turkey Trot,” Dr. T has her hands full with a prickly hedgehog in need of a tiny tooth extraction and a Russian tortoise named Stoli who won’t open his mouth and take his medicine. Dr. T also treats a beloved African grey parrot with a worrisome growth that could be fatal.
Rise of the Supercarrier
Smithsonian Channel, 9pm
Filmed over three years, with exclusive and unprecedented access, the new three-part series takes viewers on an intimate and extraordinary journey with the Royal Navy, as 700 sailors learn the intricacies of the new aircraft carrier and are pushed to their breaking points. In the premiere episode, “The Birth of a Giant,” HMS Queen Elizabeth is still under construction at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland, where Captain Jerry Kyd and his sailors take up their posts to prepare for dangerous sea trials. The sailors endure rigorous fire and flood training, working quickly and efficiently as teams, to prepare for the difficult life out at sea. After 20 years of technical and scientific development, eight years of engineering and construction and two years to assemble and train the ship’s company, HMS Queen Elizabeth prepares to go to sea for the very first time.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Hail Mary”
In the new episode “Hail Mary,” Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) run protection detail for retired Navy Admiral Kilbride (guest star Gerald McRaney) in an operation to locate a missing Naval intelligence officer.
The Rookie: “The Bet”
Castle reunion! Tonight Nathan Fillion welcomes two actors who played detectives to his crime-solving mystery writer on the 2009-16 ABC drama. Seamus Dever visits as the shady right-hand man to a city councilwoman, and Jon Huertas is a Homeland Security agent in peril.
Why We Hate
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Tennessee Williams said hate “can only exist where there is no understanding.” This ambitious six-part docuseries from Steven Spielberg and documentarian Alex Gibney digs deep into that emotion and the destruction it causes.
E! True Hollywood Story: “Who Is Kim Kardashian West?”
Reality star, businesswoman, mother, wife, sister, prison-reform advocate and potential attorney Kim Kardashian West, along with friends, family and Keeping Up With the Kardashians executive producer Farnaz Farjam Chazan, discusses the real Kim.
Madam Secretary: “The Strike Zone”
Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) faces mounting protests over rising fuel costs as she prepares to throw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game in the new episode “The Strike Zone.”
Tonight, the comedy that explores the world of pro football through the eyes of past and present players comes to an end. The series stars Dwayne Johnson as ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore, who has reinvented himself as a financial manager.
Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America
AMC, 12am (late-night)
Each episode of this musical docuseries from executive producers Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Alex Gibney, and directors Erik Parker and One9 focuses on a groundbreaking song. The premiere episode delves into Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” and how, in an era of excess, a Christian rap song challenged the church and its own ideals about religion and rap music.
Monday, Oct. 14
This spinoff of the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House follows the adventures of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne after she, her mom and her older brother move into the city to live above the family’s mercado as a large and loving multigenerational family. The series premieres with back-to-back episodes “Going Overboard” and “Walk Don’t Run.”
The Neighborhood: “Welcome to Co-Habitation”
In the new episode “Welcome to Co-Habitation,” the Butlers temporarily move in with the Johnsons and Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) makes a surprising discovery about Dave (Max Greenfield).
NFL Football: Detroit at Green Bay
ESPN, 8pm Live
Matthew Stafford leads the Detroit Lions into Green Bay’s Lambeau Field to duke it out with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Monday Night Football.
The first responders race to save workers in a high-rise during a fire drill; a mother and her sons are involved in a perilous car accident; and squabbling siblings fight over a family heirloom.
The Voice: “The Blind Auditions, Part 7/The Battles Premiere”
The blind auditions come to an end as the coaches finalize their teams. The battle rounds then begin, and the coaches enlist music industry powerhouses Normani (Team Kelly), Darius Rucker (Team Blake), Usher (Team Legend) and will.i.am (Team Gwen) to prepare their artists for a dueling duet. After the vocal face-off, each coach must choose which artist from their team is the strongest to move forward to the knockout rounds. The battle rounds continue tomorrow night.
The Terror: Infamy
In the finale of the season that was partially set in a Japanese internment camp, the Nakayamas look to the past for answers while Amy and Yamato-san struggle to once again assimilate into American life. Starring Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, Shingo Usami, Naoko Mori, Miki Ishikawa and George Takei.
All Rise: “A View From the Bus”
When a jury’s field trip to a crime scene takes a dramatic turn, Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick) must determine if the trip she granted helped the defendant or biased the jury in the new episode “A View From the Bus.”
Ultimate Cowboy Showdown
Country superstar Trace Adkins hosts this weeklong reality competition that will test a dozen real-life cowboys (and cowgirls) in team and individual challenges. At the end of the competition-filled week, a single cowboy will rise above the rest and earn the title of Ultimate Cowboy.
The Good Doctor: “Take My Hand”
As a conspiracy theorist (Josh Malina) questions Dr. Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) about his liver damage, Dr. Browne (Antonia Thomas) treats a woman whose inability to feel pain is threatening both her marriage and her life. Meanwhile, Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) each face crises in their romantic relationships.
Bluff City Law: “Fire in a Crowded Theater”
After a young woman is murdered, Elijah (Jimmy Smits) and Anthony (Michael Luwoye) take on hate speech in a case against controversial leader Campbell Mathers, who is represented by Elijah’s old friend and attorney Rachel Madsen.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay at Montreal
NBCSN, 7pm Live
Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Quebec to face off against Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens on NBCSN.
The Conners: “Lanford … Lanford”
Desperate for more income, Becky (Lecy Goranson) seeks a bartending position at Casita Bonita, causing major concern for Dan (John Goodman) due to her struggle with alcoholism. Meanwhile, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) finally nears a decision between David (Johnny Galecki) and Ben (Jay R. Ferguson), and Harris’ (Emma Kenney) new friend Odessa (Eliza Bennett) means new trouble.
Catch the AMC premiere of this 2013 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.
NCIS: “Someone Else’s Shoes”
In the new episode “Someone Else’s Shoes,” the NCIS team links a bizarre crime scene at Arlington National Cemetery to a string of attacks on homeless veterans.
The Flash: “A Flash of the Lightning”
The CW, 8pm
Faced with the news of his impending death, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) resiliency suffers as he struggles to fight fate. Meanwhile, Cecile’s (Danielle Nicolet) career as a D.A. conflicts with her identity when she crosses paths with a villainous meta-human.
FBI: “An Imperfect Science”
After a shooting at a nightclub, it appears that the FBI may have ignored previous threats from a local white supremacist group in the new episode “An Imperfect Science.”
Arrow: “Starling City”
The CW, 9pm
While trying to decipher the Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) mission, Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns to Starling City where he encounters familiar faces. Meanwhile, Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William’s (Ben Lewis) team clash with a new foe.
The Curse of Oak Island: The Top 25 Theories
This pre-season special looks back on six seasons of the docuseries and counts down the 25 most incredible moments ahead of Season 7.
This Is Us: “Flip a Coin”
Kevin (Justin Hartley) reflects on his past. Rebecca (Mandy Moore) visits Randall (Niles Fitch) at college. Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) mom comes to visit. Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) share new experiences with baby Jack.
USA Network, 9pm
The second season of the series based on the hit horror films, which revolve around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal, dives into what life is like the rest of the year. Opening on Purge Night, the season follows the characters as they are changed by their experiences and now face 364 days to prepare for the next Purge holiday.
Emergence: “No Outlet”
After learning more about Piper’s (Alexa Swinton) origins, Jo (Allison Tolman) struggles with the decision to shelter her. Benny (Owain Yeoman) enlists a friend to hack Kindred’s (guest star Terry O’Quinn) secret files, and Chris (Robert Bailey Jr.) clashes with a headstrong informant he’s assigned to protect.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Overlooked”
The NCIS team uncovers a sinister plot by a private detention center contracted by the government to house undocumented immigrants in the new episode “Overlooked.”
New Amsterdam: “The Denominator”
When Iggy (Tyler Labine) and Kapoor (Anupam Kher) discover a patient might be suffering from lead poisoning, they are forced to take on the city. Meanwhile, Max’s (Ryan Eggold) unsolicited attempts to help a patient backfire.
USA Network, 10pm
Set amid the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone, this series explores the origin story and present-day actions of the infamous covert program that uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
NBCSN, beginning at 7pm Live
The Colorado Avalanche are in Pittsburgh to skate against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in the first game of NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey twin bill. The second game has the Philadelphia Flyers in Edmonton to face off against the Oilers.
Gorillas of Gabon
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
A race is on to save Gabon’s Moukalaba-Doudou National Park and the silverback gorillas that call it home. This area was once protected by a thriving oil industry, but now the logging industry is poised to move in. Ecotourism could be the only way to prevent the trees from coming down, but a team of conservationists needs to make the gorillas tolerant of humans first. Follow them as they get up-close with the gorillas, study their moves, and journey to war-torn Central African Republic to learn the secrets of successful gorilla habituation.
Nature: “Undercover in the Jungle”
In Ecuador’s Amazon basin lies a special patch of jungle that is a living, breathing, green metropolis of life. It is an untouched, secluded wilderness teeming with biodiversity, only accessible by boat. Follow a team of naturalists and filmmakers on a mission to capture the intimate behaviors of the wildlife who dwell here by installing a network of more than 50 remotely operated cameras and mini-cams, from the dark rainforest floor right up to a tangled canopy 300 feet in the air. By filming 24/7 for an entire month, the camera crew captures the lives of exotic creatures and discovers the incredible tricks these animals use to survive in the extreme jungle climate. From agile pygmy marmosets and boisterous howler monkeys, to solitary pumas and mesmerizing leaf-cutter ants, meet a cast of remarkable animal characters carving out a living in this tropical world.
CMT Artists of the Year 2019
CMT, 8pm Live
The 10th annual celebration will air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and will honor this year’s Artists of the Year: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett. The 90-minute special will also feature country icon Reba McEntire being honored with the “Artist of a Lifetime” award, joining the ranks of previous “Lifetime” recipients including Loretta Lynn (2018), Kenny Rogers (2015) and Merle Haggard (2014).
Riverdale: “Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High”
The CW, 8pm
Archie (KJ Apa) encourages Mad Dog (Eli Goree) to attend Riverdale High and join the football team. Jughead (Cole Sprouse) meets Mr. Chipping (guest star Sam Witwer), who offers him a spot at an elite school called Stonewall Prep. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is conflicted when information about her involvement in Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) arrest leaks to the public.
Chicago Fire: “Infection, Part I”
Chicago Fire airs at a special time tonight as it kicks off a three-show crossover among the Chicago series. A rare but deadly bacteria takes its toll on numerous victims around the city, leaving Chicago’s finest first responders to work together alongside the CDC to resolve the dangerous situation. Following a fire at a local university that ties into the outbreak, Severide (Taylor Kinney) has suspicions that something bigger is happening.
Modern Family: “Pool Party”
Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) help Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) overcome her insecurities about wearing a bathing suit to a pool party but discover their own. Meanwhile, now that Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) new internship is taking up so much of her time, Jay (Ed O’Neill) is feeling particularly neglected.
SEAL Team: “Adapt and Overcome”
In the new episode “Adapt and Overcome,” Bravo Team is on a mission in Azerbaijan to help retake a power plant in order to avoid political instability in the area.
Chicago Med: “Infection, Part II”
An entire apartment complex is forced into quarantine when cases of the deadly virus turn into an epidemic. P.D. chases a lead that could point to a case of bioterrorism, and Will (Nick Gehlfuss) gets dangerously close to the suspect.
S.W.A.T.: “Funny Money”
In the new episode “Funny Money,” the SWAT team bumps heads with Lt. Lynch (Amy Farrington) when she signs them up for an off-book undercover operation to take down a local gang printing counterfeit money.
Chicago P.D.: “Infection, Part III”
The three-show Chicago crossover concludes.
Thursday, Oct. 17
NHL Hockey: N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey
NBCSN, 7pm Live
Metropolitan Division rivals duke it out at Newark’s Prudential Center as the N.Y. Rangers visit the New Jersey Devils.
Grey’s Anatomy: “It’s Raining Men”
After Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) inadvertently stirs up negative press for Grey Sloan, she tries to make things right with her former colleagues, jeopardizing her community service hours. Station 19’s Ben (Jason George) and Vic (Barrett Doss) bring a young woman into the hospital, and Jackson (Jesse Williams) stands up to Koracick (Greg Germann) when he goes too far with a patient’s family.
Young Sheldon: “Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball With Zip”
Sheldon (Iain Armitage) is forced to take a break from science when his new obsession with The Lord of the Rings leads to an unhealthy habit in the new episode “Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball With Zip.”
NFL Football: Kansas City at Denver
FOX & NFL Network, 8pm Live
Thursday Night Football heads to Empower Field at Mile High in Denver as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs play against Joe Flacco, Von Miller and the Broncos.
Horror Classics: Ghost Stories
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s spooky film lineup goes bump in the night with several classic ghost movies, beginning with The Uninvited (1944) and also featuring The Haunting (1963), The Fog (1980), Poltergeist (1982) and more.
Annual Latin American Music Awards 2019
Telemundo, 8pm Live
This annual ceremony pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the tradition of the American Music Awards. The three-hour special showcases electrifying musical performances in English and Spanish and is preceded by an hourlong red carpet preshow.
Mixtape: “The Doors’ Robby Krieger With Dennis Quaid”
AXS TV, 8:30pm
The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger performs a rendition of “Don’t Be Cruel” with actor/musician Dennis Quaid.
The Unicorn: “The Unicorn and the Catfish”
Wade (Walton Goggins) changes the password to his online dating profile because his friends become too involved in the new episode “The Unicorn and the Catfish.”
Perfect Harmony: “Hunting Season”
When Arthur (Bradley Whitford) is faced with a choir rebellion, he decides — against Ginny’s (Anna Camp) advice — to take on Adams (Tymberlee Hill) , the group’s alpha, at their annual deer-hunting trip. Meanwhile, Wayne (Will Greenberg) takes Cash (Spencer Allport) on his first hunting trip to teach him how to be a man, but Dwayne (Geno Segers) shows his friend there is more than one way to express masculinity.
A Million Little Things: “the perfect storm”
Maggie (Allison Miller) is shocked to learn Eric’s (Jason Ritter) true identity. Meanwhile, Eddie (David Giuntoli) realizes how much he wants to be a part of Charlie’s life as Katherine (Grace Park) makes a decision about her and Eddie’s relationship.
Mom: “Twirly Flippy Men and a Dirty Bird”
Christy escorts a reluctant Chef Rudy (returning guest star French Stewart) to court-ordered AA meetings in the new episode “Twirly Flippy Men and a Dirty Bird.”
College Football: UCLA at Stanford
ESPN, 9pm Live
A Thursday primetime college football clash in the Pac-12 has the UCLA Bruins visiting the Cardinal in Stanford, Calif.
Liberty: Mother of Exiles
This documentary follows fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, “godmother” of the Statue of Liberty, in her quest to discover how sculptor Auguste Bartholdi’s dream became a reality and what the statue means to people around the world. The film spotlights almost 70 subjects whose lives have been touched by the statue, from street artists and factory workers to the families who lived on Liberty Island until their homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
The Good Place: “Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy”
Uncertainty abounds when an unexpected visitor arrives.
Carol’s Second Act: “Marathon Day”
In the new episode “Marathon Day,” Dr. Jacobs (Ito Aghayere) collapses after running a marathon, and Carol (Patricia Heaton) becomes her doctor.
Sunnyside: “Schnorf Town”
Garrett (Kal Penn) gives Diana (Ana Villafañe) some media training as she tries to pass a new bill. With Brady’s (Moses Storm) help, Hakim (Samba Schutte) finds a creative new way to practice medicine.
Law & Order: SVU: “The Burden of Our Choices”
Rollins (Kelli Giddish) clashes with the parents of a teenaged runaway. The squad comes together for a special event.
Friday, Oct. 18
Looking for Alaska
Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer) enrolls in boarding school to find himself and meets the mysterious Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth), who he immediately begins to develop feelings for. But when tragedy strikes, Miles and his group of friends try to figure out life, death and how to let go.
When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a law firm with a vested interest in helping the wealthy amass even larger fortunes. Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas also star in Steven Soderbergh’s film.
Living With Yourself
Paul Rudd takes on double duty with his first leading role(s) in a television series as star of this eight-episode comedy told from multiple perspectives. Rudd plays a man struggling in life who undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person. However, he finds that he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. Aisling Bea also stars.
“Friday the 13th” Marathon
AMC, beginning at 10am
Join this stabby celebration of Jason Vorhees with screenings of 10 flicks in the franchise.
American Housewife: “Lasagna”
Greg (Diedrich Bader) hosts a meeting for the Westport Historical Guild to welcome back Stan (Timothy Omundson), and Katie’s (Katy Mixon) homemade lasagna is a huge hit with the guys. After Stan makes several trips back for seconds and begins spending an inordinate amount of time at the Otto house, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair) becomes convinced that Katie and Stan must be having an extramarital affair.
The Blacklist: “Les Fleurs du Mal”
Aram (Amir Arison) goes undercover to infiltrate a secret society of wealthy thrill-seekers whose entertainment hinges upon spectacular acts of violence. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) tries to negotiate with a former associate involved in the Townsend Directive, while Katarina Rostova (guest star Laila Robins) takes steps to insinuate herself into Liz’s (Megan Boone) life.
Monster of the Month: Godzilla
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s lineup features Godzilla starring in All Monster Attack (1969), Godzilla vs. Hedora (1971) and Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972). These are followed by the film that introduced one of Godzilla’s eventual frequent costars/frenemies, the giant birdlike monster of 1958’s Rodan.
Sid & Judy
Narrated by Emmy winner Jon Hamm and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh, this documentary explores the dramatic career and personal struggles of entertainer Judy Garland through rare concert footage, never-before-heard voice recordings and personal photos. The memories of Garland’s confidant, manager and third husband Sid Luft help paint a poignant portrait of the troubled singer/actress.
Great Performances: “Grammy Salute to Music Legends”
Enjoy a star-studded awards concert for Recording Academy honorees with performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg, Patti Austin, Sheila E., Sam Moore, Julio Iglesias and more.
Long Island Medium
Theresa Caputo shares more of the heartwarming — and sometimes heartbreaking — readings that fans have come to love. This season includes celebrity readings with Tatum O’Neal, Louie Anderson, Wayne Brady, Taylor Dayne and others.
Blue Bloods: “Another Look”
In the new episode “Another Look,” Frank (Tom Selleck) takes one of Jamie’s (Will Estes) cases to heart when it involves the suspicious death of a friend’s terminally ill wife.
In Search Of: “The Lost Colony of Roanoke”
Four hundred years ago, over 100 English colonists vanished from their New World settlement without a trace. Was the colony attacked? Did they all relocate, only to meet their end somewhere else? Or did some of them manage to survive? This episode hunts for clues where the colony once stood, and brand-new DNA testing seeks to determine if there were any survivors.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Stephen King Marathon
AMC, beginning at 6am
Pay tribute to author Stephen King, the Maine master of the macabre, with a marathon of movies based on his works: Graveyard Shift (1990), Cujo (1983), Misery (1990), Thinner (1996), Silver Bullet (1985), The Shining (1980), Christine (1983), Pet Sematary (1989), Pet Sematary Two (1992) and Creepshow (1982).
After premiering earlier this week, the new animated series — featuring voices by Izabella Alvarez (Westworld) as 11-year-old Ronnie Anne, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) as her brother Bobby and Sumalee Montano (Nashville) as mom Maria — moves to its regular time slot.
Good Witch: Curse From a Rose
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Cassie (Catherine Bell) and Sam (James Denton) adjust to life as empty nesters, and Cassie receives an unexpected visit from her college roommate Autumn Deveraux (Lolita Davidovich), who harbors resentment over a past event. Cassie uses her magical instincts to help Autumn resolve her feelings before she sabotages Middleton’s biggest autumn celebration, and bad luck seems to thwart Sam’s attempts to plan a romantic Halloween for Cassie — their first as a married couple.
Patsy & Loretta
Actresses/singing stars Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller portray country music legends Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn in this gripping and emotional biopic about the short but heartfelt friendship that developed between the women. Nashville creator Callie Khouri directed the film, which features Hilty and Mueller performing several iconic Cline and Lynn songs.
This is the fifth entry in the Critters horror/comedy film franchise about killer aliens. While babysitting, a college student (Tashiana Washington) discovers that the alien Krites have landed in the nearby forest. They soon receive help from the mysterious Aunt Dee (Dee Wallace, who starred in the original film), who might have a history with the hungry intergalactic beasts.
Countdown to Christmas 10th Anniversary Preview Special
Hallmark Channel, 10pm
Candace Cameron Bure hosts a sneak peek of the 40 original movies that will premiere as part of Hallmark’s 10th annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.