What to Watch: Oct. 23 Oct. 29
Wondering what to watch? Heres the scoop on what youll want to be watching as you head into this weekend and through next week, on network and cable television, streaming and on demand. Whatever your platformHBO, Showtime, Acorn, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Huluweve got you covered with what to watch. Plus, check out whats new on Blu-ray and DVD, and hot new movies opening this week. Lets get watching!
All times Eastern.
FRIDAY, Oct. 23The Queens GambitAnya Taylor-Joy stars in this limited-series adaptation of the novel by Walter Tevis, a coming-of-age tale of a young woman abandoned and entrusted to the care of an orphanage, where she develops an astonishing talent for the game of chessand an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as sedatives for children (Netflix).
SATURDAY, Oct. 24The Beverly HillbilliesGo retro with this classic Halloween-themed episode of the 1960s sitcom, in which the homesick Clampetts go door-to-door to meet their new Beverly Hills neighbors, not realizing its the holiday of Halloween (6 a.m., MeTV).
Clint Eastwood: Hollywood OutlawLearn about the life of this filmmaking icon, whos acted in more than 50 movies, directed 41, produced 45 and scored the music for 25. Kevin Bacon, Eastwoods son Kyle and others give insights into the Oscar-winning multitasker, jazz aficionado and Army veteran, whose films include Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, The Bridges of Madison County, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Dirty Harry (8 p.m., Reelz).
SUNDAY, Oct. 25Forever ChristmasWhen a workaholic TV producer (Chelsea Hobbs) starts working on a holiday-season show about a wildly sexy guy (Christopher Russell) who celebrates Christmas every day of the year, she finds herself falling for the unlikely new Christmas star (8 p.m., Lifetime).
The UndoingHugh Grant and Nicole Kidman star in this new limited series as a couple whose lives are split apart by a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations in the wake of a very public disaster (HBO and HBO Max).
Related: Hugh Grant Reveals What It Was Really Like to Work With Nicole Kidman
MONDAY, Oct. 26TempleEight-part series stars Mark Strong as haunted surgeon Daniel Milton, who sacrifices everything when he opens an illegal medical clinic in the network of tunnels beneath Londons Temple subway stationand his operation becomes a beacon for outcasts and the criminal underworld (streaming on Spectrum).
Amityville Horror HouseTwo-hour special examines the true eventsand the real-life house of horrorsthat inspired the 1977 best-selling book and the subsequent 1979 box-office hit, about an axe murderer who slaughtered his entire familyand the unsuspecting family that later moved into his New York house (9 p.m., Travel Channel).
TUESDAY, Oct. 27The CraftA remake of the 1996 film of the same name, this one stars Michelle Monaghan, David Duchovny, Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Hannah Gordon in a spooky tale about a group of high schoolers who form a coven of witches (Amazon Prime).
GhostsLeslie Manville stars in this new adaptation of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsens classic (and controversial tale), a scathing commentary on 19th century morality, filmed live in London (Broadway HD).
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28American HousewifeIts home, sweet home again for Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) as she kicks off season 5 with her three imperfect kids and her imperfect husband (Diedrich Bader) in Westport, Pa., a wealthy town full of perfect mommies, perfect kids and perfect families (8:30 p.m., ABC).
Mystify: Michael HutchenceRoc doc takes an intimate look at the life and legacy at one of musics most beloved showmen, the late lead singer of INXS, with previously unseen private footage, home videos and insightful interviews with bandmates, friends and collaborators (9 p.m., AXS TV).
Related: Lifetime Christmas Movies for 2020
THURSDAY, Oct. 29Top Secret VideosThe premise for this new funny-videos show: A group of slacker interns (Brian Posehn of The Big Bang Theory, Ron Funches of Trolls, Ali Kolbert from The Tonight Show and Matt Walsh of Veep) working in the basement of the NSA are tasked with cataloguing all the pointless camera footage that comes through the organizations severs (10:30 p.m., truTV).
The Animal Rescue ShowFollow animal rescuers in and around Austin, Texas, the home acclaimed Oscar-winning filmmaker Richard Linklater, who now executive-produces this powerful, inspiring and sometimes humorous docuseries about animals and the people who dearly love them (CBS All Access).
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NEW ON DVD
One of the most iconic action heroes of all time finally gets his act together. Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection (Lionsgate) is a deluxe assembly, for the first time, of all five films in the action-packed Sylvester Stallone Rambo series on 4K Ultra HD. Extras include deleted scenes, featurettes, commentaries, new artworkand steelbook packaging that makes the set virtually indestructiblejust like Rambo!
Yabba-dabbo do! The Flintstones: The Complete Series (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) collects all 166 episodes (1960-1966) of everyones favorite Stone Age family together for the first time on Blu-ray. The first animated series to air in primetime on American TV, The Flintstones was a smashand it held the record as the longest-running animated series for three decades, until The Simpsons later outlasted it.
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