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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- The Queens Gambit Is the Forrest Gump of Chess - Vulture - November 24th, 2020
- Chess Set Sales Have Skyrocketed Thanks To 'The Queen's Gambit' On Netflix - NPR - November 21st, 2020
- Illinois Wesleyan University's Virtual Production of CHESS Premieres This Weekend - Broadway World - November 21st, 2020
- Washington state team crowned national chess champions - KING5.com - November 21st, 2020
- Introducing the new Skilling Open commentary teams and our slick TV studio - chess24 - November 21st, 2020
- Packers will have an interesting chess match against the Colts defense - Acme Packing Company - November 21st, 2020
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- Mollies Feel-Good Feed: Mind mapping, a classic Icon and a game of chess - Marie Claire UK - November 20th, 2020
- The Queen's Gambit: How a Netflix show is increasing the popularity of chess - Scottsbluff Star Herald - November 20th, 2020
- Checking in with chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov - Jewish Insider - November 20th, 2020
- Peter Rhodes on Trump's final exit, vaccine side-effects and the infinite fascination of chess - expressandstar.com - November 20th, 2020
- CHESS Launches Cross Border Peace Initiative Between Liberia and Ivory Coast - Liberian Daily Observer - November 20th, 2020
- Brawl Chess - Gambit brings an old classic up to date on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Switch - TheXboxHub - November 20th, 2020
- Diane Francis: Putin is playing chess against the West and he's winning - Financial Post - November 18th, 2020
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- Chess: Indias 14-year-old Leon Mendonca closes in on Grandmaster title with second norm in Hungary - Scroll.in - November 18th, 2020
- Chess, the great metaphor of the world - Pledge Times - November 18th, 2020
- Chess the Musical to perform at Perth Concert Hall after Netflix's The Queen's Gambit sparks cultural revival - The West Australian - November 18th, 2020
- Lancaster Chess Soc embroiled in brutal civil war after president is accused of cheating - The Tab - November 18th, 2020
- CHESS THE MUSICAL Will Debut at The Regent Theatre - Broadway World - November 16th, 2020
- Loansharking, fake test results and betting on chess: How organized crime has learned to thrive in the COVID-19 pandemic - Toronto Star - November 16th, 2020
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- 2020 National Open Championship to be Held Online, November 21-22 - uschess.org - November 16th, 2020
- 'Chess The Musical' to be performed in Perth in 2021 - OUTinPerth - November 16th, 2020
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- Hundreds being introduced to chess | News - news-herald.net - November 12th, 2020
- Fujairah Chess and Culture Club adopts initiative to teach 20000 players basics of chess - Gulf Today - November 12th, 2020
- ChessBase 16 - The new features (Part 2) - Chessbase News - November 12th, 2020
- Grandmaster In The Making - Midweek - November 12th, 2020
- Stuart Rachels' remarkable run and a new look at chess streaks - Washington Times - November 11th, 2020
- Chinas Jack Ma: The chess game he refuses to lose in Africa - The Africa Report - November 8th, 2020
- Florida-Georgia game will be 'chess match' between Mullen, Smart - GatorBait.net - November 8th, 2020
- Magnus Carlsen's Chess Tour Secures TV Deal With Eurosport - TEO - The Esports Observer - November 8th, 2020
- 'CHESS MINISERIES' MORE THRILLING THAN NETFLIX'S 'GOTHIC ROMANCE' - At The Movies With Kasey - The Waynedale News - November 8th, 2020
- God, the elections, and 4-D chess - Christian Post - November 8th, 2020
- 10-year-old chess boy wonder wants to represent Philippines on world stage - Philstar.com - November 8th, 2020
- The Queens Gambit: A Real-Life Chess Champion on Netflixs Addictive Hit - Vanity Fair - November 6th, 2020
- Fair play and good manners in chess - Chessbase News - November 5th, 2020
- Trump Isn't Playing 3-D Chess. He's Eating the Checker. - The Daily Beast - November 5th, 2020
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- Chess: Find the move that defeated a world champion - Financial Times - November 3rd, 2020
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- Rising star Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the challenge of chess in The Queen's Gambit - The West Australian - November 3rd, 2020
- The Queens Gambit: Chess Expert Bruce Pandolfini on Making the Matches Look Like the Real Thing - IndieWire - October 31st, 2020
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- Chess and bridge titles on the line at Mind Sports World University Championship - Insidethegames.biz - October 28th, 2020
- Cuba 1 at a good pace in world online university chess championship - OnCubaNews - October 28th, 2020
- Bacolod's Asuela rules NLEX Sports Battle of the Minds online chess tourney - PhilBoxing.com - October 28th, 2020
- Chess chiefs move to defeat rise in cheating as games move online in lockdown - The Sunday Post - October 28th, 2020
- CHESS speaker series set to host back-to-back events this week - Gannonknight - October 28th, 2020
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- Asian online chess championship: Top-seeded Indian mens and womens teams reach final - Scroll.in - October 24th, 2020
- Gibraltar To Host Womens FIDE Grand Prix Instead Of Its Annual Chess Festival - Chess.com - October 24th, 2020
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