October TV Calendar: New and Returning Shows

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1. Carmen Sandiego (2019– )

TV-Y7-FV | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of Carmen Sandiego, a globe-hopping master thief.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard, Liam O'Brien, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Votes: 2,752

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Netflix

2. Chopped: Sweets Showdown (2019– )

In each episode four chefs have a sweet-themed ingredient in their mystery baskets that they must use through three rounds to create different dessert iterations with a limited amount of time.

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Food

3. Finding Escobar's Millions (2017– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary

Two ex CIA agents travel to Colombia to look for the hundreds of millions of dollars buried by Pablo Escobar. Using modern technology they search throughout the country for the hidden money.

Stars: Douglas Laux, Ben Smith, Chris Feistl, Paul Bauman

Votes: 307

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Discovery

4. In a Man's World

Reality-TV | Announced

A group of women tackle gender issues by disguising themselves as men.

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Bravo

5. Ink Master: Grudge Match (2019– )


Ink Master: Grudge Match will pit former contestants of the original tattoo competition reality show against their biggest rivals.

Stars: Elysia Rotaru, Ryan Ashley, One Cleen Rock, Dj Tambe

Votes: 63

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Paramount

6. Most Terrifying Places (2019– )

History, Horror

Revealing super scary locations around the world.

Stars: Sam Baltrusis, Jeff Adkins, Todd Bonner, Michael Entin

Votes: 24

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Travel

7. Nikki Glaser: Bangin' (2019 TV Special)

63 min | Comedy

Nikki Glaser bares all in a blistering stand-up special about sex, sobriety and getting over her own insecurities. And she won't spare you the details.

Director: Nicholaus Goossen | Star: Nikki Glaser

Votes: 904

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Netflix

8. Outdaughtered (2016– )

40 min | Reality-TV

The true life struggles and joys of raising 5 quintuplet girls.

Stars: Adam Busby, Danielle Busby, Blayke Busby, Crystal Mills

Votes: 298

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on TLC

9. Sorry for Your Loss (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama

The sudden death of her husband upends and transforms every relationship in Leigh Shaw's life. It also forces her to realize there was a lot about her husband that she didn't know.

Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Marie Tran, Jovan Adepo, Mamoudou Athie

Votes: 1,322

Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 1 on Facebook Watch

10. All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite (2019– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Sport

TNT gets back in the wrestling business with AEW. All Elite Wrestling is a new promotion featuring some of the most exciting performers in the world including Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Ross, Marc Letzman, Cody Runnels, Nick Massie

Votes: 344

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on TNT

11. Almost Family (2019– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

A woman who grew up as an only child discovers that her dad fathered many other children as a sperm donor.

Stars: Brittany Snow, Timothy Hutton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment

Votes: 1,177

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on Fox

12. Living Undocumented (2019– )

45 min | Documentary

A look at the lives of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

Votes: 417

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on Netflix

13. Ready to Mingle (2019)

TV-MA | 95 min | Comedy

A wannabe bride seeks professional help to find a husband and, in the process, finds herself.

Director: Luis Javier Henaine | Stars: Cassandra Ciangherotti, Gabriela de la Garza, Irán Castillo, Sophie Alexander-Katz

Votes: 1,491

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on Netflix

14. Rotten (2018–2019)

55 min | Documentary

Rotten dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.

Stars: Latif Nasser, Casey Cox, Stanley Crawford, Leslie Lopatofsky

Votes: 2,243

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on Netflix

15. SEAL Team (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, War

The lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 12,880

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on CBS

16. S.W.A.T. (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Shemar Moore, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson

Votes: 11,128

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on CBS

17. Total Divas (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Biography, Drama, Reality-TV

Follow the lives of the WWE divas in their work and relationships.

Stars: Natalie Neidhart, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Trinity Fatu

Votes: 1,630

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on E!

18. Underground Worlds (2019– )

60 min | Documentary

British documentary series exploring incredible feats of human endeavour underground, revealing what people have built, where they have built it, how and why.

Stars: Chris Jarman, Chris Jarmin

Votes: 19

Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2 on Science

19. Chasing the Sun (2019– )


Chasing the Sun follows adventure-seeker, former Pro surfer, and international model Stephen Jake Friedman (The Blueprint, Fox Networks) as he travels the world. The series tells stories through the locals Stephen meets.

Star: Stephen Friedman

Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on Ovation

20. Chrisley Knows Best (2014– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

Follows Atlanta-based self-made multimillionaire Todd Chrisley, his devoted wife Julie and their five children who live a seemingly picture-perfect Southern life with everything money can buy.

Stars: Chase Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley

Votes: 1,736

Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on USA

21. The Dead Files (2011– )

60 min | Horror, Reality-TV, Sci-Fi

An investigative series that pairs Steve DiSchiavi, a retired Homicide Detective with the New York City Police Department with more than 21 years of active service with psychic communicator... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Allan, Steve DiSchiavi, Matthew Anderson, Amy Allen

Votes: 1,864

Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on Travel

22. The Holzer Files (2019– )


Investigating terrifying true hauntings from the case files of America's first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer.

Stars: Cindy Kaza, Shane Pittman, Dave Schrader, Nicole Swirsky

Votes: 147

Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on Travel

23. Mysteries of the Abandoned (2017– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Scattered around the world are long-forgotten engineering marvels, decaying cities and empty factories that once stood on the cutting edge of design and construction. Today they are ... See full summary »

Stars: Kasper Michaels, Rob Bell, Andrew Gough, Saul David

Votes: 269

Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on Science

24. Seis Manos (2019– )

TV-MA | 27 min | Animation, Short, Action

Orphans raised by a martial arts master are plunged into a mystery involving demonic powers, drug cartels, ancient rituals and blood sacrifice.

Stars: Vic Chao, Mike Colter, Jonny Cruz, Aislinn Derbez

Votes: 619

Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on Netflix

25. Big Mouth (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate

Votes: 45,346

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

26. The Blacklist (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 172,725

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on NBC

27. Creeped Out (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Creeped Out is a series of spellbinding, enchanting and intriguing tales. Each episode is a different story set in a different place and time, with different characters exploring their way through the unexplained.

Stars: Victoria Diamond, William Romain, Jaiden Cannatelli, Lukas Engel

Votes: 1,032

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

28. Freakshow Cakes (2019– )

Freakishly talented cake artists step right up to the sideshow tent to whip up sinister cakes in a one-of-a-kind cake showdown.

Stars: Vivian Chan, Zac Young

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Cooking

29. Goliath (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A disgraced lawyer, now an ambulance chaser, gets a case that could bring him redemption or at least revenge on the firm which expelled him.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Tania Raymonde, Nina Arianda, Diana Hopper

Votes: 29,199

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Prime Video

30. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own chat show, which includes chatting to A-list celebrities, the very famous Red Chair game, live music, lots of jokes and fun from Graham and the celebrities themselves.

Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Jack Whitehall, Judi Dench

Votes: 9,276

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on BBC America

31. In Search of... (2018– )

41 min | Documentary

Documentary series hosted by Zachary Quinto based on the 1970s series that examined unexplained phenomena from all over the world.

Stars: Zachary Quinto, Eddie Schmidt, Jeff Belanger, Kyle Bond

Votes: 355

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on History

32. In the Tall Grass (2019)

TV-MA | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

46 Metascore

After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out...and that something evil lurks within.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Patrick Wilson, Will Buie Jr.

Votes: 33,362

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

33. Into the Dark (2018– )

TV-MA | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A horror anthology series with each episode inspired by a holiday.

Stars: Aurora Perrineau, Diane Sellers, Katie Wilson, Tom Bateman

Votes: 2,619

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Hulu

34. Just Roll with It (2019– )

Comedy, Family

Filmed before a studio audience, "Just Roll With It" blends improvisational comedy with a scripted family sitcom that allows the studio audience the opportunity to select the direction of key scenes. This unique series follows the newly blended Bennett-Blatt family-preteen stepsiblings Blair and Owen and their fun-loving parents Rachel and Byron-as they navigate everyday family life and the ups ... See full summary »

Stars: Ramon Reed, Kaylin Hayman, Suzi Barrett, Tobie Windham

Votes: 115

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Disney

35. My Country: The New Age (2019– )

80 min | Action, Drama, History

Set during the end of the Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. Two friends aim their swords against one another due to differences in opinion about "my country."

Stars: Se-Jong Yang, Do-Hwan Woo, Hyuk Jang, Seol-Hyun Kim

Votes: 486

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

36. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 256,118

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

37. Raising Dion (2019– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A widowed single mom discovers that her son has super powers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely and responsibly.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young, Sammi Haney

Votes: 6,805

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

38. Relentless with Kate Snow (2019– )


Emmy-winning journalist Kate Snow takes viewers on an emotional journey with suffering families as they go to incredible lengths to find answers about their loved ones' deaths.

Star: Kate Snow

Votes: 14

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Oxygen

39. Smuggling in Suburbia (2019 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller

A struggling single mother must fight for her teenage daughter's freedom after she is arrested by federal agents for being involved in an illegal diamond smuggling operation.

Director: Doug Campbell | Stars: Darlene Vogel, Monroe Cline, Shelby Yardley, Bret Green

Votes: 46

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on LMN

40. The Substitute (2019–2020)

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

From the producers of Undercover Boss comes a new hidden camera show featuring celebrities who are transformed by a team of special effects artists to go undercover as substitute teachers, surprising classes of unsuspecting students.

Stars: Jace Norman, Landon Perry, Lilly Singh, Brie Bella

Votes: 21

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Nickelodeon

41. Super Monsters (2017– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Preschool kids whose parents are the world's most famous monsters try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.

Stars: Erin Mathews, Alessandro Juliani, Vincent Tong, Andrea Libman

Votes: 298

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

42. Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween (2019 TV Special)

24 min | Animation

The Super Monsters share their Halloween traditions with Vida, then get invited to a Día de los Muertos party in the Howlers' backyard.

Stars: Maria J. Cruz, Gigi Saul Guerrero

Votes: 29

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Netflix

43. WWE Smackdown! (1999– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Action, Sport

WWE's weekly sports show, with wrestling, frequent commentary, interviews, and side plots.

Stars: Michael Coulthard, John Layfield, Paul Wight, Glenn Jacobs

Votes: 5,159

Premieres Friday, Oct. 4 on Fox

44. Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

High school teacher Mary Stauffer and her eight-year old daughter, Beth are held captive for 53 days by an obsessed former student. Based on a true story.

Director: Jim Donovan | Stars: Corina Akeson, Reese Alexander, Caroline Chan, Paralee Cook

Votes: 130

Premieres Saturday, Oct. 5 on Lifetime

45. Amanda to the Rescue (2018– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

Amanda Giese treats seemingly hopeless animals in need of a second chance, primarily focusing on dogs that others have given up on.

Stars: Amanda Giese, Beast Giese, Gary Giese, Jade Giese

Votes: 86

Premieres Saturday, Oct. 5 on Animal Planet