NEW & RETURNING SERIES
“Murder Nation,” an investigation docu-series that spotlights deadly crimes, focuses on homicides in the seaside towns of New Jersey in Season 2’s “Jersey Gore.” It bows Sunday, October 10 at 10p on HLN.
“Free Enterprise” premieres October 30 as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure programming block airing every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide. The series shares the journeys of the formerly incarcerated who dream of starting their own businesses, after struggling to find employment because of their criminal records.
STARZ’s “Hightown” returns on Sunday, October 17 at 9p. In the second season, the picture-perfect version of summer on Cape Cod clashes with its off-season reality.
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GAC Family, set to launch on September 27, is expanding its original programming slate with three new Christmas movies. “The Great Christmas Switch” debuts Saturday, November 6 at 8p; “Royally Wrapped for Christmas” bows on Saturday, November 27 at 8p; and “Christmas Is You” premieres on Sunday, November 28 at 8p.
TBS, TNT and truTV are celebrating the spooky season with a Fall-O-Ween programming block of Halloween classics. Included in the mix are the Monday, September 27 launch of “Young Sheldon” on TBS at 5p; network TV premiere of “Joker” on TNT on Saturday, October 2 at 8p; a new “American Dad” Halloween special on TBS on Monday, October 25 at 9:30p; and TNT’s Halloween Monster Movie Weekend kicking off with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” on Friday, October 22 at 7:15p.
Peacock special, “The Toolbox Killer” drops on Thursday, September 23, followed by Oxygen on Sunday, October 3. In his own words, sadistic serial killer Lawrence Bittaker describes his 1979 murder spree.
Ovation TV bows “The Young Leaders – One Young World Stories” on Thursday, November 11. Co-produced by Ovation TV and Blue Planet Films, the documentary focuses on inspiring young leaders changing the world, shining the light on gender equality, biodiversity, LGBT+ rights and refugees.
Disney Junior is releasing two holiday movies for preschoolers and their families. “Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches,” bows October 7 on Disney Junior and October 8 on Disney +, and “Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas” will debut later this year.
OWN airs a special episode of OWN Spotlight series “Speak Sis” on Tuesday, September 28 at 9p. It will feature an audience of Black women in an in-depth conversation about mental health and trauma impacting the Black community.
COMET is offering “Elvira’s Movie Macabre,” every Friday night during October, kicking off with a double feature hosted by the Mistress of the Dark on Friday, October 1: “Night of the Living Dead” at 6p and “The Terror at 8p.
Showtime Sports Documentary Films presents “Passion Play: Russell Westbrook,” examining a complex figure in professional sports. The doc premieres Friday, October 15 at 9p on Showtime.