The World Series, ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Catherine the Great’ and the everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


Catherine the Great: Helen Mirren plays another bad bitch.  9 p.m., HBO

The River and the Wall: The description of this documentary: “Five friends journey from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment.” 8 p.m., Starz

2019 Humane Hero Dog Awards: GOOD GIRLS AND GOOD BOYS! 7 p.m., Hallmark


World Series Game 1: LET’S GO ‘STROS! 6:30 p.m., Fox

The Misery Index: Jameela Jamil hosts this game show in which contestants rank the degree of suffering people experience in various real-life situations. Ha? Series premiere. 9 p.m., TBS

In a Man’s World: Women put on unconvincing male drag and walk around in public to see what it’s like. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Bravo

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!: Even children can experience existential dread. 7 p.m., Bravo


Castle Rock: Introducing Annie Wilkes. Season premiere. Hulu

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Featuring David Chang: Having been to a number of his restaurants, I will eat anything David Chang tells me to. Series premiere. Netflix

The Oval: The White House is featured in this new soapy drama series, but look, nothing Tyler Perry can possibly come up with will be as insane as what we are all currently living through. Series premiere. 8 p.m., BET

World Series Game 2: LET’S GO ‘STROS! 6:30 p.m., Fox


Will & Grace: Jack is back sooner than expected. Season premiere. 8:30 p.m., NBC

Daybreak: Just some teenagers in the zombie apocalypse, having a great time. Netflix

Evil: In a B subplot, Ben goes on a ghost hunting show to debunk their findings. YOU’RE NO FUN, BEN. 9 p.m., CBS


BoJack Horseman: The first part of the final season is here. The second half will debut in January. Season premiere. Netflix

Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy stars in this biopic about Rudy Ray Moore. Netflix

The Kominsky Method: Season two. Netflix

Rattlesnake: After a woman’s daughter is saved from a rattlesnake bite by a mysterious woman, she is forced to repay the debt in this horror film. Netflix

Prank Encounters: Gaten Matarazzo is your new Ashton Kuther. Series premiere. Netflix

World Series Game 3: LET’S GO ‘STROS! 6:30 p.m., Fox


Saturday Night Live: Chance the Rapper. 10:30 p.m., NBC

Friday the 13th marathon: All your favorite Friday the 13th movies, including Jason Takes Manhattan. Begins at 8 a.m., IFC

World Series Game 4: LET’S GO ‘STROS! 6:30 p.m., Fox


Silicon Valley: Richard’s promise to not collect user data is proving difficult to keep in the final season premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

Mrs. Fletcher: An empty-nester and her college freshman son undergo some …let’s say “life changes” in this new series starring the wonderful Kathryn Hahn. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., HBO

World Series Game 5: LET’S GO ‘STROS! (If they need it.) 6:30 p.m., Fox

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