The World Series, ‘Unsolved Mysteries,’ ‘The Undoing’ a Presidential Debate (maybe) and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


Unsolved Mysteries: The second half of the reboot of Unsolved Mysteries is here, with five more murders and disappearances and one ghost story. Can’t. Wait. Premiere. Netflix

The Voice: Gwen Stefani is back. Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

The Third Day: Helen and the girls attempt to escape the island in the series finale. 8 p.m., HBO


World Series: Game 1: Sportsball. 6:30 p.m., Fox

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection: Drag queens compete to return to the Boulet Brother’s reality competition series in this Halloween-based special.  Shudder

It Follows: When this movie originally came out, its contagious horror conceit was disturbing enough … now, it’s a movie for our times. 9:08 p.m., Syfy


My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: David Letterman visits with Kim Kardashian West, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Chappelle, and Lizzo. Season premiere. Netflix

537 Votes: A documentary about the 2000 election and recount because those of us who lived through that HAVEN’T BEEN TRAUMATIZED ENOUGH APPARENTLY. Jesus. Please go vote early. 8 p.m., HBO

The Goldbergs: The family goes to Miami for vacation in the season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

The Conners: The family deals with the pandemic and money woes. But you know, funny! Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

black-ish: Dre tries to convince people that he’s an essential worker in the season premiere. 8:30 p.m., ABC


The Second Presidential Debate: I MEAN, MAYBE. WHO KNOWS. 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN

Roald Dahl’s The Witches: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth, and Chris Rock star in this new adaptation of the classic Dahl story.  HBO Max

Equal: This four-part docuseries explores the history of the LGBTQ movement. Premiere. HBO Max

Cadaver: In the aftermath of a nuclear event, a desperate family is invited to attend some sort of theatrical performance at a hotel … and then the audience members begin to disappear in this Norweigan horror film. Netflix

32 Malasana Street: A family moves into a fully-furnished apartment in Madrid, which comes complete with ghosts in this Spanish horror film. Shudder


Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Borat is back and making fun of Texas’ idiot racist Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller among many others. Premiere. Amazon

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You: Bruce Springsteen’s new album and documentary is a love letter to his E Street Band. Premiere. Apple TV+

On the Rocks: Sofia Coppola teams up with Bill Murray again in this film about a woman (Rashida Jones) who, concerned about her marriage, tails her husband with some help from her father (Murray). Premiere. Apple TV+

Once Upon a Snowman: Olaf gets an origin story in this new short film. Premiere. Disney+

Bad Hair: A horror satire from the creator of Dear White People about a hair weave gone very wrong. Premiere. Hulu

The Queen’s Gambit: A young orphan is a chess natural, but her road to stardom also leads her to a struggle with addiction in this new series. Series premiere. Netflix

American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself: Alexandra Pelosi’s new documentary follows all the craziness of the past year in case you’re interested in reliving any of that. Premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

Over The Moon: An animated musical about a young girl who builds a rocket to prove the existence of a lunar goddess. Premiere. Netflix

The Barbarians: A Roman officer is torn between his duties to Rome and the tribe that he is from in this new epic series. Series premiere.  Netflix


Saturday Night Live: Adele & H.E.R. 10:30 p.m., NBC

Emma: Between The Queen’s Gambit and this, it’s an Anya Taylor-Joy kinda weekend, as she stars in this new adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel. 7 p.m., HBO

The Visit: A pair of siblings are alarmed by their grandparents’ strange behavior in one of M. Night Shyamalan’s more underappreciated films. 10 p.m., FXM


The Undoing: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland star in this new limited series about a wealthy woman whose life comes apart after a violent death. Series premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

The Circus: I’m writing this on Saturday, October 17, and it’s just a feeling, but I think this week in politics is going to be nuts and this episode will really be something. 7 p.m., Showtime

Scream: The CBS Sunday Night Movie gets into the Halloween spirit. 7:30 p.m., CBS

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