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Here is the long list of the programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On October 14, The Terror: Infamy and Lodge 49 will both air their season finales on AMC at 9 and 10 PM respectively.

The 8th and final season of Arrow will start on The CW on October 15 at 9 PM.

Also on October 15, the season premiere of The Purge will air on the USA Network at 9 PM followed by the debut of the new series Treadstone at 10 PM. Treadstone explores the origin story and present-day actions of the infamous covert program that uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The story follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions. The cast includes Brian J. Smith, Jeremy Irvine, Michael Gaston, Michelle Forbes and Patrick Fugit.

The streaming series Impulse will air its second season of YouTube on October 16. That same night, the Facebook series Limetown will debut online. Based on the hit podcast of the same name, the series follows Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel), a journalist for American Public Radio, as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee. The cast includes John Beasley, Louis Ferreira, Marlee Matlin, Rekha Sharma, Sherri Saum and Stanley Tucci.

On October 17, the season finale of Why Women Kill will air online on CBS All Access.

The new streaming series Looking for Alaska will debut on Hulu on October 18. This 8-episode limited series is based on the John Green novel set in 2005, centering around teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth), and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through. The cast includes Ron Cephas Jones, Sofia Vassilieva and Uriah Shelton [among others].

Also on October 18, the new Amazon streaming series Modern Love will debut online. An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column “Modern Love.” The ensemble cast includes Andrew Scott, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Brandon Victor Dixon, Catherine Keener, Cristin Milioti, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Julia Garner, Olivia Cooke, Shea Whigham, Sofia Boutella and Tina Fey.

The annual Halloween movie Good Witch: Curse From a Rose will debut on October 19 on the Hallmark Channel at 8 PM followed by the special presentation Countdown to Christmas 10th Anniversary at 10 PM. The Good Witch meets her match when Cassie’s long-lost college roommate, Autumn Delaney, makes an unexpected visit to Grey House on a mission to disrupt Middleton’s Halloween festivities.

Also on October 19, the Lifetime original telefilm Patsy & Loretta will debut at 8 PM. Based on the untold true story of the friendship between two of country music’s greatest icons, Patsy Cline (Megan Hilty from Smash) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller from Broadway’s Waitress and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). When they first met, Patsy was already one of the biggest stars in country music while Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter, starting off with little to her name but a $17 guitar. Instead of seeing Loretta as competition, Patsy took Loretta under her wings to help her make it in Nashville. Soon, they became close friends, touring together, bonding over their husband troubles and commiserating on being females in the male-dominated music business. Then in 1963, the country music community was struck with a tragedy when at just age 30, Patsy died in a plane crash. Despite the devastating loss of her friend, Loretta continued on in the industry and is today, known as the First Lady of Country Music. To this day, Loretta remains grateful to Patsy for her mentorship and above all, friendship, as the country music trailblazer that paved the way for Loretta. The cast includes Janine Turner, Joe Tippett and Kyle Schmid.

The new HBO drama Watchmen will debut at 9 PM on October 20. The series takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent methods. Despite this, some gather around in order to start a revolution while others are out to stop it before it is too late, as a greater question rises above them all; who watches the Watchmen? The ensemble cast includes Don Johnson, Frances Fisher, James Wolk, Jean Smart, Jeremy Irons, Louis Gossett, Jr., Regina King, Tom Mison and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II [among others].

Also on October 20, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver debut at 9 PM. A well-known magician drops dead in the middle of a dangerous trick on stage in front of a packed audience, but when the sudden death turns out to be murder, New York Sentinel Crosswords editor (and part-timer sleuth) Tess Harper (Lacey Chabert) and NYPD detective Logan O’Connor (Brennan Elliott) team up to discover exactly whose sleight of hand is behind the deadly “now you see him, now you don’t” stunt. Together, they must uncover the not-so-obvious clues and work their investigative magic to bring a killer to justice. The cast includes Barbara Niven.

Mark your calendars.

The Facebook series Limetown will debut online on October 16.

Based on the hit podcast of the same name, the series follows Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel), a journalist for American Public Radio, as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.

The cast includes John Beasley, Louis Ferreira, Marlee Matlin, Rekha Sharma, Sherri Saum and Stanley Tucci.

Here is a trailer for Limetown:

In a night filled with lots of sports, that actually delayed the dramas airings on CBS, animation, repeats and reality, there were a handful of Sunday night dramas airing new episodes on the major networks last night.

Here is how those Sunday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
God Friended Me (CBS) [NEW – Delayed By Football] – 7 million viewers
Batwoman (The CW) [NEW] – 1.5 million viewers

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) [NEW – Delayed By Football] – 6.4 million viewers
Supergirl (The CW) [NEW] – 974,000 viewers

10 PM Shows:
Madam Secretary (CBS) [NEW – Delayed By Football] – 4.6 million viewers
The Rookie (ABC) [NEW] – 3.5 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

On October 18, the new streaming series Looking for Alaska will debut on Hulu.

This 8-episode limited series is based on the John Green novel set in 2005, centering around teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer from Boardwalk Empire), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth from The Society), and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through.

The cast includes Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Sofia Vassilieva (Medium) and Uriah Shelton (The Glades) [among others].

Here is a trailer for Looking for Alaska:

The new Amazon streaming series Modern Love will debut online on October 18

An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column “Modern Love.”

The ensemble cast includes Andrew Scott, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Brandon Victor Dixon, Catherine Keener, Cristin Milioti, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Julia Garner, Olivia Cooke, Shea Whigham, Sofia Boutella and Tina Fey.

Here is a trailer for Modern Love:

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
Spider-Man: Homecoming movie on FX

5:30 PM:
The Accountant movie on TNT

5:45 PM:
The Breakfast Club movie on Sundance TV

5:50 PM:
Mrs. Doubtfire movie on Freeform

5:55 PM:
Slumdog Millionaire movie on Cinemax

6 PM:
Christmas Harmony movie on Lifetime (Reair)
Point Break movie on Showtime 2

6:30 PM:
Moana (animated) movie on Disney

7 PM:
Falling for Vermont movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Prescription for Murder movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

8 PM:
9-1-1 on FOX (NEW)
Poinsettias for Christmas movie on Lifetime (Reair)
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie on Syfy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie on TNT

8:55 PM:
Hotel Transylvania (animated) movie on Freeform

9 PM:
All Rise on CBS (NEW)
Black Lightning on The CW (NEW)
Love, Fall & Order movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Murder, With Love movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Remember the Titans movie on BET
The Fast and the Furious movie on Encore

9:01 PM:
Prodigal Son on FOX (NEW)

10 PM:
The Spanish Princess on Starz (Encore)

10:03 PM:
The Christmas Contract movie on Lifetime (Reair)

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:

FULL SEASON ORDER

The first new drama of the fall to receive a full season order is FOX’s Prodigal Son. (TV Line)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

That Walker, Texas Ranger reboot that will feature Supernatural alum Jared Padalecki in the lead role has landed at The CW for development. The show will focus on Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a man finding his way back to his family while investigating crime in the state’s most elite unit. (TV Line and Deadline)

MINI-SERIES/LIMITED SERIES CASTING NEWS

CBS TV Studios is working on a mini-series based on former FBI director James Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty with Jeff Daniels signed to play Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump. Holly Hunter will appear as Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. The book covers Comey’s tenure as FBI director, his role in the 2016 election and his relationship with Trump, who fired Comey in May 2017. (The Hollywood Reporter and Variety)

More cast members have been added to the cast of the upcoming CBS All Access limited series The Stand, based on the Stephen King novel that already stars James Marsden, Amber Heard, Alexander Skarsgard and Whoopi Goldberg. The new cast members are Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time) as Teddy Weizak, a superflu survivor and member of the body crewin Boulder, Colo. Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters and Arrow) will play Julie Lawry. A small-town girl with a wild side, she is one of Lloyd’s conquests in Las Vegas. And, Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine) will play Dr. Ellis, a military colonel and infectious disease specialist who dreams of being the hero who stops the superflu. (The Futon Critic)

BOX OFFICE MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) has landed a lead role in the reboot of the Matrix franchise, but it is unknown what role he will be playing. (Variety)

Actress Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) will produce and star in the box office film Irena Sendler, based on the Polis heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust. (Variety)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actress-singer Amber Riley (Glee) will serve as emcee on the ABC live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid Live. (TV Line)

TV CASTING NEWS

Actor-singer-game show host Wayne Brady will have a recurring role on Black Lightning, playing Tyson “Gravedigger” Spikes, a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super soldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise. (The Futon Critic)

Actor Cas Anvar (The Expanse) will have a recurring role in the final season of How to Get Away With Murder, playing Robert Hsieh, an in-house lawyer of a popular dating app who works closely with Caplan & Gold on a discrimination suit. (Deadline)

Actress Raven-Symone will appear in The Bold Type, as a successful beauty influencer who is part of Scarlet’s anti-cultural appropriation photo spread. (E! Onlne and TV Line)

Firefly alum Alan Tudyk will guest star in an episode of The Rookie, playing Ellroy Basso, a bioremediation specialist who schools Nolan on the art of crime scene cleaning. (TV Line)

There will be a reunion (of sorts) of cast members from the short-lived series Life Unexpected in the upcoming Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere, based on the Celeste Ng bestseller of the same name. The series follows the Richardson family, whose life is upended by a mother-daughter duo who come into their lives, which will star Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. The Life Unexpected cast that will appear in the Hulu series are Britt Roberton, who will play Rachel, the nanny employed by the Richardsons so that Elena (Witherspoon) can continue to work at the local Shaker Heights newspaper; Kristoffer Polaha and Reggie Austin, who will play reporters covering the contentious custody hearing between the white McCullough family and their adopted baby’s biological mother; Austin Basis will play Principal Peters, who runs East Shaker High School and oversees the rebellious antics of the youngest and most troublesome Richardson child. Life Unexpected came from Liz Tigelaar, who is the creator of Little Fires Everywhere, which will premiere next year. (Variety)

That’s it. Enjoy!