October TV Calendar: Series Premiere and Return Dates

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1. Food: Fact or Fiction? (2015– )

30 min | Documentary, Family, History

Food: Fact or Fiction?, hosted by Michael McKean, explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. From pancakes to burgers to apple ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael McKean, Dan Kohler, Karl Hess, Dan Pashman

Votes: 85

Premieres Monday, October 1 on Cooking Channel

2. Happy Together (2018–2019)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Claire and Jake's married life is mired in routine, but when megastar Cooper shows up at their door, they get dragged into his life of fame.

Stars: Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West, Stephnie Weir, Victor Williams

Votes: 1,520

Premieres Monday, October 1 on CBS

3. The Neighborhood (I) (2018– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A friendly guy from the Midwest tries to fit in in a tough L.A. neighborhood.

Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears

Votes: 2,841

Premieres Monday, October 1 on CBS

4. Queen of the World (2018– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

A rare look inside the life of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring footage from the Queen's private film archive, as complex preparations for the traditional royal summit with all 53 member states of the British Commonwealth begin.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Sophie Countess of Wessex, Benjamin Fraser, Tony Johnstone-Burt

Votes: 55

Premieres Monday, October 1 on HBO

5. Us & Them (2013– )

Comedy

Focuses on the key life moments for Gavin and Stacey, who try to maintain their relationship while combining their polarizing families' lives.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel, Kerri Kenney, Ashlie Atkinson

Votes: 207

Premieres Monday, October 1 on Crackle

6. Vegas Rat Rods (2014– )

42 min | Reality-TV

Welder Up's Steve Darnell and his band of oddballs and misfits are the Picassos of automotive fabricators. They work out of a sprawling garage on the outskirts of the Las Vegas Strip - ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael T Deeter, Dave Breckon, Dave Lefler, Twiggy Tallant

Votes: 183

Premieres Monday, October 1 on Discovery

7. Below Deck (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

Follows the crew of a multi million dollar charter boat in the Caribbean.

Stars: Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain, Ben Robinson, Eddie Lucas

Votes: 843

Premieres Tuesday, October 2 on Bravo

8. 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: 230

Premieres Tuesday, October 2 on Science Channel

9. Student Athlete (2018)

TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary

Every year billions of dollars are generated off the backs of an unpaid labor force: college athletes. Student Athlete unveils the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports through ... See full summary »

Directors: Trish Dalton, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy | Stars: Chris Chavannes, Shamar Graves, Silas Nacita, Nick Richards

Votes: 155

Premieres Tuesday, October 2 on HBO

10. Trans Am (2018– )

60 min | Documentary

For decades, no other muscle car ruled the roads like the Trans Am. So when the automotive icon fell into oblivion, car savants Scott and Tod Warmack risked everything to acquire the rights... See full summary »

Stars: Kenny Parker, Scott Warmack, Tod Warmack, Brandon Fruh Lowenbach

Votes: 40

Premieres Tuesday, October 2 on Discovery

11. Unearthed (I) (2016– )

Documentary, History, Mystery

Exploration of great archaeological discoveries, fascinating ancient civilizations, forgotten architectural marvels and tantalizing historical mysteries.

Stars: Steven Kearney, Jo Buckberry, Memo De Anda, Edith Hall

Votes: 124

Premieres Tuesday, October 2 on Science Channel

12. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 140,973

Premieres Wednesday, October 3 on CBS

13. SEAL Team (2017– )

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

The lives of the elite Navy S.E.A.L.s 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: 11,665

Premieres Wednesday, October 3 on CBS

14. The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead (2016– )

TV-14 | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

For the last 25 years, Graham Hetrick has been the Coroner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He handles close to 700 suspicious deaths each year. The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead chronicles... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Haro, Jason Vande Brake, Jonathan Thomson, Steven T. Bartlett

Votes: 151

Premieres Thursday, October 4 on ID

15. I Feel Bad (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Emet, the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter, is learning to be okay with being imperfect.

Stars: Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Madhur Jaffrey, James Buckley

Votes: 1,410

Premieres Thursday, October 4 on NBC

16. Late Nite Eats (2017– )

Reality-TV

Chef Jordan Andino is on the hunt to find restaurants that reign supreme in the late-night food scene. He meets with passionate chefs to taste their most popular dishes and learn how they are revolutionizing after-hours dining.

Star: Jordan Andino

Votes: 13

Premieres Thursday, October 4 on Cooking Channel

17. Station 19 (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

This spinoff of the critically acclaimed show Grey's Anatomy follows the lives of the men and women of firehouse station 19 in Seattle, Washington.

Stars: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss

Votes: 5,299

Premieres Thursday, October 4 on ABC

18. SuperMansion (2015– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy

Aging superhero, Titanium Rex, and his has-been team known as The League of Freedom struggle to stay relevant in a changing world.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Heidi Gardner, Tucker Gilmore, Zeb Wells

Votes: 895

Premieres Thursday, October 4 on Crackle

19. Superstore (2015– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn

Votes: 16,698

Premieres Thursday, October 4 on NBC

20. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 47,886

Premieres Thursday, October 4 on NBC

21. 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: 38,519

Premieres Friday, October 5 on Netflix

22. Child Support (2018– )

43 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

US game show hosted by actor Fred Savage, where adult contestants answer questions to win a cash prize. When they fail a question, comedian Ricky Gervais asks a group of small kids to answer it instead and save the contestant's game.

Stars: Brayden Frasure, Nathan Goldberg, Eli Michael Kaplan, Ricky Gervais

Votes: 229

Premieres Friday, October 5 on ABC

23. Dancing Queen (2018– )

45 min | Music, Reality-TV

A docu-series that follows Justin Johnson, aka drag superstar Alyssa Edwards, as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life.

Stars: Alyssa Edwards, Atlee Millard, Marcella Raneri, D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce

Votes: 949

Premieres Friday, October 5 on Netflix

24. Elite (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

Stars: Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Álvaro Rico, Arón Piper

Votes: 21,926

Premieres Friday, October 5 on Netflix

25. Fresh Off the Boat (2015– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s.

Stars: Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler

Votes: 19,993

Premieres Friday, October 5 on ABC

26. 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: 2,175

Premieres Friday, October 5 on Hulu

27. Little Things (2016– )

TV-MA | 16 min | Comedy, Romance

A cohabiting couple in their 20s navigate the ups and downs of work, modern-day relationships and finding themselves in contemporary Mumbai.

Stars: Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar, Aman Bhagat, Veer Rajwant Singh

Votes: 2,382

Premieres Friday, October 5 on Netflix

28. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.

Stars: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans

Votes: 68,578

Premieres Friday, October 5 on Prime Video

29. Private Life (2018)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

An author is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Gabrielle Reid, Amy Russ

Votes: 11,051

Premieres Friday, October 5 on Netflix

30. Speechless (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at creating new ones.

Stars: Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough, Mason Cook

Votes: 6,320

Premieres Friday, October 5 on ABC

31. Van Helsing (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Vanessa Helsing, distant relative of famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is resurrected only to find that vampires have taken over the world.

Stars: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Vincent Gale, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 14,501

Premieres Friday, October 5 on SYFY

32. Z Nation (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the United States of America a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

Stars: Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, Keith Allan, Kellita Smith

Votes: 30,101

Premieres Friday, October 5 on SYFY

33. Criminal Confessions (2017– )

Documentary, Crime, Drama

The series delves into the psychological showdown that takes place inside actual police interrogation rooms and dissects what happens to yield a confession.

Stars: Tyler Hayse, Noah Staggs, Kahlo De Jesus Buffington, Orlando Pineda

Votes: 75

Premieres Saturday, October 6 on Oxygen

34. Falling for You (2018 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Romance

Radio host Lacey is hosting a bachelor bake-off to raise money to save a radio station. When her star bachelor backs out, she enlists visiting Zac, a businessman, to fill the spot.

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes, Lini Evans, Chris Shields

Votes: 615

Premieres Saturday, October 6 on Hallmark

35. Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (2018 TV Special)

TV-14 | 88 min | Comedy, Music

HBO special featuring the folk duo from New Zealand performing live at the London Apollo.

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, Nigel Collins

Votes: 891

Premieres Saturday, October 6 on HBO

36. Hit Properties with Nathan Morris (2018– )

Reality-TV

Boyz II Men singer Nathan Morris renovates a dilapidated country club estate into a multi-million dollar dream home.

Stars: Whitney Fatone, Nathan Morris, Joe Mulvihill

Votes: 16

Premieres Saturday, October 6 on DIY

37. Versailles (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 11,465

Premieres Saturday, October 6 on Ovation

38. Alaska: The Last Frontier (2011– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz ... See full summary »

Stars: Atz Lee Kilcher, Atz Kilcher, Eivin Kilcher, Otto Kilcher

Votes: 1,298

Premieres Sunday, October 7 on Discovery

39. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (2018– )

60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

A spin-off of Dancing with the Stars pairing celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which are judged by a panel that includes renowned ballroom experts.

Stars: Jordan Fisher, Frankie Muniz, Mandy Moore, Adam Rippon

Votes: 124

Premieres Sunday, October 7 on ABC

40. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 186,042

Premieres Sunday, October 7 on BBC America

41. Shark Tank (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Reality-TV

Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

Stars: Kevin O'Leary, Phil Crowley, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban

Votes: 7,832

Premieres Sunday, October 7 on ABC

42. Star Wars Resistance (2018– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot for the Resistance, is tasked with a top secret mission to investigate the First Order, a growing threat in the galaxy.

Stars: Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Josh Brener, Scott Lawrence

Votes: 2,407

Premieres Sunday, October 7 on Disney Channel

43. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 798,267

Premieres Sunday, October 7 on AMC

44. Long Island Medium (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Mystery, Thriller

Follows Theresa Caputo, a normal mom from New York who balances a full family life with her ability to communicate with the dead. Each episode will show how this gift impacts her life and the lives of those around her.

Stars: Theresa Caputo, Jim Parsons, Frank Marino, Chris Jacobs

Votes: 1,288

Premieres Monday, October 8 on TLC

45. Long Lost Family (2015– )

Documentary, Drama

This American television series helps people reunite with long lost family members.

Stars: Chris Jacobs, Lisa Joyner, Jenn Utley

Votes: 169

Premieres Monday, October 8 on TLC

46. RX: Early Detection - A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee (2018)

TV-PG | 39 min | Documentary, Short

[HBO] HD. Celebrity TV chef Sandra Lee takes a courageous journey through cancer treatment and recovery.

Director: Cathy Chermol | Stars: Sandra Lee, Kimber Lee, Andrew Cuomo

Votes: 31

Premieres Monday, October 8 on HBO

47. American Music Awards 2018 (2018 TV Special)

180 min | Music

Music award show on ABC.

Directors: Glenn Weiss, Gregg Gelfand, Stan Morse | Stars: Ty Dolla $ign, Cardi B, Kelsea Ballerini, J Balvin

Votes: 35

Premieres Tuesday, October 9 on ABC

48. Basketball: A Love Story (2018– )

Documentary

"Basketball: A Love Story" is a series of more than 60 interconnected "short stories" that creates a vibrant mosaic of the game, featuring 165 exclusive interviews. The cast encompasses ... See full summary »

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael Che, Chris Cuomo, Daveed Diggs

Votes: 63

Premieres Tuesday, October 9 on ESPN

49. Black Lightning (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi