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Mermaids inhabiting people’s brains. Lily Collins inhabiting Paris. SNL is back in studio, 2 music awards shows air, and there are plenty of Halloween flicks to go around. Oh and debates.

Here are the premiere dates and trailers for October’s hottest new and returning shows on network TV, cable, Netflix, Hulu, Shudder, and the all rest!

Btw, Free TV September may be over, but the free content keeps on coming. Check out the tens of thousands of hours of free newsmovies, TV showsfree Sports & Music, and free Spanish-Language Television on TiVo.



Thursday, October 1


Scare Me

Horror/Comedy |Shudder | Movie

What do you do during a power outage? You tell scary stories.  Alone in their Catskills cabin, Fred and Fanny do just that… but surprise… their terrifying, over the top stories come to life. Yikes. Maybe we should invest in that generator.


Friday, October 2


Drama/Horror/Fantasy/Anthology | Hulu | New

Mermaids, fallen angels, and other such otherworldly beasts drive lost people to perform desperate acts in this anthology series based on Nathan Ballingrud’s collection of stories, North American Lake Monsters.


A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween

Animation/Family | Netflix | Special

Now for something a lot less terrifying. Our friends Cory, Chrissy and Freddie hear there are king-sized candy bars on the spooky side of town this Halloween!


Emily in Paris

Comedy | Netflix | New

Darren Star brings us this one, starring Lily Collins as a midwestern girl who just landed her dream job at a marketing firm in Paris. Emily Cooper (Collins) juggles work, friends and romance as she says bonjour to her new life.


Saturday, October 3

Saturday Night Live

Comedy | NBC | 11:30pm | New and back in studio!

For the first time back in studio since March 7, SNL is gearing up to be live from New York once again. Audience will receive mandatory COVID tests, temperature checks, and be required to wear masks at all times. Chris Rock hosts, Megan Thee Stallion rocks our socks, and all of last season’s cast members will be there, along with three new featured players.


Sunday, October 4

The Walking Dead: The World Beyond

Drama/Horror |AMC | 10pm | New

Teens leave home to brave unknown dangers in a post-apocalyptic world. Wear your masks and keep your distance, kids!


Tuesday, October 6


Drama | Fox | 9pm | New

Big “world ending” theme this year am I right? Anyway, Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar to stop the A.I. he created from destroying the world.


Wednesday, October 7

Vice Presidential Debate

Live Event | ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC | 9pm | Special

Perhaps you’ve heard that it’s an election year.


Hubie Halloween

Comedy | Netflix | Movie

Okay! Now we’re talking. It’s our silly friend Adam Sandler and… murder? Wait.

A Salem Mass’s town’s eccentric finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation.



Friday, October 9

The Haunting of Bly Manor

Drama/Horror |Netflix | New

“Dead doesn’t mean gone,” says Netflix. “An au pair plunges into an abyss of chilling secrets in this gothic romance.” A follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House, this series borrows from the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.


Sunday, October 11


Awards Show/Screening | Revry | Special | 5pm PT/8pm ET

Taking place on National Coming Out Day, the live event will feature the winners of the QueerX short form film festival, new music performances by ROB.B, The Haus of Balmain (Winners of HBO Max’s Legendary),  and the star-studded Revry Visibility Awards.  Appearances by Joe Biden, Jennifer Lopez, Angelica Ross, Isiah Thomas, and many more. ind Revry on TiVo+.



Wednesday, October 14

2020 Billboard Music Awards

Live Event | NBC | 8pm | Special

Rescheduled from April 29, the show will be broadcast live from NBC with third-year host Kelly Clarkson. Leading the nominations are Post Malone with 16 in 15 categories, followed by first-time nominees Lil Nas X with 13 and Billie Eilish with 12. Khalid ties Eilish with 12 nominations.


Thursday, October 15

Presidential Debate

Live Event | ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC | 9pm | Special


Social Distance

Drama/Anthology | Netflix | New

Filmed in isolation, this narrative anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.


Friday, October 16

Marvel’s Helstrom

Drama/Horror | Hulu | New

Children of a mysterious and powerful serial killer fight evil. Glad these two apples fell far from the tree.


Sunday, October 18

Halloween Freakshow Cakes

Reality competition | Food | 10pm | New

Spooky, yet yummy.


Wednesday, October 21

2020 CMT Music Awards

Live Event | CMT | 8pm | Special

Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris will perform at this year’s 2020 CMT Music Awards.


Thursday, October 22

Presidential Debate

Live Event | ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC | 9pm | Special

Whether you study every word or watch it as a party game, don’t miss a chance to see what is in store for our country.


Friday, October 23

Bad Hair

Horror/Comedy | Hulu | Movie

A driven young woman gets a weave that she believes will help her succeed. But… well… oops… watch this trailer.


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