12:00pm PT by Rick Porter
This Week in TV: 'The Conners,' 'Making a Murderer' and More
One of the most anticipated premieres of the fall is on tap for the week of Oct. 15 — or more than one, depending on whether a viewer's interest tends more toward classic sitcoms or true crime.
It's also a busy streaming week, with Netflix launching new seasons of two big titles and Amazon getting into the Halloween spirit.
Below is The Hollywood Reporter's rundown of some of the coming week's highlights. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but THR can point the way to some worthy options. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
On broadcast …
New(ish): The aforementioned hotly anticipated debut is The Conners (8 p.m. Tuesday), the continuation of Roseanne without its namesake star. ABC has locked down details about the way Roseanne the character is written off, but once that's revealed, THR's review says viewers will find a show that "doesn't miss a meaningful step."
Also new: ABC's Tuesday lineup also includes two first-year series, nostalgic comedy The Kids Are Alright (8:30 p.m.), headed by Mary McCormack and Michael Cudlitz; and The Rookie, a cop drama starring Nathan Fillion as the LAPD's oldest recruit.
Returning: Season seven of Arrow (8 p.m. Monday) fills in half of The CW's Monday lineup and leads into the animated special Constantine: The Legend Continues (9 p.m.), originally shown on the network's digital platform CW Seed. Comedies Black-ish (9 p.m.) and Splitting Up Together (9:30 p.m.) round out ABC's Tuesday lineup.
On cable …
New: HBO's movie My Dinner with Hervé stars Peter Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize and Jamie Dornan as the journalist who spends a crazy night on the town with him at the height of Villechaize's Fantasy Island fame. The (mostly) true story airs at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Also new: Original Queer Eye guys Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia reteam for home makeover show Get a Room with Carson and Thom (9 p.m. Friday, Bravo).
More: A new season of 90 Day Fiancé on TLC (8 p.m. Sunday, TLC); a celebration of Hocus Pocus' 25th anniversary (8:15 p.m. Saturday) as part of Freeform's 31 Days of Halloween.
On streaming …
Returning: Nearly three years after it helped set off a true-crime wave on TV, Making a Murderer returns to Netflix on Friday. The docuseries will continue to follow the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, with the filmmakers getting full access to the defendants and their lawyers.
Also returning: Season three of Daredevil (Netflix, Friday) finds Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) meeting the man who will become Bullseye (Wilson Bethel) while continuing to deal with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio); the second season of Amazon's spooky, real-life horror anthology Lore also drops Friday.
New: Toni Collette stars in Wanderlust (Netflix, Friday), a BBC co-production about a couple in a rut (Steven Mackintosh plays her husband) who decide to start seeing other people. It all seems like it's going great, but of course it's not that simple.
In case you missed it …
Based on a Wattpad story, Hulu's Light as a Feather follows what happens to five teenagers when a game of "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" unlocks something supernatural. All episodes are streaming now.