This Week in TV: 'Doctor Who,' 'Will & Grace,' 'The Walking Dead' and More

'Doctor Who' Season 11 - Still H - 2018
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The biggest wave of broadcast-network premieres has passed, but it's not over. The first week of October brings the debuts of 13 network shows. Cable and streaming shows also ramp back up after going quieter than usual the previous week — including the return of cable's biggest show, The Walking Dead.

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…

After a trailer for CBS' new leadoff sitcom The Neighborhood, here are the broadcast premieres for the week.


Monday: The Neighborhood (8 p.m., CBS), Happy Together (8:30 p.m., CBS)
Thursday: I Feel Bad (9:30 p.m., NBC, time period premiere)
Sunday: Dancing With the Stars: Juniors (8 p.m., ABC, two hours)


Wednesday: SEAL Team (9 p.m., CBS), Criminal Minds (10 p.m., CBS)
Thursday: Superstore (8 p.m., NBC), The Good Place (8:30 p.m., NBC, time period premiere), Station 19 (9 p.m., ABC), Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC), Law & Order: SVU (10 p.m., NBC, time period premiere)
Friday: Fresh Off the Boat (8 p.m., ABC), Speechless (8:30 p.m., ABC), Child Support (9 p.m., ABC)
Sunday: Shark Tank (10 p.m., ABC), Madam Secretary (10 p.m., CBS)

On cable…

Returning: Jodie Whittaker takes over the title role of Doctor Who, becoming the first woman to play the part in the show's long history. BBC America will air the premiere simultaneously with the BBC in the U.K. at 1:45 p.m. ET/12:45 CT Sunday. The premiere re-airs several times throughout the day, including in primetime.

Also returning: The Walking Dead begins its ninth season (9 p.m., Sunday, AMC); Bravo goes back Below Deck (9 p.m., Tuesday); new seasons of Van Helsing (9 p.m.) and Z Nation (10 p.m.), Friday, on Syfy; season eight of Alaska: The Last Frontier (9 p.m. Sunday, Discovery).

New: Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return to HBO for the special Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo (10 p.m., Saturday). The special will feature a mix of new songs and old favorites.

Also new: Set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Star Wars Resistance (10 p.m., Sunday, Disney Channel) is the latest addition to the animated SW universe. Current live-action Star Wars stars Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie are part of the voice cast.

On streaming …

New: Produced by horror factory Blumhouse, Hulu's Into the Dark is an anthology that will drop one installment on the first Friday of each month for the next year. Each episode is tied to a holiday in that month, starting with a Halloween-themed story called "The Body."

Also new: Sony Crackle offers up the never-aired Fox comedy Us & Them on Monday; Netflix's Dancing Queen (Friday) follows RuPaul's Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards' day job running a dance studio in Texas.

Returning: Season three of The Man in the High Castle arrives Friday on Amazon after a gap of nearly two years between seasons. The new batch of episodes leans more into the idea of people being able to move in between worlds — and bring films depicting those alternate worlds back to the primary one.

Also returning: Season two of Big Mouth arrives Friday on Netflix.

In case you missed it …

New episodes of Sarah Silverman's Hulu series I Love You, America began streaming Sept. 6. Recent episodes have featured Bernie Sanders, NFL players Doug Baldwin and Malcolm Jenkins and Silverman going on a date with Republican insider Doug Heye.