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The last full week before Halloween is bringing out the spooky side of several TV providers. You’ll find vampires, witches and other supernatural beings galore in the new and returning series debuting the week of Oct. 22.
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.
New: The CW continues the, uh, legacy of the Vampire Diaries franchise with Legacies (9 p.m. Thursday), a series focused on the offspring of TVD and Originals characters. Several familiar faces from those shows, including Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) and Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), will be featured in the new series, set at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted where Alaric is the headmaster.
Returning: Legends of Tomorrow (8 p.m. Monday) rounds out The CW’s fall lineup when it returns for its fourth season; Midnight, Texas (8 p.m. Friday) opens its second season on NBC after last airing in summer 2017.
Also: The 2018 World Series begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Tuesday on Fox. The Boston Red Sox will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first Fall Classic meeting between the two clubs since 1916, when the Dodgers were known as the Brooklyn Robins.
New: After several false starts — including an indefinite delay in the wake of several school shootings in the spring — Heathers makes its debut at 10 p.m. Tuesday on Paramount Network and air its entire nine-episode run over four nights. The adaptation of the cult 1988 movie that will air has been condensed from 10 episodes to nine and has cut some sensitive scenes.
Also new: Actress, author and social-media star Busy Philipps (Freaks and Geeks, Cougar Town) launches Busy Tonight (10 p.m. Sunday, E!), a talk show that will run Sunday to Wednesday each week.
Returning: Ray Donovan (9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime) moves from Los Angeles to New York for its sixth season; TBS opens a new season of its comedy The Guest Book (10 p.m. Tuesday) in a new beachfront setting; Deutschland 86, a follow-up to the acclaimed Deutschland 83, debuts at midnight Thursday on Sundance.
New: This is not your older sibling’s teenage witch. Netflix’s new series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Friday) takes a decidedly darker tone than its ABC/WB predecessor. Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka plays the title character in the series from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Also new: Netflix launches its latest weekly talk show, Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, on Sunday; 100% Fresh, Adam Sandler’s first stand-up special in more than 20 years, debuts Tuesday on Netflix.
In case you missed it …
HBO’s Camping is Jennifer Garner’s first TV series since Alias finished in 2006. She plays a tightly wound woman who wants her husband (David Tennant) to enjoy his birthday-weekend camping trip whether or not she likes it. The show from Girls masterminds Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner airs at 10 p.m. Sundays.
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