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The CW waits out the first couple weeks of the TV season, allowing for the other networks to premiere most of their fall shows before rolling out its lineup. It’s that time again, and the net will debut 75 percent of its roster the week of Oct. 8 — including its first Sunday lineup (which includes a remake of Charmed) in nearly a decade.
A couple of high-profile streaming series and a smattering of cable premieres round out the week.
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: The new Charmed (9 p.m. Sunday) is following the same outline as its predecessor, with three sisters (Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffery) discovering their power as witches following the death of their mother. Rupert Evans also stars as the sisters Whitelighter, or magical guide.
Also new: The CW’s other new series, All American (9 p.m. Wednesday), follows a high school football player (Daniel Ezra) who transfers from his school in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood to one in Beverly Hills. Think The O.C. mixed with some Friday Night Lights. The Alec Baldwin Show (10 p.m. Sunday, ABC) has the actor sitting down for longform interviews with his guests.
Returning: The Flash (8 p.m.) and Black Lightning (9 p.m.) Tuesday on The CW; Riverdale (8 p.m. Wednesday, The CW); Supernatural (8 p.m. Thursday, The CW); Blindspot (8 p.m. Friday, NBC); Dynasty (8 p.m.) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (9 p.m.) Friday on The CW; Supergirl (8 p.m. Sunday, The CW).
Also: The American Music Awards air at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ABC, moving up a month from their usual November berth.
On cable …
New: Jennifer Garner’s first TV series since Alias, Camping is a dark comedy about a tightly wound woman who wants to give her husband (David Tennant) a nice weekend in nature, scheduled down to the very minute. Ione Skye, Chris Sullivan, Brett Gelman, Arturo del Puerto and Juliette Lewis also star in the show from Girls writers-executive producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.
Also: A new season of Andi Mack (8 p.m. Monday, Disney); Gold Rush returns to Discovery (9 p.m. Friday); HBO puts cameras on the Pod Save America crew (11 p.m. Friday); the special Harvey Birdman, Attorney General, which finds Harvey (Gary Cole) elevated to the cabinet of megalomaniacal President Phil Ken Sebben (Stephen Colbert), is set to premiere (12 a.m. Sunday, Adult Swim).
On streaming …
New: The recently launched DC Universe brings its first original series to screens Friday. Titans is a dark take (literally — so many night scenes) on the Teen Titans characters, with a tone set by Robin (Brenton Thwaites) intoning “Fuck Batman” in the teaser for the series. Titans is one of six original series debuting on the service in the next year.
Also new: The Romanoffs (Friday, Amazon), Matthew Weiner’s first series since Mad Men, is a weekly anthology about people who think they’re descended from the Russian royal family; the first two episodes come Friday, the remaining six one per week afterward. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, Friday) is a loose adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel starring Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser and Henry Thomas.
In case you missed it …
Season two of Big Mouth is just as filthy as it was in its first go-round, but the animated series about middle schoolers and the insanity of puberty also has a ton of empathy for the fact that they’re barely in control of their impulses. It’s streaming on Netflix.
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