TV Gord’s WHAT’S ON for the week of October 14th to 20th, 2018

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Roseanne Barr’s career may be in tatters, but her influence is felt a couple of times this week. The Roseanne sequel, The Conners, premieres on Tuesday; and her ex-husband has a documentary/reality series searching for audio of Donald Trump using racist and misogynist language (not that it would make a difference to his supporters). Also premiering this week, Castle’s Nathan Filion is back, but this time, he’s the cop. Happy viewing!


All times eastern; PBS time slots may vary on your station.


Mighty Trains – 7 to 8pm on Discovery – 2nd Season Premiere

Supergirl – 8 to 9pm on The CW/Showcase – 4th Season Premiere

Freaky Sweets – 8 to 9pm (two episodes) on The Food Network – Series Premiere

Barbarann Kym and her team create Hallowe’en-inspired goodies.

The Fifth Estate – 9 to 10pm on CBC – 44th Season Premiere

Charmed – 9 to 10pm on The CW/W – Series Reboot Premiere

This reimagining of the 1998-2006 series tells the story of two sisters who discover they have an older sister after the death of their mother. Together, they all learn that they are The Charmed Ones, the most powerful witches in the world.

The Alec Baldwin Show – 10 to 11pm on ABC/CTV – Series Premiere

Sticking close to the format of his podcast, Baldwin interviews two guests per week (Robert DeNiro and Taraji P. Henson in the opener) without an audience or a house band. It’s just talk. This series follows a tryout special that aired after the Academy Awards earlier this year.

Camping – 10 to 10:30pm on HBO – Series Premiere

Jessica Garner and David Tennant star in this American adaptation of a British comedy series about a group of family/friends who take a camping trip together that changes their lives.

Alaska: The Last Frontier – 10 to 11pm (two episodes) on Discovery – 8th Season Premiere


Arrow – 8 to 9pm on The CW/Space – 7th Season Premiere

Cultureshock: Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain – 10 to 11:18 on A&E

A look at the pivotal HBO Chris Rock special that is considered to be a revelation in the evolving race relations in America.


The Connors – 8 to 8:31pm on ABC/CTV – Series Spinoff Premiere

Roseanne’s family tries to carry on without her.

Gold Rush – 8 to 10pm on Discovery – 9th Season Premiere

The Kids Are Alright – 8:31 to 9pm on ABC/CTV – Series Premiere

Mary McCormack and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham from The Walking Dead) headline this comedy series about raising a large Irish Catholic family (eight boys!) in 1973.

blackish – 9 to 9:30pm on ABC/Wednesday at 8pm on City – 5th Season Premiere

Splitting Up Together – 9:30 to 10pm on ABC/CTV Two – 2nd Season Premiere

The Rookie – 10 to 11pm on ABC/CTV – Series Premiere

Nathan Filion plays John Nolan, a middle-aged man who decides to become a cop after a life-changing event. As the oldest rookie on the force, he faces skepticism from both his superiors and his colleagues on the force.

Hustle in Brooklyn – 10 to 11pm on BET – Series Premiere

This reality series explores the social and professional lives of a group of young up-and-comers.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 8 to 9pm on W – 4th and Final Season Premiere

Autumnwatch New England – 8 to 9pm on PBS (through Friday) – Miniseries Premiere

New England’s unique autumn attributes are highlighted in this nature series.

Flip or Flop Atlanta – 9 to 10pm (two episodes) on HGTV – 2nd Season Premiere

Iron Chef Canada – 10 to 11pm on The Food Network – Canadian Version Series Premiere

The Supervet – 10 to 11pm on Cottage Life – 11th Season Premiere


Great Canadian Cottages – 10 to 10:30pm on Cottage Life – Series Premiere

Bite Club – 10 to 11pm on The Food Network – Series Premiere

Host Tyler Florence brings five of Chicago’s best chefs together to compete in an Italian restaurant.

Good Bones – 10 to 11pm on HGTV – 3rd Season Premiere


Get a Room with Carson & Thom – 9 to 10pm on Slice – Series Premiere

Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia host this home renovation show with (and for) unusual clients.


Most Expensivest – 8 to 9pm (two episodes) on MTV – 2nd Season Premiere

The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold – 9 to 9:30pm and 10 to 11pm on MTV – Series Premiere

Tom Arnold spearheads a search for incriminating audio of Donald Trump from The Apprentice outtakes. Some people have said there’s audio of the U.S. President using racial slurs and misogynist language. [The first episode runs at 9 and 10pm, followed by the second episode at 10:30.]

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