With November sweeps in full swing, the broadcast networks are looking to get viewers into the habit of watching their new and returning shows, but the non-network channels have new offerings to lure you away, including a new talk show from actress Busy Philipps (hoping to draw Chelsea Handler’s former viewers); the return of Ray Donovan; and Mike Judge’s animated docuseries about some of the quirkier stories from the music world, Tales From the Tour Bus. Happy viewing!
All times eastern; PBS time slots may vary on your station.
Busy Tonight – 10 to 10:30pm on E! – Series Premiere
Busy Philipps (Cougartown, Freaks and Geeks) hosts this talk show which runs four nights a week, Sunday through Wednesday. Her guest in the opener is Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project).
Strange Evidence – 10 to 11pm on Cottage Life – 2nd Season Premiere
Ray Donovan – 9 to 10pm on TMN – 6th Season Premiere
Howards End – 9 to 10pm on Superchannel Fuse – Miniseries Premiere
This four-part miniseries is based on the E.M. Forster novel set in turn-of-the-century England, when social and class divisions were changing. Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfayden, Philippa Coulthard, and Joseph Quinn star.
Channel Zero: The Dream Door – 9 to 11pm (two episodes) on Showcase (through Wednesday) – 4th Season Miniseries Premiere
Forgive Me – 9 to 9:30pm on Superchannel Fuse – 3rd Season Premiere
A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway – 10:01 to 11pm on NBC
This special celebrates the Tony Award winning musical with performances by original and current cast members, including hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.
Independent Lens – 11pm to midnight on PBS – 20th Season Premiere
7 Little Johnstons – 8 to 9pm on TLC – 5th Season Premiere
Murder in Paradise – 9 to 10pm on BBC Canada – Series Premiere
This reality documentary series tells the stories of travelers who were murdered while on vacation in exotic locales, revealing the truth behind their tragedy.
Secrets of the Zoo – 9 to 10pm on National Geographic – Series Premiere
Life in the world-famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium highlights its 10,000 animals on 12,000 acres and tells heartwarming stories and behind-the-scenes moments.
In The Long Run – 9:30 to 10pm on CBC – Series Premiere
Idris Elba created and stars in this comedy series based on his own childhood, which follows a family as they live life in London 13 years after leaving Sierra Leone.
Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After? – 10 to 11pm on Lifetime/Thursday from 10 to 11pm on Slice – Reality Series Spinoff Premiere
Sinking Cities – 10 to 11pm on PBS – Series Premiere
This documentary series examines how city officials such as New York’s urban planners and engineers work to defend itself against rising seas and storms, even though the 520 miles of shoreline have no coastal protection.
Live PD Presents: PD Cam – 10 to 11:03pm (two episodes) on A&E – 2nd Season Premiere
Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island – 9 to 10pm on Slice – Reality Series Spinoff Premiere
Ghost Mine – 8 to 9pm on Travel+Escape – Series Premiere
An infamous gold mine in Oregon is reopened by a new owner, 80 years after a series of tragedies gave it a reputation for being haunted. This reality series follows a pair of paranormal investigators who battle the elements and anything else to hopefully find a fortune.
Sweet Home – 10 to 11pm on Slice – 2nd Season Premiere
Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus – 12:30 to 1am on HBO – 2nd Season Premiere