On the network front, the next two weeks see the return of PBS series Hotel Portofino and the series finale of CBC miniseries Bone of Crows. On the reality & game show front, new CBS game show Raid the Cage premieres while Battle of the Decades and The Challenge: USA conclude their current season.
On the specialty & streaming front, the next 2 weeks see the premiere of 11 new series and the return of Acting Good, Big Mouth, Bosch: Legacy, Creepshow, Doom Patrol, Harry Wild, Shining Vale & Upload and the series finale of Archer. New series premiering in the next two weeks include Acorn TV’s new British drama The Chase, Amazon Prime Video’s new Italian crime drama Everybody Loves Diamonds, Apple TV+’s new drama Lessons in Chemistry, Hulu’s new horror comedy Goosebumps, 4 new series from Netflix: Mexican mystery series Pact of Silence, limited series horror The Fall of the House of Usher, limited series thriller Bodies and comedy Neon, Paramount+’s new sitcom Frasier and Syfy’s new comedy Reginald the Vampire (airing on CTV Sci-fi Channel). In addition, Mrs. Sidhu Investigates, Miracle Workers, The Changeling, The Gold, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon & When Calls the Heart conclude their current season.
Other highlights include the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards which air October 10.
On the reality front, new Bryan Baeumler renovation series Bryan’s Al In premieres on HGTV.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8
BRYAN’S ALL IN – SERIES PREMIERE (HGTV Canada @ 9pm ET)
Bryan Baeumler travels off the beaten path to help struggling entrepreneurs renovate their businesses.
MONDAY OCTOBER 9
Harry Wild – SEASON 2 PREMIERE (Acorn TV)
Mrs. Sidhu Investigates – SEASON1 FINALE (Acorn TV)
TUESDAY OCTOBER 10
RIDE – SERIES PREMIERE (CTV2 @ 8pm ET)
The members of the McMurray family embark on journeys of transformation and self-discovery as they struggle to keep their beloved Colorado ranch afloat after a tragic loss.
2023 BET HIP HOP AWARDS – 2.5hr Special (BET @ 9pm ET)
A night of performances and awards recognizing the year’s biggest artists, albums and music videos.
Press Your Luck – SEASON 5 PREMIERE (ABC @ 10pm ET)
THE MEGA-BRANDS THAT BUILT AMERICA – SERIES PREMIERE (History Canada @ 10pm ET)
The innovations, failures and incredible achievements of some of the most successful businesses in history, from megastores like Costco and Walmart to shipping giants like FedEx and UPS, that forever changed the way Americans live.
Miracle Workers – SEASON 4 FINALE (CTV Comedy Channel @ 10:30pm ET)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11
PACT OF SILENCE – SERIES PREMIERE (Netflix)
Thirsty for revenge, a big-time social media influencer infiltrates the lives of four women to discover which of them is the mother who abandoned her at birth.
STREET OUTLAWS VS. THE WORLD – SERIES PREMIERE (Discovery Canada @ 8pm ET)
From traveling city to city to exploring new sights, and from unpacking containers to working on their cars, a behind the scenes look at what it was like for the Outlaws to travel in Australia.
REGINALD THE VAMPIRE – SERIES PREMIERE (CTV Sci-fi Channel @ 9pm ET)
In a world full of beautiful, fit, and vain vampires, fat vampire Reginald Baskin does his best to navigate. Based upon the book Fat Vampires.
Forged in Fire – SEASON 10 PREMIERE (History Canada @ 9pm ET)
Archer – SERIES FINALE (Adult Swim Canada @ 10pm ET)
STREET OUTLAWS: FARMTRUCK & AZN DOWN UNDER – SERIES PREMIERE (Discovery Canada @ 10pm ET)
Farmtruck and AZN head to Australia and find their own races and fun antics in a complete fish-out-of-water racing series.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER – SERIES PREMIERE (Netflix) *8-Part Limited Series*
Siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built a pharmaceutical company into an empire of wealth, privilege and power; however, secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying.
FRASIER – SERIES PREMIERE (Paramount+)
Dr. Frasier Crane is off to a different city with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge, and an old dream or two to finally fulfill.
Doom Patrol – SEASON 4, PART 2 PREMIERE (CTV Sci-fi Channel @ 9:40pm ET)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
EVERYBODY LOVES DIAMONDS – SERIES PREMIERE (Amazon Prime Video)
Inspired by the 2003 Antwerp Diamond Heist, a team of small-time Italian thieves deceive top-level security to steal precious stones worth millions of dollars.
Creepshow – SEASON 4 PREMIERE (AMC+, Shudder & AMC @ 10pm ET)
LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY – SERIES PREMIERE (Apple TV+)
In the 1950s, Elizabeth Zott’s (Brie Larson) dream of being a scientist is challenged by a society that says women belong in the domestic sphere; she accepts a job on a TV cooking show and sets out to teach a nation of housewives way more than recipes.
THE CHANGELING – SEASON 1 FINALE (Apple TV+)
GOOSEBUMPS – SERIES PREMIERE (Disney+)
In a reboot of the 1995 series, also based on the book series by R.L. Stine, a group of high schoolers embark on a journey to investigate the tragic passing of Harold Biddle.
Marketplace – SEASON 51 PREMIERE (CBC @ 8pm ET)
RAID THE CAGE – SERIES PREMIERE (Global and CBS @ 9pm ET)
Strategy, teamwork and nerve are key to winning big in “Raid the Cage.” The new action-packed game show sees two teams of two facing off to grab prizes from the cage before their time runs out and the doors close. Correctly answering trivia questions adds seconds to the clock, giving teammates more time to grab prizes ranging from cold hard cash to electronics and even a new car. After three lively rounds, the team that banks the highest total dollar value in prizes wins the game, keeps what they grabbed and plays the final round for an even bigger cash prize.
Crime Beat – SEASON 5 PREMIERE (Global @ 10pm ET)
Shining Vale – SEASON 2 PREMIERE (Starz Canada @ 10pm ET)
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – SEASON 1 FINALE (AMC+ and AMC @ 9pm ET)
The Gold – SEASON 1 FINALE (Apple TV+)
Holtel Portofino – SEASON 2 PREMIERE (PBS @ 8pm ET)
Naked and Afraid – SEASON 16 PREMIERE (Discovery Canada @ 8pm ET)
When Calls the Heart – SEASON 10 FINALE (Super Channel Heart & Home @ 9pm ET)
MONDAY OCTOBER 16
THE CHASE – SERIES PREMIERE (Acorn TV)
George Williams and his daughter Anna run Chevin Chase Veterinary Practice in the market town of Oxley. Anna’s hands are full with three children, another on the way, a struggling practice and a wedding to organize. Sparks fly when her sister Sarah, complete with designer lifestyle, swans up from London for the first time in years with a secret that could tear their family apart – and it’s nothing to do with cats and cows!
Fboy Island – SEASON 3 PREMIERE (Citytv and The CW @ 8pm ET)
LISTING LARGE – SERIES PREMIERE (CTV Life Channel @ 8pm ET)
Odeen Eccleston and Lamont Wiltshire build their real estate empire all while juggling parenthood, friendship and love.
Acting Good – SEASON 2 PREMIERE (CTV Comedy Channel @ 10:30pm ET)
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17
The Toys That Built America – SEASON 3 PREMIERE (History Canada @ 9pm ET)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18
Bone of Crows – SERIES FINALE (CBC @ 9pm ET)
American Horror Story – Season 12 Fall Finale (FX Canada @ 10pm ET)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19
Battle of the Decades – SEASON 1 FINALE (Food Network Canada @ 9pm ET)
The Challenge: USA – SEASON 2 FINALE (CTV and CBS @ 10pm ET)
THE CHOSEN – SERIES PREMIERE (History Canada @ 10pm ET)
This drama about the life of Jesus Christ introduces Jesus and the calling of his initial disciples, with a discussion after each episode.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20
Bosch: Legacy – SEASON 2 PREMIERE (Amazon Prime Video Canada)
Upload – SEASON 3 PREMIERE (Apple TV+)
Big Mouth – SEASON 7 PREMIERE (Netflix)
The Fifth Estate – SEASON 49 PREMIERE (CBC @ 9pm ET)