Wondering what to watch next week? Here's the scoop on what you'll want to be watching as you head into the weekend of Sept. 30 on network and cable television, streaming and on-demand. Whatever your platform—HBO, Showtime, Acorn, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu—we've got you covered with what to watch. Plus, check out what's new on Blu-ray and DVD, and hot new movies opening next week. Let’s get watching!
FRIDAY, Sept. 30
New music doc charts the rise (and precipitous fall) of Irish singer Sinead O’Connor, an outspoken pop-cultural trailblazer whose own path took her into troubled career waters (Showtime).
The Greatest Beer Run Ever
Zac Efron stars in this movie based on the true story of a former U.S. Marine who makes a trip back to the front lines of Viet Nam to bring his fellow soldiers a taste of home—and deliver cans of their favorite brew (Apple TV+).
SATURDAY, Oct. 1
This animated companion show, a cartoon spinoff of the live classic-horror series hosted by Svengoolie (Rich Koz), begins new episodes tonight, following the Svengoolie presentation of the 1970 cheeseball gem Count Yorga, Vampire (10 p.m., MeTV).
Beyond the Headlines: Gabby Petito
Timed to the shocking one-year-ago disappearance of Gabby Petito, this drama stars Skyler Samuels as the 20-year-old who was later found to have been murdered by her fiancé, Brian Laundry (played by Evan Hall), on a cross-country trip gone very wrong (8 p.m., Lifetime).
SUNDAY, Oct. 2
Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire
Previously a 1994 movie with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as this world’s sexiest vampires, this new spin of the gothic fang-y love story stars Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid and Bailey Bass—and changes the setting to 1900s New Orleans (10 p.m., AMC).
East New York
From the producers of NYPD Blue, this new crime procedural centers on a police precinct in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood buzzing with social upheaval. Starring Amanda Warren and Jimmy Smits (9 p.m., CBS).
MONDAY, Oct. 3
*The House That Norm Built
Join this special tribute to the carpenter of This Old House, a pioneer of the home improvement TV genre who is after four decades officially leaving the show and hanging up his toolbelt (9 p.m., PBS).
Meet Marry Murder
Actress Helen Hunt narrates this new true-crime series about marriages that take very nasty turns for the worse (9 p.m., Lifetime)
TUESDAY, Oct. 4
Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom|
Documentary portrait of the woman known as the conductor of the Underground Railroad, who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery (10 p.m., PBS).
The Top 10 Revealed: Bands on the Map
The network’s pop-culture countdown series returns for a new season with this look at musical groups who named themselves after places—including the Miami Sound Machine, Boston, Nazareth, LA Guns, even America! (8 p.m., Axis).
WENDESDAY, Oct. 5
The Real Love Boat
The Hollywood husband-and-wife team of Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn co-host this new unscripted series—inspired by TV’s 1970s primetime hit Love Boat—which brings singles together to sail the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise liner while looking for love (9 p.m., CBS).
Prince Andrew: Banished
How did Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, bring such scandal and disgrace to the British Royal Family. This new doc shines a light on his dark shadows of privilege, jealousy, and sexual offense (Peacock).
THURSDAY, Oct. 6
New series stars Hilary Swank as a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her New York City job behind and joins the staff of a newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska (10 p.m., ABC).
A Friend of the Family
New true-crime series is based on the harrowing true story of a family whose daughter was kidnapped multiple times over the years by an obsessed family “friend.” Starring Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, McKenna Grace and Austin Stowell (Peacock).
NEW ON DVD
Superman’s dog must convince a ragtag group of rescue pets that his (super)human—and the rest of the famed Justice League—is in peril in the lively animated romp DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment). Familiar voices include Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKennon and John Krasinski.
AT THE MOVIES
What’s hiding behind that grin? In Smile, Sosie Bacon (yes, she’s the daughter of actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick) plays a psychotherapist who witnesses a patient’s brutal death, then wonders if she might become the next victim of a horrific supernatural killing spree…that comes with a smile.
Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane star in Bros, a groundbreaking mainstream romcom about a gay romance that features a supporting cast made up of almost exclusively LGBTQR actors.