'Catherine the Great' - Series Premiere
After playing Queen Elizabeths I and II (the latter twice), Helen Mirren is putting on the crown once again to portray the legendary Russian monarch in this four-part HBO miniseries.
* Monday, Oct. 21
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NCIS investigates Marine Corporal Laney Alimonte (Camryn Grimes) after evidence suggests she murdered her neighbour while being treated for insomnia by a hypnotherapist. Meanwhile, Gibbs befriends his new neighbors after their 9-year-old son's baseball crashes through his window.
* Tuesday, Oct. 22 on Global
'Harry & Meghan: An African Journey'
Robin Roberts hosts this intimate documentary filmed during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's recent tour of Africa, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sitting down with U.K. news anchor anchor Tom Bradby to candidly discuss the pressures and challenges they face as a young family living in the glare of the world’s media.
* Wednesday, Oct. 21
'Will & Grace' - Season Premiere
The 11th — and final — season of "Will & Grace" was supposed to bow in at midseason until a sudden vacancy on the NBC schedule (it was nice knowing you, Kal Penn's "Sunnyside!") bumped up the premiere to this week. Expect the beloved sitcom to pull out all the stops in its swan song season, with guest stars set to include Demi Lovato, Joel McHale and Billie Lourd.
* Thursday, Oct. 24 on Global
'DayBreak' - Series Premiere
While high school may seem like the end of the world for some, this post-apocalyptic dark comedy series takes that literally when the staff and students of a California high school survive a nuclear blast that transforms the school cliques into warring tribes after society is eradicated. Matthew Broderick heads the cast as the school's principal in a series described as "part samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale."
* Thursday, Oct. 24
'The Kominsky Method' - Season Premiere
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin return for a second season of Chuck Lorre's hilarious reflection on growing old as acting teacher Sandy Kominsky and his agent, Norman Newlander, continue to navigate their golden years while trying to prove to Hollywood that they haven't outlived their usefulness.
* Friday, Oct. 25
'Carter' - Season Premiere
Jerry O'Connell returns for a second this Canadian-made comedy about an actor who parlays the skills he learned playing a detective on TV into his new job as an actual PI.
* Friday, Oct. 25
'Dolemite Is My Name!'
In 1975, struggling nightclub comic Rudy Ray Moore finagled his way onto the silver screen with a low-budget karate flick featuring his comedy character, a fast-talking pimp named Dolemite, the film's surprise success with African-American audiences kicking off the "blaxploitation" craze of the era. In this Netflix feature, Eddie Murphy stars as Moore, chronicling the behind-the-scenes hilarity that took place as he took any means necessary to bring "Dolemite" to the screen.
* Friday, Oct. 25
'Saturday Night Live'
Chance the Rapper does double duty as this week's host and musical guest.
* Saturday, Oct. 26 on Global
'Patsy & Loretta'
This lifetime biopic focuses on the deep friendship that developed between country music icons Patsy Cline (Megan Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller), tragically cut short when Cline died in a plane crash at age
* Sunday, Oct. 27 on Lifetime
'Home to Win: For the Holidays' - Season Premiere
It's like the Avengers of home renovation when all of HGTV Canada's biggest stars come together to work on a single dream home in the third season of this collaborative series, hosted by ET Canada's own Sangita Patel. This time out, there's a holiday twist as such HGTV Canada personalities as Bryan and Sarah Baeumler and "Property Brothers" Jonathan and Drew Scott lend their unique skills to a new home that will be won by one lucky Canadian family.
* Sunday, Oct. 27 on HGTV Canada