Between network, cable and streaming, the trendy television panorama is an unlimited one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Oct. 11-17. Details and occasions are topic to alter.
NINE TO FIVE (1980) 10 p.m. on TCM. Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin play secretaries who revolt against their revolting chauvinist of a boss (Dabney Coleman) on this traditional workplace satire. When the New York Times critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott included the film of their Weekend Watch column last 12 months, they called it “a feminist lark with laughs, crude comedy, wafts of pot smoke and a catchy anthem written by Parton.”
CHUCKY 10 p.m. on Syfy and USA Network. How much of an origin story can a child doll have? Plenty, if that doll accommodates the soul of an grownup serial killer. Chucky, the spooky doll first launched in “Child’s Play,” the cult 1988 horror movie, will get his latest refresh on this new TV series. Unlike the 2019 big-screen rethink with Aubrey Plaza, which added an ostensibly brainy artificial-intelligence angle to the killer-doll story, this new series has the original “Child’s Play” creator Don Mancini as its showrunner — so it should offer some more old-school scares. Syfy is debuting “Chucky” alongside one other classically minded horror series, DAY OF THE DEAD, based mostly on the 1985 George A. Romero film of the same title. The first episode of that series will air at 11 p.m. on Syfy and USA Network.
A NIGHT IN THE ACADEMY MUSEUM 10 p.m. on ABC. Perhaps mercifully, this hourlong particular has no relation to the “Night at the Museum” movies. Instead, this system provides a preview of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the newly opened museum in Los Angeles that shows a history of Hollywood as seen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tom Hanks and Laura Dern, each members of the museum’s board of trustees, will host the printed.
CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 9 p.m. on CMT. Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton and Randy Travis are the honorees at this 12 months’s CMT Artists of the Year event, an annual celebration of nation music. Wednesday’s broadcast is slated to include performances from Barrett, Brown and Combs alongside different artists, together with Yola, who will perform with Guyton.
MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) 8:15 p.m. on HBO. Wes Anderson is about to return to theaters subsequent week with “The French Dispatch,” his latest cinematic diorama. In the meantime, contemplate revisiting “Moonrise Kingdom,” Anderson’s story of two 12-year-olds who run off into the wilderness together, and ultimately attain a dreamy paradise. The film shows the pair’s journey “with a beautifully coordinated admixture of droll humor, deadpan and slapstick,” Manohla Dargis wrote in her review for The Times. The messy humanity of Anderson’s characters, she wrote, is “rarely more deeply felt than in ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’” even supposing the film takes place in one in all Anderson’s tidy, idiosyncratic realms. “Sometimes they’re called dollhouse worlds,” Dargis wrote, “though, truly, they feel more authentic than many screen realities.”
HOME SWEET HOME 8 p.m. on NBC. Home exchanges, the proto-Airbnb setup in which the members of 1 family swap locations with these in one other metropolis as a way of touring for affordable, generally is a ripe source for drama. Ask most anybody who’s performed one and also you’ll probably hear tales of oddities found stashed away behind the Fritos in kitchen cupboards, or plumbing challenges, or any of the opposite bumps that may emerge when one family’s way of life is transplanted right into a home set up for an additional’s. But you’ll also in all probability hear about the transcendent experience of basically entering into another person’s life. The latter element is the main focus of this unscripted series from the filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Each episode follows two households who swap homes for one week. The pairings are supposed to set up every family for revelations about id, and to problem potential assumptions about race, faith, gender and different issues.
LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH 9 p.m. on PBS (examine native listings). The chef and TV host Pati Jinich has long introduced meals as a device of diplomacy. “In my kitchen, the border experience is an inspiration,” she said in a 2018 episode of her PBS series “Pati’s Mexican Table.” Her new journey series, “La Frontera,” expands on that notion; it focuses on meals in border cities in Mexico and the southern United States, together with El Paso and Juarez.
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) 11:45 p.m. on TCM. Bette Davis plays an growing older Broadway star whose life is derailed by a young fan (Anne Baxter) on this drama. The film received a number of Oscars, together with two for the writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who bought statues for each his course and his screenplay. (The film also received best image.) The work of Mankiewicz’s screenwriter brother, Herman, can be on show on TCM earlier within the night in CITIZEN KANE (1941), which can air at 9:30.
THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD (2021) 8 p.m. on HBO. The active malevolence of two assassins is dwarfed by the passive lethality of a wildfire on this thriller from the writer-director Taylor Sheridan. The story facilities on a smoke jumper, performed by Angelina Jolie, whose path crosses with that of a boy (Finn Little) who’s being tailed by killers (Aidan Gillen and Nicholas Hoult). They’re out to silence him due to a secret he realized from his forensic accountant father (Jake Weber). The pursuit takes all of them by the Montana wilderness; it kicks into gear when the forest is about ablaze.
SUCCESSION 9 p.m. on HBO. The third season of HBO’s grotesquely lavish satirical drama “Succession” will arrive on Sunday night after being delayed a 12 months by the pandemic. The delay presumably gave viewers some additional time to catch their breath after the gasp of a Season 2 finale, which as soon as once more cleaved the fictional members of the Roy family — wardens of a media empire — into warring camps. Don’t anticipate the time off to have lessened the strain.