Welcome to What On, our weekly pick of must-see shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday 2 October to Thursday 6 October. All times are EST. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]
Anne Rice interview with the vampire (AMC, Sunday, 10 p.m.)
Interview with the vampire Probably the best way to start the month of Halloween. The sensual, unabashedly gay gothic series is an adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1967 novel of the same name. Angered by the limitations of life as a black man in New Orleans in 1910, Lewis (Jacob Anderson) finds it impossible to resist Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid)’s offer to join him as his vampire companion. However, Lewis’ intoxicating new powers come at a violent price that puts her on a decades-long path of revenge. Actors include Billy Bass and Eric Bogosian.
family friend (Peacock, Thursday 3:01 a.m.)
Created by Nick Antouska, family friend It depicts and analyzes the terrifying true experiences of actor Jan Broberg, who was kidnapped twice by a family friend as a teenager while living in Idaho. (Her story was also filmed in the Netflix documentary They were kidnapped in plain sight.) Peacock’s series repertoire includes Jake Lacy, Anna Paquin, Colin Hanks, McKenna Grace, Hendrix Yancey, and Lio Tipton. looking for AV . ClubReview next week.
Alaska Daily (ABC, Thursday, 10 p.m.)
SpotlightAward-winning writer and director Tom McCarthy doesn’t get enough of newspaper stories. And we don’t mind that. ABC’s new mystery drama Alaska Daily Led by Hilary Swank. In it, she plays a respected New York reporter, whose personal and professional life stumbles after a scandal. Looking for a fresh start, she moves to Anchorage and teams up with a fellow local reporter to solve the cold cases of missing Aboriginal women. The cast includes Jeff Perry, Grace Dove, and Matt Malloy.
Hassan Minhaj: The Clown King (Netflix, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m.)
Hassan Minhaj, who was filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is returning to Netflix with his second comedy special, Hassan Minhaj: The Clown Kingwhere he will share his thoughts on fertility, family, paternity and freedom of expression.
Reginald the Vampire (Syfy, Wednesday, 10 p.m.)
It’s vampire week, okay? Syfy releases her latest drama, Reginald the Vampirestarring Jacob Batalan (best known for playing Ned Leeds in the MCU’s Spider Man Movies). He takes the title of Reginald, whose life undergoes major changes when he turns into a vampire. Among his tasks: to hide secrets from his loved ones, including the girl of his dreams, and to figure out how to stop the enemies who want him to die suddenly. In the process, he discovers abilities and powers that he only dreamed of possessing. It also stars Em Haine, Mandela Van Peebles, and Savannah Basley.
monster high (Paramount+, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)
Directed by Todd Holland, monster high is a fantasy musical based on – wait for it – Mattel’s fashion doll franchise. Hi, if Greta Gerwig can create a file Barbie Film, anything is possible. monster high Focusing on the half-human, half-wolf Claudine Wolfe (Mia Harris), she finally feels she’s found a place to fit in her new school. But when a devious plan to destroy her home threatens to reveal her true identity, Claudine learns to embrace her true wild heart and save the situation.
More good things
East New York (CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
CBS is expanding its list of police actions with East New YorkLed by Amanda Warren and Jimmy Smits. Warren plays Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, the recently promoted commanding officer of the 74th District in Brooklyn. She presides over a diverse group of officers and detectives, most of whom are reluctant to heed her creative methods as social unrest and gentrification grip the neighborhood. Kevin Rankin, Richard Kind, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Laville Shelley, and Olivia Locardi complete the cast.
Solar opposites: a special Halloween villain (Hulu, Monday, 12:01 a.m.)
The celebration will be quiet if you are a member Solar opposites admirer. Comedies of Justin Roiland and Mike McCahan feature a holiday special that promises to show how scary alien life can be at times. The series follows four aliens who are evenly divided over whether Earth is horrific or wonderful. In season three, the group strives to be less of a team and more of a family. The show has already been renewed for a fourth season.
Mr. Harrigan’s phone (Netflix, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m.)
Writer and director John Lee Hancock adapts Stephen King’s 2020 novel Mr. Harrigan’s phone In a movie for Netflix. A young man, Craig (Jaden Martell), befriends a reclusive billionaire, Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland), who is tragically not long into this world. When the old man dies, Craig finds that he is able to communicate with his deceased friend. The film was produced by Ryan Murphy, Jason Bloom, and Carla Hacken, and stars Kirby Howell Baptiste, Joe Tibbett, and Cyrus Arnold.
You can’t miss the summaries
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday, 11:30 p.m.)
Dragon House (HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
Kevin was F**K himself (Monday, 9 p.m.)
Andor (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m.)
archer (FXX, Wednesday, 10 p.m.)
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)
Atlanta (FX, Thursday, 10 p.m.)
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video, Friday, 12:01 a.m.)
Equalizer (CBS, Sunday, 8:30 p.m., season 3 premiere)
the walking Dead (AMC Premiere, Sunday, 9 p.m., mid-season 11)
good doctor (ABC, Monday, 9 p.m., season 6 premiere)
chucky (Syfy, Wednesday, 9 p.m., season 2 premiere)
kung fu sport (The CW, Wednesday, 9 p.m., season 3 premiere)
Pennyworth: The Origins of Batman Butler (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 a.m., season 3 premiere)
It will be over soon
blood and treasure (Paramount+, Sunday, 3:01 a.m., season 2 finale)
Better in dough (Hulu, Monday, 12:01 a.m., season 1 finale)
Leonardo (The CW, Tuesday, 8 p.m., season 1 finale)
the noise (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 a.m., season two finale)