Upcoming TV Highlights: October
The Wonderful World of Disney: Coco
Wednesday / 8 p.m. / ABC
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor. Together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Billboard Music Awards
Wednesday / 8 p.m. / NBC
Billboard honors the year’s chart-topping musical acts.
Wednesday / 10 p.m. / ABC
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, The Con explores the troubling tales of people taken in by claims and promises that proved too good to be true, from identity fraud and misleading romance to the high-profile college admission scandal and Fyre Festival. The series lifts the curtain on the people behind some of the most outrageous cons ever.
Sunday / 8:00 p.m. / ABC
Hosted by Leslie Jones, this fast-paced and energetic series follows three teams of two as they battle it out using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes.
CBS Sunday Night Movie: Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off
Sunday / 8:00 p.m. / CBS
In this beloved John Hughes film, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Sunday / 9 p.m. / ABC
Hosted by late-night’s Jimmy Kimmel, this season will feature both celebrity contestants playing for the charity of their choice and frontline heroes trying their hand at a $1 million prize.
ABC Greenlights Erin Brockovich-ish Series
The pilot episode must have really impressed ABC since the network has just announced that it has ordered a new drama series inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich straight to series to debut in 2021. Though it is not actually about Brockovich, Rebel is inspired by the woman today. Read More >>>
Colton Dixon and Family to Visit ‘The Doctors’
Colton Dixon’s song, “Miracles” (from the album of the same name) is the singer’s first single in three years. For six weeks it was the #1 song on the Hot AC/Christian chart. It was a great song when it first came out, but now it’s even better since he experienced his own miracle with the birth of his twin daughters. Read More >>>
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John Slattery and Fernanda Andrade stars in this new series from creator and executive producer Manny Coto who is known for his work on 24: Legacy. Described by the network as a fact-based thriller, Next is similar in tone to 24 where it straddles the line between being over-the-top and creepily realistic. Read More >>>
Based on the comic book character, the Swamp Thing series is a bit of an anomaly. The new series appears to be quite different from its original source material. It’s more horror than superhero, with a ghost story and voodoo overtones. And despite he’s the main character of the show, the Swamp Thing only makes a brief appearance in the first two episodes. Like the Louisiana bayou, the show takes it time telling its tale. Read More >>>
ABC has declared that its new fall show, Emergency Call is daring. While I guess not airing yet another game show or evening soap opera could be considered daring to the network, I didn’t see anything daring during the show’s first episode. What I did witness was an intense docudrama series that features stranger-than-fiction storylines that you won’t find on 9-1-1. Read More >>>
This comedy/drama crime series is technically a sequel to the Jerry Bruckheimer Bad Boys movie franchise where Gabrielle Union reprises her role as Syd Burnett (The sister of Marcus Burnett). The ex-DEA agent from Miami is now working as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department. Her partner is the seemingly happily married Nancy McKenna who is married to Dr. Patrick McKenna a Los Angeles district attorney and stepmother to surly teenager Izzy McKenna.Read More >>>
Tate Taylor is the writer and director of FOX’s new comedy/drama Filthy Rich. I don’t know if he is a Christian or not, but he grew up in the south (where this show takes place) so I’m sure he has a perspective on how some southern Christians live their lives with some pretending to be all “nicey nice.” I’m just not sure if he understands the whole picture. Read More >>>