Between community, cable and streaming, the trendy tv panorama is an enormous one. Listed here are among the exhibits, specials and films coming to TV this week, Oct. 17-23. Particulars and instances are topic to vary.
THE VOW 9 p.m. on HBO. This docuseries, about Keith Raniere and his “intercourse cult” Nxivm, is starting its second season. In 2020 Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in jail for intercourse trafficking and different crimes. The primary installment of the collection explored the tales of the members who joined the group. This set of episodes will extra focus Raniere and his interior circle as his trial occurred.
BEETLEJUICE (1988) 9 p.m. on Freeform. Tim Burton’s comedy staring Michael Keaton and Wynona Rider is crucial viewing for spooky season. Keaton performs the title character who’s employed by a not too long ago deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to scare away the brand new (alive) residents of their home. The movie was tailored right into a Broadway musical of the identical title, which can shut in January after nearly 700 performances.
YEAR ONE: POLITICAL ODYSSEY 9 p.m. on HBO. Spanning from inauguration day in 2021 to the State of the Union in 2022, this documentary outlines President Biden’s first yr in workplace, together with the fallout from the Jan. 6 assault, efforts to encourage vaccination towards Covid-19, the withdrawal from Afghanistan and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to call just some occasions. It additionally options interviews with the secretary of state, Antony J. Blinken; the nationwide safety adviser, Jake Sullivan; the secretary of protection, Lloyd Austin; and The New York Occasions’s very personal David E. Sanger.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 10 p.m. on FX. Although murders are down 3 p.c within the U.S., mysterious deaths round New York Metropolis proceed to come up within the eleventh installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology collection. Zachary Quinto, Patti LuPone and Billie Lourd — all “A.H.S.” veterans — star. Murphy has not too long ago acquired some backlash from households of the victims of Jeffrey Dahmer for his present “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” through which Evan Peters (one other “A.H.S.” common) portrays the serial killer.
DOCUMENTARY NOW! 10 p.m. on IFC. Every episode of this fake documentary collection takes inspiration from an precise documentary, with the writers and actors making it outrageous and goofy. Created by “Saturday Evening Dwell” alums Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and Invoice Hader, the present begins its fourth season with two episodes impressed by the 1982 documentary “Burden of Desires” in regards to the director Werner Herzog. On this model, written by John Mulaney, Cate Blanchett stars as an eccentric filmmaker and Nicholas Braun performs a moviegoer who errors an art-house cinema for a porno theater.
JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION 8 p.m. on MTV. It’s onerous to imagine that in 2022 we’re nonetheless fist pumping with our favourite group of occasion animals. The “Household Trip” spinoff, which follows Snooki, her crew and their brood as they journey across the nation, has been filming for longer than the unique “Jersey Shore” collection. The entire squad is gathering collectively for a reunion to wrap up the fifth season and financial institution extra hours of delectable actuality TV.
MIKA: LIVE AT THE PARIS PHILHARMONIC 10 p.m. on PBS (examine native listings). The Lebanese British pop singer Mika, recognized for songs like “Lollipop,” “Grace Kelly” and “Pleased Endings/Over My Shoulder,” takes his abilities to the Paris Philharmonic, the place he performs with the orchestra and a choir.
THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937) 8 p.m. on TCM. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play the divorcing couple Jerry and Lucy who mess with one another’s new potential love lives once they notice they’re nonetheless in love with one another. The film is predicated on a 1922 play of the identical title.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012) 10:49 p.m. on Starz. This movie by David O. Russell, stuffed with laughter, tears and many mentions of Philadelphia Eagles, stars Bradley Cooper as Pat, who, after ending up in a psychological establishment, moved again in together with his dad and mom. Jennifer Lawrence performs Tiffany, a younger widow who guarantees to assist Pat get again his estranged spouse if he enters right into a dance competitors together with her. Russell’s “motion pictures embrace completely different issues and character varieties,” Manohla Dargis wrote in her evaluation of the movie for The Occasions. “A strung-out drug addict slightly than an alcohol-soaked swell — however just like the classics of the shape, they’ve zippy, at instances breakneck pacing, quickly fired zingers and bodily comedy that, taken collectively, replicate the wild unpredictability of the higher world.”
CRISS ANGEL’S MAGIC WITH THE STARS 8 p.m. on The CW. Like “Dancing with the Stars” however with magic? Every week superstar contestants be taught tips and illusions created by Criss Angel after which carry out them in entrance of a panel of judges. This week Corbin Bleu and Miles Brown might be displaying off their sleight of hand — subsequent week Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Omarion are up. On the finish, the celebrities with the very best scores might be invited again to compete for the golden wand.
BMF: THE RISE AND FALL OF A HIP-HOP DRUG EMPIRE 10:05 p.m. on Starz. This eight-part collection examines the true story of Black Mafia Household’s drug trafficking and cash laundering operation primarily based in Detroit. It’s set to function interviews with Demetrius “Massive Meech” Flenory as effectively and different ring leaders. This documentary collection is a companion to the community’s scripted collection “Black Mafia Household,” returning this fall for a second season.