19 TV Shows That Are Premiering And Returning This October That Are Worth Checking Out


1. The Midnight Club

Mike Flanagan's newest series The Midnight Club is dropping on Netflix this month. This series, which is a collaboration with co-creator Leah Fong, is based on the iconic works of Christopher Pike. It's set at a hospice with a mysterious history, where the eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night to tell sinister stories, as they look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. Familiar faces from the Mike Flanagan universe like Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, and Rahul Kohli will also be in the series.

Starring: Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, William Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Heather Langenkamp, and more

When it premieres: October 7 on Netflix


2. The Winchesters

The thrilling world of Supernatural returns with this spinoff series from Jensen and Danneel Ackles. The Winchesters will take fans of the original show back in time as Dean Winchester narrates the story of how his parents, John Winchester and Mary Campbell, met, fell in love, and fought monsters together, all while searching for their missing fathers.

Starring: Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Bianca Kajlich, Demetria McKinney, Nida Khurshid, Jojo Fleites, and more

When it premieres: October 11 on The CW

The CW

3. The White Lotus Season 2

Hot off its Emmy Award wins , Season 2 of The White Lotus kicks off this fall with a brand-new star-studded cast. This time, the story will take place in Sicily, where chaos is bound to ensue at this overseas White Lotus location. Unfortunately, the Season 1 cast will be gone, except for Jennifer Coolidge who will be back to reprise her Emmy-winning role as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt.

Starring: Jennifer Coolidge, F. Murray Abraham, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Meghann Fahy, Theo James, Adam DiMarco, Tom Hollander, Will Sharpe, Jon Gries, and more

When it returns: October 30 on HBO Max


4. A Friend of the Family

Based on the tragic true story, A Friend of the Family follows the Broberg family, whose daughter was kidnapped multiple times over a period of a few years by a charismatic, obsessed family friend. Over the course of the series, we'll see how this "friend" took advantage of the family's vulnerabilities in order to drive them apart and ultimately turn their daughter against them. A Friend of the Family is the story of how the Brobergs' lives were changed forever.

Starring: Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace, Hendrix Yancey, and more

When it premieres: October 6 on Peacock


5. Derry Girls Season 3

New episodes of Derry Girls are finally coming to Netflix this fall (if you live in the UK, you've already been blessed with the final season). This season kicks off its final batch of episodes with Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle, and James just trying to survive school and rise to the top of their social scene. Be prepared because it'll be a bittersweet beginning of the end.

When it returns: October 7 on Netflix

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6. One of Us Is Lying Season 2

The new season of One of Us Is Lying picks up with the Bayview Four, once again, having a deadly secret. When a new stalker, who calls themselves Simon Says, crawls out of the woodwork, the Bayview Four are terrified that their secrets will spill out once and for all. This new season will obviously follow Bronwyn, Cooper, Addy, and Nate, but this time around, Janae, Maeve, Vanessa, and Kevin will become major players, too.

When it returns: October 20 on Peacock


7. Big Mouth Season 6

Our favorite awkward preteens are back again. Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg are about to give us a batch of all new cringe-worthy (but heartwarming) moments as the kids navigate puberty. This season, we'll also learn that the events in Human Resources, specifically Maury's pregnancy, are canon and will be included in Big Mouth 's plot as well.

When it returns: October 28 on Netflix


8. The Watcher

Ryan Murphy's latest title is about to drop on Netflix this month. The series follows the real-life story of Nora and Dean Brannock, who after finally moving into their dream home began to receive letters from a stalker who went by the moniker "The Watcher." As they keep their guard high, Nora and Dean soon find out that their eclectic group of neighbors will also cause them more trouble than they ever thought possible.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge, Margo Martindale, Mia Farrow, and more

When it premieres: October 13 on Netflix


9. Grey's Anatomy Season 19

Grey's Anatomy returns for another season this fall, but things are going to look slightly different at Grey Sloan Memorial. Following the suspension of the hospital's residency program, Grey Sloan is taking a chance on interns that might not have been placed in the first place. We'll get to meet a new group of interns played by actors Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Midori Francis, Niko Terho, and Alexis Floyd. Sadly, Ellen Pompeo will also take a step back from Grey's this season, as she will only appear in eight episodes over the course of the 22-episode season. But the cherry to top it all off: Kate Walsh is officially returning to the series as Addison Montgomery.

When it returns: October 6 on ABC


10. Station 19 Season 6

Station 19 returns this fall after quite a bit of change at the end of Season 5. A storm is brewing over Seattle, and the firefighters must take on a threat they've never faced yet: a tornado. Meanwhile, with Jack learning more about his family, it's safe to say that he'll also be dealing with a whole lot when this new season begins. Also, Andy will be piecing her life back together following her trial, Carina and Maya will continue their pregnancy journey, and so much more.

When it returns: October 6 on ABC


11. From Scratch

Inspired by the memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home , this new limited series follows the love story between Amy, an American student studying abroad in Italy, and Lino, a Sicilian chef. Their whirlwind romance faces several unforeseen challenges when they decide to move back to the US and start a brand new life together. From clashing cultures to close-minded relatives, Amy and Lino will experience hardship they never thought possible.

Starring: Zoe Saldaña, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Danielle Deadwyler, Keith David, Judith Scott, Kellita Smith, Lucia Sardo, Paride Benassai, Roberta Rigano, and more

When it premieres: October 21 on Netflix


12. Interview with the Vampire

Based on Anne Rice's iconic gothic novel, Interview with the Vampire follows the epic story of love and immortality between Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt, and their daughter Claudia, as told by a journalist named Daniel Molloy. Louis has grown tired of his life in 1900s New Orleans, so when Lestat seduces him and offers the gift of immortality, Louis can't say no. As he attempts to grapple with his newfound powers, he will go off on a violent streak, thus introducing a child vampire named Claudia, who Louis and Lestat take in as their own.

Starring: Sam Reid, Jacob Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Chris Stack, Kalyne Coleman, Victoria Harris, Maura Grace Athari, Rachel Alana Handler, Jeff Pope, and more

When it premieres: October 2 on AMC and AMC+


13. The Walking Dead Season 11

The final part of the final season of The Walking Dead kicks off this October, and it's time to see how Daryl, Carol, Maggie, Negan, and the rest of our walker-fighting team band together one last time. This show has gone through so much over its 11-season run, but everything will lead to this final showdown. But do not fret because even though The Walking Dead is ending, there are several spinoffs in the works. If you aren't quiiiite ready to say goodbye just yet, there will be more to watch soon.

When it returns: October 2 on AMC and AMC+


14. Shantaram

In his first starring TV role since Sons of Anarchy , Charlie Hunnam returns to the small screen with Shantaram . The series follows a fugitive named Lin Ford, who is looking to get lost in vibrant and chaotic 1980s Bombay. Alone in this unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to avoid the troubles he's running from. After falling for a mysterious woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love and the complications that come with it.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Shubham Saraf, Elektra Kilbey, Fayssal Bazzi, Luke Pasqualino, Antonia Desplat, Alyy Khan, Sujaya Dasgupta, Vincent Perez, David Field, Alexander Siddig, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Elham Ehsas, Rachel Kamath, Matthew Joseph, Shiv Palekar, and more

When it premieres: October 14 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+

15. All American Season 5

Season 4 left off with Spencer learning that Olivia is in direct conflict with him achieving his dreams of going pro. Now, in Season 5, Spencer is determined to mend his relationship with Olivia, and feels like a holiday party is a perfect excuse to do so. Meanwhile, Jordan will finally receive news about his hand, and he won't know quite how to take it. Also, Coop and Laura's relationship will become strained after she makes some changes in the office.

When it returns: October 10 on The CW

The CW

16. High School

From executive producer Clea DuVall, High School follows the story of twin sisters who struggle to find their own identities as their self-discovery journeys mirror each other's. The series, which is based on musicians Tegan and Sara's bestselling memoir, is told through a backdrop of '90s grunge culture and will follow parallel, but disagreeing, memories of sisters growing up down the hall from one another.

Starring: Railey Gilliland, Seazynn Gilliland, Cobie Smulders, Kyle Bornheimer, and more

When it premieres: October 14 on Freevee on Prime Video

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17. Avenue 5 Season 2

This highly-acclaimed comedy finally returns with its second season this October, and it's about to get very chaotic very quickly. While manning a luxury spacecraft owned by Herman Judd, Captain Ryan Clark finds himself a little in over his head. Season 2 will pick up five months after the events of Season 1 where the crew failed to reroute the vessel. Now, we'll watch as they struggle to figure out just how to proceed knowing that they're stuck in space for about eight more years than they originally planned.

When it returns: October 10 on HBO and HBO Max


18. Reginald the Vampire

Spider-Man star Jacob Batalon is officially making his TV debut with Reginald the Vampire . This new series follows Reginald, who finds himself as an unlikely hero in a world full of vampires. When he discovers that he has some unrecognized powers of his own, Reginald soon realizes that even though life might not be going exactly as he planned, he can still make the best of it.

Starring: Jacob Batalon, Savannah Basley, Em Haine, Mandela Van Peebles, Andre Anthony, and more

When it premieres: October 5 on SYFY


19. Alaska Daily

Alaska Daily stars Hilary Swank as Eileen, a New York journalist who picks up and moves to Anchorage, Alaska for a fresh start. As she looks for redemption, both personally and professionally, she joins a daily metro newspaper in her new small town.

Starring: Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Meredith Holzman, Grace Dove, Pablo Castelblanco, Ami Park, Craig Frank, and more

When it premieres: October 6 on ABC


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