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What We're Watching This Weekend, October 16-18

What We're Watching This Weekend, October 16-18
Helstrom - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

I hope the weather, where you live, is lousy this weekend. Cuz you're not going outdoors! There are too many new and returning favorites dropping this weekend. From Aaron Sorkin's star-studded new Netflix movie, a new Marvel series on Hulu, a new season of Shark Tank in Vegas and Issa Rae hosting SNL. And that's only the beginning! Below is your weekend binge list. Good luck!

The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix

What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.

Written and directed by Academy Award-Winner Aaron Sorkin starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch and Alex Sharp.

Helstrom on Hulu

Something new from Marvel! Got your attention? This new, standalone project, is not part of the MCU. But it is based on a Marvel comic about a serial killer mom who needs to be stopped by her two kids. It is darker than most Marvel fare, but looks perfect for a pre-Halloween binge.

Shark Tank on ABC

The Series Returns for Its 12th Season From The Venetian Resort on Friday, Oct. 16

"Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning business-themed unscripted series that celebrates entrepreneurship in America, adds two brand-new guest Sharks for its 12th season, premiering FRIDAY, OCT. 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and co-founder of Madefor, and Kendra Scott, founder and CEO, Kendra Scott, LLC, and one of only 16 women to found a $1 billion company, will appear individually alongside Sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary in various episodes during the 2020-2021 season. Alex Rodriguez, legendary baseball player and founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp, and Daniel Lubetzky, founder and executive chairman of KIND, also return for the show's 12th season.

Episodes can be viewed the day after their premiere on demand and on Hulu.

Grand Army on Netflix

Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future.

The Perfect Weapon on HBO

Chaos is a click away. The Perfect Weapon premieres October 16 on HBO. Based on David E. Sanger's Best-Selling Book.

The Way I See It on MSNBC

Pete Souza spent 8 years as the chief White House photographer for the Obama presidency, building a bond that allowed him access to major events, both professional and personal. His work is the subject of a new documentary, "The Way I See It," premiering on MSNBC Friday, October 16 at 10pm ET. Souza joins Lawrence O'Donnell to talk about Barack Obama's bond with Joe Biden, the intensity of the Osama bin Laden raid and what it was like to introduce his mother to the commander-in-chief.

What the Constitution Means to Me on Prime Video

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human show, Heidi resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.

John Lennon 2020 Special on ABC

On Dec. 8, 1980, the world stood still as it learned about the death of John Lennon, a music icon and former member of The Beatles. Now, nearly 40 years after that infamous day and days after what would have been his 80th birthday, the season premiere of "20/20" tells the story of Lennon's life, final days and lasting legacy through the eyes of close friends and colleagues, and rarely seen footage from the ABC News archives. The program includes new interviews with Bob Gruen, legendary rock 'n' roll photographer who took the iconic photo of Lennon in his "New York City" T-shirt; Jack Douglas, producer of Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album; and Elliot Mintz, close friend and Hollywood publicist. The two-hour program also includes the last interview Lennon did the day he died and interviews with the radio reporters who conducted it.

Season 43 of "20/20" premieres Friday, Oct. 16 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

Love and Monsters on VOD

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson (Dylan O'Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

The fun-filled and action-packed adventure also stars Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.

The Secrets We Keep on VOD

Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman face off in the explosive and gripping thriller The Secrets We Keep available on demand now.

Clouds on Disney+

Don't wait for tomorrow. Live for today. Clouds, an Original Movie based on the true story of Zach Sobiech.

The Kid Detective in theaters

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bout of self-pity. Until a naïve client brings him his first 'adult' case - to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.

Honest Thief in theaters

Wanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber (Liam Neeson) turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.

2 Hearts in theaters

For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted. Based on an inspirational true story, 2 Hearts is a romantic journey that celebrates life, love and generosity of spirit, and challenges audiences to believe miracles are possible.

Someone Has to Die on Netflix

In conservative 1950s Spain, the alleged relationship between a young man and a Mexican ballerino creates an uproar of harrowing consequences.

Meet the Chimps on Disney+

Oddballs. Rebels. Friends. Meet The Chimps, an Original Series from National Geographic and narrated by Jane Lynch, premieres Oct. 16 on Disney Plus.

Miley Cyrus Unplugged on MTV

Join MTV & Miley Cyrus October 16th at 7/6c for a Miley Cyrus backyard takeover!

Tanya Tucker Live From the Troubadour (new album)

Tanya Tucker "Live From The Troubadour" features 15 songs including her smash first single "Delta Dawn," and a cache of Tanya's #1 country hits such as "Strong Enough To Bend," "What's Your Mama's Name," "Blood Red and Goin' Down," and the aforementioned "Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)." The set also includes a sublime medley of Springsteen's "I'm on Fire" and Cash's "Ring of Fire" and six songs from what shortly would become the GRAMMY-winning Country Album of the Year, While I'm Livin', including "Mustang Ridge," "The Wheels of Laredo," "Hard Luck," and the gorgeous, poignant title track, which also went on to win the GRAMMY for Song of the Year.

Dream Home Makeover on Netflix

Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee help dreams come true for real families looking to update their home tailored to their own unique style.

La Révolution on Netflix

In a reimagined history of the French Revolution, the guillotine's future inventor uncovers a disease that drives the aristocracy to murder commoners.

Unprotected Sets on EPIX

Unprotected Sets returns for a second season, Friday, with an all new class of killer comedians. This is the only stand-up series that pairs hilarious performances onstage with deep & revealing interview segments backstage, creating an instant connection to the comics and a richer experience for viewers at home.

David Byrne's American Utopia on HBO

David Byrne's American Utopia brings the critically acclaimed Broadway show to HBO in a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Recorded during its run at Broadway's Hudson Theatre in New York City, David Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.

The Story of the Royals on Reelz

Get a special inside look at Britain's royal family. Saturday on Reelz.

Saturday Night Live on NBC

We're not insecure at all about this lineup!

Sweet Autumn on Hallmark Channel

Check out this brand new autumn movie on Hallmark Channel, Saturday night. And check out our brand new interview with star Nikki DeLoach on Advocate Channel.

Supermarket Sweep on ABC

Leslie Jones hosts this reboot of the classic game show, that has contestants running through grocery store aisles. Check it out Sunday night on ABC.

Card Sharks on ABC

More game show fun (with Joel McHale), Sunday night on ABC.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on ABC

Even more game show fun (with Jimmy Kimmel), Sunday night on ABC.

America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC

The classic show returns with new episodes on Sunday.

Lovecraft Country Finale on HBO

This groundbreaking show on HBO is airing its finale, Sunday night. But, it's also bringing in Grammy winner Janelle Monáe to close out the season with a VR concert!

Halloween Freakshow Cakes on Food Network

Sunday night, Food network has 2 Halloween specials:

-Worst Cooks in America; Halloween Redemption

-Halloween Freakshow Cakes

Seduced on Starz

For the first time ever, NXIVM survivor, India Oxenberg is ready to share her story.

Don't miss the premiere of Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult October 18 on STARZ.

The Trouble With Maggie Cole on PBS

See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people's lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community. Tune in or stream starting Oct. 18th.

Top Gear on BBC America

The new season begins Sunday night on BBC America.

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