Between community, cable and streaming, the fashionable tv panorama is an unlimited one. Listed below are a few of the reveals, specials and flicks coming to TV this week, Oct. 11-17. Particulars and occasions are topic to vary.
NINE TO FIVE (1980) 10 p.m. on TCM. Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin play secretaries who revolt in opposition to their revolting chauvinist of a boss (Dabney Coleman) on this traditional workplace satire. When the New York Instances critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott included the movie of their Weekend Watch column final yr, they known as it “a feminist lark with laughs, crude comedy, wafts of pot smoke and a catchy anthem written by Parton.”
CHUCKY 10 p.m. on Syfy and USA Community. How a lot of an origin story can a baby doll have? Lots, if that doll incorporates the soul of an grownup serial killer. Chucky, the spooky doll first launched in “Baby’s Play,” the cult 1988 horror film, will get his newest refresh on this new TV collection. Not like the 2019 big-screen rethink with Aubrey Plaza, which added an ostensibly brainy artificial-intelligence angle to the killer-doll story, this new collection has the unique “Baby’s Play” creator Don Mancini as its showrunner — so it ought to supply some extra old-school scares. Syfy is debuting “Chucky” alongside one other classically minded horror collection, DAY OF THE DEAD, primarily based on the 1985 George A. Romero film of the same name. The primary episode of that collection will air at 11 p.m. on Syfy and USA Community.
A NIGHT IN THE ACADEMY MUSEUM 10 p.m. on ABC. Maybe mercifully, this hourlong particular has no relation to the “Night at the Museum” movies. As a substitute, this system offers a preview of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the newly opened museum in Los Angeles that displays a history of Hollywood as seen by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences. Tom Hanks and Laura Dern, each members of the museum’s board of trustees, will host the published.
CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 9 p.m. on CMT. Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton and Randy Travis are the honorees at this yr’s CMT Artists of the Yr occasion, an annual celebration of nation music. Wednesday’s broadcast is slated to incorporate performances from Barrett, Brown and Combs alongside different artists, together with Yola, who will carry out with Guyton.
MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) 8:15 p.m. on HBO. Wes Anderson is ready to return to theaters subsequent week with “The French Dispatch,” his newest cinematic diorama. Within the meantime, think about revisiting “Moonrise Kingdom,” Anderson’s story of two 12-year-olds who run off into the wilderness collectively, and ultimately attain a dreamy paradise. The movie reveals the pair’s journey “with a superbly coordinated admixture of droll humor, deadpan and slapstick,” Manohla Dargis wrote in her review for The Times. The messy humanity of Anderson’s characters, she wrote, is “hardly ever extra deeply felt than in ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’” although the movie takes place in considered one of Anderson’s tidy, idiosyncratic realms. “Typically they’re known as dollhouse worlds,” Dargis wrote, “although, really, they really feel extra genuine than many display realities.”
HOME SWEET HOME 8 p.m. on NBC. Home exchanges, the proto-Airbnb setup by which the members of 1 family swap locations with these in one other metropolis as a way of touring for reasonable, could be a ripe supply for drama. Ask most anybody who’s executed one and also you’ll possible hear tales of oddities discovered stashed away behind the Fritos in kitchen cupboards, or plumbing challenges, or any of the opposite bumps that may emerge when one household’s way of life is transplanted into a house arrange for one more’s. However you’ll additionally most likely hear about the transcendent experience of basically getting into another person’s life. The latter ingredient is the main target of this unscripted collection from the filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Every episode follows two households who swap homes for one week. The pairings are supposed to arrange every household for revelations about id, and to problem potential assumptions about race, faith, gender and different points.
LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH 9 p.m. on PBS (test native listings). The chef and TV host Pati Jinich has long presented food as a tool of diplomacy. “In my kitchen, the border expertise is an inspiration,” she mentioned in a 2018 episode of her PBS collection “Pati’s Mexican Desk.” Her new journey collection, “La Frontera,” expands on that notion; it focuses on meals in border cities in Mexico and the southern United States, together with El Paso and Juarez.
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) 11:45 p.m. on TCM. Bette Davis performs an growing older Broadway star whose life is derailed by a younger fan (Anne Baxter) on this drama. The movie gained a number of Oscars, together with two for the writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who bought statues for each his course and his screenplay. (The movie additionally gained finest image.) The work of Mankiewicz’s screenwriter brother, Herman, can be on show on TCM earlier within the evening in CITIZEN KANE (1941), which can air at 9:30.
THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD (2021) 8 p.m. on HBO. The lively malevolence of two assassins is dwarfed by the passive lethality of a wildfire on this thriller from the writer-director Taylor Sheridan. The story facilities on a smoke jumper, performed by Angelina Jolie, whose path crosses with that of a boy (Finn Little) who’s being tailed by killers (Aidan Gillen and Nicholas Hoult). They’re out to silence him due to a secret he realized from his forensic accountant father (Jake Weber). The pursuit takes all of them by way of the Montana wilderness; it kicks into gear when the forest is ready ablaze.
SUCCESSION 9 p.m. on HBO. The third season of HBO’s grotesquely lavish satirical drama “Succession” will arrive on Sunday evening after being delayed a yr by the pandemic. The delay presumably gave viewers some additional time to catch their breath after the gasp of a Season 2 finale, which as soon as once more cleaved the fictional members of the Roy household — wardens of a media empire — into warring camps. Don’t count on the day off to have lessened the strain.