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    Here Are 18 Of The Best New And Returning Shows Coming This October

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    1. The Morning Show, Season 2

    Karen Ballard / Apple TV+

    Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston return for the second season of this powerhouse TV drama. We pick up soon after Alex Levy and Bradley Jackson have set the morning news world ablaze and UBA is struggling to revamp their image (and staff). This season is absolute chaos in the best way possible and there is truly never a dull moment. Trust me, there's a reason this series has been Emmy-nominated. Holland Taylor, Juliana Marguiles, and Hasan Minhaj also join the cast this season. 

    Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Néstor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Steve Carell, Julianna Margulies, Greta Lee, Ruairi O'Connor, Hasan Minhaj, Holland Taylor, Marcia Gay Hardin and more

    When it returned: Sept. 17 on Apple TV+ (Yes, it returned in September, but since a majority of the season happens in October, it’s a worthy inclusion.)

    Watch the trailer here

    2. Maid

    Ricardo Hubbs / Netflix

    Margaret Qualley stars as a young single mom named Alex. Throughout the course of the series, we watch as Alex struggles to make ends meet and begins working as a maid, all so she can keep her daughter safe. The series was inspired by Stephanie Land's 2015 memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive. Plus, Margaret's real-life mother, Andie MacDowell, plays her onscreen mother Paula.

    Starring: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Andie MacDowell, Tracy Vilar, Billy Burke, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet, Raymond Ablack, BJ Harrison, Xavier de Guzman, Aimee Carrero, Toby Levins, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 1 on Netflix

    Watch the trailer here

    3. On My Block, Season 4

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    The fourth and final season of On My Block is officially upon us, and we couldn't be more excited. Season 4 picks up after the two-year time-jump that we found the cast in at the end of Season 3 (aka the same dreadful place where we found out Monse, Ruby, Jamal, Cesar, and Jasmine have all grown apart). Over the course of the season, we'll find out just how strong their friendship really is, especially after old secrets are brought to light. 

    Starring: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia, Julio Macias, Peggy Blow, and more

    When it returns: Oct. 4 on Netflix

    Watch the trailer here

    4. Ghosts

    Cliff Lipson / CBS

    Samantha and Jay unexpectedly inherit an enormous country home and set out to start their own bed and breakfast there. Unfortunately, the ghosts who live in the estate aren't too thrilled and decide to take matters into their own hands. But, of course, things don't go according to plan, and Samantha wakes from a coma that allows her to see and speak to the ghosts that are currently living in her brand-new home.

    Starring: Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Asher Grodman, Rebecca Wisocky, Sheila Carrasco, Danielle Pinnock, Roman Zaragoza, Devan Chandler Long, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 7 on CBS

    Watch the trailer here

    5. One of Us Is Lying

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    After five students are sent to detention, only four make it out alive...and they've all been accused of murder. Based on Karen McManus's YA novel, One of Us Is Lying follows four teenagers who have been accused of killing their classmate and go to whatever means possible to find out what really happened that day. Suddenly, everyone they've ever trusted becomes a suspect and no one is safe from the truth.  

    Starring: Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Barrett Carnahan, Mark McKenna, Melissa Collazo, Jessica McLeod, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 7 on Peacock

    Watch the trailer here

    6. Pretty Smart

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    Emily Osment stars as Chelsea, a super-smart woman who moves to LA and starts living with her sister, Claire...and Claire's three roommates. But here's the kicker: Claire and her roommates aren't quite the sharpest tools in the shed, and live a verrrrrry different life than Chelsea is used to. It's almost like a reverse Big Bang Theory, if you will. This charmingly sweet show is guaranteed to make you chuckle, I'm sure of it. 

    Starring: Emily Osment, Cinthya Carmona, Olivia Macklin, Micheal Hsu Rosen, Gregg Sulkin, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 8 on Netflix

    Watch the trailer here

    7. The Equalizer, Season 2


    Season 2 is here, and Robyn McCall is back and better than ever. Our badass Equalizer, played by the phenomenal Queen Latifah, will be meeting some new characters, fighting new crimes, and continuing to keep her family safe. Basically, if you're on the hunt for a new crime drama, this is it. 

    Starring: Queen Latifah, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Lorraine Toussaint, Chris Noth, and more

    When it returns: Oct. 10 on CBS

    Watch the trailer here

    8. The Baby-Sitter's Club, Season 2

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    The Baby-Sitters Club charmed us so much in Season 1, and we absolutely cannot wait for some second season shenanigans. Our favorite BSC members ‚ÄĒ Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, and Dawn ‚ÄĒ are back, along with some new faces, Jessi and Mallory. Season 2 follows the BSC gals as they navigate a new school year, their first relationships, and family drama, all while keeping their babysitting business afloat. It's as sweet as ever and a perfect fall binge-watch. Plus, Kyndra Sanchez will be joining the cast as Dawn this season.¬†

    Starring: Sophie Grace, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, Malia Baker, Alicia Silverstone, Mark Feuerstein, Kyndra Sanchez and more

    When it returns: Oct. 11 on Netflix

    Watch the trailer here

    9. Dopesick

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    Based on the book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America, this miniseries revolves around the opioid epidemic that many Americans face today, and more importantly, the drug company that started it all. From Big Pharma boardrooms to the Virginia mining community, Dopesick takes viewers on a journey revealing just how doctors got so many of their patients addicted to narcotics and the lies they told to make it happen.  

    Starring: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, Kaitlyn Dever, John Hoogenakker, Rosario Dawson, Phillippa Soo, Jake McDorman, Ray McKinnon, Cleopatra Coleman, Jaime Ray Newman, Andrea Frankle, Will Chase, Trevor Long, Meagan Fay, Rebecca Wisocky, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 13 on Hulu

    Watch the trailer here

    10. Guilty Party


    True crime junkies: this one's for you. Guilty Party revolves around discredited journalist Beth Burgess as she tries to rehabilitate her reputation by proving that Toni Plimpton, a young mother who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband, is innocent. Of course, Beth gets a little in over her head and chaos ensues.

    Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Jules Latimer, Geoff Stults, Tiya Sircar, Laurie Davidson, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 14 on Paramount+

    Watch the trailer here

    11. You, Season 3


    Joe Goldberg is back, baby! Literally. This time around, he and Love finally have a baby boy of their own. Currently hiding out in the suburbs, the two reinvent their lives and turn into a *seemingly* perfect suburban family. Suddenly, when Joe's obsessions start to grow, he latches onto a neighborhood friend, and Love doesn't like it. Once again, the two find themselves falling back into their old murderous patterns.  

    Starring: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Michaela McManus, Ben Mehl, Noel Arthur, Shannon Chan-Kent, Christopher Sean, Scott Speedman, and Romy Rosemont, and more

    When it returns: Oct. 15 on Netflix

    Watch the trailer here

    12. I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Amazon Prime

    Based on the iconic teen slasher flick, this reboot follows a group of teenagers who accidentally kill someone and face the consequences a year later. After having grown apart, they find themselves bonded together by a killer hunting them down and their vicious secret coming to light. As they try to figure out who the killer is who's stalking them, everyone they know and love suddenly becomes a suspect. 

    Starring: Madison Iseman, Bill Heck, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 15 on Amazon Prime Video

    Watch the trailer here

    13. Succession, Season 3


    The Roys are finally gracing our TV screens again. Season 3 picks up right after Kendall exposed the Roy family and brought everything to pieces. Now, Logan is trying to rebuild the family legacy. Familial alliances become heavy, and we're in for a full-on Roy family civil war. This season is about survival, and we'll see just who comes out on top. Oh, and you will be getting that theme song stuck in your head again, don't worry. 

    Starring:¬†Jeremy Strong,¬†Brian Cox, Alan Ruck,¬†Sarah Snook,¬†Kieran Culkin,¬†Hiam Abbass,¬†Nicholas Braun, Peter Friedman,¬†Natalie Gold,¬†Matthew Macfadyen,¬†Rob Yang,¬†Dagmara DomiŇĄczyk,¬†Arian Moayed,¬†J. Smith-Cameron¬†and more

    When it returns: Oct. 17 on HBO and HBO Max

    Watch the trailer here

    14. Queens


    Queens follows four women who reunite and try to regain the fame they once had in the '90s as hip-hop music icons. Together, they try to balance their everyday normie lives with their revamped music careers and prove they're just as iconic now as they were 20 years ago.

    Starring: Eve, Naturi Naughton, Brandy, Nadine Velazquez, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 19 on ABC

    Watch the trailer here

    15. Insecure, Season 5


    The final season of Insecure is almost here, and it's just proof that Issa Rae can do no wrong. The Emmy-winning series picks up after Issa and Lawrence finally rekindle their romance and Lawrence announces some life-changing news. And for all those fans not ready to say goodbye yet, this one's for you. 

    Starring: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, and more

    When it returns: Oct. 24 on HBO and HBO Max

    Watch the trailer here

    16. All American, Season 4

    The CW

    All American picks up right where we left off after Mo shot Coop and her life is on the line. As Coop struggles to stay alive, her friends and family deal with the fact that they might not get a happy ending after all. This season is full of heart and soul, and it'll leave fans more in love with this cast than they ever thought possible. 

    Starring: Daniel Ezra, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, Karimah Westbrook, Monét Mazur, Taye Diggs, Jalyn Hall, Chelsea Tavares, and more

    When it returns: Oct. 25 on The CW

    Watch the trailer here

    17. Love Life, Season 2

    HBO Max

    We left Season 1 with Darby meeting her perfect person, and now Season 2 picks up at her wedding, where we meet our new protagonist, Marcus Watkins, played by William Jackson Harper. Throughout the season, we'll travel through all the epic highs and lows of Marcus's love life and fall in love with him as he searches for the love of his life. Here's to hoping his season ends in a wedding too!

    Starring: William Jackson Harper, Jessica Williams, Chris Powell, Punkie Johnson, Keith David, Janet Hubert, Jordan Rock, Leslie Bibb, John Earl Jelks, Arian Moayed, Steven Boyer, and more

    When it returns: Oct. 28 on HBO Max

    Watch the trailer here

    18. Finally, Colin in Black & White


    Colin in Black & White comes straight from the hands of Ava Duvernay and Colin Kaepernick. It follows Colin's coming-of-age tale and "path to power" that led him to where he is today. This series features a remarkable cast and tells a story that should be considered required viewing for every person in America.  

    Starring: Jaden Michael, Nick Offerman, Mary-Louise Parker, Colin Kaepernick, and more

    When it premieres: Oct. 29 on Netflix

    Watch the trailer here

    What TV shows are you most excited for this October? Tell us in the comments below!