October 2021 TV and Streaming Calendar

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1. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 35,268

Friday, Oct. 1, on CBS

2. Diana (I) (2021)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

29 Metascore

The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening.

Director: Christopher Ashley | Stars: Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye

Votes: 615

Friday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

3. The Guilty (2021)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard, Christina Vidal

Votes: 64,820

Friday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

4. Magnum P.I. (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An ex-Navy SEAL returns from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.

Stars: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill

Votes: 10,586

Friday, Oct. 1, on CBS

5. Maid (2021)

TV-MA | 545 min | Drama

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

Stars: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 21,038

Friday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

6. The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Witness the making of Tony Soprano. The story that reveals the humanity behind Tony's struggles and the influence his family - especially his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti - had over him becoming the most iconic mob boss of all time.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 27,272

Friday, Oct. 1, on HBO Max

7. My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A look at the life and ideas of Pauli Murray, a non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Patricia Bell-Scott, Pauli Murray, Dolores Chandler, Brittney Cooper

Votes: 228

Friday, Oct. 1, on Amazon Prime Video

8. S.W.A.T. (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant and his team of highly-trained men and women as they solve crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Shemar Moore, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson

Votes: 18,369

Friday, Oct. 1, on CBS

9. Vince Carter: Legacy (2021)

PG | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Explores the fantastic highs and unsettling lows of 8-time All-Star and slam dunk champion, Vince Carter, as he looks back on his record-breaking 22-season professional basketball career.

Director: Justin C. Polk | Stars: Charles Barkley, Ric Bucher, Vince Carter, Julius Erving

Votes: 49

Friday, Oct. 1, on Crackle

10. NFL Icons (2021)


A docuseries that celebrates the biggest names in the history of pro football.

Stars: Jerome Bettis, Rich Eisen, Brett Favre, Jerry Rice

Saturday, Oct. 2, on EPIX

11. America's Funniest Home Videos (1989– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Reality-TV

Viewers from around America send in home videos with comedic moments.

Stars: Jess Harnell, Tom Bergeron, Bob Saget, Ernie Anderson

Votes: 5,137

Sunday, Oct. 3, on ABC

12. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to late-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann

Votes: 22,476

Sunday, Oct. 3, on PBS

13. The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet (2021– )


Aims to discover, celebrate and scale innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet

Votes: 13

Sunday, Oct. 3, on Disocvery Plus

14. On My Block (2018–2021)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A coming-of-age story about four bright, street-savvy friends navigating their way through high school in the gritty South Central Los Angeles, trying to get their friend out of a gang, and having friendship turn into something more.

Stars: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco

Votes: 13,792

Sunday, Oct. 3, on Netflix

15. The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020–2021)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The series will focus on the first generation to grow up during the zombie apocalypse.

Stars: Julia Ormond, Nicolas Cantu, Alexa Mansour, Nico Tortorella

Votes: 11,324

Sunday, Oct. 3, on AMC

16. Black Ink Crew: Chicago (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Black Ink Crew: Chicago follows a passionate and ambitious group of tattoo artists and friends through the unforgiving streets of Chicago as they band together to create new identities for themselves, their families, and their business.

Stars: Donald Brumfield Jr., Danielle Jamison, Daniel Wright Jr., Katrina Jackson

Votes: 154

Monday, Oct. 4, on VH1

17. Baking Impossible (2021– )

TV-PG | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Innovative bakers are paired with the brightest engineers to compete in designing and baking creations that are both delicious and made to survive intense engineering stress tests.

Stars: Andrew Smyth, Justin Willman

Votes: 255

Wednesday, Oct. 6, on Netflix

18. The Bradshaw Bunch (2020– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

From real-life hijinks to juggling football, fame and farm life, unpredictable hilarity ensues as Bradshaw and family give viewers a peek into rural living in Oklahoma.

Stars: Lacey Bradshaw, Rachel Bradshaw, Tammy Bradshaw, Terry Bradshaw

Votes: 179

Wednesday, Oct. 6, on E!

19. CSI: Vegas (2021– )

TV-14 | Crime

Facing an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.

Stars: Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mandeep Dhillon, Jorja Fox

Votes: 1,332

Wednesday, Oct. 6, on CBS

20. Meet, Marry, Murder Hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg (2021– )

Documentary, Crime

Michelle Trachtenberg will take viewers through dozens of tragic marriages and introduce spouses who killed, their victims and murder scenes.

Star: Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 6

Wednesday, Oct. 6, on Tubi

21. There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)

TV-MA | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

The graduating class at Osborne High is being targeted by a masked assailant, intent on exposing the darkest secret of each victim, and only a group of misfit outsiders can stop the killings.

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley

Votes: 7,819

Wednesday, Oct. 6, on Netflix

22. Tough As Nails (2020– )

TV-PG | Reality-TV

Tough As Nails is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who roll up their sleeves and don't think twice about working long hard hours and getting their hands dirty, in order to keep their country running.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Lee Marshall, Kelly 'Murph' Murphy, Danny Moody

Votes: 281

Wednesday, Oct. 6, on CBS

23. V/H/S/94 (2021)

103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

A police S.W.A.T. team investigates about a mysterious VHS tape and discovers a sinister cult that has pre-recorded material which uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Steven Kostanski, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows, Jennifer Reeder, Timo Tjahjanto | Stars: Anna Hopkins, Christian Potenza, Brian Paul, Tim Campbell

Votes: 3,227

Wednesday, Oct. 6, on Shudder

24. Baker's Dozen (II) (2021– )

Game-Show, Reality-TV

13 bakers compete to create the next viral baking sensation, win the golden rolling pin and take home the cash prize.

Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Bill Yosses

Votes: 39

Thursday, Oct. 7, on Hulu

25. Bull (2021)

88 min | Thriller

Bull mysteriously returns home after a 10 year absence to seek revenge on those who double crossed him all those years ago.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Adam Xander Angelides, Ivy Amelia Angelides, Lois Brabin-Platt, Henri Charles

Votes: 45

Thursday, Oct. 7, on CBS

26. B Positive (2020– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

Newly-divorced dad Drew faces finding a kidney donor and is at the end of his rope and his hope when he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own.

Stars: Annaleigh Ashford, Thomas Middleditch, Terrence Terrell, David Anthony Higgins

Votes: 1,906

Thursday, Oct. 7, on CBS

27. Ghosts (2021– )

Comedy, Fantasy

A young couple, whose dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it's both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents.

Stars: Utkarsh Ambudkar, Rose McIver, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty

Votes: 1,360

Thursday, Oct. 7, on CBS

28. One Of Us Is Lying (2021– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

A brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal, and a "basket case" walk into detention - but only the first four make it out alive.

Stars: Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Chibuikem Uche, Annalisa Cochrane

Votes: 560

Thursday, Oct. 7, on Peacock

29. One Lane Bridge (2020– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

During a murder investigation at Queenstown's infamous One Lane Bridge, ambitious young Maori Detective, Ariki Davis, inadvertently reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers the case, his career and his life.

Stars: Dominic Ona-Ariki, Joel Tobeck, Alison Bruce, Michelle Langstone

Votes: 720

Thursday, Oct. 7, on Sundance Now

30. Sexy Beasts (2021– )

TV-14 | Reality-TV, Romance

Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test.

Stars: Rob Delaney, Ibrahim Kanu, Graffiti Kid

Votes: 954

Thursday, Oct. 7, on Netflix

31. United States of Al (2021– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir , the Afghan interpreter who served with his unit and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

Stars: Parker Young, Adhir Kalyan, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dean Norris

Votes: 1,678

Thursday, Oct. 7, on CBS

32. Young Sheldon (2017– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper; (already seen as an adult in The Big Bang Theory (2007)) and his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.

Stars: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan

Votes: 41,395

Thursday, Oct. 7, on CBS

33. 15 Minutes of Shame (2021)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

A look at public shaming in modern day culture.

Director: Max Joseph | Stars: Monica Lewinsky, Max Joseph

Votes: 190

Thursday, Oct. 7, on HBO

34. Acapulco (2021– )

TV-14 | Comedy

A young Mexican man's dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined.

Stars: Julian Sedgwick, Rossana De León, Rodrigo Urquidi, Lobo Elías

Votes: 491

Friday, Oct. 8, on Apple TV Plus

35. Jacinta (2020)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

Filmed for over three years, JACINTA begins at the Maine Correctional Center where Jacinta, 26, and her mother Rosemary, 46, are incarcerated together, both recovering from drug addiction. ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Earnshaw

Votes: 133

Friday, Oct. 8, on Hulu

36. Leverage: Redemption (2021– )

TV-14 | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Hitter, the Hacker, the Grifter and the Thief are back, this time with help from a new tech genius and corporate fixer, to take on a new kind of villain. When someone needs help, they provide...Leverage.

Stars: Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, Noah Wyle

Votes: 13,578

Friday, Oct. 8, on IMDb TV

37. Justin Bieber: Our World (2021)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

47 Metascore

Lead-up to Justin Bieber's first full concert in three years and his New Year's Eve show in 2020 on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton.

Director: Michael D. Ratner | Stars: Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Nick DeMoura

Votes: 406

Friday, Oct. 8, on Amazon Prime Video

38. Madame X (2021)

Documentary, Music

62 Metascore

Captures Madonna's latest tour.

Directors: Ricardo Gomes, SKNX | Star: Madonna

Votes: 521

Friday, Oct. 8, on Paramount Plus

39. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021 TV Special)

TV-PG | 52 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

On Halloween night, Gonzo is challenged to spend one night in The Haunted Mansion.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Will Arnett, Taraji P. Henson, Darren Criss, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,960

Friday, Oct. 8, on Disney Plus

40. Nancy Drew (2019– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.

Stars: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim

Votes: 6,592

Friday, Oct. 8, on The CW

41. Pretty Smart (2021– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A self-proclaimed intellectual, forced to move in with her carefree sister and her sister's lovably eccentric friends.

Stars: Emily Osment, Gregg Sulkin, Olivia Macklin, Cinthya Carmona

Votes: 1,597

Friday, Oct. 8, on Netflix

42. Shark Tank (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Reality-TV

Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

Stars: Kevin O'Leary, Phil Crowley, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec

Votes: 9,091

Friday, Oct. 8, on ABC

43. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013– )

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Aisha Tyler hosts this skit comedy show where the actors on the show, usually Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles and another guest star or two do different comedy skits. It's all improv and made up on the spot.

Stars: Colin Mochrie, Aisha Tyler, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady

Votes: 7,860

Saturday, Oct. 9, on The CW

44. The World's Funniest Animals (2020– )


World's Funniest Animals is a facilitated by Elizabeth Stanton ("Popstar This Week") who, along and her superstar about visitor board, sees was creatures doing the most clever things ever gotten on record.

Stars: Elizabeth Stanton, Brian Cooper, Mikalah Gordon, Carmen Hodgson

Votes: 58

Saturday, Oct. 9, on The CW

45. The Zoo (I) (2017– )


An in-depth behind the scenes look at the animals of the Bronx Zoo.

Stars: Jim Breheny, Annie Rivas, John Sykes, Kathleen LaMattina

Votes: 352

Saturday, Oct. 9, on Animal Planet