October is here, which means it’s time for all things spooky and pumpkin-y. But significantly less scary than the season is the slew of shows returning and premiering this month. From over-the-air television to online streaming, there is no shortage of refreshingly entertaining shows; and the best part is that you can watch all of them without cable. (Check out our September premieres guide for even more cable-free entertainment.)
Tip: Use an OTA DVR to record past shows as they come up as repeats and to schedule the recording of future shows so you don’t miss a beat.
Supergirl, CW, 8:00 PM
Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Supergirl (trailer)! This October, everyone’s favorite kryptonian cousin is coming back for a brand new season; and this time around, she’s bringing along everyone’s favorite big blue boy scout (Superman!). Even if you’re not a huge comic fan, Supergirl still finds a way to keep you watching from week to week. And you can even catch up on Season 1 on Netflix!
Fresh Off The Boat, ABC, 9:00 PM
Like The Mindy Project, Fresh Off the Boat is a sitcom that takes a tired concept (in this case, the traditional family sitcom) and gives it a breathe of fresh air. Fresh Off the Boat centers around an Asian-American family as they adjust to their new home in Orlando, Florida. Not only is it a hilarious show, but it also finally gives a spotlight to a criminally underrepresented group of Americans.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again, Fox, 8:00 PM
It’s astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness… takes its toll. If you’re ready to jump to the left and do the Time Warp one more time then prepare yourselves because The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to network television. Featuring the breakout star of Orange is the New Black, Laverne Cox, as the mischievous Dr. Frank-N-Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again, is an all out assault on morals and good taste; and you’ll love every single minute of it.
Westworld, HBO Now, 9:00 PM
Based on the movie written and directed by Michael Crichton (yes, the Michael Crichton of Jurassic Park fame), Westworld is a brand new show unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Set in the near future, Westworld (trailer) is an android populated theme park where visitors can pay a hefty price to live out their Wild West fantasies. Spoiler Alert: Things don’t go according to plan.
The Mindy Project, Hulu
The Mindy Project (trailer) is a surprisingly fresh sit-com starring Mindy Kaling, who most notably played Kelly Kapoor on The Office. The show centers around the titular Mindy Lahiri, who struggles tirelessly to find the perfect balance between her personal and professional life. Although the plot sounds pretty run of the mill, Kaling brings to the show that special kind wit and humor that made The Office such a big hit.
The Walking Dead, AMC/Sling TV, 9:00 PM
Lock the door and board up the windows, because the dead will walk the earth once again. Coming off of a cliffhanger from last season, The Walking Dead plans to pick up right from where they left off last season. Which survivor will get to taste Lucille’s steely embrace? You’ll have to tune in to find out. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, catch up on Netflix while you still can; because the internet is set to go wild with spoilers.
So get your popcorn ready. Set up that DVR (if you have one) and signup for whatever streaming services you are missing. Fall is here, and with it comes a waterfall of excellent programming.
What show are you most excited for this month? Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!
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