October 2020 TV and Streaming Calendar

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1. All Because of You (2020)

TV-PG | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

After falling for a guest, an unsuspecting hotel staff becomes embroiled in a hostage scheme and discovers true love in an unlikely place.

Director: Adrian Teh | Stars: Hairul Azreen, Janna Nick, Amerul Affendi, Henley Hii

Votes: 146

Thursday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

2. Carmen Sandiego (2019– )

TV-Y7-FV | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of Carmen Sandiego, a globe-hopping master thief.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard, Liam O'Brien, Abby Trott

Votes: 3,729

Thursday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

3. Code 404 (2020– )

25 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A British detective killed in action is brought back to life using experimental Artificial Intelligence.

Stars: Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays, Rosie Cavaliero, Amanda Payton

Votes: 1,043

Thursday, Oct. 1, on Peacock

4. Gangs of London (2020– )

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

Tells the story of London being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of its international gangs and the sudden power vacuum that's created when the head of London's most powerful crime family is assassinated.

Stars: Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole, Lucian Msamati, Paapa Essiedu

Votes: 15,674

Thursday, Oct. 1, on AMC Plus

5. Good Morning, Verônica (2020– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After witnessing a suicide, an unobtrusive police clerk decides to investigate two neglected cases on her own, both involving abused women.

Stars: Tainá Müller, Camila Morgado, Eduardo Moscovis, Antônio Grassi

Votes: 1,701

Thursday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

Thursday, Oct. 1, on Fox

7. Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (2020)

TV-MA | 288 min | Drama, History, Thriller

1900: A rich newcomer with a shady past arrives in Munich determined to crash the local Oktoberfest with his own brewery. But when his daughter falls in love with the heir to a rival ... See full summary »

Stars: Misel Maticevic, Martina Gedeck, Klaus Steinbacher, Mercedes Müller

Votes: 1,172

Thursday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

8. The Salisbury Poisonings (2020)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Fact based drama about the Novichok poisoning crisis in Salisbury in 2018.

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Annabel Scholey, Rafe Spall, Sophia Ally

Votes: 2,569

Thursday, Oct. 1, on AMC Plus

9. A World of Calm (2020– )


An immersive visual journey into another world.

Stars: Mahershala Ali, Priyanka Chopra, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 109

Thursday, Oct. 1, on HBO Max

10. The Worst Witch (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

Mildred lives an ordinary until the day that Maud Spellbody crashes her broomstick into their balcony. Maud then introduces Mildred to Cackle's Academy - a school for young witches set high on a mountaintop.

Stars: Raquel Cassidy, Jenny Richardson, Clare Higgins, Dagny Rollins

Votes: 1,800

Thursday, Oct. 1, on Netflix

11. The Binding (2020)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While visiting her fiancé's mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.

Director: Domenico Emanuele de Feudis | Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Mía Maestro, Giulia Patrignani, Mariella Lo Sardo

Votes: 2,078

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

12. Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

89 Metascore

A daughter helps her father prepare for the end of his life.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Michael Hilow, Ana Hoffman, Dick Johnson, Kirsten Johnson

Votes: 1,633

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

13. Emily in Paris (2020– )

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

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.

Stars: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo

Votes: 33,360

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

14. A Toot-Toot Cory Carson Halloween (2020 TV Special)

24 min | Animation, Short, Family

Cory, Chrissy and Freddie are on the hunt for king-sized candy bars this Halloween. But are all the treats worth the trek to the spooky side of town?

Directors: Stanley Moore, Alex Woo | Stars: Ella Joy Ballesteros, Maisie Benson, Smith Foreman, Kerry Gudjohnsen

Votes: 26

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

15. Kingdom of Silence (2020 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's life, work, and murder. Featuring interviews and footage that explore his personal and professional relationships with Saudi rulers, jihadists and fellow global journalists.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Nasser Faris, Lawrence Wright, Jamal Khashoggi, Ben Rhodes

Votes: 453

Friday, Oct. 2, on Showtime

16. Monsterland (2020– )

TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast.

Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Charlotte Cabell, Vivian Cabell, D. Dumebi Egbufor

Votes: 1,788

Friday, Oct. 2, on Hulu

17. Òlòturé (2019)

TV-MA | 106 min | Crime, Drama

A journalist goes undercover as a prostitute to expose human trafficking but she only finds a world of exploited women and ruthless violence.

Director: Kenneth Gyang | Stars: Ada Ameh, Beverly Osu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Bukola Oladipupo

Votes: 528

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

18. Serious Men (2020)

114 min | Comedy, Drama

Tormented with his 'under-privileged' societal status, a father capitalizes on his son's newfound fame as a boy-genius. Little does he realize that the secret he harbors will destroy the very thing he loves the most.

Director: Sudhir Mishra | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nassar, Aakshath Das, Indira Tiwari

Votes: 4,813

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

19. Song Exploder (2020– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Music

Weaves together in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw recordings as each artist breaks down their song, layer by layer, sharing intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics.

Stars: Hrishikesh Hirway, Ty Dolla $ign, Bill Berry, Peter Buck

Votes: 289

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

20. Tiny World (2020– )

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary

A look at the world through the eyes of the tiniest creatures and witness the extraordinary things they do to survive.

Star: Paul Rudd

Votes: 666

Friday, Oct. 2, on Apple TV Plus

21. Undercover Boss (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

Bosses of chain businesses go undercover to their own stores in various locations and various jobs around the store and interact with the employees. Depending on the employee's impression, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Keller, Brie Thiele, Stephen J. Cloobeck, Sheldon Yellen

Votes: 3,178

Friday, Oct. 2, on CBS

22. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification...and vampires.

Director: Osmany Rodriguez | Stars: Jaden Michael, Gerald Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV, Sarah Gadon

Votes: 6,292

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

23. Warrior (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

During the Tong Wars in the late 1800s, Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy from China, immigrates to San Francisco and becomes a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown.

Stars: Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan

Votes: 13,058

Friday, Oct. 2, on Cinemax

24. You've Got This (2020)

TV-MA | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

Alex, an advertising creative wants to be a dad at all cost, but his wife is a lawyer on top of her career, and being a mother isn't part of her plans. An unexpected guest will challenge their love.

Director: Salvador Espinosa | Stars: Tato Alexander, Moisés Arizmendi, Krizia Bajos, Fernando Becerril

Votes: 774

Friday, Oct. 2, on Netflix

25. Country at Heart (2020 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A struggling country singer meets a Nashville songwriter in need of inspiration. Teaming up to write a song, their work gets complicated but results in both a hit song...and true love.

Director: Bradley Walsh | Stars: Jessy Schram, Niall Matter, Lucas Bryant, Ted Whittall

Votes: 427

Saturday, Oct. 3, on Hallmark

26. Dying to be a Cheerleader (2020 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Thriller

When the new girl in town tries out for her high school's cheerleading team, she unwittingly humiliates the most popular girl in school, leading to deadly consequences.

Director: Tom Shell | Stars: Ashlynn Yennie, Dominique Booth, Kalen Bull, Nicolette Langley

Votes: 95

Saturday, Oct. 3, on Lifetime

27. Ready or Not (I) (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny

Votes: 104,958 | Gross: $26.74M

Saturday, Oct. 3, on Fuse

28. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: The Saturday Night Live Band, Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Votes: 42,336

Saturday, Oct. 3, on NBC

29. Britannia (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In 43 AD, the Roman Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia.

Stars: Gianni Calchetti, Mackenzie Crook, David Morrissey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 11,776

Sunday, Oct. 4, on Epix

30. Cheer Squad Secrets (2020 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Thriller

A mother helps her daughter become captain of the cheerleading squad only to discover that someone is giving the daughter steroids and will do anything, including murder, to cover it up.

Director: David Langlois | Stars: Margaret Anne Florence, Anita Brown, Karis Cameron, Matthew Kevin Anderson

Votes: 81

Sunday, Oct. 4, on Lifetime

31. Cobra (2020–2021)

TV-14 | Action, Drama

As widespread power outages cause chaos and threaten lives across the country, the COBRA committee comprised of the UK's leading experts and politicians, gathers to find a way to turn the lights back on.

Stars: Victoria Hamilton, Richard Dormer, David Haig, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 1,828

Sunday, Oct. 4, on PBS

32. The Comedy Store (2020– )


This documentary series brings to life the legends, heartbreak and history created at The Comedy Store, which over the past 47 years has launched the careers of a breathtaking array of stars.

Stars: Louie Anderson, Mike Binder, Bill Burr, Jay Leno

Votes: 475

Sunday, Oct. 4, on Showtime

33. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes, Keith Scholey | Stars: David Attenborough, Max Hughes

Votes: 19,850

Sunday, Oct. 4, on Netflix

34. First Ladies (2020– )

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography

The personal and political lives of First Ladies from throughout history.

Stars: Robin Wright, Kati Marton, Kate Andersen Brower, Karen Tumulty

Votes: 83

Sunday, Oct. 4, on CNN

35. Flesh and Blood (2020)

TV-14 | 182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lives of three siblings are disrupted when their recently widowed mother declares she's in love with a new man. Tangled web of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals eventually leads to a murder.

Stars: Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Claudie Blakley, David Bamber

Votes: 1,631

Sunday, Oct. 4, on PBS

36. Primal (2019– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Primal features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.

Stars: Aaron LaPlante, Tom Kenny, Jon Olson, Laëtitia Eïdo

Votes: 5,312

Sunday, Oct. 4, on Adult Swim

37. The Good Lord Bird (2020)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama, History, War

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this series based on the novel. "Onion" is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Beau Knapp, Nick Eversman

Votes: 2,301

Sunday, Oct. 4, on Showtime

38. Pandora (2019– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set in the year 2199, a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she learns to defend the galaxy from intergalactic threats.

Stars: Priscilla Quintana, Oliver Dench, Ben Radcliffe, Noah Huntley

Votes: 3,434

Sunday, Oct. 4, on The CW

39. Rock Legends (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Music

Looking at these major artists, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Interviews with well known music critics, news archive and performance.

Stars: John Aizlewood, Will Hodgkinson, Sunta Templeton, Ryan Mandrake

Votes: 89

Sunday, Oct. 4, on AXS

40. Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (2016– )

30 min | Music

Sammy Hagar travels the country interviewing and often performing with some of the most influential rock stars of the past 40 years.

Stars: Sammy Hagar, Kari Hagar, Vic Johnson, Michael Anthony

Votes: 62

Sunday, Oct. 4, on AXS

41. The Top Ten Revealed (2018– )

History, Music, Talk-Show

Katie Daryl hosts a new list each episode of the top ten of some aspect of rock music.

Stars: Katie Daryl, Pete Giovine, Kenny Aronoff, Lyndsey Parker

Votes: 33

Sunday, Oct. 4, on AXS

42. The Walking Dead (2010– )

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

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 840,538

Sunday, Oct. 4, on AMC

43. The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020– )

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: 6,336

Sunday, Oct. 4, on AMC

44. A Year in Music (2019– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Music

A year-by-year look at our musical landscape, including the biggest artists, songs and albums as well as the new acts we'd be hearing for years to come.

Stars: Downtown Julie Brown, Lzzy Hale, Matt Pinfield, Tommy Chong

Votes: 21

Sunday, Oct. 4, on AXS