10 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of October 28, 2018

Halloween is smack-dab in the middle of this week, which means the TV shows and movies debuting are all over the place. The first half of the week features some spooky stuff, while the latter half will start getting you into the holiday spirit. Here are all the premieres to keep an eye out for.

LadyGang: Podcast hosts Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek dish on everything from sex to pop-culture in this new show from E! 10: 30 P.M. ET on E!

Busy Tonight: Busy Phillips’ highly-anticipated late-night debut is here. Expect plenty of references to her Instagram, plus puppies and spicy margaritas. In other words, a very good time. 10 P.M. ET on E!

A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway: Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, and Idina Menzel are among the many performers paying homage to the Broadway blockbuster Wicked, which arrived on the Great White Way 15 years ago. 10 P.M. ET on NBC

Nightly Pop: A new half hour-long weekly series in which Morgan Stewart, Nina Parker, Hunter March, and more pop-culture experts break down the week’s biggest entertainment stories. 10:30 P.M. ET on E!

Hocus Pocus: Hurry up! You only have a few more days to catch Hocus Pocus on television. 4:40 P.M. ET on Freeform

Tell Me a Story: Starring Kim Cattrall, this new streaming show takes all of your favorite childhood folk tales and gives them a creepy, psychological twist. Streaming on CBS All Access

People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive: It’s hot people and cooking! What more could you ask for, really? 8 P.M. ET on Food

Homecoming: Julia Roberts plays a case worker who treats soldiers returning from war in this new drama, also starring Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, and Dermot Mulroney. Streaming on Amazon

House of Cards: Claire Underwood is president in the sixth and final season of this Netflix series, so all is right with the world. Streaming on Netflix

Christmas Joy: Behold! Another Hallmark Christmas movie! 8 P.M. ET on Hallmark, full synopsis: below

“Joy Holbrook (Danielle Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company’s top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account’s CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby’s best friend back home in Crystal Falls. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn’t be worse, Joy immediately comes to her aunt’s bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrew (Matt Long), son of Ruby’s best friend Shirley. Joy also must reconcile Ruby’s stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town’s legendary baking competition known as the Cookie Crawl. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby’s place much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben’s attempts to ‘co-captain,’ she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home. Based on the best-selling novel by Nancy Naigle.”

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