What’s on TV This Week: ‘Succession,’ ‘The Bachelorette,’ NBA Basketball and more
Romance blossoms between a white activist and a Black gang member in South L.A. in 1992 in the new TV movie “The Fight That Never Ends.” 8 p.m. Lifetime
“Hightown,” the gritty crime drama set in Provincetown, Mass., is back for its sophomore season. With Monica Raymund. 8:58 p.m. Starz
A wildlife biologist goes in search of animals long thought extinct in the new series “Mysterious Creatures With Forrest Galante.” 9 p.m. Animal Planet
“Succession” earned an astounding six acting nominations. Five of those cast members reveal the inner workings of key episodes.
The dogged French detective known as “Baptiste” is back on the case in new episodes of the mystery drama on “Masterpiece.” Tchéky Karyo stars. 10 p.m. KOCE
Also back on the case is DCI Colin Sutton in a new season of the British crime drama “Manhunt.” Martin Clunes stars. Anytime, Acorn TV
A young Latina (Lorenza Izzo) comes of age in San Francisco during the turbulent 1960s in Lissette Feliciano’s 2021 drama “Women Is Losers.” Anytime, HBO Max
The unscripted series “Hoarders” and “Intervention” return with new episodes. 8 and 10 p.m. A&E
A psychiatric nurse (Rudi Dharmalingam) plies his trade in the darkly comic Aussie drama “Wakefield.” 9 p.m. Showtime
An elderly woman returns to her home village in Colombia after three decades in the U.S. in the 2021 documentary “La Casa de Mama Icha” on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE
The Nets battle the Bucks and the Lakers welcome the Warriors to tip off a new season of “NBA Basketball.” 4:30 and 7 p.m. TNT
“The Bachelor’s” Michelle Young gets to be “The Bachelorette” this time around as the reality series launches its 18th season. 8 p.m. ABC
Helen Keller, who overcame blindness and deafness to become a tireless advocate for people with disabilities, is remembered on a new “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE
Karrueche Tran (“Claws”) joins the cast of “Games People Play” as the L.A.-set drama returns for a second season. 10 p.m. BET
The 2021 documentary “Found” tells the story of three teenage girls, adopted separately from China, who discovered they were related thanks to a genetic-testing service. Anytime, Netflix
Asian adoptees have a unique perspective on anti-Asian hate, with upbringings that can leave them feeling alienated from their heritage and families who have trouble understanding the reality of racism.
A young chauffeur squires two sexy lady vampires on their appointed rounds in the L.A.-set 2021 action-horror mashup “Night Teeth.” Anytime, Netflix
What’s the buzz? Find out in the episode “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” on a new “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE
“Artbound” pays homage to a beloved local ceramicist and educator in the new episode “Life Centered: The Helen Jean Taylor Story” 9 p.m. KCET
“Nova” looks at one option for feeding a growing human population in the new episode “Edible Insects” … and nope. There isn’t enough ketchup in the world. 9 p.m. KOCE
Cast members from “Summer House” and “Southern Charm” cohabitate while on vacay in snowy Vermont in the new reality series “Winter House.” 9 p.m. Bravo
The new documentary “Four Hours at the Capitol” probes the shocking assault on the U.S. Capitol by a large pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6. 9 p.m. HBO
The 16th century Spanish expedition that ultimately circumnavigated the globe is remembered in “Magellan’s Crossing” on the season premiere of “Secrets of the Dead.” 10 p.m. KOCE
Here be monsters in “The Girl in the Woods,” a new supernatural YA drama set in the present-day Pacific Northwest. Anytime, Peacock
The 2021 documentary “Introducing, Selma Blair” captures the “Cruel Intentions” actress opening up about her brave battle with multiple sclerosis. Anytime, Discovery+
The future of food — yes, including those aforementioned edible insects — is also the subject of the new six-part docuseries “The Next Thing You Eat.” Anytime, Hulu
Everything you always wanted to know about “Sex, Love & Goop” but were afraid to ask is explained by Gwyneth Paltrow and company in this new series. Anytime, Netflix
In the new Netflix reality series ‘Sex, Love & Goop,’ Gwyneth Paltrow enlists sex and intimacy experts to help struggling couples — as only Goop can.
Some will bake and some will get baked in the new special “Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween.” Anytime, Peacock
James Spader soldiers on sans co-star Megan Boone, whose character was offed in last season’s finale, on the return of “The Blacklist.” 8 p.m. NBC
Clung-clung! “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” hits the — clung-clung! — 500-episode mark. Clung-clung! 9 p.m. NBC
The true-crime series “The First 48” is back for another season. 9 p.m. A&E
The conspiracy goes all the way to the bottom — to a secret underground facility, no less — in the new animated workplace comedy “Inside Job.” Anytime, Netflix
Our planet is doomed — dooooomed! — in the new globe-spanning sci-fi drama “Invasion.” Sam Neill stars. Anytime, Apple TV+
A princess (Zoe Saldana) in ancient Mesoamerica learns to unleash her inner warrior in the new animated series “Maya and the Three.” Anytime, Netflix
Young adults in Austin, Texas, get up to whatever young adults in Austin, Texas, get up to these days in the new reality series “Roaring Twenties.” Anytime, Netflix
An amorous arborist (Danica McKellar) pines for a hunky tree farmer in the new TV movie “You, Me & the Christmas Trees.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel
Based on the book by chef Adán Medrano, the new special “Truly Texas Mexican” sheds light on the Native American origins of Southwest cuisine. 10 p.m. KOCE
A marketing executive (Catherine Haena Kim) is visited by the ghosts of “Boyfriends of Christmas Past” in this new TV movie and … hold up. Why does this lady have so many dead ex-boyfriends? 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel
A mix-up at a fertility clinic pits two women against each other in the fact-based TV movie “Switched Before Birth.” With Skyler Samuels and Justina Machado. 8 p.m. Lifetime
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Movies on TV this week: October 17: ‘The Untouchables’ on Epix; ‘Patton’ on Encore; ‘Halloween’ on AMC; ‘Milk’ on Showtime; ‘Unforgiven’ on TCM
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