HBO continues its original programming expansion into Monday nights with the premiere of Catherine the Great, starring none other than Dame Helen Mirren herself, with Philip Martin (The Crown) directing. Other highlights include further Battle Rounds on The Voice, a third elimination on DWTS (pending any more last-minute twists), and a few scares to get viewers in the mood for Halloween.
SERIES PREMIERE: Helen Mirren stars as Catherine the Great in the HBO limited series that follows the ruthless Russian monarch, detailing her affairs, the challenges to her throne, and her enduring influence on Russian politics. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on HBO
NEW EPISODE: Hannah Brown and Ally Brooke currently top the score board on Dancing With the Stars, but according to our, um, scientific analysis, they're among the least likely to win. Could this be the night they stumble? 8:00 PM ET on ABC
NEW EPISODE: The Battle Rounds continue as The Voice welcome back coaches Normani, Darius "Hootie" Rucker, Usher, and will.i.am to prepare teams for the upcoming Knockout Rounds. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
NEW EPISODE: With the series finale just a week away, The Deuce has a lot of territory to cover in its penultimate episode. Tonight, Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal ) locks in the funding for her film, while Bobby (Chris Bauer) weighs the benefits of Joey's (Michael Gandolfini) latest endeavor. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
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