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Helen Mirren Heats Up Monday Nights in HBO's Catherine the Great

ALSO: Dancing With the Stars, The Voice, The Deuce, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and more
  • Helen Mirren stars in Catherine the Great (HBO)
    Helen Mirren stars in Catherine the Great (HBO)

    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

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Jimmy Kimmel Live! kicks off another week of shows from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Eddie Murphy, Bruce Springsteen and Senator Bernie Sanders are among the big-name guests scheduled to appear between now and Friday. 11:35 PM ET on ABC
    • The 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards recognizes hero dogs and their courageous hero owners. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark
    • My Horror Story features ordinary people telling the stories of their own chilling and inexplicable supernatural experiences. 10:00 PM ET on Travel

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Catherine the Great, HBO, Helen Mirren