No stranger to reinvention, Fear the Walking Dead returns Sunday night with a sixth season that's earning it positive comparisons to The Mandalorian. Also this weekend (and speaking of The Mandalorian), Bill Burr makes his Saturday Night Live-hosting debut. Plus: The Vow edges closer to its finish line, the power struggle coninues in Fargo's 1950s Kansas City and big screen disaster Cats makes its premium cable debut. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
SEASON PREMIERE: Actor and comedian Bill Burr hosts Saturday Night Live, where he'll be accompanied by last minute musical guest Jack White. Airs live at 11:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM PT on NBC
SEASON PREMIERE: Just in time for Halloween, horror director Eli Roth's History of Horror is back. The second season features interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Rachel True, Stephen King, Roger Corman, and Gregg Nicotero. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on AMC
CABLE PREMIERE: Speaking of horror, HBO's big Saturday night movie this week is Cats. Based on the legendary Broadway production by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Hooper's all star big screen adaptation was one of the biggest box office train wrecks of 2019 Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO
MADE FOR TV MOVIE: A hopeless romantic places all of her trust in a bride's floral arrangement in My Best Friend's Bouquet, but when an unexpected guest catches the tossed away buds instead, all bets are off. Chaley Rose stars with Nathan Witte. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11
SEASON PREMIERE: As Fear the Walking Dead kicks off its sixth season, a mortally wounded Morgan (Lennie James) must decide to help whether stranger in need. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on AMC
SEASON PREMIERE: Returning for ist second and final season, The Spanish Princess sees Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope) strugglling to conceive an heir, putting both her marriage and her position in the court at risk.. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Starz
NEW EPISODE: Sisters Iris (Aliyah Royale) and Hope (Alexa Mansour) find their struggle is even greater than they feared as The Walking Dead: World Beyond returns for episode 2. 10:00 PM ET on AMC
NEW EPISODE: The slow burn of Fargo Season 3 continues, as Loy (Chris Rock) retaliates, Josto (Jason Schwartzman) maneuvers to assert his authority, and things begin to fall apart for Odis (Jack Huston). 10:00 PM ET on FX
NEW EPISODE: The real-time arrests in the NXIVM cult case are beginning to pile up as The Vow enters its home stretch with this week's penultimate episode 10:00 PM ET on HBO
NEW EPISODE: Atticus (Jonathan Majors) and Leti (Jurnee Smollett) had to take evasive maneuvers to protect themselves in last week's Lovecraft Country. In tonight's episode, they'll face the fallout from those decisions. Wach the preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
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TOPICS: Fear the Walking Dead, AMC, Lennie James