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The Mandalorian Begins its Second Season Television's Biggest Kahuna

ALSO: John Mulaney returns to SNL, Hugh Laurie headlines Roadkill, and more.
  • Baby on Board: The Mandalorian returns for Season 2. (Disney+)
    Baby on Board: The Mandalorian returns for Season 2. (Disney+)

    A year after it first burst on the scene, The Mandalorian returns for Season 2 a pop culture phenomenon the likes of which we haven't seen since Game of Thrones. If you're one of the few who missed the first season or an OG Baby Yoda fan, you'll want to check out our own Aaron Barnhart's handy catch-up guide before sitting down with the new season's first episode.

    Also this weekend: John Mulaney hosts Saturday Night Live, Hugh Laurie headlines a new political thriller, and Simon Pegg reunites with Nick Frost for a new chilling series just in time for Halloween. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    SEASON PREMIERE: Series creator Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King) helms the first episode of The Mandalorian's second season, which finds the show's namesake hero setting off on a mission to reunite The Child (aka Baby Yoda) with his people. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: The new Showtime original documentary Citizen Bio takes a deep-dive in to the punk rock-like world of DIY medicine, where biohackers seek to self-experiment their way to curing disease. Read our review. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    SERIES PREMIERE: Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for Truth Seekers. The new Amazon original comedy follows a team of paranormal investigators who stumble upon a disturbing conspiracy. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The Prince of Darkness and his bubbly brood get into the Halloween spirit in The Osbournes: Night of Terror, in which the first family of reality TV join paranormal investigators for a tour of Los Angeles' Heritage Square. Watch a preview. 9:00 PM ET on Travel Channel

    SEASON PREMIERE: Phil Rosenthal returns for his fourth season of globetrotting gluttony in Somebody Feed Phil, which sees the Everybody Loves Raymond creator jumping from the City by the Bay to Singapore and beyond. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: The Sundance horror thriller His House follows a refugee couple as they escape from South Sudan only to find themselves in a equally terrifying situation when they arrive in an English town that's harboring something sinister. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: While it's been a disappointment to some, we're thankful to have The Great British Baking Show back with new episodes. This week's signature challenge is set to see the bakers cooking up some asian steamed buns as they compete in the show's first-ever Japanese week. Streaming on Netflix


    NEW EPISODE: With just three days to go before election day, Saturday Night Live is staging its fifth consecutive live show — a record, until next week — on Halloween night, no less. If host John Mulaney brings another musical Diner Lobster / Bodega Bathroom / Airport Sushi sketch, our bingo card will be full. Mulaney will be joined by musical guest The Strokes. Airs live coast to coast at 11:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM PT on NBC

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Broadway favorites Laura Osnes and Aaron Tvelt star in One Royal Holiday. Tvelt plays James, the Crown Prince of Galwick, who is spending the holidays in New England, where he stays at a family inn owned by Anna (Osnes). Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Beverley Mitchell plays a grown woman who lives and dies by her annual visits to Candy Cane Lane, a neighborhood that pulls out the stops with their over-the-top Christmas decorations each year. When the old timers lose interest and decide to take a year off from the backbreaking task, Phoebe's world comes crashing down around her, causing her to spend the bulk of Candy Cane Christmas searching for a reason to go on. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SEASON PREMIERE: Family relationships can get complicated, but as the two-hour Season 10 premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life argues, sometimes you have to blast the train completely off the rails before you can get it back on the tracks. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on OWN


    MINISERIES PREMIERE: Hugh Laurie leads a crackerjack cast of British actors in the political thriller Roadkill, in which a rising star in the British government scales the ladder of power, even as his deepest, darkest secrets bubble up to the surface. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    DOCUSERIES FINALE: The fifth and final episode of Showtime's The Comedy Store looks at club owner Mitzi Shore’s death, its impact on the Store and the current state of stand-up and the new style of shows being developed on the famous stage. Watch a preview. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NEW EPISODE: Josto (Jason Schwartzman) takes decisive action on Fargo, while Oraetta (Jessie Buckley) attempts to muzzle the naysayers. Watch a preview. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    NEW EPISODE: Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson) and John Cook (Rafael Casal) head to Harper's Ferry to meet up with John Brown (Ethan Hawke) and his men on Good Lord Bird. Unfortunately, Cook's unpredictable behavior threatens to put the mission at risk. Watch a preview. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NEW EPISODE: Grace (Nicole Kidman) hides out at her father's home on The Undoing, only to find detectives knocking on her door. Watch a preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    NEW EPISODE: John (Garret Dillahunt) searches for the truth on Fear the Living Dead, while digging into a death that was dismissed as accidental. Watch a preview. 9:00 PM ET on AMC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The countdown to election day continues as The Top Ten Revealed takes a look at the most iconic political songs of all time. 8:00 PM ET on AXS

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

    TOPICS: Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Disney+, Jon Favreau (actor/director)