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Spooky Season Hits Full Swing With New Chucky, Day of the Dead Series

ALSO: Disney Villains Night on DWTS, A Night in the Academy Museum, and more Movies That Made Us.
  • Photos Syfy/USA
    Photos Syfy/USA

    Syfy and USA team up to revamp two iconic horror stories tonight with the debut of Chucky, a new series about the killer doll’s untold origins, and a special preview of Day of the Dead, inspired by George A. Romero’s zombie universe. Also today: Dancing with the Stars stays on theme with a special Disney villains night, the Only Murders in the Building trio faces a revolt, and Tom Hanks and Laura Dern stump for the Academy in a new ABC special. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    Chucky: Series premiere. After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a yard sale, an idyllic town is thrown into murderous chaos. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Syfy and USA

    Day of the Dead: Special presentation. Syfy and USA take the wraps off their new George A. Romero-inspired reboot ahead of its official premiere this Friday. The horror series follows six strangers as they attempt to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. Watch trailer. 11:00 PM ET on Syfy and USA

    Dancing with the Stars: The competition series concludes Disney Week with performances that pay homage to the studio's most iconic villains. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Only Murders in the Building: With the residents unhappy with the building’s negative publicity, Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) face a revolt. Later, Charles is visited by an old colleague who sheds light on his past. Streaming on Hulu

    A Night in the Academy Museum: Special presentation. Oscar winners Laura Dern and Tom Hanks invite viewers into the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in this one-hour event. Featuring appearances from Melissa McCarthy, Geena Davis, Diane Warren, and Jon M. Chu. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    The Movies That Made Us: New episodes. The Netflix docuseries returns to explore four more generation-defining films: Robocop, Aliens, Hallloween and Friday the 13th. Streaming on Netflix

    Convergence: Courage in a Crisis. Original documenary. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel helms this look at how Covid-19 prompted unsung heroes at all levels of society to help solve major problems and make a difference. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Impeachment: American Crime Story: The Office of the Independent Counsel catches up with Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), holding her captive in a hotel room for 12 traumatizing hours. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    FBI: International: The team investigates an American citizen who arrives at Madrid’s U.S. embassy proclaiming his innocence, while still covered in the blood of his murdered Spanish boyfriend. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    FBI: Most Wanted: When a young Chinese-American woman goes missing, the Fugitive Task Force must determine if it was a random hate crime or if she was specifically targeted. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    Bright: Samurai Soul: Original film. This animated Bright spinoff tells the story of a human ronin and an orc assassin who work together to save a young elf girl from their common adversary. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Chucky, Syfy, USA Network, Day of the Dead, Halloween