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TV This Weekend

Locke & Key, Invasion, Insecure, and Curb Headline a Weekend of Premieres

ALSO: Jason Sudeikis hosts SNL, Hallmark kicks off holiday movie season, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, Apple TV+ and HBO.
    Photos: Netflix, Apple TV+ and HBO.

    TV is offering up a bounty of fresh options this weekend, with new seasons of Locke & Key, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Insecure. the premiere of Apple TV+’s sci-fi drama Invasion, and TV movies galore. Plus, new episodes of Succession and The Morning Show, Jason Sudeikis returns to Saturday Night Live, and Hallmark begins its annual “Countdown to Christmas” event two months before the big day. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 22

    Locke & Key: Complete second season. Siblings Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) unlock more family secrets as they dig deeper into the power and mystery of the magical keys. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Invasion: Series premiere. Apple TV+ expands its sci-fi library with this new series about five ordinary people across the globe who try to make sense of an alien invasion. Starring Shamier Anderson, Sam Neill, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar, and Shioli Kutsuna. Three episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Inside Job: Complete first season. In a world where every conspiracy theory is true, a shadow government organization works to keep things hideen — that is, until the company’s dysfunctional employees threaten to expose their efforts to the public. Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater, and Clark Duke lead a stellar voice cast. Streaming on Netflix

    You, Me & The Christmas Trees: TV movie. Hallmark’s annual holiday movie season kicks off with a romance about an evergreen expert (Danica McKellar) who offers to help a Christmas tree farmer (Benjamin Ayres) when a mysterious illness befalls his family’s firs. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Adventure Beast: Complete first season. A brave zoologist, his spunky niece, and anxious assistant explore the world while saving wild beasts in what Netflix is dubbing an "educational" adult animated comedy. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Maya and the Three: Complete limited series. A spirited princess recruits three outcasts from distant lands on her quest to stop the vengeful God of War. The animated event features voice work from Zoe Saldaña, Gabriel Iglesias, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Queen Latifah, and more top talent. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Little Big Mouth: Original film. Not to be confused with Nick Kroll’s animated comedy, this new South African rom-com follows a guitarist who takes refuge with a bookkeeper, her son, and her dad after he’s kicked out of his band. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Morning Show: TMS welcomes a new face, while Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) gets a surprise visitor. Streaming on Apple TV+

    NBA Basketball: The Brooklyn Nets travel to the City of Brotherly Love for a primetime matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ESPN

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 23

    Saturday Night Live: First-time host Jason Sudeikis returns to his old stomping grounds alongside musical guest Brandi Carlile. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    College Football: With the first College Football Playoff rankings just around the corner, teams jockey for position in Week 8:

    • Illinois at Penn State 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ABC
    • Northwestern at Michigan 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on FOX
    • Oklahoma at Kansas 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM ET on ESPN
    • Clemson at Pitt 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ESPN
    • Oregon at UCLA 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ABC
    • LSU at Ole Miss 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on CBS
    • Oklahoma State at Iowa State 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on FOX
    • Tennessee at Alabama 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • Ohio State at Indiana 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ABC
    • USC at Notre Dame 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on NBC

    NBA Basketball: NBA TV is servring up a Saturday night double-header:

    • Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT
    • Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

    Switched Before Birth: TV movie. Olivia (Skyler Samuels) and Anna (Justina Machado) become fast friends while undergoing IVF procedures until they discover that one of Anna’s fertilized eggs was implanted into Olivia by mistake. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Boyfriends of Christmas Past: TV movie. Marketing executive Lauren (Catherine Haena Kim) is visited by the ghosts of four ex-boyfriends who help her open her heart to avoid losing her best friend, Nate (Raymond Ablack). Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Christmas in My Heart: TV movie. A concert violinist (Heather Hemmens) forms a bond with a reclusive country music star (Luke McFarlane) when she’s hired to tutor his daughter for an upcoming holiday concert. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

    Ricky Velez: Here’s Everything: Stand-up special. New York comedian Ricky Velez brings his brutally honest humor to this hour-long HBO comedy special. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 24

    Insecure: Season premiere. Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) work to squash their beef as they travel to Stanford for their 10-year college reunion in the show's fifth and final season premiere. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season premiere. Larry David’s long-running HBO comedy returns for a post-pandemic-set Season 11, featuring a host of celebrity guest stars, including Woody Harrelson, Lucy Liu, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Hader. Watch trailer. 10:40 PM ET on HBO

    It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Holiday special. Charlie Brown prepares for a festive Halloween party, Snoopy sets his sights on the Red Baron, and Linus awaits a miracle in the pumpkin patch as the Peanuts special returns to broadcast television. Watch trailer. 7:30 PM ET on PBS (also Streaming on Apple TV+)

    NBA Basketball: The Boston Celtics face the Houston Rockets in a Sunday night spectacular. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on NBA TV

    The Santa Stakeout: TV movie. Two police detectives go undercover as newlyweds to investigate a string of holiday heists. Stars Joe Pantoliano, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Paul Campbell. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    The Simpsons: Marge puts a hurtful word in Lisa’s brain, and Bart gets in shape. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    Sunday Night Football: The Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers each look to secure a win amid difficult seasons. 8:20 PM ET/5:20 PM PT on NBC

    The Equalizer: Special time. When McCall (Queen Latifah) is hired by a concerned mother who suspects her teenage son has joined a gang, her investigation leads her to the boy’s surprising motivation behind his spiraling behavior. Watch preview. 8:30 PM ET on CBS

    Succession: As Kendall (Jeremy Strong) attempts to get his siblings on his side, Greg (Nicholas Braun) turns to his grandfather Ewan (James Cromwell) for advice navigating his tricky legal situation. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    NCIS: Los Angeles: Special time. Sam (LL Cool J) and Kilbride (Gerald McRaney) clash when a case leads them to a well-connected colonel (and a friend of Kilbride’s) who has been accused of supplying militia groups with guns. Watch preview. 9:30 PM ET on CBS

    Fiasco: Season finale. The Justice Department launches an investigation into the Reagan administration’s deals with Iran. Meanwhile, one man is chosen to take the fall for the president. 10:00 PM ET on EPIX

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

    TOPICS: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Invasion, Locke & Key