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Ramy, Hocus Pocus 2, and SNL Headline Weekend TV

ALSO: The Walking Dead, Interview with the Vampire, Queer for Fear, East New York, and more.
  • Photos: AMC, Hulu, Disney+, NBC
    Photos: AMC, Hulu, Disney+, NBC

    There’s something for everyone on television this weekend, which brings the return of acclaimed comedy Ramy, Disney’s years-in-the-making Hocus Pocus sequel, and Saturday Night Live’s Season 48 premiere, hosted by Miles Teller.

    Plus, Halloween season kicks off with the fall premiere of The Walking Dead, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, Shudder docuseries Queer for Fear, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    Ramy: Complete Season 3. The Golden Globe-winning comedy returns as Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Ramy Youssef) finds himself in a time of moral crisis. After abandoning his spiritual journey, Ramy dedicates himself to his uncle’s diamond business, forcing his family to confront their commitment to worldly concerns. Bella Hadid, who plays Steve’s (Steve Way) girlfriend, joins the cast in Season 3. Read our review. Streaming on Hulu

    Hocus Pocus 2: Original film. 29 years after the Black Flame Candle was lit, resurrecting the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy), the 17th century witches seek revenge by wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve. The long-awaited sequel also stars Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham, and Tony Hale. Read our review. Streaming on Disney+

    Queer For Fear: Docuseries premiere. Bryan Fuller (American Gods) celebrates the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the horror and thriller genres in this four-part docuseries that aims to re-examine genre stories through a queer lens, from Frankenstein to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope. One episode drops every Friday through October 21. Watch trailer. Streaming on Shudder

    My Best Friend’s Exorcism: Original film. When her best friend Gretchen begins to act differently after an evening of skinny-dipping gone wrong, Abby investigates her bizarre behavior, but she soon makes a startling discovery about the evil lurking among them. The ‘80s-set horror film stars Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, and Chrisopher Lowell. Read our review. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    The Greatest Beer Run Ever: Original film. Determined to support his friends fighting in Vietnam, Chickie (Zac Efron) sets out to personally bring them American beer, but what starts as a well-meaning journey changes Chickie’s life forever. Also stars Russell Crowe, Bill Murray, and Viggo Mortensen. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Jungle: Complete Season 1. Prime Video dives into the world of UK rap and drill music in this six-episode series about a group of strangers who must overcome their struggles to survive. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Floor is Lava: Complete Season 3. 15 daring new teams race to the top of a massive, slippery volcano to win $10,000. With host Rutledge Wood. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Entergalactic: Complete Season 1. Timothée Chalamet, Macaulay Culkin, Vanessa Hudgens, and more stars lend their voices to an adult animated anthology based on Kid Cudi’s album of the same name. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Human Playground: Complete Season 1. Idris Elba narrates this docuseries that explores the origins and evolution of play around the globe, from age-old rituals to a billion-dollar business. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Price is Right at Night: Special presentation. Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage and Raegan Revord guest model as an audience of real twins competes for amazing prizes, including a tech room inspired by Armitage’s character and a trip to Texas, where the sitcom is set. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    College Football: ESPN offers two games tonight:

    • Tulane at Houston 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT
    • Washington at UCLA 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT


    Saturday Night Live: Season 48 premiere. Miles Teller makes his hosting debut alongside musical guest Kendrick Lamar as the comedy returns to NBC. Season 48 is a major transition year for SNL, which lost eight stars — including Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, and Aidy Bryant — over the summer. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me: Comedy special. The Insecure star discusses her evolving thoughts on friendship, dating, adulting, and why guys need better friends in her second HBO special, which blends stand-up comedy with scripted vignettes. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    Huluween Dragstravaganza: Special presentation. Drag superstars Ginger Minj and Monét X Change invite a troupe of kings and queens to take the stage for original musical numbers, sketch comedy, and surprise cameos that promise to delight horror fans. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    The Gabby Petito Story: TV movie. Lifetime marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month by dramatizing the story of Gabby Petito (played by Skyler Samuels) and Brian Laundrie (Evan Hall). The film depicts Gabby and Brian’s relationship, warning signs that Gabby’s life was in danger, the search for her body and discovery of her murder, and Brian’s death by suicide. Followed by documentary special Beyond the Headlines: Gabby Petito. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Girlfriendship: TV movie. After a booking mix-up, Samara’s (Tamera Mowry-Housley) birthday getaway turns into a week-long retreat on Edisto Island, South Carolina, where she and her two best friends (Lyndie Greenwood and Krystal Joy Brown) rediscover their passions and find romance. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Housing Complex C: Series premiere. Adult Swim expands its Saturday night Toonami block with a four-part series about the strange happenings at a small housing complex in the sleepy seaside town of Kurosaki. Watch trailer. Midnight on Adult Swim

    College Football: Week 5 brings key conference matchups that could make or break seasons:

    • Oklahoma at TCA 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ABC
    • Navy at Air Force 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on CBS
    • Kentucky at Ole Miss 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on ESPN
    • Michigan at Iowa 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT on FOX
    • Wake Forest at Florida State 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on ABC
    • Alabama at Arkansas 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on CBS
    • LSU at Auburn 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN
    • Oklahoma State at Baylor 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT on FOX
    • NC State at Clemson 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on ABC
    • Arizona State at USC 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT on ESPN

    Major League Baseball: With just a few days left in the regular season, FOX broadcasts its last Baseball Night in America of 2022. Depending on your region, you’ll be able to watch one of two games, both at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT:

    • New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
    • Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros


    The Walking Dead: Season 11 fall premiere. After six months away, AMC’s zombie epic returns with its final eight-episode installment. In the premiere, Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) rush to the Commonwealth to stop Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) from going after their families, while Pamela (Laila Robins) deals with protesters demanding justice for her son’s crimes. One episode airs on AMC, while two episodes stream on AMC+. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on AMC and Streaming on AMC+

    Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire: Series premiere. AMC adapts Anne Rice’s gothic novel about the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) finds it impossible to resist Lestat de Lioncourt’s (Sam Reid) offer to become his vampire companion, but the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, child vampire Claudia (Bailey Bass), sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on AMC and Streaming on AMC+

    East New York: Series premiere. The team behind NYPD Blue returns to the well with a new procedural about starring Amanda Warren as Regina Haywood, the newly promoted deputy inspector of East New York, a working-class neighborhood at the eastern edge of Brooklyn. Haywood leads a diverse group of officers, some of whom are reluctant to deploy her methods in a community in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification. Also stars Jimmy Smits and Richard Kind. Watch trailer. 9:30 PM ET on CBS

    The Family Law: Series premiere. After hitting rock bottom, lawyer and recovering alcoholic Abigail Bianchi (Jewel Staite) is forced to work at her estranged father’s (Victor Garber) law firm. Abby must put her life back on track and build relationships with a family she barely knows, all while helping her clients solve their own familial disputes. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    The Equalizer: Season 3 premiere. In the aftermath of her abduction, the walls between McCall’s (Queen Latifah) family and vigilante life continue to crumble as those closest to her must come together for the first time to save her. Watch preview. 8:30 PM ET on CBS

    Nothing Compares: Original documentary. Director Kathryn Ferguson charts Sinéad OʼConnor’s phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom, before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming: Series premiere. Jack Osbourne returns to his childhood home in the county of Buckinghamshire, a notorious paranormal hotspot, seeking the dark truth behind the mysterious experiences he had there as a young boy. Streaming on Discovery+

    America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 33 premiere. The long-running clip show returns with an episode dedicated to magic tricks gone wrong and rude commentary from children. With host Alfonso Ribiero. 7:00 PM ET on ABC

    Celebrity Jeopardy!: New episode. Iliza Shlesinger and Reggie Watts face off against author and chef Eddie Huang for a chance to move on to the semifinal round. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Major League Baseball: ESPN closes out its Saturday Night Baseball series with a matchup between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

    Sunday Night Football: NBC offers a Super Bowl LV rematch as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Kansas City Chiefs. 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on NBC

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

    TOPICS: Ramy, Disney+, Hulu, NBC, East New York, Interview with the Vampire, Queer for Fear, Saturday Night Live, The Walking Dead, Hocus Pocus 2