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Netflix Dominates Weekend TV With Midnight Club, The Mole, and Derry Girls

ALSO: Showtime's Let the Right One In, Werewolf by Night, RHOP Season 7, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, Showtime, Disney+.
    Photos: Netflix, Showtime, Disney+.

    After something of a down month, Netflix returns with a vengeance this weekend with a host of major releases, including Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club adaptation, a long-awaited reboot of The Mole, and Derry Girls Season 3.

    Elsewhere, Showtime gets into the Halloween spirit with vampire drama Let the Right One In, Werewolf by Night expands the MCU, The Real Housewives of Potomac returns for its seventh season, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    The Midnight Club: Complete Season 1. At a hospice for terminally ill young adults, eight patients come together every night at midnight to tell each other stories — and make a pact that the next one to die will give the group a sign from the beyond. Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) adapted the series from Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel of the same name and his other works. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Mole: Series premiere. Netflix reimagines the iconic competition in a new series that sees 12 players work together in various cash challenges, all while one actively sabotages the group. MSNBC’s Alex Wagner hosts the new iteration, which will release over three weeks. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    Derry Girls: Complete Season 3 (series finale). Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Orla (Louisa Harland), and James (Dylan Llewellyn) get up to a wee bit of mischief in the final season of the Northern Ireland-set sitcom. Season 3 serves as a fitting cap for the hilarious and heartfelt comedy, and concludes with a 45-minute episode set against the backdrop of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Werewolf by Night: Special presentation. The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands in a new direction in this special about a secret cabal of monster hunters that is thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic. Stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Laura Donnelly, and Harriet Sansom Harris. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    The Problem With Jon Stewart: Season 2 premiere. The former Daily Show host takes a deep dive into gender, elections, taxes, and more current affairs topics in the new season. Episodes will drop weekly alongside a companion podcast featuring extended interviews and bonus content. Watch preview. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Glitch: Complete Season 1. After her boyfriend’s sudden disappearance, a young woman joins forces with a UFO enthusiast to investigate, but they soon stumble into a wild conspiracy. Netflix describes the Korean series as “a genre-bending alien comedy thriller.” Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: New episode. Watch preview. Streaming on Prime Video

    Hellraiser: Original film. Odessa A’zion (Grand Army) plays a young woman struggling with addiction who comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension. The film functions as a reboot of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser franchise, which first debuted in the mid-1980s. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    Luckiest Girl Alive: Original film. Writer Ani FaNelli’s (Mila Kunis) perfectly crafted New York City life begins to unravel when a true-crime documentary forces her to confront her harrowing high school history. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes: Complete docuseries. Netflix’s month of Dahmer content continues with a three-part series featuring never-before-heard interviews between the serial killer and his defense team. The series is Joe Berlinger’s third CWAK project and joins previous seasons centered on Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Significant Other: Original film. After a young couple (Maika Monroe & Jake Lacy) embark on a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Catherine Called Birdy: Original film. Lena Dunham tries her hand at YA content in a film adaptation of Karen Cushman’s children’s novel. Set in medieval England, the PG-13 movie follows the daughter of a financially destitute Lord who thwarts her father’s plans to marry her off to a vile, wealthy suitor. Stars Bella Ramsey, Andrew Scott, Billie Piper, and Joe Alwyn, among others. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    The Lincoln Project: Docuseries premiere. Directors Karim Amer (The Vow) and Fisher Stevens (Dirty Money) follow the members of the Lincoln Project, a coalition of anti-Trump Republicans, over the course of the 2020 election and its aftermath in a five-episode series. Episodes air every Friday through November 4. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Showtime

    S.W.A.T.: Season 6 premiere. During a trip to Bangkok to train alongside Thailand’s premiere S.W.A.T. team, Hondo (Shemar Moore) and his former military buddy Joe (guest star Sean Maguire) stumble upon a wide-ranging heroin operation and find themselves on the run from a powerful drug kingpin. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Fire Country: Series premiere. Seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence, Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) joins a prison release firefighting program in Northern California, but drama follows when he’s assigned to the program in his rural hometown, where he was once a golden all-American son. Theriot, who grew up in California wildfire country, also serves as a producer. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    Blue Bloods: Season 13 premiere. Eddie (Vanessa Ray) and Jamie (Will Estes) find themselves in danger while investigating a domestic assault case, while Frank (Tom Selleck) and his friend, Archbishop Kearns (Stacy Keach), go on a mission that offers an unfiltered look at the city. 10:00 PM ET on CBS


    Saturday Night Live: New episode. Brendan Gleeson, star of the new film The Banshees of Inisheerin, makes his hosting debut after three decades of Hollywood stardom. With musical guest Willow. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    The Disappearance of Cari Farver: TV movie. Friday Night Lights alums Zach Gilford and Alicia Witt reunite in this based-on-a-true-story tale about a man who begins receiving twisted text messages from his ex-girlfriend Cari (Rebecca Amzallag), who has abruptly disappeared. Also stars Lea Thompson as Cari’s mother. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Pumpkin Everything: TV movie. After returning to her hometown to look after her stubborn grandfather (Michael Ironside) and his pumpkin-themed store, novelist Amy (Taylor Cole) crosses paths with a man (Corey Sevier) from her past. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Bring It On: Cheer or Die: TV movie. Syfy puts a slasher flick spin on the Bring It On franchise in a new movie (the seventh in the series) about cheerleaders who begin to disappear one by one while choreographing a winning routing in secret. Stars Kerri Medders, Tiera Skovbye, and Missi Pyle. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Syfy

    2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival: Special presentation. The CW highlights the best performances and major moments from this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, which took place September 23-24 in Las Vegas. Acts include Avril Lavigne, Diplo, Megan Thee Stallion, and The Black Keys. 8:00 PM ET on The CW


    The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 7 premiere. Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Dr. Wendy Osefo, and Mia Thornton return for another season of D.C.-adjacent drama. Charisse Jackson Jordan, who appeared in the show’s first two seasons, also returns as a friend of the Housewives, along with newcomer Jacqueline Blake. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Let the Right One In: Series premiere. 10 years ago, Mark (Demián Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor’s (Madison Taylor Baez) lives changed when she was turned into a vampire. Eleanor lives a secluded life and only goes out at night, while her father does his best to feed her the human blood she needs to survive, an arrangement that becomes untenable when . The vampire drama also stars Anika Noni Rose. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Celebrity Jeopardy!: New episode. Constance Wu, Ike Barinholtz, and Jalen Rose test their knowledge in the final quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to the semifinals, where they will face Simu Liu and Iliza Shlesinger. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    Sunday Night Football: The Baltimore Ravens host the Cincinnati Bengals in a Sunday night spectacular. 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on NBC

    House of the Dragon: New episode. As Viserys’ (Paddy Considine) health worsens, his Hand Ser Otto (Rhys Ifans) assumes control of court, escalating the war between Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and their children, now played by teenage actors. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: New episode. A new trio of celebrities — Nikki Glaser, Tig Notaro, and Thomas Lennon — spin the wheel in hopes of raising money for their charity of choice. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 14 premiere. The NCIS team searches for a suspect and their motive following the bombing of a large facility where military combat drones are assembled. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

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

    TOPICS: The Midnight Club, Netflix, Derry Girls, Let the Right One In, The Mole, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Werewolf by Night, Halloween