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Big Mouth Season 7 Finds New Laughs in the Horrors of Puberty

Plus: Rick & Morty moves on without Justin Roiland, Neon explores the world of reggaeton, and more.
  • Big Mouth Season 7 (Photo: Netflix)
    Big Mouth Season 7 (Photo: Netflix)

    Looking for your next binge-watch, or just need to fill an hour? Welcome to Your Weekly Watch List, our curated collection of the best shows on television. Here's what to watch from Sunday, October 15 through Saturday, October 21.

    This week brings a battle of the animated juggernauts as Big Mouth and Rick and Morty return for their respective seventh seasons. While Big Mouth prepares to say goodbye next season, Rick & Morty embarks upon a new beginning without co-creator and star Justin Roiland, who was fired after he was accused of domestic abuse. (The charges were later dropped.) Elsewhere on TV, Netflix's Neon follows an up-and-coming reggaeton singer, FBoy Island settles into its new home on The CW, and more.

    Rick and Morty Season 7 Premiere

    Sunday, 11:00 PM ET on Adult Swim

    It's a new, Justin Roiland-free chapter for Rick and Morty. When Adult Swim cut ties with Roiland in January 2023, the network was clear that the show, which has already been renewed through Season 10, would continue on without him — but the details surrounding his recasting remain murky. The animated comedy has replaced Roiland, who voiced both mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty, with "soundalikes" who can be heard in the trailer, but these actors (or singular actor) have not yet been named, giving Season 7 an air of mystery.

    While the voice cast may be different, Season 7 will continue stories that began years ago, including Rick's effort to hunt down Rick Prime (the original version of himself from a different universe) and the official introduction of Evil Summer (Spencer Grammer). Of course, there's no such thing as a linear journey on Rick and Morty, so expect plenty of zany detours — from trips to space to bar fights gone wrong — along the way.

    FBoy Island Season 3 Premiere

    Monday, 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Following an untimely cancellation on Max, FBoy Island moves to The CW for its third season of beachfront flirting and petty jealousies. Nikki Glaser returns as host extraordinaire, offering wry commentary and guiding three women — former Bachelorette Katie Thurston, model Hali Okeowo, and social media influencer Daniella Grace — on their journey to find love among a pool of 12 "nice guys" and 12 "Fboys." As always, that's easier said than done: Not only do the men get to pick which camp they fall into, but their behavior rarely reflects their chosen label, creating a mess of drama as the men vie for the ladies' hearts, and the women fight over a few good men. When it comes to the game itself, little has changed in the transition from Max to The CW, but Season 3 moves at warp speed, delivering surprise eliminations and steamy makeouts early on. Luckily, fans won't have to wait long to see those relationships play out, as two episodes air every Monday for the duration of the season.


    Thursday, Netflix (Full Season)

    If you're still bummed about Rap Sh!t Season 2 being delayed, let Neon ease your frustration. Shea Serrano (Primo) and Max Searle put a fresh spin on music industry comedies with this lighthearted journey to the top of the reggaeton charts. After breaking through with his first single, Santi (Tyler Dean Flores) and his childhood friends Ness (Emma Ferreira) and Felix (Jordan Mendoza) move to Miami in hopes of landing a record deal. With the help of label rep Mia (Courtney Taylor), the trio get face time with some of reggaeton's biggest names — including Daddy Yankee, who serves as an executive producer on the show — but achieving their dreams comes at a steep cost, as they must compromise their values in order to succeed in the cutthroat industry.

    The friendship between Santi, Ness, and Felix drives Neon, which stays true to its comedic roots even when the pals find themselves entangled with a presumed drug lord (Jordana Brewster). As a bonus, the show's killer soundtrack, featuring Santi's original song "Exagerao," is available on Spotify and Apple Music, so viewers can keep the party going long after finishing the eight-episode season.

    Big Mouth Season 7

    Friday, Netflix (Full Season)
    *Our must-watch pick of the week

    The only thing scarier than malevolent spirits or costumed serial killers? Puberty. That's always been the guiding principle behind Big Mouth, and Season 7 — the animated comedy's penultimate outing — is no exception. After the world's longest tenure in middle school, the now-teens and their Hormone Monsters prepare to head off to high school, but new challenges await. As Nick (Nick Kroll) and Andrew (John Mulaney) attempt to revamp their images (to limited success), Jessi (Jessi Klein) continues to struggle with her self-esteem, and the ever-horny Missy (Ayo Edebiri) navigates her relationship with Elijah (Brian Tyree Henry), who came out as asexual last season.

    Even as Season 7 maintains the show's bawdy tone (indeed, Andrew's epididymis makes an appearance to beg him to stop masturbating), it adopts an air of maturity as these characters inch toward adulthood. They still make plenty of gross mistakes, but now, they're quicker to correct them, leading to some unexpected developments later in the season, including a special episode that explores how kids around the world experience puberty. Big Mouth isn't done growing, but with the series finale on the horizon, it's certainly going through changes of its own.

    If You Have...

    An Hour

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    American Horror Story: Delicate Part 1 Finale: Wednesday, 10:00 PM ET on FX
    The Challenge: USA Season 2 Finale: Thursday, 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    An Evening

    Navajo Police: Class 57: Tuesday–Wednesday, 9:00 PM ET on HBO
    Bosch: Legacy Season 2 Premiere: Friday, Amazon Freevee
    Upload Season 3 Premiere: Friday, Prime Video
    Saturday Night Live: Bad Bunny: Saturday, 11:30 PM ET on NBC

    A Full Day

    Living for the Dead: Wednesday, Hulu
    Bodies: Thursday, Netflix
    Wolf Like Me Season 2: Thursday, Peacock
    Elite Season 7: Friday, Netflix

    Up Next

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

    TOPICS: Big Mouth, Netflix, FBoy Island, Neon, Rick and Morty