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New TV shows for October 2022: What’s coming next

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith is Prince Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon
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October 2022 brings a ton of new TV shows and movies to broadcast, cable and streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus and others.

The fall TV season is already in full swing and continues with the return of favorites like Grey's Anatomy season 19. This month also sees the finales of several major series including House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. 

Plus, movies continue to debut on streaming, including The School for Good and Evil, Raymond & Ray and Halloween Ends. 

Check out the very full schedule of new TV shows in October 2022, and also don't miss our picks of the best new movies to watch this week across all the top streaming services.

New TV show premieres and finales to watch in October 2022

All times Eastern Time. Our top picks in bold

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Saturday Night Live - season 48 premiere (11:30 p.m., NBC)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

Family Law - season 1 premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

The Equalizer - season 3 premiere (8:30 p.m., CBS)

Coroner - season 4 premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

The Walking Dead - season 11 part 3 premiere (9 p.m., AMC)

East New York - season 1 premiere (9:30 p.m., CBS)

Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., AMC)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

The Good Doctor - season 6 premiere (10 p.m., ABC)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester - special (3 a.m., Netflix)

2022 Hip Hop Awards - special (9 p.m., BET/VH1)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Bling Empire - season 3 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Nailed It! - season 7 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Chucky - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., Syfy/USA)

Kung Fu - season 3 premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

The Real Love Boat - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., CBS)

Reginald the Vampire - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., Syfy)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

A Friend of the Family - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Peacock)

Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler - season 3 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Wahl Street - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Station 19 - season 6 premiere (8 p.m., ABC)

Walker - season 3 premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

Grey’s Anatomy - season 19 premiere (9 p.m., ABC)

Walker Independence - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

Alaska Daily - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., ABC)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

Catherine Called Birdy - movie (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Hellraiser - movie (12 a.m., Hulu)

The Problem With Jon Stewart - season 2 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Derry Girls - season 3 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Luckiest Girl Alive - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Midnight Club - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Mole - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Netflix)

Significant Other - movie (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Werewolf by Night - special (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

S.W.A.T. - season 6 premiere (8 p.m., CBS)

Fire Country - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., CBS)

Blue Bloods - season 13 premiere (10 p.m., CBS)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

The Real Housewives of Potomac - season 7 premiere (8 p.m., Bravo)

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy - season 2 fall premiere (9 p.m., CNN)

NCIS: Los Angeles - season 14 premiere (10 p.m., CBS)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

All American - season 5 premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

All American: Homecoming - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

Kevin Can F**k Himself - season 2 finale (9 p.m., AMC)

Avenue 5 - season 2 premiere (10 p.m., HBO)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever - special (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Winchesters - season 1 premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

Professionals - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Big Shot - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

I Love You, You Hate Me - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Peacock)

The Challenge - season 38 premiere (8 p.m., MTV)

House of Payne - season 9 fall premiere (8 p.m., BET)

Sistas - season 5 premiere (9 p.m., BET)

Archer - season 13 finale (10 p.m., FXX)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

The Watcher - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Bad Sisters - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

High School - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Freevee)

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Rosaline - movie (12 a.m., Hulu)

See - series finale (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Shantaram - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

The Curse of Bridge Hollow - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Halloween Ends - movie (3 a.m., Peacock)

Martha Gardens - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., The Roku Channel)

Penn & Teller - season 9 premiere (8 p.m., The CW)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - season 19 premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

Miss Scarlet & the Duke - season 2 premiere (8 p.m., PBS)

Magpie Murders - season 1 premiere (9 p.m., PBS)

Annika - season 1 premiere (10 p.m., PBS)

Step Up: High Water - season 3 premiere (10 p.m., Starz)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

The Vow - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., HBO) 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Somebody Feed Phil - season 6 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Unsolved Mysteries - season 3 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

In the Soop - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Love Is Blind - season 3 premiere (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks - documentary (3 a.m., Peacock)

The School for Good and Evil - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Stranger - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

American Horror Story - season 11 premiere (10 p.m., FX)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Inside Amy Schumer - season 5 premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

One of Us Is Lying - season 2 complete (3 a.m., Peacock)

Little Demon - season 1 finale (10 p.m., FXX)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Acapulco - season 2 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Ghostwriter - season 3 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Matriarch - movie (12 a.m., Hulu)

The Peripheral - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Raymond & Ray - movie (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

28 Days Haunted - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Chrissy’s Court - season 3 premiere (3 a.m., The Roku Channel)

Descendant - documentary (3 a.m., Netflix)

From Scratch - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Los Espookys - season 2 finale (11 p.m., HBO)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

House of the Dragon - season 1 finale (9 p.m., HBO)

Power Book III: Raising Kanan - season 2 finale (9 p.m., Starz)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

The Patient - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Hulu)

Reboot - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Hulu)

Barbie Epic Road Trip - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., Netflix)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Tell Me Lies - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Hulu)

The Good Nurse - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Mysterious Benedict Society - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Tales of the Jedi - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Property Brothers: Forever Home - season 7 premiere (9 p.m., HGTV)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Star Trek: Lower Decks - season 3 finale (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Star Trek: Prodigy - season 1 fall premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Vampire Academy - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Peacock)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

All Quiet on the Western Front - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Big Mouth - season 6 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Devil’s Hour - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Drink Masters - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

I Am a Stalker - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Wendell & Wild - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

The Serpent Queen - season 1 finale (8 p.m., Starz)

American Gigolo - season 1 finale (9 p.m., Showtime)

The White Lotus - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., HBO)

Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.