Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Oct. 9-15. Details and times are subject to change.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) 8 p.m. on HBO. As the leaves start changing and pumpkin-flavored items hit grocery shelves, it is clear that spooky season has arrived. And what better way to get into the spirit than with one of the most revered psychological thrillers? Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a top student at the F.B.I. academy, is sent in as bait to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), in prison for murder and cannibalistic acts. Meanwhile, another serial killer nicknamed Buffalo Bill is on the loose and has a penchant for skinning his victims.
BET HIP-HOP AWARDS 9 p.m. on BET and VH1. Hosted by the Grammy-nominated artist Fat Joe, BET’S Hip-Hop Awards, which happened live on Oct. 3 are being broadcast this week, with performances by DaBaby, Fivio Foreign and Glorilla, to name a few, in honor of 50 years of hip-hop. There will also be a celebration for the 30th anniversary of the record label So So Def. In terms of awards, 21 Savage and Cardi B are tied for the most nominations with 12 each; Drake is right behind with nine.
NO ACCIDENT 9 p.m. on HBO. In August 2017, hundreds of white nationalists rallied against the removal of a confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va. When they marched into town and were met by counter protesters, a brawl ensued, leading to the death of one person and dozens injured. In 2021, a civil trial began to determine if the far-right organizers had plotted for violence at the rally. This documentary looks at the stories of plaintiffs and their injuries as well as an examination into the intentions of organizers.
ZOMBIELAND (2009) 11:05 p.m. on Syfy. As someone who can’t stomach much gore but loves Jesse Eisenberg, this is the ideal movie for me. Though this movie takes place in a postapocalyptic, zombie-infested world, the story focuses instead on Columbus (Eisenberg) who teams up with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) as they head West where there are apparently no zombies. This would be a good time to note that the characters are all named after their locations when the zombie apocalypse began. There’s a little bit of romance, lots of funny moments, an amazing cameo and a scene at an amusement park, where Eisenberg’s characters often find themselves (see: “Adventureland”).
HOUSE OF VILLAINS 10 p.m. on E! The reality villain queen herself, Omarosa Manigault Newman, is back on small screens this week alongside a whole slew of other familiar “we love to hate them” TV personalities, including Jax Taylor from “Vanderpump Rules,” Corinne Olympios from “The Bachelor” and Johnny Bananas from “The Challenge.” On this show, hosted by Joel McHale, the villains will have to form alliances and compete against one another for a $200,000 prize.
SHINING VALE 9 p.m. on Starz. Last season, this show started out with Pat Phelps (Courteney Cox) moving with her family to a small town for a fresh start after she cheated on her husband, Terry Phelps (Greg Kinnear), but Pat could immediately sense something demonic happening in her new home. The new season starts off with Pat returning home after a breakdown, and there she finds out her daughter Gaynor (Gus Birney) doesn’t want to spend time with her and Terry cannot remember her after suffering a brain injury.
CREEPSHOW 10 p.m. on AMC. Serving as a de facto continuation of the 1982 film of the same name, this anthology series is back for a fourth season. Each episode features two horror stories vignettes with all things supernatural, gruesome, terrifying and haunting.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 11:30 p.m. on NBC. As another fall season rolls around, on Saturday night this show is going to be live from New York! Coming back for its 49th season, Studio 8H will be busy again, even amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Pete Davidson is making his hosting debut after being a cast member on the show from 2014 to 2022. Ice Spice will be the musical guest, and on the following week’s episode Bad Bunny will serve as the host and musical guest.
HOTEL PORTOFINO 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The first season of this show took place after World War I, as British travelers began vacationing in Italy. The second season, which begins this week, takes place in Portofino in the summer of 1927, with the Roaring ’20s are in full swing and Bella Ainsworth (Natascha McElhone) making sure that the Hotel Portofino is a success.