It’s a big night for new talk shows, both streaming and traditional, as Hasan Minhaj and Busy Phillips — both Screen Scholars favorites — throw their hats in the ring. We’ve also got the return of the best fixer since Mr. Wolf, new episodes of shows about witches and zombies, and some spooky bake-offs.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj [Netflix]
Hasan Minhaj is the latest Daily Show alumnus to get his or her own talk show, and hopefully Netflix is less swift with the hook than they were with Michelle Wolf. Minhaj, like Wolf, killed it at the White House Correspondents Dinner and has shined on the hour-long special stage with his unique voice. His take on the genre hints at mixing Oliver-ian deep dives with stand-up pacing.
Charmed [The CW, 9p]
Last week the sisters fell for some obvious demon tricks (clearly they haven’t watched enough Buffy The Vampire Slayer). But now they are closer than ever! And ready to harness the power of three. The powers are cool, but I hope that Maggie finds a way to quiet down those voices. I felt really bad for her.
The Walking Dead [AMC, 9p]
Rick’s past comes back to haunt him, and as Andrew Lincoln’s final episodes are upon us the stakes can not be higher. One could assume something big is going to happen.
Halloween Wars [Food, 9p]
Only two teams remain. Who has carved the best pumpkin and baked the spookiest cake?
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- Nobody quite knows how we got here, but Liev Shreiber’s stone cold fixer drama Ray Donovan returns tonight for a sixth season on Showtime.
- Actress, podcast frequenter, and bon vivant Busy Phillips earns her own talk show, Busy Tonight on E! Mindy Kaling is her first guest.
- If there were ever a time to start watching CBS’ God Friended Me as the almighty throws an online hissy fit and unfriends our lead character. We don’t endorse that there ever is a time.
- We do highly recommend you check out the latest Doctor however on Doctor Who tonight on BBC America as she and her three companions return to Yorkshire to be confronted by creepy-crawlies (but with Northern accents).