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October TV Premieres: 18 New Series to Look Out for This Month

The next few weeks will bring new series starring Hillary Swank, Zoe Saldaña, Chloë Grace Moretz, Peter Capaldi, Jacob Batalon, and Guillermo del Toro.

(L-R): Ian Foreman as Isaiah and Madison Taylor Baez as Eleanor in LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, “Anything for Blood”. Photo Credit: Francisco Roman/SHOWTIME.

Showtime’s “Let the Right One In”

Francisco Roman/Showtime

Some months just have a clearer TV directive. In just a few short weeks, screens will be filled with snow and warm lighting and cocoa mugs. March/April are the months of Prestige TV Onslaught. July, as we all know, is Literary Adaptation Month. (Just kidding, that’s every month now.)

So as the leaves begin to turn and fall really kicks into high gear, it’s not exactly kismet that brings so many spooky/horror-adjacent titles to the world of TV. That’s what October has long been made into, complete with all the eyeballs searching for scares that come along with it. Whether unsettling or kitschy or ironic, a good chunk of the new shows arriving over the coming weeks are designed to thrill and chill.

There’s still a smattering of network premieres to help round out the fall schedule, and some series that you might not necessarily peg for this corner of the calendar. But, as is the case time and again with these monthly roundups, the wave of TV crests for no one and there’ll always be more than you’re anticipating.

(And if you happened to miss any of our past roundups, you can peruse the premieres of January, February, March, April, May June, July, August, September, and our Fall Preview.)

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