TV series this October: a new serving of 'Stranger Things', the end of 'Scandal' and the start of the 'The Gifted'

SCANDAL is back with a seventh and final season, Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to the small screen after a six-year absence, Stranger Things resumes with a much awaited second season ... Here's a roundup of the series that will feature on American TV this Oct.


A supernatural sitcom, the new offering from Fox will follow the progress of an improbable duo appointed to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles.

Craig Robinson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) will play the principal roles in this comedy, which should help X-Files fans to while away the hours until their favorite show's return in 2018.
Broadcast date: Sunday, Oct 1 on Fox.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

After a six-year absence, Larry David has finally put together a ninth season for HBO subscribers. The American producer's humor remains as dark and politically incorrect as ever. Cynical and inept by turns, David continues to get annoyed over trivia.
Broadcast date: Sunday, Oct 1 on HBO.

Ten Days in the Valley

The former star of The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick returns to the small screen. In ABC's new series, she plays an overworked TV producer and mother who is going through a divorce when her daughter is kidnapped.
Broadcast date: Sunday, Oct 1 on ABC.

The Gifted

Marvel brings more fantastic adventures to television with this new offering from Fox based on the X-Men universe. The series will tell the tale of an apparently ordinary family, whose children develop mutant superpowers. Forced to flee from hostile government agents, they find shelter in an underground refuge inhabited by other similarly gifted individuals.
Broadcast date: Monday, Oct 2 on Fox.


In this seventh and final season of the series, actress Kerry Washington will once again play the role of Olivia Pope, a former White House Director of Communications. Now an advisor to America's first woman president, Shonda Rhimes' heroine reigns supreme in Washington and the world.
Broadcast date: Thursday, Oct 5 on ABC.


This reboot of the 1980s soap offers an updated account of the war between two wealthy families – the Carringtons and the Colbys – who feud for control over their fortune.

As it did in the original series, the story begins with opposition between Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her future mother-in-law, Cristal, who is barely older than she is.

Grant Show, a former star of the 1990s soap Melrose Place, will play a lead role in the saga developed by the creators of Gossip Girl.
Broadcast date: Wednesday, Oct 11 on CW


In the wake of House of Cards, David Fincher is set to bring a new series to Netflix. Mindhunter will recount the beginnings of criminal profiling in 1970s America in a story that revolves around two FBI agents who are trying to track down serial killers.

Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv are on the cast list for the drama, which was produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron.
Broadcast date: Friday, Oct 13 on Netflix

White Famous

Jamie Foxx acted as producer for this comedy series loosely based on the story of his early years in stand-up comedy in the 1990s.

Jay Pharoah of Saturday Night Live will play the role of Floyd Mooney, an up and coming comedian whose career is starting to take off.
Broadcast date: Sunday, Oct 15 on Showtime.

The Walking Dead

The hunt for zombies is set to resume in Oct on AMC with an eighth season. Despite its declining audiences, The Walking Dead remains one of the most powerful and popular brands on US cable, only outranked by HBO's Game of Thrones.
Broadcast date: Sunday, Oct 22 on AMC.

Stranger Things

The phenomenally successful Netflix series will return to the small screen at the end of Oct with a second season.

A year after the traumatic events that rocked the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, the young heroes Will, Lucas, Dustin and Mike are forced to contend a fresh succession of horrors.

Although he has been reunited with his family, Will has not finished with the supernatural Upside Down, a parallel universe dominated by a evil and threatening entity.
Broadcast date: Friday, Oct 27 on Netflix. — AFP Relaxnews