What’s On TV? – Sunday (10/06/2019) – DC Superheroes Fly High

Tonight, the CW is launching its fall slate of superhero shows, with the series premiere of “Batwoman” and “Supergirl” returning for its fifth season. As October kicks off, we’re also starting to see Halloween programming across the network — especially, for some reason, on the Food Network. Halloween baking shows are all the rage this year!

PICK OF THE DAY:

“Batwoman” (CW) at 8:00 PM EDT

With “Joker” making waves across cinemas worldwide, DC fans may find themselves jonesing for another beloved character from Gotham. Enter Batwoman, who has finally gotten a show of her very own beginning on the CW, a network that has quietly proven itself to be a perfect home for television adaptations of comic books. Starring Ruby Rose, “Batwoman” revolves around the cousin of Bruce Wayne, who picks up the mantel of masked vigilante as Batman takes a sabbatical from protecting the streets of Gotham.

WHAT’S PREMIERING?:

“Witches of Salem” (Travel) at 10:00 PM EDT

It’s now officially October, which means that it’s basically Halloween from now until the end of the month. And what better way to celebrate than with a show about everyone’s favorite example of mob mentality, the Salem Witch Trials? “Witches of Salem” is a four-part docudrama airing on the Travel Channel centered on the famous trials in Massachusetts, where dozens of innocent men and women were imprisoned and executed for witchcraft.

WHAT’S RETURNING?:

“Star Wars: Resistance” (Disney) at 10:00 PM EDT

The second season of the newest Star Wars animated series begins tonight. But unlike “Clone Wars” and “Rebels,” “Resistance” is destined to have a short run — Disney has already announced that the series will end after this season. This isn’t a reflection on the show’s quality, though. “Resistance” has operated as a companion series, running alongside “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.” With “The Rise of Skywalker” coming out at the end of the year, it’s reached its logical conclusion. At least with this much notice, they can wrap it up with a satisfying ending.

MOVIES ON TV:

“The Karate Kid” and “The Karate Kid Part II” (BBC America) at 8:00 PM EDT

THE KARATE KID, PART III, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, 1989, (c)Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Sunday nights are made for nice, relaxing marathons of old favorites. Tonight, BBC America is airing a classic 80s double feature of “The Karate Kid” and “The Karate Kid Part II.” Settle in and enjoy the ultimate teen revenge story, as Daniel LaRusso is trained by the wise and surprisingly funny Mr. Miyagi so that he can defeat his sociopathic high school bully in a karate tournament. And then in the sequel, you’ve got the same general deal, except with Daniel on a vacation to Okinawa duking it out with Mr. Miyagi’s old rival.

NEW TV EPISODES:

  • “God Friended Me” (CBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Simpsons” (Fox) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “The Durrells in Corfu” (PBS) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Power” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EDT
  • “Bless the Harts” (Fox) at 8:30 PM EDT
  • “Supergirl” (CW) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “The Walking Dead” (AMC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Shark Tank” (ABC) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Poldark” (PBS) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Succession” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “The Affair” (Showtime) at 9:00 PM EDT
  • “Family Guy” (Fox) at 9:30 PM EDT
  • “Madam Secretary” (CBS) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Get Shorty” (Epix) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Mr. Robot” (USA) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “The Rookie” (ABC) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Haunted Gingerbread Showdown” (Food Network) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “The Righteous Gemstones” (HBO) at 10:00 PM EDT
  • “Ballers” (HBO) at 10:35 PM EDT
  • “Last Week Tonight” (HBO) at 11:05 PM EDT

What are you watching tonight? Let us know in the comments!

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