What’s on TV this week: ‘aka Mr. Chow’ and some creepy movies | ET REALITY


With network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is vast. These are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to television this week, October 16-16. 22. Details and times are subject to change.

THE AMERICAN BUFFALO 8 pm on PBS (check local listings). Ken Burns returns with another documentary; This time, it’s a two-part series about buffaloes and their evolution, dating back to the early 19th century. Stories from indigenous people frame the film with tales of the mutually beneficial relationship their communities had with animals.

FBOY ISLAND 8pm on The CW. Katie Thurston may not have found love during her time as “The Bachelorette,” but she will get another chance on this new reality series. Thurston will be joined by model Hali Okeowo and influencer Daniella Grace as she dates 25 men, some of whom are nice guys. It’s not entirely clear how anyone wins the cash prize on this show (which raises the eternal question: Is it better to be a nice guy or a wilder one?), but there’s no doubt that it will be as complicated as a car accident. that you can’t look away.

NAVAJO POLICE: CLASS 57 9:00 p.m. on HBO. Although being a recruit for the Navajo Nation Police Department doesn’t seem much different than trying to make the cut at any other department, these law enforcement hopefuls have to deal with rising levels of crime and the particular threats their communities. . This three-part documentary series follows the candidates as they work their way through the Navajo Police Training Academy in Arizona.

THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE FOR A NEW CHAMPION 8pm on MTV. Like the original version of the show, this special version features a group of reality stars who previously appeared on other shows, including “Love Island,” “Big Brother” and “Are You the One?” The twist here is that the contestants will not only face each other, but they will also compete with a rotating group of former champions from the show in physical challenges for a cash prize and the title.

POLTERGEIST (1982) 10:00 p.m. on AMC. It’s all fun and games when ghosts communicate with a Southern California family through their television, until the spirits become menacing. This story follows Steve (Craig T. Nelson) and Diane (JoBeth Williams) as they consult with a parapsychologist and an exorcist after their daughter Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) disappears amidst eerie and eerie events at the house. she.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (2016) 9:45 pm on Syfy. Although in my head Mr. Darcy will always be tall, dark and handsome (see Colin Firth or Matthew Macfadyen in the role) and quietly brooding in various corners, if you love all things supernatural, you might prefer a Mr. Darcy who, Along With his other attributes, he is an exceptionally skilled zombie hunter. The title of this movie really says it all: the single Bennet sisters search for eligible bachelors while also trying to stay safe amid a growing zombie population. While Elizabeth Bennet is attracted to Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen’s book because of his love for her, in this film she is attracted to her zombie-killing abilities.

THE UNINVITED (1944) 11:45 p.m. on TCM. This film, starring Ray Milland (Rick) and Ruth Hussey (Pamela), is a classic ghost story. Rick and his sister Pamela decide to buy an abandoned 18th century house. The owner associates the house with the death of his daughter and sells it despite the objections of his granddaughter. Once Rick and Pamela move in, they have to deal with some not-so-happy ghosts. It is “as solemnly intended to raise goosebumps as any ghost story eerily told to a group of shivering young people around a campfire on a dark, windy night,” Bosley Crowther wrote in The New York Times review of it. . “All the old standbys are there: flickering candles, the slowly opening door, otherworldly stirrings, and an occasional mimosa scent.”

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012) 7:15 pm in free form. If two nights in a row of horror movies has your fight-or-flight response working overtime, this cute, animated version of a horror movie might give your nervous system a break. Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) owns a hotel where monsters go when they want to relax. On this particular weekend, Dracula plans a party to celebrate his daughter Mavis’ (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. Things go wrong when a human (Andy Samberg) accidentally crashes the party and subsequently falls in love with Mavis, who is a vampire.

Also known as Mr. CHINESE DOG 9:00 p.m. on HBO. It’s impossible to deny that Michael Chow has had an interesting life: born in Shanghai, Chow moved to London, where he opened a Chinese restaurant with Italian waiters that catered to British diners. His restaurant, Mr. Chow, now has locations in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This documentary focuses on his life and his recently revealed other identity as an artist who goes by the name “M.”

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