Hundreds — if not thousands — of new and returning TV shows and movies are released every month — your options of what to watch are endless. Variety, they say is the spice of life, however, we know your time is too precious to start skimming through myriads of synopsis looking for what’s interesting to watch. So we’ve selected some of the best, the scariest, the funniest, and the most interesting TV shows to watch in October. That way you get to stop scrolling, stop guessing, and start watching!

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10 New TV Shows to Watch in October 2022

From the many interesting TV shows — new and returning — lined up for October 2022, we have taken the pain to select the top 10 most interesting ones for you. From Netflix to HBO Max, Apple TV, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime, here are 10 interesting shows to look out for in October.

“Inside Amy Schumer”

After a six-year break, “Inside Amy Schumer” returns for another season — the fifth season. This will be a short installment of just five episodes and might perhaps be the last. Schumer recently joked on her Instagram handle that she intends to use the upcoming season “to burn any remaining bridges.” The note further read, “Inside Amy Schumer” is returning for another season, and it’s better than ever. Well, not as good as season 3. But close.”

The comedy sketch series will return on October 20 on Paramount Plus and will air two episodes. The remaining three episodes will follow weekly.

“The White Lotus”

Multiple Emmy-award winning series “The White Lotus” returns for a second season on October 30, 2023. Show creator Mike White is set to take fans on another thrilling adventure at the White Lotus hotel — this time around, the location would be Sicily, Italy. Catch the premiere live on HBO Max, at 9 p.m. ET.

“Guillermo del Toro’s The Cabinet of Curiosities”

“Guillermo del Toro’s The Cabinet of Curiosities” is for lovers of horror fiction like “Monsterland” or “Kindred Spirits.” The first season will have eight episodes, each telling a different anthology story as narrated by Del Toro. The anthology series will make its debut on October 25 on Netflix with two episodes dropping that day. Subsequently, two more episodes will drop each day until October 28 when everything will be available.


“Rosaline” is a spin on the popular tale of Romeo and Juliet. This time, the story is told around Juliet’s cousin, Rosaline — portrayed by Kaitlyn Dever — whom Romeo (Kyle Allen) first loved before he fell in love with Juliet (Isabela Merced). Feeling jilted and heartbroken, Rosaline is determined to destroy Romeo’s love affair with Juliet and she will stop at nothing to accomplish her mission. There is no telling whether this will live up to the reputation of the popular Shakespearean tragic tale but it would be nice to see their love story told from another angle.

The romantic comedy makes its debut on October 14, 2022. You can stream the premiere live on Hulu.

“The Winchesters” (The CW)

After running for 15 seasons, “Supernatural” finally gets a spin-off in “The Winchesters.” And while “Supernatural” focused on Sam and Dean’s adventure, “The Winchester ” focuses on how their parents John Winchester (Drake Rodger) and demon hunter Mary Campbell (Meg Donnelly) met each other in the ’70s. On a mission to unravel the mystery behind her father’s disappearance, Mary meets John who had just returned from a war in Vietnam and was equally seeking answers about his father’s past. The two join forces as they seek to unravel the truth about their families.

“The Winchesters” is set to premiere on The CW on October 11, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will be available to stream on The CW app on October 12.

“The Watcher”

Ryan Murphy is making the headlines again much like he did with “American Crime Story.” The creator teams up with Ian Brennan in this upcoming Netflix original which is written based on Reeves Wiedeman’s “The Haunting of a Dream House.”

Much like the original 2014 story where Derek and Maria Broaddus were chased out of their home, “The Watcher” is about a couple, Nora (Naomi Watts) and Dean Brannock (Bobby Carnevale). Soon after the couple moved into their estate at 657 Boulevard, they began to get horrifying letters from a certain mystery stalker who identifies himself simply as “The Watcher.”

Who exactly is this stalker? We’re about to find out as the series makes its debut on October 13 on Netflix.

“Werewolf by Night”

If you’ve seen “Doctor Strange” then you know what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is capable of — although this isn’t a show. Directed by Michael Giacchino, this upcoming black-and-white special is about giving monsters some more humanity. The main character Jack Russell (Gael Garcia Bernal) becomes a werewolf but still retains the ability to think like a human. Scheduled for a 53 minutes running time, “Werewolf by Night” makes its debut on October 7 on Disney Plus

“Pennyworth” Season 3

“Batman” adaptation “Pennyworth” returns for a third season with the title “Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler.” The events in “Pennyworth” happened years before the Gotham show and is about how Alfred Pennyworth and Batman’s father Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) worked together to take down a deadly group in the city. The first two seasons aired on Epix, however the upcoming season will be on HBO Max. You can also catch the previous seasons on HBO Max.

“The Simpsons” Season 33

Long-running American animated TV series “The Simpsons” returns for its thirty-third season. The series made its debut on Fox back in 1989. The show which has won 35 Emmy awards chronicles the titular Simpson family —  Marge, Homer, Lisa, Bart and Maggie — as they become embroiled in an endless chain of roguery.

The new season premieres on Disney Plus on October 5.

“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 19

ABC’s American medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” enters its nineteenth season. The series chronicles the lives of residents, surgical interns and attendings as they evolve into seasoned doctors while trying to balance between their professional and personal relationships. 

The new season is scheduled to premiere on October 6, 9 p.m. ET on ABC

Outside these carefully selected top picks, check below for a list of other interesting TV shows coming to your favorite streaming services — Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video — this October. 

Interesting TV Shows/Specials to Watch on Netflix in October 2022

Below is a complete guide of interesting TV shows — new and returning — to look out for in October 2022 on Netflix.

October 1

  • “Barbie: It Takes Two” — season two

October 3

  • “Chip and Potato” — season four

October 4

  • “Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester”

October 5

  • “Nailed It!” — season seven
  • “Bling Empire” — season three
  • “The Fight for Justice: Paolo Guerrero”
  • “The Trapped 13: How We Survived The Thai Cave”

October 6

  • “Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal Earthquake”
  • “The Joys and Sorrows of Young Yuguo”

October 7

  • “Derry Girls” — season three
  • “Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes”
  • “Glitch”
  • “Man on Pause”
  • “Kev Adams: The Real Me”
  • “The Mole”
  • “The Midnight Club:
  • “TIGER & BUNNY 2” — season two
  • “Oddballs”

October 10

  • “LEGO Ninjago Crystallized” — part two
  • “Spirit Rangers”

October 11

  • “The Cage”
  • “DEAW#13 Udom Taephanich Stand Up Comedy Show”
  • “Island of the Sea Wolves”
  • “Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever”

October 12

  • “Belascoarán, PI”
  • “Easy-Bake Battle”
  • “Blackout”
  • “Wild Croc Territory”
  • “The Nutty Boy”

October 13

  • “The Watcher”
  • “Exception”
  • “Dead End: Paranormal Park” — Season two
  • “The Playlist”
  • “Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal”
  • “The Sinner” — Season 4

October 14

  • “Black Butterflies”
  • “Holy Family”
  • “Everything Calls for Salvation”
  • “Mismatched” — Season two
  • “Take 1”

October 15

  • “Under the Queen’s Umbrella:
  • “Blippi’s Spooky Spell Halloween”

October 16

  • “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
  • “Dracula Untold”

October 17

  • “Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant”

October 18

  • “LiSA Another Great Day”
  • “Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy Live From Los Angeles”
  • “Unsolved Mysteries” — volume three
  • “LiSA Another Great Day”
  • “Somebody Feed Phil” — season six

October 19

  • “The Green Glove Gang
  • “Love Is Blind” — season three
  • “Notre-Dame”

October 21

  • “28 Days Haunted”
  • “Barbarians II
  • “From Scratch”
  • “High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule”
  • “ONI: Thunder God’s Tale”
  • “Pokémon Ultimate Journeys”

October 22

  • “LOL Surprise! Winter Fashion Show”

October 23

  • “Franco Escamilla: Eavesdropping”

October 25

  • “Barbie Epic Road Trip”
  • “Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune”
  • “Unsolved Mysteries” — volume three
  • “Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities”

October 26

  • “Love Is Blind” — season three
  • “Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn”

October 27

  • “Daniel Spellbound”
  • “Earthstorm”
  • “Dubai Bling”
  • “Family Reunion” — part five

October 28

  • “The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself”
  • “Drink Masters”
  • “Big Mouth” — season six
  • “I am a Stalker”
  • “My Encounter with Evil”
  • “If Only”

October 29

  • “Deadwind” — season three

Interesting TV Shows to Watch on HBO Max in October 2022

HBO Max had quite a successful spell in September, especially with the premiere of the hit series “House of the Dragon.” October promises to be an eventful month as well with headlining titles such as “The White Lotus” returning for a new season this month — among others. If you have an HBO Max subscription, here is a complete guide to interesting TV shows/specials — new and returning — to look out for in October 2022 on HBO max.

October 1

  • “Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me” — special premiere

October 6

  • “Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler” — season three premiere 
  • “Wahl Street” — season two premiere

October 10

  • “Avenue 5” — season two premiere 

October 11

  • “Oh Hell” — season one premiere
  • “38 at the Garden”

October 14

  • “Blippi Wonders” — season 2A
  • “Fixer Upper: The Castle”

October 17

  • “The Vow” documentary series — season two premiere 

October 18

  • “Mama’s Boy” documentary premiere
  • “Batwheels” — season 1B premiere
  • “By Design: The Joe Caroff Story”

October 21

  • “Restoration Road with Clint Harp” — season three premiere 
  • “Teen Titans Go!” — season 7D
  • “Vale Dos Esquecidos” — season one premiere

October 23

  • “La Pitchoune: Cooking in France” — season one

October 28

  • “Garcia” — season one premiere

October 30

  • “The White Lotus” — season two premiere

Interesting TV Shows to Watch on Amazon Prime Video in October 2022

October 6

  • “Bring It On, Ghost”

October 7

  • “Catherine Called Birdy”

October 19

  • “May I Help You”

October 20

  • “American Horror Story: Double Feature”

October 21

  • “The Peripheral”
  • “Modern Love Tokyo”

October 22

  • “Hush Hush”

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