Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner: ‘Making a Murderer: Part 2,’ ‘The Rookie,’ and More!
Welcome to Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner! Each Monday, we highlight one thing we’re excited about in six categories — movies, TV, music, streaming services, podcasts, and a bonus pick from all of the above — to help you navigate your week in watching and listening. Check out our picks for the week of October 15 to 21 below. Your eyes and your ears will thank us!
What They Had (October 19): Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon star as a brother and sister who must convince their father to place his wife in a nursing home after her escalating Alzheimer’s causes her to leave the house in the middle of the night during a Chicago winter. It’s a subject not often covered in feature films, but which many people experience in their family lives, and it’s bound to resonant deeply with many. Check it out in theaters on October 19. (Photo via Bleecker Street)
The Rookie (October 16): It didn’t take long for Nathan Fillion to find a new primetime starring role following the cancellation of Castle. In The Rookie, he plays John Nolan, a 40-year-old man who decides to pursue his dream of joining the LAPD — and becomes the oldest newbie on the team in the process. The Rookie premieres on October 16 on ABC. (Photo via ABC/Tony Rivetti)
Making a Murderer: Part 2 (October 19): It’s been three years since the compelling Netflix docuseries became a true-crime phenomenon, and now we’ll finally get a glimpse into everything that’s transpired in the time since we last saw Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Season 2 will feature some of the events we’ve watched in the news over the years, as their legal teams fight to have their convictions overturned. It debuts on Netflix on Friday, October 19. (Photo via Netflix)
Psychic Hotline: NYC comedian Farah Brook returns with a second season of her self-help podcast, in which she calls telephone psychics to ask questions about her life and the world. It’s more of a soothing eavesdrop on a personal and often meaningful conversation between two strangers than it is a toolkit for solving your own problems, but hey — that can be exactly what you need sometimes. Listen online or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
CMT’s Artists of the Year Special (October 17): In an effort to correct last year’s male-centric celebration — and to simply showcase the talent that has dominated the country world of late — CMT’s 2018 Artists of the Year special will feature an all-female lineup. Honorees will include Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and more, while Kelsea Ballerini and Alison Krauss, Hillary Scott and Tori Kelly, Pistol Annies, and more will perform. Watch live from Nashville on October 17 at 8pm ET on CMT. (Photo via John Shearer/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
The Kids Are Alright (October 16): ABC is going back in time for its latest family sitcom, following a traditional Irish Catholic family in the 1970s suburbs of Los Angeles as they navigate a changing society in a turbulent decade. It premieres on Tuesday, October 16, at 8:30pm ET on ABC. (Photo via ABC/Tony Rivetti)