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Showbiz News, October 31st – It’s Halloween; Tonight’s TV, Scary News!

Thursday, October 31st, 2019


SUPERSTORE (8p ET, NBC) — New. Amy amps up the store’s Halloween spirit to impress the new district manager (guest star Justina Muchado).

GREY’S ANATOMY (8p ET, ABC) — New. Alex enlists Richard to help distract investors when he hears disturbing news about skeletons on the construction site grounds.


THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8p ET, FOX) — San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

THE 13 SCARIEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME (8p ET, CW) — Dean Cain counts down the scariest movies of all time.

HALLOWEEN (8p ET, HBO) — Jamie Lee Curtis reprises the role she first played four decades ago in John Carpenter’s original 1978 slasher flick in this 2018 sequel.

PERFECT HARMONY (8:30p ET, NBC) — New. Ginny tries to step into a new management role at work.

THE UNICORN (8:30p ET, CBS) — Repeat

THE GOOD PLACE (9p ET, NBC) — New. One of the new residents creates a division in the ranks.

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (9p ET, ABC) — New. Gary’s growing tension with Maggie comes to a head.

YOUNG SHELDON (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat.

MYSTERIES DECODED (9p ET, CW) — In this special edition, Jennifer heads to New Orleans to investigate legends of an ancient vampire.

WILL & GRACE (9:30p ET, NBC) — New. Grace (Debra Messing) admits she’s not sure who the father of her baby is. Reid Scott (Veep) guest stars.

THE UNICORN (9:30p ET, CBS) — Repeat

LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC) — New. The case of a teenage girl assaulted in the projects leads to a startling discovery. Tamara Tunie, Guillermo Diaz (Scandal) and Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) guest star.

EVIL (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (10p ET, ABC) — New. Annalise intervenes in Michaela’s relationship with her father.

From Hollywood….

NEW DISNEY+ SHOW PUTS REAL-LIFE PIXAR CHARACTERS IN EVERYDAY SITUATIONS _ A clever new show that will air on Disney+ on November 12 putting real-life versions of Pixar characters in everyday situations. The streaming service launches November 12 for $12.99 a month. • TRAILER

Everyone who saw Toy Story 4 will agree that Forky should get an Oscar… right?! That probably won’t happen, but Forky is getting his own show on Disney+. Forky Asks a Question is comprised of ten short films and will focus on ten of Forky’s most pressing questions such as “what is cheese?” and “what is time?” Pixar has enlisted Forky’s Toy Story pals, such as Rex and Hamm, to help him find the answers. Forky Asks A Question will premiere on Disney+ on November 12. • TRAILER

Here’s some cool news for all Lord of the Rings fans: J.R.R. Tolkien’s England home is up for sale for $6 million. This is the home where the author wrote his infamous books, including The Hobbit and parts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. A little over 50 miles from London, Tolkien’s Oxford home has been left in almost the same exact condition as it was in when it was first built in the early 1920s. Tolkien lived there between 1930 and 1947. The two-story family home is extremely spacious, featuring high ceilings, two reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a walk-in pantry, six bedrooms, and more.

… Overall, the house measures in around 4,000 square feet.

In the aftermath of the now-canceled David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Star Wars trilogy, everyone can’t help but wonder both about what happened, and what the films were going to focus on. A new report says the trilogy was going to focus on the origins of the Jedi.

… The Game of Thrones duo apparently clashed with Lucasfilm, and things grew even more tricky when Benioff and Weiss landed a huge $250 million production deal with Netflix.

Kevin Hart is speaking out about his serious car accident and how it has changed his outlook on life. In his first public comments since the September 1 crash, in which the comedian suffered major back injuries that required surgery, he posted an emotional video on Instagram this week documenting his recovery.

… In the video Hart says, “When God talks, you gotta listen … I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof.”

Some of the best films come out in November and December. Here’s a look at the biggest releases.

  • Terminator: Dark Fate (November 1)
  • Stars: Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Natalia Reyes as Dani Ramos.
  • Plot Summary: Sarah Connor joins forces with a soldier from the future to protect a young woman who’s being hunted by a time-traveling Terminator.
  • Doctor Sleep (November 8)
  • Stars: Ewan McGregor
  • Plot Summary: 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance helps a teenager who’s targeted by a dangerous cult for her own “shining” abilities.
  • Last Christmas (November 8)
  • Stars: Emilia Clarke
  • Plot Summary: Kate is a young woman with a habit of making poor life decisions when she meets Tom, a charming fellow who seems too good to be real.
  • Charlie’s Angels (November 15)
  • Stars: Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Elizabeth Banks
  • Plot Summary: After blowing the whistle on dangerous technology, a systems engineer is recruited by the Townsend Agency (which now operates worldwide).
  • Ford v Ferrari (November 15)
  • Stars: Christian Bale and Matt Damon
  • Plot Summary: Automative designer Carroll Shelby and his driver, Ken Miles, try to build a racing car for Ford that can finally defeat the Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Stars: Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys
  • Plot Summary: Journalist Lloyd Vogel begrudgingly agrees to write a profile piece about Fred Rogers, only to find his perspective on life transformed.
  • Frozen II (November 22)
  • Elsa!
  • Plot Summary: Elsa, together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, sets out on a dangerous journey to protect her kingdom and discover why she was born with magical powers.
  • Knives Out (November 27)
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis Christopher Plummer and Don Johnson in Knives Out
  • Plot Summary: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey inexplicably dies just after his 85th birthday, Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.
  • Jumanji: The Next Level (December 13)
  • Stars: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
  • Plot Summary: When Spencer vanishes into the world of Jumanji, his friends follow him and discover the game’s changed since last they played.
  • Cats (December 20)
  • Stars: Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson
  • Plot Summary: Members of the Jellicle cat tribe try to decide one night which of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (December 20)
  • Stars: Daisy Ridley, etc.
  • Plot Summary: The Skywalker Saga draws to a close as Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron fight back against Kylo Ren and the forces of the First Order.
  • Little Women (December 25)
  • Stars: Florence Pugh, Saorise Ronan, Emma Watson
  • Plot Summary: Sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March come of age and strive to live life on their own terms in post-Civil War 1860s New England.

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