From a visit with Pennywise to some classic Jack, we round up our top 10 shows to watch this week
1. The Real Housewives of Atlanta — Sunday, November 4, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m, Slice | Season Premiere
Life’s a peach, unless you live in Georgia. It’s hard to believe, but what started out as one of the most controversial of all the Housewives franchises kicks off its 11th season this week, with this latest instalment promising to cover everything from babies and weddings to a battle against cancer. Original Housewife NeNe Leakes returns alongside Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille and Kandi Burruss, and according to the promos we’ve seen, there will be plenty of drama to go around.
2. Mickey’s 90th Spectacular – Sunday, November 4, 8 p.m., ABC
For someone marking his 90th birthday, Mickey Mouse doesn’t look a day over... well, let’s just say he doesn’t look 90. The enduringly popular cartoon character who secured entertainment magnate Walt Disney’s career gets a big celebration with Mickey’s 90th Spectacular, a new ABC special celebrating the iconic Disney cartoon’s 90th anniversary.
3. The Witches of Eastwick – Sunday, November 4, 8 p.m., ENC2
Gal pals Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer) are all in the throes of breakups when devilishly charming Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) comes to town and makes a play for all three of them. But he’s after more than romance.
4. Outlander – Sunday, November 4, 10 p.m., W Network | Season Premiere
Once again reunited, having overcome all odds to resume their life together, Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) found themselves washed up on the shores of Georgia at the end of last season. But even though their greatest obstacle—that of retrieving one another after a 20-year separation—is now in the past, the dream of starting over in the New World is far more complex than either one of them anticipated.
5. Howards End – Tuesday, November 6, 8 p.m. & 11 p.m, Super Channel Fuse
If you’ve been looking for a new period piece, this four-part miniseries could be your ticket. Debuting last week, the show has been adapted by Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) from an E.M. Forster novel that follows three families from three different stations of society in early 20th-century England.
6. Mayans M.C. – Tuesday, November 6, 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. & 10 p.m., FX Canada | Season Finale
You know you’re riding high when, less than a month into your first season, you get word that no one—or at least not everyone—is riding into the sunset quite yet. Such was the case for Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C., which after just four episodes was assured that the journey of the Southern Californian motorcycle gang would continue into the next year with a season-two renewal. But as the end of a very intense inaugural season nears, and we move past close encounters on to shocking altercations, could the people at the very centre of the show be headed off the cliff?
7. Chicago Med – Wednesday, November 7, 8 p.m., NBC
GlobalThe hospital is forced to evacuate following a toxic chemical scare. With patients and staff alike in serious danger, the doctors are faced with some dire decisions that could make or break their careers.
8. It – Wednesday, November 7, 8 p.m., TMN1
Years after the flawed ABC miniseries, Stephen King’s novel about the horrors of childhood finally gets the bigscreen treatment from director Andy Muschietti, who takes the terrifying tale of Pennywise the Clown and delivers a dark, affecting film that’s aided immeasurably by a cast of talented up-and-comers.
9. Superstore – Thursday, November 8, 8 p.m., Global & NBC
While Jonah and Garrett are tasked with recruiting some seasonal hires to flesh out the Cloud 9 staff, Amy is horrified to discover she isn’t getting maternity leave, which is almost—but not quite—as annoying as Cheyenne and Mateo’s persistent campaign to change her baby’s name.
10. Blindspot – Friday, November 9, 8 p.m., CTV & NBC
Over the past three seasons, Canadian Ennis Esmer proved so popular in his guest spots as Rich DotCom, he was asked to join this conspiracy drama as a regular in season four. This week, we take a deep dive into Rich’s past, as he finds himself at the centre of a deadly terrorist plot his new FBI allies are struggling to unravel.