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TV THIS WEEK: Enola Holmes premiere; The Simpsons returns; Star Trek: Discovery to CBS and more

By Trent Moore
The Simpsons

We already knew the shutdown and production stalls would make this an interesting fall season and we're starting to see that play out a bit more this week. From "old" shows finding new homes to fresh animated fare, here's what's happening on TV this week.

As far as premieres, Fox's animated slate of shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy is back with all new episodes this weekend. As for shows premiering in new places, CBS has the network debut of Season 1 of the CBS All Access original series Star Trek: Discovery (so if you've missed the show up until now, your chance to catch up has finally arrived). Fox is also getting in on the action, premiering the latest season of Cosmos: Possible Worlds (which already aired earlier this year on National Geographic).

On the streaming side, Netflix has the premiere of its new original film Enola Holmes (starring A-listers like Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill) and Amazon Prime has a brand new episode of its hit superhero send-up The Boys.

Digging deeper, AMC has a Walking Dead special, which promises previews and intel on what's next for the franchise; The CW has a new The 100; Cinemax has the network premiere of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum; TBS has the network premiere of giant shark flick The Meg; and HBO has a new installment of its acclaimed high-brow horror tale Lovecraft Country.

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.


Enola Holmes (Netflix), Thursday

PREMIERE: When Enola Holmes—Sherlock's teen sister—discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, with Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham-Carter. Directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag).

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS), Thursday 10PM - "The Vulcan Hello"

NETWORK PREMIERE: Season 1 of the CBS All Access original series comes to network television. While patrolling Federation space, the U.S.S. Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to the test.

The Boys (Prime Video), Friday - "The Bloody Doors Off"

Butcher, Hughie and the team are on the run from the law and struggling to fight back against the Supes. Meanwhile, new hero Stormfront is shaking up The Seven, and making Homelander more dangerous than ever.

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8PM - "Undercover Burns"

SEASON PREMIERE: Mr. Burns goes under cover as "Fred" at the nuclear power plant and becomes friends with Homer and the gang; Burns implements all sorts of amenities to improve his employees' lives, but a jealous Smithers plots to bring the old, bitter Burns back.

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The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 8PM - "The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Universe Preview Special"

Scott Gimple, Angela Kang, Andrew Chambliss, Matt Negrete, Lennie James, and Alexa Mansour discuss what's coming up in their series; hosted by Chris Hardwick.


American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Monday 8PM - "Qualifier 3"

In this second third round of Qualifying, the ninjas face up to six challenging obstacles including the high-flying Beehive, which is new to the course this year, in addition to fan favorites the Shrinking Steps and the iconic Warped Wall.

Beyond the Unknown (Travel), Monday 8PM - "Victorian Possession, Apocalypse Papers and a Spaceship on Vacation"

Looking into a case of spirit possession; Nostradamus' prophecies; and an artifact that was found on a beach in South Carolina.


Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Fox), Tuesday 8PM - "Ladders to the Stars; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors"

NETWORK PREMIERE: Viewers are invited on an adventure spanning billions of years into the evolution of life and consciousness. A 100,000-year-old laboratory is visited; the story is examined of the change in lifestyle that radically altered human existence and the life of the heretic who found God in the book of nature, which opened our way to the stars. An exploration is presented into the human potential for change.

Dead Pixels (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Hive-Mother"

Three friends play Kingdom Scrolls.


The 100 (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "The Dying of the Light"

Clarke and Octavia mount a desperate rescue mission as the Disciples close in on what they want.

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Enola Holmes (Netflix), Thursday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS), Thursday 10PM - "The Vulcan Hello"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Mysteries Decoded (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "The Montauk Experiments"

In the 1980s, stories began circulating that the U.S. government was conducting radical experiments on young children—including mind control tests and time travel. In the wake of new evidence, U.S. Navy veteran-turned-private investigator Jennifer Marshall and conspiracy podcast host Sam Tripoli head to Montauk to investigate.


The Boys (Prime Video), Friday - "The Bloody Doors Off"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Masters of Illusion (The CW), Friday 8PM - "Brick Walls, Plexiglass, and a Fish Hook Endoscopy"

Magicians featured include Jeki Yoo, Anna DeGuzman, Shoot Ogawa, Jason Bishop, Eric Jones and Alex Ramon.

John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (CINEMAX), Friday 8PM

NETWORK PREMIERE: Every action has consequences.

Paranormal Nightshift (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Lady of the House, The Fire Chief, and Caretaker; Take Care"

Lura lands a summer job as a live-in support worker, but nothing is as it seems.


What on Earth? (Science), Saturday 8PM

An exploration of breathtaking images and unfathomable mysteries.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (FX), Sunday 6PM

NETWORK PREMIERE: Owen and Claire return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinos while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

The Meg (TBS), Sunday 8PM

NETWORK PREMIERE: A massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With time running out, a rescue diver must now confront an unimaginable threat — a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark.

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8PM - "Undercover Burns"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 8PM - "The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Universe Preview Special"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Lovecraft Country (HBO), Sunday 9PM - "I Am."

Atticus Black joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.

Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD), Sunday 9PM - "Generations"

Norman Osborn, aka the Dark Goblin, lets the Venom Symbiote escape and brings a team to fight Spider-Man.

Family Guy (Fox), Sunday 9:30PM - "Stewie's First Word"

SEASON PREMIERE: Stewie finally says his first word, and it's a swearword; when Lois is shunned by the other moms, she tries to figure out where Stewie could have possibly learned it.

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*TV listing information via TV Guide, Zap2it, and network listings.