On TV this Sunday: Lovecraft Country aims to cast a spell, ABC rings up Supermarket Sweep and one NXIVM series ends as another begins. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Lovecraft Country and The Vow Finales, Millionaire Returns, Braves/Dodgers Game 7 and More
America's Funniest Home Videos
Season 31 premiere: Videos include the Toddler Temptation Challenge, kids imitating parents, and teachers comically interrupted in virtual classrooms.
MLB League Championship Series
The NLCS between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers concludes with Game 7.
Ralen suffers a life-changing loss; Jax and the team visit the planet where Professor Osborn first found Jax as a baby.
Revival premiere: Contestants showcase their shopping skills while vying for a $100,000 prize; Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) hosts. (Get first look.)
Season 29 premiere: The team spends a full 24 hours in the Tesla Model 3, Volvo S60 and BMW 3-Series; Chris tests the Ferrari SF90 in Italy.
The Trouble With Maggie Cole
Stateside premiere: The titular Maggie (French and Saunders‘ Dawn French) deals with the repercussions of her gossiping antics in an English fishing village; Mark Heap (Friday Night Dinner), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch) and Vicki Pepperdine (Getting On) co-star.
Sunday Night Football
The Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers, live from Levi’s Stadium. (Football Night in America precedes at 7 pm.)
Fear the Walking Dead
A new ally gives Strand an idea that could lead to freedom; Virginia, Alicia and Strand clear an unusual walker threat. (Premiere earned a grade of “B+.”)
The Good Lord Bird
John Brown and Onion travel north and seek refuge with Frederick Douglass; Brown and Douglass disagree over methodology.
Season 1 finale: With the Book of Names now in their possession, the gang returns to Ardham to cast the ultimate spell.
Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult
Series premiere: India Oxenberg (daughter of Dynasty‘s Catherine Oxenberg) relives her harrowing experience of joining the sex-slave cult.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Season 12 premiere: Tiffany Haddish (The Last OG) plays for charity; firefighter Oliver Fry takes a shot at the $1 million prize.
Season 2 premiere: Players from Las Vegas, San Diego and others join host Joel McHale (Community).
Loy finds himself in a tricky situation, while Josto strikes back.
Season 1 finale: Mark and Bonnie return to Clifton Park for the first time since leaving NXIVM; the team receives a tip on where Keith might be, while they all face a shocking development in the case. (Recently renewed.)
♦ ON THIS DATE IN TV HISTORY ♦
In the Mad Men Season 1 finale (Oct. 18, 2007), Peggy Olson was promoted to junior copywriter — but by episode’s end (and most unexpectedly) she also had acquired the title of “new mother”!