What to Watch Today

Muppets, Madonna, Nancy Drew, Ted Lasso Finale and More


On TV this Friday: The Muppets (and a few celebrity friends) spend the night in a Haunted Mansion, Nancy Drew investigates a murder at a carnival, and Ted Lasso wraps its sophomore run. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Apple TV+

    Series premiere: The bilingual, ’80s-set comedy tells the story of a twentysomething (Enrique Arrizon) who gets a job as a cabana boy; Eugenio Derbez and Chord Overstreet co-star.

  • IMDb TV
    Leverage: Redemption

    Season 1B premiere: The Hitter, the Hacker, the Grifter, the Thief and the Fixer return with eight new episodes. (Watch sneak peek, get scoop.)

  • Paramount+
    Madame X

    The documentary follows “Queen of Pop” Madonna on her most recent world tour. (Amazon’s Justin Bieber: Our World documentary also streams Friday.)

  • Disney+
    Muppets Haunted Mansion

    The Muppets’ first Halloween special features three original songs plus cameos by Will Arnett, Darren Criss, Taraji P. Henson, Yvette Nicole Brown and John Stamos.

  • Netflix
    Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

    The franchise’s latest feature-length effort centers on a feral child who meets Ash and Pikachu, then discovers the human world.

  • Netflix
    Pretty Smart

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): Book-smart Chelsea (Young & Hungry‘s Emily Osment) moves in with her bubbly sister and three roommates.

  • Apple TV+
    Ted Lasso

    Season 2 finale: Ted deals with the fallout of Trent’s exposé, as the team prepares for a pivotal match. (Watch sneak peek; previously renewed.)

  • FS1, MLBN, TBS
    MLB League Division Series

    White Sox vs. Astros, Game 2 (2 pm, MLBN); Braves vs. Brewers, Game 1 (4:30 pm, TBS); Red Sox vs. Rays, Game 2 (7 pm, FS1); Dodgers vs. Giants, Game 1 (9:30 pm, TBS).

  • ABC
    Shark Tank

    Season 13 premiere: Good American CEO and SKIMS founding partner Emma Grede makes history as the first Black female guest Shark.

  • Peacock
    The Amber Ruffin Show

    Season 2 premiere: Ruffin returns from a brief hiatus with her typical blend of seriousness, nonsense and charm.

  • The CW
    Nancy Drew

    Season 3 premiere: On the eve of Horseshoe Bay’s annual Harvest Carnival, the body of a mysterious young man is discovered. (Spinoff ordered!)

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Frank makes a public arrest that goes viral; Anthony recruits the Reagans to help surprise Erin.

    On Oct. 8, 2014, Arrow‘s Oliver and Felicity shared one of TV’s best first kisses.