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Trump and Biden Debate

On TV this Thursday: HBO Max drops its star-studded adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches as well as the LGBTQ+ trailblazer series Equal, and Trump and Biden face off in the second (and final) presidential debate. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • HBO Max
    Chelsea Handler: Evolution

    Following a six-year hiatus, Handler returns to stand-up comedy to get to the bottom of why everyone on this planet annoys her so much.

  • HBO Max
    Craftopia

    A pair of Halloween episodes feature creepy craft-testants and spine-chilling challenges. (Recently renewed for a second season with adult contestants.)

  • HBO Max
    Equal

    The four-part limited series depicts iconic LGBTQ+ activists amid their unrelenting fight for equality in the queer community of post-war America and pre-Stonewall uprising; Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Sara Gilbert (The Conners) star.

  • CBS All Access
    Star Trek: Discovery

    As the crew works to repair their ship, Saru and Tilly set off on a first-contact mission in hopes of finding Burnham. (Read premiere recap; already renewed!)

  • HBO Max
    Roald Dahl's The Witches

    Originally intended for a theatrical release, this adaptation hails from Robert Zemeckis and Kenya Barris, and features Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock.

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Two nominees who we wouldn’t dare to ever, ever spoil face eviction; a new Head of Household is crowned. (Get new CBS fall premiere dates!)

  • The CW
    Supernatural

    In the fifth-to-last episode, Sam and Dean investigate the murder of an old friend, as flashbacks explore a hunt from the boys’ childhood. (View photos.)

  • Fox
    Thursday Night Football

    The Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants, live from Lincoln Financial Field. (When do 9-1-1, The Resident and Prodigal Son return?)

  • The CW
    The Outpost

    Talon, Wren, Janzo and Yavalla search for an ancient relic; Gwynn and Zed fight for control of the Outpost.

  • ABC, CBS, C-SPAN, NBC, PBS
    Presidential Debate

    President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden face off one last time, ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Each candidate’s microphone will be muted during his opponent’s allotted time; NBC’s Kristen Welker serves as moderator.