ON TV TONIGHT & THIS WEEKEND:
- MacGyver (season premiere) MacGyver searches for a Navy SEAL believed to be held in the Middle East. (CBS)
- Hawaii Five-0 (season premiere) Diabolical hacker Aaron Wright releases a dangerous arsonist from prison. (CBS)
- Blue Bloods (season premiere) Erin enlists Danny to help with a case involving her ex-husband. (CBS)
- Hell's Kitchen (season premiere) 16 all-stars return for a second chance to become the head chef at a Las Vegas restaurant. (FOX)
- The Exorcist (season premiere) Father Tomas and Marcus Keane investigate a troubled woman in Montana. (FOX)
- Will & Grace (repeat) Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test. (NBC)
- NEW SHOWS BEGIN: Saturday Night Live Host Ryan Gosling; Jay-Z performs. (NBC)
- Shark Tank (season premiere) Skateboard storage solution; a human flight experience; outdoor camping gear; meditation app. (ABC)
- Ten Days in the Valley (series premiere) A TV producer's daughter goes missing. (ABC)
- Wisdom of the Crowd (series premiere) A tech innovator hopes to find his daughter's killer through crowd-sourcing. (CBS)
- NCIS: Los Angeles (season premiere) Hetty turns in retirement papers and disappears. (CBS)
- The Simpsons (season premiere) In a world of magic, Marge's mother is transformed into an Ice Walker and must rely on Lisa to use magic to help Homer afford the cure. (FOX)
- Ghosted (series premiere) A secret governmental agency recruits a genius who believes in the paranormal and a cynical detective. (FOX)
- Family Guy (season premiere) Peter wants to win an Emmy. (FOX)
- Last Man on Earth (season premiere) Everybody prepares to set sail for Mexico to escape fallout, but nobody knows how to pilot a yacht. (FOX)
All listings are subject to change.
David S. Pumpkins is going from an SNL sketch to an animated special.
Tom Hanks will lend his voice to the half-hour Halloween special, which will air October 28th at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.
This is the official synopsis from NBC: “Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows’ Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.”
Hanks debuted the bizarre, pumpkin-suit-wearing character when he hosted SNL last October.
Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan, who wrote the first sketch, as well as Peter Dinklage will also voice characters.
The Cher Show has found a Broadway home. The musical about the iconic diva will take over Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre in the fall of 2018.
Hocus Pocus is getting a remake as a Disney Channel TV movie. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who starred in the 1993 film, won't be involved.
Amazon is developing three sci-fi TV series based on popular books -- Ringworld by Larry Niven, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson and Lazarus by Greg Rucka.
IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND:
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience -- giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
WHO'S IN IT? Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, Kiefer Sutherland
- Even though it's a sequel to the 1990 movie Flatliners, it has the same title.
- The original starred Kiefer Sutherland (who returns for the sequel), Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon.
- The budget was $20 million. The original cost more -- $27 million.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.
WHO'S IN IT? Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson
- Based on the true story of Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel.
- Two people died in a plane crash on the set in Colombia.
- The budget was $54 million.
****In limited release, Til Death Do Us Part, starring Taye Diggs, and A Question of Faith, starring Kim Fieldsand C. Thomas Howell, open on Friday. And Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, expand into more theaters.
Lynda Carter Slams James Cameron For Wonder Woman Dis-
If you mess with “Wonder Woman” you mess with Lynda Carter.
Recently, director James Cameron criticized “WW” director Patty Jenkins for objectifying women and appealing to boys “between 14 and 18. “ He said there was nothing groundbreaking about the movie and that Hollywood still doesn’t get women.
That was all Lynda Carter needed to hear. She made it plain, as the definitive expert on Wonder Woman, that he is oh so wrong. Her response is classic!
“To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women--we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron--because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So--STOP IT.”
Hugh Hefner’s Widow Isn’t In The Will-
An iron clad pre-nup and the will spell out Crystal Harris’ future after Hef.
Thanks to a solid pre-nup drawn up about the time Harris broke things off with Hugh Hefner in 2011, the 31-year-old will be “taken care of” despite being left out of his will.
The estate will be divided between Hef’s children Christie, David, Marston, and Cooper. A portion of his fortune will also go to University of Southern California and some will be donated to a list of charities specified by Hugh.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEPTEMBER 29
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Chrissy Metz, This Is Us actress (38)
Andrew Dice Clay, comedian (60)
Bryant Gumbel, journalist (69)
Jerry Lee Lewis, musician (82)