Your Creative Calendar: 92 Things To See, Hear, And Read This October

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Your Creative Calendar: 92 Things To See, Hear, And Read This October

It’s October and we all know what that means. If you haven’t said the word “spooktacular” yet, it’s almost a matter of time. Horror movies are riding high since the It remake slaughtered all box office competition last month, and more are on the way. (Hell-o, Happy Death Day.) However, for anyone not seeking out scares during this candy-clotted swath of Autumn, there are plenty of other entertainment emotions to embrace. In order to help you separate the worthwhile from the time-wasters, Fast Company has prepared a ghoulish guide to the most promising movies, shows, albums, and books coming your way this Shocktober. (Actual ghoulishness may vary.) All treats, no tricks, and far fewer Halloween-related puns than this intro would suggest.






  • Bob’s Burgers, premieres October 1 on Fox.
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, premieres October 1 on HBO.
  • Family Guy, premieres October 1 on
  • Ghosted , premieres October 1 on Fox .
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians, premieres October 1 on E!
  • The Last Man on Earth, premieres October 1 on Fox.
  • Shark Tank, premieres October 1 on ABC.
  • The Simpsons, premieres October 1 on Fox.
  • 9JKL , premieres October 2 on CBS.
  • The Gifted , premieres October 2 on Fox.
  • Total Request Live, premieres October 2 on MTV, tbd
  • black-ish, premieres October 3 on ABC.
  • Fresh Off the Boat, premieres October 3 on ABC.
  • Kevin (Probably) Saves the World , premieres October 3 on ABC.
  • The Mayor  , premieres October 3 on ABC.
  • Scandal premieres October 5 on ABC.
  • Spielberg , premieres October 7 on HBO. tbd
  • Supergirl, premieres October 9 on CW.
  • Dynasty , premieres October 11 on CW.
  • Mr. Robot, premieres October 11 on USA.
  • Riverdale, premieres October 11 on CW.
  • I Love You, America, premieres October 12 on Hulu.
  • Jane the Virgin, premieres October 12 on CW.
  • Mindhunter , premieres October 13 on Netflix.
  • White Famous , premieres October 13 on Showtime.
  • Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, premieres October 16 on VH1.
  • Loudermilk , premieres October 17 on DirecTV/AT&T.
  • Freakish, premieres October 18 on Hulu
  • Too Funny to Fail , premieres October 21 on Hulu.
  • The Walking Dead , premieres October 21 on AMC.
  • At Home With Amy Sedaris, premieres October 24 on truTV.
  • The Last O.G., premieres October 24 on TBS.
  • Drop the Mic, premieres October 26 on TBS.
  • Stranger Things premieres October 27 on Netflix.
  • Superior Donuts, premieres October 30 on CBS.


  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, out on October 3.
  • I’m Fine … And Other Lies by Whitney Cummings, out on October 3.
  • Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides, out on October 3.
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates, out on October 3.
  • Here in Berlin by Cristina García, out on October 10.
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, out on October 10.
  • Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks, out on October 17.
  • Vacationland by John Hodgman, out on October 24.
  • Unqualified by Anna Faris, out on October 24.

[Photo Mash Up: Maja Saphir for Fast Company; Chavela: Maj Lindström, courtesy of Aubin Pictures; Blade Runner 2049: Stephen Vaughan, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Happy Death Day: Patti Perret, courtesy of Universal Pictures; The Foreigner: Christopher Raphael, courtesy of STX Productions, LLC; Jigsaw: Brooke Palmer, courtesy of Lionsgate Films]