Here are six more must-watch tv shows on Canadian specialty cable as a follow-up to our last feature on primetime shows to watch. These series are standouts based on the exciting storylines and all-star lineups that you should not miss. The drama and laughs of these shows are just too priceless to miss this fall. And this stands true as some of them have already premiered. This season’s note-worthy shows seem to fall on Sundays, but you catch up on repeats and on-demand. With working from home and the start of fall, let’s settle-in and click on our remotes.
Wednesday: Dr. McDreamy Gets Serious in this High Stakes Murder Mystery, DEVILS
The first of our picks stars Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra) and follows a murder investigation that is only the tip of the iceberg amidst a worldwide financial conspiracy. Time to catch up this series on Wednesdays on the W Network.
Friday in October: Alternative laughs with the Anxious New Yorker in How to Win with John Wilson
Building on his successful “how-to” short films, this series follows as documentary film-maker John Wilson covertly films the lives of his fellow real-life everyday New Yorkers while attempting to give regular advice on relatable topics. We love the lo-fi approach that will take you on his hilarious odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation. Wilson’s candid, unpolished commentary in each episode will offer up his distinct take on a range of deceivingly simple topics. The series debuts Friday, Oct 23, 11-11:30 pm and will be available on HBO and stream on HBO Max.
Sunday: Hilarious Dark Comedy on Her Take on Infidelity in Why Women Kill
This dark comedy series! Why Women Kill details three women living in three different decades. Meet a housewife in the ‘60s, a socialite in the ‘80s and a lawyer in 2019. Each is dealing with infidelity in their marriages. Despite different periods, the series will not only examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal … has not. This show stars Kill Bill‘s Lucy Liu, Big Love‘s Ginnifer Goodwin and The Good Place‘s Kirby Howell-Baptiste who give the comedy full of star power. Catch up on this on W network on Sundays 9 pm or The Global TV app. This will become one of your must-watch specialty TV shows for sure.
Sunday: Made-in-Canada Community Pay-it-Forward in FAMILY HOME OVERHAUL with Cheryl Hickey
Celebrate the eight inspiring families whose selfless dedication to improving their communities is rewarded for a change. As designer Tiffany Pratt explains, “it’s not what has happened to you in life; it’s what you do with that experience that makes a life.” In each episode, host Cheryl Hickey (ET Canada) introduces a family that has been nominated by their community for always giving back despite any hardships they encounter. Together with Cheryl, 14 of HGTV Canada’s top contractors and designers pair up to meet the family, tour their property and learn what it takes to transform this family’s life in their home. Family Home Overhaul airs Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.
Sunday: Hilarious Misadventures of Two Best Girlfriends turn Hitmen
Fran and Jamie are best friends and business partners – they just happen to kill people for a living. It all started when they stumbled into a career in contract killing. The misfit duo are not your typical killers for hire. The two lovely ladies derail each job with their antics and bickering, leading them into bizarre misadventures, full of oddball characters and unexpected dilemmas. Watch this Britcom version of The Sopranos on Sundays at 10:30pm on Showcase.
Sunday in October: Late-Life Romance Mixed with Crime Thriller in FLESH AND BLOOD on PBS Masterpiece
Imelda Staunton and Francesca Annis star in a juicy mystery about the perils
of late-life romance. Claudie Blakley, Russell Tovey, and Lydia Leonard play the grown-up children of Annis’s character. Stephen Rea is her new gentleman friend. Staunton stars as the inquisitive next-door neighbour. And David Bamber is the detective who tries to work out whether an unfortunate incident was an accident or a heinous crime. “A brilliantly intense crime thriller,” judged the London Daily Mirror. (source: PBS Program Info). Schedule yourself to spend time with this thriller on PBS Sundays 9 pm starting October 4.
More Must-Watch Specialty TV Shows from Comedy, Thrillers to Honest Documentary
More importantly, the great thing about shows on specialty cable tv is that there are unconventional and quirky. Some of the premises may be unthinkable; the creativity of story-telling takes these new series to the next level. Because of that, these six picks will take you out of your comfort zone and take you to places far, far away. For more must-watch new TV shows, check out our recent Must-Watch TV Shows in Primetime for Fall 2020.