It's snuck up on us so quickly, we can't even believe October is nearly over. While most of us will probably be spending this weekend outdoors now that some restrictions have lifted, if you're staying in one of the nights, there's what will be keeping you entertained.
Friday, October 22
'The Late Late Show' - RTÉ One - 9.35 pm
For the October Bank Holiday weekend edition, Ryan has quite an impressive entertainment line-up in store for us before all we can talk about is the 'Toy Show'. The legendary comedian Billy Connolly will be dialling in from Miami, while fans of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' will want to tune in, as Robert Sheehan will be making an appearance too. Tolu Makay and Malaki will also be providing music on the night.
'The Graham Norton Show' - BBC One - 10.45 pm
Graham will be joined by Killarney's Jessie Buckley on the show, who will be talking all about her 'Cabaret' musical run on the West End; her co-star Eddie Redmayne will also be in the studio. Comedian Stephen Merchant will be providing plenty of laughs, as will Sir Ian McKellen, who joins for his umpteenth appearance on the chat show. Elton John and Charlie Puth will be performing their duet, 'After All'.
'American Horror Story: Double Feature' - Disney+
If you're feeling spooky, the tenth season of Ryan Murphy's horror-inducing series is finally here, and this one is all about the weird and the even weirder (as it often is, to be fair). The first episode is available to stream right now on Disney+, and sees a family move to a Boston-accented island where the locals give them a very friendly welcome.
Saturday, October 23
'Night Teeth' - Netflix
There's a tantalising new horror that has arrived on Netflix for this weekend, and it stars Megan Fox ('Jennifer's Body'), Alfie Allen ('Game of Thrones', Sydney Sweeney ('The White Lotus') and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ('Spider-Man: Far From Home'). It sees a young driver pick up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping; but these aren't just any regular party-goers, they're vampires *GASP*.
'Strictly Come Dancing' - BBC One - 7.05 pm
Week five sees the remaining celebrities take to the dance floor with more spectacular routines, hoping they can avoid the dance-off and make it through to next week's Halloween special. Presented as ever by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, with Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke behind the judging desk.
'Last Singer Standing' - RTÉ One - 8.30 pm
We have a new singing competition on our hands. Nicky Byrne hosts a game show in which contestants need to have tactics AND talent as they face-off against one another in a test of singing ability and nerve. Pop icons Nadine Coyle, Samantha Mumba, and Joey Fatone from NSYNC offer guidance and industry experience to the hopefuls from around Ireland as they take to the stage to perform.
Sunday, October 24
'Joe Lycett vs The Oil Giant' - Channel 4 - 9 pm
We love Joe! This one-off special sees the presenter and voice of the people take on one of the world's most powerful companies - Shell - as he investigates whether it's eco-friendly advertising really paints the right picture of a corporation that still drills a huge amount of oil and gas. Joe meets climate experts and attempts to engage Shell in his own uniquely fearless fashion, before deciding to make his own version of their ads and tries to get his parody broadcast on national television.
'Kin' - RTÉ One - 9.30 pm
The penultimate episode of the series sees Frank (Aiden Gillen) visit his brother Bren in jail and remembers why he is not a man to be trifled with. Danger lurks around every corner, and Amanda and Michael come to a sudden realisation ahead of what is expected to be a gripping season finale next week.
'The Deirdre O'Kane Show' - Sky Max & NOW - 10 pm
Episode two of the stand-up comedy series sees the Irish comic once again be joined by her house band and the quick-thinking and rapping comedian, Abandoman, as well as some fine up-and-coming Irish comics with Martin Angolo and Joanne McNally.
Monday, October 25
'Living With Lucy' - Virgin Media One - 9 pm
So far in this series, Lucy Kennedy has spent some time with Pat Spillane and England footballer Paul Gascoigne. This week, she'll be at the home of reality TV regular Hughie Maughan, who rose to prominence when coming second on the UK's 'Big Brother'. He discusses how he has experienced conflict due to being an openly gay member of the travelling community.
'John Connors Acting Academy' - RTÉ One - 9.35 pm
The actor and activist will be presenting a brand new TV format for RTÉ this Monday night. It will see six young hopefuls from challenging backgrounds follow their dream of becoming actors, and will feature some of the best talent in the Irish film industry, including Saoirse Ronan and Jessie Buckley.
'Succession' - Sky Atlantic & NOW
It started back with a bang (and a few curses) last Monday, and in episode two of season three, 'Mass In Time of War', Kendall tries to find more allies in his fight to take over control of Waystar. Meanwhile, Greg turns to his grandfather, Ewan, for help.