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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 10/26/2020

The new Pegg/Frost joint, Mando, and another Treehouse of Horror.

It’s the last week of October so the Channel Surfing TV picks give you one last chance to get your Halloween on plus “Baby Yoda”. Nick Frost and Simon Pegg team up to bring scares and laughs in Truth Seekers. Luckily, the pandemic didn’t delay The Mandalorian so odd couple, Din and the Child, make their return to TV. It’s a treat every year when The Simpsons annual Halloween special arrives. This year will be the 31st installment of the “Treehouse of Horror”.

I Ain’t ‘Fraid of No Ghost

Back during Comic-Con@Home, we caught our first glimpse of Truth Seekers. The horror-comedy series had a high profile because it came from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg who are best known for their work on Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

The story follows Frost’s Gus, who works as a broadband installer but fancies himself a part time paranormal investigator with his own YouTube channel. When he receives a new partner at his day job to show him the ropes, the pair eventually team up for some ghost hunting at various haunted sites throughout the country. They soon find themselves involved in a large conspiracy that can bring doom to the human race.

Truth Seekers premieres Friday, October 30, on Amazon Prime Video.

Adventures in Babysitting

The Mandalorian was one of the first original hits for the Disney+ streaming service. The connection to the Star Wars Universe attracted many fans, plenty of whom fell in love with the show’s break out character, the Child. The show returns for its second season this week.

Continue the adventures of the two-member Clan Mudhorn as they face more enemies and encounter new allies all while trying to survive in the dangerous galaxy. The new season will focus on the Child and his origins so Din Djarin can reunite him with his people. We’ll also see live action versions of Ahsoka Tano and Bo Katan-Kryze and maybe learn more about the notorious Darksaber.

The season two premiere of The Mandalorian is Friday, October 30, on Disney+

Annual Simpsons’ Style Horror

The Simpsons may not have as strong a following these days but their Halloween special is always worth a watch. Viewers are treated to three twisted but funny tales that are tied to current events and pop culture. The “Treehouse of Horror XXXI” will air Sunday, November 1, on Fox. It might be a day late but it’s still close enough to celebrate the holiday.

This year, the show receives the CGI treatment for their take on a Pixar story. In addition, Homer meets different versions of himself and other Springfield residents as he explores a multiverse and Lisa has her own Groundhog Day experience.

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