‘Dragons’ Den,’ ‘Clash of the Cover Bands’ and Spanish reality show ‘Insiders,’ here’s what’s on Netflix, Amazon Prime and more for Canadians this week

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With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate, choosing what to watch has never been harder. To make things easier, here are our best tune-in tips for the week ahead.

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Tuesday October. 19

The Bachelorette


Bachelor Nation fans upset by the “Bachelor in Paradise” ending won’t have to wait long to get their next fix. After failing to win over Matt James when we last saw him on “The Bachelor,” Michelle Young is ready to hand out the roses this time. Keep an eye out for Canada’s Chris G this season. Who knows? Maybe the 28-year-old motivational speaker from Halifax can make his point until the end.

CityTV and CityTV.com, 8 pm

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This new series follows a hip-hop girl group from the 1990s. The quartet, now in their 40s, consider reuniting to see if they can capture some of their past stardom. The best part? Actors Eve and Brandi star in the series, giving their characters some legitimacy.

CTV and CTV.ca, 10 p.m.


Fans of the “Child’s Play” movie franchise finally get a chance to kill their favorite scary dolls on a weekly basis. The TV series marked the return of Don Mancini (who wrote all seven of the original “Chuckie” films but was not included in the 2019 version) and Brad Doriff voices the title character.

Showcase and StackTV, 10 p.m.

Thursday October. 21


This week’s must-watch is the season 9 premiere of “The Blacklist.” Will be explored after last season’s game-changing finale, which saw the death of series protagonist Liz Keane (played by Megan Boone); A new season begins two years after his death.

Global and StackTV, 8 p.m.

dragon’s haunt

The reality show Incredible is returning for its 16th season. For the first time ever, the original Dragon Jim Trelliving will not be on the investor panel. He will be replaced by Wes Hall, executive chairman of Kingsdale Advisors.

CBC and CBC Gem, 8 p.m.

cover band clash

Fresh off his stint as Ellen DeGeneres’ sidekick, former “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist Stephen “Twitch” Boss is set to host his new show. “Clash of Cover Bands” brings together the best cover bands from across America to find the best knock-offs. The show also features global superstar Meghan Trainor, former “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert and singer-songwriter Esther Dean on its judging panel. In the series premiere, the Rockers are invited to compete against each other as U2 impersonators take on the unforgettable Fire Coldplay cover artist Fix U. The last band standing at the end of the series takes home $25,000 and a chance to perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

E!, 10 p.m.


This Spanish reality show is being promoted as a game-changing addition to the reality genre. The premise involves convincing contestants that they are casting for an entirely different show on Netflix, while filming for it full time. This is probably to see if they reveal their true colors when they don’t think anyone is watching. It sounds like Spike’s “The Joe Shamo Show” from 2003, so it’ll be interesting to see if this experiment works. Another reason to watch? “Money Heist” fans are eager to see Najwa Nimri again, who hosts the series.


world cup sales men

One of the first Discovery Plus offerings is a compelling look at the controversy surrounding next year’s World Cup. Bidding for the tournament is as competitive as the action on the field. When Qatar defeated Australia, Japan, South Korea and the US to host the event, the football community was stunned. The scandal behind the selection is intensifying, especially given the desert state’s lack of football success over the years.

Discovery Plus

sex, love and esoteric

If the title of this new Netflix series hasn’t captivated you, then surely Gwyneth Paltrow should. The actress’ wellness brand, Goop, has faced criticism for some of the products and treatments she sells, and her new show will only intensify the headlines. The show takes several real couples and reimagines them to play, enjoy, and rediscover their bodies. Many sexual wellness specialists are also involved.


Friday October. 22


Set across multiple continents, this 10-episode sci-fi drama from Academy Award-nominated producers Simon Kinberg (“X-Men” and “Deadpool” movies) and David Weil (“Hunters”) follows an alien invasion from different perspectives. Is. World. It stars Toronto-born Shamir Anderson in the lead roles, which is a big plus.

apple tv plus

fever pitch! The Rise of the Premier League

This new series charts the creation of the world’s most beautiful sport and most viewed sporting event. BBC Two Imports is a chronological deep dive into the beginnings of English soccer and how the Premier League was originally viewed as nothing more than a money-making scheme. It promises to showcase the goals, glamor, glitz and glory of a sport we still don’t know everything about.

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