By Zach Johnson
As the temperatures begin to drop, this weekend calls for staying inside and watching endless television—and luckily, The Walt Disney Company has you covered! Not only is ABC airing a new season of Shark Tank, but the network is also premiering the revival of Supermarket Sweep. On the streaming side, Disney+ is dropping a new episode of One Day at Disney, while Hulu is debuting the full season of its new original series Helstrom. And don’t forget to watch Nat Geo WILD for the first half of Photo Ark, a new two-part special.
Shark Tank—Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
The critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning unscripted series returns from a brand-new set! Filmed at The Venetian® and Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the 12th season premiere will feature Sharks Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, and Daymond John, plus guest Shark Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and co-founder of Madefor. A father-son duo from Ohio will help the Sharks get creative while sharing their solution for storing paint efficiently; two tech-savvy entrepreneurs from Massachusetts will put the pedal to the metal when they show off their portable electric vehicle charger; a husband and wife from New Jersey think they can smell success as they pitch their product designed to keep garments safe from bacteria and odor; and an entrepreneur from Oregon will try to convince the Sharks he’s brought blankets into the 21st century. With their inventive pitches, will any of them convince the Sharks to invest in their budding business?
One Day at Disney—Friday, October 16, on Disney+
As part of Disney’s Imagineering team, Alfredo Ayala helps bring Audio-Animatronics® figures to life. From controlling how they can emote to creating state-of-the-art synthetic skin simulations technology, Ayala utilizes cutting-edge technology, like machine learning and optimization, to bring dynamic character experiences to theme parks around the world.
Helstrom—Friday, October 16, on Hulu
Every family has its demons. As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, this Hulu original series follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon) as they track down the worst of humanity—each with their own attitude and skillset. Created by Paul Zbyszewski, based on the Marvel Comics characters Daimon and Satana Hellstrom, Helstrom also stars June Carryl as Dr. Louise Hastings, Ariana Guerra as Gabriella Rosetti, Elizabeth Marvel as Victoria Helstrom, Alain Uy as Chris Yen, and Robert Wisdom as Caretaker. All 10 episodes will debut on the streaming service simultaneously.
Photo Ark—Saturday, October 17, at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on Nat Geo WILD
In the first half of the special (the second will air October 24), tag along with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore on his quest to photograph every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, using powerful photography to inspire people to save species at risk. He’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goal—even if it means following an armadillo into a bathroom! Deep in the Amazon rainforest, Sartore will dive underwater to photograph the largest resident of South America: the Amazonian manatee. Then, he’ll trek to the Colorado Rockies to document the American pika, a small relative of the hare.
Supermarket Sweep—Sunday, October 18, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
ABC is bringing back the classic TV game show, this time hosted and executive produced Leslie Jones. The fast-paced and energetic series will follow three teams of two as they duke it out, using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of the aisles to win major cash prizes! The first episode will feature six pairings: Lois Arbogast and Julia Warren; Chelsie Carlton and Jaleah Wilder; Ryan Pearcy and Drew Horton; Morgan Brown and Frankie Chapman; Kelsey Hsing and Patrick Castillo; and Sarah Lerma and Chris Lerma.