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New Doctor Who and ‘Black Lightning’ return among the week’s top viewing choices

October 7, 2018

New Doctor Who and ‘Black Lightning’ return among the week’s top viewing choices

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new Doctor Who, a new season of “Black Lightning” and a new CW drama, “All-American,” are among the top viewing choices for the week:

“Doctor Who” (1:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, BBC America): Who goes there? Well, it’s a new doctor operating in the new season of “Doctor Who.” Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to play the title role. Her first season in the title role begins 1:45 p.m. Sunday on BBC America (timed with the United Kingdom premiere, but also with a prime-time encore at 8 p.m.).

“Star Wars Resistance” (10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Disney Channel): Set between the events depicted in “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” this animated series features the voices of Christopher Sean, Donald Faison, Josh Brener, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Jim Rash and Bobby Moynihan. It follows Kazuda Xiono, a pilot recruited by the Resistance to spy on the rising threat of the First Order.

“Black Lightning” (9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, WUAB Channel 43): Cress Williams returns for a second season of the CW action series based on the DC superhero created by Cleveland native Tony Isabella.

“22 July” (Wednesday, Oct. 10, Netflix): Paul Greengrass is the director of this film that explores the aftermath of the 2011 mass shooting that claimed 77 lives at a youth camp near Oslo, Norway. His film puts the focus on the survivors, political leaders and lawyers involved in the cases that followed.

“All-American” (9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Channel 43): Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger, this promising new CW drama tells the story of a gifted high school athlete from South L.A. recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs and Samantha Logan take the prime-time field to lead an outstanding cast.

“The Romanoffs” (Friday, Oct. 12, Amazon Prime): Writer-producer Matt Weiner (“Mad Men”) has assembled a tremendous cast for this anthology series filmed on three continents. Among the stars in these eight self-contained stories are Kathryn Hahn, who grew up in Cleveland Heights and co-stars in the Netflix movie “Private Life,” Diane Lane, Corey Stoll, Griffin Dunne and three “Mad Men” players: John Slattery, Christina Hendricks and Jay R. Ferguson. What connects the episodes is that each features characters claiming to be descendants of Russian royalty.

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