‘Dragons’ Den’, ‘Clash of the Cover Bands’ and the 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 more difficult. To make it easier for you, here are our top tune-up tips for the week ahead.

TUESDAY OCT. 19

The bachelorette

Bachelor Nation fans upset by the end of “Bachelor in Paradise” don’t have to wait long for their next fix. Having failed to convince Matt James on our last visit to “The Bachelor,” Michelle Young is set to hand out the roses this time around. Keep an eye out for Canadian Chris G. this season. Who knows? Maybe the 28-year-old motivational speaker from Halifax can talk to the end.

Citytv and Citytv.com, 8 p.m.

Queens

This new series follows a ’90s hip-hop girl group. The quartet, now in their 40s, are planning to reunite to see if they can capture some of their past stardom. The best part? Artists Eve and Brandy star in the series, giving their characters some legitimacy.

CTV and CTV.ca, 10 p.m.

Chucky

Fans of the “Child’s Play” movie franchise can finally see their favorite scary doll kill every week. The TV series marks the return of Don Mancini (who wrote the original seven “Chucky” films but was not involved in the 2019 release) and Brad Dourif returning to voice the title character.

Showcase and StackTV, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY OCT. 21

The blacklist

This week’s must-see is the Season 9 premiere of “The Blacklist”. The aftermath of last season’s groundbreaking finale, which saw the death of series protagonist Liz Keen (played by Megan Boone), will be explored; the new season begins two years after his death.

Global and StackTV, 8 p.m.

The dragon’s lair

The reality show returns for an incredible 16th season. For the first time, the original dragon Jim Treliving will not be part of the investor panel. He will be replaced by Kingsdale Advisors Executive Chairman Wes Hall.

CBC and CBC Gem, 8 p.m.

The shock of the cover bands

Fresh out of his stint as Ellen DeGeneres’ sidekick, former “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist Stephen “tWitch” Boss is set to host his own new show. “Clash of the Cover Bands” brings together America’s best cover bands to find the best imitation. The show also features global superstar Meghan Trainor, former “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert and singer-songwriter Ester Dean on its jury. At the series premiere, rockers are invited to battle each other as U2 Unforgettable Fire impersonators face off against Coldplay Fix You cover artists. The last group standing at the end of the series wins $ 25,000 and the chance to perform in “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

E !, 10 p.m.

Insiders

This Spanish reality TV show is billed as a revolutionary addition to the reality genre. The premise involves contestants being tricked into believing they’re launching a completely different show on Netflix while being filmed all the time for it. Presumably, this is to see if they reveal their true colors when they think no one is looking at them. It looks a bit like Spike’s “The Joe Schmo Show” from 2003, so it will be interesting to see if this experiment works. Another reason to watch? Fans of “Money Heist” can expect to see Najwa Nimri, who hosts this series again.

Netflix

The men who sold the world cup

One of Discovery Plus’s first offerings is a compelling look at the controversy surrounding next year’s World Cup. The bids for the tournament are just as competitive as the action on the pitch, as the football community was stunned when Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to host the event. The scandal behind the selection is fascinating, especially given the Desert State’s lack of footballing success over the years.

Discovery More

Sex, love and goop

If the title of this new Netflix series didn’t appeal to you, Gwyneth Paltrow definitely should. The actress’ wellness brand, goop, has come under fire for some of the products and treatments it sells, and her new show will only intensify the spotlight. This show takes several real couples and reintroduces them to play, pleasure and the rediscovery of their own bodies. Several experts in sexual well-being are also featured.

Netflix

FRIDAY OCT. 22

Invasion

Set on multiple continents, this 10-episode sci-fi drama from Oscar-nominated producer Simon Kinberg (“X-Men” and “Deadpool”) and David Weil (“Hunters”) follows an alien invasion from different points of view. seen. the world. It stars Toronto-born Shamier Anderson in one of the lead roles, which is a big plus.

Apple TV Plus

Excitement! The rise of the Premier League

This new series traces the creation of the most beautiful game in the world and the most watched sports competition. The BBC Two Import is a chronological dive into the beginnings of English football and how the Premier League was originally seen as nothing more than a lucrative program. It promises to showcase the goals, glamor, glitz and glory of a sport we still don’t know everything about.

Amazon Prime Video


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