12 TV shows to watch the week of September 27

With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to browse, choosing what to watch has never been so difficult. To make things easier, here are our top tuning tips for next week.

Family Feud Canada

The third season of the game show hosted by Gerry Dee features families faced with the opportunity to take home up to $ 30,000 per family.

Monday through Thursday at 7:30 pm ET on CBC, beginning September 27

NCIS: Hawaii

Well, it wouldn’t be a new fall season without another “NCIS” spin-off, right? The latest version sees the series’ first female special agent in charge as Jane Tennant (played by Vanessa Lachey) presides over the Pearl Harbor Field Office. The two-part premiere began Sunday with a second episode scheduled for Monday night.

September 27, 10 pm, Global

Ordinary joe

“Ordinary Joe” is the story of a man who made a life-changing decision after graduating from college. Audiences follow Joe Kimbreau on a journey through three parallel timelines a decade after his departure from Syracuse University. Watch Joe follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a police officer; as a music star after you decide to pursue your true passion; and as a nurse after you decide to get married. The main character is played by James Wolk (“Lone Star”), that he has not yet been able to find the program that will define his career. This could finally be it.

September 27, 10 pm, Citytv and Citytv.com

Britney vs. Spears

Hands down the most anticipated title of the week, Spears’ haunting quest for freedom is explored in this long-awaited film. The documentary features years of investigative work and delves into the tangled history of the guardianship that has held the pop star hostage for so long.

September 28, Netflix

Attack of the Hollywood cliches!

This Netflix special is a riveting retrospective in which Hollywood’s best actors, screenwriters, and critics guide audiences through some of the most controversial clichés to appear on the silver screen. Presented by Rob Lowe, topics include the origins of “Women Running in Stilettos” and the prevalence of “Walking Away from a Bang”. The best part is the number of movies the show can pull from to bring its point home.

September 28, Netflix

La Brea

What would you do if a huge sinkhole opened up in the road in front of you while driving? That is the question that “La Brea” tries to answer. Fantastic special effects add to the thrilling non-stop journey that begins five minutes after the first episode. The most fascinating aspect of the show is seeing the unlikely bonds that strangers form in their attempts to survive.

September 28, 10 p.m. CTV

"Survivor" returns for its 41st season with a Torontonian among the cast.


Speaking of alliances, “Survivor” fans have waited over a year to see their favorite castaways survive the elements and each other. The wait is over. Host and executive producer Jeff Probst has promised that this short season filmed in Fiji will revolutionize the series and has referenced the presence of a “monster” that this year’s winner will have to kill to be successful. Maybe the comparisons to “Lost” weren’t that far off after all. After two contestants were kicked out of the show’s premiere last week, season 41 resumes on Wednesday. This year’s cast features the show’s first Torontonian in Erika Casupanan, 32.

September 29, 8 pm, Global

The brown man

Netflix’s Last Binger is an adaptation of the debut novel by Søren Sveistrup (the creator of “The Killing”). The Nordic thriller begins with the discovery of the body of a young woman in a Copenhagen playground. A small doll made of chestnuts and matchsticks lies next to her and the mystery only widens from there.

September 29, Netflix

Actor and comedian Jon Stewart returns to the small screen in "The problem with Jon Stewart."

The problem with Jon Stewart

Fans clamoring for Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show” will finally be able to get their fix of the funny man. The comedian and political commentator returns to the small screen for the first time since 2015 in a series that addresses important national issues. The premiere episode focuses on US military veterans who are denied medical care and introduces Stewart face-to-face with the secretary of Veterans Affairs. New episodes will be released every two weeks.

September 30, Apple TV Plus

69: The Danny Hernandez Saga

This documentary reveals the life of polarizing rap sensation and internet enemy Tekashi69. Known for his tabloid music videos, director Vikram Gandhi explores who Danny Hernandez was before his meteoric rise and fall of fame.

September 30, Amazon Prime Video

All or nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs

Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed “All or Nothing” series has been around since 2016, raising the curtain on the inner workings of sports teams, including the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and Tottenham Hotspur. The Toronto Maple Leafs are the first hockey team to appear. The series explores how the team managed to play in an empty arena and the aftermath of another first-round playoff outing.

October 1, Amazon Prime Video

Thousands of millions

While Sunday’s season finale will be bittersweet for “Billions” fans, it’s not all bad, as a sixth season of the Showtime series has already been confirmed. Led by the powerful performances of Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, and Asia Kate Dillon, the show has always made a mark on its closest episode of the season and this one should surprise again.

October 3, 9 p.m., Crave

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