Insecure

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By Rick Gables

The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Insecure will return for its fifth and final season on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. These final ten episodes will debut weekly on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Starring six-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Issa Rae, the series continues to follow our favorite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives. The fifth season also stars series regulars Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Courtney Taylor.

The CW will premiere its new series 4400 on Monday, Oct. 25, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. After 4,400 people who were overlooked, undervalued or otherwise marginalized vanished without a trace off the face of the planet, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. As the government races to understand the phenomenon, analyze the potential threat and contain the story, an empathetic social worker (Joseph David-Jones) and hardened community corrections officer (Ireon Roach) are among the civil servants called upon to deal with the uncanny refugees. The series also stars Brittany Adebumola, TL Thompson, Jaye Ladymore, Derreck A. King, Khailah Johnson, Cory Jeacoma, Amarr and Autumn Best.

PBS will premiere its new five-part miniseries NOVA Universe Revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m. ET (check your local listings). The episodes will take us on a breathtaking journey through the vastness of space. The premiere, Age of Stars, looks at the history of our sun and the birth, death and renewal of stars.

It’s almost time for Hallmark Channel’s annual Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ annual Miracles of Christmas movie events. This gift of 24/7 yuletide programming kicks off on Friday, Oct. 22, including 41 all new original holiday movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Hallmark Channel at 8 p.m. ET/PT and every Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. All our favorite Hallmark holiday movie stars will be returning, along with some very talented additional stars joining the family. Hallmark Channel will also be hosting on-screen reunions of cast members from iconic television series and films.