The cast of "The Trouble with Maggie Cole"
Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Genial Productions Limited/ITV Studios Limited

Next week, Dawn French’s loose lips sink ships in a coastal village, American Masters profiles a pioneering vaudevillian turned newsman and FRONTLINE investigates voter fraud and suppression as the 2020 election approaches. Take a look below at what’s coming up!

 


The Trouble with Maggie Cole - Sunday, October 18 at 8 PM

See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community.

 


American Masters: Walter Winchell - Tuesday, October 20 at 9 PM

Meet the newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television personality who pioneered the fast-paced, gossip driven, politically charged journalism that dominates today. At his peak, his audience was 50 million. Stanley Tucci stars as Winchell.

 


FRONTLINE: Whose Votes Count - Tuesday. October 20 at 10 PM

FRONTLINE looks into allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement in the lead up to the 2020 election. With Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb investigates how the pandemic is being used to sway turnout.

 


Nature: Panda: Born to Be Wild - Wednesday, October 21 at 8 PM

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists and rangers to witness pandas' startling courtship and aggression behaviors.

 


NOVA: Touching the Asteroid - Wednesday, October 21 at 9 PM

In October 2020, a NASA spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx attempts to reach out and grab a piece of an asteroid named Bennu to bring it back to Earth. If they can pull it off, scientists could gain great insight into Earth’s own origins—and even learn to defend against rogue asteroids that may one day threaten our planet.