With Westworld, The Young Pope and The Walking Dead already filling up their viewing calendar every week, you’d think that Sky customers couldn’t ask for more this November, but more is what’s on the way, as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns to join Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl on Sky 1, Haywell Atwell puts down her Agent Carter hat for new crime drama Conviction and The Affair’s third season also looms on the horizon.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is getting ready for Christmas already with festive outings Krampus, The Night Before and snow-bound epic The Revenant. Don’t have Sky? You can get Sky TV live and on-demnad through VOD service NOW TV for £6.99 a month, no contract, and Sky Cinema for £9.99 a month. For more information, click here.
Conviction Season 1 (Sky Living, 9pm) – 2nd November
Sky Living’s latest US acquisition, the ABC drama stars Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison, the brilliant but rebellious daughter of a former President, who is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of New York’s newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. Hayes, along with her team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts, work together to examine cases where there’s credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 (Sky Living, 10pm) – 2nd November
The latest season of the long-running medical drama lands in the UK. Season 1 to 12 are now available as a box set.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 (Sky 1, 8pm) – 3rd November
Hot on the heels of Supergirl Season 2, Arrow Season 5 and The Flash Season 3, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return to Sky 1 for a second season starting Thursday 3rd November – giving you four consecutive nights of DC superhero action every week.
The Blacklist Season 4 (Sky Living, 9pm) – 4th November
James Spader returns as master criminal-turned FBI informant Raymond Reddington in the fourth season of this action-packed conspiracy drama.
Trollied Season 6 (Sky 1, 9pm) – 7th November
Sky 1’s hit comedy series, set in the fictional budget supermarket of Valco, returns for a sixth season, with Rufus Hound and Georgia May Foote joining the cast.
Blindspot Season 2 (Sky Living, 9pm) – 17th November
When a Jane Doe is found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos all over her body, she and the FBI are pulled into a criminal conspiracy while trying to find the truth about her identity. The story continues in Season 2.
The Affair Season 3 (Sky Atlantic) – Date TBC
Premiering on Sunday 20th November on Showtime in the US, you can expect The Affair’s third season to arrive on Sky Atlantic shortly after – although the exact date is yet to be announced. What we do know is that Season 1 and Season 2 are already available as box sets.
House of Lies Season 5 (Sky Atlantic) – Date TBC
Now cancelled by Showtime, Matthew Carnahan’s show returns for its final season, with Don Cheadle reprising his role of charming, fast-talking consultant Marty Kaan, who continues to fight his way to the top of the food chain.
Legends: Season 1 to 2 (Box Set) – 1st November
Based on the award-winning book by spy novelist Robert Littell, Legends stars Sean Bean as Martin Odum, an undercover agent in the FBI’s Department of Covert Operations (DCO) Task Force, with the ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.
The Muppets: Season 1 (Box Set) – 1st November
The mockumentary reboot of The Muppets, which documents the ups and downs of the Muppets as they prepare to reunite for a new TV series, has since been cancelled by ABC, but there are still laughs to be found in this uneven first season.
Scandal: Season 1 to 5 (Box Set) – 1st November
Shonda Rhimes’ enjoyably soapy drama sees crisis manager Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) take her team of lawyers and insiders into the steamy world politics.
Trophy Wife: Season 1 (Box Set) – 1st November
Malin Akerman stars in ABC’s drama about reformed party girl Kate, who becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete. They fell into each other’s arms at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. (This was cancelled after one season.)
Elementary: Season 1 to 4 (Box Set) – Date TBC
Thought only Benedict Cumberbatch could bring Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective into the modern era? Think again. CBS’ modern take on Sherlock Holmes sees Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson, with John Noble playing Sherlock’s father, Morland Holmes.
Lost Season 1 to 6 (Box Set) – Date TBC
When Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on an island in the Pacific Ocean back in 2004, the ensuing confusion, soul-searching and existential drama, charted by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse over five seasons, changed TV forever.
Joy – 4th November
Jennifer Lawrence reteams with fellow American Hustlers and Silver Linings Playbookers Bradley Cooper and writer-director David O. Russell for this offbeat biopic about Joy Mangano, the entrepreneurial young mother who made her fortune as the inventor of… the Miracle Mop.
Krampus – 6th November
Nothing says festive fun like a boy accidentally summoning a demon to his home for Christmas. Come for Gremlins-meets-The-Grinch premise. Stay for the violent gingerbread men.
Pioneer – 9th November
From the director of the original Insomnia, this gripping thriller tells the true story of a deep-sea diving conspiracy during the Norwegian oil boom. Doesn’t sound like a nailbiter? You’d be wrong.
Concussion – 13th November
Will Smith goes serious with this biographical drama about Dr Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born pathologist who first made the link between the physical demands of NFL and progressive brain damage.
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie – 19th November
This new take on Charles Schulz’ creations may not look quite right, but the familiar Peanuts humour is present and correct in this colourful animation.
The Night Before – 20th November
A stoner festive comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie and Seth Rogen? This may well be just the thing you wished for Christmas.
The Revenant – 25th November
Proof that Leonardo DiCaprio will go to any extreme for an award, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s intense survival epic set on the fur-trading frontier of the 1820s sees DiCaprio’s trapper chased through the woods, battered by blizzards and mauled by a bear. Thank goodness they gave him an Oscar for his performance, or who knows what he might have done next?
Other new movies coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in November 2016:
Santa’s Little Helper
Despite the Falling Snow
Ride Along 2
Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed
By the Sea
Into the Forest
Battle for Sevastpol
Jem and the Holograms
Hitman: Agent 47
Couple in a Hole