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Best Movies & TV Shows on Disney+ & Paramount+ for October 1-2, 2022

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Paramount+ and Disney+ added new shows and seasons to their libraries this week. Brand-new content, including the new Paramount+ show So Help Me Todd and the new Disney+ original movie Hocus Pocus 2 premiered this week. Four different shows return with new seasons on both platforms, while Paramount+ also adds a classic horror film from the early 2000s and its sequel. There is plenty to watch this weekend for all.

Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Returned for Season 2 on Sept. 28

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is back with Season 2, which premiered on Sept. 28, 2022. The series serves as a sequel to the 1992 original film, featuring Emilio Estevez in his reprized role as Gordon Bombay. This season added a few new cast members, including Naveen Paddock as Jace Cole and Josh Duhamel as Colin Cole. The team joins an intense hockey training camp, where their skills are put to the ultimate test. Season 1 maintains an 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, so this new season is sure to satisfy newcomers and seasoned fans.

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CSI: Vegas Season 2 Premiered on Paramount+ on Sept. 29

CSI: Vegas is the fifth series in the franchise and a sequel to the show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Many characters from the original cast had taken over their roles for this new series while adding a few new members to the team. vegas was originally meant to be a limited series with only one season, but the show performed so well that it was approved for a second season.

Ghosts Returned With Season 2 on Paramount+ on Sept. 29

Ghosts has returned with Season 2, featuring all members of the recurring cast. The series has performed incredibly well, receiving a 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which granted it a second season in January 2022. Ghosts features a married couple (Samantha and Jay Arondekar) from New York who inherits a country home from a distant relative. They believe their dreams have come true until they discover the house is old and falling apart. More importantly, ghosts that only Sam can see also haunt the house. A mixture of ghosts and living characters make up the cast in this sitcom.

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New Paramount+ Series So Help Me Todd Premiered on Sept. 29

So Help Me Todd is a new CBS original crime drama series. Attorney Margaret Wright and her son Todd serve as the main characters, working together at her law firm. Todd previously had his law license revoked, losing everything and being forced to ask his mom for help. The first episode forces the duo to team up for a case, and they begin to realize the differences between one another serve as excellent lessons about life and their relationship.

Young Sheldon Returned With Season 6 on Paramount+ on Sept. 29

Young Sheldon serves as a prequel series for the renowned sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which ran for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019. The series follows the character Sheldon as a child who is knowledgeable well beyond his years. As a nine-year-old, Sheldon attended high school and struggled to navigate the complicated social structures often associated with public school. In March 2021, CBS had enough faith in the series to approve it for Seasons 6 and 7.

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The Descent and Sequel Joined Paramount+ on Sept. 30

The 2006 horror film The Descent and its sequel were added to Paramount+ this week. The original film features a group of women who explore a cave after one of their friends suffered severe emotional trauma. These adventurous women were looking for a challenge before realizing they’d bitten off more than they could chew. After finding obvious evidence of life in the caves, the women are trapped underground with bloodthirsty predators.

Although the first film’s alternate ending implied the main character didn’t make it out of the cave, the sequel features her as an assisted member of a team hell-bent on finding the rest of her friends in the cave. During another underground excursion just two days after the events of the first film, a whole new team is forced to interact with and fight the same terrifying creatures. Ratings for the sequel are much lower, but The Descent still holds an 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Disney+ Releases Hocus Pocus 2 on Sept. 30

Hocus Pocus 2 features much of the original cast reprising their roles while adding a few new members to the film. The movie’s premise includes three high school students who work to save Salem, Massachusets, and stop the Sanderson sisters from seeking revenge. Hocus Pocus premiered nearly three decades ago in 1993, and Disney+ is including a rerun of the 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash in its library for the event.

The original film starred the Sanderson sisters as the main antagonists, awakened from their magical slumber by a new kid in town. Protagonists Max, Dani and Allison eventually force the sisters back to their slumber, but the film’s ending left their fate ambiguous, implying a return could be possible in the future. Hocus Pocus 2 has been highly anticipated by fans of the original film, making this weekend an exciting one for many Disney+ subscribers.