Must-See LGBTQ: 'Equal' and new season 'The Conners' premiere, and 'Bad Hair' drops on Hulu

Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the LGBTQ highlights on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBTQ-inclusive programming on TV.

The third season of ABC’s The Conners premieres Wednesday night. The show follows the Conner family, including gay grandson Mark. In the premiere, The Conners are back and dealing with the pandemic, and financial troubles loom over the family. The Conners: Wednesday, 9pm on ABC.

HBO Max’s docuseries Equal premieres on the streaming service this Thursday. Equal is a definitive four-part docu-series that chronicles the dangerous twists and turns in the lives of LGBTQIA+ history’s unsung heroes - the warriors, patriots, artists, thinkers, and organizers who preceded Stonewall, who spoke out when it mattered most, who built community through secret societies, and who fought against all odds in pursuit of that most underlining human quality: the desire to be yourself. Equal: Thursday on HBO Max.

Bad Hair, the newest film from Dear White People creator Justin Simien, will be released on the streamer on Friday. In this horror satire set in 1989, Bad Hair follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own. The film also stars Lena Waithe and Lavern Cox. Bad Hair: Friday on Hulu.

Sunday, October 18: Pandora (8pm, The CW); Fear the Walking Dead (8pm, AMC); Lovecraft Country (9pm, HBO); The Walking Dead: World Beyond (10pm, AMC)

Monday: Dancing With the Stars (8pm, ABC); L.A.'s Finest (8pm, FOX); One Day at a Time (9pm, CBS); The Weakest Link (10pm, NBC)

Tuesday: Chopped (9pm, Food Network)

Wednesday: The Conners (9pm, ABC); Coroner (9pm, The CW); Archer (10pm, FXX)

Thursday: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access); Equal (HBO Max); Connecting… (8pm, NBC)

Friday: Bad Hair (Hulu)

Saturday: Saturday Night Live (NBC)