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'AHS: Cult,' MTV's 'Unplugged' revival and the return of Stephen Colbert top this week’s TV must-sees

By Samantha O'Connor, Special to Postmedia Network

"American Horror Story: Cult" premieres this week on FX Canada.

"American Horror Story: Cult" premieres this week on FX Canada.

American Horror Story: Cult

Season Premiere

When the seventh season of the horror anthology series returns, Even Peters takes on the various roles of many of the most infamous cult leaders of all time – from Charles Manson to Jim Jones to David Koresh. Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner and Colton Haynes are also slated to appear in this politically-themed season, as well as Lena Dunham who is scheduled to play Valarie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol in 1968.

When: Tuesday on FX Canada

BoJack Horseman

Season 4

Will Arnett returns as the voice of the heavy-drinking, egotistical yet depressive former sitcom-starring talking horse when the fourth season of Netflix's comedy cartoon hits the streaming service. BoJack's downward spiral continues after the Horsin' Around character already hit a new low after his Oscar nomination was taken away from him last season.

When: Friday on Netflix

MTV Unplugged

Reboot

MTV is finally rebooting one of its most iconic shows. Since its original debut in 1989, MTV's Unplugged has featured some memorable performances from the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Mariah Carey and Adele. And to welcome the series back, Canada's own 19-year-old superstar Shawn Mendes will take the stage at Los Angeles' Theater at Ace Hotel to perform an acoustic set.

When: Friday on MTV

Fire Chasers

Season One

Netflix has put together a new documentary series investigating California firefighters' fervent battle against the elements and how things like climate change and drought have led to a rise in house and forest fires. Get to know the victims of devastating blazes and those fighting tirelessly to stop them.

When: Friday on Netflix

You're The Worst

Season Premiere

The fourth season kicks off with a one-hour special with Jimmy gone into hiding after proposing to Gretchen. But she has already started restructuring her life after his hiatus. Later in the season, Zosia Mamet and Lou Diamond Phillips are slated to guest-star.

When: Wednesday on FX Canada

Greenhouse Academy

Season One

A Southern California boarding school for future leaders becomes a hot-bed for drama, romance and revenge when teen siblings Hayley and Alex show up. The sisters bring together two rival houses to uncover an evil plot when the first season of the new series hits the streaming service.

When: Friday on Netflix

Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G

Special

It has been two decades since the death of The Notorious B.I.G and for the first time, his estate has authorized a documentary on the life and legacy of one of rap's most iconic figures. Brooklyn peers like JAY-Z and Nas offer insight into the impact of the late Christopher Wallace throughout the three-hour special. "He had more than just rap. He had the look, he had the presence. To this day, he’s one of the greatest ever to touch the mic. Ever," Nas said.

When: Monday on A&E

EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live

Special

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is executive producing this hour-long live TV special taking a look at the reinvention of American high schools. Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Hudson are among the A-list names participating in the special that will include live music, comedy sketches and documentary segments showcasing the efforts of the XQ Institute, which was founded by the former assistant education secretary in President Obama's administration.

When: Friday on CBS, ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Season Premiere

After a stressful summer of political scandals and White House antics, Stephen Colbert rightfully decided to take a vacation to soak in the last bits of summer. But the late-night host will now return to his nightly slot on the schedule to deliver a comedic spin on every hot topic fall has to offer.

When: Tuesday on Global

The Confession Tapes

Season One

Netflix's latest true crime documentary series takes a look at the stories of people convicted of murder but claim they were coerced or even tricked into their confession.

When: Friday on Netflix