For those of you who enjoyed watching the debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Dan Malloy and Ned Lamont on NBC Connecticut this week, there is some good news. There will be more political debates televised. The Hartford Courant, Fox-61, and The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts are sponsoring two forums in early October.

A U.S. Senate debate will be televised live on Fox-61 at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 4 from The Bushnell’s Belding Theatre in Hartford. A gubernatorial debate will be televised on Tuesday, October 5 from the same theatre. Each debate will last one hour.

Just who will be in the debates will be determined August 10 when the party primaries are held.

The Republican contestants in the gubernatorial race are former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley, Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele and longtime business executive Oz Griebel. The Democratic candidates are former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy and Greenwich millionaire Ned Lamont.

In the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, Peter Schiff recently qualified for the ballot against former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is the Democratic nominee.