This Week on TV – 10/17/10-10/23/10


 
Welcome to a new week of TV! We’re well into the fall season now, but there are still some premieres & finales, including Mad Men & Rubicon on Sunday, Dirty Jobs on Tuesday, & more. Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch this week! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday features 4 season finales, 1 series premiere & 1 season premiere. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Luther on BBC America at 10/9c. A brilliant detective tormented by the darker side of humanity, Luther shines a light into the hearts and minds of psychopaths and killers, and the shadowy spaces of his own soul. Starring Idris Elba (The Wire), Luther is a gripping, psychological thriller driven by a brilliant and emotionally impulsive detective. A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. In each episode, the murderer’s identity is known from the start, focusing the drama on the psychological duel between predator and prey. Elba, who is also an associate producer on the mini-series, is joined by an all-star cast: Ruth Wilson (The Prisoner, Jane Eyre) is Alice Morgan, beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent and a key witness in Luther’s first investigation; Steven Mackintosh (Criminal Justice) is Detective Chief Inspector Ian Reed and Luther’s loyal friend and work colleague; Indira Varma (Rome) is Zoe Luther, who’s had the strength to walk away from the man she still loves; Paul McGann is Mark North, unafraid to compete with Luther for Zoe’s love; Saskia Reeves is Detective Superintendent Rose Teller, Luther’s risk-taking boss and Warren Brown is Detective Sergeant Justin Ripley, Luther’s loyal, awestruck new partner.

Tonight is the season premieres of 2 shows, both on A&E. First up is the season premiere of Paranormal State at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. It’s also the season premiere of Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the season finales of several shows. First up is the finale of Rubicon at 9/8c and Mad Men at 10/9c, both on AMC. It’s also a new episode of Sister Wives at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c, both on TLC. Finally, it’s the 1-hour season finale of La La’s Full Court Wedding on VH1 at 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*La La’s Full Court Wedding (#105-60) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Mad Men (#413) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Rubicon (#113) – AMC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Sister Wives (#106/107) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *Series Premiere*Luther (#101) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Paranormal State (#72/506 & 69/503) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (#17/303) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America (#506) – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*MLB: NLCS Game #2 – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2103) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Boardwalk Empire (#05/105) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bored to Death (#12/204) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brothers & Sisters (#504) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*CSI: Miami (#903) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives (#704) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dexter (#504) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Eastbound & Down (#10/204) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (#804) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Fantasia For Real (#205-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*IRT: Deadliest Roads (#103) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jerseylicious (#207) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#510) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mel B: It’s a Scary World (#107) – Style Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Amazing Race (#1704) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Haunted (#113) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Next Iron Chef – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Undercover Boss (#204) – CBS @ 9/8c

Monday

Monday features 1 series premiere. To read more about the new show, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for more about the season finales & premieres

Tonight is the series premiere of Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It on VH1 @ 10/9c. The half-hour series will give fans a never-before-seen look into Bret’s family life – the real center of his world from which he draws his unsinkable strength. After the lights have dimmed on stage and the music stops for the night, Bret rolls off the tour bus right into the loving arms of his daughters Raine and Jorja, who affectionately refer to him as “Poppa Rocka.” But raising two little girls and being a rock god doesn’t always go hand-in-hand, and now fans can get a peek at what keeps Bret going. Is it the hoards of wild fans, the glory of super stardom, or is it the unconditional love from his family? Watch as Bret juggles life on the road, his career, raising two kids and managing his on again off again relationship with their beautiful mom, Kristi.

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Terri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It (#101-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Special*Rock of Love with Bret Michaels – VH1 @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Rock of Love Girls: Where Are They Now?’ Special)
  • *New*Cake Boss (#318/319) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Castle (#305) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Chase (#105) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chuck (#405) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1105) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Giuliana & Bill (#302-60) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hawaii Five-0 (#104) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hoarders (#24/302) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*House (#HOU-705) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother (#605) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Lie to Me (#LTM-303) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Little People, Big World (#609) – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mike & Molly (#105) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#321/322) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Rules of Engagement (#505) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Scare Tactics (#403) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Southern Fried Stings (#203) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Big C (#109) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Buried Life (#204-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Event (#105) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#303) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Thintervention with Jackie Warner (#107) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear (#1504) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Two and a Half Men (#805) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Weeds (#609) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*World of Jenks (#107-30) – MTV @ 10/9c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 series premiere & 2 season premieres. To read more about them, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Freak Encounters on Animal Planet at 10:30/9:30c. Each week, one unwitting co-star will believe that they are joining a television crew that investigates some of the world’s most unexplained creatures, places and most unexplained mysteries.

Tonight is also the season premieres of Dirty Jobs on Discovery Channel and Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo, both at 9/8c.

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Heidi Klum (Project Runway) & the latest eliminated contest from Dancing with the Stars are two of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Freak Encounters (#101) – Animal Planet @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Dirty Jobs (#701) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Millionaire Matchmaker (#401) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*MLB: NLCS Game #3 – FOX @ 4/3c
  • *Special*Teen Mom (#213-120) – MTV @ 10/9c (2-Hour ‘Check Up with Dr. Drew’ Finale Special)
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#431-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Billy the Exterminator – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Caprica (#113) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Come Dine with Me (#115) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1105A) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Detroit 187 (#105) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*House of Glam (#103) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Life Unexpected (#206) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lost Tapes (#307) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Melissa & Joey (#110) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS (#805) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#206) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time (#102) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*No Ordinary Family (#104) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*One Tree Hill (#806) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Parenthood (#206) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Parking Wars (#51/405) – A&E @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Private Chefs of Beverly Hills – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Running Wilde (#WLD-102) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Sons of Anarchy (#307) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Stargate Universe (#204) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club (#510) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#1005-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Good Wife (#204) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Little Couple (#312) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Weird, True & Freaky (#307/308) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)

Wednesday

Wednesday features 1 series premiere. To read more about it, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri on Food Network at 10/9c. Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy’s Big Bite) searches for the top “tailgate warriors” as eight tailgating teams compete at NFL stadiums across the country in a four-week series. Each week, two teams must create two appetizers, one entrée, two sides and one dessert in an hour. They will be judged by a three-person panel and scored based on taste, creativity, difficulty, and presentation. The two highest-scoring teams move on to the championship round and battle it out for the chance to win $50,000.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri (#101) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*MLB: NLCS Game #4 – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model (#1507) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Better With You – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Blue Mountain State (#202) – Spike TV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Cougar Town (#205) – ABC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#605) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#185/703) – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Food Wars (#118-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#619-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Harry Loves Lisa (#103) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Love Money (#406-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Shouldn’t Be Alive (#312) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*LA Ink (#411) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Law & Order: Los Angeles (#104) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Law & Order: SVU (#1206) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Man v. Food (#321-30) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Modern Family – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#153/815) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters (#105-60) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (#209) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*South Park (#1410) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Steven Seagal: Lawman (#14/201) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Storm Chasers (#402) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Survivor (#2106) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Terriers (#107) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Defenders (#105) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Middle – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#2003-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1206) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Whole Truth – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef: Just Desserts (#106-75) – Bravo @ 10/9c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Ugly Americans (#109) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Undercovers (#104) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*What’s Eating You (#102) – E! @ 10/9c

Thursday

Thursday features 2 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season finale of Jersey Shore on MTV at 10/9c, and the finale of On the Road with Austin & Santino on Lifetime at 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Jersey Shore (#213-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*On the Road with Austin & Santino (#113) – Lifetime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Sports*MLB: NLCS Game #5 – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c (If Needed)
  • *Special*The Real Housewives of DC (#111) – Bravo @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special Part 2)
  • *New*30 Rock (#505) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Bleep My Dad Says (#105) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Community (#205) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*CSI (#1105) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Destination Truth (#407) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Food Feuds – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Lab (#202) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#705) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Nikita (#106) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Outsourced (#103) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Private Practice (#405) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Project Runway (#813-90) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Apprentice (#1006-60) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory (#405) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The First 48 (#172/1104 & ??) – A&E @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The League (#206) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Mentalist (#305) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Office (#705) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#102) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Vampire Diaries (#206) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#307) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Friday

Friday features 1 season premiere & 1 season premieres. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season premiere of Modern Marvels on the History Channel at 9/8c.

Tonight is also the season finale of Say Yes To the Dress: Big Bliss on TLC at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Say Yes To the Dress: Big Bliss (#106) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Modern Marvels (#1101) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Beyond Survival with Les Stroud (#109) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Blue Bloods (#105) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (#202) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*CSI: NY (#705) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (#502) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Fatal Attractions (#106) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#207) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Friday Night Alright (#137-30) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures (#306-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Law & Order: UK (#104) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up (#508) – Starz @ 11/10c
  • *New*Meat & Potatoes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Medium (#705) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#822) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sanctuary (#302) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*School Pride (#102) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#307) – Cartoon Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Supernatural (#606) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Teach: Tony Danza (#04/104) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Good Guys (#GGY-114) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*World’s Strictest Parents (#202) – CMT @ 9/8c

Saturday

Saturday is the season premiere of 24/7 on HBO at 10:30/9:30c.

Tonight is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Emma Stone, with musical guest Kings of Leon.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*24/7 (#1001) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Sports*MLB: NLCS Game #6 – FOX @ 3:30/2:30c (If Necessary)
  • *New*Auctioneer$ (#105/106) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Behind the Music (#302-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*How Do I Look? (#715) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Outlaw (#106) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp (#102) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#3604) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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