TV Friday: Cristela, Grimm, Constantine & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 31, 2014

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News & Notes

Get Grimm Season 4 Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, Travel Channel has a Ghost Adventures: Halloween Special.

Prime Picks

Last Man Standing (ABC): New. Mike tries to help Mandy with some business advice, which she ignores. Runs 31 minutes.
Cristela (ABC): New. Cristela throws a Halloween party. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Grimm (NBC): New. Nick thinks about whether he really wants his Grimm powers back. Capt. Renard gets a visitor.

Constantine (NBC): New. John heads to a small Pennsylvania community that is being tormented by an ancient Welsh spirit and ends up making a new ally named Zed. Interested to see what this show is really going to be like after the introduction of the new character tonight.

Solid Selections

The Affair (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday’s series premiere episode, “3,” replays. Plays again later.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. The team is after a serial killer that is mimicking the kills in a cult slasher flick.

Blue Bloods (CBS): New. Frank and Danny attempt to stop an international felon that keeps getting away. Danny deals with a new boss, which doesn’t go well.

Other Options

  • Haven (Syfy): New. Audrey needs some outside help now that she is no longer immune to the Troubles. Plays at 7:00pm ET/PT before wrestling now. Plays again later.
  • Homeland (SHO2): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “About a Boy,” replays. Plays again later on Showtime.
  • On the Menu (TNT): New. Four home cooks are challenged to create a new seafood dish for Emeril’s. The winning dish will be available on the Emeril’s menu as of Saturday. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Survivor’s Remorse (Starz): Repeat. Last Saturday’s episode, “The Decision,” Replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action tonight.
  • ESPN2 has Friday Night College Football with Cincinnati at Tulane.

Friday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (A&E): Six episodes tonight.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (USA Network): Six episodes early.
Good Times (TV One): Has 10 episodes early.
Hawaii Five-0 (TNT): Six episodes in late night.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Eight episodes tonight.
Rookie Blue (ION): Seven episodes today.

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News & Notes

Get Scandal Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, CBS has the second season premiere of Mom, the 12th season premiere of Two and a Half Men, the series premiere of The McCarthys and the third season premiere of Elementary.

Over on cable, Food Network has the third season premiere of Beat Bobby Flay, Lifetime has the 13th season of Project Runway reunion special and the fourth season premiere of Project Runway All Stars, MTV has the series premiere of Slednecks, and truTV has the first fall season premiere of The Carbonaro Effect.

Amazon Prime has the first fall season premiere of their kids’ comedy series, Annedroids.

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.248, “Syfy Digital Press Tour 2014″ On this episode I am joined by @emmaloggins and @kyool to talk some cancellation and renewal news, discuss some of Syfy’s upcoming shows and our adventures in Orlando for their Digital Press Tour, and then talk about the second season premiere of The 100, the series premiere of Constantine and the first few episodes of The Walking Dead season five. Lastly, we make some TV recommendations and respond to some listener feedback.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Penny catches the eye of one of her doctor clients and the guys attempt to help her out with the increasing problem. Runs 31 minutes.
Mom (CBS): Season Premiere. Bonnie doesn’t like Christy’s money decisions. Christy attempts to help a newly sober woman. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes.

Scandal (ABC): New. A prisoner convicted for assassinating someone reaches out to Olivia for help proving his innocence.

Elementary (CBS): Season Premiere. Holmes returns to New York with a new apprentice in tow and wants to begin working with the NYPD once again after having been fired by MI6. Joan, who has become the NYPD’s go to consultant, must approve of the idea first.

Solid Selections

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Elena invites Liam to a party. Caroline attempts to help Stefan fix some things that Enzo messed up. Damon and Bonnie learn something new about their situation.

A to Z (NBC): New. Andrew and Zelda decide to throw a joint Halloween party. Starts at the half hour after another terrible episode of Bad Judge and runs 30 minutes.

Parenthood (NBC): New. Crosby gets some help from Jasmine at the Luncheonette. Hank and Sarah throw a game night.

Other Options

  • The Affair (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday’s series premiere episode, “3,” replays. Plays again later. Also plays earlier on SHO2.
  • Bones (FOX): New. A body is found in the stairwell at the venue where Brennan is giving a keynote speech at a forensics conference.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “About a Boy,” replays.
  • How to Get Away With Murder (ABC): New. Annalise takes on a client that Asher’s father put away years ago.
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. Charlie Brown gets invited to a Halloween party. Snoopy takes on the Red Baron. Linus patiently waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football with Florida State at Louisville.
  • NFL Network has Thursday Night Football with the New Orleans Saints at the Carolina Panthers.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight.

Thursday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (ION): Eleven episodes.
Girlfriends (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 15 episodes.

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