News & Notes
On cable tonight, A&E has an Amityville: The Final Testament, AMC has the series premiere of The Walking Dead, Food Network has the series premiere of Outrageous Foods, History has the first season finale of Swamp People, Syfy has six hours of Ghost Hunters Live!, and TLC has a Sister Wives special.
Challenge (Food Network): New. Four cake designers compete to build the best cakes based on urban legends to win the $10,000 prize. Plays again later.
Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter gets a call for help that puts him in the middle of a situation that ends in a way that can only happen on this show. Quinn continues to investigate Dexter and has enlisted some help in doing so. Plays again later. Julia Stiles is fantastic, as she comes off as some kind of bizarre cross between Dexter and Rita. Let me know if you get that feeling too after watching tonight’s episode.
The Walking Dead (AMC): Series Premiere. Frank Darabont, the guy that brought us films like The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, has adapted the Robert Kirkman comic book into a TV series. The story revolves around a police officer that ends up trying to survive a zombie apocalypse along with a small band of others. Everything I’ve seen or heard about the series has me excited. And, I don’t really go in for zombie flicks and the like. Runs 90 minutes. Plays three times.
The Amazing Race (CBS): New. Some creative detours need to be overcome before working a day at a potato farm.
Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Susan has to finally tell Mike about her side job. Juanita is becoming suspicious of her mother’s interest in Grace. Bree finds something out about Keith. Runs 61 minutes.
Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Everyone is trying to help Kevin and Scotty. Jack begins looking into some new ventures. Luc and Sarah tell everyone about their news. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
- Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Nucky gets rid of some bad memories from his childhood. Jimmy makes a new alliance with a veteran. Plays again later.
- CSI: Miami (CBS): New. Horatio and Natalia go undercover to investigate a man that claims to have seen a murder before it happened.
- Luther (BBC America): New. Luther is after a satanic cult leader that is suspected of killing a young mother. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.
- The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): New. The six contestants remaining must gain “Respect“ using potatoes. Plays again later.
- Outrageous Foods (Food Network): Series Premiere. Profiles of foods like a 105-pound burger and a BBQ sauce made with the hottest peppers on the planet. Plays again later.
- CBS has NFL football action.
- ESPN has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Amp Energy Juice 500.
- ESPN2 has MLS Playoffs with the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Seattle Sounders FC.
- FOX has NFL football action followed by Game 4 of the MLB World Series with the San Francisco Giants at the Texas Rangers.
- NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the New Orleans Saints.
- Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Lochan Mor,” replays.
AMC is playing Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.
Animal Planet has 14 episodes of The Haunted.
BBC America has six episodes of Being Human.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of A Haunting.
Hallmark Channel has 18 episodes of The Munsters followed by 18 episodes of The Addams Family.
History has nine episodes of Swamp People.
Oxygen has 31 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: NY followed by six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has nine episodes of Ghost Hunters leading up to the six hour Halloween special.
TLC has eight episodes of Sister Wives.
Travel Channel has eight episodes of The Most Terrifying Places in America.
TV Land has 14 episodes of The Nanny.
USA has 20 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE has six episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera followed by six episodes of Bridezillas.