News & Notes
Over on cable, Food Network has the series premiere of Halloween Wars, HBO has the third season premiere of Hung and the second season premiere of How to Make It in America, History has the series premiere of Around the World in 80 Ways, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of The Hunt for the I-5 Killer, Showtime hast the sixth season premiere of Dexter and the series premiere of Homeland, and Travel Channel has the series premiere of Making Monsters.
The Simpsons (FOX): New. The boys decide to hold the school hostage until a teacher is rehired. Runs 30 minutes.
The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia’s case is being retried in Britain via satellite and she must quickly learn English law.
Homeland (Showtime): Series Premiere. A CIA officer finds that some intelligence she had gotten months earlier may be legit after an American soldier is found alive after a raid. He had been held for eight years. Plays again later. This show is the reason why I have Showtime, as it is absolutely outstanding television. I’ve seen the first three episodes and I’m totally on board. The best part is that I have no idea where it is going, but the journey thus far is highly compelling. Damian Lewis is doing great work and Claire Danes may just be doing the best work of her career. Both of the main two characters and those that surround them suck you in and I can’t wait to see more of this one.
Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Four pumpkin carvers compete to create the most outrageous carvings. Plays again later.
Dexter (Showtime): Season Premiere. Dexter attends his 20th high school reunion, but one of his former classmates may end up on his table. Plays again later. I like the Dexter and Rita side of the story, but the big murder case of the season gets setup very slowly. Even after next week, I’m not exactly sure what the deal is.
Pan Am (ABC): New. Maggie deals with an aggressive passenger. Dean tries to find information about Bridget. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
- Against the Wall (Lifetime): New. Abby and Lina have to investigate a fellow detective in Internal Affairs. Plays twice.
- Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Margaret attempts to help Nucky stay out of trouble. Plays again later.
- Breaking Bad (AMC): New. Hank wants Gomez to check out a lead. Jesse gets some news that alarms him. Runs 63 minutes. Plays twice and again later.
- Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Susan figures out a way to ease her guilt. Bree finds out something about Chuck’s past. Runs 61 minutes.
- Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Walter Staib takes on Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Plays again later.
- CBS has NFL action today.
- ESPN has Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.
- FOX has NFL action today.
- NBC has Sunday Night Football with the New York Jets at the Baltimore Ravens.
- TBS has doubleheader MLB Playoffs action.
A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
History has seven episodes of Ancient Aliens.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has 14 episodes of Auction Hunters followed by 14 episodes of King of Queens.
TNT has 13 episodes of Law & Order early.
WE tv has five episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes early followed by seven episodes of Bridezillas.