What to Watch Tonight: Suburgatory, Raising Hope, Happy Endings, Revenge & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 5, 2011

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News & Notes

Read the Revenge Pilot Episode Script via Amazon KindleOn cable tonight, Comedy Central has the 15th fall season premiere of South Park and the second season premiere of Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Discovery Channel has the series premiere of Penn & Teller Tell a Lie, DIY has the third season premiere of Rescue Renovation, FX has the series premiere of American Horror Story special, HBO has the premiere of George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Part 1, History has the second season premiere of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, and Lifetime has the first season finale of Dance Moms.

Enter our How I Met Your Mother Season 6 DVD giveaway.

Next Wednesday, USA Network has the season premiere of Psych.

Prime Picks

Up All Night (NBC): New. Reagan and Chris attempt to find a car that works for a family, but still looks cool.
Suburgatory (ABC): New. Tessa is shocked to notice that she might be attracted to her jock neighbor. George sets out to put on the perfect BBQ.

Modern Family (ABC): New. Jay is helping Manny with his school fundraiser. Phil and Luke set out to create a viral video. Runs 31 minutes.
Happy Endings (ABC): New. Teen girls start hanging out at Alex’s store. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes. Another absolutely fantastic episode.

Revenge (ABC): New. Emily sets her sights on the district attorney that prosecuted her father.

Solid Selections

The Middle (ABC): New. Frankie heads to her mother’s house to escape after making some changes.
Free Agents (NBC): New. The team is hired to help a client that was caught having an affair.

Raising Hope (FOX): New. Jimmy decides to make a move on Sabrina during a trip to Las Vegas for the wedding of Virginia’s cousin. Plays after a 90 minute The X Factor.

Luther (BBC America): New. Ripley gets abducted and Luther sets out to find him. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • American Horror Story (FX): Series Premiere. A therapist moves his family into an old house that has terrible past, which the family learns quickly. Runs 71 minutes. Plays twice and again later. Well, they do a good job of creating a creepy atmosphere, but after two episodes there doesn’t seem to be any other point. Mostly it is just a bunch of creepy horror situations that don’t really payoff. There are some good performances, but I won’t be tuning in any longer.
  • Criminal Minds (CBS): New. It looks like the unsub isn’t your typical serial killer after a mass murder at an Internet security firm.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Stokes comes across some decomposing body parts in an art exhibit while on a date.
  • Law & Order: UK (BBC America): New. A hostage situation arises after a bungled robbery attempt. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.
  • TBS has doubleheader MLB Playoff action.

TV Marathons

A&E has 10 episodes of Storage Wars.
Bravo has 11 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Discovery Channel has 13 episodes of MythBusters.
Syfy has 10 episodes of Ghost Hunters.
USA Network has 14 episodes of NCIS.

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