What to Watch Tonight: Dexter, The Good Wife, Homeland & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 9, 2011

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News & Notes

Get The Good Wife Season Two on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, AMC has the fourth season finale of Breaking Bad, Bravo has the third season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Comedy Central has a The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air special.

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Prime Picks

Challenge (Food Network): New. Four cake designers compete to build the best “Extreme Alien Cakes.” Plays again later.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia and Will have to deal with court mandated mediation on a case where the opposing counsel is his ex. Diane and Eli don’t agree on how to move forward on a PR problem a dairy company is having.

Homeland (Showtime): New. Carrie comes across some evidence from an undercover asset. Brody continues to struggle with his memories. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. A medical emergency strands one team, while two other hope that working together on a tough task will be beneficial.

Dexter (Showtime): New. A minister with a shady past is brought in for questioning and may end up being the next to visit his table. Debra gets a couple of interesting offers. Plays again later.

Pan Am (ABC): New. Maggie wants to meet President Kennedy in Berlin, where a bunch of journalists are traveling to for his speech. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Against the Wall (Lifetime): New. Annie and Lina are sent to investigate after a young girl gets trampled at a wedding during a brawl. Plays twice.
  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Nucky needs a favor. Lucy worries about being alone. Plays again later.
  • Breaking Bad (AMC): New. Season Finale. Walt and Jesse go up against Gus. Walt finds he has an unexpected ally. Runs 68 minutes. Plays twice and again later.
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Mark starts to get the wrong idea about Susan and Carlos. Bree thinks that her cop boyfriend might be secretly investigating her. Runs 61 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action today.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Hollywood Casino 400.
  • ESPN has Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.
  • FOX has NFL action today and tonight Game 2 of the ALCS with the Detroit Tigers at the Texas Rangers.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Green Bay Packers at the Atlanta Falcons.
  • TBS has Game 1 of the NLCS with the St. Loius Cardinals at the Milwaukee Brewers.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Bravo has 13 episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has seven episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy is playing Saw II-IV today.
TNT has eight episodes of Law & Order early.
USA Newtork has six episodes of NCIS tonight.
WE tv has five episodes of Big Easy Brides early followed by seven episodes of Bridezillas.

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