What to Watch Tonight: Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Homeland & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 30, 2011

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News & Notes

Get The Good Wife Season Two on DVD at AmazonTonight, FOX has the series premiere of Allen Gregory.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has a Finding Bigfoot: Birth of a Legend special, Bravo has a The Real Housewives of Atlanta special, Food Network has the fourth season premiere of The Next Iron Chef, HGTV has the fourth season premiere of Holmes Inspection, ID has the fifth season premiere of On the Case With Paula Zahn, and Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Iris Johansen’s The Killing Game.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. Regina sets out to get Emma out of Storybrooke and her son’s life. Some information about the Evil Queen’s curse is found. Last week’s episode, “Pilot,” replays right before.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia is working on the case of a Taiwanese national. Eli’s ex-wife comes to him about a potential political campaign.

Homeland (Showtime): New. Brody gets the chance to confront one of his surviving captors. The agency continues to follow a lead. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier in the evening.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): New. It’s the “Treehouse of Horrors XXII,” where Homer gets trapped in a canyon. Flanders has become a vigilante. Bart and Milhouse are off to a distant planet. Runs 30 minutes.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter continues getting guidance from Brother Sam while he is on the trail of the Doomsday Killers. Debra must go to post-shooting therapy. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier in the evening.

Pan Am (ABC): New. Maggie is close to losing her job. Kate gets a difficult mission and starts to doubt herself. Dean doesn’t like Ginny’s games. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Nucky is putting together a risky deliver of alcohol. Plays again later.
  • Case Histories (PBS): New. Jackson gets injured in a train wreck and ends up with a teenage sidekick. Runs two hours.
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. The body needs to be moved, so Gaby, Lynette and Bree set out to do so. Lynette gets competitive with Tom’s new girlfriend. Runs 61 minutes.
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): Season Premiere. Ten chefs are split into teams of two and have to build their own cooking stations. Runs 90 minutes. Plays again later.
  • The Walking Dead (AMC): New. The group is waiting for Shane to return. Daryl and Andrea continue to look for someone in the woods. Plays twice and again later. Last week’s episode, “Bloodletting,” replays right before.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action today.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Tums Fast Relief 500.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader MLS Playoffs action.
  • FOX has NFL action today.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Dallas Cowboys at the Philadelphia Eagles.

TV Marathons

A&E has eight episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Oxygen has nine episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has seven episodes of Bar Rescue.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
USA Newtork has 14 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE tv has nine episodes of Bridezillas.

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