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

News & Notes

Get The Good Wife Season Two on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, AMC has the series premiere of Hell on Wheels, Animal Planet has the second season premiere of Swamp Wars, BET has a Black Girls Rock! special, Bravo has the fourth season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Food Network has the series premiere of Chef Hunter, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Mistletoe Over Manhattan, Nickelodeon has the Third Annual TeenNick Halo Awards, TLC has a Susan Boyle: An Unlikely Superstar special, truTV has the fourth season finale of Las Vegas Jailhouse and the second season premiere of Police POV, USA Network has the TV movie premiere of John Sanford’s Certain Prey, and WE tv has the eighth season finale of Bridezillas.

Anybody else spend his or her extra hour this morning watching TV?

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. Mary Margaret is talked into reading to the coma patient from the book of fairy tales, which tells the story of how Snow White and Prince Charming first met. Last week’s episode, “The Thing You Love Most,” replays right before. Another fantastic episode tonight, which solidifies this show as my favorite new network show this fall. I can’t wait to see more of it, as so far they are doing a great job of keeping me entertained while telling a compelling story between two worlds.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia is being compelled by the Treasury Department to report on her present client. Peter is looking into Will’s past.

Homeland (Showtime): New. Everyone that was in contact with Nazir’s key players is being ordered to take a polygraph. Carrie is hoping to learn the truth. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier in the evening.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Lisa has her science fair project overshadowed by Bart. Homer loses his job to his new assistant. Runs 30 minutes.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter goes after whoever took a shot at Brother Sam. Debra finds out that Quinn may have screwed up with the case. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier in the evening.

Pan Am (ABC): New. Laura meets someone on a wild flight and sparks fly. Kate undercover work and her romance are in conflict. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Jimmy has to make a decision that could have long-term consequences Owen sets out to settle a score. Plays again later.
  • Challenge (Food Network): New. Lego inspired cakes are designed and built. Plays again later.
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Bree finds out who dug up Gaby’s stepfather. Susan continues to attempt to impress her art teacher. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Hell on Wheels (AMC): Series Premiere. A former confederate soldier is out for revenge along the transcontinental railroad. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later. I haven’t had a chance to see this yet, but haven’t heard very many good things about it.
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): New. Ingredients from Petco Park are used to cook a meal. Plays again later.
  • John Sanford’s Certain Prey (USA Network): Premiere. Mark Harmon (NCIS) stars as a lawman investigating a bunch of murders while an assassin is running around on the loose. Runs two hours. Plays twice.
  • The Walking Dead (AMC): New. The group is trying to figure things out while Shane makes a deadly sacrifice. Plays again later two times. Last week’s episode, “Save the Last One,” replays right before.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action today.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: AAA Texas 500 and later MLS Playoffs action.
  • FOX has NFL action today.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Baltimore Ravens at the Pittsburgh Steelers.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Bravo has 12 episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
History has six episodes of IRT Deadliest Roads.
Oxygen has 13 episodes of Snapped.
TLC has eight episodes of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta early and later five episodes of Lottery Changed My Life.
TNT has nine episodes of Law & Order early.
USA Newtork has 11 episodes of NCIS.
WE tv has seven episodes of Braxton Family Values followed by five episodes of Bridezillas.

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