Sunday TV: Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Witches of East End Series Premiere & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 6, 2013

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News & Notes

”GetTonight, PBS has the series premiere of The Paradise.

Over on cable, AMC has the first season finale of Low Winter Sun, Bravo has a fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special, Discovery Channel has the third season premiere of Alaska: The Last Frontier, Food Network has the third season premiere of Halloween Wars, Lifetime has the fifth season fall premiere of Drop Dead Diva and the series premiere of Witches of East End, and Spike TV has the fourth season premiere of Bar Rescue.

Next Sunday, AMC has the fourth season premiere of The Walking Dead.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. The search for Henry in Neverland continues.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Cary and Alicia are suing the NSA for Chumhum. Alicia gets some support from her mother. Eli attempts to get Diane’s Supreme Court nomination secured.

Witches of East End (Lifetime): Series Premiere. A mother has tried to protect her daughters from knowing they are witches hoping that this time her curse will be reversed. Her sister comes to town to tell her that an ancient enemy seems intent on destroying the Beauchamp family once and for all. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 62 minutes. Plays twice. The ads haven’t really done a good job of telling you what this show is about, other than a family of beautiful women who are witches. It is more than that and I quite enjoyed the first episode and the storyline it sets up.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): New. It’s “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” where Homer is wreaking havoc all over Springfield, Bart gets beheaded, and things go badly at Mr. Burns’ traveling circus. Runs 30 minutes.

Homeland (Showtime): New. Saul continues his pursuit of those responsible for the bombing. Carrie learns who is really on her side. Quinn takes things into his own hands. Plays again later. Last week’s third season premiere episode, “Tin Man Is Down,” replays earlier this evening.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. Jane may have found a big clue in the Red John case. A software engineer is killed by a drone strike.

Other Options

  • Cedar Cove (Hallmark Channel): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “A New Life,” replays.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Fall Premiere. Harrison & Parker is in trouble after a series of unfortunate events. Grayson defends a man claiming to be a vampire that got thrown off a flight. Owen has some news for Stacy. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Hello Ladies (HBO): New. Wade tries to impress his estranged wife by hiring a limo, which leads to Stuart, Wade and Kives riding around Los Angeles in a limo. Starts at the half hour after Eastbound & Down and runs 30 minutes.
  • Masters of Sex (Showtime): New. Johnson decides what she should do. Masters needs Johnson to manage the chaos of doing the study at a cathouse. Plays again later. Last week’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays earlier this evening.
  • Revenge (ABC): New. Emily has her sights set on taking down a former Grayson Global executive. Margaux has an interesting proposal for Daniel.
  • Strike Back (MoMAX): Repeat. This past Friday night’s episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action.
  • ESPN has Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.
  • FOX has NFL action today.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Houston Texans at the San Francisco 49ers.
  • TBS has doubleheader MLB Playoff action.

Sunday TV Marathons

CSI: Miami (WE tv): Eight episodes tonight.
Flashpoint (ION): Seven episodes today.
Girlfriends (Centric): Has 16 episodes.
The Golden Girls (TV Land): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Law & Order (TNT): Has nine episodes early.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (ION): Nine episodes tonight and into late night.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Nine episodes.
Roseanne (WEtv): Has 12 episodes early.

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