SUNDAY SPECIAL SERIES PREMIERE BLOWOUT! – Hold on to your hats, TV fans, the Fall TV season is officially upon us and a lot of big shows are returning tonight, including Family Guy, The Simpsons, American Dad, Amazing Race, The Mentalist, and Dexter. Plus new series including ABC’s ‘devilish’ ‘666 Park Avenue’ and PBS’ new series, ‘Call the Midwife’.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) The Amazing Race (8/7c) – S21, E01 “Double Your Money” – The teams discover a new twist makes it possible to win $2 million; one teams act of kindness comes back to bite them.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) The Good Wife (9/8c) – S04, E01 “I Fought the Law” – When a very public sex and political corruption scandal lands her husband in jail, housewife Alicia Florrick must step up to lead her family. She resumes her career as a defense attorney at a firm where an old friend is now a partner. A state trooper targets Zach, putting Alicia on the offensive; Kalinda decides to face her problems; Diane and Will explore the firm’s financial issues.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) The Mentalist (10/9c) – S05, E01 “The Crimson Ticket” – As Jane tries to determine Lorelei’s (Emmanuelle Chriqui) connection to Red John, the team and the FBI collaborate on an investigation into the murder of a hotel employee.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) The Simpsons (8/7c) – S24, E01 “Moonshine River” – The family travels to New York in search of Bart’s long-lost love (Zooey Deschanel).
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Bob’s Burgers (8:30/7:30c) – S03, E01 “Ear-sy Rider” – A gang of bikers mourning the loss of their leader hang out at Bob’s Burgers; Louise’s bunny ears are stolen.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Family Guy (9/8c) – S11, E01 “Into Fat Air” – In order to compete with ambitious friends, the Griffins decide to climb Mount Everest.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) American Dad (9:30/8:30c) – S08, E01 “Love, AD Style” – When Roger hires Hayley as a singer in his new bar, he becomes enthralled by her voice; Stan tries to prove his masculinity by negotiating a good deal on a new car.
(LIVE) NFL Football (8:20/7:20c) – “New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles” – Eli Manning and the Giants, winners of two in a row, travel to Philadelphia to battle Michael Vick and the Eagles in an NFC East showdown. From Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Once Upon a Time (8/7c) – S02, E01 “Broken” – As fairytale characters awaken from Queen Regina’s curse, they are not transported back to their home; Prince Phillip and his traveling companion realize they will be facing a deadly foe.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Revenge (9/8c) – S02, E01 “Destiny” – With the ante even higher after last summer’s events in the Hamptons, Emily must plan her next move.
(NEW SERIES) 666 Park Avenue (10/9c) – S01, E01 “Pilot” – Jane and Henry are offered a chance to manage a premier apartment building in New York; while the couple is seduced by the intoxicating lifestyle of the Upper East Side, supernatural forces in the building make Henry and Jane question their decision.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Call the Midwife (8/7c) – S01, E01 – Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this drama series is a moving, funny, colorful look at midwifery and family in 1950s East End London. Newly qualified midwife Jenny is surprised to find herself assigned to a convent and is initially daunted by her surroundings. Jenny gradually finds herself adjusting to her new surroundings and making incredible friendships with the women who work there.
Channel listings taken from Comcast Digital cable package for the Monroe, Louisiana area. Satellites subscribers and those from other areas should consult their local listings for channel information.
Picks for tonight courtesy Yahoo! TV.
(LIVE) WNBA Basketball (9/8c) – “Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm” – Conference Semifinal, Game 2. From KeyArena in Seattle.
(NEW) NHRA Drag Racing (8/7c) – AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, from Madison, IL.
Bar Rescue (8/7c) – S02, E08 “On the Rocks” – Jon must save a failing former smoker’s haven in California from burning out for good.
(NEW)(SEASON FINALE) Bar Rescue (9/8c) – S02, E09 “Bikini Bust” – Jon must save a bar that is soon closing down despite beautiful bikini-clad bartenders.
(NEW) Tattoo Rescue (10/9c) – “Just Deadly” – Joey must fix a disorganized parlor that has angry artists and an owner that refuses to manage her own shop.
(NEW) Behind the Music (9/8c) – “Carrie Underwood” – Carrie Underwood discusses sudden fame and “American Idol.”
(NEW) Cupcake Wars (8/7c) – S05, E28 “Cake Wars” – Uniting cake makers and specialists in a salute to the circus.
(NEW)(SEASON FINALE) The Great Food Truck Race (9/8c) – S03, E07 “Where In The World is Lubec?” – After selling in Boston, where a new dish is added mid-shift, the teams are sent to Lubec, Maine where every sale is a fight.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Making Monsters (8/7c) – S02, E01 “Horrors For Houston” – Ed Edmunds is the owner of Distortions Unlimited, a world-renowned monster and creature animatronics studio. “Making Monsters” spotlights the work done at Distortions Unlimited, which Ed co-owns with his wife, Marsha, who handles client relations and sales, among other duties. Ed works closely with Jordu Schell, a veteran monster-maker whose work has been seen in films such as “Avatar.” In the season premiere the crew creates new shocktronics to debut at the Houston Halloween & Party Expo in Texas.
(NEW) Making Monsters (9/8c) – S02, E02 “Zombie, Say Cheese!” – Creating a new stage prop for the band, Megadeth.
Halloween Crazy (10/9c) – The wackiest Halloween traditions in the nation.
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(NEW) Off the Hook: Extreme Catches (8/7c) – S01, E10 “Carpocalypse Now” – Eric stalks the invasive Asian carp in the rivers of Illinois; members of the Peoria Carp Hunters use samurai swords and other inventive weapons to dispatch their prey.
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches (8:30/7:30c) – S01, E01 “Sailfish Smackdown” – Eric uses plywood and an inner tube to build a raft, then sets out off the coast of Miami to nab a sailfish.
Long Island Medium (8/7c) – S03, E05 “The Flying Larrys” – Theresa’s son has recently finished his academics and wishes to skydive to show off his wild side; Theresa encounters a skeptic while cleansing a restaurant of its negative energy.
Long Island Medium (8:30/7:30c) – S03, E06 “My Keys Now” – Victoria gets into her first car accident and Theresa sympathizes with her daughter until she has another fender bender in the same week; Theresa enables a young lady to heal from the sudden loss of her mother.
(NEW) Long Island Medium (9/8c) – S03, E07 “Beach Bonding” – Theresa and her husband are off to the beach for some relaxation; Theresa shocks a woman with specific details of her deceased husband.
(NEW) Long Island Medium (9:30/8:30c) – S03, E08 “The Graduate” – Victoria is finally graduating from high school; Theresa helps a man embrace his future after the tragedy in his life is revealed during a reading.
(NEW) Breaking Amish (10/9c) – S01, E04 “New Beginnings” – The reality series “Breaking Amish” provides a unique look into the lives of five young men and women as they break free from their Amish or Mennonite traditions to pursue dreams in another world altogether: New York City. They get to wear jeans, use electricity and spend time in places that serve alcohol — all first-time experiences for them. However, the cast members risk being shunned by their community for interacting with the outside world.
(NEW) Married to Jonas (10/9c) – S01, E06 “In-Laws & In-Studio” – Kevin’s relationship with Dani is put to the test; Dani exhausts herself trying to organize her sister’s graduation party.
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(LIVE) Bull Riding (7/6c) – PBR Greensboro Invitational, from Greensboro, NC.
(NEW) Hell on Wheels (9/8c) – S02, E08 “The Lord’s Day” – A new arrival brings chaos; Eva is caught between Elam and Mr. Toole.
Oprah’s Next Chapter (8/7c) – S02, E02 “Kelsey Grammer” – Kelsey Grammer discusses his divorce, drug addiction and the tragedies that shaped his life.
(NEW) Oprah’s Next Chapter (9/8c) – “Stephen Colbert” – Stephen Colbert discusses his life, alter ego, John Stewart, and the loss of family members in a plane crash.
Oprah’s Next Chapter (10/9c) – “Usher” – Usher Raymond discusses his career, custody battle and breakdown in court; Jonetta Patton discusses the rift with her son, Usher.
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(NEW) Robot Chicken (12/11c) – S06, E03 “Punctured Jugular” – “The Fast and the Furious 6”; Wilson from “Cast Away” in a Bourne role; Odd Job’s day off; Lisbeth Salander joins Mystery Inc.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Superjail (12:15/11:15c) – S03, E01 “Stringstress” – The Warden tries to take back Superjail.
(NEW) Taboo (10/9c) – S09, E14 “Changing Gender” – In one married couple, each partner has switched gender; one person self-refers as a hybrid — neither male nor female.
(NEW) Copper (10/9c) – S01, E07 “The Hudson River School” – Corcoran re-evaluates his decision about Annie; out-of-towners offer Morehouse a unique business opportunity.
(NEW) Boardwalk Empire (9/8c) – S03, E03 “Bone for Tuna” – Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the church; Gyp makes a one-time deal with Nucky; Van Alden regrets trying to socialize; Margaret pitches her women’s clinic; Lucky and Meyer protect their investments.
(NEW) Treme (10/9c) – S03, E02 “Saints” – Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, this hourlong drama series, from “The Wire” executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer, follows the lives of ordinary residents as they struggle with the aftereffects of the 2005 hurricane. Antoine’s students show interest; L.P. Everett gets a new case; LaDonna is forced to move; Hidalgo finds a new angle; Janette’s resistance slips; Albert receives news about his health.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Dexter (9/8c) – S07, E01 “Are You …?” – Deb tries to cover up involvement in Travis’ murder; Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in; Quinn and Batista make amends; LaGuerta rethinks the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
(NEW)(SEASON PREMIERE) Homeland (10/9c) – S02, E01 “The Smile” – A former asset threatens Carrie’s peace; Brody learns Nazir may not be happy with a nonviolent approach; Dana lets a secret slip.
TV listings courtesy Yahoo! TV. Thanks for reading.
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