Primetime gets busy this week on the CW, so look for a number of episode pilots and season premieres. Also catch a sneak peak of a new show on Cinemax this week following Striking Back on Friday.
2 Broke Girls: And The Hold-Up.
Han surprises everyone when the diner is robbed Monday October 8, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
30 Rock: Episode 702.
Political satire comes between Liz and Jack and Jenna suffers over her unpopular summer dance song Thursday October 11, at 8:00 PM on NBC.
666 Park Avenue: The Dead Don’t Stay Dead.
A journalist finds her words are deadly when everything she writes comes true and Olivia opens up about the secret of her daughter’s death Sunday October 14, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
90210: Til Death Do Us Part.
The fifth season begins with Naomi and Max landing in jail, Liam trying to pay off Vanessa through the sale of the Offshore, and Adrianna partying without knowledge of Dixon’s accident Monday October 8, at 8:00 PM on CW.
Alphas: If Memory Serves.
Hicks and Kat are not alone on the road transporting a valuable, talkative, asset. Rosen is threatened by Senator Burton while plotting against Parish Monday October 8, at 8:00 PM on SyFy.
Animal Practice: Dr. Yamamazing.
Dr. Yamamoto saves the mayor’s dog and makes the news and Dorothy hires a new vet Wednesday October 10, at 8:00 PM on NBC.
Oliver becomes a vigilante creating the persona of Arrow after his island rescue from being shipwrecked five years earlier Wednesday October 10, at 8:00 PM on CW.
Beauty And The Beast: Pilot.
A homicide detective looking for answers on what happened the night her mom was murdered connects with a powerfully strong man Thursday October 11, at 9:00 PM on CW.
Ben and Kate: The Fox Hunt.
Ben and Kate have fun when they find an unfinished scavenger hunt from their past and BJ comes to Kate for help picking up her things at her old boyfriend’s home Tuesday October 9, at 8:30 PM on FOX.
The Big Bang Theory: The Higgs Boson Observation.
Amy’s threatened when Sheldon hires a female assistant and Wolowitz is stressed in space Thursday October 11, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Blue Bloods: Old Wounds.
Erin’s ex shows up to take her to court and Danny has his suspicions that a serial killer murdered two suspects in a gang rape Friday October 12, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
Boardwalk Empire: You’d Be Surprised.
Nucky and Rothstein attempt to meet about Gyp Rosetti, Gilllian discusses her money problems with Whitlock, and Cantor likes the sound of a new offer. A pressing problem leads Van Alden to seek help and the Senate investigation heats up in D.C. Sunday October 14, at 9:00 PM on HBO.
Bones: The Tiger In The Tale.
Illegal animal trading becomes an issue following the death of an animal-expo worker, Sweets and Daisy worry about changes in their relationship and Brennan thinks about becoming president Monday October 8, at 8:00 PM on FOX.
Kane loses power to emergency measures being activated during Chicago’s bankruptcy crisis but he’s more concerned with threats from his enemies to expose him Friday October 12, at 9:00 PM on STARZ.
Castle: Secret’s Save With Me.
The auction of a storage unit possibly relevant in the death of a woman is of interest to Castle and Beckett who find themselves hobnobbing with the elite Monday October 8, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Chicago Fire: Pilot.
Chicago Firehouse 51 deals with the death of a team member and two lieutenants decide to blame each other for the tragedy Wednesday October 10, at 10:00 PM on NBC.
CSI Las Vegas: Code Blue Plate Special.
Eight deaths occur at the CSIs’ favorite diner prior to their arrival Wednesday October 10, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
CSI NY: 2,918 Miles.
A search in underway for a missing teenage girl after photos are recovered at a crime scene investigation on the Brooklyn Bridge Friday October 12, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Criminal Minds: The Pact.
Two bodies found hours apart in San Diego and Los Angeles may have been committed by two killers working together Wednesday October 10, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
Dexter: Buck The System.
Dexter seeks Debra’s help in his new target, the Ukrainian mob seeks revenge and LaGuerta wants to reopen the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher Sunday October 14, at 9:00 PM on Showtime.
Go On: Big League Chew.
Ryan’s grief evolves into a problem with compulsive eating. The group decides to intervene while Ryan gets busy trying to help Lauren with her love life and Danny with his fantasies Tuesday October 9, at 9:00 PM on NBC.
The Good Wife: Two Girls, One Code.
An Internet start-up is accused of manipulating results and gets representation from Alicia and Will and a scandal could affect Peter’s campaign Sunday October 14, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
Gossip Girl: Gone Maybe Gone.
The sixth season opens with Blair and Chuck parting ways, Dan working on his tell-all book with help from Georgina, and Nate battling Gossip Girl Monday October 8, at 9:00 PM on CW.
Grimm: The Bottle Imp.
A gruesome murder outs an unstable family, Monroe works the spice shop for Rosalee, and Capt. Renard deals with his past Friday October 12, at 9:00 PM on NBC.
Guys With Kids: The Standoff.
Gary looks to the guys regarding discipline with his son and Chris gets assistance from Marny in sleep training while Nick gets competitive with a school project Wednesday October 10, at 8:30 PM on NBC.
Hart Of Dixie: Always On My Mind.
Zoe tries to distance herself from Wade but needs a favor, Wade talks George into dating again and Lemon chooses to continue waitressing Tuesday October 9, at 8:00 PM on CW.
Haven: Over My Head.
Ocean-related deaths are on the rise and Audrey tries to find out why Friday October 12, at 10:00 PM on SyFy.
Hawaii Five-0: Lana I Ka Moana (Adrift).
McGarrett and Danny face a deadly day at sea when their boat is hijacked by pirates. They may meet up with a few sharks as well Monday October 8, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
Homeland: State of Independence.
Carrie thinks she will rejoin the CIA after Beirut, Jessica enters the political arena and Brody finds out the bomb maker is about to be caught October 14, at 10:00 PM on Showtime.
How I Met Your Mother: Nannies.
Barney is responsible for Lily and Marshall’s trouble finding a nanny and Robin and Ted compete over who is in a serious relationship Monday October 8, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Hunted: S1 Sneak.
Catch a sneak peak at Cinemax’s new spy series Friday October 12, at 10:50 PM.
Last Resort: Eight Bells.
Serrat’s compound is found during a search for missing crew members and Sinclair and Shepard meet up secretly Thursday October 11, at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Law & Order: Twenty-Five Acts.
An explicit romance author is assaulted by a TV-show host but needs persuasion to press charges. A secret from the author's past poses even more problems for her Wednesday October 10, at 9:00 PM on NBC.
Martina works a case involving two girls without a mom Friday October 12, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
Major Crimes: Cheaters Never Prosper.
Rusty and Raydor aren’t certain whether or not they can trust Dunn and many questions are raised in an investigation into the death of a detective from Las Vegas when his partner won’t even talk Monday October 8, at 9:00 PM on TNT.
The Mentalist: Not One Red Cent.
The CBI search for a robber who killed a bank employee and Lisbon is in the middle of the FBI and CBI clash Sunday October 14, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
The Middle: Bunny Therapy.
On the advice of a therapist the Hecks get Brick a pet rabbit to develop his bonding skills and Axl has no problem bonding with two cheerleaders at once Wednesday October 10, at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Mike & Molly: Mike Likes Cake.
Molly has a problem with Mike after she reviews their wedding photos and Christina’s ex resurfaces making Carl jealous Monday October 8, at 9:30 PM on CBS.
The Mindy Project: In the Club.
The staff visits a hip nightclub opening up new avenues for all. Mindy meets a sports-team lawyer, Jeremy checks out an unavailable woman and Morgan calculates the salary of a bathroom attendant Tuesday October 9, at 9:30 PM on FOX.
The Mob Doctor: Change Of Heart.
Grace gets called to deliver a prostitute’s baby for Constantine and treats an old friend hurt in a pub-crawl while Franco searches for a woman important to his boss Monday October 8, at 9:00 PM on FOX.
Modern Family: Schooled and Snip.
Catch two back-to-back episodes Wednesday October 10, at 9:00 PM on ABC. In ‘Schooled,’ Lily has a scuffle with a boy on her first day of kindergarten leaving Mitchell and Cameron to deal with his two mommies. In ‘Snip,’ Phil is scheduled to have a vasectomy and Mitchell wants Cameron to get a part-time job since Lily started school.
A country-music legend deals with a rising star at her record label Wednesday October 10, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Ducky continues to work while on medical leave and investigates a 12-year-old closed case involving a deceased Navy commander Tuesday October 9, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
NCIS Los Angeles: The Fifth Man.
Four people involved in a classified project are killed in a diner explosion instigating a team investigation into a compromised Intel operation Tuesday October 9, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
The Neighbors: Things Just Got Real.
Marty and Debbie try to spend time with their human friends but the Zabvronians visit Marty’s poker night and Debbie’s girls’ night out Wednesday October 10, at 8:30 PM on ABC.
New Girl: Neighbors.
Jess and Schmidt want to be friends with the new young neighbors across the hall, meanwhile Nick pulls pranks to make Schmidt feel his age Tuesday October 9, at 9:00 PM on FOX.
The New Normal: Bryanzilla.
Shania pretends an engagement with a classmate leading to imaginary wedding planning and Bryan recruits Rocky to help plan the festivities with opposition from Jane Tuesday October 9, at 9:30 PM on NBC.
Once Upon a Time: Lady Of The Lake.
Someone helps Emma and Mary Margaret search for the gateway and Snow White is poisoned while preparing to meet Prince Charming’s mother Sunday October 14, at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Parenthood: There’s Something I Need To Tell You...
Kristina shares the news with family, Julia addresses her issues at work, and Crosby considers his interests in the Luncheonette Tuesday October 9, at 10:00 PM on NBC.
Partners: The Jeter Exception.
Photos of Ali with Derek Jeter surface and Joe can’t help but tell Louis which makes Ali wonder if he can keep a secret from his partner Monday October 8, at 8:30 PM on CBS.
Private Practice: Good Grief.
Violet discusses a patient’s confession with Sheldon, Addison tries to mourn, Sam wants Sheldon to face his denial and Cooper and Charlotte make adjustments Tuesday October 9, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Raising Hope: Throw Maw Maw From The House – Part One.
The Chances are suspected of elder abuse and threaten to take Maw Maw away. Sabrina and Jimmy deal with a relationship problem when Sabrina wants to rid Jimmy of his favorite T-shirt Tuesday October 9, at 8:00 PM on FOX.
The Graysons are in the public eye again and Emily can’t escape the problems of her past Sunday October 14, at 9:00 PM on ABC. Preview Sunday’s Revenge recap on the Soap Opera Fan Blog.
Revolution: The Plague Dogs.
Miles is rescued from the militia by Charlie and Nora before their trek to reunite with Aaron and Maggie. Nate isn’t far behind Monday October 8, at 10:00 PM on NBC.
Sons of Anarchy: Orca Shrugged.
SAMCRO has new business to consider when Jax approaches them with a new venture Tuesday October 9, at 10:00 PM on FX.
It’s the season finale. Stonebridge is losing focus, Scott looks to Bryant for help and Section 20 gets assistance from the South African police in search of Knox and his nuclear arsenal Friday October 12, at 10:00 PM on Cinemax.
Supernatural: What’s Up, Tiger Mommy?
Kevin’s mother is rescued from her demons and joins Sam and Dean on a quest Wednesday October 10, at 9:00 PM on CW.
Switched at Birth: We Are The Kraken Of Our Own Sinking Ships.
Kathryn invites Alex and his parents over for dinner, Bay is interrupted by a call for help from Zarra and a coworker asks Daphne to lie to Jeff Monday October 8, at 8:00 PM on ABCFAM.
Treme: The Greatest Love.
L.P. is involved in his investigation and hopes to avoid attention as he uncovers cover-ups and corruption. Janette looks for kitchen help, LaDonna and Larry house hunt, and Nelson thinks he is missing business opportunities Sunday October 14, at 10:00 PM on HBO.
Two and a Half Men: Four Balls, Two Bats and One Mitt.
Alan and Lyndsey work on their sex life Thursday October 11, at 8:30 PM on CBS.
Up All Night: Jerry Duty.
Chris has to go to a party with a former college roommate and decides to bring Ava and Reagan helps Scott with a sleepover Thursday October 11, at 8:30 PM on NBC.
The Walking Dead: Seed.
Season 3 premieres with Rick finding a possible sanctuary Sunday October 14, at 9:00 PM on AMC.
Vampire Dreams: Growing Pains.
In the fourth season opener, Elena wakes up following the accident and realizes her fate. Bonnie tries to fix it for Elena and pays dearly Thursday October 11, at 8:00 PM on CW.
Vegas: All That Glitters.
Mia’s visiting father causes trouble for Savino bringing his gambling problem to the Savoy. Look for a guest appearance from Jonathan Banks ("Breaking Bad") Tuesday October 9, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
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