There is a lot set to take place in Primetime television during the week of October 22, as well as a few scoops for before and after. This week's Primetime Dish column highlights episode teasers, casting scoops, a record setting most-watched series, renewals, how Christmas will come early on ABC, and which real-life husband and wife team will star opposite each other in a new NBC series...
90210: A baby-to-be shower is thrown for Silver in the October 22 8:00 PM episode titled "It's All Fun And Games." Monday Episode Teasers: Silver worries about her future attractiveness and has yet to schedule her insemination appointment. After Naomi poses as a wealthy investor, Alec spontaneously kisses her as a form of blackmail. Riley insists that Dixon needs to change his attitude. Liam realizes his video game contract can’t be finalized and worries when a detective appears to question him about Vanessa.
Arrow: The CW reported that the series was the most watched telecast since "The Vampire Diaries" during its premiere with 4.02 million viewers. Now for what's to come… someone sets their sights on Arrow in the CW October 24 8:00 PM episode titled "Lone Gunmen." Wednesday Episode Teasers: One of Oliver's targets are shot and killed. Deadshot takes out businessmen who are scheduled to bid at an auction. Detective Lance asks for help, as Laurel and Tommy are caught in an awkward situation with Oliver.
Bates Motel: Richard Harmon ("Continuum") has been cast in a recurring role in the upcoming A&E series as Richard Slymore - a student at the high school Norman Bates enrolls at. Look for the premiere sometime in 2013.
Beauty And The Beast: In Thursday's October 25 9:00 PM CW episode titled "All In" Iris is arrested, and Vincent insists that she's innocent, and Cat discovers that Iris is hiding a family secret.
Boardwalk Empire: In HBO's Sunday October 28 9:00 PM episode titled "Sunday Best" Eli looks to get back in Nucky’s good graces on Easter Sunday at a Thompson family reunion. Gillian makes a sacrifice to improve her future, and after dinner Gyp goes in search of a blessing from Joe Masseria.
Bob's Burgers: Renewed! FOX plans to bring fans twenty-two more episodes during its season four renewal. Tune in Sunday October 21 at 7:00 PM for a special episode titled "Bob Fires The Kids."
Castle: Already looking forward to Christmas-themed episodes? Come December 3, the ABC series will treat fans to its first! Until then tune in Mondays at 10:00 PM.
CSI: NY: James Read ("Castle," "Charmed") has been cast to play Lindsay's (Anna Belknap) father, Robert Monroe. Look for his first appearance in mid-November during season nine's eighth episode. Tune in to CBS Fridays at 9:00 PM.
Dallas: Ted Shackelford (Jeffrey, "Y&R") and Joan Van Ark (ex-Gloria, "Y&R") will be returning to the series as Gary and Valene Ewing for a three-episode arc. Find out who else is set to turn up in season two, which premieres on January 28, 2013, through our Dallas Comings and Goings. If you missed any of season one's episodes catch up through Soaps.com's Dallas recaps.
Emily Owens, M.D: There are chances worth taking in the October 23 9:00 PM CW episode titled "Emily And . . . The Alan Zolman Incident." Tuesday Episode Teasers: One nurse gives Emily a real eye opener regarding her bad reputation with some of the nurses. Emily tries to avoid awkwardness with Will by telling him she already has another crush, and Micah finds a surprise regarding his mother during her chemotherapy.
Enlightened: HBO's series will return on Sunday January 13, 2013 at 9:30 PM with a ten episode new season.
Family Guy: To celebrate the series' 200th episode FOX will air a one-hour event to include the milestone episode titled "Yug Ylimaf," as well as a tribute to the Emmy award winning series. Tune in Sunday November 11 at 9:00 PM.
Girls: A new season, containing ten fresh episodes, of the HBO series will return on Sunday January 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM.
Glee: As a reminder, Soaps.com covers the goings on at McKinley High. Tune in each Thursday and read our Glee Weekly Recaps, which are posted right after the show airs.
Golden Globe Awards: Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Amy Poehler ("Parks And Recreation") will host this year's ceremony, which takes place on January 13, 2013.
Gossip Girl: Alexa Chung ("Frock Me") guest stars in the CW October 22 9:00 PM episode titled "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Monday Episode Teasers: Blair has to take help from an unlikely source. Serena is forced to put her issues with Blair aside in regards to Sag's happiness. Nate causes a stir and produces a serious threat after publishing Dan’s first serialized article, and a clue left by Amira may help uncover what Bart is hiding.
Hannibal: Gina Torres ("Suits") has been cast in a recurring role to play opposite Laurence Fishburne as his character's, Agent Jack Crawford's, wife. Here's a little fun fact: Fishburne, who played "One Life To Live's" Josh Hall from 1973 to 1976, and Torres are married in real life.
Hart Of Dixie: Double trouble occurs in the CW's October 23 8:00 PM episode titled "Suspicious Minds." Tuesday Episode Teasers: Zoe becomes jealous after seeing Wade with someone else. Lavon unexpectedly becomes part of a town scandal, and Brick and Magnolia devise a plan to get Lemon to come home.
Haven: "90210" alum Jason Priestley will direct a SyFy Halloween-themed episode on Friday October 26 at 10:00 PM. Look for Iain Glen ("Games Of Thrones") to guest star as Roland Holloway in the special titled "Real Estate."
Hunted: In Cinemax's Friday October 26 10:00 PM episode Jack Turner's secret activities are being monitored, and Zoe Morgan and Ian Fowkes track a briefcase that was delivered him.
Mockingbird Lane: NBC has decided not to go ahead with the pilot series and instead will air it as a special standalone Halloween episode on Friday October 26 at 8:00 PM.
Nikita: In Friday's 9:00 PM October 26 CW episode titled "Innocence" Nikita, Michael and team help a young girl who's being held captive and brainwashed by a rogue Division agent named Wade. Painful old memories of Alex's resurface surrounding the abduction.
Pretty Little Liars: Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin will guest star in an upcoming episode, when the series returns in January 2013, as herself. Look for Franklin to appear in scenes with Emily (Shay Mitchell), who ends up star-struck by her presence. For now, get a preview of the Tuesday October 23 Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special Spoiler Videos: This Is A Dark Ride.
Revenge: Former "Guiding Light" actor E.J. Bonilla (ex-Rafe Rivera; "The Big C") has been cast as someone from Nolan's (Gabriel Mann) past. Stay tuned for his first air date. In case you miss an episode read our Revenge Weekly Recaps.
Sons Of Anarchy: Rocker Dave Navarro (host of "Ink Master") has booked a guest arc as a member of the Byz-Lats. No air date is available at this time. Tune in to the FX series Tuesdays at 10:00 PM.
Suburgatory: If you missed the ABC series' Wednesday October 17 season premiere it's not too late to get caught up. Tune in Wednesday October 24 at 9:30 PM for the episode titled "The Witch Of East Chatswin" as Tessa persuades many to wear feminine-inspired Halloween costumes.
Supernatural: In the Wednesday October 24 9:00 PM CW episode titled "Bitten" Sam and Dean investigate a strange murder and find some disturbing video footage. They never planned on becoming unknowing participants in a unique student film…
Switched At Birth: Season finale! Don't missed Monday's October 22 season finale at 8:00 PM on ABC Family. "Everyone's life has been turned upside down…" Get a peek through the video below.
The New Normal: Former "Guiding Light" actor Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade) and "Glee" guest star will be turning up in an episode of the NBC series, which airs Tuesdays at 9:30 PM. Showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted the news…
Guess who's coming on The New Normal as Bryan's sexy ex-boyfriend? The one and only Matt Bomer!!!
Treme: In HBO's Sunday October 28 10:00 PM episode titled "Careless Love" Sonny misses the boat. Fats Domino tickles a few of the ivories. Antoine asks for help for Jennifer. While Toni and L.P. get a witness, Desiree finds a new ally.
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