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Sunday October 26, 2008 2:33 pm

This Week on TV (10/27-11/2)


(You can view TV Envy’s Fall Television Programming Schedule here.)


MONDAY (10/27)
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  “Angela asks Sylar to save Peter.” As if anyone believes that Peter - or anyone else - would really die at this point.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “The Gosselins get ready for a trip to Hawaii, where Jon and Kate will renew their wedding vows.” This time around, they’ll be paying to feed 8 more guests.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 9pm):  “Lucas’ second novel proves successful.” Let’s see if we can say the same for ‘s second wedding.
  • My Own Worst Enemy (NBC, 10pm):  “Edward’s trip to Mexico to gain intel on Russian weaponry doesn’t go as planned.” Nothing about this show is going as planned.
TUESDAY (10/28)
  • 90210 (CW, 8pm):  “Annie sets up a non-date with Ethan for the homecoming dance.” A non-date? Just one more reason to make a non-recording of the show.
  • NCIS (CBS, 8pm):  “During the week of Halloween, a killer uses the internet to leave the clues about the identity of his next victim.” Who doesn’t love a holiday-themed scavenger hunt?
  • Gavin and Stacey (BBC, 8:40pm):  “Stacey’s tired of living at Pamela and Mick’s, so she and Gavin go apartment hunting with an overenthusiastic real estate agent.” I think “overenthusiastic” would describe any agent at this point.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery, 9pm):  “A bait-store visit has the host catching leeches.” Does one really “catch” leeches? Don’t they typically catch you?


  • Barack Obama Political Message (CBS/FOX/NBC, 8pm):  purchased 30 minutes of time to win over voters just days before the election. I guess if you’ve got the money, flaunt it?
  • Dirty Sexy Money (ABC, 10pm):  “Nick and Lisa attend couples therapy.” Oh thank goodness. Is someone finally going to discuss their lack of chemistry?
  • Real World/ Road Rules Challenge (MTV, 10pm):  “The final 8 contestants race to the island to claim the $300,000 grand prize in the season finale.” Question: How can Road Rules challenges still exist when the show doesn’t?
  • Top Design (Bravo, 10pm):  “Realty-reality figure Jeff Lewis () serves as the guest judge in Part 1 in the two-part season finale.” The contestants will know they’ve done a good job if Lewis hasn’t rearranged their furniture.


THURSDAY (10/30)
  • The Office (NBC, 9pm):  “Halloween gets tricky for Pam when she’s the only one at corporate wearing a costume.” It’s time like these when the Scranton office seems appealing.
  • 30 Rock (NBC, 9:30pm):  Season premiere. “Liz hopes to adopt a child, but first she must impress an adoption evaluator (Megan Mullaly).” Maybe if she changes her name to Sarah Palin, she’ll have a better chance.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX, 10pm):  “Charlie and Mac take corporate jobs to get health insurance.” Shoot - they could have just applied at Starbucks.
  • ER (NBC, 10pm):  “Neela is surprised by a visit from Ray Barnett.” , unlike Clooney, knows he could use the gig.


FRIDAY (10/31)
  • Ghost Whisperer (CBS, 8pm):  “Melinda tries to learn why the ghost of a high-school athlete is following a family that is not her own.” There’s nothing more pathetic than a wasted haunting.
  • Supernanny (ABC, 9pm):  “After financial troubles contribute to the end of a 12-year-marriage, a single mom juggles a hectic work schedule while trying to raise six kids, who have been harder to control due to a lack of parental supervision.” This woman could use and Suze Orman’s help.
  • 666: Searching for Satan (WE, 9pm):  “An examination of Satan’s alleged influence on the crimes of infamous killers including the Son of Sam, Charles Manson and a cannibal in Paris.” Where’s the Church Lady when you need her?
  • The Starter Wife (USA, 10pm):  “Rodney learns the pitfalls of having a secret boyfriend.” Secret relationships = no real gifts.


SUNDAY (11/2)
  • The Simpsons (FOX, 8pm):  “The 19th edition of the Treehouse of Horror franchise includes twisted parodies of Transformers and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Poor Charlie. He can never get a break.
  • Brotherhood (SHOW, 8pm):  Season 3 premiere.  “With her birthday approaching, Rose tries to cover up her deteriorating health.” Cue the plastic surgery.
  • Dexter (SHOW, 9pm):  “Rita gets fired from her job and starts to question her career path.” Has she considered being a serial killer’s apprentice?
  • Purity Balls (TLC, 9pm):  “An inside look at purity balls, formal events where fathers pledge to protect their daughters’ purity.” I’m not sure I want to know how that’s done.



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