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What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – 2012 Pennant Race

Really? How did it get to be time for the baseball playoffs? Oh, it’s October already? Huh. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.


1. CSI: NY. Arsonist Leonard Brook starts targeting people from his past. 7:00 PM CT CBS

2. Shark Tank. Business ideas include a party-favorite chicken dip, a spring-loaded laundry hamper, and a wireless gadget that helps track keys and cell phones. 7:00 PM CT ABC

3. America’s Next Top Model. The models take pictures of themselves during road trip pit stops, and have a photo shoot at their motel. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. Monsters Inside Me. A toddler stops eating, only wanting salt, a business exec has a ruptured colon, and an older New Mexico couple get ill on a trip to NYC. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

5. Paranormal Paparazzi. The “Paranormal Paparazzi” reporters uncover stories about Will Ferrell’s haunted trailer, a séance in Lizzie Borden’s House, a UFO crash in South Carolina and a paranormal investigation team who hunt in the nude. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

6. MLB Baseball. American League Wild Card game, Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers. 7:30 PM CT TBS

7. Made in Jersey Martina’s client pleaded insanity for manslaughter and was institutionalized, but now claims she’s innocent, and Bonnie’s boyfriend meets the family. 8:00 PM CT CBS

8. Grimm. Angelina arrives with bad news, Nick wants Hank’s help to keep Monroe safe, and Capt. Renard has a visit from a former acquaintance. 8:00 PM CT NBC

9. Primetime: What Would You Do? Situations include an insensitive grocery store manager’s handling of a germophbe, a cashier recommending a customer get healthier alternatives, a woman breastfeeding a toddler in public, and a dad buying liquor for his teenager. 8:00 PM CT ABC

10. Fringe. The fringe team has to get info from the Observers-controlled Harvard lab. 8:00 PM CT Fox

11. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. In the first half hour, Carol wants a sexy gown for her renewal ceremony, but her football star son doesn’t approve, and Gretchen’s mom disagrees on a lace-backed gown. In the second half hour, a Southern belle’s family doesn’t agree about her form-fitting modern gown, and another bride’s overbearing sister tries to relive her own wedding through her little sister. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Ghost Adventures. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin head to the Great Lakes to explore the demonic activity overrunning the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, MN. The investigation gets personal when a dark spirit beckons Bagans and Goodwin, speaking their full names. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

13. America’s Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

14. Boss. Kane gets forced into forming a tenuous alliance with Alderman Ross to try to maintain his hold over Chicago. 8:00 PM CT Starz

15. Blue Bloods. Danny and Jackie find out that a woman who recanted her abuse story is in a relationship with a councilman, and Danny experiences upheaval when Linda returns to work. 9:00 PM CT CBS

16. Dateline NBC. A woman harboring a secret is murdered. 9:00 PM CT NBC

17. 20/20. Stalker/murdered Waseem Daker’s victims discuss his conviction. 9:00 PM CT ABC

18. Haven A Boston police officer tries to link the latest body to similar cases. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

19. Secret Princes. Competition increases as the princes try to keep their cover, and one lady may have impressed two of the princes. 9:00 PM CT TLC

20. The Dead Files: Dead Files Revisited. Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan update their previous investigations of paranormal activity at the Mackay Mansion museum in an old Nevada mining town, and a family home in Blackshear, Georgia. In Nevada, we learn whether or not the museum’s tour guide has taken the necessary steps to exorcise a mean-spirited entity and the ghost of a mischievous little girl. In Blackshear, we’ll find out if their clients’ daughter is still being visited by the ghost of someone who burned to death in their house. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

21. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Will Cain, former Rep. Mark Foley, Kerry Washington, Frank Luntz, and Bill McKibben 9:00 PM CT HBO

22. Strike Back. Several AFrican nations are included in Knox’s plan for the nuclear bombs, and Dalton confront Christy Bryant regarding the CIA’s dealings in Africa. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

23. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight are Billy Crystal and The Wallflowers. 9:00 PM CT CBS


1. College Football. Navy at Air Force. 11:00 AM CT CBS

2. College Football. Kansas at Kansas State. 11:00 AM CT FX

3. College Football. Northwestern at Penn State. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Arkansas at Auburn. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

5. College Football. Arizona at Stanford. 2:00 PM CT Fox

6. College Football. LSU at Florida. 2:30 PM CT CBS

7. College Football. Illinois at Wisconsin. 2:30 PM CT ABC

8. College Football. Georgia Tech at Clemson. 2:30 PM CT ESPN

9. MLB Baseball. Game 1 of American League Division Series. Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers 5:00 PM CT TBS

10. College Football. West Virginia at Texas. 6:00 PM CT Fox

11. College Football. Georgia at South Carolina. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

12. College Football. Miami vs. Notre Dame. 6:30 PM CT NBC

13. College Football. Nebraska at Ohio State. 7:00 PM CT ABC

14. College Football. Florida State at North Carolina State. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

15. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. The Upper Crust employees are fighting, and after a meeting with Mr. Bussey, Tim feels trapped. 8:00 PM CT OWN

16. My Fair Wedding: Unveiled. Wedding planner David Tutera’s bride Melanie thinks her groom, Dominic is heaven-sent. David finds her heaven-and earth theme to be tacky. Melanie wants cotton balls strewn down the aisle and thinks her groom would look divine in an all-white tux. To top it off, the bride’s mom insists that her daughter wear her old wedding dress – or else! To blow off steam before the wedding showdown, David decides to get a wild tattoo. 8:00 PM CT WE

17. The Muppets. The Muppets and their fans join together to raise $10 million to save Muppet Studios from a greedy man who only wants to knock down the building and drill for oil. 8:00 PM CT Starz

18. MLB Baseball. Game 1 of National League Division Series, Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants. 8:15 PM CT TBS

19. 48 Hours Mystery. Suspicions arise on a wife and her best friend when an unfaithful husband is murdered. 9:00 PM CT CBS

20. Iyanla, Fix My Life. Popular bloggers’ friendship ends due to jealousy and backstabbing. 9:00 PM CT OWN

21. Pit Bulls and Parolees. Season premiere. Tia is convinced after issues with the local community and government to move the Villalobos Rescue Center from California to New Orleans. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. Beyond the Headlines: The Carolina White Story. Carlina White tells her kidnapping story, and her birth parents and her kidnapper’s family gives their own perspectives. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

23. College Football. Washington at Oregon. 9:30 PM CT ESPN

24. Saturday Night Live. Daniel Craig is the guest host, and Muse the musical guest. 10:30 PM CT NBC