Category Archives: What’s Hot on TV

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – President Obama on Jay Leno

With the President Debates now over, it's time for the candidates to get out there are do some serious stumping. President Obama is on Jay Leno tonight. Mitt Romney is nowhere to be found, but Bill O'Reilly is on David Letterman. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Helen Hunt, Mason Cook, and No Doubt are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. 2012 World Series. Game 1. Detroit Tigers at San Francisco Giants. 6:30 PM CT Fox

3. Survivor: Philippines. A reward challenge has Survivors competing in a down-and-dirty battle, and an unprecedented move is made by opposing tribes. 7:00 PM CT CBS

4. Animal Practice. George is threatened by Jill's presence at the hospital, as he tries to sabotage one of her operations, and Dorothy acts as judge for the Halloween pet costume contest. 7:00 PM CT NBC

5. The Middle. Sue practices driving and accidentially drives over Axl's foot, Axl look forward to voting, and Brick ogoes . 7:00 PM CT ABC

6. Arrow. One of Oliver's targets is killed, and he looks for the responsible person, and Tommy and Laurel get caught in an awkward situation. 7:00 PM CT CW

7. Dateline on OWN. Internet con artists. 7:00 PM CT OWN

8. Guys with Kids. Nick and the new co-op board president go to war when she forbids his annual Halloween decorations. 7:30 PM CT NBC

9. The Neighbors. The Weavers introduce the aliens to Halloween, and Amber, Max, and Abby reject the costume idea of Marty and Debbie. 7:30 PM CT ABC

10. Criminal Minds. The BAU team goes after an amateur surgeon who amputates the limbs of his victims, and Reid's calls to a mystery woman create intrigue. 8:00 PM CT CBS

11. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Cragen, Munch, and Benson are reminded by a boy's kidnapping of a cold case from thirteen years ago. 8:00 PM CT NBC

12. Modern Family. Claire must keep her Halloween enthusiasm under wraps and keep everything kid-friendly, Phil does an open house on Halloween, Mitch and Cam host a costume party, and Gloria's hormones make her more quick-tempered than her usual. 8:00 PM CT ABC

13. Supernatural. Dean and Sam look into a strange murder in a college town, and they find two dead bodies and disturbing video footage. 8:00 PM CT CW

14. Ghost Hunters. TAPS investigates a local factory turned bar that serves patrons from the other side. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

15. Toy Hunter. Jordan Hembrough travels to Tennessee to replenish his inventory. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

16. The Houstons Remember Whitney. In the first half hour, the family gets together for their first Mother's Day without Whitney, and Bobbi Kristina makes an unexpected announcement. In the second half hour, Pat tries to involve Bobbi Kristina in career activities and family, and but worries about the possibility of problems. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

17. Suburgatory. Tessa convinced Dalia and her friends to come up with feminist-inspired Halloween costumes, she attracts the attention of the Chatswin witch, Noah and George dress as each other, and George gets the wrong idea when Dallas asks him out. 8:30 PM CT ABC

18. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A famous music historian is murdered and has an emotional impact on Sanders. 9:00 PM CT CBS

19. Chicago Fire. Casey needs to decide whether to turn in a cop's son who paralyzed a teen while drunk driving, Severide finds he has a fractured vertebra, and Mills is torn between his mom and the job. 9:00 PM CT NBC

20. Nashville. Rayna finds out her family could become financially ruined, Juliette asks Deacon to write and tour with her exclusively, and Juliette's mom comes back into her life. 9:00 PM CT ABC

21. American Horror Story: Asylum. An exorcist is called to Briarcliff to save a farm boy, and Sister Jude's darkest secret is revealed. 9:00 PM CT FX

22. Paranormal Witness. Newlyweds finds sinister secrets and the former occupants of the house they just purchased. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

23. Life After Top Chef. Fabio jets to New York for a celebrity chef appearance on Good Morning America, and is welcomed back to the big apple by hundreds of screaming Times Square admirers. Life after top chef doesn’t seem so bad, now does it? Later on, frustrated by her unsuccessful restaurant venture, Jen and Spike road trip to Philly. Will the moonshine they share cause for the flirty friends to become chefs with benefits?! 9:00 PM CT Bravo

24. Food Paradise. The episode features the best ‘wurst, bangers, patties and links across the country, including rattlesnake tube steak in southern California, long smokeys in Texas and a heaping helping of Germany in Milwaukee. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

25. My Life Is a Lifetime Movie. A woman begs for her husband to be returned after he disappears. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

26. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include President Barack Obama and No Doubt. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – 2nd Half of Dancing with the Stars

The first half of Dancing with the Stars last night was pretty impressive. Will tonight's second half, minus the weekly eliminations fair the same? Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. LL Cool J, Portia de Rossi, Jerry O'Connell, Victoria Jackson, and Ali Guthy are today's guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. NCIS. A disastrous crash ends a helicopter crew's training missing, and the NCIS team needs to determine what happened and find the missing pilot, and Ziva dares McGee and Tony. 7:00 PM CT CBX

3. The Voice. More battle competitions 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. Dancing with the Stars. The couples dance to guilty pleasure songs, and also break into two groups for a group dance. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. Hart of Dixie. Zoe tries to keep it casual with Wade, but gets jealous when she sees him with another woman, Lavon lets Lemon work as his campaign manager, and Brick and Magnolia have a hard time getting household chores done without Lemon 7:00 PM CT CW

6. Raising Hope. With Jimmy and Sabrina on a marriage retreat, Virginia, Burt, Tamara, and her lover tab long, and Barney babysits Maw Maw. 7:00 PM CT Fox

7. Pretty Little Liars. The girls find trouble when they board the Rosewood Ghost Train on Halloween, and Adam Lambert sings Trespassing and Cuckoo. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. Giuliana & Bill. A professional decorate is asked to work on the baby's nursery, Bill looks for a Chicago home, and Giuliana wants motherly advice from Mama DePandi. 7:00 PM CT Style

9. Ben and Kate. Kate wants Ben to be ready for potential emergencies, Ben's crazy ex visits, and B.J. begins developing feelings for her boss. 7:30 PM CT Fox

10. NCIS: Los Angeles. A Senatorial candidate's staff member is run over and killed while crossing the street, and the team has to figure out whether it was an accident or a murder that could put others in danger. 8:00 PM CT CBS

11. Go On. Ryan reluctantly goes along on a scavenger hunt for his birthday, Sonia tends to STeven after he has a colonoscopy, and Anne and Mr. K bond. 8:00 PM CT NBC

12. Happy Endings. Season premiere. Dave and Alex being seeing each other again, Max helps Penny after an accident puts her in a full body cast, but tries to impede her recovery when he gets a crush on her physical therapist, and Brad tries to keep a secret from Jane. 8:00 PM CT ABC

13. Dr. Emily Owens, M.D./span> Emily considers an unorthodox method to get a procedure approved quickly when a patient's life is in danger, and Micah sees a new person spending time with his mom during her chemo. 8:00 PM CT CW

14. New Girl./span> After Jess has a wild night out with Cece and her friends, she has to fill in for Cece at a car show, and Schmidt gets Nick a cookie, making the guys question what defines male friendship. 8:00 PM CT Fox

15. Face Off. The contestants create original makeups based on the drama Grimm. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Airport 24/7. Law enforcement and MIA staffers ratchet up security for Air Force One's arrival to MIA. That means no flights can depart and no flights can land – everything comes to a complete standstill. Meanwhile, a swarm of bees infiltrates a gate, halting planes from moving in the area – including the soon-to-arrive Air Force One. Later, a car crashes into the canal leaving the driver shaken and the vehicle totaled. At the same time, tensions are running high when five passengers scheduled to catch an international flight are stuck in an elevator. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

17. Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. American Extremes is the theme of the dancers duets, a classically-trained dancer has a hard time with hip hop, and painful memories are shared. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. Tia & Tamera. Tia loses perspective when she plants Cree's first birthday very elaborately, and Tamera calls in a dog behavioral expert when her older dog begins acting strangely. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

19. The New Normal. Bryan begins thinking about Roman Catholic traditions and gets advice from a local priest, and David and Bryan want Victoria and Tiffany to be their baby's godparents. 8:30 PM CT NBC

20. Don't Trust the B—– in Apartment 23. Season premiere. James goes against Chloe's advice and tries to facilitate a Dawson's Creek reunion. 8:30 PM CT ABC

21. The X Factor. The judges reveal which acts advance. 8:30 PM CT Fox

22. Vegas. The local Milwaukee crew goes after Savino after both attempt investing in the same casino, and Sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a maid who is connected to one of the town's wealthiest businessmen. 9:00 PM CT CBS

23. Parenthood. Kristina is upset to find that Max is giving a speech on the same day as her surgery, Drew doesn't agree with Sarah's decision to move in with Mark, and Ryan asks out Amber. 9:00 PM CT NBC

24. Private Practice. A little girl goes missing from the ER, Addison and Jake disagree over one of his patients, a new doctor starts at Saint Ambrose, and Stephanie asks Sam about Addison. 9:00 PM CT ABC

25. Covert Affairs. Eyal and his boss asks for assistance from the CIA in tracking a Mossad asset. 9:00 PM CT USA

26. Sons of Anarchy. Jax takes matters into his own hands and things to sideways. 9:00 PM CT FX

27. Hot Set. The final four contestants compete to create a headquarters worthy of a comic book villain. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

28. Oprah: Where Are They Now? Rodney King's last interview, and catching up with Kato Kaelin and Shannon Faulkner. 9:00 PM CT OWN

29. Flipping Out. Jenni’s wedding day is finally here, and Jeff’s entire crew flies out to Chicago to take part in her celebration! In typical Jeff Lewis style, the drama follows them all the way there. Jeff butts heads with Jenni’s wedding planner right off the bat, but is Jeff right to accuse him of dropping the ball on her big day? Later on, Jeff gets put on the spot during Jenni’s reception dinner, and rebuts by inappropriately referencing her past marriage… 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. Prank My Mom. A mom gets mistaken for a prostitute, pictures of one mom's feet are posted on the Internet, and a daughter's boyfriend pursues her mom. 9:00 PM CT Lifetimep>31. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight are Denzel Washington, Richard Engel, and The Wombats. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

I'm chomping at the bit to watch a Bears game. Last week was a bye week, and this week was yet another Sunday afternoon without Bears. They play the Detroit Lions tonight, and it looks to be a good game. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Jessica Lange, Beth Behrs, and Hunter Hayes are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. MLB Baseball. Game 7 of National League Championship Series, St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants. 6:30 PM CT Fox

3. The Voice. Night fove of the battles. Billie Joe Armstrong, Mary J. Blige, Michael Bublé, and Rob Thomas mentor the contestants. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. Dancing with the Stars. The couples dance to guilty pleasure songs, and also break into two groups for a group dance. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. 90210. Adrianna encourages Silver to have an irresponsible day of fun, Alec kisses Naomi, Annie is afraid Riley is being too hard on Dix, and a detective asks Liam about Vanessa's whereabouts. 7:00 PM CT CW

6. Alphas. Season finale. An injured Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn), haunted by vivid hallucinations of his daughter, Dani (guest star Kathleen Munroe), closes in on Stanton Parish (recurring guest star John Pyper Ferguson) seeking revenge. Meanwhile the team with the help of fellow Alpha Skylar Adams (guest star Summer Glau) races to thwart Parish’s deadly plans before it is too late. 7:00 PM CT Syfy

7. Switched at Birth. As the trial concludes, the families lives are disrupted, Bay and Zarra leave secretly, and Daphne and Jeff's relationship is exposed. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. Breaking Amish: Extended Episodes. In the first episode, Rebecca faces her past, Sabrina tries to connect to her ethnic heritage, Kate has a breakdown over being shunned, and romance blossoms. In the second episode, the cast don't agree about being Amish, Sabrina wants to connect with her heritage, and Kate's DUI past catches up to her. In the third episode, Kate, Sabrina, Abe, and Rebecca visit the Sex Museum, Kate wears a bikini to her first photo shoot, Abe wants to take it further with Rebecca, and allegations of witchcraft. 7:00 PM CT TLC

9. Basketball Waives LA. Bambi confronts Laura about how she treats Jackie, and Jackie and Doug's wedding is almost upstaged. 7:00 PM CT VH1

10. NFL Football. Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

11. Presidential Debate. Bob Schieffer moderates from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. 8:00 PM CT CBS

12. Gossip Girl. A scandal on the runway of Blair's first Waldorf Designs fashion how is the result of unexpected scheming, Serena has a hard time making friends with Steven's daughter, and Chuck investigates a clue left behind by Amira 8:00 PM CT CW

13. Hoarders. A hoarder loses his four young kids to Child Protective Services until he cleans up his act, and a woman who's been divorced three times fills up three homes with clutter. 8:00 PM CT A&E

14. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In this special episode, we revisit some of Anthony Bourdain’s most unforgettable moments, including his experience at a Haitian cemetery on the Day of the Dead, a humorously horrific Halloween party in Transylvania with Zamir and a trip to Iraq covered in body armor, prepped for minefields and death. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. All on the Line with Joe Zee. Fashion designer Ina Soltani looks for a way to design for the masses. 8:00 PM CT Sundance

16. Intervention. An alcoholic suffers from liver damage and drives away family members. 9:00 PM CT A&E

17. Bad Girls Club: Mexico. Part 1 of a reunion between the girls. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

18. The Mortified Sessions. The talented and hilarious filmmaker and actor Mark Duplass (The League) sits down with host David Nadelberg to get personal about his upbringing in New Orleans. 9:00 PM CT Sundance Channel

19. Late Show with David Letterman. Tom Hanks and Tony Bennett are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT CBS

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Cardinals vs. Giants

The Detroit Tigers ousted the New York Yankees and are waiting to see who they will face in this year's World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals are up one game on the San Francisco Giants. A Cardinals win tonight sends them to the World Series to defend their title, and a Giants win forces a seventh game to decide the winner. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NFL Football. Green Bay Packers at St. Louis Rams. 12:00 PM CT Fox

2. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. 12:00 PM CT ESPN

3. NFL Football. New York Jets at New England Patriots. 3:00 PM CT CBS

4. Figure Skating. ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Skate America 3:00 PM CT NBC

5. America's Funniest Home Videos. Family members doing embarrassing things, a hen trying to hatch light bulbs, and a dog park. 6:00 PM CT ABC

6. 60 Minutes. The covered stories include Colorado's medical marijuana industry, former Goldman Sachs employee Greg Smith, and Steven Spielberg and his upcoming movie, Lincoln. 6:30 PM CT CBS

7. MLB Baseball. Game 6 of National League Championship Series, St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 6:30 PM CT Fox

8. Once Upon a Time. If Mr. Gold doesn't change his ways, Belle threatens to leave him, the dwarves search the Storybrooke mine for fairy dust, and Rumplestiltskin tries to save his wife from pirates. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs. Jon Stewart hosts. 7:00 PM CT Comedy Central

10. Making Monsters. In the first hour, the Distortions team pairs up with Microsoft Kinect to create an enormous Demon and Demon Dogs to act as an interactive entrance for The 13th Floor haunted house in Denver. In the second hour, the USS Nightmare needs an eerie “sea creature” mask for a spooky scare for its riverfront attraction. Distortions also turns an entire high school marching band into zombies! 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. Big Rich Texas. Kalyn looks for advice from Whitney's boyfriend on an intimate piercing, and Dee begin a new business with Leslie as a client. 7:00 PM CT Style

12. Rehab with Dr. Drew. Bob Forrest finds Eric walking streets of Pasadena and convinces him to come back to the unit where Eric apologizes to the other patients, only to explode again the next day. 7:00 PM CT VH1

13. NFL Football. Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals. 7:15 PM CT NBC

14. The Amazing Race. Racing through Bangladesh, one contestant's enthusiasm brings another team to its breaking point. 7:30 PM CT CBS

15. Revenge. Amanda finds out playing with the Graysons is dangerous, Emily and Aiden are both caught off-guard, and Daniel takes matters into his own hands. 8:00 PM CT ABC

16. Oprah's Next Chapter. Fergie and Josh Duhamel are the guests. 8:00 PM CT OWN

17. Long Island Medium. In the first half hour, Theresa offers a look into her personal and professional life and answers fan's questions. In the second half hour, footage showing validations that brought people to connect with their lost ones. 8:00 PM CT TLC

18. Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence. In the first hour, the team goes back to upstate New York to find an alleged baby Bigfoot. In the second hour, the team remembers a visit to Rhode Island to see the video of an alleged roadside Bigfoot sighting. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

19. Snapped. The beloved daughter of a businessman is accused of his murder. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

20. Glam Fairy. Alexis fires Jon because of poor performance and becomes worried when she finds out about Tracy's advanced wedding plans, and a Glam Academy student imitates Briella. 8:00 PM CT Style

21. The Walking Dead. after a traumatic event, a life hangs in the balance. Complicating matters, the group must also deal with a potential threat to their new surroundings. 8:00 PM CT AMC

22. Boardwalk Empire. Nucky gets detained in Washington, Margaret deal with Teddy's demons, Owen investigates a suspicious fire, and Richard connects with a veteran and his daughter. 8:00 PM CT HBO

23. Dexter. Miami Metro captures a killer, then things go awry, and Dexter starts a dangerous game of cat and mouse while the Ukrainian mob looks for revenge. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

24. The Good Wife. Alicia and Diane are kept on their toes by an opposing lawyer, and Eli has success in protecting Peter's image. 8:30 PM CT CBS

25. 666 Park Avenue. Henry has to choose between work and friendship after finding out GAvin is under investigation, Jane finds out the thief's identity, the little girl apparition issues a warning, and Nona has worrisome visions of Henry's future. 9:00 PM CT ABC

26. Married to Jonas. Kevin leaves Italy on unexpected business, and Dina confronts Dani. 9:00 PM CT E!

27. Breaking Amish. Kae is cast out of the group, Jeremiah and Sabrina try to hide something, Abe finds out Rebecca isn't being truthful, Sabrina finds her biological dad, and the group starts packing to go home and has to make a big decision.. 9:00 PM CT TLC

28. Bridezillas. Former Bad Girl and current Bridezilla Natalie Nunn runs roughshod over her bridal party and loses control when her assistant can’t satisfy her wedding needs. Bridezilla Cristal feuds with her fiancé and watches her wedding turn into a drunken nightmare. 9:00 PM CT WE

29. Treme. Desiree's mom's house collapses, Annie's parents find out about her record deal, Albert's kids learn about his lymphoma, Toni makes an appeal to a police captain, and Janette has a reunion. 9:00 PM CT HBO

30. Homeland. Estes authorizes an operation to investigate intel recovered in Beirut, and Brody is shocked when he runs into Carrie. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

31. The Mentalist. The team finds Rigsby's dad at a crime scene injured and investigate the possibility of it being a small-town gang war. 9:30 PM CT CBS

 

What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – Bruno Mars on SNL

Okay, I'll admit the gauntlet was thrown down for watching last week's Saturday Night Live. I ended up liking it more than I usually do this season, but I was watching it with my son, which always makes me enjoy it. I'm going to give it another go this week, and I hope it's just as good, but I'm not sure if Bruno Mars will be as good in the hosting gig as Christina Applegate was last week Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. MLB Baseball. Game 5 of National League Championship Series, San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals. 6:30 PM CT Fox

2. Shark Tank. Business ideas include a protein-infused energy drink to help women find success, a lobster roll food truck, eco-friendly cleaning products, colorful drink insulators, and more on a lip balm idea. 7:00 PM CT ABC

3. America's Next Top Model. The aspiring models meet up with fashion designers nab more modeling jobs, have a retro mug shot photo shoot, and an eliminated contestant rejoins the show. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. Monsters Inside Me. A traveler's face is eaten away by infection, a man's back injury brings life-threatening complications, and a parasite attacks the brain of a promising young athlete. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

5. CSI: NY. During the attempted murder of a political candidate, LIndsay is murdered, as the rest of the team are left to pursue the shooter. 8:00 PM CT CBS

6. Grimm. Hank and Nick investigate when a high-school competition goes deadly, and Capt. Renard deals with an unwanted infatuation. 8:00 PM CT NBC

7. Primetime: What Would You Do? Situations include a contestant wanting to go on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire cheats, a child wanting a Halloween costume meant for someone of the opposite gender, a cashier questioning why a man is buying two diamond bracelets, and a diner forces his daughter to be on a restrictive diet. 8:00 PM CT ABC

8. Nikita. Season premiere. Ryan and Nikita take over Division, leaving on a mission to bring in rogue agents, and Birkhoff has a difficult time keeping things professional with Sonya. 8:00 PM CT CW

9. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. In the first half hour, Sonya and her fiancé disagree on her dress, and Shelby has been to more than twenty salons looking for a dress. In the second half hour, Cynthia's 8-year-old bridesmaid is her biggest critic, Madison wants the bride to wear a lot of bling, and Kayla and her mom can't agree. 8:00 PM CT TLC

10. Ghost Adventures. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin investigate the Sedamsville Rectory in Cincinnati, OH, the site of many abominations, including a priest who abused young children in the 1950s and 60s and, in more recent years, an illegal dog-fighting ring. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. Boss. Kane could get destroyed destroyed by a story Miller publishes, Kane is worried about Kitty's alliance with Doyle, and Kane tries to stay on top. 8:00 PM CT Starz

12. Blue Bloods. On her wedding day, a bride is murdered in a gang shooting, and Vinny performs an unjustified stop, leaving Jamie to question his partner's methods. 9:00 PM CT CBS

13. Dateline NBC. 9:00 PM CT NBC

14. 20/20. The man whose allegations of sexual abuse led to Jerry Sandusky's conviction breaks his silence, a bomb goes off in a car nearly killing a woman, and a man goes missing during a trip to the beach. 9:00 PM CT ABC

15. Haven Audrey tries to prevent a woman from stalking Haven's criminals. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Secret Princes. The princes invite the women to a ball to reveal their true identies. 9:00 PM CT TLC

17. The Dead Files: Dead Files Revisited. Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan reveal new information about previous investigations of paranormal activity at an old Texas homestead and a historic central Florida hotel. In Texas, we’ll learn if the shadow figures in the trees and fields still want to destroy the property. And in Florida, we’ll find out if the hotel’s guests are still being frightened by disturbing entities, and if the sluggish business will survive. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Boris Epshteyn, John Fund, Goldie Taylor, Gary Hirshberg, and Matt Taibbi. 9:00 PM CT HBO

19. Hunted. Series premiere. Sam Hunter, an operative for a PI and security firm, is finishing a mission when an attempt on her life leaves her critically injured. She disappears to a remote location and returns nearly a year later, surprising her co-workers, who are suspicious about her disappearance. The team devises a plan to have Sam infiltrate a family headed by powerful millionaire Jack Turner, a man with a criminal past. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

Saturday

1. College Football. Purdue at Ohio State. 11:00 AM CT ABC

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

3. College Football. LSU at Texas A&M. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Stanford at California. 2:00 PM CT Fox

5. College Football. South Carolina at Florida. 2:30 PM CT CBS

6. College Football. BYU at Notre Dame. 2:30 PM CT NBC

7. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. 2:30 PM CT ESPN

8. College Football. Kansas State at West Virginia. 6:00 PM CT Fox

9. College Football. Alabama at Tennessee. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

10. College Football. Middle Tennessee State at Mississippi State. 6:00 PM CT ESPN 2

11. College Football. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. I Married Who? Jordan Grady isn’t able to keep what happens in Vegas to stay in Vegas! After a wild bachelorette party an Elvis impersonator officiates an unplanned wedding between her and movie star Matt Swift (Ethan Erickson) which floods the media and ends up alerting her fiancé before she can annul the mistake. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark Movie Channel

13. Too Cute! A tiny tuxedoed kitten meets a stinky animal that look just like him, Russian Blue siblings go on an adventure, and an ocicat tries to control five little jungle cats. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

14. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie goes on vacation, leaving Upper Crust Charles' charge, and Jenae plans to get the wedding arrangements back on track. 8:00 PM CT OWN

15. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. Part 1 and 2 of Strangers on a Train. 8:00 PM CT TLC

16. My Fair Wedding: Unveiled. David Tutera has pulled wedding celebrations out of the fire for four seasons. Now, David is pulling the veil back to show how these wedding day dreams nearly became romance-killing nightmares. Through clips and interviews, we’ll uncover all the footage that was originally excluded. Like a backstage pass, in this first special we witness the staggering flubs, the scariest in-laws, the wooziest grooms and the booziest brides. 8:00 PM CT WE

17. Carnage. Based on the play God of Carnage, two sets of parents meet to discuss their kids' nasty fight, but their discussion soon turns to finger-pinting, insults, and tantrums. 8:00 PM CT Starz

18. 48 Hours Mystery. A preacher looks for answers in his girlfriend's death. 9:00 PM CT CBS

19. Iyanla, Fix My Life. Sisters have a difficult time getting closer and healing after the death of their mother. 9:00 PM CT OWN

20. Pit Bulls and Parolees. When Tia and mariah help a man take care of two rescued animals, tragedy results, and a Villalobos volunteers wants to adopt a dog with a strange past. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

21. Saturday Night Live. Bruno Mars is the guest host and musical guest. 10:30 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Survivor

Survivor a promising a twist tonight that causes a shift in tribal dynamics. Are they finally putting Russell's old tribe out of its misery? Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. Katie. Bill O'Reilly is the guest. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. MLB Baseball. Game 3 of American League Division Series, Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees. 6:30 PM CT TBS

4. Survivor: Philippines. A twist ends with a shift in the dynamics in the tribes, and camp conditions get worse. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Animal Practice. George's mom brings in her sick cat, and Dorothy gives Dr. Leiter tips to face the board of directors. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. The Middle. Frankie is accused of stealing a neighbor's hose, Sue sees Mike's paycheck, then cancels her Cincinnati road trip, and Brick finds out about the birds and the bees. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. Arrow. Oliver sees Laurel at the courthouse and finds out she's prosecuting a man associated with his dad, the Chinese Triad sends a mercenary to deal with Laurel, and Moira and Walter ask Oliver to take over the company. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. The X Factor. The judges announce the final sixteen contestants who will move on to the live shows 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. MLB Baseball. Game 4 of American League Championship Series, New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers. 7:00 PM CT TBS

10. Guys with Kids. Marny agrees to give Gary a break by taking care of the kids, and the guys help Sheila move in the hopes of getting back Chris' Giants tickets. 7:30 PM CT NBC

11. The Neighbors. Mamrty and Debbie give Dick Butkus advice on anti-bullying, and Larry and Jackie grow tired of the parenting tips from the Weavers. 7:30 PM CT ABC

12. Criminal Minds. The team looks for a link between a Kansas family that has gone missing and another that has turned up dead, and Beth has surprising news for Hotch 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The special victims squad tries to bring down a sex-trafficking operation that enslaves young women, and Det. Benson gets creative when the investigation is halted by Lt. Alexandra Eames. 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Modern Family. Phil can't accept that Luke no longer wants to do magic, Jay and Manny are kept awake because of Gloria's snoring, and Mitch and Cam tried to deal with reversed roles 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. Supernatural. Sam and Dean look into a series of murders where the victims all get organs from the same donor, and the brothers find the killer reciting an ancient prayer while in a trance. 8:00 PM CT CW

16. Ghost Hunters. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

17. The Houstons Remember Whitney. Interviews with Whitney and her family, as well as home videos and family photos. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. Suburgatory. Season premiere. Tessa goes back to Chatswin after summering with her grandma, George finds Tessa's renewed interest in her mom interesting, Tessa sings up for the Fall Follies, and Noah and Dallas compete for Carmen 8:30 PM CT ABC

19. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. When a teenage girl is shot and killed during a rave in the desert and her friend goes missing, the team investigates. 9:00 PM CT CBS

20. Chicago Fire. AS he tries to rescue a construction worker from a collapsed building, Severide hides his shoulder injury, and two teens get trapped in a vehicle 9:00 PM CT NBC

21. Nashville. Rayne has to endure an investigation that reveals family secrets while Teddy's campaign progresses, Juliette sees Deacon and Rayne perform, and Scarlett is torn between her dream and commitment to Avery. 9:00 PM CT ABC

22. American Horror Story: Asylum. At the Briarcliff Manor, terrifying evils blur the boundaries between reality and insanity. 9:00 PM CT FX

23. Paranormal Witness. Four friends see a woman wearing a long white dress and a veil, and a family moves into an old farm cottage and finds out it has its own ghostly protector. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

24. Life After Top Chef. Fabio’s mother is visiting from out of town to enjoy sit-down friends & family meal, Top Chef style. Fabio interrupts their bonding time by taking several business calls during dinner. Fabio’s mother expresses her concern for how hard he’s working. Will he ever be willing to slow down? Meanwhile, Spike heads to Canada for a family wedding, but a ski lift comes between him & his ceremony arrival time. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

25. Addicted. A 37-year-old met addict started the habit at the age of 15. 9:00 PM CT TLC

26. Food Paradise. America's tastiest BBQ dishes are featured in this episode, including slow-smoked brisket in Texas, sauce dripping ribs in Kansas City, and mouth-watering pulled pork in North Carolina. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

27. My Life Is a Lifetime Movie. Series Premiere. A high school history teacher and a student get involved in a sex scandal, and a woman's whirlwind romance with a Cuban Spy. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

28. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Liam Neeson, Lisa Lampanelli, and The Gaslight Anthem. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – 2nd Presidential Debate

It's another night of debates, the second Presidential Debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Meaning … it's more material for them next week on SNL. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Emma Watson, Kym Douglas, D.L. Hughley, and The Wallflowers are today's guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Voice. More battle competitions 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. Dancing with the Stars. Another couple is eliminated, and Donny Osmond and Susan Boyle perform. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. Hart of Dixie. Zoe finds out her alumni magazine has listed her as retired and invites the report to interview her, George tells Lemon he has a date, and Lemon and Lavon end up in a competition with their rival 7:00 PM CT CW

5. Raising Hope. The Chances try to break Maw Maw out of the nursing facility, and Jimmy has concerns about his future sanity. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. MLB Baseball. Game 3 of American League Championship Series, New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers. 7:00 PM CT TBS

7. Giuliana & Bill. Giuliana has a bad day babysitting her goddaughter, making her concerned, and Bill hopes a parenting class fixes that. They also interview nurses to look for someone to care for their baby. 7:00 PM CT Style

8. Ben and Kate. Ben throws a birthday party for Kate and invites her wild friend from high school, and Tommy explains to Kate why he hates Molly. 7:30 PM CT Fox

9. Presidential Debate. Candy Crowley moderates from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. 8:00 PM CT CBS

10. Dr. Emily Owens, M.D./span> Series Premiere. Emily Owens begins her surgical internship, finding out that the social hierarchy is just like high school, and fellow intern Tyra makes friends with her. 8:00 PM CT CW

11. Face Off. The contestants create original cyborg looks with junkyard parts. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

12. Airport 24/7. Law enforcement agencies come together at Lauren Stover's monthly “Knucklehead Report” to identify a baggage thief on the loose at MIA. Meanwhile, Dickie Davis must deal with two very angry and highly emotional passengers whose luggage has gone missing. The couple has spent the last two days at the airport searching. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

13. Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. Monsters of the Night is the theme of the competition, a mom uses her divorce to get attention, and another refuses to listen to the suggestions of her daughter. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

14. Tia & Tamera. Tamera announces the sex of her child, pregnancy makes things difficult during a New Orleans movie shoot, and Tia gets news about a TV series. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

15. Covert Affairs. Auggie, Joan, and Arthur work alongside an old friend to bring Annie back from a Russian prison. 9:00 PM CT USA

16. Sons of Anarchy. Jax brings a new proposal to the club with serious consequences. 9:00 PM CT FX

17. Hot Set. Production designers are tasked with creating a serial killer's secret lair. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

18. Flipping Out. Jeff and Zoila battle over her responsibilities when Jeff comes home to find that his cat’s litter box hasn’t been cleaned (Should that be a maid’s responsibility?!) Later, Jeff finishes the Calabasas project for his client, only to find out that she thinks the house is haunted. Jeff offers to sleep over when her husband is out of town, but has an ulterior motive for offering to stay. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

19. Prank My Mom. In the first half hour, a mom gets accused of car theft, another gets her stuff pawned by her child, and a daughter dates her professor who's 60 years old. In the second half hour, a mom is mistaken for a celebrity, another gets accused of fraud, and a third is arrested while trying to relax at a spa. 9:00 PM CT Lifetimep>20. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight are Christina Aguilera, Sherri Shepherd, and The Piano Guys. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Paula Abdul Is Back

For years they've talked about Paula Abdul either participating as a celebrity, joining as a pro, or joining as a judge on Dancing With the Stars. Tonight she'll finally make an appearance that won't be in the audience. She'll be judging alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Chris O'Donnell and Trisha Yearwood are the guests. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. MLB Baseball. Game 2 of National League Championship Series, St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants. 6:30 PM CT Fox

3. How I Met Your Mother. Lily and Marshal test their friends to see which ones would make the better godparents 7:00 PM CT CBS

4. The Voice. Night three of the battles. Billie Joe Armstrong, Mary J. Blige, Michael Bublé, and Rob Thomas mentor the contestants. 7:00 PM CT NBC

5. Dancing with the Stars. Paula Abdul serves as guest judge, and the couples perform dances styles selected by their competitors. 7:00 PM CT ABC

6. 90210. Max and Naomi are forced to postpone their honeymoon because of PR, Adrianna finds her one-night stand is going to be working with Liam and Navid, Dixon shares with Annie he's tired of her help, and Vanessa blackmails Liam. 7:00 PM CT CW

7. Alphas. Rose kidnaps sand interrogates an Alpha prisoner, and Harken and Gary look for Skylar. 7:00 PM CT Syfy

8. Switched at Birth. Bay hurries to return cash she took from John's safe to help Zarra, Daphne and Jeff have relationship issues, and Emmett starts a new band with Nikki and Toby. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

9. Basketball Waives LA. Jackie and Draya's tension reaches an all-time high, and the women consider not going to Jackie's annual wedding. 7:00 PM CT VH1

10. Partners. Ali finds out that while she doesn't have a key to Joe's apartment, Louis does. 7:30 PM CT CBS

11. NFL Football. Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

12. 2 Broke Girls. Caroline and Max audition for Cupcake Wars. 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. Gossip Girl. Trying to prove herself, Serena hosts the Central Park Conservancy's big gala, Blair prepares to debut her fashion line, Georgina helps Dan secure publisher meetings, and Chuck tries convincing Amira to help him. 8:00 PM CT CW

14. Major Crimes. Major Crimes and the FBI work together to bring down a sniper who turned a peaceful ceremony deadly, and Raydor negotiates a deal. 8:00 PM CT TNT

15. Hoarders. A woman loses her two sons because of drugs and has to give up her granddaughter to Child Protective Services, and a former hoarder relapses, as her daughter issues her an ultimatum. 8:00 PM CT A&E

Reunion, Part 2. The drama isn’t over yet as the second part of the NY reunion unfolds. Aviva’s feud with Ramona gets downright ugly when Aviva accuses Ramona of having her 80-year old (& let’s not forget, sex addict) father kicked out of an event. Later on, Luann addresses what really happened with her rumored St. Barths affair. Is she ready to reveal the truth about what really happened that night? 8:00 PM CT Bravo

17. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Anthony Bourdain only wishes that he could enjoy his time more in Rio, the Brazilian paradise, as he nervously awaits his wife's fighting match. To get his mind off the fight, Bourdain heads to Ipanema for three things – to get hammered on caipirinhas, to look at beautiful Brazilian bodies and to eat a pork sandwich. While in Brazil, he visits Rocinha, the other side of paradise and the largest of Rio’s favela shantytowns, where hundreds of thousands live in poverty. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. All on the Line with Joe Zee. A plus-size line that isn't afraid to be sexy or provocative. 8:00 PM CT Sundance

19. Mike & Molly. Mike and Molly decide to start a family, and Carl finds out Molly is still spending time with Christina. 8:30 PM CT CBS

20. Hawaii Five-0. McGarrett's mom visits unexpectedly during an investigation of a polo player's death. 9:00 PM CT CBS

21. Revolution. The gang's hop of finding Danny is threatened by a shocking discovery, the value of Danny's life is upped by Monroe's orders, and Nora connects with a rebel. 9:00 PM CT NBC

22. Castle. A dying man who stumbles into Castle's backyard and collapses in his pool disrupts his plans with Beckett. 9:00 PM CT ABC

23. Intervention. A 25-year-old alcoholic spirals out of control while he and his fiancee wait for their first child to be born. 9:00 PM CT A&E

24. Bad Girls Club: Mexico. Season finale. The cast is shocked to find former castmates at the house for one last photo shoot. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

25. The Mortified Sessions. Hilarious comedian Marc Maron and adorable actress Gillian Jacobs (Community) sit down with host David Nadelberg to get personal about their childhood years. 9:00 PM CT Sundance Channel

29. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ben Affleck, Octavia Spencer, and Neon Trees are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – The Walking Dead

The most-watched drama series on basic cable for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 is back on tonight. The Walking Dead is back tonight for season three. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NFL Football. Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets. 12:00 PM CT CBS

2. NFL Football. Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins. 3:00 PM CT Fox

3. MLB Baseball. Game 2 of American League Championship Series, Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees. 3:00 PM CT TBS

4. 60 Minutes. The covered stories include the impact of the Syrian Civil War on the country, a new Texas program for veterans who have been in trouble with the law, props from James Bond films, and interviews with Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli. 6:00 PM CT CBS

5. America's Funniest Home Videos. Kids saying funny things, a bride and groom knocking their cake over, and a kid removing his tooth after tying it to an anvil. 6:00 PM CT ABC

6. The Amazing Race. The double u-turn pops up early in the Race. 7:30 PM CT CBS

7. Once Upon a Time. Emma and Mary Margaret search for a portal to take them back to Storybrooke, Henry tries to convince Jefferson to reunite with his daughter, and King George poison Snow White on the even of meeting Prince Charming's mother. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. MLB Baseball. Game 1 of National League Championship Series, St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. A profile of the academy and its construction, with appearances by Oprah, Mariah Carey, Sidney Poitier, and Nelson Mandela. 7:00 PM CT OWN

10. Making Monsters. In the first hour, Distortion’s takes on the challenge of creating a giant centipede for one of the top haunted house attractions in the nation, and Ed Edmunds dares Jordu Schell to face him in a sculpt-off so they can see once and for all who is the better sculptor. In the second hour, Distortions is tasked with creating two three-headed “Dino Pods” for the traveling “Discover the Dinosaurs” attraction. Meanwhile, Mike re-purposes the Zombie Gusher for one of the scariest home haunts in the country, and Morris Costumes needs 4,000 monsters ASAP! 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. Big Rich Texas. Melissa helps Kalyn find new employment, Maddie and Shay discuss drinking with their moms, and Bonnie feels Whitney is neglecting her. 7:00 PM CT Style

12. Rehab with Dr. Drew. The patients get to the halfway point, and Drewbee's paranoia gets the best of him. 7:00 PM CT VH1

13. NFL Football. Green Bay Packers at Houston Oilers. 7:15 PM CT NBC

14. The Good Wife. Will and Alicia take on an Internet startup as a client in a lawsuit against a search engine that might be manipulating results, and Eli tries to avoid scandal with Peter's campaign. 8:30 PM CT CBS

15. Revenge. The Graysons go back to the spotlight and the media storm center, and Emily's past continues to haunt her. 8:00 PM CT ABC

16. The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls. A profile of the class. 8:00 PM CT OWN

17. Long Island Medium. In the first half hour, Theresa suggests taking a family picture, she gets resistance, and she helps a grieving woman cope with a tragic death. In the second half hour, Theresa and Larry go on a double date, and a couple looks for help for the mysterious death of their son. 8:00 PM CT TLC

18. Snapped. One victim is dead and the other a suspect in a brutal attack in a yoga shop. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

19. Glam Fairy. Alexa brings in an outside photographer for Sharie's fashion show, Jon tries promoting Alexa's wedding in the local paper, and Brielle tries to impress Victoria, the new makeup artist. 8:00 PM CT Style

20. The Walking Dead. Season premiere. The world gets more dangerous as Lori's pregnancy progresses, and Rick finds a potentially safe haven. 8:00 PM CT AMC

21. Boardwalk Empire. Rothstein vents to Nucky and gets a message to Gyp, Gaston Means recognizes an opportunity, Billie gets a new costar, Van Alden and Sigrid have an unexpected visitor, and Gillian worries about her business. 8:00 PM CT HBO

22. Dexter. Deb is confronted with the reality of dealing with Dexter's “Necessary Evil”. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

23. The Mentalist. The team tries to find a person who killed a bank employee during a robbery, and Lisbon gets deeper into the CBI/FBI rivalry. 9:30 PM CT CBS

24. 666 Park Avenue. Jane sees what could be an apparition repeatedly, Gavin sets up Henry for a career change, and a young journalist living at the Drake realizes that whatever she writes becomes the truth. 9:00 PM CT ABC

25. Married to Jonas. A family vacation to Italy is threatened by a phone call and a secret. 9:00 PM CT E!

26. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. This week marks the last & final reunion episode for the NJ Ladies. All the husbands (and everyone’s least favorite Jersey resident, Kim D) take the stage this Sunday for one final blowout! Will they be able to resolve any of their issues, or is the tear in these families beyond repair? 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. Breaking Amish. Kate, Sabrina, Abe, and Rebecca go to the Sex Museum, Kate puts on a bikini for her first photo shoot, Abe wants to go further with Rebecca, and allegations of witchcraft. 9:00 PM CT TLC

28. Bridezillas. Punk-Zilla Cristal and fiancé Corey get tattoos, but a fight with the tattoo artist leaves Cristal only half-inked. She also has a secret meeting with the wedding coordinators. Meanwhile, quick-tempered Bridezilla Janelle gets a call from a wayward bridesmaid, and is all too willing to cut her out of the wedding and throw away their life-long friendship. When her fiancé heads out with his friends three days before the wedding, Janelle is sent into a tailspin and almost hits a member of the Bridezillas’ camera crew with her car! 9:00 PM CT WE

29. Treme. Antoine does a good deed, a homeowner becomes suspicious of Nelson, and Delmond convinces his dad to sign up for assistance. 9:00 PM CT HBO

30. Homeland. Things are starting to unravel for Brody in every aspect of his life. Is he “Losing Control”? 9:00 PM CT Showtime