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


The Amazing Race, Oct. 21 – The Physically Demanding Race

Gary and Will have to find a way to get their act together this week. They keep barely squeaking by each week. The only thing that saved them last week was Caitlin and Brittany's unfortunate luck to have a rickshaw driver who didn't know where he was going that was paired with their inability to realize they were in a country with people who didn't speak English. Gary and Will just have to find a way to do it.

The first team to leave Indonesia are Abbie and Ryan at 9:52 PM. Their clue tells them to fly to Dhaka, Bangladesh, where they will make their way to a repair shop to pick up their next clue. They babble something about either being first place nerds, or telling the other nerds they're in first place. They think it's nice to have a lead, even if it's just a few minutes.

Trey and Lexi are the next to depart, leaving just two minutes later. She says they are absolutely exceeding their expectations. Because they haven't traveled, they went into it blindly, but she thinks they have their feet wet and are due for a first place this leg. She knows they need to stay on their toes and not take anything for granted.

Abbie and Ryan land at a travel agency and and hear about a flight the next morning on Singapore Air leaving at 10 AM. They ask for anything with connections that will get then there more quickly and are told this is probably the best choice. Trey and Lexi arrive and hear the same spiel.

Without the drama of watching the other teams leave, just to see them nab the same flight, all the teams now make it on to the 10 AM flight. Jaymes and James discuss it being anybody's game, and add, “why not ours?”

Gary says the way they came back from the last leg was probably the greatest comeback ever. He thinks they're representing the superfans in this race. Will compares them to the Little Engine That Could. They never figured out who U-Turned them, but figure it was Rob and Kelley, which it was, but they're going to act like they don't know. Rob knows they think it was him and Kelley, but he's going to lie and say he doesn't know what they're talking about. They plan to just stay in front of them to not have to worry about getting U-Turned themselves.

The flight lands in Bangladesh and everyone darts to get cabs. Rob and Kelley go to a taxi stand inside to arrange their transportation, while the others are running out into the busy streets to find theirs. Jumping in a cab, Abbie calls it insane, and Ryan “very third world.” There are no lanes of traffic. It's just vehicles, bicycles, and teams of animals all over the place.

Ryan adds it's all aggressive dudes, and they don't want anything to do with them. Sisters Natalie and Nadyia refer to it as “Third World Grand Theft Auto” minus the bulls. James2 compares it to a symphony of cars. Longhair James calls it the best roller coaster ride he's ever been on. Josh is wondering if his and Brent's goats would get along with the goats here. Trey and Lexi are frustrated when their driver stops to get gas. Will and Gary argue if they're putting up with the luck of the draw or not. Rob and Kelley's driver stops by the landfill, and she jokes it smells really good. Abbie and Ryan refer to the experience as “Funky Monkey.”

Abbie and Ryan get to the repair shop to get their clue first, followed by the Sisters. They find a Roadblock. One person from each team will use body putty to fill in the damage on a city bus, and then sand it ready for painting. They also need to remove three pairs of seats and deliver them to the refurbishing area.

Trey is saying he'll do this one, as does Natalie. There is a Fast Forward on this leg as well, but but both teams decide they don't need it. James2 arrive, and James will be doing the Roadblock. Nadiya knows it's more of a boys' challenge, so she thinks she and her sister have to pick up the pace on this one. Trey explains he has to start with putty, adding color, and and then mix it. Nadiya tells her sister they're the only “brownies” there and have to win.

Rob and Kelley arrive with Rob deciding he'll do it, knowing it's something he can handle. Kelley adds they do all their own repairs on their monster trucks, so he knows this is something he can handle. James finally gets the can of putty open. James and Abba arrive and decide they'll do this Fast Forward. They will have to become rat-catching assistants, filling a big bag with dead rats from three separate locations. Blech.

Josh and Brent arrive, and Josh decides he'll repair the bus. Ryan is complaining it's hard for him to concentrate with the Sri Lanka girls there. Abbie actually does a fairly good impression of them. Nadiya is yelling that Natalie is the only girl there. Trey and Lexi arrive with Trey deciding he'll do it, and Gary and Will arrive in last place yet again, and decide Gary will do it.

James and Abba arrive at the Fast Forward. As they embark, not too pleased with the task, James remarks, “Rats!” Ryan finishes the first part of the Roadblock, but can't read the next part of his clue after getting putty all over it. He offers to help James do his sanding if he'll share their clue with them. He agrees. Natalie is told hers isn't smooth enough before she can start sanding. Lexi tells Trey to observe the way Rob is doing it, and Will glances that direction as well.

Project Runway 10, Finale: And the winner is…

Last week on Project Runway, the final four designers were sent to their respective homes to make ten outfits for Fashion Week.  They had five weeks in which to do so.  Tim visited them at their homes and checked out their collections.  Upon returning to New York, the designers had to submit three finished looks for a final judgment to see who would go on to Fashion Week.  All four of them made the cut.

Immediately after the judging, Tim congratulates the designers and then advises them not to “overthink.”  This probably translates to, “You have only two days, so don’t spread yourselves too thin.”  Back at the hotel, the designers have a toast to celebrate having made it to Fashion Week.

Christopher, however, is in a foul mood.  He complains that the judges act like they’re doing him a favor and then mimics Nina.  He seems to believe that his four wins entitled him to a spot regardless of what he showed the judges.  Um, no.  Being the front-runner actually means that the judges expect more from you than two outfits involving black shorts.  After all, they did specifically asked to see a range of looks.  (Fair warning:  Christopher whines a lot this episode.  I am not going to transcribe every moan.)

The next morning, the designers get back to work.  All of them are thinking about what the judges had told them.  Fabio was told to make his collection more “luxe” and expensive-looking.  He decides to make a couple of pieces that fit that description.  The judges told Dmitry that his outfits looked too dowdy, and that some, like the one with the patterned coat, were too busy.  He decides to mix and match his separates to get better combinations and rethink his styling in order to get a more youthful vibe.

The judges were understandably bored and underwhelmed by Christopher’s three pieces.  He decides to make new ones– but can’t decide what to make.  Oops.  Mister Front-runner may be in trouble.  As for Melissa, the judges were less than impressed by her decision to make everything black and white.  She decides to make a colorful dress.

As the designers work, Tim comes in to announce that they will have model fittings and hair consultations that day.  He then gives everybody a budget of $300.00 to spend at Mood.  Christopher wanders around Mood feeling completely lost, while Melissa finds some bright orange leather, a color she informs us is called “blood orange.”  She’s especially happy to have gotten the chance to go to Mood as she was practically out of fabric.

After that it’s time for the L’Oreal hair consultation.  Melissa asks for hair-dos that are midway between a faux-hawk and a French twist.  Dmitry, remembering the judges’ critique, asks for a youthful look.  For some reason, this apparently involves giving the models exaggerated eyebrows.   Christopher, still anxious and indecisive, explores disheveled styles.

Then it’s time for the models’ fittings, prompting Christopher to whine that he’s not ready.  It seems that Christopher is really showing his age, or lack thereof.  He’s the youngest, and probably the least experienced, and the stress of getting ready for a major show is obviously getting to him.  Hence the dithering and complaining.  The other three, who are all older than he by five to ten years, maintain their focus and work.

Melissa takes the judges’ advice and cuts the oversized cuffs off of her jacket.  She also has one of her models try on a long white dress.  She then asks the model if the shoes are bothering her.  No, the problem’s not the shoes, it’s that Melissa unwittingly resurrected the hobble dress of the 1910’s.  She then claims there’s no time to fix it.  Um, wouldn’t a slit or two do the job?

The next morning, the designers get back to work, as it’s the last day before the big show.  Tim comes in to announce the make-up consultations.  He also tells the designers they will have only until 5:00 to wrap things up.  Christopher actually calms down enough to make his selections and is happy with the results.  Melissa asks for lots of color in her make-up.

Then Tim makes his final rounds, starting with Melissa.  She shows off the new blood-orange dress she’s making and Tim likes it.  Melissa needs something like that to liven up her collection.  On to Dmitry.  Tim likes the clothes, but thinks the “silver leaf” effect in his models’ hair is too much and will distract people from the clothes.  Tim notes Christopher’s lack of focus– he’s trying to make five pieces at once or something ridiculous.  Tim urges Christopher to calm down and focus and points out that one of the new pieces looks cheap.  Last up is Fabio, and Tim likes his collection, commenting “You’ve had an epiphany.”  As he leaves, Tim tells everybody that he’s thrilled with their collections.

Melissa continues working on her dress.  Dmitry notes that Christopher and Melissa seem stressed, while he and Fabio are calm.  Melissa has always had time-management problems, while Christopher’s nerves are simply getting the better of him.  At 4:45, Tim comes in to deliver a 15-minute warning, prompting Christopher to protest that he has two more looks to make.  Tim retorts, “That’s ridiculous!”  Fifteen minutes later, Tim herds the designers out the door.  They need to go home and rest.

At around 2:00 a.m., the designers get up to go to Fashion Week, which will be held at the Lincoln Center.  There they check out the runway, which is the biggest they’ve ever seen.  They also note that there are enough seats to accommodate one thousand people.  They don’t have much time to gawk, though, for the models have started to arrive.  Dmitry gets an unwanted lesson about his poor choice of hairdo:  The elaborate do’s take a long time to style, which causes him to fall behind schedule.  To make matters worse, the models’ hairstylists apparently all finish at more or less the same time, and Dmitry has to organize all ten models at once.

Finally, it’s time to start the show.  Heidi welcomes everybody to the tenth anniversary of Project Runway.  She then introduces the judges, including the guest judge Jennifer Hudson, singer and actress.  Insert rant about how the guest judge for Fashion Week ought to be an actual fashion designer, and not just some celebrity who likes to wear pretty clothes and/or looks really good in said clothes.

Christopher is first and he tells the audience that his collection is about “construction and deconstruction.”  He wins points by being the only designer to make and use his own textile (the X-ray print seen last week.)  He loses them by apparently not getting the memo that this is a spring collection.  The colors he uses are more suitable for a fall or winter collection:  black, brown, ivory, and gray.  The only colors he uses are dark ones:  purple, maroon, and dark blue.  The fourth piece is one of the tank top and short shorts combos that he’d showed last week.  The fifth piece is a dark blue-purple trench coat, which looks a lot more impressive.  The last piece is a tiered brown gown that seems to have come from out of left field.  I’m not a designer and even I know that a gown doesn’t belong in a collection that consists mostly of separates.

Melissa is next, and describes her collection as showing the transition of “death to life,” which is actually a good theme for a spring collection.  Easter, the chief Christian holiday held in spring, is all about resurrection.  The ancient Greeks had Hades, the god of the dead, marry Persephone, the goddess of spring.  The collection’s vintage Melissa, with lots of leather pieces.  She improved last week’s shorts and tunic combo by adding a spackled white leather jacket to it.  Last week’s white jacket, minus the over-sized cuffs, is part of the first look.  There is too much black for a spring collection, with three black dresses, a black swimsuit, and two pairs of black pants.  The white hobble dress, the ninth piece, really did hobble the poor model wearing it.  Melissa’s collection does end on a strong note, thanks to her final piece, the blood orange dress, which is the color of some dahlias or poppies.

Dmitry then tells the audience about how he was inspired by “organic architecture.”  He then starts off with one of last week’s looks: the white dress with geometric cutouts.  His third and fifth looks are also from last week, but he wisely pairs his patterned fringed jacket with a rather basic pair of black pants, thus keeping all eyes on that jacket.  Unlike Christopher, he remembered this is a spring collection, and thus added a couple of pieces in pale yellow.  Like Christopher, his last piece is a gown.  It’s black and the skirt looks as if it’s made of some feathery material that doesn’t look too dissimilar from the fringes on his jacket.  It fits the rest of the collection, at least partly because half of his looks are dresses, while the other half are separates.  The ninth piece quite arguably prepared the audience for the gown as it was a metallic dark gray dress.

Last up is Fabio, who calls his collection “Cosmic Tribalism.”  It looked the most like a spring collection, particularly in terms of color.  I’m not overly fond of pastels, but they are spring colors, and he used them.  The only neutrals in sight are white and light gray.  Black is conspicuous by its absence.  The light colors and the draping provide an airy, ethereal effect.  His first two looks combine garments from last week with new ones.  Like Dmitry, he’d apparently decided to mix and match some of his separates to improve his collection.  The third look, unfortunately, is one from last week I hadn’t liked:  a gray skirt with a white vest that doesn’t seem to close properly.  Most of his looks consist of skirts, pants, and dresses in some combination.  There aren’t any looks I’d call showstoppers, and the tenth look is just plain strange:  It involves gray pants, a pink dress or tunic, and a sleeveless white robe with a matching belt.  Huh?

Afterwards, we get the usual backstage from people like Joanna Coles and various Project Runway alumnae about who they like best.  Nick from Season 2 likes Christopher, while Valerie from Season 8 is a fan of Fabio.

Then it’s time for the judging.  Heidi begins by complimenting everybody on their efforts.  The judges then start with Dmitry, who had wanted to use geometric shapes in his work.  Heidi thinks his clothes are beautiful.  Michael calls them “impeccably made,” but the last look, the feathered dress, verges on costume.  Nina likes the fringed jacket and the yellow dress.  Most of the looks were “editorial,” which is Nina-speak for, “They would photograph well and could be put in a magazine.”  Jennifer thinks the clothes look rich.

Melissa tells the judges that she wanted to play with textures.  Michael praises Melissa for understanding how women want to look.  He does not like the hobble dress, though.  Jennifer, curiously, does like it.  The judges think Melissa’s clothes have a “tough chick vibe” to them.  Nina likes the blood orange dress.  It’s cool and sexy, without being slutty– and that can be very difficult to pull off.

Christopher talks about being inspired by his mother’s X-ray.  He wanted a dark and haunting collection.  For spring.  Right. Michael loves the first look and the splattered leather used in the collection, but he doesn’t think the gown goes with the rest of the collection.  Nina would have preferred a more romantic collection from him, as that is one of his strengths.  Heidi likes his black jacket and one-shoulder dress.

Fabio was inspired by tribal body art that he’d seen in his native Brazil.  Heidi loves his collection, and calls it “fluid” and “ethereal.”  Nina thinks it looks both sophisticated and easy.  Michael says the draping looks effortless.  Jennifer likes the colors and layers.

After that, the judges have their chat.  They note that Christopher was the only one to make and use his own print.  However, his collection was “all over the place.”  He’s a young designer who’s still finding himself.  Melissa has good taste, but her collection had no surprises.  Fabio’s pastels were a surprise and he’s a conceptual designer.  Dmitry is a perfectionist, and his looks are polished and commercial.

Heidi then announces the judges’ decision.  Christopher is first out.  Melissa is next, leaving Fabio and Dmitry in the top two.  Dmitry’s the winner.  His friends and Tim all come out to congratulate him.

Next week:  Project Runway All-Stars 2 starts.

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.


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


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


Survivor: Philippines – Episode 5 – So Long, Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Good Night.

To Matsing, that is.

One thing you can’t say about this episode…is that nothing happened. Boy, we had a LOT of developments for the season as a whole. The balance of power shifted in dramatic ways this week and we now have a clear picture of what to expect down the stretch – barring any unforeseen power moves. And for fans of Penner, like me, it does not bode well.
The crux of the episode is twofold – first was the mercy killing of Matsing, and second was the double whammy inflicted upon Kalabaw. We are now faced with a 7-5 Tandang lead and a merge likely on the horizon. The Pagonging of Kalabaw is now a distinct possibility unless something gets done – specifically a delayed merge and a Kalabaw win in the next immunity challenge. So, get ready America…PBP, Abinormal, TV’s Blair and quiet man Artis are currently the power team in Survivor and could be your Final Four.

First, we have the last two Matsing members returning after booting Swan. Malcolm was hoping to be in a tiny tribe, but on Day 39, not Day 10. They speculate about what their fate will be – linger, get absorbed into one Tribe, or get split up. But before they go off on their merry way…time to find the idol. They scour the campsite, finally hitting on the rice pot as an option. They are one step away from breaking apart the grains looking for the idol when Malcolm pries off the panel and BOOM, he has an idol. He tosses the machete into the air, which I highly discourage others from doing.

It is a good thing they found it – or should I say, Malcolm found it, because Denise ain’t getting diddly at this point – as they arrive at the season’s first pure Reward Challenge to the news that Matsing is no more. They randomly pick out buffs and Malcolm joins Tandang, with Denise going to Kalabaw. Tandang is thrilled to land the fit young man – but let’s see how much they like it once he becomes a threat. Both Malcolm and Denise blend in extremely well into their new tribes – and instantly become second and third on my rooting list behind Penner. RC is a close fourth – even if she is arguably the most endangered of all of them.

On Tandang, everyone loves Malcolm. Abinormal and Pete start to bond with him. RC rubs her breasts on him. Blair starts getting cougary in talking about how nice and good looking he is. The dude is a sought after man. PBP confides in the new guy that he has the idol, which was an odd move. Pete already has the majority, why would he reveal his secrets to the guy he just met. Malcolm, however, wisely keeps his mouth shut about his own idol. While they seem paired up for now, I am hoping for a Pretty Boy Pete vs. Malcolm showdown post-merge.

Meanwhile, on Kalabaw, they are bummed to have lost out on Malcolm for his challenge ability, but they have not done poorly in adding Denise. She rocks physically – but granted, the two young guys on Tandang are formidable. Carter is not as big as they are, and the only other guys on Kalabaw are hobbly Kent and flabby Penner. Throw in bumbly but fit Skupin on the other side and the Kalabawians are now in a physical hole.

Speaking of physical holes, The Tattooed Lady is falling down one before our eyes. She is a mess. Basically, she’s got Colton Syndrome. She’s massively dehydrated, she’s burning up with fever and she’s puking more than 100 pound freshman at a fraternity party. She also has a knife-like pain in her abdomen. She is curled up in a ball in the shelter. Penner hysterically comments about how the conditions and weather suck, and he’s a big fat guy so he can take it. She is freezing and weighs 47 pounds. Boy, that number 47 sure has some connotations.– both in real life and in the world of Hollywood.

Anyway, Penner is a rock star in this sequence. He tells her to take off the wet clothes and get under the blanket – the tribe will keep her warm. She winds up curling herself onto Penner’s lap while Dawson comments about the state of her fever. It is bad, folks. Probst and the medical team come, although the noted absence of Dr. Ramona makes me treat Dr. Joe with a great bit of trepidation, especially after his jargon term of her “tummy being irritated.” Tummy. Whoa there – try English, Doctor Medical Books. Where is the ouchy again?

So, she is given a choice regarding her status. She is not in life-threatening danger like Swan was in Samoa, or Penner’s risk of infection in Micronesia, or Skupin’s shock from the burns. She is in a bad way though. She is given a chance to go back and give it about 12 hours to see if it goes away or gets a little better, but the pain is too great and she bows out. She apologizes to her tribe, but Penner instantly waves it off, they’re sorry for her and they love and respect her. Boy, this is why I love Penner. Great Survivor. And when did he become the Kalabaw leader, because he sure seems like it.

Amazing Race 21 – Ep 3 – You Can Be Pretty And Ugly At The Same Time

Before I get into the wonders of Race Karma – which I don’t believe in when it comes to using the U-Turn, etc., but I do when it comes to attitude – I want to just give a small lesson to all future Racers.

I don’t care how good looking you are, or think you are. I don’t care if you have no experience outside of your own small town. I don’t care if you are the smartest person in your circle of friends. I don’t care if you’ve always gotten your way and are not used to struggle. I don’t want to hear about comfort zones. I don’t care if you are super tired and hungry on the Race. I don’t care about any of these things. As a fellow American I only ask one thing of you – don’t make us look like pinheads. One way you can avoid making Americans look like pinheads…don’t assume everyone in the world speaks English. Especially in countries where the British Empire didn’t do a whole lot of conquering.

It is the height of arrogance to assume that everyone in the world is just like you, and around solely to service you. It is the whole dislike of foreigners which is a national disgrace in some circles – leading to some politically charged policies (i.e. a giant fence stretching thousands of miles) and in my opinion, some awful veiled racism. It’s even worse (I guess that makes this the height of arrogance) to then go into another country with the same attitude. Do you go to your neighbor’s house and rearrange their closets because it isn’t exactly like yours? Ugh – it just makes me so angry to watch people treat other people like that when all they are doing is their jobs, or actually trying to be a helpful citizen.

The Blondes are the latest team in a long line of teams to act like American Asses. I don’t care how pretty you look, when you behave like this you look like an ogre. Watching Brittany and Caitlin – but mostly Brittany – vent their small minded frustrations out on various Indonesians was sickening. Shouting at one man. IN. STILTED. LOUD. VOICES. Was just pathetic. Yes, please shout at a man trying to help you in the train station and treat him like a moron because you don’t speak his language. Classy. She kept asking if “people like us” were through there – and the subtext to that statement is just perfect. No Blondes, there was nobody like you there. The funny thing is, you’d take that as a complement when I mean it as an insult.

Later, the Blondes found themselves in a race with Fantasy Island to avoid elimination while riding on little carts called becaks. These are basically the bicycle powered cabs that always get in my lane as I try to navigate around the Washington Monument on the way home from work. I hate them here, and would probably hate them there. However, the Blondes had to ride one – in fact, all of the teams did. And only the Blondes had a problem with the driver. The Twins actually avoided a skinny driver in order to find one with more powerful legs. The Blondes managed to shout at him. A lot. Including an awesome moment when they tried to pay him where Brittany continued to shout. HOW. MUCH. IS. IT? It turns out it cost “50” for them. A moment later we see Fantasy Island pay “2” for what we can assume was the same trip. HA!
They managed to get lost on the way to the U-Turn mat on this little contraption and as a result found themselves at one part of the Detour as Fantasy Island performed their U-Turn mandated task. Eventually the teams were neck and neck and at a literal fork in the road. The Islanders went right, the Blondes went left. Or should I say, wrong.

And they are out. Unlike the classy manner in which Amy/Dan went out last week thanks to a poor cab driver, the girls were ready to blame the driver and claim they were a stronger team than the Islanders. Nobody forced you ladies to be in the back of the pack and thus in the position to screw up. No one forced you to treat the man with derision rather than kindness. No one forced you to stay with a poor driver instead of getting out and finding a new one. You lost. Suck it up and stop saying the sun was in your eyes. Brittany became the first Racer I have ever unfollowed on Twitter because of her bad show behavior – and for her political comments which I found to be rather offensive. I see no loss in their departure from the Race.
Looks go a long way sometimes – but sometimes, it doesn’t make you attractive.

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