Monday, October 18, 2010

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 10/18/2010

Time for another What’s on TV Check-In.  Well it’s actually a bit late thanks to a way-too-busy GeekTonic home these past few weeks.  Nothing too exciting this week, but still a few premieres and finales. 

Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week.  This week is pretty much the busiest premiere week of all.  There is a LOT of TV beginning which means this is basically the official start of the Fall 2010 TV Season.

Don’t miss these other GeekTonic Fall 2010 TV Season Features:

Check out the complete list of finales, premieres & specials below.

The GeekTonic Guide to TV Premieres, Finales and Specials this Week – 10/18/2010

NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change

A downloadable PDF  version of this “GeekTonic TV This Week Guide” is now available

Monday, October 18

Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It (10pm on VH1) New reality series


Tuesday, October 19

Nova (8pm on PBS – Available in HD) Season 38 premiere begins looking at the great, Gothic cathedrals built in the Middle Ages by architects that after centuries still stand today

Cold Blood (9pm on Investigation Discovery) Season 3 premiere

Frontline (9pm on PBS – Available in HD) Season 29 premiere

K-Ci & JoJo... Come Clean (9pm on TVOne) Series premiere

The Millionaire Matchmaker (9pm on Bravo – Available in HD) Season premiere

Bugging Out (9pm on Science – Available in HD) Season premiere

Scream 2010 (9pm on Spike) A special that focuses on sci-fi and scary movies

Freak Encounters (9:30pm on Animal Planet – Available in HD) New reality series.  One unwitting co-star joins a television crew under the impression that they will be investigating some of the world's most unexplained creatures and mysteries.

Independent Lens (10pm on PBS – Available in HD) Season 12 premiere


Wednesday, October 20

Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (8pm on PBS – available in HD) Series finale

That’s Tough (8:30pm on G4) New reality series where viewers will be taken around the globe to countdown to the top three "toughest" in a broad spectrum of different categories.

In Performance at the White House (9:30pm on PBS – Available in HD) A special salute to American musical theater with Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald and “Wicked's” Idina Menzel

Changing Lanes (10pm on BET) – Season 1 finale

Lay it Down (11pm on Fuse – Available in HD) New series where Cee-Lo Green hosts multiple interviews and performances from hip hop, pop and R&B artists.  First up is Ludacris


Thursday, October 21

Night of Too Many Stars (9pm on Comedy) A comedy special hosted by Jon Stewart benefiting autism education.  Stars include Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, Sarah Silverman

Jersey Shore (10pm on MTV) Season 2 finale


Friday, October 22

Main Street Mysteries (10pm on Investigation Discovery) Season 2 premiere

Dean of Invention (10pm on Planet – Available in HD) Series Premiere


Saturday, October 23

Growing the Big One (9pm on Hallmark – Available in HD) Made for TV Movie

24/7 Pacquiao/Margarito (10:30pm on HBO – Available in HD) New boxing talk series


Sunday, October 24

Luther (10pm on BBCA – Available in HD) New series

Football Wives (10:30pm on VH1) New drama/soap series based on the cult British soap “Footballers' Wive$”, this remake chronicles the exciting and dangerous lives of three wealthy women, all wives to superstar footballers.


Monday, October 25

American Restoration (9pm on History – Available in HD) New reality series - a spin-off based on the reality show, “Pawn Stars.”

In Treatment (9pm on HBO – Available in HD) Season 3 premiere

Thintervention (10pm on Bravo) Season 1 finale

Dead Set (11:59PM on IFC) New series for the U.S. brought over from the UK.


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