Sunday, October 24, 2010

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 10/24/2010

We’re back for another What’s-on-TV Check-In.  Lots of very weak premieres this time with a few notables mixed in. 

Nielson’s “Sweeps” month officially begins Friday the 29th and runs through November 25th.  This should mean that the major networks will put forth their best content from each primetime series.

Luther on BBCA

      Luther premiere’s Sunday on BBCA

Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week.

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

The GeekTonic Guide to TV Premieres, Finales and Specials this Week – 10/24/2010

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

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Sunday, October 24

Inside the Milky Way (9pm on National Geographic – Available in HD) Special about that galaxy thing

Luther (10pm on BBCA – Available in HD) New drama series brought over from the U.K.  Luther is a gripping psychological thriller driven by a brilliant and emotionally impulsive detective.  I’ve heard good things about this one.

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.

Conversations with Ed Gordon (10:30pm on BET) New series begins with an episode with Steve Harvey.  The format is interview/talk show


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 with Gabriel Byrne back as Dr. Paul Weston.  Debra Winger stars as a tough patient and Amy Ryan from “The Office” is the therapist for Dr. Weston

Thintervention (10pm on Bravo) Season 1 finale

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


Tuesday, October 26

American Icon: The Hot Rod (9pm on HD Theater – Available in HD) New auto-centric series that provides an in-depth, firsthand look at the history of the famous American hot rod.

Almost Got Away With It (10pm on Investigation Discovery) Season 2 premiere

Auction Kings (10pm on Discovery – Available in HD) New series with the mantra “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  The series showcases one of the country's most storied auction houses, Gallery 63

Dance Cam Slam (10pm on VH1) New reality/dance series

16 and Pregnant (10pm on MTV) Season premiere


Wednesday, October 27

World Series begins tonight

I’ll Do Anything (9pm on BBC America – Available in HD) New reality series – for the U.S. crowd at least.  A reality series that originally aired in the U.K. and now is being re-run here.  Contestants attempt to get roles in the musical Oliver. Comedian Graham Norton hosts.

Hollywood Treasure (10pm on SyFy – Available in HD) New reality series with Joe Maddalena - the owner of one of the largest auction companies. He auctions some of the most unique and precious movie, television and pop-culture memorabilia. Each episode follows Joe and his Calabasas Ca auction company as he searches for these one of a kind treasures.  Sound kinda familiar????

101 Challenges (11pm on Travel – Available in HD) A new series


Thursday, October 28

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (8pm on ABC) The annual, animated classic is back.  Airs Thursday and Friday same time.

Police Women of Dallas (9pm on TLC – Available in HD) A new reality/crime series that epitomizes the type of premieres happening this week…  Do we really need a cops-like reality series about only women cops only in Dallas?  Really?

Wreck Chasers (10pm on TLC – Available in HD) New reality series

Ancient Aliens (10pm on History – Available in HD) Season premiere

The Fairy Jobmother (11pm on Life) New reality series where a “career specialist” works to make the unemployed employed.


Friday, October 29

Ultimate Encounters (8pm on TruTV) New reality series

R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series (8pm on HUB) New kids “paranormal/scary” series.  HUB is the channel that replaces the “Discovery Kids” channel.  HUB is a joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro – yes the toy company…

Primetime: What Would You Do? (9pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 3 premiere

What Not to Wear (9pm on TLC – Available in HD) Season 9 premiere

My Ghost Story (10pm on Biography – Available in HD) Season premiere

Snow Men (10pm on Discovery – Available in HD) New reality series

Teach: Tony Danza (11pm on A&E – Available in HD) Season 1 finale


Saturday, October 30

American Occult (8pm on Investigation Discovery – Available in HD) New reality/crime series

Red: Werewolf Hunter (9pm on SyFy – Available in HD) A made-for-TV horror movie starring Felicia Day who plays Little Red Riding Hood hunting for werewolves.

Celebrity Ghost Stories (9pm on Biography – Available in HD) Season premiere

The Graham Norton Show (10pm on BBC America – Available in HD) Season premiere


Sunday, October 31

The Walking Dead (10pm on AMC – Available in HD) New sci-fi series based on the comic series of the same name by Robert Kirkman.  The world has experienced a zombie apocalypse.  An appropriate premier date for a show like this given Halloween.

Swamp People (10pm on History – Available in HD) Season finale


Monday, November 1

Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (8pm on TCM – Available in HD) New docu-series narrated by Christopher Plummer that tells the true stories behind the growth and success of the American movie industry.

My Big Friggin’ Wedding (9pm on VH1) New reality series

Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby (10:30pm on VH1) New reality series


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