October is here and we’re in the thick of the Fall TV season. Be sure and check out the GeekTonic 2011 Fall TV Season premieres guide which highlights all the new shows and provides a detailed listing of all TV premieres for the Fall and early-winter TV season. Read on for the GeekTonic weekly TV update highlighting all the new premieres, finales and specials coming up this week.
Dexter returns on Showtime this Sunday
NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change
Saturday, October 1
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series (8pm on HUB) Season premiere
Doctor Who (9pm on BBC America) Season 6 finale
Bedlam (10pm on BBC America) New paranormal/drama series
Austin City Limits (11pm on PBS) Season 37 premiere begins with Mumford and Sons, Flogging Molly
Sunday, October 2
America’s Funniest Home Videos (7pm on ABC) Season premiere
Prohibition (8pm on PBS) A new 3-part Ken Burns Documentary/History Series about Prohibition. Looks like another winner from Burns
How Hard Can It Be? (8pm on National Geographic) New series
Making Monsters (8pm on Travel) A new reality series that focuses on Distortions Unlimited animatronics company in Greeley, Colorado as they create creatures for haunted houses and other attractions.
Tough Love: Miami (8pm on VH1) Season 3 premiere
Dexter (9pm on Showtime) Season 6 premiere
Chasing Classic Cars (9pm on HD Theater) Season premiere
Halloween Wars (9pm on Food) A short reality/contest series focused on Halloween
Homeland (10pm on Showtime) New suspense/drama series where a U.S. soldier who was thought to have been killed in Iraq over 10 years ago is now being questioned as to whether he is a member of a sleeper cell sent to cause a terrorist attack. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis star. I watched several clips and the first episode and this is a definite winner. If you have Showtime do not miss this series. Watch the full, first episode of Homeland on YouTube.
Hung (10pm on HBO) Season 3 premiere
Around the World in 80 Ways (10pm on History) New travel series with Dennis Anderson and Rob Mariano (Boston Rob for reality fans) use 80 different modes of transportation to travel around the globe in 80 days. The rules restrict them from repeating the same mode of transportation twice and they sometimes must build their own transportation.
How to Make it in America (10:30pm on HBO) Season 2 premiere
Monday, October 3
A Night at the Movies (5pm & 8:30pm on TCM) Special with Stephen King talking about his favorite scary movies.
Warehouse 13 (9pm on SyFy) Season 3 finale
House (9pm on Fox) Season 8 premiere
Mega Dens (10pm on DIY) Season premiere
Tuesday, October 4
Made in America (8pm on Travel) New series about things created in America
Mysteries at the Museum (9pm on Travel) Season premiere
Viking Wilderness (9pm on Animal Planet) New series
Off Limits (10pm on Travel) Season 10 premiere
Chopped (10pm on Food) Season 9 premiere
Onion News Network (10pm on IFC) Season premiere
Mad Fashion (10pm on Bravo) New reality series
Fashion Hunters (10:30m on Bravo) New reality series
Wednesday, October 5
Outback Wrangler (9pm on National Geographic Wild) New series
Brad Meltzer’s Decoded (10pm on History) Season 2 premiere
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (10pm on Discovery) New game show with…. Penn & Teller hosting
American Horror Story (10pm on FX) New horror series on FX. They’ve been promoting this one with some pretty strange previews, but I’ve heard promising reports about it so it’s on my “check it out” list. The creators of Nip/Tuck and Glee bring us this one starring Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and Jessica Lange.
Mad Scientists (10pm on National Geographic) New How-to/Reality Series
Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time (10:30pm on Comedy) Season premiere
Thursday, October 6
The This Old House Hour (9pm on PBS) Season 10 premiere
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (10pm on Comedy) New series
The League (10:30pm on FX) Season 3 premiere
Friday, October 7
Say Yes to the Dress (9pm on TLC) Season 7 premiere
Top Secret Recipe (9pm on CMT) New cooking series that takes famous recipes and recreates them to improve. We’re talking Kentucky Fried Chicken and Cinnabon kinds of recipes.
Sanctuary (10pm on SyFy) Season 4 premiere
Trick My What? (10pm on CMT) New reality series hosted by John Schneider
Sunday, October 9
Breaking Bad (10pm on AMC) Season 4 finale
The Real Housewives of New Jersey (10pm on Bravo) Season 3 finale
Monday, October 10
Most Eligible Dallas (10pm on Bravo) Season 1 finale
Bath Crashers (9pm on DIY) Season premiere
Bored to Death (9pm on HBO) Season 3 premiere
Enlightened (9:30pm on HBO) New comedy drama starring Laura Dern, Luke Wilson and Diane Ladd. A corporate employee begins a new life after having a meltdown and receiving therapy.
American Guns (10pm on Discovery) New reality series
Tuesday, October 11
Last Man Standing (8pm on ABC) New sitcom series starring Tim Allen and Nancy Travis.
Women, War & Peace (10pm on PBS) New historical/documentary narrated by Matt Damon.
I Used to Be Fat (10pm on MTV) Season 2 premiere
I Hate My Kitchen (10pm on DIY) Season premiere
Reed Between the Lines (10pm on BET) New drama/romance series
Chelsea Settles (11pm on MTV)
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