Saturday, October 01, 2011

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 10/1/2011

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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Friday, September 30, 2011

Review the New TV Premieres on the Seen In HD Podcast

I wasn’t able to squeeze in time to join the “Seen in HD” podcast crew for this year’s Fall 2011 TV Spectacular, but I did send in my picks for winners and losers.  If you want the best information on the new Fall TV Season, give this episode a listen as Phil and Adam run through this year’s crop of TV.

Seen in HD Podcast – Fall 2011 TV Spectacular

If you want to follow along as you listen, print out the Fall 2011 TV Premiere Listings.  There is a free PDF with all of the premieres sorted by name and by premiere date.