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Can’t-Miss TV! Wetpaint Entertainment’s Hottest Shows for the Week of October 17

Tuesday, October 18

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NCIS, 8-9 PM on CBS: The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Coast Guard officer on a cargo ship in “Safe Harbor” — only to uncover a terrorist plot instead. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

The X Factor, 8-10 PM on FOX: The Top 16 are revealed!

Dancing With the Stars, 8-10 PM on ABC: Catch highlights from Monday’s round of performances, and then tune in for the live results show. Someone’s gotta go!

90210, 8-9 PM on The CW: Liam (Matt Lanter) gets a modeling job offer after an agent sees the commercial for his bar, and Annie (Shenae Grimes) falls for an unlikely guy. Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) tries to win a charity talent competition to show up Austin’s (guest star Justin Deeley) cousin Sally (guest star Kellie Pickler). Dixon (Tristan Wilds) starts spiraling out of control, forcing Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) to confront him in Season 4’s “Benefit of the Doubt.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Ringer, 9-10 PM on The CW: Unable to get in touch with Gemma (Tara Summers) in “The Poor Kids Do It Everyday,” Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) starts wondering if something happened between her and Henry (Kristoffer Polaha). Bridget asks Charlie (guest star Billy Miller) to do her a favor that could come back to haunt her, and Agent Machado (Nestor Carbonell) looks into Malcolm’s (Mike Colter) disappearance. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Wednesday, October 19

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Pretty Little Liars, 8-9 PM on ABC Family: In Season 2’s special Halloween episode, the Little Liars are looking forward to the biggest party of the season. It is the Halloween before Alison (Sasha Pieterse) goes missing, and the only concern for Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) is to score an invite to Noel Khan's Halloween party. But with all of the tricks and treats floating around Rosewood, there may be something more sinister waiting out there for Ali and her best friends. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

America’s Next Top Model, 9-10 PM on The CW: In the sixth episode of the All-Star Cycle, the women play flag football for charity and pose in pairs with model Coco Rocha. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Modern Family, 9-9:30 on ABC: It’s father-daughter time in “Go Bullfrogs!” Phil (Ty Burrell) takes Haley (Sarah Hyland) on a college tour of his old alma mater, and Claire (Julie Bowen) forces Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) to treat her to a fun night out with the boys. Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) deal with a situation at home that may require them to have “the talk” with Manny (Rico Rodriguez). [SNEAK PEEK]

Happy Endings, 9:30-10 on ABC: In the all-new Season 2 episode “Secrets and Limos,” Brad’s (Damon Wayans Jr.) relationship with his humorless boss hits a bump in the road, and Dave (Zachary Knighton) balks at introducing his new girlfriend to his friends.

Revenge, 10-11 PM on ABC: Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) exposes a vulnerable side, and Lydia (guest star Amber Valetta) returns to the Hamptons to get even with Emily (Emily VanCamp) and the Graysons. Daniel (Josh Bowman) decides to make a major life change, and Charlotte (Christa Allen) and Declan (Connor Paolo) find themselves in an unlikely predicament together in “Guilt.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

American Horror Story, 10-11 PM on FX: Vivien (Connie Britton) learns about the house’s first residents, and Ben (Dylan McDermott) continues to unravel in “Murder House.”

Thursday, October 20

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The Vampire Diaries, 8-9 PM on The CW: It’s the first day of senior year, and Elena (Nina Dobrev), Caroline (Candice Accola), Bonnie (Kat Graham), and Matt (Zach Roerig) are still reeling from recent events. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) grows annoyed with his new houseguest, and Alaric (Matt Davis) gets a surprise new student in his history class. Stefan (Paul Wesley) carries out his latest assignment from Klaus (Joseph Morgan) in “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

The Secret Circle, 9-10 PM on The CW: In the all-new Season 1 episode “Wake,” Faye (Pheobe Tonkin) attempts to get even with an ex-boyfriend, Jake (guest star Chris Zylka), who wanders back into town. Complicating matters further, Jake sets his sights on Cassie (Britt Robertson). [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Grey’s Anatomy, 9-10 PM on ABC: Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) enlists Lexie’s (Chyler Leigh) help to get Derek (Patrick Dempsey) interested in a brain tumor case, and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Mark (Eric Dane) finally become friends. Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) struggle with a tough spinal surgery in “Poker Face.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

FINALE! Jersey Shore, 10-11 PM on MTV: In the Season 4 finale — “Ciao, Italia” — the gang gets ready to say arrivaderci to Italy and buon giorno to Seaside Heights. But will Mike join them at the Shore house?

Sunday, October 23

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PREMIERE! Once Upon a Time, 8-9 on ABC: Emma (Jennifer Morrison) arrives in Storybrooke, a small Maine town populated with fairytale characters living under a spell cast by Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla). Ginnifer Goodwin charms as Snow White.

The Good Wife, 9-10 on CBS: Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is forced to rely on testimony from a convicted killer when the key witness in a case commits suicide, and Eli (Alan Cumming) makes some big political moves on Peter’s (Chris Noth) behalf in “Marthas and Caitlins.”

Dexter, 9-10 PM on Showtime: As Homicide uncovers evidence that a recent spate of killings are religiously motivated, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) questions matters of faith in “A Horse of a Different Color.”

Pan Am, 10-11 PM on ABC: In the all-new Season 1 episode “One Coin in a Fountain,” Kate (Kelli Garner) and Maggie (Christina Ricci) vie for the attentions of a handsome passenger (guest star Goran Visnjic) on a flight to Monte Carlo.

SPECIAL! The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 10-11 PM on Bravo: Caroline and Teresa's feud reaches a boiling point in part two of the Season 3 reunion special.

Friday, October 21

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Nikita, 8-9 PM on The CW: In the all-new Season 2 episode “Looking Glass,” Michael (Shane West) learns that a woman he once romanced under orders from Division is in danger. Feeling guilty about how things ended, he sets out to help her — but Nikita (Maggie Q) suspects there is more to it than easing his conscience. Amanda (Melinda Clarke) manipulates Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) into aiding her on a mission, but Sean (Dillon Casey) gets caught in Amanda’s web of lies and begins to doubt Division’s true motives. [SNEAK PEEK]

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Happy Monday, TV lovahs! Wetpaint Entertainment is here with a rundown of all the shows you need to watch this week.

Monday, October 17 | Tuesday, October 18 | Wednesday, October 19 | Thursday, October 20 | Friday, October 21 | Sunday, October 23

Monday, October 17

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Dancing With the Stars, 8-10 PM on ABC: Don’t miss the fifth week of Season 13 performances. Ron Artest, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, and Chynna Phillips have already gotten the boot; who will screw up tonight? [SNEAK PEEK]

Castle, 10-11 PM on ABC: While working a murder case related to the theft of a valuable sculpture in “Eye of the Beholder,” Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) team up with Serena Kaye (guest star Kristin Lehman), a sexy insurance investigator with eyes for Castle — and a big secret. [SNEAK PEEK]

The Lying Game, 8-9 PM on ABC Family: In “East of Emma,” Sutton (Alexandra Chando) heads to Phoenix with revenge on the brain — and Emma (also Alexandra) plots her exit. Thayer (Christian Alexander) and Char (Kirsten Prout) grow increasingly suspicious of Alec (Adrian Pasdar). [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Gossip Girl, 8-9 PM on The CW: Hopeful that his friends and family will support him at his book party, Dan (Penn Badgley) gathers Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester), Nate (Chace Crawford), Chuck (Ed Westwick), Rufus (Matthew Settle), and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) to reveal the truth about his book. Blair and Louis (guest star Hugo Becker) hit a crisis point after Louis reads Dan’s book, and Diana (guest star Liz Hurley) uses incriminating info about one of Nate’s friends to her advantage in Season 5’s “Memoirs of an Invisible Dan.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Hart of Dixie, 9-10 PM on The CW: A heat wave hits Bluebell in the all-new “In Havoc and in Heat,” and Zoe (Rachel Bilson) learns that it lowers inhibitions — including hers... especially around Wade (Wilson Bethel). Lemon (Jaime King) prepares to meet George’s (Scott Porter) parents, but she gets flustered when Lavon (Cress Williams) shows up at the same restaurant with a gorgeous date.

Bored to Death, 9-9:30 on HBO: On the run from the police in “Gumball!,” Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) and Ray (Zach Galifianakis) try to figure out who framed Jonathan for murder. George (Ted Danson) gets high and runs interference.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9-10 PM on Bravo: A lighthearted game night turns catty, and Kim and Kyle end up on the same side in a Housewives battle royal. The drama continues to heat up at Camille’s charity luncheon in the all-new Season 2 episode “Game Night Gone Wild!” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

FINALE! Most Eligible Dallas, 10-11 PM on Bravo: In the Season 1 closer, “Pony Up,” Drew tries to win back Cody, Courtney and Matt’s friendship undergoes a change, Glenn considers moving to Oakland, and Neill’s band performs their first Big D show. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Hawaii Five-0, 10-11 PM on CBS: An investigation into the murder of a women’s volleyball coach lands Kono (Grace Park) in more hot water in the all-new Season 2 episode “Ma’ema’e.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]