Sunday, October 16

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The X Factor, 8-10 PM on FOX: The remaining X Factor contestants head to the judges’ homes for mentoring.

The Good Wife, 9-10 on CBS: Alicia (Julianna Margulies) takes a pro bono case in which a witness becomes a prime suspect in the all-new “Feeding the Rat.”

Dexter, 9-10 PM on Showtime: A serial killer from Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) past makes a shocking reappearance, and Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) has trouble settling into her new job in “Smokey and the Bandit.”

PREMIERE! The Walking Dead, 9-10:30 PM on AMC: In the Season 2 premiere, “What Lies Ahead,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group leave Atlanta — only to encounter an unexpected threat on the highway.

Pan Am, 10-11 PM on ABC: In the all-new Season 1 episode “Eastern Exposure,” a last-minute change sends the crew to exotic Rangoon, where Maggie (Christina Ricci) takes Laura (Margot Robbie) under her wing, showing her the wilder side of the city.

SPECIAL! The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 10-11 PM on Bravo: Teresa and Caroline have at it in part one of the Season 3 reunion special. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Friday, October 14

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Nikita, 8-9 PM on The CW: In the all-new Season 2 episode “Partners,” Nikita (Maggie Q) is stunned to hear that her old Division partner Kelly (guest star Katheryn Winnick) has escaped from a Turkish prison. Nikita thought Kelly had died years ago — and she always felt responsible because it happened on the mission when she broke ties with Division. Knowing Amanda (Melinda Clarke) will go after Kelly, Nikita convinces Michael (Shane West) to join her on a little trip to Turkey. [SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS]

Tuesday, October 11

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NCIS, 8-9 PM on CBS: In “Enemy on the Hill,” the NCIS team investigates a dead contract killer who targeted a Navy Lieutenant Commander, and Abby (Pauley Perrette) uncovers new information about her family. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

90210, 8-9 PM on The CW: The tension builds in the all-new Season 4 episode “Party Politics.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Ringer, 9-10 PM on The CW: In “A Whole New Kind of Bitch,” Gemma (Tara Summers) asks Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who is still posing as Siobhan, to do her a favor that could cost Bridget everything. Henry (Kristoffer Polaha) receives some crushing news about his writing career, and Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) deals with his tumultuous relationship with his daughter Juliet (Zoey Deutch). Bridget meets a potential new sponsor named Charlie (guest star Billy Miller) at a local Narcotics Anonymous meeting, and Malcolm (Mike Colter) faces his demons. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

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

Monday, October 10

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

Castle, 10-11 PM on ABC: While investigating the shooting of a young woman in the all-new “Kick the Ballistics,” Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) discover that the gun used in the killing is Detective Ryan’s (Seamus Dever) old weapon — the one stolen by serial killer 3XK. [SNEAK PEEK]

The Lying Game, 8-9 PM on ABC Family: In “Sex, Lies, and Hard Knock High,” Emma (Alexandra Chando) confronts Kristen after overhearing an argument between her and Ted. The Mercer family has more secrets than $100 bottles of wine. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Gossip Girl, 8-9 PM on The CW: Dan (Penn Badgley) figures out who’s publishing his book, but instead of putting the brakes on it, he ends up in the spotlight. Chuck (Ed Westwick) helps Dan come to grips with his fate, just as Dan continues to help Chuck break through his emotional block. Beyond that blossoming bromance, Serena (Blake Lively) and Charlie (guest star Kaylee DeFer) return to the UES from California, and Nate (Chace Crawford) faces a moral dilemma in Season 5’s “The Jewel of Denial.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Hart of Dixie, 9-10 PM on The CW: In the all-new “Gumbo & Glory,” Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is determined to win Bluebell’s gumbo contest to prove to everyone that she is a part of the community. Zoe and Brick (Tim Matheson) find themselves having to work together to perform a life-saving surgery.

PREMIERE! Bored to Death, 9-9:30 on HBO: In the Season 3 opener, “The Blonde in the Woods,” Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) discovers that he was born via sperm donation. George (Ted Danson) is reunited with his daughter at his restaurant, and Ray (Zach Galifianakis) spends a day with his biological son.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9-10 PM on Bravo: In the all-new Season 2 episode “Let the Games Begin,” Taylor’s pal Dana hosts a game night. But the breezy fun takes a catty turn when Kim retreats to the bathroom. As suspicious rise, wild accusations fly. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Hawaii Five-0, 10-11 PM on CBS: Commander Joe White (Terry O'Quinn), McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), and Officer Lori Weston (Lauren German) investigate the murder of a deep-sea diver in the all-new Season 2 episode “Mea Makamae.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

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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 10 | Tuesday, October 11 | Wednesday, October 12 | Thursday, October 13 | Friday, October 14 | Sunday, October 16

Thursday, October 13

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The Vampire Diaries, 8-9 PM on The CW: Caroline (Candice Accola) wants Elena (Nina Dobrev), Bonnie (Kat Graham), Matt (Zach Roerig), and Tyler (Michael Trevino) to enjoy a traditional Senior Prank Night before the school year begins. But when uninvited guests show up, the evening takes a deadly turn. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) believes Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) can use his new connection to the other side to help find a way to defeat Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who continues to deepen his hold on Stefan (Paul Wesley) in “The Reckoning.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

The Secret Circle, 9-10 PM on The CW: In the all-new Season 1 episode “Slither,” Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy) enlists Nick (Louis Hunter) and Faye’s (Phoebe Tonkin) help to track down her family's Book of Shadows, and Diana (Shelley Hennig) arranges a date night with Adam (Thomas Dekker). But it’s not all fun and games: The Circle must fight off a dark force that threatens to destroy them from within. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

The X Factor, 8-10 PM on FOX: The remaining X Factor contestants head to the judges’ homes for mentoring.

Parks and Recreation, 8:30-9 PM on NBC: Ron (Nick Offerman) takes his boys-only troop of Pawnee Rangers into the wild. Not wanting the girls to feel left out, Leslie (Amy Poehler) takes her troop of Pawnee Goddesses on an adventure weekend. A reluctant Ben (Adam Scott) joins Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Donna (Retta) for a day of relaxation, and Chris (Rob Lowe) spends time with Jerry (Jim O’Heir) in the all-new “Pawnee Rangers.”

Grey’s Anatomy, 9-10 PM on ABC: The residents try their hardest to impress surgical great Catherine Avery (Jackson's mother, guest star Debbie Allen) when she arrives at Seattle Grace to perform a groundbreaking transplant surgery. Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Alex (Justin Chambers) find their hands tied with a confidentiality issue when a familiar patient comes into the ER, and a love-struck Teddy (Kim Raver) throws a dinner party for the couples in “Loss, Love, and Legacy.” [SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS]

Jersey Shore, 10-11 PM on MTV: Deena continues to pursue Pauly, and she and Snooki get an icy reception at a nightclub. Mike stirs up some major drama, prompting the entire house to turn on him in “Situation Problems.

Wednesday, October 12

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America’s Next Top Model, 9-10 PM on The CW: The women model fashions from the Kardashian Collection for a runway challenge at the Santa Monica Pier — with the Kardashian sisters in attendance. The twist? The women must exit a moving carousel before hitting the runway. Later on the fifth episode of the All-Star Cycle, the models pose as Michael Jackson over the decades for a photo shoot, with guidance from his sister LaToya. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Modern Family, 9-9:30 on ABC: Everyone reaches a tipping point in “Hit and Run”: Jay (Ed O’Neill) is frustrated at work, Manny (Rico Rodriguez) is stressed out about school work, Gloria would like to help but no one seems to want it. Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) run into Councilman Duane Bailey (guest star David Cross) again, who is out campaigning for his second run, and he's just as irritating as they remembered — so much so that Claire may give him a run for his money. Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) get into a fender bender and the other car flees. [WATCH A SNEAK PEEK]

Revenge, 10-11 PM on ABC: And now for a trip to the Hamptons... Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) goes after the therapist who had her committed when she was a child — via a charity event for mental health. The Porter brothers (Nick Wechsler and Connor Paolo) face more problems with the family bar, Daniel (Josh Bowman) has one too many, and Conrad (Henry Czerny) sneaks off to see Lydia (guest star Amber Valletta) in “Duplicity.” [WATCH A SNEAK PEEK]

American Horror Story, 10-11 PM on FX: Vivien (Connie Britton) and Violet (Taissa Farmiga) get caught in a dangerous situation — one that’s eerily similar to one from the house’s past. Before returning to Boston to put an end to a dark chapter of his life, Ben (Dylan McDermott) sees a patient who has nightmares about being cut in half.