Sunday, October 9
Dexter, 9-10 PM on Showtime: Dexter (Michael C. Hall) sees Brother Sam (guest star Mos Def), a minister brought in by the homicide department to help solve a gruesome murder, for what he really is — and it’s definitely not a man of God.
Pan Am, 10-11 PM on ABC: In the all-new Season 1 episode “Ich Bin Ein Berliner,” journalists fly with the crew to Berlin to cover a speech by President Kennedy. While there, Kate (Kelli Garner) tries to help a young woman escape East Germany, and Colette (Karine Vanasse) is reminded of painful memories of World War II.
FINALE! Breaking Bad, 10-11 PM on AMC: “Face Off,” the Season 4 finale, brings Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) up against Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) once and for all.
FINALE! The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 10-11 PM on Bravo: In the Season 3 finale, Melissa faces the music; Kathy makes a shocking decision; Jacqueline works through family problems; and Caroline’s sons host a launch party.
Thursday, October 6
Grey’s Anatomy, 9-10 PM on ABC: An episode focused on the Grey’s guys? Yes please! In “What Is It About Men,” Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) leave baby Sofia with Mark (Eric Dane) when they go out of town, and the male doctors find they have something in common: their frustrations with women. It seriously took them over than seven seasons to realize this? Meanwhile, the ER fills up with an array of colorful characters after a stampede at a comic-book convention. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
The Vampire Diaries, 8-9 PM on The CW: Klaus (Joseph Morgan) gets in touch with a witch from his past to figure out why his plan isn’t working, and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) comes up against a new enemy in “Disturbing Behavior.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
The Secret Circle, 9-10 PM on The CW: In the all-new episode “Heather,” Cassie (Britt Robertson) visits one of her dead mother’s old friends — only to discover that she’s been catatonic for 16 years. Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) helps Cassie with a spell intended to revive the lady. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
The X Factor, 8-9:30 PM on FOX: The second round of boot camp is on!
Jersey Shore, 10-11 PM on MTV: The boys visit Vinny’s family in Sicily, and the girls head to Tuscany for a wine tour. Later, Snooki learns the truth about her and Vinny’s hookup, and she decides to come clean to Jionni in “Damage Is Done.”
Parks and Recreation, 8:30-9 PM on NBC: Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) book about Pawnee comes out just in time for her campaign, and Ann (Rashida Jones) tries to bond with Ron (Nick Offerman) and April (Aubrey Plaza) in the all-new “Born & Raised.”
Wednesday, October 5
Modern Family, 9-9:30 on ABC: Everyone sets their eyes on a goal in the all-new “Door to Door.” Jay (Ed O’Neill) helps Manny (Rico Rodriguez) sell wrapping paper for a school fundraiser; Claire (Julie Bowen) petitions the city for a stop sign to be installed at a high-traffic intersection; Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) is hell-bent on proving a point to Cameron (Eric Stonestreet); and Phil (Ty Burrell) and Luke (Nolan Gould) will stop at nothing to create a viral video sensation. [SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS]
Revenge, 10-11 PM on ABC: And now for a trip to the Hamptons... Emily (Emily VanCamp) sets out to ruin the DA who convicted her father, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) mourns a personal loss, and Daniel (Joshua Bowman) reveals a part of himself that Emily finds very attractive in “Betrayal.”
The X Factor, 8-9:30 PM on FOX: It’s time for boot camp! The X Factor hopefuls travel to L.A., where they’re judged on their singing, dancing, and performance style.
America’s Next Top Model, 9-10 PM on The CW: The models audition for a role on CSI in front of show creator Anthony Zuiker on the fourth episode of the All-Star Cycle. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
PREMIERE! American Horror Story, 10-11:10 PM on FX: This ain’t no Glee. In the series premiere of the latest show from the twisted genius that is Ryan Murphy, Ben and Vivien Harmon (Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton) move from Boston to a haunted L.A. mansion with their teenage daughter, Violet (Taissa Farmiga). After enduring a miscarriage and infidelity, Ben and Vivien want a fresh start. But the previous occupants of the 1920s Victorian-style house died in a murder-suicide — and that’s only the first hint that something’s not quite right. [WATCH THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES]
Monday, October 3
Dancing With the Stars, 8-10 PM on ABC: Don’t miss the third week of Season 13 performances. Ron Artest and Elisabetta Canalis have already gotten the boot; who will screw up tonight
Castle, 10-11 PM on ABC: A murder investigation leads Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) into the cutting-edge world of life-extension science in the all-new “Head Case.” The twist? The bloody crime scene lacks a body... [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
The Lying Game, 8-9 PM on ABC Family: Emma’s (Alexandra Chando) creeper of a brother uses the twins’ secret as blackmail collateral, and Sutton (also Alexandra) heads to Vegas to pretend to be Emma in “Never Have I Ever.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9-10 PM on Bravo: In the all-new Season 2 episode “$25,000 Sunglasses?!,” Adrienne throws a lavish barbecue and invites her friend Brandi, who bonds with Camille over their very pubic and very ugly divorces. The other Housewives are less-than-impressed with the newcomer. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Most Eligible Dallas, 10-11 PM on Bravo: The drama continues to sizzle down in the Big D in the all-new “Everything’s Bigger in Texas”! [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Hawaii Five-0, 10-11 PM on CBS: McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) persuades Max to redo the autopsy on a SEAL who was thought to have committed suicide, and Kono (Grace Park) starts hanging out with a group of dirty ex-cops — including Frank Delano (guest star Billy Baldwin) — in “Kame’e.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Gossip Girl, 8-9 PM on The CW: Diana (guest star Elizabeth Hurley) offers Nate (Chace Crawford) an exciting opportunity; Serena (Blake Lively) forces Charlie (guest star Kaylee DeFer) to decide which world she wants to embrace; Dan (Penn Badgley) seeks out Chuck’s (Ed Westwick) help to stop the publication of his book; and Blair (Leighton Meester) contends with her future sister-in-law in Season 5’s “Beauty and the Feast.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Hart of Dixie, 9-10 PM on The CW: Zoe (Rachel Bilson) tries to charm Bluebell’s residents by riding on a float with Mayor Hayes (Cress Williams) during the Founder’s Day Parade, and George (Scott Porter) tells her she could lose her half of the practice if she doesn’t draw at least 30 percent of the business in “Parades and Pariahs.”
PREMIERE! House, 9-10 PM on FOX: The Season 8 premiere, “Twenty Vicodin,” takes place one year after House (Hugh Laurie) drove a car into Cuddy’s (Lisa Edelstein) home. The cantankerous doctor is in jail, trying to diagnose an ill fellow inmate without breaking prison rules. When a prison gang leader threatens him, he seeks help from another inmate (guest star
Steve Urkel Jaleel White).
Friday, October 7
Nikita, 8-9 PM on The CW: In the all-new Season 2 episode “Knightfall,” the Black Box secrets reveal that a terrorist Nikita (Maggie Q) captured years ago has been working for Division, and Nikita foils Amanda’s (Melinda Clarke) plan to get Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) to carry out an assassination. [SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS]
Premere! Say Yes to the Dress, 9-9:30 PM on TLC: Season 7 opens with talk show host Kelly Ripa guest starring as a bridal consultant to Comora. A second bride Autumn, has tries to meet her expensive tastes. [WATCH A SNEAK PEEK]
Tuesday, October 4
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!
NCIS, 8-9 PM on CBS: The line between McGee’s (Sean Murray) personal and profession life becomes blurry when NCIS uncovers a connection between his grandmother (guest star Lily Tomlin) and the murder of a Navy lieutenant in “The Penelope Papers.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
90210, 8-9 PM on The CW: The tension builds in the all-new Season 4 episode “Let the Games Begin.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Ringer, 9-10 PM on The CW: Still posing as Siobhan, Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) heads to the Hamptons with Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), Gemma (Tara Summers), and Henry (Kristoffer Polaha) to celebrate her birthday. Despite the close quarters, Henry is dead-set on rekindling their affair in the all-new “It’s Gonna Kill Me, but I’ll Do It.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
Glee, 8-9 PM on FOX: Emma’s (Jayma Mays) parents pay her a visit, and Mike Chang’s (Harry Shum Jr.) mother and father step in to help their son confront his biggest problem — bad grades — in “Asian F.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]
The New Girl, 9-9:30 PM on FOX: The guys are invited to a wedding, and Nick (Jake Johnson) — who’s afraid he’ll run into his ex (guest star Mary Elizabeth Ellis) — asks Jess (Zooey Deschanel) to be his date. Winston (Lamorne Morris) takes his role as usher very seriously, and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) catches the eye of two women (guest stars Katie Cassidy and Natasha Lyonne).