Sunday, October 30th

Allen Gregory, series premiere at 8:30pm on FOX

– This new animated series tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time. When he looks in the mirror, Allen Gregory De Longpre doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, Richard. The pair share an extraordinary father-son bond – a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner, Jeremy, for whom Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with Julie, Allen Gregory’s adopted Cambodian sister. Gregory is about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age.

The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, series premiere at 9pm on Food Network

– The competing super chefs on the fourth season of the Food Network cooking competition series consist of many famous names in the Food Network circuit: Anne Burrell, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Spike Mendelsohn, Beau MacMillan, Elizabeth Falkner, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chuck Hughes, Robert Irvine and Michael Chiarello. The judges’ panel includes host Brown, returning judges Michael Symon and Simon Majumdar, and newbie judge, Judy Joo. In the season premiere of The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, the 10 Chefs are brought to the middle of nowhere and their primal instincts are put to the test with a suckling pig. Split into five teams, the chefs are given the most basic tools to create build their own cooking stations before creating their Iron Chef worthy dishes. At the end, one will be sent home, losing his or her chance of being declared The Next Iron Chef.

Monday, October 31st

Rock Center With Brian Williams, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of America’s leading evening newscast NBC Nightly News, spearheads an eye-opening new primetime newsmagazine. Drawing on the unparalleled strength of America’s premier news organization, the program will be an exciting showcase for journalistic excellence. Top correspondents and trusted anchors from NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC will all be tapped to contribute their formidable talents. The live broadcast will be built around the day’s biggest and most interesting events, meaningful and in-depth stories, and timely newsmaker interviews. In addition to the innovative primetime television program, there will be a groundbreaking, constantly evolving on-line edition of the magazine. Provocative, illuminating and agenda-setting – the hour will not only focus on who and what America is talking about, but will also introduce them to the people and the topics that they will be talking about.

Tuesday, November 1st

Covert Affairs, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

– The show picks up where it left off in the summer finale: after convincing a Chinese scientist, Shen Yue, to defect to the United States, young CIA operative Annie Walker was given a big opportunity: to run point on Shen’s extraction while he was in Washington D.C. But the operation became complicated, when Shen was rushed to the hospital and Annie discovered he was poisoned with radiation and is slowly dying. Afraid of exposing her sister Danielle and her kids, with whom she lives, to possible radiation, Annie told her sister not to return home. This only hastens the inevitable conversation Annie must have with Danielle, finally revealing that she is a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Wednesday, November 2nd

Top Chef, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– It’s a whole new ballgame for the competing chefs on Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas. For the first-time ever, season nine will boast a record 29 chefs – almost double the amount of chefs in season’s past – who will see if they have what it takes to become an official cheftestant and qualify to wear the Top Chef coat. Only 16 will go on to compete across the Lone Star State — in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. In what will prove to be the most challenging season yet, some of the biggest names in food, music, and entertainment including Charlize Theron, Pee-wee Herman, Cat Cora, John Besh, Tim Love, Patti LaBelle will be featured this season on Top Chef: Texas. Returning to the Judges’ Table is host Padma Lakshmi and head judge, chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, famed chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse and critically-acclaimed chef Hugh Acheson.  

Thursday, November 3rd

Bones, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Bones, a darkly amusing procedural entering its seventh season, is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. While most people can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, her drive for the truth or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation, Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit is an exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them – who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable duo. In last season’s final episode, Brennan stunned Booth when she revealed the news that she was pregnant with his child. In the Season Seven premiere, we pick up with the new couple well into Brennan’s pregnancy. Still seeing the world from radically different perspectives, Booth and Brennan grapple with the issues surrounding the upcoming birth of their child – all while continuing to deal with a series of gruesome and baffling crimes. And this season brings more than a baby. Our team will also have to contend with a nefarious tech-savvy foe who uses his unparalleled skills to challenge Booth, Brennan and the squints to solve a string of murders designed to embarrass and humiliate them.

Burn Notice, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

– The USA original action series about burned spy Michael Weston who tries to clear his name and find the person who burned him returns for its midseason premiere after a shocking summer finale that answered a big question, but not to Michael’s liking. In the finale, with all evidence pointing to him, Michael had to perform a desperate act in order to clear his name as Max’s murderer, which he successfully accomplished but not without getting on Agent Pearce’s bad side. And in a bit of bad timing, Larry, who recently escaped an Albanian prison, returns with a job for Michael and he won’t take “no” as an answer. He’s come to Michael for help stealing sensitive documents from a British consulate. To facilitate the job, Larry has kidnapped Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns), a Defense Intelligence Agency psychiatrist with access to the facility. If Michael doesn’t cooperate with Larry, Larry will detonate a bomb that he’s strapped to Anson’s wife, which he does prematurely anyway. Michael gets the documents and when Larry tries to kill him, Sam and Fiona come to the rescue. It appeared everything was resolved, but the finale ended with a big twist as Anson revealed he was the one that hired Larry for the job and staged his own kidnapping, even faking his wife’s murder (it wasn’t really his wife but rather a mere stranger who was burned to death in the explosion). Anson goes on to tell Michael he is the person Michael has been tracking down all these years whose trail went cold…that’s right, he is the leader of the organization that burned Michael. Furthermore, Anson is now holding all the cards as he has information on Michael that will compromise his position with the CIA so Anson demands Michael work for him. The midseason premiere finds Michael and Fiona heading to Puerto Rico to abduct a financial hacker whose software they need for Anson. Of course, the job turns out not to be a simple one.

Call Me Fitz, season premiere at 9:30pm on DirecTV

– Beverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley makes his big comeback to the small screen in this hit Canadian dark comedy series. Handsome, substance-abusing used car salesman Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick torments his naïve co-workers, sleeps with any woman who has a pulse, and thinks nothing of it. Then one day, after a stunt that puts his customer in a hospital, he finally meets his conscience – in the flesh! Don’t miss this hilarious new comedy about a man who is literally forced to battle with his inner conscience – and share a desk with him.

Friday, November 4th

Bad Sex, series premiere at 9pm on Logo

– His clients’ issues range from dangerous promiscuity to clinical frigidity, from porn addiction to compulsive public sex. Their disorders are out of control, and that’s why they’ve come to noted sex specialist, Christopher Donaghue in search of help. Under his supervision, they’ll join a unique sex therapy group where they’ll finally address their deep-rooted issues around infidelity, trust, relationship intimacy and sexual addiction. The cameras will be there too, capturing these dynamic group sessions and the sometimes explosive exchanges among clients. Each episode will also feature a deeper examination of the treatment process & progress of each individual group member. Can Chris lead them away from sexual destruction & addiction, and toward healthier lives?

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