What to Watch this Weekend: Chuck, Once Upon a Time, and the Series Premiere of Grimm

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Even though Halloween isn't technically until Monday, it's THIS weekend where we'll be doing all of our screamin' and spookin'. Are you mentally prepared for all the Halloween terror? It's looking verrrrry scaaaaary out there, you guys!

What to watch on Friday, October 28...

SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 8pm, NBC
Chuck
Hey all you Chuck fans! How stoked are you about the show's return? Five seasons seems like a lot for a series that almost gets canceled every year, so this is a huge accomplishment. Anyway, tonight Chuck deals with his brand-new spy-for-hire business and guest-star Craig Kilborn appears as a "sly investor" for Carmichael Industries.

9pm, Fox
Fringe
Nina Sharp pays a visit to Walter's lab with presumably awkward results. Plus the translucent shape-shifters return! Aaaaahhh! They are gross.
Sorry guys, the Cardinals won. Fringe will return next week.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, NBC
Grimm
Although Grimm is bound to become only your second-favorite fairy tale themed supernatural drama, it's still a solid (and surprisingly scary) show. In tonight's premiere, a jogger in a red hoodie is abducted by a wolfish serial killer, plus a handsome young detective realizes that demon-faced "reapers" are everywhere in our midst. Also if you've ever wanted to see a middle-aged woman with cancer go all ninja on a grim reaper, this is your show.

9pm, CW
Supernatural
In the tantalizingly titled "Slash Fiction," two Leviathans clone Sam and Dean, impersonate them, and then land them on the FBI's Most Wanted list. No but seriously, that title better be accurate!

10pm, Starz
Boss
Kane and his peeps do whatever they can to stay ahead in the race, plus Meredith comes to suspect her husband is being shady. Whoa whoa whoa, a politician being dishonest doesn't make any sense!


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
A Gifted Man, 8 p.m., CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m., ABC
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., FOX
Nikita, 8 p.m., CW
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., TBS
Wizards of Waverly Place, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
ThunderCats, 8:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Gold Rush: Alaska, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Discovery
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS
Brides of Beverly Hills, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., TLC
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
My Extreme Animal Phobia, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
Sanctuary, 10 p.m., Syfy
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Twisted, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Marvel Anime: X-Men, 11 p.m., G4
Viper's Creed, 11:30 p.m., G4

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Adam Sandler on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Justin Timberlake & Kelly Clarkson on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Olivia Munn & Duran Duran on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS



What to watch on Saturday, October 29...

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
Zombie Apocalypse
Ving Rhames, starving artist, appears in this original Syfy account of a zombie plague that decimates the population. Seems like a typical zombie movie, right? Well I've got two words for you: ZOMBIE TIGER.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Hallmark Channel
The Good Witch's Family
In the fourth installment of this Catherine Bell-starring movie series, helpful witch Cassie must deal with a bratty new teenager in her household who threatens to tear Cassie's family apart. Throw some hot potion in her face!

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Lifetime
Possessing Piper Rose
Noted actress Rebecca Romijn stars in this supernatural Lifetime movie (the best kind) about an adopted 4-year-old whose dead birth mother aspires to possess her from beyond the grave. These anti-adoption horror movies really make the world a better place, don't they?

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8pm, Fox
America's Most Wanted: 50 Fugitives, 50 States
Now that America's Most Wanted lives on only in the form of occasional specials, John Walsh's list of fugitives is positively filled to the brim! In this two-hour special he'll rattle off fugitives from all 50 states, so no matter where you live, you've now been deputized to make citizens' arrests! Get out there, people!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Big Time Rush, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Dogs 101, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Bedlam, 9 p.m., BBC America
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
Bizarre E.R., 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Graham Norton Show, SEASON 10 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., BBC America
Puppies vs. Babies, 10 p.m., Animal Planet


What to watch on Sunday, October 30...

8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
The Evil Queen continues her sassy, sinister shenanigans when she releases a curse into the fairytale world. Elsewhere, Regina attempts to get Emma to leave Storybrooke. Nobody would have to tell me twice, but then again I'm not a hottie bounty hunter with nothing else going on.

9pm, AMC
The Walking Dead
The slow-motion nightmare continues as Shane attempts to get himself out of that pickle at the high school and Daryl helps Andrea scour the woods for Sophia. (P.S. Did anybody else cry during last week's episode? I am NOT ashamed to admit it.)

SERIES PREMIERE, 8:30pm, Fox
Allen Gregory
In this rare non-Seth MacFarlane Fox animated series, a snooty 7-year-old boy (voiced by Jonah Hill) who was raised by gay dads finds his new public school to be completely beneath him. Sounds promising, but who even knows anymore?

9pm, Showtime
Dexter
Dexter is hot on the trail of the Doomsday Killer(s), and enlists Brother Sam for some spiritual guidance. Elsewhere, Quinn and Batista track down Professor Gellar's old haunts. Last week's episode was terrific, so fingers-crossed for tonight's!

10pm, Showtime
Homeland
Carrie zeroes in on Brody's alibi during a confrontation with the sole survivor of a similar hostage situation. Plus the agency looks into a pair of suspicious lovers who bought a house near the airport. Plus at the end of the episode everyone takes a much needed rest and there's a Slip 'N Slide party! No there isn't.

9pm, Discovery
How Evil Are You?
Horror director Eli Roth and a team of "psychological experts" conduct a series of experiments on ordinary Joes to determine just how effed-up people are willing to be. Like, can they eat red meat while watching Hostel? Or can they shave their legs while watching Cabin Fever? Tune in to find out!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC
Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox
Boardwalk Empire, 9 p.m., HBO
Bridezillas, 9 p.m., WE
Celebrity Ghost Stories, 9 p.m., Bio
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Masterpiece Mystery!, 9 p.m., PBS
Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Food Network
Sister Wives, 9 p.m., TLC
The Good Wife, 9 p.m., CBS
The Cleveland Show, 9:30 p.m., Fox
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m., CBS
Hung, 10 p.m., HBO
Kendra, 10 p.m., E!
Long Island Medium, SEASON 1 FINALE, 10 p.m., TLC
Pan Am, 10 p.m., ABC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 10 p.m., Bravo
Dirty Soap, 10:30 p.m., E!
How to Make It in America, 10:30 p.m., HBO
Talking Dead, 11 p.m., AMC
Robot Chicken, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Squidbillies, 11:45 p.m., Cartoon Network
China, IL, 12:00 a.m., Cartoon Network



What are you watching this weekend?

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