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

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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I don't think there's a new episode of A Gifted Man this weekend...I can't find it, and on the show page it says there isn't one until next weekend.
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Once Upon A Time, The Walking Dead, Dexter, and Hung.
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forgot to mention Merlin on tonight
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That's probably just for people in the UK. The new season won't be airing in the US until a few months from now.
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Unless you know where to look online (: I've been keeping up on it easily enough ^_^

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I never thought that i would say this, but I am done with Supernatural. Last night's episode was a bore. I am watching Grimm from now on. They should have kept Misha/Castiel.
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Grimm (Watched it, was freaking awesome), Homeland, Dexter, Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time... may check out Allen Gregory, and I believe Misfits returns this weekend as well.
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So much stuff: Fri - Chuck and Boss. Sun - Dexter, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Family Guy and The Walking Dead. No American Dad though?
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Fringe... I mean, not Fringe -_- Will be taping Chuck, then watching Grimm, Supernatural and Boss.
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Ready for Chuck,but can we kill jeff and Lester already,they completely ruin the flow of the show
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No, they're funny! Buy More rocks!
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Maybe I will travel to the red universe where the Cardinals lose and Fringe is on today.
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Chuck, Grimm and Nikita, Yay actual good tv to watch on Fridays
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Sanctuary, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, Desperate Housewives
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CHUCK!!!!
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Friday- Chuck. Then catching up on DVR from the last 2 weeks. Sunday, definitely Once Upon a Time!
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I wanted to watch Fringe so badly. Can't believe it will be 3 weeks since the last episode next week. Anyways, I'll try Grimm, but I'm secretly hoping it's horrible so the show doesn't steal Fringe's viewers (it will.)



Sunday - The Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives, The Walking Dead
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once upon a time, desperate housewives, pan am, nikita
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Seriously, baseball over Fringe, we play a game in the UK like baseball, it's called rounders, and only schoolgirls play it............
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HAHAHAHA! My friend from Manchester was telling me about Rounders the other night when we were mocking Baseball being a "Real" sport lol.
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thundercats along side young justice next week m awesome !



i am excited to see Grimm vs Supernatural ! who gonna win the ratings battle

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Grimm has got it SO much more together than Once Upon A Time!! Hope other people think the same.. OUAT seemed so..fake?
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hmm next week.......Fringe vs Supernatural vs Grimms.....this cannot be good :(
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That was smart of CBS to pull new episodes of their shows. I'm hoping reruns on the other network will help out NBC and they'll see respectable numbers from those not interested in the game.
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Friday: No new FOX or CBS shows tonight, so it's just Chuck, Grimm, and Boss.



Saturday: Nada.



Sunday: Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Allen Gregory, Family Guy, Homeland, Pan Am (still meh), Boardwalk Empire, and How to Make It in America.
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Supernatural, Grimm, Fringe, Dexter,NFL,etc
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Chuck, Supernatural, Grimm, Sanctuary. I wish Fringe would air later. Oh well. tonight will still be awesome!



Sunday: The Walking Dead, Dexter, Lost Girl.
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TCW, Blue Bloods, Grimm, Supernatural, Chuck, The Good Witch, Desperate Housewives, and Once Upon a Time
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Does anybody know what animal that is in the second subliminal picture? Is it a mutant Tiger or something? What show/movie is it from?
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It's the Zombie Tiger from Zombie Apocalypse. It kind of looks like a Sabretooth from a Dinosaur movie though.
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Thanks. Though, I probably should have read the synopsis for the movie, before asking a question about a picture that was clearly explained (in caps) directly beneath it.
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Actually, it's TIGGER!! He got hungry and ate Pooh, who ate the honey that Eeyore stored his X in!!! Moral of the story is Don't do drugs or you end up feeling like POOH!!!
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I'm so looking forward to Grimm tonight. But NBC + Friday night death slot = surefire cancellation.
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Yeah, surprisingly it looks pretty cool...unlike 'The Cape' which looked beyond ridiculous from the very first screen shot...



Though, it's like you said-- it's NBC, so tread carefully.
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Chuck, Once Upon a Time, Grimm!!! I saw the Grimm premiere early (thanks Twitter!) and I thought it was fantastic. Not to potentially libel my favorite cult series, but this is the new Buffy/Angel. Totally different from Once Upon a Time, and while I like the Sunday series, Grimm is better in my opinion.
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CBS Pulls Tonight''s "A Gifted Man," "CSI: NY" and "Blue Bloods" Originals in Favor of Repeats



http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2011/10/28/cbs-pulls-tonights-a-gifted-man-csi-ny-and-blue-bloods-originals-in-favor-of-repeats-790502/20111028cbs01/

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Thanks for the heads up :)
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Chuck (a show with Yvonne Strahovski is impossible NOT to watch, she's just too hot)...Love fantasy and sci-fi, so I will definitely check out Grimm as well...



Then there's the usual suspects--Nikita & Supernatural.
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Dear Nelson Cruz,



You suck dude.... if you actually knew how to catch a fly ball, we would have Fringe tonight.
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A good outfielder makes that play. Horrible positioning. Pathetic anticipation.
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Plus, for the first time ever a team blew 3 saves in a WS game!
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Grimm at 8 tonight and then heading out to party :)



Saturday---Netflix and halloween party :)



Sunday--- Once upon a time, DH and Allen Gregory :) and more partying lol
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Sunday is the only day this weekend worth anything! Football, Walking Dead, Dexter, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, and a few others I'm too ashamed to admit.
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Grimm, Supernatural and Once Upon a time.
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I was a fan of the original ThunderCats...yes, I'm that old lol. I have to give the new one a try soon
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I am definitely going to try Grimm...it looks like it's going to be good. CSI NY is a long time favorite :-)



I am looking forward to episode 2 of Once Upon a Time on Sunday. :-)
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I watched the entire episode, if you like crime procedurals you will be hooked, fans of "monk" and "franklin & bash" with both be randomly/pleasantly surprised, I'll leave it at that.



Also I imagine fantasy fans will be hooked easily as well.



The lead is solid, you care about him extremely quickly so the writers seem to have their act together. The cop partners have a solid rapport, there is a solid mysterious feeling all around, WATCH THIS SHOW!
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Fans of "My Name Is Earl" will also get a treat
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Allen Gregory, Desperate Housewives, The Walking Dead, Nikita, Once Upon a Time
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So much to watch: Grimm, Supernatural, ThunderCats, Sanctuary, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, Dexter, The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and Robot Chicken!
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Love me some Robot Chicken!
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I am so tired of the damn world series always messing things up. Year after year after year!



Are we seriously saying that we believe Once Upon a Time will be a better show than Grimm? I haven't watched it but it seems very PG to me.
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I have watched both, they are 2 totally different shows (obviously) but each is incredibly enjoyable on their own.



Each has a cool mysterious element, neither is "over the top" for too long, and the main similarity is even though they are both only pilots, you come to care about the main characters immediately!



BOTH ARE PROMISING
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chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck chuck CHUCK!!!!! and also, chuck
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Thunder cats wizards dexter board walk empire the walking dead supernatural once upon a time Grimm chuck
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Grimm, Nikita, Sanctuary
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Tonight: Grimm (maybe all those folks who can't watch Fringe will tune in and give it decent ratings for tonight -- still can't believe Grimm, Fringe, and Supernatural share the same time slot), Chuck, Nikita, and Boss.



Nothing on Saturday, although the premises of some of these TV movies sound pretty awesome.



Sunday: Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, Dexter, and Homeland.
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agreed - it is insane just with supernatural + fringe, add grimm and it is UTTERLY INSANE!!!!
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In Canada we have the option to watch it at 8 too so for once we're getting a good deal here! Yay.
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Friday: Chuck (recording) Nikita, Supernatural, Grimm (recording) and Sanctuary.

Sunday: The Simpsons Halloween Special, Allen Gregory, Once Upon A Time (recording), Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and The Walking Dead.
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It will be nice to see Chuck again. Provided it actually runs the full 13 episodes it's suppose to get, it will have more than 100 episodes. That's an unexpected success for a show that has managed to survive many possible cancellations.



I think more people will wind up watching Supernatural than Grimm, although it's a show that doesn't deserve to get cancelled just because it's on against two good shows.
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Damn, I was so much anticipating Fringe to come back :(

I've already watched Grimm, and it looked really good to give this new show a try.

Also watching Supernatural.

And on Sunday I'm tuning in for Homeland, The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, The Amazing Race, and Heartland
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(Friday)- Supernatural, Chuck, Grimm and Sanctuary

(Sunday)- Allen Gregory, Family Guy, The Walking Dead, Dexter and Homeland
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Blue Bloods, Homeland and The Good Wife
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sunday



once upon a time

the simpsons

boardwalk empire

desperate housewives

dexter

the good wife

the walking dead

csi: miami

homeland

pan am
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a gifted man

nikita

csi

fringe

grimm

supernatural

blue bloods

boss

sanctuary

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