What to Watch this Weekend: Fringe, Anna Faris on SNL, and The Walking Dead

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What to watch on Friday, October 5...

Get excited, human beings. Not only is it Friday, but this weekend's schedule is filled to the brim with nerdry. Not only will our weekend be filled with Bond-related jokes (hint:Daniel Craig will make a special appearance on our TVs) but we'll also be invited to check out a special debate between the golden boys of the Left and Right (aka Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart). Plus Radiohead invades our living room with a special concert and The Simpsons celebrate Halloween early. Let's do this:


8pm, CBS
CSI: NY
Ready to turn up the heat at 8? In tonight's episode "Where There's Smoke..." the former Numb3ers actor Rob Morrow returns as arsonist Leonard Brooks, and something tells me the team is not going to be happy about this. When will this guy stop? How many more arson cases will the CSIs have to investigate? Like the title of the episode hints, hopefully the smoke will lead them to his arrest.


9pm, Fox
Fringe
Last week's episode of Fringe reintroduced us to our favorite characters, and hopefully on tonight's episode it will give us a better understanding of the entire movement against the Observers'. In tonight's "Absentia" the Fringe team must extract information from the Harvard lab, which is now controlled by the Observers. The fight for freedom intensifies!


9pm, NBC
Grimm
In tonight's "Over My Dead Body" Monroe's old flame Angelina comes to town with some bad news. Elsewhere, Nick asks Hank for some help in keeping Monroe safe while Captain Renard receives a visit from a former acquaintance. Can you guess who?


10pm, Syfy
Haven
Anyone a fan? In tonight's "The Farmer," Audrey and Nathan encounter a bizarre series of deaths involving missing vital organs. Wait, wait...I think I already know who did it. Is it "the farmer"? Meanwhile, Duke must confront the fate his dad warned him about which is something about becoming Haven's curse killer.



PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., The CW
CSI: NY, 8 p.m., CBS
Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC
WWE Friday Night Smackdown!, 8pm, Syfy
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice, 9 p.m., Discovery
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team,9 p.m., CMT
Flea Market Flip, 9 p.m., TLC
Fringe, 9 p.m., Fox
Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Travel
Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC
Made in Jersey, 9 p.m., CBS
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, 9pm, TLC
The Ultimate Fighter, 10 p.m., FX
MLB Baseball, LIVE 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., TBS
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS
Cheer, 10 p.m., CMT
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
Deadly Women, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Eden Eats, SEASON FINALE 10 p.m., Cooking
Fashion Police, 10 p.m., E!
Haven, 10 p.m., Syfy
House Hunters, 10 p.m., HGTV
Secret Princes, 10 p.m., TLC
Strike Back, 10 p.m., Cinemax
The Dead Flies Revisited, 10 p.m., Travel
Yukon Men, 10 p.m., Discovery
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Colin Farrell and musical guest The Hives on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Billy Crystal and musical guest The Wallflowers on Late Night With David Letterman, 11:35 a.m., CBS
Jerry Trainor and TV host Katie Couric on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Ginnifer Goodwin and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS



What to watch on Saturday, October 6...


Online Pay-Per-View Event, 8pm
O'Reilly vs. Stewart 2012: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium
Ladies and gentleman, this month the election season has added a new debate except this special event is between Bill O' Reilly, the Fox News TV host of The O'Reilly Factor, and political satirist Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. The 90-minute trash-talking debate between the golden boys of the Right and Left will go down in a "Air-Conditioned Auditorium" moderated by television journalist E.D. Hill. If you would like to see the two go at it, fans of either TV personality can live-stream the debate for $4.95 with one-half of the profits going to a number of charitable causes. For more information and how to order go to The Rumble 2012.


SEASON 38 PREMIERE 8pm, PBS
Austin City Limits: Radiohead
Doing mental cartwheels while I'm typing this one out. The very-awesome PBS television series Austin City Limits premieres its brand new season with a rare, full-hour set by Radiohead. Filmed in The Moody Theater in the Texas capital, the episode will mark the iconic British band's debut appearance, and are excepted to play songs from their last three albums: The King of Limbs, In Rainbows, and Hail to the Thief, as well as classics from Kid A and OK Computer. Can I let you in on a secret? I'm obsessed with perfecting the "Lotus Flower" dance, just need better shoes.


SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, BBC America
Bedlam
Whoa, this looks intense (see promo image above). The second season begins with a young woman who can see ghosts arriving at Bedlam Heights to search for Jed.


SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 10pm, A&E;
Billy the Exterminator
Hey, remember Billy the Exterminator? Of course you do! Who can forget the man who's known to go head-to-head with any nasty, creepy pests regardless of its shape and size. If you haven't met Billy, meet him in "Snake, Rattle and Roll." In it, Billy and his friend Ricky wrangle VENOMOUS pit vipers and use them in a magical potion to remove the mysterious critters — and there are mysterious critters. Let's hope no one gets hurt here.


11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Bond fans are in for an aural treat on tonight's episode of SNL. With the latest Bond film set for release early next month, the timing is right for Daniel Craig to host the show. Plus, musical guest Muse is performing. Double dreamy.



PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
iCarly, 8 p.m., Nick
Bayou Billionaires, 9 p.m., CMT
Dateline: Real Life Mysteries, 9 p.m., TLC
See Dad Run, 9 p.m., Nick
Iyanla, Fix My Life, 10 p.m., OWN
My Fair Wedding With David Tutera: Unveiled, 9 p.m., WE
Parking Wars, SEASON 7 PREMIERE9 p.m., A&E;
The Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's: An Extra Slice, 9 p.m., OWN
48 Hours, 10 p.m., CBS
Deadly Affairs, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
I Was Impaled, 10 p.m., Discovey Health and Fitness
Pit Bulls and Parolees, SEASON 4 PREMIERE 10 p.m., Animal Planet


What to watch on Sunday, October 7...


SEASON 9 PREMIERE 8pm, Discovery
MythBusters
In tonight's premiere episode "Titanic Survival" James Cameron joins Adam and Jamie in tackling the most requested myth in MythBuster history: "Is it possible that Rose and Jack could have both fit on the wooden board and survived together?" Hmm, that's a good question. But wouldn't the board flip if Jack tried to get on?


8pm, Fox
The Simpsons
Fox is getting into the Halloween spirit a little early this year, as The Simpsons celebrates the 23rd annual Halloween special called "Treehouse of Horror XXIII," an homage to "Back To The Future" with an apocalyptic Mayan twist. Sounds like wicked fun!


9pm, Showtime
Dexter
Epic episode last Sunday, right? In tonight's "Sunshine and Frosty Swirl," Debra attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies (good luck Deb!). Meanwhile, the Mike Anderson case appears to be connected to the Ukranian mob and a vengeful Louis won't stop meddling with Dexter's life. This promises to be the best season yet. Woo!


TWO-PART SEASON FINALE 9pm, AMC
Hell On Wheels
It's been quite a season of Hell on Wheels. In tonight's two-part season finale, Darren threatens Elam and Cullen prepares for battle in "Blood Moon." Meanwhile, Cullen fights to save Hell on Wheels on the second-half of the finale, "Blood Moon Rising."


10pm, ABC
666 Park Avenue
Will you be checking in again at 666 Park Avenue? In tonight's "Murmurations," Jane discovers something creepy behind the walls of the Drake when she renovates Mr. Barlow's apartment. Meanwhile, lonely Danielle turns to Gavin for help in her desperate need to find love.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Big Rich Texas SEASON 3 PREMIERE 8 p.m., Style
Call the Midwife, , 8 p.m., PBS
Cupcake Wars, 8 p.m., Food
Making Monsters, 8 p.m., Travel
Once Upon a Time, 8 p.m., ABC
Rehab With Dr. Drew, 8 p.m., VH1
The Amazing Race,8 p.m., CBS
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox
Bob's Burgers, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Behind the Music,9 p.m., VH1
Boardwalk Empire,9 p.m., HBO
Dexter,9 p.m., Showtime
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Halloween Wars, SEASON 2 PREMIERE 9 p.m., Food
Long Island Medium,9 p.m., TLC
Oprah's Next Chapter, 9 p.m., OWN
Revenge 9 p.m., ABC
Snapped,9 p.m., Oxygen
The Good Wife, 9 p.m., CBS
American Dad, 9:30 p.m., Fox
The Shores, 9:30 p.m., TVGuide
666 Park Avenue, 10 p.m., ABC
Bridezillas, 10 p.m., WE
Breaking Amish, 10 p.m., TLC
Copper, 10 p.m., BBC America
Homeland, 10 p.m., Showtime
Married to Jonas, 10 p.m., E!
The Mentalist, 10 p.m., CBS
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 10 p.m., Bravo
Tattoo Rescue,10 p.m., Spike
Treme, 10 p.m., HBO
Unusual Suspects, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery



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