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What to Watch This Weekend: Fringe, Homeland, and Revenge


I just want to let you know that I checked like EIGHT times to make sure Person of Interest wasn't somehow airing any random new episodes tonight. Because I think my heart might lit'rally stop if I ever miss mentioning it again and have to undergo the consequences. On the bright side, we actually have stuff to watch on Friday now! And Sunday is like an explosion of television greatness! Premiere season just does not cease to excite me. And it should excite you, too, because now you don't even have to attempt to make plans for the weekend. Take a look at what I'm talking about, then start prioritizing your DVRs—and when you're finally finished with that go outside and watch the sunset or something. It'll feel good, I swear:

What to watch on Friday, September 28...

SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 9pm, Fox
Fringe
In tonight's long-awaited Season 5 premiere, which has one of the longest titles and most confusing titles I've ever had to type, "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11," Peter and Etta are on the search for Olivia and they start in 2036. Of course, also in 2036: the future Fringe team gets released from amber after 20 years and decides to join the rebellion that will halt the Observers' world dominance. Sounds kind of wonderful!

9pm, NBC
Grimm
After taking a little break, our favorite fairy-tale detective is back on the scene. In tonight's "The Good Shepherd" Monroe investigates a robbery at a Wesen church, and meanwhile, as Nick continues his quest to reconnect with Juliette, a menacing adversary starts tracing his tracks, putting him in unknown danger. Might this dangerous opponent have any connection to Captain Renard?

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, CBS
Made in Jersey
The 9 o'clock time slot is looking pretty busy, eh? In CBS's new court drama we meet small-town Jersey girl, Martina, who works at a fancy law firm in NYC. In the pilot, Martina impresses her boss by displaying some of her "street smarts" and winds up on a case involving a student and a professor at a local university. Moral of the story: Move to Jersey and all your dreams will come true.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., The CW
Boss, 8 p.m., Starz
CSI: NY, SEASON 9 PREMIERE, 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, SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., TLC
Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Travel
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, 9pm, TLC
The Ultimate Fighter, 9 p.m., FX
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, 9 p.m., TBS
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Blue Bloods, SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., CBS
Cheer, 10 p.m., CMT
Dateline NBC, SEASON PREMIERE, 10 p.m., NBC
Deadly Women, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Eden Eats, 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
Yukon Men, 10 p.m., Discovery
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Christina Aguilera and TV host Sherri Shepherd on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Ice-T and Justin Kirk on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Michael C. Hall and Martha Plimpton on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS



What to watch on Saturday, September 29...

9pm, BBC America
Doctor Who
In "The Angels Take Manhattan" the statues in New York City start to come to life, and the Doctor must figure out how, why, and what he needs to do to stop them from terrorizing the city. (Especially that Statue of Liberty lady—can you imagine what kind of havoc she could cause?) Also, the Doctor must say goodbye to Amy and Rory. Sad.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, BBC America
Chef Race: UK vs US
BBC America is really taking the cake this Saturday. In this brand new series, chefs from the United Kingdom and United States compete for the crown of ...quickest chef? Is that really something to be proud of? The results, of course, will dictate which country is better and that's really all that matters, right? It doesn't really matter what they're better at. In the pilot, the teams will race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (hopefully not on foot) and will have to prepare sushi in a bathroom along the way as well as high tea. Sounds like a reality show, alright! I love a chef who can prepare me sushi at a moment's notice—preferably while on the loo.

SPECIAL, 10pm, Comedy Central
Demetri Martin. Standup Comedian
Hey, remember Demetri? He had a show for a while but he didn't do so hot, so now he's back on the standup circuit? Well now he's back on a standup circuit that's back on TV! How do you like them apples? In it, Demetri uses his hand-drawn charts and drawings to illustrate his observations on cultural customs and conventions. It's high-brow humor with a low-brow twist!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Doctor Who in the U.S., SPECIAL, 8 p.m., BBC America
Bayou Billionaires, 9 p.m., CMT
Dateline: Real Life Mysteries, 9 p.m., TLC
Happily Never After, SEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Iyanla, Fix My Life, 10 p.m., OWN
My Fair Wedding With David Tutera: Unveiled, 9 p.m., WE
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



What to watch on Sunday, September 30...

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
So many second season returns tonight! In this one, "Broken," we pick up right where we left off last season: As the Storybrooke curse is broken, the fairy-tale characters begin to remember their past lives, but for some reason aren't able to return to the world they left so long ago. And thanks to Mr. Gold, magic has returned to the town, as well. Meanwhile, in fairy-tale land, Prince Phillip awakens a sleeping beauty named Aurora.


SEASON 7 PREMIERE, 9pm, Showtime

Dexter
In this weekend's seventh season premiere, "Are You... ?," Deb does her best to hide her involvement in the Travis murder, Batista and Quinn finally reach an agreement, and Detective Mike Anderson gets caught up in a very unfortunate rendezvous. Also, LaGuerta has second thoughts about the Bay Harbor Butcher case. Is Dexter finally in too deep?

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC
Revenge
Now that the stakes are even higher after last summer's Hamptons events, Emily must carefully plan her next move. But what, exactly, could her next move be? There's so little to work with here, but that kind of vague reveal is part of what makes this show so great. So tune in!

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, ABC
666 Park Avenue
ABC attempts to take on the horror genre, which I personally attribute to American Horror Story's success, but whatever. In this new series, a young couple (Jane and Henry) are offered the chance to manage a prestigious apartment complex in New York City, which they agree to because they're so entranced by the Upper East Side's swank. But soon after they move in, supernatural forces begin to haunt them, which make them wonder how they can get out of their agreement.

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, Showtime
Homeland
The Emmy Awards sweetheart is back on television just one week after taking a whole bunch of little gold statues home with them last week—and we couldn't be happier. In "The Smile" a former asset threatens Carrie's peace away from the office and Dana lets a huge secret slip. Also, Brody learns that Nazir might not like his idea of a nonviolent terrorist approach. Go figure!


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Call the Midwife, SERIES PREMIERE, 8 p.m., PBS
Cupcake Wars, 8 p.m., Food
Making Monsters, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., Travel
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Rehab With Dr. Drew, 8 p.m., VH1
The Amazing Race, SEASON 21 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., CBS
The Simpsons, SEASON 24 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., Fox
Bob's Burgers, SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 8:30 p.m., Fox

Bar Rescue, SEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., Spike
Behind the Music, 9 p.m., VH1
Boardwalk Empire, 9 p.m., HBO
Family Guy, SEASON 11 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Fox
Hell on Wheels, 9 p.m., AMC
Long Island Medium, 9 p.m., TLC
Nail Files, SEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., TV Guide
Oprah's Next Chapter, 9 p.m., OWN
Sins & Secrets, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Snapped, 9 p.m., Oxygen
The Good Wife, SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., CBS
The Great Food Truck Race, SEASON 3 FINALE, 9 p.m., Food
American Dad, SEASON 8 PREMIERE, 9:30 p.m., Fox
The Shores, SEASON PREMIERE, 9:30 p.m., TVGuide
Bridezillas, 10 p.m., WE
Breaking Amish, 10 p.m., TLC
Copper, 10 p.m., BBC America
Married to Jonas, 10 p.m., E!
The Mentalist, SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., CBS
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, REUNION SPECIAL, 10 p.m., Bravo
Taboo, 10 p.m., NatGeo
Tattoo Rescue, 10 p.m., Spike
Treme, 10 p.m., HBO
Unusual Suspects, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery



What are you watching this weekend?

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ONCE UPON A TIME FTW !!!!!!!!!!

Also: 666 Park Avenue, Revenge, Dexter, Family Guy, The Simpsons.

Maybe: Amazing Race, American Dad.
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It's a good thing I don't watch more shows than I do. With Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Copper and Treme it's going to be a very full night of drinking to my favorite shows.
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So much stuff, so little time...
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Sunday is my new fav day!!!
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Has Sunday ever had so many great shows? Once Upon a Time, Revenge, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, 666 Park Avenue, Boardwalk Empire, Hell on Wheels, Dexter, Homeland, and in a couple of weeks The Walking Dead.
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Tonight : Once Upon a Time , Revenge, 666 Park Avenue and Hell on Wheels
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The Mentalist, Once Upon A Time and Homeland
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All of Animation Domination, Dexter, The Mentalist,
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Once Upon a Time, 666 Park Avenue and Dexter.
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Holy crap, sundays look AWESOME!
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Bob's Burgers and American Dad! I'm gonna try getting into Hell on Wheels by checking it out on Netflix, it sounds like a very good show.
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Sundays are the new best days of the week!

Once Upon A Time, REVENGEEEE, and 666 Park Avenue
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New? I'd say that it has been the best TV day of the week for years. What's new this year is that we're not just getting the best cable shows, but also some good broadcast shows.
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what's new is it being for once upon a time (though i do watch this), revenge and park avenue *gag*
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That's pretty much what I said. I was just less specific. I would however have left 666 off the list, and maybe added the mentalist and the good wife, because I know that the former gets a lot of viewers and I've heard that the latter is good. Revenge and OuaT were the first two non-cable shows I thought of.
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Sunday: OuaT, Revenge, 666 Park Avenue, Homeland and Boardwalk Empire.
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What? No love for Strike Back? It's awesome!
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Friday : Grimm and blue bloods .

Saturday : nothing .

Sunday : Once upon a time and Revenge .
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You forgot Clone Wars. Best show ever!
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Dexter.
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Friday: Fringe, Boss, Gravity Falls. Is Grimm worth checking out now?

Saturday: Doctor Who, Young Justice, maybe TMNT (IGN TV gave it a good score)

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, Dexter, Treme, 666 Park Avenue, The Good Wife, Hell on Wheels, Revenge, Bob's Burgers, Boardwalk Empire, Copper (DAMN...Took me a while to know what I have to watch. DAMN IT SUNDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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Young Justice? I couldn't find any info on a third season (didn't search very hard though), and the second ended a long time ago.
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I probably shouldn't say this to you, since you seem to have too much to watch already, but yes, Grimm got better during the second half of the first season, and is quite watchable now.
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You have an amazing taste in TV.
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kinda hard not to when he incorporates the entirety of that which is airing.
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I need to stop adding, though. Sundays need to chill a little and stop adding more shows and more to the competition and more hours to my schedule. Enough is enough! :D
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HOMELAND!!!! How could I forget? Damn it...I knew I was missing something.
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Friday: Fallon & Ferguson (with Michael C. Hall!)



Sat: nothing



Sun: OUAT, Homeland, Dexter, Family Guy
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Friday~Fringe, Grimm, Ghost Adventures, Haven & The Ultimate Fighter

Saturday~Nothing....

Sunday~ Dexter, Homeland, Family Guy, The Mentalist
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Fringe, Doctor Who, The Amazing Race and Homeland.
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OUaT, Dexter, Copper, Bob's Burgers, American Dad!
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Three of my favourite shows return this weekend. I'll be watching Fringe, Homeland and Revenge. Best weekend since the season finales.
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Fringe, Grimm, Haven

Doctor Who

Once Upon a Time, Dexter, Revenge, 666 Park Avenue, The Simpsons, Bar Rescue, Family Guy
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what do you mean by "hopeer"?
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Saturday: Ben 10: Omniverse, Green Lantern, Young Justice, and TMNT
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Friday: Fringe

Sunday: OUAT, Revenge and possibly 666 Park Ave.



Sunday is going to be an exciting night of television.
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Fri: Blue Bloods

Sat: College football, Doctor Who

Sun: NFL, OUaT, The Amazing Race, The Mentalist, Hell on Wheels, Copper, Dexter, Homeland, maybe 666 Park Ave.
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Fri: Ouch, nothing in primetime at all, Ferguson Craig Show Show Late for the sleepytime.

Sat: Clone Wars in the morning, Young Justice, Doctor Who, Demetri Martin

Sun: Bob's Burgers and the rest of the Fox cartoons, The Good Wife, new Adult Swim.
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FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Clone Wars , Young Justice , and Green Lantern are back too
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Blue Bloods, Revenge, OUAT

Speaking of Revenge, I just started watching it on Netflix, and I seriously love it, why didn't I watch this sooner, how realistic do you guys think it is for me to watch the next 20(I'm only on ep 3, does it get better as the season goes on, it's already soo good) episodes before Sunday??
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Revenge gets SOOOO good, I can't even tell you how good it gets. Let's just say, with Revenge, things get only sweeter.
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Fringe, Homeland, Dexter, The Good Wife, Revenge, Colelgefootball, NFL,etc
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I'm so glad The Good Wife is finally back!
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Fringe

Doctor Who

Homeland

OUaT

Family Guy

666 Park Avenue

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So glad Fringe is finally back tonight! And Grimm.

Sat: Doctor Who

Sun: Revenge!!
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Something about reading: "Fringe season 5 premier" gave me chills.

Anyway, what a great weekend for TV

I will be watching Fringe, Blue Bloods, CSI:NY, Grimm, Dexter, Family Guy & American Dad
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FRINGE!!!!!!



Family Guy and if I've caught up 3 seasons in two days, Dexter
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Fr.: CSI: NY, Grimm, Blue Bloods, Boss, Fringe, Made in Jersey, Haven

Sa.: Doctor Who

Su.: Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Homeland, Dexter, The Good Wife, Hell on Wheels, Boardwalk Empire, Copper, The Mentalist, Treme
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I think that the person forget to put Strike Back in the Friday Night Preimere List
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Friday: FRINGE, Grimm, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods and Haven



Sunday: Once Upon a Time
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How did I miss you? +1
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FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND OH... FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AWWWW YEEAH! +1
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FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... !!! :D
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YEAH! +1
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I didn't realize The Simpsons started this week. I'll be watching that as well.
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I love how Fringe takes priority over your username and avatar. :)
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ZOMG look at sunday!!! Dexter, Homeland, Revenge and 666 Park. Im excited!
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Oh and American Dad!
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Fri: Fringe, Grimm, Haven

Sat: Doctor Who in the U.S., Doctor Who

Sun: Once Upon a Time
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Fri: Fringe, (maybe Made in Jersey, if bored), ANTM, Blue Bloods

Sun: OUaT, Revenge, Bar Rescue
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Fringe, Once Upon A Time and Homeland
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homeland, revenge, dexter, OuaT. i`ll try 666 but i have a feeling it won`t be nearly as good as AHS.
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Strike Back is on Friday. I think just because it's on cinemax no one ever talks about it but it's soooo good.



Other than that I'm definitely watching Fringe, Homeland and Dexter
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Once Upon A Time & Revenge!
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