What to Watch This Weekend: Fringe, SNL, and The Simpsons' Annual "Treehouse of Horror" Special

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What to watch on Friday, October 5...

Get excited, human beings: Not only is it Friday, but this weekend's TV offerings are excellent. Let's do this:


8pm, CBS
CSI: NY
In "Where There's Smoke...," Numb3ers alum Rob Morrow returns as arsonist Leonard Brooks, and something tells me the team is not going to be happy to see him.


9pm, Fox
Fringe
In "In Absentia," the Fringe Division gang goes to Walter's lab looking for information that could help their current rebellion against the Observers' reign of terror.


9pm, NBC
Grimm
In "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. Ooh, who could it be?


10pm, Syfy
Haven
In "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. I bet it's a guy who's a farmer! Also: Duke must confront the fate his dad warned him about, which has something to do with 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
Boss, 9 p.m., Starz
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
Okay, technically this isn't airing on TV and you have to pay five bucks to see it, but we thought you should know about it regardless: This weekend, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and Daily Show host Jon Stewart will go head-to-head in a 90-minute debate entitled "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium." Check out the official website for more info.


SEASON 38 PREMIERE 8pm, PBS
Austin City Limits: Radiohead
I'm doing mental cartwheels while I'm typing this one out: The very-awesome PBS television series Austin City Limits is kicking off its brand-new season with a full-hour set by Radiohead. Filmed at The Moody Theater in Texas, the episode will be the iconic British band's debut appearance; the performance will likely include 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, I just need better shoes.


SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, BBC America
Bedlam
Whoa, this show set in a mental-asylum-cum-haunted-apartment-complex looks intense—just check out the promo photo above. Season 2 begins with a young woman who can see ghosts arriving at Bedlam Heights to search for Jed. I don't know who Jed is, but this show is set in a mental-asylum-cum-haunted-apartment-complex! I'm in.


SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 10pm, A&E;
Billy the Exterminator
In "Snake, Rattle and Roll," Billy and his friend Ricky wrangle venomous pit vipers and use their venom in a magical potion they plan to use on other critters. Let's hope no one gets hurt here.


11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Hosted by Bond—James Bond. Plus musical guest Muse. 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, "Titanic Survival," James Cameron joins Adam and Jamie to tackle one of the most cinematic myths in MythBusters history: "Is it possible that Rose and Jack could have both fit on the wooden board and survived together?"


8pm, Fox
The Simpsons
Fox is getting into the Halloween spirit a little early this year. This weekend marks The Simpsons' 23rd annual "Treehouse of Horror" special, and this year's installment will pay homage to Back to the Future with an apocalyptic Mayan twist. Sounds like fun!


9pm, Showtime
Dexter
Epic episode last Sunday, right? In tonight's "Sunshine and Frosty Swirl," Deb attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies (good luck, lady!). 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.


SEASON 2 FINALE 9pm, AMC
Hell On Wheels
In the first hour of tonight's two-part Season 2 finale, "Blood Moon," Darren threatens Elam and Cullen prepares for battle. In the second hour, "Blood Moon Rising," Cullen fights to save Hell on Wheels.


10pm, ABC
666 Park Avenue
Will you be checking in again at 666 Park Avenue? In "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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