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Wednesday, Oct. 11: The Opulent and Outrageous Carringtons Return in ‘Dynasty’

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Wednesday, Oct. 11

The CW, 9pm
New Series!
Expect catsuits and catfights when the 1980s’ juiciest soap — which explored the lives of the opulent and outrageous Carrington family — gets an ambitious reboot filled with new drama, a fresh look and modern twists. Former Ryan’s Hope and Melrose Place star Grant Show snagged the role of patriarch Blake Carrington and reveals, “When I got the script and the audition for this, I immediately said to myself, ‘This is my job. I’m not letting anyone else have it.’”

Season Premiere!
Hugh Laurie returns as neuropsychiatrist Eldon Chance, who in Season 2 faces a new, mysterious adversary played by Paul Schneider. Chance is also forced to reassess his life’s work and question if violence is really the answer.

BBC America, 10am
New Series!

Queers is an eight-part short film series exploring some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay history and the very personal rites of passage of British gay men through the last century. Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), the films star Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead. All eight films air throughout the day on Oct. 11, and the whole series is available on VOD, at and on the BBC AMERICA App beginning Oct. 12.

Mr. Mercedes
AT&T Audience Network, 8pm
Season Finale!

The cat-and-mouse game nears its deadly conclusion with the discovery of another victim of the title killer, and Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) fears for those he loves.

Riverdale: “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying”
The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!
The steamy drama inspired by Archie comics moves to a new night. In Season 1, the idyllic town of Riverdale was shocked by the murder of high-school golden boy Jason Blossom, and teens Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), and Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and her band, the Pussycats, discovered that their tranquil town was bubbling over with secrets, mysteries and scandals. In Season 2, the town and the gang deal with the shocking shooting of Archie’s salt-of-the-earth dad, Fred (Luke Perry).

The Blacklist: “Miss Rebecca Thrall”
NBC, 8pm
While the Task Force investigates a series of suspicious police shootings, Agent Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) is distracted by increasing external pressures. With his back up against the wall, Red (James Spader) drafts Tom (Ryan Eggold) in executing an elaborate plan to help re-establish his criminal reputation.

Nature: “Fox Tales”
PBS, 8pm
Intelligent, resilient and bold, the red fox can change its behavior to thrive in new environments, from urban locales to the Arctic tundra. New scientific research offers a fascinating look into the secret life of these foxes.

Speechless: “J-J’s D-R—DREAM”
ABC, 8:30pm
Ray (Mason Cook) is in over his head when he makes up a fake charity to impress his girlfriend. Maya (Minnie Driver) gives Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) tips on being the boss. Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) demands that Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) get out of her space.

SEAL Team: “Boarding Party”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Boarding Party,” Jason (David Boreanaz) and the SEALs must rescue a group of researchers being held hostage on a ship in the South China Sea.

Property Brothers
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The great Scotts (Jonathan and Drew) are back for a remodel. Instead of the show’s standard format, “you’ll notice that Drew no longer pulls the rug out from under buyers with a house they can’t afford,” laughs Jonathan. “It has become impossible to find people who haven’t seen us, so now we show them that first dream home as an inspiration.” Drew counts Nashville as a favorite locale this time around. “There’s a wide variety of housing there and a few new problems we haven’t seen before. You may even see a little line dancing and singing.”

The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman
National Geographic, 9pm
New Series!
Morgan Freeman and his producing partners Lori McCreary and James Younger expand their Emmy-nominated Story of God franchise to examine other building blocks of a civil civilization. “Story of God felt so eye-opening to all of us,” Younger explains. “Then we realized that religion is just one aspect of what keeps human society together. Love is a primal scaffolding in human society. Power and leadership — how people organize themselves into groups where they can be effective. War and peace, same. [The Story of Us] is about bonds between people.”

NOVA: “Ghosts of Stonehenge”
PBS, 9pm
Who built Stonehenge and why? Discover how the last decade of groundbreaking archaeological digs has revealed major new clues to Britain’s enigmatic 5,000-year-old site and the people who constructed it.

Designated Survivor: “Outbreak”
ABC, 10pm
As President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) faces a viral pandemic that threatens to kill countless Americans, FBI Agent Wells (Maggie Q)and M16 Agent Damian Rennett (Ben Lawson) discover evidence that could change some first family members’ lives forever.

Criminal Minds: “Killer App”
CBS, 10pm
The phrase “killer app” is taken literally in this new episode, as the BAU investigates a Silicon Valley workplace shooting committed by a state-of-the-art drone.

Chicago P.D.: “Promise”
NBC, 10pm
When a young Latina is brutally murdered, Intelligence suspects she may have been working as a drug mule. With Antonio (Jon Seda) leading the case, the team’s investigation takes them into the grim world of meat processing, and they discover a different motive that may be behind her death.

The Shannara Chronicles
Spike, 10pm
Season Premiere!

After debuting on MTV last year, the hit fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles moves to Spike for a 10-episode second season. Season 2 picks up a year after the events of Season 1, as the Four Lands are in chaos and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users.

Mr. Robot
USA Network, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Picking up immediately after the Season 2 cliffhanger finale, Season 3 explores each character’s motivations and the disintegration between Elliot (Rami Malek) and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin are also among the returning cast, with Bobby Cannavale joining the show as Irving, described as a “laconic, no-nonsense used car salesman.”

Thursday, Oct. 12

I Love You, America
New Series!
This series from Funny or Die follows comedian Sarah Silverman as she looks to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions. She attempts to do so through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others and not taking herself too seriously.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”
ABC, 8pm

Amelia (Caterina Scorsone)confronts a difficult situation, while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) deals with the fallout from her talk with Nathan (Martin Henderson). Maggie (Kelly McCreary) finds herself at an awkward family dinner. Jackson (Jesse Williams) receives big news. And Richard (James Pickens Jr.)and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) seek the hospital’s next big stars.

The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!
At the end of Season 12 of the thrilling drama, the Winchester brothers — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) — witnessed the return of Lucifer and learned that the Devil is expecting a child. In Season 13, Sam and Dean face off against a creature with almost unimaginable power — who can either save the world, or destroy it.

NFL Football: Philadelphia at Carolina
CBS & NFL Network, 8:20pm Live

Thursday Night Football visits Charlotte, N.C., as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

Arrow: “Fallout”
The CW, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 6 will kick off five months after Prometheus (Josh Segarra) triggered all those explosives. Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) entire team was on the island when the bombs went off — so who survived?

How to Get Away With Murder: “It’s for the Greater Good”
ABC, 10pm
Annalise (Viola Davis) takes on a case for the greater good and quickly realizes the stakes are much higher than she thought. Meanwhile, Laurel (Karla Souza) asks Michaela (Aja Naomi King) to help get information regarding Wes’ death, and Connor (Jack Falahee) makes a major life decision that is not supported by the group. In a flash-forward, a surprising confrontation during the night of the crime is revealed.

Home Alone
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
New Series!

When night falls, even the most welcoming of houses can hide nightmares in the shadows. In Home Alone, a quiet suburban house becomes the setting for unimaginable horror. Victims believe the walls around them are a safe sanctuary, but what lurks in the darkness is far more chilling than anyone could have imagined.

Friday, Oct. 13

This new horror anthology series comes from The Walking Dead executive producer Gayle Anne Hurd. Each of this season’s six spooky episodes comes from a real-life — and really scary — story that has served as the basis for some of the horror genre’s most famous tales. Robert Patrick, Colm Feore, Adam Goldberg, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Campbell Scott are a few of the series’ stars.

New Series!
David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac) directed this series based on John Douglas’ book. It is set in 1979 and follows two FBI agents (played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) who interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how these criminals think so they can apply new techniques to solving ongoing cases. Charlize Theron is an executive producer.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Original Film!
Writer/director Noah Baumbach crafted this comedic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives. Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Adam Driver, Candice Bergen, Judd Hirsch and Rebecca Miller also star.

College Football
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live

ESPN has a Friday night college football doubleheader with Clemson at Syracuse in an ACC matchup and Washington State at California in a Pac-12 game.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom
Nickelodeon, 7pm
This all-new stop-motion special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to scare the residents Bikini Bottom, but SpongeBob believes that spooky things are actually funny. The special features Bikini Bottom locations decked out for the spooky holiday and the residents dressed in costume: SpongeBob as a flower, Patrick as a knight, Sandy as a mad scientist, Mr. Krabs as a dollar bill, Plankton as a devil and Karen as a cat. Squidward will, of course, be dressed as himself.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!
At the end of Season 2, Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) was abandoned at the altar by her obsession, Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III), who ran off to become a priest. While Rebecca contemplates revenge in Season 3, she meets mega WASP Nathaniel Plimpton III (Scott Michael Foster), who may be a new love interest, or who may just have some serious daddy issues.

Tori Spelling: Broke & Famous
REELZ Channel, 8pm
Actress and reality star Tori Spelling was born into luxury in one of Hollywood’s wealthiest families. From a young age, she was taught that love meant showering someone with endless money and lavish gifts, which led this Beverly Hills princess to develop a reckless spending habit. But when she was sensationally cut out of her inheritance and work proved hard to find, her addiction to spending would turn her life into a never-ending financial crisis. Find out the real story behind Spelling becoming Broke & Famous.

Hawaii Five-0: “Nā lā ’īlio (Dog Days)”
CBS, 9pm
McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Five-0 work with an injured police dog who is the only witness to an ambushed drug bust. Also, Beulah Koale joins the regular cast as former Navy SEAL Junior Reigns in the new episode “Nā lā ’īlio (Dog Days).”

Jane the Virgin
The CW, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Jane the Virgin moves to Friday nights for its fourth season.

Gold Rush
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Discovery’s No. 1-rated show is back, kicking off with a two-hour season premiere. Before the new mining season even begins, Todd Hoffman lays everything on the line and wagers a massive bet with young Parker Schnabel. The ever-confident Todd believes he can pull in the most gold this season. If not, he owes Parker 100 ounces of gold worth over $100,000. This sets off a head-to-head competition for the season.

Great Performances: “Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2017”
PBS, 9pm
Salute Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, the Velvet Underground and more, with appearances by Dionne Warwick, Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson and Vernon Reid.

Saturday, Oct. 14

MLB Playoffs: NL Championship Series, Game 1
TBS, 8pm Live

TBS airs the best-of-seven-game National League Championship Series beginning with Game 1 tonight. The NL champion advances to the World Series beginning Oct. 24 on FOX.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
BBC America, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The dramedy series based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) returns for Season 2. This time, the vast dangers lurking in the fantasy realm navigate a path to Earth, and it’s up to Dirk (Samuel Barnett), Todd (Elijah Wood) and the rest of the gang to stop them.

Love Struck Café
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
Aspiring architect Megan Quinn (Sarah Jane Morris) faces multiple tasks: developing her hometown lake into a commercialized entertainment center, forcing her childhood mentor out of her family’s home and helping out at her family café after her father breaks his leg, while also dealing with the return of her childhood sweetheart (Andrew Walker), who broke her heart.

Copycat Killers: “Deliverance” 

REELZ Channel, 10pm 
In the movie Deliverance, a group of friends from the city takes a seemingly innocent weekend trip to canoe in rural Georgia. However, the weekend takes an unimaginable turn for the worse. The same drastic demise happens to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., history teacher Albert Fentress one night when a young man happens to run onto his lawn. Fentress’ watching of Deliverance seems to have triggered deeply rooted and hidden urges he had — all of which he acted upon after entering a psychotic state.

Saturday Night Live: “Kumail Nanjiani/P!nk”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Silicon Valley star and The Big Sick actor/writer Kumail Nanjiani makes his debut SNL hosting appearance. He is joined by musical guest P!nk.