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Wednesday, Oct. 9
Taken at Birth
This three-part series is a heart-wrenching journey of loss and reunion. Over 50 years ago, Thomas Hicks, a doctor from a small mining town in northern Georgia, illegally sold over 200 newborn babies out of the back of his clinic. For some he was a hero, for others the worst of evil as these babies’ real identities were completely erased. Searching for answers, hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner turn to lead investigator Jane Blasio, a Hicks baby herself, who has dedicated her life to learning the truth. Together they unravel a decades-old mystery, reunite stolen babies with their birth families and, ultimately, help others find closure, acceptance and truth.
— TLC Network (@TLC) October 8, 2019
Rhythm + Flow
Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star in this music competition series. New hourlong episodes of the 10-episode series will roll out each Wednesday, beginning with the auditions (Episodes 1-4), followed by cyphers, rap battles and music videos (Episodes 5-7), and samples, collaborations and the finale (Episodes 8-10).
NBCSN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheader has the New Jersey Devils at the Philadelphia Flyers, followed by the L.A. Kings at the Vancouver Canucks.
The Goldbergs: “Food in a Geoffy”
Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got — which Geoff Schwartz (Sam Lerner), boyfriend of Erica Goldberg (Hayley Orrantia), learns on tonight’s episode of the 1980s-set comedy. When his new food-delivery service misplaces a cheesesteak, he calls on Erica’s dad, Murray (Jeff Garlin), for help finding it. As they scour the town, they run into some familiar faces portraying their neighbors: Cheers alums Rhea Perlman, Kirstie Alley, George Wendt and John Ratzenberger guest-starring as part of ABC’s “Cast From the Past Week.”
Riverdale: “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam”
The CW, 8pm
Season 4 opens with an emotional goodbye to Fred Andrews and the late Luke Perry. The Beverly Hills, 90210 icon’s longtime friend and former costar Shannen Doherty guest-stars.
College Football: Appalachian State at Louisiana
ESPN2, 8pm Live
Sun Belt Conference foes collide at Cajun Field in Lafayette as the Appalachian State Mountaineers visit the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
Chicago Med: “In the Valley of the Shadows”
Drs. Choi (Brian Tee) and Marcel (Dominic Rains) don’t see eye-to-eye over the treatment of a patient’s chronic pain. Meanwhile, rumors start to circulate about Maggie (Marlyne Barrett), and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) works to help a young boy, but her treatment suggestions are challenged by the parents, who believe in only using holistic remedies.
SEAL Team: “Ignore and Override”
The mission in Serbia continues in the new episode “Ignore and Override,” as Jason’s (David Boreanaz) past returns to haunt him and leaves him contemplating his future.
Chicago Fire: “Badlands”
Brett (Kara Killmer) and Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) question the suspicious circumstances surrounding a brutal attack at a juvenile detention center, which leaves them searching for the truth. A convoluted new technology installed inside Firehouse 51 tests everybody’s patience. Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) gets chosen to represent the district at a leadership conference.
Modern Family: “Perfect Pairs”
Isn’t it sweet how everyone wants to spend time with Haley and Dylan’s (Sarah Hyland and Reid Ewing) twins? Claire (Julie Bowen) needs them to network at Mommy and Me yoga and Luke (Nolan Gould) uses them to help buy wine when his fake ID doesn’t work. Awww.
The CW, 9pm
Literary heroine Nancy Drew gets a modern and spooky makeover in this dark drama. When the teen sleuth, played by Kennedy McMann, finds herself a suspect in the murder of a wealthy socialite, she and the four other suspects team up to clear their names and solve the crime. But the quintet discover that this slaying isn’t their coastal town’s only secret. Also stars Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon and Scott Wolf.
Single Parents: “Derek Sucks”
Angie (Leighton Meester) is sent into a tailspin when her long-absent ex Derek (guest star Adam Brody, Meester’s real-life husband) suddenly appears on her doorstep. She asks Will (Taran Killam) and Miggy (Jake Choi) for help because, despite his faults, she can’t resist Derek. Meanwhile, Douglas (Brad Garrett) and Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) try for a romantic second date.
Stumptown: “Rip City Dicks”
Dex, a determined loner, tries out a new partner — grizzled detective Artie Banks (Donal Logue) — she hopes will become a mentor.
S.W.A.T.: “Bad Faith”
In the new episode “Bad Faith,” Lt. Lynch (Amy Farrington) disrupts the SWAT team’s focus when the mayor tasks her with enacting a departmental review of the squad right as they pursue the unstable and dangerous fugitive leader of an infamous doomsday cult.
Chicago P.D.: “Familia”
After a botched carjacking turns out to be something much bigger, Voight’s (Jason Beghe) unit goes toe-to-toe with a smart drug kingpin who only works with women. New recruit Vanessa Rojas (Lisseth Chavez) struggles with the transition from undercover to intelligence, but the new case gives her a chance to play to her strengths.
Thursday, Oct. 10
The Price Is Right
Come on down! TV’s longest-running game show — with more than 65,000 contestants and $250 million-plus awarded in cash and prizes since Bob Barker debuted as host in 1972 — airs its 9,000th episode! Current host Drew Carey celebrates by bestowing a bonus $9,000 on every player who wins a pricing game; anyone who spins $1 on the Big Wheel pockets $9,000, too.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Reunited”
With new restrictions, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) tiptoes the line of protocol as she helps Jo (Camilla Luddington) with a difficult procedure from afar. Koracick (Greg Germann) makes things challenging for Owen (Kevin McKidd) at Grey Sloan. Meanwhile, a patient at the hospital is brain-dead after falling into a construction site, and her two sisters must decide whether or not to keep her alive.
Young Sheldon: “An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom”
Sheldon (Iain Armitage) takes matters into his own hands when Meemaw (Annie Potts) refuses to drive him to a lecture with Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley Jr.) in the new episode “An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom.”
Supernatural: “Back and to the Future”
The CW, 8pm
The beloved horror show opens its final season in Winchester style — with demon hunters Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) in the midst of an apocalypse after an angry God (Rob Benedict) opened the gates of Hell, releasing all the fiends.
NFL Football: N.Y Giants at New England
FOX & NFL Network, 8pm Live
The N.Y. Giants head into Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., to meet with old foes Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football.
Superstore: “Forced Hire”
When Amy (America Ferrera) hires Dina’s (Lauren Ash) nemesis Colleen (guest star Heidi Gardner), Dina blackmails Garrett (Colton Dunn) into making Colleen’s life a living hell. Jonah (Ben Feldman) is forced to befriend Marcus (Jon Barinholtz) in order to unionize the warehouse guys.
Horror Classics: Black Magic
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s spooky movie lineup is themed around practitioners of the dark arts. The evening begins with 1934’s The Black Cat and also includes Curse of the Demon (1958), The Seventh Victim (1943), The Devil’s Bride (1968) and more.
Perfect Harmony: “No Time for Losers”
Arthur (Bradley Whitford) helps Ginny (Anna Camp) conquer stage fright. Meanwhile, Reverend Jax (Rizwan Manji) is caught in the rift between Wayne (Will Greenberg) and Dwayne (Geno Segers).
The Unicorn: “Widow’s Group”
Wade (Walton Goggins) reluctantly joins a support group for partners who’ve lost a spouse in the new episode “Widow’s Group.”
A Million Little Things: “mixed signals”
On the verge of becoming a filmmaker, Rome (Romany Malco) takes a meeting with an old producer friend, which causes him to feel torn about the creative changes he suggests for his script. Meanwhile, Gary (James Roday) steps in to help Danny (Chance Hurstfield) prepare to audition for his school play while Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), craving some adult time, agrees to go to dinner with Andrew (James Tupper).
Mom: “Goat Yogurt and Ample Parking”
Criminal Minds’ Paget Brewster guest-stars in a role very unlike her levelheaded Special Agent Prentiss. As Christy’s (Anna Faris) new boss at the law firm, she’s a demanding yeller! Plus: Bonnie (Allison Janney) may keep her born-with-it last name, Plunkett, instead of taking that of new hubby Adam Janikowski (William Fichtner).
Legacies: “I’ll Never Give Up Hope”
The CW, 9pm
After discovering that there may be a way out of Malivore, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) becomes more determined than ever to find her way back to Mystic Falls. Alaric (Matthew Davis), who is still reeling after being voted out as headmaster by the honor council, continues looking into the mysterious night Malivore was destroyed.
Torn Apart: Separated at the Border
This documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent (Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1), follows two mothers who were separated from their children at the U.S. border and are desperate to reunite with them. The film tracks both women as they attempt to find their children after months apart and await their asylum claims to be processed.
Carol’s Second Act: “The Zebra”
In the new episode “The Zebra,” Carol’s (Patricia Heaton) standard, run-of-the-mill case turns out to be something more than it seems.
Evil: “3 Stars”
The team investigates the case of a high-strung theater producer who is believed to be demonic in the new episode “3 Stars.”
Law & Order: SVU: “Down Low in Hell’s Kitchen”
A serial predator targeting men in gay bars proves difficult to catch, until a celebrity comes forward with his story.
USA Network, 10pm
Four couples at relationship crossroads travel to Maui where they will explore the single life alongside two dozen sexy singletons. “Being single again is not about who’s going to cheat and who’s not going to cheat,” says series host Mark L. Walberg. “It’s more about, ‘I forgot who I am.’ And on Temptation Island, they’re forced to work on themselves and their issues because they can’t control the other side.”
Friday, Oct. 11
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan wrote and directed this thriller that reunites fans of the former, beloved AMC drama with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. Charles Baker also stars, reprising his role as Skinny Pete.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: “A Decade of Pony”
Discovery Family Channel, 5pm
Take a look behind the scenes at the pony-rific animated series that inspired and delighted adults and children alike. The creators, animators and voice actors behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic share their favorite memories from the past nine seasons and invite viewers into the recording studio to witness the magic that goes into making an episode.
Hawaii Five-0: “E Uhi Ana Ka Wa I Hala I Na Mea I Hala (Passing Time Obscures the Past)”
In the new episode “E Uhi Ana Ka Wa I Hala I Na Mea I Hala (Passing Time Obscures the Past),”
Five-0 investigates when a plane that mysteriously crashed into the Pacific in the ’80s is found, but with a recently murdered scuba diver inside.
Charmed: “Safe Space”
The CW, 8pm
Following the devastating loss of the Elders, Mel (Melonie Diaz), Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) and Macy (Madeleine Mantock) take over their duties. Maggie takes time to celebrate her birthday with a big bash, but Mel finds herself too preoccupied with their new responsibilities to join in the fun. As the girls clean up the following morning, Macy shocks her sisters with an announcement.
The Blacklist: “Louis T. Steinhil: Conclusion”
Liz (Megan Boone), Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) and the task force continue to search for Red (James Spader). Red attempts to escape his abductors with help from a surprise ally, but discovers he is not Katarina Rostova’s (Laila Robins) only target in her hunt for information.
MLB Playoffs: NL Championship Series: Game 1
TBS, 8pm Live
TBS airs the best-of-seven National League Championship Series beginning with Game 1 tonight. The NL champion advances to the World Series beginning Oct. 22 on FOX.
Monster of the Month: Godzilla
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s lineup of original Godzilla classics from Japan’s Toho Studios includes Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), Son of Godzilla (1967) and Destroy All Monsters (1969).
Fresh Off the Boat: “Grandma’s Boys”
Ken Jeong returns as Gene, Louis’ (Randall Park) scheming brother, to help their jobless, mahjong-playing, TV-addicted mother, Jenny (Lucille Soong), celebrate her latest inspired life decision — retirement.
Dynasty: “Guilt Trip to Alaska”
The CW, 9pm
On the eve of the Carrington Foundation Fundraiser, drama immediately floods the scene as bodies are pulled from the lake on the Carrington estate. As reporters and detectives move in, Blake (Grant Show), Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), Cristal (Daniella Alonso), Adam (Sam Underwood) and Anders (Alan Dale) realize they need to get their stories straight very quickly.
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Big bucks or bankruptcy? Fortunes flip for the scrappy Yukon miners in Season 10 of Discovery’s most popular show, Gold Rush. Established miner Tony Beets fails to obtain a water license and must abandon the Indian River claim where he’s invested millions. Beets goes to Paradise Hill, where he started out 30 years ago. When his kids stake their own claims, youngest Mike surprises everyone by besting siblings Kevin and Monica, spurring a rivalry. Adventurous Rick Ness opts to relocate to Keno City, site of legendary monster nuggets.
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables
Disney Channel, 9pm
Thirteen-year-old Gabby Duran (YouTube star Kylie Cantrall) inadvertently lands a job babysitting an unruly group of VIP extraterrestrial children disguised as everyday kids. Gabby is resourceful and courageous and steps up to the challenge to protect these youngsters and their secret identities, while proving she’s the best babysitter in the galaxy.
Taken at Birth
TLC’s three-part series ends tonight, concluding the stories of the Hicks babies. Over 50 years ago, Thomas Hicks, a doctor from a small mining town in northern Georgia, illegally sold over 200 newborn babies out of the back of his clinic. Hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner worked with lead investigator Jane Blasio, a Hicks baby herself, to help reunite stolen babies with their birth families and, ultimately, help them find closure, acceptance and truth.
Blue Bloods: “Behind the Smile”
Police commissioner Frank’s (Tom Selleck) former friendship with a now-dead socialite proves difficult when her son threatens to reveal who she really was. In the ranks, the PC’s daughter-in-law, Eddie (Vanessa Ray) — who no longer reports to sergeant husband Jamie (Will Estes) — bumps heads with a tough new boss, Sgt. McNichols (Stephanie Kurtzuba).
The Hispanic Heritage Awards
Join the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The program includes award presentations, performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.
Travel Channel, 10pm
Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango — who largely started the current trend of paranormal investigation shows on TV with their former Syfy series Ghost Hunters — are back for new adventures. This time, these pioneers of the genre respond to urgent calls from fellow paranormal investigators nationwide who have reached a dead end with vexing personal cases.
Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition
WE tv, 10pm
This season, pop star Aaron Carter and his mother Jane come face-to-face in the most dramatic momager and son reunion ever. Just off the heels of a public divorce, The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino and her also-divorced mother Penelope suffer from years of pent-up resentment. And, in a last-ditch effort to save his brotherly bond, notorious child actor Corey Feldman enters with his brother Eden and his wife Courtney.
Cooking Channel, 11pm
You know Halloween is approaching when the Cooking Channel starts serving up twisted competitions like this new gem, which tasks this week’s trio of bakers with creating a snake-themed confection. Fingers crossed one of them gets (sorry) rattled!
Travel Channel, 11pm
Many small communities across America are gripped with tales of horror, mystery and intrigue that have lingered over these towns for centuries. This series delves into these quiet locales to examine what is behind these stories and myths of small-town America, from the Pigman of Angola in New York to the hauntings of circus town Baraboo, Wis., and more.
Saturday, Oct. 12
FOX & NBC, beginning at 12pm Live
The Texas Longhorns take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown today at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on FOX. Later tonight on NBC, the USC Trojans visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a rivalry battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh trophy.
Freeform, beginning at 6pm
You might lose your voice after watching three scream-inducing movies in this horror franchise from director Wes Craven: Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000).
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Discovery Family Channel, 8pm
After nine years and 221 magical episodes, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comes to an end with a 90-minute finale where a villainous alliance unleashes their unified might on Equestria, and it’s up to the Mane Six to save the kingdom. Then, years later, Princess Twilight is visited by a student with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together.
MLB Playoffs: League Championship Series
FOX & TBS, beginning at 8pm Live
The American League’s two remaining playoff contenders meet tonight in Game 1 of the best-of-seven AL Championship Series. FS1 and FOX split coverage of the series. Game 2 of the National League Championship Series is on TBS.
The College Admissions Scandal
The College Admissions Scandal follows Caroline (Penelope Ann Miller) and Bethany (Mia Kirshner), two wealthy and successful mothers who are obsessed with getting their teens into elite colleges. When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer (Michael Shanks) offers a side door into the institutions of their dreams, they partake with visions of coveted acceptance letters in their heads. But when Singer cooperates with the FBI and pleads guilty, the mothers must face the consequences of their crimes.
Love, Fall & Order
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
When Claire (Erin Cahill) goes home to save her dad’s annual Fall Fest on her family’s pumpkin farm, sparks fly with an old rival — the opposing lawyer (Trevor Donovan) she now faces in court. Gregory Harrison also stars.
The Banana Splits Movie
Leave it to Syfy to reimagine the beloved late ’60s/early ’70s Hanna-Barbera live-action/animated kids’ series The Banana Splits as a horror film. Although, when recalling how creepy the show’s costumed hosts — Fleegle, Drooper, Snorky and Bingo — looked, perhaps it makes perfect sense.
Beyond the Headlines: The College Admissions Scandal With Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson explores the remarkable story of privilege and greed behind the recent college admissions scandal. After Carlson examines the headlines, a family shares their personal encounter with Rick Singer; a former Ivy League dean of admissions sheds light on the high-stakes admissions process; and Carlson speaks with a mother who has filed a $500 billion class action lawsuit against those accused in the scandal.
Saturday Night Live: “David Harbour/Camila Cabello”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Stranger Things star David Harbour makes his SNL hosting debut, and he is joined by Camila Cabello, making her own debut as musical guest.