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On TV this week, Oct. 24-28

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On TV this week

MONDAY

Hoarders, 9 p.m., A&E The son of a political strategist and a movie star sleeps on a bench outside his apartment building because his place is too crammed with stuff. You'd think his folks would help him get a bigger place.

Hart of Dixie, 9 p.m., CW Zoe finds out something weird about the local minister and his wife. Like that's any surprise these days.

Enlightened, 9: 30 p.m., HBO Amy wants to leave Abaddonn to work in a homeless shelter, but second-guesses the plan upon discovering that helping people doesn't pay the bills. It's the American way!

Castle, 10 p.m., ABC A ghost-hunter is murdered in a haunted mansion. Well, we know who did it then, don't we?

TUESDAY

Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., ABC Apparently Hector Elizondo is dating Elvira. No, on the show.

The Real Rocky, 8 p.m., ESPN A doc about Chuck Wepner, a.k.a. the Bayonne Bleeder, who was the inspiration for the famous Sylvester Stallone character. Without all the sequels and fame and money, that is.

Zombies: A Living History, 8 p.m., History A look at the centuries-old global fascination with the concept of the living dead. Because who isn't scared of grandma and grandpa coming back to life and eating your face? Just us?

Prayer for a Perfect Season, 9 p.m., HBO Another sports doc about a high school with a star basketball player that faces several crises. As if having a really good player on your team is a bad thing. Maybe the rest of you should step up your game.

WEDNESDAY

America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW Kathy Griffin is a guest judge and the contestants pose as reality show stars for their photo shoot. Wait a second ...

MINISERIES PREMIERE Whitechapel, 10 p.m., BBC America A drama set in East London, where somebody is copying famous murderers from the area, like Jack the Ripper and twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray. And don't forget the owners of West Ham United.

SEASON FINALE Top Chef: Just Desserts, 10 p.m., Bravo After that story about last season's finalist Morgan Wilson getting caught with kiddie porn, we're going to be watching this trio much more closely. See Page 29 for more on Wilson.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10 p.m., CBS If forensics techs really had groupies that looked like Dita Von Teese, you'd see a huge upswing in guys studying how to take fingerprints and map blood-spray charts.

THURSDAY

Billboard Mexican Music Awards, 8 p.m., Telemundo The first-ever awards show from Billboard specifically for Mexican music. You'd think this would have happened way back in the '80s, but nooo ...

SEASON FINALE Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime The finalists run a fashion show at Lincoln Center. If you've been paying attention to New York Fashion Week, you could probably figure out who won.

SERIES RETURN Beavis and Butt-head, 10 p.m., MTV Yes, really.

SEASON PREMIERE Good Vibes, 10:30 p.m., MTV A cartoon about a chubby dork who moves from Jersey to California, where he's suddenly not any girl's type. Good thing he finds a pack of weirdoes to hang out with.

FRIDAY

Gold Rush, 8 p.m., Discovery Wondering what the cast has been doing in the offseason so you can get all caught up before the season premiere? We'd guess ducking TV crews looking for Sarah Palin.

Hostage Crisis Massacre, 8 p.m., NatGeo An 11-hour standoff with an armed man goes haywire when the "media takes over," according to press materials for this special. What does that even mean? It's not like reporters head out with M4 assault rifles to cover stories.

SERIES PREMIERE Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC A Portland, Ore., detective has the ability to see monsters from Grimm's Fairy Tales disguised as humans in real life. Or they could be a bunch of bearded, shiftless hipsters.

SEASON PREMIERE Flying Wild Alaska. 10 p.m., Discovery Really, we don't get the Alaska worship. Beautiful state, yes, full of natural wonders. So why focus on the people?

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, Oct. 24-28 10/23/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 23, 2011 5:30am]

    

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