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On TV this weekend, Oct. 16-18

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

Day of the Dead, 8 p.m., TMC Even though it's about 1,000 degrees outside, it is October, so that means scary movies. Well, zombies, at least. Here's the remake of George A. Romero's third flesh-eater flick. You know, the one about the people in the bunker. At least the original had scenes in Fort Myers.

Dog Whisperer, 9 p.m., NatGeo A woman begs Cesar for help because her lab-mastiff mix is pretty darn vicious. Start by not naming the thing Cujo, okay?

SERIES PREMIERE Lobstermen, 10 p.m., Discovery We've had crab fisherman and swordfish fisherman. Now here's one about lobster fisherman. We get it: bad weather, long days, freezing cold. But, mmmm boy, Red Lobster is having a special on 1-pounders!

SEASON PREMIERE Bartender Wars, 10:30 p.m., Fine Living It's like Top Chef for bartenders, without the personality, flair or overarching talent level. Plus, no prize money, so they're basically saying these bartenders would be better off working on a Friday night.

SATURDAY

Sorority Wars, 9 p.m., Lifetime Privileged's Lucy Hale stars in a TV movie kind of like Girl, Interrupted, except on a college campus instead of an insane asylum, making it much, much more dangerous.

SERIES PREMIERE Head Games, 9 p.m., Science Whoopi Goldberg produces a game show about nerds dropping knowledge about useless scientific factoids. Kind of like dad at Thanksgiving.

SUNDAY

MINISERIES PREMIERE Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut), 9 p.m., IFC Six hours of documentary footage about every single joke you've heard 100 times from the Brit comedy lovers in your office. Hopefully we'll only hear about flesh wounds a mere 50 times.

Occupation, 8 p.m., BBC America Speaking of Brits, this decidedly unfunny drama chronicles the return of three soldiers back home after leaving Iraq.

The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox The 20th annual Treehouse of Horror episode is upon us, a couple of weeks before Halloween instead of in November this year. They make fun of zombies, but we can't shake the feeling this show is the one that's shambling along long after it should be dead.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, Oct. 16-18 10/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:53pm]

    

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