On TV this weekend, Oct. 17-19

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FRIDAY

The Rachael Ray Show, 2 p.m., NBC Our colleague Jim Webster is one of three finalists in the Mario Batali Ultimate Grilling Challenge with his entry, Pig-Wrapped, Pig-Stuffed Pig. That's right. Find out if he wins today and gets to head to a NASCAR race in Texas to cook at a tailgate party with Mario and Rachael.

Ghost Whisperer, 8 p.m., CBS A ghost is targeting girls on a social-networking site. Sounds like he's taking the term "zombie profiles" a little too seriously.

SERIES PREMIERE Crusoe, 8 p.m., NBC For the kids, this is the original version of Lost.

NUMB3RS, 10 p.m., CBS Eight people, including two cops, are gunned down in a coffee shop, leading to a web of blackmail, corruption and romance. That reminds us, we already have L.A. Confidential on DVD.

SERIES PREMIERE Crash, 10 p.m., Starz Because just two hours of feeling tense and guilty about race relations wasn't enough.

SATURDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, 8 p.m., CMT Tiffany, Todd Bridges, Nikki Ziering, Dennis Rodman and Danny Bonaduce beat on one another in fake wrestling for a fake belt. It's like Raw, but with less melodrama.

Living Proof, 9 p.m., Lifetime Harry Connick Jr. plays a doctor trying to win medical trials for a new drug he developed for breast cancer, to go along with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SUNDAY

The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox Homer misses a chance to buy a winning lottery ticket. And some say this show is losing its originality ...

Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox Wow, time travel and Nazi humor in the same episode? And some say this show is losing its originality ...

Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC No one's relationship is working and there's a crazy neighbor. And some say this show is losing its originality ... — Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, Oct. 17-19 10/16/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 4:00pm]

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