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On TV this weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

On TV this weekend


MLB Baseball: ALDS Game 1, 5 p.m., TBS The Rays suddenly find they need to go to Arlington, Texas. Team of destiny, y'all.

CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS Remember the Disney duo Aly and AJ? Well, one of them stars here as a "sexy punk rocker" involved in the death of a teen. The lesson here is that deep in their hearts, all Disney child stars have the capacity for murder. We've got our eye on you, Zack and Cody.

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk ... A Celebration of New Orleans Blues, 9 p.m., PBS Finding out Hugh Laurie plays n'awlins blues is sort of like learning Katt Williams dabbles in Korean noise punk — wildly confusing, yet somehow we're intrigued.

SERIES PREMIERE Jessie, 9 p.m., Disney Debby Ryan stars in the story of a small-town girl who leaves the suburbs to become a nanny to a ritzy family in New York. It's like watching Suburgatory in reverse.


"Weird Al" Yankovic Live! — The Alpocalypse Tour, 9 p.m., Comedy Central Who would have guessed that Al eventually would have the longevity of the Rolling Stones and the stage presence of AC/DC? Nerds, that's who.

SEASON FINALE Doctor Who, 9 p.m., BBC America The Doc heads to Utah. Nothing strange happening there. Nuh-uh. Nothing at all.

SERIES PREMIERE Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show, 9 p.m., OWN A new day has come, because part-time Floridian Celine shows she can work in unison with her kids and career, ensuring her heart will go on. How on earth do we know three of her songs?


SEASON PREMIERE America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC The 22nd season of this compilation of stupid videos begins tonight. We thought YouTube would have killed this program, but no.

MINISERIES PREMIERE Prohibition, 8 p.m., PBS Ken Burns takes three nights to show us that America has long been susceptible to radical fundamentalists distorting our legislative process to impose highly unpopular, discriminatory, costly and ultimately ill-fated laws on the land. Don't think it can't happen again, he's saying.

SERIES PREMIERE Homeland, 10 p.m., Showtime Claire Danes is a CIA intelligence gatherer and Damian Lewis is a just-released Iraq War POW who is acting suspiciously. They must be in love!

— Joshua Gillin and Jay Cridlin

On TV this weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 09/29/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:47pm]
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