TV highlights for the week of Oct. 22

SEASON FINALE Switched at Birth, 8 p.m., ABC Family: The verdict comes in from the trial. Then they'll set up some new drama for next season.

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SEASON PREMIERE Richard Hammond's Crash Course, 10 p.m., BBC: America Another year of this Dirty Jobs retread takes off with Hammond pretending to be a Hollywood stuntman. We hope that means they set him on fire.

Emily Owens, M.D., 9 p.m., CW: So what do you think of Meryl Streep's daughter? Because while she may find work after this show, the ratings are saying this particular one won't last much longer.

Go On, 9 p.m., NBC: Ryan agrees to take part in a scavenger hunt the group has set up for his birthday. The goal is the rebuilding of Matthew Perry's career.

Animal Practice, 8 p.m., NBC: Who cares what this show is about? It's been canceled by the peacock, so don't bother tuning in.

SERIES PREMIERE The Houstons: On Our Own, 9 p.m., Lifetime: Whitney Houston's family has to make money off her death somehow, so here's her brother and his family dealing with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who apparently wants to marry Whitney's godson. Umm …

The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., CW: Elena wants to keep going to school, but Rebekah is making it difficult by hanging around. Time to change your schedule around, don't you think?

The Office, 9 p.m., NBC: All we need to say about this: Stephen Colbert guest stars as a character named Broccoli Rob. Aaaaaand sold.

Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., Fox: New episodes. More yelling. It's like Fox News, but with food instead of politics.

SERIES PREMIERE Health Inspectors, 10:30 p.m., Food: While we understand the inevitability of a reality show about health inspectors checking into restaurant violations, we strongly urge you to consider whether you really want to know the kinds of things they find in eateries. Note the show is on after primetime.

TV highlights for the week of Oct. 22 10/21/12 [Last modified: Sunday, October 21, 2012 10:12pm]

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