The baseball season is almost over, but we've got one more playoff series to enjoy before giving things over completely to the fall and winter sports. We've also got a new new shows premiering this week, alongside notable Blu-ray releases including The Crow and Cape Fear. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.
Kelsey Grammer comes back to TV this week on Starz playing the mayor of Chicago, who has just been diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease that he's trying to hide from both his friends and his enemies. Focused more on political intrigue it probably won't have the action of The Chicago Code, but the intricacies of the corrupt political machine at work should remain. Check out a trailer after the break, apparently this first season was already impressive enough that it's been renewed for a season two before the premiere episode airs Friday.
(October 21st, Starz, 10PM)
The long baseball season has finally come down to the last two teams standing. the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals both feature impressive offensive and defensive lineups, which should make for an exciting round of baseball, as long as the series goes. The first four games are all scheduled to take place over the next week, so check the schedule below and clear out a little time for the inevitable Pujols/Hamilton/Cruz show.
(All week, Fox)
Once Upon A Time Game of Thrones this ain't. This new drama premieres on ABC Sunday and attempts to update fairy tales for the modern age. The plot centers around a woman who is contacted by the son she gave up for adoption who believes that she is actually from an alternate universe where she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Now he lives in a normal-looking neighborhood that is actually populated by the characters of the most famous classic children's stories. The subject matter is a bit out there, but coming from writer's whose biggest credit to date is their work on Lost, who would expect anything different? There's a trailer for this one after the break as well.
(October 23rd, ABC, 8PM)
Blu-ray & Games
Rocksmith (Xbox 360, PS3)
Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (40th Anniversary Edition)
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
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Sing Your Song (special presentation), HBO, 10PM
Dolphins/Jets Monday Night Football, ESPN, 8:30PM
Terra Nova, Fox, 8PM
How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8PM
Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 8PM
The Lying Game (summer finale), ABC Family, 8PM
2 Broke Girls, CBS, 8:30PM
House, Fox, 9PM
Two And A Half Men, CBS, 9PM
WWE Raw, USA, 9PM
American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, Discovery, 9PM