Must See HDTV (September 5th - 11th)

Check out our highlighted picks of the week right here, followed after the break by our weekly listings of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

Sons of Anarchy
SAMCRO is back in action. This isn't the highest profile cable show on this week (don't forget the Entourage and Rescue Me season finales) but as it comes back for a fourth season we are always ready to see what's going down in Charming, CA. After the events of last season things will kick off 14 months later, but we doubt a stint in prison will have changed many things for our favorite motorcycle club.
(September 6th, FX, 10PM)

If you weren't planning on making next weekend an all 9/11 memorial event, we'd probably recommend steering clear of your TV. From CBS to USA to History to A&E there's memorial specials and previously unseen footage everywhere you look. A wonderful opportunity to heal as a nation from the tragic events of a decade ago or a crass display of network executives cashing in on our collective grief? Your choice.

Professional football is finally back. After it seemed like the lockout might last forever we're getting the season under way on schedule. Both Engadget HD fantasy football leagues have drafted and our favorite teams will kick off in Tampa Bay on Sunday, but the league gets its official kickoff Thursday night as the Packers face the Saints on NBC. We know what we'll be watching.
(September 8th, NBC, 8:30PM)

Blu-ray & Games

  • Dead Island (PS3 & Xbox 360)

  • Resistance 3 (PS3)

  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3 & Xbox 360)

  • Rise of Nightmares (Xbox 360)

  • Bloodrayne: Betrayal (PS3)

  • Scarface

  • The Office Season Seven

  • Fringe: The Complete Third Season

  • Scream Trilogy

  • Everything Must Go

  • Hanna


  • Children of 9/11 (special presentation), NBC, 10PM

  • Swamp Loggers (fall premiere), Discovery, 10PM

  • The Glades (season finale), A&E, 9PM

  • American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, 9PM

  • The Bachelor Pad, ABC, 8PM

  • Top Gear UK, BBC America, 9PM

  • The Lying Game, ABC Family, 9PM

  • The Closer, TNT, 9PM

  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 10PM

  • Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour, Showtime, 10PM

  • Death Valley, MTV, 10:30PM

  • Miami/Maryland college football, ESN & ESPN 3D, 8 PM


  • Sons of Anarchy (season premiere), FX, 10PM

  • It's Worth What?, NBC, 8 PM

  • America's Got Talent, NBC, 9 PM

  • Take The Money And Run (season finale), ABC, 9 PM

  • Combat Hospital (season finale), ABC, 10PM

  • Born To Dance, BET, 10 PM

  • Dirty Money, Discovery, 10 PM

  • Top Shot, History, 10 PM

  • Web Therapy, Showtime, 11 PM

  • Awkward, MTV, 11 PM


  • Rescue Me (series finale), FX, 10PM

  • SEC Storied: Herschel Walker, ESPN, 8PM

  • Inside The NFL (season premiere), Showtime, 9PM

  • Paranormal Witness (season premiere), Syfy, 10PM

  • Buried Treasure, Fox, 8 PM

  • Melissa & Joey, ABC Family, 8 & 8:30 PM

  • America's Got Talent, NBC, 9 PM

  • Inside NASCAR, Showtime, 10 PM

  • Damages, DirecTV 101, 10 PM

  • Law & Order: UK, BBC America, 9 PM

  • The Hour, BBC America, 10 PM

  • Necessary Roughness, USA, 10 PM

  • Rescue Me, FX, 10 PM


  • Saints/Packers football (season premiere), NBC, 8:30PM

  • Burn Notice (summer finale), USA, 9PM

  • Futurama (season finale), Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Suits (season finale), USA, 10PM

  • Wilfred (season finale), FX, 10PM

  • Louie (season finale), FX, 10:30PM

  • LA Ink, TLC, 10PM

  • Arizona/Oklahoma State college football, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 8PM


  • Friends With Benefits, NBC, 8 & 8:30PM

  • 9/11: The Days After, History, 9PM

  • Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again, HBO, 9PM

  • Torchwood (season finale), Starz, 10PM

  • Strike Back, Cinemax, 10PM

  • Haven, Syfy, 10PM

  • Iron Man Anime, G4, 11PM

  • Wolverine Anime, G4, 11:30PM


  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Richmond, ABC, 7:30PM

  • Cops (season premiere), Fox, 8PM

  • US Open Tennis: Women's Championship, CBS, 8PM

  • Voices From Inside the Towers, History, 9PM

  • The Love We Make: Paul McCartney And The Concert For New York City, Showtime, 9PM

  • Portraits From Ground Zero, A&E, 10PM

  • Jabberwock, Syfy, 9PM

  • I Faked My Own Death, Discovery, 10PM

  • Doctor Who, BBC America, 9PM

  • 24/7: Mayweather/Ortiz, HBO, 10PM

  • Notre Dame/Michigan college football, ESPN, 8PM


  • Cowboys/Jets football, NBC, 8:15PM

  • 9/11: 10 Years Later, CBS, 8PM

  • Making The 9/11 Memorial, History, 8PM

  • Twin Towers, USA, 10:21PM

  • Rebirth, Showtime, 9PM

  • Curiosity, Discovery, 8PM

  • Dinosaur Revolution, Discovery, 9 PM

  • True Blood (season finale), HBO, 9 PM

  • In The Flow with Affion Crockett (season finale), Fox, 9:30 PM

  • Breaking Bad, AMC, 10 PM

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (season finale), HBO, 10PM

  • Entourage, HBO (series finale), 10:30 PM