Must See HDTV (October 10th - 16th)

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Must See HDTV (October 10th - 16th)
Baseball playoffs are in full effect and altering TV schedules, so if you're digging Fox's lineup then too bad -- it's going to be mostly on ice for the next couple of weeks. We've still got a few major fall premieres trickling in, but the most significant addition are the first Blu-ray titles with Ultraviolet (Horrible Bosses, Green Lantern). 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.

Forza Motorsport 4
It's no big secret that around these parts, our love of things that plug in and log on only narrowly beats out the need to go fast, and since we can't drive every car in real life, we'll leave that up to Forza. The fourth iteration of Turn 10's driving game arrives this week and has racked up a list of glowing reviews. New this time around are Kinect-enhanced car walkarounds and driving, enhanced community features and a revamped career mode. The only knock seems to be that some things are a little too familiar from its predecessors, but we can't wait to get behind the wheel and find out ourselves.
($59.99 on Amazon, October 11th)

The Adventures of Shawn & Gus' Psychic Detective Agency continue on this week, and while that title may make one USA's best show's appear somewhat childish, we assure you -- it's even more childish than you think. Of course, one of the appeals of Psych is its retro flair (so far we've seen Ralph Macchio as a guest star and an entire episode spoofing Twin Peaks) so if you're in the target age range and haven't quite grown up, this is one to watch.
(October 12th, USA, 10PM)

The Walking Dead
One of last season's most-talked about shows, this tale of survival in a zombie infested wasteland came in with a bang and went out with a whimper. We'll be watching to see if it can retain the crunchy action flavor of the first few episodes and avoid the boring melodrama that came in later on. If you're willing to risk a few spoilers (surprise, the RV breaks down at the worst possible time) then check out the season two trailer after the break.
(October 16th, AMC, 10PM)

Blu-ray & Games
  • Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
  • Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Just Dance 3 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Green Lantern
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season
  • Zookeeper
  • Bones: The Complete Sixth Season
  • The Bad Seed (1956)
  • Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer
  • Enlightened (series premiere), HBO, 9:30PM
  • American Guns (series premiere), Discovery, 10PM
  • Bored To Death (season premiere), HBO, 9PM
  • Scare Tactics (fall premiere), Syfy, 9PM
  • (Dis)connected (special presentation), MTV, 9PM
  • Bears/Lions 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, 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
  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM
  • The Playboy Club, NBC, 10PM
  • Last Man Standing (series premiere), ABC, 8PM
  • BET Hip Hop Awards '11, BET, 8PM
  • The Dotted Line, ESPN, 8PM
  • 90210, CW, 8PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM
  • Ringer, CW, 9PM
  • Raising Hope, Fox, 9:30PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Parenthood, NBC, 10PM
  • Sons of Anarchy, FX, 10PM
  • Onion News Network, IFC, 10PM
  • Body of Proof, ABC, 10PM
  • Unforgettable, CBS, 10PM
  • Top Shot, History, 10 PM
  • Workaholics, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Psych (season premiere), USA, 10PM
  • Sun Come Up (special presentation), HBO, 8PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • Up All Night, NBC, 8PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Free Agents, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Inside The NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • Law & Order: UK, BBC America, 9PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Mythbusters, Discovery, 9PM
  • Harry's Law, NBC, 9PM
  • Happy Endings, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Rocket City Rednecks, National Geographic, 9 & 9:30PM
  • Luther, BBCA, 10PM
  • American Horror Story, FX, 10PM
  • The Real World, MTV, 10PM
  • The Ultimate Fighter, Spike, 10PM
  • CSI, CBS, 10PM
  • Penn & Teller Tell A Lie, Discovery, 10PM
  • South Park, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, 10PM
  • Revenge, ABC, 10PM
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 10PM
  • Inside NASCAR, Showtime, 10 PM
  • Mad Scientists, National Geographic, 10 & 10:30PM
  • Blue Mountain State, Spike, 11PM
  • Cal/USC college football, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 9PM
  • Charlie's Angels, ABC, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • Community, NBC, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 8:30PM
  • How To Be A Gentleman, CBS, 8:30PM
  • The Secret Circle, CW, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 9PM
  • Whitney, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Private Practice, ABC, 10PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10PM
  • Private Practice, ABC, 10PM
  • Prime Suspect, NBC, 10PM
  • It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, FX, 10PM
  • The League, FX, 10:30PM
  • Iron Man Anime (season finale), G4, 11PM
  • Wolverine Anime (season finale), G4, 11:30PM
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series @ Charlotte, ESPN2, 9PM
  • A Gifted Man, CBS, 8PM
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Nikita, CW, 8PM
  • CSI: NY, CBS, 9PM
  • Fringe, Fox, 9PM
  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM
  • Sanctuary, Syfy, 10PM
  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM
  • Strike Back, Cinemax, 10PM
  • Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent (special presentation), Showtime, 10PM
  • Puppies vs. Babies (series premiere), Animal Planet, 10PM
  • Florida/Auburn college football, ESPN, 7PM
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Charlotte, ABC, 7:30PM
  • How To Be A Gentleman, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Saturday Night Live with Ana Faris/Drake, NBC, 11:30PM
  • Bedlam, BBC America, 9PM
  • Free Agents, BBC America, 11 & 11:30PM
  • The Walking Dead (season premiere), AMC, 9PM
  • Korean Grand Prix, Speed, 2AM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM
  • Vikings/Bears football, NBC, 8:15PM
  • Curiosity, Discovery, 8PM
  • Dexter, Showtime, 9PM
  • Desperate Housewives, ABC, 9PM
  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9PM
  • Boardwalk Empire, HBO, 9PM
  • CSI: Miami, CBS, 10PM
  • Pan Am, ABC, 10PM
  • Hung, HBO, 10PM
  • Homeland, Showtime, 10PM
  • Around The World In 80 Ways, History, 10PM
  • How To Make It America, HBO, 10:30PM
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