Must See HDTV (November 7th - 13th)

It'll be hard to find a sports matchup that equals last weekend's 'Bama/LSU showdown, but Fox will try as it dives into the octagon with some MMA this weekend. There's also a few family-friendly Blu-ray 3D titles on deck, and the final edition of some series called Harry Potter hitting stores on Friday (pick up Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim while you're there, you'll thank us later). 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.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The king is back. The Modern Warfare series has reigned over the console shooter pile for the last few years and it's no secret why. A combination of fast-paced action and precise controls make it the online game of choice for many (some prefer the Battlefield games, it's a matter of taste). This year's edition once again hails from the offices of Infinity Ward, birthplace of the best this series has to offer so this one is a must-buy. The only thing giving us pause? A new "Elite" feature, which adds online stat tracking and more for hardcore players, but comes at a hefty price of $49 a year. (Update: A peek at the official list reveals most of the features, including stat-tracking are free, and that $50 does buy all the DLC for a year so it may come in handy, check out more info from our friends at Joystiq here. Thanks @ejalcantera!)
(November 8th, $56.99 on Amazon)

UFC on Fox
CBS tried bringing MMA fighting to network TV a couple of years ago but hasn't had any bouts in a while, opening the door for this weekend's heavyweight match on Fox. Cain Velasquez is one of the scariest human beings alive, but he appears to have a worthy competitor coming for his title in Junior Dos Santos. We've been fans of UFC for a little while, if expensive PPV matches and reality TV-styled The Ultimate Fighter have been the only thing keeping you on the outside, this could be the one that makes you a fan -- or disgusts you beyond words. Check out a trailer embedded after the break.
(November 12th, Fox, 9PM)

Death Valley
Looking for a a zombie alternative to The Walking Dead (which actually improved this weekend -- apparently someone finally told the writers that less is more)? You've found it. MTV's Cops-style mockumentary follows officers around an alternate reality Los Angeles populated by werewolves, vampires and more otherworldly creatures with a campy sense of humor throughout. Beware however, here anyone can become a meal for the people they're pursuing, including members of the camera crew.
(November 7th, MTV, 11PM)

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Blu-ray & Games

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (3D)

  • Meet the Robinsons (3D)

  • Bolt (3D)

  • Chicken Little (3D)

  • G-Force (3D)

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)

  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3, Xbox 360)

  • Heavy Rain (Director's Cut) (PS3)

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, PS3)


  • Bears/Eagles Monday Night Football, ESPN, 8:30PM

  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8PM

  • Terra Nova, Fox, 8PM

  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 8PM

  • The Sing-Off, NBC, 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

  • Scare Tactics, Syfy, 9PM

  • Bored To Death, HBO, 9PM

  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM

  • Enlightened, HBO, 9:30PM

  • Castle, ABC, 10PM

  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM

  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM

  • 1000 Ways To Die, Spike, 10PM

  • American Guns, Discovery, 10PM

  • Death Valley, MTV, 11PM


  • Roll Tide/War Eagle (special presentation), ESPN, 8PM

  • Vietnam in HD (series premiere), History, 9PM

  • Last Man Standing, ABC, 8PM

  • Glee, Fox, 8PM

  • 90210, CW, 8PM

  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM

  • Man Up!, ABC, 8:30PM

  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM

  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 9PM

  • Ringer, CW, 9PM

  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM

  • Raising Hope, Fox, 9:30PM

  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Sons of Anarchy, FX, 10PM

  • Flashpoint, Ion, 10PM

  • Body of Proof, ABC, 10PM

  • Unforgettable, CBS, 10PM

  • Covert Affairs, USA, 10PM

  • Auction Hunters, Spike TV, 10PM

  • Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, G4, 10PM

  • Flip Men, Spike, 10:30PM

  • Workaholics, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Law & Order: UK (season finale), BBC America, 9PM

  • Penn & Teller Tell A Lie (season finale), Discovery, 10PM

  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM

  • Up All Night, NBC, 8PM

  • The X-Factor, Fox, 8PM

  • 45th Annual Country Music Awards, ABC, 8PM

  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM

  • Inside The NFL, Showtime, 9PM

  • Harry's Law, NBC, 9PM

  • Nova, PBS, 9PM

  • Mythbusters, Discovery, 9PM

  • Vietnam in HD, History, 9PM

  • Psych, USA, 10PM

  • American Horror Story, FX, 10PM

  • The Real World, MTV, 10PM

  • CSI, CBS, 10PM

  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 10PM

  • Whitechapel, BBCA, 10PM

  • The Ultimate Fighter, Spike, 10PM

  • South Park, Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Inside NASCAR, Showtime, 10 PM

  • Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, 10:30PM

  • Blue Mountain State, Spike, 11PM


  • Raiders/Chargers Thursday Night Football (season premiere), NFL Network, 8PM

  • The Vampire Diaries (fall finale), CW, 8PM

  • The Secret Circle (fall finale), CW, 9PM

  • Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (season finale), Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Michigan State/North Carolina college basketball, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 7PM

  • Vietnam in HD (season finale), History, 9PM

  • Bones, Fox, 9PM

  • Burn Notice, USA, 10PM

  • Charlie's Angels, ABC, 8PM

  • Community, NBC, 8PM

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM

  • The X-Factor, Fox, 8PM

  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 8:30PM

  • Rules of Engagement, CBS, 8:30PM

  • The Office, NBC, 9PM

  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM

  • Less Than Kind, DirecTV 101, 9PM

  • Call Me Fitz, DirecTV 101, 9:30PM

  • Whitney, NBC, 9:30PM

  • Prime Suspect, NBC, 10PM

  • Private Practice, ABC, 10PM

  • It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, FX, 10PM

  • Beavis & Butt-head, MTV, 10PM

  • Good Vibes, MTV, 10:30PM

  • The League, FX, 10:30PM

  • Gigolos, Showtime, 11PM


  • A Football Life: Al Davis (special presentation), NFL Network, 10PM

  • 24/7: Pacquiao/Marquez (season finale), HBO, 8:30PM

  • Chuck, NBC, 8PM

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network, 8PM

  • A Gifted Man, CBS, 8PM

  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM

  • Nikita, CW, 8PM

  • Fringe, Fox, 9PM

  • Grimm, NBC, 9PM

  • Meet the Browns, TBS, 8 & 8:30PM

  • CSI: NY, CBS, 9PM

  • House of Payne, TBS, 9 & 9:30PM

  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM

  • Sanctuary, Syfy, 10PM

  • Onion News Network, IFC, 10PM

  • Boss, Starz, 10PM

  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM

  • X-Men Anime, G4, 11PM

  • Viper's Creed, G4, 11:30PM


  • UFC on Fox (special presentation), Fox, 9PM

  • Pacquiao/Marquez boxing, HBO PPV, 9PM

  • Primeval (season premiere), BBCA, 9PM

  • Rage of the Yeti (special presentation), Syfy, 9PM

  • T.J. Miller: No Real Reason (special presentation), Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Cops, Fox, 8PM

  • Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone / Coldplay, NBC, 11:30PM


  • Abu Dhabi GP, Speed, 8AM

  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM

  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM

  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM

  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM

  • Allen Gregory, Fox, 8:30PM

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

  • Curiosity, Discovery, 9PM

  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM

  • Dexter, Showtime, 9PM

  • Desperate Housewives, ABC, 9PM

  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9PM

  • Boardwalk Empire, HBO, 9PM

  • The Walking Dead, AMC, 9PM

  • The Cleveland Show, Fox, 9:30PM

  • CSI: Miami, CBS, 10PM

  • Hell on Wheels, AMC, 10PM

  • Pan Am, ABC, 10PM

  • Hung, HBO, 10PM

  • Homeland, Showtime, 10PM

  • How To Make It America, HBO, 10:30PM

  • Around The World In 80 Ways, History, 11PM