Must See HDTV (October 22nd - 28th)

Must See HDTV October 22nd  28th

While baseball's postseason moves on to its final round, football is just hitting its stride and NBA preseason action is just beginning to get interesting. This week Blade Runner gets yet another HD home release, there's one more presidential debate, and on Friday the maker of Pushing Daisies returns for a one-off / backdoor pilot attempt called Mockingbird Lane -- check out a teaser after the break. 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.

I, Robot (3D)
A 3D Blu-ray release isn't uncommon these days, however I, Robot has a fresh twist: it wasn't in 3D in theaters, ever. Fox has made the interesting decision of converting the flick in post and releasing a 3D version exclusively for the home. Fans of the 2004 Will Smith flick can snag a $24.99 Blu-ray 3D set, but if you pre-ordered at Comic-Con, it comes with a bust of the robot character, Sonny. We'll have to wait and see if this trend takes off (Fox says it has more titles in the pipeline), or if people prefer the standard original releases.
($24.99 on Amazon)

Forza Horizon
The Forza series has brought its brand of sim racing to Xbox consoles for several generations, but this latest version takes all of its underlying technology on a trip to the arcade side of town. You won't be doing so much tweaking under the hood this time, but there's still a healthy selection of cars plus options for night and off road racing to keep you interested. Joystiq was impressed enough by its "massive toy chest of hyper-accurate Hot Wheels" to give it four out of five stars, racing fans can check out a demo on Xbox Live now.
($59.99 on Amazon)

World Series
Baseball fans, it all comes down to this. For the championship in 2012 the Detroit Tigers will face TBD in an epic battle that kicks off Wednesday night. Either St. Louis or San Francisco will be representing the National League in the World Series, but we'll have to wait until tonight's game to know which one. The days for the games are already locked in however, so clear your schedule as needed.

Blu-ray & Games

  • Blade Runner (30th Anniversary Collector's edition)

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D

  • Magic Mike

  • I, Robot (3D)

  • Lost Girl (S1)

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (S4)

  • Secret of the Wings (3D)

  • Killzone HD (PS3)

  • Killzone Trilogy (PS3)

  • Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3, Xbox 360)

  • Forza Horizon


  • Presidential Election Debate #3, ABC/CBS/CNN//NBC etc., 9PM

  • Cardinals/Giants MLB NLCS Game 7, Fox, 8PM

  • 90210, CW, 8PM

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

  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 8PM

  • Alphas (season finale), Syfy, 8PM

  • Switched At Birth (season finale), ABC Family, 8PM

  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM

  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM

  • American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, Discovery, 9PM

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Travel, 9PM

  • Gossip Girl, CW, 9PM

  • Fast n' Loud, Discovery, 10PM

  • The Inbetweeners, MTV, 10:30PM


  • Happy Endings (season premiere), ABC, 9PM

  • Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 (season premiere), ABC, 9:30PM

  • 30 for 30: Benji, ESPN, 8PM

  • Hart of Dixie, CW, 8PM

  • Raising Hope, Fox, 8PM

  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM

  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 8PM

  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM

  • Call Me Fitz, DirecTV, 8PM

  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM

  • Ben & Kate, Fox, 8:30PM

  • Less Than Kind, DirecTV, 8:30PM

  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM

  • Go On, NBC, 9PM

  • Emily Owens M.D., CW, 9PM

  • The Men Who Built America, History, 9PM

  • Overhaulin', Velocity, 9PM

  • The X Factor, Fox, 9:30PM

  • The New Normal, NBC, 9:31PM

  • Private Practice, ABC, 10PM

  • Vegas, CBS, 10PM

  • Parenthood, NBC, 10PM

  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Hot Set (season finale), Syfy, 10PM

  • Sons of Anarchy, FX, 10PM

  • Covert Affairs, USA, 10PM

  • Underemployed, MTV, 10PM

  • Brickleberry, Comedy Central, 10:30PM

  • Flashpoint, Ion, 11PM


  • Detroit/NLCS Champion MLB World Series Game 1, Fox, TBD

  • Arrow, CW, 8PM

  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM

  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM

  • Animal Practice, NBC, 8PM

  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM

  • A Football Life, NFL Network, 8PM

  • Guys With Kids, NBC, 8:30PM

  • The Neighbors, ABC, 8:30PM

  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM

  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 9PM

  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM

  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9PM

  • Sons of Guns, Discovery, 9PM

  • Rake, DirecTV, 9PM

  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM

  • Suburgatory, ABC, 9:30PM

  • Chicago Fire, NBC, 10PM

  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM

  • American Horror Story, FX, 10PM

  • Inside NASCAR, Showtime, 10PM

  • NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network, 10PM

  • The Real World / Road Rules Challenge, MTV, 10PM

  • CSI, CBS, 10PM

  • South Park, Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Key & Peele, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Detroit/NLCS Champion MLB World Series Game 2, Fox, TBD

  • Buccaneers/Vikings Thursday Night Football, NFL Network, 8PM

  • Clemson/Wake forest college football, ESPN, 7:30PM

  • Clippers/Nuggets preseason basketball, TNT, 10PM

  • 30 Rock, NBC, 8PM

  • Last Resort, ABC, 8PM

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM

  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM

  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM

  • Up All Night, NBC, 8:30PM

  • Two And A Half Men, CBS, 8:30PM

  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM

  • The Office, NBC, 9PM

  • Person of Interest, CBS, 9PM

  • Beauty and the Beast, CW, 9PM

  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 9:30PM

  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM

  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM

  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM

  • Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, Comedy Central, 10PM

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

  • The League, FX, 10:30PM

  • Brand X with Russell Brand, FX, 11PM

  • Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, FX, 11:30PM

  • Children's Hospital, Cartoon Network, 11:59PM


  • Mockingbird Lane (pilot), NBC, 8PM

  • Shark Tank, ABC, 8PM

  • Heat/Hornets preseason basketball, ESPN, 8PM

  • Nuggets/Suns preseason basketball, ESPN, 10:30PM

  • Cincinnati/Louisville college football, ESPN2, 8PM

  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM

  • Fringe, Fox, 9PM

  • Grimm, NBC, 9PM

  • CSI:NY, CBS, 9PM

  • Nikita, CW, 9PM

  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM

  • Haven, Syfy, 10PM

  • Hunted, Cinemax, 10PM

  • The Ultimate Fighter, FX, 10PM


  • Detroit/NLCS Champion MLB World Series Game 3, Fox, TBD

  • Tennessee/South Carolina college football, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 12PM

  • Florida/Georgia college football, CBS, 3:30PM

  • Notre Dame/Oklahoma college football, ABC, 8PM

  • Mississippi St/Alabama college football, ESPN, 8:30PM

  • Rise of the Zombies, Syfy, 9PM

  • The Girl, HBO, 9PM

  • Bedlam, BBC America, 9PM

  • DL Hughley: The Endangered List, Comedy Central, 11PM


  • Indian F1 GP, Speed, 5:30AM

  • Detroit/NLCS Champion MLB World Series Game 4, Fox, TBD

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Martinsville, ESPN, 1PM

  • Saints/Broncos Sunday Night Football, NBC, 8:20PM

  • Mythbusters, Discovery, 8PM

  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7:30PM

  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM

  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM

  • The Walking Dead, AMC, 9PM

  • Curiosity, Discovery, 9PM

  • Boardwalk Empire, HBO, 9PM

  • Dexter, Showtime, 9PM

  • Revenge, ABC, 9PM

  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9PM

  • Copper (season finale), BBC America, 10PM

  • Copper, BBC America, 10PM

  • Homeland, Showtime, 10PM

  • 666 Park Avenue, ABC, 10PM

  • Treme, HBO, 10PM

  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10PM

  • Talking Dead, AMC, 11PM

  • Comic Book Men, AMC, 11:30PM