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Must See HDTV (October 1st - 7th)


We're still trying to clear our DVRs from last week's flood of fall premieres, but luckily there's only a few brand new shows arriving this week. On the other hand, there are a slew of Blu-ray releases and videogames debuting, so plan your time carefully. Find any new favorites among the shows making their debut last week? Let us know in the comments below and check out the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

NBA 2K13
With competitor NBA Live shelved (again) there's only one option for hoops on your console this year, luckily it's a pretty good one. NBA 2K13 has reworked its control scheme (again) and listed Jay-Z as its executive producer to promise some extra flair and a booming soundtrack. We can't wait for the annual rite of popping the game in, taking on our friends online and quickly getting disconnected as the servers get overloaded (again.)
($58.99 on Amazon for PS3 and Xbox 360)

30 Rock
One of NBC's best comedies finally returns this week with Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan and all the rest trying to put together their sketch comedy series each week. We have no idea what this season has in store but Tina Fey and the rest of the writers rarely disappoint. Now, just bring back Community and we'll be happy NBC.
(October 4th, 8PM, NBC)

Blu-ray & Games

  • The Princess Bride (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Cinderella (Diamond Edition)
  • Dark Shadows
  • Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
  • Pet Sematary
  • Downton Abbey (S1 & S2)
  • Annie (30th Anniversary)
  • Masters of the Universe (25th Anniversary)
  • People Like Us
  • Nikita (S2)
  • Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (3D)
  • James Bond (individual movies)
  • Double Impact
  • Nightmare on Elm Street Collection
  • NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • NiGHTS into Dreams (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Resident Evil 6 (Xbox 360, PS3)


  • The iHeartRadio Music Festival (special presentation), CW, 8PM
  • Atlanta/Indiana WNBA Playoffs, NBA TV, 7PM
  • Seattle/Minnesota WNBA Playoffs, ESPN2, 9PM
  • Bears/Cowboys Monday Night Football, ESPN, 8:30PM
  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 8PM
  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8PM
  • Partners, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • Alphas, Syfy, 8PM
  • Switched At Birth, ABC Family, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, Discovery, 9PM
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Travel, 9PM
  • Major Crimes, TNT, 9PM
  • The Mob Doctor, Fox, 9PM
  • Warehouse 13 (fall finale), Syfy, 9PM
  • 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM
  • Revolution, NBC, 10PM
  • Fast n' Loud, Discovery, 10PM
  • The Inbetweeners, MTV, 10:30PM


  • 30 for 30: Broke (season premiere), ESPN, 8PM
  • Hart of Dixie (season premiere), CW, 8PM
  • Raising Hope (season premiere), Fox, 8PM
  • Overhaulin' (season premiere), Velocity, 9PM
  • Teen Mom (special presentation), MTV, 10PM
  • NCIS, CBS, 8PM
  • Ben & Kate, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • Go On, NBC, 9PM
  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM
  • Face Off, Syfy, 9PM
  • Call Me Fitz, DirecTV, 9PM
  • NCIS: LA, CBS, 9PM
  • Less Than Kind, DirecTV, 9PM
  • The Mindy Project, Fox, 9:30PM
  • The New Normal, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Parenthood , NBC, 10PM
  • Vegas, CBS, 10PM
  • Private Practice, ABC, 10PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Hot Set, Syfy, 10PM
  • Sons of Anarchy, FX, 10PM
  • Brickleberry, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Presidential Election Debate, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, 9PM
  • WWE Main Event (series premiere), Ion, 8PM
  • Supernatural (season premiere), CW, 9PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • The Neighbors, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Animal Practice, NBC, 8PM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • A Football Life, NFL Network, 8PM
  • The X Factor, Fox, 8PM
  • Oh Sit! (season finale), CW, 8PM
  • Guys With Kids, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Inside the NFL, Showtime, 9PM
  • Sons of Guns, Discovery, 9PM
  • Rake, DirecTV, 9PM
  • Inside NASCAR, Showtime, 10PM
  • NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network, 10PM
  • How Booze Built America (series finale), Discovery, 10PM
  • The Real World / Road Rules Challenge, MTV, 10PM
  • CSI, CBS, 10PM
  • South Park, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Key & Peele, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • 30 Rock (season premiere), NBC, 8PM
  • Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (season premiere), Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Steve Trevino: Grandpa Joe's Son (special presentation), Showtime, 10PM
  • USC/Utah college football, ESPN, 9PM
  • Cardinals/Rams Thursday Night Football, NFL Network, 8PM
  • Last Resort, ABC, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • Two And A Half Men, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM
  • The X-Factor, Fox, 8PM
  • Up All Night, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Caught Looking, NBC Sports Network, 9PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 9PM
  • Glee, Fox, 9PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM
  • Children's Hospital, Cartoon Network, 11:59PM


  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, EPIX, 8PM
  • UFC on FX, FX, 9PM
  • CSI:NY, CBS, 8PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 8PM
  • Hawaii/BYU college football, ESPN, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Fringe, Fox, 9PM
  • Grimm, NBC, 9PM
  • Made In Jersey, CBS, 9PM
  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM
  • Haven, Syfy, 10PM
  • WNBA Playoffs semifinal Game 1, ESPN2, 8 & 10PM
  • Boss, Starz, 9PM
  • XIII (season finale), Reelzchannel, 9PM
  • The Ultimate Fighter, FX, 10PM
  • Strike Back, Cinemax, 10PM


  • Navy/Air Force college football, CBS, 11:30AM
  • Northwestern/Penn State college football, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 12PM
  • Arizona/Stanford college football, Fox, 3PM
  • LSU/Florida college football, CBS, 3:30PM
  • Georgia/South Carolina college football, ESPN, 7PM
  • Nebraska/Ohio State college football, ABC, 8PM
  • UCLA/Cal college football, PAC-12 Network, 10PM
  • Washington/Oregon college football, ESPN, 10:30PM
  • Winged Planet (special presentation), Discovery, 8PM
  • Bedlam (season premiere), BBC America, 9PM
  • Saturday Night Live with Daniel Craig / Muse, NBC, 11:30PM


  • Japan F1 GP, 2AM, Speed
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Talladega, ESPN, 1PM
  • The Cleveland Show (season premiere), Fox, 7:30PM
  • Chargers/Saints Sunday Night Football, NBC, 8:15PM
  • Mythbusters (season premiere), Discovery, 8PM
  • Curiosity (season premiere), Discovery, 9PM
  • Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters (special presentation), Discovery, 9PM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7:30PM
  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM
  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM
  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM
  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 8:30PM
  • WNBA Playoffs Conference Semi, ESPN, 9PM
  • Boardwalk Empire, HBO, 9PM
  • Dexter, Showtime, 9PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM
  • Revenge, ABC, 9PM
  • American Dad, Fox, 9PM
  • Hell On Wheels (season finale), AMC, 9PM
  • The Good Wife, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Copper, BBC America, 10PM
  • Homeland, Showtime, 10PM
  • 666 Park Avenue, ABC, 10PM
  • Treme, HBO, 10PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10:30PM

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