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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011 by  

Happy hump day! Lots of choices tonight, including the first boot camp episode of THE X FACTOR. ABC is also offering their hilarious comedy lineup of THE MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY, and HAPPY ENDINGS.

Many more shows to choose from if those don’t tickle your fancy, so read on!

The X-Factor | 8pm on Fox
“Boot Camp #1
Hopefuls who made it past the judges and audience of thousands during the live audition round travel to Los Angeles for “Boot Camp.” During this phase of the competition, the contestants will face judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger and a live audience as they are judged on their singing, dancing and overall performance styles. Don’t miss the drama and excitement of the next phase of auditions that will have everyone talking the next day.

The Middle | 8pm on ABC
“Major Changes”
After being mortifyingly humiliated and grossed out due to a family member’s actions, Frankie has a meltdown and decrees to the family that major changes need to take place in every aspect of the Heck household – and then packs up and abruptly leaves. But Frankie’s not gone for good, as she heads to her mother’s house for a little TLC and motherly advice to help her through the humiliation.

Up All Night | 8pm on NBC
“New Car”
Reagan’s love for online shopping takes a bizarre turn when she and Chris go on the hunt for a practical family car. Concerned about their newborn’s welfare, Chris aims to negotiate a deal for the perfect new car that is safe but not boring. Meanwhile, Ava decides to take on more serious talk show topics, but is overwhelmed by the amount of preparation it takes to pull it off.

H8R | 8pm on The CW
“Episode 4”
Mario Lopez hosts this new reality series in which celebrities will go head-to-head with real people who don’t like them and try to win them over.

Suburgatory | 8:30pm on ABC
“The Barbeque”
Tessa is horrified when she finds herself unexpectedly attracted to her exact opposite, her jock suburban neighbor, and George is pressured by the town to throw the perfect barbecue.

Free Agents | 8:30pm on NBC
When longtime Hale Dayton client Fred Potter, is caught in an extra-marital tryst, the team sets to work on damage control. As Stephen and Helen mastermind the response for the client, Dan, Gregg and Emma help Helen in a rebranding campaign of another sort, setting Alex up with a slick online profile and a cute new date.


Modern Family | 9pm on ABC
“Door to Door”
Everyone sets their eyes on a goal: Jay is determined to help Manny sell wrapping paper for a school fundraiser; Claire petitions the city for a stop sign to be installed at a high-traffic intersection; Mitchell is hell bent on proving a point with Cameron, and neither one of them will back down; Phil and Luke will stop at nothing to create a viral video sensation; and Gloria is desperate to find Stella after losing him.

Harry’s Law | 9pm on NBC
“Sins of the Father”
Adam preps Eric’s daughter for her pivotal testimony as Harry worries about Cassie’s impending cross-examination of a key state’s witness. Meanwhile, Ollie clashes with Harry over what’s in the best interest of their client while D.A. Roseanna Remmick goes to great lengths to get a guilty verdict.

Criminal Minds | 9pm on CBS
“Dorado Falls”
The BAU team investigates a mass murder at an Internet security company in Charlottesville, Va., but clues reveal it is not a typical serial killer at work. Also, Prentiss must complete recertification training under Morgan’s watchful eye.

America’s Next Top Model: All-Stars | 9pm on The CW
“Anthony Zuiker”
One of the models has a health scare that makes her nervous going into the next elimination. During a challenge, the All-Stars audition for a role on popular television show “CSI,” in front of creator of the “CSI” franchise, Anthony Zuiker. At a photo shoot modeling Express fashions with male models, a few of the women struggle in front of the client. Andre Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge Anthony Zuiker and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination.

Happy Endings | 9:30pm on ABC
“Baby Steps”
Alex’s cute line of slogan t-shirts for babies (“Put Me to Bed”) become inappropriately popular with teen girls, who make her store their newest hangout. They’re also in awe of Alex and Penny. Meanwhile, Jane channels her inner mom as she goes in search of her “egg daughter,” the now 11-year-old girl she thinks is the result of the egg she donated in college.

Raising Hope | 9:30pm on Fox | Special Night
“Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent, Baby! Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent!”
Virginia, Burt, Jimmy and Sabrina head to Las Vegas to attend Virginia’s cousin Delilah’s wedding. Virginia is embarrassed that she didn’t have the big wedding that her snooty cousin will have, so Burt attempts to make it up to her. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to make a move on Sabrina who wants to go wild in Vegas.

Law & Order: SVU | 10pm on NBC
“Blood Brothers”
When a pregnant thirteen-year-old girl refuses to identify her baby’s father, Benson and the SVU squad work to determine if she was raped. Their investigation leads to several men in her life including Tripp Raines, the teenage son of high-profile political couple Andrew and Kathleen Raines and Arturo Rivera, the son of the Raines’ housekeeper. The detectives uncover much more than they bargained for when a Raines family secret is revealed and a family member goes missing.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation | 10pm on CBS
While on a date, Stokes realizes a piece of art at an exhibit has decomposing body parts in it, which leads to a full-blown investigation. Also, D.B. Russell makes a decision to ground one of the staff from the case.

Revenge | 10pm on ABC
With unexpected assistance from her new ally, Nolan, Emily makes it her mission to destroy the political and professional life of the district attorney who convicted her father. Victoria very privately grieves the loss of her only true love while plotting to confirm her suspicions about Emily’s past. Meanwhile, Daniel exposes a side of himself that Emily finds impossible to resist.

American Horror Story | 10pm on FX | Series Premiere
Bostonians Ben and Vivien Harmon and their teen daughter, Violet, move into a haunted LA. mansion in the series premiere of a violent, erotically charged horror story about a troubled family. Ben and Vivien are seeking a fresh start following a miscarriage and marital infidelity, and they got the 1920s Victorian-style house for a song. But the previous occupants died in a murder-suicide, and that’s only sign No. 1 that something’s amiss.

Top Chef: Just Desserts | 10pm on Bravo
“Death By Chocolate”
The chefs get a jolt when they’re tasked to pair coffee and donuts. In their second sweet feat, they must whip up a chocolate showpiece. Culinary personalities Mark Isreal and Wylie Dufresne serve as guest judges.

Also playing…

  • Survivor | 8pm on CBS | “Survivalism”

What will you be watching?


One Response to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, October 5, 2011”

  1. Allyson on October 5th, 2011 12:19 pm

    It’s an America night. I’m watching Top Model and Horror Story. I’d watch Harry’s Law but I am NOT happy with the changes.