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What to Watch Oct. 5-11

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 4th 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: 'Mo'Nique' is back, Jim and Pam tie the knot and a 'Drop Dead' surprise ...

MONDAY, OCT. 5
Mo'Nique on BET'The Mo'Nique Show' (11PM, BET) series premiere
It's Mo'Nique's world these days, as the comedienne and sitcom star launches her nightly talk show just as buzz ramps up about a possible Oscar nomination for her role in the indie drama 'Precious.' As for the talk show, it'll be a familiar mix of celeb guests, musical performances and an in-house DJ. Her first guest tonight: Fellow comedian Steve Harvey, while Chris Rock pops in on Thursday.

'Sherri' – 'The View' co-host Sherri Shepherd stars in this sitcom based on her real-life divorce (7PM, Lifetime) series premiere
'Let's Make a Deal' – Wayne Brady hosts this daytime remake of the Monty Hall game show classic (Check listings, CBS)
'Rita Rocks' – 2nd season premiere (7:30PM, Lifetime)
'Gossip Girl' – Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks guest star (9PM, The CW)
'How I Met Your Mother' – Barney asks Ted to teach him how to date Robin (8PM, CBS)This week on TV: 'Mo'Nique' is back, Jim and Pam tie the knot and a 'Drop Dead' surprise ...

MONDAY, OCT. 5
Mo'Nique on BET'The Mo'Nique Show' (11PM, BET) series premiere
It's Mo'Nique's world these days, as the comedienne and sitcom star launches her nightly talk show just as buzz ramps up about a possible Oscar nomination for her role in the indie drama 'Precious.' As for the talk show, it'll be a familiar mix of celeb guests, musical performances and an in-house DJ. Her first guest tonight: Fellow comedian Steve Harvey, while Chris Rock pops in on Thursday.

'Sherri' – 'The View' co-host Sherri Shepherd stars in this sitcom based on her real-life divorce (7PM, Lifetime) series premiere
'Let's Make a Deal' – Wayne Brady hosts this daytime remake of the Monty Hall game show classic (Check listings, CBS)
'Rita Rocks' – 2nd season premiere (7:30PM, Lifetime)
'Gossip Girl' – Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks guest star (9PM, The CW)
'How I Met Your Mother' – Barney asks Ted to teach him how to date Robin (8PM, CBS)


TUESDAY, OCT. 6
Sons of Anarchy on FX'Sons of Anarchy' (10PM, FX)
The SAMCRO dudes don't know just how evil cigar king Zobelle and his cronies are, but they're about to find out tonight, as Zobelle plots a violent act against SAMCRO that is going to leave the club devastated and fans very sad. And remember, Clay and Jax still don't even know what happened to Gemma ...

'Dirty Jobs' – Mike's mission finds him dealing with used mattresses in San Francisco (9PM, Discovery)
'Parking Wars' – 3rd season premiere (10PM, A&E)
'Scare Tactics' – Pranks include a bit with a giant spider (9PM, SyFy)
'The Good Wife' – Alicia defends a teen accused of murder (10PM, CBS)
'The Biggest Loser' – Players compete in an endurance challenge (8PM, NBC)



WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
South Park on Comedy Central'South Park' (10PM, Comedy Central)
Season 13 continues with a batch of seven new episodes that kicks off with tonight's installment about ... who knows? 'Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are famous for working on new episodes right up 'til the last minute, meaning their plot could include anything from Michael Jackson's death and 'The Jay Leno Show' to the Roman Polanski saga and Sarah Palin.

'CSI: NY' – Skeet Ulrich guests (10PM, CBS)
'Secret Girlfriend' – Adaptation of the Web series in which the star is the viewer (10:30PM, Comedy Central) series premiere
'Man Shops Globe' – An Anthropologie buyer travels the world to stock the retail chain (10PM, Sundance) series premiere
'Glee' – Terri takes a job as the school nurse to hawk Will (9PM, Fox)
'Extreme Traditions' – Like a culture where people wrestle in mashed potatoes (8PM, Travel Channel)


THURSDAY, OCT. 8
The Office on NBC'The Office' (9PM, NBC)
"Jam" fans have been waiting five seasons for it, and now it's here, in a special hour-long episode: Jim and Pam are getting married. They thought they'd avoid having their 'Office'-mates as guests when they planned the nuptials for Niagara Falls, but no such luck. That will lead to wackiness, of course, including Andy, Michael and Dwight's vow to meet their own potential mates at the festivities.

'Skins' – 3rd season finale (9PM, BBCA)
'Grey's Anatomy' – Meredith has to treat her dad when he experiences liver failure (9PM, ABC)
'Supernatural' – Paris Hilton guest stars (9PM, The CW)
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' – NeNe considers meeting her biological father (10PM, Bravo)
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' – The gang stages an intervention for Frank (10PM, FX)


FRIDAY, OCT. 9
Degrassi the Next Generation 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' (8PM, TeenNick) 9th season premiere
The kids are back, and like the show's slogan says, 'Degrassi' "goes there" again with storylines that would put some adult soap operas to shame. First up, when Mia is offered the chance to model in Paris, she invites boyfriend Peter to go with her. But when he feels awkward around her fashion crowd, he goes for some, uh, chemical enhancements to ease his social awkwardness ...

'Sanctuary' – 2nd season premiere (10PM, SyFy)
'I'm Alive' – Profiling people who survived animal attacks (9PM, Animal Planet) series premiere
'Psych' – Shawn and Gus help a dude who thinks he's a werewolf (10PM, USA)
'Rescue Ink Unleashed' – The fellas search for a dog who was taken during a robbery (10PM, NGC)


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 10-11
Drop Dead Diva'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM, Lifetime) 1st season finale
One of the most delightful new shows of the season will be back for another round in 2010, but for now, Jane and pals wrap their first season as the plus-size attorney tries to forget her feelings for Grayson. A glitch: She finds out he's been dreaming about her. And there are two more surprises in store for Jane: a blast from the past and a new partner at the firm.

'Army Wives'
– 3rd season finale (Sun., 10PM, Lifetime)
'Leave It to Lamas' – Lorenzo Lamas and his fam – including his son, who allegedly slept with Lorenzo's ex-wife – star (Sun., 11PM, E!) series premiere
'Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me' – The comedian's latest stand-up special (Sat., 10PM, HBO)
'Girls Next Door' – 6th season premiere (Sun., 10:30PM, E!)
'JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America' – Examination of the John F. Kennedy assassination (Sun., 9PM, History)



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