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What to Watch: TV Picks for October 3 - 9

by Stephanie Earp, posted Oct 3rd 2011 10:00AM
House - Monday October 3, 9PM ET/PT, Global/Fox

The season premiere picks up a year after we last saw our favourite angry doctor, and he' s now serving time for all that crap he pulled. It's refreshing to see House finally suffer a few consequences for all his crazy behaviour, and giving Hugh Laurie the chance to play House behind bars is absolutely inspired. Jaleel White guests as his cellmate and new bestie, and of course -- I mean, come on, you knew it would go this way -- he treats a fellow prisoner with strange symptoms.

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New Girl - Tuesday October 4, 9PM ET/PT, Citytv/Fox

Tonight's episode tackles a truism of the early twenties: every weekend, another wedding to attend. Natasha Lyonne guest-stars as the bridesmaid Schmidt always sleeps with at these things. Lyonne, who is sort of a Lohan-esque figure, was so promising in 'American Pie' and 'Everyone Says I Love You' but struggled with drugs, drinking and legal troubles. She's on the comeback trail though, with plenty of theatre work, and I'm hoping she pulls a Drew Barrymore. My money says she'll be the best thing about this episode.

Revenge - Wednesday October 5, 10PM ET/PT, Citytv/ABC

This deliciously soapy entry from ABC is one of my favourites of the new season. I think the reason it all hangs together is two great performances from the leads. Emily VanCamp comes into her own as Emily, who plays down all the drama with a cool head and clear eyes while Madeleine Stowe gives Joan Collins a run for her money as the evil matriarch with a broken heart. I could basically watch these two stare at each other for 44 minutes.

The Gayest Show Ever - Friday October 7, 10:30PM ET, OUT TV

Elvira Kurt hosts this new talk-and interview-based show, which won best pilot at the Banff TV Awards. The format suits Kurt's humour perfectly -- she's often much funnier off-the-cuff than when she's on script. Tonight's debut episode features filmmaker John Waters.

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