Bill Harris’ top 10 TV must-sees for the week of Oct. 13:
1 The Walking Dead
The first episode of the fourth season is titled 30 Days Without an Accident. So why am I thinking the streak is about to end? Followed by the return of wrap-up show Talking Dead.
When: Sunday on AMC
Series debut: Danger, intrigue and romance lurk around every castle corner for Mary Queen of Scots, played by Adelaide Kane. Doesn’t quite pay attention to history, but hey, who does?
When: Wednesday on M3; Thursday on CW and CTV Two
3 The Big Bang Theory
The always awkward relationship between Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) gets even more weird when she takes a job at his university.
When: Thursday on CBS, CTV
4 The Blacklist
Red (James Spader) informs the FBI that the kidnapping of a key witness may have been perpetrated by a criminal known as the Stewmaker. Mmmmmm, stew.
When: Monday on NBC, Global
5 The Biggest Loser
Society does not appear to be running out of contestants for this inspirational show that literally burns fat. Ruben Studdard – a winner back when American Idol still mattered – is on board.
When: Tuesday on NBC, OMNI
6 How I Met Your Mother
As the final season continues, Lily (Alyson Hannigan) helps Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) pick a side in a fight between his mom and Robin (Cobie Smulders).
When: Monday on CBS, City
7 Super Fun Night
A law-firm executive urges Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) to act more professionally, but that won’t sit well with Marika (Lauren Ash) or Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira).
When: Wednesday on ABC, City
8 Vanilla Ice Goes Amish
Series debut: The title pretty much says it all. Vanilla Ice is on a mission to learn the lost art of hand craftsmanship. Feel free to insert your own joke here.
When: Sunday on DIY network
9 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A woman who is behind a series of high-stakes heists holds a troubling secret that has the potential to ruin Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).
When: Tuesday on ABC, CTV
Holly (Spencer Grammer) and Ironside (Blair Underwood) follow the trail of a professional poker player with a drug problem. Wow, that really narrows it down. I kid, I kid.
When: Wednesday on NBC, Global