America's Most Wanted
Moviegoers of a certain age will certainly remember Peter Sellers as bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies (Steve Martin revived the role in recent years). The "pink panther" was a diamond that kept getting stolen, so it's no surprise that a hugely successful gang of real international jewel thieves have been dubbed "the Pink Panthers." But these guys — alleged to be veterans of the 1990s mayhem in the Balkans — are no bunglers: Estimates of their total haul begin at over $100 million. John Walsh joins Interpol in the hunt for them tonight. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of Horse Racing, Avatar, Iconoclasts, A Family Thanksgiving, Downsized and The Time Traveler's Wife.
Saturday Night Live
Halloween weekend presents humorous trick-or-treat opportunities for the SNL roasters, who scare up their patented skits-and-sketches comedy in the fourth live show of October. Spook-tacular and Hamm-y performances are on the bill when actor Jon Hamm, star of cable's Mad Men and the film The Town, takes on hosting duties for the third time in two years. Meanwhile, on the Studio 8H music stage, dance-pop songstress Rihanna delivers music from her forthcoming CD, Loud. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
, the World Series, Amelia
, Red: Werewolf Hunter
, Pit Bulls and Parolees
and The Crazies
10/9c Animal Planet
Hard work should always be rewarded. Would that everyone had a boss as appreciative as Shorty, who takes his staff to Mexico for a little fun. The crew relaxes on the beach, goes shopping and enjoys a true Mexican fiesta, but before their escape is over, they get to reciprocate when the unexpected happens and Shorty finds himself in need of their support. — Rhoda Charles
Read on for previews of Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words, Iconoclasts, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, NASCAR Racing and the MLB Playoff.
10/9c Animal Planet
Shorty takes on the role of mentor as he visits the California Youth Authority, a juvenile reform center, to facilitate a dog-training program for the youth housed there. It's a personal mission for Shorty, as he once received some guidance there himself before spending a decade in prison in connection with a gang-related shooting. — Rhoda Charles
Read on for previews of SNL, Iconoclasts, Ryder Cup Golf, Planet Sheen, The Empowered Patient, The Blind Side and The Princess and the Frog.
Sundance Channel's 2010-11 lineup will include more Brick City, some fashionable new reality shows and the network's first foray into scripted programming.
Carlos, a three-part miniseries about terrorist Carlos the Jackal, will kick off Sundance's slate of scripted series this fall. Edgar Ramirez (Che, Domino) stars as Carlos, who's currently serving a life sentence for the killings of two French agents and their informant in 1975.
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Other scripted series in development include Triple Crossing, a crime drama set in South America; The Clinic, a suspense thriller set in the near future; Fear of Flying, based on Erica Jong's novel; and Shutterbabe, which chronicles ...