TV This Week, Oct. 2-8: ABC’s ‘Conviction’ and more


It’s the end of several eras as Vin Scully calls his last-ever “MLB Baseball” game, the regular-season closer between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. Noon KTLA

Have chin, will travel: Ash (Bruce Campbell) is back in action in Season 2 of the horror-comedy mash-up “Ash vs Evil Dead.” With Lucy Lawless. 8 p.m. Starz


Patrick Stewart engages in more “Blunt Talk” on the return of this cable-news satire. 8:35 p.m. Starz

The D.C.-set drama “Madam Secretary” returns for a third season. With Téa Leoni and guests stars Morgan Freeman and Jane Pauley. 9 p.m. CBS

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, serves as a guest judge on the return of “Halloween Wars.” 9 p.m. Food Network

“Westworld,” ho! Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, and Evan Rachel Wood star in this new drama based on that Michael Crichton sci-fi thriller about a theme park — the one with robots, not dinosaurs — where nothing could possibly go wrong, until it does. 9 p.m. HBO

The Chicago-set comedy-drama “Shameless” uncorks a seventh season. William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum star. 9 p.m. Showtime

“Fear the Walking Dead” ends another season. But fear not, “The Walking Dead” will be back in just a few short weeks. 9:59 p.m. AMC

From the clues, we can deduce that the detective drama “Elementary” is back for a fifth season. With Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. 10 p.m. CBS

The new series “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City” sends the actor-comic to scope out stand-up scenes in cities all around the country. 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central



First, they take Manhattan: The new documentary “Class Divide” looks at the ongoing gentrification of New York City’s once-downmarket Chelsea neighborhood. 8 p.m. HBO

The techno-drama “Scorpion” is back for a third season. With Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee. 9 p.m. CBS

Watch as cultural commentators Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley have at each other during the tumultuous 1968 election season in the documentary “Best of Enemies” airing on “Independent Lens.” 9 p.m. KOCE


It takes some good guys with a time machine to stop a bad guy with a time machine in the new sci-fi drama “Timeless.” With “ER’s” Goran Visnjic. 10 p.m. NBC

Last seen as “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” Hayley Atwell is equal parts wild child and legal eagle in the new courtroom drama “Conviction.” Eddie Cahill (“CSI: NY”) also stars. 10 p.m. ABC

In whose shack shall they shack up? That is the question couples face in the new real-estate series “Yours, Mine or Ours.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. Bravo

An activist who helped Hispanic Americans exercise the franchise is remembered in the new special “Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice.” 10:30 p.m. KOCE



She’s back! Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” returns for a fifth season. Any time, Hulu

Broadcast and cable channels offer live coverage of the first and only “Vice Presidential Debate” between Republican Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.). 6 p.m., various channels

Grant Gustin suits up for a third season of the superhero drama “The Flash.” 8 p.m. KTLA


Too much “Monkey Business”: The failed presidential bid of former Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.) is recalled on a new edition of “The Contenders — 16 for ’16.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and relative whippersnapper Kendrick Lamar collect kudos at the “2016 Hip Hop Awards.” From Atlanta. 8 p.m. BET

A young woman tries to live her life like’s there’s “No Tomorrow” — because there might not be — in this new comedy. With Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse. 9 p.m. KTLA

Andrew Zimmern’s in Nashville on the season premiere of “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations.” 9 p.m. Travel Channel



Stephen Amell suits up for a fifth-season of the superhero drama “Arrow.” 8 p.m. KTLA

An NYPD detective reconnects, via ham radio, with her dear old dad, deceased decades earlier, in the new sci-fi drama “Frequency” based on the 2000 thriller. With “Mad Men’s” Peyton List. 9 p.m. KTLA

R&B diva Mariah Carey guest stars as an R&B diva not unlike Mariah Carey on a new episode of “Empire.” 9 p.m. Fox


See how our ancient forebears adapted, migrated or perished in the face of climate, calamity, etc., in the episode “Great Human Odyssey” on a new “Nova.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Show me the snowman! Host Josh Gates heads for the Himalayas in the four-part series “Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti.” 9 p.m. Travel Channel

Mothers micro-manage as pint-sized pageant princesses vie for titles and tiaras in the new reality series “Little Miss Atlanta.” 10 p.m. TLC



U2, Sting, Drake and Britney Spears are among the many acts taking the stage in Las Vegas at this year’s “iHeartradio Music Festival.” 8 p.m. KTLA; also Fri.

You definitely still can’t afford it on the return of the real estate-themed reality series “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.” 9 p.m. Bravo

They must have tenure: “Those Who Can’t” are still teaching when this sitcom returns for its sophomore season. With “SNL’s” Cheri Oteri. 10:30 p.m. TruTV



“Selma” director Ava DuVernay details the disproportionately high incarceration rates for African Americans in the U.S. in the new documentary “The 13th.” Any time, Netflix

A different Peyton List, not the actress from the aforementioned “Frequency,” stars in the new body-switch comedy “The Swap.” With Jacob Bertrand. 8 p.m. Disney Channel

The fearsome Yuletide figure called “Krampus” wreaks havoc in this 2015 comedy-horror-holiday flick. With Toni Collette and Adam Scott. 8:20 p.m. Cinemax; also Sat., 9:55 p.m.

Tavis Smiley looks at who is and who isn’t “Getting Ahead” because of recent minimum-wage increases in this new special. 9 p.m. KOCE


The last angry comic holds court in the standup special “Lewis Black: Black to the Future.” 10 p.m. Comedy Central

Comic John Fugelsang follows in the 19th-century footsteps of “Democracy in America” author Alexis de Tocqueville in the documentary “Dream On.” 10 p.m. KOCE

“My Life Is a Telenovela” is not a confession on our part, but rather a new docu-soap about the off-the-set lives of Spanish-language soap-opera stars in Miami. 10 p.m. WE



It’s Drew Scott and Tia Mowry vs. Jonathan Scott and Duff Goldman in an “All-Star Halloween Spectacular.” 8 p.m. Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel

“Mommy’s Secret” is that she’s also a bank robber in this new TV movie. With Charisma Carpenter and Sarah Grey. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Rachael Leigh Cook (“She’s All That”) sells no wine before its time in the romantic new TV movie “Autumn in the Vineyard.” With Brendan Penny. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Lastly, would we continue to write this column if we became “Suddenly Rich” like the folks in this new unscripted series? Um… no. 10 p.m. TLC


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