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TV This Week Oct. 5 - 11: 'Homeland' on Showtime

TV This Week Oct. 5 - 11: 'Homeland' on Showtime
Carrie (Claire Danes) is in Kabul in the season premiere of "Homeland" on Showtime. (Joe Alblas / MCT / Showtime)

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SUNDAY

"Bob's Burgers" cooks up a fresh batch of animated misadventures. With H. Jon Benjamin and Kristen Schaal. 7:30 p.m. Fox

Chris Pine follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck in the 2014 thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." 8 p.m. Epix

Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) is back on the case in a new series of whodunits on "Masterpiece Mystery!" 9 p.m. KOCE

It's mo' pumpkins, mo' problems on the return of "Halloween Wars." 9 p.m. Food Network

Brody (Damian Lewis) is gone, but Carrie (Claire Danes) soldiers on in the season premiere of "Homeland." Mandy Patinkin also stars. 9 p.m. Showtime

Comedian John Mulaney is "Mulaney." Martin Short and Elliott Gould also star in this new sitcom. 9:30 p.m. Fox

They're fit to be "Tethered" in this new survival series. 10 p.m. Discovery

Visit the real-life castle where "Downton Abbey's" fictional Crawleys once spent their holidays in the premiere of "Great Estates Scotland." 10:30 p.m. KOCE

MONDAY

"The Vampire Diaries" spin-off "The Originals" moves to its new night as it sinks its teeth into a second season. 8 p.m. KTLA

"Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia" finds connections between anti-gay legislation and hate crimes in Russia. 9 p.m. HBO

Unrepentant leaders of death squads in mid-1960s Indonesia talk candidly about "The Act of Killing" in this 2012 documentary on "POV." 10 p.m. KOCE

TUESDAY

The fix is in the new sports documentary "Playing for the Mob" on "30 for 30." 6 p.m. ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ESPN2

Blink and you'll miss "The Flash." Grant Gustin portrays the fleet-footed comic-book hero in this new drama. 8 p.m. KTLA

Gay teens share their stories on a new "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee." 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

Awkward! Dean (Jensen Ackles) is now a demon on the 10th-season premiere of "Supernatural." 9 p.m. KTLA

Lena Dunham is not just one of the "Girls," she's also among the influential women-in-showbiz featured on a new "Makers." 9 p.m. KOCE

This new episode of "Frontline" reopens the case of a Texas man tried, convicted and executed for setting a suspicious fire that claimed the lives of his three children. 10 p.m. KOCE

A small Alabama town is overrun by zombies — fear not, it's just for a movie — in the unscripted series "Town of the Living Dead." 10 and 10:28 p.m. Syfy

WEDNESDAY

It's a dirty job, but "Somebody's Gotta Do It." Mike Rowe hosts this new documentary series about people who love their work. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

See how the top 1 percent of the top 1 percent dispose of their disposable income in "The Filthy Rich Guide." 7 and 7:30 p.m CNBC

Stephen Amell's aim is still true of the return of "Arrow." 8 p.m. KTLA

A new "Nova" probes the mysterious disappearance last March of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. 9 p.m. KOCE

The TAPS team seeks more restless spirits on the return of "Ghost Hunters." 9 p.m. Syfy

Kathy Bates as a bearded lady? Sarah Paulson as conjoined twins? What else could it be but "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Jessica Lange and Michael Chiklis also star. 10 p.m. FX

THURSDAY

Anthropologist Dr. Mary-Ann Ochota revisits tales of feral children in a special edition of "Raised Wild." 8 p.m. Animal Planet

It's a "Food Truck Face Off" in this new meals-on-wheels competition hosted by "The Bachelor's" Jesse Palmer. 8 p.m. Food Network

Parasites, much? "Monsters Inside Me" investigates all-new cases of what-the-heck-is-that! 10 p.m. Animal Planet

FRIDAY

"Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me Live" is the former talk-show host's new stand up special. Anytime, Netflix

Ex-bandmates Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, et al., reminisce about days of rock past in "Genesis: Sum of the Parts." 8 p.m. Showtime

Stand-up comic Cristela Alonzo is "Cristela." Carlos Ponce and Gabriel Iglesias also star in this new sitcom. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Nathan Lane plays a 1930s-era gay man who plays a gay man in 1930s-era burlesque shows in "The Nance" on "Live From Lincoln Center." 9 p.m. KOCE

Don Wildman investigates "Mysteries at the Kremlin" in this special. In Soviet Russia, mysteries investigate you! 9 p.m. Travel Channel

SATURDAY

"Law & Order: SVU's" Diane Neal plays a prison warden in jeopardy in the woman-in-jeopardy thriller "A Warden's Ransom." 8 p.m. Lifetime

Someone's in the kitchen with Danielle Panabaker in the made-for-cable romantic fable "Recipe for Love." 9 p.m. Hallmark

Paging Stefon! Former cast member Bill Hader returns to host "Saturday Night Live." 11:29 p.m. NBC

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