The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Check out our picks for the week of October 12th:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Series Premiere, “Josh Just Happens to Live Here!” (The CW, 8 p.m.) – In this not-particularly-encouraging series, successful Rachel (Rachel Bloom) turns down a choice job at a big-time law firm to move to California and look for love.
Jane the Virgin Season 2 Premiere, “Chapter Twenty-Three” (The CW, 9 p.m.) – Season 2 of this surprisingly amiable comedy-drama series opens with Jane (Gina Rodriguez) learning of Mateo’s kidnapping, not long before Sin Rostro demands a ransom. At the same time, Jane seeks parenting advice from Xo (Andrea Noveda) and Alba (Ivonne Coll), which makes her relationship with Rafael (Justin Baldoni) a bit unstable.
Fargo Season 2 Premiere, “Waiting for Dutch” (FX, 10 p.m.) – Season 2 of FX’s witty dark-comedy series picks up decades before the Season 1 storyline, with a young Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) investigating a triple-homicide at the Waffle Hut involving Rye Gerhardt (Kieran Culkin), the violent runt of the criminally inclined Gerhardt clan, head up by his mother, Floyd (Jean Smart), and his older brother, Dodd (Jeffrey Donovan).
The Flash, “Flash of Two Worlds” (The CW, 8 p.m.) – The impending dangers brought on by a villain known as Zoom to Barry’s (Grant Gustin) life is once again reiterated by Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), a mysterious man from Earth-2. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) faces off with Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten), a young officer that wants in on the meta-humans squad, just as the team must deal with yet another meta-human in Century City.
The Grinder, “The Curious Disappearance of Mr. Donovan” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) – Dean (Rob Lowe) informs Stewart (Fred Savage) that Claire’s (Natalie Morales) been leaking company secrets to a rival firm, based largely on the fact that she shows no internet in him. Elsewhere, Deb (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) and Claire’s relationship makes Stewart paranoid.
Empire, “Poor Yorick” (Fox, 9 p.m.) – Hakeem and Jamal’s (Bryshere Y. Gray and Jussie Smollett) duet from Hakeem’s leaked album unexpectedly brings the entire family together for a music video, while Lucious (Terrence Howard) sets out to find Vernon and make him disappear permanently in the hopes of escaping major murder charges.
American Horror Story: Hotel, “Chutes and Ladders” (FX, 10 p.m.) – The Hotel Cortez gets a visit and an overhaul from fashion designer Will Drake (Cheyenne Jackson), while the Countess (Lady Gaga) takes an interest in a model. Meanwhile, John (Wes Bentley) begins to learn about the hotel’s original owner and what that might tell him about his investigation.
How to Get Away with Murder, “Shanks Get Shanked” (ABC, 10 p.m.) – Annalise’s (Viola Davis) team is hired to represent a suspect in the case of a murdered teen, whose body was found in the woods. Meanwhile, Asher (Matt McGorry) uncovers an unexpected confession, and new information about Rebecca’s (Katie Findlay) disappearance comes to the surface.
The Knick Season 2 Premiere, “Ten Knots” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) – Steven Soderbergh’s gruesome, galvanic historical drama returns with Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen) getting some unorthodox help with his addiction from Dr. Gallinger (Eric Johnson), while Algernon (André Holland) finds himself treating an unexpected health issue.
Continuum Series Finale, “Final Hour” – The fourth and final season of this Syfy series comes to a close with Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Alec (Erik Knudsen) risking everything to stop the future soldiers while Kellog (Stephen Lobo) works on his own plans for the future.
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO, 10 p.m.) – The biggest comedian in the world currently gets her first HBO comedy special, directed by none other than Chris Rock, and takes the time to discuss her dating life, body issues, misogyny, and a number of other topics touching on similar material as Inside Amy Schumer.
Bob’s Burgers, “Hauntening” (Fox, 9 p.m.) – The true heir to The Simpsons crown continues it’s excellent sixth season with a Halloween episode, wherein Louise (Kristen Schaal) and the family find themselves at an especially scary haunted house.
The Walking Dead, “JSS” (AMC, 9 p.m.) – After the plan to move the horde of biters doesn’t go exactly as planned, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) returns to the Safe-Zone with his group and the Alexandria citizens to figure out what went wrong, with some not-so-encouraging conclusions being made. If I say anymore, I imagine I will be torn asunder.
Homeland, “Super Powers” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) – The fifth and best season of Showtime’s brilliant political-thriller series continues on as Carrie (Claire Danes) is forced to look back on her career as a master spy when it becomes clear that she was the focus of the attack on Düring (Sebastian Koch) in the Lebanon refugee camp.