Two programs shot in Atlanta are debuting this week and they couldn’t be any more different.
First, on Tuesday, there’s Discovery’s reality series “Auction Kings,” which features Gallery 63, a Buckhead auction house. Paul Brown heads the operation each week. It is, in many ways, a higher-end “Pawn Stars.”
On Sunday, AMC introduces its latest drama on Halloween called “Walking Dead,” based on the comic-book series. Its gruesome and grim but is very much a character drama like other AMC shows. And it features Atlanta in a very obvious way.
For something a bit more sedate but also a riveting character study, HBO’s award-winning “In Treatment” series begins its third season. And season eight of “Project Runway” draws to a close after a decent, if not riveting, season.
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Despite only seven dancers left, ABC is still obnoxious enough to stretch this out to two hours.
“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Marshall and Lily want to pick the gender of their potential baby.
“In Treatment” 9 p.m. HBO (third season debut) — Dr. Paul Watson grapples with his own divorce and signs he may have Parkinson’s Disease.
“The Event” 9 p.m. NBC — This show, despite less-than-eventful ratings, has gotten a full-season pick up.
“Two and a Half Men” 9 p.m. CBS — Charlie has a tough time adjusting to dating an older woman.
“Hawaii Five-O” 10 p.m. CBS — Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”) guests as a real estate mogul.
“Thintervention With Jackie Warner” 10 p.m. Bravo (first season finale) — It’s the final weigh in!
“Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Castle and Beckett try to stop the Triple Killer.
“Glee” 8 p.m. Fox — Let the rice fly! The kids pay homage to “Rocky Horror” with Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf guesting.
“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Abby becomes obsessed with the case of a murdered Navy scientist.
“Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Heart and Kylie Minogue sing before the sixth celebrity is cut.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS— Terrorists kill a plastic surgeon who had their faces altered.
“Auction Kings” 10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — Atlanta’s Gallery 63 is featured in this show about life in an auction house.
“Dance Cam Slam” 10 p.m. VH1 (new series) — Contestants create dance videos.
“Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX — SAMCRO visits another Sons of Anarchy chapter, but it does not go smoothly.
“The Good Wife” 10 p.m. CBS — A massage therapist sues a Nobel Peace Prize winner of sexual assault.
“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — The La Flor tribe attempts to get the hidden immunity idol away from arrogant Marty.
“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Halloween conjures up terrible memories for Cameron.
“Throwdown With Bobby Flay” 9 p.m. Food — A chicken-fried steak challenge in Texas.
“The Defenders” 10 p.m. CBS — An attempt to collect on a debt leads to a dead person.
“Hollywood Treasure” 10 p.m. SyFy (new series) — Joe Maddalena tracks down Hollywood memorabilia.
“Top Chef: Just Desserts” 10 p.m. Bravo — It’s “Dessert Shop Wars,” this spin-off’s version of “Restaurant Wars.” And Team Diva starts to fall apart.
“Terriers” 10 p.m. FX — Hank and Mark travel to Tijuana to get Britt out of hot water.
“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Raj’s sister shows up and shakes things up.
“Scared Shrekless” 8 p.m. NBC — Shrek challenges his fairy-tale friends to come up with scary stories in a contest.
“CSI” 9 p.m. CBS — Katie Sackhoff was very funny as a guest on “Big Bang Theory” recently. Now she jumps over to this drama as an insensitive detective.
“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — A TV crew arrives to see life at the hospital six months after the shooting.
“The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Somebody dresses up as Lady Gaga. Fortunately, it’s not Michael. And Darryl’s aspirations are made apparent.
“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime (eighth season finale) — This is Mondo’s competition to lose.
“Jersey Shore” 10 p.m. MTV — It’s the reunion episode so we’ll likely hear from annoying Angelina yet again.
“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. CBS — The team checks out a murder at a wealthy family’s compound.
“Medium” 8 p.m. CBS — Allison sees what she thinks is a catastrophic future event but is in no position to prevent it.
“School Pride” 8 p.m. NBC — Lady Antebellum performs at a school damaged by floods.
“CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — The CSIs investigate when a badly composed body is found in an abandoned car on a rooftop.
“What Not To Wear” 9 p.m. TLC (eighth season debut) — Mindy Cohn (“Facts of Life”) gets a makeover.
“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Three teens die from a drug overdose.
“Snow Men” 10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — Following men who labor to reopen dangerous roads that were closed due to severe weather.
“Pitbulls & Parolees” 10 p.m. Saturday Animal Planet (second season debut) — Tia searches for two puppies loose in a trucking yard.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Jon Hamm hosts.
“The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — The contestants go to St. Petersburg, Russia.
“Boardwalk Empire” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Nucky renovates his childhood home, conjuring up some bad memories.
“Dexter” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Dexter seeks a new serial killer to kill.
“Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Bree learns a secret about Keith.
“The Walking Dead” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC (new series) — Shot in Atlanta, this mesmerizing horror series opens with a sheriff seeking his family after zombies take over.