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TV best bets with returns of ‘Bones,’ ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ ‘Top Chef’

Emily Deschanel's real pregnancy is being worked into her character on "Bones." CREDIT: Fox

Emily Deschanel's real pregnancy is being worked into her character on "Bones." CREDIT: Fox

One of Fox’s steadiest performers, “Bones,” comes back Thursday for a seventh season with Brennan pregnant, which shocked many fans when the news broke during the finale in May.

In a less shocking return, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” comes back Sunday night for a fourth season with the last year’s cast intact and Kim Zolciak pregnant as well.

On Wednesday, “Top Chef” goes to Texas for its ninth season with a new judge: Athens’ Hugh Acheson, plus two Georgia representatives.

And if you’re a fan of Will Ferrell, check out Georgia Public Broadcasting tonight at 10 p.m, where he’ll be feted with a Mark Twain prize.

MONDAY
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Chaz Bono is finally gone yet the Kardashian is still around.
How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Katie Holmes guests.
“Terra Nova” 8 p.m. Fox — Jim and Taylor investigate the first murder in the colony.
2 Broke Girls” 8:30 p.m. CBS — Caroline and Max take a cake-decorating class.
“Bad Girls Club” 9 p.m. Oxygen (seventh season finale) — Nastasia serves up some comeuppance to Shelly.
House” 9 p.m. Fox — A CEO falls ill mysteriously after moving company jobs to China.
“Two and a Half Men” 9 p.m. CBS — Jake develops a crush on a Japanese tutor.
“Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize” 10 p.m. GPB — Jack Black and Conan O’Brien are among those feting Ferrell.
“Hawaii Five-O” 10 p.m. CBS — A couple filming a documentary are killed.
“Rock Center With Brian Williams” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — NBC’s attempt at serious journalism in prime time.
Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Castle and his mom become hostages in a bank.

TUESDAY
The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — The contestants swap teams and trainers.
“Glee” 8 p.m. Fox — A new foreign-exchange student arrives, played by one of the “Glee Project” winners Damian McGinty.
NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Gibbs and Fornell team up when their mutual ex-wife calls to say that her husband was kidnapped.
Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Is anybody going to realistically beat J.R. Martinez?
NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — Did a former Marine sergeant commit murder or was he framed?
New Girl” 9:01 p.m. Fox — Jess accidentally walks in on Nick naked.
Covert Affairs” 10 p.m. USA — Annie feels lonely during some downtime following a failed mission.
Parenthood” 10 p.m. NBC — Kristina plans a family night that doesn’t go as expected.
“Reed Between the Lines” 10 p.m. BET — Ratings have been slipping badly. Keenan is caught looking at porn.
Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX — The Niners have made a new alliance.
“Body of Proof” 10:01 p.m. ABC— A popular high-school student dies after a rave.
WEDNESDAY
The Middle” 8 p.m. ABC — Axl has an interview with a college-football scout.
Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — Christine has won an impressive five Redemption Island challenges in a row.
“The X Factor” 8 p.m. Fox — Drew, Melanie and Leroy are among the early favorites.
“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — Rossi has to make a tough decision regarding his ex-wife.
Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Gloria convinces Jay to go salsa dancing.
American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX — Ben and Vivien are haunted by a new houseguest.
CSI” 10 p.m. CBS — The CSIs investigate a woman’s body near a freakish attraction.
“Law & Order: SVU” 10 p.m. NBC — Andre Braugher guest stars
Psych” 10 p.m. USA — Gus and Shawn try to identify the masked vigilante the Mantis.
Revenge” 10 p.m. ABC — The Graysons’ quiet anniversary plans go off track.
Top Chef” 10 p.m. Bravo (ninth season debut) — Two Georgians are competing: Janine Falvo and Whitney Otawka.
THURSDAY
“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Penny and Bernadette shop for wedding dresses without a chagrined Amy.
Marathon Boy” 8 p.m. HBO — A boy is rescued from the slums and become a marathon runner.
“Community” 8 p.m. NBC — Pierce throws a party to celebrate the popularity of his wipes.
The X Factor” 8 p.m. Fox — Do any of the groups really have a chance to win this?
The Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m. the CW — Elena and Rebekah engage in a power struggle.
Bones” 9 p.m. Fox (seventh season debut) — Booth and a very pregnant Brennan discuss living arrangements.
Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC— George’s mom returns to Seattle Grace.
The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Dwight launches a draconian “doomsday” system to improve efficiency.
Burn Notice” 10 p.m. USA — Michael and Fiona plan to abduct a hacker.
The Mentalist” 10 p.m. CBS — A serial-killer case hits close to home for Jane.
FRIDAY
Chuck” 8 p.m. NBC — Chuck and his fledgling company face a rival (Carrie-Anne Moss).
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” 8 p.m. ABC — Glenn Close works with a team to help a vet wounded in Iraq.
A Gifted Man” 8 p.m. CBS — Kate and Michael help a clinic patient with a deadly virus.
CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — The CSIs uses social media to investigate a teen’s death at a house party.
Grimm” 9 p.m. NBC — Nick and Hank investigate a breaking-and-entering case that leads to a mysterious family.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: First Look” 9 p.m. Bravo— A short preview of the upcoming season, debuting Sunday.
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” 9 p.m. TBS — Bullying impacts Deshawn.
Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Jackie goes undercover as an escort to catch a serial killer.
Boss” 10 p.m. Starz— Miller digs deep to find embarrassing dirt on Gov. Cullen.
WEEKEND
Love’s Christmas Journey” 8 tonight Hallmark — Ellie has to clear the name of one of her brother’s brood, accused of burning down a barn.
The Pastor’s Wife” 8 tonight Lifetime — Rose McGowan plays a victimized wife.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 tonight NBC — Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in the Philadelphia”) hosts.
The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Georgia couple Amani and Marcus landed in the basement last week but were lucky it was a non-elimination round.
Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Prince Charming meets Snow White for the first time in a flashback.
Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Bree discovers who dug up Gaby’s stepfather.
Dexter” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime— Debra’s new duties as a lieutenant leave her feeling overwhelmed.
The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — The Treasury Department forces Alicia to report on a client.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 9 p.m. Sunday Bravo (fourth season debut) — Same cast is back from season three.
The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Shane keeps his shocking choice last week a deep, dark secret.
Hell on Wheels” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC (new series) — A Western featuring a former Confederate solider seeking revenge on Union troops who killed his wife.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

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carla roqs

October 31st, 2011
8:27 am

what in the world do the producers see in hugh???????????????? arghhhhh!

RJ's Wife

October 31st, 2011
8:55 am

Looking forward to the RHOA NEW SEASON

RJ's girlfriend

October 31st, 2011
9:01 am

Looking forward to the RHOA NEW SEASON

Justin

October 31st, 2011
9:06 am

YEAAAAAAAAAAA! LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON!

barry

October 31st, 2011
9:06 am

This season of “Walking Dead” is kind of slow. Please hurry up and get over these 2 kids and their issues( find the lost one and fix the shot one)!!!

Bobby B

October 31st, 2011
9:20 am

Sadly, I’ll never know the joy so many of you others feel with the onset of RHOA’s new season. I just can’t seem to make myself sit down and watch this garbage on TV. What’s wrong with me?

MRG

October 31st, 2011
9:31 am

Reed Between the Lines might have a chance if it didn’t come on at 10:00 pm. 1/2 of their core audience should be in bed by 9:00 pm.

MRG

October 31st, 2011
9:32 am

I agree Barry. Love the show but how long can you wonder around in the woods!

carla roqs

October 31st, 2011
9:32 am

bobby b, you are fine, do not worry about it. some people like others’ drama. personally, i prefer the drama of rhobev hills and rhony–they are truly off the chain. and most of them are house wives, lol.

SAWB

October 31st, 2011
9:42 am

Oh Lord, just in time for Halloween the “Housewives” are back.

the TRUTH

October 31st, 2011
9:43 am

NeNe, come back to the club, da pole is waiting for you girl friend.

Cammi317

October 31st, 2011
9:46 am

I enjoy the show Bones overall, however, I cannot stand Brennan’s nasally voice!

carla roqs

October 31st, 2011
10:10 am

i love once upon a time… and as for top chef? i will be right there with them.

Austin Powers

October 31st, 2011
10:25 am

That’s not Kim Zolciak, that’s a MAN, baby! And no, that pump is not mine. That’s not my bag, baby!

Seriously, it appears that Kim Zolciak has found her birth canal to be the way to hook a guy.

alm

October 31st, 2011
10:29 am

The return of Top Chef brings the return of Jon Watson’s recaps!
Parenthood and Once Upon a Time are good too.

Cammi317

October 31st, 2011
10:50 am

Once Upon a Time and Grimm are both awesome, however Revenge is the BEST new show out there!

Fan Man at Bowe / Holyfield Fight

October 31st, 2011
10:59 am

Kroy Biermann’s play just has just went down the tube since he met Kim Zolciak.

carla roqs

October 31st, 2011
11:08 am

alm, LOVE JON’s RECAPS!!! cannot wait.

The Magnificent Carnac (it never gets old)...

October 31st, 2011
11:27 am

Answer – Rodney and the RHOA’s

Question – Name 7 Ho’s that live in Atlanta…

Edward

October 31st, 2011
11:30 am

I love Hugh Acheson’s sarcastic wit and his culinary creativity, he will be a welcome addition to Top Chef’s judging panel. I would have also liked to see Hubert Keller as a regular, as he was on Top Chef Just Desserts.

Shanique

October 31st, 2011
11:55 am

If NeNe goes back to the pole, you better reinforce it. That girl has been eating well.

Cagle

October 31st, 2011
3:14 pm

Atlanta’s (Un)Real HW’s return: pardon me, I think I feel sick!

the TRUTH

October 31st, 2011
3:16 pm

Is there an education requirement for the Real HouseHoe’s ?

TellitLikeItIs

October 31st, 2011
4:03 pm

I can’t wait to watch me some RHOA. I am sick of the nasally northern screaming crying crybabies on NJ and NY. Love me some Kim and Kroy.

resno2

October 31st, 2011
5:02 pm

the TRUTH – “Is there an education requirement for the Real HouseHoe’s ?”

Please be more specific… to participate or to watch? Actually never mind, there can’t possibly be one for either, but there probably is a limit… 7th grade maybe?

why not?

October 31st, 2011
6:36 pm

I can’t believe that you have left off the best new show on TV….on your best bets for the week. “Homeland” on Sunday nights at 10pm on Showtime is the best show this season without a doubt. Good writing, great acting and a suspenseful story line…television actually worth watching. Sorry fans of Unreal Housewives….

Pelvis Messley

October 31st, 2011
6:37 pm

What about that RHOA special last night—before they were “stars” (hahaha) or whatever it was called. Why no Phaedra or She by Sheree? Is it because they are not fan favorites? I actually find Phaedra (and her dahrling husband, Apollo) rather entertaining.

Pelvis Messley

October 31st, 2011
6:42 pm

Will that tired, ancient queen, Dwight Eubanks, be back on RHOA this season?

nestle73

November 1st, 2011
9:19 am

Can’t wait for Bones, Psych, Burn Notice, HGTV and USA, TNT fan.

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Hannah

November 2nd, 2011
8:29 pm

Soooo excited for Bones!!! Highlight of the new TV season.

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