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TV best bets with BET Hip Hop Awards, Keyshia Cole, ‘Nashville,’ ‘Chicago Fire’


"Nashville" is one of the more promising series this fall. Will it be able to live up to the potential of the pilot? CREDIT: ABC

For fans of Atlanta-connected shows, BET has two this week: the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday and right afterwards, the debut of Keyshia Cole’s latest reality program.

For folks looking for new dramas, NBC and Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame are carting out a firefighting drama on Wednesday called “Chicago Fire,” while ABC brings Connie Britton and Hayden Panetierre that same night to “Nashville.”  The better show?


“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — The team immerses itself in the illegal animal trading world.

“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Robin and Ted argue over who is in a more serious relationship.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC —The battle rounds begin!

“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT — Rusty and Raydor question whether they can trust Dunn.

“Mike & Molly” 9:30 p.m. CBS — Molly is unhappy with Mike in their wedding photos

“Hawaii Five-O” 10 p.m. CBS —McGarrett and Danny’s boat is hijacked, leaving them stranded.

“R&B Divas” 10 p.m. TV One (first season finale) — The women perform at the Essence Festival.

“Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A storage unit maybe tied to a woman’s murder.


“BET Hip Hop Awards” 8 p.m. BET — Mike Epps is back with performers such as T.I., Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent at the Atlanta Civic Center.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Ducky personally orders the exhumation of a body to reexamine a closed case.

“The Voice” 8 NBC — The battle rounds begin.

“Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley’s fan bases are obviously bigger than Joey Fatone’s.

“Caligula: 1,400 Days of Terror” 9 p.m. History — Examining the infamous Roman emperor Caligula,

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — A classified project is compromised, killing four people.

“Keyshia & Daniel: Family First” 9 p.m. BET (new series) — Now married, Atlanta R&B singer Keyshia Cole returns to reality show life as a married woman.

“Private Practice” 10 p.m. ABC — Violet hears a shocking confession from a patient.

“Vegas” 10 p.m. CBS — Mia’s father, a Chicago mob boss, causes trouble.

“Sons of Anarchy” 10 FX — SAMCRO explores new business opportunities.


“Arrow” 8 p.m. the CW (new series) — Oliver is rescued and creates the persona of Arrow, an expert archer.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — One castaway shares a shocking childhood story to gain sympathy.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — Two killers may be working together.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — A successful S & M romance author is sexually assaulted by a TV show host.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — On Lily’s first day at kindergarten, she scuffles with a little boy.

“Half-Ton Killer?” 9 p.m. TLC — Did an 1,100-pound woman kill her nephew? Is that even possible?

“Chicago Fire” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — Life at a Chicago firehouse.

“Duck Dynasty” 10 p.m. A&E (second season debut) — The guys are challenged to a lawn-mower race.

“Nashville” 10 p.m. ABC (new series) — An absorbing drama about life in the cutthroat Nashville music scene.


“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. NBC — Amy feels threatened when Sheldon hires a young female assistant.

“30 Rock” 8 p.m. NBC — Political satire at ‘TGS’ drives a wedge between Liz and Jack

“Last Resort” 8 p.m. ABC — Sinclair and Shepard hold a secret meeting.

“The Vice Presidential Debate” 9 p.m. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, GPB — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) debates Vice President Joe Biden (D).

“Beauty and the Beast” 9 p.m. the CW (new series) — A man takes on incredible strength when enraged – like the Hulk!

“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — Four finalists put together collections but only three may be able to show them during Fashion Week.

“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” 10 p.m. FX (eighth season debut) — Dennis and Dee deal with an ailing grandfather.

“The League” 10:30 p.m. FX (fourth season debut) — Preparations are made for Kevin and Jenny’s baby.


“CSI NY” 8 p.m. CBS — Mac and Jo search for a missing teen girl in San Francisco based on photos at a crime scene on the Brooklyn Bridge.

“Shark Tank” 8 p.m. ABC — A father-and-son team from California demonstrate vitamin oral sprays.

“Fringe” 9 p.m. Fox —Fringe meets a group of dedicated historians.

“Grimm” 9 p.m. NBC — Capt. Renard deals with women from his past.

“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Erin’s ex-husband reappears in her life and goes up against her in court.

“Secret Princes” 10 p.m. TLC — The guys reveal their identities at a Southern-style ball.

“Strike Back” 10 p.m. Cinemax (second season finale) — Scott asks for Bryant’s help in stopping Knox.


“American Horror Film” 9 tonight Syfy— Ghosts invade a sorority house on Halloween.

“Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Emma and Mary Margaret search for a gateway back to Storybrooke.

“Boardwalk Empire” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Nucky has a tense meeting with Rothstein.

“The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Eli tries to squash a potential scandal in Peter’s campaign.

“Revenge” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Emily continues to be plagued by the past.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC (third season debut) — Grimes and his cast of survivors find a prison that could be a sanctuary.

“Homeland” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Brody discovers the bomb maker is on a watch list.

“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — A bank employee is killed during a robbery.

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14 comments Add your comment


October 8th, 2012
10:52 am

Why no mention of The New Normal or Partners??? But you would recommend How I Met Your Mother??? WOW is all I can say!!!!


October 8th, 2012
11:03 am

Rodney made sure to include every reality show known to man on the list but…

Does Fox not have any shows on Tuesday?…


October 8th, 2012
11:05 am

Hey, how I met your mother rocks!

– Matt,

Happy Herman

October 8th, 2012
2:08 pm


In what part(s) of Georgia were this season’s “THE WALKING DEAD” episodes filmed, including the prison locale?

Rodney Ho

October 8th, 2012
2:10 pm

@Happy Herman Mostly Senoia and environs nearby.


October 8th, 2012
2:32 pm

Herman, the “prison” is built at their studio outside of Senoia. Downtown Senoia was also used, as well as Grantville and some other areas.


October 8th, 2012
3:24 pm

I know one thang. That Hayden Panatierre takes a “mean” picture! Whoa, whoa, whoa whoa!!!!! Got to watch it now, no way around it.


October 8th, 2012
3:27 pm

BTW, anyone who has ever been to the Bluebird in Nashville will recognize the set they use a lot. They constructed a set to mimic it so they could use it at anytime so as not to interfere with their regular business operations. It will look exactly like you are in the very famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.


October 8th, 2012
3:57 pm

The picture used as Keyshia Cole is NOT her. That is R&B singer Keri Hilson. #factcheck your work before posting.


October 8th, 2012
5:10 pm

Hayden P. would get it and get it good!

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October 9th, 2012
3:33 am

Can’t wait for Chicago Fire on Wednesday, you guys can have Nashville though didn’t like the pilot that much even though I liked Hayden a lot.


October 10th, 2012
12:57 am

SICK of the Hip Hop rewards. Every year, there is some kind of ruckus. Shooting, Fights, Stabbing.
What’s the purpose of this rewards show? This is the only Award show, that has violence or the potential for violence.
AND THE PURPOSE of the show is ???? hip hop is DEAD…record sales tell us so. hurry up and go away.


October 10th, 2012
12:59 am

Yes “rewards” not awards. Nothing but REWARDING bad behavior. We can skip doing it, no one will notice…ie..Source Awards