(HBO, Oct. 2, 10:30 p.m. ET) Ben Stiller plays himself—a monstrous parody of himself—in this new comedy series about desperate actors starring Ricky Gervais (The Office
(ABC, Oct. 4, 10 p.m. ET) Fresh from two big Emmy wins, including best actor for James Spader. Heather Locklear
makes a second appearance as a sort of Hitchcock blonde.
So You Think You Can Dance
(FOX, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. ET) The finale: The winner wins a chunk of change and moves to Manhattan to start a dance career. It's all so Tony Manero!
Making the Band 3
(MTV, Oct. 6, 10 p.m. ET) Rap impresario Diddy continues his search for girl singers—last season ended with three finalists and still no winners.