Picks and Pans Main: TV
updated 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
SUNDAY, OCT. 5
9 P.M. | ABC
Understandably but unwisely, Lynette (Felicity Huffman, right) takes a peek into her (now teenage) son's romantic life.
MONDAY, OCT. 6
THE BIG BANG THEORY
8 P.M. | CBS
Penny (Kaley Cuoco) goes nuts for online gaming. Also: Sara Gilbert is in the new season's cast.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
8:30 P.M. | CBS
Everyone heads to New Jersey to sample the quiet glories of not living in Manhattan.
THURSDAY, OCT. 9
9 P.M. | CBS
The season starts as Gil Grissom (William Petersen, right) investigates the shooting of Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan).
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WEEKEND UPDATE THURSDAY
9:30 P.M. | NBC
The first of three election specials, all with this annoyingly long title.
THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM
10:30 P.M. | COMEDY CENTRAL
The twinkly-yet-foul comic (quite a combo) in her new regular time slot.
FRIDAY, OCT. 10
THE STARTER WIFE
10 P.M. | USA
The miniseries starring Debra Messing (right) as a jilted Hollywood wife becomes a series. Judy Davis won an Emmy as her high-maintenance pal.