What to Watch this Weekend: October 19-21

This weekend, check out the series premiere of the espionage-thriller Hunted, as well as all-new episodes of SNL and Family Guy

Fri, October 19

Hunted (New Series)
10 p.m. & 2 a.m., HBO Canada
Melissa George (30 Days of Night) stars in this gritty new action-adventure espionage series from executive producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) as Samantha, a spy who works for a secret organization called Byzantium and goes undercover as a nanny for the young grandson of a London crime lord.

7 p.m., Family
After a creepy old doorman tells the Ross kids a scary urban legend about the building, they have second thoughts about their plans for Halloween.

Warehouse 13
7 p.m. & 10 p.m., Showcase
Artie, Steve and Claudia must halt their search for Brother Adrian (Brent Spiner) when they try to stop a madman from releasing an artifact-related drug that causes people to grow until they are stretched to death.

America’s Next Top Model
8 p.m., The CW
The women meet with a gaggle of fashion designers with the goal of lining up as many jobs as possible. The model with the most gigs is declared the winner. As if that’s not enough, the women are dragged off to prison to participate in a “bad girls” photo shoot.

Nikita (New Season)
9 p.m., CTV2 & The CW
With Ryan and Nikita (Maggie Q) now in charge of Division, their first mission is to track down a ragtag group of rogue Division agents who have been dubbed the Dirty 30.

Sat, October 20

Saturday Night Live
11:34 p.m., Global & NBC
Bruno Mars, the creative mind behind such catchy tunes as Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” and “Wavin’ Flag” by K’Naan, does double duty tonight as both host and musical guest, performing his latest hit “Locked Out of Heaven.”

5 p.m., Space
Planning a wedding is always stressful. Planning a wedding at a haunted apartment complex? Well, that can be downright nightmarish, as one unlucky woman finds out when she travels to Bedlam Heights in search of the perfect spot for her blessed day and catches the attention of a ghostly bride.

The Girl
8 p.m., HBO Canada
Alfred Hitchcock is responsible for some of the most shocking moments in film history. Who knew the man himself was a bigger terror behind the scenes? Ubiquitous British character actor Toby Jones (Captain America) brings the iconic director to life in this new biopic, which focuses on his chilling obsession with star Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller), his leading lady in The Birds and Marnie.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
8 p.m., CBS
In this rerun, the team races to find the hijacked medevac chopper where an injured killer has taken Brody hostage.

Sebastian Maniscalco: What’s Wrong With People?
9 p.m., Comedy
In his debut stand-up special, hard-working comedian Sebastian Maniscalco mines his Italian-American heritage and vents about hardships such as waiting in line at Subway.

Austin City Limits
9 p.m., WTVS; 11:30 p.m., KCTS
Bonnie Raitt shares the stage with veteran soul performer Mavis Staples in the latest instalment of the venerable concert series, featuring the expected hits as well as material from Raitt’s latest album, Slipstream.

One 2 One With Cody Simpson
10 p.m., YTV
The Zone’s Carlos sits down with fresh-faced Australian pop star Cody Simpson to chat about his meteoric rise to stardom via YouTube, after which the teen sensation performs a few of his hits.

Sun, October 21

Family Guy
9 p.m., Global & Fox
Stewie and Brian make like Woodward and Bernstein after discovering that grandpa Carter Pewterschmidt’s company has found the cure for cancer but is keeping it hidden for financial reasons.

Call the Midwife
5 p.m., WTVS; 8 p.m., KCTS
A newborn that Sister Evangeline helped deliver is abducted from right in front of its house, leading to a frantic search of the neighbourhood.

Once Upon a Time
7 p.m., CTV; 8 p.m., ABC
In Storybrooke, Belle threatens to leave the increasingly despicable Mr. Gold. Meanwhile in fairy-tale land, Rumpelstiltskin races to save his wife from a band of ruthless pirates.

The Simpsons
8 p.m., Global & Fox
Marge shocks the family by announcing she wants to have another baby. Meanwhile, Bart begins following Lisa when he finds out she’s attending clandestine meetings downtown after school.

Bob’s Burgers
8:30 p.m., Global & Fox
Bob worries he’s depriving his children of their summer vacation by making them work at the restaurant, so he fires them. However, the kids become so bored with their newfound freedom that they secretly get hired by a pair of married hippie farmers (real-life spouses Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally) as “weed pickers.”

The Good Wife
9 p.m., CBS; 10 p.m., Global
Alicia and Diane are left scrambling as they find themselves constantly rethinking their courtroom strategy when an opposing lawyer keeps changing tactics. Meanwhile, Eli wins a victory in his efforts to protect Peter’s image.

The Mentalist
10 p.m., CTV & CBS
The very busy William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire, The Mob Doctor) guest stars as Rigsby’s father, who is found injured at a crime scene, leading Jane and the team to investigate a long-standing small-town gang war.

Infinity Hall Live
11 p.m., KCTS
Award-winning Canadian folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys serve up their rootsy combination of traditional Celtic and 1970s rock.