What to Watch this Weekend: September 28-30

This weekend on TV: a brand-new season of Haven, the return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dexter picks up after last season's shocking finale

Haven (New Season)
6 p.m. & 9 p.m., Showcase
FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) is still in the small Maine coastal town of Haven, where even the most mysterious things seem mundane. Picking up immediately where last season ended, Parker remains kidnapped while Duke (Eric Balfour) deals with the shocking news about his ancestral “occupation.”

Kitchen Nightmares
8 p.m., Global
Never one to take a break (with no less than four series running each year), Gordon Ramsay is back to eke out more punishment and hard lessons to delusional and lazy restaurateurs in a new episode of this reality series in which he tries to help struggling eateries keep from going under.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (New Season)
8:30 p.m., Teletoon
As the story of the resurrection of Darth Maul continues, Maul and Savage Opress enlist a band of cutthroat pirates to join them in their evil plans. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi heads up the Jedi hunt for Maul.

Made in Jersey (New Series)
9 p.m., Global & CBS
Hard-working, street-smart rookie lawyer Martina Garetti (Janet Montgomery) doesn’t exactly fit in with her Ivy League colleagues at their Manhattan law firm, but her blue-collar drive brings her to the attention of the firm’s founder (Kyle MacLachlan), who gives her a chance to prove herself by helping defend an accused murderer.

Blue Bloods (New Season)
10 p.m., CTV & CBS
It’s all about the guest stars in tonight’s premiere as Reservoir DogsMichael Madsen plays a criminal who tries to get even with Danny by abducting Jackie. Meanwhile, High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu plays a rookie struggling with his conscience after shooting an innocent man.

Sat, September 29

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
11 a.m. & 5 p.m., YTV
Those popular pop-culture amphibians from the ’90s are making their comeback in a big way this year. Not only is there talk of a big-screen revival, there’s also this new CGI series about the pizza-eating brothers (with two of them voiced by Jason Biggs and Sean Astin) battling their way out of the sewers and into your hearts.
Doctor Who
6 p.m., Space
The Doctor and his companions head to New York for this memorable episode that not only includes the return of those creepy weeping angels from a couple of past seasons, but also marks the final episode for Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill).

Polaris Music Prize 2012
7 p.m. & 10 p.m., MuchMusic
This one-hour special features the shortlisted nominees for the ultra-prestigious Polaris Music Prize — including Drake, Feist, Cold Specks and other artists — performing in front of a live audience at the gala event.

Matt Braunger: Shovel Fighter
9 p.m., Comedy
Former MADtv performer and comedian Matt Braunger hits the stage with his first hour-long special in which he shares his thoughts on the future of frozen dinners and how strip clubs can become more progressive.

Austin City Limits
9 p.m., WTVS; Midnight, KCTS
Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire follow up a productive year — which included having one of their tunes featured on the Hunger Games soundtrack and performing with Mick Jagger on SNL — with this concert performance.

Burke’s Law
4 a.m., MeTV
Insomniacs and shift-workers looking for some late-night (or early-morning, as the case may be) entertainment may want to check out this lighthearted 1960s detective series in which Gene Barry played Amos Burke, the head of the L.A. homicide squad — and who just happened to be a millionaire playboy. In this episode (featuring guest stars Don Rickles, Eva Gabor and Barbara Eden), a racing promoter dies in what looks like an accident, but the man’s wife soon becomes the chief suspect.

Sun, September 30

Call the Midwife
5 p.m., WTVS; 8 p.m., KCTS
Set in 1950s England, this drama follows the career of newly qualified midwife Jenny (Jessica Raine) as she arrives at a nursing convent in a poor section of East London and immediately becomes immersed in a situation involving a Spanish woman going into premature labour after falling and suffering a severe concussion.

Once Upon a Time
7 p.m., CTV; 8 p.m., ABC
If you’re new to this locally filmed fairy-tale series, you can catch up with an hour-long recap special (airing at 7 p.m. on ABC) that will bring you up to speed on last year before launching into the second-season premiere. After being cursed by the Evil Queen and ending up in modern Storybrooke, the fairy-tale characters regain their memories and struggle to come to terms with their new reality — which, for scheming Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), means immediately attempting to seize control.

The Simpsons
8 p.m., Global & Fox
In this melancholy episode, Bart attempts to track down all of his past girlfriends (voiced by Natalie Portman, Sarah Silverman, Anne Hathaway and others) before ending up in New York City where he finds that Cletus’s daughter (Zooey Deschanel) is living the life of Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

9 p.m., MC1
Expect things to get even more complicated — and bloody — now that Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) has caught Dexter (Michael C. Hall) in the act and TV’s favourite serial killer must deal with his sister’s knowledge of this “dark passenger.”

The Good Wife
9 p.m., CBS; 10 p.m., Global
Marc Warren (of the British TV series Hustle), Nathan Lane and Kristin Chenoweth guest star in this season premiere that finds Kalinda facing off against her ex-husband.

666 Park Avenue
10:01 p.m., Citytv & ABC
This new horror series stars Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable as a young couple who become managers of an elite Manhattan apartment building that holds some sinister supernatural secrets — courtesy of the building’s devious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn) and his glamorous wife (Vanessa Williams).