The Comedy Network

Program Alert – October 1, 2007

The Comedy Network Gets all Shiny and New this October

The Comedy Network has got a whole whack ‘o new stuff to show off in October. Award-winning comic Jon Dore fearlessly throws himself in the line-of- fire as he sets out to correct his faults and make all his “wrongs” right again in The Comedy Network’s newest original program, The Jon Dore Television Show (Oct. 17). Foul-mouthed Sarah Silverman returns with more of her inappropriate antics in Season 2 of The Sarah Silverman Program (Oct. 11). See the sophomore crop of self-professed pick-up artists go head-to-head in Season 2 of Keys to the VIP (Oct. 25). We’ve also got series premieres of American Body Shop, Man Stroke Woman and stand-up show Live at Gotham as well as the Season 3 premieres of Drawn Together and Mind of Mencia. To close out the month, The Comedy Network will celebrate Halloween with classic “Treehouse of Horrors” episodes from The Simpsons and a Springfield Resurrected Marathon, featuring Simpsons episodes starring now-deceased guest stars such as Bob Denver, Johnny Cash and the marriage of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.

On tap this month:

-South Park Season 11 – Monday thru Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – UNCENSORED!

-American Body Shop – Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – **SERIES PREMIERE**

-Mind of Mencia Season 3 – Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – **SEASON PREMIERE**

-Man Stroke Woman – Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30p.m. ET/PT – **SERIES PREMIERE**

-The Sarah Silverman Show Season 2 – Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – **SEASON PREMIERE**

– Kathy Griffin: “Everyone Can Suck It” – Saturday, Oct.13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – **SPECIAL PREMIERE**

-The Jon Dore Television Show – Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – **SERIES PREMIERE**

-Drawn Together Season 3 – Sunday, Oct. 21 at 12 a.m. ET/PT **SEASON PREMIERE**

-Live At Gotham – Monday, Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – **SERIES PREMIERE**

-Keys to the VIP Season 2 – Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – **SEASON PREMIERE**

– Axis of Evil – Saturday, October 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – **SPECIAL PREMIERE**

Descriptions below. (R) indicates a rebroadcast. Programming subject to change.

Time zone airtimes as follows:

MT = PT + 1 hour

CT = PT + 2 hours

AT = ET + 1 hour

NFLD = ET + 1.5 hours

Monday, October 1

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Colonel Homer” (R)

Homer and Marge have a fight after attending a boring movie and Homer drives off angry. As he drives, he pulls up to a honky-tonk bar called Beer ‘N’ Brawl where he meets an aspiring country music singer named Lurleen Lumpkin. Struck by her talent and her beauty, Homer becomes her manager, securing her gigs and a record deal while at the same time fraying his relationship with Marge. Even though it’s clear that Lurleen is falling in love with Homer, he resists her come-ons and signs away Lurleen’s contract to another manager in order to be a better husband to Marge.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Punk’d (R)

Pitbull helps out at a turkey drive. Too Short finds himself in hot water at a charity car wash. Kelis learns that there is no such thing as fashionably late, especially when kids are involved.

Tuesday, October 2

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – ‘Black Widower” (R)

Selma decides to marry her prison pen-pal, Sideshow Bob. When he gets out of prison, he convinces the Simpson family that he has changed for the better, but Bart remains skeptical and is determined to find out what Sideshow Bob is really up to.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “Flamers” **SERIES PREMIERE**

With the insurance inspectors threatening to take away their license, Sam has to hurry and get the shop up to code. This isn’t an easy task with his stubborn miscreant employees. While Sam is struggling with the shop, Denise is hunting down car wrecks and planting sales material on the vehicles and their injured passengers.

Wednesday, October 3

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “The Otto Show” (R)

Bart goes with Milhouse to a Spinal Tap concert and decides he wants to become a rock star. Homer and Marge get him a guitar, which he doesn’t know how to play. When Otto plays it in the school bus, he enjoys it a little too much, and suddenly realizes that he is running late. He crashes the bus while taking a short cut to school and it is discovered that he doesn’t have a driver’s license, which costs him his job and his house. Bart lets Otto stay with the Simpsons, but when he gets on Homer’s nerves one too many times, he is kicked out of the house. When Otto returns to the DMV to retake the driving test, he tells Patty and Selma about his hatred for Homer. Hearing this, they automatically let him pass his test and he is given a second chance at being the bus driver.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia- **SEASON PREMIERE**

Carlos returns for season 3 and can’t wait to tackle events he missed while he was off air. He returns as the favorite foul mouthed children’s talk show host, Carlosaurus Rex, and sings his advise for confused kids everywhere.

Thursday, October 4

5:30 – 6 p.m. ET/PT – King of the Hill – “The Final Shinsult” (R)

When Cotton learns that the U.S. government is giving the artificial leg of General Santa Ana back to Mexico, he teams up with Dale to steal the leg from the Arlen Museum.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Bart’s Friend Falls in Love” (R)

Bart gets jealous and decides to do something about it, when he discovers that Milhouse has a girlfriend and suddenly doesn’t have as much time for him any more. Meanwhile Lisa worries about Homer’s weight and convinces Marge to order some subliminal weight loss tapes, instead Homer’s vocabulary improves dramatically when subliminal vocabulary tapes are mislabeled and sent on accident.

Friday, October 5

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – The Simple Life- “The Bowden Family”

Paris and Nicole throw surprise commitment ceremonies for unwed lesbian mothers.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons -“Brother Can you Spare Two Dimes?” (R)

Homer is first revealed to be impotent because of the nuclear plant, so Homer is rewarded with an award for “Excellence in the field of Excellence”. Homer’s half-brother Herb Powell returns, but this time not as a successful businessman. After Homer wrecked his car company, Herb has become a bum, but with a little help from Maggie, he thinks he has come up with a shoo-in invention that will put him back on top. Herb wants to build the first baby translator, a device that will interpret babies’ cries and mumbles into plain speech. Homer agrees to fund the research and when Herb’s business takes off, he buys the family gifts. Lisa gets a book-of-the-month membership, Bart gets a NRA membership, Maggie gets what the dog’s eating, Marge gets a new washer and dryer and Homer gets a vibrating chair.

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “Cartman Sucks”

Butters’ dad sends him off to special camp to “Pray the Gay Away” when he believes that his son is bi-curious after catching him in a compromising position with Cartman. Meanwhile, Cartman does his best to retrieve a photo of him in that compromising position before too many people find out about it.

Saturday, October 6

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – Blue Collar TV – “Naked”

Clothing is optional in this episode where the boys take a closer look at nakedness in “Real Bachelors” and “Rescue 911.” The redneck dictionary word of the week is “European” and comedian Ron White drops in for a visit.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Kamp Krusty” (R)

After making a deal with Homer to get good grades in school, Bart and Lisa go away to Kamp Krusty, “The Krustiest Place on Earth!” While they’re initially excited about their summer, they soon learn that Kamp Krusty is a run-down prison run by the tyrannical Mr. Black and his C.I.T. henchmen, Dolph, Kearney and Jimbo Jones. Worse yet, instead of sports and arts-and-crafts, the kids are expected to pass their days sewing counterfeit wallets. The only thing that gets Bart through this ordeal is the hope that Krusty himself will visit, but when that doesn’t happen, the kids lead a rebellion against Mr. Black and take over the camp. With Bart as their leader, the kids speak to the media and reveal what a sham Kamp Krusty is. Meanwhile, with Bart and Lisa away from home, Homer and Marge are getting in touch with their relationship. Homer feels so good, he’s even losing some weight and growing some hair. This all changes when he sees Bart on TV, condemning Krusty and his ramshackle camp. In the end, Krusty apologizes to the campers and takes them on a trip to Tijuana.

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Canadian Comedy Awards Presents: The Naughty Show

The Naughty Show is a 60-minute special of raucously raunchy and sublimely silly stand-up and sketch comedy by Canadian Comedy Award-winners and nominees. This special features no-holds-barred blue comedy by the likes of Nikki Payne (Comedy Inc), Pete Zedlacher (Video on Trial) and Jason Rouse (Comedy Now).

Sunday, October 7

9:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “A Streetcar Named Marge” (R)

Marge is cast in the role of Blanche DuBois in Oh! Streetcar, the musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire directed by the flamboyant Llewellyn Sinclair at the Springfield Community Center. Homer isn’t very supportive of Marge’s interest in acting, so she uses her anger towards him for inspiration in some of the play’s more emotional moments. Acting opposite Ned Flanders as Stanley Kowalski, Marge gets so absorbed in her role that at one point she nearly slashes Ned with a broken bottle. Meanwhile, Maggie has been placed in day care at the Ayn Rand School for Tots and leads a rebellion against the strict teachers. Watching Marge perform in the play, Homer is moved and realizes he should have been more supportive.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Comedy Network Presents- Manolis Zantanos

A 1/2 hour of Canadian laughs with talented comic Manolis Zantanos.

Monday, October 8

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Homer the Heretic” (R)

One Sunday morning, Homer decides that he’d rather sleep late than go to church. Marge is disappointed, but doesn’t argue with him. While home alone, Homer dances in his underwear, drinks waffle batter and loafs around watching TV. Having thoroughly enjoyed his morning, Homer decides to forgo church for good and start his own religion. Marge doesn’t approve, but that night Homer has a dream in which God visits him and expresses his acceptance of Homer’s new religion. While home on Sunday, worshipping in his own special way by reading Playdude and smoking cigars, Homer causes a fire that nearly destroys the house. Ned Flanders is the only one who can save Homer’s life, and after speaking with Reverend Lovejoy, Homer realizes that he should give up his religion and return to church.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Punk’d (R)

Aly and AJ learn that you shouldn?t ever feed the bears. WWE wrestler John Cena gets caught up in a funeral procession. Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek) learns that at the Punk’d Store, you break it you buy it.

Tuesday, October 9

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Lisa the Beauty Queen” (R)

To help Lisa get over her insecurities about her looks, Homer enters her into the Little Miss Springfield Pageant. At first, Lisa looks down on the event, but when she becomes first runner-up after Amber Dempsey, Lisa begins to like being a beauty queen. Soon thereafter, Amber is struck by lightning and Lisa is crowned the official Little Miss Springfield, an honor she relishes until she discovers that she must sit atop a parade float sponsored by Laramie cigarettes. Lisa denounces smoking and then goes on a rant about college money going to sports and not the arts. The mayor finally gets Lisa dethroned because of a boner by Homer but in the end, they can’t strip Lisa of her newfound confidence.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “The Bishop and the Pawn”

Tim needs to deal with a Bishop’s car, which has a dead body stuck in its windshield. Soon, the whole DBC crew gets involved with discarding the body.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Man Stroke Woman **SERIES PREMIERE**

In the premiere episode the boys play a game of “Shag/Marry/Kill; “a man kills his dog when he doesn’t pay attention to the vet’s instructions, even at the urging of his girlfriend; a woman leaves a sniveling, not up-to-snuff boyfriend; a woman gains some weight in her voice and is convinced her husband is going to leave her; and a dumped ex-boyfriend impresses his ex when he tells her he is now the King of Spain.

Wednesday, October 10
9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie” (R)

The episode starts on Parent Teacher Night where Lisa is given praise by Miss Hoover towards Homer while Marge sits and listens to Bart’s rap sheet. Mrs. Krabappel suggests discipline for Bart but Bart always makes the parents feel bad for punishing him. The new Itchy & Scratchy movie comes out, but Bart is the only one who’s not allowed to see it. Marge and Homer ground Bart for his bad behavior, making him miss the most important movie of his life. Bart starts to get depressed but in Homer’s vision of the future, Bart becomes a Supreme Court Justice, Homer imagines seeing a revival of the movie with Bart.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia

This week Carlos crosses the border to introduce us to Barato and his movie “Barato: Cultural Explorations of Differentness Between US of A and Mexicanos.” Then Carlos takes us overseas to show us the new fall line-up on Iraq E! TV.

Thursday, October 11

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Marge Gets a Job” (R)

When the Simpson’s house begins sliding off its foundation, Marge is forced to get a job to help make ends meet. Where else can she turn other than the Springfield nuclear power plant, where she gets promptly hired. Meanwhile, Bart is up to his test-avoiding self but to no avail. While on the job, Marge catches the eye and the heart of Mr. Burns, who falls madly in love with her. Bart writes his test while a wolf attacks him and nobody believes him but Willie. To impress her, he even hires her favorite singer, Tom Jones, to serenade her, but Marge rejects all of her boss’ advances and so Burns fires Marge. Marge hires Lionel Hutz to defend her but 10 lawyers for Burns makes Lionel flee. Homer stands up for Marge and they both see Tom Jones.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Show – “Bored of the Rings” **SEASON PREMIERE**

Sarah is tired of being woken up by church bells every Sunday morning, and goes to the church to express her outrage. Upon leaving, she is approached by several kind women who express their own frustrations with the church. Sarah joins their organization to become their most passionate recruit, unaware that they are a radical anti-abortion group.

Friday, October 12

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – The Simple Life- “The Murrie Family”

Paris and Nichole are challenged by caring for a five year old and a baby.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons -“New Kid on the Block” (R)

Evergreen Terrace welcomes two new neighbors, Ruth Powers and her lovely teenage daughter, Laura. Bart falls hard for Laura, but she thinks of him as just a little friend. Heartbroken, Bart has to watch as the girl he loves starts dating Jimbo Jones. One night while Laura is babysitting Bart, Lisa and Maggie, Bart devises a way to get revenge on Jimbo, who also happens to be over the house. Bart prank calls Moe’s Tavern one last time and claims to be Jimbo and gives his address. Moe charges over to kill Jimbo, but when the little bully starts to cry, Moe reconsiders and leaves. Laura reconsiders, too, breaking up with Jimbo and does a prank call with Bart.

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “Lice Capades”

When a breakout of headlice hits South Park Elementary, Ms. Garrison refuses to say which child brought the plague to the school. So, Cartman takes it upon himself to find out who it is so the kids can make fun of them. Meanwhile, a louse Travis, is desperate to save his fellow lice from imminent destruction from a conscious world.

Saturday, October 13

8 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas – “Spin Cycle”

Karen’s attempt at group exercise turns out to be more than she bargained for when she meets the instructor. Wanda buys a new phone for Corner Gas and Brent enjoys not using it while Oscar uses it too much. Emma is putting together a Dog River calendar which Lacey decides she would like to be a part of, until she finds out what the requirements are.

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – Blue Collar TV – “TV”

With the help of guest star Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy lampoon television as they take a Blue Collar look at game shows, the hit drama CSI and a very special skit called “Hick Eye for the Queer Guy.” The redneck dictionary word of the week is “fascinate.”

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Lisa’s first Word” (R)

While trying to get Maggie to say her first words, Marge tells Bart and Lisa about what they were like as babies. In flashback, we see that Bart’s first words were “aye carumba.” When Lisa was born, Homer hoped that her first word would be “daddy,” but instead she said “Bart,” which always secretly broke Homer’s heart. Back in the present, as Homer puts Maggie to bed, he tells her that it’s okay that she doesn’t speak yet. Homer leaves the room and Maggie utters the word that he’s been longing to hear, “Daddah.”

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Kathy Griffin: Everyone CAN SUCK IT **SPECIAL PREMIERE**

Griffin’s stand-up gigs find her traveling all around the country from Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Arizona Perryville State Penitentiary to Santa Rosa, CA, the location for her latest special. Griffin travels to the legendary Santa Rosa, CA to perform in front of a sold-out crowd at the Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts. No one is safe from the biting comedic aim of the politically incorrect comedian, who is at her celebrity bashing best.

Sunday, October 14

9:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Homer’s Triple Bypass” (R)

In a series of terrifying X-ray shots of Homer’s chest, we see that his heart is dangerously clogged with plaque and doughnut residue and that he is in need of a triple bypass operation. The operation costs $40,000, but Homer cannot afford that much, so he goes to Dr. Nick Riviera, who agrees to do the operation for $129.95. During the operation, Dr. Nick loses his nerve and only Lisa, who has been studying the heart, can talk him through the procedure. Homer recovers and is able to live a long, doughnut-filled life.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Comedy Network Presents- Lachlan Patterson (R)

A 1/2 hour of Canadian laughs featuring the talented comic Lachlan Patterson.

Monday, October 15

5:30 – 6 p.m. ET/PT – King of the Hill – “Peggy Pageant Fever” (R)

A beauty pageant offers Peggy the chance to win a truck, but only if she can endure a series of rigorous makeovers to impress the judges.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Marge VS Monorail” (R)

Mr. Burns is forced to pay a $3 million fine for illegally dumping toxic waste under trees in the park. At a town meeting where Springfield’s citizens discuss how to best use the new funds, Lyle Lanley, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces them to build a completely useless monorail. Marge is the only one in town who disapproves of the project and when the monorail is complete disaster, her reservations are proved correct.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Punk’d (R)

It’s the First Annual Punk’d Awards! Relive some of the greatest Punk’d moments as Ashton gives out awards for "Best Reaction from a Guy who could Kick our Ass," "Best Destruction of Private Property," and the coveted "Man Tear" award! Featuring your favorite celebs such as The Rock, Salma Hayek, Zach Braff and many, many more!

Tuesday, October 16

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Selma’s Choice” (R)

Aunt Selma realizes that she might wind up dying all alone and thinks that having a baby can relieve her loneliness. To test her maternal instincts, she takes Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens, an amusement park, where she realizes that parenthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At the park, Lisa gets high by drinking the water in the Little Land of Duff ride, and Bart misbehaves in his own unique way. Shaken by the experience, Selma is pleased to have no kids of her own and accepts her life and everyone in it, including Jub Jub, her pet iguana.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “Fluids”

The DBC crew has one week to get their shop up to speed again after they fail an EPA inspection.

10:30 – 11 p.m ET/PT – Man Stroke Woman

Quick-witted and well-observed, Man Stroke Woman is a quirky and original take on men, women, kids, friendship and pretty much anything that’s worth having a laugh about. Produced by Ash Atalla (The Office) this British sketch comedy series brings together an odd but irresistible collection of personalities.

Wednesday, October 17

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Brother from the Same Planet” (R)

When Homer leaves Bart waiting in the pouring rain after soccer practice, he must earn back his son’s love. Bart expresses his anger by going to a Big Brother program and claiming to be an abandoned child so he can get a new “father.” He is paired with a cool guy named Tom, and the two of them start spending lots of time together. When Homer finds out about Tom, he plots to get revenge on Bart. To make Bart jealous, Homer adopts a boy named Pepi and he starts spending quality time with him. Tom and Homer soon meet each other and start fighting over Bart. When he realizes how much his father loves him, Bart returns to Homer and Pepi pairs with Tom. On a side note, Lisa runs up $378.53 of phones calls to “The Corey Hotline.”

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Show- “Fertility” **SERIES PREMIERE**

“Everywhere you go nowadays, people are talking about testicles.” When he was seven years old, Jon had surgery to correct an undescended testicle. His Aunt Kathy informs Jon that he may not be able to have children because of that early complication. In this heart-warming episode, Jon sets out to discover if he is fertile or not. He visits a urologist, argues with his balls and proves to everyone that he’ll be a kick-ass role model for children.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia

This week Carlos visits prison to shoot a rap video that addresses a topic famous rappers never discuss…their experience behind bars. Then he hosts a game show that asks the question: “Are You Smarter than a Wetback?”

Thursday, October 18

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “I Love Lisa” (R)

Trying to be nice to Ralph Wiggum, Lisa gives him a Valentine’s Day card. Ralph misinterprets the gesture and thinks that Lisa is in love with him. Soon, he begins to pursue her the only way he knows how: foolishly. Lisa tries to let him down nicely, but Ralph won’t get the hint until she yells at him in front of a live television audience at the Krusty the Clown anniversary special. Heartbroken, Ralph channels his feelings into his performance as George Washington in his school’s Presidents Day show. Ralph’s acting is superb, and after a thunderous applause he is able to accept Lisa as just a friend.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – The Sarah Silverman Show – “Joan of Arf”

Sarah’s curiosity is piqued when Doug, her dog, repeatedly licks his own ass. When she finally gives in to temptation and takes a taste for herself, she is witnessed in the act. The authorities take Doug away from Sarah, sending her on an odyssey of self-doubt and a quest for redemption.

Friday, October 19

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – The Simple Life- “The Contreras Family”

Paris and Nicole endure a memorable camping trip with the family.

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Duffless” (R)

Lisa conducts a secret experiment for the Springfield Elementary School science fair to see who’s smarter, Bart or a hamster. Meanwhile, Homer is forced to swear off beer after being arrested on a D.U.I. Bart realizes what Lisa is doing and ruins her plans for the science fair by winning first prize for his own, more sensational, hamster experiment. Homer manages to stay off of beer for an entire month and, instead of drinking to celebrate his sobriety, he decides to stay on the wagon and enjoy a bike ride with Marge.

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – South Park – “The Snuke”

The citizens of South Park are gearing up for the arrival of Hillary Clinton for a big campaign rally. Meanwhile, Cartman suspects that a new Muslim student is involved in a possible terrorist attack. Every minute counts for Cartman as he uses his own interrogation methods on his suspect. But could the plan to target Clinton be just the tip of the iceberg?

Saturday, October 20

8 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Corner Gas – “Whiner Takes All”

Lacey thinks golfing with Brent and Hank will be all fun and games until a warning by Brent creates a competitive triangle. Oscar and Emma’s new bed causes Emma to question her dreams. Meanwhile Oscar is just happy with position nine. Karen is appalled when Davis accepts a free meal from Wanda in exchange for services unrendered.

8:30 – 9 p.m. ET/PT – Blue Collar TV – “Bad Jobs”

This week the BCTV cast explores the world of bad jobs. Jeff plays an incompetent cable TV fixit guy and Weeble Kineval, a Super Dave Osbourne-esque stuntman with no arms or legs. Plus, the boys turn a pottery class upside down. The redneck dictionary word of the week is “poppyseed.”

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Last Exit to Springfield” (R)

Homer finds himself filling in for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant’s union leader when it comes time to negotiate their new contract with Mr. Burns. Homer is a tough negotiator, despite not knowing the first thing about union organizing, and forces Burns to accept the union’s demands on the condition that Homer be removed as leader.

Sunday, October 21

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “The Front” (R)

Convinced they can write better Itchy & Scratchy scripts than the writers who currently work on the cartoon, Bart and Lisa set out to write their own shows. Their scripts are rejected by Roger Meyers, the show’s producer, until Bart and Lisa use Grandpa’s name as their pseudonym. As “Abraham Simpson,” the kids are hired to write for the show and eventually win an Emmy award for their work. At the awards, Grandpa accepts his Emmy from Brooke Shields, but goes up to the podium and makes a rambling, anti-cartoon speech that gets him fired.

9:30 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – Drawn Together- “Freaks and Geeks” **SEASON PREMIERE**

Captain Hero is thrilled to discover Greeks have moved in next door, but remains oblivious to the fact that it’s a family of Greek immigrants and not a Greek fraternity. When the Greeks won’t let Captain Hero rush their house, he sets his sights on revenge, including fraternity-style pranks like kidnapping their daughter. Meanwhile, Ling-Ling’s sickly father moves into the Drawn Together house and falls in love with Toot. Like a typical gold digger, Toot marries the rich old man for his money. But will Ling-Ling put up with losing his inheritance to a fatty?

Monday, October 22

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror IX” (R)

Hell Toupée

It’s his third strike, Snake is sent to the electric chair. He vows revenge on all on those who were there when he was caught, Apu, Moe & Bart. Snake is electrocuted and his organs are saved for transplant. The beneficiary of his hair is one Homer J. Simpson. The hair begins exacting the revenge promised by its former owner.

The Terror of Tiny Toon

Marge takes the batteries from the TV remote control. Bart substitutes plutonium with strange results as he and Lisa become cartoon characters in an episode of Itchy & Scratchy, where the violence is real.

Starship Poopers

When Maggie gets her first tooth, a fang, and loses her legs, which are replaced by tentacles. Marge confesses that Homer is not the father, but rather Kang is. To settle the dispute on what would be better for Maggie’s future, Bart suggests they go on The Jerry Springer Show and of course a fight or two breaks out.

10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Live at Gotham- **PREMIERE**

Artie Lange hosts a night of stand-up from the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Featured comedians this week include Al Jackson, Jeremy Schachter, Amanda Melson, Geoff Keith, Kurt Metzger and Joey Gay.

Tuesday, October 23

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror X” (R)

I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did

The family (with Marge driving) runs over and believes that they’ve killed Ned Flanders. After covering up their misdeed, the family is haunted by someone who knows what they diddily-iddly-did, Ned Flanders himself.

Desperately Xeeking Xena

Lisa and Bart are blasted with radiation, get superpowers and become “Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl”. In the episode “Enter…The Collector”, they must stop Comic Book Guy (a.k.a. “The Collector”) who has kidnapped Xena to add his collection. His collection also includes, Yasmine Bleeth, Doctor Who (Tom Baker), Matt Groening and many other recognizable icons.

Life’s a Glitch, Then You Die

Homer is the nuclear plant’s Y2K compliance officer. His negligence causes the Y2K bug to get out and spread across the networks of the world, causing mass destruction. Causing the government’s “Operation Exodus” program to be activated, taking the best and brightest off the Earth to a new civilization on Mars.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – American Body Shop – “Superquads”

The DBC crew faces a new challenge when Denise comes up with the idea of modifying a quadriplegic’s van so he can steer it using only his mouth and big toe. This becomes Rob’s new project.

10:30 – 11 p.m ET/PT – Man Stroke Woman

Quick-witted and well-observed, Man Stroke Woman is a quirky and original take on men, women, kids, friendship and pretty much anything that’s worth having a laugh about. Produced by Ash Atalla (The Office) this British sketch comedy series brings together an odd but irresistible collection of personalities.

Wednesday, October 24

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Terror XI” (R)

G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad
Homer dies because he’s eaten the deadliest plant on Earth, broccoli. When he arrives at the Pearly Gates of Heaven he finds he cannot get in because he hasn’t done one good deed all his life. St. Peter gives him 24 hours to perform at least one deed.

Scary Tales Can Come True
Bart and Lisa are abandoned to the deep dark woods. With a book of Fairy Tales to guide them, the pair navigates their way past a troll and three bears eventually arriving at the house of the witch who lives in the gingerbread house. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge change their minds and he goes in search of the children giving Rapunzel a haircut along the way.

Night of the Dolphin
Lisa lets a dolphin go free but it turns out this particular dolphin is the dolphin’s king. Now that he has his freedom he plots to take his revenge on the land dwelling humans. Soon the dolphins are back on land where they’ve belonged all along and the humans are banished to the sea.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Jon Dore Show- “Problem Drinker”

After peeing in a patio flower pot at his friend Kristine’s bar, Jon sets out to prove that he is not a problem drinker. He talks to an addictions councilor, runs an obstacle course and goes head to head with a cop in a deeply moving role playing scene in which Jon is a surly drunk and the cop is a cop. It’s quite a stretch for both of them. In the end, Jon learns that if you drink to excess, you could wake up to something very, very disturbing.

10:30 – 11 p.m. ET/PT – Mind of Mencia

This week Carlos hits the streets to see if America’s ready to elect a Female President. Then he hosts his own poetry event called Carloslam. and you won’t believe the special guests that show up!

Thursday, October 25

9 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT – The Simpsons – “The Treehouse of Horror XII” (R)

Hex and the City The family sees a gypsy, but Homer’s usual ineptitude causes the gypsy to seek her revenge by cursing him and his loved ones. In an effort to get the curse lifted, Homer catches a leprechaun and releases it upon the gypsy with surprising results. House of Whacks The family home obtains an upgrade, the Ultrahouse 3000, a computer that will do everything for them. Everything is going great until the house falls in love with Marge and tries killing Homer Wiz Kids Bart and Lisa are attending wizard school. The evil Lord Montymort and Slithers have designs on capturing Lisa, so that Montymort can take her essence. They use Bart’s rivalry with his sister as the means to get at her.

10 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Keys to the VIP- **SERIES PREMIERE**

Back for a second season of club-style debauchery is The Comedy Network’s testosterone-fuelled production Keys to the VIP. See this year’s sophomore crop of chest thumping playas compete in real-life pick-up challenges while enduring the ridicule (or applause) of the VIP expert panel and the prying eyes of a nation-wide audience. The prize? Her digits (maybe) and “the keys to the VIP” – a VIP night club experience that won’t be soon forgotten.