Around the remote: Television picks for Oct. 20-26

October 20, 2013 

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in the title role in the new NBC series Dracula, premiering on Friday.

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Don't miss: 2013 World Series

Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack, baseball's Fall Classic is here. The best-of-seven-game showdown begins in the home ballpark of the American League champ, and if this season's postseason trend holds, the pitchers will dominate. Joe Buck calls the action, and Tim McCarver, who is set to retire after the series, provides color analysis. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fox.

Other bets

Sunday: On Revenge, Emily (Emily VanCamp) gets some help from an unlikely source as she tries to figure out why her biggest takedown so far went awry. 9 p.m., ABC.

Sunday: Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later is a special that reunites the Fab Five from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to reminisce and reflect on the legacy of the groundbreaking reality series. Andy Cohen hosts. 9 p.m., Bravo.

Monday: After teasing Bones fans for eight-plus seasons, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are finally ready to tie the knot. But will their wedding go on without a hitch? 8 p.m., Fox.

Monday: The Waiting Room goes behind the doors of Oakland, Calif.'s bustling Highland Hospital, where 250 patients — most of them uninsured — pass through the ER daily. It's a timely — and illuminating — installment of the Independent Lens series. 10 p.m., KET.

Tuesday: In the documentary series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates chronicles the history of black America, beginning with the 16th century. 8 p.m., KET2.

Tuesday: Ravenswood is a creepy spin-off of Pretty Little Liars that has Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) learning about a deadly curse linked to Ravenswood's bizarre history. 9:02 p.m., ABC Family.

Tuesday: Chasing Nashville is a new reality series that follows four teens from Appalachia as they pursue their dreams of becoming country music stars. The opener takes us to the annual Hillbilly Days singing competition. 10 p.m., Lifetime.

Wednesday: Look who's back: Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) returns to CSI to help the team solve a cold case and mark the show's milestone 300th episode. 10 p.m., CBS.

Thursday: Alyssa Milano assumes the hosting duties for a new incarnation of Project Runway: All-Stars, which starts off with a challenge to create a punk look inspired by rocker Debbie Harry. 9 p.m., Lifetime.

Friday: The Carrie Diaries is back, and now we get to see what a pre-Sex and the City Samantha Jones (Lindsey Gort) was like in her younger years. 8 p.m., The CW.

Friday: Who said the vampire craze was dead? Dracula puts a new twist on the original bloodsucker as Jonathan Rhys Meyers sinks his teeth into the fabled role for this drama series set in 19th-century London. 10 p.m., NBC.

Saturday: Austin City Limits has a little indie rock party with genre stars Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. 11 p.m., KET.

Saturday: After a few cameo appearances, Edward Norton makes his maiden voyage as host of Saturday Night Live. The musical guest is Janelle Monae. 11:30 p.m., NBC.

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