Friday: All you need to know about this week's photo shoot on America's Next Top Model is one word: zombies. 8 p.m., The CW.
Saturday: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted), known for his rude and crude humor, should fit right in as host of Saturday Night Live. Frank Ocean is the musical guest. 11:35 p.m., NBC.
Sunday: Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is back running the sleazy Atlantic City show on the season premiere of Boardwalk Empire, where we meet a new character and rival for Nucky, Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), whom Entertainment Weekly describes as a psychopath, writing, "Just hearing him talk about olive oil will make you say, 'Yikes!''' Lexington native Michael Shannon, left, also stars as disgraced agent Nelson Van Alden. 9 p.m., HBO.
Sunday: After Empire, premium cable subscribers might want to switch to Showtime for the series finale of Weeds. 10 p.m., Showtime.
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Herald-leader staff,contra Costa Times