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What to watch on TV for the week of October 29 - November 4: CBS rolls our their season premieres, Ray Donovan goes to New York and much more

October 29, 2017 Updated: October 29, 2017 at 9:47 am
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"Radical" -- After a domestic bomber dies in a Highland Park explosion, the SWAT team races to find the man\'s partner before more devices detonate. Also, Hondo reaches out to Buck (Louis Ferreira), his former team leader, when he worries he is isolating himself after his recent firing, on S.W.A.T., Thursday, Nov. 23 (10:00-11:00, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Alex Russell as Jim Street and Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson. Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

“Ray Donovan” (7 p.m., Showtime, Season Finale) - Ray goes to New York to arrange an illicit surgery that will hopefully save Smitty as seasons five ends. 

“The Deuce” (7 p.m., HBO, Season Finale) - In the season one finale, expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby but Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy. 

“The Gifted” (8 p.m., Fox) - Motivated by a tragic event from his past, Jace throws all the power of the Sentinel Services into find the Mutant Underground Way Station. 

“Superior Donuts” (8 p.m., CBS, Season Premiere) - Arthur’s business is threatened when a young, ambitious entrepreneur parks her organic food truck in front of the donut shop and becomes a hit with Arthur’s customers. 

“Major Crimes” (7 p.m., TNT, Season Premiere) - In part one of the season six premiere three 15 year old boys vanish from a Catholic school field trip and new Asst. Chief Mason orders Major Crimes to treat their disappearance as a critical mission. 

“This is Us” (8 p.m., NBC) - Trick-or-treating with the 10 yer olds goes awry for Jack and Rebecca; Kevin and Kate have life-changing Halloweens. 

“Designated Survivor” (9 p.m., ABC) - A U.S. Navy ship is stranded in enemy waters so the president must negotiate the ship’s release before a massive threat to national security occurs. 

“Stan Against Evil” (8 p.m., IFC, Season Premiere) - Stan meets descendants of a Wiccan coven, the Black Hat Society, who help start to solve the mystery of Evelyn Barret in the season two premiere. 

“Mom” (8 p.m., CBS, Season Premiere) - Bonnie gets cold feet when she considers her future with Adam and Christy risks failing an important test to help a fellow alcoholic in the season five premiere. 

“Life in Pieces” (8:30 p.m., CBS, Season Premiere) - The entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after the kitchen is destroyed and their presence creates chaos for Joan in the season three premiere. 

“S.W.A.T.” (9 p.m., CBS, Series Premiere) - A S.W.A.T. leader is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he is tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. 

“Alias Grace” (Netflix, Season Premiere) - Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, “Alias Grace” tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who - along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) - finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 double murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross) and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin).

“Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City” (9 p.m., Comedy Central, Season Premiere) - Season two begins in the Phoenix with performance by James McCowan, Jill Kimmel, Bryan Ricci, and Terrence DeLane. 

“Get Out” (6 p.m., HBO) - While visiting his white girlfriend’s family an African-American man discovers that their seemingly idyllic community is hiding a sinister conspiracy in this perceptive, incendiary horror thriller. 

“Saturday Night Live” (9:30 p.m., NBC) - This week’s host is Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Miley Cyrus is the musical guest. 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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