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MONDAY
OCTOBER 15
2018

BIANCULLI’S BEST BETS

 

Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m. ET

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers more than atoned for his unproductive Game 1 performance against the Milwaukee Brewers by delivering in the clutch in yesterday’s Game 2. The Brewers were ahead 3-0 after six innings, but the Dodgers responded with a pair of runs in the seventh, and Turner smashed a two-run homer in the eighth to hand the Dodgers a 4-3 win, steal a game on the road in Milwaukee, and even the pennant series at 1-1. Tonight, for Game 3, the action shifts to Dodger Stadium.

 
  
 
 

NBC, 8:00 p.m. ET

Tonight The Voice shifts from one phase to another. We get the seventh and final round of the Blind Auditions, as the judges firm up the last remaining spots on their respective rosters. And then, in the show’s second hour, we get the first taste of the Battle Rounds, where singers on each team compete in a do-or-die showcase to advance. But if their coach lets them go, other coaches can grab them. Tonight, two of Jennifer Hudson’s team members, Colton Smith and Patrique Fortson, use their Battle Round duet to sing “God Gave Me You” – a song by rival judge Blake Shelton. Will Shelton, for example, take the bait and reel in the singer Hudson doesn’t favor?

 
  
 
 
 
 
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TV WE'RE WATCHING

  
   Visit our TV We're Watching page for these and other shows on our DVRs right now...



The Alec Baldwin Show
ABC
Sundays
10 PM ET

The Circus
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
CW
Fridays
9 PM ET

The Good Place
NBC
Thursdays
8 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Mr Inbetween
FX
Tuesdays
11 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays

Saturday Night Live
NBC
Saturdays
11:29 PM ET

This Is Us
NBC
Tuesdays
9 PM ET

The Walking Dead
AMC
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 

VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

There Will Be Dad — SNL returned for its 44th season Saturday night (9/30/18) with Adam Driver hosting and starring in this sketch based on Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2008 drama, “There Will Be Blood." Driver stars as Abraham H. Parnassus, a bitter old oil baron visiting his son’s school for career day, telling the class the darkest depths of what it took to be a success. Apparently, it involved a bit more than milkshakes. —Eric Gould

 
 

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