5 Shows After Dark: Say Hello to Your New, Horrific Reality Series
“30 Rock” on NBC at 8:00pm ET. Alert! On a special night! Be sure to check your DVRs if, you know, anyone is still doing that for this show.
“Survivor” on CBS at 8:00pm ET.
“American Horror Story” on FX at 10:00pm ET. In a bit of a grim coincidence, the episode airing the week the Northeast Atlantic coast was devastated by a massive hurricane/superstorm/sign of the impending apocalypse is called “Nor’easter” and is, presumably, about a massive storm that will devastate the section of the Northeast Atlantic coast where Briarcliff happens to be. I’m sure the people in the area would be a little perturbed by this if, you know, they were able to watch TV. Seriously, though I hope everyone is doing alright out there and that everyone you know is safe.
“Nashville” on ABC at 10:00pm ET.
“The Real Exorcist” on Lifetime at 11:00pm ET. Series premiere. At the center of this show is Reverend Bob Larson who has allegedly performed over 10,000 exorcisms. So, several things are problematic here, the first being that Reverend Larson does not appear to be affiliated with any specific church which means he’s operating with little to no oversight. The second is that “10,000” number, since Wikipedia indicates that Reverend Larson only began performing exorcisms (over the telephone for his radio show, mind you) in the late 80s. Taking 1987 as a start point, that would mean that over the last 25 years he’s performed 400 exorcisms per year. Allegedly. But, you know, I’m sure they’d never give a reality show to someone without a thorough background check to make sure they weren’t giving someone a national outlet for their potentially dangerous beliefs on the basis of false information. Anyway, good to know at least one channel besides FX is airing some genuinely scary shit this Halloween.
Genevieve Burgess is dressing as Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons this Halloween, since I’m pretty sure at least one of you wanted to know that.