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What To Watch: October 16

9/8c – ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX – Presidential Debate – The 2nd of 3 presidential debates will take the form of a town meeting, where citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an extra minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization. This debate will be moderated by CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent, Candy Crowley.

9/8c – CW – Emily Owens, M.D – Series Premiere. Recent medical school graduate Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) is now a first-year surgical intern at Denver Memorial Hospital and she is ready to leave high school persona of geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her. But Emily quickly realizes that a hospital is a lot like high school — cliques and all — when she is faced with her medical school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley) and high school nemesis Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King).

9/8c – Style – Tia & Tamera – Season 2 Fall Premiere. Tamera reveals to Tia and her friends that she is having a baby boy. Now, Tamera must travel to New Orleans to film a new movie and is surprised by how difficult it is, especially with pregnancy brain causing her to forget her lines. While Tamera negotiates New Orleans, Tia receives some unsettling information about her future on her television series.

10/9c – USA – Covert Affairs – Season 3 Fall Premiere. Auggie, Joan and Arthur work with an old friend to bring Annie home from a Russian prison.

10/9c – Style – Chicagolicious – Season 1 Fall Premiere. Q struggles with her decision to leave AJ’s of Chicago – knowing bad news about the future of his product line could affect any plans to get back her job. When the team is hired to style a zoo fundraising campaign, everyone springs into action but creative differences soon cause problems for the shoot. Meanwhile, Austin becomes jealous of the time MaCray and Katrell spend together outside of the salon.

10/9c – MTV – Underemployed – Series Premiere. follows a group a five friends – Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles – who all believe they’re destined for greatness as they graduate from college and enter the real world. But what happens when complete world domination doesn’t go according to plan? picks up one year after pomp and circumstance, when reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through dead-end jobs, terrible bosses, romantic mistakes and major life changes.

11/10c – ION – Flashpoint – Season 5 Premiere. an elite police unit that specializes in high-risk critical incidents and faces their toughest challenges yet. While trained in physical and emotional tactics to deal with extreme situations, they find themselves contemplating the very reasons they chose their paths as police officers. For Team One, the deeply personal journeys of the group pulsate through each episode.


“Awkward Black Girl”: Webseries You Should Be Watching

Everyone has awkward moments, whether they are with your parents, strangers or coworkers.  Most of us are glad that these moments are not captured on tape but Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl series essentially does that. The talented writer, director and star of the series, Issa Rae,  has taken our most awkward moments and made them into this wonderful little series that can only be described as a mix of Parks and Recreation meets Curb Your Enthusiasm with some sprinkles of Daria (if Daria was a grown black woman who worked in an office setting).

I was introduced to the series by a great friend of mine (thanks Schuyler) and have been hooked ever since. Watching the series is like someone followed you around with a camera and filmed different parts of your life. i was surprised when while watching I kept yelling to myself, “OMG that happened to me.” If you can’t relate to all the scenarios that occur, the show is funny.  It has great writing and a good cast and the score is always great.  New episodes premiere every first Thursday of the month (Episode 9 premiered today). Check out Episode One below and for all the other episodes check out their website http://awkwardblackgirl.com/

Episode 1

Check out Issa Rae talking about the success of Awkward Black Girl on CNN.