Rome(HBO, Oct. 16, 9 p.m. ET)
Ancient history heats up: Caesar (Ciaran Hinds) meets Cleopatra (Lyndsey Marshal—so put Liz Taylor out of your mind).
Nip/Tuck(FX, Oct. 18, 10 p.m. ET)
That mutilating Carver is still on the attack, and somehow Christian (Julian McMahon) becomes a prime suspect.
2005 Black Movie Awards (TNT, Oct. 19, 10 p.m. ET)
Cedric the Entertainer is MC, with a special award going to up-and-comer Kimberly Elise, currently on CBS’s Close to Home.
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Oct. 22, 11:30 p.m. ET)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Legend of Zorro) hosts. With the band Franz Ferdinand.
Grand Ole Opry Live! (GAC, Oct. 22, 9 p.m. ET)
An hour-long performance by country music phenomenon Martina McBride.