Plus: Everybody Hates Chris is back for more family fun, The Bachelor goes to Rome and more

The mystery thickens as Jack and his crew try to escape the clutches of The Others on the third season premiere of ABC’s hit, Lost. PEOPLE takes a look at the return to castaway island, plus other events TV premieres to watch for in the coming week:

SUNDAY, OCT. 1 Chris Rock will yet again add his rapid-fire comedic delivery as the narrator (and producer) of another season of Everybody Hates Chris, now on The CW. This time around, Whoopi Goldberg moves onto the block as Chris (Tyler James Williams) suffers through more than his share of teen angst – and tries to navigate the waters of his hilarious family. (7 p.m. ET)

MONDAY, OCT. 2: Once he was a Backstreet Boy and now Nick Carter is entering the reality TV fray with his E! show House of Carters. The premise: The singer recruits his four siblings (brother Aaron and their three sisters) to move into a house together and help them as they pursue their goals. (9 p.m. ET)

Cue the Prince Charming quips. On The Bachelor – Rome, some lucky lady will find hers. Okay, she’ll meet Italian Prince Lorenzo Borghese – this year’s bachelor in question – but close enough. The cosmetics executive will have his pick of 25 ladies in romantic Rome. And if his princely pedigree doesn’t impress, perhaps they’ll be wowed when taking in the city’s sights. (ABC, 9 p.m. ET)

TUESDAY, OCT. 3: Season 3 of Veronica Mars gets geared up as Veronica (Kristen Bell) begins college – and makes her presence known to her classmates. The super-sleuth has a formidable task as she becomes a coed: tracking down a serial rapist on campus. (9 p.m. ET).

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4: With Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) at the mercy of The Others, what will happen to them? As the third season of Lost kicks off, we find out the answers to that, plus other mysteries awaiting the castaways. (ABC, 9 p.m. ET)

Movies (now in theaters): The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher; Open Season, voiced by Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence and Debra Messing; School for Scoundrels, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder and Jacinda Barrett; The Last King of Scotland (limited), starring Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy and Gillian Anderson
Music (in stores Tuesday): Trey Anastasio, Bar 17; Beck, The Information; Lindsay Buckingham, Under the Skin; The Decemberists, The Crane Wife; Evanescence, The Open Door; The Dears, Gang of Losers; Jet, Shine On; Killers, Sam’s Town; Gladys Knight, Before Me; Diana Ross, I Love You
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): The Little Mermaid – Two Disc Special Edition; X-Men – The Last Stand (Widescreen Edition); Thank You For Smoking; Medium – The Complete Second Season; Humphrey Bogart – The Signature Collection, Vol. 2