TV picks: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Whitney Houston's mom, Cissy (left), and daughter, Bobbi Kristina, star in the new series "The Houstons: On Our Own."

“The Houstons: On Our Own”
REALITY. Did “get your own reality TV show” become a step in the grieving process? Not long after the untimely death of pop superstar Whitney Houston, cameras started rolling to chronicle the life of the singer’s 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and those closest to her/her newfound inheritance.
Series premiere, 9 p.m., Lifetime

“My Grandmother’s Ravioli”
REALITY. The affable Mo Rocca travels the country looking for the nation’s best recipes — which, of course, are those passed down from your grandparents.
Series premiere, 8:30 p.m., Cooking Channel

“The Middle”
COMEDY. It’s Halloween, and the only thing scarier than Brick’s strange reaction to eating too much candy is Sue receiving her learner’s permit.
8 p.m., ABC

“Law & Order: SVU”
DRAMA. Tom Sizemore and Hamish Linklater guest star on the drama’s 300th episode, which finds the kidnapping of a young boy eerily reminiscent of a similar crime that happened 13 years ago.
300th episode, 9 p.m., NBC


DA: Homeless man severely beat by men in…

Two former college football players pleaded not guilty to the alleged severe beating of a homeless man in Allston earlier this year.


Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to a unity pact.


Reports: Dead man pulled from water at Boston's…

A dead man was reportedly pulled from the water at Boston's Long Wharf Wednesday afternoon, according to the Boston Fire Department.


Primark to make US debut in Boston

Dublin retailer Primark will make its U.S. debut with a store at the former Filene's site in Boston.

Going Out

Thursty: Revamped Audubon is back in action

Having been a long time fan of Trina's Starlite Lounge in Inman Square, one of my only complaints about the place is that there's only…


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'Suburgatory' The men of "Suburgatory" go camping and Tessa mentors a social outcast in a Miss Chatswin contest, which brings her, once again, into conflict…

The Word

The best lines from Oprah's ex-stepmother's Daily Mail…

Oprah’s ex-stepmother, Barbara Winfrey, is out for revenge.


Bruins - Red Wings Game 4 preview: Boston…

Bruins - Red Wings Game 4 preview: Boston greedy for more dominance


Fantasy baseball: Searching for early season prospects

It’s relatively rare for a mediocre 30-year-old hitter to suddenly go nuts offensively for 162 games. That’s why minor league prospects are so exciting.

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC 'targeting' US international Mix Diskerud

Metro New York has learned Mix Diskerud has drawn “interest” from the expansion MLS side, NYCFC.


Statistics show plate approach for Red Sox has…

Statistics show plate approach for Red Sox has been off so far in 2014


Pippa Middleton's Etsy pick: Golden Thread Jewelry

Get a look at the jewelry Pippa Middleton loves and find out how you can buy it too.


What every parent needs to know to get…

Mom and author of "Small Talk," Tracey Blake, shares her five practical tips to help you develop your children's language skills.


Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Read about a couple who has been 40 years after meeting on the train.


Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."