TV Watch List: Thursday, Oct. 20

Tribble Reese is an Alabama bachelor with 22 ladies vying for his affections on “Sweet Home Alabama.”

‘Sweet Home Alabama’
REALITY. This Southern-fried spin on the dating competition pits country girls vs. city gals in a contest for the heart of Alabama native Tribble Reese. Twenty-two ladies — including Jon Gosselin fling Hailey Glassman — head south to meet Tribble, who is not actually a furry little “Star Trek” creature, but a former quarterback.
Season premiere, 9 p.m., CMT

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’
COMEDY. It’s the storm of the century! Break out the stock of bridge eggs and boiled denim!
10 p.m., FX

‘Miss Representation’
MOVIE. Gloria Steinem, Condoleezza Rice, Margaret Cho and other prominent women lend their voices to director Jennifer Seibel Newsom’s documentary examining the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence and how the media’s misrepresentation of females has led to such an imbalance.
Premiere, 9 p.m., OWN

‘Pitchin’ In’
REALITY. Chef Lynn Crawford travels the globe in search of the freshest ingredients. And yes, fresh includes the lambs she visits on an Ontario farm tonight.
Series premiere, 10:30 p.m., Cooking Channel


Muslim leaders welcome NYPD surveillance changes with degree…

Leaders and advocates praise the NYPD's move to shut down a unit tied to its Muslim surveillance program but say there's more left to do.


PHOTOS: More than $12 million in heroin, crystal…

Authorities seized more than 44 pounds of heroin and 17 pounds of crystal meth from two stash houses this week during a Manhattan drug bust.


How to donate during the blood drive at…

The Metro-North Railroad and New York Blood Center are hosting a blood drive at Grand Central Terminal Thursday.


Bloomberg launches $50 million anti-gun violence effort

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million on a grassroots anti-gun violence network to challenge the National Rifle Association.

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.


Becoming friends with New York City's oldest known…

"The Life and Times of Richard Musto" tells the story, through a poem, of the oldest known homeless man in New York City.


Interview: Johnny Depp says he looks like himself,…

Johnny Depp talks about his new sci-fi thriller "Transcendence," not wearing gaudy makeup and wigs for a change and how he's a bit of a Luddite.


Review: 'Heaven is for Real' tries to be…

The mega-bestseller "Heaven is for Real" becomes a movie that tries to portray wrestling with faith — or at least it tries to try.


Flyers, Rangers meet in playoffs for 11th time

The Flyers and Rangers will start a new chapter in a historic rivalry.


Masahiro Tanaka dominates Cubs over eight shutout innings

Masahiro Tanaka certainly had no-hit caliber stuff Wednesday as he allowed just two bunt singles.


MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind


Jets make Chris Johnson signing official

The Jets got their big-play threat as running back Chris Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the team on Wednesday.


5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.


Cognitive skills begin to drop at age 24

But the news isn't all that bad.


How to get a job at a startup:…

We talked to Tarek Pertew, one of the co-founders behind Uncubed, about how to get your dream job at a startup.


The 'smartest' summer camps across the country

See a list of summer camps across the country that emphasis learning, while still being fun.