TV Watch List: Weekend, Oct. 28-30

David Giuntoli stars as detective Nick Burckhardt in "Grimm."

‘Grimm’
DRAMA. What if the dark tales of the Brothers Grimm were actually legit records of the mayhem spread by monsters? It’s a cool premise, which leads to a few good scares when a Portland homicide detective (David Giuntoli) learns he’s the descendant of these literary crime-fighters and begins to link seemingly human fairy tale creatures to real-world crimes.
Series premiere, Friday, 9 p.m., NBC

‘Once Upon A Time’
DRAMA. Meanwhile, in ABC’s fairy tale drama, “True Blood” vampire Kristin Bauer guests stars as Maleficent, a baddie introduced when the circumstances surrounding the release of the Evil Queen’s curse are revealed.
Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC

‘Allen Gregory’
COMEDY. Allen Gregory is a 7-year-old Richie Rich rip-off whose family’s economic downfall forces him — and his Louis Vuitton lunchbox full of sushi and pinot grigio — into public school. But it’s the kids and teachers forced to deal with this precocious, pretentious brat — along with anyone looking for the kind of honest humor found in “Allen Gregory” creator/star Jonah Hill’s previous work — that we truly feel sorry for.
Series premiere, Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Fox

‘Borgen’
DRAMA. From the creators of “The Killing” (the original version that didn’t piss off everybody) comes this tense political drama following a female Danish prime minister.
Series premiere, Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Link TV



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