Saturday TV: Sitcom Switcharounds, ALCS

Gee, I was going to write about the return of “Rules of Engagement” tonight on CBS, a season premiere that has been delayed until Oct. 20, where it will replace the fledgling fall sitcom “How to be a Gentleman.” That alleged comedy, starring Kevin Dillon and David Hornsby, abruptly halted production Friday, in the middle of its ninth episode, and will show what it shot on Saturdays starting next week.

Tonight, they’ll plug in a rerun of “Mike & Molly” (CBS, 8 p.m.) in that slot alongside a replay of “2 Broke Girls” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

One sitcom that previously got yanked from the schedule this week will have its original British version replayed tonight with “Free Agents” (BBC America, 11 p.m.). It works much better than the U.S. remake, with Stephen Mangan (of Showtime’s “Episodes”), right, much more natural in the role than angst-filled Hank Azaria.

The American League Championship begins in Arlington with Detroit at Texas (Fox, 8 p.m.).

The case of Amanda Knox gets reviewed once more on “48 Hours Mystery” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Cable movies tonight include “Red” (Showtime, 8 p.m.), with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren. Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” (Starz, 9 p.m.) is also on, with Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin. And Ben Affleck’s “The Town” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) features Affleck, Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall.

And there’s last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” (HBO, 8 p.m.).

Adrian Pasdar stars in a new TV B-movie, “The Terror Beneath” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).

A two hour history of drugs called “The Stoned Ages” (History, 8 p.m.) is followed by a specific look at “Cocaine: History Between the Lines” (History, 10 p.m.).

The final two chapters of Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” (PBS, 7 and 10 p.m.) sandwich a new “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) featuring Raphael Saadiq.

A whole load of college football tonight includes Oklahoma vs. Texas (ABC, noon), Air Force at Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30 p.m.), Auburn at Arkansas (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Georgia at Tennessee (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Vanderbilt at Alabama (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Colorado at Stanford (Versus, 7:30 p.m.) and Ohio State at Nebraska (ABC, 8 p.m.),

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is the star on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “Gunga Din” (8 p.m.), “Flight Commander” (10:15 p.m.),  “Sinbad the Sailor” (12:15 a.m.), “Little Caesar” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Rise of Catherine the Great” (3:45 a.m.).

In the first Saturday game of the new NHL season it’s Rangers vs. Ducks (Versus, 1 p.m.).

Ben Stiller hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with the band Foster the People.

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