Denise Warner
October 07, 2012 AT 01:00 PM EDT

With each movie he directs, Ben Affleck cements himself as one of Hollywood’s premiere directors. Argo, his latest film in theaters this week, chronicles the CIA’s attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran —  by pretending to make a fake movie. Other anticipated events include the premiere of Nashville and the vice-presidential debate. Check out what’s coming up below!

SUNDAY, Oct. 7

MLB Playoffs

With a wild Wild Card game that propelled St. Louis into the playoffs, this year’s October baseball is sure to excite. All four matchups play today in their respective division series — Washington vs. St. Louis, Oakland vs. Detroit, New York vs. Baltimore and Cincinnati vs. San Franciso.

MONDAY, Oct. 8

The Voice, NBC, 8 p.m.

The auditions are over and the battle rounds begin tonight. Which judge will produce this year’s winner? You have to watch to find out.


Rock of Ages on DVD and Blu-ray

Despite tepid reviews and only $38.5 million in box office receipts, Tom Cruise’s performance in this stage to screen musical is not to be missed.


Nashville, ABC, 10 p.m.

Old school country meets new school pop country when Connie Britton’s Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Pannettiere’s Juliette Barnes collide in ABC’s latest nighttime soap.


The vice-presidential debate, major networks, 9 p.m.

Vice President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney’s running-mate Paul Ryan go head-to-head in the second debate of the election season. Hopefully when it’s over, Big Bird still has a job.

FRIDAY, Oct. 12

Argo premieres in theaters

The Ben Affleck-directed film about the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979 has a ton of Oscar buzz. Catch it in theaters today.


Saturday Night Live, NBC, 11:29 p.m.

Christina Applegate returns to Studio 8H, along with musical guest Passion Pit.

SUNDAY, Oct. 14

The Walking Dead, AMC, 9 p.m

In the third season, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and co. set up shop in a walker-infested prison, and encounter The Governor (David Morrissey) and the inhabitants of Woodbury.

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