What I'll Be Watching, October 19

8 pm: My Name is Earl.

On tonight's episode ("Van Hickey"), Joy is forced to do community service while Earl runs into #50 on his list, only to run into #51 while trying to make amends with #50.

8:30 pm: The Office.

On tonight's episode ("Initiation"), written by B.J. Novak, Dwight takes Ryan on his very first sales call, but they get sidetracked by Dwight's rather, um, innovative approach to initiating Ryan into the brotherhood of salesmen.

10 pm: Six Degrees.

Six strangers discover that their lives are seemingly connected in the latest drama from producer J.J. Abrams. On the drama's fifth episode ("Masquerade"), Damian (Dorian Missick) reveals that he knows about Mae (Erika Christensen) and her past, leading Mae to attempt to run away. Meanwhile, Laura (Hope Davis) attends a masquerade party thrown by Whitney's (Bridget Moynahan) company.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions junior exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionary.blogspot.com.