Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda
DISCOVERY, 8:00 pm ET
“King of the Highwire” Nik Wallenda is at it again. Following last year’s hugely successful walk across part of the Grand Canyon (which garnered a peak of 13 million viewers for Discovery), Wallenda is in an urban environment this time, attempting a two-part walk at nighttime in one of the windiest sections of Chicago. During the walk, Wallenda will be more than 50 stories high above the Chicago River, with the first part finding him walking uphill at a 15-degree angle between two buildings, the first time he has walked on such an incline. Hosted by NBC News’ Willie Geist and Natalie Morales, and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
ESPN, 4:00 pm ET
The Chase for the Sprint Cup moves into its eighth race and second in the Eliminator Round with today's AAA Texas 500 from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin are particularly dangerous on the cookie-cutter 1.5-mile oval, though at this writing only Edwards appeared to have a chance at the Cup title. Johnson won this race a year ago.
Formula One Racing
NBC, 4:00 pm ET
Fort Worth isn't the only Texas city hosting a big race today, as Formula One gears up in Austin for the United States Grand Prix. The 20-turn, 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas runs counterclockwise -- unlike most F1 circuits -- and features wide corners and elevation changes, including a steep climb to the first turn. Sebastian Vettel won this race last year.
Guy's Grocery Games
FOOD, 8:00 pm ET
As the title of this new episode suggests, "A Culinary Spelling Bee" calls upon the four starting chefs to use their spelling as well as culinary skills in the first round. Next, they rummage through the Clearance Carts to find ingredients for a show-stopping starter course. Finally, the Frozen Food Feud forces the chefs to confront their worst nightmare as they try to make a classic dish that's worth the $20,000 shopping spree.
FOX, 8:30 pm ET
It's a couple of days past Halloween, but is there ever a better time than another to start a love affair with a ghost? Tina (voice by Dan Mintz) provides her own answer in the aptly titled new episode "Tina and the Real Ghost," as a spectre that apparently resides in the Belchers' basement touches her emotions. Nothing necessarily lasts forever, though ... not even an affair with the supernatural.
FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Few actresses do "powerful woman" as well as two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, who's also been an Emmy nominee in recent times for her network-owner role on "The Newsroom." In the new episode "Opposites A-Frack," she supplies the voice of an assemblywoman enlisted by Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) to halt Mr. Burns' (voice of Harry Shearer) fracking plans. Complications develop when the politician falls for him and vice versa.
PBS, 9:00 pm ET
Who will end up in charge of the department store? It's a very real question that isn't answered easily in the new "The Paradise, Season 2: Episode Six," as both Moray and Tom (Emun Elliott, Ben Daniels) enhance their bids to emerge as the business' leader. Denise (Joanna Vanderham) also factors in with some ideas of her own. As they advance their intentions, Lovett (Peter Wight) experiences a setback.
Anatomy of Deception
LMN, 9:00 pm ET
Natasha Henstridge stars in this low-budget 2014 thriller about a district attorney who has been anointed to replace her city's outgoing mayor. Unfortunately, she is stalked by a man who is determined to knock her off her lofty pedestal. His machinations only strengthen her resolve, however, as she vows to beat him at his own game. Lochlyn Munro, Stephanie Erb and Susie Abromeit also star.
NBC, 9:20 pm ET
A clash of AFC North foes is in the offing tonight at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, where Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers hope to get a little payback against Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens. Back in Week 2, the Ravens responded to the release of Ray Rice days earlier by forcing three turnovers and limiting the Steelers to two field goals in a 26-6 Baltimore victory.
FOX, 9:30 pm ET
Kyra Sedgwick continues her guest role as the deputy chief in the new episode "The Mole." Before she finds out someone in the precinct is letting information leak, Holt (Andre Braugher) -- who doesn't see eye-to-eye with her anyway -- and Jake (Andy Samberg) try to put a stop to the situation. Terry and Rosa (Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz) try to advance the cause of their new drug task force. Melissa Fumero and Joe Lo Truglio also star.
CBS, 9:30 pm ET
Accompanying Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) on an official visit to India proves to be less than fortunate for Alison (Kathrine Herzer) in the new episode "Passage." The two are separated when an earthquake strikes, sending Elizabeth into a panic mode that increases with every moment she can't locate her youngest daughter. John Shea ("Missing") and Anna Wood ("Reckless") guest star in the story directed by filmmaker Martha Coolidge ("Valley Girl").
FOX, 10:00 pm ET
Peter and Quagmire (both voices by Seth MacFarlane, who's undoubtedly very grateful for technology) are making beautiful music together -- and we mean that literally -- in "Into Harmony's Way." They discover that their singing voices sound great together, so they start writing songs and performing as a duo. Things begin to unravel when Peter lets their new fame go to his head. Conan O'Brien guest stars, voicing his own cartoon likeness.
PBS, 10:00 pm ET
The new two-part adaptation of P.D. James' "Death Comes to Pemberley" concludes, with the inquisitive Elizabeth (Anna Maxwell Martin) the only possible savior of the person who's standing trial for the title death. Someone else's fate -- that of Georgiana (Eleanor Tomlinson), Darcy's (Matthew Rhys) sister -- depends on the outcome. Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve and Jenna Coleman also star in this follow-up to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
HBO, 10:00 pm ET
Frances McDormand produces and stars in this character-rich, four-part miniseries culled from Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel of the same name. Olive Kitteridge chronicles a quarter-century in the marriage of eccentric Olive, whose forthright ways mask a wounded soul, and her husband, Henry (Richard Jenkins), a warmhearted pharmacist who does his best to cushion others from her candor. Parts 1 and 2 air tonight; the miniseries concludes tomorrow.
Outrageous Giant Foods
FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
As the calendar counts down to the most food-centric holiday of the year, this new special throws a spotlight on outlandishly sized vegetables, fruits ands cheeses. Highlights include a California regatta where all the vessels are crafted from 1,000-pound pumpkins, the making of a 4,500-pound cheese wheel and a ferociously competitive cabbage weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair.
The Britannia Awards 2014
BBCA, 10:00 pm ET
British actor and comic Rob Brydon ("Gavin & Stacey") returns to host as BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Los Angeles holds its annual gala awards ceremony honoring individuals who have dedicated their careers to "advancing the art forms of the moving image" in the United States, the United Kingdom and beyond. This year's crop of honorees include Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, director Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench.
The Good Wife
CBS, 10:30 pm ET
In his first continuing television role since his multiple-Emmy-winning work as Niles on "Frasier," David Hyde Pierce joins this series in a new episode. He has the recurring part of Frank Prady, a television news commentator who decides he can have more of an impact on society by entering the world of politics. Not surprisingly, his thought of running for office in Chicago draws the attention of Alicia and Eli (Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming).
FOX, 10:30 pm ET
Jane (Nasim Pedrad) disapproves of everyone John (John Mulaney) dates, so he decides to get to the bottom of her scorn in the new episode "Sweet Jane." However, neither of them may be ready to deal so openly with her reasoning. Lou (Martin Short) becomes obsessed with death, and he asks John to assist him in planning for his own. Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman and Elliott Gould also star.
FOOD, 11:00 pm ET
One chef rides a chariot during an epic culinary fight, then the South rises again via a Civil War-inspired sabotage. Finally, a contestant makes an ice cream sandwich using traditional sandwich ingredients in the new episode "With a Chariot on Top." Jet Tila is guest judge.
SHO, 11:00 pm ET
In order to spend time together apart from their families, Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) take a day trip to remote Block Island. But as the two grow closer, they quickly learn that intimacy can be a double-edged sword.
Manzo'd With Children
BRAVO, 11:00 pm ET
Caroline and her family head to Texas for a family vacation filled with barbecue meat, whiskey shots and cowboys in the new episode "Secret Sauce," but it's not all fun and relaxation: Caroline is still obsessing over getting her about-to-be-launched barbecue sauce just as good as it can be.
ABC, 11:01 pm ET
As much as somebody may want to help someone else who's in despair, sometimes they just can't ... which is Emily's (Emily VanCamp) situation in the new episode "Damage." She fears Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) finally is beyond emotional rescue and struggles to come to terms with that. David and Nolan (James Tupper, Gabriel Mann) reconnect, and they do so in plain sight. Madeleine Stowe, Josh Bowman and Nick Wechsler also star.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CBS, 11:30 pm ET
There's no rest for the weary -- nor, apparently, for a CSI -- as the new episode "Girls Gone Wilder" suggests. Julie, Sara and Morgan (Elisabeth Shue, Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Harnois) are the "girls" in question as they try to get in some rest and relaxation while attending a forensics conference. That's not to be, since a shooting at the site immediately puts them back on the job. Michael Landes, who had a different role on this show a decade ago, guest stars.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CBS, 11:30 pm ET
Mark-Paul Gosselaar reprises his guest role -- actually, make that "roles" -- in the new episode "The Twin Paradox." He again plays said twins as the hunt for the Gig Harbor Killer intensifies after another murder victim bears the stamp of that still-elusive criminal. Patricia Arquette also returns as Avery Ryan, the character she'll play in the upcoming spinoff series "CSI: Cyber." Mark Valley ("Body of Proof") also guest stars as a police detective.
Craft in America
PBS, 11:30 pm ET
With Veterans Day upcoming, the new episode "Service" clearly is well-timed, demonstrating how involvement in the world of art can be beneficial for past and current soldiers. The G.I. Bill and the Army Arts & Crafts Program are among the initiatives cited as the program surveys works that reflect the experiences -- and, in many cases, the direct talent -- of military members. Leathersmith Eugene Burks Jr. is among the artists showcased.