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Thu, October 23

NFL Football

CBS, 8:25 pm ET

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos welcome Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for an AFC West rivalry game on Thursday Night Football.

Web Therapy

SHO, 12:30 am ET
Web Therapy

Fiona's stepfather complains about his new wife; Jerome reports on baby Angus' trust fund; Fiona takes on a new client.

The Biggest Loser

NBC, 8:00 pm ET

An intense pool challenge creates quite a splash for the three teams, who must hold a weighted pulley representing a given percentage of their body fat to keep their trainers from falling into the pool. The first team to fail loses its trainer for the week; the second will have its trainer only at the last-chance workout. Meanwhile, at Comeback Canyon, Bob Harper tries to persuade his two eliminated contestants to work together as a team in the new episode "The Drop."

Grey's Anatomy

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
Grey

Cast members Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw share the spotlight in the new episode "Bend & Break" as their respective characters, Drs. Callie Torres and Arizona Robbins, examine the problems that continue to plague their marriage. At work, Arizona keeps trying to impress Dr. Herman (Geena Davis), while Callie immerses herself in the Veterans' Project. Meanwhile, Richard (James Pickens Jr.) turns to Bailey (Chandra Wilson) for advice.

Bones

FOX, 8:00 pm ET
Bones

The team's investigation into the death of a woman whose body was frozen before being dumped in a swamp leads them to a cryogenic preservation facility in the new episode "The Cold in the Case." Elsewhere, Cam (Tamara Taylor) is nervous to meet Arastoo's (Pej Vahdat) parents, Azita and Armin (guest stars Shohreh Aghdashloo, Braeden Marcott), for the first time, while Booth (David Boreanaz) is up for a promotion that could uproot his family. Emily Deschanel also stars.

The Vampire Diaries

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Vampire Diaries

Seeking a way back home, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) reluctantly revisits one of his worst days ever. Back at college, Alaric (Matt Davis) tries to help Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) cope with the loss of Bonnie (Kat Graham), while Stefan (Paul Wesley) schools Elena (Nina Dobrev) in the complexities of starting over with a new identity. Tripp (guest star Colin Ferguson) shares a dark secret with Matt (Zach Roerig) in the new episode "Black Hole Sun."

Food Truck Face Off

FOOD, 8:00 pm ET
Food Truck Face Off

In Miami, day one features a tough choice for the judges, followed by manic driving and panic prep. Day two finds the teams facing increased competition in the new episode "Chamow Park Showdown." Steak Shapiro, Alpana Singh and Robyn Almodovar are the judges; Jesse Palmer is host.

Project Runway

LIFETIME, 9:00 pm ET

After long weeks in the workroom that often didn't seem to turn out all that many electrifying pieces, the finalists head back to the Big Apple with their collections to present at New York Fashion Week. Guest judge Emmy Rossum ("Shameless") joins regular judges Zac Posen, Heidi Klum and Meana -- oops, sorry, Nina -- Garcia to deliberate on who will be the winner of Season 13.

Reign

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Reign

Worrying that a religious war may be in the offing, Bash and Lord Conde (Torrance Coombs, Sean Teale) investigate an eerie night attack on a shepherd by shadowy riders. Lola's (Anna Popplewell) illegitimate child with Francis (Toby Regbo) is both a bond and an obstacle to her friendship with Mary (Adelaide Kane). As Leith (Jonathan Keltz) returns to court, Greer (Celina Sinden) resolves to take control of her future in the new episode "The Lamb and the Slaughter."

Gracepoint

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Gracepoint

At this point in any investigation, detectives like to see their list of likely suspects dwindling, but sadly for Carver and Miller (David Tennant, Anna Gunn), that's hardly the case in the new "Episode Four." They learn that Danny, the victim, had some secrets of his own, suggesting others in the community who may have been involved in the boy's death. Meanwhile, Carver keeps a big personal secret that could affect his ability to finish the case.

Bad Judge

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Bad Judge

In the new episode "Knife to a Gunfight," Rebecca (Kate Walsh) considers buying a gun after a convict whose case she tried is released, prompting Tedward (Tone Bell) to worry about her safety. The surprising outcome of an ominous incident moves Tom (John Ducey) to push for lighter charges on a mentally unstable criminal. Dan Bakkedahl and Amy Rhodes guest star; Ryan Hansen and Miguel Sandoval also star.

A to Z

NBC, 9:30 pm ET
A to Z

Zelda (Cristin Milioti) is torn over whether to invite Andrew (Ben Feldman) to the funeral of a dear aunt. Andrew, meanwhile, tries to be supportive, but is afraid to ask whether she wants him there. Meanwhile, Stephie and Stu (Lenora Crichlow, Henry Zebrowski) compete for the attention of a musician (guest star Tyler Ward), while Big Bird (Christina Kirk) looks to trim the budgetary fat at the Wallflower office in the new episode "D Is for Debbie."

Monsters Inside Me

ANIMAL, 10:00 pm ET
Monsters Inside Me

A Massachusetts EMT is shattered when a call she responds to is for her son, who is suffering from deadly and inexplicable seizures in the new episode "Menace in My Own Backyard." Elsewhere, a New Jersey tough guy is brought to tears as something starts to rip his insides apart, and a teenage girl is suddenly stricken blind while driving.

Parenthood

NBC, 10:00 pm ET
Parenthood

In the new episode "The Scale of Affection Is Fluid," Max (Max Burkholder) looks for common ground with his new friend, although Kristina (Monica Potter) is afraid her son is setting himself up for heartbreak with this attempted relationship. An unexpected connection leaves Amber (Mae Whitman) smitten. Julia's (Erika Christensen) new love interest runs into Joel (Sam Jaeger) at the family barbecue. Peter Krause, Dax Shepard and Craig T. Nelson also star.

Beat Bobby Flay

FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
Beat Bobby Flay

In the new episode "Orange Is the New Beat," chefs Geoffrey Zakarian of "The Kitchen" and Jeff "The Sandwich King" Mauro are playing the tricks, while culinary instructor James Gillespie and restaurateur Rob Maffucci are serving up the Halloween treats to help prove which of the latter two is up to taking on Bobby Flay. Candice Kumai, Lauren Hirschberg and Frank Prisinzano are the judges for the climactic Halloween trip into the arena.

Project Runway: Threads

LIFETIME, 10:31 pm ET
Project Runway: Threads

From the producers of Project Runway comes this competition series that features talented teen and tween fashion designers hoping to sketch and sew their way to a grand prize of $10,000 to be used in-store or online at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, plus a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and a top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery studio.

Fri, October 24

Constantine

NBC, 10:00 pm ET

Matt Ryan plays John Constantine in this new drama based on the comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics. A seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult, Constantine decides, with his soul already damned to hell, to abandon his campaign against evil — until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, working to protect the innocent.

Last Man Standing

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
Last Man Standing

As Halloween approaches, Boyd's (Flynn Morrison) costume of choice -- a lump of coal -- only serves to stoke Vanessa's (Nancy Travis) awareness that her job as a geologist may be hurting the environment. Meanwhile, Mike and Chuck (Tim Allen, Jonathan Adams) chew over the merits of a local ballot measure that would merge their upscale neighborhood high school with one in the inner city, in the new episode "School Merger."

On the Menu

TNT, 8:00 pm ET
On the Menu

In TNT’s fourth episode of the only cooking competition show that gives viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode, a group of passionate home cooks creates a new signature dish for Planet Hollywood.

Great Performances

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
Great Performances

The new episode "Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek" finds the 88-year-old crooner and the flamboyant "Mother Monster" performing selections from their new album of jazz standards drawn from the great American songbook. This program was recorded during a special concert at New York's Rose Theater, home base of "Jazz From Lincoln Center."

America's Next Top Model

CW, 9:00 pm ET

In the new episode "The Girl With the Bloodcurdling Scream," an eliminated model rejoins the competition following an online vote by fans. In a Halloween-based challenge, models who are able to maintain their cool in a pitch-black former slaughterhouse that has a very gruesome history could win a special treat. At a fashion show to raise AIDS awareness, Tyra Banks acts as makeup artist to the models, who don a variety of ornate gloves.

Hawaii Five-0

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Hawaii Five-0

A new episode called "Ho'oilina" (which is Hawaiian for "legacy") opens on the fourth anniversary of the death of McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) father, John (recurring guest star William Sadler), as a woman helps McGarrett revisit an important part of his dad's legacy: the last unsolved case John was working on just before he died. Greg Ellis and Mirrah Foulkes guest star; Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park also star.

Mysteries at the Museum

TRAVEL, 9:00 pm ET
Mysteries at the Museum

History explorer Don Wildman examines a badge that inspired a precocious teenager to tackle a potentially dangerous nuclear experiment, along with a chess set used in an incomparable match of Cold War wits. Finally, Don displays eerie animal specimens that once spread deathly fears across the American Southwest, in the new episode "Radioactive Boy Scout, Match of the Century, Four Corners Outbreak."

Tanked

ANIMAL, 9:00 pm ET
Tanked

In a new episode, drag queen Frank Marino, a spokesman for the Las Vegas bedding store Holy Sheets, wants Wayde and Brett to create an over-the-top bed tank that will make customers want to "sleep with the fishes," but an electrical nightmare may cause problems. Later, Brett gets distracted looking for buried pirate treasure as they are supposed to build a tank for a pirate ship in Perdido Key, Fla.

Grimm

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Grimm

Season 4 opens with the new episode "Thanks for the Memories," which finds Nick (David Giuntoli) struggling to accept his new reality -- he's no longer a Grimm -- in the aftermath of Rosalee and Monroe's (Bree Turner, Silas Weir Mitchell) wedding. Trubel (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) faces the consequences of the heinous murder she committed as a new threat comes to Portland, stealing its victims' memories and leaving them demented. Alexis Denisof guest stars.

Deal With It

TBS, 9:00 pm ET
Deal With It

From executive producer Howie Mandel, Deal With It is a hidden-camera game show in which everyday people are secretly dared to pull a prank on their unwitting companion with no time to prepare. The tasks usually involve the contestant doing something incredibly embarrassing or insulting in public to the prank victim. The contestant must obey all instructions given to them through an earpiece by host Theo Von and his celebrity guest, who are hiding in a secret control room nearby. Every level the contestant completes, they win more money, and if they complete all five tasks, they win $5,000 on the spot. Von says he’s amazed what contestants will do for a buck.

Evermoor

DISNEY, 9:00 pm ET

In the conclusion of this spooky Halloween special, Tara (Naomi Sequeira) and her stepbrother, Seb (George Sear), realize they're going to have to solve the mystery of the ancient, future-predicting tapestry before the terrifying Esmerelda Dwyer (Sharon Morgan) carries out her goal of destroying their new home and family.

Killing Bigfoot

DEST AMERICA, 9:00 pm ET

This new unscripted special follows Bobby Hamilton and Jim Lansdale, founders of the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO) as they lead a team of commandos determined to find and kill a Bigfoot, to alert the public to the reality of these creatures. If that sounds like a grudge match, it is: Hamilton says he was attacked by a Sasquatch as a child. The hunt begins when the duo gets a call from a woman who reports a rogue creature is attacking her animals.

Art in the Twenty-First Century

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
Art in the Twenty-First Century

Leonardo Drew, Thomas Hirschhorn and Graciela Iturbide use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery, documenting and producing new realities in the process, in the new episode "Investigation." The hour examines the question of whether acts of exploration and engagement can become works of art in themselves.

Edge of Alaska

DISCOVERY, 10:00 pm ET

Welcome to McCarthy, Alaska, population 42. Once a flourishing Gold Rush center that was the state's own "Sin City," this remote Old West town -- situated 100 miles from the nearest law enforcement -- is now populated largely by eccentrics, each pursuing his own quirky dream. As this new unscripted series reveals, however, McCarthy is divided between those who want to restore its former character and others who want to drag it into the modern age.

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

HBO, 11:00 pm ET
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Washington, D.C., may be a transient town where few are born and raised, but the capital city is the home of Starland Vocal Band, Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Nils Lofgren, Henry Rollins, Fugazi and Trouble Funk. The music style go-go has remained a local craze since originating in Washington back in the 1970s. Dave Grohl explores the genre with Brown, widely regarded as the godfather of go-go.

Sat, October 25

College Football

ABC, 8:00 pm ET

The Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2) look to end a two-game skid when they face the No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten encounter.

Trisha's Southern Kitchen

FOOD, 10:30 am ET
Trisha

Ree Drummond visits Trisha in the kitchen for a new episode called "Blue Plate Special," which finds the two old friends sharing their favorite things about Oklahoma and cherished childhood memories, while whipping up such classic diner comfort food as chicken-fried steak, spinach with bacon and onions, baked macaroni and cheese, all topped off with a chocolate pie.

Austin City Limits

PBS, 8:00 pm ET

Probably best known as the leader of the band Wilco, songwriter Jeff Tweedy performs with his son, Spencer, in his spinoff band with members of the group Lucius in the new episode "Tweedy." The group performs numbers from their recent release "Sukierae."

My Cat From Hell

ANIMAL, 8:00 pm ET
My Cat From Hell

In the new episode "Godzilla Attacks," Mudgie has a shattered pelvis and suffers impaired movement, and Godzilla, who is deaf, attacks her on a regular basis, probably because the two cannot successfully communicate. If Jackson can't find a way to establish peace, Godzilla may be heading back to the animal shelter. Elsewhere, longtime roommates Eric and Dustin may have to part because of Eric's feline Sweet Pea's peeing all over their house.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

HBO, 8:00 pm ET

Logan Lerman ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower") reprises the title part as the young descendant of Greek mythology's Poseidon in this 2013 fantasy-adventure, which sends Percy and his friends to a sea ruled by a legion of zombies. The heroes' mission is to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, but they may not survive to do so. Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson also return, and notable cast additions include Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion ("Castle").

The Pirate Fairy

DISNEY, 8:00 pm ET

In this animated 2014 feature, Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends go in search of a wayward fairy (voice of Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men") who fled Pixie Hollow and joined up with a band of scheming pirates led by the future Captain Hook (voice of Tom Hiddleston, "Thor"). The voice cast also includes Megan Hilty, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone and Pamela Adlon.

High School Possession

LIFETIME, 8:00 pm ET

Lauren, a high school newspaper editor, becomes fascinated with demonic possession after witnessing a preacher and a church youth group perform an exorcism on a troubled classmate. When the girl seems to benefit from the treatment, Lauren begins to think her out-of-control best friend Chloe might be likewise possessed. Unfortunately, she soon discovers the church group may not have Chloe's best interests at heart. Jennifer Stone, Janel Parrish, Ione Skye and Kelly Hu star.

Ghost Adventures

TRAVEL, 9:00 pm ET
Ghost Adventures

A new episode called "Island of the Dolls" takes Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin to Xochimoco, Mexico, where the team finds -- near the city's dark and creepy canals -- one of the world's scariest tourist attractions: Isla de las Munecas ("isle of the dolls"), which is also home to a very eerie mystery.

Transporter: The Series

TNT, 9:00 pm ET

In the new episode "Hot Ice," Frank (Chris Vance), in Toronto, is tasked with breaking into a high-security bank vault to retrieve a package containing a data stick that holds extremely sensitive information that could implicate a senior official in the African blood diamond trade. In the process, however, he is attacked by a hit squad, then locked away while a security officer (Katheryn Winnick, "Vikings") falsely accuses him of killing a colleague.

Buying Alaska

DEST AMERICA, 9:00 pm ET
Buying Alaska

The new episode "Tundra Town" finds former Arizona natives Eric and Kendra in the process of relocating from their previous home in the desert near Phoenix to Delta Junction, located on the tundra of Alaska. The couple faces a major adjustment under the best of circumstances, so they're desperately hoping to find a new place here in a remote part of the last frontier that really feels like home.

The Good Witch's Wonder

HALLMARK, 9:00 pm ET

Catherine Bell returns to her role as Cassie Nightingale in the seventh film of the "Good Witch" film series, which finds Cassie rushing to plan her stepson's (Matthew Knight) wedding, while also heading a silent auction fundraiser at the request of the new mayor (Catherine Disher). When several auction items go missing, Cassie worries the culprit may be a new employee (Rachel Wilson) at her bookstore. Chris Potter and Hannah Endicott-Douglas also star.

Railroad Alaska

DEST AMERICA, 10:00 pm ET
Railroad Alaska

This new unscripted series follows a determined and resourceful crew of railroaders as they brave bone-chilling temperatures to defy Mother Nature by keeping the trains running no matter what. In "Bear Attack," the series premiere, the freight crew struggles to make a delivery to a salvage crew that is stranded in the wilderness. Later, Jim James returns from town with a surprise for his wife.

Animation Domination High-Def

FOX, 11:00 pm ET

Mary Mack and Josh Miller head the voice cast in four episodes of "Golan the Insatiable." "A Pox on Your Pox" finds Golan's escape plans complicated by Dylan's chicken pox. In "Dylan Crushes Reading," Golan vows to help teach Dylan to read instead of mooning over a boy. Golan tells everyone he's in a relationship with the Tooth Fairy in "Escape to Tooth Mountain." Finally, the family ditches Golan for a family funeral in "Deer Uncle Gerald."

Sun, October 26

NFL Football

NBC, 8:20 pm ET

It’s unlikely that NBC will want to flex out this Sunday Night Football matchup between two NFC contenders with potent offenses. Aaron Rodgers leads the Green Bay Packers into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to duel with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

The Simpsons

FXX, 12:00 pm ET
The Simpsons

FXX airs all 24 "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween special episodes of "The Simpsons" in a marathon today, featuring plenty of "The Twilight Zone" parodies, and lots of alien invasions by Kang and Kodos.

NASCAR Racing

ESPN, 1:30 pm ET

The Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins with today's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, meaning the field of hopefuls for the Cup title has been narrowed to four. They and the rest of the series' drivers will trade paint on the .526-mile oval of Virginia's Martinsville Speedway, a course revered for its aggressive "boys have at it" style of racing. Jeff Gordon won this race a year ago.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

DISNEY, 6:00 pm ET
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Maia Mitchell ("The Fosters") lends her voice to the role of Wendy Darling and performs the new song "Once Upon a Time" in this new primetime special that finds Peter Pan enlisting Jake's help after the villainous Captain Hook steals Wendy's beloved storybook from the Darling home in London. Together the group races to retrieve the book before Never Land's tales are lost forever.

Bob's Burgers

FOX, 7:00 pm ET
Bob

It's no surprise that youngsters want as much candy as they can get on Halloween, but size truly does matter to the Belcher children in "Full Bars." Upon discovering one neighborhood is known for issuing regular-size candy bars, as opposed to the smaller versions often handed out to trick-or-treaters, they head straight for that block. Bob and Linda (voices of H. Jon Benjamin and John Roberts) go to a seasonal party with a black-and-orange motif.

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

ABC, 7:00 pm ET

An outgrowth of the animated series "Star Wars Rebels," this adventure features something in its broadcast debut that its earlier cable showings didn't: an extra scene that restores the voice of James Earl Jones to the iconic villain Darth Vader. The story finds a renegade starship crew helping to initiate a rebellion against the sinister Galactic Empire. Also in the voice cast are Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, David Oyelowo and Jason Isaacs.

Masterpiece Classic

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Masterpiece Classic

What is it about a watch that causes all sorts of actions and reactions at the Victorian-era department store? The mystery becomes clear in the course of the new offering "The Paradise, Season 2: Episode Five." As the puzzlement over the heirloom grows, duties change for a number of principals of the business. Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Elaine Cassidy and Ben Daniels star.

Guy's Grocery Games

FOOD, 8:00 pm ET
Guy

Brace yourself for a clash of the coupons as the initial four chefs try to make their best grilled dish in Budget Battle. Next, the contestants must incorporate a classic peanut butter and jelly combo into a decadent breakfast dish. The One Ingredient Per Aisle challenge tasks the final two chefs with making a tasty Sunday supper. G. Garvin, Troy Johnson and Catherine McCord are the judges for the new episode "Not Going to Budge-It."

Mammoth Unearthed

NGC, 8:00 pm ET

This gripping new two-hour special chronicles a desperate race by paleontologist Trevor Valle and archeologist Tim King to secure and research frozen mammoths that have begun to emerge from the melting Siberian permafrost. It's a herculean undertaking, as the pair must cope with not only a hostile environment but superstitious natives, uncooperative Russian officials and gangs that dig up mammoths to sell their tusks at exorbitant prices.

The Dorm

MTV, 8:01 pm ET

Vivian (Alexis Knapp, "Pitch Perfect"), a shy and self-conscious college freshman, transforms into a flawless, seductive beauty after she begins rooming with a popular coed at their school. At first, Vivian is thrilled by her metamorphosis, but when she begins to question the true motives of her new dorm mates, she uncovers a mind-boggling evil lurking inside her residence hall. Cassie Steele ("DeGrassi: The Next Generation"), Max Lloyd Jones ("Teen Wolf") and Jake Croker also star in this new TV movie.

Madam Secretary

CBS, 8:30 pm ET
Madam Secretary

A request to the president (Keith Carradine) to help resolve a troublesome situation in Western Africa has surprising, not-pleasant results for Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) in the new episode "The Call." Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr., who's been getting back into television in a big way -- as with his recurring role on "Extant" -- guest stars as a clergyman who's party to the diplomatic trouble. Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth and Zeljko Ivanek also star.

Masterpiece Mystery!

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
Masterpiece Mystery!

The follow-up to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," as envisioned by mystery novelist P.D. James, begins with Part 1 of a new adaptation of "Death Comes to Pemberley." The now-married Elizabeth and Darcy, played by Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"), host a lavish event at their estate. An uninvited guest (Jenna Coleman, "Doctor Who") arrives and sparks events that lead to a murder charge and a trial. Matthew Goode also stars.

Boardwalk Empire

HBO, 9:00 pm ET
Boardwalk Empire

The Emmy-winning Prohibition-era drama has its last call after five seasons with "Eldorado," the series finale. Nucky (Steve Buscemi) looks into relocating to Manhattan following a shakeup, but not before Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) manages to impress him. Luciano (Vincent Piazza) wraps up some unfinished business as he is establishing a mob commission. Willie (Ben Rosenfield) lets the U.S. Attorney in on some underworld details. Gretchen Mol also stars.

Halloween Wars

FOOD, 9:00 pm ET

The competition gets down to an epic final battle between the last two teams, each of whom will need all the mad skills of pumpkin carving, cake decorating and sugar artistry to create a display that captures the deranged spirit of a haunted carnival. Horror actor Lew Temple ("The Walking Dead") joins judges Brian Kinney and Shinmin Li to decide which team takes home the championship and $50,000 grand prize.

Oprah: Where Are They Now?

OWN, 9:00 pm ET
Oprah: Where Are They Now?

Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Dawnn Lewis, Cree Summer, Sinbad and Debbie Allen share the stage with Oprah as she hosts a reunion of the cast of the 1987-93 NBC sitcom "A Different World." In addition to bringing fans up to date on their activities, the former castmates also talk about their favorite memories from the show. Also: updates from Finola Hughes of "General Hospital" and Paul Stanley of KISS.

Resurrection

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Resurrection

Not happy about Barbara's (guest star April Billingsley) efforts to patch things up with Fred and Maggie (Matt Craven, Devin Kelley), Margaret (guest star Michelle Fairley) becomes determined to derail those in the new episode "Will." Bellamy (Omar Epps) has multiple reasons to worry about an illness that is making its way through the returned. Frances Fisher, Mark Hildreth, Samaire Armstrong and Kurtwood Smith also star.

Ghost Stalkers

DEST AMERICA, 9:00 pm ET
Ghost Stalkers

Over the course of two nights, John and Chad investigate a possible ghost portal at the Whispers Estate in Mitchell, Ind., where past visitors have reported sometimes violent hauntings and other paranormal activity. The more the duo investigates, the more it seems the property is a sentient entity that has them in its crosshairs in the new episode "Whispers Estate."

The Good Wife

CBS, 9:30 pm ET
The Good Wife

Carrie Preston returns in her Emmy-winning role as deceptively scattered Elsbeth Tascioni in this new episode, uniting the lawyer with Alicia (fellow Emmy winner Julianna Margulies) in defending clients of both of theirs against charges brought by the government. Diane (Christine Baranski) considers moving her new partners into her old office. Michael J. Fox, Kyle MacLachlan and Ana Gasteyer also reprise their recurring roles in the guest-packed tale.

Cutthroat Kitchen

FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
Cutthroat Kitchen

Cue the music from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"! In the new episode "The Undertater," one chef tries to outrun a giant boulder made of aluminum foil, but two chefs set aside their competitive spirit long enough to cook for each other. Finally, a chef is forced to play a memory game to retrieve lost ingredients.

Revenge

ABC, 10:01 pm ET
Revenge

Emily (Emily VanCamp) might not be all the way back to square one, but she's certainly had setbacks in her scheming -- so she initiates a reboot in the new episode "Repercussions." Victoria and David Clarke (Madeleine Stowe, James Tupper) are both major factors in Emily's need to rethink her strategy. Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler and Gabriel Mann also star.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CBS, 10:30 pm ET
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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.

Great Estates Scotland

PBS, 10:30 pm ET

The concluding episode of the series focuses on Rosslyn Chapel, which may look familiar to viewers of the Tom Hanks-starring, Ron Howard-directed screen version of "The Da Vinci Code": Part of the movie was filmed there. It turned out to be an appropriate location, since the site has several mysteries of its own. Some think it houses the legendary Holy Grail, while others believe the history of Jesus Christ is linked to it.

Mon, October 27

The Blacklist

NBC, 10:00 pm ET

As if things usually aren't wild enough for Red and Liz (James Spader, Megan Boone), they delve into the illegal practice of wildlife poaching -- steered in that direction by a badly mutilated corpse thrown back from the sea -- in the new episode "The Mombasa Cartel." Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) has troubles of his own with a hard habit to break ... which just might end up breaking him. Harry Lennix and Amir Arison also star.

Halloween

AMC, 7:00 pm ET

Jamie Lee Curtis stars in this low-budget but high-quality 1978 horror movie from director John Carpenter. A murderous man returns after 15 years to continue the homicidal rampage he began as a boy. This film spawned numerous sequels. Donald Pleasence co-stars. As Alfred Hitchcock did with "Psycho," Carpenter makes his audience think they are seeing violence that is never actually depicted. He also composed the insidious little musical earworm that recurs throughout much of his movie.

Antiques Roadshow

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Antiques Roadshow

The wrap-up of a new three-part program from Jacksonville, Fla., involves history to a major degree. A woman seeks the value of an autographed photograph of NASA's "Mercury 7" astronauts given to her by her father-in-law, an Air Force officer. Also assessed: a document signed by Abraham Lincoln and given to its current holder's great-great-great-uncle for serving with the then-president in a mission to see slavery abolished. Mark L. Walberg is the host.

The Voice

NBC, 8:00 pm ET

Taylor Swift knows a thing or two -- or 100 -- about musical success that she can impart to this show's contestants. In the same week her new album "1989" debuts, the superstar makes her first of several appearances as the competition's so-called Knockout Rounds begin with "The Knockouts Premiere." She gives pointers to the hopefuls chosen by all four of this season's principal coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

2 Broke Girls

CBS, 8:00 pm ET
2 Broke Girls

No stranger to unscripted shows, Kim Kardashian West may prove helpful to Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) as she plays herself in this sitcom's fourth-season premiere, "And the Reality Problem." The waitresses and cupcake entrepreneurs get a chance to appear in an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" -- and you can expect comedic complications to ensue. Series co-creator and executive producer Michael Patrick King wrote the story.

The Originals

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Originals

Davina and Mikael (Danielle Campbell, Sebastian Roche) seek refuge from Klaus (Joseph Morgan) in the new episode "Live and Let Die." Cami (Leah Pipes) complicates matters by accidentally letting Klaus know where they are, then goes with him. Aided by Elijah and Marcel (Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) tries to stop Vincent's (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) campaign to create an army of werewolves by enlisting teens.

Gotham

FOX, 8:00 pm ET
Gotham

In different ways, the past comes back to haunt both Gordon and Bullock (Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue) anew in the new episode "Spirit of the Goat." As a murderer preys upon children of members of the city's high society, Bullock recalls a very similar case he worked before. Previous actions by Gordon have fresh fallout. Guest stars include Carol Kane and Dan Hedaya. Jada Pinkett Smith, Erin Richards and David Mazouz also star.

Hair Jacked

TRUTV, 8:00 pm ET
Hair Jacked

Some members of the creative team from NBC's recently renewed "Hollywood Game Night" are behind this new comic weekly game show. In each episode, host Jon Gabrus and his accomplices take over a working hair salon and ambush unsuspecting clients with an array of pop culture games in which the contestants could win up to $10,000 -- or go home with one very strange new haircut.

NFL Football

ESPN, 8:15 pm ET

Monday Night Football features this heated rivalry game between NFC East foes as Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins visit Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

The Millers

CBS, 8:30 pm ET
The Millers

Divorce has been in their plans for some time, so both Carol and Tom (Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges) are stunned by their reactions when it's finally time for push to come to shove in the new episode "Reunited and It Feels So Bad." Signing the papers turns out to be not as easy as they expected, prompting them to rethink the matter. The situation also prompts Nathan and Debbie (Will Arnett, Jayma Mays) to fear their parents actually might stay together.

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern

TRAVEL, 9:00 pm ET
Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern

The fearless foodie dusts off his passport once again to globe hop in search of some of the most unusual and, um, challenging local dishes world cuisine has to offer. In his new season opener, "Mexico City: Corn Smut and Ant Eggs," Andrew samples such acquired tastes as stewed pig knuckles, worms and ant eggs, and fish-egg tamales. Better him that the rest of us, right?

Sleepy Hollow

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Sleepy Hollow

The son of Sheriff August Corbin (Clancy Brown) comes back from military duty in the new episode "And the Abyss Gazes Back," and while his father -- or, more accurately, his deceased father's spirit -- is glad to have him home, something seems amiss. Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) notice it, then worry that the returnee might have something sinister in mind. Orlando Jones, Katia Winter and John Noble also star.

Scorpion

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Scorpion

Is it the end for Team Scorpion already? Not likely, given this show's ratings so far -- but that threat is an element of the new episode "True Colors." The geniuses must get a psychiatric evaluation after allegedly taking drastic measures regarding an art exhibit. Paige (Katharine McPhee) needs her colleagues' help to deal with son Ralph's (Riley B. Smith) negativity about a Halloween party at school. Linda Hunt guest stars in her "NCIS: Los Angeles" role.

Jane the Virgin

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Jane the Virgin

The future of Jane and Michael (Gina Rodriguez, Brett Dier) is uncertain, to put it mildly, in the new "Chapter Three." She puts much thought into where they may be headed under her new circumstances. Alba (Ivonne Coll) tries to prevent Rogelio (Jaime Camil) from making the situation even more complicated. Jane worries whether Petra (Yael Grobglas) will be a suitable mother. Filmmaker Brad Silberling ("City of Angels") directed the story.

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

HBO, 9:00 pm ET

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger produced this feature-length profile of the music icon often called "the hardest working man in show business." The estate of the late musician gave Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side") unprecedented access to its archives, providing rare footage, interviews and photograph that vividly chronicle Brown's musical ascension from his first hit ("Please, Please, Please" in 1956) to his electrifying performances at the Apollo Theater and elsewhere.

NCIS: Los Angeles

CBS, 9:59 pm ET
NCIS: Los Angeles

In Mexico, Callen and Sam (Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J) seek the one person who escaped a shooting incident at the Department of Defense in the new episode "Black Budget." Back at headquarters, the agents' colleagues search for the reason behind the tragedy. Guest stars include magician Bill Malone, John Billingsley ("Star Trek: Enterprise") and Diana Maria Riva ("The Bridge"). Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen also star.

Independent Lens

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
Independent Lens

Modes of transportation in Japan long have been characterized by an apparent need for speed, the pros and cons of which are examined in the new documentary "Brakeless." The film revolves around the 2005 crash of a commuter train into an apartment building, which resulted in more than 100 deaths. The cause was determined to be the driver's attempt to compensate for an 80-second delay, raising questions of whether such punctuality is necessary.

Fake Off

TRUTV, 10:00 pm ET

Ten teams of performers compete in the art of faking, a mix of theater, acrobatics, black light and illusion, to put a jaw-dropping spin on moments in pop culture. Fake Off is hosted by actor and dancer Robert Hoffman and features judges Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas from music group TLC, visual and concept designer Michael Curry and actor/dancer/choreographer Harry Shum Jr. (Glee).

Hollidaysburg

STARZ, 10:00 pm ET

One of two indie comedies (along with "Not Cool") created under the auspices of the Starz reality series "The Chair," Anna Martemucci's 2014 film revolves around four Pennsylvania high-school acquaintances who reconnect over Thanksgiving college vacation, only to discover how much has changed for them in a very short time. Tobin Mitnick, Claire Chapelli, Tristan Erwin and Rachel Keller star.

My Online Bride

TLC, 10:00 pm ET

This UK documentary series import follows a diverse assortment of British men who are thinking outside the box as they seek companionship. At 46, Chris, a divorced father of two, tries his luck on a popular Bangkok "romance tour," while Mike, 26, is traveling to Ukraine to meet Tatyana, with whom he has been chatting online for weeks. Elsewhere, Apple, a 29-year-old Thai bride, arrives in the UK to be with her new husband, Sam, 30.

Castle

ABC, 10:01 pm ET
Castle

The fame that can be gleaned from the Internet isn't always pleasant, as one person finds out the hard way in the new episode "Meme for Murder." That individual ends up slain, and afterward, Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) are alarmed to find images from the crime scene posted on a website. They also fear the killer may strike again. Susan Sullivan, Molly Quinn and Jon Huertas also star.

Tue, October 28

The Great Halloween Fright Fight

ABC, 8:00 pm ET

Families showcase their impressive Halloween-decorated houses, or “haunts,” in hopes of winning a $50,000 prize. Designers Sabrina Soto and Michael Moloney serve as judges in this spinoff of The Great Christmas Light Fight.

NCIS

CBS, 8:00 pm ET
NCIS

When a Navy commander's (guest star Josh Randall, "Ed") wife is murdered, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his colleagues have to determine which of the possible reasons is the accurate one in the new episode "Parental Guidance Suggested." Her work as a therapist could have been the cause -- or it may have been her husband's occupation, which landed him on a terrorist hit list. Bronson Pinchot ("Perfect Strangers") and Marisol Nichols also guest star.

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Ancestors' links to slavery prove to be the common bonds between hip-hop star Nas, actress Angela Bassett and presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett in the new episode "We Come From People." The underlying theme of the hour is that even though a part of history may be shared by many people, there's no one path back to it -- as in the case of Nas, whose slave forerunners are revealed to have had a somewhat surprising connection to their master.

The Flash

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Flash

Wentworth Miller was a hero of a fashion on "Prison Break," but he's on the side of the bad guys in the new episode "Going Rogue." He plays a villain familiar to DC Comics fans: Captain Cold, user of a "cold gun" against his victims -- who may come to include Barry (Grant Gustin). Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) is enraged that the building of the weapon was an inside job he didn't know about. Emily Bett Rickards guest stars in her "Arrow" role as Felicity.

NBA Basketball

TNT, 8:00 pm ET

It’s opening night of the NBA regular season, and TNT tips things off in a big way with a doubleheader featuring the Dallas Mavericks at the 2014 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, followed by the Houston Rockets at the L.A. Lakers.

Supernatural

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Supernatural

Victims of werewolf attacks begin turning up in the new episode "Paper Moon," and Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) are dismayed to learn who the apparent culprit is. It's Kate (guest star Britni Sheridan), and the Winchester brothers feel guilt over the possibility she's responsible. If she is, they could have taken action earlier that would have prevented the new wave of assaults. Jeannot Szwarc ("Somewhere in Time") directed the tale.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Marvel

The United Nations building in New York is targeted by HYDRA in the new episode "A Fractured House." Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his allies are blamed, though, since they're impersonated by the enemies when the attack occurs. Making the situation even dicier is the surprising person who is trying to orchestrate S.H.I.E.L.D.'s downfall. Tim DeKay ("White Collar") guest stars as Ward's (Brett Dalton) senator brother.

NCIS: New Orleans

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
NCIS: New Orleans

Is a vampire loose in the Big Easy at Halloween? Despite initial skepticism, Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team have to consider the possibility when a JAG officer is found dead in a cemetery -- with wounds on her neck -- in the new episode "Master of Horror." Steven Weber ("Wings"), who seems to be guest starring on every show in creation these days, returns as a city councilman. Paige Turco ("The Agency") also reprises her role as Pride's wife.

Makers

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
Makers

The focus of this new episode is on "Women in Business," with Martha Stewart and Facebook chief Sheryl Sandberg among the most familiar examples cited in a portrait of female executives. The interviewees' comments underscore their belief -- and the proven fact -- that it's no longer just a man's world when it comes to corporate supervision and decision-making. Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and media personality Cathy Hughes also are featured in the hour.

Marry Me

NBC, 9:01 pm ET
Marry Me

All that Jake and Annie (Ken Marino, Casey Wilson) want is to provide a little Halloween fun for neighboring children, but one of the parents (guest star Jessica St. Clair, "Playing House") tries to douse their plans in the new episode "Scary Me." Dennah (Sarah Wright Olsen) tries to get her own seasonal kicks by attending an exclusive party in an outfit that's slight enough to cause her some real problems. John Gemberling also stars.

About a Boy

NBC, 9:30 pm ET
About a Boy

Fans of the Hugh Grant movie that shares this show's name may recall why his character wasn't too fond of Christmas. Halloween is the occasion that turns off Fiona and Marcus (Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham) in the new episode "About a Willoween," but Will (David Walton) is determined to stage his yearly trick-or-treat party anyway. Fiona ends up changing her tune when she makes a connection with another guest (guest star Humphrey Ker) at the bash.

How to be a Grown Up

TRUTV, 9:30 pm ET
How to be a Grown Up

This new comic take on TV advice shows features comics offering -- via interviews, sketches and animation -- their guidance to universal issues faced every day by adults who routinely feel like kids trapped in a grown-up body. Comic targets in the series premiere, "The Birds, the Bees and Beyond," include how to propose, the best way to hit the gym floor, dance tips, how to prepare yourself to have that talk about the birds and the bees, and advice for mini-van owners.

Frontline

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
Frontline

The background of one of the most controversial groups to make international headlines in recent times is examined in the new episode "The Rise of ISIS." Correspondent Martin Smith files the report from Iraq, examining from the inside what the withdrawal of U.S. troops has meant for the country -- and how it relates to the organization that has stirred global anger through the beheading of several American and British citizens, made public via released videos.

Sons of Anarchy

FX, 10:00 pm ET
Sons of Anarchy

"The Separation of Crows" is the title of tonight's new episode, but the more relevant critter in the crosshairs is a rodent: specifically, a rat. The club's search for a missing member seems to have stalled, at least temporarily, so the focus shifts to finding out who's the traitor hiding somewhere within SAMCRO. Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal star.

Chopped

FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
Chopped

In the new episode "Haricot Flair," the chefs resist the urge to monkey around when they find banana blossoms. Those who make it into the entree round have to cope with a very stinky ingredient, while the dessert round for the final pair of competitors includes a colorful ingredient that may add a sprinkling of fun. Judges are Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Aaron Sanchez.

Impractical Jokers

TRUTV, 10:00 pm ET
Impractical Jokers

In the new episode "Just Say No," the guys head to a nearby casino to try their hand at being a Blackjack dealer. Later, they team up for a challenging guessing game at the park and provide less-than-perfect shoeshines to strangers. Tonight's loser takes a pounding from a mystery lover at a baseball game.

Forever

ABC, 10:00 pm ET
Forever

The death of a just-honored billionaire and medical-clinic benefactor eventually reveals a shady situation from his past in the new episode "New York Kids." Henry and Jo (Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza) wonder if he was targeted because of it -- and whether others who were involved back then also are in danger. Henry may have to reveal his own past to save someone. Abe (Judd Hirsch) also has a secret he's been keeping for a long time.

Resort Rescue

TRAVEL, 10:00 pm ET
Resort Rescue

Shane Green visits the Commodore Hotel in Linden, Tenn., where owners Kathy and Mike Dumont are having some problems with their staff. Hidden cameras allow Shane to find the problem spots, which include a very disagreeable chef, poorly trained employees and lackluster reception as guests check in at the front desk. Shane provides his host with an action plan that just may keep this historic facility from becoming history in the new episode "Chef Under Fire."

Prison Wives Club

LIFETIME, 10:00 pm ET
Prison Wives Club

This new docuseries follows four women as they try to cling to some sense of normalcy while staying married to convicted felons serving extended prison sentences. Their lives are often lonely, since they have only limited, periodic contact with their spouses and, for many of them, their friends and family members don't support their decision not to cut their mates loose. Worse, they often can't even agree among themselves about the best coping strategy.

Not Cool

STARZ, 10:00 pm ET

Produced in conjunction with the Starz docuseries "The Chair," this comedy follows a group of high school friends who reconnect during their Thanksgiving college break. One of them, former prom king Scott (Shane Dawson, who also directed), has just been dumped by his girlfriend but finds new romantic hope with Tori (Cherami Leigh). Scott's sister Janie (Michelle Veintimilla), meanwhile, is pursued by Joel (Drew Monson) based on intel about her he found online.

Person of Interest

CBS, 10:01 pm ET

Reese's (Jim Caviezel) exploits evidently have become known enough to gain him an admirer -- who poses as a detective and lands in danger in the new episode "Pretenders." Of course, Reese's skills are needed to resolve the dangerous situation, with help from Shaw and Fusco (Sarah Shahi, Kevin Chapman). Finch (Michael Emerson) finds intrigue in Hong Kong while fortifying his new identity there. Jessica Hecht ("Friends") and comedian Eddie Clark guest star.

Chicago Fire

NBC, 10:01 pm ET
Chicago Fire

Casey (Jesse Spencer) has no shortage of problems in the new episode "Madmen and Fools." His sister (guest star Nicole Forester) needs his protection in a situation related to his brother-in-law, whose dealings have proven troublesome for others. Dawson (Monica Raymund) starts to train with Herrmann (David Eigenberg) for her new position. Brett (Kara Killmer) goes to great lengths for a mom. Mills (Charlie Barnett) learns about being a private detective.

Friends of the People

TRUTV, 10:30 pm ET

Comedians Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, Josh Rabinowitz and The Lucas Bros. make up the ensemble of truTV's first sketch comedy series, which combines scripted scenes, man-on-the-street interviews and a recurring sketch revolving around the adventures of one Tracy Morgan Freeman.

Benched

USA, 10:31 pm ET
Benched

Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings") heads a strong ensemble cast as driven attorney Nina Whitley in this new sitcom. The "Pilot" opens on perhaps the worst day in Nina's life, as she learns that her ex-fiance is getting married and her high-power firm has passed her over for a partnership. Her meltdown is so spectacular that she finds herself shunned by the business world and forced to take a job at the Public Defender's office. Jay Harrington ("Better Off Ted") and Oscar Nunez ("The Office") also star.

Wed, October 29

American Horror Story: Freak Show

FX, 10:00 pm ET

In the new episode "Edward Mordrake, Part 2," Edward Mordrake (Wes Bentley, "American Beauty") continues his search for a freak to add to his ghostly ensemble. Elsewhere, Elsa (Jessica Lange) shares a hair-raising account of her days in Germany, while Jimmy and Maggie (Evan Peters, Emma Roberts) have a run-in with Twisty (John Carroll Lynch), the psycho clown.

Nature

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Nature

Call it a "Lord of the Flies" of another species: "Snow Monkeys" shows the title creatures adjusting to a social system of their own in the Shiga Highlands of Japan, with their leader not entirely comfortable in that position. Another monkey extends himself, and the two forge a mutually beneficial bond. Changes of seasons and births of new members cause alterations to the ranks -- and also force the development of the monkeys' traits and skills.

The Middle

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
The Middle

Different definitions of "scary" exist during trick-or-treat season, and Frankie and Mike (Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) discover a new one in the new episode "Halloween V." It involves Brick (Atticus Shaffer), whose atypical decision to invite a girl home worries them. Sue (Eden Sher) tries to arrange a showing of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" in an actual pumpkin patch. Axl (Charlie McDermott) is trapped in a library after it closes.

Arrow

CW, 8:00 pm ET
Arrow

Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets troubling information from the newly returned Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) in the new episode "The Magician." The news that Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is still alive gives Oliver a fresh hunch about the circumstances of Sara's death. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) isn't at all happy that Nyssa is back. Oliver and Roy (Colton Haynes) make overtures to Thea (Willa Holland). Matt Nable guest stars as Nyssa's father, Ra's al Ghul.

The Mysteries of Laura

NBC, 8:00 pm ET
The Mysteries of Laura

An art gallery owner's son's death takes Laura (Debra Messing) and her police comrades to Koreatown in the new episode "The Mystery of the Art Ace." Paintings aren't the only aspect of the investigation, since gambling and karaoke also have places in the probe. The card-playing has a personal aspect for Laura, since a poker game brings her back into contact with her long-estranged father -- played by guest star, and veteran comedian, Robert Klein.

Psycho

TCM, 8:00 pm ET

Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller gave Janet Leigh a lifelong fear of showers, Anthony Perkins a lifelong typecasting albatross and the horror genre a whole new set of conventions. Perkins is at his chilling best as murderous, mom-fixated motel manager Norman Bates, a role he reprised in three sequels. Leigh won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the embezzler on the run who checks into the Bates Motel but doesn't check out.

Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York

BBCA, 8:00 pm ET

A life filled with passion, fame and the harsh realities of addiction is the story behind Dylan Thomas (Tom Hollander), one of the most renowned poets the world has ever seen. The creator of some of the most memorable lines in the English language, his brilliance, popularity and electrifying tours made him a much-loved celebrity in the US. But his failing marriage, heightened fame and wild, hard-drinking lifestyle led to his untimely death in 1953 at the age of just 39. Marking the centenary of his birth, this film explores the adored poet's final days in New York City.

NBA Basketball

ESPN, 8:00 pm ET

ESPN’s NBA regular-season coverage begins tonight at New York’s Madison Square Garden as the Chicago Bulls visit the Knicks. The second game of the doubleheader has the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Goldbergs

ABC, 8:30 pm ET
The Goldbergs

Pops (George Segal) needs a place to stay after a literally fiery finish to a Halloween party gets him evicted in the new episode "Family Takes Care of Beverly." The Goldberg homestead is his first stop after Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) opens the door to him, but she and others quickly find that a little Pops goes a long way. Barry (Troy Gentile) tries to prevent Erica (Hayley Orrantia) from possibly being harmed by Pop Rocks candy.

NOVA

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
NOVA

Aerial combat is a given now, but at the start of World War I, such vehicles were lucky to stay in the air -- moreover with weapons being fired from them. The new episode "First Air War" recalls those planes, taking into consideration how much they were improved over the course of the conflict. Aviation enthusiasts involved in giving new life to the early versions participate in the hour, explaining how the planes did much to determine the course of the war.

Criminal Minds

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Criminal Minds

Talk about a seasonally timed cautionary tale: Halloween means terror for a youngster and his loved ones when he vanishes while trick-or-treating in the new episode "Boxed In," directed by Thomas Gibson, alias the show's Hotchner. The boy's disappearance in San Diego coincides with the return of another child exactly one year after disappearing. Gibson's son Travis appears as a friend of the newly missing boy. Pamela Reed also guest stars.

Modern Family

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Modern Family

Traditional organizer Claire (Julie Bowen) cedes the family's Halloween plans to Phil (Ty Burrell) in the new episode "Halloween 3: AwesomeLand." Gloria and Jay (Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill) have differing opinions on which costumes to wear. Mitch's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) plans for handling a case in court are disrupted by the stenographer's unexpected outfit. Steve Zahn ("That Thing You Do!") and Andrea Anders ("Joey") guest star.

American Pickers

HISTORY, 9:00 pm ET
American Pickers

The start of a new season finds Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz trying a more systematic approach in their mission to recycle America. In the season opener, "The More You No," Frank and Mike start their picking in one corner of Virginia, while Danielle and Robbie, Mike's brother, scour another part of the state. Mike and Frank hit a car and carriage museum with a collection dating back to 1725, while Danielle and Robbie seek treasures in a former collector's cluttered home.

The 100

CW, 9:00 pm ET
The 100

Just because you're the president doesn't mean you won't be questioned, as Dante Wallace (guest star Raymond Barry) learns from Clarke's (Eliza Taylor) interrogation in the new episode "Inclement Weather." Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) launches his own probe, seeking answers from a member of The 100. Abby's (Paige Turco) surgical skills are needed on short notice. Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) throws propriety out the window in searching for Lincoln (Ricky Whittle).

Cutthroat Kitchen

FOOD, 9:00 pm ET
Cutthroat Kitchen

Chefs Melissa d'Arabian, Elizabeth Falkner, Alex Guarnaschelli and Fabio Viviani compete for the final spot in the grand finale. To get there, though, they'll have to cope with sabotages that include gambling for ingredients, swapping their knives and utensils for implements made of cheese and cooking in banana leaves in the new episode "Superstar Sabotage: Heat Four."

blackish

ABC, 9:31 pm ET
blackish

Dre (Anthony Anderson) worries when his older children don't want to take part in a family tradition of Halloween in the new episode "The Prank King." Indeed, ever-escalating pranks typify the occasion in the Johnson household, and Dre fears that not having everyone involved will be a huge downer. Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne also star.

Nashville

ABC, 10:00 pm ET
Nashville

Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) decides to find out what Avery's (Jonathan Jackson) intentions for the forthcoming baby are -- or aren't -- in the new episode "Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy." Rayna's (Connie Britton) glee over her CMA Award nominations is tempered by her competition with Luke (Will Chase) for the top honor. Country singer Sara Evans and "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts and Amy Robach appear as themselves.

Stalker

CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Stalker

Series creator Kevin Williamson's work on such movies as "Scream" confirms he's no stranger to eeriness, and he proves it again as writer of the new, Halloween-themed episode "The Haunting" ... as if this show needed Halloween to be spooky. A supposedly haunted house figures into the plot, as Beth (Maggie Q), Jack (Dylan McDermott) and their colleagues make their way through a costume party in search of a stalker who may already be dead.

How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

PBS, 10:00 pm ET

"Light" is the subject in this new episode of author Steven Johnson's series, which expectedly goes all the way back to the invention of the bulb ... created by someone other than the often-credited Thomas Edison. Various examples of light affecting society, industry and technology over time are recounted -- in ways ranging from the complexity of helping mankind reach far into outer space, to the simplicity of enabling someone to read a book at night.

Barmageddon

TRUTV, 10:00 pm ET

In this sneak peak of an upcoming unscripted series, comic Mo Mandel travels each week to a different city to determine which of two local bar owners is better at his job. He does that in a supremely sneaky way, however: by seeing which of them makes more money while tending the other person's bar. Tonight's preview set in Baltimore, "Holy Frijoles vs. Fredericks on Fleet," pits former boxer and mixologist Jim against Geoff, a free-pouring free spirit.

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