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Thu, October 30

NBA Basketball

TNT, 8:00 pm ET

It’s a big night in the NBA as LeBron James plays his first regular-season game back with the Cleveland Cavaliers when the Cavs host the N.Y. Knicks. Following that game, TNT airs the Oklahoma City Thunder at the L.A. Clippers.

College Football

ESPN, 7:30 pm ET

This marquee primetime matchup in the ACC has the Florida State Seminoles, fresh off their big win over Notre Dame, visiting the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The Biggest Loser

NBC, 8:00 pm ET

No, this isn't "Wipeout" -- though a certain challenge facing the remaining contestants in the new episode "Penalty Box" may make viewers think they've tuned into a different show. Huge treadmills positioned over water put the competitors to the test, and that's not the only one during the hour. The members of one of the teams go to Las Vegas without their trainer, while others have to perform cleaning chores effectively before they can move on.

Bones

FOX, 8:00 pm ET
Bones

Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is the keynote speaker at a forensic science convention, and it's no mystery she ends up in a mystery -- investigating someone's remains found during the event -- in the aptly titled new episode "The Corpse at the Convention." The stakes rise when Dr. Hodgins (TJ Thyne) becomes a suspect in the death. A professional rival (guest star Nora Dunn) causes Brennan additional discomfort. Amy Davidson ("8 Simple Rules") also guest stars.

The Vampire Diaries

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Vampire Diaries

A homecoming party staged at the corn maze generates all sorts of complications in the new episode "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here." Elena (Nina Dobrev) asks Liam (guest star Marco James) to go with her to the event, which turns dangerous and prompts Alaric and Jo (Matt Davis, guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) to initiate rescues. Stefan (Paul Wesley) seeks Caroline's (Candice Accola) help in counteracting trouble caused by Enzo (Michael Malarkey).

Food Truck Face Off

FOOD, 8:00 pm ET
Food Truck Face Off

On day one of the new episode "South Pasadena Truck-Off," the competitors learn that while the love of cooking is all well and good, it won't necessarily help you cope with the myriad challenges of successfully running a food truck. Day two offers little relief, either, as they have to compete not just against each other, but also more established food trucks during a very busy dinner service outside the local farmer's market. Alpana Singh, Steak Shapiro and Andrew Gruel are the judges; Jesse Palmer hosts.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

ABC, 8:00 pm ET

It just wouldn't be the season without this, right? Linus stakes out a spot in the pumpkin patch, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Great Pumpkin. While he continues his annual vigil, Charlie Brown discovers stones in his trick-or-treat bag, Lucy becomes maternal and Snoopy gets moonstruck. Created by "Peanuts" mentor Charles M. Schulz, the animated, long-beloved special -- originally televised in 1966 -- features the music of Vince Guaraldi.

American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2014

HALLMARK, 8:00 pm ET

James Denton and Beth Stern host the fourth annual awards ceremony honoring canine finalists for their remarkable devotion, bravery and companionship and celebrates the powerful relationship between dogs and people. The honorees are recognized in the categories of military, search & rescue, law enforcement, arson, guide and hearing, therapy and service. An eighth category, Emerging Hero Dog, recognizes ordinary pets who do extraordinary things.

Mom

CBS, 8:31 pm ET
Mom

On the strength of Allison Janney's recent award wins for the show, the sitcom starts Season 2 with "Hepatitis and Lemon Zest." The actress' character Bonnie gets plenty of screen time, and reasons for outrage, as she rails against daughter Christy's (Anna Faris) ill-advised decisions on spending. Christy gets a break from that situation as she supports a newly sober woman (guest star Jamie Pressly). Former "Soap" co-star Ted Wass directed the tale.

Scandal

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Scandal

A convict who maintains he was wrongly sentenced for an assassination seeks Olivia's (Kerry Washington) help in the new episode "An Innocent Man." Mellie (Bellamy Young) feels a strong kinship with a former first lady. With the White House facing a new threat, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) does something surprising. Brian Benben, who also worked for executive producer Shonda Rhimes on "Private Practice" (and is wed to "Revenge's" Madeleine Stowe), guest stars.

Project Runway All Stars

LIFETIME, 9:00 pm ET

Fourteen designers return for Season 4 of this spinoff series, which originally was conceived to give high-profile designers from past "Project Runway" seasons another chance at the title that eluded them the first time. As on Season 3, though, two former (and formidable) "Runway" winners, Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10) and Michelle Lesniak (Season 11), are in the mix. Alyssa Milano is back to host and judge, along with Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman; Zanna Roberts Rassi returns to mentor the designers.

Reign

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Reign

A clash between religious factions looms, leading Mary and Francis (Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo) to intercede, in the new episode "Blood for Blood." The timing is unfortunate for Greer's (Celina Sinden) planned nuptials, also since surprising information about Castleroy (guest star Michael Therriault) is exposed. A journal found by Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) provides eyebrow-raising information about certain skills of some court members. Anna Popplewell also stars.

Gracepoint

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Gracepoint

As more is discovered about Jack's (Nick Nolte) questionable background, he finds steadily lessening acceptance among his neighbors in the new "Episode Five." Beth (Virginia Kull) decides to talk to reporters, complicating matters for detectives Carter and Miller (David Tennant, Anna Gunn). Michael Pena, Jacki Weaver, Josh Hamilton and Jessica Lucas also star.

Bad Judge

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Bad Judge

Jury duty often isn't convenient for those who are called, and Rebecca (Kate Walsh) joins those ranks in the new episode "Judge and Jury." If one would expect her job to make her more prone to want to fulfill the obligation, forget about it -- especially since it comes at the same time as the Serpico Olympics. Gary (Ryan Hansen) is prepped by Tedward (Tone Bell) to take her place in the games, in case it comes to that. Rob Riggle guest stars.

Two and a Half Men

CBS, 9:01 pm ET
Two and a Half Men

The 12th and final season of "Two and a Half Men" premieres tonight. The major story for this season involves Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan (Jon Cryer) trying to adopt a child as a gay married couple. The biggest question: Will Charlie Sheen’s character make a return from the dead?

A to Z

NBC, 9:30 pm ET
A to Z

Any fan of "Ghostbusters" knows Ray Parker Jr. had one of his biggest hits with the title song, so it's apt that he appears as himself in the appropriately titled new episode "E Is for Ectoplasm." He's sought to attend, and thus bring more attention to, a company Halloween party. Andrew and Zelda (Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti) decide to join forces and throw their own bash to celebrate the occasion of trick-or-treating. Ben Falcone also guest stars.

The McCarthys

CBS, 9:30 pm ET
The McCarthys

The McCarthys are a tight-knit Boston family who are obnoxiously obsessed with sports. They’re loud, closed-minded and all competing to be the family favorite. Ronny (played by Tyler Ritter, whose father was the late John Ritter) is somewhat the black sheep of the family — he’s gay, civilized and doesn’t really care for sports. His father (Jack McGee), however, hires him to be an assistant basketball coach, and that’s where the story begins.

Parenthood

NBC, 10:00 pm ET
Parenthood

Crosby (Dax Shepard) is under the gun financially as the diner's business drops in the new episode "Too Big to Fail." The situation also takes an emotional toll on him, since he doesn't want to let Jabbar (Tyree Brown) down. Sarah and Hank (Lauren Graham, Ray Romano) stage a game night that doesn't turn out quite the way they planned, but Amber (Mae Whitman) provides a sizable assist. Drew (Miles Heizer) agonizes over choosing a major to pursue.

Elementary

CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Elementary

Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) returns from England to find a changed Watson (Lucy Liu) as the third season opens with "Enough Nemesis to Go Around." Not only has she been sleuthing independently, she has a new love interest (guest star Raza Jaffrey, "Smash"). Sherlock isn't alone, either: He's brought back novice detective Kitty Winter (guest star Ophelia Lovibond), who assists as he and Watson probe a drug kingpin's widow (guest star Gina Gershon).

Beat Bobby Flay

FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
Beat Bobby Flay

In the new episode "An International Affair," "Chopped" host Ted Allen and one of his frequent judges, Amanda Freitag, size up Canadian chef Rob Feenie and Italian-born chef Patrick D'Andrea to pick which is more likely to take down Bobby Flay. Their eventual pick faces off against Iron Chef Flay, judged by Franklin Becker, Mark Birnbaum, Andrew Friedman.

The Carbonaro Effect

TRUTV, 10:00 pm ET
The Carbonaro Effect

Magician Michael Carbonaro returns for more mischief in "Out of Control," his fall season premiere, which finds him in a holistic store treating customers to kale cannolis that seem too good to be true. Then, at a garden store, he startles green-thumb enthusiasts with seeds that seem immediately to sprout. Finally, at a toy store, he freaks out a co-worker by bringing a huge teddy bear to life.

How to Get Away With Murder

ABC, 10:00 pm ET
How to Get Away With Murder

Annalise (Viola Davis) takes a special interest in a case involving a man who previously was handed a death sentence by Asher's (Matt McGorry) father in the new episode "Freakin' Whack-a-Mole." The details of where Asher himself was on a pivotal night are revealed. Wes' (Alfred Enoch) continuing anger toward Annalise over withheld information worries her. Billy Brown, Jack Falahee and Katie Findlay also star.

Slednecks

MTV, 10:00 pm ET
Slednecks

An extended 90-minute special kicks off this comic new docuseries that revolves around a group of friends residing in rural Wasilla, Alaska. Apart from Samantha, 19, they're all in their early 20s, so the daily lives of these 11 self-described "Slednecks" are an unpredictable combination of relationship drama and extreme games ranging from polar-bear plunges to human catapulting.

Fri, October 31

Constantine

NBC, 10:00 pm ET

Miners in Western Pennsylvania deem John (Matt Ryan) their only hope of surviving an ancient Welsh spirit's targeting of them in the new episode "The Darkness Beneath." The town's other residents are in danger as well, and John finds an ally in the mysterious but capable Zed (Angelica Celaya) -- another character from the "Hellblazer" comics -- in trying to keep them safe. Harold Perrineau also stars.

Breeders' Cup Championship Friday

NBCSN, 5:00 pm ET

The biggest two days in horse racing get underway today at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., as champions in various categories are determined in the 2014 Breeders' Cup. Today's action consists of four races: the juvenile turf, the dirt mile, the juvenile fillies turf and the distaff. Nine more races, including the $5 million Classic, are on tomorrow's docket.

Last Man Standing

ABC, 8:00 pm ET
Last Man Standing

Mandy (Molly Ephraim) goes her own way, despite counsel from Mike (Tim Allen), as she tries to come up with the money to cover the taxes for her online clothing business in the new episode "Mike Advises Mandy." She turns to Bud (guest star Robert Forster) to provide the location when she decides to open a pop-up store. Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo also star.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

CW, 8:00 pm ET
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

With the much-bigger paydays he's getting for "The Big Bang Theory," Kunal Nayyar -- alias that sitcom's Raj -- doesn't have to do much guest-star work elsewhere. Thus, his appearance in this episode well could have been one of his last such gigs. He engages in improv with regular cast members Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. Comic Brad Sherwood also makes a guest appearance. Aisha Tyler is the host.

On the Menu

TNT, 8:00 pm ET
On the Menu

As host of On the Menu, Ty Pennington leads competitors through each of the elimination challenges, while Emeril Lagasse provides his expertise as a seasoned chef and industry insider, using his vast knowledge of cooking, branding and sales to help the contestants shape their culinary creations. Tonight’s episode challenges a group of passionate home cooks to create a new signature dish for Emeril’s restaurant. The winning contestant’s dish will appear on Emeril’s menu tomorrow.

Night of the Living Dead

TCM, 8:00 pm ET

The granddaddy of all zombie flicks, this 1968 horror tale from George Romero has become a cult classic. Radiation causes the dead to rise from their graves and go in search of sustenance: specifically, human flesh. If you haven't seen it and think that because of its age, it can't be that scary or gory compared to more recent cinematic fare, think again. And do not let the little ones watch.

NBA Basketball

ESPN, 8:00 pm ET

LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving lead the Cleveland Cavaliers against Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls in ESPN’s first game. The second game has Blake Griffin’s L.A. Clippers against Kobe Bryant’s L.A. Lakers.

Cristela

ABC, 8:31 pm ET
Cristela

Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is eager to show off her skills as a "party whisperer," so she asks Trent (Sam McMurray) to let her handle this year's Halloween bash. She also persuades Maddie (Justine Lupe) to join her in dressing up as Hall & Oates. On the homefront, Halloween-hating Natalia (Terri Hoyos) opts instead to observe the Day of the Dead, and the neighborhood responds in surprising style. Gabriel Iglesias also stars in the new episode "Hall-Oates-Ween."

America's Next Top Model

CW, 9:00 pm ET

It's always helpful for a breath to be taken, and for a recap to be provided, once this show is well into one of its cycles. That occurs in "What Happens on ANTM Stays on ANTM," as host Tyra Banks leads a review of what happened in the preceding 10 episodes. The path that led 31 contestants to be reduced to the current field of seven is traced. Miss J is back among the judges, joining Kelly Cutrone and Yu Tsai in assessing the developments thus far.

Shark Tank

ABC, 9:00 pm ET
Shark Tank

Does the idea of an exercise outfit that provides built-in weight training grab you? A Georgia man hopes so ... and also hopes it does the same for the Sharks as he presents his unique clothing line in this new episode. A Spokane man with a view toward maintaining well-kept facial hair also is featured, as are New Yorkers whose karaoke machine lets its users sound like actual music superstars. The Sharks include Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Kevin O'Leary.

Hawaii Five-0

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Hawaii Five-0

Timing doesn't get better than a Halloween story airing on Halloween, much less one directed by Joe Dante ("Gremlins"). A copycat killer, who is patterning murders on those depicted by a slasher movie, is pursued by the Five-0 team in the new episode "Ho'oma'ike" (Hawaiian for "Unmasked"). The detectives also have yet another abduction to deal with ... the victim being Jerry (Jorge Garcia). NFL veteran Eric Dickerson guest stars as himself.

Grimm

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Grimm

Several assaults that deprive the victims of their memories lead Nick (David Giuntoli) to debate whether to assume his Grimm powers again in the new episode "Octopus Head." Trubel (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) gets into trouble by trying to assist in the case. While a prisoner in Vienna, Adalind (Claire Coffee) gets new information concerning herself and Nick. Captain Renard's (Sasha Roiz) survival may depend upon a mystery woman (guest star Louise Lombard).

Reasonable Doubt

STARZ, 9:00 pm ET

After hot-shot young District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run, his guilty conscience compels him to manipulate the case so that Clinton Davis (Samuel L. Jackson), the man who was wrongfully arrested for the crime, is acquitted. After the trial, however, Mitch discovers that his actions have freed a murderer who is likely to kill again. Erin Karpluk, Gloria Reuben and Ryan Robbins also star.

Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room -- PBS Arts Fall Festival

PBS, 9:00 pm ET

Well-known as a keeper of the flame of the Great American Songbook, Feinstein leads a salute to such tunes at the title New York site, newly restored and reopened on its 80th anniversary. Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson, "American Idol" alum Jessica Sanchez, actress June Squibb ("Nebraska") and the tap-dancing Manzari Brothers also participate. "Desperate Housewives" and "Devious Maids" mentor Marc Cherry wrote, produced and directed the hour.

Ghost Adventures: Ireland's Celtic Demons

TRAVEL, 9:00 pm ET

This two-hour special explores how Halloween's roots stretch all the way back to 500 B.C. in the Celtic part of the world, where the holiday was known as Samhain. It was a time of year when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead was believed to be thinnest, allowing ghosts and demons to cross over into the mortal realm. To appease the spirits, the Celts offered treats of cakes and other foods and dressed in costumes.

Art in the Twenty-First Century

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

Not everything in a work of art is necessarily visible immediately, and a new episode delves into the "Secrets" behind several such creations and those who have devised them. Elliott Hundley, Trevor Paglen and Arlene Shechet are the showcased talents who discuss how they approach their projects -- which they intend to be more than meets the eye, quite literally.

Blue Bloods

CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Blue Bloods

The NYPD goes up against an international criminal in the new episode "Most Wanted." Frank and Danny (Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg) pursue the slippery felon who has evaded murder convictions numerous times -- but with the Reagans on his back, it's likely his number is up. The cost of sending Nicky (Sami Gayle) to college makes Erin (Bridget Moynahan) consider starting her own practice, prompting her to consult a law-school friend (guest star Rebecca Mader).

Sat, November 1

College Football

CBS, 11:30 am ET

Three big college football games are in store today on CBS. Action kicks off with the Air Force Falcons vs. the Army Black Knights at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., followed by a great SEC rivalry as the Florida Gators face the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Then the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Navy Midshipmen in primetime at FedExField in Landover, Md.

My Cat From Hell

ANIMAL, 8:00 pm ET
My Cat From Hell

George and Beth are prisoners in their own home due to their ferocious kitty Reese. Later, newlyweds James and Dawn are at their wits’ end with their obsessive-compulsive cat Baxter.

To Be or Not to Be

TCM, 8:00 pm ET

Released just after the death of its star, Carole Lombard, this 1942 satire was a flop in theaters yet has since gone on to become a comedy classic. When a spy attempts to get damaging information about the Polish resistance to the Nazis, a troupe of Polish actors -- including Jack Benny -- uses its disguise skills to fool German troops.

Winter's Tale

HBO, 8:00 pm ET

Romance transcends time in this 2014 fantasy marking the directing debut of screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. The central roles belong to Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay ("Downton Abbey") as a couple whose love is threatened by the woman's illness. As he travels through different eras seeking a cure for her, his sworn enemy (Russell Crowe) stays close on his heels. The adaptation of Mark Helprin's novel also features Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt.

One Starry Christmas

HALLMARK, 8:00 pm ET

Holly (Sarah Carter), an aspiring astronomy professor, finds unexpected Christmas romance when she meets a charming cowboy during her holiday travels. As she chooses between this new cowboy (Damon Runyan) and her practical boyfriend (Paul Popowich), she must decide whether it’s better to play it safe in love, or let an adventure steal her heart.

2014 Breeders' Cup

NBC, 8:00 pm ET

The biggest two days in thoroughbred racing come to a climax tonight at Southern California's Santa Anita Park with the Classic race in the 2014 Breeders' Cup. The race, which has a $5 million purse, is run at 1 1/4 miles and often produces the Horse of the Year. This year, that could come from a field that includes Shared Belief, Bayern, Moreno and Tonalist.

Deion's Family Playbook

OWN, 9:00 pm ET
Deion

Former sports star turned analyst Deion Sanders returns for a second season of his docuseries that sees his life turned upside-down as he prepares to sell his house and move to South Dallas to be more closely involved with his pet project, Prime Prep Academy. That means some big adjustments as well for his mom, Connie, who is helping Deion raise 10 kids, as well as his longtime girlfriend, Hollywood producer Tracey Edmonds, who has commitments in California that won't allow her to live fulltime in Texas.

Pit Bulls and Parolees

ANIMAL, 10:00 pm ET
Pit Bulls and Parolees

An old friend of Tia’s visits Villalobos for a little rest and relaxation, but is quickly thrown into the fire as he assists with a rescue. A former adopter wants to add another dog to the family, but it requires some unique testing and a trip to California. Mondo takes over caring for an injured, dropped-off dog while a loose dog on the interstate has Tia and Louise racing to save it.

Transporter: The Series

TNT, 11:00 pm ET
Transporter: The Series

A new episode called 'Payback" finds Frank (Chris Vance) in a dire situation. He has just lost his latest package in a hold-up that was arranged by a former SAS brother-in-arms to make Frank take the fall. Frank's only hope is to mend fences with his unstable nemesis before his angry Russian client has him killed.

Flex & Shanice

OWN, 11:00 pm ET
Flex & Shanice

This new unscripted series chronicles the domestic life of actor Flex Alexander ("One on One") and his '90s pop singer wife, Shanice, who share their home with a large extended family. The Alexanders have been happily married for nearly 15 years, but what looks like a perfect life conceals a huge secret: The couple has been teetering on the edge of financial disaster for the past five years.

Sun, November 2

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.

NASCAR Racing

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
Guy

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.

Bob's Burgers

FOX, 8:30 pm ET
Bob

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.

The Simpsons

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
The Simpsons

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.

Masterpiece Classic

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
Masterpiece Classic

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.

NFL Football

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.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

FOX, 9:30 pm ET
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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.

Madam Secretary

CBS, 9:30 pm ET
Madam Secretary

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").

Family Guy

FOX, 10:00 pm ET
Family Guy

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.

Masterpiece Mystery!

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
Masterpiece Mystery!

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."

Olive Kitteridge

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
The Good Wife

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).

Mulaney

FOX, 10:30 pm ET
Mulaney

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.

Cutthroat Kitchen

FOOD, 11:00 pm ET
Cutthroat Kitchen

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.

The Affair

SHO, 11:00 pm ET
The Affair

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
Manzo

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.

Revenge

ABC, 11:01 pm ET
Revenge

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
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.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CBS, 11:30 pm ET
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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
Craft in America

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.

Mon, November 3

Gotham

FOX, 8:00 pm ET

A gang war intensifies in the new episode "Penguin's Umbrella," as rivals Falcone and Maroni (John Doman, guest star David Zayas) dispatch their respective forces to determine who will be the city's underworld king. Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), alias the Penguin, interjects himself into the battle -- eventually putting Gordon (Ben McKenzie) in a bad position. Richard Kind ("Argo") continues his guest role as the mayor.

Over the Garden Wall

CARTOON, 7:00 pm ET

In this 10-part series, animated brothers Wirt (Elijah Wood) and Greg (Collin Dean) find themselves in an enchanted land and try to find their way home with the help of an elderly woodsman and a bluebird named Beatrice (Melanie Lynskey).

Antiques Roadshow

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Antiques Roadshow

In the first part of an episode taped in Miami Beach and originally shown in 2011, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Karen Keane scour the city's thrift and antiques shops for mid-20th-century bargains. Among the highlights: a 1960 poster for the re-release of the Marlon Brando movie "The Wild One" and a George Ohr vase, plus a 1940s mobile by Alexander Calder that earned the second-highest appraisal value in the show's history up to that time.

The Voice

NBC, 8:00 pm ET

Taylor Swift wraps up her three-episode stint as a mentor to all of the remaining contestants in "The Knockouts, Part 3." They pick their own songs to perform, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams determining the winners who will advance to the live rounds, However, each coach then can "steal" someone who's been eliminated from another team. Carson Daly is the host.

2 Broke Girls

CBS, 8:00 pm ET
2 Broke Girls

After making a fiery exit from "Dallas" -- in what turned out to be one of that now-canceled series update's last scenes -- Jesse Metcalfe returns to Mondays temporarily as a guest star in the new episode "And the DJ Face." He plays said DJ, Sebastian, who spins the discs for a grocery-store chain ... to the dismay of Max (Kat Dennings), who has been enjoying weekly hookups with him. Beth Behrs, Jennifer Coolidge and Matthew Moy also star.

The Originals

CW, 8:00 pm ET
The Originals

Nina Dobrev crosses over from this series' parent show, "The Vampire Diaries," appearing in flashbacks as Elijah's (Daniel Gillies) long-ago love Tatia in the new episode "Red Door." While Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) searches for him, Elijah relives his past as a means of determining his future. Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roche) takes Cami (Leah Pipes) captive, using her as a pawn to flush out Klaus (Joseph Morgan). Danielle Campbell also stars.

Hungry Games

FOOD, 8:00 pm ET
Hungry Games

In the new episode "Diner Games," host Richard Blais visits an all-American diner to reveal some of the secrets behind the "diner language" used by wait-staff and points out how using this technique may help improve your memory. He also explains why less is more when it comes to the number of items on a menu and addresses the debate over fake vs. real breakfast syrup.

NFL Football

ESPN, 8:15 pm ET

Monday Night Football comes to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., as Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts visit Eli Manning and the N.Y. Giants.

The Millers

CBS, 8:30 pm ET
The Millers

"Give Metta World Peace a Chance" is a new episode loaded with guest stars ... including, as might be expected, the basketball star now named Metta World Peace. He turns out to be Nathan's (Will Arnett) first major interviewee, but the situation soon goes south. Julie Chen, Kevin Frazier ("Entertainment Tonight"), sportswriter Tony Kornheiser and sportscasters James Brown and Jim Rome also are featured as themselves.

American Dad

TBS, 9:00 pm ET
American Dad

In the new episode "Scents and Sensei-bility," after Steve and Snot (voices of Scott Grimes, Curtis Armstrong) sign up for a karate class, hoping to fend off bullies, their sensei soon brainwashes Snot. Once again, Steve finds himself facing an intimidating adversary. Meanwhile, Klaus (voice of Dee Bradley Baker) is forced to be an outside pet when he develops a horrible odor.

Vanderpump Rules

BRAVO, 9:00 pm ET
Vanderpump Rules

Season 3 opens with the new episode "Instafight," in which Stassi returns from New York to find things have changed between her and her former friends, while Jan prepares to undergo plastic surgery. Elsewhere, Scheana plans her perfect birthday party, Tom Sandoval begins a romance with Ariana and Kristen unearths a secret that is going to shake everyone.

Sleepy Hollow

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Sleepy Hollow

Katrina (Katia Winter) is no stranger to danger, and she faces a fresh dose of it in the new episode "Deliverance." Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) have only a limited window in which to save her, so they waste no time going to her attempted rescue. Orlando Jones, John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood also star.

Scorpion

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Scorpion

The members of the team don't like seeing similar skills used for criminal purposes, so they have a strong reaction when one of several escaped cons is a hacker in the new episode "Father's Day." The person in question was forced to help the others commit a billion-dollar theft online. Paige (Katharine McPhee) is concerned about Ralph's (Riley B. Smith) feelings when his father suddenly reappears. Guest stars include Keith David ("Enlisted").

Jane the Virgin

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Jane the Virgin

With wedding bells imminent for her, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) faces a moment of truth in the new "Chapter Four." During a counseling session, she feels compelled to tell Michael (Brett Dier) about the attraction she's feeling toward Rafael (Justin Baldoni). Rogelio (Jaime Camil) also is concerned about Jane's wedding, since he wants to be an active part of it. "Fame" alum Debbie Allen, who's done a lot of behind-the-camera work, directed the episode.

Top Gear: Ambitious but Rubbish

BBCA, 9:00 pm ET
Top Gear: Ambitious but Rubbish

As host Richard Hammond continues to pull out skeletons -- aka, spectacular failures -- from the vast episode library of "Top Gear," he features a botched attempt to launch a Reliant Robin (a three-wheeled car) into space, a well-intentioned effort to reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and a failed try at building the world's first hovercraft van.

Mystery Diners

FOOD, 9:30 pm ET
Mystery Diners

Kent, who owns the Portland, Ore., eatery Uptown Billiards, isn't convinced that the social media "expert" he hired to promote more buzz for his restaurant is doing his job. Charles puts mystery diner Amber on the case, and she soon discovers that there is indeed some hustling going on at this poolhall-themed business in the new episode "Behind the Eight Ball."

NCIS: Los Angeles

CBS, 9:59 pm ET
NCIS: Los Angeles

Series star Chris O'Donnell also steps behind the camera as director of the new episode "SEAL Hunter," revolving around the unthinkable: Sam's (LL Cool J) arrest for murder. The victim, as Deeks and Kensi (Eric Christian Olsen, Daniela Ruah) discover, had a connection to someone from Sam's past -- thus giving the team a place to start in trying to clear him. Meredith Monroe ("Dawson's Creek") and MMA artist Anderson Silva guest star.

Independent Lens

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
Independent Lens

The title "Powerless" is quite literal in the case of a documentary by filmmakers Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, who examine a city in India drastically affected by an unstable power supply. Once thriving, Kandur has fallen on hard times, though a maverick electrician tries to restore the "juice" to the impoverished who desperately need it. At the same time, a utility-company executive wants to take the faulty connections out of service permanently.

The Blacklist

NBC, 10:00 pm ET
The Blacklist

The murder of a nuclear scientist from Iran gives rise to a revenge scheme that puts an American in danger in the new episode "The Scimitar." That title also is the code name for the assassin (guest star Waleed F. Zuaiter, "Revolution") who's been recruited for the job, as Red (James Spader) reveals. While Liz (Megan Boone) is on that case, but she tries to get a lead on Berlin (guest star Peter Stormare). Diego Klattenhoff also stars.

Euros of Hollywood

BRAVO, 10:00 pm ET
Euros of Hollywood

Six Europeans now living in Los Angeles strive to achieve their version of the American dream. From a pop diva known as the “Madonna of Albania” to a Prada-wearing Italian Renaissance man whose goal is to win an Oscar, nothing will keep these ambitious men and women from succeeding in their pursuit of fame, fortune and family.

Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs That Changed Country Music With Robin Roberts

ABC, 10:01 pm ET

Preceding the award show by two nights, the traditional prelude special takes a different slant this time, focusing on classic country tunes that have endured for various reasons. "Good Morning America" co-anchor Roberts delves into the stories behind the songs, examining how they came to be -- and spanning artists from Hank Williams to Taylor Swift. Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Hunter Hayes and Kacey Musgraves pay musical tribute to their idols.

Tue, November 4

Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!

ABC, 9:02 pm ET

In this original special hosted by Emily VanCamp, viewers will experience an exciting journey through the 75-year history of the Marvel Universe, from its humble beginnings as Timely Comics in 1939 to the birth of The Marvel Age in the 1960s, and finally the cinematic blockbusters of today.

MasterChef

FOX, 8:00 pm ET

Sixteen children ages 8-13 compete in an intense culinary competition in hopes of winning a $100,000 prize. In the season premiere, last season’s winner stops by to offer inspiration and advice as the kid-testants face their first mystery box challenge. Chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and vintner Joe Bastianich, and chef Graham Elliot judge the competition.

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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

Judaism is at the heart of the new episode "Our People, Our Traditions," with several individuals who have made big marks in their respective fields probing their respective backgrounds. Singer-songwriter Carole King, playwright Tony Kushner ("Angels in America") and attorney Alan Dershowitz undertake the searches into their pasts. In the case of Dershowitz, he learns his great-grandfather was involved directly -- but covertly -- in World War II.

NCIS: New Orleans

CBS, 8:00 pm ET
NCIS: New Orleans

Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Rocky Carroll cross over in their "NCIS" roles in "Carrier." After bubonic plague claims the life of a Navy lieutenant in the Big Easy, Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team get help from Tony DiNozzo (Weatherly) in trying to determine the source and locate other potential victims in time. James Eckhouse, alias Brandon and Brenda's dad on "Beverly Hills, 90210," also guest stars.

Moonshiners: Secret Summit

DISCOVERY, 8:00 pm ET

Season 4 opens with "Secret Summit," in which Tim's efforts to stay on the right side of the law come to grief when someone burns down Limestone Distillery, his legal operation. Elsewhere, Tickle, Tyler and Chico keep making their own 'shine up in the Kentucky mountains, while Roy and Tom team up to get their piece of this very lucrative but illicit pie.

The Cat and the Canary

TCM, 8:00 pm ET

Not long before their 1940 hit "The Ghost Breakers," Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard first teamed up for this 1939 horror comedy adapted from an earlier play and silent film. Goddard stars as one of the heirs of a deceased millionaire, who inherits his fortune if she can spend a night in his creepy mansion without losing her mind. Hope, playing things fairly straight here, tries to keep the other potential heirs from driving her insane. Gale Sondergaard also stars.

Selfie

ABC, 8:02 pm ET
Selfie

Convinced that Henry (John Cho) is his own worst enemy when it comes to women, Eliza (Karen Gillan) decides to help him improve his technique in the new episode "Never Block Cookies." He's not the most willing student, but Eliza remains determined to give him pointers and see him succeed socially. Da'Vine Joy Randolph and David Harewood also star.

NCIS

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
NCIS

McGee's (Sean Murray) girlfriend, Delilah Fielding (guest star Margo Harshman), asks the team for help with a controversial case in "Page Not Found." It's a matter that her bosses at the Department of Defense have declared closed, but she's found some new evidence that could solve it. McGee contemplates asking Delilah to move in with him and asks DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) for advice. Mark Harmon and David McCallum also star.

Supernatural

CW, 9:00 pm ET
Supernatural

Any series that's been around for a decade deserves a clip-packed retrospective special -- and this one gets that here. As might be expected, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles reflect on their years of playing siblings Sam and Dean Winchester, perennial fighters of (you guessed it) supernatural forces. The actors and the show's other makers also present clips from the 10th season, some of which have aired in the actual episodes during the past month.

New Girl

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
New Girl

Police trainee Winston (Lamorne Morris) shouldn't worry that anything at home will interfere with his career pursuit, right? Right?? Jess (Zooey Deschanel) gives him an unexpected reason for concern in the new episode "Background Check." It turns out she may have some substances in her closet that law enforcement might not be happy about -- and that might earn her a new residence with bars on the door. Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield also star.

The Curse of Oak Island

HISTORY, 9:00 pm ET
The Curse of Oak Island

In Season 2, brothers Rick and Marty Lagina are ratcheting up their search for an elusive treasure that sits at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery. Located in the North Atlantic, Oak Island is believed by many to be hiding one of the greatest treasures in history. Since the late 1700s, fortunes have been spent and lives have been lost, but no one has ever been able to crack the code to get at the prize. A prophecy says that seven people will die before the treasure is found. So far, six have perished in accidents across the years. In the new season, Rick and Marty are upping the stakes after their invigorating find of a 17th-century coin they discovered at the end of Season 1.

Marry Me

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Marry Me

The sixth anniversary of Annie and Jake's (Casey Wilson, Ken Marino) first date proves stormy, in a very literal sense, in the new episode "Annicurser-Me." During a celebration of the occasion, intensely inclement weather hits Chicago, forcing all the attendees to take refuge in the basement. Gil (John Gemberling) proves a true leader, but Annie and others think Jake is hiding something ... that is, physically hiding whatever it is.

Makers

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
Makers

Strides made by "Women in Politics" -- the title of this miniseries' concluding episode -- only could come as a surprise to anyone who hasn't seen any news in the past several decades. Hillary Clinton is on many minds as she decides whether she'll make another bid for the presidency. Expectedly, this hour recounts her experiences in the political arena, as well as those of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) among others.

The Mindy Project

FOX, 9:30 pm ET
The Mindy Project

Allison Tolman became one of last season's breakout stars in the television version of "Fargo," and she brings her distinctive persona to this show in the new episode "Caramel Princess Time." She plays a novelist who goes on a blind date with Peter (Adam Pally) at the urging of Tamra and Morgan (Xosha Roquemore, Ike Barinholtz). Danny (Chris Messina) tires of Mindy's (Mindy Kaling) habitual tardiness and sets out to cure it in his own way. Ed Weeks also stars.

About a Boy

NBC, 9:30 pm ET
About a Boy

During a stint as the principal's assistant at school, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) becomes attracted to a student (guest star Izabela Vidovic) who's as troublesome as Marcus is conservative in the new episode "About a Bad Girl." He tries to cover for her in a problem she caused, prompting Fiona and Will (Minnie Driver, David Walton) to try to straighten out the situation before Marcus gets in any deeper.

Hidden Habitats

BBCA, 9:30 pm ET

This fascinating series comes to a conclusion with the new episode "The Secret to Their Success," which explores why insects and their close relatives are the most diverse and abundant creatures on the planet. In Australia, a colony of ants relies on teamwork to beat the threat of a rising tide, while in Yellowstone National Park, a swarm of bees likewise acts in unison to scare off a honey-craving bear.

Sons of Anarchy

FX, 10:00 pm ET
Sons of Anarchy

The Shakespearean resonances of this series are underscored in the title of this new episode -- "What a Piece of Work Is Man" -- which is borrowed from the Bard's "Hamlet." The story line finds the SAMCRO members dealing with heartache internally and conflict with the organization at large. Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal star.

Chopped

FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
Chopped

In the first round, the contestants have 20 minutes to prepare a tasty appetizer from a basket that contains vegan franks and three other meatless ingredients. The judges are very surprised by what a round-two chef chooses to throw into a blender for the entree. The final dessert basket holds a green soda and Russian sweet. Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag and Chris Santos are the hosts for the new episode "Frankly Frantic."

Search For the Lost Giants

HISTORY, 10:00 pm ET

Their imaginations fired by a biblical reference to "giants in the earth" who lived in ancient times, brothers Bill and Jim Viera are on a quest to uncover physical evidence that such plus-sized humanoids actually once existed. Several years ago, the siblings, both stonemasons, found ancient stone structures and tunnels in the Massachusetts woods that could support this notion, but if reports of giant bones and other remains are true, whatever happened to that physical evidence? This new unscripted series follows their quest.

2014: Your Voice, Your Vote

ABC, 10:00 pm ET

Multiple broadcast and cable networks provide coverage of the midterm elections, with a number of key races and issues certain to get attention. The makeup of the U.S. Senate surely will be one of the hot topics, with the ratio of representations by Democrats -- who currently hold the balance of power -- and Republicans anything but guaranteed. Also, many states in America are choosing governors, an aspect that's sure to be covered in depth as well.

The Offseason: Kevin Durant

HBO, 10:00 pm ET

This new unscripted special from HBO Sports offers a first-person chronicle of superstar NBA forward Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder from the end of one basketball season to training camp for the next one. Cameras and microphones were embedded with Durant, 26, to capture his transition from the grueling physical demands of life on the court to an off season that is equally demanding in its own right.

Prison Wives Club

LIFETIME, 10:01 pm ET
Prison Wives Club

In the new episode "Aren't You Scared?," LaQuisha convinces Ana to invite Kate and Jhemini to her housewarming party, even though Ana is somewhat wary of the two women after meeting them last week. Things threaten to get out of hand when Jhemini brings an uninvited guest to Ana's party who isn't shy about calling Ana out. Kate frets about Carlo's safety when she receives word that his prison has gone into lockdown.

Benched

USA, 10:31 pm ET
Benched

Hoping to be accepted back into the corporate world, Nina (Eliza Coupe) grovels to a former nemesis (Catherine Reitman) for a chance to deliver a speech at a very prestigious gala honoring public defenders. As usual, however, her ambivalent feelings for old flame Trent (Carter MacIntyre) steal Nina's focus at the worst possible moment in the new episode "Downsizing." Jay Harrington, Oscar Nunez and Maria Bamford also star.

Tattoo Nightmares: Miami

SPIKE, 11:00 pm ET
Tattoo Nightmares: Miami

Tattoo artists Clint Cummings, Reese Hilburn and High Noon take on incredibly bad ink and try to turn it into body-art masterpieces. A client's pain in the neck tattoo; one man's chemically damaged skin; tackling a tattoo for a fellow artist.

Wed, November 5

The 48th Annual CMA Awards

ABC, 8:00 pm ET

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night” for the seventh consecutive year in an all-star evening that also features appearances by Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and other country music superstars.

Nature

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Nature

Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up, as development often displaces these gentle creatures. Filmed in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro, and a network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.

Hell's Kitchen

FOX, 8:00 pm ET

This certainly would be defined as a gamble: The contestants roll the dice, literally, to find out which ingredients will go into their next dish in the new episode "11 Chefs Compete, Part 2." The winners get a very appropriate reward -- a trip to Las Vegas, where they discover what it's like to play with dice for real. An injury ends the run of one contender. Stewart Copeland and Steven Tyler are among the guests at a music-themed dinner.

Arrow

CW, 8:00 pm ET
Arrow

Emily Bett Rickards is showcased in her regular role in the new episode "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak." While trying to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) counteract an attack on Starling City's computer systems, Felicity tries to deal with a surprise visit from her mother (guest star Charlotte Ross, "NYPD Blue"). Thea's (Willa Holland) use of funding from Malcolm (John Barrowman) to buy an apartment doesn't please Oliver. Nolan Funk ("Awkward") also guest stars.

The Mysteries of Laura

NBC, 8:00 pm ET
The Mysteries of Laura

A party bus ends up supplying anything but fun in the new episode "The Mystery of the Mobile Murder," as a woman dies while aboard it. A business that promotes beauty becomes the prime target as Laura (Debra Messing) and her colleagues investigate. A mud race also brings out the best and the worst -- and the dirtiest -- in the detectives. Josh Lucas and Laz Alonso also star.

NOVA

PBS, 9:00 pm ET
NOVA

And you thought "Jurassic Park" was fiction: Made in association with National Geographic, the new episode "Bigger Than T. Rex" surveys the attempt to reconstruct a Spinosaurus -- its skeleton, at least -- from fossil bones found fairly recently in Morocco. Others that were located many years earlier were destroyed in the tumult of World War II. Terrifying jaws and claws are traits of the carnivore being reassembled by a team that includes paleontologists.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

NBC, 9:00 pm ET
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

A ghost story means danger for three young women (guest stars Chloe Csengery, Mina Sundwall and Oona Laurence) in the new episode "Glasgowman's Wrath." The trio heads into a wooded area to seek a mythical being, and the quest leaves one of them seriously injured and the other two missing. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) tries to determine the facts while Rollins and Carisi (Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino) do legwork. Ice-T also stars.

Criminal Minds

CBS, 9:00 pm ET
Criminal Minds

Usually, serial crimes have at least one linking thread ... but not so in the case of the new episode "If the Shoe Fits." The BAU's mission in Montana is complicated when the victims don't show any connecting factors, thwarting the agents' profiling efforts. JJ's (A.J. Cook) struggle to come to terms with her sister's death reunites her with her mother (guest star Candy Clark, "American Graffiti"). Joe Mantegna and Jennifer Love Hewitt also star.

American Pickers

HISTORY, 9:00 pm ET
American Pickers

In the new episode "Thunderdome," Frank and Mike meet motorcycle legend Marlin "The Thunder" Klunder, who is ready to clear out some of his massive stock of memorabilia. Meanwhile, Robbie and Danielle's mega-purchase of a huge collection of artifacts earns them VIP access to a collector's private man cave, where Robbie becomes obsessed with snagging a very rare toy dog with a long and fascinating history.

The 100

CW, 9:00 pm ET
The 100

Nastiness is afoot in the medical ward of Mount Weather, prompting Clarke (Eliza Taylor) to find a partner in attempting to dismantle it, in the new episode "Repercussions." Monty (Chris Larkin) rallies Jasper (Devon Bostick) to go to Clarke's aid. Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) is unforgiving after Abby (Paige Turco) comes clean about a felony she committed. Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) maintains her crusade for Lincoln (Ricky Whittle).

Cutthroat Kitchen

FOOD, 9:00 pm ET
Cutthroat Kitchen

Given the zaniness that has prevailed during this celebrity competition so far, viewers should brace themselves for the unexpected as host Alton Brown hosts the long-awaited tournament finale in the new episode "Superstar Sabotage Finale." Among the wrinkles: prepping in a ball pit, cooking on a moving boat ride and facing down the miniature kitchen. Simon Majumdar is guest judge.

Red Band Society

FOX, 9:00 pm ET
Red Band Society

After a stint on "Entourage" and several unsold pilots, actress-singer Mandy Moore becomes part of a series by starting a recurring role in the new episode "Ergo Ego." Her character, Dr. Erin Grace, is the hospital's chief of staff -- and the former fiancee of Dr. McAndrew (Dave Annable). She and Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) partner to try to keep Charlie (Griffin Gluck) as a patient. Jordi (Nolan Sotillo) tries to get close to Emma (Ciara Bravo).

Southern Justice

NGC, 9:00 pm ET

In the season finale, "Kentucky Wild," Clay County, Ky., Sheriff Kevin Johnson and his deputies handle a busy weekend of calls, starting with a report of a domestic disturbance that culminates in a spirited chase on foot. While serving a warrant for assault, the lawmen get a tip that points them in the direction of some alleged meth cookers.

Chicago PD

NBC, 10:00 pm ET
Chicago PD

A youngster's murder prompts Ruzek and Atwater (Patrick John Flueger, LaRoyce Hawkins) to enter a prison as inmates to get information -- and possibly a suspect -- in the new episode "Prison Ball." Voight and Olinsky (Jason Beghe, Elias Koteas) work the case from the outside. Burgess and Roman (Marina Squerciati, Brian Geraghty) get a surprise from youths they believe are involved in a police mentoring program. Sophia Bush and Jesse Lee Soffer also star.

American Horror Story: Freak Show

FX, 10:00 pm ET
American Horror Story: Freak Show

In the new episode "Pink Cupcakes," Maggie and Stanley (Emma Roberts, Denis O'Hare) hatch a scheme to murder all the freaks, while Gloria (Frances Conroy) hides the evidence of darling and deranged son Dandy's (Finn Wittrock) ghastly new hobby. Elsewhere, a health scare reveals that Desiree (Angela Bassett) may not be the oddity she once thought. Jessica Lange also stars.

Stalker

CBS, 10:00 pm ET
Stalker

When several threatening instances plague a wealthy woman, Beth and Jack (Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott) launch a probe of her former husband and his considerably younger girlfriend in the new episode "Love Is a Battlefield." Jack faces his own threat from Amanda (Elisabeth Rohm), who's willing to expose his past. Caity Lotz ("Arrow") and Jessica Tuck ("True Blood") guest star.

How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

PBS, 10:00 pm ET
How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

With winter on its way, the new episode "Cold" tackles an appropriately timed subject. Johnson recounts how people have mastered the use of frigid temperatures -- a prime example being Clarence Birdseye, who launched a frozen-food business that still exists today, despite going through a number of ownership changes. The steering of penguins to the desert of Dubai also is considered, as are the roles that chilly conditions have played in politics and show business.

Fix My Choir

OXYGEN, 10:00 pm ET
Fix My Choir

Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams and "Preachers of L.A." star Deitrick Haddon crisscross California — and the country — to turn a variety of struggling vocal groups, from school and church choirs to barbershop quartets, into united musical forces in Oxygen’s uplifting new series.

Kitchen Inferno

FOOD, 10:00 pm ET
Kitchen Inferno

Curtis Stone hosts this new series that injects some DNA from "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" into a culinary competition. The basic rule is simple: A contestant must outcook a competitor to move to the next level. After each win, though, chefs face a choice: take the money and run or go up against a tougher competitor and risk losing everything. In the series premiere, "The Heat Is On," the chefs compete with a gourmet hot dog and a stuffed hamburger.

The Game

BBCA, 10:00 pm ET
The Game

BBC America’s six-episode spy drama explores the lives and lies of the invisible soldiers fighting a secret war in 1972 London. Tensions are at a terrifying peak as the world’s superpowers plot against their enemies, and a potential deadly Soviet plot, dubbed Operation Glass, aims to bring Britain to its knees.

The Exes

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The Exes

Season 4 of the hit sitcom opens with the new episode "The Devil Wears Hanes," which finds Holly (Kristen Johnston) trying to play matchmaker in the wake of Haskell (Wayne Knight) declaring his passion for Nicki (Leah Remini). Meanwhile, Stuart (David Alan Basche) likewise is playing Cupid, secretly arranging for his buddy Phil (Donald Faison) to get together with a girl he had a crush on in high school. Kelly Stables also stars.

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