Halloween TV programming 2013

Jeff Pfeiffer

As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are ET; check back for updates and additions.

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A Haunting (Season 6) — Sept. 29 at 10pm on Destination America. The spooky series that showcases stories of the supernatural returns. In the Season 6 premiere, Stephanie Winters and her husband encounter strange noises and objects moving on their own in their new house. They attempt to ignore the activity, but it soon escalates. The couple turns to a paranormal investigator, who suspects that an old admirer of Stephanie’s may have conjured a demon to avenge her rejection.

Monstober — Oct. 1-31 on Disney Channel. Disney Channel stars Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy from Austin & Ally host “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s monthlong Halloween celebration. Featuring spooky and fun shows all month long, this year’s Monstober highlights include the Season 3 premiere of Jessie, the new series Wolfblood, and more.

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31 Days of Halloween — Oct. 1-31 on Syfy. Every day in October, Syfy will be airing some sort of scares (totaling nearly 600 hours of spooky programming over the course of the month, per the network), ranging from movies and shows to marathons of series.

Wolfblood — Oct. 1 at 8pm on Disney Channel. This series follows Maddy Smith, a seemingly ordinary 14-year-old girl with a secret — she is a Wolfblood. Not completely wolves nor humans, Wolfbloods have special powers, including extraordinary strength, super speed, heightened senses and the ability to change into wolves every full moon. In the premiere episode, Maddy realizes she is not alone when she discovers the new boy at school, Rhydian, shares her same secret. The entire first season of Wolfblood airs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1-24.

Girl vs. Monster — Oct. 1 at 8:30pm, Oct. 2 at 5pm, Oct. 19 at 8pm, Oct. 30 at 8:30pm and Oct. 31 at 2pm on Disney Channel.

My Babysitter’s a Vampire — Oct. 2 at 8:30pm, Oct. 3 at 5pm and Oct. 29 at 8:30pm on Disney Channel.

Deadtime Stories — Thursdays at 8pm on Nickelodeon beginning Oct. 3. Based on the bestselling books by Annette and Gina Cascone, this spooky new kids’s series bring ghosts, zombies and monsters to life each week. Jennifer Stone stars as “The Babysitter,” who shares stories from her collection of creepy tales with children every week.

Forever Knight Marathon — Oct. 4 from 8am-6pm on Syfy.

Henry Hugglemonster: “The Halloween Scramble/Scout’s Night Out” — Oct. 4 at 10:30am on Disney Junior. When a big gust of wind threatens to ruin Roarsville’s annual Halloween parade, Henry volunteers to help and saves the day. Then Henry helps his friend Denzel overcome his fears after Daddo tells a spooky story during the Monster Scouts camping trip.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: “Misty’s Magical Mix Up!/Bones’ Lucky Doubloon” — Oct. 4 at 11am on Disney Junior. Jake and crew help the Pirate Princess (voiced by Tori Spelling) and Misty the Wonderful Witch (voiced by Tiffani Thiessen) put aside their differences and become friends again. Then Jake and team join Bones on a magical treasure hunt.

A.N.T. Farm: “mutA.N.T. FARM 3” — Oct. 4 at 8pm on Disney Channel. The mutants are back for Halloween and this time they arrive at what they think is a new boarding school for monsters, only to discover it’s actually a prison run by Winter. When they try to escape, they accidently open a portal to the A.N.T. boarding school and meet the human versions of themselves. Enjoying their newfound freedom, the mutants trick Chyna and the gang through the portal to take their places back in the mutant world.

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Friday Night Spooklight — Oct. 4 at 8pm on TCM. TCM’s “Friday Night Spotlight” block becomes “Friday Night Spooklight” during October as host Bill Hader guide viewers on a monthlong journey through the horror movie genre. Tonight begins with “Zombie Attacks,” featuring Carnival of Souls (1962) at 8pm and Night of the Living Dead (1968) at 9:30pm; and “Mad Doctors,” with The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) at 11:15pm and Bride of Frankenstein (1935) at 1:30am.

Dog With a Blog: “Howloween” — Oct. 4 at 8:30pm on Disney Channel. It’s Halloween at the James-Jennings house, and everyone looks to Avery to plan the family party. However, when Avery finds out that all of her friends, including her crush Wes, are going to a classmate’s house Halloween night, she wants to skip the family’s party and be with her friends. Meanwhile, Stan sets out to find the perfect costume that will disguise that he’s a dog so that he can attend the party and converse with Ellen and Bennett.

Wander Over Yonder: “The Pet” — Oct. 4 at 9pm on Disney Channel. When Wander and Sylvia board an abandoned spaceship, they encounter a horrifying alien monster that is set on eating them. While Sylvia sees the wild beast as a threat, Wander takes a liking to the ferocious little monster and tries to train it to be his pet.

Ghost Adventures — Oct. 4 at 9pm on Travel Channel. The 100th episode of Ghost Adventures finds Zak, Nick and Aaron investigating the notorious Exorcist House in St. Louis, becoming the first ever paranormal TV show to examine the home where the terrifying events depicted in the popular novel and film The Exorcist reportedly took place.

Phineas and Ferb: “Druselsteinoween” — Oct. 4 at 9:30pm on Disney Channel. When Vanessa learns that Doofenshmirtz has inherited a Drusselsteinian castle right next door to her she seizes the opportunity to throw the biggest Halloween bash ever. The whole town is there, including Phineas and Ferb, who act as the event’s party planners and DJs. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz enlists Perry to help him find a large, hidden treasure that his Great Aunt has placed somewhere within the castle.

Jessie: “Ghost Bummers” — Oct. 5 at 8pm on Disney Channel. When Mrs. Chesterfield throws a roof-top bash and doesn’t invite Jessie and the kids, they decide to throw a Halloween party themselves. But their festivities take a haunting turn when Jessie begins to see ghosts and Emma, Luke and Mrs. Chesterfield are overcome by ghoulish spirits. Now, it’s up to Jessie, Ravi and Zuri to defeat the ghosts and save the day and the building.

Phineas and Ferb: “Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror” — Oct. 5 at 8:30pm on Disney Channel. This episode features three separate tales. Tale One follows Candace as she accidentally conjures up a spell that turns her Ducky Momo plushie into a living, breathing doll that is set on stalking her. In Tale Two, Doofenshmirtz encounters a mythological, giant floating baby head that grants cursed wishes. Tale Three pits Phineas, Ferb and their friends against a horde of mischievous, evil platypuses set on destroying the town.

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: “Blade and The Howling Commandos” — Oct. 5 at 9pm on Disney Channel; Oct. 13 at 11am on Disney XD. It’s Halloween, but there’s no time for Spider-Man and his friends to trick-or-treat when they find themselves attacked by evil vampires led by Dracula himself. Spidey’s only hope of stopping a world takeover is to team up with Nick Fury’s secret team of super-powered monsters, The Howling Commandos. Led by Jack Russell, a.k.a. Werewolf by Night, The Howling Commandos include vampire hunter Blade, The Living Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster and Man-Thing.

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Scarecrow — Oct. 5 at 9pm on Syfy. A group of teens and their teacher are stranded in the countryside when they discover that the local legend of a murderous scarecrow creature is real — and the monster is after them. Robin Dunne and Lacey Chabert star.

Good Luck Charlie: “Fright Night” — Oct. 6 at 7:30pm on Disney Channel. Teddy and her friends go ‘Halloween Caroling’ to raise money for the drama club. Meanwhile, PJ and Gabe’s plans for a simple night turn creepy after a neighboring mom promises to get even with them for not giving her son any trick-or-treat candy.

Liv and Maddie: “Kang-A-Rooney” — Oct. 6 at 8pm on Disney Channel. When Joey is too nervous to talk to a girl he likes, Maddie decides the best place for him to practice talking to girls is at the high-school dance – when everyone is in costume. Meanwhile, Parker booby-traps the house to protect one of the family’s most prized Halloween decorations from being stolen.

Chopped: “Extreme Halloween” — Oct. 6 at 8pm on Food Network. Halloween means very frightening suprises in the baskets for the chefs. In the first round, they encounter a very troublesome, bloody protein and a can of chips that’s more than meets the eye. The three chefs who move on to the second round are in for something gooey and gory — and something that is just offal. The final two chefs boldly move on to a devilishly difficult dessert round.

The Simpsons: “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” — Oct. 6 at 8pm; Oct. 25 at 9pm on FOX. Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s LabyrinthPacific Rim) takes the helm for the opening couch gag sequence as The Simpsons presents the latest installment of its annual Halloween tradition. In the couch gag opener, del Toro offers a sequence featuring monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history. Then, in the first of three tales, Homer travels around Springfield wreaking havoc in a rhyming take on a popular children’s tale. In “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart is beheaded during a kite accident, his head is attached to Lisa’s body and they must live together as one. The final tale, “Freaks no Geeks,” features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man Homer are performers, and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make advances towards Marge.

Shake It Up: “Haunt It Up” — Oct. 6 at 8:30pm on Disney Channel. Rocky and CeCe decide they’re too old to trick-or-treat and elect to have a “Mature-o’ween” with more adult activities, such as knitting and watching tear-jerking movies. They soon realize they’re just missing out on fun and candy, and scramble to salvage what’s left of their Halloween. Meanwhile, tired of being treated like a little kid, Flynn challenges Ty and Deuce to a scare-off in an old abandoned house believed to be haunted by a young spirit.

Halloween Wars: “Zombie Prom” — Oct. 6 at 9pm on Food Network. Five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator, and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween themed displays that capture a Zombie Prom. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated. Special Guest Judge: Danielle Harris, star of the Halloween franchise.

Witches of East End — Oct. 6 at 10pm on Lifetime. Inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s bestselling novel, this series centers on the mysterious Beauchamp family: free-spirited artist Joanna (Julia Ormond) and her two grown daughters, wild-child bartender Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (Rachel Boston), both of whom are unaware that they are gifted (and cursed) with a magical birthright. Freya is recently engaged to the man of her dreams, wealthy playboy Dash Gardiner (Eric Winter), but when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Dash’s troubled, enigmatic brother Killian (Daniel DiTomasso), bizarre occurrences begin to manifest in her life. Meanwhile, Joanna’s long-estranged sister Wendy (Mädchen Amick) shows up with a warning that could change the Beauchamps’ fate forever, forcing Joanna to reveal to her daughters they are, indeed, immortal witches who possess great untapped powers.

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Zombie Apocalypse Week — Oct. 7-13 on AMC. Leading up to the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead, AMC will be re-airing Seasons 1-3 all week. The marathon airs at 8pm each night Oct. 7-11, and then continues all weekend starting Oct. 12 at 1pm.

Paranormal Activity — Oct. 9 at 8pm on FX. Broadcast premiere of the hit film.

American Horror Story: Coven — Oct. 9 at 10pm on FX. For its third outing, the American Horror Story franchise is getting witchy, conjuring up a twisty tale of a New Orleans school where witches are being sent to learn how to protect themselves from a spate of mysterious attacks. The timeline will shift back and forth between the present day and the Salem witch trials. Stars include Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare, Emma Roberts and many more.

Ghost Whisperer Marathon — Oct. 10 from 8am-7pm on Syfy.

Friday the 13th: The Series Marathon — Oct. 11 from 8am-6pm on Syfy.

Sofia the First: “Princess Butterfly” — Oct. 11 at 9:30am on Disney Junior. When Amber tries to use a magic spell to one-up Sofia’s costume for the All Hallows’ Eve costume contest, she learns an important lesson about appreciating her sister instead of trying to outdo her.

Friday Night Spooklight — Oct. 11 at 8pm on TCM. “Vampires” — Horror of Dracula (1958) at 8pm, Isle of the Dead (1945) at 9:30pm; “Spooky Houses” — Dead of Night (1945) at 11pm, The Haunting (1963) at 1am.

The Walking Dead Season 4 Preview — Oct. 11 at 9:01pm; Oct. 12 at 9pm; Oct. 13 at 1pm on AMC. Preview of the new season of The Walking Dead.

Phineas and Ferb: “Face Your Fear” — Oct. 11 at 9:15pm on Disney Channel. After studying hours of horror movies, Doofenshmirtz develops a theory that enlarging small, cute animals into giant beasts will help him take over the Tri-State area. But when he puts his plan into action, he soon realizes it might be too much for him to handle.

Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch — Oct. 12 at 12pm on The Hub Network. Sabrina the Teenage Witch is back in a new animated series, this time voiced by Ashley Tisdale. In the half-hour show, Sabrina is half-witch, half-human, and leads two vastly different lives — one disguised as a normal, klutzy high-school student and the other as the top sorcery student in the magical world. When her two worlds collide, Sabrina is the only one who has the power to battle her foes while managing to keep her magical identity a secret from humankind.

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series — Oct. 12 at 7pm on The Hub Network. The anthology series returns with new episodes, with two episodes airing tonight. In the first episode, “Seance,” three young girls set up what they believe is a fake seance but they soon realize that what was once an old tale is actually real. The second episode is “Detention,” in which an unlikely group of high-school students spend the afternoon in detention, where strange things and people start appearing out of nowhere. The series airs regularly Saturdays at 7:30pm starting Oct. 19.

The Walking Dead Season 4 — Oct. 13 at 9pm on AMC. The Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead kicks off AMC’s Fearfest 2013, which will run through Oct. 31. In the premiere episode, Rick and the group are as close to an ideal life as possible at the prison. Will they be able to hold on to humanity in the face of a new evil?

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Halloween Wars: “Twisted Nursery Rhymes” — Oct. 13 at 9pm on Food Network. Tony Todd, star of the Candyman movies, is a guest judge in this episode where four remaining teams create Halloween-themed displays of a twisted version of a fairy tale.

Halloween Craziest — Oct. 13 at 10pm on Travel Channel. This one-hour special features the most extreme and terrifying Halloween attractions around, from a coffin race in Colorado to British Columbia’s pumpkin drop celebration, and more.

Friday the 13th event — Oct. 14-17 at 7pm each night on AMC; Oct. 28 at 8pm through Oct. 29 at 6am on AMC. Friday the 13th movies air as part of AMC’s Fearfest 2013, at 7pm each night. Features Friday the 13th Part III, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and Jason X.

Crash & Bernstein: “Health-o-ween” — Oct. 14 at 7:30pm on Disney XD. Wyatt and Crash are excited for Halloween until Gretchen, now the head of the Pauling Organization of Parents, implements a series of rules that turns the school into a Halloween-free zone. Wyatt vows to turn the tables on Gretchen and save Halloween.

Kickin’ It: “Temple of Doom” — Oct. 14 at 8pm on Disney XD. Despite Milton’s objections, the gang decides to throw a Halloween party at the temple while the monks are out of town. When the gang teases Milton for being a wet blanket, their words come back to haunt them as he’s taken over by a hard partying spirit that has been locked in the temple basement for 1,000 years. Meanwhile, Rudy and Sam try to help Bobby overcome his fears by taking him to a “haunted” kiddie corn maze.

Halloweentown — Oct. 14 at 8:30pm and Oct. 19 at 1:30pm on Disney Channel.

Mighty Med: “Frighty Med” — Oct. 14 at 8:30pm on Disney XD. Oliver must follow through with creating a Frankenstein-inspired play when his dad becomes curious about where he goes every day after school. Meanwhile, Kaz and Skylar embark on a mission to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of the superhero Brain Matter.

Lab Rats: “The Haunting of Mission Creek High” — Oct. 14 at 9pm on Disney XD. When Leo discovers that his nemesis Trent is rattled about a ghostly legend at Mission Creek High, he masterminds a plan for Chase and Adam to use their bionics to stage a haunting at the school. In the process the boys come to fear that the ghostly legend may in fact be real.

Jack-O-Lantern On Demand — Available through Nov. 4 on Movies On Demand. This free set-top box treat, similar to what MOD does with its Christmas Yule Log, features a glowing pumpkin face set to creepy music, giving you background ambiance for a Halloween party, or just a way to get into the mood of the season. Jack-O-Lantern On Demand is  available on Time Warner Cable (go to Enjoy Better/Halloween); Bright House Networks (Hello More/Halloween); XFINITY (Movies/Halloween Moviethon/Creepy Classics); Cox (HALLOWEEN/Halloween Movies/Creepy Classics); RCN (Movie Stunts/Creepy Classics); and Midcontinent (All Movies/Collections/Creepy Classics). The Jack-O-Lantern also streams online here.

Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge — Oct. 15 at 8:30pm and Oct. 19 at 3:05pm on Disney Channel.

Toy Story of TERROR! — Oct. 16 at 8pm on ABC; Oct. 19 at 8pm & Oct. 20 at 7:30pm on ABC Family; Oct. 25 at 8pm & Oct. 26 at 11am on Disney Channel. This spooky new tale features the familiar characters from the blockbuster Toy Story films, and features the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers, Timothy Dalton, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn and Kristen Schaal. What starts out as a fun road trip for the gang of toys takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate.

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Paranormal Activity 2 — Oct. 16 at 8pm on FX. Broadcast premiere.

Halloweentown High — Oct. 16 at 8:30pm and Oct. 19 at 4:45pm on Disney Channel.

Super Fun Night: “Chick or Treat” — Oct. 16 at 9:30pm on ABC. In an episode written by star Rebel Wilson, it’s Halloween and Kimmie decides that the office costume party is the perfect place to tell Richard how she really feels, especially if she surprises him with an outrageously sexy costume. Problem is, Kendall has the same plan. Meanwhile, the guys from their apartment building invite Kimmie and the girls to a Halloween party of their own. The episode will feature Rebel and the cast performing their own version of the “Monster Mash.”

Return to Halloweentown — Oct. 17 at 8:30pm and Oct. 19 at 6:20pm on Disney Channel.

Mysteries at the Museum Halloween Special — Oct. 17 at 9pm on Travel Channel. Host Don Wildman investigates a cracked funerary plaque that tells of one man’s grotesque attempt to bring his love back from the dead, a crudely made whip that was used in a blood-chilling voodoo practice and an antique mirror that some say is a portal to the world of the dead.

MythBusters Zombie Special — Oct. 17 at 10pm on Discovery Channel. Michael Rooker of The Walking Dead joins the team to test zombie myths. Is an axe or a gun more effective when you’re swarmed by zombies? Adam turns undead to test if the “might of the living dead” can bust down Jamie’s door. And, can you outrun — or outsmart — a horde?

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Being Human Marathon — Oct. 18 from 8am-8pm on Syfy. Marathon of the U.S. version of Being Human.

The Chew — Oct. 18 at 1pm (12pm CT/PT) on ABC. The Chew celebrates the ghoulishly good holiday with everything from devilishly delicious treats and creative costume ideas, to killer cocktails and dishes all beginning today with Clinton Kelly’s signature segment, “Clinton’s Craft Corner,” in which Clinton demonstrates how to make spooky, scary photos as well as Halloween-themed centerpieces.

Last Man Standing: “Haunted House” — Oct. 18 at 8pm on ABC. Former Home Improvement star Jonathan Taylor Thomas makes his directorial debut with this episode. When Vanessa tries to relive her PTA glory days by taking over the Halloween haunted house fundraiser for Boyd’s school, her ideas prove too scary for him. Now, Mike must find a way to reassure Boyd and help him face his fears.

Cujo (30th anniversary) — Oct. 18 at 8pm on AMC. The 30th anniversary of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s chiller about a rabid dog airs during AMC’s Fearfest 2013.

Friday Night Spooklight — Oct. 18 at 8pm on TCM. “Bewitching Wives” — Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) at 8pm, The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) at 9:45pm; “Satan Worshippers” — The Seventh Victim (1943) at 11:15pm, Night of the Demon (1958) at 12:30am.

The Neighbors: “Challoweenukah” — Oct. 18 at 8:31pm on ABC. When Larry hears the story of Chanukah, he becomes instantly enamored with the holiday and announces that he wants to combine his two favorite holidays – Halloween and Chanukah – to create “Challoweenukah.” When no one shows up for the first seven nights of the new holiday, Larry decides to publicize it by giving out candy to kids at the local playground, getting him in trouble with the police. Meanwhile, Marty and Debbie’s arch-nemesis couple challenges them to a family Halloween costume contest.

13 Nights of Halloween — Oct. 19-31 on ABC Family. ABC Family’s 2013 installment of its annual 13 Nights of Halloween includes a new Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars (Oct. 22) leading into the series premiere of the spinoff series Ravenswood (Oct. 22). Plenty of spooky movies and specials will air throughout the event, including Tim Burton’s The Corpse BrideTim Burton’s The Nightmare Before ChristmasCoralineBeetlejuiceThe Addams Family and plenty more.

Tremors Marathon — Oct. 19 beginning at 10:45am on AMC; Oct. 30 beginning at 10:45am on AMC. Features Tremors, Tremors II: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection and the network premiere of Tremors 4: The Legend Begins.

Grave Halloween — Oct. 19 at 9pm on Syfy. An American college student studying in Japan risks her own life to save the spirit of her dead mother, who killed herself in the notorious Suicide Forest. Cassi Thomson and Graham Wardle star.

Chucky-thon — Oct. 20 beginning at 12pm, and Oct. 24 beginning at 8pm on AMC. Features Child’s Play 2Child’s Play 3Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky.

Toy Hunter: “Toy Haunter” — Oct. 20 at 8pm on Travel Channel. Jordan is on the hunt for scary toys to sell to his fans at Horror Hound, while also keeping his eyes peeled for extremely rare and vintage monster memorabilia for Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

Halloween Wars: “Swamp Creatures Attack” — Oct. 20 at 9pm on Food Network. The three remaining teams create Halloween-themed displays that capture what happens when swamp creatures attack. Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels on which True Blood is based, serves as special guest judge.

When Ghosts Attack — Oct. 20 at 10pm on Destination America. This new series recounts, from a firsthand perspective, reported encounters with the supernatural that turned violent. In the premiere episode, “There’s No Place Like Hell,” a macabre presence follows a newly remarried mother around her new West Virginia home, and in New Jersey, a woman and her two daughters experience eerie voices and encounters in their new apartment, which is situated across the street from a creepy, abandoned mill.

Halloween Event — Oct. 21-23 at 8pm each night on AMC; Oct. 30 at 8pm through Oct. 31 at 6am on AMC. Features Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Uncle Grandpa: “Afraid of the Dark” — Oct. 21 at 8pm on Cartoon Network. In this Halloween special, when Uncle Grandpa helps a little girl who is afraid of the dark, he convinces her there’s nothing to be afraid of but their imaginations. But when their imaginations prove to be pretty terrifying, they go on a quest to turn on the lights.

MAD: “Doraline/Monster Mashville” — Oct. 21 at 8:30pm on Cartoon Network. It’s a MAD Halloween special. Dora the Explorer travels to the “other world” and gets more than she bargained for. Then, two monster songstresses duke it out to see who can write the best Halloween parody song. Plus, spooky Spy vs. Spy and more.

Twitches — Oct. 21 at 8:30pm and Oct. 22 at 2pm on Disney Channel.

The Conjuring — Premieres Oct. 22 on Movies On Demand. James Wan (Insidious) directed this thriller supposedly based on the true account of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) and their investigation of a family troubled by disturbing events in 1971 Rhode Island. The film debuts on Movies On Demand the same day as DVD, and weeks before Netflix and Redbox.

Pretty Little Liars: “Grave New World” — Oct. 22 at 8pm on ABC Family. In the special Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer crash the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration after finding a clue in “A’s” new lair that Ali may indeed be alive. Dressed in their finest Edwardian wear, the ladies hit the creepy cemetery party to find Ali before “A” can. But if Ali is truly alive, could the PLLs be leading “A” straight to their friend without knowing it? With Ezra lurking in the shadows, “A” may be closer than the girls realize. Meanwhile, Caleb heads to Ravenswood to help the girls and meets kindred soul Miranda (Nicole Gale Anderson) along the way.

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Twitches Too — Oct. 22 at 8:30pm and Oct. 23 at 2pm on Disney Channel.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Halloween” — Oct. 22 at 8:30pm on FOX. It’s Halloween night, a busy time of the year for any police precinct. Amy detests the holiday, and is not thrilled when she has to don a costume to go undercover on street patrol with Charles. Back at the precinct, Jake bets Captain Holt that he can steal his Medal of Valor before midnight, which results in him bringing out some costumes of his own.

Ravenswood — Oct. 22 at 9pm on ABC Family. This new series is a spinoff of Pretty Little Liars. After opting to stay in Ravenswood to help out new pal Miranda, Caleb begins to rethink his decision, especially after he meets Miranda’s cold and unwelcoming uncle Raymond (Steven Cabral). Caleb also has some unpleasant interactions with local resident Luke (Brett Dier), who is struggling to deal with a recent family tragedy and its ensuing scandal, which has also swept up his twin sister Olivia (Merritt Patterson). Unnerved by what they witnessed the night of the party, and besieged by strange and supernatural occurrences, Caleb and Miranda begin to investigate this bizarre town. Their first ally is Ravenswood teen Remy (Britne Oldford), who has a keen insight to the town’s peculiar history and has started connecting some troublesome dots. These five teens have no idea how connected their lives are and the plans that Ravenswood has in store for them.

New Girl: “Keaton” — Oct. 22 at 9pm on FOX. In an effort to reconnect with Cece, Jess throws a Halloween party at the loft. In an effort to change Schmidt’s sullen behavior, the loftmates resort to “catfishing” him by pretending to be his childhood idol – actor Michael Keaton. Then, Schmidt makes a decision that could change the loft forever.

Johnny Test: “Johnny’s Zombie Bomb” — Oct. 23 at 7pm on Cartoon Network. It’s Valentine’s Day, and the girls’ love potion has back fired, turning everyone in Porkbelly into kissing zombies.

DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk: “Fright of Passage” — Oct. 24 at 7:30pm on Cartoon Network. Once every 10 years, a mysterious glowing dragon visits Berk, and this year Hiccup and Astrid are determined to find out where it’s coming from – and stop it from reaching the village.

Star of the Month: Vincent Price — Oct. 24 at 8pm on TCM. TCM is devoting Thursday evenings in October to Vincent Price. Oct. 24 and 31 will feature several of Price’s famous scary movies. Tonight’s features include House of Wax (1953), The Mad Magician (1954), House of Usher (1960), Diary of a Madman (1963), The Tingler (1959), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Bat (1959), Tower of London (1962) and The Raven (1963).

The Omen Marathon — Oct. 25 beginning at 9:45am on AMC. Airings of The OmenDamien: Omen II and Omen III: The Final Conflict.

The Exorcist (40th anniversary) — Oct. 25 at 7:15pm on AMC. The classic shocker turns 40 with an airing during AMC’s Fearfest 2013.

Friday Night Spooklight — Oct. 25 at 8pm on TCM. “Maniac Criminals” — A Bucket of Blood (1959) at 8pm, Dementia 13 (1963) at 9:15pm; “Scary Sisters” — What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) at 10:45pm, Sisters (1973) at 1:15am.

Monsters, Inc. — Oct. 25 at 8:30pm and Oct. 26 at 9am on Disney Channel. In this animated favorite, Pixar answers an age-old parent-child conundrum — are there monsters in the closet? You bet there are, and hairy James “Sulley” Sullivan is the titan of tot terror … until he encounters a tiny tyke named Boo. Stars the voice talents of John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi.

The Neighbors: “Halloween-ween” — Oct. 25 at 8:31pm on ABC. Since arriving on Earth, the aliens – led by the Bird-Kersees – have viewed Halloween as a threat and have set up a barrier at the gates of Hidden Hills to prevent children dressed in costumes from entering the community. The Weavers, on the other hand, are excited about their first Halloween in the suburbs and want to open the gates of the community to celebrate. They do their best to explain the ritual of trick-or-treating to the aliens. Meanwhile, Marty and Debbie’s fears are realized when Amber, Max and Abby reject their family costume plans.

Grimm Season 3 — Oct. 25 at 9pm on NBC. Now that Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) has learned Nick’s (David Giuntoli) secret, he can bring her into the fold with his partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) and his Wesen friends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner). Following the events of Season 2, Nick will learn his abilities have grown exponentially. Unfortunately, so have the dangers, and he now will need all the help he can get to bring order to Portland’s Wesen community.

The Simpsons: “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” — Oct. 25 at 9:30pm on FOX. In this encore of last year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode, the Springfield Subatomic Supercollider creates a black hole that terrorizes the city, sucking up everything in its path. Then, in “UNnormal Activity” the Simpsons install cameras all over the house when things start to go bump in the night and Marge discovers it may have to do with an unholy pact she made some years prior. In the final tale, “Bart & Homer’s Excellent Adventure,” Bart travels to 1974 to buy a comic book at cover price but inadvertently disrupts Homer and Marge’s courtship, leading Marge to end up with Artie Ziff (guest voice Jon Lovitz).

Dracula — Oct. 25 at 10pm on NBC. This new series based on Bram Stoker’s classic stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the iconic title character, and features the late 19th-century setting of the novel. Dracula moves to London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society, but who secretly has other reasons for his travels. Finding a new food source, of course, is one reason, but he’s also out to get revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Seeming to take a cue from Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film version of the novel, the series also finds Dracula facing a dramatic complication when he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.


Alien Marathon — Oct. 26 beginning at 9:30am on AMC. Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.

Cupcake Wars: Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare — Oct. 26 at 8pm on Food Network. Four cupcake bakers battle to win over horror master Rob Zombie. The winner’s cupcakes will be the centerpiece of the grand opening of Rob Zombie’s latest venture, a monthlong haunted music attraction called the Great American Nightmare.

Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash — Oct. 26 at 8pm on The Hub Network. The family-friendly network is throwing a two-hour party celebrating everyone’s favorite day, the highlight of which will be a nationwide costume contest featuring participants from all 50 states. Saturday Night Live funnyman Kenan Thompson will host, and Martha Stewart, Hal Sparks and Coco Jones will be among the celebrity judges. Then stay tuned for the premiere of the network’s new series Spooksville.

The Monster Project — Oct. 26 from 8pm-11pm on Nat Geo Wild. Actor/comedian Judah Friedlander hosts this three-part special (all airing in one evening) that enters the world of cryptozoology and seeks out monsters reportedly seen in America. Hour one investigates the Jersey Devil; hour two the Chupacabra; and hour three will explore America’s Loch Ness Monster in Lake Champlain.

The Suze Orman Show Halloween Special: “Night of Living Debt” — Oct. 26 at 9pm and 12am on CNBC. Suze’s annual Halloween special is back, and takes a look at the tricks of getting rid of “zombie debt” once and for all. Additionally, Suze is offering a “Suze Wannabe” Halloween costume contest. Tweet a picture of yourself dressed as Suze to @SuzeOrmanShow and include the hashtag #HalloweenSuze. If Suze chooses you as her favorite Suze Wannabe, she’ll send you an autographed Suze jacket. Pictures need to be submitted by Nov. 1 at 12pm ET, with the best Suze Wannabe announced on the Nov. 2 episode of The Suze Orman Show.

The Good Witch’s Destiny — Oct. 26 at 9pm on Hallmark Channel. The sixth and latest in the seemingly eternal series of films (and there will be a seventh one next year; Hallmark recently announced that The Good Witch’s Wonder just began production) finds Catherine Bell back as Cassie Nightingale. When things start going awry for Cassie’s family and friends just days before her birthday, Cassie’s magical powers and her involvement in their lives are called into question. While all signs point to a possible curse descended from Cassie’s great aunt, The Grey Lady, looming over her, she’ll have to count on her enchanting charm to keep everyone calm and pull off the party she’s been waiting for. Leading into this premiere, Hallmark is airing a marathon of the previous five Good Witch movies starting at 11am.


Zombie Night — Oct. 26 at 9pm on Syfy. Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves. The film stars Daryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall and Shirley Jones.

Spooksville — Oct. 26 at 10pm on The Hub Network. This new live-action series stars Keean Johnson, and is based on the books by author Christopher Pike. It follows the new kid in town, who discovers that he holds the key to a battle between good and evil that has been taking place for centuries in a bizarre small town that plays host to a wide array of supernatural and unexplained occurrences. Following the two-part premiere tonight, Spooksville will air weekly Saturdays at 6:30pm starting Nov. 2 (there is a special Halloween episode Oct. 30 at 7:30pm).

Roseanne’s Halloween — Oct. 27 from 3am-6am, and from 3pm-6pm on TV Land. These marathons will include every Halloween episode of Roseanne, including the “Tunnel of Terror,” Roseanne’s visit from the ghosts of Halloween past, present and future, the arrival of baby Jerry Garcia Conner and the final Roseanne Halloween episode’s spoof of Rosemary’s Baby. The event kicks off with an episode that guest-starred George Clooney.

Day of the Dead Marathon — Oct. 27 beginning at 10am on AMC. Features The Return of the Living Dead, Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, Survival of the Dead, and Land of the Dead.

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon — Oct. 27 from 11am-2am on FX. Movies including The StrangersThe HappeningThe Sixth Sense30 Days of NightParanormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2.

Halloween Wars: “Nightmares” — Oct. 27 at 9pm on Food Network. Two teams battle to create Halloween-themed displays that capture nightmares. In the end, one team will become the Halloween Wars champion and win a $50,000 grand prize. Derek Mears (Jason in the Friday the 13th reboot) serves as special guest judge.

America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions — Oct. 27 at 10pm on Travel Channel. 

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest — Oct. 28; repeat Oct. 31 on PBS (check local listings for time). In this one-hour special, Curious George unravels the eerie mystery of No Noggin, a ghost that appears in the countryside each Halloween, intent on kicking the hats clean off the heads of trick-or-treaters.

Stephen King Movie Marathon — Oct. 28 beginning at 3:30pm on Spike. Features The Green MileStephen King’s It and Christine.

Hart of Dixie: “Help Me Make it Through the Night” — Oct. 28 at 8pm on The CW. After Lemon’s fallout with the Belles, she is blacklisted from the Junior League Halloween Masquerade party, so she calls her Grandma Bettie (guest star Maree Cheatham) for help and lands herself a date with another of Alabama’s most eligible bachelors. Lavon has a big surprise for his anniversary with AnnaBeth, but when she has a health scare, she turns to Zoe to help her out. Meanwhile, during the party, George has to do damage control with the town judges, and Wade keeps finding himself in trouble with ineligible ladies.

Scare Tactics — Oct. 28 from 8pm-11pm on Syfy. Tracy Morgan hosts a special marathon of all-new episodes of the hidden camera show with a sci-fi twist that pulls outrageous pranks on unsuspecting friends and family.

The Goldbergs: “Who Are You Going to Telephone?” — Oct. 29 at 9:01pm on ABC. Beverly loves Halloween, but is disappointed when all of the kids choose not to celebrate the holiday with her. Adam wants to hang out with some 8th grade students, while Barry and Erica decide to attend a high school senior’s party. Beverly takes an unusual step to convince a girl Barry has a crush on to date him. Meanwhile, Adam learns of his plans for the evening from his new “friends” and contemplates what to do next.

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Trophy Wife: “Halloween” — Oct. 29 at 9:31pm on ABC. Halloween is Jackie and Bert’s most favorite holiday, but when Jackie’s homemade Iron Man costume doesn’t turn out the way Bert had intended, Kate swoops in and hijacks the holiday. Meanwhile, Pete suspects a masked trick-or-treater is the same teenage misfit who egged the house and mooned him last year, so he holds the kid hostage trying to force a confession.

Witch-o-Ween “Bewitched” Marathon and Hitch-o-Ween “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” Marathon — Beginning Oct. 30 at midnight on Antenna TV. 54 episodes (27 hours) of the classic sitcom Bewitched on Oct. 30, followed by 48 episodes (24 hours) of Alfred Hitchcock Presents on Oct. 31 beginning at 3am.

Halloween Movie Marathon — Oct. 30 from 9:21am-1:10am; Oct. 31 from 9:23am-9pm on Spike. Includes A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street IIIThe Wolf Man (2010), Stephen King’s ItHalloween (2007), and Halloween II (2009).

Spooksville Halloween episode — Oct. 30 at 7:30pm on The Hub Network. The new series features this Halloween episode, where a mysterious spell causes Adam, Sally and Watch to take on the personas of their Halloween costumes.

The Middle: “Halloween IV: The Ghost Story” — Oct. 30 at 8pm on ABC. As Halloween approaches, Sue holds a séance during a sleepover with her fellow Wrestlerettes and swears that she’s seen the ghost of Christopher Columbus and one of his ships. Axl finds himself being hazed by the football team and not allowed to enter his own Halloween party that’s being thrown in his dorm room, and the family tries in vain to give Brick advice on how to ask out a girl he likes to go with him to a Halloween dance.

Annoying Orange: “Little Cart of Scaries” — Oct. 30 at 8pm on Cartoon Network. It’s up to Orange to alert the others when he learns a conniving fruit-eating plant plans to feast on his friends, but will he be bribed into silence?

Back in the Game: “Night Games” — Oct. 30 at 8:30pm on ABC. After spending every past Halloween with his mom, Danny decides to make his own plans by rallying The Angles for a night of trick-or-treating. But when the team fears that David and his friends will be out to get them, Danny devises a plan to outsmart the bullies. Meanwhile, Lulu teaches Terry how to celebrate Halloween as an adult, and The Cannon gets competitive during a visit to the cemetery.

Modern Family: “Open House of Horrors” — Oct. 30 at 9pm on ABC. Claire has overdone it in Halloweens past and the neighbors definitely don’t share her enthusiasm, so this year she’s being forced to tone it down and keep it “kid-friendly,” and Phil has an idea to hold an open house on Halloween night. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam host a costume party while contending with Lily wondering who her real mom is, and Gloria’s pregnancy hormones are on overdrive, making her even more hotheaded than usual.

South Park: “Hell on Earth 2006” – Oct. 30 at 9pm on Comedy Central. Satan and the residents of Hell rise up on Halloween for the most raging costume party ever. The antics of the most notorious serial killers of all time threaten Satan’s fun.

Ghost Hunters — Oct. 30 at 9pm on Syfy. Ghost Hunters presents an especially spooky investigation the eve before All Hallows’ Eve. In the episode, titled “Hyde and Seek,” lead investigator Jason Hawes and the TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) team head to Cooperstown, New York, for their most anticipated investigation location of the season: Hyde Hall. They’re there to look into claims that the infamous mansion was cursed by its former owners during a family feud, and during the investigation, the team comes face-to-face with threatening paranormal activity. Throughout the episode, TAPS will also share personal Halloween messages with viewers at home.

South Park: “A Nightmare on FaceTime” — Oct. 30 at 9:30pm on Comedy Central. Randy’s big plans for Halloween night keep Stan from trick-or-treating with his friends.

The Real Story of Halloween — Oct. 30 at 11:02pm on History. This special explores how our modern Halloween traditions have ancient roots.

Trick or Treat with Me TV — Beginning Oct. 30 at midnight (late-night Oct. 30, early morning Oct. 31) on Me TV — Me TV offers 29 hours of classic TV episodes dealing with haunted castles, witches, abandoned houses, ghosts and more. Svengoolie is on hand throughout the proceedings, which feature episodes ranging from the comical to the creepy. Among the many highlights are the “Trick or Treatment” episode of M*A*S*H (Oct. 31 at 8:30pm), and an episode of F Troop guest-starring Vincent Price as a vampire (Oct. 31 at 10:30pm).

LIVE with Kelly and Michael: “LIVE’s Best Halloween Show Ever — Oct. 31 (airs in syndication; check local listings). Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will take on a slew of new characters when they showcase the year’s most entertaining pop culture icons. From Duck Dynasty to The Walking Dead, Sharknado, Breaking Bad and the viral video sensation “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say),” LIVE will put the spotlight on many of pop culture’s biggest headliners, with more than 50 costumes throughout the program.

TODAY — Oct. 31 at 7am on NBC. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Carson Daly, Willie Geist, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will once again reveal their spooktacular costumes when NBC’s TODAY celebrates Halloween live on Rockefeller Plaza. Plus, fans on the Plaza and viewers at home will be treated to two surprise live performances. This year, TODAY also teams up with Instagram to share viewers’ photos on-air and on-line with #HalloweenTODAY, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated costume reveal. With ‘InstaStop’ in the TODAY Orange Room, guests will be able to photograph and share their Halloween creations.

The View — Oct. 31 at 11am on ABC. Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd welcome new co-host Jenny McCarthy to their annual Halloween festivities.

The Chew — Oct. 31 at 1pm (12pm CT/PT) on ABC. Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz also get into the Halloween spirit with some additional surprise tricks – and treats – including dressing in costume for a Halloween party blowout.

General Hospital — Oct. 31 at 2pm (1pm PT/CT) on ABC. A huge trick-or-treat party at General Hospital is the scene for a few surprises and an act of rebellion that will shock the residents of Port Charles in this special two-day Halloween extravaganza. Costumes may disguise the outside – but can they truly hide the inner emotions when someone you believe is dead ends up hiding behind the mask? The storyline continues on Friday, Nov. 1.

KISS Halloween Monster Marathon — Oct. 31 at 3:30pm on AXS TV. AXS TV teams up with rock group KISS to air six concerts wrapped around fresh interstitial concert featuring the group. Hard-rock concerts broadcast during the marathon will include Judas Priest, Papa Roach, Iron Maiden, the Hellfest festival, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, and the network premiere of KISS’s Zurich concert, featuring songs and music from their KISS MONSTER album.

Disney Channel Halloween marathon — Oct. 31 from 4pm-10pm on Disney Channel. Encore presentations of Halloween-themed episodes.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown — Oct. 31 at 8pm on ABC. The classic 1966 animated special finds the Peanuts gang celebrating Halloween, with Linus hoping that finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Features a bonus Peanuts cartoon, You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown.

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The Vampire Diaries: “Monster’s Ball” — Oct. 31 at 8pm on The CW. On campus, Elena is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos). Elena and Damon attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline’s evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak. Meanwhile, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) reveals her surprising history to Katherine, and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas. Silas’ demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation.

SNL Halloween — Oct. 31 at 8pm on NBC. — A look back at memorable Halloween/spooky stuff-related sketches from Saturday Night Live.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show — Oct. 31 at 8pm and 12:30am on Ovation. The 1975 cult classic starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf gets a Halloween night airing on Ovation.

Star of the Month: Vincent Price — Oct. 31 at 8pm on TCM. Tonight’s scary Vincent Price movies include Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Haunted Palace (1963), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Twice-Told Tales (1963), Tomb of Ligeia (1964), The Conqueror Worm (1968) and Theatre of Blood (1973).

Ghostbusters — Oct. 31 at 8:30pm on Comedy Central. The spooky and silly 1984 classic starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver.

The Millers: “Giving the Bird” — Oct. 31 at 8:31pm on CBS. It’s Halloween, and Nathan, Debbie and Adam take Mikayla trick-or-treating to the house of an old woman who everyone in the neighborhood thinks is a witch.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Thriller” — Oct. 31 at 9pm on ABC. It’s Halloween, and the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial are hit with a barrage of spooky patients, which affects their own plans and puts one doctor’s well-being in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Derek collaborates with Ben on a new surgical technique, and Richard angers Bailey when he asks a second year resident to perform his next surgery.

The Returned — Oct. 31 at 9pm on Sundance Channel. More zombies! Sundance has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to this critically acclaimed French supernatural drama. The eight-part series is set in an idyllic French mountain town, where a seemingly random group of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back.

The Big Bang Theory Halloween episodes — Oct. 31 beginning at 9pm on TBS. TBS re-airs four popular, Halloween-themed episodes of The Big Bang Theory: “The Middle Earth Paradigm,” “The Codpiece Topology,” “The Justice League Recombination” and “The Good Guy Fluctuation.”

Ghost Adventures — Oct. 31 at 9pm on Travel Channel. In a Halloween episode, the team travels to Transylvania, where they explore the legend of Vlad the Impaler and investigate some of the Romanian province’s most haunted castles and locations.

Jimmy Kimmel Live — Oct. 31 at 11:35pm on ABC. Kimmel celebrates the spooky holiday in costume with the show’s “Half & Half Halloween Pageant,” guest Ray Romano and a musical performance from Rob Zombie.

Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Haunted House — Oct. 31 at 12am (late-night Oct. 31/early morning Nov. 1) on Adult Swim. Tim, Eric and Zach are elated to learn their grandfather has left them money in his will. However, there’s a catch. In order to collect the money, they must live in his haunted mansion for the rest of their lives. Are the three of them up for it? This Halloween live-action special is written, directed and stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) with Zach Galifianakis.

NBC News Special: “Why We (Heart) Vampires” — Nov. 1 at 8pm on NBC. Tamron Hall hosts this one-hour special that looks at pop-culture’s fascination with vampires. The special features Dracula‘s Victoria Smurfit; author Anne Rice; True Blood’s Kristin Bauer and Carrie Preston; Cassandra Peterson, best known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s James Marsters; and more.

Hawaii Five-0: “Kupouli la” — Nov. 1 at 9pm on CBS. When Halloween comes to Hawaii and a zombie-like man is shot, Five-0 races to stop a madman who is conducting experiments on humans. Rumer Willis returns as Max’s girlfriend, and Corbin Bersen guest stars.

Parks and Recreation: “Recall Vote” — Nov. 14 at 8:31pm on NBC. Leslie prepares a haunted house with Ben, Ann and Chris for Halloween on the day of the recall vote. Meanwhile, Tom fears the end of Rent-A-Swag and persuades Ron to help save his business.


The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror: © 2013 Fox Broadcasting. The Simpsons ™ & © 2013 TCFFC. All Rights Reserved.

A.N.T. Farm: Adam Rose/Disney Channel

Ultimate Spider-Man: Marvel/Disney XD

Witches of East End: © 2013 Lifetime. Credit: Sergei Bachlakov

The Walking Dead Season 4: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

Toy Story of Terror: © 2013 Disney/Pixar

MythBusters: Courtesy of Discovery Channel

Pretty Little Liars: Eric McCandless/ABC Family

Dracula: Jonathon Hession/NBC

The Good Witch’s Destiny: Credit Hallmark Channel

The Goldbergs: Gilles Mingasseon/ABC

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: © 1966 United Feature Syndicate


  1. Wish the good older halloween cartoons still aired or aired more then once. Missing the garfield, more charlie brown and even haunted mansion!

  2. Hi, all. ABC said that “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will air on Halloween night, Oct. 31, at 8pm ET. We’ve updated the list accordingly. Thanks!

    • That was one of my favorites! They haven’t aired it since 1999. But you can purchase it on Amazon, I believe.

  3. Hi, all. Regarding “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” that usually airs on ABC, and we haven’t had official confirmation yet from the network when it is exactly airing this year. Once we do, we will add to the list. Thanks!

  4. The Great Pumpkin usually airs the Thursday before Halloween unless Halloween falls before the final Wednesday of October. Since Halloween is on a Thursday this year, it will probably air on Wednesday or Thursday, the 30th and 31st respectively.

  5. This is great. When I Googled “Halloween TV Program” I didn’t really expect to find a comprehensive list. Thanks !

  6. I wanted to say thank you. Halloween is my favorite Holiday and I enjoy seeing ALL the specials that are done on T.V., but I always miss a few. This is the best help available anywhere! Keep up the great work!

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