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Friday, Oct. 28: Tracey Ullman Plays Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and More

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Friday, Oct. 28

Tracey Ullman’s Show
HBO, 11pm
New Series!
HBO brings Ullman’s BBC One smash stateside with six episodes that offer the comic’s take on “modern life on the British side of the pond.” In her new outing, Ullman — who had her own self-titled sketch series in America from 1987-90 — will impersonate Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Angela Merkel, Duchess Camilla and others.

Good Girls Revolt
New Series!
Inspired by Lynn Povich’s book of the same name, this series set during the women’s rights movement of the 1960s and ’70s follows a group of young female researchers at Newsweek (formerly known as News of the Week) who fight for gender equality in their workplace. Their revolutionary request sparks changes and upends marriages, careers, sex lives, love lives and friendships. Genevieve Angelson and Anna Camp star.

The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” Marathon
FXX, beginning at 6pm
The Halloween celebration continues with 12 straight episodes of The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” episodes. Tonight’s marathon has “Treehouse of Horror” episodes from Seasons 9-21, spanning the years 1997-2009.

College Football
ESPN2, beginning at 7pm Live
ESPN2 airs a Friday night college football doubleheader with the Navy Midshipmen at the South Florida Bulls, followed by the Air Force Falcons at the Fresno State Bulldogs.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
ABC, 8pm
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with a special night that features the full-length special, plus a bonus cartoon, You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, which also features the Great Pumpkin.

MLB: World Series, Game 3
FOX, 8pm Live
Coverage of the 112th World Series moves to Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cleveland Indians visit the Cubs in Game 3.

Hotel Transylvania
FX, 8pm
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez lend their voices to this spirited animated adventure, in which Dracula runs a resort where monsters can get away from those pesky humans. But once his daughter decides she wants to explore the world, he has to rethink his outlook on life.

2016 American Humane Hero Dog Awards
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
TV personality, author and animal advocate Beth Stern and actor James Denton take the stage for the third consecutive year as cohosts of the sixth annual awards, and Katharine McPhee will perform during the “pup-ular” event. This award ceremony honors heroic canines and recognizes eight special dogs in the categories of Search & Rescue, Military, Law Enforcement, Arson, Guide/Hearing, Service, Therapy and Emerging Hero (an ordinary pet who has done extraordinary things).

Terror Classic Movies: Universal Horror
TCM, 8pm
Tonight, TCM airs several of the original Universal Pictures horror classics, including Dracula (1931), The Mummy (1932) and The Wolf Man (1941).

Z Nation: “Welcome to Murphytown”
Syfy, 9pm
The Man discovers Lucy’s existence, while 10K reunites with the gang and tells them about Murphy’s growing army.

Blue Bloods: “Whistleblowers”
CBS, 10pm
Frank (Tom Selleck) contends with allegations of abuse of power in the NYPD in the new episode “Whistleblowers.” Also, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate the case of a woman who was struck by a car under suspicious circumstances.

Van Helsing: “For Me”
Syfy, 10pm
Vanessa and Axel lead the others in the hospital’s last stand against a siege by Julius and his vampire soldiers. Later, when Dmitri’s vampire “Death Squad” arrives, it looks like civil war is brewing between the two vampire factions.

Saturday, Oct. 29

College Football: Florida vs. Georgia
CBS, 3:30pm Live
A great college football rivalry is renewed today in Jacksonville, Fla., as the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs in an SEC clash on CBS.

College Football: Miami at Notre Dame
NBC, 3:30pm Live

It was a big college football rivalry in the late 1980s. (Remember the 1988 “Catholics vs. Convicts” game?) The Miami Hurricanes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet again this afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium on NBC. The Irish beat the Canes 41-3 in their most recent clash in 2012.

MLB: World Series, Game 4
FOX, 8pm Live
Play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck and analyst John Smoltz call Game 4 action from Wrigley Field as the National League champion Chicago Cubs host the American League champion Cleveland Indians.

The Night Before Halloween
Syfy, 9pm
Original Film!
When a Halloween prank goes wrong, it unleashes a creature that will hunt each of the participants down and kill them, unless they can figure out how to transfer the curse to someone else. Bailee Madison and Anthony Lemke star.

Versailles: “Invalides”
Ovation, 10pm
Soldiers working at Versailles revolt, while the Duke of Cassel heads to the palace after a decree from the king stating that nobles who move to the area will be relieved of their debts.

Sunday, Oct. 30

NFL Football: Washington vs. Cincinnati (London)
FOX, 9:30am Live

The NFL heads to London for the second week in a row as the Washington Redskins face the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium, airing in the U.S. Sunday morning on FOX.

NCIS: Los Angeles: “Home Is Where the Heart Is”
CBS, 8pm
The NCIS team investigates a maintenance man with a dark past in the new episode “Home Is Where the Heart Is.”

This Is the End
FXX, 8pm
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and more star as versions of themselves in this bawdy 2013 comedy about a group of young Hollywood stars having a party when they’re suddenly faced with the apocalypse.

Years of Living Dangerously
NGC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
In his first television project since retiring as host of CBS’ Late Show, David Letterman travels to India for the first time to find out what the world’s soon-to-be most populous country is going to do to expand its inadequate energy grid, power its booming economy and bring basic electricity to 300 million citizens. Meanwhile, Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong travels to Florida and Nevada to investigate what’s blocking the growth of solar energy in the U.S. — and she gets the real story from industry insiders and a retired commissioner now willing to tell their stories. Years of Living Dangerously airs Wednesdays beginning Nov. 2.

Secrets and Lies: “The Daughter”
ABC, 9pm
When Eric (Michael Ealy) discovers that Danny (Eric Lange) is not who he appears to be, it could cost Cornell (Juliette Lewis) her job. After Cornell reveals more of Kate’s (Jordana Brewster) secrets, Eric begins to question the motives of even those closest to him.

Madam Secretary: “The Dissent Memo”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “The Dissent Memo,” Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) must find a way to respond when the president’s (Keith Carradine) administration is criticized for its lack of attention to the upcoming Angolan election.

Quantico: “KMFORGET”
ABC, 10pm
Still suspicious of Alex (Priyanka Chopra) and Ryan (Jake McLaughlin), Harry (Russell Tovey) vows to learn more about their plan. Owen (Blair Underwood) recruits Léon (Aarón Diaz) for a special assignment.  In the future, Alex faces her toughest challenge yet when the terrorists corner her.

Elementary: “Henny Penny the Sky Is Falling”
CBS, 10pm
Elementary hits its 100th episode milestone with the new installment “Henny Penny the Sky Is Falling,” in which Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) consult on the investigation into a financial analyst’s murder and are drawn into the world of asteroid research.

Monday, Oct. 31

Supergirl: “Survivors”
The CW, 8pm
When Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) investigate the murder of an unregistered alien, the trail leads to an alien fight club.

Gotham: “Mad City: Red Queen”
FOX, 8pm
Trippy, man! After coming in contact with a mysterious Mad Hatter-created substance, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) goes on a psychedelic trip and must confront his past, present and future.

The Voice: “The Knockouts, Part 3”
NBC, 8pm
The knockout rounds continue with coaches Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s strongest team members remaining from the battle rounds. The coaches enlist Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to prepare the artists for the knockout rounds.

NFL Football: Minnesota at Chicago
ESPN, 8:15pm Live
The Monsters of the Midway fittingly host this Halloween edition of Monday Night Football at Soldier Field as the Minnesota Vikings visit their NFC North foes, the Chicago Bears.

Man With a Plan: “Two Tickets to Paradise”
CBS, 8:30pm
In the new episode “Two Tickets to Paradise,” Adam’s (Matt LeBlanc) client offers him two highly coveted tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers game, forcing him to choose between taking his wife, Andi (Liza Snyder), or his brother, Don (Kevin Nealon).

2 Broke Girls: “And the College Experience”
CBS, 9pm
When Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) are invited to speak about their business at Caroline’s alma mater, Max takes the opportunity to give Caroline the college partying experience she never had in the new episode “And the College Experience.”

People of Earth
TBS, 9pm
New Series!
After reporter Ozzie Graham (The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac) hits a deer with his car, he starts seeing and hearing odd things. Stripped of his serious news beat while he recovers from the incident, Ozzie is ordered to profile a support group for “experiencers” — people who think they’ve had alien encounters, led by the enthusiastic Gina (Ana Gasteyer, SNL, Suburgatory) — and discovers his accident may have been no accident after all. Conan O’Brien executive produces.

Paranormal Lockdown: “100 Hours at Black Monk House”
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In this two-hour special episode, Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman of Paranormal Lockdown confine themselves in the notorious Black Monk House of Yorkshire, England, the site of reported violent poltergeist activity.

The Odd Couple: “I Kid, You Not”
CBS, 9:30pm
Oscar (Matthew Perry) tries to prove to Charlotte (Teri Hatcher) that he can be responsible when he volunteers to take her son, Evan (Caleb Brown), trick-or-treating in the new episode “I Kid, You Not.”

Scorpion: “Bat Poop Crazy”
CBS, 10pm
In the new Halloween-themed episode “Bat Poop Crazy,” Team Scorpion must infiltrate a deep, vast cave system in order to prevent a bat population from destroying the ecosystem.

Timeless: “The Alamo”
NBC, 10pm
After one member is fired from the team, Flynn (Goran Visnjic) returns to a pivotal event in the war over Texas — the Battle of the Alamo. The team finds themselves stranded inside the famous fort, surrounded by Mexican soldiers, knowing that everyone inside is fated to die.

POV: “What Tomorrow Brings”
PBS, 10pm
Season Finale!
Go inside the very first girls school in a small Afghan village. Never before have fathers allowed their daughters to be educated. As they learn to read and write, the girls discover the lives they dream of leading.

Stan Against Evil
IFC, 11pm
New Series!
John C. McGinley (Scrubs) is Stan, a perpetually disgruntled sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Janet Varney (You’re the Worst) costars as Evie Barret, the town’s new sheriff. Stan and Evie reluctantly join forces when they realize things are not quite right in their quaint town, which happens to be built upon the site of a massive 17th-century witch burning, and they find themselves confronting a variety of demons and monsters. After tonight’s Halloween premiere, the series airs regularly on Wednesdays starting Nov. 2.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

NCIS: “Home of the Brave”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Home of the Brave,” Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) boldly breaks protocol when he learns a witness in an NCIS case is wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

30 for 30: “Hit It Hard”
ESPN, 8pm
Pro golfer John Daly shocked the sports world when he won the PGA Championship 25 years ago. The popular and polarizing player from Arkansas didn’t fit the mold in a sport known for tradition and decorum. This 30 for 30 installment looks at Daly’s roller-coaster golf career, including his 1995 British Open win, and his struggles with alcohol, food, gambling, women and depression.

The Voice: “The Road to the Live Shows”
NBC, 8pm
Relive the best moments from the season so far during this original special chronicling the journey of the Top 20 from the blind auditions to next week’s live playoffs. Also includes never-before-seen footage of coaches Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

American Housewife: “Art Show”
ABC, 8:30pm
Katie (Katy Mixon) goes on a mission to abscond with Anna-Kat’s (Julia Butters) entry in the school art show — an ultra-plus-sized portrait of mom. Left in charge of Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) and Taylor Meg Donnelly), Doris (Ali Wong) is determined to whip them into shape and finds out she may have met her match.

Married at First Sight: “Season 4 Reunion”
A&E, 9pm
The experts head back to Miami to see how the Season 4 couples are faring since their decision to stay married or go their separate ways.

Fresh Off the Boat: “Citizen Jessica”
ABC, 9pm
As Louis (Randall Park) and the Cattleman’s Ranch staff prepare the restaurant to serve as a polling place for the 1996 election, Jessica (Constance Wu) suspects that one employee may be undocumented. But when she reports her findings to the INS, she finds out her own immigration status is questionable. Meanwhile, Eddie (Hudson Yang) and his friends have a heated debate over who killed Tupac Shakur.

This Is Us: “Career Days”
NBC, 9pm
Kate (Chrissy Metz) interviews for a new job that seems just about perfect, although it comes with a catch. Randall (Sterling K. Brown) doubts his career choice and wonders if he followed the right path. Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Olivia’s (Janet Montgomery) relationship moves in a new direction. And Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) are conflicted on what to do when Randall tests as a gifted child.

Last Squad Standing
Oxygen, 9pm
New Series!
Actress and comedian Alesha Reneé hosts this competition series where three squads of friends compete for a $100,000 grand prize. The three crews of hot BFFs will face off in physical challenges, and the losing team will have a member eliminated from the competition. In a house full of hookups and heartbreak, alliances and allegiances will be put to the test.

American Experience: “The Battle of Chosin”
PBS, 9pm
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. The Chosin Reservoir Campaign was the first major military clash of the Cold War. Bloody combat and heroic tales of survival marked the 17-day battle between U.N. forces and Chinese troops.

Channel Zero: Candle Cove: “A Strange Vessel”
Syfy, 9pm
When Mike’s (Paul Schneider) daughter Lily (Abigail Pniowsky) mysteriously arrives in Iron Hill, more is learned about the murders of 1988. Mike and Jessica (Natalie Brown) take drastic measures to heal the past and protect Lily from Candle Cove.

NCIS: New Orleans: “One Good Man”
CBS, 10pm
The NCIS team reviews unorthodox training exercises after a Navy SEAL candidate is found murdered weeks before his graduation. Steven Weber returns in his guest role as Mayor Douglas Hamilton in the new episode “One Good Man.”

Chicago Fire: “Nobody Else Is Dying Today”
NBC, 10pm
While checking out a warehouse as part of his aldermanic duties, Lt. Casey (Jesse Spencer) finds himself in a bad spot when a forklift accidentally pierces a tank storing acid, causing an extremely hazardous spill. With a father and daughter in peril, Casey is forced to use extreme measures to remedy the situation.

Chrisley Knows Best
USA Network, 10:30pm
Season Finale!
Season 4 of the hit reality series ends tonight (the season finale episode is preceded by a new episode a half-hour earlier).

Wednesday, Nov. 2

The 50th Annual CMA Awards
ABC, 8pm Live
Come for the peerless repartee of longtime hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Stay for the country music star power and blockbuster performances. The 50th annual celebration airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Arrow: “Human Target”
The CW, 8pm
DC Comics character Christopher Chance, a.k.a. the Human Target (guest star Wil Traval), makes an appearance when Oliver (Stephen Amell) needs help defeating Tobias Church (former The Walking Dead actor Chad L. Coleman).

Blindspot: “Do Not Slack, the Featherweight Wins”
NBC, 8pm
When Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and Jane (Jaimie Alexander) go missing during an undercover operation, the rest of the team must interrogate two criminals who hold the key to finding them.

Criminal Minds: “The Anti-Terrorism Squad”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “The Anti-Terrorism Squad,” the BAU investigates whether bullying may be the link between two high school students who are the sole survivors after both of their families are killed.

WGN America, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The third season promises to be the most bewitching yet, with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery, with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself. And there’s only one person on earth who can beat the devil — Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), the very witch who birthed him. The only problem is she’s dead. Or is she? While John Alden (Shane West) is forced to bury his love, her mysterious servant Tituba (Ashley Madekwe) has eaten Petrus’ eyes. Tituba now has the abilities of the seer and sees a horrifying vision of hell on earth.

The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands
AXS TV, 10pm Live
Tonight, the Dallas group Infinite Journey performs a tribute to the classic rock band Journey.

Code Black: “Landslide”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Landslide,” Angels Memorial doctors treat victims caught in a landslide, and the ER is put at risk when a group of children come in with measles. Meredith Baxter and Eric Roberts guest-star.

Stan Against Evil
IFC, 10pm
Following its sneak preview debut on Halloween, the horror-comedy series settles into its regular time slot tonight with back-to-back half-hour episodes. John C. McGinley and Janet Varney star as the former and current sheriffs of a small New England town who find themselves up against an array of demons and monsters.

Little Women: Dallas
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!
Little Women: Atlanta’s Bri Barlup and Emily Fernandez decide to leave hard times behind and move to Texas, where they’re ready to shake things up with a whole new group of little ladies. Everything may not always be bigger in Texas, but the drama certainly is!

Chicago P.D.: “Skin in the Game”
NBC, 10pm
After receiving a complaint from a frustrated neighbor, Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Officer Sorensen (guest star Kevin Kane) arrive to the house of baseball player Jake McCoy (guest star Billy Burke), and find the dead body of a 16-year-old girl, Maya Collins (guest star Violett Beane). There is conflict within the case as Intelligence learns that Olinsky (Elias Koteas) and McCoy are friends, and McCoy admits that he was helping Maya and other girls try to escape the sex trade.

Thursday, Nov. 3

The Avengers
FX, 7pm
Marvel Comics’ classic heroes — including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk — come together in director Joss Whedon’s 2012 action extravaganza to battle the nefarious Loki and an extraterrestrial army of invaders. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson star.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Why Try to Change Me Now”
ABC, 8pm
A new consultant arrives, putting all of the doctors on edge — especially when she starts stepping on toes in the operating room. Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Owen’s (Kevin McKidd) personal problems start seeping into the hospital. April (Sarah Drew) explores some uncharted territory.

Rosewood: “Tree Toxins & Three Stories”
FOX, 8pm
School is in session as Rosewood and Villa enlist the help of Miami’s brightest pathology students to investigate a cold case double murder.

Superstore: “Election Day”
NBC, 8pm
When corporate sends out a voting guide that only benefits the company’s interests, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) work together to put out a rival pamphlet, until Jonah’s personal life gets in the way. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) and Glenn (Mark McKinney) are stuck in an accidental cover-up, while Mateo (Nico Santos) goes to great lengths to hide his undocumented status.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
LeBron James and the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers host Amir Johnson and the Boston Celtics, followed by Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors hosting Durant’s former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular
truTV, 8pm Live
Season Finale!
The guys are back for another live episode. This time it’s a two-hour extravaganza from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., in tandem with Nitro Circus, which features some of the world’s best extreme athletes performing “the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed theatrical spectacular.” We’re assuming one of the boys — Murr, Joe, Q or Sal — is going to be launched 50 feet in the air or be punished by doing some sort of freestyle BMX stunt.

NFL Football: Atlanta at Tampa Bay
NFL Network, 8:25pm Live
A matchup between NFC South rivals is in store as the Atlanta Falcons go on the road to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this Thursday Night Football matchup at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

The Great Indoors: “Dating Apps”
CBS, 8:30pm
In the new episode “Dating Apps,” Jack’s (Joel McHale) younger colleagues intervene when he decides to try online dating and creates the worst profile ever.

The Good Place: “… Someone Like Me as a Member”
NBC, 8:30pm
Michael’s (Ted Danson) skills are put to the test when he attempts to sort out an unprecedented situation. Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) makes a connection elsewhere, much to the dismay of Eleanor (Kristen Bell), while Janet (D’Arcy Carden) shows a different side of herself.

Mom: “Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop”
CBS, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!
Christy (Anna Faris) has a potentially life-altering decision to make in the new episode “Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop.” When Bonnie’s (Allison Janney) ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (guest star Rosie O’Donnell), offers Christy a lucrative job in real estate, she must consider giving up her dreams of becoming a lawyer.

Chicago Med: “Inherent Bias”
NBC, 9pm
Sharon Goodwin’s (S. Epatha Merkerson) childhood sweetheart arrives at the hospital, but finds himself in dire straits. To help get his financial footing, Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) gets lured into a concierge doctor app idea.

Life in Pieces: “Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp”
CBS, 9:30pm
Greg (Colin Hanks) avoids voting in the presidential election because the lines are too long and Joan (Dianne Wiest) gets a prescription for medicinal marijuana in the new episode “Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp.”

How to Get Away With Murder: “Call It Mother’s Intuition”
ABC, 10pm
Annalise (Viola Davis) and her students defend siblings charged with conspiring to murder their mother. Frank’s (Charlie Weber) actions have painful consequences.

Pure Genius: “It’s Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Silk Surgery”
CBS, 10pm
In this new episode, a young boy’s legs are crushed after being pinned by a car, and Malik (Aaron Jennings) is determined to use a revolutionary procedure using spider silk to save his limbs.

The Blacklist: “Dr. Adrian Shaw”
NBC, 10pm
Red (James Spader) directs the task force to track down an individual who provides new identities to criminals on the run. Meanwhile, as Alexander Kirk’s medical condition worsens, Liz (Megan Boone) seeks guidance from Cooper (Harry Lennix) on a crucial decision.

Falling Water: “Castles Made of Sand”
USA Network, 10pm
Burton’s (David Ajala) controlled facade begins to crumble in his waking and dreaming life. Taka (Will Yun Lee) and Sabine (Brooke Bloom) find an unexpected, off-kilter intimacy. Tess (Lizzie Brocheré) seeks solace in the company of a dying ex-lover.

Behind Bars: Rookie Year: “It’s Personal”
A&E, 10:30pm
As violence continues to rise in the prison, Israel and Purto must shake down cells of high-level SNM gang leaders — and Purto discovers his life may be in jeopardy. Mangin and Cordova witness a violent SNM fight as they mark their one-year anniversary as COs. Chaz is beginning to come into his own as an officer.

Friday, Nov. 4

The Crown
New Series!
Claire Foy, John Lithgow, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby and Victoria Hamilton star in this engrossing, 10-episode look at the early reign of Elizabeth II (Foy), starting when she had the crown unexpectedly thrust upon her at the age of 25. Peter Morgan (The Queen) wrote the series, which is directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot).

Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
In this new standup special, comedian Dana Carvey brings his distinctive brand of humor to an audience at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.

The Ivory Game
This documentary feature goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months with a crack team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate frontline rangers and tough-as-nails conservationists, to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory poachers and traffickers.

MacGyver: “Can Opener”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Can Opener,” MacGyver (Lucas Till) is tasked to go undercover as an inmate in a maximum security prison to break out drug kingpin “El Noche” (guest star Raoul Trujillo) and track him to his cartel’s secret location.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live
ESPN airs an NBA doubleheader beginning with Derrick Rose and the N.Y. Knicks visiting the Chicago Bulls in Rose’s first game against his former team. The second game has Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors visiting the L.A. Lakers.

Hell’s Kitchen: “Let the Catfights Begin”
FOX, 8pm
In tonight’s dinner service, the remaining chefs must embrace “family night” with kid-friendly menu items, and actresses Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World) and Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce) join the VIP diners.

A Wish for Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!
Sara Shaw (Lacey Chabert) is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she’ll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. Santa grants her wish, but only gives her 48 hours to accomplish her goal.

The Exorcist: “Chapter Six: Star of the Morning”
FOX, 9pm
The last episode’s exorcism of Casey Rance (Hannah Kasulka) has her freaked-out parents (Geena Davis and Alan Ruck) and her priests (including Ben Daniels’s Father Marcus Keane) reeling from the fallout. Hell hath fury, indeed. Lots and lots of fury.

Alvin Ailey American Dance
PBS, 9pm
Join Lincoln Center at the Movies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces.

Blue Bloods: “Guilt by Association”
CBS, 10pm
When a key witness in Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) case is killed just before testifying, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) enlists Anthony (Steve Schirippa) to help him find the killer. Guest star Michael Imperioli also returns in the new episode “Guilt by Association.”

Treasure Quest: Snake Island
Discovery, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Discovery ventures to an island roughly 90 miles off the coast of Sao Paolo, Brazil, called Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island. The history of Snake Island is riddled with mystery and danger. It is estimated that there are between 2,000 to 4,000 golden lancehead vipers on Queimada Grande, which equates to a snake, on average, every square meter.

Saturday, Nov. 5

The Mistletoe Promise
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!
Elise (Jaime King) dreads spending another Christmas alone, and when she meets Nick (Luke Macfarlane), a single and handsome attorney, they quickly bond over their mutual dislike of the holidays. Realizing they’re each about to face a lonely holiday season, Nick suggests the “mistletoe promise” — that he and Elise pretend to be a couple until Christmas Eve.

Who Killed JonBenét?
Lifetime, 8pm
Like a number of other media outlets circling the 20th anniversary of the death of former Little Miss Colorado JonBenét Ramsey in December 1996, Lifetime is devoting an entire night to its own investigation — first airing the scripted movie Who Killed JonBenét? In the film, Julia Campbell plays Patsy Ramsey, who succumbed to cancer in 2006. (House of Cards’ Michel Gill is father John, and newcomers Payton Lepinski and Kiefer O’Reilly are JonBenét and older brother Burke, respectively.) Does the actress believe Patsy is the killer? Former cop Steve Thomas (played by Eion Bailey), whose book JonBenét: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation tilts toward Patsy accidentally killing her child, assumes a prominent thesis in the film. The documentary JonBenét’s Mother: Victim or Killer? follows.

Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love
Reelz, 9pm
This two-hour documentary about 1970s music star Karen Carpenter features interviews from close friends and insiders to her group the Carpenters as it digs deep into her often difficult and complex relationships.

400 Days
Syfy, 9pm
Original Film!
Stuck in a simulated mission to a distant planet, a space crew’s mental states begin to deteriorate. Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman and Tom Cavanagh star.

Versailles: “Revelations”
Ovation, 10pm
Bontemps is worried about the king’s high fever and summons a doctor, while an
emergency council meets to discuss a course of action if the king’s condition worsens.