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Wednesday, Nov. 2: Salem’s Most Bewitching Season Yet

Salem Season 3 WGN America

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Wednesday, Nov. 2

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.

2016 World Series: Game 7
FOX, 7pm Live

It all comes down to this: The Chicago Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. Taking the mound for Cleveland is Corey Kluber, with Kyle Hendricks starting for Chicago. FOX pregame coverage begins at 7pm ET with first pitch scheduled for 8pm ET.

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.

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.