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Tuesday, Oct. 16: Roseanne’s Family Carries on in ‘The Conners’

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Tuesday, Oct. 16

The Conners
ABC, 8pm
New Series!

John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman and other cast members from the successful but canceled Roseanne regroup for this new spinoff series. ABC dropped Roseanne after star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, and Barr will have no involvement in The Conners. According to ABC, “After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.”

Day of the Undead Marathon
AMC, 11:20am

It’s a full day of not-dead movies, including The Return of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later and the 25th anniversary of Army of Darkness.

NCIS: “Third Wheel”
CBS, 8pm

A visit from friends and a call to assist NCIS interrupt Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) quiet vacation at his remote cabin. Joe Spano and Don Lake guest-star in the new episode “Third Wheel.”

The Flash: “Blocked”
The CW, 8pm

As Barry (Grant Gustin) helps his daughter, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), become a better speedster, he and Team Flash also track down a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada (Chris Klein), who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

It’s opening night of the NBA regular season, and TNT has a marquee doubleheader featuring the Philadelphia 76ers at the Boston Celtics, followed by the Golden State Warriors hoisting another championship banner to the Oracle Arena rafters before they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Kids Are Alright
ABC, 8:30pm
New Series!

Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead) and Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) star in this ensemble comedy that follows a traditional Irish Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during the 1970s. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy Cleary raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision and lots and lots of energy.

black-ish: “Gap Year”
ABC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In tonight’s season premiere, the Johnsons send Junior (Marcus Scribner) off to college, only to find him back in the living room, intent on taking a year off before starting college.

FBI: “Crossfire”
CBS, 9pm

The team rushes to track down an active sniper with an elusive motive in the new episode “Crossfire.”

Married at First Sight: “All Roads Lead to This”
Lifetime, 9pm
Season Finale!

In the two-hour season finale, the newly formed couples must decide whether to stay legally married or file for divorce.

This Is Us: “Vietnam”
NBC, 9pm

A young Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) makes a decision that will impact the course of his life.

Splitting Up Together: “Sign Language”
ABC, 9:30pm
Season Premiere!

The morning after Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) sleep together, Lena searches for signs that they are or aren’t meant to be a couple. Arthur (Bobby Lee) and Camille (Lindsay Price) trail Lisa Apple (Monica Barbaro), hoping to determine if she is pregnant with Martin’s baby. Maya (Diane Farr) struggles to decide if she should tell her new boyfriend, Frank (Travis Schuldt), about her pregnancy.

The Rookie
ABC, 10pm
New Series!

In this drama inspired by actual events, Nathan Fillion stars as 40-something John Nolan, who, after a life-altering incident, pursues his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. Nolan tries to use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to become a success in this new chapter of his life. Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin Jr. and Mercedes Mason also star in this series from Alexi Hawley, who ran Fillion’s previous ABC hit Castle.

NCIS: New Orleans: “Legacy”
CBS, 10pm

LeVar Burton directed the new episode “Legacy,” in which the investigation into the murder of a petty officer uncovers a conspiracy in the tight-knit local fishing community.

New Amsterdam: “Boundaries”
NBC, 10pm

When Max (Ryan Eggold) volunteers New Amsterdam to take over for a short-staffed hospital nearby, things get chaotic quickly. Meanwhile, Iggy (Tyler Labine) has a crisis of conscience after receiving the news that funding for a garden has been granted, and an eager resident learns a secret about Dr. Bloom (Janet Montgomery).

The Purge: “Lovely Dark and Deep”
USA Network, 10pm

Miguel (Gabriel Chavarria) and Penelope (Jessica Garza) hike the forest; Jane (Amanda Warren) must endure David’s (William Baldwin) party; Rick (Colin Woodell) doubts Lila’s (Lili Simmons) intentions.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

The Goldbergs: “Hersheypark”
ABC, 8pm

Adam (Sean Giambrone) discovers Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. After attending Career Night, Geoff (Sam Lerner) realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

AMC Double Feature: “Chucky”
AMC, 8pm

Catch airings of two movies featuring one of horror’s favorite dolls: Curse of Chucky (2013) and Cult of Chucky (2017).

Survivor: David vs. Goliath
CBS, 8pm

Wait a minute — the Old Testament never said anything about an abrupt tribe swap! After nearly two weeks on the island, the Survivors get a shake-up as the underdog Davids and the heavyweight Goliaths switch teams. Who will adapt? And which bossy castaway will start off on the wrong foot?

CMT Artists of the Year 2018
CMT, 8pm Live

This 90-minute special is dedicated to the women of country music — past, present and future. To celebrate this year’s historic event where all of the honorees are female, each will perform with a female-led act. In addition, honoree Maren Morris will join forces with Brandi Carlile for a powerful tribute to Aretha Franklin, and the coveted “Artist of a Lifetime” award will be given to country music icon Loretta Lynn.

Riverdale: “Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men’s Eyes”
The CW, 8pm

After a gruesome discovery is made in the forest, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) team up to investigate Riverdale’s latest mystery. As Archie (KJ Apa) navigates his new surroundings, Veronica (Camila Mendes) devises a plan to bring a bit of home to him. When Moose (Cody Kearsley) decides to join the RROTC, Kevin (Casey Cott) worries he may be pulling away from him.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live

Anthony Davis leads the New Orleans Pelicans into Houston to face Chris Paul, James Harden and the Rockets. ESPN’s second game has Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks at the Phoenix Suns.

Empire: “Love All, Trust a Few”
FOX, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

R&B artist Mario guest-stars as Devon, a new act with the sound that Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Portia (Ta’Rhonda Jones) have been searching for.

Chicago Med: “Backed Against the Wall”
NBC, 8pm

Will (Nick Gehlfuss) gets an unplanned visit from the CPD; Ethan (Brian Tee) is skeptical of a woman who is experiencing chronic pain; Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) tends to a cancer patient whose brother has strong feelings on why he is refusing to lend his assistance.

Autumnwatch New England
PBS, 8pm Live
New Series!

Travel to the colorful landscapes of New England, meet a cast of unforgettable wildlife characters and experience some of the best autumn has to offer, including leaf “peeping,” pumpkin carving and cranberry harvesting. The series continues with additional episodes premiering the next two nights.

Horror Stars: Boris Karloff
TCM, beginning at 8pm

A night of spooky films starring horror icon Boris Karloff begins with 1932’s The Old Dark House and includes other classics like The Walking Dead (1936), Isle of the Dead (1945) and The Terror (1963).

American Housewife: “Enemies: An Otto Story”
ABC, 8:30pm

Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) runs for the Green Chair position in the school election, which results in Katie (Katy Mixon) turning the election into a feud of her own. Meanwhile, Greg (Diedrich Bader) becomes concerned about Taylor’s (Meg Donnelly) new friend Pierce (guest star Milo Manheim).

Modern Family: “Torn Between Two Lovers”
ABC, 9pm

Haley (Sarah Hyland) can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny (Rico Rodriguez) returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry (guest star Hillary Ann Matthews), continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

SEAL Team: “The Worst of Conditions”
CBS, 9pm

Jason (David Boreanaz) is faced with a huge decision about his future with Bravo Team in the new episode “The Worst of Conditions.”

Man’s Greatest Food
Cooking Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere
Well, it’s definitely not salad. Chef Roger Mooking seeks out the tastiest morsels in the country. And what’s more American than red meat? Tonight, in an episode aptly titled “Beef,” he samples everything from Philly cheesesteaks to ribs.

All American: “99 Problems”
The CW, 9pm

While trying to be all things on and off the field, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) quickly discovers the rules he played by at Crenshaw no longer apply in Beverly Hills. Coop (Bre-Z) is also forced to learn a new set of rules, with Spencer’s protective “halo effect” now gone.

Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The true-crime series returns to further explore the ripple effects of a single murder on multiple lives, unraveling each homicide case through three distinct but connected points of view. Hear from loved ones, witnesses and law enforcement — many telling their stories for the first time ever — reflecting on how the past continues to haunt the present.

Chicago Fire: “This Isn’t Charity”
NBC, 9pm

While Firehouse 51 is on high alert when a series of explosions rock the city, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) adjusts to his new duties, and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) gets a visit from an old friend.

NOVA: “Addiction”
PBS, 9pm

Delve into America’s opioid crisis — in a world in which many other diseases can be traced to addictive behavior, how do addictions work, and what can the science of addiction tell us about how we can resolve this dire social issue?

Single Parents: “Beyoncé Circa Lemonade”
ABC, 9:30pm

After scolding Miggy (Jake Choi) for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie (Leighton Meester) and Douglas (Brad Garrett) engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) teaches Will (Taran Killam) how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

A Million Little Things: “friday night dinner”
ABC, 10pm

A million little things can go wrong when opening a new restaurant — but betrayal between friends shouldn’t be one of them. Regina (Christina Moses) learns this the hard way as the future of her and Delilah’s (Stephanie Szostak) eatery is threatened.

Criminal Minds: “Rule 34”
CBS, 10pm

The BAU team must figure out who sent packages with gruesome contents to six people in the Washington, D.C., area in the new episode “Rule 34.”

Chicago P.D.: “Ride Along”
NBC, 10pm

When a ride-along goes sideways, Burgess (Marina Squerciati) is faced with a difficult choice: Follow the advice of Voight (Jason Beghe) or that of a potential new ally.

Outrageous Acts of Science
Science, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The fan-favorite series is back, putting the spotlight on more of the web’s most ingenious, funniest, daring, outrageous and bizarre clips as the world’s best science experts explain what’s happening. The season premiere episode, “Quantum Leaps,” looks at the internet’s biggest breakthroughs, genius inventions and awesome builds.

Thursday, Oct. 18

I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman

The news cycle is spinning faster than the front row at SoulCycle, but at least host Sarah Silverman gets to sit down for dinner with a family of conservatives in rural Wyoming. How much they enjoy the meal remains to be seen.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
ABC, 8pm

The classic 1966 Halloween staple returns for another year as Linus searches for the elusive Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown finds trick-or-treating isn’t the thrill everyone makes it out to be.

The Big Bang Theory: “The Planetarium Collision”
CBS, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) accidentally sabotages Amy’s (Mayim Bialik) career in the new episode “The Planetarium Collision.” Guest star Bob Newhart returns as the specter of Arthur Jeffries (a.k.a. Professor Proton).

Supernatural: “Gods and Monsters”
The CW, 8pm

Sam (Jared Padalecki) finds a clue to Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) whereabouts, so he, Mary (Samantha Smith) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) set out to investigate. Castiel (Misha Collins) imparts some sage advice on Jack (Alexander Calvert), who, still desperate to belong, seeks out a familial connection.

Superstore: “Toxic Workplace”
NBC, 8pm

Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their coworkers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

NBA Basketball
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live

TNT’s Thursday NBA doubleheader starts at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as the Chicago Bulls visit the 76ers. Then, LeBron James makes his regular-season debut with the L.A. Lakers vs. the Trail Blazers at Portland’s Moda Center.

NFL Football: Denver at Arizona
FOX & NFL Network, 8:20pm Live

Thursday Night Football heads to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., as Von Miller and the Denver Broncos duel with Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals.

Young Sheldon: “A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries”
CBS, 8:30pm

Recurring guest star Wallace Shawn returns as Dr. Sturgis in the new episode “A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries,” in which Sheldon (Iain Armitage) and Missy (Raegan Revord) are recommended for a university research study on twins.

The Good Place: “Jeremy Bearimy”
NBC, 8:30pm

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Station 19: “Home to Hold Onto”
ABC, 9pm

When Station 19 receives a call from concerned neighbors regarding a resident in their apartment building, the team heads out to investigate. When they arrive to evaluate the scene, they’re shocked by what they find inside. Meanwhile, in an effort to create a solid working relationship between the fire and police departments, Ryan (Alberto Frezza) takes an unlikely member of the team on a ride-along.

Mom: “Big Sauce and Coconut Water”
CBS, 9pm
Guest Star Alert!

Guest star Kristen Johnston returns as Tammy in the new episode “Big Sauce and Coconut Water,” in which Bonnie (Allison Janney) invites a newly paroled Tammy to stay at her house.

College Football: Stanford at Arizona State
ESPN, 9pm Live

A big battle in the Pac-12 Conference has the Stanford Cardinal heading to the desert to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

Murphy Brown: “Three Shirts to the Wind”
CBS, 9:30pm
Guest Star Alert!

David Costabile, Merle Dandridge and original Murphy Brown cast member Charles Kimbrough guest-star in the new episode “Three Shirts to the Wind.” Murphy (Candice Bergen) and the team weigh the pros and cons of interviewing a former White House senior advisor (Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda.

How to Get Away With Murder: “It’s Her Kid”
ABC, 10pm

Annalise (Viola Davis) and Nate (Billy Brown) look to get Nate’s dad a psych evaluation so that they can have his murder case retried under an insanity plea. Meanwhile, Michaela (Aja Naomi King) works overtime to convince Tegan (Amirah Vann) to give her a chance to earn her trust back, and Bonnie (Liza Weil) gets an offer she mulls over.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Accredo”
NBC, 10pm

A member of a women’s empowerment group is found murdered, leading the cops to the group’s charismatic male leader. Meanwhile, Rollins (Kelli Giddish) keeps her pregnancy under wraps to avoid going on desk duty.

Amanpour & Co.
PBS, 11pm

“My job is to provide the unvarnished truth,” says Christiane Amanpour of her new public-affairs show, a CNN-PBS collaboration. The war correspondent turned international news anchor hosts the wide-ranging series from London, joined by four respected New York City-based journalists, to interview political newsmakers and interesting folks from the worlds of arts, sports and tech.

Friday, Oct. 19

Season Premiere!

Season 2 of the creepy show based on the popular podcast, which explores the real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends, will feature new tales from the podcast as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form, and stars new cast members as well. The hybrid series will again depict its eerie stories using narration, archival footage and animation to complement the filmed segments.

Marvel’s Daredevil
Season Premiere!

The first Marvel series for Netflix is back for Season 3, as Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) is once again up against Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio, reprising his Season 1 villain). The season also promises to detail the origin story of the iconic Marvel villain Bullseye (Wilson Bethel). New to the series along with Bethel are Joanne Whalley and Jay Ali.

New Series!

Toni Collette stars as therapist Joy Richards in this dramedy that asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible — or even desirable — as stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge among Joy’s friends, neighbors and clients.

Fresh Off the Boat: “Workin’ the ’Ween”
ABC, 8pm

Honey (Chelsey Crisp) and Marvin (Ray Wise) ask Jessica (Constance Wu) and Louis (Randall Park) to be baby Maria’s godparents, and Jessica offers to babysit her on Halloween night. But the Huangs are in for a spooky evening when they agree to help wean the baby off of her pacifier. Meanwhile, Eddie (Hudson Yang) is hired by mattress store owner Harv (guest star George Wendt, Cheers) for a job to make some extra money so that he can buy himself a car and ends up having to work in the creepy store all by himself on Halloween.

MacGyver: “Guts + Fuel + Hope”
CBS, 8pm

MacGyver (Lucas Till) and his team must find a way to drive a tanker filled with liquid oxygen through a region occupied by rebels and deliver it to a children’s hospital. C. Thomas Howell guest-stars in the new episode “Guts + Fuel + Hope.”

Dynasty: “Ship of Vipers”
The CW, 8pm

While Blake (Grant Show) focuses on his own selfish endeavors, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) goes to desperate measures to sell Carrington Atlantic to the Van Kirks. Sam (Rafael de la Fuente) and Alexis (Nicollette Sheridan) are determined to validate their suspicions about Melissa (guest star Kelly Rutherford). Meanwhile, Anders’ (Alan Dale) daughter Kirby (Maddison Brown) befriends the Colbys in order to seek revenge on Fallon.

NBA Basketball
ESPN, beginning at 8pm Live

ESPN’s NBA doubleheader tips off with Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics taking on Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, followed by Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors at the Utah Jazz.

Last Man Standing
FOX, 8pm

Upcoming episodes of the sitcom home in on the, uh, home front. Mike deals with the death of his dad, Bud (Robert Forster). He and smart, creative wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) face an empty nest — provided daughter Mandy (Molly McCook) and son-in-law Kyle (Christoph Sanders) “figure out how to step out on their own,” star Tim Allen says. And Mike clashes with liberal son-in-law Ryan (Jordan Masterson) about what the role of a grandpa should be. This week, though, a sitcom staple: It’s Halloween!

Speechless: “I-N– INTO THE W-O– WOODS”
ABC, 8:30pm

Maya’s (Minnie Driver) Halloween becomes truly terrifying when JJ (Micah Fowler) attends a rave in the woods. Ray (Mason Cook) joins Dylan’s (Kyla Kenedy) Halloween heist, determined to prove he’s more than a do-gooder. Meanwhile, Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) and Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) turn the DiMeo home into the neighborhood’s haunted house.

Get a Room With Carson & Thom
Bravo, 9pm
New Series!

Original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy stars Carson Kressley (the “Fashion Savant”) and Thom Filicia (the “Design Doctor”) are back on the network that made them household names, but this time they’re zhuzhing homes instead of hapless heteros. And damn straight, it turns out the longtime pals know as much about each other as they do about style, decor and design!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “I Am Ashamed”
The CW, 9pm

Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) convinces Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin), Heather (Vella Lovell) and Valencia (Gabrielle Ruiz) to participate in a séance after making a spooky discovery. Darryl (Pete Gardner) takes his parenting duties to an extreme, while Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster) is determined to prove to his father that he is the best person to run the law firm.

College Football: Colorado State at Boise State
ESPN2, 9pm Live

A Mountain West Conference clash on the instantly recognizable blue turf at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, has the Colorado State Rams at the Boise State Broncos.

Hell’s Kitchen
FOX, 9pm

After 17-plus seasons, the motivated chefs of Hell’s Kitchen are still cooking their hearts out to please demanding boss Gordon Ramsay (and win a $250,000 gig at the very first Hell’s Kitchen restaurant). This time, the top chef has changed things up by inviting back HK losers to face rookies. Ramsay says of tonight’s episode, “All you need is one or two individuals from each team to screw up at service and the whole thing comes to a halt. I had to resurrect our reputation in front of customers [only a few feet] away! I don’t like that, so I switched things up for the rest of the season.”

Shakespeare Uncovered: “‘Measure for Measure’ With Romola Garai”
PBS, 9:30pm

Romola Garai explores one of Shakespeare’s most provocative plays, one that presents a surprisingly timely drama of sexual morality, hypocrisy and harassment. “Julius Caesar With Brian Cox” follows, with Cox looking at Shakespeare’s most revered political play to analyze what can be learned about freedom and tyranny today.

Z Nation: “Escape From Altura”
Syfy, 9pm

10K nearly loses everything as panic and anti-Talker sentiments flare after an explosion derails the vote.

“Real Time With Bill Maher” Anniversary Special
HBO, 10pm

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher takes a look back at the last 15 years of Real Time With Bill Maher and reflects on how the program and America have both evolved. The special features commentary from Barack Obama, Larry David, Fran Lebowitz, Michael Moore, Barbra Streisand and more.

Van Helsing: “I Awake”
Syfy, 10pm

Vanessa (Kelly Overton) relives the memories of her ancestor, Lily Van Helsing (Julie Lynn Mortensen), in colonial Hong Kong. There, she learns to control her dark side and fights the B’ah (Jennifer Spence), the second vampire Elder.

Saturday, Oct. 20

The Romanoffs

How convincing are Christina Hendricks’s screams in the anthology’s latest episode? “I scared the crew every time,” she says, laughing, of her emoting for the psychologically intense “House of Special Purpose.” Reuniting with Mad Men executive producer (and Romanoffs creator) Matthew Weiner, Hendricks plays vulnerable actress Olivia Rogers. She arrives in Austria to shoot a miniseries about the Romanov family with a legendary actress who has become a director (Isabelle Huppert) and, says Weiner, “they battle over the depths of her performance.” With a creepy old-world hotel and some otherworldly occurrences, the episode is a jaw-dropper.

Stephen King Marathon
AMC, 6:30am

Catch a marathon of movies penned by the master of the macabre, Stephen King, featuring Graveyard Shift, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, Misery, Thinner, Silver Bullet, the 35th anniversary of Christine, 1408, The Mist and Carrie.

DuckTales: “The Most Dangerous Game … Night!”
Disney, 7:30am
Season Premiere!

In the Season 2 premiere, game night is anything but relaxing as the family faces shrink rays, a barbaric civilization and an unhealthy level of competitiveness.

Michael Jackson’s Halloween
CBS, 8pm

CBS rebroadcasts this 2017 special voiced by past and present CBS stars and boasting Jackson’s music as its soundtrack. This animated feature follows Vincent (Lucas Till, MacGyver) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons, Extant), who meet on Halloween night and embark on a magical adventure of discovery that culminates in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.

Love, Of Course
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

After her husband’s death six years ago, Amy (Kelly Rutherford) has spent her life “helicoptering” around her daughter, Cara (Makenzie Vega). After Amy helps Cara head to college in another city, she “conveniently” lands a job at the college and meets Noah (Cameron Mathison), a charismatic, well-traveled professor. With his help, Amy learns about herself and discovers romantic life on her own. Gabby Douglas also stars.

My Dinner With Hervé
HBO, 8pm
Original Film!

This film is inspired by the real events that unfolded over one memorable night between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), the world’s most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor. The film is a labor of love by Dinklage and writer/director Sacha Gervasi — who is the actual journalist depicted in the film, and who interviewed Villechaize mere days before the actor’s 1993 suicide. The work also stars Mireille Enos, Harriet Walter and Oona Chaplin, with David Strathairn and Andy Garcia also appearing.

“Hocus Pocus” 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
Freeform, 8:15pm

This special, filmed at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery, celebrates Hocus Pocus’ status as a Halloween staple. The program includes exclusive interviews with cast members including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Thora Birch, Doug Jones and Omri Katz; director Kenny Ortega; and writers Mick Garris and David Kirschner. The bash also features musical performances by Dove Cameron, PRETTYMUCH, and Junior New System; a Hocus Pocus-themed costume contest, judged by Sharon and Kelly Osbourne; and spooky beats courtesy of drag superstar Lady Bunny, the evening’s resident DJ.

Killer High
Syfy, 9pm
Original Film!

In this horror comedy, a woman’s perfectly planned high-school reunion goes awry when a monster keeps killing all the guests.

Versailles: “Truth Will Out”
Ovation, 10pm

A betrayal by one of the women closest to the king has unforeseen consequences, while a graphic revelation results in a fall from grace for another. Meanwhile, Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) gets dangerously close to the mystery prisoner, and reprisals against the protesters in Paris place Fabien Marchal (Tygh Runyan) in peril.