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Sunday, Oct. 28
The former Cougar Town and Freaks and Geeks star Busy Philipps hosts and executive produces this half-hour talk show, airing every Sunday through Wednesday. The show’s format takes advantage of Philipps’ unfiltered Hollywood-best-friend style and features her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics. Kicking off the premiere will be Mindy Kaling as she will be promoting Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral. Monday evening will feature Princess Switch star Vanessa Hudgens, Tuesday’s guest will be The Good Place‘s Kristen Bell and Wednesday will round out premiere week with Will and Grace legend Megan Mullally.
— Busy Tonight (@BusyTonightTV) October 23, 2018
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
Minhaj — who received a 2018 Peabody Award and raves for his hosting of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner — becomes the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show with this series that finds him exploring the modern cultural and political landscape.
NFL Football: Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (from London)
NFL Network, 9:30am Live
You’ll have to get up early to catch this game between the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars taking place at London’s Wembley Stadium. The Brits finally get to see a good one, with Jacksonville coming off an AFC South title and an AFC championship game appearance.
Dancing With the Stars: Juniors: “Halloween Night”
ABC, 8pm Live
Tonight, the remaining kids don scary costumes and perform spooky dances inspired by Halloween movies.
FOX Nation First Look
FOX News Channel, 8pm
FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a one-hour special FOX Nation First Look, showcasing the programming offerings on the new streaming service FOX Nation with some of the platform’s stars, including: The Five cohost and Watters World host Jesse Watters; FOX Nation’s First & Final Thoughts host Tomi Lahren; Fox & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth; and FOX Nation’s UN-PC cohosts Britt McHenry and Tyrus. FOX Nation First Look will be taped in front of a live audience of superfans in San Diego who will get a sneak peek of the new on demand streaming service FOX Nation with each of these personalities explaining their programs on the new platform. Viewers will then be able to subscribe early to the new service via the Founders Program, a presale opportunity to purchase a subscription to FOX Nation prior to its official launch on Nov. 27.
Crikey! It’s the Irwins
Animal Planet, 8pm
The Irwin family — Terri, Bindi and Robert, the wife and children of late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin — returns to Animal Planet. This series gives viewers an all-access, front-row seat to experience the sights and sounds of the family’s wildlife adventures across the globe, and the amazing animals at their own Australia Zoo in Queensland, the largest family-owned zoo Down Under. At home and abroad, the Irwins continue Steve’s legacy of conservation and love of animals.
God Friended Me: “Unfriended”
The God Account unfriends Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall) after he’s reluctant to act on the latest friend suggestion, a young woman who is dealing with emotional trauma following the death of her sister. Malik Yoba guest-stars in the new episode “Unfriended.”
Supergirl: “Man of Steel”
The CW, 8pm
Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) didn’t always hate aliens. Through a series of incidents, and input from his anti-alien father (guest star Xander Berkeley), Ben slowly transforms from a mild-mannered professor into the villainous Agent Liberty of today.
2018 World Series: Game 5: Boston at L.A. Dodgers
FOX, 8:15pm Live
The Boston Red Sox have a commanding 3-1 lead in the World Series and can close out the L.A. Dodgers with a win tonight in Los Angeles.
NFL Football: New Orleans at Minnesota
NBC, 8:20pm Live
The New Orleans Saints will have the “Minneapolis Miracle” on their minds when they return to U.S. Bank Stadium, the scene of the NFC divisional playoff game they lost to the Minnesota Vikings 29-24 after a whiffed tackle snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
A father-and-son pair introduce a line of manscaping products for today’s refined man; a husband-and-wife duo present a new way to get refreshed; a duo from L.A. pitch their sweet treat that complies with the keto diet craze; an immigrant from Vietnam pitches his buttery-soft dress shirts in hopes of realizing his American dream (and brings along an unlikely celebrity partner). This episode features guest Shark Charles Barkley.
The Walking Dead: “The Obliged”
With only one week before the rumored departure date of series star Andrew Lincoln, Rick’s vision of a civilized future is threatened by a sudden reckoning with past sins that remain unavenged and unforgiven.
Amanda to the Rescue
Animal Planet, 9pm
Amanda Giese says “kindness is cool” and believes that every animal deserves the dignity of love and life. Through her Panda Paws Rescue, she, her two kids Jade and Beast, and her partner Gary have opened their hearts — and their Washington home — to medically fragile dogs that others have given up on. Also helping Amanda in her quest to rehabilitate these special pups and find them forever homes are the family’s wiggle-butted animal pack that includes a trio of Cavalier King Charles spaniels and a two-legged boxer named Duncan Lou Who.
NCIS: Los Angeles: “Pro Se”
Informant Elizabeth Williams (guest star Dendrie Taylor) finds herself in trouble in the new episode “Pro Se,” as she’s arrested during an undercover operation and the NCIS team is unable to provide her with an alibi.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Keep the tissues close! The penultimate episode of Anthony Bourdain’s food-and-travel series goes behind the scenes with crew members, who share their favorite memories about the late host.
Charmed: “Sweet Tooth”
The CW, 9pm
Macy (Madeleine Mantock) learns of a mysterious death in her lab from Galvin (Ser’Darius Blain), informs her sisters, and together they devise a plan to suss out the demon. Trying to speed the plan along, Mel (Melonie Diaz) uses her magic irresponsibly, leaving Harry (Rupert Evans) no choice but to constrain her, creating tension between them.
The Season 6 premiere finds Ray (Liev Schreiber) trying to rebuild his life after being rescued from a plummet into the East River. His savior, a cop named Mac (Domenick Lombardozzi), brings Ray into the brotherhood and corruption of the Staten Island Police Department. Ray finds himself once again working for media mogul Sam Winslow (Susan Sarandon), and this could be it for Mickey (Jon Voight) as he suffers a heart attack while back behind bars.
The Alec Baldwin Show
Ricky Gervais joins Alec to discuss his television roles and creations, including the global hit The Office. The award-winning comedian and actor shares his thoughts on standup today and his controversial jokes while hosting the Golden Globes. Next up is Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, who talks to Alec about his famous family and looks back at his five decades of work, the roster of directors with whom he has worked and the roles that have defined his career.
Madam Secretary: “Requiem”
In the new episode “Requiem,” the remains of U.S. soldiers who served in World War II are uncovered in Southeast Asia, but Elizabeth’s (Téa Leoni) hopes of bringing them home quickly fade when a stubborn leader stands in her way.
You: “You Got Me, Babe”
As the uber-creepy series nears the end of Season 1, NYC bookstore clerk (and stalker!) Joe (Penn Badgley) makes a decision about the object of his obsession, Beck (Elizabeth Lail).
The Woman in White
Walter is sent away before he can learn the truth about Anne. Laura confesses her feelings about Walter to Sir Percival, who in turn moves up their wedding. Anne’s mother visits the newlyweds’ home in search of her daughter, who’s been seen nearby.
Monday, Oct. 29
Arrow: “Crossing Lines”
The CW, 8pm
Still in prison, Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle (David Ramsey) asks Curtis (Echo Kellum) to go undercover for ARGUS.
The Resident: “Nightmares”
Halloween at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital gets spooky when Conrad (Matt Czuchry) works to diagnose a patient with extreme night terrors.
The Voice: “The Knockouts Premiere”
The Knockout Round begins with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and the key advisor that they have enlisted to mentor their teams through this round of the competition. The artists will be paired against a teammate once more, but this time they will each select their own song to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. Part 2 of the Knockout Round airs tomorrow night.
NFL Football: New England at Buffalo
ESPN, 8:15pm Live
Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots into Buffalo’s New Era Field for a Week 8 AFC East matchup against the Bills on Monday Night Football.
Into Alaska: “The Salmon Are Coming!”
Animal Planet, 9pm
Salmon are returning to Alaska’s Kenai and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuges — and they’re attracting hungry tourists and hungrier wildlife. Meanwhile on the 49th state docuseries, an officer investigates an overturned boat on the river, and a biologist looks for bear activity.
Magnum P.I.: “Death Is Only Temporary”
Guest Star Alert!
Ben Vereen guest-stars in the new episode “Death Is Only Temporary.” Vereen plays an aging tycoon who asks Magnum (Jay Hernandez) to find his lost love who recently contacted him — the only problem is she died 30 years ago.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: “Witch Hunt”
The CW, 9pm
When the magical Time Seismograph goes off, the team finds themselves headed to the Salem witch trials. Sara (Caity Lotz) notices that Zari (Tala Ashe) is taking this case personally when she promises to save a mom accused of being a witch. However, the team quickly learns that there is a magical creature in the town creating problems they hadn’t been expecting.
Halloween finds the first responders racing to calls from a cemetery, a haunted hayride and a Hollywood Halloween parade.
The Good Doctor: “Carrots”
When a patient suffering from anorexia can’t gain the necessary weight needed to survive heart surgery, Claire (Antonia Thomas) suggests they perform an experimental surgery which Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) strongly opposes. Shaun (Freddie Highmore) worries Glassman’s (Richard Schiff) refusal to walk the hospital floor will keep him from being discharged.
A Very “Wicked” Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway
The original Elphaba and Glinda (Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth) reunite to host this concert special featuring Ariana Grande, Pentatonix and others.
X Company: “Remembrance”
The team’s final mission could change the course of the war. Aurora (Evelyne Brochu) needs Faber’s (Torben Liebrecht) help to land the knockout blow … but can he be trusted?
Independent Lens: “Wildland”
Meet a single wildland firefighting crew as its members struggle with fear, loyalty, love and defeat all over the course of a single fire season.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
The Jeffersons: “Now You See It, Now You Don’t”
Me TV, 6:30pm
Anyone remember these Halloween antics as fondly as we do? In a two-parter that wraps up tomorrow at this time, Louise (Isabel Sanford) — resplendent in red as Mae West — sees a man dressed as a rabbit kill someone. And, she says, “Just before he shot the man, he hit him … with a big carrot.”
The Conners: “There Won’t Be Blood”
It’s Halloween, the Conners’ favorite time of year, but an email from the school banning certain costumes, including Mark’s (Ames McNamara), sets off an argument between Dan (John Goodman) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert). Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) introduces someone new to the family at the Halloween party and insists that Dan vet him, only to immediately wish that she hadn’t.
NCIS: “Beneath the Surface”
In the new Halloween-themed episode “Beneath the Surface,” Jimmy (Brian Dietzen) thinks his lab is haunted by ghosts when objects keep mysteriously moving. Also, Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) recognizes a crime victim as a former friend from federal law enforcement training.
The Flash: “News Flash”
The CW, 8pm
Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) face the ultimate parenting test when Team Flash battles Spin (guest star Kiana Madeira), a savvy millennial armed with meta tech and a dangerous agenda for their daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy). Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) is feeling defeated until an unlikely source issues a challenge to help boost his confidence.
NHL Hockey: Vegas at Nashville
NBCSN, 8pm Live
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights visit Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to face off against Filip Forsberg and the Predators.
The Kids Are Alright: “Microwave”
After Mike (Michael Cudlitz) proudly introduces a new microwave to the Cleary household, Peggy (Mary McCormack) immediately rejects it as she feels like it’s intruding into her domain. Meanwhile, eager to see “everything” exposed for the first time, Joey (Christopher Paul Richards) and Timmy (Jack Gore) go to extreme lengths to see Barbara Eden’s wardrobe malfunction on a Bob Hope TV special.
black-ish: “Scarred for Life”
The twins opt out of the family Halloween costume for fear it will hurt their social status in middle school. Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) take it upon themselves to protect them from bullies by putting together the best haunted house and inviting the whole seventh grade. Meanwhile, Junior (Marcus Scribner) starts spending time with a girl from Ruby’s (Jenifer Lewis) choir, and Ruby doesn’t know how to feel about it.
Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island
Tonight, the spinoff of Married at First Sight moves to its normal airtime.
This Is Us: “Kamsahamnida”
Kate (Chrissy Metz) struggles with Toby’s (Chris Sullivan) depression, while Randall (Sterling K. Brown) makes time for Kevin (Justin Hartley), who obsesses about Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) past.
Native America: “Nature to Nations”
Explore the rise of great American nations. Investigate lost cities in Mexico, a temple in Peru, a potlatch ceremony in the Pacific Northwest and a tapestry of shell beads in upstate New York whose story inspired our own democracy.
Splitting Up Together: “We Need to Talk About Karen”
Lena (Jenna Fischer) decides to call Martin’s (Oliver Hudson) bluff on selling the house but is surprised when he actually begins making necessary repairs to get the house ready to be sold. The realtor, Jeannie (guest star Angela Kinsey), sends over Vlad (guest star Costa Ronin), a contractor, to deal with the structural issues she discovered in the house.
The Rookie: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
After Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and Talia (Afton Williamson) lose control of a crime scene, they begin to debate whether people are fundamentally good or bad and what that means for a police officer. Lucy (Melissa O’Neil) is concerned Tim (Eric Winter) is enabling his wife’s destructive behavior and not taking care of himself.
NCIS: New Orleans: “Pound of Flesh”
Guest Star Alert!
Pride’s (Scott Bakula) assistant (guest star Christina Elizabeth Smith) escapes from a kidnapper suspected of harvesting organs from multiple victims. Geoffrey Owens — the former Cosby Show actor who made headlines after being spotted working in a grocery store — guest-stars as Cmdr. Calvin Atkins, M.D., Pride’s old friend, in the new episode “Pound of Flesh.”
Calm, cool motorcycle club prospect and undercover DEA informant EZ Reyes (JD Pardo) has a reckoning in tonight’s Mayans M.C. Last week, the Sons of Anarchy spinoff ended with EZ and brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) in trouble with the law; now the past closes in more tightly.
Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After?
This spinoff follows three couples from past seasons of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight who have decided to stay married beyond the experiment, and chronicles the daily milestones of their married lives.
New Amsterdam: “Anthropocene”
The pressure is on as Max (Ryan Eggold) takes on his first annual fundraising gala at the hospital, and emotions are high as some of the doctors’ families join them for the event. Iggy (Tyler Labine) struggles to break difficult news to his daughter, and Bloom (Janet Montgomery) and Reynolds (Jocko Sims) continue to deal with the fallout of their argument. Meanwhile, Kapoor (Anupam Kher) and Dr. Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) work together to find out what is making a father-and-son duo so sick.
Travel Channel, 10pm
Oh, yes, boys and girls, monsters are very real, and Casey Anderson is here to prove it. First up: vampire bats. The wildlife expert heads to Mexico, hoping to prove these winged (and fanged) horrors are actually feeding on human blood — and offers himself as bait!
The Guest Book: “Counting Problems”
Adam (guest star Michael Rapaport) has cured himself of his counting compulsion and rents the beach house for a getaway with his family to show them how much he’s improved. When his family cancels and he’s left to his own devices, he tries to befriend another family on vacation.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Tell Me a Story
CBS All Access
Writer/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Scream movie franchise) is among the behind-the-scenes talents for this drama that takes beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season weaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. Following today’s special Halloween premiere, new episodes of the series will drop weekly on Thursdays.
The Goldbergs: “Fiddler”
Murray (Jeff Garlin) becomes an overzealous stage parent when he learns Adam (Sean Giambrone) has no interest in the school production of Fiddler on the Roof. Meanwhile, Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) can’t seem to keep from interfering with Erica’s (Hayley Orrantia) latest career plan.
Chicago Med: “Lesser of Two Evils”
Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) and Will (Nick Gehlfuss) become skeptical of a patient’s injuries when the victim of a car accident is brought into the hospital. Ethan (Brian Tee) and April (Yaya DaCosta) have a difficult time understanding Emily’s (Arden Cho) attachment to her boyfriend despite recent developments. Will and Natalie brace for their joint bachelor/bachelorette party.
Nature: “Super Cats: ‘Cats in Every Corner’”
Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth, from fishing cats in the wetlands of Asia, to a pregnant jaguar in Costa Rica, to margays in Central American treetops, to a swamp tiger on the Indian shore.
Ghost Adventures Live
Travel Channel, 8pm Live
On the one-year anniversary of the opening of Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas Haunted Museum, Bagans and the Ghost Adventures crew, along with special guests, will embark on a four-hour live investigation of the place that contains hundreds of haunted objects. Through an on-location live video stream, viewers can monitor all of the activity on Travel Channel’s Facebook Live platform and comment on any findings in real time. Fans can follow Travel Channel’s social media pages for giveaways and to join a special pre-Ghost Adventures Live Q&A session.
American Housewife: “Body Image”
After the previous “fattest housewife” in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair) rubs it in Katie’s (Katy Mixon) face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school.
Modern Family: “On the Same Paige”
Phil (Ty Burrell) learns that his real estate class will be cancelled if any additional students drop it. So, he turns on his powers of charm and flattery to keep one particular student, Paige (guest star Sheridan Pierce), from leaving, while Luke (Nolan Gould) asks her out by inviting her over to dinner.
SEAL Team: “Say Again Your Last”
In the new episode “Say Again Your Last,” Bravo Team suffers life-threatening injuries while tasked with rescuing a group of American students held hostage in Mumbai.
Chicago Fire: “All the Proof”
Halloween is in full effect for Foster (Annie Ilonzeh) and Brett (Kara Killmer), who are summoned to a home where a prank has quickly turned serious. Gorsch (Steven Boyer) continues his reign of terror on Firehouse 51.
Single Parents: “Lettuce”
Will (Taran Killam) hits it off with Angie (Leighton Meester) and Graham’s (Tyler Wladis) pediatrician, Dr. Dewan (New Girl’s Hannah Simone), but Angie worries he’ll ruin Graham’s chances of getting on the “mist list” for the flu vaccine. Douglas (Brad Garrett) gets sick, and while delirious with a fever, accidentally reveals to Rory (Devin Trey Campbell) that he likes Poppy (Kimrie Lewis).
A Million Little Things: “unexpected”
Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) grapples with her life-changing decision, Maggie (Allison Miller) and Gary (James Roday) babysit Theo (Tristan Byon), and Regina (Christina Moses) finds out Rome’s (Romany Malco) big secret.
Criminal Minds: “The Tall Man”
In the new episode “The Tall Man,” the BAU investigates a spooky local ghost story after two people go missing in the woods of a Pennsylvania conservation area.
Stan Against Evil
The horror comedy returns with an eight-episode third season, with new episodes airing back-to-back each week. Things pick up immediately after the events of the Season 2 finale, with Stan (John C. McGinley) and Evie (Janet Varney) in Willard’s Mill dealing with the consequences of Stan traveling through time to save his dead wife Claire. In doing so, he inadvertently opened a portal between the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead — allowing evil forces to truly take over the town and even some of its inhabitants.
Chicago P.D.: “True or False”
The wife of an alderman is beaten to death, and Voight (Jason Beghe) is under pressure from First Deputy Superintendent Brennan (guest star Anne Heche) to close the case. To elicit a confession, Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) tells a dark story about her childhood.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Jamie’s American Road Trip: “Louisiana”
Chef Jamie Oliver lets the good times and great eats roll through this Louisiana visit that explores the New Orleans cuisine scene from barbecue to gumbo to alligator as an entrée.
NHL Hockey: Winnipeg vs. Florida
NBCSN, 2pm Live
The NHL Global Series heads to Helsinki, Finland, as Kyle Connor and the Winnipeg Jets face off against Troy Brouwer and the Florida Panthers on NBCSN.
College Football: Temple at Central Florida
ESPN, 7:30pm Live
An American Athletic Conference clash is in store at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Fla., as the Temple Owls visit the UCF Knights on ESPN.
Grey’s Anatomy: “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave”
Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has a patient whose family is celebrating Day of the Dead, making the doctors remember loved ones they have lost. Richard (James Pickens Jr.) shares unexpected news with Meredith about her father, Thatcher. Teddy (Kim Raver) tries to tell Owen (Kevin McKidd) that she is pregnant, and Jo (Camilla Luddington) encourages Link (guest star Chris Carmack) to pursue one of the doctors.
Supernatural: “Mint Condition”
The CW, 8pm
Dean (Jensen Ackles) continues to struggle. Sam (Jared Padalecki) must think fast when action figures come to life, and our heroes find themselves living in a real-life horror movie.
Superstore: “Delivery Day”
Amy (America Ferrera) and Dina (Lauren Ash) are both in labor, but while Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) manager status gets Dina the royal treatment at a fancy hospital, Amy and Jonah (Ben Feldman) have a far different experience at a nearby (and cheaper) clinic. At Cloud 9, Garrett (Colton Dunn) struggles to express his best wishes for the new parents.
Women Film Pioneers, Part 1
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight and Nov. 8, TCM airs several movies that were made by women during the early, pre-sound era of filmmaking. This evening’s block begins with three short features — dating from 1912, 1913 and 1916 — from director Alice Guy-Blaché, one of the first artists to make a narrative fiction film.
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics, followed by Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on the road against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
NFL Football: Oakland at San Francisco
FOX & NFL Network, 8:20pm Live
Thursday Night Football features a battle of the Bay Area as the Oakland Raiders head to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif, for a Week 9 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Good Place: “A Fractured Inheritance”
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) makes a startling discovery that tests her resolve, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) looks to make amends, and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) does some bonding.
Station 19: “Do a Little Harm…”
Captain Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) continues his efforts to bring together the fire and police departments by hosting a training seminar, but it does not go as planned. Ben (Jason George) and Miranda (guest star Chandra Wilson) have an honest conversation about their marriage, leading Miranda to make a tough decision about their future.
Mom: “Cottage Cheese and a Weird Buzz”
Christy (Anna Faris) and Jill (Jaime Pressly) clash over a gambling debt in the new episode “Cottage Cheese and a Weird Buzz.”
Legacies: “Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn”
The CW, 9pm
Alaric (Matt Davis), Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) hit the road in search of Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), whose sudden disappearance has raised some suspicion. Meanwhile, during an annual flag football game against Mystic Falls High, Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie’s (Kaylee Bryant) plan to stay under the radar quickly gets derailed after Penelope (guest star Lulu Antariksa) gets involved.
Murphy Brown: “Results May Vary”
Guest Star Alert!
In the new episode “Results May Vary,” Murphy (Candice Bergen) and her team gear up for their live all-day coverage of the midterm elections. Peter Gallagher guest-stars as the conservative superstar on the competing Wolf Network.
I Feel Bad: “I’m Not Sentimental”
As their wedding anniversary approaches, David (Paul Adelstein) accuses Emet (Sarayu Blue) of being unsentimental, and she scrambles to prove him wrong. Lily (Lily Rose Silver) and Louie (Rahm Braslaw) write a play based on Emet’s old diaries.
How to Get Away With Murder: “We Can Find Him”
The murder retrial of Nate Lahey Sr. (Glynn Turman) gets underway, while his ace advocate, Annalise (Viola Davis), fields a tempting proposal from Governor Birkhead (Laura Innes).
S.W.A.T.: “Never Again”
Guest Star Alert!
Debbie Allen guest-stars as Hondo’s (Shemar Moore) mother in the new episode “Never Again,” in which the SWAT team must track down a group of thieves hitting diamond dealers throughout Los Angeles.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Caretaker”
Tonight, the sex-crimes team tackles the case of missing lawyer Anne Mill (Sasha Alexander), whose husband and kids have been stabbed in their beds.
Friday, Nov. 2
Julia Roberts appears in her first regularly starring TV role in this psychological thriller based on the popular podcast and directed by Sam Esmail (creator of Mr. Robot). She plays Heidi Bergman, a former caseworker at a facility that helped soldiers transition back to civilian life. Years later, events cause Heidi, now working as a waitress, to begin realizing that there’s a whole other story behind the story she’s been telling herself about her time spent at that facility. Sissy Spacek, Dermot Mulroney and Bobby Cannavale also star.
House of Cards
The acclaimed drama set in the ruthlessly cutthroat world of the upper echelon of American politics will again attempt to outdo our even stranger reality as it returns for its sixth and final season just ahead of our country’s sure-to-be-contentious midterm elections. Robin Wright is back as President Claire Underwood, whose husband, ex-President Frank, is deceased (following former star Kevin Spacey’s firing from the series after sexual harassment allegations). Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear and Cody Fern join the cast for the series’ swan song.
The Other Side of the Wind
Orson Welles’ final attempt at directing a feature film, The Other Side of the Wind began production in 1970 but was ultimately never finished. A technical team led by producers Frank Marshall (who was a production manager on the initial shoot) and Filip Jan Rymsza has allowed Welles’ vision to be completed over 30 years after his death in this version of the film assembled from more than a thousand reels of film over the past two years, and with a new musical score. John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Oja Kodar star in the film.
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
This documentary accompanies Netflix’s debut of the completed version of Orson Welles’ final film, The Other Side of the Wind. It is Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville’s (20 Feet From Stardom) look at Welles during the final 15 years of his life. With new insights from Welles’ collaborators, including Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Oja Kodar and daughter Beatrice Welles, the film chronicles the untold final chapter of the brilliant filmmaker’s life and career.
Breeders’ Cup Classic
NBCSN, 3pm Live
One of the thoroughbred season’s biggest events gallops through today and tomorrow on the hallowed grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville. For Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, look for West Coast, Accelerate, McKinzie, Bravazo and Mendelssohn as possible contenders.
Fresh Off the Boat: “Driver’s Eddie”
Louis (Randall Park) makes it his mission to teach Eddie (Hudson Yang) how to be a good driver after a police officer makes an inappropriate Asian driver stereotype comment. Meanwhile, Evan (Ian Chen) is jealous when he discovers that Grandma (Lucille Soong) has only been inviting Emery (Forrest Wheeler) to hang out with her at her new garage apartment.
Buying It Blind
Six couples are at a purchasing breaking point. With their life savings on the line and neither side willing to compromise or commit to major decisions, they decide to surrender total financial and creative control to a team of experts. After discussing each couple’s wants and needs, the experts set out to legally buy a home without the couple ever seeing it.
MacGyver: “Murdoc + MacGyver + Murdoc”
Could MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) be working together? In the new episode “Murdoc + MacGyver + Murdoc,” Murdoc forces Mac into helping him rescue his son from a kidnapper.
Dynasty: “Snowflakes in Hell”
The CW, 8pm
After an earth-shattering reveal, the Carringtons scramble to keep the family together on an expedition abroad, with Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) playing the unlikely role of peacemaker. Meanwhile, back home, Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley) is coerced into a dangerous endeavor.
A tattoo puts the team in danger when a deadly disease is released inside the FBI.
Speechless: “N-E– NEW JJ”
As JJ (Micah Fowler) prepares for college, Maya (Minnie Driver) is seeking a new outlet for her superpowers and sets her sights on a receptive Ray (Mason Cook). JJ gets involved in a (too) high stakes poker game, while Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) discovers what really happens after her bedtime.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “I’m Making Up for Lost Time”
The CW, 9pm
Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) reunites under unusual circumstances with half-brother Tucker (guest star Luca Padovan) and discovers they have many things in common. In an effort to connect with her kids, Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin) plans an activity that requires they all work together. Meanwhile, Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster) brainstorms a way to win Rebecca back.
Forty-five years after perhaps the biggest criminal political conspiracy of all time — which ultimately caused the resignation of President Richard Nixon, sent a number of people to jail and led to the ensuing addition of the suffix “-gate” to many future scandals — this three-part, six-hour documentary event series looks at the events behind what is now known simply as “Watergate.” Airing over three consecutive nights, the documentary features interviews with journalists, senior Nixon administration officials, members of Congress and prosecutors.
Midnight, Texas: “The Monster of the Week Is Patriarchy”
Manfred (François Arnaud) investigates a gruesome murder in the hotel. Lem (Peter Mensah) and Olivia’s (Arielle Kebbel) psychic connection drives a wedge between them. Bobo’s (Dylan Bruce) life is put in danger by a series of strange “accidents,” much to Fiji’s (Parisa Fitz-Henley) concern.
Great Performances: “An American in Paris: The Musical”
Relive the magic of George Gershwin’s 1928 composition “An American in Paris,” which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This production of the Broadway show featuring Gershwin’s music was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
Z Nation: “Killing All the Books”
Pacifica is bombed, and the group decides to follow the Talker Underground to stop whomever is behind the attacks.
Jennifer Welch is the go-to choice for high-end, creative design vision in Oklahoma City. Her company, Jennifer Welch Designs, thrives on her passion as she transforms lackluster homes and offices into breathtaking spaces alongside her committed team.
Blue Bloods: “Trust”
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate the death of a college freshman at a fraternity party in the new episode “Trust.”
Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus: “George Clinton”
The animated series that chronicles the exploits of legendary music artists returns and, in Season 2, spotlights funk music superstars. Each episode features animated interviews with the artists’ former bandmates, friends and other associates, who share uncensored anecdotes that are brought to life by animated re-enactments and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.
Master of Arms
Discovery Channel, 10pm
In each episode of this competition series, three builders will face off in two historical challenges that call for them to re-create era-specific weaponry, from the firearms of the frontier to the blades of the Vikings. But these aren’t just quickly fabricated weapons — each tool will be a heavily researched and crafted piece of art. Weapons will be tested by a decorated military marksman and judged by three experts.
Van Helsing: “Pretty Noose”
In San Francisco, Vanessa (Kelly Overton), Scarlett (Missy Peregrym) and Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) find and battle against the Second Elder’s forces. In Denver, Flesh (Vincent Gale), Doc (Rukiya Bernard), Julius (Aleks Paunovic) and Jolene (Caroline Cave) rejoin American civilization as best they can.
Pod Save America
With less than a week before the midterm election, former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor present their final on-the-road episode of their series based on their twice-weekly political podcast. In this episode, the quartet heads to Irvine, Calif., where they are joined by journalists, politicians and activists for a lively political conversation.
Tracey Ullman’s Show
HBO, 12am (late night)
Tonight concludes Season 3 of Tracey Ullman’s Emmy-nominated sketch comedy series.
Saturday, Nov. 3
AMC, beginning at 11am
This two-day marathon features screenings of Batman, Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Batman Forever, and kicks off with the AMC network premiere of Batman & Robin.
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
When a busy young woman (Danielle Panabaker) returns to her hometown to care for her injured aunt, she reunites with her former crush (Matt Long) and takes over her aunt’s role in the town’s massive Cookie Crawl. Obviously, we know that the pair’s romance will be rekindled and be hot as fresh-from-the-oven gingersnaps.
Murder Made Me Famous
REELZ Channel, 8pm
New hourlong episodes about infamous killers who captured the attention of millions will feature the stories of “BTK” killer Dennis Rader (tonight); “D.C. Snipers” John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo; John Wayne Gacy; “Ken and Barbie Killers” Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka; Aileen Wournos; and the “Gainesville Ripper,” Danny Rolling.
Chad Loves Michelle
This is an honest inside look at the path to marriage between Grammy Award-winning singer Michelle Williams, from Destiny’s Child, and Chad Johnson, sports chaplain to professional sports organizations. Having been together for a year and never in the same city for more than seven days, the newly engaged couple is turning to intensive premarital counseling to help prepare them for life together as husband and wife.
Geraldo Rivera’s Murder in the Family
REELZ Channel, 9pm
Controversial journalist Geraldo Rivera, who got his start as a WABC news reporter in 1970s New York City, is back on the crime beat to delve into tragedies striking celebrities.
Shut Up and Dribble
Narrated by acclaimed sports journalist and commentator Jemele Hill, this three-part docuseries looks at the changing role of NBA athletes through the lens of our shifting cultural and political environment, and features former NBA players, executives, sports journalists and pop-culture icons. The series is produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Gotham Chopra.
Travel Channel, 9pm
The paranormal series returns, as the ghost hunters kick off their new season by investigating a former school in Idaho that has a dark history of death. The school has since been transformed into homes, and a family now living there claims to be plagued by intense unseen forces and violent attacks.
Saturday Night Live: “Jonah Hill/Maggie Rogers”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Actor Jonah Hill, currently seen in the Netflix series Maniac, will host SNL for his fifth time tonight, joined by singer Maggie Rogers making her debut as musical guest.