Pretty Little Liars
A new Halloween-themed special episode "We Love You to DeAth" is an ode to viewers that features interviews with stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, who address burning questions from fans. The special also includes other cast and crew members who give the audience a glimpse behind the scenes on the production. There's also a "dearly departed" segment of interviews with former cast members who met a brutal fate on the show.
The Real Apes of the Planet
This new special takes an intimate look into the lives of the primal ancestors of humans and reveal that contemporary people have more in common with them than some believe. Both humans and apes live in strongly defined communities and are able to solve complex problems -- and both are prone to cheating to get what they want, not to mention occasionally bingeing on the pleasures of life.
During a Coast Guard and NCIS training exercise at sea, Gibbs and Agent Borin (Mark Harmon, recurring guest star Diane Neal) spot a body in the water that turns out to be the remains of a missing crew member from a ship 60 nautical miles away. Upon boarding that other vessel, Gibbs discovers too late that he's on a ship that has been seized by pirates in the new episode "The San Dominick." Jim Beaver ("Supernatural") also guest stars.
While pursuing a dangerous new villain known as The Mist (guest star Anthony Carrigan), Barry (Grant Gustin) and his lab colleagues reflect on the death of Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell, "The Tomorrow People"), Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) fiance. Elsewhere, things take a dangerous turn when Joe (Jesse L. Martin) runs into an old adversary while visiting Henry (John Wesley Shipp) in jail. Candice Patton also stars in the new episode "Things You Can't Outrun."
2014 World Series
The best-of-seven-game World Series starts tonight at the home park of the American League champion, thanks to the AL's 5-3 win in the All-Star Game. The World Series shouldn't creep into November this year, as Game 7, if necessary, is slated for Oct. 29. Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci call the action.
Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
A new episode called "The Melting Pot" could add "and pans" to its title, since it features three celebrity chefs. "Top Chef" head judge Tom Colicchio learns the hardships his family endured in Northern Italy, including famine and bandits. Yes, bandits. Chef Ming Tsai, whose family fled Chairman Mao's cultural revolution in China, traces his roots back 2,000 years. Finally, chef Aar�n S�nchez learns his Mexican roots include Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans.
NBA Preseason Basketball
NBA fans can whet their appetites for the beginning of the regular season next week with this preseason doubleheader that tips off in Miami, where Dwyane Wade and the LeBron-less Heat take on Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. In the nightcap, a pair of elite point guards are on display when Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors welcome in Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team are confronted with Hydra's beautiful yet deadly security chief Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) in the new episode "A Hen in the Wolf House." Meanwhile, Skye's (Chloe Bennet) father demands that Raina (Ruth Negga) arrange for him to see his daughter at any cost. B.J. Britt, Henry Simmons, Reed Diamond and Kyle MacLachlan guest star.
Freak Out Special 1
Two Halloween specials (concluding tomorrow night) feature unsuspecting "marks" caught on hidden camera as their worst nightmares come to life via elaborate special effects and actors in spooky makeup. In the first hour, a salon patron freaks out when her hair starts to fall out and a guest gets a terrifying shock as a pool party goes terribly, terribly wrong. Elsewhere, a pregnant nail technician's "baby" tries to claw its way out, "Alien-" style, and a dinner party guest is stalked by a psychopath.
NCIS: New Orleans
While investigating the murder of a chief warrant officer, Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team discover that the victim's wife has been abducted and held for ransom -- which is due in only 22 hours. Senior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell (recurring "NCIS" player Joe Spano) assists with the case. Rocky Carroll and Gabriel Olds guest star; Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, CCH Pounder and Rob Kerkovich also star in the new episode "It Happened Last Night."
Series star Jensen Ackles directed the new episode "Soul Survivor," which finds Sam (Jared Padelecki) still seeking a way to save Dean (Ackles) from the ravages of the Mark of Cain. Meanwhile, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) realizes that Dean's infernal antics are starting to cause problems in his dark realm, so he reaches out to an improbable ally: Castiel (Misha Collins).
Spanning some 2,168 miles from Maine to Georgia, the fabled Appalachian Trail takes most people three to six months to hike. In this new episode, Tanner, Rutledge and Adam are challenged to drive a road-based version of all 14 states on the trail in just one day. That's clearly going to take some resourceful planning on their parts.