It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
It just wouldn't be the season without this, right? Linus stakes out a spot in the pumpkin patch, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Great Pumpkin. While he continues his annual vigil, Charlie Brown discovers stones in his trick-or-treat bag, Lucy becomes maternal and Snoopy gets moonstruck. Created by "Peanuts" mentor Charles M. Schulz, the animated, long-beloved special -- originally televised in 1966 -- features the music of Vince Guaraldi.
The Vampire Diaries
A homecoming party staged at the corn maze generates all sorts of complications in the new episode "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here." Elena (Nina Dobrev) asks Liam (guest star Marco James) to go with her to the event, which turns dangerous and prompts Alaric and Jo (Matt Davis, guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) to initiate rescues. Stefan (Paul Wesley) seeks Caroline's (Candice Accola) help in counteracting trouble caused by Enzo (Michael Malarkey).
Food Truck Face Off
On day one of the new episode "South Pasadena Truck-Off," the competitors learn that while the love of cooking is all well and good, it won't necessarily help you cope with the myriad challenges of successfully running a food truck. Day two offers little relief, either, as they have to compete not just against each other, but also more established food trucks during a very busy dinner service outside the local farmer's market. Alpana Singh, Steak Shapiro and Andrew Gruel are the judges; Jesse Palmer hosts.
Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is the keynote speaker at a forensic science convention, and it's no mystery she ends up in a mystery -- investigating someone's remains found during the event -- in the aptly titled new episode "The Corpse at the Convention." The stakes rise when Dr. Hodgins (TJ Thyne) becomes a suspect in the death. A professional rival (guest star Nora Dunn) causes Brennan additional discomfort. Amy Davidson ("8 Simple Rules") also guest stars.
American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2014
James Denton and Beth Stern host the fourth annual awards ceremony honoring canine finalists for their remarkable devotion, bravery and companionship and celebrates the powerful relationship between dogs and people. The honorees are recognized in the categories of military, search & rescue, law enforcement, arson, guide and hearing, therapy and service. An eighth category, Emerging Hero Dog, recognizes ordinary pets who do extraordinary things.
The Biggest Loser
No, this isn't "Wipeout" -- though a certain challenge facing the remaining contestants in the new episode "Penalty Box" may make viewers think they've tuned into a different show. Huge treadmills positioned over water put the competitors to the test, and that's not the only one during the hour. The members of one of the teams go to Las Vegas without their trainer, while others have to perform cleaning chores effectively before they can move on.
On the strength of Allison Janney's recent award wins for the show, the sitcom starts Season 2 with "Hepatitis and Lemon Zest." The actress' character Bonnie gets plenty of screen time, and reasons for outrage, as she rails against daughter Christy's (Anna Faris) ill-advised decisions on spending. Christy gets a break from that situation as she supports a newly sober woman (guest star Jamie Pressly). Former "Soap" co-star Ted Wass directed the tale.
A convict who maintains he was wrongly sentenced for an assassination seeks Olivia's (Kerry Washington) help in the new episode "An Innocent Man." Mellie (Bellamy Young) feels a strong kinship with a former first lady. With the White House facing a new threat, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) does something surprising. Brian Benben, who also worked for executive producer Shonda Rhimes on "Private Practice" (and is wed to "Revenge's" Madeleine Stowe), guest stars.
A clash between religious factions looms, leading Mary and Francis (Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo) to intercede, in the new episode "Blood for Blood." The timing is unfortunate for Greer's (Celina Sinden) planned nuptials, also since surprising information about Castleroy (guest star Michael Therriault) is exposed. A journal found by Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) provides eyebrow-raising information about certain skills of some court members. Anna Popplewell also stars.
As more is discovered about Jack's (Nick Nolte) questionable background, he finds steadily lessening acceptance among his neighbors in the new "Episode Five." Beth (Virginia Kull) decides to talk to reporters, complicating matters for detectives Carter and Miller (David Tennant, Anna Gunn). Michael Pena, Jacki Weaver, Josh Hamilton and Jessica Lucas also star.
Project Runway All Stars
Fourteen designers return for Season 4 of this spinoff series, which originally was conceived to give high-profile designers from past "Project Runway" seasons another chance at the title that eluded them the first time. As on Season 3, though, two former (and formidable) "Runway" winners, Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10) and Michelle Lesniak (Season 11), are in the mix. Alyssa Milano is back to host and judge, along with Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman; Zanna Roberts Rassi returns to mentor the designers.
Jury duty often isn't convenient for those who are called, and Rebecca (Kate Walsh) joins those ranks in the new episode "Judge and Jury." If one would expect her job to make her more prone to want to fulfill the obligation, forget about it -- especially since it comes at the same time as the Serpico Olympics. Gary (Ryan Hansen) is prepped by Tedward (Tone Bell) to take her place in the games, in case it comes to that. Rob Riggle guest stars.