Breeders' Cup Championship Friday
The biggest two days in horse racing get underway today at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., as champions in various categories are determined in the 2014 Breeders' Cup. Today's action consists of four races: the juvenile turf, the dirt mile, the juvenile fillies turf and the distaff. Nine more races, including the $5 million Classic, are on tomorrow's docket.
Last Man Standing
Mandy (Molly Ephraim) goes her own way, despite counsel from Mike (Tim Allen), as she tries to come up with the money to cover the taxes for her online clothing business in the new episode "Mike Advises Mandy." She turns to Bud (guest star Robert Forster) to provide the location when she decides to open a pop-up store. Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo also star.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
With the much-bigger paydays he's getting for "The Big Bang Theory," Kunal Nayyar -- alias that sitcom's Raj -- doesn't have to do much guest-star work elsewhere. Thus, his appearance in this episode well could have been one of his last such gigs. He engages in improv with regular cast members Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. Comic Brad Sherwood also makes a guest appearance. Aisha Tyler is the host.
Night of the Living Dead
The granddaddy of all zombie flicks, this 1968 horror tale from George Romero has become a cult classic. Radiation causes the dead to rise from their graves and go in search of sustenance: specifically, human flesh. If you haven't seen it and think that because of its age, it can't be that scary or gory compared to more recent cinematic fare, think again. And do not let the little ones watch.
On the Menu
As the title clearly indicates, the new episode "Emeril's Restaurant" hits close to home for one of the series regulars, as a new group of enthusiastic home chefs are challenged to create an appealing new seafood dish that could take its place on the menu of Emeril Lagasse's restaurant chain. Ty Pennington is the host.
Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is eager to show off her skills as a "party whisperer," so she asks Trent (Sam McMurray) to let her handle this year's Halloween bash. She also persuades Maddie (Justine Lupe) to join her in dressing up as Hall & Oates. On the homefront, Halloween-hating Natalia (Terri Hoyos) opts instead to observe the Day of the Dead, and the neighborhood responds in surprising style. Gabriel Iglesias also stars in the new episode "Hall-Oates-Ween."
Does the idea of an exercise outfit that provides built-in weight training grab you? A Georgia man hopes so ... and also hopes it does the same for the Sharks as he presents his unique clothing line in this new episode. A Spokane man with a view toward maintaining well-kept facial hair also is featured, as are New Yorkers whose karaoke machine lets its users sound like actual music superstars. The Sharks include Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Kevin O'Leary.
Timing doesn't get better than a Halloween story airing on Halloween, much less one directed by Joe Dante ("Gremlins"). A copycat killer, who is patterning murders on those depicted by a slasher movie, is pursued by the Five-0 team in the new episode "Ho'oma'ike" (Hawaiian for "Unmasked"). The detectives also have yet another abduction to deal with ... the victim being Jerry (Jorge Garcia). NFL veteran Eric Dickerson guest stars as himself.
America's Next Top Model
It's always helpful for a breath to be taken, and for a recap to be provided, once this show is well into one of its cycles. That occurs in "What Happens on ANTM Stays on ANTM," as host Tyra Banks leads a review of what happened in the preceding 10 episodes. The path that led 31 contestants to be reduced to the current field of seven is traced. Miss J is back among the judges, joining Kelly Cutrone and Yu Tsai in assessing the developments thus far.
Several assaults that deprive the victims of their memories lead Nick (David Giuntoli) to debate whether to assume his Grimm powers again in the new episode "Octopus Head." Trubel (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) gets into trouble by trying to assist in the case. While a prisoner in Vienna, Adalind (Claire Coffee) gets new information concerning herself and Nick. Captain Renard's (Sasha Roiz) survival may depend upon a mystery woman (guest star Louise Lombard).
Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room -- PBS Arts Fall Festival
Well-known as a keeper of the flame of the Great American Songbook, Feinstein leads a salute to such tunes at the title New York site, newly restored and reopened on its 80th anniversary. Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson, "American Idol" alum Jessica Sanchez, actress June Squibb ("Nebraska") and the tap-dancing Manzari Brothers also participate. "Desperate Housewives" and "Devious Maids" mentor Marc Cherry wrote, produced and directed the hour.
After hot-shot young District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run, his guilty conscience compels him to manipulate the case so that Clinton Davis (Samuel L. Jackson), the man who was wrongfully arrested for the crime, is acquitted. After the trial, however, Mitch discovers that his actions have freed a murderer who is likely to kill again. Erin Karpluk, Gloria Reuben and Ryan Robbins also star.