TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “The Haunted
Hathaways” debut, 8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon.
Needing a fresh start, a frazzled mom
moves to New Orleans with her daughters – a cute teen gymnast and
her offbeat, little sister. The new home has their pie shop on the
main floor, their home on the second … and disapproving ghosts in
It's a good concept, aiming for the fun
of Disney Channel's “Wizards of Waverly Place” and its Halloween
movies. The best lines, alas, are given to the two youngest actors,
who aren't skilled at verbal comedy. Still, “Haunted” has enough
sight gags and surprises to keep us amused.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE II: “666 Park
Avenue” finale, 9 p.m., ABC.
Slickly and stylishly filmed, this show
never found an audience. Here's its 13th and final
Things started with a husband and wife
(Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor) moving into Manhattan's elegant
Drake … unaware of its grip on lives. Now he gets an eerie warning;
she learns what happened to her mother at the Drake long ago … and
sees her father try to remove her by gunpoint.
Be warned, however, that this episode
is “Lazarus: Part 1”; there is no Part 2.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “American
Girl: Saige Paints the Sky,” 8-10 p.m., NBC.
For films based on dolls, the “American
Girl” movies have been quite ambitious.
They've been on the CW, the Disney
Channel and NBC; one was in movie theaters, another went straight to
video. Some had substantial stars (Abigail Bresin, AnnaSophia Robb,
Shailene Woodley) and directors (Martha Coolidge, Patricia Rozema);
three were produced by Julia Roberts.
Now NBC has its second turn. Saige, 9,
faces two crises: Albuquerque is planning to eliminate art from its
schools; her grandmother (Jane Seymour) is to sick to ride her horse
in the parade.
Other choices include:
– “Zero Hour,” 8 p.m., ABC. Hank
(Anthony Edwards) and his wife race to the Faroe Islands, in search
of the True Cross. They're with Beck, the FBI agent who feels her
husband may be alive.
– “Elementary,” 8 p.m., CBS. In
an excellent rerun, Sherlock is on his best bad behavior on two
fronts – a Wall Street murder case and Watson's hesitant return to
– “Sinbad,” 9 p.m., Syfy. Sinbad
falls for a mysterious woman, unaware of her real identity.
– “Do No Harm.” 10 p.m., NBC.
Jason, the good-guy doctor, faces two problems. Dr. Young (Phylicia
Rashad) feels he tampered with her daughter's medical charts. Also,
he's trying to help a patuent; his evil alternate-persona Ian would
rather leave the patient unchanged.
– “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious”
debut, 10 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network. Each week, Sykes will
introduce stand-up comics and sketches; tonight includes Brooke
– “Being Human” season-opener, 10
p.m., BBC America. Alex, the ghost, searches for her drowned body,
in hopes of passing over. Ian ducks a plea to turn someone into a
vampire … then faces a crisis.
– “Primeval: New World,” 10
p.m., Syfy. Some clever little dinosaurs are staked out in a store.
– “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29
p.m., NBC. Zach Galifianakis hosts this rerun, with music by Of
Monsters and Men.