TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: Baseball, 8:07 p.m. ET, Fox; with pre-game
The third game of the best-of-seven World Series moves from
Boston to St. Louis, in a new-old place.
This Busch Stadium (the third with that name) is only seven
years old, but it has already seen the Cardinals win two World Series. Outside
are statues of seven Cardinal greats including Stan Musial … reminding us that
nothing is certain. A career .331
hitter, Musial was .256 in four World Series, with only one home run and eight
RBI; baseball is interesting that way.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE II: “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m.,
After pausing for a week of reruns, “SNL” is back to the
Tonight, Edward Norton has his first time as host, with
Janelle Morae as music guest. Next week is Kerry Washington, with Eminem.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “The Good Witch’s Destiny” or “Zombie
Night,” 9-11 p.m., Hallmark and Syfy.
Here are the opposite extremes of Halloween. Choose one;
mock the other.
The sweet side has “Destiny,” the sixth film with Catherine
Bell as a gorgeous and good-hearted witch. In sweet Middleton, lots of small
problems appear; some require magic, more simply need logic.
The dark side is on Syfy, where zombies – everyone’s
favorites these days – are loose. This is especially gory, with even young kids
mutilated. Shirley Jones – whose Oscar-winning career has gone from Broadway to
“The Partridge Family” – has her first chance to play a blind zombie. Daryl
Hannah and Anthony Michael Hall star in a sort of “Night of the Living Dead
Other choices include:
“Two and a Half Men,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun from a year
ago, Walden dates Charlie’s old stalker, Rose.
“2 Broke Girls,” 8:3 p.m., CBS. This rerun came after the break-up
of Andy and Caroline. Now he has closed his candy store; she goes to a psychic
who describes her future love life.
“Elementary,” 9 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, a man was originally
listed as dying of a heart attack. Sherlock doubts that, once he learns the man
was on Moriarty’s hit list.
“The Blacklist,” 9 p.m., NBC. Liz has two matters to probe,
one on her own (investigating her husband) and one at work: Red says a top
Chinese spy has asked him to translate documents.
“Dancing on the Edge,” 9 p.m., Starz. Last week’s opener
followed a jazz band in 1930s London, with admirers (some royal) and bigots.
Tonight, the leader (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his superb singer (Angel Coulby)
move ahead, nudged by a reclusive fan (Jacqueline Bisset). It’s a strong
episode -- albeit one that leans on coincidence and odd actions -- that ends
with a jolt.
“The Monster Project,” 10 p.m., NatGeo Wild. In 1609, a Vermont
pioneer said he saw a giant sea monster; ever since, sightings have been
reported in Lake Champlain. Now Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”) and
cryptozoologists visit the site and hear stories. That wraps up a three-hour
project (repeating at 11 p.m.) that includes reports of a bloodsucking beast in
Texas and a flying giant in New Jersey.