“Live From Lincoln Center,” 9-11 p.m., PBS (check local
The dual nature of
Halloween – scary and silly, gory and giddy – has been captured
by Danny Elfman's music. This delightful concert captures his full
range in Tim Burton films, from the whimsy of “Pee-wee's Big
Adventure” to the ominous “Beetlejuice,” “Sleepy Hollow”
and “Edward Scissorhands.”
Film clips are
beautifully blended with an orchestra, chorus and soloists. There's a
sensational violin solo by leather-clad Sandy Cameron, a song from
Ingrid Michaelson and five sung by Elfman.
II: Baseball, 8:07 p.m. ET, Fox, with preview at 7:30.
The World Series
moves to New York now, with the Mets hosting today, Saturday and
(barring a sweep) Sunday. That means the Royals face National League
rules, with pitchers trying to hit.
If needed, this
returns to Kansas City on Tuesday and Wednesday.m with designated
ALTERNATIVE: “Grimm” season-opener, 9 p.m., NBC.
Last season ended
with Nick having a really bad day. Juliette (his ex-lover) attacked
him; she was promptly killed by Trubel, who was then kidnapped. Also,
someone sent Nick's mother's head in a box.
Now he wakes up and
finds no body, no box, no head, no sign that anything happened. What
follows is a high-octane rush, as he races – a bit too frantically
– to find answers. Also, his long-time enemy is having his baby;
it's a busy hour that still leaves us with questions.
Life on Normal Street” new season, anytime, www.amazon.com
Prime Video. Entering their teen years this season, Gortimer and his
friends will deal with cloning, an imaginary friend and a brain
literally reaching capacity. The fairly good opener has a simpler
problem: When he wears a suit, Gortimer suddenly gets grown-up
respect and, alas, responsibility.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. Mike and Chuck figure they'll spend
Halloween watching football instead of passing out candy. Soon,
however, they're involved in escalating pranks.
Halloween films, 8
p.m. and later, cable. On the light side, Disney has “Invisible
Sister” (2014) at 8 p.m. and IFC has the delightful “Ghostbusters”
(1984) at 9. On the heavy side, Starz has “Evil Dead” and its
sequel (1981 and 1987) at 8 and 9:30 p.m., getting us ready for
Saturday's “Ash vs. Evil Dead.”
“Dr. Ken,” 8:30
p.m., ABC. First, we see Ken's botched proposal attempt, 20
Halloweens ago. Then he tries for a better re-proposal.
9 p.m., CBS. Halloween is no fun for these guys. A serial killer
emulates Frankenstein, a gang has robbed a blood bank and Danny's
daughter lied and snuck out to a party.
10 p.m., CBS. Jamie – the son of the police commissioner and
grandson of a former commissioner – is caught on camera doing what
might be considered police brutality.
“Please Like Me,”
10 p.m. ET, Pivot. This thoroughly likable comedy stars young
producer-writer Josh Thomas. Tonight, he finds that Arnold's parents
are rich and (unlike his own) charming.