TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "The Great Halloween Fright Fight," 8 p.m., ABC.
of us settle for putting a couple pumpkins out front; here are people
who do Halloween big. In Hollywood, movie-set builders take each
October off to give their home a super faccade; in Florida, a former
Navy guy builds a giant pirate ship.
There are more spots, some
of them compact – a family packs fierce frights into a tent – and
some sprawling. One rural spot has two acres of exhibits; another
isn't exaggerating when it calls its set-up – with old trees molded
into giant faces -- “the haunted overload.” This amiable hour
is part of ABC's busy Halloween week.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE II:
Baseball, 8 p.m. ET, Fox, with preview at 7:30.
The World Series moves back
to Kansas City for the sixth game ... and, if needed, a seventh one
This isn't like the
previous rounds, when the Royals and the San Francisco Giants stormed through, winning eight of nine games. The advantage has teetered
back and forth, giving Fox the prolonged World Series it needs.
“Makers,” 9 p.m., PBS.
After remaking the image of
Braniff Airlines, this documentary says, Mary Wells was promised the
presidency of her ad agency. Instead, she was offered the power and
the money, but told that men wouldn't accept a woman with the title
of president. She quit and started her own agency, with such historic
campaigns as “I can't believe I ate the whole thing.”
Such accounts recall the
struggles of women in business in the 1950s and '60s. That leads to
portraits of women who now
of the world's biggest
corporations; one CEO
started as the only
woman among 100 account managers. There are stirring moments, plus a
cautionary note: As of 2010,
only 3 percent of Fortune 500 companies were led by women.
p.m., CBS. A therapist was killed. Now the team must determine if
that involved her own work or was aimed at her husband, a Navy
commander who's on a Jihad hit list.
Orleans,” 9 p.m., CBS. Paige Turco – who also has a terrific role
as the doctor on “The 100” -- returns to her role as the wife of
Pride (Scott Bakula). This murder story is set on Halloween, when it
can take advantage of New Orleans' strong settings, including the
cemeteries where everything (due to flood rules) is above-ground.
SHIELD,” 9 p.m., ABC. Hydra disguises as SHIELD and attacks the
and “About a Boy,” 9:01 and 9:30 p.m., NBC. Mammoth Halloween
plans draw disapproval from neighbors.
10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). This documentary, PBS says,
wiill view the unheeded warnings and missed opplortunities that led
to the rise of ISIS,
Anarchy,” 10 p.m., FX. “I can't believe I didn't see this
happening,” Jax says. Neither can we, actually. His vengeance
campaign – based, ironically, on lies from his mother – has
brought a fierce wave of reprisals. Now a friend is captive, with
body parts being sent to his colleagues. It's a tough, disturbing