“Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox.
Two opposite shows
have been cleverly stitched together. “Bones” is full of
just-the-facts scientists and FBI folks; “Sleepy Hollow” has
sorcery and a time-traveling Ichabod Crane.
It all fits because
of smart writing. The first hour is a murder case, with Crane and
Abbie trying to retrieve a body; no magic is required and it's fun to
see two know-it-alls (Brennan and Crane) link. The second brings
Booth and Brennan to Sleepy Hollow, but shields them from the magic.
Once they leave, we get to the main event – a spectacular,
modern-Halloween battle, complete with Redcoat soldiers.
“It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” 8 p,.m., ABC.
Some of our
strangest (and, at times, scariest) customs – Halloween and
elections – are eyed here.
The main cartoon is
“Pumpkin,” a classic that turns 50 next year; we again see Linus'
solemn wait in the pumpkin patch. Scheduled to round out the hour is
the 1972 “You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown”; Linus is running
for school president ... but, alas, has Charlie and Lucy running his
ALTERNATIVE: “Project Runway,” 9-10:30 p.m., Lifetime.
Here's the first
half of the season-finale, with the designers creating their
collections and taking them to Fashion Week in New York. There, we
see an all-female finale ... or maybe not.
Last week's episode
(rerunning in shortened form at 8 p.m.) saw three people advance –
Ashley Nell Tipton, 24; Candice Cuoco, 27; and Kelly Dempsey, 31. But
that episode never actually showed Edmond Newton, 37, being
dismissed; Tim Gunn still could use his “save,” so anything is
Family” (1991) and “Addams Family Values” (1993), 7 and 9 p.m.,
ABC Family, The ABC networks keep trying to remind us that Halloween
can be no-gore family fun.
7:30 p,m., and game, 8:30, CBS. Tom Brady and the New England
Patriots are one of six pro teams that remain unbeaten after six
games. Now they host the 3-3 Miami Dolphins. It's the last of CBS'
Thursday games for now, with comedies and “Elementary” returning
8 p.m., NBC. As a “sweeps” ratings period begins, we see a
convergence of stars from the original “Heroes.” Noah (Jack
Coleman) gets Hiro (Masi Oka) to propel a return to the day of the
tragic attack. Mohander (Sendhill Ramamurthy) gets a dire note from
Angela (Christine Rose).
“Away From Her,”
8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. Once a child star in Disney's
“Avonlea” series, Sarah Polley has become an extraordinarily
gifted writer-director. This moving film drew Oscar nominations for
Polley's script and for Julie Christie, as a woman facing early
9 p.m., NBC. There's a huge bounty for Liz, with potential assassins
everywhere. Red and her old FBI colleagues scramble to keep her
p.m., ABC. The president and Olivia hear an extreme proposal that
could solve their problems. Also, his wife faces some sharp questions
about her fractured marriage.
“How to Get Away
With Murder,” 10 p.m., ABC. Annalise takes the case of a
transgender professor, accused of killing her husband. Working the
other case, her students find a surprising suspect.