1) World Series, 8:08 p.m. ET, Fox; pre-game at 7:30. It’s a match-up no one expected. The Washington Nationals’ franchise (which started 50 years ago in Montreal) had never been to the Series; two other franchises spent 70 years in Washington and got there three times – most recently in 1933. After starting this season at 19-31, the Nationals won 66 per cent of their games … won the wildcard game … beat the Dodgers three-out-of-five … and swept the Cardinals; now they face the Houston Astros.
2) “Mayans M.C..” 10 p.m., FX. In a pleasant-looking hotel lobby, three tough motorcycle clubs meet. The Mayans glower at the club they’ve already had a deadly shoot-out with; the Sons of Anarchy argue that a link can make everyone rich. Those scenes alternate with the probe of Felipe (Edward James Olmos) and his secrets. Stick with this one; the final minutes pack a punch.
3) “The Flash,” 9 p.m., CW. In just seven week, Barry’s been told, he’ll die or the universe will be destroyed. He’s not happy about this, but he has to focus on on the arrivals of a fierce mega meta-human … and Ralph’s scheming mom … and a key figure (or one version of him) from the past.
4) “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” 8 p.m., ABC. This cartoon classic goes back to 1966. Now it gets two runs this week: Today it’s at 8, followed by the 2013 “Toy Story of Terror”; on Sunday it’s at 7, followed by the 1972 “You’re Not elected, Charlie Brown.”
5) Also: “NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS) has a rerun from last February, with a 9-year -old found hiding in a storage unit. Other shows have new episodes, including “This Is Us” (9 p.m. NBC), with Randall fearing his family isn’t adjusting well to city living … and “Black-ish” (9:30, ABC), with Dre having misgivings about joining an exclusive, upper-income club.