1) “Moana” (2016) and “The Simpsons,” 5:30 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., Freeform. Here are the opposite extremes of animation: “Moana” (shown here) is light, bright and family-friendly, with appealing songs (co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda) sung by Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and others. Then comes dark – and sometimes gory – wit from Bart Simpson and family in six “Treehouse of Horror” reruns.
2) “Life From Above” opener, 10 p.m., PBS. This show is truly global; at times, it pulls back to view all of Earth. In theory, the hour has satellite views of life. There’s a fine example early – gorgeous, aerial views of thousands of young kung fu students, in synchronized splendor. The sky views are rare after that, but we get some fascinating ground-level glimpses. In Kenya, a baby elephant feels its first rain; on India’s coast, leashed otters herd fish toward a net, then receive part of the take.
3) “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” 10 p.m., ABC. Prince Harry has called Africa his second home. He’s gone there to find solitude and to continue his late mother’s work. Now he goes there with his wife Meghan and their baby. In this special (which aired Sunday in England), they talk about the continent and more, including the intrusions of the British press.
4) Baseball. In real life, the second World Series game is 8:09 p.m. ET on Fox, with the pre-game at 7:30. The Houston Astros, hoping for their second championship in three years, host the Washington Nationals, who had never before been in the Series. And in fiction? “A League of Their Own” (1992) is 6:45 p.m. on Showtime. Penny Marshall’s film masterfully mixes drama and comedy about the World War II spurt of professional women’s baseball. Geena Davis stars, with Tom Hanks and Madonna.
5) “Castle Rock” season-opener, any time, Hulu. Annie Wilkes was one of Stephen King’s top characters. Ranked No. 17 in the American Film Institute’s all-time villain list, she was a nurse who held a King-like writer captive in “Misery.” She was killed in the movie … but survived in the novel. In this season, she’s working the creepy hospital in Castle Rock, Maine. Lizzy Caplan plays Annie, with Elsie Fisher as her daughter and Tim Robbins as Pop Merrill, the junk-shop owner in King novels.