1) “The Conners”(shown here), 8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC. Here’s the start of a holiday deluge — eight ABC comedies in two days, each with a Halloween episode. This show savored the holiday when it was “Roseanne” ; now the Roseanne character is dead and her sister tries to re-open their Lunch Box diner. “Bless This Mess” (8:30) has bat-bite scares; “Black-ish” (9:30) has a family-costume dispute. And on “Mixed-ish” (9 p.m.), Rainbow, one of the only blacks in school, is asked to go as Tootie from “Facts of Life,”
2) “Modern Family,” 9 p.m. Wednesday, ABC. In the 11th and final season, here is – as the episode title puts it — “The Last Halloween.” Phil (who loves the holiday) has one more chance to frighten Claire (who doesn’t). Mitch and Cam have already seen the end: They used to celebrate with Lily, but she’s going to a party by herself. This second day of the Halloween marathon also has “The Goldbergs” (with a “Rocky Horror Show” theme) at 8 p.m., “Schooled” at 8:30 and “Single Parents” at 9:30.
3) “Masterpiece: The Durrells of Corfu” finale, 8 p.m. Sunday, PBS. For four seasons, this has offered a gentle mix of comedy and drama. Widowed and broke, Louisa (Keeley Hawes) moved to a Greek island with her four kids. Now Hitler looms; Germany has invaded Albania, just two miles away. This busy finale faces key questions: Will the family flee? What about Louisa’s romance? And Margo’s virginity? And Gerry’s zoo? Later, Gerald Durrell wrote the books this delightful series is based on.
4) “All Rise,” 9 p.m. today, CBS. It’s not easy to do it all – to be a courtroom show with a serious case-of-the-week, while also having fun with the lives of Judge Lola and the people around her. After an excellent pilot film, this stumbled for a while … but now bounces back: A reality-show star is dead and her assistant is being tried for murder. That draws a high-profile lawyer … and press coverage that calls Liv “fierce and fabulous.” She is, but this hour also has great moments for the show’s four co-stars.
5) “Independent Lens,” 10-11:30 p.m. today, PBS. Boise, Idaho, has become an international hub of surrogate childbirth. Why? People in the film offer reasons: Costs are low … Women are healthy … Many are Catholic or Mormon, with traditions of large families. We follow four, ranging from a low-income single mom who needs the money to the head of the surrogacy agency, now carrying her fourth surrogate child. This film leaves way too many questions, but will stir strong emotions and arguments.
6) “Baroness Von Sketch” season-opener, Wednesday night at midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET, IFC. We expect lots of Canadians in sketch-comedy. From Dan Akroyd and Mike Myers to the Kids in the Hall and “SCTV”, they’re quick and clever … and, until recently, mostly male. Here’s a fun exception, a four-woman show with a fast pace and clever moments. The 10-episode season will be packed into eight Wednesdays. This hour ranges from “A Message to Extra-terrestrials” to “Everyone Has a Podcast.”
7) “Superstore” and “Perfect Harmony,” 8 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC. Some networks avoid Halloween, when viewers are distracted. CBS has reruns; CW rests two shows (“Supernatural” and “Legacies”) that fit the holiday neatly. But NBC booms ahead with big, busy episodes. “Superstore” workers create a haunted house that Glenn is afraid to enter; “Perfect” has Ginny organizing a costume party at the diner. Both episodes are inconsistent , but they offer a fair amount of fun and laughs.
8) “Great Performances: 42nd Street,” 9-11:30 p.m., Friday, PBS. On five Fridays, PBS has Broadway-style shows. There are two plays (“Red,” “Much Ado About Nothing”) and three musicals — “The King and I,” “Kinky Boots” and this one. Its songs — “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway” — are splendid, the dancing is sensational … and the story, from a 1933 movie, is awful. Some actors treat it as camp and overact. But the talented Clare Halse, as the newcomer, plays it straight and triumphs.
9) “Twilight Saga” or “Saturday Night Live,” two networks. It’s Kristen Stewart’s weekend. Pop has the five “Twilight” films, in which she finds love and lust with a vampire and/or a werewolf. You can catch them in order on Friday at 3, 6 and 9 p.m., plus midnight and 2:30 a.m.; or Saturday at noon and at 3, 6, 9 and 11:30 p.m. That last one starts at the same time as “SNL,” with Stewart hosting. It’s her second time and the first was eventful: She accidentally said the F-word … and intentionally came out as gay.
10) And more. There’s another series finale: At 9 p.m. today, HBO’s “The Deuce wraps up, as New York’s porno business fades. It’s a 75-minute finale, pushing Helen Mirren’s “Catherine the Great” to 10:15. And for Fox, life returns to normal … eventually. Depending on how things go this weekend, there may be World Series games at 8:07 p.m.ET Tuesday and Wednesday. Then “Friday Night Smackdown” returns at 8 p.m. on (yes) Friday. For one week, even wrestlers were bumped by baseball.