1) “Jazz at the Lincoln Center: A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration,” 9 p.m., PBS. From the start, “Sesame Street” has had sharp humor, vibrant visuals and great music. “I grew up loving the show,” Wynton Marsalis says. He’s guested on it and his trumpeter (Kenny Rampton) is in the “Sesame” band. Now the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Marsalis, offers a zestful hour of music, from “Sing” to “Rubber Duckie.” The “Sesame” stars – Bert and Ernie (shown here) and such – add dabs of humor.
2) Monster obsession. On Halloween eve, TV obsesses on monsters. A “MonsterQuest” marathon is from 1 p.m. to 1:02 a.m, on History, searching for the truths or myths behind vampires, killer squid and more. And at 10, PBS has “Exhumed: A History of Zombies.” Emily Zarka explains that she has “a Ph.D. in literature and an emphasis on the undead.” Ever since she saw zombie films at age 8, she’s been fascinated. Here, she views zombie shows and the voodoo legends behind them.
3) “The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time,” 8 p.m., CW. In a rerun from last Halloween, Dean Cain offers clips plus comments from guests. Then again, you can simply watch some well-regarded horror tales. That includes the original “Halloween” (1978) at 11 a.m. and 7 p,m. on AMC and “Get Out” (2017) at 5:30 p.m. on FX. For fun, Freeform has the “Addams Family” films at 6:50 (1991) ad 8:55 (1993); and “Treehouse of Horror” tales are 6 p.m. to midnight on FXX, then midnight to 2 a.m. on Freeform.
4) “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, a key witness is killed. Erin assigns the district attorney’s investigator to link with the police detective – her brother, Danny – to work the case.
5) Joy-ful night. At 24, Anya Taylor-Joy is suddenly everywhere. She stars in “Emma” (2020), at 7:50 p.m. on HBO and in “The Queen’s Gambit,” the seven-part mini-series that arrived recently on Netflix. Other Netflix shows? Today brings “Somebody Feed Phil,” Phil Rosenthal’s food travelog, plus two crime shows from overseas – the French “Bronx” movie and the third season of the Italian series “Suburra: Blood on Rome.”