1) “SEAL Team,” 10:30 p.m., CBS. It’s changeover time for this military drama. Last week, the show finished a taut two-parter in North Korea; next week, it’s supposed to have its final new CBS episode, before jumping to Paramount+. First comes this emotional hour: The team visits the 9/11 memorial (shown here) in New York, causing each person to flash back to 20 years ago.
2) “Succession” and more, 9 p.m., HBO. Remember the “Sopranos” days, when HBO dominated Sundays? It’s heading back there now. “Succession,” following last week’s potent season-opener, has people jockeying for a spot as Logan Roy considers stepping down. Then “Insecure” starts its fifth and final season at 10; “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starts its 11th season – scattered over 21 years – at 10:40.
3) “Call the Midwife,” 8 p.m., PBS. It’s 1966 now, an important year: England is hosting the World Cup … and hoping for its first (and, to this day, only) championship. Also, this is the peak of the Beatles-era, “Carnaby Street look” in fashions; one of the new midwives – an excellent addition – even brings that look to the dinner table. The result is an episode that mingles fun and deep pain; the “Grantchester” hour that follows – a smart, but far-fetched mystery – has even more painful moments.
4) Halloween-time shows, cable. There are plenty of intense choices, including “Silence of the Lambs” (1991), 6 and 11:30 p.m., BBC America; “It: Chapter Two” (2019), 8 p.m., TNT; “Fear the Walking Dead,” 9 and 11:12 p.m., AMC; and “Walking Dead: World Beyond,” 10:07 p.m., AMC. But this can also be fun. Catch the “Ghostbusters” reboot (2016), 5:30 p.m., Freeform; or “Hotel Transylvania 2” (2015), 8 and 10 p.m. FX, with the third one at 6 and midnight. Or even “Killer Camp,” at 9 on CW.
5) BUT … One caution: After a fairly good start last week, “Baptiste” (10 p.m., PBS) implodes. It leaps skittishly between years; that seem arbitrary – as does the vague dialog and the changing characters. None of this helps the narrative or the character development; it seems to merely be writers playing at things for their own convenience. We’re dropping out of this one now.