1) “In the Heights” (2021), 8 p.m., HBO, repeating at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Before triumphing with “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda composed and starred in this splendid musical about life in a Latinx musical. Wisely, he let others take over the movie. Anthony Ramos (shown here) stars (with Miranda getting one song) and John M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”) directed. The result is one of the best movies in years. Warm moments mingle with vibrant numbers that suggest the great movie-musicals of old.
2) Horror classics. On the eve of Halloween, we revisit the originals. John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978), beautifully filmed on a tiny budget, is 10:30 a.m. and 5 and 11:28 p.m. on AMC; the first “Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) is 8 p.m. and midnight. Also, Turner Classic Movies has the original “The Fly” and “Fankenstein” (1931), at 6:15 and 8 p.m. ET.
3) Halloween fun. The holiday doesn’t have to be all scary, though. As soon as “Frankenstein” finishes, Turner has “Young Frankenstein” (1978) – Mel Brooks’ hilarious, black-and-white film – at 9:30 ET. The Disney Channel has six episodes of “The Ghost and Molly McGee” (starting with the debut), from 6-9 p.m.; Ovation has a pleasant, “ghost”-themed “Frankie Drake Mysteries” at 7 ET. And Freeform has “Goosebumps” films at 2:35 (2015) and 5:05 p.m. (2018), with “Hocus Pocus” (1993) at 8:30.
4) Sports overload. This is the one time the World Series (8:09 p.m. ET, Fox, with preview at 7) shares a day with college football. Fox starts at noon ET with a big one – Michigan (ranked No. 6) at Michigan State (No. 8). At 7:30 p.m., ET ABC has Ohio State (No. 5) hosing Penn State (No. 20); NBC has Notre Dame (No. 11) hosting North Carolina.
5) Reruns: On “Magnum P.I.,” a veteran’s car has been stolen, with his service dog inside; the thief may be an escaped kidnap victim. That’s 8 p.m. on CBS, followed by “Blue Bloods”; Eddie and her police partner, getting an award, are accused of faking the incident. At 11:29 on NBC (barring a football overrun), “Saturday Night Live” repeats its season-opener, with Owen Wilson and Kacey Musgraves.