1) “The Simpsons,” 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., FXX. This is a rarity – a Sunday with no “Simpsons” on Fox. (The network has the World Series at 8:15 p.m. ET in Atlanta — where the Braves lead three games to one, with a chance to wrap it up.) Fortunately, there’s something better: FXX reruns the first 30 years of “Treehouse of Horror” episode (shown here), in order, from 9 a.m. to midnight. That’s followed by two other episodes – “Halloween of Horror” and “Thanksgiving of Horror” — at midnight and 12:30 a.m.
2) More Halloween shows. You can stick to the fun side on Disney – including “Under Wraps” (2021) at noon and 8 p.m. – or Freeform, including “Goosebumps” movies (2015 and 2018) at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. But you’ll also find serious scares all day on Turner Classic Movies – peaking with “Psycho” (1960) at 8 p.m. ET – or AMC, peaking with new episodes of “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Walking Dead: World Beyond,” at 9 and 10:06 p.m.
3) “Call the Midwife” and “Grantchester,” 8 and 9 p.m., PBS. It’s a rough night emotionally for fans of these well-crafted shows. Amid some bright moments, the midwives face two painful cases, one involving a pregnant teen and her overbearing mother. “Grantchester” has an interesting mystery, with a bank robbery gone bad; alongside that, however, is the trial of Leonard, the sweet-spirited curate, in a 1950s era when homosexuality was a crime that brought imprisonment.
4) “SEAL Team,” 10 p.m., CBS. This is the final CBS episode for the show, which now moves to the Paramount+ streaming service. It’s also the start of a three-parter, with the team rushing to prevent a major terrorist attack. The second part streams Monday, with the third next Sunday.
5) “In the Heights” (2021), 6:30 p.m., HBO, and more. It’s a can’t-miss night on HBO, starting with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wonderful musical. Afterward, catch “Succession” at 9 (the Department of Justice is closing in on Logan, whose son-in-law makes anoffer that could be life-changing), “Insecure” at 10 p.m. and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at 10:30.