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Monday's Highlights: History Channel reveals 'Death Masks'

October 25, 2009 | 11:00 pm
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LIFELIKE: Forensic scientists and anthropologists use death masks to analyze how facial characteristics affected the lives of some of history's most-powerful men, including Abraham Lincoln, in the new special in the new special ‘Death Masks’ at 8 p.m. on History.


Hooked: As the episode title -- "Monster Hauls" -- suggests, this exciting "best-of" special revisits some of the most amazing catches in the show's history, including two anglers on the Fraser River in North America who come across an 11-foot-long white sturgeon and another team down in Panama that battles a massive marlin weighing more than 1,200 pounds (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).

Trauma: Tyler and Boone (Kevin Rankin, Derek Luke) respond when a Halloween party turns chaotic; Glenn and Nancy's (Taylor Kinney, Anastasia Griffith) shift takes a bizarre turn (9 p.m. NBC).

Lie to Me: A person from Lightman's (Tim Roth) past pulls him into a dangerous criminal conspiracy (9 p.m. Fox).

Greek: Casey and Rebecca (Spencer Grammer, Dilshad Vadsaria) plan a pizza dinner for the students remaining on campus during Thanksgiving break (9 p.m. ABC Family).

CSI: Miami: Fans will remember that Dr. Alexx Woods (Khandi Alexander), the team's medical examiner, quit when a murder case hit a bit too close to home, but she returns in this episode when a killer jeopardizes the lives of Calleigh and Ryan (Emily Procter, Jonathan Togo) (10 p.m. CBS).

Extreme Paranormal: Shaun, Nathan and Jason investigate Pennhurst State School and Hospital, a decrepit mental asylum in eastern Pennsylvania where people have reported strange sightings and phenomena since the facility's closing in 1986, in this new episode (10 p.m. A&E).

Million Dollar Listing: Chad and Madison are invited to speak at a conference in Arizona about the declining high-end real estate (10 p.m. Bravo).

Cake Boss: Buddy creates a cake inspired by poisonous plants; a customer proposes with an engagement-ring-box cake in the two-episode season premiere (10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC).


The Real Amelia Earhart: Tied to the current theatrical release of "Amelia," this special investigates theories about what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 as she was closing in on her record-setting attempt to fly around the world (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic).

Herbert Hoover: Landslide: Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States who's legacy is mostly defined by the Great Depression, was swept into office in a 1928 landslide victory, buoyed by remarkable humanitarian work and an earlier career that included a stint as U.S. secretary of commerce (10 p.m. KCET).

Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree: A team of Dracula hunters, including putative descendants of the real-life Prince Vlad Dracul, try to unearth the truth about his life 500 years after his death, but their quest is marked by an eerie series of misfortunes. The special also examines the long-standing question of whether members of the Florescu family really do have blood ties to the historic Dracula (10 p.m. History).


Football: The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Washington Redskins (5:30 p.m. ESPN).

Hockey: The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Ducks (7 p.m. FS Prime). Photo: History Channel