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Sunday's TV Highlights: Cloud is back on 'Nature'

October 24, 2009 | 11:00 pm
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Et-krscg9nc-oct25 WILD HORSES: The documentary series 'Nature: Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions' catches up with the white stallion now in his prime, at 8 p.m. on KCET.

SERIES

Desperate Housewives: Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) tries to prove that she is a responsible parent while Katherine and Susan (Dana Delany, Teri Hatcher) come to blows over Mike (James Denton) (9 p.m. ABC).

Masterpiece Contemporary: The Emmy-winning series returns for a new season with a new host -- Scottish actor David Tennant -- and a powerful new drama, "Endgame," about the real-life negotiations that led up to the end of apartheid in South Africa (9 p.m. KCET).

Bored to Death: A married New Jersey man (Geoffrey Cantor) hires Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) to retrieve a sex tape from a female escort (Trieste Kelly Dunn) who is using it to blackmail him. When Jonathan, with a very stoned Ray and George (Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson) in tow, ends up in a motel room with the woman, she tries to blackmail him too (9:35 p.m. HBO).

Cold Case: The team investigates the1970 murder of a musician who kept his involvement with Philadelphia's music scene a secret from his strict preacher father (10 p.m. CBS).

My Antonio: Antonio wants to learn more about the final two women before making his decision in the season finale (10 p.m. VH1).

Brothers & Sisters: Sarah's (Rachel Griffiths) new lover (Gilles Marini) charms the entire family except Nora (Sally Field) (10 p.m. ABC).

SPECIALS

The Haunted History of Halloween: When pint-sized ghouls and goblins don their costumes to trick-or-treat on Halloween, they are upholding an ancient Northern European ritual dating back thousands of years (7 p.m. History).

MOVIES

The Blob: Steve McQueen stars as a young man who witnesses the attack of an alien life form, then tries to warn his town, but is greeted with disbelief. Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe and Steven Chase costar in the 1958 screamfest (5 p.m. TCM).

The Shining: Not since Anthony Perkins had the screen seen such a perfect psycho; only that other Anthony -- Hopkins -- has come close. A writer (Jack Nicholson) goes mad while serving as caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and clairvoyant son (Danny Lloyd) at a snowbound Colorado hotel in Stanley Kubrick's 1980 thriller (6:30 p.m. AMC).

School of Rock: Jack Black plays a spirited (of course) rock band member who poses as a substitute teacher and turns an uptight fifth-grade class into the hippest music act around (8 p.m. TBS).

SPORTS

Football: The San Diego Chargers visit the Kansas City Chiefs (10 a.m. CBS); the Minnesota Vikings visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (10 a.m. Fox); the Atlanta Falcons visit the Dallas Cowboys (1 p.m. Fox); the Arizona Cardinals visit the New York Giants (5:15 p.m. NBC).

Soccer: The Houston Dynamo visit Club Deportivo Chivas USA (noon FS Prime); the New England Revolution visit the Columbus Crew (2 p.m. ESPN2).

Baseball: American League Championship Series, Game 7 (if necessary): The Angels visit the N.Y. Yankees (5 p.m. Fox).

Hockey: The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Kings (6 p.m. FSN). Photo: Carol Walker / PBS

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