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A guide to Halloween on TV

'The Talk' Halloween Special

TV may be the best place to celebrate Halloween, except for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating!

“Movie: Casper” *** (1995) 7 p.m., Thursday ABC Family: (PG) Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman. A teen who lost her mother befriends friendly ghost Casper while staying at a mean heiress's haunted mansion.

“The Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m., Thursday KTLA: Ghost World : Spirits of the dead invade Mystic Falls during preparations for a traditional celebration; Damon has an especially violent encounter with an angry spirit; Alaric finds a long-hidden clue. (N)

“Movie: Halloween III: Season of the Witch” ** (1982) 8 p.m., Thursday AMC: (R) Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin. Two people discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman's Halloween masks to explode.

“Parks and Recreation” 8:30 p.m., Thursday NBC: Meet 'n' Greet : April and Andy throw a Halloween party, to Ben's dismay; Tom promotes his company while emceeing a campaign event for Leslie; Ron and Ann give Andy and April an unusual gift. (N)

“Movie: My Babysitter's a Vampire” (2010) 8:30 p.m., Thursday Disney: Matthew Knight, Vanessa Morgan. A teen learns that his beautiful baby sitter is a bloodsucking creature of the night.

“The Office” 9 p.m., Thursday NBC: Spooked : Erin tries to put on a Halloween party that will please both Andy and Robert California; Jim and Pam fight about the existence of ghosts; Dwight bonds with Robert California's son. (N)

“The Secret Circle” 9 p.m., Thursday KTLA: Masked : Hoping to have some fun, Faye talks Cassie into throwing a big Halloween party; Adam and Diana get into an argument; dangerous, uninvited guests target the members of the circle. (N)

“Movie: Hellbent” ** (2004) 9 p.m., Thursday LOGO: (R) Dylan Fergus, Bryan Kirkwood. A scythe-wielding killer stalks gay men during West Hollywood's annual Halloween carnival.

“Movie: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” ** (1988) 10:15 p.m., Thursday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell. Dr. Loomis renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.



“Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m., Friday ABC: Favorite Halloween moments throughout the years. (N)

“Access Hollywood Live” 11 a.m., Friday NBC: AHalloween fashion show for children; pet adoption with Teri Polo. (N)

“Imagination Movers” 11:30 a.m., Friday Disney: Haunted Halloween : The Movers set out to find the source of a mysterious clanging noise. (N)

“The Chew” Noon, Friday ABC: Fright Night : Actress Kadee Strickland (“Private Practice”) and the gang enjoy a Halloween party complete with ghoulish treats and killer cocktails. (N)

“Movie: Spookley the Square Pumpkin” (2004) 12:30 p.m., Friday Disney: (G) Animated. An odd-shaped pumpkin learns to appreciate diversity.

“The Doctors” 2 p.m., Friday CBS: Trick and Treat Your Body Healthy : Which Halloween makeup to avoid; Halloween candy. (N)

“Movie: Twilight” ** (2008) 8 p.m., Friday FX: (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. A high-school student is caught up in a romance with a vampire, whose family has renounced the drinking of blood.

“Movie: Bride of Frankenstein” **** (1935) 8:15 a.m., Saturday AMC: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester. Baron Frankenstein creates a hissing, frizzy-haired female for his other monster.

“Movie: Growing the Big One” (2010) 11 a.m., Saturday Hallmark: Shannen Doherty, Kavan Smith. A disc jockey enters a pumpkin-growing contest to save her late grandfather's farm.

“10 on Top” 11:30 a.m., Saturday MTV: Halloween Edition : “The Vampire Diaries”; Kelly Clarkson; “The Secret Circle.” (N)

“Movie: Casper” *** (1995) Noon, Saturday ABC Family: (PG) Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman. A teen who lost her mother befriends friendly ghost Casper while staying at a mean heiress's haunted mansion.

“Movie: Oliver's Ghost” (2011) 1 p.m., Saturday Hallmark: Martin Mull, Rhea Perlman. When his family moves into a new house, a young boy sees the ghost of the previous owner.

“Movie: Halloween” **** (1978) 2 p.m., Saturday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. John Carpenter's chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

“Movie: The Good Witch” (2008) 3 p.m., Saturday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter. A woman moves into a supposedly haunted house and changes the lives of the townspeople.

“Movie: Halloween III: Season of the Witch” ** (1982) 4 p.m., Saturday AMC: (R) Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin. Two people discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman's Halloween masks to explode.

“Movie: The Good Witch's Garden” *** (2009) 5 p.m., Saturday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter. A woman faces a threat from a stranger who claims to have legal ownership of her house.

“Movie: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” ** (1988) 6 p.m., Saturday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell. Dr. Loomis renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

“The Suze Orman Show” 6 p.m., Saturday CNBC: Financial Fright Night! : Solving frightening finances; tombstone; a Halloween party with an unusual host. (N)

“Movie: The Good Witch's Gift” (2010) 7 p.m., Saturday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter. A criminal threatens the Christmas Eve wedding of an enchanting witch and a police chief.

“Movie: Hocus Pocus” ** (1993) 8 and 10 p.m., Saturday ABC Family: (PG) Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with three witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass.

“Movie: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” ** (1989) 8 p.m., Saturday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris. Dr. Loomis meets Mike's 9-year-old niece, who seems to know when he's going to kill next.

“Movie: Twilight” ** (2008) 8 p.m., Saturday FX: (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. A high-school student is caught up in a romance with a vampire, whose family has renounced the drinking of blood.

“Movie: The Good Witch's Family” (2011) 9 p.m., Saturday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Noah Cappe. Trouble plagues a witch and other townspeople when her long-lost cousin appears.

“Movie: Halloween II” * (2009) 9 p.m., Saturday TMC: (R) Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane. Evil comes home to roost, as unstoppable killer Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to restore his family, together with his ghostly matriarch.

“Movie: Hocus Pocus” ** (1993) 10 p.m., Saturday ABC Family: (PG) Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with three witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass.

“Movie: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later” ** (1998) 10:15 p.m., Saturday AMC: (R) Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin. In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

“Movie: Halloween” * (2007) 11 p.m., Saturday Syfy: (R) Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton. A psychiatrist follows an escaped psychopath's blood-soaked trail back to his hometown.

“Movie: Halloween” **** (1978) 12:15 a.m., Saturday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. John Carpenter's chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

“Today” 6 a.m., Sunday NBC: Halloween costumes; Lester, Amy and Jenna stay at a haunted house. (N)

“Movie: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” ** (1994) 9 a.m., Sunday BBC America: (R) Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh. Dr. Frankenstein creates a soulless monster from cadavers and tries to hide it from his beloved.

“Movie: Halloween: Resurrection” * (2002) 9:30 a.m., Sunday FX: (R) Jamie Lee Curtis, Brad Loree. Internet users watch six collegians as they spend the night in Michael Myers' childhood home.

“Movie: Halloween” **** (1978) 10 a.m., Sunday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. John Carpenter's chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

“Movie: The Good Witch” (2008) 11 a.m., Sunday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter. A woman moves into a supposedly haunted house and changes the lives of the townspeople.

“Movie: Halloween III: Season of the Witch” ** (1982) Noon, Sunday AMC: (R) Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin. Two people discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman's Halloween masks to explode.

“Movie: Halloweentown” ** (1998) Noon, Sunday Disney: Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag. After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

“Movie: The Good Witch's Garden” *** (2009) 1 p.m., Sunday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter. A woman faces a threat from a stranger who claims to have legal ownership of her house.

“Monster High: Fright On!” 1 p.m., Sunday Nickelodeon: Two rival schools, one with vampires and one with werewolves, are invited to attend Monster High. (N)

“Movie: Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge” *** (2001) 1:35 p.m., Sunday Disney: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown. Two witches try to stop a villain who wants to permanently transform trick-or-treaters into their costume characters.

“Movie: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” ** (1988) 2 p.m., Sunday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell. Dr. Loomis renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

“Movie: The Good Witch's Family” (2011) 3 p.m., Sunday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Noah Cappe. Trouble plagues a witch and other townspeople when her long-lost cousin appears.

“Movie: Halloweentown High” *** (2004) 3:10 p.m., Sunday Disney: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown. Two witches protect a group of students from the legendary Knights of the Iron Dagger.

“Movie: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” ** (1989) 4 p.m., Sunday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris. Dr. Loomis meets Mike's 9-year-old niece, who seems to know when he's going to kill next.

“Movie: Return to Halloweentown” ** (2006) 4:45 p.m., Sunday Disney: Sara Paxton, Lucas Grabeel. An 18-year-old witch must use magic to stop a devious plot to destroy Halloweentown.

“Movie: Growing the Big One” (2010) 5 p.m., Sunday Hallmark: Shannen Doherty, Kavan Smith. A disc jockey enters a pumpkin-growing contest to save her late grandfather's farm.

“Movie: Underworld: Evolution” ** (2006) 5 p.m., Sunday Syfy: (R) Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman. Vampire warrior Selene and her werewolf lover trace the origins of the ancient feud between their races.

“Movie: Practical Magic” ** (1998) 5:30 p.m., Sunday ABC Family: (PG-13) Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman. Raised by their aunts, two sisters use different means to avoid a family legacy of witchcraft.

“Movie: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later” ** (1998) 6 p.m., Sunday AMC: (R) Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin. In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

“Movie: Igor” ** (2008) 6:25 p.m., Sunday Disney: (PG) Voices of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi. Animated. A hunchbacked lab assistant seizes a chance to become an evil scientist by creating a monster of his own to enter in the kingdom's annual science fair.

“Movie: The Good Witch” (2008) 7 p.m., Sunday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter. A woman moves into a supposedly haunted house and changes the lives of the townspeople.

“Movie: Van Helsing” ** (2004) 8 p.m., Sunday ABC Family: (PG-13) Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale. A monster-hunter joins forces with a beautiful woman to battle Dracula and otherworldly creatures in Transylvania.

“Movie: My Babysitter's a Vampire” (2010) 8 p.m., Sunday Disney: Matthew Knight, Vanessa Morgan. A teen learns that his beautiful baby sitter is a bloodsucking creature of the night.

“Movie: Twilight” ** (2008) 8 p.m., Sunday FX: (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. A high-school student is caught up in a romance with a vampire, whose family has renounced the drinking of blood.

“Movie: The Good Witch's Family” (2011) 9 p.m., Sunday Hallmark: Catherine Bell, Noah Cappe. Trouble plagues a witch and other townspeople when her long-lost cousin appears.

“Movie: Halloween” * (2007) 9 p.m., Sunday Syfy: (R) Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton. A psychiatrist follows an escaped psychopath's blood-soaked trail back to his hometown.

“Halloween Crazy” 9 p.m., Sunday Travel: The wackiest Halloween traditions in the nation. (N)

“The Cleveland Show” 9:30 p.m., Sunday Fox: Nightmare on Grace Street : When Cleveland and Rallo leave their slumber parties in fear, Donna makes them stay overnight at a haunted house; Cleveland's new friend goes on a murderous rampage; Roberta is in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf. (N)

“Movie: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” ** (1994) 9:30 p.m., Sunday BBC America: (R) Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh. Dr. Frankenstein creates a soulless monster from cadavers and tries to hide it from his beloved.

“Movie: Twilight” ** (2008) 10:30 p.m., Sunday FX: (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. A high-school student is caught up in a romance with a vampire, whose family has renounced the drinking of blood.

“Movie: Underworld: Evolution” ** (2006) 11:30 p.m., Sunday Syfy: (R) Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman. Vampire warrior Selene and her werewolf lover trace the origins of the ancient feud between their races.

“Movie: Hellbent” ** (2004) Midnight, Sunday LOGO: (R) Dylan Fergus, Bryan Kirkwood. A scythe-wielding killer stalks gay men during West Hollywood's annual Halloween carnival.

“Today” 7 a.m., Monday NBC: Halloween costumes; Halloween food and cocktails. (N)

“Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m., Monday ABC: Live's Halloween Headliner Ball : “LIVE's Halloween Headliner Ball”; AnnaLynne McCord; Heidi Klum; a Halloween costume contest; “Best of Regis” moments from throughout the years; co-host Nick Lachey. (N)

“Movie: Dracula Has Risen From the Grave” ** (1969) 9 a.m., Monday TCM: (G) Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies. The vampire count bites a tavern waitress and a monsignor's niece, then falls on something sharp.

“Movie: Halloween” **** (1978) 9:30 a.m., Monday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. John Carpenter's chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

“Movie: Frankenstein Unbound” *** (1990) 9:30 a.m., Monday Encore: (R) John Hurt, Raul Julia. A mad scientist from the future meets the monster, his maker and their literary creator.

“The View” 10 a.m., Monday ABC: Halloween. (N)

“Movie: The Curse of Frankenstein” *** (1957) 10:45 a.m., Monday TCM: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee. The condemned baron recalls making a mute monster in his own image.

“Movie: Halloween III: Season of the Witch” ** (1982) 11:30 a.m., Monday AMC: (R) Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin. Two people discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman's Halloween masks to explode.

“Movie: Halloween II” ** (1981) 12:20 p.m., Monday Cinemax: (R) Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence. A killer follows his injured target to the hospital on Oct. 31 in Haddonfield, Ill.

"The Talk" 1 p.m., Monday KCBS : Halloween episode pays tribute to "The Wizard of Oz."

“Movie: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” ** (1988) 1:45 p.m., Monday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell. Dr. Loomis renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

“Movie: Halloween: Resurrection” * (2002) 2:30 p.m., Monday FX: (R) Jamie Lee Curtis, Brad Loree. Internet users watch six collegians as they spend the night in Michael Myers' childhood home.

“The Nate Berkus Show” 3 p.m., Monday NBC: Nate's Ultimate Halloween Show : A scary bathroom gets a makeover; sophisticated Halloween decor; meteorologist Al Roker's party foods. (N)

“Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein” ** (1999) 3 p.m., Monday DISNXD: (G) Voices of Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman. Animated. While working at a theme park, the Chipmunks discover that Dr. Frankenstein and his monster are living in one of the attractions.

“Movie: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” ** (1989) 3:45 p.m., Monday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris. Dr. Loomis meets Mike's 9-year-old niece, who seems to know when he's going to kill next.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” 4 p.m., Monday NBC: Ellen's Halloween Show : Neil Patrick Harris; Bethenny Frankel. (N)

“Movie: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later” ** (1998) 6 p.m., Monday AMC: (R) Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin. In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

“Movie: Casper” *** (1995) 7 p.m., Monday ABC Family: (PG) Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman. A teen who lost her mother befriends friendly ghost Casper while staying at a mean heiress's haunted mansion.

“Attack of the Show!” 7 p.m., Monday G4: Halloween costumes. (N)

“The Rosie Show” 7 p.m., Monday OWN: Halloween Special :Criss Angel; Caroline Manzo; Carson Kressley. (N)

“Ghost Hunters Halloween Live” 7 p.m., Monday Syfy: (N)

“Movie: Twilight” ** (2008) 7:30 p.m., Monday FX: (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. A high-school student is caught up in a romance with a vampire, whose family has renounced the drinking of blood.

“The Sing-Off” 8 p.m., Monday NBC: Top 7 Groups: Superstar Medleys : The groups perform an opening medley of Halloween-themed songs. (N)

“Movie: Halloween” **** (1978) 8 p.m., Monday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. John Carpenter's chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

“Movie: The Blair Witch Project” ** (1999) 8 p.m., Monday TMC: (R) Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams. A filmmaking crew hikes into Maryland's Black Hills Forest seeking clues about a legendary witch.

“Movie: Hocus Pocus” ** (1993) 9 p.m., Monday ABC Family: (PG) Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with three witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass.

“Mike & Molly” 9:30 p.m., Monday CBS: Happy Halloween : Mike and Molly are invited to her boss's Halloween party -- a holiday Mike hates. (N)

“Movie: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2” * (2000) 9:30 p.m., Monday TMC: (R) Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan. When a townie takes collegians on an overnight tour in Burkittsville, Md., they awake to chaos and have no memory of sleeping.

“Movie: Halloween III: Season of the Witch” ** (1982) 10 p.m., Monday AMC: (R) Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin. Two people discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman's Halloween masks to explode.

“Watch What Happens: Live” 11 p.m., Monday Bravo: Halloween Spectacular: Chris March; Gail Simmons; Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida.Andy Cohen hosts. (N)

“Movie: Halloween II” * (2009) 11 p.m., Monday TMC: (R) Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane. Evil comes home to roost, as unstoppable killer Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to restore his family, together with his ghostly matriarch.

“Late Show With David Letterman” 11:35 p.m., Monday CBS:Jesse Eisenberg; Halloween costumes; Puscifer performs. (N)

“Movie: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” ** (1988) 12:15 a.m., Monday AMC: (R) Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell. Dr. Loomis renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

“Movie: Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later” ** (1998) 2:15 a.m., Monday AMC: (R) Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin. In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: "The Talk" Halloween tribute to "The Wizard of Oz" Sheryl Underwood as the Cowardly Lion, left, Sara Gilbert as the Dorothy, Sharon Osbourne as Glinda the Good Witch, Aisha Tyler as The Scarecrow and Julie C©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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