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October 21st, 2014

Myst to Become a TV Series

A screenshot of the PC game "Myst." Screenshot by Gunkee

A screenshot of the PC game “Myst.” Screenshot by Gunkee

In 1993 Myst, the best-selling video game for a PC ever, was launched.  Now Legendary TV & Digital Media has a deal with Cyan Worlds to develop a TV series and companion video game based on the game of Myst. People who only know of the game, and not the universe that was created, may not see the potential, but it’s there, and it will be awesome if done right. If they explore the gorgeous architecture and beauty of the game, a smart use of puzzles (where everything has an answer) and don’t have the whole cast made up of teens, it will be an amazing series.

The first-person game play follows the Stranger, who uses a book to travel to the island of Myst, where he must find and follow clues that unlock different self-contained mini-worlds. The popular game has spawned a trilogy of novels and a slew of sequels. Cyan said that teaming with Legendary on the TV project means “finally being able to express in a visual linear medium the rich story that the Myst franchise is dripping with.” “Cyan’s goal in working with Legendary is not just to create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia product that will include a companion video game that extends the story across both media,” the company said. “Seventy percent of tablet owners use their device while watching TV at least several times a week. Cyan sees the potential to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling to a new level.”

In 2002, The Sims eclipsed Myst as the best-selling PC game, but there is no news of The Sims becoming a movie or TV series.

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October 20th, 2014

Lost in Space…Again

Jonathan Harris, shown with the robot,  played Dr. Zachary Smith in the original "Lost in Space." Photo-CBS Press Release 1967-68 © Wikimedia Commons

Jonathan Harris, shown with the robot, played Dr. Zachary Smith in the original “Lost in Space.” Photo-CBS Press Release 1967-68 © Wikimedia Commons

It is being reported that Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult-classic sci-fi series, Lost in Space, is under development for TV by Legendary TV.  The remake is being penned by writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama who will also executive-produce with Kevin Burns, who owns the rights to the original show.

In the original Lost in Space, the scene was set 30 years into the future and followed a families’ (the Robinson’s) journey through outer space looking for a planet to colonize. But when their ship is sabotaged by a foreign secret agent (Dr. Zachary Smith played by Jonathan Harris), they veer off course and get lost in outer space.

The original series ended after 83 episodes, airing for 3 seasons before being axed due to rising costs.

Burns attempted to adapt Lost in Space into a movie for TV, but it lost steam when the series’ original star, Jonathan Harris, died. The 1998 movie adaptation debuted at No. 1 at the box office and went on to gross $136 million worldwide.

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October 19th, 2014

Prison Wives Club to Premiere on Lifetime

A man in prison. Photo by Alvimann © morgueFile

A man in prison. Photo by Alvimann © morgueFile

Prison Wives Club follows four women living with their decisions to fall in love with and remain married to convicted felons. While facing judgment from their friends and families, each episode explores how these women struggle to find normalcy despite their unconventional choices when it comes to the men in their lives. Restricted to limited contact with their spouses who are serving sentences ranging from 10 years to life, the ladies band together for support; but this group comes with its own sentence as they don’t always agree on how to behave as a wife on the “outside.”

Prison Wives Club premieres Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00pm on Lifetime.

 

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October 18th, 2014

My Crazy Love to Premiere on Oxygen

A woman spying on her love. Photo by tony7 © morgueFile

A woman spying on her love. Photo by tony7 © morgueFile

Love can make people do crazy things. Each week on My Crazy Love, real people will share their personal stories about a time in their life when love drove them to a place where rational thinking went out the window. This comedic anthology series follows the wild, romantic and hilarious things men and women have done in the name of love. From jumping out of a plane to hiding out in a girlfriend’s closet, My Crazy Love will cover it all through stylized reenactments and interviews.

My Crazy Love premieres Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00pm on Oxygen.

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October 15th, 2014

A Poet in New York Premieres on BBC America

(A BBCAmerica Original Telefilm)

Tom Hollander by alotofmillion © Wikimedia Commons

Tom Hollander by alotofmillion © Wikimedia Commons

A life filled with passion, fame and the harsh realities of addiction serves as the backdrop for the story behind one of the most renowned poets in the world, Dylan Thomas (Tom Hollander). The creator of some of the most memorable lines in the English language, his brilliance, popularity and electrifying tours made him a much-loved celebrity in the U.S.

Marking the centenary of Thomas’ birth, A Poet in New York explores the final days of the adored poet before his premature death in New York City at the age of 39. Moving between his gritty present in New York and the beautiful backdrops of the poet’s past life in his hometown of Laugharne in Wales, the drama explores how his experiences made his life virtually untenable and examines how his destructive personality that included a wild, hard-drinking lifestyle, a failed marriage, and heightened fame, that played into his own demise.

Opening during Thomas’ fourth visit to the City that embraced him – during which he planned to rehearse, write and continue to party – he was commissioned by famous composer, Igor Stravinsky, to write an opera in Hollywood. However, out of money and struggling to make ends meet, Thomas had to earn enough to fund the trip. Fulfilling his commitment to completing a production at the prestigious Poetry Centre in Manhattan of “Under Milkwood,” he got to work creating a play that took his lifetime to complete. But what might have been a triumphant path in his career turned into a requiem for a man whose life had spiraled out of control.

With his marriage to the love of his life, Caitlin (Essie Davis), in shambles, illness plaguing him, no money, and wholly unhappy with his life, he spent countless hours partying hard, drunk and disillusioned. His life ended in 1953 on a smog-ridden November day in New York’s Chelsea hotel.

A Poet in New York premieres Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00pm on BBC America.

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October 14th, 2014

Garage Sale Mystery Premieres on Hallmark

(A Hallmark Channel Original Movie)

“All That Glitters”

Lori Loughlin stars in "Garage Sale Mystery." Photo by watchwithkristin © Wikimedia Commons

Lori Loughlin stars in “Garage Sale Mystery.” Photo by watchwithkristin © Wikimedia Commons

In Garage Sale Mystery, Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches. But her keen eye for finding valuables also gets her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand sales she frequents. When Jennifer’s friend and self-storage facility owner Martin (Michael Kopsa) turns up murdered just hours after auctioning off an abandoned storage unit full of unique items to Jennifer, she is immediately pulled on the case as a key eyewitness. Working with Detective Lynwood (Kevin O’Grady), Jennifer helps single out a disgruntled customer as the prime suspect, while she and her business partner, Danielle (Sarah Strange), sift through boxes from the auction. As her husband Jason (Steve Bacic) worries about her safety, Jennifer starts to get over her head when there is a break-in at her store and a run-in with Martin’s angry wife. Then, Jennifer and Danielle discover their new merchandise contains the sparkly evidence they needed all along to nail the surprising real culprit. They must race to save a life and put their own on the line. Will they succeed before times runs out?

Garage Sale Mystery premieres Sunday, October 26 at 9:00pm on Hallmark.

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October 13th, 2014

Project Runway: Threads to Premiere on Lifetime

Christian Siriano will be a judge on "Project Runway: Threads." Photo by Kerosene Photography © Wikimedia Commons

Christian Siriano will be a judge on “Project Runway: Threads.” Photo by Kerosene Photography © Wikimedia Commons

Skilled teen and tween fashion designers will showcase their gift for style in this new competition series featuring America’s most talented young fashion designers. Each week on Project Runway: Threads. three new contestants pull out their scissors, sketchbooks and skills to see who can out-design the competition and set the new standard for the future of fashion. Challenges will be fast-paced, unpredictable and far from child’s play as these nascent fashion powerhouses compete for $10,000 to be used at any Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store or Joann.com, a prestigious scholarship to the summer program at FIDM including travel expenses and a top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery studio courtesy of Brother International Corporation.

Project Runway: Threads will be hosted by Vanessa Simmons and will feature judges designer and CFDA member Christian Siriano, Seventeen Fashion Director Gina Kelly and Accessories Editor Jasmine Snow, and YouTube style guru Ingrid Nilsen. The premiere episode features special guests television personality Kelly Osbourne and actress and model Jaime King. The eight-episode series was filmed in Los Angeles at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Project Runway: Threads premieres Thursday, October 23 at 10:30pm on Lifetime. On October 30, it will move to its’ regular timeslot of 10:00pm.

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October 13th, 2014

Drumline: A New Beat Premieres on VH1

(A VH1 Original Telefilm)

Nick Cannon will star in "Drumline: A New Beat" on VH1. Photo by Nick Step © Wikimedia Commons

Nick Cannon will star in “Drumline: A New Beat” on VH1. Photo by Nick Step © Wikimedia Commons

Drumline: A New Beat will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A&T drumline. The new story follows female lead Danielle “Dani” Raymond (Alexandra Shipp), an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A&T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader will be hampered by upperclassmen, including her cousin Tyree (Jeff Pierre), her feelings for fellow bandmate and rival Jayven (Jordan Calloway), and the school’s crosstown competitors. Tasha (Jasmine Burke) and Josh (Scott Shilstone) round out the freshmen drumline and bring their own ambitions onto the field. Sean Taylor (Leonard Roberts) from the original film will return to the franchise as Atlanta A&T’s new band director. Sean is looking to make his mark on his alma mater while dealing with “ghosts” from his past: the dean, Dr. Nia Phillips (LeToya Luckett), his brother, Kevin Taylor (Deray Davis) and original “Drumline” favorite, Devon Miles (Nick Cannon).

Drumline: A New Beat premieres Monday, October 27 at 9:00pm on VH1.

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October 12th, 2014

Big Driver Premieres on Lifetime

(A Lifetime Original Telefilm)

Maria Bello stars in "Big Driver." Photo by sheksays © Wikimedia Commons

Maria Bello stars in “Big Driver.” Photo by sheksays © Wikimedia Commons

(A Dramatic Suspenseful Mystery for Adults) In Big Driver, Tess Thorne (Maria Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually her assailant, a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. Left for dead in a drainage pipe to rot with the bodies of his other victims, Tess escapes and makes her way safely home. With her fragile mind beginning to unravel, she is determined to find her rapist and seek revenge, as payback is the only thing holding her together.

From a story by Stephen King, Big Driver marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime also stars Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veterans Ann Dowd and Will Harris.

Big Driver premieres Saturday, October 18 at 8:00pm on Lifetime

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October 11th, 2014

13 Days of Halloween-Themed TV for Kids

There seems to be an almost never-ending list of Halloween TV geared for kids. Here is a list of 13 Days of Halloween-themed TV for kids that I have found thus far. Because all websites do not list all the programming for complete months, I will be adding to the bottom of the list day by day as their schedules become available. Be sure to check your local listings for any changes.

Sunday, October 19 – Day One of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A Halloween ghost. Photo by Fantasma © Wikimedia Commons

A Halloween ghost. Photo by Fantasma © Wikimedia Commons

7:00am Casper (ABCF)

7:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

7:00am Sanjay & Craig (Nick) “Tufflips’ Tales of Terror”

7:30am Blue’s Clues (NickJr) “Blue’s Big Costume Party”

9:30am Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Nickelodeon) “Scaredy Dance”

10:30am Doc McStuffins (DisneyJr) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

11:30am Scary Godmother (Cartoon Network)

1:30pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “The Little Witch”

2:00pm Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “The Halloween Scramble”

2:30pm Little Einsteins (DisneyJr) “Little Einstein’s Halloween”

3:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (DisneyJr) “Mickey’s Treat”

4:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Tricks, Treats and Treasure; Season of the Sea Witch”

5:30pm SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon) “Scaredy Pants”

6:00pm Haunted Thundermans (Nickelodeon)

7:00pm Henry Danger (Nickelodeon) “Jasper Danger”

7:30pm Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Nickelodeon) “Scaredy Dance”

7:00pm Liv & Maddie (Disney) “Howl-A-Rooney”

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! Disney/Pixar (ABCF)

7:30pm Austin & Ally (Disney) “Horror Stories and Halloween Scares”

8:00pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “Ghostly Gala”

8:00pm Ultimate Spider Man: Web Warriors (Disney XD) “Halloween Night at the Museum”

8:00pm Monsters, Inc. Disney/Pixar (ABCF)

8:00pm Girl Meets World (Disney) “World of Terror”

8:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Pirate Ghost Story”

8:30pm Dog With a Blog (Disney) “Howloween 2: The Final Reckoning”

9:00pm Liv & Maddie (Disney) “Helgaween-a-Rooney”

9:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

9:30pm I Didn’t Do It (Disney) “Next of Pumpkin”

9:30pm Gravity falls (Disney XD) “Little Gift Shop of Horrors”

10:00pm Toy Story of TERROR! Disney/Pixar (ABCF)

 

Woody from Toy Story. Photo by Deror avi © Wikimedia Commons

Woody from Toy Story. Photo by Deror avi © Wikimedia Commons

Monday, October 20 – Day Two of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

12:00pm Paw Patrol (Nickelodeon) “Pups Save a Ghost” (new)

1:00pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

1:00pm The Fresh Beat Band (NickJr) “Ghost Band”

1:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! (DisneyJr)

8:30pm Twitches (Disney) Reunited twins use magic against evil.

9:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

 

Tuesday, October 21 – Day Three of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A witchy Halloween  shadow. Photo by Immanuel Giel © Wikimedia Commons

A witchy Halloween shadow. Photo by Immanuel Giel © Wikimedia Commons

8:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Tricks, Treats and Treasure; Season of the Sea Witch”

8:30am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Mickey’s Treat”

12:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Tricks, Treats and Treasure; Season of the Sea Witch”

3:30pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

6:00pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

6:00pm Toy Story of TERROR! (DisneyJr)

7:30pm Doc McStuffins (DisneyJr) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

8:00pm I Didn’t Do It (Disney) “Next of Pumpkin”

8:30pm Twitches Too (Disney) Magical sisters learn their missing father is alive.

 

Wednesday, October 22 – Day Four of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A friendly Halloween ghost. Photo by missmeganbunn © MorgueFile

A friendly Halloween ghost. Photo by missmeganbunn © MorgueFile

7:00am Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “The Halloween Scramble”

9:00am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

9:30am Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

1:00pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “Ghostly Gala”

6:00pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

7:30pm Girl Meets World (Disney) “World of Terror”

8:00pm Liv & Maddie (Disney) “Helgaween-a-Rooney”

8:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

8:30pm Casper (Disney) A teen befriends a friendly ghost.

 

Thursday, October 23 – Day Five of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

Itsy Bitsy Halloween spider. Photo by Karla Fitch © Wikimedia Commons

Itsy Bitsy Halloween spider. Photo by Karla Fitch © Wikimedia Commons

7:00am Sesame Street (PBS) “Where’s the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

8:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

8:30am Handy Manny (DisneyJr) “Halloween; Haunted Clock Tower”

9:00am Handy Manny (DisneyJr) “Halloween”

9:00am Sesame Street (PBS) “Where’s the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

1:30pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

6:30pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (DisneyJr) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

8:00pm Girl Meets World (Disney) “World of Terror”

8:30pm Jessie (Disney) “The Runaway Bride of Frankenstein”

9:00pm Austin & Ally (Disney) “Horror Stories and Halloween Scares”

9:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (DisneyJr) “Mickey’s Treat”

9:30pm Dog With a Blog (Disney) “Howloween 2: The Final Reckoning”

 

Friday, October 24 – Day Six of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A scarecrow in a Halloween pumpkin patch. Photo by  Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot © Wikimedia Commons

A scarecrow in a Halloween pumpkin patch. Photo by Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot © Wikimedia Commons

7:00pm Monster High Freaky Fusion (Nickelodeon Special)

8:00am Jungle Junction (DisneyJr) “Lance & the Jumpy Pumpkin”

10:30am Spookley the Square Pumpkin (Disney)

11:00am Dinosaur Train (PBS) “Haunted Roadhouse; Big Pond Pumpkin Patch”

11:30am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

12:30pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

1:00pm Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Mickey’s Treat”

2:00pm Halloweentown (Disney) A girl learns she is a witch and saves a town of supernatural creatures.

2:30pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin; Trick or Treasure”

3:30pm Doc McStuffins (DisneyJr) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

3:40pm Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (Disney) Two witches try to stop a villain.

4:00pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “The Little Witch”

5:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

5:15 Monstober Mash-Up (Disney-new)

5:30pm Halloweentown High (Disney) Two witches protect a group of students.

7:05pm Monstober Mash-Up (Disney-new)

7:20pm Return to Halloweentown (Disney) A witch must stop a plot to destroy Halloweentown.

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! (DisneyJr)

8:00pm Jake and the Neverland Pirates (DisneyJr) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

8:30pm Sofia the First (DisneyJr) “Ghostly Gala”

9:00pm Spookley the Square Pumpkin (DisneyJr)

 

Saturday, October 25 – Day Seven of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

Halloween Boo! ghost. Photo by SDR and Co © MorgueFile

Halloween Boo! ghost. Photo by SDR and Co © MorgueFile

6:00am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Mickey’s Treat”

6:30am Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney) “Minnie’s Masquerade”

7:00am Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “The Halloween Scramble”

7:30am Henry Hugglemonster (DisneyJr) “New Monsterkid on the Block; The Mighty Heromonsters”

7:00am Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney) “Jake the Wolf; Witch Hook”

7:30pm Doc McStuffins (Disney) “Boo-Hoo to You!”

8:00am Doc McStuffins (Disney) Donny & Alma create a monster.

8:30am Sofia the First (Disney) “Ghostly Gala”

9:00am Sesame Street (PBS) “Where’s the Itsy Bitsy Spider?

10:30am Dinosaur Train (PBS) “Haunted Roadhouse; Big Pond Pumpkin Patch”

 

Sunday, October 26 – Day Eight of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

Scooby Doo actors at a park. Photo by Stephen Collins © Wikimedia Commons

Scooby Doo actors at a park. Photo by Stephen Collins © Wikimedia Commons

Ghost Skeleton by L?u Ly

8:30am Sid the Science Kid (PBS) “Halloween Spooky Science Special”

9:00am Dinosaur Train (PBS) “Haunted Roadhouse; Big Pond Pumpkin Patch”

10:00am Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

 

Monday, October 27 – Day Nine of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

10:00am Curious George (PBS) “A Halloween Boo Fest”

7:00pm ParaNorman (ABCF)

 

Tuesday, October 28 – Day Ten of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

A house decorated for Halloween. Photo by Dmitri Lytov © Wikimedia Commons

A house decorated for Halloween. Photo by Dmitri Lytov © Wikimedia Commons

6:00pm Adventure Time with Finn and Jake(Cartoon Network) “Ghost Fly”

6:15pm Uncle Grandpa (Cartoon Network) “Haunted RV”

8:00pm The Great Halloween Fright Fight (ABC Special)

 

Wednesday, October 29 – Day Eleven of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

6:00pm Regular Show (Cartoon Network) “Terror Tales of the Park IV”

 

Thursday, October 30 – Day Twelve of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

6:00pm Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network) “Halloween”

 

Friday, October 31 – Day 13 of Kids 13 Days of Halloween

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October 11th, 2014

13 Days of Halloween Themed TV in October 2014

Here is my list of 13 Days of Halloween-Themed TV in October 2014 beginning on October 19. For more fright-filled TV, click these links for AMC’s Fear Fest schedule and Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween.  Always check your local listings for complete up-to-date scheduling. At the bottom of this article you will find just the listings without the descriptions.

Sunday, October 19 – Day One of Halloween Themed TV

Anjekica Huston stars in "The Addams Family" Photo by Mingle Media TV © Wikimedia Commons

Anjekica Huston stars in “The Addams Family” Photo by Mingle Media TV © Wikimedia Commons

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Monday, October 19 @ 7:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 9:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 11:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 (ABCF)

2010, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 1:00pm

(Adventure/Fantasy) As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 (ABCF)

2011, PG-13, Sunday, October 19 @ 4:30pm

(Adventure/Fantasy/Mystery) Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Tim Allen is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story of Terror” Photo by Alan Light © Wikimedia Commons

Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF)

2013, G, Disney/Pixar, Sunday, October 19 @ 7:30pm

(Animated Adventure) What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story of Terror.” Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers and Timothy Dalton.

Monsters, Inc (ABCF)

2001, G, Disney/Pixar, Sunday, October 19 @ 8:00pm

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs.

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 7 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 8:00pm

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 5 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 9:00pm

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 6 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 10:00pm

Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF)

2013, G, Disney/Pixar, Sunday, October 19 @ 10:00pm

(Animated Adventure) What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story of Terror.” Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers and Timothy Dalton.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Sunday, October 19 @ 10:30pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 1 (Travel)

Sunday, October 19 @ 11:00pm

Monday, October 20 – Day Two of Halloween Themed TV

 The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Monday, October 20 @ 6:30pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

Jennifer Lawrence stars in "The Hunger Games" Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Jennifer Lawrence stars in “The Hunger Games” Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

The Hunger Games (ABCF)

2012, PG 13, Monday, October 20 @ 8:00pm

(Sci-fi Adventure) Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Twitches (Disney)

2005, PG, Monday, October 20 @ 8:30pm

(Comedy/Drama) Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives. Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Kristen Wilson.

 

Tuesday, October 21 – Day Three of Halloween Themed TV

Eddie Murphy stars in "The Haunted Mansion." Photo by David Shankbone © Wikimedia Commons

Eddie Murphy stars in “The Haunted Mansion.” Photo by David Shankbone © Wikimedia Commons

The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Tuesday, October 21 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

The Hunger Games (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Tuesday, October 21 @ 5:00pm

(Sci-fi Adventure) Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Pretty Little Liars (ABCF)

Tuesday, October 21 @ 8:00pm

 “We Love You to Death (2014)”

Twitches Too (Disney)

2007, PG, Tuesday, October 21 @ 8:30pm

(Drama/Fantasy) After using their powers to battle the forces of darkness, the sisters settle down to lead normal lives. However, the discovery that their biological father may not be dead, but residing in New York, causes confusion for the pair. Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Kristen Wilson.

Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Tuesday, October 21 @ 9:00pm (new)

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

 

Wednesday, October 22 – Day Four of Halloween Themed TV

 

A Beetlejuice character at Universal Studios. Photo by Erwin Soo © Wikimedia Commons

A Beetlejuice character at Universal Studios. Photo by Erwin Soo © Wikimedia Commons

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Wednesday, October 22 @ 6:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Wednesday, October 22 @ 8:00pm

“Witch Came First”

Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Wednesday, October 22 @ 8:30pm

“Strip or Treat”

Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Wednesday, October 22 @ 9:00pm (new)

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

 

Thursday, October 23 – Day Five of Halloween Themed TV

 Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Tuesday, October 23 @ 5:30pm

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Thursday, October 23 @ 6:30pm

“Witch Came First”

Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Thursday, October 23 @ 7:00pm

“Strip or Treat”

Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Thursday, October 23 @ 7:30pm

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Thursday, October 23 @ 9:30pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

Teen Wolf (ABCF)

1985, PG, Thursday, October 23 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie features Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox), a high school loser on a basketball team that never wins, has a crush on the cutest girl in school, Pamela Wells (Lori Griffin), who is dating Mick McAllister (Mark Arnold), the most popular hunk in school. Something odd happens to Scott one night when he is at a party with best friends Boof (Susan Ursitti) and Stiles (Jerry Levine) – he starts turning into a werewolf! Being a werewolf is a hard secret to keep, especially when the transformation happens in the middle of a basketball game which takes his game – and popularity – to a whole new level.

 

Friday, October 24 – Day Six of Halloween Themed TV

 Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Friday, October 24 @ 5:00pm

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF)

1993, PG, Tim Burton, Friday, October 24 @ 7:00pm

(Animated Fantasy) Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens.

A Barnabus Colins Cosplayer. Photo by Pop Geek Culture © Wikimedia Commons

A Barnabus Colins Cosplayer. Photo by Pop Geek Culture © Wikimedia Commons

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Friday, October 24 @ 8:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Friday, October 24 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

 

Saturday, October 25 – Day Seven of Halloween Themed TV

 Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Saturday, October 25 @ 7:00am

“Witch Came First”

Batman (ABCF)

1989, PG-13, Tim Burton, Saturday, October 25 @ 7:30am

(Action/Adventure) The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger.

A Batman Cosplayer. Photo by Ssteph 13 © Wikimedia Commons

A Batman Cosplayer. Photo by Ssteph 13 © Wikimedia Commons

Batman Returns (ABCF)
1992, PG-13, Tim Burton, Saturday, October 25 @ 10:30am

(Action/Adventure) When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Good Witch (Hallmark Special Presentation)

2008, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 11:00am

 (Drama/Fantasy) Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale is a raven-haired enchantress with a hint of magic who moves into the town of Middleton’s haunted Grey House. As if that weren’t unusual enough, she also opens “Bell, Book and Candle,” a wondrous shop full of unique items. For some, including the captivated Police Chief Jake Russell, Cassie is a breath of fresh air and a love potion that spreads throughout the town. But before she can truly become part of Middleton, she will need to win over some of the more skeptical neighbors who don’t approve of her unique ways. Is the town’s new “witch” the real deal, or does her vibrant personality just have the neighborhood spellbound? Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

The Good Witch’s Garden (Hallmark Movie)

2009, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 1:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Good witch Cassie Nightingale has finally found a home at stately Grey House and her relationship with handsome police chief Jake Russell is blossoming when mysterious stranger Nick Chasen arrives in town. Nick claims to be a long lost relative of the house’s original owner and soon threatens the new life Cassie has found. Sequel to the popular Hallmark Channel original The Good Witch. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 1:30pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Saturday, October 25 @ 3:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Good Witch’s Charm (Hallmark Movie)

2012, G, Saturday, October 25 @ 5:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Good witch Cassie Nightingale has her hands full juggling her job as mayor and new motherhood so she is looking forward to a planned family vacation. However, a crime wave in town and a reporter threaten the plans and even cause her to consider stepping down as mayor. With encouragement from her friends and a little magic, Cassie finds a way to solve their problems and bring her family together. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Saturday, October 25 @ 6:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

The Good Witch’s Destiny (Hallmark Movie)

2013, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 7:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) All Good Witch Cassie wants for her birthday is for her family and friends to be together, but new family member Gwen’s estranged son makes trouble for Cassie while her own stepson seems determined to take a step neither Cassie nor her husband think he is ready for. Meanwhile, stepdaughter Lori discovers disturbing parallels between Cassie and the original Grey Lady who disappeared at her own birthday party years before. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Saturday, October 25 @ 8:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark)

2014, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 9:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon’s (Matthew Knight) wedding to Tara (Ashley Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Catherine Disher), the newly elected mayor of Middleton has roped Cassie into chairing the silent auction to raise much-needed funds for her pet project, the Middleton Botanical Gardens. Audrey (Rachel Wilson), a new arrival in town, pops in to Cassie’s store Bell, Book & Candle and the two instantly bond. Needing help in the store, Cassie immediately hires Audrey as her new store associate and she even pitches in and helps Cassie organize the auction. But, Audrey is hiding a secret past and suspicions start to swirl around her when the donated auction items are missing. With the use of her “special” powers, as well as some teamwork by the Mayor and Jake (Chris Potter), her husband, and local Chief of Police, will they conjure up the truth before it’s too late?

Hocus Pocus (ABCF)

1993, PG, Saturday, October 25 @ 10:00pm

 (Comedy/Fantasy) Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with 3 witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.

Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Saturday, October 25 @ 12:00am

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

 

Sunday, October 26 – Day Eight of Halloween Themed TV

 Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Sunday, October 26 @ 7:00am

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

Coraline (ABCF)

2009, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 8:00am

(Animated/Fantasy/Mystery) An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French.

Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

2004, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 10:00am

(Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy) Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to “unmask” the gang. Starring Freddie Prinz Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby Doo.

The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 12:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

Corpse Bride (ABCF)

2005, PG, Tim Burton, Sunday, October 26 @ 2:00pm

(Animated Musical Fantasy) When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Albert Finney.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Sunday, October 26 @ 4:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Sunday, October 26 @ 6:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Hocus Pocus (ABCF)

1993, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 8:00pm

 (Comedy/Fantasy) Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with 3 witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.

The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark)

2014, PG, Saturday, October 26 @ 9:00pm

(Drama/Fantasy) Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon’s (Matthew Knight) wedding to Tara (Ashley Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Catherine Disher), the newly elected mayor of Middleton has roped Cassie into chairing the silent auction to raise much-needed funds for her pet project, the Middleton Botanical Gardens. Audrey (Rachel Wilson), a new arrival in town, pops in to Cassie’s store Bell, Book & Candle and the two instantly bond. Needing help in the store, Cassie immediately hires Audrey as her new store associate and she even pitches in and helps Cassie organize the auction. But, Audrey is hiding a secret past and suspicions start to swirl around her when the donated auction items are missing. With the use of her “special” powers, as well as some teamwork by the Mayor and Jake (Chris Potter), her husband, and local Chief of Police, will they conjure up the truth before it’s too late?

ParaNorman (ABCF)

2012, PG, Sunday, October 26 @ 10:00pm

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

 

Monday, October 27 – Day Nine of Halloween Themed TV

 ParaNorman (ABCF)

2012, PG, Monday, October 27 @ 7:00pm

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Monday, October 27 @ 9:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

2004, PG, Monday, October 27 @ 12:00am

(Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy) Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to “unmask” the gang. Starring Freddie Prinz Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby Doo.

 

Tuesday, October 28 – Day Ten of Halloween Themed TV

 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF)

2004, PG, Tuesday, October 28 @ 5:00pm

(Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy) Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to “unmask” the gang. Starring Freddie Prinz Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby Doo.

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Tuesday, October 28 @ 7:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

Tuesday, October 28 @ 8:00 & 9:00pm

A hilariously scary new hidden camera prank Halloween special.

The Great Halloween Fright Fight (ABC Special)

Tuesday, October 28 @ 8:00pm

This new special, based on the success of The Great Christmas Light Fight, will feature a number of families competing for the greatest haunted Halloween displays and a $50,000 prize. The producer of last year’s holiday special, Thom Beers, CEO of FremantleMedia North America commented, “We scoured the country last year showcasing some of the most incredible Christmas displays, and taking this amazingly creative competition to Halloween has been equally breathtaking. We’re delighted to have Sabrina and Michael back as our judges and look forward to celebrating another holiday on ABC.” For the Halloween special, the families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Halloween displays, incredible set decorations and over-the-top designs.

The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Tuesday, October 28 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

 

Wednesday, October 29 – Day Eleven of Halloween Themed TV

 The Haunted Mansion (ABCF)

2003, PG, Wednesday, October 29 @ 5:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Eddie Murphy stars in this funny Halloween movie flick based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. Gracey Manor has 999 grim, grinning ghosts that Jim & Sara Evers (Murphy & Marsha Thomason) and their family must battle to break the mansion of its age-old curse. They get some help from supernatural psychic Madame Leota (Jennifer Tilly). The Haunted Mansion is a fright-filled comedy adventure with hair-raising laughs. But is it scary? Not really. A lot of things make a surprise “Boo!” jump out at you to try to get the audience to jump, but adults especially should be able to predict when this will happen. What about the special effects? They are awesome! If you’ve been on the ride you will recognize the ghosts in the movie and get a good chuckle from them.

The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Wednesday, October 29 @ 7:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Wednesday, October 29 @ 9:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

ParaNorman (ABCF)

2012, PG, Wednesday, October 29 @ 12:00am

(Animated/Adventure/Comedy) A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

 

Thursday, October 30 – Day Twelve of Halloween Themed TV

 The Addams Family (ABCF)

1991, PG-13, Thursday, October 30 @ 4:30pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Addams Family Values (ABCF)

1993, PG-13, Thursday, October 30 @ 6:30pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. Starring Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci.

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Thursday, October 30 @ 8:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Thursday, October 30 @ 12:00am

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

 

Friday, October 31 – Day Thirteen of Halloween Themed TV

 Poltergeist (ABCF)

1982, PG, Friday, October 31 @ 2:00pm

 (Horror) A family’s home is haunted by a host of ghosts. Starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, and Oliver Robins.

Dark Shadows (ABCF)

2012, PG-13, Friday, October 31 @ 4:30pm

(Comedy/Horror) An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Beetlejuice (ABCF)

1988, PG, Friday, October 31 @ 7:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This funny Halloween movie has a dark side without being scary and a funny side without being ridiculous. A young couple’s (Geena Davis & Alec Baldwin) premature death leads them to a series of wild and bizarre afterlife exploits. They are stuck as ghosts in their home and are challenged with scaring off the new owners (Catherine O’Hara & Jeffrey Jones) whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an attraction to all things morbid. The couple is too nice to really scare real people and that’s where Beetlejuice comes in. Michael Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance “bio-exorcist” who has an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. But when he starts getting on your nerves real bad, just say his name 3 times to make him go away – “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”

Casper (ABCF)

1995, PG, Friday, October 31 @ 9:00pm

(Comedy/Fantasy) This film is based on the comic book about Casper the Friendly Ghost (Malachi Pearson is the voice of Casper), so there are no scary ghosts here. Casper’s nasty (but funny) uncles “Stretch,” Stinky,” and Fatso” try to be scary but really are not. Paranormalist and widower Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) moves into a new house with his daughter Kathleen, better known as “Kat” (Christina Ricci) and they meet up a dead little boy’s ghost. The cast works well with the wonderful animation and special effects.

TV LISTINGS (No Descriptions)

 Sunday, October 19

12:00am The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

7:00am Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

9:00am The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

11:00am Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

1:00pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 (ABCF) 2010, PG-13

4:30pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 (ABCF) 2011, PG-13

7:30pm Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF) 2013, G, Disney/Pixar

8:00pm Monsters, Inc (ABCF) 2001, G, Disney/Pixar

8:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 7 (Travel)

9:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 5 (Travel)

10:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 6 (Travel)

10:00pm Toy Story of TERROR! (ABCF) 2013, G, Disney/Pixar

10:30pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

11:00pm Most Terrifying Places in America, Vol. 1 (Travel)

 

Monday, October 20

6:30pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

8:00pm The Hunger Games (ABCF) 2012, PG 13

8:30pm Twitches (Disney) 2005, PG

 

Tuesday, October 21

12:00am The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

5:00pm The Hunger Games (ABCF) 2012, PG 13

8:00pm Pretty Little Liars (ABCF) “We Love You to Death (2014)”

8:30pm Twitches Too (Disney) 2007, PG

9:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation-new)

 

Wednesday, October 22

6:00pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

8:00pm Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Witch Came First”

8:30pm Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Strip or Treat”

9:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation-new)

 

Thursday, October 23

5:30pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

6:30pm Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Witch Came First”

7:00pm Baby Daddy 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)“Strip or Treat”

7:30 Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

9:30pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

12:00am Teen Wolf (ABCF) 1985, PG

 

Friday, October 24

5:00pm Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

7:00pm The Nightmare Before Christmas (ABCF) 1993, PG, Tim Burton

8:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

12:00pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

 

Saturday, October 25

7:00am Melissa & Joey 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation) “Witch Came First”

7:30am Batman (ABCF) 1989, PG-13, Tim Burton

10:30am Batman Returns (ABCF) 1992, PG-13, Tim Burton

11:00am The Good Witch (Hallmark Movie) 2008, PG

1:00pm The Good Witch’s Garden (Hallmark Movie) 2009, PG

1:30pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

3:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

5:00pm The Good Witch’s Charm (Hallmark Movie) 2012, PG

6:00pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

7:00pm The Good Witch’s Destiny (Hallmark Movie) 2013, PG

8:00pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

9:00pm The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark Movie) 2014, PG

10:00pm Hocus Pocus (ABCF) 1993, PG

12:00am Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

 

Sunday, October 26

7:00am Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

8:00am Coraline (ABCF) 2009, PG

10:00am Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF) 2004, PG

12:00pm The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

2:00pm Corpse Bride (ABCF) 2005, PG, Tim Burton

4:00pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

6:00pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

8:00pm Hocus Pocus (ABCF) 1993, PG

9:00pm The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark Movie) 2014, PG

10:00pm ParaNorman (ABCF) 2012, PG

 

Monday, October 27

7:00pm ParaNorman (ABCF) 2012, PG

9:00pm Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

12:00am Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF) 2004, PG

 

Tuesday, October 28

5:00pm Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (ABCF) 2004, PG

7:00pm Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

8:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

8:00pm The Great Halloween Fright Fight (ABC Special)

9:00pm Freak Out 2014 (ABCF Special Presentation)

12:00am The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

 

Wednesday, October 29

5:00pm The Haunted Mansion (ABCF) 2003, PG

7:00pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

9:00pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

12:00am ParaNorman (ABCF) 2012, PG

 

Thursday, October 30

4:30pm The Addams Family (ABCF) 1991, PG-13

6:30pm Addams Family Values (ABCF) 1993, PG-13

8:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

12:00am Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

 

Friday, October 31

2:00pm Poltergeist (ABCF) 1982, PG

4:30pm Dark Shadows (ABCF) 2012, PG-13

7:00pm Beetlejuice (ABCF) 1988, PG

9:00pm Casper (ABCF) 1995, PG

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October 10th, 2014

My Boyfriend’s Dogs Premieres on Hallmark

(A Hallmark Channel Original Movie)

Erika Christensen stars in "My Boyfriends Dogs." Photo by Genevieve © Wikimedia Commons

Erika Christensen stars in “My Boyfriends Dogs.” Photo by Genevieve © Wikimedia Commons

Bailey Daley (Erika Christensen) is a hapless young bride who has run away from the altar with not one, but three dogs she adopted from past relationships. Running into a small diner one rainy evening in a soaked wedding dress with her dogs at her feet, Bailey launches into the story of her strange predicament to the restaurant owners, Louie (Michael Kopsa) and Nikki (Joyce DeWitt). She explains that she hasn’t been able to find the right love, always longing for the more loyal, stable companionship she finds in her ex-boyfriends’ canine companions. Against the knowing advice of her mother Dina (Teryl Rothery) and best friend Amber (Emily Holmes), Bailey tries to transform herself into the perfect fit for each new guy she meets. As each relationship ends, Bailey adopts her ex’s dogs, but remains hopelessly single. Will a twist of fate that stormy night lead her to realize that true puppy love happens only after one stops searching for it?

My Boyfriend’s Dogs premieres Saturday, October 18 at 9:00pm on Hallmark.

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October 10th, 2014

Midnight Feast to Premiere on FYI

The Ninth Avenue entrance to Chelsea Market, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Photo by Beyond My Ken © Wikimedia Commons

The Ninth Avenue entrance to Chelsea Market, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Photo by Beyond My Ken © Wikimedia Commons

In Midnight Feast, New York’s Chelsea Market sets the stage for a late-night culinary showdown between some of the hottest chefs in the country. In each episode of Midnight Feast, three professional chefs are given exclusive, after-hours access to Chelsea Market, and will have free rein to use any ingredient found in the famous food hall. From creating the ultimate feast they would want to consume on their last night on earth to whipping up a dish they think will guarantee a “successful” evening of romance to creating inventive meals that are meant to be eaten without silverware–viewers will see the chefs execute a range of creative dishes. By the end of the night, the winner walks away with a cash prize, ten times the total value of their ingredients used – while the losers walk away paying their own tabs. With access to some of the finest food items in the world, each chef must weigh their desire to use the most expensive and exotic ingredients against the risk of picking up an outlandish bill. Chef and restaurateur, Spike Mendelsohn, serves as host and head judge. Kat Odell, editorial producer of eater.com, and John DeLucie, chef and restaurateur, also serve as judges.

Midnight Feast premieres Thursday, October 16 at 10:00pm on FYI.

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October 10th, 2014

Wedding Planner Mystery Premieres on Hallmark

(A Hallmark Channel Original Movie)

Erica Durance stars in "Wedding Planner Mystery." Photo by Clarkloissuperman © Wikimedia Commons

Erica Durance stars in “Wedding Planner Mystery.” Photo by Clarkloissuperman © Wikimedia Commons

Based on Deborah Donnelly’s novel “Veiled Threats,” Carnegie Kincaid (Erica Durance) is a wedding planner and a perfectionist in both work and romance. When a murder occurs and a bride (Chelan Simmons) is kidnapped surrounding the wedding of a prominent family embroiled in a high profile fraud scandal, Carnegie becomes a suspect. She is questioned by police and pursued by shady news reporter Aaron Gold (Andrew W. Walker). To make matters more terrifying, Carnegie is pretty certain whoever is responsible for the crime is out to get rid of her. As she struggles to clear her name, Carnegie is hounded by a hard-boiled detective (Rick Ravanello) and wooed by a handsome lawyer (Brandon Beemer). With her life exploding into a whirlwind mix of danger, mystery, and romance, Carnegie begins to realize that love does not always arrive in a pretty package and that the perfect “Prince Charming” she’s been waiting for may not have her best interests in mind.

Wedding Planner Mystery premieres Sunday, October 19 at 9:00pm on Hallmark.

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October 9th, 2014

Along Came a Nanny Premieres on the Hallmark Channel

(A Hallmark Channel Original Movie)

Cameron Mathison stars in "Along Came a Nanny." Photo by Graytess © Wikimedia Commons

Cameron Mathison stars in “Along Came a Nanny.” Photo by Graytess © Wikimedia Commons

As a series of burglaries plague an upscale, gated community, handsome detective Mike Logan (Cameron Mathison) goes undercover as a nanny, infiltrating the neighborhood and investigating the crimes. When the Bannermans, a high maintenance family in need of domestic assistance, hire Mike as their nanny, he forms an unlikely bond with the Bannerman children (Valin Shinyei and Jena Skodje) and develops a crush on Jessie (Sarah Lancaster), a beautiful nanny who works nearby. Struggling in his new role, an overwhelmed Mike soon falls out of favor with the children, who sense they’re in less than capable hands. Meanwhile, tensions rise as Police Captain Frank Milano (Tom McBeath) grows frustrated with Mike for making little headway in solving the high profile case. Amid a scandalous mayoral election and a growing list of local crime suspects, will Mike bring the criminals to justice, while trying to win back the affection of the Bannerman children and the heart of fellow nanny Jessie?

Along Came a Nanny premieres Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm on Hallmark.

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October 9th, 2014

How We Got to Now to Premiere on PBS

“Clean” – Hosted by the popular American science author and media theorist, Steven Johnson,  How We Got to Now explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. Topics explored in the series include why and how ideas happen, and their sometimes unintended results, including how the search for clean water opened the way to invention of the iPhone, and how the nagging problem of overheating in a New York printing business led to the invention of air conditioning, which inspired mass migration and a political transformation.

How We Got to Now premieres Wednesday, October 15 at 9:00pm on PBS.

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October 9th, 2014

Three Weeks Three Kids Premieres on Hallmark

(A Hallmark Channel Original Movie)

Chelah Horsdal co-stars in "Three Kids Three Weeks." Photo by Melissa Gidney Photography © Wikimedia Commons

Chelah Horsdal co-stars in “Three Kids Three Weeks.” Photo by Melissa Gidney Photography © Wikimedia Commons

Twenty-five-year-old Jennifer Mills (Anna Chlumsky) lives her life without commitment, relieved her boyfriend isn’t even close to putting a ring on her finger. Not at all like her older sister, Mandy (Chelah Horsdal), who married young and settled into family life, Jennifer loves being carefree. But her mother, Kathryn (Susan Hogan), sees Jennifer’s wild ways as a fear of settling down, and hatches a secret plan to take her from playful to parent in just three weeks. When Mandy and her husband plan a three-week European vacation without their three kids, Kathryn convinces Jennifer to help watch them until she can get into town. Jennifer quickly finds out playing house isn’t for kids. It doesn’t take long for Jennifer realize she has to go from cool aunt to strict parent if she’s going to keep her sister’s trust. But, with a little help from the handsome new neighbor across the street, Will (Warren Christie), Jennifer manages to pull it together to prove to everyone, and even herself, that taking responsibility can be rewarding.

Three Weeks Three Kids premieres Sunday, October 12 at 7:00pm on Hallmark.

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October 8th, 2014

Recipe for Love Premieres on Hallmark

(A Hallmark Channel Original Movie)

Danielle Panabaker stars in "Recipe for Love." photo by gdcgraphics © Wikimedia Commons

Danielle Panabaker stars in “Recipe for Love.” photo by gdcgraphics © Wikimedia Commons

Lauren Hennessey (Danielle Panabaker) has always loved to cook and is a proud perfectionist at her job at “Food & Entertainment Magazine’s” test kitchen where she tries new recipes while dreaming of being able to finally afford culinary school in Paris. When her boss offers her a bonus if she agrees to ghostwrite a cookbook full of recipes from a difficult celebrity chef, Lauren sees her dream becoming a reality as soon as she can tame the notorious bad boy chef in question, Dexter Durant (Shawn Roberts). Slowly peeling back the layers of Dexter’s tough-guy persona, she starts seeing a different, vulnerable side to this big-shot chef. Suddenly, their dueling culinary styles become the perfect complement in the kitchen, making the recipes taste sweeter while an attraction between them starts to boil over. As the cookbook nears completion, Dexter and a scheming young chef must face off in a final cook-off, judged by celebrity Peter DeLuise (as himself). Will Dexter win the competition and Lauren’s love?

Recipe for Love premieres Saturday, October 11 at 9:00pm on Hallmark.

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October 8th, 2014

A Warden’s Ransom Premieres on Lifetime

(A Lifetime Original Telefilm)

A jail cell. Photo by Andrew Bardwell © Wikimedia Commons

A jail cell. Photo by Andrew Bardwell © Wikimedia Commons

Samantha Brandt is used to being surrounded by dangerous convicts as the warden of a men’s maximum security prison, however, nothing could prepare her for new inmate Vic Miller. When the notorious serial killer with a large family fortune is escorted into Roundwood Prison amidst a flurry of TV reporters he offers fifty million dollars to anyone who can break him out! Threats arise from all sides as Sam fights to secure her prison from even the guards themselves but her job becomes personal when Vic Miller decides to use Sam’s daughter Kit as the ultimate leverage. Starring Diane Neal, Jodelle Ferland, Devon Sawa.

A Warden’s Ransom premieres Saturday, October 11 at 8:00pm on Lifetime.

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October 8th, 2014

Inside Paradise to Premiere on Travel

 Silhouette of the Caribbean island Saint Martin seen from Anguilla island (UK) Photo by  Florian-Zet © Wikimedia Commons

Silhouette of the Caribbean island Saint Martin seen from Anguilla island (UK)
Photo by Florian-Zet
© Wikimedia Commons

“$5 Million Mortgage” - Inside Paradise takes a peek at the tourist industry on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. While the beaches in Saint Martin fill up with vacationers, two local entrepreneurs prepare for a four-month marathon of grueling work to make or break their yearly income, maintain a $5 million yacht, and close a $300,000 deal. For some, this is not true paradise, but a place of opportunity.

Inside Paradise premieres Wednesday, October 8 at 9:00pm on the Travel Channel.

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October 7th, 2014

Nail’d It to Premiere on Oxygen

Nail Art Photo by Courtney Rhodes © Wikimedia Commons

Nail Art
Photo by Courtney Rhodes
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“Nail Pride” – Nails are the hottest fashion trend turned into a creative and innovative competition series of nail art. Hosted by Adrienne Bailon, Nail’d It pits 18 of the best up-and-coming nail artists against one another as they claw their way to the top to claim a life-changing grand prize of $100,000. 

In each episode, the talented contestants will face-off crafting flawless flat paint designs and over-the-top 3D masterpieces using everything from lacquers, gels and acrylics to embellishments and unorthodox materials.  The winners and runners up from the first six episodes will compete in a high-stakes four-part finale until only one artist is left standing to win the grand prize and opportunity to have their designs featured in a cover story for Nail It! magazine. Pushed beyond their creative limits, the contestants will be critiqued by a rotating panel of judges,

Nail’d It premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00pm on Oxygen.

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October 7th, 2014

Best in Bridal to Premiere on FYI

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A bride. Photo by LeeqDMB © Wikimedia Commons

Best in Bridal follows two Illinois-based bridal shops, with two very different approaches, as former friends strive to outwit and out-sell each other in the exciting, and sometimes glamorous, world of bridal retail. Dave Gaffke runs Complete Bridal; a successful salon owned and curated by him and his all-male team. Down the street is Shelley’s Bridal Couture, an all-female, more traditional and no nonsense boutique managed by Shelley Murray, Dave’s competitor and former boss. With an explosive rivalry between the two shops, viewers will see Dave, Shelley and their teams stop at nothing to be the best in town. In each episode, Dave and Shelley battle it out to see who has what it takes to score the most clients and sales, all with keeping the dreams and goals of each woman’s special day at heart. From Dave’s all-male consulting team, to Shelley’s traditional sales techniques, the brides will discover which diverse shopping experience best suits their needs.

Best in Bridal premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00pm on FYI.

 

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October 7th, 2014

Resort Rescue to Premiere on Travel

“Littered with Issues” – Using hidden cameras, Shane Green identifies issues at the New Perry Hotel. In light of its litter-filled public spaces and mismanaged restaurant, can Shane empower the owner to take control before the hotel overflows with trash and complaints? Can he make his magic happen and rescue this resort?

Resort Rescue premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 10:00pm on the Travel Channel.

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October 4th, 2014

21 Series Premieres in October 2014

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A bride. Photo by LeeqDMB © Wikimedia Commons

Best in Bridal (FYI)

Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 7

Best in Bridal follows two Illinois-based bridal shops, with two very different approaches, as former friends strive to outwit and out-sell each other in the exciting, and sometimes glamorous, world of bridal retail.

 Brad Meltzer’s Lost History (H2 – History)

Fridays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 31

 Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall (DIY)

Thursdays @ 11:00pm, Series Premiere October 16

 Dead Again (A&E)

Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 2

“Behind Closed Doors” – In Alliance, OH, investigators Michele Wood (Homicide Detective, Chicago), Joe Schillaci (Retired Deputy Commander, Miami) and Kevin Gannon (Retired Detective Sergeant, NYC) re-investigate the controversial murder of a young mother whose throat was slashed while her children were sleeping.

 Death Valley (CMT)

Wednesdays @ 11:00pm, Series Premiere October 1

Welcome to the gateway to hell — Death Valley. It’s a primitive fight for survival in the town of Darwin where each day could be their last.

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Foo Fighters. Photo by Jo © Wikimedia Commons

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (HBO)

Fridays @ 11:00pm, Series Premiere October 17

The Foo Fighters commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their upcoming eighth studio album, Sonic Highways.

Food Truck Face Off (Food)

Thursdays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere October 9

Before the winning teams can drive away with their own food truck, they must prove their culinary concepts can cut it on the streets. Hosted by Jesse Palmer.

 How We Got to Now (PBS)

Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 15

“Clean” – Hosted by the popular American science author and media theorist, Steven Johnson, How We Got to Now explores the power and the legacy of great ideas.

 Hungry Games (Food)

Mondays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere October 20

In the new series host Richard Blais gets to the bottom of cravings, and the psychology and science behind our desires, likes and dislikes.

 Inside Homicide (ID)

Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 9

 Inside Paradise (Travel)

Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 8

“$5 Million Mortgage” – Inside Paradise lifts the lid on the tourist industry on the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

 Midnight Feast (FYI)

Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 16

In Midnight Feast, New York’s Chelsea Market sets the stage for a late-night culinary showdown between some of the hottest chefs in the country.

 My Crazy Love (Oxygen)

Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 28

Each week, real people will share their personal stories about a time in their life when love drove them to a place where rational thinking went out the window.

 Nail’d It (Oxygen)

Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 7

“Nail Pride” – The hottest fashion trend of nail art into a creative and innovative competition series,

Hosted by Adrienne Bailon,Nail’d It pits 18 of the best up-and-coming nail artists against one another as they claw their way to the top to claim a life-changing grand prize of $100,000.

 On the Menu (TNT)

Fridays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere October 3

“Chili’s” – On the Menu will be television’s first cooking show to give viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode, as well as give everyday cooks the chance to have their dish appear in dining institutions across the country. In episode one, the competitors must create a new burger for Chili’s. Hosted by Ty Pennington and Emeril Lagasse as the Menu Master. Coming up, the show visits Denny’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Planet Hollywood, Emeril’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Cabo Wabo Cantina/Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill, and Outback.

 Prison Wives Club (Lifetime)

Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 28

This new Lifetime docuseries follows four women living with their decisions to fall in love with and remain married to convicted felons.

 Project Runway: Threads (Lifetime)

Thursdays @ 10:30pm, Series premiere October 23

From the producers of Project Runway, skilled teen and tween fashion designers will showcase their gift for style in this new competition series.

 Resort Rescue (Travel)

Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 7

“Littered with Issues” – Using hidden cameras, Shane Green identifies issues at the New Perry Hotel.

 Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Saturdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 4

“The Offing” – Jessie T. Usher plays Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20’s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta.

 Tethered (Discovery)

Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 5

In dire situations, man’s greatest survival tool is the strength, comradeship and skill of the people he is with – so long as he can stand them.

 Unlivable (FYI)

Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 15

Unlivable features the talented home renovation duo of contractor Gary Stein and designer April “Bama” Glover, as they help new homeowners transform their rundown houses to the enviable home on the block.

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September 30th, 2014

The McCarthys to Premiere on CBS

Laurie Metcalf Photo by Alan Light © Wikimedia Commons

Laurie Metcalf stars in “The McCarthys”
Photo by Alan Light
© Wikimedia Commons

Boston sports fans can be loud and crazy. Arthur McCarthy’s (Jack McGee) family is no different with the exception of his youngest son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), who is gay and not that into sports. Wanting to get away from all the sports craziness revolving around his family, Ronny moves to Rhode Island. But Ronny’s dad has other ideas and gets Ronny to change his moving plans by offering him the position of being his assistant high school basketball coach.

The McCarthys also stars Jimmy Dunn as Sean, Joey McIntyre as Gerard, Kelen Coleman as Jackie and Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie.

The McCarthys premieres Thursday, October 30 at 9:30pm on CBS.

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