Brothers & Sisters

Brothers & Sisters
10:01/9:01c ABC
Now that Kitty's decided to stay in California for her cancer treatment, she'll be able to depend on the proximity of her family, including Sarah, who surprised her sister last week by returning early from a trip to France. To take Kitty's mind off her chemotherapy, Sarah regales her with tales of a whirlwind affair with a dashing artist (Gilles Marini). Sarah's sultry narrative does the trick, but is this Gallic romance real, or is her French connection just another grand illusion? — Joe Friedrich

The Simpsons

8/7c Fox
In the 20th installment of the show's "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween franchise, chillers are again the target of offbeat satire. When Lisa isn't chosen for an academic honor, she and Bart concoct a plot for revenge that spoofs Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. In another segment, Krusty's fast-food invention parodies 28 Days Later, and in the final vignette, an accident at Moe's turns Homer into the phantom of the microbrewery. — Fred Mitchell

Amazing Race 15
8/7c CBS
Poor Zev and Justin finished first last week but ended up being eliminated because they lost a passport. That was a huge break for poker players Maria and Tiffany, who remained in the race despite coming in last. Tonight, the eight remaining teams fly from Cambodia to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, which is home to a building touted as the world's tallest. Of course, the racers are forced to confront their fear of heights there. — Tim Holland

Cold Case
10/9c CBS
The series, set in Philadelphia, makes great use of its locale and its history tonight with an episode about a musician's murder in 1970. The victim was a prime mover in creating the Philadelphia soul sound that dominated radio play back in the late 1960s and early '70s with hits by such artists as the O'Jays, the Delfonics, and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Lilly's investigation reveals the young man had a strict minister father who disapproved of his son's involvement in the Philly music scene. — Tim Holland

Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)
9/8c IFC
Sometimes, six is not enough. That's how many episodes this wickedly wacky and wonderfully revealing documentary takes to chronicle the history of the classic British humor troupe. This quips and clips-rich Python-fest, airing over six nights, could have gone on forever. Chapters cover their beginnings (airing tonight), early successes, "sordid personal bits" about them, and a look at the films Monty Python and the Holy Grail (a true classic), The Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. This is one bloody hilarious trip. — Ray Stackhouse

Storm Chasers Greatest Storms
8/7c Discovery
Given ample warning and an open highway, most of us would break the speed limit to flee from advancing funnel clouds. Then there are these guys — Reed Timmer, Joel Taylor, Sean Casey and Josh Wurman — who routinely hit the gas pedal and drive toward these natural disasters-in-the-making. If you think all tornadoes are created equal, tune in for this look at what the guys call their greatest storms. — Michael Chant