America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
A 16-year-old named Kimberly Simon was raped and murdered in Oneida County, N.Y., in 1985. Steven Barnes of nearby Marcy, who was 19 at the time, was convicted of the crime in 1989. But it was never an open-and-shut case, and it's definitely an open one now: Barnes was released from prison in 2008 after DNA testing proved that he couldn't have done it, and cops haven't charged anyone else yet, but they think the killer(s) might have been involved in a satanic cult. Host John Walsh gives an update on their new hunt tonight. — Paul Droesch
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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
Just in time for Halloween, Victoria Justice stars in a TV movie about a girl (don't let the title fool you!), a werewolf and a spooky castle. Justice portrays Jordan, a shy teen who visits a Romanian castle her family's inherited. Things get complicated when a lab accident transforms Jordan into a werewolf. In addition to her new appearance, her personality also changes. The one person who may be able to help her is the housekeeper (Brooke Shields), who knows secrets about the property. — Jennifer Sankowski
Kid in a Candy Store
9/8c Food Network
As trick-or-treaters gear up for their annual trip around the neighborhood, kid-at-heart Adam is crisscrossing the country, getting an inside look at Halloween sweets, from classics, like Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins, to more bizarre finds: A life-size gummy brain, anyone? — Karen Andzejewicz
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Growing the Big One
9/8c Hallmark Shannen Doherty stars in tonight's original movie as a big-city DJ who's out of her element when she tries to save her grandfather's farm by entering a pumpkin-growing contest. A local tradition that her grandfather took very seriously, the contest awards the winner a large cash prize, prompting Doherty's Emma to take a crash course in farm life in order to grow the winning pumpkin. Kavan Smith also stars. — Brie HearnPit Boss
10/9c Animal Planet The second-season finale highlights the dangers of Shorty's passion as the man himself is injured while rescuing a dog. With emotions high, his sister races to be with her brother, who also has to deal with a poorly-timed showdown with Ronald. And Seb finally takes the time to address his relationship woes. — Rhoda Charles
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10:30/9:30c HBO This could be an interesting series. Manny Pacquiao, boxing's pound-for-pound king and newly elected congressman for the Philippines, squares off with Antonio Margarito, best known for getting caught with plaster hand wraps before a 2009 fight with Shane Mosley. Other colorful cast members in the reality show, which debuts tonight, could include Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters; and Jerry Jones, who will likely be there to welcome the fighters to the venue, Cowboys Stadium. (Margarito is banned in Nevada and California.) The series focuses on the boxers' preparations prior to their Nov. 13 super-welterweight clash in Arlington, Texas. — Dave RoederBrave New Voices 2010
11/10c HBO Art Linkletter's "kids" may have said the darnedest things, but they had nothing on the bright young wordsmiths at the 13th annual Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Slam Championship. Held in July in Los Angeles, the final round featured teams from California, Colorado, New Mexico and New York. Common and Rosario Dawson are the hosts of tonight's special, and the judges are Penn Jillette, Talib Kweli, Sanaa Lathan and poets Mayda Del Valle and Beau Sia. — Joe Friedrich