Lucas Neff and Shannon Woodward
Alert to Great Pumpkin fans: You'll need to be almost as patient as Linus for this year's annual showing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which ABC is saving for Halloween night itself, at 8/7c, kicking off Wednesday's great lineup of comedy (though considerably less great without The Middle in the equation). But unlike Linus, you will get your payoff, one considerably more satisfying than the rock Charlie Brown always ends up with after trick or treating.
Are there any timeless classics among Tuesday's Halloween sitcom treats? Perhaps not, but here are a few good reasons to watch (if storm coverage subsides):
Michael Raymond-James, Jennifer Morrison
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:
Monday, Oct. 29
90210 (The CW)
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte tests out his acting skills when he makes a cameo appearance at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying.
The Voice (NBC)
Grab your fighting gloves! Knock-out rounds...
Lucas Neff, Zooey Deschanel
Fox has ordered two additional episodes of New Girl and Raising Hope, Deadline reports.
The additional orders come several days after...
Fox will expand its Tuesday prime-time lineup in order to air its regularly scheduled comedies, as well as the previously unaired X Factor footage from Wednesday's rain-delayed debacle.
New episodes of Raising Hope, Ben and Kate and New Girl will kick off the night at 8/7c, followed by an one-hour episode of The X Factor starting at 9:30/8:30c.
Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid
After Wednesday's X Factor was interrupted by the rain-delayed San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, Fox has announced the conclusion of the "Judges' Homes" round will air...
President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will meet in the second of three debates Tuesday evening at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y., with Obama looking to even the score after the general consensus from both parties was that Romney won the first debate.
The debate, which will be moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be a town hall format, meaning the candidates will answer questions from undecided local voters, who were chosen by the Gallup Organization, on foreign and domestic policy.
Joe Biden, Paul Ryan
A quick look back at some of what got this critic talking about TV this week:
THE MAIN EVENT: Now that's how you do a TV debate, as the veep candidates squared off Thursday night in a lively encounter that made for great TV, unlike last week's unfocused and lost-in-the-weeds presidential face-off. Rousing, contentious, scrappy, with an actively engaged moderator...
Domo, Cody Belew, CeeLo Green
NBC scored its first Tuesday win of the season, as its entire lineup posted big week-to-week gains.
The Voice topped the night with 11.9 million viewers and a 4.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, growing 47 percent to hit a three-week high. Go On (7 million, 2.8) also saw a three-week high, rising 33 percent, while The New Normal (5 million, 2.0) climbed 18 percent and Parenthood (5 million, 2.0) surged 25 percent.
According to NBC, this marks the first time since ...
Stana Katic, Emily Van Camp, Tracy Spiradakos
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I'm worried that Castle has nowhere to take Beckett now that her mom's murder has been solved. Make me feel better? — Valerie
ADAM: Stana Katic doesn't think you should be worried. "There's a certain amount of closure, but it doesn't mean that the tale is done," she says. In fact, Katic is finding it much more fun to play the "new" Beckett. "She's more lethal because she's thinking more clearly. She's not running on emotion anymore," she says. "She's become more dangerous to the bad guys." Sounds like Castle better stay in line!
Will Emily get Revenge on Ashley for dating Daniel? — Mary
NATALIE: She certainly has a few tricks up her sleeve. "You're going to find that Ashley is not a random friend for Emily," creator Mike Kelley tells us. "There's...
Question: I noticed that there are back-to-back new episodes of Modern Family this Wednesday night leading up to the premiere of the new musical drama series Nashville, while Suburgatory won't have its season premiere episode until the following week! Why did the TPTB at ABC felt the need to air two new episodes of Modern Family instead of premiering the second season of Suburgatory after MF and before Nashville? Was it because the network believes that two new episodes of MF running back-to-back together can make a more powerful lead-in to the series premiere of Nashville ratings-wise than Suburgatory, or is the network just that plain lazy with their programming schedule? — Chris B