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Ghost Whisperer
8/7c CBS
The argument could be made that every episode of the series is a Halloween episode, but some episodes are more so than others. This episode from October is classically frightful as it borrows heavily from a horror classic — Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The book's famous Headless Horseman comes to life to haunt Melinda, and it's safe to say he's not going to want to cross over into the light. Adding more drama to the story is Melinda's fear when the book shows up at Aiden's school. — Bill Ecklund

Friday Night Lights

8/7c NBC
Homecoming is upon the town once again. But this year Eric has to work hard in order to stir up excitement for his team, so he decides to research East Dillon's school history in hopes of gathering support during a Lions' pep rally. Meanwhile, Tami is forced to deal with a pack of angry boosters, and it's no small task. — Brie Hearn

Past Life
8/7c Fox
The canceled series about a team that investigates past-life regressions returns from the grave to possess the Fox schedule for the next four Fridays. In this episode, Kate and Price link a young girl, who is displaying physical manifestations from a past-life trauma, to a serial killer. — Jeff Gemmill

Real Time with Bill Maher
10/9c HBO
Memorial Day weekend is a time for picnics, the Indy 500 and, above all, honoring America's veterans, so what better way to kick off a patriotic celebration than with a spirited discussion of the current state of U.S. affairs. And with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Wall Street woes and Afghanistan, not to mention the crisis on the Korean peninsula, there should be no shortage of issues to discuss with journalist Jonathan Alter, political strategist Patrick Ruffini, author Scott Turow and scholar Cornel West. — Joe Friedrich

The Lost Patrol

6/5c TCM
Turner Classic Movies celebrates the holiday with a cinematic bang. The 72-Hour Memorial Day Weekend War Movie Marathon mounts up first with The Lost Patrol (1934), a WWI actioner about British cavalrymen battling the elements and hostile Arabs. John Ford directed. Prime-time classics on the schedule include Stalag 17 (1953) tonight, The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) tomorrow and Mister Roberts (1955) Sunday. All three of those films will air at 8/7c. — Ray Stackhouse

Whale Wars: The Aftermath
3/2c Animal Planet
The battle over illegal whaling in the Antarctic continues as the Sea Shepherds, led by Captain Paul Watson, confront Japanese whalers who have a different point of view. In a new companion series, fans of Whale Wars are privy to behind-the-scenes footage and insights from the crew about their adventures on the high seas and the mission they are so committed to. In the first episode, Watson discusses the Delta-flip maneuver. — Rhoda Charles

Party Down
10/9c Starz
Kyle may have to give the performance of his life if he's to help save a regional theater that is run by his old acting mentor. The caterer-actor takes on the role of Casanova-Don Juan-American Gigolo when he tries to woo an affluent female patron and get her to donate the cash necessary to save the performing-arts enterprise that is in danger of having the curtain come down. — Ray Stackhouse