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11:29/10:29c NBC
Halloween weekend presents humorous trick-or-treat opportunities for the SNL roasters, who scare up their patented skits-and-sketches comedy in the fourth live show of October. Spook-tacular and Hamm-y performances are on the bill when actor Jon Hamm, star of cable's Mad Men and the film The Town, takes on hosting duties for the third time in two years. Meanwhile, on the Studio 8H music stage, dance-pop songstress Rihanna delivers music from her forthcoming CD, Loud. — Dean Maurer

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Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Noon/11 a.m. c Comedy CentralThe rallies thrown by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., but they could just as easily be held at the CIA headquarters in Virginia., since they're shrouded in so much secrecy. What is known, thanks to a National Park Service permit, is that the three-hour TV event will include, aside from predictable polemics from the hosts, performances by the Roots, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples and Sheryl Crow, and readings by Don Novello and Sam Waterston. — Joe Friedrich

World Series6:30/5:30c Fox There's Texas-size troubles for the Rangers as they return to Arlington for Game 3 against San Francisco. The Giants may have gotten into the playoffs by the hairs on their chinny-chin-chins, but they've played like gangbusters since and hold a 2-0 Series lead. You expect them to pitch well — they had the lowest ERA in the majors — but they also scored the fewest runs of any of the eight postseason teams, and they've put up 20 in the first two games of this series. Tonight, Jonathan Sanchez goes for the Giants against the Rangers' Colby Lewis. — Dave Roeder

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8/7c HBO
Director Mira Nair's 2009 biopic about Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) gets a lift from Hilary Swank, who bears an uncannily striking resemblance to the trailblazing, but ultimately doomed, aviator. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Swank is also a terrific actor, and fleshes out Earhart's indomitable spirit in everything she did, whether it was living, loving, working or attempting to fly a plane around the world. The PG-rated film also stars Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor. — Joe Friedrich

Red: Werewolf Hunter
9/8c Syfy
Most of us grew up hearing the fairy tale of a girl who encountered a big bad wolf while visiting her grandmother, but who knew Little Red Riding Hood had modern-day descendants? Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Felicia Day portrays the titular heroine in this 2010 cable teleplay; she must save her fiancé's life after he learns the hard way what big teeth werewolves have. Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (2012) also star. — Michael Chant

9/8c Sundance
Both filmmaker Ron Howard and NBA superstar Steve Nash have an affinity for the cinema and for sports. Both have reached the pinnacle of their professions: Howard's won a Best Director Oscar; Nash is a two-time league MVP. So the director and the point guard talk their respective professions and head to a Chicago White Sox game, where Howard throws out the first pitch, and take in a movie. Actually, they view the dailies from Howard's work in progress The Dilemma. Later, the two head to the court for a little one-on-one. — Ray Stackhouse

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Pit Bulls and Parolees
10/9c Animal Planet The second-season premiere takes us back to the Villalobos Rescue Center, where dog trainer Tia Torres, in an effort to help parolees and pit bulls, continues to rehabilitate both man and man's best friend. In response to a call about two puppies said to be roaming freely about a trucking yard, Tia and newly paroled Joe find themselves on a search-and-rescue mission. Later, she must decide on whether to allow Jake, a former parolee, back at the center. — Rhoda Charles

The Crazies9/8c Starz In this nightmarish chiller, a sheriff (Timothy Olyphant) in a sleepy Iowa town has his hands full when a mysterious toxin turns his local constituents into a raving, roving band of bloodthirsty zombies. The good lawman, however, is not in this alone, as a number of survivors, including his pregnant wife (Radha Mitchell), a deputy (Joe Anderson) and a scared witless medical-center worker (Danielle Panabaker) rally to his side. The 2010 horror film is rated R for violence and strong language. — Ray Stackhouse