Here's a sampling of what's on TV during the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3.
The Returned8 p.m. Thursday, Sundance
Monday, Oct. 28
Seduced and Abandoned
8 p.m. Monday, HBO
This documentary takes us behind the scenes as filmmaker James Toback and Alec Baldwin try to get financing for a movie project during the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival. Sounds boring, but it's actually kind of fascinating.
8 p.m. Monday, NBC
Maybe we'll finally learn why Liz's hubby, Tom, has that box full of money, fake passports and a gun hidden under the floorboards.
The Pete Holmes Show
11 p.m. Monday, TBS
The comic brings a wacky sensibility to this late-night show that offers more laughs than recent "Saturday Night Live" episodes. At least the sizzle trailer sent out did. Watch Holmes play Professor X in the video sketch above.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
8 p.m. Tuesday, Nat Geo
Maybe they're not so crazy to be stocking underground bunkers with enough supplies to last years. See "American Blackout" on Sunday.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Syfy
In Las Vegas, the Skin Team makes your body painting dreams come true. Even if you didn't have a body-painting dream. Check out these amazing body painting photos.
Other Tuesday premieres
7 p.m. "Restaurant Redemption," Cooking
9 p.m. "The Car Chasers," CNBC
Wednesday, Oct. 30
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
9 p.m. Wednesday, FXX
Frank pulls his money from the gang's "Lethal Weapon 6" film after losing an argument about what constitutes tasteful nudity. Hard to believe Mac, Dennis and Charlie have a problem with any nudity.
Other Wednesday premieres
7 p.m. "American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards," Hallmark
8 p.m. "Extreme Cheapskates," TLC
9 p.m. "South Beach Tow," truTV
Thursday, Oct. 31
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
7 p.m. Thursday, ABC
You're never too old to watch the holiday classic. Well, I'm not anyway.
The Vampire Diaries
7 p.m. Thursday, CW
It's Halloween, which means it's time for a costume ball! And some blood-sucking.
A town is rocked when people who have been dead for years return to their loved ones not having aged a day--or knowing that they ever died. This fresh and compelling French take on the zombie genre doesn't stop there: A series of violent murders suggest "the returned" aren't the only ones back from the grave. Read my full review here.
Ghost Adventures: Transylvania8 p.m. Thursday, Travel
The ghost adventurers celebrate Halloween in Transylvania, home of Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula.Bloody Marys11 p.m. Thursday, Investigation Discovery
Halloween, the perfect night for an hour-long special about murderous Marys throughout history.Friday, Nov. 1Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive2:01 a.m. Friday, Netflix
The "Parks and Recreation" star mulls adulthood in this new stand-up special. Read a Q&A with Ansari here.The Thundermans8 p.m. Friday, Nickleodeon
Every member of the Thunderman family has a superpower, which makes for some turbocharged sibling rivalries.Other Friday premieres
8 p.m. "Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera," PBS; "Time of Death," Showtime
9 p.m. "The Dead Files," Travel Channel Saturday, Nov. 2Big History9 p.m. Saturday, H2
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston hosts this 10-hour series that posits every event throughout the universe's 13.7 billion years of history is connected. "Sure, I've got the time--give or take a billion years," Cranston says in a release. "I'm excited to be a part of it."Saturday Night Live10:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC
Don't worry, folks, it's handled: "Scandal" star Kerry Washington shows off her comedy chops as a first-time host. Eminem performs.Other Saturday premieres
7 p.m. "The Thanksgiving House," Hallmark; "The Preacher's Mistress," Lifetime
8 p.m. "10 Things You Don't Know About," H2; "Iyanla: Fix My Life," OWN
9 p.m. "Houston Beauty," OWN
10 p.m. "Animation Domination High-Def," FoxSunday, Nov. 3Once Upon a Time7 p.m. Sunday, ABC
JoAnna Garcia Swisher guest stars as the mermaid princess Ariel, who saves Snow White from drowning in the Fairy Tale Land that was.JFK: The Smoking Gun7 p.m. Sunday, Reelz
On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, a detective has analyzed using "modern techniques" all the evidence, testimony and witness statements surrounding the case to answer a question I thought we already knew: Who killed JFK?The Real Housewives of Atlanta7 p.m. Sunday, Bravo
NeNe's remarried and back in Atlanta. Obviously, that acting gig on "The New Normal" didn't end well. Actually, it just ended, period.Other Sunday premieres
7 p.m. "Secrets of Selfridges," PBS; "It Takes a Choir," USA
8 p.m. "Restaurant Express," Food; "Greatest Mysteries: Smithsonian," Travel
9 p.m. "Cesar Millan: Doggie Nightmare," Nat Geo WILD; "America Declassified," Travel
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