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TV picks for Oct. 28 to Nov. 3: Pete Holmes, Charlie Brown & Atlanta housewives

Here's a sampling of what's on TV during the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3.

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.

The Blacklist
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

Doomsday Preppers
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.

Naked Vegas
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.

The Returned
8 p.m. Oct. 31, Sundance
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 more at http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/tv/redeye-fall-tv-preview-2013-11-new-cable-internet-shows-20130916,0,6945958.story#1OoC7pRhw5GiuPMD.99The Returned
8 p.m. Thursday, Sundance
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.
The Returned
8 p.m. Oct. 31, Sundance
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 more at http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/tv/redeye-fall-tv-preview-2013-11-new-cable-internet-shows-20130916,0,6945958.story#1OoC7pRhw5GiuPMD.99
Ghost Adventures: Transylvania
8 p.m. Thursday, Travel
The ghost adventurers celebrate Halloween in Transylvania, home of Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula.

Bloody Marys
11 p.m. Thursday, Investigation Discovery
Halloween, the perfect night for an hour-long special about murderous Marys throughout history.

Friday, Nov. 1

Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive
2:01 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 Thundermans
8 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. 2

Big History
9 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 Live
10:30 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," Fox

Sunday, Nov. 3

Once Upon a Time
7 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 Gun
7 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 Atlanta
7 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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