It’s Halloween week which will make some of you roll your eyes and some of you bounce up and down and clap your hands with glee. I’m in the second group. I love Halloween. Candy is delicious and costumes are super fun, I actually wish we had more opportunities to wear costumes in everyday life. (Apparently, so did Lady Gaga, which is one of the many reasons I adore and envy her in equal measure. She is literally living a large chunk of my dream life.) I’m sure some of you are still trying to decide on a costume, no judgements I only picked mine last week, so this week I’ll attempt to helpfully point out potential costumes from the night’s television offerings. Super fun, right? I actually don’t care. Here’s tonight’s TV:
7:00pm: “60 Minutes” on CBS
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” on ABC
“Football Night in America” on NBC
8:00pm: The Amazing Race” on CBS
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC
“First Life with David Attenborough” on Discovery. Oh, NOW you’ll host something narrated by Attenborough, huh? He wasn’t good enough to do the US version of “Planet Earth” though? I hate you, Discovery. Oh, and speaking of “Planet Earth” I would so love to see someone dressed up as that crazy black and blue bird of paradise that does the funny little dance. I don’t know why, just do it.
“Food Network Challenge: Flying Sugar” on Food Network
“Jerseylicious” on Style
“Nature: A Murder of Crows” on PBS
“Secrets in the Walls” on Lifetime Movie Network
“Bermuda Triangle Exposed” on TLC. There’s an easy one, just don’t go out and when someone asks you why you weren’t there just say you were there as the Bermuda Triangle so everything in your immediate vicinity just disappeared.
8:15pm: “Sunday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers” on NBC. I’m thinking there may be some very interesting Brett Favre costumes in the works this year, but I’m not going to encourage any of that mess.
9:00pm: “30 for 30” on ESPN
“Boardwalk Empire” on HBO
“Bridezillas” on WE. Godzilla costume with a goodwill wedding gown over it?
“Desperate Housewives” on ABC
“Dexter” on Showtime
“IRT: Deadliest Roads” on History
“Masterpiece!: Sherlock: A Study in Pink” on PBS
“Mel B: It’s a Scary World” on Style. I still want to go as the Spice Girls one year. I just never have enough friends willing to humor me.
“The Next Iron Chef” on Food Network
“Paranormal State” on A&E
“Return to the Bermuda Triangle” on TLC
“Undercover Boss” on CBS
9:30pm: “La La’s Full Court Wedding” on VH1
“Paranormal State” on A&E
10:00pm: “Amazing Wedding Cakes” on WE
“Bored to Death” on HBO
“CSI: Miami” on CBS
“Fantasia For Real” on VH1
“Heart of the City” on BET
“Iron Chef America” on Food Network
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on E!. One hour fifth season finale.
“Luther” on BBCA
“Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal: Psychic Kids Investigate” on A&E. How… wordy.
“Swamp People” on History
“Extreme Cruise Ship” on TLC. Really?
“Brothers and Sisters” on ABC
10:30pm: “Eastbound and Down” on HBO.
“Football Wives” on VH1. Series premiere.
11:15pm: “Luther: Inside Look” on BBCA
11:30pm: “The Venture Brothers” on Adult Swim. Because I am a giant nerd, I have done a “Venture Brothers” costume. No one knew who I was. It was very anticlimactic. I’d advise against going as cult characters unless you know you’re going somewhere with like minded people who will be as amused by your costume as you are.
12:00am: “Children’s Hospital” on Adult Swim
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