Wednesday, October 21, 2009

.2009 Tricky TV Treats Round Up.

October is full of Halloween goodies all over TV, here's a guide to not missing any Halloween themed episode in 2009! (Note: I will continue to re-post as more information becomes available.) I've only listed air dates, times and channels for my own area and time zone, times and channels will vary by location, check your local listings for air dates.

.All October.
* Wiz-tober . Disney Channel
They will be featuring Halloween and spooky themed series episodes as well as movies all month long! Check out Disney's Wiztober Website!

* Scare-O-Vision . Cartoon Network
CN is having a month full of frights and promoting Scare-O-Thon weekends this month. I flipped through my guide and noticed a bunch of great shows including a few Scooby movies, the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Halloween shows, Scary Godmother's Halloween Spooktacular's and Monster House all set to air Monday the 12th.

* 31 Days of Halloween . SyFy
They play nothing but scary horror flicks during the month of October. Lots of cheesy low-budget flicks but here are some of the big studio movies they will be featuring: The Crow, Interview with the Vampire, Saw I, II and III, Stephen King's Rose Red, The Skeleton Key, Final Destination 2, Cursed and many more!

* Marhta Stewart's Hand-Made Halloween . NBC . 12pm Central Daily
Martha generally features something to do with fall or Halloween in every episode durring the month of October. Check out Martha's Site for loads of amazing Halloween treats.

.Friday, October 16th.

* Wizards of Waverly Place - "Halloween" . Disney Channel . 7pm Central
The Russo family comes together to create the scariest haunted house ever for Halloween.

* Zeke & Luther - "The Haunted Board" . Disney Channel . 8:30pm Central
Zeke and Luther buy themselves a new skateboard online. But when it turns out to be haunted, they have no choice but to find a way to get rid of it.

.Sunday, October 18th.

* The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XX" . FOX . 7:30pm Central
A segment that features elements of the films 28 Days Later and Children of Men where Krusty the Clown serves hamburgers made from "mad cows" and turns the citizens of Springfield into zombies[1]. The two other stories see Bart and Lisa become involved in a murder scheme, and a Sweeney Todd-inspired musical segment in which Homer is impaled on Moe's microbrewery, mixing his blood with the beer and turning it delicious. The opening sequence will feature a parody of the Alfred Hitchcock films Psycho and Strangers on a Train. Catch a re-airing of last year's great Treehouse right before this one!

* Halloween Block Party . HGTV . 7pm Central
Three families join forces with today's hottest lifestyle experts and event planners, Michael Russo, Kelley Moore and Eddie Ross, to go head-to-head in creating the best Halloween bash this neighborhood has ever seen! The sophisticated Haunted Mansion design is a grown-up affair, while Hansel and Gretel is all about the kids (which not only benefits the neighborhood, but the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign as well). The Legend of Sleepy Hollow design inspires a classic, stunning event that proves you don't have to spend a lot of money to throw the coolest bash on the block. Halloween Block Party will offer up the hottest design tricks and treats on decor, food, pumpkin carving, floral arrangements, tablescapes and entertainment to help you get your haunt on this Halloween!

.Monday, October 19th.
* 13 Nights of Halloween . ABCFamily
This year they will be showing some of my favorties including The Goonies, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, The Corpse Bride, Hocus Pocus and many more! For the full schedule, check out their site!

* Twilight Weekly Spotlight - "Looking Like a Vampire" . REELZ . 9am Central
An in-depth look at how one of Hollywood's most prestigious make-up houses, Drac Studios, turns actors into vampires and some advice on how you can dress up like your favorite Cullen for Halloween.

.Tuesday, October 20th.

* 90210 - "Unmasked" . CW . 7pm Central
On Halloween, Adrianna tries to deal with the end of her relationship with Navid; Silver and Kelly disagree about caring for Jackie; Silver discovers she has more in common with Teddy; Naomi and Jamie have an intimate conversation.

.Friday, October 23rd.
* Fear Fest 09 . AMC
Catch many classic horror films such as Aliens, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, The Shining, The Amityville Horror and many more! For the full schedule, check out AMC's Fear Fest 09 Site.

* Rachael Ray - "Bedbugs, Sela Ward" . ABC . 9am Central

* Leonard Maltin's Secrets Out - "Halloween Special" . REELZ . 9:30am Central

* WordGirl - "Tobey's Tricks and Treats; Escape Wham" . PBS . 3:30pm Central
Tobey sets his robots on a candy-stealing spree, vowing to ruin Halloween; Chuck and Whammer attempt to steal Henry VIII artifacts.

* The Troop - "The Great Punkin" . NIK . 7:30pm Central
When the security system breaks down on Halloween night, the Troop must capture escaped monsters; Stockley is terrified by a ghost story.

.Saturday, October 24th.
* 30-Minute Meals - "Grown-Up Halloween" . Food Network . 8am Central
Spinach salad on garlic croutons; turkey chili; sweet potato shepherd's pie.

* Imagination Movers - "A Monster Problem" . Disney Channel . 9am Central
The Movers help a monster become less scary for Halloween.

* Back at the Barnyard - "Halloween Special" . NIK . 9:30pm Central
The animals begin to disappear after Otis steals candy from a legendary masked man named Hockey Mask Bob.

* The Mighty B! - "Catatonic" . NIK . 9am Central
Bessie gets into character when she dresses up as a cat for Halloween. Click Here to watch the Catatonic Music Video at Nick.Com.

.Sunday, October 25th.
* The Fashion Team . TVGN . 6pm Central

* Halloween on Ice . NBC . 3pm Central
This is a two-hour special featuring Nancy Kerrigan from Omaha, Nebraska. Its currently on tour and is also on DVD.

.Monday, October 26th.
* Live with Regis and Kelly - "Halloween Week" . FOX . 10a Central
Regis and Kelly begin their week of Halloween features today!

* NewNowNext Pop Lab - "Halloween Edition" . LOGO . 6pm Central

* Glen Martin D.D.S. - "Halloween Hang Over" . NIK . 7pm Central

* Trauma - "Masquerade" . NBC . 8pm Central
It's Halloween time in San Francisco and anything can happen... Tyler (Kevin Rankin) and Boone (Derek Luke) are on the scene when chaos erupts at a Halloween party. Meanwhile, Nancy (Anastasia Griffith) and Glenn’s (Taylor Kinney) shift takes an unusual turn. Elsewhere, a secret is revealed that can change a partnership. Aimee Garcia, Jamey Sheridan and Cliff Curtis also star. Scottie Thompson and Ryan Michelle Bathe guest star.

* Gossip Girl . "How to Succeed in Bassness" . CW . 8pm Central
Looking for publicity for his new hotel, Chuck moves his club's opening and convinces Serena to assist him in getting the word out. Feeling left out, Blair tries to win Chuck's approval by secretly helping him with a problem concerning the opening night. Meanwhile, Dan get's nervous after watching one of Olivia's infamous sex scenes with her co-star and real-life boyfriend during that time, Patrick Robinson. Jenny is forced to choose between Eric and her new role as Queen Bee, which as a result causes major conflict between the two characters.

* Castle - "Vampire Weekend" . ABC . 9pm Central
As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are called to a graveyard where the body of a young man sporting vampire fangs has been discovered with a wooden stake driven through his heart. Their investigation takes them deep into the heart of New York’s underground Vampire Fetish Community, where they learn that the secret motive for the victim’s murder may be hiding within the pages of the graphic novel he was writing before his death.

.Wednesday, October 28th.
* Monsters Vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space . NBC . 7pm Central
The story continues after the events of Monsters vs. Aliens, as Susan Murphy and the Monsters now work with the U.S. government as special operatives. When an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of Modesto, California -- right before Halloween -- the team is dispatched to investigate. Everything appears normal, right down to the jack-o-lanterns peering out from every doorstep and windowsill. But when Halloween arrives, those innocent-looking carved pumpkins are revealed for what they really are -- mutant aliens. The altered pumpkins then start to implement their fiendish plan to take over Earth. The Monsters are there to combat the mutant gourds and try to smash their wicked scheme.

* Eastwick - "Bonfire and Betrayl" . ABC . 9pm Central
During the Eastwick Halloween celebration, Roxie, filling in for Bun, has a vision right in the middle of a tour through town. A fire threatens to ruin the yearly event.

.Thursday, October 29th.
* Attack of the Show!- "Halloween" . G4 . 6pm Central

* FlashForward - "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" . ABC . 7pm Central
Mark, Demetri and Wedeck try to link the attack on Janis to an attack on them; Olivia confronts Mark about his flash-forward; Demetri and Gough track a clue that was foreshadowed in Mark's flash-forward; Lloyd's son Dylan goes missing from the hospital; Simon contacts a reluctant acquaintance.

* The Vampire Diaries - "Haunted" . CW . 7pm Central
Playing nurse in a haunted house, Elena will end up drenched in her blood and the blood of someone else. “What happens is pretty enormous,” says co-execuetive producer Julie Plec. “It’s our biggest thing so far. Everything that we’ve been building to with one specific character comes to a head and ultimately changes all the sibling relationships forever.” Nina Dobrev (Elena) says “There are people dressing up like vampires all around town, which is confusing. Something happens that requires the Salvatore brothers to work together to cover their tracks.”

* Community - "Introduction to Statistics" . NBC . 7pm Central
Jeff is crushing on his statistics professor and is bent on asking her out on a date. He needs to choose between pursuing her or showing up at Annie's Day of the Dead party. Pierce accepts and deals with his being old.

* Parks and Recreation - "Greg Pikitis" . NBC . 7:30pm Central
Leslie enlists of Dave and Andy to track down a vandal.

* The Office - "Koi Pond" . NBC . 8pm Central
It’s Halloween and the office plans a “Haunted House” for the children in the community. And at an important business meeting, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) falls into a koi pond. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Andy (Ed Helms) go cold calling to drum up more sales.

* The Mentalist - "Red Scare" . CBS . 9pm Central [Possible]
Jane and the CBI encounter a ghost and a haunted mansion when they investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy man who witnesses say was murdered by a ghost haunting his mansion.

.Friday, October 30th.

* Ghost Whisperer - "Head Over Heels" . CBS . 7pm Central
The Headless Horseman from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow begins to haunt Melinda. Melinda worries about Aiden's safety when the legendary book turns up in his classroom.

* Ugly Betty - "The Wiener, the Bun and the Boob" . ABC . 8pm Central
Betty has Marc as be her temporary assistant thanks to Wilhemina. Betty ends up covering the worst jobs in New York as an assignment but she needs to dress up as a hot dog and perform a Bollywood style dance. Marc has insecurities about how his idol at Vogue magazine will percieve him. Daniel is targeted by the leader of the Community.

* Medium - "Bite Me" . CBS . 8pm Central
A funeral director's (played by Sopranos vet Aida Turturro) father goes missing and the entire Dubois family ends up battling Zombies. Patricia Arquette's character, Allison, will be digitally inserted into scenes from the 1968 black-and-white George Romero zombie classic, “Night of the Living Dead” during her dreams. Middle daughter Bridgette (Maria Lark) gets in on the spooktacular fun by striking up a conversation with a dead spider named Miss Scarlet.

* Numb3rs - "Dreamland" . CBS . 9pm Central
This Halloween episode features a fed who is spookier than anyone being investigated. Kath and Kim's John Michael Higgins appears in this episode.

.Saturday, October 31st.
* FX Thriller Marathon . All Day
All Halloween day FX will be showing movies to thrill you starting off with I Know What You Did Last Summer. Through the day catch Constantine, Ghost Ship, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Ghost Rider and many more!

Want to watch previous years Halloween themed episodes? Search TiVo by entering in "Halloween" in the search field to see what's being shown. You do not need to have TiVo service to use this search engine.

Get to setting those TiVo's! =) -