Dancing with the Stars steams while Christian Slater’s super

Halloween is on the way and with it loads of fun Halloween shows on TV. I love those creepy Travel Channel specials about the most haunted places in America. And have you seen the one where they take you to the most over-the-top ‘haunted house’ walk-throughs? Geez, I can hardly stand to watch them on TV, I’d never make it out without fainting.

Christian Slater has a hit on his hands

I also enjoyed a couple of Halloween themed Food Network Challenges (which may still be playing this week, so look around.) Gingerbread haunted houses, pumpkin carving and a candy showpiece special that featured an incredible ghost ship.

Speaking of ghost ships, this past Friday’s Ghost Whisperer was a real treat. It was filmed on The Queen Mary, which is haunted for real! Also on Friday, Charlie got his FBI credentials back on Numb3rs and…wait…did you feel that? The cast of Life got all shook up thanks to an earthquake and an escaped con who kept me on the edge of my seat!

Tonight On TV- Monday, October 27

NBC is loaded with action tonight as Chuck works to protect Jeff from global terrorists, Angela sets out to rescue Peter on Heroes, and Edward is tracking Russian weapons on My Own Worst Enemy.

Tonight on ABC, Dancing with the Stars rolls into week six with a group dance routine that will include Cloris Leachman. I’m frightened. Then it’s Samantha Who? and that’s followed by Boston Legal with guest star Betty White. (Ironically, two former co-stars from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.)

CBS is nothing but reruns tonight with The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week, and CSI: Miami.

It’s all about confidence building tonight on The CW. First on Gossip Girl, Jenny is inspired to stand up for herself and One Tree Hill Lucas’ second novel is a hit.

Finally, Fox has World Series 2008 Game 5 or reruns of Sarah Connor and Prison Break, depending on where you live.

One Tree Hill inspires you to stand up for yourself

Over on cable

Discovery Channel gets creepy with a look at UFO’s at 9:00 and spontaneous human combustion on Investigation Xat 10:00.

Food Network is almost all new with Good Eats, How’d That Get on My Plate, Unwrapped and Diners, Driveins and Dives.

TLC is all about the family tonight with new episodes of Little People, Big World, Jon & Kate Plus 8, and 13 Kids and Counting.

Also new is Raising the Bar on TNT, The Hills on MTV and Scream Queens on VH1.

News and notable

In small screen to the big screen news, Disney’s High School Musicalbroke records this weekend when it had the biggest opening ever for a musical and for a live-action G rated movie with more than 42 million dollars coming in at the box office.

If you’re not a fan of spoilers, stay away from Toys R Us this week. The new HSMdolls feature each of the main characters wearing a sweatshirt from their college of choice. Troy’s choice is a big plot point that isn’t revealed until the very end of the movie — geez, someone needs to put a piece of spoiler tape over the Troy doll’s chest.

You rearrange furniture, NBC rearranges Wednesday night. They’re moving Life back to the 9:00 time slot after Knight Rider, then capping off with Law & Order beginning in two weeks. Lipstick Jungle will move to Life’sold timeslot on Friday at 10:00. A much better line-up, says me!

Gary Cole will join the cast of Entourageas an agent friend of Ari’s.

Lastly, Live From New York, it’s Amy Poehler’s bouncing baby boy who was born, appropriately, on Saturday night!

October 27, 2008

Photo credit:
My Own Worst Enemy: Hello, Henry – Pictured: Christian Slater as Henry Spivey/Edward Albright — NBC Photo: Justin Lubin
One Tree Hill: Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe– Pictured Hilarie Burton as Peyton and Chad Michael Murray as Lucas. Photo: Fred Norris/The CW

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