Ghost Whisperer highlights Halloween TV

Oct 31, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. ET

It's Halloween! But oddly, only the cable channels seem to be celebrating. Other than Ghost Whisperer, airing on CBS, none of the big five networks bothered to dress up for this night of fright.

Look, up in the sky! It's...Oliver Queen? Clark Kent's secret was nearly revealed on Smallville last night thanks to Jimmy Olsen's drive and determination. So, Clark gets Oliver to play the phantom protector for one night just to prove Jimmy's got the wrong guy. The trick worked but maybe too well, for the first time Clark is around to see the applause and the hopeful smiles of those who witnessed the rescue. Looks like it's the start of a new chapter for the man of steel.

Supernatural presented us with the true, gruesome story of Halloween and it wasn't exactly what I had hoped for. The episode got bogged down in this season's mythology, introducing the new angel Uriel and putting Dean to a test. I was excited about the way things began but I'm looking forward to some basic brotherly monster hunting, which I think we're going to get next week.

Tonight On TV - Friday, October 31

CBS begins with a trip back to high school on Ghost Whisperer, then it's an NCIS rerun to replace the canceled Ex-List, and finally the criminals have a "Charlie" of their own on Num3brs.

Jennifer goes looking for spooks near her high school

NBC starts with Deal or No Deal, there are more pirates on the island on Crusoe, and Lipstick Jungle replaced Life which was moved to Wednesday. (Still with me?)

ABC goes reality all the way with Wife Swap, Supernanny, and a new 20/20.

The CW will get you laughing with Everybody Hates Chris, and The Game, then its a repeat of America's Next Top Model.

Fox will challenge your skills with Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and Don't Forget the Lyrics!

Over on cable

Want to see something really scary? Here's a rundown of tonight's tricks and treats.

ABCFamily has Poltergeist while AMC continues the frightfest with Resident Evil and House on Haunted Hill.

TCM goes with two unusual movies, The Shuttered Room and The Dunwich Horror and FX has Halloween H20 and Ghost Ship.

E! has an interesting new special called Doomed to Die? Most Shocking Hollywood Curses and Travel Channel goes with a marathon of Ghost Adventures.

These guys seek real spooksSCI FI Channel follows The Ghost Hunters Live all night long and even WE has a series of haunted specials including Ghost Moms and Extreme Ghost Stories.

For the kids, Cartoon Network has a Goosebumps marathon and Disney is showing R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly.

News and notable

Fox ordered another season of American Dad but has canceled King of the Hill...again.

Bravo is in development on two new fashion-themed shows, Celebrity Sew-Off will have designers working with celebs to create the ultimate garment and Fashionality will serve up the dish on what's hot and what's not in fashion.

Bravo also announced an open call for their new series The Fashion Show, where young designers compete will compete to have their clothing sold in stores. Sound familiar?

West Wing star Bradley Whitford has been cast in a new NBC comedy called Off Duty.

Rumor also has it that Mad Men's John Hamm may be joining 30 Rock for a recurring part as Tina Fey's love interest.

Photo credit:
Ghost Whisperer - Pictured: Jennifer Love Hewitt. Photo: Vivian Zink/ABC Studios
Ghost Hunters - Pictured: (l-r) Grant Wilson, Jason Hawes -- SCI FI Channel Photo: Les Stone

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