The World Series (Fox, 7:30 p.m.) begins in San Francisco, still giddy from its Game 7 NLCS win Monday.
The Giants have home advantage for Game 1 of the fall classic; but the Detroit Tigers have Jason Verlander on the mound. Phil Phillips, last season’s “American Idol” winner, sings the National Anthem; this is Fox, after all. (The Tigers have Aretha Franklin to do it for Game 5).
I know they’re mourning her death, but agreeing to move on by starring in their own reality show may not the best solution for Whitney Houston’s family. Nonetheless, here’s “The Houstons: On Our Own” (Lifetime, 9 and 9:30 p.m.) following the survivors, such as Bobbi Kristina Brown and people who were interviewed on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN, 9 p.m.), which oddly shows opposite the new show. Also on tonight, a replay of last week’s “Remembering Whitney” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.). I’m almost surprised nobody revived some episodes of “Being Bobby Brown.”
There’s only 82 days of sunlight in the Arctic for snowy owls to raise their offspring and get them to fly. A new “Nature” (PBS, 8 p.m.) looks at their photogenic life in “Magic of the Snowy Owl.”
“Animal Practice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) was canceled last week, but they’ll run out new episodes until the returning “Whitney” replaces it Nov. 14.
Juliette’s mom makes another appearance on “Nashville” (ABC, 10 p.m.).
An unsolved crime from 13 years earlier is the subject of the 300th episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 9 p.m.).
How smart can we get? asks a new episode of “Nova scienceNow” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings). Well, we’re still watching a lot of TV.
Add Deadshot to the roster of minor DC Comics stars surfacing on “Arrow” (The CW, 8 p.m.).
Halloween episodes can be expected this week for every TV sitcom; it happens tonight on “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.), “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.), “Guys with Kids” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.) and even “South Park” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.). Also, a local witch (Rachel Dratch) contacts Tessa on “Suburgatory” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.). And Halloween comes naturally to the alien-filled block of “The Neighbors” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).
Three tribes became two when the one team with just two members were split among the others on “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.).
The encounters on “Savaged with Dave Salmoni” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.) don’t sound too healthy, as when elephants attack at 9 and grizzly bears arrive at 10.
An exorcism on “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX, 10 p.m.) is predictably over the top.
It’s (mostly) all about Poe on tonight’s horror night on Turner Classic Movies with “The Raven” (8 p.m.), “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (9:45 p.m.), “The Black Cat” (11 p.m.), “The Fall of the House of Usher” (12:30 a.m.), “Tell-Tale Heart” (1:45 a.m.), “Spirits of the Dead” (2:15 a.m.) and “Dead Men Walk” (4:30 a.m.).
Kelly & Michael: Ted Danson, Jack McBrayer, Little Big Town. Katie Couric: Madeleine Stowe. The View: Taylor Swift, W. Kamau Bell. The Talk: Catherine Bell, Lisa Lillien. Ellen DeGeneres: Helen Hunt, Mason Cook.
David Letterman: Bill O’Reilly, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the Lumineers. Jay Leno: Russell Brand. Jimmy Kimmel: Michelle Obama, Halle Berry, Ciara. Jimmy Fallon: Rod Stewart, Jennifer Morrison, Chris D’Elia. Craig Ferguson: Susan Sarandon, Thomas Dale. Carson Daly: Deepak and Gotham Chopra, Tig Notaro, Milo Greene (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Noel “Paul” Stookey. Jon Stewart: Dakota Meyer. Stephen Colbert: Anthony Everitt. Conan O’Brien: Rainn Wilson, Elisha Cuthbert, Two Door Cinema Club. Chelsea Handler: Helen Hunt, Michael Yo, Arden Myrin, Matt Braunger.