There are so many Halloween episodes this week, you may feel out of candy by the time trick or treat day comes. They also may serve to make you feel bad aobut your own costumes.
The holiday is celebrated tonight on “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.), in which they dress as Smurfs and Buzz Aldrin has a guest spot; “Up All Night” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.); “The Office” (NBC, 9 p.m.), with Stephen Colbert as guest star and “Parks and Recreation” (NBC, 9:30 p.m.), with Lucy Lawless returning.
There’s a Halloween-themed battle on “Sweet Genius” (Food, 10 p.m.) as well as an all out “Halloween Wars” (Food, 8 p.m.).
Of course, there’s always a little Halloween in every episode of “The Vampire Diaries” (The CW, 8 p.m.) and maybe “Beauty and the Beast” (The CW, 9 p.m.), too.
Game 2 of The World Series (Fox, 7:30 p.m.) continues in San Francisco with the Giants up 1-0 over the Tigers so far. Matthew Morrison of “Glee” sings the National Anthem.
Reminded of the Cuban Missile Crisis on its 50th anniversary, I’m wondering how much of the new “Last Resort” (ABC, 8 p.m.) was based on it.
Holmes goes missing on “Elementary” (CBS, 10 p.m.).
Charlie Sheen is long gone from “Two and a Half Men” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), but Melanie Lynskey is back anyway as the stalker Rose.
The two hour special “Madagascar” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) is not the cartoon; it’s a documentary about the plants and animals of the island country.
With the most recent season winding up last week (and repeating tonight at 8 p.m.), it’s time for a new season of “Project Runway All Stars” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).
Richie Valens’ estate is discussed in a new episode of “The Will” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).
Having lost his bid for parole this week, Michael Skakel has to endure the movie of the crime of which he was convicted, “Murder in Greenwich” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.).
Tomorrow, the remake of “The Munsters,” “Mockingbird Lane” will show on NBC. How do remakes of eccentric 60s series work anyway? Check how they did it 20 years ago in “The Addams Family” (ABC Family, 7 p.m.) and “ Addams Family Values” (ABC Family, 9 p.m.).
Jim Lehrer is guest programmer tonight on Turner Classic Movies. He’ll probably just let the movies play and never interrupt. His choices: “All the King’s Men” (8 p.m.), “It Happened One Night” (10 p.m.) and “My Fair Lady” (midnight).
In Thursday Night Football, it’s Buccaneers at Vikings (NFL, 8 p.m.). In college football, it’s Clemson at Wake Forest (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.).
Kelly & Michael: Usher, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Cher Lloyd. Katie Couric: will.i.am. The View: Katie Couric, Katey Sagal, PSY. The Talk: Melissa Leo, Paul Bartolotta. Ellen DeGeneres: Taylor Swift.
David Letterman: Donald Trump, Adam Levine, Carly Rae Jepsen. Jay Leno: Russell Brand. Jimmy Kimmel: Michelle Obama, Halle Berry, Ciara. Jimmy Fallon: Julianna Margulies, Dan Patrick, Gary Clark Jr. Craig Ferguson: Michael Chiklis. Tavis Smiley: Allyson Felix. Jon Stewart: Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Stephen Colbert: Gov. Mitch Daniels. Conan O’Brien: Simon Baker, Kaitlin Olson, Reggie Watts. Chelsea Handler: Halle Berry, James Davis, Ali Wong, Ross Mathews.