Friday TV: Yet Another Alien ‘Invasion’

The three part true crime documentary series “The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea” (Netflix, streaming) chronicles a serial killer in Seoul who killed 20 people from 2003 to 2004.

A new reality series “Roaring Twenties” (Netflix, streaming) follows eight people in their 20s living in Austin, looking for love and career success.

From Taiwan comes “More than Blue: The Series” (Netflix, streaming) about a terminally ill man who wants to help his lover find a new partner. 

The new adult animated series “Adventure Beast” (Netflix, streaming) follows the efforts of a zoologist who’ll do anything to save wildlife. 

Criminally early, and a week before Halloween, Hallmark begins its Christmas overkill with three new movies this weekend starting with “You, Me & The Christmas Trees” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) with Danica McKellar as an evergreen expert called in to save a family tree farm. 

Also a little early: the competitive ice skating season, starting with the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Skate America (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.), starting with the short program competition. 

The two-part “La Frontera With Pati Jinich” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) concludes, traversing the cuisine along the Texas border from Laredo to Brownsville. 

The mayor panics about the election even though it’s the “Day of the Dead” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

“Eli Roth’s History of Horror” (AMC, 10 p.m.) concentrates on films that portend the end of the world. 

Remaining candidates must nail the entrance routine on “Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team” (CMT, 9 p.m.). 

The made-for-TV thriller “For Love or Murder” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.), about a wedding planner suspicious of her brother’s new fiancée. Kristen Vaganos and Benedict Mazurek star. 

The murder of a therapist’s patient is investigated on “Magnum, P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 11 p.m.) welcomes Andrew Yang, John McWhorter and Sara Jayaraman.

Daniel Lubetzky of KIND returns to “Shark Tank” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“20/20” (ABC, 9 p.m.) looks into the death of a “Jekyll and Hyde” surgeon. 

Despite Covid, a Halloween disco party is thrown on “Doubling Down with the Derricos” (OWN, 9 p.m.).

“Nancy Drew” (CW, 9 p.m.) follows a lead from a podcaster. 

The Kush empire of ancient Egypt is the subject of the “Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs” (Science, 8 and 9 p.m.). 

On “S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 8 p.m.), the search for violent robbers is complicated by citizen input. 

The death of Michigan singer Ebypt Covington is investigated on “Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.). 

Eddie’s partner considers leaving the force on “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.). 

Turner Classic Movies has a second night of movies highlighted in the new Academy Museum with “Jason and the Argonauts” (8 p.m.), “Harlan County, U.S.A.” (10 p.m.) and “Stormy Weather” (midnight). Then comes a pair of films by Jamaa Fanaka, “Emma Mae” (2 a.m.) and “Penitentiary” (3:45 a.m.). 

The day begins with more Lucille Ball movies from last night, “Dance, Girl, Dance” (6 a.m.), “Ziegfeld Follies” (8 a.m.), “Meet the People” (10 a.m.), “Look Who’s Laughing” (11:45 a.m.), “That’s Right — You’re Wrong” (1:15 p.m.) and “Two Smart People” (3 p.m.). Then it’s Vincent Price in “The Bat” (4:45 p.m.) and “House on Haunted Hill” (6:15 p.m.). 

Baseball’s ALCS reaches Game 6 with Boston at Houston (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.), with the Astros leading the series 3-2.

NBA action includes Brooklyn at Philadelphia (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Phoenix at Lakers (ESPN, 10 p.m.). 

Hockey includes Boston at Buffalo (Hulu, 7 p.m.) and Los Angeles at Dallas (Hulu, 8 p.m.).

College football has Middle Tennessee at UConn (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.), Memphis at UCF (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Colorado State at Utah State (CBS Sports, 9:30 p.m.) and Washington at Arizona (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Ricky Gervais, Monica Mangin. The View: Susie Essman. The Talk: Olivia Newton-John, Montana Jordan. Ellen DeGeneres: Amanda Seyfried, Tiffany Haddish. Drew Barrymore: Gwyneth Paltrow, Pilar Valdes. Kelly Clarkson: Dave Grohl, David Chang, Priya Krishna, Abigail Breslin. Tamron Hall: Chris Colfer, Jimmie Allen, Quinta Brunson, David Archuleta. Wendy Williams: Chelsea Handler, Leah Remini. The Real: Israel Houghton. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Andie MacDowell, Lana Del Rey. Jimmy Kimmel: Martin Short, Jonathan Majors, Walk the Moon (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Jerry Seinfeld, Lea Seydoux, Twice (rerun). Seth Meyers: Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (rerun).

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