The Decemberists play from their album from earlier this year, “The King is Dead” on a new “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).
Actress Nina Foch, left, is the focus on Turner Classic Movies tonight, with her appearances in “An American in Paris” (8 p.m.), “Illegal” (11 p.m.), “My Name is Julia Ross” (11:45 p.m.), “Cry of the Werewolf” (1 a.m.), “Executive Suite” (2:15 a.m.) and “I Love a Mystery” (4:15 a.m.). The actress died in 2008 at the age of 86.
Catch up on the first three episodes of “Homeland” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) and see if it isn’t the best drama on TV right now.
Martin Mull, Nicholas Stargel and Rhea Peralman star in the original “Oliver’s Ghost” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), in which a young boy sees spirits.
Sports are on the three networks in prime time. With St. Louis at Texas in the World Series (Fox, 7:30 p.m.) and the series tied 1-1. Then there’s two college games, USC at Notre Dame (NBC, 7:30 p.m.) and Washington at Stanford (ABC, 8 p.m.).
Other football games today include Oklahoma State at Missouri (FX, midnight), North Carolina at Clemson (ESPN, noon), Illinois at Purdue (ESPN2, noon), Jacksonville State at Kentucky (ESPNU, noon), Auburn at LSU (CBS, 3 p.m.), Air Force at Boise State (Versus, 3:30 p.m.), Nebraska at Minnesota (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.), Texas A&M at Iowa State (ABC, 3:30 p.m.), Georgia Tech at Miami (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.), Wisconsin at Michigan State (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Tennesse at Alabama (ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.).
“Rise” (Versus, 7:30 p.m.) tells the story of the 1961 U.S. skating team that died in a plane crash on the way to a competition in Prague.
In the program “Puppies vs. Babies” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.) people vote on whether viral videos of babies or puppies are cuter. (When betting at home, keep in mind this is on Animal Planet).
“That Metal Show” (VH1 Classic, 11 p.m.) throws a season finale with Metallica’s Las Ulrich.
Oh dear, here’s another feature length film “Fred2: Night of the Living Fred” (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.) featuring Lucas Cruikshank’s high-voiced internet character Fred Figglehorn.
It’s a court-ordered double play of “Freaky Friday” (Oxygen, 8 and 11 p.m.).
Tonight offers a “Halloween Block Party 2011” (HGTV, 8 p.m.) and also “Halloween” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) – the 2007 version.
The first repeat of the season on “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) is a replay of the season opener, with Alec Baldwin and Radiohead.