Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

TV Highlights

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

TV Highlights

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8 p.m. on WPGH

The Simpsons

The traditional "Treehouse of Horror" returns for another year. This latest edition is a crossover of sorts with another Fox series, "The Exorcist," since that show's Ben Daniels is a guest voice as ... yes, an exorcist, whose help is needed by the possessed Maggie. The director of the classic "Exorcist" movie, William Friedkin is also heard.

9 p.m. on WQED

Poldark on Masterpiece

Season three continues as Ross embarks with a small raiding party for France, where he hopes to rescue Dwight, currently languishing in prison. After Morwenna ends things with him, Drake joins the mission. George, meanwhile, hopes to ingratiate himself with Lord Falmouth, a political kingmaker, but the attempt blows up in his face. With Aiden Turner


9 a.m. on AMC

Movie: Halloween

Jamie Lee Curtis stars in this low-budget 1978 horror movie from director John Carpenter. A murderous man returns after 15 years to continue the homicidal rampage he began as a young boy and appears to have some uncanny connection to baby sitter Laurie Strode (Curtis). Donald Pleasence, Nancy Loomis and P.J. Soles co-star.


8 p.m. on TCM

Movie: The Innocents

Henry James' spooky novella "The Turn of the Screw" is adapted in this spellbinding 1961 black-and-white film from director Jack Clayton. Deborah Kerr is heartbreakingly good as a neurotic governess who suspects that her two new charges are possessed by the spirits of the previous governess and her lover.


9 p.m. on WPXI

Law & Order: SVU

After a young woman is found wandering through Central Park alone, the detectives reopen a decade-old kidnapping case. Elsewhere, Carisi lands in some very hot water because of a conversation he has with a newspaper reporter. Brooke Shields, Peter Hermann, Jayne Houdyshell and Isaiah Thomas guest star.

9 p.m. on WQED


Sometime during the medieval period, a volcanic mega-eruption at an unknown location plunged the world into a deep freeze. …

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