TheWrap picks the best bets on television for Thursday’s scary holiday
Whether you’re all dressed up with nowhere to go or hiding out from the trick or treaters with the drapes closed tight, there’s plenty of programming to keep you in the spirit on television Thursday.
Among TheWrap’s picks are blasts from the pasts from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and the classic special from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts Gang. There’s also a couple Halloween-themed episodes and two new series featuring French zombies and a comedy-laced haunted house.
Read on for TheWrap’s seven picks from Thursday night’s Halloween programming:
‘Saturday Night Live Halloween Special,’ NBC, 8/7c
“SNL” opens its vault to give you the best of its spooky sketches.
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” ABC, 8/7c
Duh. With or without children around, this is a classic everyone can enjoy.
“The Vampire Diaries,” The CW, 8/7c
It’s the Monster’s Ball, y’all. If you’re not tuning in for the supernatural drama-rama, then tune in for the costumes – “TVD” does it up. Appropriately, “Final Destination 2” and “Texas Chainsaw 3D” star Shaun Sipos guest-stars. Yes, he was on CW’s short-lived “Life Unexpected,” as well.
“The Returned,” Sundance Channel, 9/8c
It’s zombies with a twist on this import from France, which premieres Thursday. Take a look at what inspired A&E to develop an American version.
“Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, 9/8c
Surgery is hard enough, but throw in costumed patients and it’s almost impossible!
“Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories,” Adult Swim, Midnight/11c
Fans of the “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” duo should check into their recently greenlit series that has them wondering if a rather small inheritance is worth living in a haunted house their whole lives. “The Hangover’s” Zach Galifianakis also stars.