'Charlie Brown,' a 'Wicked' Special & More Must-See Halloween Programming

Emily Aslanian
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SPINE-CHILLING SPECIALS

Enjoy your candy corn during the classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, October 26, both 8/7c, ABC) while trick-or-treater Chuck laments, “I got a rock.”

Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel defy gravity again in A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway (Monday, October 29, 10/9c, NBC).

For four hours of Ghost Adventures Live (Wednesday, October 31, 8/7c, Travel Channel), Zak Bagans & Co. inspect haunted items in his Las Vegas museum.

Firestarter - Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore in Firestarter (Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock)

EEK! EPISODES

Speechless (Friday, October 19, 8:30/7:30c, ABC) Maya (Minnie Driver) experiences night terrors when son JJ (Micah Fowler) attends a rave in the woods.

Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts(Sunday, October 21, 8/7c, Hallmark Channel) In the Catherine Bell drama’s one-night return, a 100-carat ruby is stolen amid Halloween Harvest Festival prep.

Bob’s Burgers(Sunday, October 21, 8:30/7:30c, Fox) When candy bags start vanishing, the Belcher kids are on the case.

Your Guide to Freeform's '31 Nights of Halloween' 2018 Lineup

Your Guide to Freeform's '31 Nights of Halloween' 2018 Lineup

'Sweeney Todd' and more join 'Hocus Pocus' in the schedule for the first time.

Rel (Sunday, October 21, 9:30/8:30c, Fox) Four words: Rel is Frederick Douglass!

The Goldbergs (Wednesday, October 24, 8/7c, ABC) Robert Englund reprises his razor-sharp role as Freddy Krueger.

Hawaii Five-0 (Friday, October 26, 9/8c, CBS) Shades of Stand by Me: Jerry (Jorge Garcia) and his old camp pals seek a body!

9-1-1 (Monday, October 29, 9/8c, Fox) Who ya gonna call? The heroes respond to graveyard and haunted hayride threats.

TNT's Complete 'Supernatural' Halloween Marathon Schedule

TNT's Complete 'Supernatural' Halloween Marathon Schedule

Get ready to spend a spooky day with the Winchesters on TNT this October 31.

The Conners (Tuesday, October 30, 8/7c, ABC) A costume ban incenses the family.

Criminal Minds (Wednesday, October 31, 10/9c, CBS) Matthew Gray Gubler directs the tale of small-town nightmare "The Tall Man." He’ll cut you!

MALEVOLENT MARATHONS

• Can you handle nearly a day of Stephen King movies (Saturday, October 20, 6:30am/5:30c, AMC), like 1984’s Firestarter (above), with Drew Barrymore?

Twenty-three hours of Bewitched (Wednesday, October 31, 5am/4c, Antenna TV) will leave you spellbound!

For more d’oh!-ranged fare, The Simpsons (Wednesday, October 31, 8am/7c, FXX) rounds up all 28 previous "Treehouse of Horror" episodes.

How Well Do You Know the 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Halloween Episodes? (QUIZ)

How Well Do You Know the 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Halloween Episodes? (QUIZ)

Are you the 'Ultimate Human/Genius'? Take this quiz to find out!

Back-to-back airings of 1993’s Hocus Pocus (Wednesday, October 31, 12:30/11:30c, Freeform) celebrate the witchy Sanderson sisters’ 25th anniversary.

SPOOKY SERIES PREMIERES

The Woman in White (Sunday, October 21, 10/9c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org) The 1860 Wilkie Collins mystery is adapted again.

Midnight, Texas (Friday, October 26, 9/8c, NBC) Among the Season 2 arrivals in the town of outcasts: Nestor Carbonell (Bates Motel) as hotel owner and healer Kai.

Channel Zero: The Dream Door (Friday, October 26, 11/10c, Syfy) Over six straight nights, newlyweds fear what lies behind an unfamiliar door in their home.

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Josh Kelly as Walker, Jason Lewis as Joe, Parisa Fitz Henley as Fiji, Dylan Bruce as Bobo, Jaime Ray Newman as Patience, François Arnaud as Manfred Bernardo, Peter Mensah as Lemuel, Arielle Kebbel as Olivia -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Midnight, Texas

Dark Shadows (Monday, October 29, midnight/11c, Decades) Sink your teeth into the 1960s gothic soap about 175-year-old vamp Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid).

Stan Against Evil (Wednesday, October 31, 10/9c, IFC) Ye olde demons invade the comedy’s third season, thanks to Stan (John C. McGinley) opening that portal.

HORROR AT HOME

In All-Star Halloween Spectacular (Friday, October 26, 9/8c, HGTV), it’s Drew Scott and Tia Mowry vs. Duff Goldman and Jonathan Scott for best haunted house.

For more competitions, Food Network–style, try Halloween Baking Championship (Mondays, 9/8c) and Haunted Gingerbread Showdown (Sundays, 10/9c).

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