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8 PM on WB

What I Like About You

In the new episode "Ghost of a Chance," several couples dress up as famous duos for Halloween. Holly and Ben (Amanda Bynes, David de Lautor) pose as Sonny and Cher, Gary and Danielle (Wesley Jonathan, guest star Tamyra Gray) impersonate Ike and Tina Turner, and Vince and Tina (Nick Zano, Allison Munn) outfit themselves as Homer and Marge Simpson. HDTV9114726

8:30 PM on ABC

Complete Savages

Halloween is a special time in the Savage household, but some changes to the usual celebration may be imminent in the new episode "Free Lily." The siblings try to map out their traditional seasonal prank, and Chris (Erik von Detten) gets inspiration from having to dissect a frog at school. Feeling he's too old to keep making candy-seeking rounds, Kyle (Evan Ellingson) abstains from trick-or-treating. HDTV4610

9 PM on NBC

Third Watch

A serial killer (guest star Chris Elliott) challenges Detective Miller (guest star Aidan Quinn) -- his old nemesis -- and Yokas (Molly Price) to find the latest victim of the murder spree in the new episode "Greatest Detectives in the World." Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) recovers from an injury. Officer Finney (Josh Stewart) is praised for his dispatching of a felon. (TV14) HDTV9287

9 PM on ABC

Hope & Faith

Carol Kane got to wax eerie in the "Addams Family" movies, and she does so again as a guest star in the Halloween-themed new episode "Faith Scare-field." She plays Hope and Faith's (Faith Ford, Kelly Ripa) neighbor, a former classmate they used to mistreat. She intends to even the score by inviting them to a Halloween party -- really a ploy to trap them in her self-styled torture chamber. HDTV59900

9:30 PM on ABC

Less Than Perfect

Claude and Ramona (Sara Rue, Sherri Shepherd) have differing reactions to finding a co-worker deceased in the new episode "Knock, Knock, Who's Dead?" Claude tries to locate his next of kin while Ramona tries to outrace Lydia (Andrea Parker) to take over his office. Carl (Will Sasso) is in costume when he finds a new romantic interest (guest star Alissa Dean) who's also disguised. (TVPG) HDTV34165

9:30 PM on HISTORY

Command Decisions

The current situation in Iraq can inspire memories of the earlier military conflict there, recalled in great detail in the new episode "Battle of Desert Storm." The strategy used by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf in leading U.S. troops into battle against Saddam Hussein's forces is traced -- complete with fears of weapons of mass destruction, and efforts to get various nations on board to form an international peacekeeping squad. (TVPG) 9179207

10 PM on NBC

Medical Investigation

The guest of honor at a Philadelphia bridal shower is the first of several people to become extremely ill in the new episode "Alienation." As Dr. Connor (Neal McDonough) and his colleagues try to identify the source, newspaper editors plan to publish a related story sure to cause panic. The team eventually traces the clues to an unwell native of Nigeria. (TV14) HDTV6146

10 PM on CBS

dr. vegas

The son (guest star Erik Palladino, "ER") of Tommy's (Joe Pantoliano) best friend causes problems when he visits the casino in the new episode "Limits." Vic (Tom Sizemore) finds him cheating at gambling, then Alice (Amy Adams) ends up in a situation with him that threatens her job as well as Billy's (Rob Lowe). Veronica's (Sarah Lancaster) father (guest star Harry Groener) goes through detox. HDTV4542

10 PM on A&E

All the Presidents' Wives

Some have been content to stay in the background, while others have been out in front just as much as their chief-executive husbands. With the next presidential election just around the corner, this new two-hour special profiles the United States' first ladies. Interviews with politicians, journalists and historians underscore that balancing public and private lives has almost always been a challenge for the women. (TVPG) 105691