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8 PM on WB

Gilmore Girls

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author makes a rare TV appearance in the new episode "Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!" He and a reporter (played by Mailer's son Stephen) come to the Dragonfly Inn, startling Lorelai and Sookie (Lauren Graham, Melissa McCarthy). Christopher (guest star David Sutcliffe) returns to ask Lorelai for help. HDTV7585046

8 PM on DISCOVERY

Decisions That Shook the World

The new miniseries concludes with "Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II," recalling the approach by the then-president to his 1940 re-election campaign with private knowledge of the United States' imminent entry into the era's global conflict. Confidants warned him that U.S. involvement in the war might cost him the third term he was seeking. Walter Cronkite and former President Bill Clinton are among those interviewed. (TVPG) 427355

8 PM on TCM

My Fair Lady

It's "loverly," indeed. This winner of eight Oscars stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who catches the eye of Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), professor of linguistics. He bets he can pass her off as a lady. Jeremy Brett ("Sherlock Holmes") plays a love-struck beau; Stanley Holloway and Wilfrid Hyde-White also star in this 1964 version of Lerner and Loewe's stage smash, inspired by George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." 5382713

9 PM on ABC

According to Jim

Halloween-costume considerations worry Jim (Jim Belushi) in the new episode "Dress to Kill Me." He wants Kyle (Conner Rayburn) to disguise himself as a dinosaur for the occasion, but the youngster wants to don a Cinderella outfit instead. Since that isn't exactly the most manly choice, Jim ponders making his reservations known. (TVPG) HDTV65510

9 PM on PBS

Frontline

Particularly since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been pivotal to the Bush administration in implementing and explaining U.S. military policy -- and he has had to shoulder considerable criticism for strategies used in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Rumsfeld's War," a new episode produced in association with the Washington Post, examines the current overseas roles of U.S. military forces. 55775

9 PM on WB

One Tree Hill

Several relationships begin to develop in the new episode "We Might as Well Be Strangers." Sparks fly between Lucas and Anna (Chad Michael Murray, Daniella Alonso) during a meteor shower. Andy (guest star Kieren Huchison) provides dinner for Karen (Moira Kelly), and Keith (Craig Sheffer) cooks for Jules (guest star Maria Menounos, "Entertainment Tonight"). Brooke and Felix (Sophia Bush, Michael Copon) strike an accord. HDTV7598510

9 PM on BRAVO

The 100 Scariest Movie
Moments

It's the perfect time of year to decide which chilling scenes should be on this list. Airing nightly through Saturday, this new miniseries compiles classic screen scares, with some of the genre's masters offering behind-the-scenes insights. Those interviewed include directors John Carpenter ("Halloween") and Wes Craven ("A Nightmare on Elm Street"), novelist Stephen King and "Scream" co-star Courteney Cox Arquette.