Archive for Saturday, October 15, 2011

‘My Ghost Story’ returns in time for Halloween

October 15, 2011


Once the province of Halloween season, the celebration of the supernatural has become a year-round television phenomenon. “My Ghost Story” (9 p.m., Biography) returns with personal tales of the macabre, including the legend of a hotel haunted by a Civil War colonel, a poltergeist in a morgue (where else?) and a Pennsylvania saloon “protected” by the ghost of a departed gangster. These folks not only relate their tales of apparitions, but also capture them on film and video! “My Ghost Story” is not to be confused with Biography’s “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” slated to return just in time for Halloween, at 9 p.m. Oct. 29.

• Kim Delaney (“Army Wives”) returns to the small screen in “Finding a Family” (7 p.m., Hallmark Movie Channel). Alex (Jared Abrahamson) becomes embroiled in a foster-care nightmare after his brilliant mother (Delaney) suffers an accident that leaves her reeling and subject to depression. Intelligent like his mother, Alex soon discovers that his only way out of the foster-care maze is to petition strangers to adopt him. “Family” is based on a true story; the real Alex went on to a new home and a Harvard education.

Tonight’s other highlights

• Game Six of the American League Championship Series (7:05 p.m., Fox) may pre-empt the repeats listed under Saturday Series.

• NASCAR racing (6:30 p.m., ABC).

• Wedding crashers on “How to Be a Gentleman” (7:30 p.m., CBS). Catch this while you still can.

• Leah’s deception becomes apparent on “Bedlam” (8 p.m., BBC America).

• Scheduled on “48 Hours Mystery” (9 p.m., CBS): a mystery solved, two decades too late.

• The host of “The Late Late Show” lets loose on “Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?” (9 p.m., Comedy Central).

• Anna Faris hosts “Saturday Night Live” (10:30 p.m., NBC), featuring musical guest Drake.

Cult choice

Vampires take to the 49th state in the 2010 sequel shocker “30 Days of Night: Dark Days” (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy).

Saturday series

Vulgar antics on “Two and a Half Men” (7 p.m., CBS) ... Callous indifference on “Harry’s Law” (7 p.m., NBC) ... On back-to-back episodes of “COPS” (Fox): solicitation (7 p.m.), felicitations (7:30 p.m.).

Natalia held hostage on “CSI: Miami” (8 p.m., CBS) ... A broker’s last deal on “Prime Suspect” (8 p.m., NBC) ... Angry birds on “Terra Nova” (8 p.m., Fox) ... One last dance on “Law & Order: SVU” (9 p.m., NBC).


Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 6 months ago

"Respect ghosts and gods, but keep away from them." - Confucius

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