What to Watch Sunday: Eerie Mentalist Reunion, Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror Opens and More

On TV this Sunday: The Mentalist just might have a family reunion on his hands, Hell on Wheels makes its final (?) stop, Fox’s Animation Domination lineup scares up early Halloween treats and we spy a memorable Homeland. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

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7:30 The Cleveland Show (Fox) | Season 4 premiere: The kids go trick-or-treating dressed as their parents in an episode that kicks off an evening of Halloween-themed animated comedies: The Simpsons‘ annual Treehouse of Horror special (at 8 pm; watch a sneak peek), Bob’s Burgers (at 8:30 pm), Family Guy (at 9 pm) and American Dad! (at 9:30 pm).

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8 pm MythBusters (Discovery) | Season 9 premiere: If “I’ll never let go, Jack” had you retorting, “You didn’t have to! There’s enough room on that board for both of ya,” then you won’t want to miss Titanic director James Cameron joining Adam and Jamie to tackle the series’ most requested myth ever. (And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, check this out.)

8 pm Call the Midwife (PBS) | This British series centers on a well-off young woman in her new career as a midwife (working alongside an order of healthcare-providing nuns) in London’s circa-1950s East End. Tonight, newcomer Chummy has trouble gaining Sister Evangelina’s respect.

8:30 pm Austin & Ally (Disney Channel) | Season 2 premiere: Austin’s new record-label owner, Jimmy Starr, invites him to play Ally’s new duet with Taylor Swift (!) at a Halloween party. Cue clever camera angles.

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9 pm Hell on Wheels (AMC) | Two-hour Season 2 finale: As the town celebrates, Cullen must battle to save Hell on Wheels. (No word yet on Season 3 renewal.)

9 pm Steel Magnolias (Lifetime) | This TV-movie update of the 1989 big-screen weeper follows a group of women who congregate at a Louisiana beauty parlor. Queen Latifah (Chicago), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Jill Scott (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) and Alfre Woodard (Memphis Beat) pick up where Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine left off, while Rashad’s daughter Condola (Smash) fills the Julia Roberts role and newcomer Adepero Oduye subs for Daryl Hannah.

9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Debra attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies (isn’t that cute?). And seriously: What is Louis up to?

9:30 pm* The Good Wife (CBS) | Maura Tierney (ER) guest-stars as a wealthy businesswoman in an episode that finds Will working on his first post-suspension case and Alicia unexpectedly helping Peter’s campaign. (*Tonight’s CBS start times are adjusted because of a football double-header earlier in the day.)

PREVIEW | 666 Park Avenue‘s Rachael Taylor: Jane May Soon Lose Her Sanity and Her Relationship

10 pm Homeland (Showtime) | Carrie’s off-book mission in Beirut plans Abu Nazir squarely and literally in the crosshairs, then segues a white-knuckle ride. But nothing will prepare you for the final scene. (Watch our Spoiler Alert! video below to see the cast tease the twist.)

10:30 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | As the team investigates the murder of a diamond cutter, Jane comes across something potentially far more precious than gems: a girl claiming to be his late daughter Charlotte. (Get scoop!)

Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions. 

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  1. omabin says:

    Once Upon a Time, Revenge, 666 Park Avenue, Dexter, Homeland, The Good Wife

  2. rflairfan says:

    Boardwalk Empire
    The Good Wife
    Downton Abbey

  3. GK says:

    The Mentalist
    666 Park Avenue

  4. Chelle says:

    baseball, football, Amazing Race, The Good Wife, Revenge

  5. Balaji K says:

    Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife
    The Mentalist

  6. Holly says:

    Going to watch Boardwalk Empire followed by Homeland.

  7. Steverman says:

    Good Wife
    He’ll on Wheels (gimme season 3)

  8. iMember says:

    Once Upon A Time, REVENGE!!!, and I’ll DVR 666 Park Avenue tonight. So excited for Revenge though!

  9. Jerry says:

    Excited for Once Upon A Time!

  10. Mellie says:

    OUAT, 666 and The Good Wife.

  11. Lorie says:

    Revenge, 666 Park Ave, The Good Wife, The Mentalist

  12. Brandy says:


  13. nick1372 says:


  14. Jared says:

    The Good Wife..OUAT

  15. Nick says:

    Once Upon A Time & Revenge dvr The Amazing Race Good Luck Charlie & 666 Park Avenue

  16. Car says:

    Once Upon a Time
    666 Park Avenue (Not sure about this one yet.)
    and Homeland!!!!

  17. Leslie says:

    Football, OUAT, Dexter, Homeland – Live
    Amazing Race, The Good Wife, 666 Park Ave – DVR
    Boardwalk Empire – OnDemand

  18. Gerald says:

    OUAT, Revenge, 666 Park Avenue, American Dad and maybe The Good Wife. I mean, I just to love that show but I’m not really liking the new direction.

  19. Kim R says:

    Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife
    The Mentalist
    Downton Abbey
    The Amazing Race (if it is on)
    I was looking forward to seeing the remake of Steel Magnolias but last week I saw several clips from the movie and all I could picture was Julia Roberts, Sally and the ladies. I didn’t expect to hear the exact dialogue from the original. It felt more like copying than remaking. Kind of disappointed about that.

  20. Gaia says:

    Revenge & Once Upon a Time

  21. Deb says:

    Difficult night, for me!
    Once Upon A Time (Can’t wait)
    Boardwalk, (666 Park Ave.)
    Hell On Wheels (The Mentalist)
    Why does everything have to come on tonight?

  22. Juan says:

    All ABC for me I love Sundays and Thursday on ABC

  23. Karen MT says:

    Once Upon a Time, Mythbusters, and Jeff Dunham’s Minding the Monsters.

    What, no love for Jeff-fa-fa?

  24. Spoiler Junkie says:

    Dexter, The Mentalist and Hell on Wheels

  25. Patti says:

    Once upon a time

  26. Maggie Ames says:

    The Good Wife is a must see, but I like Once also.

  27. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Treme, Hell on Wheels, Fox comedies. I tried that 666 show a few days ago finally. Is it just a TV remake of Needful Things? It kind of looks like that.

  28. If Football pushes The Good Wife‘s staring point back over 10 minutes I’ll watch Revenge and catch up on TGW later. Once Upon a Tine is on the schedule, as usual for me.

  29. g.g72 says:

    Once, REVENGE, 666 park ave!!!

  30. I think The Good WIfe is going to suffer a drop. People are going to see the delayed time and then switch over to Revenge. What I watch isn’t counted so I watch them both on DVR.

  31. Bonnie says:

    Once Upon a Time (Yes to mom and daughter bonding time in fairytale land!)
    666 Park Avenue

  32. Heather says:

    Once Upon a Time, Revenge, 666 Park Avenue, and REDS PLAYOFF BASEBALL to cap off my evening! Boy am I going to be tired at work tomorrow morning, LOL ;)

  33. Joy says:

    Definatly The Mentalist. Now all I have to do is watch the idiot box carefully so that as well as watching I can get the whole show on DVR as I’ve always done in the past. Why has CBS moved it to such a miserable time slot. I like to watch it again. Grrrrrrrrrr
    Thank goodness I now have the previous seasons on DVD.

  34. tahina says:

    The Good Wife, The Mentalist and Hell on WHeels(at 11pm) -pls need 3rd season too! :)

  35. Jon says:

    Once Upon a Time
    The Simpsons
    The Good Wife

  36. Justin says:

    Once Upon a Time for me tonight.

  37. Kasper F. Nielsen says:

    I really hope Hell on Wheels gets a season three renewal. The show was pretty good in its first season but has really hit its stride in the second.

    • PJL says:

      I wholeheartedly agree! HoW deserves more love and another season. Cullen, Elam, Lily, Durant, Eva and Swede are some of the best characters on tv.

  38. Sarah says:

    Call the Midwife is very good if anyone is interested. Far better than Downton and had much higher viewing figures in UK.

  39. justin121 says:

    666 PARK AVE.
    Once Upon A Time

  40. adam says:

    Watched the season finale of Hell On Wheels I Sure Do Hope They Renew It :)