On TV this Thursday: The Vampire Diaries has a ball, The Millers go trick-or-treating, Grey’s Anatomy comes down with a bad case of the boo, The Returned brings French zombies Stateside and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Saturday Night Live: SNL Halloween (NBC) | A special spooky clip show made up of the sketch series’ best Halloweeny bits.
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Elena and Damon, dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, attend the Whitmore Historical Ball. Stelena ‘shippers, take solace in the fact that things did not go well for Annie B and Hank Ocho.
8:30 pm The Millers (CBS) | Nathan, Debbie and Adam take Mikayla trick-or-treating to the house of an old woman everybody thinks is witch.
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | A barrage of spooky patients hits the hospital on Halloween, putting one doc’s life in danger. Jason George (Mistresses) returns as Bailey’s hubby.
9 pm The Returned (Sundance Channel) | Series premiere: Call it Les morts marchants — this French import follows a group of people who suddenly return to life in an idyllic mountain town. As the returned struggle to reintegrate, they realize that a serial killer may be among those revived.
9:30 pm Anger Management (FX) | Charlie gets a new group therapy patient who believes he’s the devil.
10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Olivia and Mellie run into each other at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (I wonder which comedian hosts in Shondaland?), while Jake and Huck get closer to the truth about Operation Remington. Lisa Kudrow, Paul Adelstein (Private Practice), Sally Pressman (Army Wives) and Jack Coleman (Heroes, here playing VP Langston’s husband) guest-star.
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | When Holmes and Watson seek the gunman who invaded Captain Gregson’s home, they gain insight into the cop’s private life. Talia Balsam (Mad Men) guest-stars as Mrs. Gregson.
10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Henry reaches out to Calder, his only ally in Langley. Auggie’s ex Helen (Michelle Ryan, Bionic Woman) returns to reveal that she still has feelings for him.
10 pm Parenthood (NBC) | Sarah and Amber struggle with wedding planning, while Kristina and Adam enlist the Braverman clan to campaign door-to-door.
Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!