What to Watch Today

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  • Lifetime
    The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story

    Dying to know the behind-the-scenes drama of (as Lifetime calls it) “90210’s soapier, yet equally popular counterpart”? Now’s your chance, followed by a Melrose-centric Beyond the Headlines at 10 pm.

  • Ovation
    Actors Hall of Fame Induction

    Televised for the first time, 15 names are added to the prestigious foundation, joining the ranks of Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro.

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who

    On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord called The Fisher King sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival.

  • Starz
    Blunt Talk

    Celia makes a blunder that unfavorably thrusts Walter back into the public eye. (As if he was seen favorably by the public already?)

  • Syfy

    Part of the cabler’s “31 Days of Halloween” spook-a-thon, this horror flick stars Barry Watson (7th Heaven) and Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones) as parents mourning their six-year-old son. But when a stranger brings the boy back to life, the child who returns is (understandably!) not the one his parents knew.

  • Starz
    Survivor's Remorse

    Cam puts on a magical first date for Allison, with whom he is completely smitten; Uncle Julius learns how the other half lives during a jaunt with the police.

  • BBC America
    The Last Kingdom

    Series premiere: Adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories novels, this eight-parter follows Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon, American Horror Story), a young warrior on a mission to reclaim his birthright after being kidnapped by the Vikings and raised as one of their own.

  • Fox
    Fox Fall Preview

    To tide you over until next Tuesday, the network offers up three-minute previews of what’s to come on Grandfathered, The Grinder and Scream Queens.

  • Comedy Central
    Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving

    Performing from The Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, the comedian covers a range of topics, from his marriage to washing dishes to getting his driver’s license.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Inside Amy Schumer’s leading lady hosts, and The Weeknd — whose name I always think I’m misspelling — performs.