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30 for 30 The new episode "When the Garden Was Eden" follows the New York Knicks during their NBA championship runs in the early 1970s. 6 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. Chef Ming Tsai, whose family fled Chairman Mao's cultural revolution in China, traces his roots back 2,000 years in this new episode. 8 p.m. KOCE

Pretty Little Liars A special Halloween-themed episode features interviews with series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse. 8 and 10 p.m. ABC Family

True Tori This reality series starring Tori Spelling returns with a recap special followed by the second season premiere. 8 and 9 p.m. Lifetime

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Reed Diamond, Henry Simmons, Kyle MacLachlan and Adrianne Palicki guest star in this...

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Jay Leno ribbed by fellow comics at Mark Twain Prize ceremony

It was Jay Leno's turn to be the butt of jokes at Sunday's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony in Washington.

Chelsea Handler said she was confused that Leno, former host of NBC's "Tonight Show," was being honored with a humor prize: "I wasn't sure what the connection was," the former E! talk show host joked to the crowd at the Kennedy Center, according to the Associated Press. 

The ceremony, which awards a prize that has previously gone to such comics as Tina Fey, George Carlin and Richard Pryor, will be telecast on PBS on Nov. 23.

Leno's "Tonight Show" successor, Jimmy Fallon, cracked that Leno had done a lot for NBC. "So much that we had to celebrate his career on PBS," he said.

Even non-comics got in on the act. Country singer Garth Brooks said that success had not given Leno a big head. "Nature did that," Brooks said.

Last week, Leno announced that he will bring a new car show, "Jay Leno's Garage," to CNBC next year.

What do you think of Leno and his latest honor?


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Bethenny Frankel returning to 'Real Housewives of New York'

Finally, some good news for fans of Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise. Bethenny Frankel is making a comeback.

The "Real Housewives of New York" star left the series in 2010 and got her own talk show, "Bethenny," which debuted in 2013. That show was canceled earlier this year.

Frankel shared the news with fans in a message on her website. She wrote, "The idea of doing the show feels exciting and refreshing, like it did at the beginning all those years ago. New faces, new circumstances, and in many ways, a new me and a new life."

She shared that she and Bravo have "maintained an incredible partnership and relationship over the years," and that though she had doubts about returning to TV after her talk show ended, it "feels right to go home again."

She also added, "This feels like the Eagles 'Hell Freezes Over tour,' but never say never."

Since Frankel left the show that shot her to stardom, she has founded the Skinnygirl cocktail company and split from her husband, Jason Hoppy. The two...

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ABC stations pick up Tyra Banks-led daytime talk show for 2015

Disney-ABC announced Monday that its station group has signed on as the initial launch partner for the upcoming syndicated lifestyle show "The F.A.B." for fall 2015.

As previously announced in May, the talker (whose working title is intended as an acronym for Fun and Beautiful), will take on topics such as food, beauty and design.

The show will feature Tyra Banks, who makes her return to daytime four years after her Warner Bros.-produced syndicated talk show went off the air, as the panel's moderator. She'll be joined by Yahoo! Fashion and Entertainment editor-in-chief Joe Zee, model Chrissy Teigen, interior designer Lauren Makk and YouTube star Leah Ashley.

The syndicated talk show will be produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

The ABC-owned station group currently secured consists of eight stations and represents 23% of the nation's TV households, and six of the top 10 markets, including Los Angeles' KABC-TV. More non...

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New Ryan Murphy anthology series 'Scream Queens' heads to Fox

"American Horror Story" creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are diving back into the anthology game, this time for Fox.


For the Record

Oct. 20, 5:31 p.m.: An earlier version of this article misspelled Brad Falchuk's last name as Falchuck.



The writer-producers are joining "Glee" writer and director Ian Brennan for "Scream Queens," a comedy-horror anthology series that is set to premiere on the network in fall 2015.

Like "American Horror Story," "Scream Queens" will tell a different story each season but will always feature two female leads.

The first season, consisting of 15 one-hour episodes, is to be set on a college campus where a series of murders has taken place.

In a statement, Murphy said, "We hope to create a whole new genre -- comedy-horror -- and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles."

Continuing the policy set out by their...

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