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30 for 30 This new episode profiles former linebacker Brian Bosworth. 6 p.m. ESPN; 7:30 p.m. ESPN2

The Flash Capt. Cold (Wentworth Miller) uses a “cold gun” against his victims, and he may target Barry (Grant Gustin) in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

NCIS: New Orleans Is a vampire loose in the Big Easy at Halloween? Scott Bakula and his team consider the possibility when a JAG officer is found dead in a cemetery in this new episode. 9 p.m. CBS


Marry Me All that Jake and Annie (Ken Marino, Casey Wilson) want is to provide a little Halloween fun for neighboring children, but one of the parents (Jessica St. Clair) tries to douse their plans in this new episode. 9 p.m. NBC

Makers The focus of this new episode is on “Women in Business,” 9 p.m. KOCE

Face Off “The season concludes as the artists tackle the world of knights. 9 p.m. Syfy

About a Boy Fiona and Marcus (Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham) aren’t fond of Halloween, but Will (David Walton) is determined to stage his yearly trick-or-treat party anyway in this new episode. 9:30 p.m. NBC

Frontline The new episode “The Rise of ISIS” examines the background of one of the terrorist group. 10 p.m. KOCE

Benched Eliza Coupe stars as a high-powered attorney who takes a job at the Public Defender’s office. Jay Harrington and Oscar Nunez also star. 10:30 p.m. USA


The Great Halloween Fright Fight Homeowners try to outdo each other others in creating holiday displays. 8 p.m. ABC



Not Cool Produced as part of the Starz series “The Chair,” this comedy follows a group of high school friends who reconnect on a Thanksgiving college break. 10 p.m. Starz


CBS This Morning Author Michael Lewis; Joey McIntyre. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Amy Poehler; Jim Carrey; Ina Garten; Ryan Eggold; Eliza Coupe; Jessie Ware; Cecily Strong. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Sherri Shepherd; Shaquille O’Neal; Tracy Pollan; Sam Hunt performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Scott Eastwood (“Fury”); Flea (“Low Down”); Pico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Amy Poehler; Joey McIntyre (“The McCarthys”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC


The View Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Mike Tyson; Barry Manilow performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Risky human-growth hormone shots; paramedics. (N) 10 a.m. KCOP; 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Technology allows expectant parents to predetermine their baby’s gender; obsessive compulsion. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Tyler Ritter, Joey McIntyre, Jimmy Dunn, Kelen Coleman, Jack McGee and Laurie Metcalf. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Dr. Ian Smith helps Michael Strahan’s parents; chef Marc Murphy; Drew and Jonathan Scott. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Queen Latifah Show Christopher Meloni; Bryce Dallas Howard. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Martha Stewart; Annie Lennox performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil A woman and her husband say her 15-year-old daughter uses drugs and causes constant chaos. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Steve Harvey; Jenny Slate; Echosmith performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Author David Ritz. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas). (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Ashton Kutcher; Krysten Ritter; Beck performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Author Michael Lewis. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Daniel Radcliffe; Mike Tyson; Sturgill Simpson performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Taylor Swift performs; Tom Mison. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Nicole Kidman; Dylan McDermott; Blood Orange performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Amy Poehler; author George R.R. Martin. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

Late Late Show: Craig Ferguson Producer Quentin Tarantino; Ross Mathews. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Last Call: Carson Daly Jason Schwartzman and Alex Ross Perry; Rey Pila performs. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC


2014 World Series The Giants visit the Royals for game 6 of the Fall Classic. 5 p.m. Fox