Best shows on TV this week
Bring your battle gear. It's time for the knockout rounds on "The Voice," and we expect wild flurries of vocal haymakers, or something along those lines. 8 p.m., NBC.
"American Experience: War of the Worlds" is a compelling documentary that recalls how, on the eve of Halloween 75 years ago, Orson Welles punk'd America with his fake radio newscast of a Martian invasion. Among those interviewed: Welles' daughter Chris Welles Feder and filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. 9 p.m., PBS.
Billy Porter, a recent Tony winner for his role in "Kinky Boots," guest stars on "Law & Order: SVU." He plays a singing coach and reality TV star who is accused of sexually abusing a student. 9 p.m., NBC.
Yes, we still love to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" after all these years. And if you don't, maybe you deserve to get a rock in your trick-or-treat bag. 8 p.m., ABC.
You may want to keep the lights on for this one: "Ghost Adventures" celebrates Halloween by spending a couple of hours in Transylvania, home of Dracula. Shudder. 9 p.m., Travel Channel.
The food fight comes to an end tonight on "MasterChef Junior" as the final four kiddie chefs serve up chicken dishes. The last one standing gets $100,000. 8 p.m., Fox.
Tonight's edition of "Great Performances" takes to the sea for a San Francisco Opera production of "Moby-Dick." Jay Hunter Morris stars as the monstrously obsessive Captain Ahab. 9 p.m., PBS.
"Scandal" star Kerry Washington shows off her comedic side as a first-time host on "Saturday Night Live." The musical guest is Eminem. 11:30 p.m., NBC.
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