‘Good Wife’ Makes For Good TV
The Good Wife — It may not garner the buzz and ratings of other top-flight dramas, but in its fifth season, this legal thriller continues to be one of prime time’s best. Now comes a game-changing episode called Hitting the Fan, in which Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) secret plot to start a new firm with Cary (Matt Czuchry) is finally exposed. That triggers an intense, gripping hour as emotions boil over, battle lines are drawn and a desperate struggle to retain clients begins. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS.
Sunday: Secrets of the Tower of London offers viewers a fascinating tour of a historical landmark that has stood for nearly a thousand years and served as a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. 8 p.m., PBS.
Sunday: The deliciously scary Halloween Wars come to an end tonight with the final challenge: Create a confection that conjures up visions of “terror and nightmares.” The winners nab $50,000. 9 p.m., Food Network.
Monday: 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.
Monday: Ever dream of owning a bar? It’s certainly no party, but in the new series, Bar Hunters, bar expert and sommelier Tom Powers helps newbies turn their fantasies into reality. 10 p.m., Discovery.
Tuesday: 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.
Wednesday: 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.
Thursday: 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.
Thursday: 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.
Friday: 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.
Friday: 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.
Saturday: 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.