ABC is promising some creepy classics, frightening favorites and broadcast “fearmieres” in its lineup this October.
The network will start airing its Halloween-themed programs on Oct. 8.
Sunday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.: “Cruella” (Broadcast Premiere) – During the 1970s London punk rock revolution, a young grifter (Emma Stone) transforms herself into the raucous, revenge-bent Cruella de Vil.
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (30th Anniversary) – This is the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night.
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:30 p.m.: “Toy Story of TERROR!” – What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel.
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.: The Great Halloween Fright Fight: “201″ (Season Premiere) – Hold on to your broomsticks! It’s time for “The Great Halloween Fright Fight!” In the season premiere, the Britt, Dunahee, McCabe and Herman families face off as Judge Carter Oosterhouse decides who will win the $50,000 prize and the Fright Fight trophy.
Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.: Shark Tank: “1506″ – The Tank takes a horrific turn when Blumhouse CEO and Founder Jason Blum joins the panel as guest Shark for the first-ever Shark-O-Ween. Entrepreneurs present spellbinding, spine-tingling business opportunities for Sharks to sink their fangs into.
Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos: “3404″ – Boo! It’s almost Halloween, and “AFV” is filling the night with witch-cackling videos including kids’ funny antics while trick-or-treating, people getting scared by costumes and decorations, plus a musical tribute to birthdays.
Sunday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.: Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” (30th Anniversary) – Pranksters conjure up three wild witches from 17th-century Salem for a night of zany fun and comic chaos.
Sunday, Oct. 29 ay 9 p.m.: The Great Halloween Fright Fight: “202″ (Season Finale) – The festivities continue on the season finale of “The Great Halloween Fright Fight!” Judge Taniya Nayak sees the Gentry, Hoke, DeMatteo and Roa-St. Pierre families compete for their shot at the $50,000 prize and the coveted Fright Fight trophy.
Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.: Live with Kelly and Mark – Filled with “Live’s” signature costumes, skits and nods to the best moments in pop culture, the fan-favorite episode will feature Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Michael Gelman, Art Moore and special celebrity guests to wake everyone up with a smile on Halloween. “Live with Kelly and Mark” is nationally syndicated. Check local listings.